November 12, 2019

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...]

Wegmans Veggie Power Blend & Shiitake Slaw Recalled For Listeria

Two types of Wegmans vegetable products are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall, for Wegmans Veggie Power Blend and Tofu Shiitake Slaw,  was prompted by the recall of Mann Packing vegetables after they were told by the FDA and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that they may be contaminated with the pathogen. This is one of several secondary recalls announced because the recalled foods were made with Mann Packing ingredients. The recalled products include Wegmans Veggie Power Blend, that was sold on the Self-Serve Cold Bar between September 29, 2019 and November 4, 2019. Also recalled is Wegmans Tofu Shiitake Slaw, sold on the Self-Serve Cold Bar between September 29, 2019 and November 4, 2019. If you bought either of these products, … [Read more...]

Mill Stream Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled For Possible Botulism

Ten lots of Mill Stream Cold Smoked Salmon are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are told to not eat this product even if it doesn't look or smell spoiled; this pathogen does not affect the taste or texture of food. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The product's water phase salt (WPS) tested below 3.5%, which permits the growth of the anaerobic bacteria such as Clostridium botulinum. Laboratory certificates incorrectly reported the WPS levels. In addition, labeling instructions on the salmon state it must be kept refrigerated at or below 38°F and that the product may be frozen. But with a low WPS, any product packaged in oxygen-free … [Read more...]

With No Word on US Listeria Outbreak, Canada Declares Theirs Over

The Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in Canada that is linked to Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken has been declared over, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Meanwhile, there has been no word on the US Listeria outbreak, which was last updated by the CDC on August 23, 2019. That information is important, because according to the investigation announcement, the patients sickened in the US outbreak are sick with a type of Listeria monocytogenes that is closely related genetically to the bacteria that made people sick in Canada. In Canada, seven people are sick in three provinces. The case count by province is: British Columbia (1), Manitoba (1), and Ontario (5). Six of the seven Canadian patients have been hospitalized because they were so ill. The illness onset … [Read more...]

Fromagerie Bergeron Gouda Curls Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Fromagerie Bergeron Gouda Curls and "Le Popularie" are being recalled from the marketplace in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these recalled products. The recalled sausages are all Fromagerie Bergeron brand. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package sizes, UPC numbers, and codes at the CFIA web site. The recalled products include Brins de Gouda Gouda Curls, Brins de Gouda (Refrigere), Brins de Gouda (Poutine fraiche), and Le Populaire. in various sizes. You can also see pictures of the recalled products at the CFIA web site. Look at the list of recalled foods carefully. If you did purchase any of them, do not eat them, even if you plan to cook with them. Throw them away in a sealed … [Read more...]

Shannon Valley Irish Brand Pork Bangers Recalled

The USDA has issued a pubic health alert because the New York Style Sausage Company of Sunnyvale, California, is recalling 77 pounds of raw Shannon Valley Irish brand sausage products that were misbranded. The products contain sesame seed, an allergen that is not part of the eight major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. A recall was not requested because the products are most likely no longer available for purchase. These raw pork sausages were produced on October 15, 2019. They include: 16 ounce plastic wrapped packages containing “SHANNON VALLEY IRISH BRAND Jumbo Pub Style PORK BANGERS.” The product is labeled “Re-freeze or keep refrigerated” and does not have a use by or a sell by date. 16 ounce plastic wrapped packages containing “SHANNON VALLEY TRADITIONAL … [Read more...]

Cay Thi Queentrees Recalls Poultry Products That Were Not Inspected

Cay Thi Queentrees Food USA, the importer of record, is recalling about 43,848 ponds of poultry products that were imported and distributed in the United States without the benefit of import re-inspection. And the products were imported from Vietnam, which is a country ineligible to export poultry products to this country. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The Cay Thi Queentrees poultry products were imported on January 2, 2019 and January 25, 2019. They include: 454-g packages containing “SLOW-COOKED BLACK CHICKEN GA AC TIEM CORDYCEPS SINENSIS DONG TRUNG HA THAO” with lot code H9007 and a sell-by date Jan/02/2020 or Jan/25/2020. 454-g packages containing “SLOW-COOKED BLACK CHICKEN GA AC TIEM FIVE SPICE NGU V!” with … [Read more...]

Padrino Foods Recalls Tamales For Undeclared Allergen

Padrino Foods of Irving, Texas, is recalling about 1931 pounds of beef tamale products because they may be misbranded. The tamales are labeled as beef and sirloin tamales but contain pork instead. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. The fully cooked, not shelf stable tamales were produced on May 8, 2019. The recalled product is 60-ounce packages containing “padrino foods BEEF & SIRLOIN TAMALES Homestyle in corn husks” with lot code 2128903 and a sell-by date of 12-27-19. These tamales have the establishment number "EST. 13136" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The tamales were sold at retail locations in Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The problem was discovered by a customer who notified the company about … [Read more...]

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