April 24, 2019

Oskri Sells Nut Butter Plant After Listeria Monocytogenes Recall

Oskri Organics Corporation at 528 Tyranena Park Road in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, sold the building where they made nut butters and snacks after all of their products were recalled in January 2019. In addition, the brands Inspired Organics and Thrive Market nut butters were recalled in December 2018 and January 2019 for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Oskri made the nut butters for those companies. All 19 of the company's nut butters were included in that January recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The company now uses a facility in Ixonia to produce the nut butters, but City Manager Steve Wilke told the Lake Mills Leader that the company "is looking for other uses of the building." Listeria monocytogenes bacteria is … [Read more...]

How Do You Know if You Have a Listeria Monocytogenes Infection?

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can make you seriously ill. Listeria monocytogenes infections are tricky, because the symptoms may not show up until 70 days after a person has been exposed. And the symptoms of this infection are similar to the flu, especially in pregnant women, so diagnosis can be difficult. About 1,600 people contract Listeria infections every year in the United States. About 260 of those patients die. Listeriosis is a reportable illness. That means when a person is diagnosed with a Listeria monocytogenes infection, their doctors must report it to the government. The genetic information about the pathogen that made that person sick is recorded in PulseNet, a nationwide network of laboratories that keep information about pathogens. In fact, … [Read more...]

Fullei Fresh Recalls Organic Bean Sprouts For Possible Listeria

Fullei Fresh of Miami, Florida is recalling Organic Bean Sprouts because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. Organic Bean Sprouts were shipped to Whole Foods Markets in Florida and Freedom Fresh, which is a Miami distributor, on February 18, 2019.  The product is packaged in 4 ounce plastic clamshells with lot code 041 and a sell by date of February 28, 2019. The UPC number on the product is 017442052108. All codes and number are printed in black ink on the package label. The Florida Department of Agriculture pulled a sample from a store shelf and then told the company about the need for a recall. If you purchased this product, don't eat it, even if you plan to cook it. Throw it away … [Read more...]

Marketside Green Beans and Squash Recalled For Possible Listeria

Southern Specialties of Pompano Beach, Florida is recalling some bags of Marketside green beans and butternut squash because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The company shipped this recalled product to one distribution center. Most of the product was retrieved before it was sent to retail stores, some did reached stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. A raw material supplier notified the company after a food contact surface tested positive for the pathogen. None of the products that Southern Specialties received have tested positive. The recalled items are all Marketside brand. They include Bagged Green … [Read more...]

DeliverLean Chicken Salads Recalled For Possible Listeria

Lean Culinary Services of Florida is recalling about 223 pounds of ready to eat chicken salad products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No confirmed reports of illnesses have been received to date. The recalled items were produced on February 12, 2019. They are: 14.9-ounce plastic tub packages containing “classic chicken salad Made with Bell & Evans White Meat Chicken” and a Best By date of 2-17-19. 8-pound plastic bags containing “classic chicken salad Made with Bell & Evans White Meat Chicken” and a Sell By date of 2-19-19 for use behind the deli counter. 7.8-ounce plastic tub packages containing “DeliverLean CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD” and a Use By date of 2/17/19. 5.5-ounce plastic tub packages containing “DeliverLean CHICKEN … [Read more...]

Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Bag Kit Recalled for Listeria

Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit in 340 gram packages has been recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and may have been sold nationwide. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled product is Eat Smart Sweet kale Vegetable Salad Bag Kit in 12 ounce (340 gram) packages. The codes on the product are FEB 16 2019 2019 FE 16 2 01B 032, 2 01A 032, and 2 000 32. The UPC number is 7 09351 89145 8. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The CFIA is conducting an investigation, which may lead to the recall of more products. The symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning include stiff … [Read more...]

What is Listeria Poisoning?

Listeria poisoning is an infection of the body with Listeria bacteria, more specifically Listeria monocytogenes (or L. mono, for short). This kind of infection is called listeriosis. The first signs of infection might include: Diarrhea Nausea Muscle aches Fever The incubation period—the time between consumption of the contaminated food and first signs of illness—varies depending on the type of Listeria infection. Listeria illnesses can range from mild to “invasive.” For otherwise healthy people, Listeria usually presents as a “stomach bug.” Mild infections are rarely diagnosed, because people may not even require medical care. In these circumstances, the incubation period is shorter: 24 hours, on average. However, in people that are young, elderly, pregnant, … [Read more...]

Do You Have These Nut Butters in Your Pantry?

Recently there has been a spate of nut butter recalls for Listeria monocytogenes. These products usually have a very long shelf life, so there's a good chance that some of these products are in pantries around the country. There is zero tolerance for Listeria contamination in ready to eat products because the bacteria cause such serious illness, and because the consumer doesn't heat the product, which would kill the pathogens, before eating. No illnesses have been reported in any of these recalls. These are the recalls that have been issued since December 2018: Inspired Organics recalled their Organic Sunflower Butter for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination on December 11, 2018. Testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found the pathogen … [Read more...]

Listeria Monocytogenes in Raw Milk From Shunpike Dairy NY

Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was found in raw milk that was produced by Shunpike Dairy at 1342 Shunpike, in Millbrook, New York. That is in Dutchess county. The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets released this information in a press release. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. The pasteurization process briefly heats the milk to kill pathogens such as Listeria. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with this issue. A sample of the milk that was collected by a Department inspector tested preliminary positive and the dairy was notified on January 25, 2019. Further testing conducted on January 30, 2019, confirmed the presence of the bacteria in the milk. The dairy is now prohibited from selling raw milk until sampling indicates the product … [Read more...]

Oskri Organics Recalls All Nut Butters For Possible Listeria

Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, Wisconsin is recalling all of their nut butters for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illness reports have been received to date in connection with this issue. The Oskri Organics Nut Butters were sold in New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, Arizona, Indiana, Idaho, Oregon, South Carolina, and Rhode Island. The nut butters were produced starting in January 2018. All nut butters with the best by dates of 6/20 and earlier are recalled. The recalled nut butter flavors include Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Peanut (all flavor varieties), Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Tahini. They were sold in 16 our plastic jars with the lot number either on the top or bottom of … [Read more...]

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