June 28, 2022

States With More Public Health Funding Track More Foodborne Outbreaks

States with more public health funding track more foodborne illness outbreaks, according to a study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The study was conducted by scientists at the Colorado School of Public Health with assistance by the University of Minnesota, the CDC, the FDA, and the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). Foodborne illness surveillance in states is critical to identifying multistate outbreaks. Unfortunately, not all outbreaks are detected and investigated. This study looked at 8,131 single-state outbreaks reported during the years 2009 to 2018. Multistate outbreaks were not included in this analysis. Overall, high-reporting states reported four times more outbreaks than low reporting states. And low reporting states are less … [Read more...]

Safeway Quick Chek Apple and Peanut Butter Snacks Recalled

Safeway Quick Chek Apple and Peanut Butter Snack Trays that were sold in New Jersey are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. These items were made with recalled Jif peanut butter. The peanut butter is linked to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in 12 states. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date that are linked to this specific product. The recalling firm is Safeway Fresh Foods doing business as Sunnyside Fresh of Vineland, New Jersey. The recalled product is Safeway Quick Chek Apple and Peanut Butter Snack Trays that are packaged in 5.1 ounce cases. They were sold in New Jersey in Quick Chek retail stores. Expiration dates for this item range from April 27, 2022 through June 8, 2022. You can se the expiration … [Read more...]

Amazon Go Asian Chicken Salad Sold in WA Recalled For Salmonella

Amazon Go Asian Chicken Salad that was sold in one Amazon Go retail location in Washington is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The salad was made with Jif peanut butter that is recalled. Some types of that peanut butter are linked to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in 12 states. No confirmed reports of illnesses have been linked to this specific product. The recalled product was produced between May 11, 2022 and May 23, 2022. The salad is packaged in 14.5 ounce plastic clamshell containers that are labeled "Super Asian Chicken Salad," with a "Best Thru" date of May 16 through June 3, 2022. The product has the establishment number "P-214" stamped inside the USDA mark of inspection. The problem was discovered when FSIS was … [Read more...]

Euphoria Chocolate Truffles and Meltaways Recalled For Salmonella

Euphoria Chocolate Truffles and Meltaways are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination because they were made with recalled Jif peanut butter. A Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak is linked to some Jif products. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is Euphoria Chocolate Company of Eugene, Oregon. The Euphoria chocolate truffles and other candies were sold in Oregon at the Euphoria Chocolate store's display case, and also sold from retailers and supermarkets in Oregon from February 17, 2022 to May 20, 2022. The recalled products include Peanut Butter Classic Truffles in a 12 pack container, with UPC number 5046907226 and best by dates of March 15, 2022 through June 20, 2022; Peanut Butter Classic … [Read more...]

The Goods Snack Pack, Others Recalled For Possible Salmonella

The Goods Snack Pack, We BE PB & Jammin' Snack Box, and white bread are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. These products were made with recalled Jif peanut butter that is linked to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak. No illnesses have been reported in association with the consumption of these specific products. The recalling firm is A G Specialty Foods Inc of Happy Valley, Oregon. The recalled items have a 7 to 14 day shelf life. They were sold in Oregon and Washington to distributors, retailers, and foodservice companies from May 11, 2022 through May 23, 2022. The lot codes on these products range from 129 to 141. You can see pictures of the products at the FDA web site. The products were made with Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, Jif Creamy Peanut Butter To Go … [Read more...]

Jack & Olive Egg and Cheese Curds Power Box Recalled For Salmonella

Jack & Olive Egg and Cheese Curds Power Box and Created Fresh! Egg and Cheese Curds Power Box are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This recall is being issued because the product contains the Jif Creamy Peanut Butter to Go cup that has been recalled because of a Salmonella outbreak linked to Jif products. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date. The recalling firm is Bix Produce Company of Little Canada, Minnesota. The recalled products have a seven day shelf life and were sold regionally in retail settings. They include Jack & Olive Egg and Cheese Curds Power Box that is packaged in a 5 ounce clear plastic package. The UPC number that is stamped on the label is 8 46709 00570 6. The use by date range is … [Read more...]

USDA Adds Possible Beef E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak to Table

The USDA adds a possible beef E. coli O157:H7 outbreak to its Outbreak Investigation Table. The Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken is still on the table. No more information is available about either of these outbreaks. The last outbreak of USDA-regulated foods that was identified and solved was the 2021 Salmonella Hadar outbreak linked to ground turkey that sickened at least 33 people in 14 states and hospitalized four. This outbreak is most likely not linked to ground beef, since the USDA stipulates whether or not the product is ground in its table. Outbreaks associated with whole cuts are not common. The last outbreak linked to whole beef cuts was in 2009, when 21 people in 16 states were sickened with E. coli O157:H7 infections. Beef products from National Steak and … [Read more...]

Wilbur Peanut Butter Products Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Some Wilbur peanut butter products are being recalled because they were made with Jif peanut butter that is also recalled. Some varieties of Jif peanut butter have been linked to a Salmonella Senftenberg outbreak that has sickened at latest 14 people in 12 states. No illnesses are associated with these specific recalled products. The recalling firm is Cargill. The recall is for 795 8-ounce boxes of peanut butter-containing products. These items were sold at the Wilbur Chocolate store in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and were also sold online at Wilburbuds.com between February 9, 2022 and March 28, 2022. The recalled items include: K119D Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs - 8 oz. Box Lot 220216AC, Best if Used by Date of 5/16/2022 K119M Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs … [Read more...]

More Poppy Seeds Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

More poppy seeds have been recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. These two recalls were posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency web site. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these items. These recalls were triggered by CFIA inspection activities. The first recall is for organic poppy seeds that were sold in variable size packages because they are sold in bulk. There is no UPC number on the product. All packages sold from March 16, 2022 up to and including April 4, 2022 are included in this recall. These poppy seeds were sold at Healthy Planet - Markham, at 8567 McCowan Road, Unit #2, in Markham, Ontario. The second recall is for organic poppy seeds, also sold in variable size packages because they were available … [Read more...]

Elite Chocolate Products Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Some Elite Chocolate Products are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The recalling firm is Foodfest International 2000 Inc. You can see the long list of Elite Chocolate products that are included in this recall at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website, along with the package size, UPC number, and codes. Some of the recalled products include Chocolate Chips 50% Cocoa, Nimnims - Colorful Button Shaped Milk Chocolate Candies, Chocolate Fingers, PesekZman Classic - Hazelnut & Cocoa Flavors Spread, Snap-White & Milk Chocolate Bar, Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate, Shtix Reva Le Sheva - Hazelnut, PesekZman Wafer … [Read more...]

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