August 18, 2019

Tainy Vostoka Dried Apples Recalled For Undeclared Sulfites

Euphoria Fancy Food of Brooklyn, New York is recalling Tainy Vostoka Dried Apples for undeclared sulfites. Anyone who is allergic to sulfites may have a serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. The recalled product is Tainy Vostoka Assorted Dry Fruits - Apple. It was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. The product is packaged in a 500 gram clear plastic pouch. The container code on the product is #21 01 19 SS and the UPC number is 4605932006197. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the 500gram packages of … [Read more...]

Top Taste Dumplings Recalled For Lack of Inspection

Top Taste Food Warehouse of Brooklyn, New York, is recalling an undetermined amount of  Top Taste dumplings made with chicken, pork, and vegetables  because they were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of USDA inspection. The company also used the mark of inspection without authorization. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions linked to the consumption of these products. The frozen pork with vegetable dumplings and the chicken with vegetable dumplings were produced July 30, 2018 through July 31, 2019. The recalled products are: 136-ounce (8.5-pound) plastic bags containing approximately 100 pieces of “TOP TASTE PORK & VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS.” 136-ounce (8.5-pound) plastic bags containing approximately 100 pieces of “TOP TASTE CHICKEN & … [Read more...]

Texas Tripe Recalls Pet Food Recall For Possible Listeria

Texas Tripe is recalling some of its pet food for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to news reports. This information has not yet been posted on the FDA web site. The FDA regulates pet food. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with these recalled products. The recalled products include Ground Turkey Necks, Chicken Tripe Complete, Ground Chicken With Bone, Shepherd Blend, Chicken Pork Salmon With Egg, Chicken Blend Green Tripe, Phat Katz, Senior Pro, All-Star Bully Blend, Beef Blend, Duck-Rabbit, Goat Tripe Complete, Boneless Chicken Blend, Turkey Pork Blend, Beef Tripe and Ground Rabbit, and Wolf Run. The lot numbers of these products are: 19148, 19419, 19150, 19151, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, … [Read more...]

Charlie Horse Restaurant Worker Diagnosed With Hepatitis A

A food worker at the Charlie Horse Restaurant and Lounge has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Marion County Health Department. The restaurant is located at 2426 East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala, Florida. That person worked from July 18 to August 1, 2019, and may have been infectious. People who were at the Charlie Horse Restaurant at any time during that period can call 352-644-2633 to reach the DOH-Marion County Epidemiology staff to ask questions. Officials are asking that healthcare providers and hospital emergency departments stay on alert to immediately report cases of hepatitis A and to identify people who. would benefit from vaccinations. The hepatitis A and immune globulin vaccinations are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. That … [Read more...]

Red Lobster Employee in Largo, Florida Has Hepatitis A

A Red Lobster employee in Largo, Florida has tested positive for hepatitis A, according to news reports. There is no information about this issue on the Pinellas County Health Department website. The restaurant is located at 10500 East Ulmerton Road. That agency, along with the Division of Hotels and Restaurants, conducted an inspection at the facility after receiving confirmation about the diagnosis. The state found almost 40 violations during the inspection. One of the violations was employees not properly washing their hands.  Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated feces. Inspectors saw the staff handled dirty dishes, then serve food to customers without washing their hands. Another inspector saw a cook switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without … [Read more...]

Cooper’s Hawk Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens 80 to 100

The Cooper's Hawk cyclospora outbreak has sickened 80 to 100 people in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Officials have not yet identified a specific food or beverage that may have caused this outbreak, but there is a current multistate cyclospora outbreak that is linked to basil imported from Mexico. There are at least 132 people sick in 11 states in that outbreak. And there is a cyclospora outbreak in Minnesota, with at least 35 people sick, that is associated with three restaurants in that state. Just in the last three months, 580 people in the United States have been sickened with cyclosporiasis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Florida is just one of the 32 states with patients. These illnesses have occurred every summer in this country for … [Read more...]

PreGel Lemon 50 Recalled For Undeclared Milk

PreGel America of Concord, North Carolina is recalling a single lot of Lemon 50, a powdered flavoring, because it may contain undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to milk or is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No adverse events or reactions have been reported to date. The product is Lemon 50 with a product code 306038 and lot number 381081U279N. The lot number is printed on the back of the package. The product was produced on April 18, 2018 and has a best before date of April 17, 2020. The product is packaged in 2 kilogram (4.4 pound) bags, with 8 bags per case. It was distributed to customers in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, … [Read more...]

Churchtown Dairy Raw Milk Recalled For Possible Listeria

Churchtown Dairy raw milk is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. That dairy is located in Columbia county at 357 County Route 12 in Hudson, New York. The dairy's name is Foundation for Ag Integrity, doing business as Churchtown Dairy. No illnesses have been reported to the Department to date in association with this recalled product. A sample of the unpasteurized milk collected by a department inspector tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The producer was notified of a preliminary positive test result on July 25, 2019. Further lab testing, which was completed on July 30, 2019, confirmed the presence of the pathogen. The producer is prohibited from selling raw milk … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A in Food Worker at Pizza Mia in Vero Beach, Florida

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River has released a statement that a food service worker at Pizza Mia, at 1115 21st Street in Vero Beach, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. That person worked at that venue from July 19 through July 23, 2018 and may have been infectious. That means that anyone who ate at that Pizza Mia restaurant  before July 22, 2019 is no longer eligible for a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination, which is effective only if given within two weeks of exposure. The vaccines are being recommended for anyone who ate food or drank beverages at that restaurant during that time period. If you have had a hepatitis A vaccine in the past you don't need to take any action. People who are no longer eligible for a vaccine should monitor their health for … [Read more...]

No Answers To Deadly San Diego E. coli Outbreak at County Fair

The San Diego Health & Human Services Agency has released a report stating that they were not able to find answers to the deadly San Diego E. coli outbreak that sickened people who visited the county fair in June 2019. The outbreak was first reported on June 28, 2019, with four pediatric cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections. As of July 31, 2019, there are 11 confirmed cases and 2 probable cases in this outbreak. Three people were hospitalized because they were so sick, and one child has died. The outbreak was caused by a specific strain of E. coli O157:H7. After the outbreak, visits to the animal exhibits at the fair were restricted. The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health inspectors conducted investigations at the food booths that were visited by … [Read more...]

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