August 14, 2020

Secondary Salmonella Onion Recalls: Salsa, Dips, and Stir Fries

The Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to red onions has sickened at least 640 people in 43 states and 239 people in Canada. Now there are secondary Salmonella onion recalls for products such as salsa, dips, and stir fry ingredients. We are keeping a running list of the onion recalls; now this list will help you keep track of recalled products made with those onions. Most, if not all, of these products were made with red onions, which are typically used raw because they are sweeter than regular onions. But yellow and white onions are also recalled simply because of the potential for cross-contamination. Onions are harvested and mixed together during transport and processing. The original recall was for Thomson International red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions that was … [Read more...]

Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa and Radish Recalled For Salmonella

Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa and Radish is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. This item was sold in Ontario at the retail level. There have been no  illnesses reported that are associated with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa & Radish, sold in 100 gram packages. The UPC number on the label is 0 57621 13512 3, and the code is BBAUG11. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed package in a secure garbage can with a tight lid, or take it back to the store where you found it for a full refund. It would be a good idea to clean the area where you stored this product with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria. Use 1 tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of … [Read more...]

Mr. Wok Foods Recalled For Five Undeclared Allergens

About 200,000 pounds of Mr. Wok Foods are being recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergens. The allergens that these products may contain include milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, and/or oysters. The products also may contain MSG, sesame products, or sulfites that are not declared on the labels. That means that anyone who  is allergic to or sensitive to these ingredients, as well as people who are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, may have a serious reaction if they eat these products. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. The frozen meat and poultry items were produced from August 6, 2019 through August 6, 2020. A spreadsheet that contains the list of recalled products is available at the USDA web site. Some of … [Read more...]

Murray’s Cheese Dips Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Murray's Cheese Dips and other dips sold at Fred Meyers, Frys, and Kroger stores, are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination because they may have been made with Onions 52 red, yellow, and white onions from Thomson International. There is a multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to Thomson International onions, but each of the following five recall notices states, "No customer illnesses have been confirmed to date." These are the recalls that are listed at the FDA web site. These stores are in the Kroger family. The brand names of the recalled dips are Murray's, Jarlsberg, and Deli. Fry's Food stores sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 Fred Meyer stores sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 Kroger stores sold between May 15, 2020 and … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Blue Grass Smoked Sausages For Listeria

A public health alert has been issued by the USDA for Blue Grass smoked sausage products that were sold under various brand names because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. A recall has not been requested because all products are most likely no longer available in stores, and are past their use by or freeze by date. This does mean, however, that some of these products could be in consumers' home freezers. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat products. The ready-to-eat smoked sausage items were produced on April 22, 2020. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the USDA web site. The recalled items are: 14 ounce plastic packages containing 6 pieces of “BLUE GRASS METTWURST,” with a use or freeze by date of July 23, … [Read more...]

Golden Turmeric Tahini Recalled For Undeclared Soy

Haven's Kitchen is recalling Golden Turmeric Tahini because it may contain Gingery Miso sauce which contains soy, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to soy could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled product is Haven's Kitchen Golden Turmeric Tahini with the UPC number 8-18758-02011-5. The expiration date on the label is 10/23/20 and the lot code is 1770. It is packaged in 5 ounce pouches. This recall is only for this singular lot code and date code. No other sauces are affected by this recall. The recall was started after the company discovered that pouches labeled Golden Turmeric Tahini were filled … [Read more...]

Kirkland Frozen Cooked Shrimp Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Kader Exports is recalling Kirkland Frozen Cooked Shrimp, along with other brands such as Aqua Star, Censea, Fresh Market, Tops, ellsley Farms, and Unistar, for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of any illnesses to date associated with this recall. Frozen cooked shrimp imported by Kader Experts was tested by the FDA and found to contain Salmonella. The recall notice states, "Kader Exports did not distribute and have agreed to voluntarily destroy cooked shrimp found violative. The probable root cause for this recall is cross contamination. The company has eliminated the source of contamination and preventive steps were taken. Based on known consumption patterns it is believed most if not all the distributed products have been consumed, and any remaining … [Read more...]

Saddlin’ Up Salsa Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Spokane Product, Inc. of Spokane, Washington is voluntarily recalling several sizes Saddlin' Up Salsa and Salsa Verde for possible Salmonella contamination. These products were made with onions produced by Thomson International, whose onions are linked to a multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak. No illnesses have been reported in association to date with these specific salsa products. These items were distributed in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington and reached consumers through retirement stores. They were distributed from May 13, 2020 to August 10, 2020. No other Spokane Produce's products are affected by this recall. The recalled items include these Saddlin' Up Salsas brands: Hot, sold in 15 ounce containers with item number 83260 and best by date 8/16/2020; Medium, sold in … [Read more...]

FDA Updates Red Onion Salmonella Outbreak Recall Information

The FDA is updating the red onion Salmonella outbreak recall information, since several companies and brands have recalled red, yellow, white, and sweet onions in association with this outbreak. Not all brands or companies have sold onions that are linked to the outbreak. The traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, California as a likely source of potentially contaminated red onions. The case count remains the same, with 640 people sick in 43 states. Eighty-five people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. The case count by state is: Alaska (6), Alabama (1), Arizona (14), California (76), Colorado (14), Connecticut (2), Delaware (1), Florida (3), Georgia (1), Idaho (26), Illinois (41), Indiana (2), Iowa (20), … [Read more...]

Pacific Gold Red Onions and Yellow Onions Recalled For Salmonella

Pacific Gold Red Onions and Yellow Onions are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to Thomson International and other  brands of red onions, but Progressive Produce, the company that produces the Pacific Gold brand of onions, has not received any reports of illnesses to date associated with these recalled items. The recalled onions were sold on the West Coast, at Trader Joe's (conventional red onions were sold sold in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah stores), and Ralph's (conventional yellow onions sold only in California stores). The onions were sold loose in bulk bins. The red onions have a PLU sticker with the brand name Pacific Gold. No other Progressive Produce onions or other products are affected by … [Read more...]

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