September 28, 2016

Mt Kisco Smokehouse Recalls Smoked Salmon for Listeria

Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of New York is voluntarily recalling two types of smoked salmon because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. An FDA inspection revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in floor drains and cracks in the floor in the company's facility. The recalled products are Atlantic Smoked Salmon Whole lot # 13723516 USE BY 09 12 16 and lot # 1215316 USE BY 9 30 16. Also recalled is Sliced - Smoked Atlantic Salmon in an 8 ounce (225.89 gram) package. The lot numbers and use by dates for that product are lot # 12125116 USE BY 09 28 16, lot # 12125216 USE BY 09 29 16, lot # 11325716 USE BY 10 03 16, and lot # 11325816 USDE BY 10 05 16. … [Read more...]

Raw Milk: A Risky Food

It never ceases to amaze me why people drink raw milk. Raw milk, as all should know, is unpasteurized. Pasteurization is the process by which milk, juices and other products are heated in order to kill off dangerous pathogens. Without pasteurization, bacteria that harm or even kill people remain in the milk. Pasteurization, a simple procedure that’s been used for about 150 years, is absolutely effective. Pasteurization does not affect the taste of milk. It does not reduce or degrade milk’s beneficial and nutritional qualities. Any claims that it does have been debunked by scientists and physicians. The only people who claim raw milk is good for you are people who ignore science. The only people who claim pasteurization makes milk less nutritious ignore science. This is … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria

Central Epicure is recalling Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon from the marketplace in Canada because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled products are Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon in 85 gram packages with no brand name. The code on the product is 2017SE07 and the UPC number is 0 61279 00330 7. Also recalled is Sensations by Compliments brand Wild Smoked Wild Pacific Smoked Salmon in 170 gram packages. The codes on that product are 2017MA30 and 2017JN03. They were sold in Ontario and may have been sold nationally. If you purchased either of these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed … [Read more...]

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled for Listeria

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling some products made in its Sylacauga, Alabama plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Blue Bell ice cream was the center of the 10th largest foodborne illness outbreak of 2015. Ten people were sickened with listeriosis after eating Blue Bell products; three of them died. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site.   Aspen Hills sent a recall notice to Blue Bell about its No Egg Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough after testing at the Blue Bell facility "identified a potential problem," according to the recall notice. No reports of illness have been received to date, but listeriosis, the illness … [Read more...]

Apple Tree Goat Dairy Feta Cheese Recalled for Possible Listeria

Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Pennsylvania is recalling four flavors of goat cheese for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to manifest. The recalled products may have been distributed in Washington D.C., New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia through the Lancaster co-op. Sampling by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture revealed Listeria contamination. The recalled products are Feta cheese aged 60 days, lot #836 in a shrink wrapped square 8 ounce package or 5 pound block with expiration date 12/16. Also recalled is Gouda Cheese aged 60 days, lot #426 in a shrink wrapped square 8 ounce package or a 5 pound block. The Feta and Gouda cheeses were made with raw … [Read more...]

Kellogg Recalls Eggo Nutri-Grain WW Waffles for Possible Listeria

The Kellogg Company has voluntarily recalled about 10,000 cases of Kellogg's® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they may be contamianted with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled product was shipped to retailers in 25 states. They are: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and New York. The recalled product is Kellogg's® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles in 12.3 ounce packages, with 10 waffles per package. The UPC number is … [Read more...]

Ossie’s Salads Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

SM Fish Corporation of New York is voluntarily recalling OSSIE'S brand ready to eat salads because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. You can see the long list of recalled items, along with the package sizes and UPC numbers at the FDA web site. The recalled products include Pickled Lox Dairy, Herring in Sourcream, Stiglitz Herring, Honey Mustard Herring, Pickled Herring, Pickled Log, Egg Salad, Lite Tuna, Egg with Scallion, and Schmaltz Herring, among others. These products were sold at the firm's seven retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey between August 1, … [Read more...]

FDA Found Listeria Monocytogenes at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

The FDA sent a warning letter to Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's frozen flavor base Ohio manufacturing facility on August 9, 2016. The inspection that prompted the letter took place on January 25, 2016 through February 9, 2016. That letter states that "your frozen flavor base products are adulterated" because "FDA laboratory analysis of the environmental swabs found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes), a human pathogen, in your facility. " A recall of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams was initiated for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in April, 2015. All of the company's ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream sandwiches in all flavors and containers were recalled, and all scoop shops were closed. No illnesses were ever reported in connection to these … [Read more...]

Three Brands of Frozen Corn Recalled for Possible Listeria

Cambridge Farms of Pennsylvania is recalling three brands of frozen cut corn because it may be contamianted with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled products are Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 ounce Polybag with UPC number 8685401734 and codes SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18; SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18; and SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18. Also recalled is Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32 ounce Polybag with UPC number 8685401717 and code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18. Kay Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 ounce Polybag is recalled, with UPC number 7329607091 and codes SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18; and SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18. Finally, Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn … [Read more...]

USDA Says Deli Listeria Pilot Project Working Well

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released their second quarter report of a year-long pilot program that assesses whether retailers are using the government's recommendations to address Listeria monocytogenes contamination in their deli departments. The program started in January 2016. The report states that more retail delis are following recommendations. Listeria monocytogenes contamination is a serious issue with deli products, especially sliced meats and cheeses. There have been several outbreaks in the past few years linked to these products, particularly soft cheeses. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in ready to eat foods. The government surveyed 503 retail delis in the second quarter, up from 334 surveyed in the first … [Read more...]

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