August 9, 2022

E. coli O121 Outbreak in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O121. Twelve confirmed cases of E. coli 0121 have been identified in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland. The cases all have a matching genetic fingerprint. Illness onset dates range from November to December 2016. Four people have been hospitalized. And officials do not know what caused the outbreak. The most common ways to contract an E. coli infection are by eating undercooked or raw ground meat, or by eating contaminated fruits and vegetables. You can also acquire this infection by petting animals, more specifically ruminant animals, which harbor the pathogenic bacteria in their intestines. The most recent E. coli O121 outbreak in the United States was the multistate outbreak linked to … [Read more...]

Strange Secondary Recall for Trout Made with General Mills Flour

A strange recall has been issued for trout filets that were apparently made with recalled General Mills flour. That flour was recalled this summer after at least 63 people in 24 states were sickened with E. coli O121 and O26 that were linked to that product. General Mills issued three different recalls over the summer, and five secondary recalls were issued from corporations that made products with the flour. The only retail facility to issue a recall is Schnucks. The FDA does not have any notice of this recall on their site as of October 10, 2016. A press release from Clear Spring Foods, issued on October 7, 2016 was published in EPR Retail News. That notice states that Sun-Dried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Trout was recalled because the flour used in the breading may be … [Read more...]

General Mills E. coli Flour Recall Roundup

The E. coli O121 and O26 outbreak linked to recalled General Mills flour has many people concerned. Since flour is such a ubiquitous product, any kitchen in the country could contain some flour that has been recalled. We have gathered all of the General Mills flour recalls and secondary recalls here so you can have one resource to make sure your kitchen is safe. We will keep this list updated. The first recall was issued on May 31, 2016. These are the products that were recalled at that time: Wondra flour was sold in 13.5 ounce containers with UPC 000-16000-18980 number and Better if Used by Dates 25FEB2017 thru 30MAR2017. The recalled Gold Medal All Purpose flour was sold in 2-pound packages with the UPC number 000-16000-10710 and  Better if Used by Dates 25MAY2017KC thru … [Read more...]

General Mills Flour Outbreak Now Includes Two Strains of E. coli

The General Mills flour E. coli outbreak now includes two strains of the bacteria: E coli O121 and E. coli O26.  Initially, only one strain, E. coli O121, was linked the outbreak, which now includes 46 cases in 21 states. But, whole genome sequencing  tests performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified the second strain. Like their better-known relative E.coli O157:H7,  E. coli O26 and E. coli O121 produce shiga toxins that can cause serious illness. In this outbreak, 13 people have been hospitalized and one of them has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, (HUS) a life-threatening complication of E. coli infections that leads to kidney failure. The new finding prompted General Mills to expand its recall of flours possibly contaminated with E. coli. On May 31, … [Read more...]

General Mills Flour E. coli O26 and O121 Outbreak Grows

The CDC has announced that the multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections linked to recalled General Mills flour has grown to include four more patients. Now 46 people in 21 states are sick. One person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) as a complication of their illness. General Mills has expanded its recall of flour products to include more production dates. To see all of the UPC numbers and "Better if Used by" dates of the recalled flour products and products containing the flour, please see "General Mills E. Coli Flour Roundup." The most recent illness started on June 25, 2016. An infection with another serotype of E. coli O26 has been added to the outbreak investigation. The Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) bacteria O26 was isolated from a … [Read more...]

Golden Dipt Jalapeño Breader Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

The CFIA is recalling Golden Dipt brand Jalapeño Breader in Canada because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121 bacteria. In the United States, the product was recalled because it was made using recalled General Mills flour. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Golden Dipt Jalapeño Breader in 4.54 kg packages. The codes on the product are 0414647003 and 0513647003 and the UPC number is 7 63089 72154 8. It was distributed in Alberta, possibly nationally, to hotels, restaurants, and institutions. Hotels, retailers, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or use this recalled product. Return it to the place of purchase or throw it away.   … [Read more...]

Marie Callender’s Cheese Biscuit Mix Recalled for Possible E. coli O121

International Commissary Corporation is voluntarily recalling Marie Callender's Cheese Biscuit Mix because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121. This product was made using recalled General Mills flour that is linked to a multistate food poisoning outbreak. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the Marie Callender's product. The recalled products are Marie Callender's 7 ounce and 14 ounce Cheese Biscuit Mix. the 7 ounce product has Best By dates of 3/22/17 and 5/17/17. The UPC number is 0-75968-14015-0 and Item number 14015D. It was sold in retail stores in Alabama, California, Washington, Utah, and Texas. The 14 ounce recalled product has a Best By date of 6/17/17 and the UPC number 0-75968-17011-9 and Item number 17011. It was sold only in retail stores in Stockton, … [Read more...]

Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader Product Recalled for Potential E. Coli

Kerry Inc., a food manufacturer based in Beloit, Wisconsin, has issued a recall for two lots of its Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader product, according to a news release issued today by the FDA. Kerry Inc. initiated the recall after it was notified by a supplier that two of the ingredients used in the product, a jalapeno nugget and a red bell pepper nugget, had been produced using flour from General Mills that was possibly contaminated with E.coil 0121. The two lot codes of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader that have been recalled are found on the product’s white, 10-pound bag, with UPC number 763089721548 and Item Number G5620.690. The two affected lot numbers, printed along the bottom of the product label, are: 0414647003 and 0513647003. Complete product photos may be accessed here. These … [Read more...]

Simmons NRTE Chicken Products Recalled for Possible E. coli O121

Simmons Prepared Foods of Arkansas is recalling 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready to eat (NRTE) chicken products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O121. These products were made with recalled flour from General Mills that is linked to a multistate outbreak. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. These items were distributed to Arkansas for institutional use. They include 30 pound net weight case count containers containing six, 5-pound bags in clear film of "Simmons Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters," with a case code 31473. The packaging code date is 6025, and the Use-by Date is 01/25/17. Also recalled is 30 pound net weight cases containing six, 5-pound bags in clear film of "Simmons Uncooked Chicken … [Read more...]

General Mills Recalls Two Flavors of Cake Mix for Possible Contamination

Two flavors of Betty Crocker Cake Mix are being recalled for possible E. coli O121 contamination. This is a secondary recall because the flour used to make this product was recalled and is linked to an E. coli O121 outbreak in the U.S. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to the cake mix. The two flavors include Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix. The UPC number is 000-16000-40997, and the Better if Used by Dates are 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, and 25MAY2017. The second product recalled is Betty Crockpot Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix. The UPC number for that product is 000-16000-40987 and the Better if Used by Dates are 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, and … [Read more...]

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