May 27, 2018

Stop & Shop Recalls Frozen Broccoli Cuts For Possible Listeria

Stop & Shop is recalling their private brand frozen broccoli cuts for possible Listeria monocytogenes. The product was pulled because the state of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Food & Standards pulled a store sample that tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria. There is no word on the recall notice of any illnesses being reported to the government or the manufacturer to date. The recalled product is SB Cut Broccoli in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number on the product is 068826700926, and the best by date is March 15, 2020. Stop & Shop stores have 422 locations in the northeastern United States, primarily in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you are going to cook it. … [Read more...]

Justice Department Files Complaint Against Food Distributors Euroline Foods and Royal Seafood Baza

The United States Department of Justice of the Eastern District of New York has filed a civil complaint in a federal court in Brooklyn, seeking to permanently enjoin Euroline Foods, LLC, and Royal Seafood Baza, Inc., for violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The complaint was filed at the request of the FDA. The suit alleges that those facilities processed and distributed ready-t0-eat fish and fishery products, vegetable salads, and cheese products in a facility that was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The complaint states that the defendants "failed to put in place adequate measures to reduce the risk of health hazards such as L. monocytogenes, Clostridium botulinum, and scombrotoxin." United States Attorney Donoghue said in a statement, "Food processors … [Read more...]

Hickory Harvest Recalls Fruit and Nut Mix Products for Possible Listeria

Hickory Harbest Foods of Akron, Ohio is recalling some lots of their fruit and nut mix products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection to this issue. The recall is for six products. They are: 9 ounce Hickory Harvest Island Fruit Mix in a plastic resealable bag with lot number 032019 and UPC number 0-36232-06052-9; 9 ounce Heinens Organic Nut Mix in the company's plastic deli tubs with lot number 031919 and UPC number 0-36232-01871-1; Liberty Snacks 1.3 ounce Raw Almonds in plastic tube nut bag with lot number 031919 and UPC number 8-04879-17157-7; 1.6 ounce Liberty Snacks Almond Raisin Mix in plastic tube nut bag with lot number 032019 and UPC number 8-04879-17158-4; 1 ounce Natural Pistachios in plastic tube nut bag with lot … [Read more...]

How Should You Clean Your Refrigerator When You Have Purchased Recalled Food Products?

For years, Food Poisoning Bulletin has been informing you about foods that have been recalled for dangerous bacteria and other pathogens. In many of those recall articles, we tell you to clean your refrigerator after you have discarded the potentially contaminated food. But how exactly should that refrigerator be cleaned? The CDC has answers. Two recent outbreaks have been linked to foods that should be discarded. The deadly E. coli O157:H7 HUS outbreak that has sickened 149 people is linked to romaine lettuce. And the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that has sickened 35 is linked to recalled eggs. To start to clean your refrigerator, remove all of the food. Throw out the recalled foods, and any foods that are stored with it or have touched it. Put the recalled products in a … [Read more...]

Consumers Warned to Discard Raw Milk From Pool Forge Dairy in Harrisburg, PA for Possible Listeria Contamination

Consumers are urged to discard whole raw milk from Pool Forge Dairy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Milk that was sold between April 25 and May 7, 2018 is recalled. Routine sampling revealed the presence of the pathogenic bacteria. The milk was sold at Pool Forge Dairy at 201 Bridgeville Road, Shady Maple Market at 1324 Main Street, and Hoover’s Farm Market at 1719 Main Street. Those facilities are in East Earl Township in northeastern Lancaster County. The milk was sold in plastic quart, half-gallon, and gallon containers with the Pool Forge label. If you purchased this milk, do not consume it. Discard it in a sealed or double bagged … [Read more...]

Many Roast Beef Products Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination

There have been many recalls in Canada recently for roast beef products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Read through these recalls to see if you have purchased any products. The first recall was on March 27, 2018 for Druxy's Fresh Deli Revolution brand Seasoned cooked Roast Beef. That recall was updated the next day to add additional information, including where the product was sold. Then on April 9, 2018, Deli Classic brand Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round was recalled. The next day, Fresh 2 Go brand Roast Beef Paninis were recalled. That same day, Culinary Creations brand and Denny's brand roast beef-containing sandwiches were put under a recall. These recalls were updated many times over the next few weeks. On April 10, 2018, Fresh 2 Go brand Roast Beef Paninis … [Read more...]

Some Greenbelt Microgreens Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Greenbelt Greenhouse in Canada is recalling some of their microgreens for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. You can see the long list of recalled products at the CFIA web site. They include Arugula Microgreens, Broccoli Microgreens, Fresh Microgreen Mix, Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix, Spicy Microgreen Mix, Pea Shoots Microgreens, Sunflower Microgreens, Wheatgrass, and Spring Pea Microgreen Mix. These products were sold in Alberta and British Columbia at the consumer level. If you bought these products, do not eat them. Wrap the containers well and place in a secure garbage receptacle, or take them back to the store where you purchased them for a full refund. It's important that you then clean … [Read more...]

Budget Saver Ice Pops Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Ziegenfelder Company of West Virginia is recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Popsicle Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the government to date in connection with this recall. These products were distributed to grocers and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The ice pops were sold from April 5 through April 19, 2018. The pops are sold 12 to a package under the brand names Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops. The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops have the UPC number  0-74534-84200-9, and have lot codes D09418A through … [Read more...]

OC Raw Dog Food Recalls Two Products; One for Listeria Monocytogenes, Another for Clostridium Botulinum

OC Raw Dog Food or Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is recalling several products. One recall is for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination; the other is for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either recall. The first recall is for Freeze Dried Sardines. These sardines are larger than 5 inches long. that is a risk factor for botulism poisoning, since the FDA has found that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviserated fish have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Dogs can get sick if they eat this product, and people who handle it can also get sick. The Freeze Dried Sardines are packaged in a 3.2 ounce bag with UPC number 095225853043. It was sold in independent pet specialty stores in … [Read more...]

Superior Foods Recalls Smoked Salmon Spreads for Possible Listeria Contamination

Superior Foods Company in Kentwood, Michigan is recalling 487 pounds of Smoked Salmon Spreads that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Listeria monocytogenes was identified through routine inspection and testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The products were distributed in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Minnesota. They were sold in retail grocery stores and some food service businesses. The recalled products include Smoked Salmon Spread in 5 pound bulk units. The code number is 68487, the sell by date is 4/25/18, the lot number is 0728-2 and the UPC number is 043823684873. Also recalled is Simply Superior Smoked Salmon Spread in 6 x 5 ounce units, … [Read more...]

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