April 13, 2021

Happy Hollow Dairy Farm Raw Milk Recalled For Possible Listeria

Happy Hollow Dairy Farm raw milk is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets and news reports. That dairy is located in Springville, in western New York. No reports of illness have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this raw milk. Raw, or unpasteurized, milk has not been heat treated to kill potentially dangerous pathogens, including Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli, Salmonella, and Brucella. In the pasteurization process, milk is briefly heated to a temperature that will destroy bacteria. The milk was collected by a state health inspector. There is zero tolerance for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in milk in New York State. Until more … [Read more...]

More MG Foods Fresh to You Turkey Wraps Recalled For Possible Listeria

More MG Foods Fresh to You turkey wraps are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The original recall was issued on March 10, 2021 and included 34 different subs, croissants, paninis, and sandwiches. The expanded recall was issued on March 19 2021. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. These products were distributed between March 3, 2021 and March 5, 2021. The sandwiches were packaged in clear plastic wedges and plastic wrap. These items were sold exclusively through vending machines and micro markets that were located in businesses in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. As of the end of the day on March 5, 2021, all affected products were removed from sale at … [Read more...]

Bravo Packing Expands Its Recall of Pet Food For Salmonella and Listeria

Bravo Packing is expanding its March 4, 2021 recall of pet food products for possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No human or animal illnesses related to the consumption of these products have been reported to the company to date. The recall now includes all Bravo Packing pet food and bones in all package sizes. During an FDA inspection, samples collected tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is being expanded due to potential cross-contamination. The recalled products include Performance Dog chub frozen raw dog food in 2 pound size; Performances Dog chub frozen raw dog food in 5 pound size; "Green Tripe" cub - ground bovine stomach frozen raw dog food in 2 pound packages, and "Green Tripe" chub-ground bovine stomach frozen … [Read more...]

Five Outbreak Investigations on USDA Table; Two Are Active

There are five outbreak investigations on the USDA outbreak response table for 2021 only two are active. That table, like the FDA's CORE Investigation table, does not give much information to the public about the outbreaks. The USDA says that "The table does not include outbreak investigations that did not result in one more of the outcomes." Those outcomes include a recall of an FSIS-regulated product linked to the illnesses, a public health alert, and/or an after-action review report. The inactive outbreaks include an E. coli O145 outbreak that officials suspect is linked to ground beef; an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak of unknown origin that does have a link to a CDC Investigation Notice; and a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak of unknown origin. The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak CDC … [Read more...]

Fresh to You Turkey Sandwiches Recalled For Possible Listeria

MG Foods of Charlotte, North Carolina is recalling MG Foods Fresh to You turkey sandwiches and MG Foods turkey sandwiches in various flavors and types for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalled Fresh to You turkey sandwiches and MG Foods turkey sandwiches were distributed between March 3, 2021 and March 5, 2021 at the Charlotte Douglas Airport and through vending machines and micro markets that are located in businesses in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. As of the end of the day on March 5, 2021 the products were removed by the company from sale at all locations. The sandwiches were packaged in clear plastic wedges and paper … [Read more...]

Ground Beef and Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Recalled For Pathogens

Bravo Packing of Carneys Point, New Jersey is recalling all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, which is a frozen raw pet food, because it may be contaminated with the pathogens Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Both pathogens can cause serious illness in animals eating the products and in humans who handle contaminated pet products. No human or animal illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. Samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef pet food were collected during an FDA inspection and tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Performance Dog usually works with a distributor who is located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly nationwide. … [Read more...]

J&J Salads and Wraps Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

J&J salads and wraps are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Some products from the same company that are regulated by the FDA are also being recalled. These USDA regulated products are ready to eat. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes contamination in RTE items. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date due to the consumption of these products. The fully cooked, not shelf stable items were made and packaged on February 23, 2021. The sell by dates on all of these items is February 28, 2021 that is printed on the packaging label. These are the recalled items: 9 ounce plastic containers of “COBB SALAD” on the product label. 10 ounce plastic containers of “Because life is delicious. tastebuds … [Read more...]

Kwik Trip Tastebuds Taco Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

J&J Distributing of St. Paul, Minnesota is recalling Kwik Trip Tastebuds taco dip, platter, and taco tray products along with Haug Earthgrown and Fresh Thyme brands and a Caribou sandwich for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Some products that are regulated by the USDA are also recalled by the same company. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are these Haug brands, all with code date 3-Mar: Taco Tray in 16 ounce packages, with UPC number 6-10014-16383-9; Mini 7 Layer Dip Tray in 22 ounce containers with UPC number 6-10014-16414-0; 16 ounce Taco Tray with UPC number 6-10014-16415-7; and 29 ounce Taco Tray with UPC number 6-10014-16416-4. Also recalled is Fresh Thyme 10 ounce Taco Dip … [Read more...]

Recall of One Ocean Smoked Sockeye Salmon For Listeria Updated

The recall of One Ocean Smoked Sockeye Salmon for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been updated with more product information. The original food recall was issued on January 27, 2021 by Orca Specialty Foods Ltd. This product was sold in British Columbia, Canada at the consumer level. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is One Ocean Sliced Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon that is packaged in 300 gram containers. The UPC number printed on the label is 6 25984 00005 3, and the code on the product is 11253. The update was issued because the code on the label is different. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. You can throw it away in a secure garbage can with a tight fitting lid after you have … [Read more...]

Three Unsolved Multistate Outbreaks on USDA Investigations Table

There are three unsolved multistate outbreaks on the USDA foodborne illness investigation table. This is a companion table to the FDA's Core Outbreak Investigation Table. One is a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak with an unknown source; the second is a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O145 outback that may be linked to ground beef; and the third is a Shiga toxin-producing E. coil o157:H7 outbreak with an unknown source.   The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was announced by the CDC yesterday. There are sixteen people in five states sickened in that outbreak. The USDA and FDA are investigating, which means that any type of food could be connected to the outbreak. Nine people have been hospitalized, which is a very high rate for this type of outbreak, and one person in Washington has … [Read more...]

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