March 21, 2023

Hepatitis A Frozen Strawberries Outbreak Sickens 5 in WA

A hepatitis A frozen strawberries outbreak in Washington state has sickened at least five people, according to the FDA. Three of the cases are confirmed, and two are probable, as of March 17, 2022. Two patients have been hospitalized because they are so sick. And two recalls of organic frozen strawberries have been issued. California Splendor recalled Kirkland Signature 4 pound bag of frozen organic strawberries sold in in California and Hawaii; and Scenic Fruit recalled certain lots of these brand names: Simply Nature, Vital Choice, Kirkland Signature, Made With, PCC Community Markets, and Trader Joe's Organic Tropical Fruit Blend. All are frozen organic strawberries. If you have any of these products in your home, discard them. More products may be recalled as the investigation … [Read more...]

Frozen Strawberries Hepatitis A Outbreak Announced by CDC

A frozen strawberries hepatitis A outbreak has been announced why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak has sickened five people who live in Washington state. The outbreak is linked to frozen organic strawberries that were imported from "certain farms" located in Baja California, Mexico by a common supplier. All five patients live in Washington state. Illness onset dates range from November 24, 2022 to December 27, 2022. The patient age range is from 38 to 61 years. Of five people who gave information about their illness to public health investigators, two, or 40%, have been hospitalized. Two recalls have been issued in response to this outbreak. The first is for Kirkland Signature Frozen Organic Whole Strawberries distributed by Costco in Los … [Read more...]

Scenic Fruit Frozen Strawberries Recalled in Hepatitis A Outbreak

Scenic Fruit Frozen Strawberries are being recalled due to a hepatitis A outbreak investigation, according to the FDA. Hepatitis A has not bee detected on this product, but consumers should stop consuming the berries out of an abundance of caution.  The strawberries were sold to these stores: Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, and PCC Community Markets, and are in frozen Organic Tropical Fruit Blend sold to Trader Joe’s. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can cause serious complications and even liver failure in some people with pre-existing liver disease and immune system illnesses. Most people get sick within 15 to 50 days after consuming products contaminated with this virus. Symptoms of a hepatitis A infection include fatigue, diarrhea, low grade fever, … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts Recall of Kirkland Strawberries

A hepatitis A outbreak has prompted the recall of Kirkland Signature Frozen Organic Strawberries sold at Costco stores in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and two San Diego business centers, according to the FDA. The FDA recall states that the recall is "due to an outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses." The recalling firm is California Splendor, Inc. of San Diego, California. The recall notice states that hepatitis A has not been detected on this product, but the recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution. There is a hepatitis A outbreak on the FDA's CORE Outbreak Investigation Table, At least five people are sick in that outbreak. Traceback, sample collection, and analysis has begun in that investigation. We do not know if the outbreak mentioned in the recall notice is this … [Read more...]

Kettle Classic Clam Chowder Recalled For Foreign Material

Kettle Classic Clam Chowder with Uncured Bacon is being recalled because it may contain foreign material in the form of hard sharp opaque plastic pieces. This poses a choking and mouth injury hazard. No injuries or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this soup. The recalling firm is Ivar's Soup and Sauce Company of Mukilteo, Washington. About 14,968 sleeves are recalled. The recalled item is Ivar's Kettle Classic Clam Chowder with Uncured Bacon that was sold exclusively to Costco stores at the retail level in these states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Kettle Classic Clam Chowder is a refrigerated item and is packaged in two … [Read more...]

Which Stores Sold Peaches Recalled For Possible Salmonella Bacteria?

The latest outbreak in the U.S. and Canada linked to recalled Wawona peaches has sickened 101 people in both countries. Several recalls, including one secondary recall, have been issued in the U.S. and Canada. So which U.S. stores sold peaches recalled for possible Salmonella? And which brand names and products have been recalled? We have collected all of the recalls in the United States here in one place for your information. According to recalls posted at the FDA web site and on individual grocery chain web sites, the peaches were most likely sold at ALDI, Target, Walmart, Wegmans, Kroger, Jay-C, King Soopers, City Market, Fry's, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Smiths, Costco, Sam's Club, Hannaford, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop stores. For information on the peaches sold at … [Read more...]

Costco Recalls Red Onions and Products For Possible Salmonella

Costco recalls red onions and products made with those onions for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a Salmonella Newport outbreak that has sickened almost 400 people in the U.S., but no illnesses have been reported to Costco in association with these recalled products to date. The first recall is for 10 pound bags of Onions 52 Jumbo Yellow Onions, Hartley's Best label that were sold between May 1, 2020 and August 2, 2020 in the Northwest region, Los Angeles region, and select San Diego region locations in California, along with Colorado and Utah. The onions were shipped to Costco between May 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020. The second recall is for Onions 52 25-pound bag of Jumbo Red Onions, Hartley's Best label that were shipped between May 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, and sold … [Read more...]

More Frozen Berries Recalled For Hepatitis A; Townsend Farms, Costco

Townsend Farms has notified Costco that an FDA test found that a domestic conventional frozen blackberry product that was manufactured by Townsend Farms may be contaminated with hepatitis A.  The FDA issued a food safety alert about Kroger frozen blackberries and frozen berry medley for the same issue earlier this week. That alert has been updated with more information. Townsend Farms is the supplier for the Kroger frozen berry products and for the newly announced recalled product: frozen Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend product sold by Costco. The recalled frozen Kirkland Signature brand Three Berry Blend was sold from the Costco stores in San Diego and Los Angeles in California and in Hawaii. The berries were sold in a 4 pound bag. The best by dates range from February 16, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak in Washington Linked to Costco Cucumbers; Lawsuits Possible

A Salmonella outbreak in Washington state has been linked to Costco cucumbers that were sold in those stores in August and September, 2018. At least six people are sick in this outbreak. The outbreak notice did not state whether or not anyone has been hospitalized, the patient age range, or when the illnesses began. It also did not name the strain of Salmonella that has sickened people. The case count by county is: King (1), Snohomish (1), Thurston (1), Yakima (2), and Pierce (1). All were sickened with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria. Five of the six people sickened said they bought and ate Costco cucumbers English cucumbers from various stores in the state. These are English cucumbers that were sold in three-packs of individually wrapped cucumbers. If you purchased … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Service Deli at Costco in Issaquah, WA; Lawsuits Possible

A Salmonella outbreak is associated with the service deli at the Costco Wholesale Warehouse at 1801 10th Avenue North West in Issaquah, Washington, according to a press release issued by Seattle King County Health Department. At least seven people are sick in this outbreak. One person has been hospitalized. The service deli prepares and sells ready-to-eat foods, such as pork ribs, sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, wraps, mac and cheese, poke, shrimp cocktail, and cilantro lime shrimp. At this time, the source of the illnesses has not been identified. Everyone who was sick has since recovered. The outbreak was reported starting on August 28,. 2017. The strain of Salmonella bacteria is Salmonella I,4,[5], 12:i:-. DNA fingerprinting was performed on isolates taken from patients; all … [Read more...]

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