September 21, 2019

Penn Dutch Margate, Florida Store Closed For Endangering Public Health

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Commissioner Nicole Fried issued an Immediate Final Order to Penn Dutch Meat & Seafood Market, ordering that they immediately cease operations and close their Margate store. This order was issued after Penn Dutch "violated multiple stop-use and stop-sale orders and endangered public health by possibly distributing food products contaminated with Listeria pathogens," according to the press release. Fried said in a statement, "As with any Department inspection process, Penn Dutch was provided an opportunity to remedy the situation by disposing of possibly dangerous contaminated products and sanitizing tools and workspaces. It’s unfortunate that Penn Dutch chose to disregard our directives and endanger public … [Read more...]

Fresno State Creamery Recalls Butter Spread For Listeria

The Fresno State Creamery is recalling 40 15-ounce containers of Fresno State Butter Spread - Regular because it may contain Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The product was sold at the Gibson Farm Market. One container was sold off site. The recalled butter spread has a product code of 249 and a sell by date of 02/01/20 or 08/01/20. No reports of illness have been received to date in connection with this recalled product. Fresno State Creamery is inspected by the Department of Milk and Dairy Food Safety branch of the California Department to food and Agriculture. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution. People who purchased this butter spread should return it to the store for a full refund. If you purchased this product, you should clean out your refrigerator … [Read more...]

More Pates, Mousses, Terrines and Rillettes Recalled For Listeria

The food recall warning of The Deli Shop products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination is being updated to include more brand names and products. Now, Les Spécialités Prodal (1975) Ltée is recalling different brans of pates, mousses, terrines, and rillettes. These products were sold in Ontario and Quebec at the Retail level. These products could be purchased clerk-served from retail counters up two and including September 12, 2019, with or without a label. If you aren't sure whether or not you have purchased these products, contact your retailer. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes contamination in ready-to-eat products. The recalled products are sold under brand names The Deli Shop, Paysan, Premiere moisson, and Les Spécialités Prodal (1975) Ltée. The … [Read more...]

The Deli-Shop Pâtés Recalled in Canada For Possible Listeria

Les Spécialités Prodal (1975) Ltée is recalling certain The Deli-Shop Pâtés from the marketplace for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There have been no reported illnesses conducted with the consumption of these recalled products. The Pâtés were sold in Quebec at the retail level. The recalled products are all The Deli-Shop brand. They are: Country-style Pâté – Cognac packaged in 150 gram sizes, with UPC number 0 59749 95188 3 and code 2019SE26; Country-style Pâté – Pepper in 150 gram packages, with UPC number 0 59749 95189 0 and code 2019SE26; and Country-style Pâté – Old Fashioned, also sold in 150 gram packages, with UPC number 0 59749 95187 6 and code 2019SE26. Also recalled is Liver Pâté – Fine Herbs, packaged in 150 gram containers, with UPC number 0 59749 95191 3 … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Against Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Frozen Raw Pet Food

The FDA has issued a warning for pet owners to not feed them certain lots of Aunt Jeni's Home Made Frozen Raw Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Two sample of finished product collected during an inspection of Aunt Jeni's Home Made tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria. The products that tested positive are: Aunt Jeni’s Home Made, Turkey Dinner Dog Food, sold in 5 pound (2.3kg) packages, with lot number 175199 JUL2020; and Aunt Jeni’s Home Made, Chicken Dinner Dog Food, sold in 5 pound (2.3kg) packages, with lot number 1152013 JUL2020. If you have any of these products in your home, throw them away in a sealed container so other animals can't access them. The press release states that "FDA is issuing this alert … [Read more...]

Rosemount Cooked Diced Chicken Recalled For Listeria in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued two recall notices for Rosemount brand cooked chicken recently. The products are being recalled in connection with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak investigation in that country. Seven people are sick; six have been hospitalized. The first recall notice was issued on August 18, 2019. This product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, and Saskatchewan to hotels, restaurants, and institutions. The recalled product is Rosemount Cooked diced chicken meat 13 mm - 1/2" (#16305) in 4.54 kg packages. The UPC number is 2 06 20263 12454 7, and the packdate is 01/21/19. The second recall notice was issued on August 23, 2019 to include an additional product. This product was … [Read more...]

More Frozen Cooked Chicken Recalled In Canada Listeria Outbreak

More frozen cooked chicken has been recalled in Canada in relation to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least seven people. The original recall, issued on August 18, 2019, was for Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken. Now, Reuven International Ltd. is recalling its frozen cooked chicken meat, and Sysco is recalling cooked shredded chicken from the marketplace. These products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, and Saskatchewan at the retail level and to hotels, restaurants, and institutions. The recalled products are Reuven International Ltd brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) (#15307) in 4.54 kg packages. The UPC number on the product is 907 63572 15307 1, and the … [Read more...]

Tip Top Poultry Recalled For Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

Tip Top Poultry of Rockmart, Georgia, is recalling about 135,810 pounds of fully cooked chicken products because they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There is zero tolerance for this pathogen in ready-to-eat foods. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS on August 17, 2019, that a sample of this company's product was confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue in the United States. The recalled product is frozen, diced, and mechanically separated ready-to-eat chicken that was produced on January 21, 2019. The label has "PACK DATE 01/21/19" The products that are recalled are on a spreadsheet provided by the USDA. The recalled products are Tip Top … [Read more...]

FDA Cautions Pet Owners To Avoid Texas Tripe Raw Pet Food

The FDA is cautioning pet owners to avoid feeding their pets Texas Tripe raw pet food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The company issued a recall of some of these products a week ago, but the recall only mentioned Listeria monocytogenes as a contaminant, not Salmonella. Texas Tripe has recalled 35 lots for each of its 23 product varieties. The FDA is issuing an alert because thee lots "represent a serious threat to human and animal health," according to the notice. These products are sold and stored frozen, and the government is concerned that some may be in consumers' home freezers. The Office of the Texas State Chemist collected 23 finished product samples at the Texas Tripe facility. Of those, 16 tested positive for … [Read more...]

Muddy River Dairy Raw Milk Tests Positive for Listeria

Raw milk from Muddy River Dairy in Otsego County, New York has tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to a news reports. Muddy River Dairy is not allowed to sell raw milk until new testing samples come back without contamination. (The news report lists the county where the dairy is located as Otsego and Otego.) There have not been any reported illnesses linked to this issue. Symptoms of listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. People experience high fever, stiff neck, serious headache, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnant women are most seriously affected by this infection, and while they may only be mildly ill with what seems like the flu, listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and infection in the … [Read more...]

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