January 22, 2020

Sham Gardens Tahina Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Northern FishFive Star Food of Garden City, Michigan is recalling 200 cases of Sham Gardens Tahina in two different sizes for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Sham Gardens Tahina, also called Excellent Tahina, in 800 gram packages. The UPC number of this product is 6214002717420, and the expiration date is Best By Nov 2020. The product code is TAH 806SG. Also recalled is Excellent Tahina in 400 gram packages, with UPC number 6214002717413 and expiration date Best by Nov 2020. The product code on the latter product is TAH400SG. The Sham Gardens Tahina was distributed in Michigan, Ohio, New York, Florida, North Dakota, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The expiration date is printed on the … [Read more...]

Alkanater Tahina Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Phonecia Group is recalling Alkanater Tahina in Canada because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Tahina was sold in Quebec and Ontario at the consumer level and it may have been sold in other provinces and territories. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Alkanater Tahina, sold in 454 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 6 92551 00002 0, and the codes printed on the package label are: PRO: 08/20/2018, EXP: 08/20/2020, and LOT: TT4N-180820. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may trigger the recall of other products. If this happens, consumers will be notified via the CFIA web site. If you … [Read more...]

What Food Poisoning Outbreaks Are Carrying Over From 2019?

As we enter 2020, there are four multistate food poisoning outbreaks that have not ended, and may still grow. There were many outbreaks in 2019, sickening thousands of people, hospitalizing hundreds, and even killing some. These food poisoning outbreaks that were first announced in 2019 and are still not over include: A deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to Almark Foods hard cooked eggs. was first announced on December 19, 2019. This outbreak has triggered seven secondary recalls for products that were made with those eggs. Seven people are five states are sick. Four of those patients have been hospitalized, and one person who lived in Texas died. Almark Foods has now recalled all hard cooked eggs produced at its facility in Gainesville, Georgia for potential … [Read more...]

What Are the Symptoms of Common Foodborne Pathogens?

Since 48,000,000 Americans are sickened with food poisoning every year, which hospitalizes 128,000 and kills about 3,000, consumers should know the symptoms of these illnesses so they can get prompt treatment. There are 31 different pathogens that are known to cause foodborne illness, but the three most common are Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), and Listeria monocytogenes. What are the symptoms of common foodborne pathogens? Salmonella Symptoms Symptoms of a Salmonella food poisoning illness include a mild fever, a headache, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. Symptoms usually start 12 to 72 hours after ingestion of the pathogen. Most people do recover on their own without medical treatment, which is why food safety experts use … [Read more...]

Top 10 Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks For 2019

These top 10 multistate food poisoning outbreaks for 2019 sickened thousands of people, hospitalized hundreds, and killed some people. They ranged from multiple cyclospora outbreaks to outbreaks linked to ground beef, turkey and chicken, pig ear dog treats, and romaine lettuce. Many lawsuits were filed in response to these outbreaks. Cyclospora Outbreaks. This collection of individual and multistate outbreaks sickened more than 2400 people in 2019. This number represents a substantial increase over the cyclospora outbreaks in 2017 and 2018. JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella Newport outbreak. This outbreak sickened more than 400 people and hospitalized 117. Several recalls were issued, since the ground beef was sold under many different brand names. Raw Turkey Salmonella … [Read more...]

Emesa Premium Sesame Tahini Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Emesa Premium Sesame Tahini is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recalled product. The problem was revealed as a result of a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The final lab reports have not been released, but Emesa Foods is taking the precaution of recalling this product. The recalled product is Emesa Premium Sesame Tahini sold in 800 gram packages. It is packaged into 23 cases. Each case has 6 containers of the tahini. The UPC number on the product is 850005298267, product code 29826, and the expiration date is 02/25/2021. The expiration date is printed on the side of the container. If you purchased this product with that UPC number and expiration … [Read more...]

Learn How to Handle Flour Safely in Holiday Baking to Avoid Illness

It's time to make Christmas and Hanukah desserts, including cookies, cakes, and pies. Everyone should learn how to handle flour safely during the holiday baking time with tips from the FDA. Flour is a raw food. Most people don't realize that because it is processed, but it's a raw agricultural product. Wheat is grown outdoors, and can be exposed to many different types of pathogens, including E. coli and Salmonella. Unfortunately, processing raw grains into flour doesn't kill these pathogens. Eggs, too, are another health risk. Raw eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella; in fact, there have been quite a few food poisoning outbreaks over the years linked to eating raw or undercooked eggs. As with flour, cooking to a safe final temperature is the only way to destroy pathogens on … [Read more...]

Amsellem Solo Chorizo Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Usine Amsellem Inc. is recalling Amsellem Solo Chorizo - Dried Beef Sausage from the marketplace in Canada because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The product was sold in Ontario and may have been distributed nationally at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Amsellem Solo Chorizo, which is a dried beef sausage, sold in 28 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 6 28055 38930 9, and the codes on the sausage are 91002DC-707 BB 2020 AVR 08. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you are going to cook it. Throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can with a tight fitting lid, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. The recall of … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Colorful Coleslaw Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling President's Choice Colorful Coleslaw in the U.S. for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a similar recall in Canada for President's Choice Coleslaw. A sample of the product yielded a positive results for Salmonella in a random sample test that was conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the FDA to date in connection with this issue. The recalled items include President's Choice Colorful Coleslaw, with lot codes B318005 and B318006. The UPC number on the product is 0-6038322267-3. The use by date is 2019 DE 04. Also recalled is Marketside Tri-Color Coleslaw, with lot codes B318005 and B318006. The UPC number on that product is 6-81131-38748-4. The best if used by date is DEC 04 … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Coleslaw Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Loblaw Companies Limited in Canada is recalling President's Choice Coleslaw for possible Salmonella contamination. No  illnesses have been reported in connection with this recalled item. The coleslaw was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Possibly Nationally, and Saskatchewan at the consumer level. The recalled product is President's Choice Coleslaw, sold in 397 gram plastic soft packages. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 22267 3, and the product codes are Best Before 2019 DE 04 - B318005 and Best Before 2019 DE 04 - B318006. If y9u purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can with a tight fitting lid, or take it back to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Symptoms of a Salmonella food … [Read more...]

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