December 15, 2017

Ground Lean Veal Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli O157:H7

Vantage Foods in Canada is recalling ground lean veal from the market because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The meat was sold in Food Basics supermarket locations in Ontario. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled food is Ground Lean Veal in variable size packages. There is no brand name on the product because it was prepared for Food Basics. The UPC number starts with 0 226811, and the code on the meat is Best Before 2017NO04. Officials are concerned that this product may be frozen in consumers' freezers. Check to see if you have it. If you aren't sure, check with your retailer. If you do have this product in your home, do not eat it, even if you are going to cook it. Raw meat can cross-contaminate utensils … [Read more...]

Haig’s Delicacies Recalls Taboule Salad for E. coli O157:H7

Haig's Delicacies of Hayward, CA is recalling 342 cases of Taboule Salad because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. This product was distributed in California through retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The Taboule salad was packaged in a 10 ounce plastic tub with UPC number 7-08756-77055-9, as well as a 3-unit multi pack with UPC number 7-08756-37055-1, and a 6-pound bulk foodservice bag with UPC number 7-08756-77077-1. The lot number is 17298 and the products have an expiration date of 11/16/17. Routine testing by the company found the presence of E. coli O157:H7. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container or a double bagged package, or take it back to the place of purchase … [Read more...]

Mechanically Tenderized Steak Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Vantage Foods are recalling some mechanically tenderized steak for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This type of steak has been injected with needles or blades to break up connective tissue, or has been injected with a marinade or tenderizer. This action can force pathogenic bacteria from the surface of the steak to the interior. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Food Basics brand name. They are Mechanically Tenderized Hip Steak in variable sizes, with best before 2017OC17 and UPC number starting with 0 211030. The other recalled products is Mechanically Tenderized Steak FP in variable sizes, with best before 2017OC17 and UPC number starting with 0 224015. These steaks were sold … [Read more...]

Thompson’s Ground Beef Recalled for Possible E. coli O157:H7

Clair D. Thompson & Sons of Pennsylvania is recalling about 700 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. These items were shipped to institutions in New York and Pennsylvania. They were produced and packaged on September 27-28, 2017 and October 2, 2017. The recalled items are 5 pound plastic. bags of "Thompson's Ground Beef," and 10 pound plastic bags of "Thompson's Ground Beef. They have the establishment number "EST. 9681" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The firm was notified on October 2, 2017 that their sample of ground beef had tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria by a third party lab. If you bought these products, do not use them. Throw them away in a … [Read more...]

Creation Gardens Recalls Beef for Possible E. coli O157:H7

Creation Gardens of Kentucky is recalling 22,832 pounds of raw ground beef and beef primal cut products for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. There have been no reports of illness received to date in connection with this issue. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package sizes and product codes, at the USDA web site. They include 80/20 coarse ground beef, Angus 4-1 beef patties, BFresh Beef Slider, Black Hawk Beef Patties, and 75/25 ground beef, among others. They have the establishment number "EST. 7914" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to food service locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The problem was discovered on June 5, 2017 when plant management notified FSIS in-plant inspection personnel of two … [Read more...]

Recall of Longo’s Ground Meat for E. coli Updated in Canada

Longo Brothers Fruit Market and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are updating the recall of ground meat products for E. coli O157:H7.  Additional product information is being added to the recall. You can see the long list of recalled products at the CFIA web site, including package sizes, UPC numbers, and codes on the products.  Twenty-seven products are being recalled, including Lean Ground Beef, Longo's Meat and Mozzarella Beef Cheese Stuffed Peppers, Ontario Lean Ground Veal, Value Pack Lean C.A.B. Ground Beef, VG Ontario Angus All Beef Lean Patties, and VG Ontario Angus All Beef Meatloaf, among others. If you purchased these products, do not eat them, even if you plan to cook them thoroughly. Throw them away in a sealed container or take them back to the store where you bought … [Read more...]

Baraka Bakery Recalls Halal Ground Beef for Possible E. coli O157:H7

Baraka Bakery and Grocery in Nashville, Tennessee, is recalling an undetermined amount of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses received to date in connection with this problem. The ground beef was sold to consumers from the firm's retail location in Tennessee. The Halal ground beef items were processed and packaged on dates from April 19, 2017 through April 26, 2017. The beef is butcher ground to order "Halal Ground Beef." If you purchased this product, do not eat it even if you are going to cook it thoroughly. FSIS is concerned that some of the product may be frozen in consumers' freezers. Throw it away in a sealed container, or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full … [Read more...]

Recall of Longo’s Meat Products for E. coli O157:H7 Updated

The food recall warning issued on April 21, 2017 in Canada for possible E. coli O157:H7 in Longo's meat products has been updated to include more products. Now, more than ground veal is being recalled. The products were sold from the Longo Brothers Fruit Market located at 5636 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package sizes, codes on the product, and UPC numbers at the CFIA web site. The newly recalled products include Ground Beef, Extra Lean Ground Beef, Medium Ground Beef, All Beef Lean Patties, All Beef Meatballs, and All Beef Meatloaf, among others. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them, even if you are going to cook them thoroughly. Cross-contamination between raw meat and other foods is a real … [Read more...]

Recall of Longo’s Ground Veal for E. coli O157:H7 in Canada

The CFIA and Longo Brothers Fruit Markets are recalling Ontario Lean Ground Veal for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. It was sold from the Longo Brothers Fruit Market at 5636 Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga, Ontario. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Longo's brand Ontario Lean Ground Veal in various sizes. The code on the product is Best Before 17 AL 19 and the UPC number starts with 203436. Food that is contaminated with E. coli bacteria will not look, smell, or taste spoiled, but it can make you sick, especially if the meat is not cooked to 165°F. Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramps, watery and bloody diarrhea, and a mild fever. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you are … [Read more...]

Rep. DeLauro Applauds FDA for Closing Dixie Dew Products

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is applauding the FDA for closing the Dixie Dew Products processing plant, which is the contract manufacturer for The SoyNut Butter Company. I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products, made by The SoyNut Butter Company, are linked to an E. coli O157:H7 HUS outbreak that has sickened at least 29 people in 12 states. The FDA's investigations at the plant in Erlanger, Kentucky revealed that food safety violations at that facility go back at least 15 years. Some violations included broken temperature control equipment, an infestation of flies and larva, production machines that have not been cleaned since 2015, and no hot water in hand-washing sinks for the last two years. DeLauro said in a statement, "Dixie Dew’s gross negligence is sickening dozens of … [Read more...]

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