September 28, 2022

FightBac Food Safety Tips For Hurricane Season

FightBac food safety tips for hurricane season have been released as Hurricane Ian approaches the southeastern United States, more specifically the west coast of Florida. Hurricanes can cause floods and power outages that can make food unsafe to eat and water unsafe to drink. These tips will help protect your family and pets from foodborne illness during and after a hurricane and other storms. It's important to prepare before the storm if you can. After you have finished securing your home and property, if you are riding out the storm, purchase and store food and water for your household in case the food supply is disrupted. Every person and pet should have at least one gallon of fresh potable water every day. For food, purchase non-perishable foods that have a long shelf life. … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing Recall Expanded

The late August 2022 recall of Whole Foods Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing is being expanded because it contains wheat and soy, two of the major food allergens, that are not declared on the label as required by law. The best if used by date range is increasing, and the expansion also includes an incorrect UPC number. Anyone who is allergic to wheat or soy, or who has celiac disease, could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this dressing. The recalling firm is VanLaw Food Products. The recalled product is Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing in 12 fl ounce bottles. The incorrect UPC number that is printed on the label is 99482-49027.. … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Can Produce; Do You Know How to Can Safely?

If you have an overflowing garden, or if you frequent farmers' markets, you know that it's time to can produce. Do you know how to can safely? Canning food, especially any low acid food such as vegetables, can be hazardous because of the pathogen Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria produces spores which grow under low acid, anaerobic conditions. The spores produce a toxin called botulism that can be deadly in very small quantities. So understanding and following proper canning methods is essential. The National Center for Home Food Preservation is the best resource for anyone who wants to can food at home. The center was started by the Cooperative State Research and Extension Service, which is part of the USDA. That site has information on how to can food, freeze food, dry food, … [Read more...]

Arcade Snacks Candy Corn Recalled For Undeclared Egg

Arcade Snacks Candy Corn is being recalled because it may contain egg, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label as required. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Arcade Snacks of Auburn, Massachusetts. The recalled product is Arcade Snacks Candy Corn that is packaged in a 15 ounce clear plastic container. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 0 18586 00114 4. The best by date for this item, which is 3/8/2023 (March 8, 2023) is stamped on the label on the back panel of the container. This candy corn was sold in Massachusetts and Connecticut at these locations: Johnson Roadside Farm Market in Swansea, Massachusetts Donelan’s Supermarkets in … [Read more...]

Behrmann Meat Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

A variety of ready to eat Behrmann Meat products are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses received by the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. of Albers, Illinois. The ready to eat meat items were produced from July 7, 2022 to September 9, 2022. You can see the long list of recalled products at the USDA web site, including the package sizes and lot codes. You can also see the labels for these recalled items at the USDA web site. The USDA expects that there will be more product labels added "in the near future" and urges consumers to check back frequently to view the updated labels. The recalled products include … [Read more...]

Traveling to Mexico? CDC Warns About Salmonella Newport Risk

Traveling to Mexico? The CDC is warning about a multi-drug resistant Salmonella Newport risk among people who have recently visited that country.  Many travelers with these infections have reported eating beef, cheese, including queso fresco and Oaxaca, beef jerky, or dried beef, also known as carne seca, before they got sick. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Salmonella are not affected by drugs that are designed to eliminate them, so infections with this type of pathogen can be difficult to treat. Most people with a Salmonella infection suffer from fever, chills, muscle aches, diarrhea that can be bloody, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. These symptoms usually start within six hours to six days after eating food or drinking water contaminated with this pathogen. When traveling to … [Read more...]

Mother’s Touch Baby Formula Recalled After FDA Warning

Mother's Touch Baby Formula has been voluntarily recalled after the FDA released a warning on September 16, 2022 that the product did not conform to the FDA's infant formula standards. This information was provided by Mother's Touch to retail consignees where the product was available for purchase at the retail level. The recall notice will be posted at a prominent location at these stores: Scenic Ridge Foods in Loganton, Pennsylvania; Hillside Bulk Foods in Gap, Pennsylvania; and Creekside Foods in Kinzers, Pennsylvania. The product was also available for purchase from the Mother's Touch web site. Mother's Touch is advising parents and caregivers who have unused containers of their formula to return them to the place of purchase. But the FDA is recommending that consumers who … [Read more...]

Empanadas Valrico Empanadas Recalled For Lack of Inspection

Empanadas Valrico Empanadas are being recalled for lack of inspection. About 6,247 pounds of beef and chicken empanadas are included in this recall. There have been no reports of adverse reactions received by the company or the USDA to date due to the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is Empanadas Valrico Inc. of Sarasota, Florida. These frozen items were produced and distributed at the retail level in the state of Florida from March 2022 to September 2022. These items include: Approximately 1.6 pound clear plastic bag packages containing 10 pieces of STEAK EMPANADAS with “BEST BEFORE” dates before January 30, 2023. Approximately 1.6 pound clear plastic bag packages containing 10 pieces of CHICKEN EMPANADAS with “BEST BEFORE” dates before January 30, … [Read more...]

Fresh and Local Turkey Bacon Sub Recalled For Possible Listeria

Fresh and Local Turkey Bacon Sub is being recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no illnesses reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this sandwich. The recalling firm is CLS Catering Services Ltd. This sandwich was sold in British Columbia at the retail level. The recalled product is Fresh and The recalled product is Fresh and Local Turkey Bacon Sub that is packaged in 205 gram containers. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 8 77838 48482 7. The best before dates are 22SE21 (September 21, 2022), 22SE22 (September 22, 2022), 22SE25 (September 25, 2022), and 22SE26 (September 26, 2022). This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food … [Read more...]

Melissa’s Dutch Red Potatoes With Dijon Mustard Sauce Recalled

Melissa's Dutch Red Potatoes With Dijon Mustard Sauce is being recalled because the product may contain egg, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to egg could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is World Variety Produce Inc. The recalled product was sold in the produce departments of retail stores in these states: Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The recalled item is Melissa's Dutch Red Potatoes with Dijon Mustard Sauce that is packaged in a clear overwrap tray in a … [Read more...]

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