November 28, 2023

ALDI Cantaloupe and Pineapple Recalled For Possible Salmonella

ALDI cantaloupe, cantaloupe chunks, and pineapple are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been linked to these products, according to the recall notice. These products were produced by Sofia Produce doing business as TruFresh, Anthony Marano Company, and Market Cuts LLC. There is a Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled Malichita cantaloupes that has sickened at least 43 people in 15 states. That fruit was also sold by TruFresh. The recalled products include whole cantaloupe, with UPC numbers 4061464587694, 717524410023, 850677002001, and 717524410085. Also recalled is cantaloupe chunks that are packaged in a 16 ounce clamshell container. The UPC number that is stamped on the label for that item is 4099100215885. Finally, pineapple spears are … [Read more...]

TFP Nutrition Recalls All Dry Pet Food For Possible Salmonella

TFP Nutrition is expanding their October 24, 2023 recall of their dry pet food products for possible Salmonella contamination to include all dry dog, dry cat, and catfish formulas. These products were manufactured in their Nacogdoches, Texas facility. While the previous recall notice said that no animal or human illnesses have been reported to date, that statement was not included in this recall. The recalling firm is TFP Nutrition of Nacogdoches, Texas. Both humans and pets have been sickened by pet food in the past; in fact, there is a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened infants that is linked to another brand of dry dog food right now. Pets can exhibit symptoms of Salmonella poisoning that include diarrhea, fever, vomiting, lethargy, and abdominal pain. Some pets will not get … [Read more...]

Vinyard Cantaloupe Products Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Vinyard cantaloupe fresh cut products are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This secondary recall is for items that were made using prepared cantaloupe. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. These recalled items were sold in Oklahoma through retail and wholesale outlets. This recall is linked to the recall of whole cantaloupes by Sophia Foods, doing business as TruFresh, on November 8, 2023. These items were sold from October 30, 2023 to November 10, 2023. The recalled Vinyard Cantaloupe products sold at the retail level to consumers include a 6 ounce Fruit Medley Cup with best by dates 11/14/2023 and … [Read more...]

Malichita Cantaloupe Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Malichita Cantaloupe is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these fruits. The recalling firm is Sofia Produce of Nogales, Arizona, doing business under the name Trufresh. All sizes of fresh cantaloupes packaged in cardboard containers labeled with the Malichita label are included in this recall. They were sold between October 16, 2023 and October 23, 2023 under these sales order numbers: 0128556, 0128624, 0128630, 0128632, 0128640, 0128643, 0128644, 0128646, 0128648, 0128651, -0128656, 0128669, 0128680, 0128682, 0128683, 0128700, 0225200, 0225201, 0225206, 0225214, 0225219, 0225222, 0225226, 0225227, 0225228, 0419611, 0419629, 0419630, 0419636, 0419671, 0419688, 0419693, … [Read more...]

How Do Pathogens Contaminate Ready to Eat Produce?

A new study looks at how pathogens contaminate ready to eat produce, causing foodborne illness outbreaks. The study was published in the February 2024 issue of Food Microbiology. Ready to eat fruits and vegetables can be contaminated with pathogens and have caused many outbreaks in the past few years. E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes have caused most of these illnesses. Multiple sources of contamination include soil, irrigation water, birds and insects, grey/blackwater, contamination in the seed itself, animal fecal matter, and post-harvest operations. Extreme weather events, including flooding and dust storms, can contaminate these foods. Consumption of fresh produce has increased across the globe, and, especially in North America, the percentage of outbreaks … [Read more...]

Future Seafoods Raw Oysters Recalled For Salmonella, E. coli

Future Seafoods raw oysters are being voluntarily recalled for possible Salmonella and E. coli contamination. The FDA issued a public health warning about these oysters on October 23, 2023, and the company issued the recall a few days later. The recalling firm is Future Seafoods, Inc.   The oysters were harvested from harvest area PE9B on Prince Edward Island, Canada, on October 10, 2023 and were distributed to customers from October 10 through October 16, 2023. All Future Seafoods raw oysters from that harvest area are included in this recall. Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve these oysters, and if consumers bought them, they should not eat them. The oysters were distributed to restaurants and retailers in these states: Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, … [Read more...]

Malichita Cantaloupes Recalled in Canada For Salmonella

Malichita cantaloupes 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 fruit. The recalling firm is Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono. The cantaloupes were sold at the retail level in these provinces: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, and may have been sold in other provinces and territories. The recalled product is Malichita cantaloupes in variable sizes. There is no UPC number on this product. The cantaloupes were sold between October 22, 2023 and November 1, 2023, inclusive. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation is being launched, which may lead to the recall of more products. If … [Read more...]

Freshpoint Bix Produce Cantaloupe Recalled For Salmonella

Freshpoint Bix Produce Cantaloupe is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Because this recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Report page and not on the regular call page, there is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this fruit. The recalling firm is Bix Produce Company LLC of Little Canada, Minnesota. The recalled product is FreshPoint Bix Produce Company Cantaloupe. Sixty one three-packs of this fruit are included in this recall. The Bix lot numbers for the cantaloupe are P2742702-00 and P2741287. The item number is 03143. There are three melons in each bag. The cantaloupe was distributed at the retail level in these states: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and … [Read more...]

Victor Beef Meal & Rice Dog Food Recalled For Salmonella

Victor Beef Meal & Rice Dog Food is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Dogs who eat this product, and people who handle it could get sick. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Mid America Pet Food of Mount Pleasant, Texas. Dogs can contract Salmonella infections from contaminated food. They excrete the pathogen in their feces, which can then get on their coats and onto anything in the environment. Humans can get sick if they touch contaminated pet food and then touch their mouths or eat without washing their hands. They can also pick up the pathogen by petting a sick dog or touching anything in that animal's environment. Pets with Salmonella infections may not show any symptoms but … [Read more...]

Blue Ridge Beef Breeder’s Raw Pet Food Recalled For Salmonella

Blue Ridge Beef Breeder's Choice Raw Pet Food is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The firm was notified by the FDA on October 27, 2023 that the dog food tested positive for Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Blue Ridge Beef of Statesville, North Carolina. Healthy people can contract Salmonella infections from pet food in different ways. They can handle the food, then eat or touch their mouths without touching their hands. Or, since infected pets excrete the pathogen in their feces, they can touch the pet's fur, or anything in its environment, and pick up the pathogen. Human symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include a fever, headache, chills, nausea, vomiting, … [Read more...]

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