June 18, 2019

Rad Cat Raw Diet Pet Foods Lots Recalled for Possible Listeria and E. coli O121 Contamination

Radagast Pet Food of Portland, Oregon is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe pet food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Also recalled is one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because it may be contaminated with E coli O121. The risk to humans is that people handing these products could ingest these pathogenic bacteria if they don't wash their hands after handling these products. And animals eating these pet foods could get sick or become carriers, and pass the bacteria on to people. Listeria monocytogenes can sicken pets, with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, fever, weight loss and muscular or respiratory problems. E. coli O121 is not known to cause illness in cats, but there is zero tolerance for … [Read more...]

E. coli HUS Outbreak Linked to General Mills Flour Highlights Risk of Raw Flour

Consumption of raw flour can lead to E. coli HUS infections, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, titled "Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) Infections Associated with Flour," looks at the 2016 outbreak linked to recalled General Mills flour. That outbreak was caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O21 and O26 bacteria. The CDC investigation ended on September 29, 2016 and stated that "Although the outbreak investigation is over, illnesses are expected to continue for some time. The recalled flour and flour products have long shelf lives and may still be in people's homes. Consumers who don't know about the recalls could continue to eat the products and get sick." At least 63 people in 24 states were infected with the outbreak … [Read more...]

MMWR Covers Canadian Flour E. coli O121 Outbreak

The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for the week of July 78, 2017 has a report about the outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121 infections in Canada that were associated with flour. That outbreak sickened at least 30 people. Patients affected in this outbreak lived in three provinces when the illnesses were first discovered. PulseNet Canada identified a cluster of six E. coli non-O157 isolates with a matching PFGE pattern on December 29, 2016. An investigation was launched in January 2017. Patient illness onset dates ranged from November 2016 to April 2017. As of May 23, 2017, a total of 29 cases were identified in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. Eight patients were hospitalized, and one developed … [Read more...]

More Pie and Tart Shells Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling more pie shells and tart shells for possible E. coli O121 contamination. Both of the recalls cover these products sold in Ontario. The first is an update of a recall issued on June 23, 2017. You can see the long list of recalled products, with the brand name, common name, size, product codes, UPC numbers, product photos, and where they were sold at the CFIA web site. Brand include Schnurr's and HomeStyle Flavours, The second recall updates the information in the updated recall and includes more brand names, including Apple Valley, Cloverleaf Farms Food, Remark Fresh Markets, Schmidt's Bulk Pantry, and Wallenstein. If you purchased these products, do not eat them even if you plan to bake them. Throw them away in a double bagged … [Read more...]

Recall of Pie and Tart Shells in Canada for E. coli O121 Updated

The food recall warnings for pie and tart shells in Canada for possible E. coli O121 contamination has been updated. There have been many recalls for different brands of these types of products since April 20017. No illnesses have been reported with the consumption of these specific products, but there is an E. coli outbreak in Canada associated with recalled flour. The recalled items are from Harlan Bakeries - Edmonton. They were sold nationally at the retail level. They include sweetened tart shells in 570 gram packages, with best before dates 2017 DE 21 and 2017 DE 23. The UPC number is 0 60383 10429 0. Also recalled is Great Value brand Deep Dish Pie Shells in 380 gram packages. The code on that product is best before 2017 DE 23 and the UPC number is 6 28915 08589 1. Finally, Great … [Read more...]

Smucker Foods of Canada Recalls Flour for E. coli O121

Smucker Foods of Canada is voluntarily recalling some production codes of Golden Temple, Swad, and Maya flour products sold in the U.S. for possible E. coli O121 contamination. These products were made by Ardent Mills in Saskatchewan, Canada. The products are all packaged in 20 pound paper bags and were distributed nationwide to 19 distributors and two small retailers. There are no reported illnesses associated with the U.S. product recall. There is an E. coli O121 outbreak in Canada that is associated with some flours produced by Ardent Mills. The recalled products include Maya Durum Wheat Atta Flour with UPC number 0 20843 10001 9 and lot codes 6 286 548 and 6 287 548; Swad Durum Atta Flour Chappati Flour with UPC number 0 51179 16030 9 and lot codes 6 294 … [Read more...]

More Info on Ardent Mills Flour Recall for E. coli in Canada

The food recall warning issued on May 11, 2017 in Canada for E. coli O121 in Ardent Mills flour has been updated. While there is an E. coli outbreak in Canada associated with flour, there are no confirmed illnesses associated with the products named in this recall. You can see the long list of products, the brand name, package size, codes on the product, UPC numbers, and photos at the CFIA web site. Brand names included in this recall are Creative Baker, Brodie, Golden Temple, Robin Hood, and Purity. If you purchased any of these products, do not use them even if they are going to be baked. Throw away the flour or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. … [Read more...]

New E. coli Outbreak in Canada Associated with Flour

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has issued an alert about a new outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with flour. Six people in that province were infected with the same strain of E. coli O121 between February and April, 2017. A sample of flour from one of the ill person's home was tested by the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory. The flour tested positive for the same strain of E. coli O121 in all the illnesses. Public health officials do not know if all of the patients consumed the same flour. But the BCCDC is recommending that all consumers throw away Rogers all-purpose flour in a 10 kg bag with lot number MFD 17 JAN 19 C. this flour was sold at Costco in British Columbia beginning January 2017. This outbreak is happening at the same time as a national … [Read more...]

More Pie and Tart Shells Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

More pie and tart shells are being recalled in Canada for possible E. coli O121 contamination. This recall is related to the recall of flour for this bacteria. There are illnesses associated with flour, but there are no confirmed illnesses associated with the products in this particular recall. These products were sold in Ontario at the retail level. They include Briwood Farm Market 10" pie shells in 2 pieces, sold from March 22, 2017 through April 28, 2017, sold from Briwood Farm Market at 1030 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. Also recalled is Lynn's Bakery & Deli 2" unsweetened tart shells, sold from December 23, 2016 through April 27, 2017, sold from Lynn's Bakery & Deli at 2190 Dundas Street in London, Ontario. Unsweetened 2" tart shells prepared for Apple Valley Foods … [Read more...]

Mom’s Pantry Products Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli O121

The food recall warning issued on April 25, 2017 in Canada has been updated to include additional product information. Mom's Pantry tart shells and pie lids are being recalled for possible E. coli O121 contamination. This is associated with the flour recall in Canada for E. coli O121. There have been illnesses reported that are associated with flour, but there are no confirmed illnesses associated with these particular recalled products. The recalled products are Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 3" unsweetened tart shells in 90 x 19 gram packages. All units sold from December 1, 2016 up to and including April 28, 2017 are included in this recall. There is no UPC number. Also recalled is Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 9" unbaked pie lids in 15 x 142 gram packages. All units sold from … [Read more...]

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