October 20, 2016

National Meat and Provisions Recalls Products for E. coli O26

National Meat and Provisions of Louisiana is recalling 2,349 pounds of beef and veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26. There have been no confirmed reports of illness linked to the consumption of these products. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with package sizes, pack dates, lot numbers, and case codes at the USDA web site. These items were sold to a distributor, as well as hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Louisiana. Some of the products recalled are beef ground chuck, beef cube steak, cubed veal sirloin, ground chuck brisket burger, and beef ground burger blend. The products were produced and packaged on September 14 and 15, 2016. They have the establishment number "EST. M-22022" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The problem was … [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...]

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