September 19, 2019

CDC Weighs In on Cavi Papaya Salmonella Uganda Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has weighed in on the Cavi papaya Salmonella Uganda outbreak, declaring the outbreak over as of September 12, 2019, with 81 people sick in 9 states. That's an increase of 10 more illnesses and one more affected state since the last update. Twenty-seven people were hospitalized because they were so ill. No deaths were reported. The case count by state is: Connecticut (15), Delaware (1), Florida (2), Massachusetts (6), New Jersey (22), New York (29), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island (1), and Texas (1). Illness onset dates range from January 14, 2019 to July 16, 2019. Most of the illnesses occurred since April, 2019. The patient age range is from less than one year to 90 years. Of 48 people who identified their ethnicity, 31, or 65%, … [Read more...]

Martha White Gluten Free Cornbread Muffin Mix Recalled For Gluten

Hometown Food Company is recalling Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin Mix because it may contain undeclared gluten. Anyone who is sensitive to gluten or who has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Two specific lots of the product, which total about 374 cases, are being recalled. Standard quality batch testing conducted by the company indicated the presence of gluten derived from wheat, rye, barley, or crossbreeds of these grains, in these products. These products were distributed nationwide through two retailers, which were not named in the recall notice. The recalled products are Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin Mix in 8 ounce packages, with case … [Read more...]

More Pates, Mousses, Terrines and Rillettes Recalled For Listeria

The food recall warning of The Deli Shop products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination is being updated to include more brand names and products. Now, Les Spécialités Prodal (1975) Ltée is recalling different brans of pates, mousses, terrines, and rillettes. These products were sold in Ontario and Quebec at the Retail level. These products could be purchased clerk-served from retail counters up two and including September 12, 2019, with or without a label. If you aren't sure whether or not you have purchased these products, contact your retailer. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes contamination in ready-to-eat products. The recalled products are sold under brand names The Deli Shop, Paysan, Premiere moisson, and Les Spécialités Prodal (1975) Ltée. The … [Read more...]

Urban Remedy Recalls Salads and Wraps For Possible E. coli

Urban Remedy of California, is recalling 76 organic salads and wraps that contain spinach which may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The company says that spinach from a supplier tested positive for a small amount of E. coli. Urban Remedy is no longer purchasing spinach from that supplier. Seventy-six of these items are "still unaccounted for," according to the recall notice. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. All of the products have a use-by date of September 15, 2019. The recalled products are thirty 12-ounce package of Black Rice Umeboshi Bowl with UPC number 813377 022595, twenty one 9.7 ounce packages of The Benedict Brunch Bowl with UPC number 813377 022854, fourteen 6.7 ounce packages of Samosa Cauli Wrap with UPC number 813377 … [Read more...]

Hy-Vee Mealtime Asian Entrees Recalled For Undeclared Milk

Hy-Vee stores in West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling seven of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Asian Entrees because the products contain milk, one of the major food allergens, that isn't declared on the label. The liquid egg used to make the fried rice in those products contains milk. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions received relating to this issue. These products were sold in Hy-Vee grocery stores in these states: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.. The recalled Hy-Vee Mealtime Asian Entrees products have best if used by dates of September 14 or September 15, 2019. They are: General’s Chicken in 20 … [Read more...]

Wild-Caught Yellowfin Tuna Loins Recalled; Scombroid Illnesses Reported

Alfa International Inc. of Medley, Florida, is recalling refrigerated, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins because of potentially elevated levels of histamine. This amino acid can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning. Five people have been sickened. The company thinks these illnesses were "isolated incidents," but has issued the recall as a precaution. The tuna loins were sold at Baker’s, Dillon’s, Gerbes, JayC Food, Kroger, and Payless stores in these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The recalled tuna loins were labeled as either Yellowfin Tuna Steaks or Seasoned Yellowfin Tuna Steaks. They were sold from either the … [Read more...]

Salmonella Uganda Outbreak Potentially Linked to Cavi Papayas Ends with 81 Sick

The Salmonella Uganda outbreak potentially linked to Cavi papayas imported from Mexico by Agroson's LLC has ended with 81 sick in 9 states, according to the CDC; the FDA's investigational activities are still ongoing. Twenty-seven people were hospitalized because they were so sick. That's an increase of 10 more illnesses and one more state since the last update in July 2019. No deaths have been reported. The patient case count by state is: Connecticut (15), Delaware (1), Florida (2), Massachusetts (6), New Jersey (22), New York (29), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island (1), and Texas (1). The last illness onset date was July 16, 2019. The papayas potentially linked to this outbreak are no longer available for purchase, so the FDA says that consumers no longer need to avoid or withhold … [Read more...]

Update on MDR Sambar Masala Recall For Salmonella

The recall of House of Spices (India) MDH Sambar Masala for possible Salmonella contamination has been updated. The original FDA recall notice is gone, and has been replaced. There were three lot codes and three expiration dates noted in the original recall notice. Now just one lot code and expiration date of the product is recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled item is MDH Sambar Masala and it was disturbed in Northern California retail stores. The single recalled item is sold in 3.5 ounce (100 gram) boxes with the red and white MDH logo. the lot code is 48, and the expiration date marked on the package is DEC 2021. This product is produced by R-Pure Argo Specialities and is distributed by House of Spices (India), The … [Read more...]

Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary Recalls Chicken and Beef Products

Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary, of Ankeny, Iowa, is recalling about 6,233 pounds of ready to eat beef and chicken products for misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No reports of illness or adverse reactions have been reported to date. These beef and chicken products were produced on September 7 and 8, 2019. These Hy-Vee Fresh products are: 20-ounce plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime MONGOLIAN-STYLE BEEF” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19. 20-ounce plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A in Food Worker at Dixie Depot Courtyard Lane Deli

A food worker of Dixie Depot Courtyard Lane deli, located at 6241 Highway 613 in Lucedale, Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Anyone who ate there during the following dates and times may have been exposed to the virus. That employee was at the facility from August 19-21, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm; from August 23-24, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm; and from August 26-31, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said in a statement, "While the risk of transmission is likely low, the management and staff of Dixie Depot are cooperating with us to prevent new illnesses as a result of this exposure. We recommend that anyone who ate at this restaurant during these times should … [Read more...]

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