April 28, 2017

Lay’s and Miss Vickie’s Potato Chips Recalled for Salmonella

Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling some of their Jalapeño Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. Jalapeño powder provided by a supplier could contain Salmonella bacteria. No Salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, but the company has decided to recall the products. No illnesses have been confirmed to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products have a "guaranteed fresh" date of JUL 4 or before printed on the front upper panel of the package. All of the multipack offerings recalled have a "use by" date of JUN 20 or before. And a "guaranteed fresh" date of JUL 4 or before is printed on the front upper panel of the individual … [Read more...]

MDH Offers Steps to Keep Backyard Poultry Keepers Safe

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is offering simple steps to keep backyard poultry-keepers safe. There have been large Salmonella outbreaks in the past linked to backyard poultry flocks. In 2014, hundreds were sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to the birds, and in 2016, there were eight Salmonella outbreaks caused by contact with live poultry. Many people keep backyard birds for fresh eggs and meat. But there are risks associated with raising poultry; the birds can be carriers of Salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria. Children under the age of 5, people with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and pregnant women are most likely to become seriously ill with a Salmonella infection. So MDH is offering some steps to protect yourself and your family. First, be … [Read more...]

Banquet Chicken Nuggets Meal Tray Recalled for Salmonella

USDA has issued a public health alert, informing consumers that the brownie mix dessert that is in the Banquet Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese meal trays may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recall of 110,817 pounds of frozen meals is being issued out of an abundance of caution. The recalled product is 7.4 ounce vacuum-packed trays containing "Banquet Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese" with Code 3100080921 and a “BEST IF USED BY” date of July 20, 2018. It was produced on January 26, 2017. The product has the FSIS establishment number "P-9" printed on the side of the box. The meal trays were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The problem was discovered when Conagra Brands, Inc. got … [Read more...]

La Granja Recalls Mango Ice Cream for Salmonella Enteritidis

La Granja INC of Georgia is recalling 4000 unites of Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice Cream because it may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, a bacteria that can cause serious illness. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product was distributed in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina through retail stores, and by direct delivery. The popsicle comes in a clear bag with La Granja logo, Mango Flavor Ice Cream and the dates of expiration are 210218 (February 21, 2018) and 280218 (February 28, 2018). UPC code 0010439212. The recall was the result of routine sampling by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or … [Read more...]

New Insights on How Pathogens Escape Immune System

A new study at the University of Cologne is trying to decode how the pathogen Salmonella enterica escapes the immune system. And they found a mechanism the bacteria uses. There were 13,822 reported cases of Salmonella typhimurium in Germany in 2015. In healthy people, most recover without any treatment from antibiotics, but those who are considered "high risk" can suffer serious illness and even death. Those patients include the elderly, the very young, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, and those with immune deficiencies. In those high risk patients, the bacteria cause damage to cells and can get into the bloodstream. If this happens, an infection called "sepsis" occurs, which can be life-threatening. Salmonella bacteria escape a process called … [Read more...]

Hunt’s Chili Kits Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Conagra Brands is voluntarily recalling some of their Hunt's Chili Kits because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The pathogenic bacteria could be in the chili seasoning packet in the kit. A supplier informed the company of this potential problem. No Salmonella has been found in the finished product supplied to Conagra, but the company decided to recall the product. There have been no reports of illnesses to date. The product was distributed in retail stores, military commissaries and online in the United States. They include Hunt's Chili Kit in 44.8 ounce packages, with UPC number 20-0-27000-42063-2, MFG/Lot Code 3534619500, and Best by date April 4, 2018. Also recalled is Hunt's Chili Kit in 44.8 ounce packages, with UPC number 20-0-27000-42063-2, MFG/Lot Code 3534622200, and … [Read more...]

Permanent Injunction Entered Against Valley Milk Products

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia entered a consent decree of condemnation and permanent injunction against Valley Milk Products LLC on March 15, 2017. The decree orders the condemnation of seized milk powder products and prevents its distribution.   The seizure action was filed in the Western District of Virginia on November 18, 2016 at the request of the FDA. The complaint alleged that milk powder products were manufactured under insanitary conditions "whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, and/or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health. That complaint sought to seize and condemn certain adulterated milk powder products at Valley Milk Products’ Strasburg, Virginia facility." Valley Milk Products nonfat dry milk … [Read more...]

Asian Microgreens Recalled for Possible Salmonella

ChloroFields of Kansas is recalling 20 cases of Asian Microgreens because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The products were distributed through retail grocery stores in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. The Asian Microgreens come in a 1.5 ounce clamshell, with the label "Asian Mix Microgreens." The sell by date, which is located on a white sticker on the bottom of the container, is 3/26/2017. The UPC number is 853763007096. The problem was discovered during routine examination conducted by the FDA that found the pathogenic bacteria in the finished product. Chlorofields has ceased distribution of this product while an investigation is conducted. If you purchased this … [Read more...]

Hy-Vee Candy Trays Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Candy trays distributed to 242 grocery stores across eight states have been recalled because they may have been poisoned with Salmonella bacteria. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),  Hy-Vee, Inc., headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, issued the recall after Palmer Candy Company initiated a limited recall of some chocolate products after it was alerted  by its supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, that a milk powder ingredient in the chocolate might have been contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella bacteria is a very dangerous bacteria that causes food poisoning. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that it causes 1.2 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year. Approximately 450 of these cases are fatal. The recalled candy trays, … [Read more...]

Dutch Valley Recalls Cappuccino Snack Mix for Salmonella

Dutch Valley is recalling its Cappuccino Snack mix for possible Salmonella contamination. The product was made with recalled Valley Milk Products dry milk. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The product is Cappuccino Snack Mix, with item number 552372, lot code 20161027, and best by date of 5/25/17. It was distributed in ten pound bulk cases, which consist of two five pound bags in a case. The inner bags are clear and unlabeled. They were distributed to Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it … [Read more...]

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