June 17, 2021

Possible Iowa E. coli Outbreak Sickens Several Children With HUS

A possible Iowa E coli outbreak has sickened several children, according to the Telegraph Herald. The children, who live in Maquoketa in Jackson County, have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a type of kidney failure, and have been hospitalized at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City. The source of the pathogen has not been identified by local health officials. The Jackson County Health Department is trying to determine what have might have caused this outbreak. The type of E. coli bacteria that causes HUS is called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC. The pathogen produces Shiga toxins, which attack the intestinal lining, causing bloody diarrhea. The toxin then travels through the bloodstream, where it attacks and kills red … [Read more...]

Real Water Ordered To Stop Distributing Adulterated Real Water Products

Real Water ordered to stop distributing adulterated Real Water products by a federal court. The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has permanently enjoined AffinityLifestyles Inc. and Real Water Inc. from preparing, processing, and distributing adulterated and misbranded bottled water. The water is allegedly the only common link between five children who developed non-viral hepatitis and acute liver failure in late 2020. The alkaline water products may also be associated with non-viral hepatitis cases in seven adults. The water products were marketed as a healthy alternative to tap water, but the government alleges that the products consisted of municipal tap water that the defendants processed with various chemicals in violation of good manufacturing practices, relevant … [Read more...]

Clio Snacks Yogurt Bars Recalled For Foreign Material

Clio Snacks is voluntarily recalling three flavors of their frozen Clio Snacks Yogurt Bars for possible foreign material contamination. These products were sold at Costco stores. The contamination is very small metallic fragments that can pose a choking and mouth injury hazard. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The Clio Snacks Yogurt bars that are recalled include Clio Snacks Mixed Berry & Peach Less Sugar, sold in 16 count boxes. The UPC number printed on the label is 854021008220. The range of expiration dates is from February 14, 2021 (2/14/2021) to July 11, 2021 (7/11/21). Also recalled is Clio Snacks Vanilla & Strawberry Minis, sold in 24 count packages. The UPC number for that … [Read more...]

Four in Minnesota Sickened in Breaded Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

There are four in Minnesota sickened in a breaded chicken Salmonella outbreak, with at least 13 others in five other states. Eight people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Minnesota played a large part in potentially solving this outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture collected five raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products from a grocery store where an ill person shopped. The outbreak strain was found in two samples of Kirkwood's Chicken Cordon Bleu. There may be more brands of these types of products involved in this outbreak, since patients have told public health investigators that they purchased and ate many different brands of raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products from multiple stores. The flavors that patients reported buying include … [Read more...]

Olde Thompson Organic Ground Coriander Recalled For Salmonella

Olde Thompson Organic Ground Coriander and Sun Harvest Organic Ground Coriander are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are 105 units of Sun Harvest Organic Ground Coriander and 626 units of Olde Thompson Organic Ground Coriander that are packaged in 1.50 ounce glass jars with flip top lid closures. The lot numbers on these products are 23632 and 23631 printed on the bottom of each jar. The UPC number is 400000290942. These products were sold at Homegoods, Jungle Jim's International Market, and Smart and Final in these states: Arizona, California, Georgia, New Jersey, Indiana, and Ohio between May 26, 2021 and June 4, 2021. Salmonella … [Read more...]

Recall of Banner Smoked Fish Items For Listeria Expanded Twice

The recall of Banner Smoked Fish for Listeria monocytogenes has been expanded twice. The first expansion added 40 new products to the recall list, and the second expansion added two more items and more states they were sold in. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalled items include smoked fish, salads, pickled fish products, and cream sauce products. All products within expiry, in all package sizes, all package types, and all lots are included in this recall. The products were found to be processed under unsanitary conditions during routine FDA inspection. These items were sold through retail stores and distribution, and also through online purchasing in these states: New York, New Jersey, Illinois, … [Read more...]

Is Serenade Foods tied to Breaded Chicken Salmonella Outbreak?

Food safety investigators working with Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have identified an establishment where breaded chicken products associated with an ongoing Salmonella outbreak were made.   People sickened in this outbreak reported eating chicken cordon bleu, chicken with broccoli and cheese, and chicken Kiev they had purchased frozen from grocery stores before they became ill. During an investigation of the outbreak, which includes 17 confirmed cases from six states, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis in Kirkwood Chicken Cordon Bleu. Kirkwood is an ALDI store brand but it may not be the only brand associated with this outbreak. Case patients reported eating products sold under a variety of brand names. … [Read more...]

Sportsmans Pride Dog Food and Other Brands Recalled For Salmonella

Sunshine Mills is issuing a voluntary recall of some dog food brands because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recall is for Sportsmans Pride Dog food and several other brands. No pet or human illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The potential for contamination was noted after the firm was told by its distributor, Fleet Wholesale Supply Company, about the issue. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture found that a sample of the 5 pound bag of Sprout Sporting Dog Food tested positive for Salmonella bacteria during routine surveillance. The recalled products include Sportsmans Pride dog food, professional formula 30/20 sold in 40 pound bags. The best if used by date is 7 Oct 2021, the UPC number is 7015510184, and the … [Read more...]

King’s Command Meatballs and Pork Patties Recalled for Allergens

King's Command Foods of Kent, Washington, is recalling about 20025 pounds of King's Command meatballs and pork patties because they may contain eggs, milk, and/or wheat, three of the nine major food allergens, that were not declared on the label. That means that anyone who is allergic to those ingredients, or who is lactose intolerant or has celiac disease, could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. These fully cooked, not shelf stable meat and poultry items were produced on January 8, 2021, January 15, 2021, and March 3, 2021. These are the recalled items: 10 pound bulk-packed cases containing "3.75 ounce RIB SHAPED PORK PATTIES WITH BBQ … [Read more...]

Raw Breaded Stuffed Chicken Under Public Health Alert for Outbreak

The USDA has issued a public health alert for frozen raw breaded stuffed chicken breast products in relation to a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak. This outbreak has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has having sickened at least 17 people in six states, hospitalizing eight of them. These items may be labeled "chicken cordon bleu," chicken with “broccoli and cheese," or "chicken Kiev." FSIS suspects that there may be a link between the frozen raw breaded pre-browned stuffed chicken products and this illness cluster. The illness onset dates mentioned in the public alert notice and the CDC outbreak announcement match. Even though this alert is being issued to remind consumers about the proper handling and cooking of raw chicken, it is illegal to … [Read more...]

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