February 26, 2024

Do Not Eat Acuacultura Integral De Baja Oysters, Says FDA

Do not eat Acuacultura Integral De Baja Oysters, the FDA says, because they may be contaminated with norovirus and there is an outbreak linked to them. The oysters in question were harvested on 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, 12/19, 2023, 12/23/2023, or 12/29/2023. The full name of the company that harvested the oysters is Acuacultura Integral De Baja California SA de CV - MX 4 SS. The oysters were harvested from harvest area Laguna Manuela, B.C., Mexico on 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, or 12/23/2023, or from harvest area Laguna De Guerrero Negro, B.C., Mexico on 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, 12/19/2023, or 12/29/2023. The oysters were sold to restaurants and retailers in California and may have been sold to restaurants in other states as well. Oysters that are contaminated with norovirus can cause … [Read more...]

FDA: Avoid Sociedad Acuicola GolPac Oysters From Mexico

The FDA is telling restaurants to not sell or serve Sociedad Acuicola GolPac Oysters that were harvested on 12/18/2023 or 12/27/2023 because they may be contaminated with norovirus. The oysters were harvested from Bahia Salina, Sonora, Mexico. The California Department of Public Health told the FDA of an outbreak of norovirus in San Diego County, California that has been linked to consumption of oysters from a specific harvest location in Mexico. The number of people sickened is not being released at this time. Mexican Shellfish Authorities have launched an investigation into the source of the virus and have closed the Bahia Salina growing area to harvest as of 1/12/2024. The oysters were distributed to restaurants and retailers in California and may have been sold in other … [Read more...]

Alasko IQF Antioxidant Blend Recalled For Possible Norovirus

Alasko IQF Antioxidant Blend is being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. More Alasko frozen fruit products were recalled on June 14, 2022. There is a norovirus outbreak in Canada linked to some Alasko products, but there are no illnesses linked specifically to these newly recalled items. The recalling firm is New Alasko. These products were sold in Ontario and Quebec at the retail level, and to hotels, restaurants, and institutions, and may have been sold in other provinces and territories. The recalled items are Alasko IQF Antioxidant Blend that is packaged in 1 kilogram bags. The UPC number that is printed on the product label is 6 95058 27150 4. The lot numbers for this item are 0052 044 2023 P.O.: 123179, and the best by date is 2023 OC 11. Also recalled … [Read more...]

Baynes Sound Oysters May Be Contaminated With Norovirus

Baynes Sound Oysters may be contaminated with norovirus, according to the FDA. That agency has issued an alert warning restaurants and retailers to avoid selling the shellfish from British Columbia, and warning consumers not to eat them raw. The FDA is working with state, local, and federal officials and with Canadian officials on a norovirus outbreak that is linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. Illnesses have only been reported in Canada. There are no known cases of notorious in the U.S. that are associated with these oysters. But it's possible that states received these oysters through distribution to the United States. The oysters were harvested between January 16, 2023 and February 17, 2023, from Deep Bay in the Baynes Sound subarea 14-8. Landfiles included in … [Read more...]

Monical’s Pizza in IL Temporarily Closed After Illnesses Reported

Monical's Pizza, in Washington, Illinois, has temporarily closed after reports of illness, according to news reports. About 150 patrons reported symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, chills, and nausea, according to the Tazewell County Health Department. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the closure. Patients are reportedly recovering within 12 to 24 hours. The restaurant is located at 6 Cherry Tree Shopping Center in Washington, Illinois. It closed on Saturday, November 26, 2022 and may open today. The closure will give the restaurant time to conduct a deep cleaning and discard food. The employees of Monical's Pizza will be retrained on personal hygiene, handwashing, and when to report illness. The cause of the illnesses has not yet been determined. Given … [Read more...]

What Are Common Food Poisoning Pathogen Incubation Periods?

Every time there is an outbreak and the cause or pathogen is not immediately apparent, investigators have several clues they can use to help them solve it. One is the incubation period, of the time between when a person eats contaminated food and they start getting sick. These facts are complicated by the fact that most people think the last thing they ate made them sick, which is often not the case. What are common food poisoning pathogen incubation periods? All pathogens have different incubation periods that can range from hours to days or even weeks and months. While there is always a range, these incubation periods are true across all outbreaks. Common Food Poisoning Pathogen Incubation Periods Bacillus cereus can cause illness especially in foods that have been sitting out … [Read more...]

Gelato Artigianale Raspberry Gelato Recalled For Possible Norovirus

Gelato Artigianale Raspberry Gelato is being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Angelo's Italian Market Inc. in London, Ontario. The recalled product is Gelato Artigianale al gusto di Raspberry Gelato that is sold in 1 liter packages. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 0 000000 067430. There are no codes on this item; it was sold at Angelo's Italian Market Inc., which is located at 755 Wonderland Road North, in London, Ontario, up to and including June 14, 2022. The raspberries used to make this product may be contaminated with the virus. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. If you bought this … [Read more...]

Revive Superfoods Smoothies and Oats Recalled For Possible Norovirus

Revive Superfoods Smoothies and Oats are being recalled in Canada because they were made with raspberries that have been recalled for norovirus contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is Revive Organics. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. These items were sold nationally and online. They are all Revive Superfoods brand. They include Acai Twist Smoothie in 201 gram packages, with UPC number 8 54681 00005 3 and codes 2022-10-11, 2022-10-19, 2022-10-20, 2022-11-06, 2022-11-09, and 2022-11-12. Berry Blu Smoothie in 194 gram containers with UPC number 8 54681 00009 1 and codes … [Read more...]

Alasko Frozen Raspberries Recalled in Canada For Possible Norovirus

Alasko Frozen Raspberries are being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. The individually quick frozen (IQF) berries were sold to hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Quebec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The recalling firm is New Alasko Limited Partnership. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalled product is Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries that are sold frozen. They were packaged in 5 x 1 kilogram containers. The codes on the product are: Lot number SY 21278, P.O.: 116381-01, and BB: 2023-OC-04. The UPC number that is stamped on the inner bag is 6 95058 00205 4, and the UPC number that is printed on the outer carton is: 1 069505 800205 1. If you have these Alasko Frozen … [Read more...]

FDA Closes Listeria and Norovirus Outbreak Investigations

The FDA closes Listeria and norovirus outbreak investigations on its CORE Outbreak Investigation Table, while the alleged cereal outbreak case count increased. There are now only three active food poisoning outbreak investigations being conducted by the FDA. The Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that closed has sickened at least 20 people. A vehicle was not identified, even though traceback was initiated, an on-site inspection was initiated, and samples were collected and analyzed. The outbreak status is still listed as "ongoing" because the most recent illness onset date was April 20, 2022. It can take up to 70 days for the symptoms of listeriosis to manifest. The CDC will continue to monitor for more illnesses. This investigation will be reopened if more new illnesses are reported … [Read more...]

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