December 9, 2023

Oceanitan Baby Food Manufacturer Receives FDA Warning Letter

Oceanitan baby food manufacturer received an FDA warning letter after a consumer complaint was filed about an infant contracting a botulism infection. An inspection found that these ready to eat baby food products that are packaged in reduced oxygen packaging are adulterated because they were "prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health." That facility is located at 2937 East Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The FDA inspectors also found that there were significant violations of the labeling regulations for foods, which means the baby foods were misbranded, and the owner in charge did not comply with preventive controls provisions of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, … [Read more...]

Delusional Chili Garlic Confit Recalled For Possible Botulism

Delusional Chili Garlic Confit is being recalled in Canada for possible botulism contamination. The product may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, the pathogen that produces that toxin. Anyone who consumes this product is at risk of botulism poisoning. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Delusional Sauce Co. This recall was triggered by the company. The confit was distributed in Ontario at the retail level. The recalled product is Delusional Chili Garlic Confit that is packaged in 240 ml (8 ounce) containers. The UPC number that is printed on the product label is 6 28942 39210 8. All units sold up to and including July 18, 2023 are included in this recall. Food that … [Read more...]

Recall of Geisha Canned Shrimp For Possible Botulism Expanded

The recall of Geisha canned shrimp in medium for possible botulism contamination has been expanded. The number of states where the shrimp was sold has been greatly expanded. The product may have been under processed, which could lead to the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which produces the botulism toxin under anaerobic conditions. In addition, all lots of this product are included in the recall. The recalled product is Geisha medium canned shrimp that is packaged in 4 ounce metal cans. The UPC number that is printed on the back of the label is 071140003909. The recall was expanded after the company received more information from the FDA. The recall only affects this specific product. The shrimp was sold at the retail level from December 2022 to April 2023 in these … [Read more...]

Komera Seasoned Hot Pepper Sauce Recalled For Botulism

Komera Seasoned Hot Pepper Sauce is being recalled in Canada because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. A tiny amount of the toxin botulism can cause serious illness and death. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Komera Inc. The hot sauce was sold in Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec and may have been sold in other provinces and territories in that country. The recalled product is Komera Original Seasoned Hot Pepper Sauce that is sold in 148 milliliter bottles. The UPC number that is printed on the product label is 6 27987 43939 7. All units that were sold up to and including March 30, 2023 are included in this recall. Food that … [Read more...]

Nuba Carob Drink Recalled in Canada For Possible Botulism

Nuba Carob drink is being recalled in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. This pathogen produces the botulism toxin that can be deadly. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Nubia Food and Beverage Inc. The beverage was sold in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Quebec at the retail level and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories. The recalled product is Nuba Carob drink that is packaged in 750 milliliter glass bottles. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 6 28504 60015 3. The code on this product is 2203151, and the best by date is 09/30/23. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

GFS Canada Split Top Brioche Buns Recalled For Pathogens

GFS Canada Split Top Brioche Buns are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Cronobacter and Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These buns were sold to hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Ontario. The recalling firm is GFS Canada. The recalled product is 4 Inch Split Top Brioche Style Bun that is packaged in 13.12 pound containers. The code on the product is 2022 OCT 27, and the UPC number that is stamped on the label is 6 11138 50173 6. This product should not be used, sold, or distributed. If you purchased this Split Top Brioche Buns product, throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package inside a secure trash can, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Cronobacter is a pathogen that usually causes illness in infants and people with … [Read more...]

King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Buns Recalled For Possible Contamination

King's Hawaiian Pretzel Buns, which include Pretzel Hamburger Buns, Pretzel Slider Buns, and Pretzel Bites, are being recalled for possible microbial contamination. These items were made with an ingredient from Lyons Magnus, which was recalled for possible contamination from Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum. No illnesses have been associated with these King's Hawaiian Pretzel Buns, and no pathogens have been found in any King's Hawaiian products to date. The recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. The recalling firm is King's Hawaiian of Los Angeles, California. The company will begin producing these items again when the company has ensured that the current product is gone and they have confirmed the safety of the ingredients. This recall does not … [Read more...]

Lyons Magnus Expands Recall of Nutritional Products

Lyons Magnus expands recall of nutritional and beverage products because of potential microbial contamination. That recall was issued on August 1, 2022 and included 53 different products. The recall is issued because the products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum and Cronobacter sakazakii. Root cause analysis found that the products did not meet commercial sterility specifications. Clostridium botulinum, the pathogen that causes botulism poisoning, has not been found in products, but consumers are warned not to consume these items even if they do not look or smell spoiled. The botulism toxin will not change the appearance, taste, texture, or smell of food. Vulnerable and immunocompromised people may be more susceptible to infection from Cronobacter bacteria. … [Read more...]

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