July 17, 2024

FDA Proposes New Traceability Rule For Food Manufacturers

The FDA is proposing a new traceability rule for food manufacturers, as well as those who process, pack or hold foods on the Food Traceability List to help identify recipients of those foods quickly to help mitigate foodborne illness outbreaks. In the past few years, the government has blamed their inability to find the sources of foods that have caused outbreaks on traceability issues. This rule would be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA). The proposed rule is called Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods. It is a key component of the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. The comments periods for the proposed rule and information collection provisions have been extended until February 22, 2021. The rule would be a … [Read more...]

Mrs. Stratton’s Recalls Chicken and Tuna Salads For Possible Listeria

Mrs. Stratton's is recalling some chicken and tuna salad products in response to the Tip Top Poultry precooked chicken recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No reports of illness have been received to date in connection with this issue. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, including the UPC numbers, package sizes, and code dates of the recalled products. They include Mrs. Stratton's Chicken Salad, Piggly Wiggly Chicken Salad, Sneaky Pete's Gourmet Chicken Salad, Mrs. Stratton's Gourmet Chicken Salad, Laura Lynn Chunky Chicken Salad, Ballard's Supreme White Meat Chicken Salad, Fresh Buy White Chicken Salad, Star Chicken Salad, IGA Chicken Salad, Star Private Stock Chicken Salad, Star Classic Chicken Salad, Five Points Deli Chicken Salad, … [Read more...]

Pritzker Hageman Representing Client Sickened With Listeria

The law firm of Pritzker Hageman is representing a client, 50-year-old Craig Moraski, of Bellevue, Nebraska, after he was sickened with a Listeria monocytogenes infection. He ate chicken salad from a tub purchased from Sam's Club in Papillon, Nebraska that was allegedly made from frozen precooked chicken sold by Tip Top Poultry to the E.A. Sween Company. Tip Top recalled their frozen cooked diced chicken in late September 2019 for possible Listeria contamination. There have been several secondary recalls of chicken salad and chicken salad sandwiches made with Tip Top chicken in the past few days. In addition, a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to cooked chicken in Canada is being investigated by Public Health Canada. Canadian officials stated on the outbreak notice that a … [Read more...]

Costco Chicken Salad E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Over

The Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad is now over after sickening 19 people in 7 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The most recent illness started more than a month ago, on November 3, 2015. The final case count by state is: California (1), Colorado (4), Missouri (1), Montana (6), Utah (5), Virginia (1), and Washington (1). Five people were hospitalized because their infections were so serious. Two people involved in this outbreak developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause kidney failure. Most illnesses were reported from the western United States. Epidemiologic evidence suggested that rotisserie chicken salad made and sold in Costco Wholesale stores in several states was the … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Whole Foods Recall Curry Chicken Salad for Listeria

A Whole Foods Market  in Everett, Mass. is recalling approximately 234 pounds of curry chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Listeria. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The recalled salad, packaged on Oct. 16, 2015, was sold prepackaged, in salad bars, in store's chef's cases, and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in the stores. To see UPC codes of the recalled products, click the link above. The recalled products have a "sell by" date of Oct. 23, 2015 and were shipped to a warehouse and retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.  At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness.  However, Listeria infections can take as long as 70 days after exposure to develop. Symptoms of a … [Read more...]

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