August 9, 2022

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...]

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...]

Taylor Farms Products With Onions Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Taylor Farms Texas, of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling Taylor Farms products with onions because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. There is a multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak in the U.S. that has sickened almost 400 people. But there have been no reports of illness to date associated with these recalled items. These products were distributed in select states from July 30, 2020 to August 1, 2020. They were sold at Kroger and Walmart stores in those states. You can see pictures of the recalled product labels at the FDA web site. The Kroger products were sold in Louisiana and Texas. They include include Taylor Farms Macaroni Salad packaged in 9.9 ounce containers, with UPC number 030223015642 and best if used by dates 8/5/2020 and 8/6/2020; Taylor Farms Rotini … [Read more...]

Scombroid Outbreak Associated with Kroger Yellowfin Tuna Steaks

The FDA is advising consumers not to eat yellowfin tuna steaks from some Kroger stores. The states affected by this recall are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. On September 4, 2019, the FDA became aware of multiple scombroid poisoning cases in people who consumed tuna steaks purchased from three separate Kroger stores in Ohio. On September 5, 2019, Kroger agreed to remove all yellowfin tuna steaks from their stores in the above states. They are also notifying consumers who had purchased this product to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. This product may be sold as raw yellowfin tuna steaks at the seafood counter, or seasoned in … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Public Health Alert About Hepatitis A in Kroger Frozen Blackberries

The FDA has issued a health alert about hepatitis A in Kroger frozen blackberries. This product was sold under the Kroger grocery store "Private Selection" brand. The problem was discovered by the FDA under an ongoing frozen berry sampling assignment for hepatitis A and norovirus. This sampling program was launched after three hepatitis outbreaks and one norovirus outbreak were linked to frozen berries from 1997 to 2016. Just two of those hepatitis outbreaks sickened more than 300 people in the United States. The recalled products include: PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST … [Read more...]

Salmonella Contaminated Precut Melons Sold at Target, Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joes, Amazon/Whole Foods

The Salmonella Carrau outbreak linked to precut melons produced by Caito Foods has sickened at least 93 people. The Salmonella contaminated precut melons were sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joes, Amazon/Whole Foods, Walmart stores, and independent grocery stores in several states under several different brand names. Caito Foods recalled precut melons in many different combinations and iterations on April 12, 2019, the day the outbreak was announced by the FDA and CDC. These products were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The outbreak states line up with where the melon was available: people are sick in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, … [Read more...]

Kroger Shrimp Recalled For Potential Health Hazard

Kroger is recalling cooked shrimp that was actually sold raw or undercooked because they could be a potential health hazard. That means the shrimp could be contaminated with spoilage bacteria or with bacteria that could make you sick. The Kroger shrimp was sold in stores in parts of Michigan, central and northwest Ohio, and northwestern Virginia. This recall also includes Fry's, King Soopers, and Smith's grocery stores that are part of the Kroger chain. Specific stores where the product may have been sold were not listed. The recall includes these Kroger shrimp products with use by dates of 8/25/20 and 8/26/20: Sand Bar Peeled/Cooked Shrimp 26/30 CPTO  with UPC number 11110-64115 in 2 pound packages. Shrimp Cooked, Tail-On 26/30 Frozen Service Case with UPC number 69439-XXXXX in … [Read more...]

Caito Foods Fresh Cut Melons Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and MIssouri

The FDA has released information about the multistate Salmonella Adelaide outbreak that is linked to precut melons. Fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products that contain any of these melons that were produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana are being recalled as a result of this outbreak. Those products were distributed from the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.. They were packaged in clear plastic clamshell containers and distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with UPC numbers, … [Read more...]

Lawsuit: Bakery Supplier to Whole Foods, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Sysco and More Faked E. coli, Listeria Tests

A bakery supplier to Whole Foods, Kroger, Sam's Club, Sysco, Rich Products, and US Foodservice has been falsifying tests for Listeria and E. coli documents for more than a year, according to a lawsuit filed by whisteblowing employees. Orange Bakery Inc. of Irvine, California had previously employed a third-party lab, Silliker Inc., to test for bacteria. Before severing ties with the lab some time before January 1, 2015, Orange obtained blank testing forms which it then forged to show negative results for Listeria and E. coli, the lawsuit alleges. Orange sells raw dough for bakery products to clients who cover every part of the country. In addition to the major retailers and club stores including Whole Foods, the Kroger family of stores and Sam's Club, Orange also supplies dough to … [Read more...]

Kroger Pulls Dole, Simple Truth and Fresh Selections Salads

Kroger is pulling Dole, Simple Truth and Fresh Selections salads from store shelves after salads made at a Dole facility in Springfield, Ohio were linked to a Listeria outbreak. Twelve people have been sickened in this outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stores that carried salads made at the facility include all Jay C, Food 4 Less and FoodsCo stores and Kroger stores in the following areas: the Greater Cincinnati area including Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio and Southeastern Indiana;  Central and Northwest Ohio; the Northwestern Virginia panhandle; Michigan; Indiana, excluding Southeast Indiana and Evansville; Illinois; Eastern Missouri; the Greater Memphis area, Tennessee; Arkansas; Mississippi; Western Kentucky; Hopkinsville and Bowling … [Read more...]

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