July 23, 2021

Bunny Luv Carrots Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Grimmway Farms is recalling some types of Bunny Luv carrots and other brand names for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. These carrots were sold nationwide at the retail level, and some shredded carrots and chopped carrots were sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors. All of those customers have been notified about this recall. All of the products have a 9-character lot code beginning with 195, 196 or 197 and ending in BF or SP printed on the bag. For example, 1952023BF. The recalled items include Bunny Luv Organic Cut and Peeled Baby Carrots that are packaged in 1 pound bags. The UPC number on the label is 0 3338390205 0 and the best if used by dates are … [Read more...]

Three New Outbreaks on FDA Table: Cyclospora, E. coli, and Salmonella

Three new outbreaks were announced on the FDA Table of Outbreak Investigations: One was caused by Cyclospora, the second by E. coli O121, and the third by Salmonella Typhimurium. UPDATE: One of these outbreaks, the Salmonella outbreak, has a suspect food attached to it. In the cyclospora outbreak, at least 32 people are sick. The notice states that this number represents a subset of the total number of domestically-acquired cases of cyclosporiasis illnesses in the U.S. Traceback has been initiated, and sample analysis and testing has taken place. This is encouraging, because the FDA may know what has caused this outbreak. Stay tuned, since a recall or outbreak investigation notice may be issued soon. In the E. coli O121 outbreak, at least 15 ill persons have been identified. No … [Read more...]

UnjhaSpice Cumin Powder Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

UnjhaSpice Cumin Powder 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 product. The recalling firm is UnjhaSpice Inc. The cumin powder was distributed in Ontario at the consumer level. The recalled product is UnjhaSpice Cumin Powder that is packaged in 454 gram clear plastic bags with a blue banner and the name in white. There is no UPC number on this product. The codes stamped on the label are 1610001 and Best Before: October 2023. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation has been launched, which may lead to the recall of more products. If this happens, these recalls will be posted on the CFIA … [Read more...]

Long Term Effects of Food Poisoning Illnesses Can Be Significant

Food Poisoning Bulletin reports about food poisoning outbreaks all the time. We do warn that many pathogens can not only make you sick in the short term, but can cause significant problems for months or years to come. The long term effects of food poisoning illnesses can be significant. While any bout of food poisoning can be uncomfortable and distressing, most people recover from these infections without medical attention. But for some pathogens, and for some people, permeant disability and chronic disease can be the end result, even after what seems like full recovery. One of the conditions that can be caused by Salmonella or Campylobacter infections is reactive arthritis. This is a type of joint inflammation that develops within a few weeks of recovery. This condition, which … [Read more...]

Recall of Al-Rabih Halva For Salmonella in Canada Updated Again

The recall of Al-Rabih Halva for Salmonella contamination in Canada has been updated with new product information. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling company is the Phoenicia Group Inc. These products were sold in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec at the consumer level and may have been sold nationally. The recalled items include  Al-Rabih Halva / Halawa with pistachios, sold in 454 gram containers. The UPC number for this product is 7 70338 10057 3. The code printed on the label is Lot #184 34920, and the best before date is December 1, 2022 (01/DE/22). The second recalled product is Al-Rabih Halva / Halawa with pistachios sold in 907 gram packages. The … [Read more...]

Who Are High Risk Populations in Food Poisoning Outbreaks?

When Food Poisoning Bulletin writes about outbreaks, we always mention how some groups are more likely to suffer serious illness and complications if they get sick. Who are high risk populations? And why are they high risk in the first place? The main groups that are at higher risk for problems if they contract a food poisoning infection include: The elderly Pregnant women Very young children Anyone with a chronic illness Anyone who has a compromised immune system These groups are more susceptible to hospitalization for different reasons. Anyone who has a family member in one of these groups should take extra care in cooking food safely and should keep up with food recalls and outbreak notices. Elderly people are more susceptible to serious problems from food … [Read more...]

Do You Know If You Are Grilling Mechanically Tenderized Beef?

With grilling season upon us and the Fourth of July holiday next week, most Americans are taking to their outdoor grills. We grill everything from chicken wings to veggies to burgers to steaks. But do you know if you are grilling mechanically tenderized beef? There are several ways of tenderizing meat: marinating, the way you cut it after it's cooked, and mechanical tenderizing. Knowing if the meat you are grilling is mechanically tenderized can make the difference between enjoying a nice meal and getting sick. And there's a lot of mechanically tenderized beef out there: 6.2 billion servings of mechanically tenderized beef are served every year on American tables. The USDA is offering tips on how to protect yourself and your family while grilling. One section of that piece … [Read more...]

Flock Party Quack Snacks Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Flock Party Quack Snacks are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This product is a snack for backyard poultry. The recalling firm is Manna Pro Products LLC of St. Louis, Missouri. The recall was initiated after the company was told by the State of West Virginia that a routine surveillance sample of the product tested positive for Salmonella. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recall. This product was sold beginning February 2, 2021 at retail stores throughout the country. The recalled product is a single lot of Flock Party Snack Quacks (poultry treat) that is packaged in 1.68 pound bags. The product has a best by date of 12/2023 that is printed on the bottom of the bag. The bags … [Read more...]

Al-Rabih Halva Also Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Al-Rabih halva is also being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination, a few days after that company's tahini was recalled for the same contaminant. This information was found during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. The recalling company is Phoenicia Group Inc. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Al-Rabih Halva/Halawa - Plain/ Traditional, that is packaged in 454 gram containers. The UPC number printed on the label is 7 70338 10055 9. And the code on the package is Lot #184 34520. The product's best before date is December 1, 2022 (01/DE/22). It was sold in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and may have been sold nationally at the retail … [Read more...]

Recall of Al-Rabih Tahini For Possible Salmonella Updated

The recall of Al-Rabih Tahini for possible Salmonella contamination has been updated to include another product size. That tahini was originally recalled in Canada on June 14, 2021. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling company is Phoenicia Group Inc. The recall of Al-Rabih tahini now includes Al-Rabih Tahini (100% Sesame) Sesame Paste that is sold in 4.54 kilogram packages. The UPC number on the product is 5 281003 551101. The lot number is 129130 27320, and the best before date stamped on the package is September 4, 2022 (22/SE/04). This product was sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been sold nationally at the consumer level. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test … [Read more...]

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