July 22, 2017

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...]

FDA Shuts Down Dixie Dew Products after E. coli O157:H7 HUS Outbreak

The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to recalled I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products has sickened 29 people in 12 states, some very seriously. Nine of those people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. And twelve patients have been hospitalized because they are so sick. The question many families are asking is: where did that pathogenic bacteria come from? We now know the answer to that question. The FDA has shut down Dixie Dew Product's food facility registration as of March 27, 2017. That company is located in Erlanger, Kentucky. The FDA inspected the Dixie Dew facility between March 3 and March 15, 2017. During FDA's inspection, the investigators "observed grossly insanitary conditions that cause your firm's soy nut butter products to be adulterated … [Read more...]

Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bar Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

Pro Sports Club of Bellevue, Washington is recalling 36,957 Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bars because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is being issued because an ingredient used to make the bar was recalled by The Soy Nut Butter Company. Products made by that company are linked to a national E. coli O157:H7 - HUS outbreak. Lawsuits have been filed in that outbreak. The recalled product is 20/20 Life Styles Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bar with lot code B.B. 22JUL17 (means by July 22, 2017), net weight 2 ounces, with UPC number 78571 00052. The Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bar was sold directly to clients at the PRO Sports facilities in Washington  in Bellevue, Redmond and Seattle, between August 8, 2016 and March 10, 2017. The … [Read more...]

Seven People Now Have E. coli at Montessori of Alameda in Oregon

According to the Multnomah County Health Department, seven people have now been sickened by E. coli bacteria at Montessori of Alameda preschool in Portland, Oregon. Six of the patients are children and one is an adult. All of the cases have occurred in one classroom. Four of the seven patients have lab confirmed E. coli O157:H7 infections. Two of the cases genetically match the E. coli O157:H7 strain from the national, multi-state I. M. Healthy SoyNut Butter outbreak. Three patients have Shiga toxin-producting E. coli infections, but those infections have not been subtype. The Multnomah County Health Department has been investigating this outbreak since March 7, 2017. The CDC's page on this investigation into this outbreak has not been updated since March 13, 2017. The national … [Read more...]

I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter E. coli Recalls Expands in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is expanding the recall of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. There are no illnesses linked to this product in Canada, but an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in the U.S. linked to these products has sickened at least 16 people. The same products are recalled, but additional UPC numbers have been added. All products are in 425 gram containers, and all codes of these products are recalled. They include Creamy SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 94020 0, Chunky SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 95020 9, Unsweetened SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 96020 8, Honey SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 97020 7, and Chocolate SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 98020 6. If you purchased any of … [Read more...]

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