January 16, 2021

Publix Steam in Bag Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

Publix Steam in Bag products are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination because they contain a specific butternut squash ingredient that has been recalled for the same reason. Pero Family Farms, the supplier of the butternut squash, has issued the recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled items include Publix Steam in Bag Green Beans Butternut Squash, with GTIN number 002-24887-00000. This item was sold from 01/03/2021 to 01/14/2021. Also recalled is Publix Steam in Bag Season Butternut Medley, with GTIN number 002-25399-00000 printed on the label. This item was sold between 01/03/2021 and 01/14/2021. Finally, Publix Steam in Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan is recalled. That item has the GTIN number 002-25677-00000 … [Read more...]

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Trays Recalled For Possible Listeria

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Trays are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a notice posted on the Publix web site. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was triggered when Race West Company, a supplier of butternut squash to Pero Family Farms, notified them about the possible contamination. Production of these items has been halted as an investigation has bene launched. The recalled items include Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Cubed Tray. The GTIN number on the package is 8 74896 00977 1. The lot number/expiration dates are 01/15/2021 to 01/20/2021. Also recalled is Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Veggie Spirals Tray. The GTIN number on that product label is 8 74896 00975 7. And the … [Read more...]

Veladis Herring in Oil Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

B&I Overseas Trading from Van Nuys, California is recalling Veladis Herring in Oil with Italian spices because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company in association with this recall. The recalled product is Veladis Herring in Oil with Italian spices that was packaged in a 17.64 ounce (500 gram) plastic package. The top portion of the package is stamped with the expiration date of 08/08/2021. That date is also considered the lot number. The UPC number printed on the label is 4823097903896. This product was sold at some International retail stores in the state of Washington. All affected recalled product has been removed from sale. About 400 units of this product … [Read more...]

How E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Recalls Prevent Serious Illness

When Food Poisoning Bulletin began a review of food recalls in 2020, we discovered there had been a dramatic decline in the number of recalls for meat and poultry but not for other food products. To find out why, we looked at five years of recall data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS), the federal agency that regulates meat, poultry, and eggs. A decline in the number of recalls for bacterial contamination is concerning. To read our in-depth analysis, click here. Bacterial Contamination in Meat is Serious E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella are bacteria that cause typical food poisoning symptoms when they are ingested but each of them can also cause serious illness and death. That’s why companies that produce food are required to have … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame Recalled For Listeria

Trader Joe's Lightly Salted Edamame is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalling company is Tesoros Trading Co. in Las Vegas, Nevada. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Trader Joe's Lightly Salted Edamame that was sold at Trader Joe's retail stores in Arizona, southern California, southern Nevada, and Utah only. All of this product has been removed from store shelves in those stores, but consumers may have this product in their homes. The recalled product is packaged in a 16 ounce plastic package. It has these lot codes stamped on the back bottom portion of the package: 22LA102 M or  22LA102 N or 22LA102 P. The company and … [Read more...]

Compliments Deli Meat Listeria Recall Updated With More Information

Levitts Foods Canada Inc has updated information about the Compliments deli meat Listeria monocytogenes recall with more information. These products were distributed in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec and possibly nationally at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to the company that are associated with these specific items, but there is one illness that may be associated with the consumption of products included in the food recall that was issued on December 7, 2020. These newly recalled items include Compliments Montreal Style Smoked Meat sold in 175 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 0 68820 13357 5 and the codes on the label are BEST BEFORE 2021JA20 EST 48. Also recalled is Levitts Corned Beef that is sold in 150 gram packages. The UPC number on … [Read more...]

Research Finds Most Pregnant Women Don’t Know Listeria Risk in Food

Research conducted in New Zealand has found that 75% of pregnant women don't know about the Listeria risk in some foods. Some foods can be at higher risk for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which poses a special risk to pregnant women. Pregnant women are ten terms more likely than the general population to contract this infection. And this infection can cause stillbirth, premature labor, miscarriage, and infection in the newborn. Researchers surveyed 205 pregnant women between December 2017 and January 2018. While the average woman got 95% of questions right, only 25% had a perfect score. The potentially problematic foods they missed included hummus, soft and semi soft cheeses, some salads, and baked goods with added cream or custard. In the past few years, … [Read more...]

Hy Vee Recalls Short Cuts Vegetable Mix For Possible Listeria

Hy Vee stores are recalling Short Cuts Vegetable Mix in two varieties for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products were sold in the store's eight-state region, which includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Short Cuts Vegetable Mix in two varieties: Hy Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix, with UPC number 0272083305352, and Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix, with UPC number 0272104105992 printed on the label. These products have a "Best if Used By" date of December 3, 2020. You can see pictures of the product packages at the FDA web site. The potential for contamination was discovered during … [Read more...]

Compliments Smoked Beef Pastrami Recalled in Canada for Listeria

Levitts Foods Canada is recalling Compliments Smoked Beef Pastrami for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. It was sold in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and may have been sold nationally at the retail level. The recalled product is Compliments Smoked Beef Pastrami that is packaged in 175 gram containers. The UPC number on the label is 0 68820 13360 5, and the code is BEST BEFORE 2020/DE/25 EST 48. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA has launched a food safety investigation and may recall more products. If this happens the recalled items will be listed on their Food Recall Warnings page. The government is making sure that this product is removed … [Read more...]

List of Active Multistate Outbreaks Remaining in 2020 Include E. coli

As 2020 starts to wind down, it's important that consumers stay informed about the list of active multistate outbreaks that may still be sickening people. As of November 2, 2020, there are still four active multistate outbreaks in the United States: Two E. coli outbreaks, one Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, and a Salmonella outbreak. Just one of these outbreaks, the Salmonella outbreak linked to dried wood ear mushrooms, is associated with a recall. The Listeria monocytogenes outbreak is linked to as yet unidentified deli meats, and the foods that the two E. coli outbreaks were caused by have not yet been identified, although associations with a restaurant and romaine lettuce or leafy greens have been alleged. Salmonella Stanley Outbreak Linked to Wood Ear Mushrooms The … [Read more...]

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