June 21, 2024

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to “Highly Contaminated” Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe tied to a Salmonella outbreak that has caused hundreds of illnesses and eight deaths in the U.S. and Canada is likely "very highly contaminated," April Hexemer, an epidemiologist and director of outbreak management with the Public Health Agency Canada told CBC News this week. Cross-Contamination Risk In addition to causing severe illness, highly contaminated food also poses a major risk of cross-contaminating other foods and surfaces. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is one of the state agencies working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a "traceback" investigation tracing back the melons' journey from store shelves to fields where they were grown. Minnesota is one of two states where fatalities have been reported in this outbreak. Oregon is the … [Read more...]

GHGA Updates Recall of Cut Cantaloupe For Possible Salmonella

GHGA is updating their recall of cut cantaloupe products to include product photos and to remove Florida from the Sprouts stores and to remove Alabama. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these specific items as of November 29, 2023. The recalling firm is GHGA of Conley, Georgia. The whole fruits that were used to make these products are linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site. All GHGA fresh cut fruit products associated with the recalled Trufresh cantaloupe have expired. But some people may have frozen these products. If you did, do not eat them. The cut fruit products were distributed to Kroger stores … [Read more...]

GHGA Recalls Cantaloupe Products For Possible Salmonella

GHGA recalls cantaloupe products for possible Salmonella contamination. They contain recalled Trufresh cantaloupe that are linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in the U.S. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these specific products. The recalling firm is GHGA LLC of Conley, Georgia. All of the GHGA fresh cut fruit products that contain the recalled cantaloupe have expired, but consumers may have frozen them for later consumption. If you did buy these products and froze them, discard them immediately. The fresh cut fruit products were sold through Kroger stores in Alabama and Georgia; Sprouts stores in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; and Trader Joe’s retail stores … [Read more...]

Where was Jif Peanut Butter Recalled For Salmonella Sold?

Where was Jif peanut butter that is recalled for potential Salmonella contamination sold? Some of these products are linked to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that has sickened at last 14 people in 12 states. The FDA recall notice stated that the peanut butter was sold nationally at the retail level. But knowing which particular stores sold these products is helpful. None of these products purchased from the stores have been specifically linked to the outbreak. Where Was Jif Peanut Butter Sold? According to store recall pages, the recalled peanut butter was sold at these grocery store chains. Please note that not all of the recalled products were necessarily sold at all of these stores. Check the specific recall notice for more information. The recalled peanut butter has the … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Kroger Ground Beef For E. coli O26

A public health alert for Kroger ground beef and other brands of ground beef has been issued by the USDA because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O26. A recall was not requested beaus the government thinks that these products are no longer available for consumers to purchase. The problem was discovered when a consumer submitted a retail package of ground beef that was produced by Empire Packing to a third-party lab for analysis. The consumer allegedly got sick but did not get tested for E. coli. The laboratory confirmed that the ground beef sample was positive for E. coli O26. These ground beef items were produced on December 16 and 17, 2021. You can see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site. They include: 1 pound foam trays containing “ALL NATURAL … [Read more...]

Interstate Meat Retail Distribution List For Ground Beef Recall Released

The Interstate Meat retail distribution list for ground beef recalled for possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7 has been released by the USDA. About 28,000 pounds of the ground beef has been recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The company is located in Clackamas, Oregon. The ground beef has the establishment number "EST. 965" stamped inside the USDA mark of inspection. The brand names of the ground beef include WinCo, Walmart, Kroger, and Albertsons. This list may not include all retail locations where the beef was sold, and not all of these stores may have sold the product. Use the product-specific information, including time stamps and best if used by dates, to identify whether you purchased this recalled item. The potential … [Read more...]

Interstate Meat Recalls Ground Beef For Possible E coli O157:H7

Interstate Meat recalls ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumer Reports reported that they found this contamination in a package of Kroger 93% lean ground beef purchased at a Fred Meyer store in Seattle on January 5, 2021. The recall is for about 28,356 ponds of ground beef products. The recalling firm is Interstate Meat Distributors. Inc. of Clackamas, Oregon. The raw ground beef items were produced on December 20, 2021. You can see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site. They include WinCo, Fresh GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN 90% LEAN – 10% FAT, 16 oz. (1 lb.) chub, 18:37 through 18:48 L3, 1/11/2022; Wal-Mart, ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF 90% LEAN 10% FAT, 16 oz. (1 lb.) chub, 18:49 through 19:18 L3, 1/11/2022; WinCo, Fresh GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN - 7% FAT, 16 oz. … [Read more...]

Consumer Reports Finds E. coli in Ground Beef at Seattle Fred Meyer Store

Consumer Reports says their experts have found E. coli in ground beef that was purchased from a Fred Meyer supermarket in Seattle, Washington. The ground beef is a Kroger brand, and the bacteria was E. coli O157:H7. The package of 93% lean ground beef has the Establishment number 965 and a "use by or freeze by" date of 1/11/2022. The Kroger store chain includes Kroger, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Mariano’s, Food 4 Less, and Foods Co. Kroger operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, price-impact warehouse stores, and marketplace stores. No illnesses are associated with the consumption of this ground beef, and no recall has been issued. … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Mushroom Stir Fry Recalled For Possible Listeria

Taylor Farms Mushroom Stir Fry has been recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to an FDA notice from October 2021. This recall was also listed on the Kroger recall  page. On the Kroger recall, the UPC number for the recalled mushroom stir fry blend is 30223 - 11232. The product is packaged in 9 ounce containers, and all codes are recalled. On the FDA recall notice, there is no UPC information or package size listed. The notice just states that the recall for Taylor Farms Mushroom Stir Fry affects Kroger stores located in these cities and states: Georgia; South Carolina; Auburn, Alabama, Greater Louisville area (including Indiana) and Lexington, Kentucky; Greater Memphis area, Tennessee; Arkansas; Mississippi; Western Kentucky; and Nashville and … [Read more...]

Dole Garden Classic Salads Are Recalled For Possible Listeria

Dole Garden Classic Salads are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The salads were also sold under other brand names. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is Dole Fresh Vegetables of Monterey, California. The recalled products all have the best if used by date of 10-25-21. The recalled items include Dole Garden Salad packaged in 24 ounce plastic bags. The UPC number on that product is 0-71430-01136-2, and the lot codes are N28205A and N28205B. Also recalled is Marketside Classic Salad packaged in 24 ounce bags. The UPC number on that label is 6-81131-32895-1 and the lot codes are N28205A and N28205B. Kroger Brand Garden Salad, packaged in 12 ounce containers, is also … [Read more...]

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