December 3, 2023

Food Allergies Can Be Life-Threatening

Food Poisoning Bulletin is constantly searching for and publishing information about food and drink recalls for potential food allergens, and with good reason. According to the FDA, serious allergic reactions to food allergens causes 30,000 emergency room visits, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths in this country every year. Anaphylaxis is caused by a severe reaction to one of the eight major food allergens, which include milk, wheat, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. More than 150 other foods can cause allergic reactions in people allergic to them, But those top eight cause 90% of food allergic reactions. While most allergies start in childhood, and while some children can "outgrow" their allergies, anyone can develop an allergy to anything at any time … [Read more...]

Chopped Cooked Ham Recalled in Canada for Undeclared Allergens

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Olymel S.E.C. are recalling the Deli-Shop brand Chopped Cooked Ham for undeclared milk, soy, mustard, and wheat. Anyone allergic to those ingredients, or who has lactose intolerance or celiac disease, could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is The Deli-Shop Chopped Cooked Ham in 700 gram packages. The code on the product is Best Before 2016 SE 25 and the UPC number is 0 59749 94571 4. It was sold in Quebec at the retail level. If you are allergic to milk, soy, mustard, and/or wheat, or are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, do not eat this product. Throw it away or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Food Recall Roundup For June 26, 2016

Here are all of the recalls for the week ending June 26, 2016. Since there have been so many recalls over the past weeks for serious issues, including Listeria monocytogenes and undeclared peanuts, we are gathering the recalls in one place for easy referral. The peanut recalls are secondary, triggered by the discovery at GrainCraft that their flour contained peanut residue. The Listeria recalls are also secondary, triggered by SunOpta sunflower seeds that were recalled, and CRF Frozen Foods frozen vegetables recalled because they may be contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. Please check your home to see if you have any of these recalled products. If you do, discard them or return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund. The recalls are listed in reverse … [Read more...]

The Farmers Market Chopped Asian Salad Kit Recalled

A precautionary recall of three cases, each containing six salads, of The Farmers Market Chopped Asian Salad Kit is being issued for possible undeclared soy, almonds, and wheat, three of the main food allergens. This product is manufactured by Fresh Express and sold at Giant Eagle Stores. Giant Eagle has retrieved all but three of the individual bowls. The three they have not removed were sold at a Giant Eagle store in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.  The recalled product is in a 6.25 ounce bowl, and has product code G126B22 and use-by date of May 20, 2016 located on the bottom label. Incorrect labels were applied to a small quantity of the salad kits. Anyone who is allergic to soy and almonds, and is allergic to wheat or has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Market Recalls Korean BBQ Sauce for Allergens

Whole Foods Market is recalling Korean BBQ Sauce for undeclared peanut and coconut. The bottle actually contains Peanut Coconut Sauce and therefore includes those allergens, peanut and treenut (coconut) that are not on the label. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. The product, Korean BBQ Sauce, was packaged in a 12 ounce glass bottle with UPC number 9948244812 and a best by date of October 19, 2017. It was sold nationally at Whole Foods stores. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. If you purchased this product and are allergic to peanuts and/or coconuts, do not eat it. Throw it away or return it to the store where you bought it for a refund. … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Health Recalls Drinks, Vitamins for Milk and Soy

Let's Talk health is recalling its 15 packet jars of "Energizer Drink Mix," Agua Vitae Liquid Multi-Vitamin, Agua Vitae Kids Liquid Multi-Vitamin, and Tox-Elim because they contain undeclared soy and milk allergens. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled items are Energizer Drink Mix Citrus in 0.3 ounce packets with lot numbers 14593 and 15431 and UPC number 91131180631. Energizer Drink Mix Strawberry/Banana in 0.3 ounce packets is recalled, with lot numbers 14592 and 15411 and UPC number 91131180624. Energizer Drink Mix Pomegranate is also recalled, in 0.3 ounce packets with lot numbers 14594 and 15432 and UPC number 91131180525. Agua Vitae Multi-Vitamin Liquid in a 32 ounce white bottle is recalled, with lot number 15193 and UPC number … [Read more...]

Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream for Undeclared Allergens

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling lots of Rocky Road pints because they may be mispackaged and actually contain Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream, which contains soy and wheat. Those ingredients are two of the  major food allergens, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to soy/and or wheat or has a severe sensitivity to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products are identified as a Rocky Road pint with a Cookies 'n Cream lid, and contain Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream. They have the following code on the bottom of the lid: 022918576. These pints were distributed in Texas and Louisiana through retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores, and … [Read more...]

Weekly Food Recall Roundup: May 1, 2016

Our weekly roundup of recalls features products recalled for undeclared peanuts, some for Salmonella, and others for misbranding. This weekly feature will help you keep abreast of recalled products so you can protect yourself and your family. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported in connection with any of these recalled products. Food Recalls CVS recalled Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea for possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product is packed in 1.4 ounce cartons, with a best by date of 18 Mar 2018. The UPC number for that product is 0 50428 541043. This product was sold at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide. Matlaw's Raw EZ Peel Deveined Shell on Shrimp was recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, as revealed in the weekly FDA's … [Read more...]

True Nature Hummus and Pesto Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

According to the FDA's Weekly Enforcement Report for the week of April 27, 2016, True Nature LLC of Oregon recalled hummus and pesto because they contain undeclared allergens soy and milk. Anyone allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. These products were sold in retail stores in Oregon and Washington state. The recalled products are Original Hummus in 9 ounce containers. All products dated before 3/9/16, specifically the best-by dates of 3/5, 2/28, and 2/21 are recalled. This product contains undeclared soy, from the ingredient tamari. Also recalled is Garlic Hummus in a 9 ounce container. All products dated before 3/9/16 are recalled, specifically best by 3/5, 2/28 and 2/21. That product is recalled for undeclared soy in … [Read more...]

Thomas Buns Bread Recalled for Undeclared Milk and Eggs

Thomas Start Bakery of Ohio is recalling Buns Bread because it contains milk and eggs, two of the  major food allergens, that are not declared on the label. Anyone allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. The buns were sold at these locations: Toledo International Market, Toledo, Ohio, Asafo Market, Cincinnati, Ohio, Accra International Market, Columbus, Ohio, Berekum African Market, Columbus, Ohio, Afrique Food Warehouse, Columbus, Ohio, A-Life African Market, Columbus, Ohio, Adom Universal African Market, Columbus, Ohio, Troung Enterprise Inc, Chicago, Illinois (a distribution warehouse), Kauro African Market, Indianapolis, Indiana, Grace African Market, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Saraga International Market, Indianapolis, Indiana. Bins … [Read more...]

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