June 19, 2019

Price Chopper Fudge Bars Are Recalled For Possible Listeria

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets are recalling some of their store brand fudge bars for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination according to news reports. The bars were made by Fieldbrook Farms. There is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been reported in connection to this recall. The recalled product is PICs Fudge Bars sold in 12-count, 30 ounce containers. The UPC number on the product is 41735 09250, and the best-if-used-by date is March 6, 2020. The manufacturer allegedly had positive results for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in the production environment. Many customers have already been contacted by the company about this recall through their notification program. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard it in a secure … [Read more...]

Corner Store Market Recalls Wraps and Salads For Listeria

Great American Marketing, of Houston, Texas, is recalling about 3,329 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry wrap and salads that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No confirmed reports of illness have been received to date in connection with this recall. These products were produced from March 27, 2019 through April 8, 2019. They include: 9.25-ounce plastic sealed cartons containing “corner store market CAESAR SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN & CAESAR DRESSING” with sell by dates of 04/09/19 through 04/15/19. 10.25-ounce plastic sealed cartons containing “corner store market CHEF SALAD TURKEY, HAM & CHEESE, WITH RANCH DRESSING” with sell by dates of 04/09/19 through 04/15/19. 8.1-ounce plastic sealed cartons containing “corner store market CLUB WRAP … [Read more...]

Thogensen Family Recalls Raw Frozen Pet Food For Listeria

Thogersen Family Farm os Stanwood, Washington, is recalling their raw frozen ground pet food because it may contain Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The raw ground pet food was packaged in two pound packs. The varieties included in the recall include course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food. These products did not have any lot identification, batch codes, or expiration dates. The packaging is two pound flattened, rectangular clear plastic packages. The front of the package has one large square white label with the company name, product, and weight. These products were sold to individual customers or two retail establishments that have been notified. The … [Read more...]

Cretan Dry Mizythra Recalled For Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

MFG Distribution is recalling Oreinos Mylopotamos brand Cretan Dry Mizythra, a type of hard cheese, in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Oreinos Mylopotamos brand Cretan Dry Mizythra, sold in 1.45 kg packages. All codes on the product are recalled. There is no UPC number. The cheese was distributed in Ontario and Quebec at the retail level. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away after first wrapping it in foil or plastic wrap. You can also take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. You should then clean your refrigerator, or pantry, or wherever you stored the cheese, with a solution of 1 tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to 1 … [Read more...]

Wholesome Pantry Nut Butters Recalled For Possible Listeria

Wakefern Food Corporation, which owns and operates ShopRite stores in Maryland, is recalling several of their organic nut butter products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to news reports. The recalled products include Wholesome Pantry Organic Creamy Salted Almond Butter, with UPC number 04119006004, Wholesome Pantry Organic Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter with UPC number 04119006005, and Wholesome Pantry Organic Unsalted Sunflower Butter with UPC number 04119005827. Also recalled is Wholesome Pantry Organic Tahini Butter, with UPC number 04119005828, and Wholesome Pantry Organic Cashew Butter, with UPC number 04119006006. No product sizes or best before dates were listed. These products were sold in ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, … [Read more...]

Did the Last Thing You Ate Give You Food Poisoning?

Whenever anyone gets sick with a foodborne illness, the question is what food made them sick. Did the last thing you ate give you food poisoning? The answer, surprisingly, is probably not. Bacteria that cause food poisoning have incubation periods. During that time, the bacteria grows and some produce toxins and your immune system starts to respond. The response is what causes the symptoms. It can take some time for the symptoms of food poisoning to develop, depending on the pathogen. These incubation times are one reason why tracking the source of a food poisoning outbreak can be so difficult. First, investigators must interview patients and ask them what they ate in the past week. And second, it's difficult for patients to remember what they ate in the past week. These are … [Read more...]

What Are the Long Term Consequences of Food Poisoning?

Since 48,000,000 Americans are sickened with food poisoning every year, it's a safe bet to say that every American has had food poisoning at least once during their life. We are all aware of the symptoms of these illnesses, from E. coli O157:H7 to Salmonella to Listeria monocytogenes. But when you recover, should you still be concerned? Yes. All of these illnesses can lead to long term consequences. And each pathogen has its own set of health issues that can arise weeks, months, or years after recovery. That's why it's a good idea to have these illnesses recorded on your medical chart. E. coli O157:H7 This pathogen can cause the most serious illness. If a person contracts this infection, they may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a type of kidney failure. Shiga … [Read more...]

California Grown Avocados Recalled in Six States

California-based company, Henry Avocado, is recalling both conventionally grown and organic avocados for possible Listeria contamination. The affected Avocados were handled in Henry Avocado's new California packing facility and were distributed to to Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Environmental testing at that facility found the pathogen. Consumers can identify conventionally grown avocados subject to this recall, by looking for the word "Bravocado" at the bottom of the oval product label. Organic avocados subject to this recall will not have the word "Bravocado", but will have the word "Organic" in green on a yellow background at the top of the oval product label. The FDA is reporting that Henry Avocados grown and packed in Mexico are … [Read more...]

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...]

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