January 15, 2019

Daisyfield Pork Sausage Recalled For Possible Foreign Materials

J.H. Routh Packing of Sandusky, Ohio is recalling about 1,719 pounds of raw pork sausages because they may be contaminated with foreign materials. The recall notice states that the material is rubber. No adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled items were produced from January 1 through January 4, 2019. They include: 5-pound plastic packages containing loose, bulk “Daisyfield Brand FRESH PORK SAUSAGE” with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label. 5-pound paper-lined cardboard packages containing large link “Daisyfield Brand FRESH PORK SAUSAGE” with production dates “010119” or “010219” or “010319” or “010419” on the label. 5-pound paper-lined cardboard packages containing country-style rope … [Read more...]

Burger King Employee in Danville, KY Diagnosed With Hepatitis A

An employee at the Burger King in Danville, Kentucky has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to Boyle County Health Department Public Health Director Blent Blevins. He told the Danville Advocate-Messenger that while there is minimal risk of contacting the virus from the restaurant, patrons who ate there between December 12, 2018 and January 1, 2019 should think about getting a vaccination. There are two vaccinations for this virus: the hepatitis A vaccine and the immune globulin vaccination. These two vaccinations are given to people depending on their age and health status. Blevins added that there is no indication that anyone who ate at the restaurant has been sick. These vaccinations are effective if given within two weeks of exposure. That means that anyone who ate … [Read more...]

Two Recalls: Cape Breton Coal Candy and Vanilla Milk

Two recalls have been issued; one in Canada for Cape Breton Coal candy for undeclared walnuts, and the other for Shamrock Farms Vanilla Milk for undeclared almonds. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. The first recall is for Shamrock Farms 2% reduced fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk, which may contain undeclared almonds, or tree nuts. A product with use by 03/16/19 tested positive for an almond allergen. The problem is cross-contact with an almond-containing product in the production facility. The product is sold throughout Arizona. The recalled milk is Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk. The UPC number is 0-28300-01228-8, the best before date is March q16, 2019, and the lot code is Time Stamp … [Read more...]

E. coli O157:H7 Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Ends With 62 Sick

The latest E. coli O157:H7 romaine lettuce outbreak has ended with 62 sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those people live in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The case count by state is: California (12), Connecticut (1), Washington DC (1), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (2), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (1), Michigan (7), New Hampshire (6), New Jersey (13), New York (7), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (1), and Wisconsin (1). Illness onset dates ranged from October 7, 2018 to December 4, 2018. Twenty-five people were hospitalized because they were so sick. Two people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. The FDA, CDC, and state partners investigated farms and cooling facilities in … [Read more...]

Almanza’s Restaurant in Garden City, CO Closed By Officials

Almanza's restaurant at 2502 8th Avenue in Garden City, Colorado has been closed bye the Board of Weld County Commissioners. The restaurant will remain closed until it fixes "repeated health code violations."  The Weld County Department of Public Health requested the closure. Chairwoman of the Board, Barbara Kirkmeyer, told the Greeley Tribune that the restaurant needs to hire a food safety consultant, train all staff in food safety, and require the manager and owner to get food protection manager certification. The restaurant has had issues with inspections in the past. The most recent inspection garnered nine critical and two non-critical health code violations. The restaurant was closed twice in 2017 because the sinks in the women's restrooms and the kitchen were not working … [Read more...]

Rhino 5K Capsules Recalled for Unapproved Drugs

Happy Together, a company in Boynton Beach, Florida, is recalling all lots of Rhino 5K capsules because they are tainted with sildenafil and Tadalafil. Sildenafil and Tadalafil are FDA approved drugs that are available only through prescription. Those drugs render the product as a whole an unapproved drug for which efficacy and safety has not been established, therefore subject to recall. No adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or high cholesterol may be taking prescription meds that could interact with these products and cause dangerously low blood pressure that could be life-threatening. The company can't identify customers who bought this product, so they are making a public announcement … [Read more...]

Lunch Box Sandwiches Recalled for Possible Listeria

Grand Strand Sandwich Company is recalling Lunch Box Italian Subs, Lunch Box Ham & Swiss Croissants and Lunch Box Ham & Cheese Frozen Wedges for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been associated with these recalled items to date. On January 3, 2019 the firm was notified by the FDA that swabs public health officials collected from the company's meat slicing areas on December 11, 2018 tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recalled items are Italian Subs sold in 7 ounce packages, with UPC number 0 67068 12222 8 and Julian date 35218; Ham & Swiss Croissants in 5 ounce packages with UPC number 0 67068 21217 2 and Julian Date 34618; and Ham & Cheese, sold in 4,.5 ounce packages with UPC number 0 67068 12110 8 and Julian Date … [Read more...]

Kroger Shrimp Recalled For Potential Health Hazard

Kroger is recalling cooked shrimp that was actually sold raw or undercooked because they could be a potential health hazard. That means the shrimp could be contaminated with spoilage bacteria or with bacteria that could make you sick. The Kroger shrimp was sold in stores in parts of Michigan, central and northwest Ohio, and northwestern Virginia. This recall also includes Fry's, King Soopers, and Smith's grocery stores that are part of the Kroger chain. Specific stores where the product may have been sold were not listed. The recall includes these Kroger shrimp products with use by dates of 8/25/20 and 8/26/20: Sand Bar Peeled/Cooked Shrimp 26/30 CPTO  with UPC number 11110-64115 in 2 pound packages. Shrimp Cooked, Tail-On 26/30 Frozen Service Case with UPC number 69439-XXXXX in … [Read more...]

Winter Weather Food Safety Tips

Most people think about food poisoning during warm weather months, but food poisoning can happen any time of the year. In the winter, power outages are the issue. Foodsafety.gov is offering winter weather food safety tips. Winter storms and blizzards can cause power outages. When that happens, food in your refrigerator or freezer can become too warm, putting perishable products into the danger zone of 40°F to 140°F. In that temperature range, pathogenic bacteria can double in size every 20 minutes. If a power outage happens in your area, the first thing to remember is to keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. A refrigerator will keep food at a safe temperature for about 4 hours. A full freezer will keep food frozen for 48 hours. But if your freezer is … [Read more...]

Hy Vee Recalls Cheesecake Made with Diamond Crystal Mix For Possible Salmonella

Hy Vee, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling its cheesecakes that were made with Diamond Crystal Brands cheesecake mix for possible Salmonella contamination. Their supplier let them know about this issue. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The mix was distributed to 117 of Hy-Vee's 249 grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The specific stores were not named. The cheesecake mix itself is in a plastic container with a plastic lid, with expiration date ranging from December 6, 2018 to January 11, 2019. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, along with product package sizes and UPC numbers. The recalled products include Cherry Cheesecake, Oreo … [Read more...]

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