July 12, 2024

Public Health Alert For Catfish Imported From China Issued

A public health alert for catfish imported from China has been issued by the USDA. These fish were illegally imported from the People's Republic of China and are not eligible for import into the United States. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date in connection with the consumption of this fish. The frozen Siluriformes products were not certified for export to the U.S. by the government of China as being produced under equivalent inspection, they do not identify a certified establishment number, and they were not presented for import reinspection. These factors make the fish unfit for human consumption. The product is 12 ounce (340 gram) plastic packages containing "FROZEN STRIPED PANGASIUS MAWS." The fish package does not have any establishment … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Trader Joe’s Chicken Pilaf For Rocks

A public health alert has been issued by the USDA for Trader Joe's Chicken Pilaf for possible foreign material contamination. This product may have rocks. This poses a tooth injury and choking hazard. A recall was not requested because this item is no longer available for purchase. One dental injury was reported to the company from consuming this product. The recalling firm is Mama Vicky's Inc. of North Hollywood, California. This frozen, ready to eat product was produced on various dates ranging from November 1, 2023 through January 19, 2024. The recalled product is 14 ounce packages containing Trader Joe's Chicken, Lentil, & Caramelized Onion Pilaf with Saffron Basmati Rice, Dark Chicken Meat, Dates, and Golden Raisins. This item has the establishment number P-45322 that is … [Read more...]

Felix Custom Smoking Seafood Products Under FDA Public Health Alert

Felix Custom Smoking Seafood products are under an FDA public health alert for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The FDA found the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes and other strains of Listeria during an inspection at Felix Custom Smoking that began on July 19, 2021 and is still ongoing. The FDA notified Felix of its findings, but the company has declined to issue a recall and is still processing seafood. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes in ready to eat products. So the FDA is alerting consumers, companies, and fishermen who may have received product from Felix because the agency is concerned about the presence of the pathogen at the firm and the safety of its products. The FDA is continuing its efforts with Felix and its customers to remove those … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Listeria in Little Hatch’s Ready to Eat Foods

A public health alert for Listeria in Little Hatch's ready to eat foods has been issued by the FDA. The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or eat Little Hatch's ready to eat JalapeƱo Cream Cheese, Queso, Spicy Queso, Roasted Chili Salsa Medium, and Roasted Chili Salsa Hot because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Those products were sold in 13.5 ounce or 14 ounce containers. The FDA confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 23 of 149 samples taken from processing, packaging, and storage areas at the manufacturing facility, including various food-contact surfaces. The alert is being issued because the agency is concerned with the firm's ongoing Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The bacteria can become established in a facility and and … [Read more...]

Siluriformes Imported From Brazil Triggers Public Health Alert

The USDA has issued a public health alert for siluriformes imported from Brazil because that country is ineligible to export these fish to the United States. A recall was not recommended for these catfish because the government believes that the item is no longer available for sale in stores for purchase by consumers. The frozen whole siluriformes products were produced on April 23, 2021. EB Express Provisions Inc. is the importer of record. That firm is located in Newark, New Jersey. The recalled item is 13 to 14 pound cases of "Gutted Frozen Fish Scientific Name: Hypostomus." The production date printed on the label is 23/04/21. The whole frozen fish were removed from the cases and sold individually, by weight, in plastic bags at Mass. Mineirao Markets. The fish is identified … [Read more...]

Health Alert For Processed Egg Products Unfit for Consumption

The USDA is issuing a public health alert for OvaEasy processed egg products because the company declined to expand its recall for Salmonella. The company allegedly recorded false lab reports, and produced negative results for Salmonella when the results were actually positive. They also reported that they had sampled the products for bacterial contamination when they had not. An ongoing investigation by FSIS has uncovered these issues. The company is Nutriom LLC of Lacey, Washington. Because of these factors, the government says the products are unfit for human consumption. The long list of unfit products can be seen at the FSIS web site, along with Julian dates and product sizes. They include OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg, Bak-Klene Egg Wash, OvaEasy UGRA, Reduced Cholesterol, Vitovo Low … [Read more...]

E. coli 0157:H7 Public Health Alert for XL Foods Beef Products Expands in U.S.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is expanding the Public Health Alert issued on September 28, 2012 for XL Foods beef products. The products, manufactured at the Canadian plant, have been recalled for possible E. coli 0157:H7 contamination. And at least 10 consumers in Canada have been sickened by E. coli 0157:H7 by mechanically tenderized meat produced at XL Foods. All beef and beef products produced on August 24, 27, 28, 29, and September 5, 2012 at the XL Foods plant are being recalled. Back in September, the FSIS reported that about 890,000 pounds of boneless beef trim were imported into the U.S. from XL Foods. Now, they estimate that about 1.1 million pounds of beef trim and 1.4 million pounds of primal and sub-primal cuts were imported. The primal and sub-primal cuts … [Read more...]

USDA Announces Health Alert for EST 761 Ground Beef Patties From Canada

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing a public health alert for ground beef patties imported from Canada because they may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. Food Poisoning Bulletin has been reporting on this recall since it began back in February. The products were produced by New Food Classics, CFIA Establishment 761 of Saskatoon, Ontario and imported by Sysco Food Services to a distribution center in Blaine, Washington for use by food service institutions. Product details: Prime Rib Beef patties 8 ounces 10.0 lb boxes Product code 55317 Production code 11 NO 22 Prime Rib Beef patties 71 gram patties 10.0 lb. boxes Product code 55391 Production code of 11 SE 01 or 12 JA 04 The … [Read more...]

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