June 22, 2022

General Mills Dibz Lunch Blox Recalled For Possible Salmonella

General Mills Dibz Lunch Blox is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was not posted on the FDA's regular food recall page but on the special Access Data site. This site does not say whether or not any illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these items. The General Mills Dibz Lunch Blox product contains entree, grain, veggie, and fruit. Twenty units have been recalled. The ID numbers for the recalled products are 1016.2, 1017.3, 1025.1, 1026.2, 1026.3, 1029.2, 1029.3, 1032.3, 1032.4, 1033.1, 1034.3, 1034.4, 1035.1, 1036.4. 1036.5, 1038.3, 1042.1, 1046.1, 1050.2,  and 1051.2. They were distributed in these states: California, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and … [Read more...]

New Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak on FDA CORE Table

A new Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has been posted on the FDA's CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. At least 12 people are sick in this new outbreak. No food has been identified yet as the cause of these illnesses. We do not know the ages of the patients, illness onset dates, or whether or not anyone has been hospitalized. In addition, no traceback has been initiated, there has been no on-site inspection, no sample collection, and no sample analysis. There are six other active investigations on the table besides the new Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. Two have been solved, and one, the Cronobacter illnesses in four infants who consumed powdered infant formula, has been transferred to an IMG investigation. The Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak linked to recalled Jif peanut butter … [Read more...]

Alasko Frozen Raspberries Recalled in Canada For Possible Norovirus

Alasko Frozen Raspberries are being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. The individually quick frozen (IQF) berries were sold to hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Quebec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The recalling firm is New Alasko Limited Partnership. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalled product is Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries that are sold frozen. They were packaged in 5 x 1 kilogram containers. The codes on the product are: Lot number SY 21278, P.O.: 116381-01, and BB: 2023-OC-04. The UPC number that is stamped on the inner bag is 6 95058 00205 4, and the UPC number that is printed on the outer carton is: 1 069505 800205 1. If you have these Alasko Frozen … [Read more...]

Klein Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recalled For Salmonella

Klein Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This information was not posted on the FDA's recall page, but was on the FDA's Access Data system. There are fifteen 1/2-pound (227 gram) boxes of the fudge that are being recalled. The recalling firm is Klein Foods of Marshall, Minnesota. This type of recall notice does not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported in association with the consumption of this product. The Klein Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge was sold at the Walnut Grove Mercantile in Marshall, Minnesota. The code for this product is 224025A (4/25/2022). If you bought this fudge, do not eat it. You can throw it away in a double bagged or sealed container inside a secure trash can … [Read more...]

Built Bars Banana Cream Pie Puffs Protein Bar Recalled For E. coli

Built Bars Banana Cream Pie Puffs Protein Bars are bing recalled for possible pathogenic E. coli contamination. The specific strain of E. coli has not yet ben determined. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. Thee recalling firm is Built Brands, LLC of American Fork, Utah. The recalled product is Built Bars Banana Cream Pie Puffs Protein Bars that are packaged with lot number D22151011 that is printed on the outside of the wrapper. IT was distributed nationwide to 1,049 potential customers through mail order. The customers would have received this product after June 6, 2022. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing that was conducted by an accredited third-party laboratory at the request of Built Brands … [Read more...]

Will There Be a Cyclospora Outbreak in the U.S. This Summer?

Will there be a cyclospora outbreak in the United States this summer? There have been multiple cyclospora outbreaks in the past nine years, including in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. This year may be no exception. In the past, Cyclospora outbreaks have been linked to fresh produce, including cilantro, raspberries, basil, mesclun, vegetable trays, bagged salad mixes, and snow peas. The cyclospora parasite is transmitted through human feces. The oocyst must mature, or sporulate, outside of the body before it becomes infectious. This infection is not passed person-to-person. It is very difficult to protect yourself against this parasite, since it can cling to produce, especially produce such as leafy greens and herbs, and is not easily washed or rinsed … [Read more...]

Spot Prawns Norovirus Outbreak in Canada Sickens 60 in Four Provinces

A spot prawns norovirus outbreak in Canada has sickened at least 60 people in four provinces. Two recalls have been issued for these types of fish: one on May 31, 2022, and the second on June 2, 2022. Spot prawns are a very large type of shrimp found in the Pacific Ocean.   The case count by province is: British Columbia (18), Alberta (12), Manitoba (19), and Ontario (11). Illness onset dates range between mid-May and late May 2022. Although not all cases have been tested, lab testing has confirmed the presence of norovirus. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing its food safety investigation into the spot prawns norovirus outbreak. Investigations have identified spot prawns as the source of this outbreak. All of those sickened reported eating this type … [Read more...]

Backyard Poultry Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 219, Hospitalizes 27, 1 Dead

The newest backyard poultry Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 219 people in 38 states, has hospitalized 27, and one person has died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of these outbreaks usually occurs every year in the United States. Backyard poultry, which includes chicken and ducks, can carry Salmonella bacteria even if they look healthy and clean. And those pathogens can spread anywhere in the areas where the poultry live and roam. People get sick by touching anything where the birds live or the birds themselves, and then touching their mouths or food. Children are especially susceptible to this type of infection transmission because they so often put their fingers in their mouths. The case count by state is: Arizona (7), Arkansas … [Read more...]

Yumei Foods Siluriformes Recalled Because Are Ineligible Imports

Yumei Foods Siluriformes are being recalled because they are imported from the People's Republic of China, a country that is ineligible to export these types of products into the United States.  About 9,370 pounds of the fish are subject to this recall. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Yumei Foods USA Inc of City of Industry, California. The recalled products include: 13.051 ounce (370 gram) plastic packages containing “FISH FILLET WITH SPICY SOUP” Freeze Dried Technology Fish. No Preservative, and 12.35 ounce (350 gram) plastic packages containing “FISH FILLET WITH PICKLED SOUP” Freeze Dried Technology Fish. No Preservative. These items do not have an establishment number or a USDA mark … [Read more...]

Strawberry Hepatitis A Outbreak Grows with 13 Hospitalized

The strawberry hepatitis A outbreak has now hospitalized 13 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eighteen people are sick in three states, an increase of one more patient since the outbreak was announced on May 28, 2022. The CDC recommends that anyone who bought fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo or HEB from the period of March 5, 2022 and April 15, 2022, and then froze those strawberries discard them immediately. If you aren't sure if you bought those brands, throw them away. If you ate those strawberries within the last two weeks, talk to your doctor about getting a hepatitis A vaccine. That vaccine is effective only if given within the first two weeks after exposure. The case count by state is: California (16), Minnesota … [Read more...]

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