March 25, 2017

Guacamole Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria

Frankly Fresh Salads, H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are recalling fresh guacamole for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products include Chef Destinations brand Fresh Guacamole in 300 gram packages. The best before date is 17 MR 22, and the UPC number is 7 76525 90905 9. Also recalled is Frankly Fresh Salads brand Fresh Guacamole in 300 gram containers, with best before date 17 MR 22 and UPC number 7 76525 90955 4. Finally, Fresh St. brand Fresh Guacamole is recalled. That is also sold in 300 gram containers, with best before date 17 MR 22 and UPC number 7 76525 90934 9. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double … [Read more...]

AFC Edamame Recalled for Possible Listeria

Advanced Fresh Concepts (AFC) of California is recalling its Edamame (soybeans) because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. This contamination was discovered via random testing under AFC's Quality Assurance Program. The products were packaged by AFC Franchisees and sold, under refrigeration, in 8.0 ounce (227 gram) packages, identified as "Edamame - Soybeans in Pods." This product was sold at designated retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in these states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY. Check with the store where you purchased this product to see if it is part of the recall. If you did buy it, throw it … [Read more...]

How do Babies Contract Listeriosis?

In some Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning outbreaks, we tell you that infants contracted this infection. In the current listeriosis outbreak linked to recalled Vulto Creamery raw milk cheese, one of the illnesses was reported in a newborn baby. Since babies do not consume raw cow's milk or eat raw cheeses or unpasteurized juices, the most common vectors for this pathogenic bacteria, how do they get sick? Short answer: their mother was sick. When a woman eats food contaminated with this pathogenic bacteria, she can pass the infection to the fetus. And if the fetus survives, since listeriosis can cause miscarriage and stillbirth, they can be born with this infection. In the Bidart Brothers' caramel apple Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, 35 illnesses occurred in pregnant women. … [Read more...]

Steam Makes Melons Safer

After the huge and deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to Jensen Farms cantaloupes in 2011, scientists and researchers have been trying to find ways to make this product safer. The heavily webbed surface of melons is perfect for bacteria to hide and thrive. In that outbreak linked to melons, 147 people in 28 states were sickened, including seven pregnant women. One woman suffered a miscarriage, and three infants were born with listeriosis. In total, 33 deaths from outbreak-associated listeriosis in this outbreak were reported to the CDC.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment isolated Listeria monocytogenes bacteria from cantaloupe samples collected from grocery stores and from ill persons' homes. And the FDA isolated Listeria monocytogenes outbreak … [Read more...]

Marketside Pizza Recalled for Possible Listeria

RBR Meat Company of California is recalling about 21,220 pounds of frozen pizza because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no confirmed reports of illness received to date. The problem was discovered during routine sampling by the firm. The recalled item is 50.6 ounce corrugated box containing 1 shrink wrapped 16" pizza labeled as "Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza" with lot code 20547. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1821” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in California, Nevada, Utah and Washington. The pizza was produced on February 23, 2017. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed package or take it back to the store … [Read more...]

Biery Cheese Company Expands Recall for Possible Listeria

Biery Cheese Company is voluntarily expanding their recall of specialty cheeses for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Deutsch Kase Haus notified them that a specialty Pepper Marble Jack cheese must be recalled. No illnesses have been confirmed to date. In addition to the Pepper Marble Jack cheese recall, Biery is also recalling GFS Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeño Peppers because it was produced on the same line as the affected cheese. Biery is also terminating its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus. The GFS Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeño Peppers was sold in 1.5 pound packages. The UPC number is 0 93901 77758 4, and the sell by dates are 07/19/17 and 07/20/17. The products were distributed between February 7, 2017 and February 10, 2017. They were distributed to … [Read more...]

Nine Whole Foods Stores Recall Cheeses for Listeria

Nine Whole Foods markets in four states are recalling Vulto Creamery's soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses from their stores after FDA testing found Listeria monocytogenes in one of the cheeses.  The stores are located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. Vulto Creamery recalled their raw milk cheeses when the FDA found Ouleout lot #617 positive for Listeria, and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets found the possible contamination of Ouleout lot #623. The Whole Foods recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses which were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap. The scale labels begin with PLU codes 0200305 and 0200306. The sell … [Read more...]

Vulto Creamery Recalls Raw Milk Cheeses for Listeria

Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York is recalling all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses because testing from the FDA found Ouleout lot #617 positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets found possible contamination in Ouleout lot #623. Production has been suspended while the FDA and the company investigate the problem. If you purchased any of these soft, wash-rind raw milk cheeses, do not eat it. The cheeses were distributed nationwide. Most were sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago, Portland and Washington, DC. Throw the cheese away in a sealed or double bagged package or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. Then … [Read more...]

Meijer Expands Recall of Cheese Products for Listeria Risk

Meijer has expanded its recall of these products for possible cross-contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This is related to the large recall of cheeses distributed by MDS Foods. The cheese in these products was processed on the same line as previously recalled cheese. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese. It was sold in "cheese islands" within the Retailer's Deli section. The cheese has expiration dates of March 28, 2017, May 13, 2017, and June 10, 2017, with UPC number 8-86926 27573-5. Also recalled is Meijer pre-made Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette. That product was located in the "grab-and-go" fresh deli cases. It had sell by dates between … [Read more...]

Fusia Szechuan Stir Fry Recalled for Listeria

Versa Marketing of California is recalling 4,089 cases of Fusia Szechuan Stir Fry because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Testing by the State of Florida found the pathogenic bacteria in the product. The company has ceased distribution of the product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue, but listeriosis can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled product is Fusia Szechuan Stir Fry in 21 ounce (595 gram) packages. The UPC number is 041498-178864 and the best by date is 6-14-18. It was distributed in poly bags in a multi-pack. It was sold only in Aldi stores. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a secured garbage can or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. Then clean … [Read more...]

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