May 26, 2024

Takumi Frozen Ground Tuna Recalled For Histamine and E. coli

Takumi Frozen Ground Tuna is being recalled because the product has high histamine levels, high total plate count, coliforms, and E. coli contamination. The serotype of the E. coli in the product is unknown. There is no mention of any illnesses reported to the company to date because this recall was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, not the regular recall page. The recalling firm is Tokai Denpun USA Inc. of Redmond, Washington. The recall initiation date was 10/5/21, but the center classification date wasn't until 11/13/2023. The recalled product is Takumi frozen ground tuna meat, raw tuna that is ready to eat, vacuum packaged units in fiber boxes. The individual units were sold by weight at the point of sale. The tuna is a product of Fiji. Histamines are a compound … [Read more...]

Fast Food Soda Fountains Can Be Contaminated with Coliform

Fast food soda fountains can be contaminated with coliform bacteria, which are found in feces and can be an indication of water contamination, according to a new study. The study was conducted at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California and was published in Water Supply, the International Water Association's peer-reviewed journal. Researchers found the microbial contamination in common sources of drinking water in the Eastern Coachella Valley, including the soda fountains. The findings showed that 41% of the water samples from those fountains contained coliform bacteria. In addition, molecular analysis of the samples found traces of genetic material from bacteria, including Salmonella, E. coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The study's authors are advising soda fountain … [Read more...]

Ruby Mountain Spring Water Recalled For Coliform

Ruby Mountain Spring Water is being recalled for possible coliform contamination. Becasue this recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement reports page, not on the regular FDA recall page, there is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Ruby Mountain Spring Water that is located in Winnemucca, Nevada. Coliform bacteria is present in large numbers in the feces of mammals. If coliform is found in the product, it is an indication of low sanitary quality. While most coliform bacteria are not harmful, some can make you sick with vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Children and the elderly could become dehydrated if they are very ill. This recalled water was sold in Nevada at the … [Read more...]

More Family Farms Cheddar Curds Recalled For Coliform Bacteria

More Family Farms Cheddar Cheese Curds, BLT, and Loaded Baked Potato are being recalled for possible coliform and generic E. coli contamination. This could mean that there were insanity conditions or poor hygiene practices during or after food production. There is no mention of any illnesses because the recall was posted on the FDA's Enforcement page and not the regular recall page. The recalling firm is Moore Family Farms Creamery of Maquoketa, Iowa. These products were sold in Iowa at the retail level. They are all Moore Family Farms and Creamery brand. The include Cheddar Cheese Curds sold in one pound plastic bags, Cheddar Cheese Curds Loaded Baked Potato, sold in a one pound plastic bag, Cheddar Cheese Curds BLT packaged in a one pound plastic bag, and Cheddar Cheese Curds … [Read more...]

Coolhaus Cookie Dough Frozen Sandwich Recalled For Coliform

Coolhaus Cookie Dough Frozen Sandwich is being recalled because a third party lab sample revealed the presence of coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria is an indicator organism. That means if it is found in food there is a can signal insanitary food preparation conditions and an increased risk of foodborne pathogens. This recall notice was posted in the FDA's Enforcement report page, so there is no information about any possible illnesses associated with this product. The recalling firm is Perfect Day Inc. of Berkeley, California. This product was shipped to the consignee, KeHE Distributors, which has locations in Texas, Maryland, Colorado, and California. About 284 cases of this product are included in this recall. The recalled product is Coolhaus Dairy Free Cookie Dough Lyfe … [Read more...]

Kitchen Towels Contaminated with Bacteria, According to New Study

Tea towels, or kitchen towels, can cause cross-contamination in the kitchen, leading to food poisoning, according to a study posted in ASN Microbe 2018. Cross-contamination is when bacteria are spread from one source to food that was not previously contaminated. The study was conducted at the University of Mauritius. The study's authors collected 100 kitchen towels from homes after they were used for one month. Bacteria were collected from the towels and identified. In addition, those participating in the study where asked to fill out a questionnaire designed to pinpoint risk factors. Bacterial growth was found in 40% of the tea towels. The bacteria "significantly increased" by the size of the family, extended family, and the presence of children in the family. Multipurpose … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Recalls Yogurt for Coliform Bacteria

Stonyfield is recalling 188 6-packs of YoBaby Peach/Pear Cups because they may be contaminated with coliform bacteria called Klebsiella pneumoniae. Coliform bacteria are an indication of insanitary water and possible fecal contamination. The yogurt cups were sold in Target and Walmart stores. The recalled product is 4 ounce YoBaby Peach/Pear cups with the code date June 5, 2014 and UPC number 052159701161. They were shipped to Target stores in Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina; and to Walmart stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. The recalled products were only available for purchase on or after April 23, 2014. Internal testing by the company discovered the problem. Stonyfield's distribution network has been … [Read more...]

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