July 22, 2018

Swiss Rolls Dessert and Captain Johns Derst’s Bread Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Flowers Foods of Georgia is voluntarily recalling several brands of Swiss rolls and Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, according to news reports. The whey powder in those products is suspect. A third party supplier and manufacturer recalled that ingredient. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these recalled products. There is no mention of this recall on the FDA site yet. Swiss rolls is a chocolate cake snack food rolled around a creamy filling, coated in chocolate. The brand names of this recalled product are Mrs. Freshley’s (with UPC number 072250011907, in 7.2 ounce packages and UPC number 072250903233 in 12 ounce packages), Food Lion (with UPC number 035826092779 in 13 ounce packages), H-E-B … [Read more...]

Europe’s Best Field Berry Mixes Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Europe's Best brand Field Berry Mixes are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. The products are distributed by Hain Celestial Canada. They were sold nationally at the retail level. The recalled products are Europe's Best Field Berry Mix in 600 gram containers. The codes on the product are 2020MA03, 2020MA04, 2020MA10, and 2020MA11 and the UPC number is  8 71454 03618 7. Also recalled is Europe's Best 4-Field Berry Mix in 2 kg packages, with code 2020MA02, and UPC number 8 71454 00200 7. If you have purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in sealed or double bagged packages, or take them back to the store where you purchased them for a full refund. This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection … [Read more...]

DC Offers Tips on Fruit and Vegetable Safety Amid Cyclospora and Salmonella Outbreaks

There are two outbreaks right now in the U.S. that are linked to fresh produce. A cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays has sickened 212 people in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan. And a Salmonella Adelaide outbreak linked to recalled fresh precut melons has sickened. So the CDC is offering advice on fruit and vegetable safety. Fruits and vegetables are important to a good diet. They help protect y0u from illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. But these types of foods are more likely than others to be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. And many of these products are not heated before they are consumed, which means any contaminated food will make someone sick. For fruit and vegetable safety, the safest produce has been cooked to a … [Read more...]

NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

NOW Health Group of Bloomingdale, Illinois is recalling its Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. About 10,000 units of this Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017. This product was recalled in Canada on June 15, 2018. The Canadian recall said that this recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The recalled products are NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number on the product is 733739072719. There are two lot numbers on the products and two best by dates. The lot number for the product with the best by date of 12/20 is 3031259; and the lot number for the product with the best by date of 01/21 is 3038165. You can … [Read more...]

No Name Brand Chicken Burgers Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling some no name brand Chicken Burgers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with this product. This recall was triggered by findings from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during investigating into a foodborne illness outbreak. In that outbreak, 59 people in 8 provinces are sick with the outbreak strain of Salmonella. Based on the findings to date, frozen raw breaded chicken products are identified as the source of the illnesses. Several of the patients sickened in this outbreak reported having eaten No Name brand Chicken Burgers. That product, with a best before date of February 6, 2019, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The … [Read more...]

Tilapia Stolen, May Be Contaminated With Salmonella Bacteria

Golden International Corporation of Renton, Washington is issuing a public safety notice about 405 cartons of stolen frozen tilapia. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. A container of the frozen fish that was ready for re-export to Taiwan was stolen from the Golden International Corporations container yard in Renton, and was recovered in Everett, Washington. The fish may have been sold in the surrounding area by the thieves. The container was stolen around 4:40 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2018, and wasn't recovered until May 9, 2018. Officials are concerned that the fish were not refrigerated properly, which may have allowed pathogenic bacteria to grow. The containing was sampled multiple … [Read more...]

Ziyad Brothers Recalls Tahini For Possible Salmonella

Ziyad Brothers is recalling Tahini because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The product was distributed nationwide. It is sold in 8, 16, and 32 ounce and half gallon containers. The jars are labeled "Tahini Sesame Paste." The lot codes and use by/expiration dates are printed on the white jar cap. The recalled products are Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste in 1/2 gallon glass jars, with lot number 35417, product code A0071, and UPC number 074265003076; Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 32 ounce glass jars, with lot number 00318, product code A0072, and UPC number 074265001553. Also recalled is Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 ounce class jars, with product code A0073, lot numbers 35317, 35417, 35517, and 35617, and … [Read more...]

Two Manufacturers Recall Kratom Supplements for Possible Salmonella

Two manufacturers are recalling kratom-containing dietary supplements for possible Salmonella contamination. Illness have been reported tied to these recalled products. Badger Botanicals of Utah is recalling Green Suma, Red Suma, Green Hulu 2, and Red Hulu 2 kratom dietary supplements that were sold directly to consumers through the company website from January 1, 2018 to April 12, 2018 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. One potential illness has been reported in connection with this issue. There is a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to some kratom containing products in the U.S. right now. At least 132 people are sick in this outbreak as of April 5, 2018, according to the FDA. We don't know whether or not the illness reported in this recall is … [Read more...]

Texas All Grass-Fed Meat Recalls Whole Chickens for Possible Salmonella

Texas All Grass-Fed, which is a meat and poultry processor in Sealy, Texas, is recalling whole chickens because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a news release about this issue on May 2, 2018. About 2,300 whole frozen chickens are recalled. They are packaged whole in plastic bags. The chickens were distributed in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas and sold at the Texas All Grass Fed's storefront, which is located at 1962 Hluchan Road in Sealy. The firm apparently failed to document that it had taken steps to prevent or eliminate bacterial contamination in the chickens. The plant also did not document that the chicken was properly cooled after processing. Those issues can permit the growth of Salmonella and … [Read more...]

GAO Says USDA Should Cut More Pathogens in Meat and Poultry

On April 18, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said that the USDA should take more action to cut pathogens in meat and poultry products it regulates. That agency develops standards to limit the amount of pathogens in products it regulates. But, no standards have been set for products such as pork chops, ground pork, and turkey breasts. And the report states that the agency's process for deciding which products should have new standards for pathogens is not clear. In addition, the pathogen standards for ground beef, beef carcasses, and pork carcasses have not been updated since 1996. At that time, the standards were set at industry-wide prevalence levels, not at levels that may protect human health. Standards for other products are outdated, according to the report, … [Read more...]

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