February 26, 2017

Listeria May be Serious Miscarriage Threat in Early Pregnancy

New research conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published in the journal mBio has found that Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning can be a serious miscarriage threat in early pregnancy. Scientists at the university's school of veterinary medicine studied how pathogens affect fetal development and change pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Ted Golos, a UW-Maidson reproductive physiologist and professor of comparative biosciences and obstetrics and gynecology said, "for many years, Listeria has been associated with adverse outcomes in pregnancy, but particularly at the end of pregnancy. What wasn’t known with much clarity before this study is that it appears it’s a severe risk factor in early pregnancy. It's striking that mom doesn't get particularly ill from Listeria … [Read more...]

Ready Pac Recalls Chicken Salad for Possible Listeria

Three Ready Pac Foods is recalling about 59,226 pounds of one variety of chicken salad that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot" chicken salad with use by dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/17. The product is sold in 7.5 ounce single serving bowl packages. The product has establishment numbers P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The problem was discovered February 21, 2017 when the firm received notification from their cheese supplier that the cheese used in the chicken salad was included in an expanded recall for potential … [Read more...]

MDS Foods Expands Recall of Cheeses for Listeria

MDS Foods of Massillon, Ohio is expanding their recall of cheese products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The previous recall was issued on February 15, 2017. These cheeses were made by Deutsch Kase House of Indiana. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products. You can see the long list of foods, along with the item number, product description, brand name, size, UPC code, and product code dates at this web site. The brand names include Amish Classics, Deli Made EZ, Deli Readi, Dietz & Watson, Meijer, Old Tyme, Troyer, Winder Farms, Duck Deli, La Rosa, Madison Valley, and Sutters Quality Foods. Some of the cheese are recalled because of "supplier contamination," and others are recalled for possible … [Read more...]

Sargento Expands Recall of Cheese for Possible Listeria

Sargento has expanded its recall of cheeses on February 10, 2017 for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination and is adding sell by dates to previously recalled cheeses. Sargento has ended its relationship with the supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus. That company supplied Sargento with the affected cheese. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The newly recalled products include Sargento Sliced Colby in 8 ounce packages with UPC number 4610000105 and sell by date 15MAY17F, Sargento Sliced Muenster in 8 ounce packages with UPC number 4610000107 and sell by dates 05MAR17F, 06MAR17F, 16APR17F, 17APR17F and 15APR17F, and Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack in 7.5 ounce packages with UPC number 4610000122 and sell by date 03MAY17B. Also recalled is Sargento … [Read more...]

Secondary Cheese Recalls for Listeria Monocytogenes

There have been a dozen secondary recalls of cheeses and products made with cheese under different brand names for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the past few weeks. Those products were distributed by MDS Foods of Massillon, Ohio and were provided to them by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana. The recall notice states, "Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with Colby and Colby Jack minihorn cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems." No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. We have gathered all of … [Read more...]

Dutch Valley Recalls Cheeses and Gift Boxes for Possible Listeria

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch is recalling some cheeses and gift and sampler boxes for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Deutsch Kase Haus made these cheeses; their products have been recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. You can see the long list of recalled products, product photos, package sizes, and codes and use by dates at the FDA web site. They include many varieties of Guggisberg cheeses, including Colby, Colby Jack, Farmers Cheese, and Thunderjack Cheese mini horn, as well as items such as Cheese Lover's Box, Holiday Delight Box, Country Christmas Basket, and Taste of Goodness Basket, among others. The gift boxes were sold from 9/1/16 to 2/15/17. All of these items were distributed … [Read more...]

Delallo, Dietz, & Private Selections Cheese Recalled for Listeria

Biery Cheese Company is recalling specialty Longhorn Colby cheeses for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The firm was notified by Deutsch Kase Haus that they supplied Biery with cheese that may be contaminated. No illnesses have been reported to date. The cheeses include Delallo Premium Sliced Colby cheese in 8 ounce packages, with UPC number 0 72368 12452 0 and sell by date May 6, 2017. Also recalled is Delallo Premium Sliced Hot Pepper Cheese in 8 ounce packages, with UPC number 0 72368 12462 9 and sell by date May 6, 2017. Dietz & Watson Pasteurized Process New York State Cheddar Cheese with Jalapeno and Cayenne in 8 ounce packages is recalled, with UPC number 0 31506 79412 4 and sell by date May 6, 2017. Dietz & Watson Pepper Jack cheese in 8 ounce packages is … [Read more...]

Saputo Recalls Gouda Cheese for Possible Listeria

Saputo Inc. is voluntarily recalling some Gouda cheese products after Deutsch Kase Haus notified them that some of the products it supplied to Saputo's Green Bay, Wisconsin facility may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Great Midwest® Applewood Smoked Gouda Cheese, either in random weights of about 6 pounds, or in random weight slices or chunks cut at stores. There was no UPC number for the random weight cheeses, but there was a code on the product of SELL BY MAY 22 17 G7/1 00:00. All code dates of the cheeses cut at stores are recalled. Also recalled is Dutchmark® brand Pasteurized Processed Smoked Gouda Cheese in random weight size of about 2 pounds. There was no … [Read more...]

Veggie Noodles Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

Veggie Noodle of Texas is recalling a limited quantity of Butternut Spirals for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. The recalled product is Butternut Spirals in 10.7 ounce clear plastic containers. It has a UPC number of 852287006059 and an "Enjoy By" date of February 23, 2017. The enjoy by date is located on the side of the package. This product is sold in refrigerated sections of grocery stores. The noodles were sold in Whole Foods Markets and at other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you plan to cook … [Read more...]

Guggisberg Cheese Recalls Cheeses for Possible Listeria

Guggisberg Cheese is recalling various types of cheeses for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products were manufactured by Guggisberg Cheese and by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC under the Guggisberg label. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. You can see the long list of recalled products along with package sizes, product photos, UPC numbers, and use by dates at the FDA web site. The products may have been purchased at deli counters in custom sizes. The recalled products are all Guggisberg brand. They include  Cheddar Horns, Colby Horns, Farmer's Cheese Horns, Garden Vegetable Horns, Marble Horns, Marble Longhorn, Pepper Jack Horns, Thunder Jack Horns, Guggisberg exact Marble Mini Rounds, Guggisberg exact Colby mini … [Read more...]

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