November 26, 2022

Mounet Group Labneh Cheese Recalled in Canada For Botulism

Mounet Group Labneh Cheese is being recalled in Canada because the packaging may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that produces the botulism toxin. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalling firm is Group Mounet Inc. This cheese was sold in Quebec at the retail level. The recalled product is Mounet Group Labneh cheese, which is soft unripened cheese packaged in olive oil. The product is sold in 350 gram containers. The UPC number that is stamped on the label is 6 16833 53867 4. The codes on the product are: Prod: 2021/08/15 Exp: 2023/08/15. This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's inspection activities. The government is conducting a food safety investigation, which may trigger the recall … [Read more...]

Royalty Sea Moss Lemonade Recalled For Possible Botulism

Royalty Sea Moss Lemonade and Gel Products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with botulism toxin, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). That agency is advising consumers not to eat, drink or consume any of the sea moss lemonade or gel products produced by the company, Royalty Sea Moss of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. An investigation into the company was launched after MDARD received a complaint from the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Protection. MDARD found that the firm produced these products "with inadequate processing controls required to stop the growth of deadly foodborne pathogens, including botulism." In addition … [Read more...]

The Chai Box Mix Products Recalled For Possible Botulinum

The Chai Box mix products are being recalled for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is The Chai Box of Marietta, Georgia. Clostridium botulinum bacteria can produce spores that, under certain conditions, produce a toxin called botulism that can be fatal if a tiny amount is ingested. The spores grow under low acid, anaerobic conditions. The bacteria, spores, and toxins do not change the look, taste, aroma, or texture of the product. The recalled products are The Chai Box mix products. They are Chai Concentrate Mix in 16 ounce glass bottles. The UPC number stamped on the label is 7 93611 81925 2. Also recalled is 64 ounce plastic bottles of Chai … [Read more...]

What Are Common Food Poisoning Pathogen Incubation Periods?

Every time there is an outbreak and the cause or pathogen is not immediately apparent, investigators have several clues they can use to help them solve it. One is the incubation period, of the time between when a person eats contaminated food and they start getting sick. These facts are complicated by the fact that most people think the last thing they ate made them sick, which is often not the case. What are common food poisoning pathogen incubation periods? All pathogens have different incubation periods that can range from hours to days or even weeks and months. While there is always a range, these incubation periods are true across all outbreaks. Common Food Poisoning Pathogen Incubation Periods Bacillus cereus can cause illness especially in foods that have been sitting out … [Read more...]

Piantedosi Baked Products Recalled For Botulism and Cronobacter

Piantedosi baked products are being recalled because they were made with an ingredient, Golden Gloss glaze, that was formulated with recalled Lyons Magnus products. The recall is for possible Cronobacter and botulism contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and no pathogens have been found in Piantedosi baking Company products to date. The recalling firm is Piantedosi Baking Company of Malden, Massachusetts. The Lyons Magnus recall of August 10, 2022 was expanded and the Golden Gloss glaze was used in a limited production of Piantedosi baked products, including dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, and bun products. The recall does not affect any other Piantedosi Baking Company products. You can see pictures of the recalled product labels at the FDA web site. You can see … [Read more...]

Home Canning Warning After Washington Man Dies of Possible Botulism

A home canning warning has been issued by the Gray's Harbor County Public Health Department after a man living in Aberdeen, Washington died of possible botulism. The man was 55 to 65 years old. No further information on him is available. Confirmation of the case of death is pending confirmatory results. The property owner was assisted by officials from Grays Harbor County Environment Health with the safe disposal of around 170 pint-sized jars of home-canned food and canning jars according to CDC guidelines. Home canned foods can be a risk factor for botulism poisoning, especially if strict rules are not followed during preparation. Botulism is a toxin that cannot be seen or tasted. It does not change the texture, taste, aroma, or appearance of food. The toxin is produced by … [Read more...]

Soul Cedar Farm Recalls Zesty Sweet Peppers for Possible Botulism

Soul Cedar Farm in Quilcene, Washington is voluntarily recalling all batches of shelf-stable Zesty Sweet Peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin, according to the Washington State Department of Health. As of April 19, 2022 there are no reports of illness that are associated with the consumption of this product. The recall was started after routine sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found that one batch of the Soul Cedar Farm Zesty Sweet Peppers had a pH level that was high enough to support formulation of the botulism toxin. The recalled product is packaged in 8-ounce glass containers, and was sold at retail stores in Quilcene and Port Townsend, Washington. Botulism is a potentially fatal form … [Read more...]

La Stimpson’s Surf Clams Recalled For Possible Botulism

La Stimpson's Surf Clams are being recalled in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. This pathogen produces the toxin botulism, which can be deadly. The clams were sold at the Moncton Fish Market in Moncton, New Brunswick. The brand of the product is Moncton Fish Market. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalled item is Moncton Fish Market La Stimpson's Surf Clams that are packaged in 153 gram glass jars. There is no UPC number on the label. All jars that were sold unrefrigerated are included in this recall. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspeciotn Agency's inspection activities. A food safety investigation has been started, which may lead to the recall of more products. If … [Read more...]

Moncton Fish Market Bar Clams Recalled For Possible Botulism

Moncton Fish Market Bar Clams are being recalled for possible botulism contamination. They were sold unrefrigerated at the Moncton Fish Market in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Moncton Fish Market Ltd. The recalled item is Moncton Fish Market Bar Clams that are packaged in 153 gram glass jars. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 8 78173 00004 8. All jars that were sold unrefrigerated are recalled. The recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's inspection activities. Food that is contaminated with botulism toxin will not look, smell, taste, or appear spoiled and the texture will not be affected. Symptoms usually begin 18 to 36 … [Read more...]

How Do You Know You Have Clostridium Botulinum Poisoning?

How do you know you have Clostridium botulinum food poisoning? This very serious illness is caused when the Clostridium botulinum bacteria produces the botulism toxin and someone eats it. A very tiny amount of this toxin is enough to kill an adult; it is one of the most deadly toxins known to man. It's important that you know these symptoms so you can seek help as soon as possible for the best outcome. Foods that can be contaminated with this toxin include canned foods, especially low acid foods (higher pH) that are home canned, although there have been botulism outbreaks linked to industry produced food items. In addition, fish, if not properly eviscerated, can harbor this pathogen. Honey can contain low levels of the Clostridium botulinum spores, which is why honey should never be … [Read more...]

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