December 7, 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Olivera Olives Recalled For Possible Clostridium Botulinum

Olivera Olives are being recalled in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. This pathogen creates the botulism toxin under anaerobic and low acid conditions, which can cause illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The olives were distributed in Quebec in the hotel and restaurant and institutional industries. The recalled products are Olivera olives. They are black sliced olives sold in 2.84 liter containers. There is no UPC number on the product. The codes printed on the label are PRO: 08/03/2021 and EXP: 07/03/2023. The lot number on the product is 09SB260. The second recalled product is Olivera green sliced olives that are also packaged in 2.84 liter containers. There is no UPC … [Read more...]

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