September 24, 2021

Whole Foods Cahill Cheddar Cheeses Recalled For Possible Listeria

Whole Foods Cahill Cheddar cheeses are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Two flavors, Cahill Cheddar Porter and Whiskey Cheddar cheese, are included in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The Whole Foods Cahill Cheddar cheeses were sold in 44 stores in 22 states. The cheeses are packaged in clear packaging and sold in the specialty department with a Whole Foods Market scale label. The "packed on" dates are May 17 through July 26, 2021. The states where the cheeses were sold include Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, … [Read more...]

La Bella Contadina Burrata Nadi Bufala Cheese Recalled For Listeria

La Bella Contadina Burrata Nadi Bufala Cheese is being recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have  been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. This product was sold in Quebec at the retail level. The recalling company is Fruiterie Milano Inc. The recalled product is La Bella Contadina Burrata Nadi con latte di bufala cheese (cheese made from buffalo milk). The cheese is packaged in 200 gram containers, and the UPC number stamped on the label is 8 032891 701270. The codes on the product are 21/07/21 L21175. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation has been launched, which may lead tot he recall of more products. If this … [Read more...]

All Jule’s Foods Recalled For Salmonella Contamination and Outbreak

All Jule's Foods recalled for Salmonella contamination and an outbreak, according to an FDA recall notice. The notice states that the FDA and CDC are investigating this outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet released any information about this outbreak, but there is a new Salmonella Duisburg outbreak that was posted on the FDA's Core Investigation Table on April 22, 2021 with five people sick. We still don't know the patient age range, illness onset dates, or whether anyone has been hospitalized. The FDA has preliminary confirmation of Salmonella in Jule's Foods brie products that contain cashews. The company is working with the FDA to find the source of the pathogen in samples that were collected by the California Department of Public Health. Thus this … [Read more...]

Luigi Guffanti 1876 Taleggio DOP Cheese Recalled for E. coli Contamination

Taste for Luxury in Canada is recalling Luigi Guffanti 1876 Taleggio DOP a Latte crudo incarto verde cheese from the marketplace in Ontario because it may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. No illness have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall notice did not specify what strain of E. coli may be in the product, just that it was pathogenic. The recalled product is Luigi Guffanti 1876 Taleggio DOP a Latte crude incarto verde cheese, sold in variable size packages. The UPC number on the product is also variable. The codes on the label are Lot: 134/20 with a best before date of 13/04/2020. This product may have been sold clerk-served from counters with or without a label or coding. There is no picture of this product available. If you aren't sure whether … [Read more...]

Quesos La Ricura Cotija Cheese Recalled For Possible E. coli

Quesos La Ricura Cotija Cheese is being recalled for possible Shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination (STEC). The company is located in Hicksville, New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) was distributed in retail stores in New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida. the cheese is contained in a 12 ounce plastic wrapped yellow styrofoam container with a label reading "Quesos La Ricura Queso Cotija, Cotija Cheese aged over 60 days." The UPC number on the product is 7 69087 00933 6. The recalled cheese has a sell by date of May 20, 2020-3/May 20, 2020-4. Sampling at the retail level by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found the E. coli bacteria in the cheese. If … [Read more...]

Consider Bardwell Farm Recalls Three Cheeses For Possible Listeria

Consider Bardwell Farm LLC of West Pawlet, Vermont is recalling three cheeses: Slyboro, Dorset, and Experience, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.  The cheese were distributed used in California, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Vermont. You can see pictures of the cheeses and product labels at the FDA web site. All product codes of these cheeses are being recalled. The recalled products include Slyboro cheese, in a 2 pound wheel. There are 2 units per case. The case dimensions are 12" x 6" x 4", and the gross case weight is 4 pounds. There are 24 pallet boxes per layer, and 12 tiers in each pallet. There are 288 cases per pallet. Also recalled is Dorset Cheese, sold in 2.5 pound … [Read more...]

Listeria Monocytogenes Deli Meats and Cheese Outbreak Ends

The Listeria monocytogenes deli meats and cheeses outbreak is over after sickening 10 people in 5 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All 10 people were hospitalized. One person who lived in Michigan died. The patient case count by state is: Massachusetts (1), Michigan (2), New Jersey (2), New York (2), and Pennsylvania (3). The illness onset dates ranged from November 13, 2016 to June 20, 2019. Ill persons ranged in age from 40 to 88 years. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence found that deli-sliced meats and cheese might have been contaminated with Listeria bacteria and made people sick. Of the eight people interviewed, 63% said they ate products sliced at a deli counter, including meats and cheeses. There was limited information about … [Read more...]

History of Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreaks Linked to Meat and Cheese

The deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to deli sliced meats and cheeses has sickened 8 people in 8 states. One person who lived in Michigan has died. All eight patients were hospitalized. These outbreaks are tragic. What is the history of Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks linked to meats and cheeses? In the current outbreak, patients purchased deli sliced meats and cheeses in unnamed stores. The CDC outbreak notice did state that investigators found the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes in samples from meat sliced at "a deli" and from deli counters in multiple retail locations in New York and Rhode Island. Patients sickened in this outbreak live in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. This outbreak demonstrates why public health officials tell those … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself Against Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meat Cheese

A deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to unnamed deli meats and cheeses has sickened at least eight people in four states. All eight people were hospitalized. And, sadly, one person in Michigan died. Can you protect yourself and your family against this illness? This pathogen does not cause many outbreaks in the U.S., since it sickens about 2,600 people every year. Compared to Salmonella, which sickens 1,200,000 people every year in this country, it may seem like this pathogen isn't as dangerous. But that perception is wrong. Listeria monocytogenes causes serious illness and death in this country every year.  In fact, Listeria infections are the third leading cause of death from food poisoning in the U.S. One of the issues with this pathogen is that the population … [Read more...]

Why Are Deli Sliced Products Vulnerable to Listeria Monocytogenes?

The deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to deli sliced meats and cheeses that was announced yesterday by the CDC has sickened eight people and one Michigan resident has died. For years, Food Poisoning Bulletin has told you about dozens of recalls of deli items for possible Listeria contamination. Why are these deli sliced products vulnerable to Listeria? Listeria monocytogenes is a very persistent and strong pathogen. It is found in the air, water, soil, animals, and plant material. Once it has been introduced into a facility, especially a moist and cool environment, it can become established and be very difficult to get rid of. The pathogen can hide in floor cracks, grease traps, air vents, in machines and surfaces that are difficult to clean, on food preparation … [Read more...]

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