July 21, 2017

Papayas Recalled in Maryland Salmonella Case Investigation

Caribeña’s brand yellow Maradol papayas may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, according to the Maryland Department of Health. The yellow papaya have been distributed to retail stores throughout the state. Consumers are encouraged to check any papayas they have purchased to see if they match the brand and type recalled. Five yellow Maradol papayas sold at a Baltimore retail location were tested as part of an ongoing Salmonella case investigation. Three of the five papayas tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria. There is no information on how many people may have been sickened or any information about a timeline. And officials have not found the source of the contamination, but state that it could have occurred at any time or place in the supply chain. The … [Read more...]

Chicken Nuggets Recalled in Canada for Salmonella

Loblaw Companies is recalling President's Choice brand Chicken Nuggets in Canada because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. There have been illnesses reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is President Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets - Uncooked Breaded Cutlettes in 800 gram packages. The code on the product is 2018 MR 15, and the UPC number is 0 60383 13171 5. This recall was triggered by the CFIA during an investigation into a food poisoning outbreak. More products like this one may be recalled. If you bought this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package, or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Loving Pets Dog Treats Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Loving Pets of Cranbury, New Jersey is recalling some of their dog treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella can sicken pets and humans, especially if the people don't wash their hands after touching the products or their pets. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products are Loving Pets Barksters™, Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken with UPC number 842982057005 and Lot number 021619, and Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken with UPC number 842982057050 and Lot number 021419. Loving Pets Puffsters™ Snack Chips are also recalled, with Item #5100 Apple and Chicken with UPC number 842982051003 and Lot numbers 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019; Item #5110 Banana and Chicken with UPC number 842982051102 and Lot numbers … [Read more...]

L.A. Lucky Basil Seeds Recalled for Possible Salmonella

L.A. Lucky Import & Export is recalling L.A. Lucky brand Basil Seeds because there may be Salmonella bacteria in the packet. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2017. The seeds are in a 2.1 ounce clear plastic package with UPC number 820678201697. There are no other codes on the product. Routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Smallbatch Pets Recalls Frozen Chicken Blend for Salmonella

Smallbatch Pets of Oregon is recalling two lots of frozen 2 pound chicken blend for dogs and cats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. The lots of the 2 pound chicken blend were distributed to retail pet stores in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington through pet food retailers. Two hundred and eighty-two cases of this product were sold between 2/1/17 - 5/5/17. The products are sold frozen in 2 pound bags. The codes are Lot number D032 with UPC number 705105970974 and best by date 2/1/2018; and Lot number E058, with UPC number 705105970974 and best by date 2/27/2018. Salmonella infections in pets can cause lethargy, diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may not show symptoms but … [Read more...]

Organic Veda Ginger Powder Recalled for Salmonella

Lords Organics is recalling Ginger Powder from AGF Organic Veda because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The product was distributed through amazon.com online sales, delivered through the mail. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The product is Organic Veda's Ginger Powder with codes: Batch No: A324DGRP, MFD: AUG 2015, Best Before: July 2017 in 16 Oz clear jar with red color lid, manufactured by AGF Ltd. The company has ceased distribution of the product and is investigating. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or return it to the retailer for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Dip Trio Mixes Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Phoenix Food of Texas is voluntarily recalling some Dip Trio Mixes for possible Salmonella contamiantion in the seasoning packet. A supplier recently recalled jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. No Salmonella has been found in the product supplied to Phoenix Food, but they are issuing the recall. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The Dip Trio Mix contains a dry mix packaged in a plastic barrier bag labeled “Jalapeno Bacon”. The bag is inserted into a red box entitled Dip Trio Mix. These specific lot codes: K110420161, K111220161 & K111120161, located on the top of the box, are on the products affected by this recall. The Dip Trio Mixes were distributed nationwide under the Homemade Gourmet Brand through distributors and on-line sales. If you … [Read more...]

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...]

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