November 19, 2019

Circle A, Clarks, Southeast Protein Ground Beef Recalled For E. coli O157:H7

Pride of Florida is recalling about 64,797 pounds of raw ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The brands are Circle A, Clarks, Southeast Protein Purveyor. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to the consumption of these products. These items were produced on dates ranging from September 23, 2019 to October 10, 2019. They include: 24-lb. Case containing 1-lb chubs of “CIRCLE A BRAND 85-15 LEAN GROUND BEEF” with pack date Oct. 8, 2019; package code of Oct. 8. 2020 and case code of 1-86407-30002-5. 24-lb. Case containing 1-lb chubs of “CIRCLE A BRAND 80/20 GROUND BEEF” with pack dates 9-26-19, 9-27-19, 9-30-19; package codes of Sept. 26, 2020, Sept. 27, 2020, Sept. 30, 2020; and case code of FG-8020-24-1. 12-lb. Case … [Read more...]

Huge Recall of Beef in Canada For Possible E. coli O157:H7

A huge recall of beef in Canada has been going on since September 30, 2019. All in all, there have been 19 separate recalls and recall updates issued since that date so far. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these recalls. This recall has reached into the U.S. as well, with the USDA issuing a public safety alert. The recalls, which were triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Ageny's inspection activities, include: Recall of Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill ground veal on September 26, 2019. Ryding-Regency Meat Packers recalled raw beef and raw veal products on October 1, 2019. those products include skirt steak, rib eye, bead roast, and flank steak, among others. This recall prompted a USDA public health alert for Ryding-Regency products in America on … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Products Recalled For Possible E. coli O157:H7

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for imported raw non-intact ground beef products (made with ground beef) for possible E. coli O157:H7. There is a huge beef and veal recall in Canada for products contaminated with that pathogen. Canada is the recalling authority, but FSIS is "amplifying the recall." These products were produce and exported by Ryding-Regency Meat Packers in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that several shipments that were include in a serious of recalls in Canada have been exported to the U.S. Imported beef manufacturing trimmings produced on May 27 and 30, 2019 were used in the U.S. to make other beef products that were sold to the consumer at the retail level. While the retail companies that made … [Read more...]

Two Meat Product Brands Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli

Two meat brand products, Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill brand Regular Ground Veal, and Ryding-Regency Meat Packers brand beef and veal products, are being recalled in Canada for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. No illnesses have been reported to these companies to date in either recall. The first recalled product is Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill regular ground veal, for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. It was sold in Ontario at the retail level in variable size packaging. The UPC number of the recalled product starts with 0201111. It was sold from June 15, 2019 to June 17, 2019, inclusively at Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill located at 61 Signet Drive in Toronto, Ontario. The second group of recalled products are three types of meats from … [Read more...]

Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill Veal Recalled For E. coli O157:H7

Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill is recalling their regular ground veal sold at their store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This product was distributed at the retail level. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill regular ground veal, package din variable size packages. The UPC number on the product starts with 0201111, and the recalled meat was sold from June 15, 2019 to June 17, 2019 inclusively. It was sold at Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill at 61 Signet Drive in Toronto, Ontario. The recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspection activities. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may … [Read more...]

It’s State Fair Time! Watch Out for E. Coli …

It's state fair time! State fairs around the country are in full swing. Some have ended, and some have yet to begin. These gatherings are celebrations of the harvest and of the hard work of farmers. But in the past, these fairs and other late summer and early fall gatherings have been the source of dangerous E. coli outbreaks. This year, an E. coli O157 outbreak at the Minnesota State Fair has sickened 11 people, hospitalizing six. One person has developed HUS. Most of the patients visited the Miracle of Birth exhibit, and had contact with ruminant animals. Earlier this year, a deadly E. coli outbreak at the San Diego County Fair sickened 10 people. Three people were hospitalized and one 2-year-old died. In 2014, an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to the traveling Zerebko Zoo … [Read more...]

Kroger Recalls Steaks and Ground Beef For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Kroger is recalling steaks and ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. These products were sold from April 23 though June 7, 2019. This recall has not yet been posted on the USDA website. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to the consumption of these products. The recalled items list is difficult to read. The recalled products are bone-in ribeye steaks, boneless ribeye steaks, and in-store produced ground beef with two labels only. The labels read "Beef Ground ST FP #1321, and "Beef Ground ST 1# #1626." The list is: BF CH RIBYE STK 2PK BI, 1 RW; CH BF RIBEYE BL FP, **1844; BF SHRT RIBS BL, **7166; BF CH RIBEYE STK BL, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE STK 2PK BL, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE RST BI, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE RST BL, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE STK FP BI, 1 RW; BF CH RIBYE STK FP … [Read more...]

Aurora Packing Recalls Beef For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Aurora Packing of North Aurora, Illinois is recalling about 62,112 pounds of raw beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses due to the consumption of these products. The Aurora Packing raw beef products were packaged on April 19, 2019. FSIS has posted a list of products that are recalled. They include Angus Chuck Tenders, Beef Neck Bones, Chuck Arm, Chuck Flap Meat, Short Rib, Ribeye, Skirt, and Back Rib, among other. The codes on the product are also included on that list. These products all have the establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These beef products were shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing. The possible contamination was discovered during traceback … [Read more...]

Foodborne Illnesses Increased in 2018 Compared to 2015-2017

Foodborne illnesses increased in 2018 compared to the period of 2015-2017, according to a new report by the Center for Disease Control for its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report for the week of April 26, 2019. The report states that this increase may are partially attributable to increased culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs). CIDT identifies pathogens that were not routinely detected by other methods. During 2018, FoodNet identified 25,606 infections, 5,893 hospitalizations, and 120 deaths. The incidence of cyclospora infections increased "markedly," in 2018 because there were several large outbreaks associated with produce. And the number of illnesses caused by Campylobacter and Salmonella remain high. FoodNet surveils the population for lab-diagnosed infections … [Read more...]

Anatomy of an E. coli Outbreak Investigation

With the recent E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, and the current outbreak of E. coli O103 infections that have sickened dozens in the southern United States, we wondered how investigators solve these disasters. It's a tribute to public health officials that many outbreaks are solved, and the responsible foods or food safety lapses are identified. Outbreaks that happen at restaurants and gatherings are investigated differently from outbreaks that are linked to specific contaminated foods, such as the Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota linked to unpasteurized cheese because many more variables are in play. I attended a webinar sponsored by Fight Bac! and the Partnership for Food Safety Education in 2013. Bill Wharton of the Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County in … [Read more...]

Report Your Food Poisoning Case
[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
×
×

Home About Site Map Contact Us Sponsored by Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a Minneapolis, MN law firm that helps food poisoning victims nationally.