July 22, 2018

Rad Cat Raw Diet Pet Foods Lots Recalled for Possible Listeria and E. coli O121 Contamination

Radagast Pet Food of Portland, Oregon is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe pet food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Also recalled is one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because it may be contaminated with E coli O121. The risk to humans is that people handing these products could ingest these pathogenic bacteria if they don't wash their hands after handling these products. And animals eating these pet foods could get sick or become carriers, and pass the bacteria on to people. Listeria monocytogenes can sicken pets, with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, fever, weight loss and muscular or respiratory problems. E. coli O121 is not known to cause illness in cats, but there is zero tolerance for … [Read more...]

Goodleaf Daikon Radish Microgreens Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Goodleaf brand Daikon Radish microgreens have been recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The product was sold at the retail level in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The recalled product is Goodleaf Daikon Radish microgreens, in 75 gram packages. The codes on the product are BB/MA JN 30 LOT#MR088 and the UPC number is 6 28451 71410 1. If you have this product in your home, don't eat it. Throw it away in a double bagged or sealed package, or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your refrigerator with a solution of 1 tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to one gallon of warm water. Wipe down the shelves and wipe all food packages with … [Read more...]

Civil Compliant Filed Against Freshy Foods For Selling Adulterated Food

A civil complaint was filed against Freshy Foods, LLC of Elmwood, Louisiana to stop them from "manufacturing and distributing adulterated food in violation of federal law," according to the Department of Justice. This complaint was filed at the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The defendants prepare, manufacture, process, pack, label, hold, and distribute ready-to-eat foods such as wraps, salads, sandwiches, snack cups, and fruit cups. The complaint alleges that this food is contaminated, since FDA inspectors found evidence of resident Listeria monocytogenes in the facility. An inspection in July 2017 uncovered the pathogenic bacteria. In addition, the complaint alleges that federal and state authorities have found Listeria monocytogenes in the facility or in … [Read more...]

Two Brands of Pea Shoots Recalled for Possible Listeria in Canada

Two brands of pea shoots are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in Canada. No illnesses have been associated with either of these recalled foods to date. The first recall is for Golden Pearl Mushrooms, recalling GPM brand Pea Shoots. The recalled products are Sweet Pea Shoots in 230 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00008 7; Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00012 4; and Pea Shoots in 455 gram packages, with code 11421 and UPC number 6 84469 00018 6. They were sold in Alberta and British Columbia. The second recall is for Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots. The recalled product is Pea Shoots in 100 gram packages. The UPC number is 6 25280 50159 9 and they were purchased from May 22, 2018 up to and … [Read more...]

Frozen Broccoli Cuts Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Three recalls have been issued for frozen broccoli cuts for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The first is for Giant Food, LLC, recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts. The recalled product is sold in 16 ounce bags, with sell by date March 15, 2020, and UPC number 68826700926. The product sampled by the state of Connecticut tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria. The second recall is for Giant/Martin's Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts, in 16 ounce packages. The sell by date is also March 15, 2020, and the UPC number is the same, 68826700926. And the third recall is for Stop & Shop Frozen Broccoli Cuts. That product has the same UPC number, 68826700926, and the same sell by date of … [Read more...]

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...]

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