April 19, 2024

Charcuterie Salmonella Outbreak Grows to 47 Sick in 22 States

The charcuterie Salmonella outbreak has grown to include 47 patients in 22 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ten people have been hospitalized because they are so ill. That is an increase of eight more states, 23 new patients, and five new hospitalizations since the original notice of the outbreak was issued on January 5, 2024. The case count by state is: Arizona (2), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), Idaho (1), Illinois (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (3), New Jersey (1), New York (4), Ohio (11), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (3), Texas (3), Utah (1), Vermont (1), Virginia (1), Washington (5), and Wisconsin (2). The patient age range is from one to 91 years. Illness onset dates range from November … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert Issued For More Ready to Eat Charcuterie

A public health alert has been issued for more ready to eat charcuterie that was sold at Costco and Sam's Club, according to the USDA. The brands include Fratelli Beretta and Busseto. A recall was not issued because the products are no longer for sale at those stores. In the previous recall, only Sam's Club was mentioned as a store that sold these products. And the Fratelli Beretta brand of antipasto is mentioned for the first time in this notice. The Fratelli Beretta Antipasto Gran Beretta was sold at Costco in a 24 ounce twin-pack (two 12 ounce trays). The Busseto Charcuterie Sampler was sold at Sam's Club in an 18 ounce twin-pack (two 9 ounce trays). All lot codes of these products are included in this alert. These items have the establishment numbers EST. 7543B or EST. 47967 … [Read more...]

Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham Recalled For Listeria

Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham sold at Costco stores is under a public health alert for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination according to the USDA. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer in commerce. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received by the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Sunnyvale Smoked Meats Inc. The recalled product was sold only in the Northern California/Bay Area and in western Nevada at Costco stores. The ham was produced on September 25, 2023. The recalled item is Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham, Natural Juices Boneless Smoked Half Ham. The ham was available for purchase between September 26 and September 29, 2023. The average weight is 4 … [Read more...]

Organic Butternut Squash at Costco Recalled For Possible E. coli

Organic Butternut Squash sold at certain Costco stores in four states is being recalled for possible E. coli O45 contamination, according to a notice issued by Safeway Fresh Foods. Anyone who eats this product if it isn't thoroughly cooked could get sick. The recall notice did not say whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Safeway Fresh Foods of Vineland, New Jersey. The FDA has just published the recall on their web site.   The product with this specific date code was sold only in Costco stores that are located in these cities: Washington DC; Gaithersburg, Frederick, Columbia, Wheaton, and Owings Mills in Maryland; Robinson and Homestead in Pennsylvania; and Fairfax, Sterling, Pentagon City, Leesburg, … [Read more...]

FDA Updates Strawberry Hepatitis A Outbreak With New Recall

The FDA updates strawberry Hepatitis A outbreak information with the new recall for Wawona Frozen Foods Organic Daybreak Blend mix sold at Costco stores. The recall is for that product sold in these states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington. The case count remains the same: California (2), Oregon (1), and Washington (6). Illness onset dates range from November 24, 2022 to April 12, 2023, and the patient age range is from 38 to 64. Three people have been hospitalized. The Organic Daybreak Blend is packaged in 4 pound bags and has best by dates of 9/23/2023, 9/29/2023, 9/30/2023, and 10/18/2023 with corresponding lot numbers. Other recalled products include brands California Splendor that supplied Costco stores, Scenic Fruit that supplied Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital … [Read more...]

Wawona Organic Daybreak Blend Recalled For Hepatitis A

Wawona Organic Daybreak Blend sold at certain Costco stores is being recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination in the strawberries in that product. Hepstitia A has not been detected in the product, and there are no illnesses associated with the consumption of this item. Still, Costco is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. The recalling firm is Wawona Frozen Foods. There is a hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen organic strawberries that has sickened at least nine people in three states. Several other brands of frozen organic strawberries have been recalled. The recalled product is Wawona Frozen Foods Organic Daybreak Blend that is packaged in a 4 pound white bag with a picture of strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, and peaches on the front. The item number … [Read more...]

History of Hepatitis A Outbreaks Linked to Berries is Long

The history of hepatitis A outbreaks linked to berries is long. The current outbreakĀ that has sickened at least five people in Washington state is linked to frozen organic strawberries branded Kirkland Signature, and Scenic Fruit Company strawberries that were sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, and other stores. Those products have been recalled. In 2019, the FDA launched a program to sample berries for both hepatitis A and norovirus in the wake of three hepatitis A outbreaks from 1997 to 2017 that sickened hundreds of people. Since then there have been two outbreaks linked to berries, one last year and the new outbreak. In 2013, there was a hepatitis A outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen mixed berries. There were at least 162 people in 10 states … [Read more...]

Which Brands of Frozen Strawberries Are Recalled For Hepatitis?

Which brands of frozen strawberries are being recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination? There is a hepatitis A outbreak linked to these products that has sickened at least five people in Washington state. The newest recall is for Great Value and Radar Farms products sold at Walmart, Costco, and HEB stores. You can see the recalled products along with their lot code/best by date pairs here. Made-With Foods Frozen Strawberries that were sold in 10 ounce packages at Meijer Market Format locations only are recalled. The UPC number for this product is 8-14343-02139-0, and the use by date on the package is 11/20/2024. California Splendor is recalling Kirkland Signature Frozen Organic Whole Strawberries in 4 pound packages that were sold at Costco stores in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

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 FruitĀ 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...]

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