May 10, 2021

Seven Children Sick in E. coli Outbreak in King County, Washington State

According to a notice posted by the King County Public Health Department, there are seven children sick in an E. coli outbreak in King County. All are under the age of 14, and three  children are under the age of five. Six of the children have been hospitalized. The source of the pathogen has not yet been determined. This new E. coli outbreak in King County has illness onset dates ranging from April 17, 2021 to April 29, 2021. The cases were reported to government officials between April 22, 2021 and May 1, 2021. The investigation is ongoing. Officials have not identified any restaurants, foods, or other sources in common among all of these cases. In fact, investigators do not know if the patients even share the same source of the pathogen. All seven children developed the … [Read more...]

Soaking Nuts Grains and Seeds in Cold Water Reduces Salmonella Risk

Soaking nuts grains and seeds in cold water reduces the risk of Salmonella growth, according to a new study from Oregon State University. Raw sprouts have long been considered a risky food because they are often contaminated with pathogens that can cause serious illness, and there is no "kill" step before they are eaten. These foods aren't exactly "sprouts," which are a known food safety risk, since the root doesn't emerge, but include grains, nuts, and seeds that are soaked so their hulls soften and the product swells. These products are made by soaking in room temperature water overnight. When the hulls swell, "anti nutrients" are reduced, which are compounds that reduce the human's body to absorb vitamins and minerals. These foods are then dried using low temperature and humidity … [Read more...]

Michelina’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Recalled For Undeclared Soy

Bellisio Foods of Jackson, Ohio is recalling about 3,927 pounds of not ready to eat Michelina's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce because it contains soy, one of the major food allergens, that is not printed on the label as required by law. That means that anyone who is sensitive to or allergic to soy could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The frozen spaghetti was produced on April 22, 2021. The recalled product is 8.5 ounce paperboard trays with a lid containers that are filled with Michelina's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. The lot code that is printed on the label is J1112N8. The UPC number stamped on this product's bottom label is 7 17854 10503 9. And the best by … [Read more...]

Crazy Fresh Veggie Pizza Recalled For Undeclared Soy

Russ Davis Wholesale of Wadena, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling Crazy Fresh Veggie Pizza under the Cozy Fresh and Quick & Easy brands because it may contain soy, one of the nine major food allergens, that isn't declared on the product label. Anyone who is allergic to or highly sensitive to soy could have a serious allergic 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 these pizzas. The recalled products are Crazy Fresh Veggie Pizza and Quick & Easy Veggie Pizza that are packaged in 6.2 ounce clear clam shell containers.  These pizzas were sold in grocery stores in these states: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The recalled pizzas have … [Read more...]

Two Flavors of Evolve Protein Shakes Recalled For Undeclared Soy

Two flavors of Evolve Protein Shakes are being recalled for soy, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. That means that anyone who is allergic to or sensitive to soy could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling company is CytoSport, Inc. A third party supplier apparently supplied ingredients that were cross-contaminated with soy protein. The recalled items were sold nationwide through retailers, eCommerce websites, and through the company's Evolve website. The recalled Evolve Protein Shakes include Double Chocolate Protein Shake that is packaged in 11 ounce containers. The Tetra Pak cartons are sold in 4 … [Read more...]

Robinson Fresh Turnip Greens Recalled For Possible Listeria

Robinson Fresh Turnip Greens are being recalled in New York State after Listeria monocytogenes was found in the product, according to a notice posted on the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets web site. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Robinson Fresh Turnip Greens that is packaged in a 6 ounce plastic bag. The Best by Date on the product is April 26, 2021 (4/26/21). The prepackaged turnip greens were sold at ShopRight in Commack, New York and possibly other retail locations in the state. This recall was started after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' food inspectors was conducted. Analysis of the product by the New York State … [Read more...]

Breese Hollow Dairy Raw Milk Recalled For Possible Listeria

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball warned consumers to not drink Breese Hollow Dairy raw milk because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Breese Hollow Dairy is located at 454 Breese Hollow Road in Hoosick Falls, New York. No illnesses have been reported to the Department in association with the consumption of this product to date. A sample of the raw milk that was collected by an inspector was contaminated with the pathogen. On April 23, 2021 the dairy was notified of a preliminary positive test result. A second test, that was completed on April 27, 2021, confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the raw milk. The dairy is prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that the … [Read more...]

Hempstead FoodService Pork Chops Recalled For Allergens

Hempstead Foodservice of Hempstead, New York, is recalling about 972 pounds of pork chops because they are misbranded and contain soy, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. The product actually contains hydrolyzed soy protein. That means that anyone who is allergic to soy could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions received by the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalled product is heat-treated fresh pork chops that were produced on various dates ranging from April 6, 2021 to April 30, 2021. The recalled product is ten 41 pound cardboard boxes that contain the product that is packed in clear plastic bags. The words "Hempstead Foodservice" are … [Read more...]

What Are the Current Food Poisoning Outbreaks in the U.S.?

What are the current food poisoning outbreaks in the U.S.? There are three active foodborne illness outbreak investigations that are ongoing, and one outbreak linked to a type of bottled water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those four outbreaks do not include the active E. coli O145:H28 outbreak on the FDA's CORE Investigation Outbreak table, which has no food or facility associated with it yet. Salmonella Hadar Ground Turkey Outbreak The first current food poisoning outbreak is the Salmonella Hadar outbreak linked to ground turkey that was last updated on April 12, 2021. At least 28 people from 12 states are sick in that outbreak. Two people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. Three brands of ground turkey have been recalled in … [Read more...]

Two Brands of Peanut Butter Recalled in Canada For Undeclared Tree Nuts

Two brands of peanut butter have been recalled in Canada for undeclared almond and cashew, or tree nuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses have been reported to the companies to date in either recall that are associated with the consumption of these products. The first recall is for New World Organic Chia Coconut Peanut Butter, that is being recalled for undeclared almond and cashew, or tree nuts. The recalling firm is New World Natural Foods Inc. This product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan at the retail level. The recalled product is New World Organic … [Read more...]

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