July 12, 2020

NOW Real Food Raw Macadamia Nuts Recalled For Salmonella

NOW Health Group of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling one lot of its NOW Real Food Raw Macadamia Nuts because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with this problem. The product was sold online and in retail stores nationwide. The recalled product is NOW Real Food Raw Macadamia Nuts  that are sold in 8 ounce pouches. The item number on the package is 7119. The lot number is 3141055. And the best by date printed on the package is 01/2021. No other NOW Real Food products are affected or involved in this recall. The company was told about the issue when routine sampling in a later lot of the finished product, which contained the same raw material used in the recalled lot, was positive for Salmonella. The … [Read more...]

Can Spinach Be Contaminated With Pathogens At Germination?

We have all heard about the several deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce that sickened hundreds of people last year in the United States. That contamination apparently occurred while the greens were growing in the field. But can leafy greens such as spinach be contaminated with pathogens during germination? Unfortunately, leafy greens are a main source of foodborne illness, because they are easily contaminated in the field and typically aren't cooked before serving. But that contamination was on the surface of the plant, not internalized into the leaves themselves. Now researchers have looks at the possibility that spinach can be contaminated at germination. Even worse, this contamination can be internalized in the leaf, which means that no amount of … [Read more...]

Researchers Find Drug Combination Fights Salmonella Infections

Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario have found that a drug combination fights antibiotic resistant Salmonella infections. A combination of the antibiotic and a natural product called dephostatin combined are effective. Colistin is considered a last-resort antibiotic, because it has a toxic effect on the body. When paired with dephostatin, doctors can use much lower concentrations. of colistin as a treatment for Salmonella infections in mice. The results of the study were published in Cell Chemical Biology. Caressa Tsai, first author and a PhD student in biochemistry and biomedical sciences at the Coombes lab at McMaster said in a statement, "The rise of antibiotic resistance has ushered in the post-antibiotic age, and alternatives to antibiotics are urgently required. … [Read more...]

Uncooked Crispy Chicken Fritters Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Ali-Pro Distributions is recalling Uncooked Crispy chicken fritters from the marketplace in Canada because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reproved to date in connection with this issue. The fritters were sold in Quebec at the retail level. The recalled product has no brand name. It was prepared for Ali-Pro Distributions. The product is Uncooked Crispy chicken fritters cov, sold in 250 gram packages. There is no UPC number on the product. The lot codes on the product are: 190409, 190611, 190612, 190619, 190910, 190924, 191009, 191108, 191203, 200106, and 200129. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency tests results. The government is conducting a food safety investigation which may lead to the recall of more products. If … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Raw Sprouts and Food Poisoning

Raw sprouts have been considered a health food for decades. They are crunchy and delicious and full of nutrients. The sprouting process increases the availability of protein, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and vitamins C and K than unsprouted seeds. Unfortunately, the sprouting process also links raw sprouts and food poisoning. There have been many Salmonella and E. coli outbreaks linked to raw sprouts in the past few years. These outbreaks have been so numerous that a term was coined about them: sproutbreaks. The problem is that the seeds are inherently risky. The bacteria can be encapsulated in the seed itself, so cleaning the seeds before sprouting is completely ineffective. Then, when the seeds are sprouted in warm, moist conditions, those bacteria can grow and … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Salmonella and Eggs

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing more people to cook at home, many consumers need reminders about food safety. If you haven't cooked in a long time, you should know that there are some foods that are considered high risk and need to be handled with care. One of those foods is eggs, more specifically Salmonella and eggs. Many Salmonella outbreaks have been linked to raw and undercooked eggs. Eggs should be coked to a final temperature of 160°F, as measured with a reliable food thermometer. That means that sunny side up and over-easy eggs are not safe to eat, especially if anyone in your family is in a high risk group for food poisoning. Those groups, which have a higher rate of hospitalization and even death from bacterial infections, include young children, anyone over the … [Read more...]

Common Symptoms of All of the Food Poisoning Pathogens

Food poisoning outbreaks occur every year in the United States. These outbreaks can be caused by bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria Monocytogenes, Clostridium botulinum, Campylobacter, Shigella, Staphylococcus aureus, Brucella, Vibrio, and Bacillus cereus; and viruses such as norovirus and hepatitis A. At least 48,000,000 Americans are sickened with food poisoning every year. Do you know the common symptoms of all of the food poisoning pathogens? We've collected articles about all of these symptoms, which includes the foods most likely to be contaminated, in one place for easy reference. If someone in your family is sick with these symptoms, you'll be able to get help more quickly if you understand the pathogens. It's worth noting that it's wise for all consumers to … [Read more...]

Mountain Rose Herbs Kudzu Root Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Mountain Rose Herbs Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Organic Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement with lot numbers 24247-X and 24247. It was sold to customers who ordered from the company's website and was also sold at the company's retail shop in Eugene, Oregon. And it was sold through mail orders by phone or fax from June 17, 2019 to March 2, 2020. In addition, the product may have been resold. Mountain Rose Herbs Kudzu Root was also distributed directly to customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, … [Read more...]

Sobeys and Foodland Asian Vegetable Mix Recalled For Salmonella

The recall of Fresh Sprouts Bean Sprouts in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination has prompted its first secondary recall. This recall was triggered during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Sobeys and Foodland Asian Vegetable Mix, which both contain bean sprouts, is recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company or to the government in connection with this issue. These Sobeys and Foodland Asian Vegetable Mix products were sold in Ontario at the retail level. The recalled products include Sobeys Asian Vegetable Mix, sold in variable size packages. The UPC number on the product starts with 208066. The codes on the label are up to and including BB: 2020MR15. Also recalled is Foodland Asian … [Read more...]

Fresh Sprouts Fresh Bean Sprouts Recall For Salmonella Updated

The food recall warning issued on February 21, 2020 for Fresh Sprouts Fresh Bean Sprouts for possible Salmonella contamination has been updated to include more information. The sprouts were sold at the retail level in Ontario. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Fresh Sprouts Fresh Bean Sprouts sold in 454 gram (1 pound) containers. The UPC number on the product is 8 27468 00100 0 and the codes printed on the label are 20/MAR/17 and 20/MAR/18. The package code in the first recall was for 20/FEB/28. This recall was triggered by test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting an investigation which may prompt the recall of other products. If that happens, consumers will be informed on … [Read more...]

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