April 24, 2018

Congresswoman DeLauro Wants Answers on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Rose Acre Farms Eggs

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) wrote a letter to the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb last week, asking for more information on the Salmonella outbreak that is linked to shell eggs from Rose Acre Farms. That outbreak has sickened at least 23 people in 9 states. Rose Acre Farms recalled more than 200,000,000 eggs earlier this month because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. DeLauro wrote, "FDA records reveal that the company’s Hyde County location was inspected in the weeks leading up to the recall – from March 26 to April 11, 2018. The reports show serious violations of food safety standards that are designed to safeguard public health. Consumers and their families deserve a safe food supply, and that requires that FDA act adequately and timely to address … [Read more...]

FDA Finds Rodent Infestation at Rose Acre Farms, Where Eggs Caused Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak

The FDA has released a report about inspections at Rose Acre Farms - Hyde County Egg, the facility that has had to recall more than 200 million eggs after a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak sickened 23 people in 8 states. The facility was inspected several ties from March 26 to April 11, 2018. The report said that the "corrective actions taken by your firm have not been effective at reducing the rodent levels within y9our poultry houses to an acceptable level." The threshold for "acceptable rodent activity" is established in the company's Salmonella prevention plan. Inspectors observed many live rodents: in the inspection on March 26, 2018, they were seen in the manure pit, running across the upper level floor, multiple live rodents running around the staging area in the pit, and … [Read more...]

CDC Issues Report on Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Eggs

At least twenty-three people are sick in the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that is linked to eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms, according to the CDC. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs on April 13, 2018. The outbreak was originally announced in an FDA recall notice. These eggs were sold in grocery stores and to restaurants in these states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The eggs were sold under these brand names: Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms. You can identify the eggs by looking for the plant number P-1065 and the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on the carton. The case count by state is: … [Read more...]

Shell Eggs Recalled After Twenty-two People Sickened with Salmonella Infections

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, is recalling 206,749,248 shell eggs because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. There are reports that twenty-two people have been sickened with this type of bacteria. The FDA recall notice states that "The voluntary recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the U.S. East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily." You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package sizes and the carton UPC numbers, at the FDA web site. The products include the brands of Country Daybreak, Food Lion eggs, Loose USDA, Nelms A Jumbo, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Linked to Fareway Chicken Salad Ends; Lawsuits Filed

The huge Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to Fareway chicken salad is now over after sickening 265 people in 8 states. Ninety-four of those people were hospitalized because they were so ill. One person living in Iowa died. More illnesses could still be reported, if people have this salad frozen in home freezers. Triple T Specialty Meats produced the salad for the Fareway chain. Fareway stopped selling the salad on February 9, 2018, after the company was notified about illnesses. The Iowa Department of Public health issued a consumer advisory on February 13, 2018, warning that the salad may be contaminated. On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats recalled all of that salad that was produced from January 2, 2018 to February 7, 2018. It was sold from the deli department … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Products Grows to 132 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom products has grown to include 132 people sick, according to a new notice posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Forty-five more ill persons from 19 states have been added to the outbreak total since the last update on March 15, 2018. Three more states have been added to the case count: Connecticut, Iowa, and Idaho. The CDC and FDA recommend that no one consume any brand of kratom in any form because it could be contaminated with Salmonella. This compound is also known as Kakuam, Thang, Them, Biak, and Ketom. It is a plant that is taken as a opioid substitute and for its stimulant effects. While no one specific kratom product has been tied to the outbreak, several companies have recalled their products made with … [Read more...]

FDA Identifies 16 Retail Locations That May Have Sold Dried Coconut Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella

The FDA has now identified 16 retail locations that were supplied with potentially contaminated bulk dried coconut. That product is linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 13 people in 5 states. Several grocery stores and retail outlets have recalled bulk packages of International Harvest brand Organic Coconut Miles with UPC number 8 13449 02099 3 and the expiration date 6/1/2018. That product was sold at retail stores in New York City and Long Island. Now, the list of cities and locations that received dried coconut from International Harvest has been published by the FDA. The recalled bulk dried coconut may have been repackaged into clear, plastic containers with grocery store labeling, or it may have been sold in bulk bins. You can see the chart of … [Read more...]

Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Canada Linked to Poultry Updated, Frozen Raw Breaded Chicken Nuggets Suspected

The Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in Canada that is linked to poultry has been updated to include a product that has been recalled: frozen raw breaded chicken nuggets. That product, Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets, has been recalled from the marketplace. Those sickened live in four provinces. The case count outbreak by province is: Alberta (2), Ontario (17), Quebec (7), and New Brunswick (4). Four individuals have been hospitalized because their illness is so serious. The recalled chicken nuggets were distributed in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec, and may have been sold in other provinces. This product has been linked to this outbreak investigation, according to the notice by Public Health Canada. Officials are advising consumers not to consume … [Read more...]

Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets Recalled for Salmonella in Canada; Illnesses Reported

Harvest Creek brand Chicken Nuggets are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. There are illnesses associated with this product; the Public Health Agency is investigating. The product is made by Erie Meat Products Ltd. The nuggets were distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec, and may have been distributed nationally. The recalled product is Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets - Uncooked Breaded Cutlettes in 2 x 1 kg packages. The code on the product is BB\MA 18-OC-11 and the UPC number is 8 29810 93350 2. Check to see if you have this product in your home. If you do, discard it in a sealed or double wrapped packages and put it into a secure, closed garbage can so other people and animals can't access it. You can … [Read more...]

PDX Aromatics Issues Second Expanded Recall of Kratom Products for Possible Salmonella

PDX Aromatics, doing business as Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa is issuing a second expanded recall of their products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The company is aware of four confirmed cases of Salmonella associated with the consumption of red and white vein products. You can see the long list of recalled products, with the lot numbers, product names, brand, and net weight, at the FDA web site. The recalled products include Red Maeng Da Powder, Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder, Thai Kratom Powder (Green Vein), Thai Kratom Powder (Green Vein), and OG Bali Powder, among others. The expanded recall includes red vein powder and capsule products shipped between 12/1/2017 and 3/8/2018 and certain green vein powder and capsule products … [Read more...]

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