November 18, 2018

IFSAC Estimates of Foodborne Illness Sources For 2016

The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC), a tri-agency group that was created by the FDA, CDC, and USDA, has released an executive summary of the pathogens that cause foodborne illness and the foods they are linked to. Researchers looked at Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter outbreaks and illnesses for 2016. These pathogens were chosen because they cause 1.9 million illnesses each year combined, and cause severe illness. The IFSAC data was derived from 1255 foodborne illness outbreaks that occurred from 1998 to 2016 that were linked to a single food category. These estimates will help these agencies to intervene and to create policies for reducing outbreaks. Overall, E. coli O157 illnesses were most often linked to leafy greens and … [Read more...]

Queseria La Milagrosa Cheese Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Alebrije Dist Wholesale is recalling some of their cheeses for possible Salmonella contamination. The pathogenic bacteria was found in a sample of Quesillo “Queseria La Milagrosa. "Alebrije Cheese" has not tested positive for Salmonella, but the company is recalling specific 498 out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The cheeses were distributed October 23 and 24, 2018 through retail sales and delivery in Los Angeles, California. The recalled items are Quesillo “Queseria La Milagrosa" that is wrapped in a basic plastic bag with a yellow label. It is sold in 1/2 kilogram and 1 kilogram packages. Also recalled is "Alebrije Cheese," which is wrapped in a plastic bag with and orange and blue label. The cheese is sold in 1/2 … [Read more...]

Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Recalled in Wake of Salmonella Outbreak

Conagra Brands is recalling several types of Duncan Hines cake mixes after five people were sickened with Salmonella Agbeni infections. The FDA announced that a sample of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix that contained Salmonella Agbeni matched the Salmonella collected from ill persons. Strangely, the recall notice states that "While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified (Classic White) and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abundance of caution." We don't know much about the patients in this outbreak. We don't know … [Read more...]

Barcelona Nut Recalls Pistachios For Possible Salmonella

Barcelona Nut Company of Baltimore, Maryland is recalling 239 cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. These nuts were distributed in Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, California, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Georgia through direct delivery and sold in retail satires. They are Barcelona Nut Company brand, package din red, white and blue window film. The recalled products are sold in 2.75 ounce size with UPC number 030239130001 and expiration date 9/18/2019; 2.25 ounce size, with UPC number UPC 030239149034 and expiration dates 9/17/2019 and 10/9/2019; 1.50 ounce sizes, with UPC number 030239591154 and expiration dates … [Read more...]

Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers Recalled for Salmonella in Canada

Sofina Foods is recalling Janes pub style chicken burgers in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella human illness that is linked to frozen, raw breaded chicken products. This recall was triggered by those findings. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, and more products may be recalled. This product was distributed nationally at the retail level. The recalled product is Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers - Uncooked Breaded Chicken Burgers, in 800 gram packages. The codes on the product are: Outer package 2019 MA 14, and the Inner package 1348M. The UPC number on that product is 0 69299 12491 0. If you bought this product, don't eat it, even if you are going to cook it thoroughly. Cooking … [Read more...]

Fit & Active Recalls Sandwiches For Possible Salmonella and Listeria

J&J Snack Foods is recalling two lots of Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella bacteria. This is another secondary recall due to the recall of McCain Foods vegetables for possible bacterial contamination. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. The recalled product is Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches. The UPC number on the product is 0 4149815117 1, and the best by dates are FEB 09 2019 and FEB 14 2019. The Julian codes are 20027230003106:15 BEST BY FEB 09 2019 and  20027235003115:13 BEST BY FEB 14 2019. The sandwiches were sold between 08/22/2017 through 09/20/2017 to Aldi stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, … [Read more...]

Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s Products Recalled for Possible Salmonella and Listeria Contamination

Bakkavor Foods is recalling almost 800,000 pounds of ready-to-eat Harris Teeter and Trader Joe'smeat and poultry products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.  There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall. The foods were produced from September 27, 2017 through October 15, 2018. These are the recalled products: 16-ounce plastic-wrapped with paperboard sleeve packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand BBQ STYLE CHICKEN ARTISAN PIZZA, with Use By dates ranging from 01/07/19 through 04/11/19 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging; 8-ounce butcher-paper wrapped packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand CHICKEN SAUSAGE, EGG WHITE and CHEESE BREAKFAST … [Read more...]

Jenny Craig Chicken Wraps Recalled for Salmonella and Listeria

SK Food Group is recalling about 174,207 pounds of Jenny Craig chicken wrap products because they were made with vegetables recalled for possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported yet in connection with this issue. This is a secondary recall, after McCain Foods recalled their vegetables for contamination. The frozen, fully cooked chicken wrap products were made on dates ranging from October 15, 2017 through October 15, 2018. The recalled product is 4.5 ounce plastic packages containing "Jenny Craig Chicken Wrap with BBQ Sauce." The product has lot codes WO0096753S10, WO0097880S10, WO0098216S10, WO0098565S10, WO0098923S10, WO0100691S10, WO0100692S10, WO0101746S10, WO0101861S10, WO0102176S10, WO0102469S10, WO0102758S10, WO0103920S10, … [Read more...]

Buddy’s Kitchen Recalls Food For Salmonella and Listeria Contamination

Buddy's Kitchen of Burnsville Minnesota is recalling 212,746 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork products that may be contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. This is a secondary recall, since these products were made with vegetables from McCain Foods, which has recalled all products for possible contamination. The recAlled products were made from October 19, 2017 through October 9, 2018. They include 7.95-pound bulk cases containing 16 pieces of "Provolone and Roasted Peppers Omelet with Sicilian Potatoes & Italian Chicken Sausage (Bulk Pack)," with lot codes 01/02/18, 01/15/18 and 05/09/18, and case code 70578; 11.02-pound bulk cases containing 24 pieces of "Chicken Chorizo & … [Read more...]

Cadence Gourmet, simple truth Foods Recalled for Listeria and Salmonella

Envolve Foods of California is recalling about 292,764 pounds of ready-to-eat Cadence Gourmet and simple truth chicken and beef products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella bacteria. This a secondary recall after McCain Foods recalled all of their vegetable products produced at their California facility for contamination.  No illnesses have been reported. These recalled items were made from February 2, 2017 through October 12, 2018. They include 22-ounce plastic bags containing "simple truth, Chicken Bibimbap" and a case code number of 011110890108 on the label, with use by/sell by dates of 11/2/18 through 3/12/20; 22-ounce plastic bags containing "simple truth, Thai Style Green Curry" and a case code number of 011110816382 on the label. The use … [Read more...]

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