July 22, 2019

Salads and Sandwiches Sold at Target Recalled For Possible Listeria

Some specific types of salads and sandwiches sold at Target stores throughout the country are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Those salads and sandwiches were produced by Elevation Foods on June 18, 2019. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site. The company believes that fewer than 1,087 cases of these products have been shipped. The salads and sandwiches were made at Elevation Foods' Knoxville, Tennessee facility. The recalled salads and sandwiches have "use by" dates printed on the side of each container. The lot number is printed on the side or lid. This recall applies only to the products with the specific lot numbers and use by dates listed … [Read more...]

Retailers in TX and LA Should Stop Selling Kazy’s Gourmet Seafood For Listeria

The FDA has advised retailers and restaurants in Texas and Louisiana to stop selling or serving products from Topway Enterprises, doing business as Kazy's Gourmet Seafood Production, because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The government is most concerned about salmon and tuna produced by the company for raw consumption. These products may be incorporated into sushi. The products in questions were sold July 10 through July 13, 2019. They are sold as fillets wrapped in clear plastic wrap. These product do not have a long shelf life, although they may be frozen. These products should be discarded. Retailers and restaurants should also clean and sanitize the surfaces that these products were served, stored, or prepared on. The FDA conducted an inspection of Topway … [Read more...]

Growers Express Recalls More Fresh Veggies For Listeria

Growers Express is expanding their recall of some fresh veggies for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The original recall was issued on July 1, 2019. There are no illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall or the earlier recall. Further testing of an additional product lot from the suspected source of the bacteria found a single retail sample that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has expanded the list of recalled products to include certain specific fresh Brussels sprouts, fresh cauliflower florets, and fresh green beans with specific dates. These recalled products originated from a Growers Express facility Biddeford, Maine. They were distributed to retail outlets in Massachusetts and Maine. Growers Express is no longer buying … [Read more...]

Pita Pal Foods Recalls Hummus and Dips For Possible Listeria

Pita Pal Foods of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling some hummus dip products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Listeria was identified at the manufacturing facility (not in the finished product) during an FDA inspection. Once Listeria is established in a facility, it can be very difficult to eradicate. The pathogen is resistant to many common cleaning products, and it can form a biofilm that protects itself. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the brand name, product name, unit size, and UPC number, at the FDA web site. The brands include Bucee's, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter, Hummus Hummus, Lantana, Lidl, Pita Pal, Reasor's, Roundy's, Schnucks, and 7-Select. The recalled products include Classic Hummus, Roasted Red … [Read more...]

Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit Recalled For Possible Listeria

Fresh Taste Products is recalling some bags of Eat Smart Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kits in some provinces in Canada because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recalled item. The recalled product is Eat Smart Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit in 794 gram (28 ounce) packages. The codes on the product are JUL 17 2019 2019 JL 17 2 oo 183. The UPC number is 7 09351 89140 3. The salad kit was sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec at the consumer retail  level. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. A food safety investigation has been launched, which may trigger the recall of other products. … [Read more...]

Dongé Coulommiers Raw Milk Cheese Recalled For Listeria Monocytogenes

Les Dépendances is recalling Dongé brand Coulommiers raw milk cheese in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may trigger the recall of other products. The CFIA is making sure that industry is removing the recalled cheese from the marketplace. The product was sold in Quebec at the retail level. The cheese may have been sold cut in half or in quarters. The common name of the cheese is Coulommiers, sold in 500 gram packages. The code on the product is Best before 2019 JL 12 LOT: MA010419CO, and the UPC number is 8 31014 41211 0. If you purchased this cheese, don't eat … [Read more...]

Green Giant, Trader Joes Fresh Vegetables Recalled For Possible Listeria

Growers Express is recalling some Green Giant Fresh, Grower Express, Signature Farms, and Trader Joes fresh vegetable products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and a butternut squash based veggie bowl. There are no reports of illness related to this recall to date. The products originate from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine. Most of these products are labeled with a "Best If Used By" dates of June 26 through June 29, 2019. No other Growers Express products are part of this recall. And this recall doesn't affect or include any Green Giant canned or frozen vegetable products. The company reported the need for this recall to the USDA and stopped … [Read more...]

Woodstock Frozen Red Peppers Recalled For Possible Listeria

UNFI is recalling 10 ounce packages of Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.  No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. Routine testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a single lot number of the product. Production of the product has been suspected while an investigation is conducted. The recalled product is 10 ounce plastic packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers. The UPC number on the product is 4256301714, the lot number is 60B, and the expiration date of April 2020 is stamped on the back of the package. This product was distributed nationally to retail stores. If you have purchased this … [Read more...]

Signature Select Frozen Avocado Chunks Recalled For Listeria

Nature's Touch Frozen Foods is recalling Signature Select Frozen Avocado Chunks because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled item is Signature Selection Avocado Chunks (Frozen), packaged in 12 ounce packages. The UPC number, on the back of the panel, is 2113009412. The best  before date on the product is OCT 11 20. The avocado chunks were distributed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Texas, and Utah and in these stores: Albertsons, Safeway, Safeway Community Markets, Carrs-Safeway, Eagle, Lucky, Pak N Save, Pavilions, and Vons. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it … [Read more...]

Sprouts Farmers Market Recalls Frozen Spinach For Listeria

Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix, Arizona is recalling Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, in both conventionally grown and organic forms because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The spinach was manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue. The recall has been issued because random sampling found that the product contained the pathogen. The recalled products are: Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach packaged in a 16 ounce bag, with UPC number 87487500982, Lot number 19031203A03, and use by date of 12/03/21. Sprouts Frozen Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, in a 16 ounce bag, with UPC number 87487500991, Lot number 19031203A03, and use by date of 12/03/21. You can find the identifying UPC number, lot number, … [Read more...]

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