June 1, 2023

Simply Hot Thai Green Peppers Recalled For Salmonella

Simply Hot Thai Green Peppers are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Fresh Direct Produce. The recalled product is Simply Hot Thai Green Peppers that are packaged in a 50 gram clear plastic bag. The UPC number that is printed on the product label is 8 94242 00050 4. And the code for this product is Packed on: 20AL23. The peppers were sold in Alberta and Saskatchewan at the retail level, and may have been sold in other provinces and territories. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The government is launching an investigation, which may lead to the recall of more products. If this … [Read more...]

TW4115 Black Fungus Recalled For Possible Salmonella

TW4115 Black Fungus (Nam Meo) is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the California Department of Public Health. The recalling firm is AH USA Group Inc. The recalled product is TW4115 Black Fungus (Nam Meo) that is packaged in a 2.5 ounce plastic bag. The item code for this product is TW4115. Golden Koi's Black Fungus is distributed by AH USDA Group Inc. The best by date on the product is October 2024. The item was distributed through small grocery storesl in these states: California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Washington, Arizona, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. The state of … [Read more...]

Triple Wash Your Veggies, WVU Extension Advises

Triple wash your veggies, researchers at West Virginia University Extension advises consumers, to reduce bacterial counts and avoid food poisoning. Researcher Cangliang Shen, associate professor of human nutrition and foods at the university, has studied the microbial safety of farmers market produce, which revealed a risk for microbial contamination from pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes. Outbreaks linked to fresh produce are very common; in fact, they are more common than people think. For instance, there were 40 outbreaks linked to leafy greens from 2009 to 2018. And last year a Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe sickened at least 88 people in 12 states. A 2015 study conducted by Shen and graduate students KaWang Li and Wentao Jiang at the … [Read more...]

Trudeau Farms Curly Parsley Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Trudeau Farms Curly Parsley is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Trudeau Farms. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. If more information is released by the government it will be posted on the CFIA web site. The recalled item is Trudeau Farms Curly Parsley that is packaged in 160 gram bundles. The UPC number that is stamped on the product label is 0 68567 12520 8. All bunches that were sold from April 24 to May 3, 2023 are included in this recall. The parsley was sold at Provigo and Maxi retail stores in the province of Quebec. It was sold in bunches with a red twist tie. If you purcahed … [Read more...]

Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Rushdi Food Industries of Bayonne, New Jersey. The company is an Israeli based manufacturer. The recalled product is Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini that is packaged in 10.9 ounce squeezable bottles. The UPC number on the label is 858313006208, and the expiration date is 9/25/23. The words "Creamy Squeezable & Ready" are printed on the label in pink. This product is vegan. This item was distributed to stores mainly in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as well as some stores nationwide during the weeks of February 23, 2023 through ┬áMarch 5, 2023. This tahini was also … [Read more...]

Proposal to Declare Salmonella an Adulterant in Breaded Stuffed Chicken

The USDA has released their proposal to declare Salmonella an adulterant at "very low levels" in breaded stuffed raw chicken products. The announcement that a proposal was coming was made in August 2022. These types of products have been linked to many food poisoning outbreaks in the past several years. In fact, since 1998, raw breaded stuffed chicken products have been associated with up to 14 outbreaks and at least 200 illnesses. The last outbreak was in 2021, when 28 people in 8 states were sickened after eating Serenade Foods stuffed chicken products including Kirkwood and Milford Valley brands. This proposal builds on the USDA's proposed regulatory framework to reduce Salmonella infections linked to poultry products. Salmonella causes about 1.35 million human illnesses and … [Read more...]

Lipari Ground Cumin Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Lipari Ground Cumin is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Lipari Foods of Warren, Michigan. The cumin was sold at the retail level in these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The recalled product is Lipari Ground Cumin that is packaged in a 6 ounce clear plastic tub. The UPC number that is stamped on the product label is 094776212620, and the lot code for this item is 220914601. The best before date for this item is 09/2024. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development were alerted … [Read more...]

Volupta Organic Black Chia Seeds Recalled For Salmonella

Volupta Organic Black Chia Seeds are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement page, not on the regular recall page, so there is no information about whether any illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is NSI Group LLC of Encino, California. The recalled product is Volupta Organic Black Chia Seeds that are packaged in a 64 ounce stand up pouch container. The best by date that is stamped on the product label is 10/31/2025 (October 31, 2025). The chia seeds are a product of Paraguay. The code information is Lot 23068 - C023 FG00323. The seeds were sold in one Costco retail location in San Diego, California; no specific address was provided … [Read more...]

What is the History of Outbreaks Linked to Flour?

With the newest identified outbreak on the FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Table a Salmonella Infantis outbreak linked to flour, the question arises: What is the history of outbreaks linked to flour? Because flour is dry and seems so inert, many people assume that it could not harbor pathogens. But flour is a raw agricultural product, and can be contaminated in the field by birds and animals, during harvest, during transportation, and during processing. Many pathogens can survive with very little water. And no "kill step," that is, heating the grain to a temperature high enough to destroys pathogens, is used when flour is processed. That's why food safety experts warn consumers to be careful handling flour, and to avoid eating raw cookie dough and cake batter made with untreated … [Read more...]

Desserts by Helen Peanut Butter Pie Recalled; Made With Jif

Desserts by Helen Peanut Butter Pie is being recalled because it was allegedly made with Jif peanut butter during the recall period for that product in 2022. Jif peanut butter was recalled then in relation to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that sickened at least 21 people in seven states. Because this secondary recall was posted on the FDA Enforcement page, there is no information about whether or not any illnesses are associated with this product. The recalling firm is Desserts by Helen Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky. The recalled product is Desserts by Helen Peanut Butter Pie, with one pie per container. The code information on the product is 51122 and 51722. This product was recalled out of an abundance of caution. The recall initiation date was 5/22/2022, but the center … [Read more...]

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