December 17, 2017

JML Recalls IQF Cut Green Beans for Listeria

JML Ingredients Inc. of East Petersburg, PA is recalling IQF Cut Green Beans because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of a Listeria infection include fever, stiff neck, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. In addition to pregnant women, those most at risk are young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems.   … [Read more...]

FDA Found Listeria, Food Safety Violations at Oregon Potato

Five months after the FDA found Listeria and unsanitary conditions at Oregon Potato, food safety violations at the Pasco, WA facility had not been adequately addressed, according to a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The March inspection was triggered by a Listeria outbreak linked to frozen vegetables that sickened nine people in four states. Three of the case patients died, although listeriosis was not considered to be a cause of death for two of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak was linked to frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Vegetables of Pasco, WA which issued a recall for hundreds of products sold under various brand names. Idaho Potato also recalled products. Although that recall was not … [Read more...]

Weekly Food Recall Roundup: July 31, 2016

This week's food recalls include an expansion of a frozen vegetable recall for Listeria, baking mixes for Salmonella, two beef recalls for E. coli, an expansion of the General Mills flour recall and more. These pathogens can cause serious illness and death. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. Food Recalls in the U.S. Pathogens General Mills expanded its recall of flours that may be contaminated with E. coli. Good Food Concepts, doing business as Ranch Foods Direct in Colorado, is recalling 2,606 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. These products are possibly linked to an E. coli outbreak in Colorado. Meijer is recalling some fresh salads and sandwiches because they may be contaminated with … [Read more...]

Watts Brothers Frozen Vegetable Listeria Recall Expanded

ConAgra Foods is expanding the recall of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The recalled products were produced on May 5, 2016 and have not been available for purchase since this date. Health officials encourage consumers to check their freezers. At the time of the recall, there had been no reported illnesses, according to the company. However, Listeria can cause illness and death. Those most at risk of infection are young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of an infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and … [Read more...]

Ossie’s Herring Salads Recalled for Listeria

SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased these salads should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The recalled products were sold at the company's  eight retail outlets in New York and New Jersey. They were packaged in plastic deli containers with “Best By” date codes of 7/21/16 through 08/20/16. The recalled products include: OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX DAIRY, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885114136; OSSIE’S HERRING IN SOURCREAM, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885114174; OSSIE’S TAAM SHABBOS HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109057; OSSIES’S STIGLITZ HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109064; OSSIE’S WASABI HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC … [Read more...]

After Listeria Outbreak, Texas Fines Blue Bell $850,000

After being linked to a 2015 Listeria outbreak that sickened at least 10 people, killing three of them, Blue Bell Creameries has been fined $850,000 by the the Texas Department of State Health Services for allowing adulterated product to enter the market and causing illness. But the company many only pay a fraction of the fine. Within 30 days, Blue Bell must pay $175,000,  but will not have to pay the remaining balance if it follows the terms outlined in the enforcement agreement. The terms include: continuing to notify the health department of any test results from samples taken from ice cream, ingredients, food surfaces, machinery and other equipment in its Brenham plant that are positive for Listeria;  continuing to“test and hold” procedures "meaning ice cream must be found to be … [Read more...]

FDA Found Listeria at Reser’s Halifax NC Facility

After two Listeria recalls, more bad foods for Reser's Fine Foods. Investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say Listeria has "maintained a presence" at Reser's facility in Halifax, NC since 2013, according to an FDA warning letter to the company made public this week. Salads produced by Reser's Fine Foods were recalled for Listeria in 2013 and earlier this year. During FDA inspections in 2013, 2014 and 2015 environmental samples collected from the plant were positive for Listeria. Samples collected on November 3-5, 2015, confirmed that some positive samples were from food contact surfaces. Four environmental swabs from inside the processing room were positive for Listeria. The FDA conducted  Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on six Listeria isolates … [Read more...]

Listeria Recall for Sandwiches Delivered to School Districts Expands

Let’s Do Lunch Inc. of Gardena, CA, dba Integrated Food Service (IFS) is expanding a Listeria recall of sandwiches that were distributed to school districts nationwide. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported but districts that have received these sandwiches should not use them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The recalled sandwiches include turkey, ham and cheese subs; Italian subs, BBQ rib sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chili dogs, sliders and more. To see the complete list, click the preceding link. The expansion of the recall announced in June was issued after additional environmental testing was positive for Listeria. It now includes products produced between May 18 and June 16 distributed to foodservice distributors in the following … [Read more...]

Agave Dream Cappuccino Ice Cream Recalled for Listeria

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling Cappuccino Ice Cream for potential Listeria contamination. Although no illnesses were reported at the time of the recall, people who have purchased this ice cream should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. he recall is the result of a routine sampling by the state of WA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. Agave Dream has recalled 389 cases distributed across the United States through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Romeoville, Illinois warehouse, DPI NW, Americold L.A., IWI Franklin Indiana warehouse, Haddon House … [Read more...]

Frozen Vegetable Listeria Outbreak Triggered Recall of 456 Products

A Listeria outbreak linked to frozen vegetables that ended this week triggered the recall of 456 products sold under dozens of brand names, according to a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although the outbreak has ended, health officials are concerned that consumers may still have some of the vegetables in their freezers and caution everyone who purchases frozen vegetables to check recall information carefully. The outbreak sickened nine people in California, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington between September 2013 and May 2016. Fatalities were reported in Connecticut, Maryland and Washington, although listeriosis was not considered to be a cause of death for the Maryland and Washington cases. Symptoms of a Listeria infection include can take up to 70 days after … [Read more...]

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