December 15, 2017

Darwin’s Natural Selections Pet Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella

According to the company's Facebook page, Darwin's Natural Selections pet food for dogs and cats is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The company has recalled the products from customers because they ship directly from their factory. The Facebook notice did not list any specific products or lot numbers, but news outlets are reporting that several types of products with varying lot numbers have been affected by this issue. This product was shipped between September and early October 2017. The recalled products were intended to be fed to both dogs and cats. The products were all in 2 pound packages, and the lot numbers and manufacture dates vary. These products are not available for purchase in stores. Check with the company if you receive these pet food products … [Read more...]

Toyo Tire Outbreak Caused by Salmonella Bacteria, Sickens Dozens

Salmonella bacteria caused the Toyo Tire outbreak in White, Georgia before Thanksgiving that sickened dozens of people, Logan Boss, Public Information Officer of the Department of Public Health Northwest Health District told Food Poisoning Bulletin. At least five people were hospitalized in that outbreak because their symptoms were so severe. Public health officials are interviewing Toyo employees who attended the event and plan to finish them today. They also hope to identify the food product that caused the outbreak. That information will be released when available. The restaurant that catered the event, identified in news reports as Angelo's New York Style Pizza and Bistro of Cartersville, has reopened after closing last week. The restaurant was re-inspected last Wednesday by … [Read more...]

Researchers Discover How Ground Turkey is Contaminated with Salmonella

Researchers at the University of Georgia's Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center have discovered how ground turkey may become contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. They have found that Salmonella on the bird's skin may be a "significant contributor to ground turkey contamination." Turkey skin is often used as a source of fat when manufacturers make ground turkey since the muscles are so lean. The study was presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Avian Pathologists. That meeting was held in the summer of 2017. Scientist have believed that cross-contamination with fecal material on the turkeys during processing was the main cause of Salmonella contamination in ground turkey. An earlier study published in the Journal of Food Protection in May 2016 found … [Read more...]

Relish Foods Expands Recall of Tuna Loins for Salmonella

Relish Foods of California initiated a recall of frozen Newport brand tuna loins on October 13, 2017, and is expanding that recall. Sampling by the FDA revealed the product has potential to contain Salmonella bacteria. The recalled products include 5 to 8 pound tuna loins and 3 to 5 pound tuna loins, 6 ounce tuna steaks, and 4 ounce tuna steaks. These products were distributed in Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Texas between 6/17/2017 and 10/13/17 through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. Products were distributed as 3 to 5 pound vacuum-packed, frozen, whole tuna loins packed in 30 pound Newport brand master cases; 5 to 8 pound vacuum-packed, frozen, whole tuna loins packed in 30 pound Newport brand master … [Read more...]

Relish Foods Recalls Frozen Tuna Loin for Possible Salmonella

Relish Foods is recalling some frozen tuna loins for possible Salmonella contamination. FDA testing revealed that the product has the potential to contain this pathogenic bacteria. You can see the huge list of retail locations where this product was sold at the FDA website. This recalled product is Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins. It was distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona between 8/15/2017 and 9/25/2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. It was sold as 5 to 8 pound, vacuum packed, frozen whole tuna loins packaged in 30 pound Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, and MTNT 0977D. This product was also sold at these retail … [Read more...]

Spicely Organics Tarragon Recalled for Salmonella

Organic Spices is recalling Spicely Organics Tarragon because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to officials or to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product was distributed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin through retail stores and e-commerce. The product is packaged in 0.4 ounce glass jars with black caps. The best if used by date is 12/31/20 OTW100134, Routine sampling revealed the presence of the bacteria. If you purchased this product, do not consume it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package, so other people or … [Read more...]

Pride & Joy Creamery Withdraws Raw Milk After Salmonella Found

Pride and Joy Creamery posted a notice on their Facebook page that they are pulling milk dated October 4th from all stores that sell it. Last week the Washington State Department of Agriculture issued a warning about that dairy's products after Salmonella bacteria was found in a sample. The owners would not issue a recall after learning about the Salmonella contamination, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Facebook post, posted one day after public health officials revealed the contamination, reads, "Out of an abundance of caution we have talked to all of our stores and asked them to pull any milk dated October 4th for a full credit. We will be continuing to investigate the situation. We stand behind our products and will offer a full refund to anyone who … [Read more...]

Health Warning About Salmonella in Pride & Joy Raw Milk

An advisory about Salmonella in Pride & Joy raw milk products has been issued by the Washington State Department of Health. They are advising consumers not to drink this milk because it could cause serious illness. Routine sampling by WSDA found Salmonella in bottled organic retina raw milk collected from the Pride & Joy Dairy. The product has a best by date of October 4, 2017. All sizes of containers are part of this issue. There are no reported cases of human illness associated with this product. Pride & Joy is refusing to recall the milk. This is not the first time this dairy's milk has been found to be contaminated wth pathogenic bacteria. In 2011, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria were found in Pride & Joy raw milk. And in February 2017, E. coli bacteria … [Read more...]

Bravo Produce Recalls Papayas for Possible Salmonella

Bravo Produce of San Isidro is recalling Maradol papayas grown by Productores y Exportadores de Carica Papaya de Tecomán y Costa Alegre SPR of RL and packed by Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de RL de CV, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.  Other papayas imported from Mexico have been linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 201 people. The papayas were sold in California from August 10 to 29, 2017. The papayas are labeled on the packing crates as Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. of C.V. It is important to clarify that Frutas Selectas de Tijuana, S. de R.L. of C.V. Unfortunately, the consumer rarely sees the packing crate. The FDA found Salmonella on a papaya that wasn't introduced into commerce. If you aren't sure whether or … [Read more...]

Shore Lunch Fish Breading/Batter Mix Recalled in Canada for Salmonella

Shore Lunch brand Fish Breading/Batter Mix is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The products were sold nationally. The recalled products are Shore Lunch Fish Breading/Batter Mix - Cajun Style in 225 gram packages. The codes on the product are 1064828 1/18/2018, and the UPC number is 0 24739 19363 5. Also recalled is Shore Lunch Fish Breading/Batter Mix - Original Recipe in 255 gram packages. The codes on that product are 1064839 1/17/2018, and the UPC number is 0 24739 19362 8. If you purchased these products, do not use them, even if you are going to cook them. Throw them away in a secure garbage can or double wrapped package, or return them to the place of purchase for a full … [Read more...]

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