November 11, 2019

E. coli Outbreak Associated With New Seasons Market Ground Beef in Portland, OR

An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Portland, Oregon is associated with ground beef sold at meat counters in three New Seasons Market stores. Three people in the metro area are sick after eating New Seasons Market ground beef purchased at those outlets. All are recovering from their illness, according to a press release by the Oregon Health Authority. The company is also issuing a recall. The recalled fresh ground beef was sold at the company's North Lombard, North Interstate, and Cedar Hills store locations. The product comes in 5%, 10%, and 20% fat content varieties. The beef is ground at the stores before sale. The ground beef was purchased between October 19, 2019 and October 23, 2019. If you purchased these products, throw them away in a sealed container, even if you planned to cook … [Read more...]

Nerstrand Meats and Catering Recalls Jerky-Style Products For Improper Processing

Nerstrand Meats and Catering of Nerstrand, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling three jerky-style meat products that may be adulterated due to improper processing. Minnesota Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the processing deviation during a routine inspection. No illnesses or adverse events have been reported to the company or to the state to date in connection with this issue. The Nerstrand Meats and Catering products that are recalled include Regular Beef Strips, Cajun Beef Strips, and Smoked Turkey Strips. They were produced between May 1 and October 31, 2019. These recalled items were sold at Nerstrand Meats and Catering in Nerstrand, Minnesota; the HyVee store located at 1620 South Cedar Avenue in Owatonna, Minnesota; and the Hyvee store located at 1920 Grand Street … [Read more...]

Russ Davis Wholesale Recalls Veggies For Possible Listeria

Russ Davis Wholesale, a processor and distributor of fresh produce,  is recalling many types of vegetables for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall is in response to the Mann Packing recall in mid October 2019 for Listeria. No reports of illness have been received to date in association with these recalled items. You can see the long list of affected products, UPC numbers, type of packaging, package sizes, sell by dates, and the brand name of each product at the FDA web site. The brandnames are generic, Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label, Crazy Fresh, and Quick&Easy/Plain. These products were sold in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The recalled products include Short Cut … [Read more...]

Kowalski’s, Amazon, Crazy Fresh Entrees Recalled For Possible Listeria

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for Kowalski's, Amazon, and Crazy Fresh entrees recalled for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. They contain ingredients recalled by Mann Packing Co. in October 2019. There have been no report of adverse reactions or illness associated with the consumption of these products. The entrees recalled for Listeria  include: 12 ounce sealed plastic trays containing “CRAZY FRESH Quick & Easy Broccoli Cheddar with Bacon” with sell by dates of 10/13/19 – 11/08/19 represented on the label. 12 ounce sealed plastic trays containing “KOWALSKI’S Quick & Easy Broccoli Cheddar with Bacon” with sell by dates of 10/13/19 – 11/08/19 represented on the label. 12 ounce sealed plastic trays containing “quick … [Read more...]

Wild Ginger Restaurant Campylobacter Outbreak in Cortland, NY

The Cortland County Health Department has announced a Wild Ginger restaurant Campylobacter outbreak that has sickened seven people (it may be eight), according to news reports. Those sickened ate at that restaurant between October 18 and October 31, 2019. The Asian Fusion restaurant is located at 47 Main Street in Cortland, New York. All seven patients have lab confirmed infections. The testing is continuing, so there may be more illnesses announced. The Health Department has alerted health care providers in the area to be on the lookout for patients presenting with the symptoms of campylobacteriosis. Those symptoms include fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. Most people recover on their own after this infection, but some, especially people … [Read more...]

Mystery Deadly Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak Ends With 24 Sick

The mystery deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that sickened 24 people in 13 states and caused two deaths has been declared over by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with no resolution. The outbreak notice states, "A specific food item, grocery store, food processor, or restaurant chain was not identified as the source of infections in the United States." People who were sickened in this outbreak were sickened by a strain of Listeria bacteria that was closely related genetically to Listeria that made people sick in a Canadian outbreak. That Canadian outbreak was linked to recalled Rosemount frozen cooked chicken. The Listeria outbreak in Canada was deemed over on November 6, 2019. The case count by state is: California (4), Florida (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (4), … [Read more...]

GHNW Stir Fry Blends Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

GHNW Stir Fry Blends, including Mushroom Stir Fry Blend and Stir Fry Blend, are being recalled because they were made with Broccoli Slaw that is recalled by Mann Packing for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. No other GHNW products are affected by this recall. The recalled products have "Sell By" dates of October 27, 2019 to November 8, 2019. The dates are printed in black ink on the label of the product. These foods were sold at QFC and/or Fred Mayer stores in Oregon and Washington state. The recalled items include Mushroom Stir Fry Blend packaged on a 10 ounce tray, and Stir Fry Blend, packaged on a 16 ounce tray. No UPC number or lot codes were provided. If you purchased these GHNW Stir Fry … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Vegetable Products For Possible Listeria

Whole Foods recalls vegetable products made with vegetables provided by Mann Packing Co. for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  These foods were sold at the Hot Bar, Salad Bar, and one was a catering item. They may also have been available through chefs' cases or packaged in plastic containers. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled products are listed on this page. They were sold between October 10, 2019 and November 4, 2019. The recalled items include these sold at the Salad Bar in the stores: Vegetable Power Blend, Wedge Greek Salad, Caulilini, Roasted with Roasted Garlic, Broccoli Roasted Buffalo, Slaw Coconut Citrus, Pizza Pesto Green Veggie, Tofu Salad Sweet Chile, Slaw, Brussels sprouts with Apples & Cheddar, and … [Read more...]

Employees at the Kissimmee, FL Denny’s Restaurant Diagnosed With Hepatitis A

Employees at the Denny's restaurant located at 2051 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee, Florida have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and may have worked while infectious, according to the Osceola County Health Department. Two people who worked there from October 14, 2019 though November 1, 2019 have been diagnosed with the viral illness. Anyone who ate or drank at this restaurant between October 24 and November 1, 2019 should get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination. These vaccines are effective if given within two weeks of exposure. Anyone who ate food or drank beverages at that store between October 14 and October 23, 2019 should watch their health for the symptoms of hepatitis A; it's too late for a vaccination. Those symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, … [Read more...]

Meijer Vegetable Trays Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

Meijer vegetable trays and vegetables are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These items were made with Mann Packing vegetables, which were recalled on November 3, 2019. The trays in various weights ranging from 7 ounce to 2 pounds. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The multi-state recall involves products that may have been sold from September 25, 2019 and November 4, 2019 in all Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. In addition, two Meijer location with salad bars containing broccoli sold the affected broccoli between October 1, 2019 and October 30, 2019 only at the Knapps Corner and Rockford Meijer stores in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. These are the recalled products … [Read more...]

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