April 18, 2019

Raw Dog Food Can Be Risky For Humans and Pets

According to a new study published in Veterinary Record, raw meat based diets for dogs pose a threat to humans and the dogs because they can be contaminated with pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium, and Enterobacteriaceae.  The study showed that some of these raw products have high levels of pathogens. Many recalls of frozen raw pet foods have been issued in the United States over the past few years. Those products have also been linked to human illnesses. In 2018, one person was sickened with a Salmonella infection after feeding a family pet Darwin's Natural raw ground chicken pet food. That product tested positive for  E. coli O128, Salmonella, and/or Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. And in January 2019, a Salmonella patient in Minnesota prompted a recall … [Read more...]

Sunstone Organics Kratom Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Sunstone Organics is recalling two lots of Sunstone Organics Kratom, including White Vein Kratom Lot 119 and Maeng Da Kratom Lot 124A. The recall covers both capsules and powder form, in all sizes. These products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No reports of illness have been received to date in connection with this recall. The product is used as a tea or a supplement and is packaged in Kraft stand-up pouches, in three different size bags. The package sizes in the powder type are 25 grams, 50 grams, and 100 grams. The package sizes in the capsule form are 20 count, 60 count, and 150 count. You can see the UPC numbers for these recalled products at the FDA web site. All six kratom sizes pertain to the same lot number. These kratom products do not have an expiration … [Read more...]

What Should You Do If Your Child is Diagnosed With Salmonella?

If yo0ur child has been diagnosed with a Salmonella infection, you are probably worried and upset. What should you do?   First, and most importantly, make sure your child receives all necessary medical care and rehabilitation. Salmonella infections are more common in children, and they can also be more devastating at a young age. Most kids infected with Salmonella suffer diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, a fever, and headache. Some complications of salmonellosis in children can include: bacteremia, meningitis, and other neurological complications, osteomyelitis, joint pain or arthritis, urinary tract infections, post-infectious IBS, or other gastrointestinal disorders (even into adulthood), and, rarely, death. Even mild cases of salmonellosis can take children weeks to recover. … [Read more...]

Canada Herb Fish Mint Recalled For Possible Salmonella

The Canada Herb recall in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination is being updated. On January 20, 2019, their Red Chili was recalled for Salmonella. Now, the company's Fish Mint is being recalled. There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this issue to date. The recall product is Canada Herb Fish Mint in variable weight packages. The code on the product is LOT: 1721-0060 13/FEB or all packages sold up to and including February 19, 2019. There is no UPC number on the package. Fish Mint is a product of Vietnam. This product may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label. If you aren't sure if you bought this item, check with your retail store. The Canada Herb Red Chili was sold in Newfound and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. It … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Public Health Alert About Soom Chocolate Tahini Halva

The FDA has issued a public health alert about potential Salmonella Tennessee contamination of Soom Foods Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread. This spread is packaged in 1 ounce (30 ml) pouches or packets with a stamped lot number of "67333D" on the bottom. The pouches are purple laminated paper packets with a tear-away tab on one end. The FDA analyzed some product samples of Soom Foods Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread in response to a Salmonella Concord outbreak linked to imported Achdut tahini products. FDA officials found Salmonella Tennessee in that product. This product has been distributed by retailers as samples. The FDA advises consumers to discard that product. While Soom Foods was notified of the product testing and positive test results, but has "not yet acted to … [Read more...]

Crisp & Delicious Chicken Breast Nuggets Recalled in Canada For Salmonella

Crisp & Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets have been recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. They were sold in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, and may have been sold nationally. These products may be associated with human illnesses in Canada, according to the recall notice. The recalled products is Crisp & Delicious Chicken Breast Nuggets - Uncooked Seasoned Breaded Chicken Cutlettes, in 1.6 kg packages. The code on the product is 2019 JL 19, and the UPC number is 0 69299 11703 5. Consumers are advised not to consume this product, and retailers are advised not to sell it. This product is mentioned in a Canada Public Health update on the Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in that country that has sickened hundreds of people. This active … [Read more...]

Minnesota Salmonella Patient Prompts Warning About Woody’s Pet Food Deli

A case of Salmonella food poisoning in Minnesota has prompted the state to issue a consumer advisory for Woody's Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey Pet food. The case is part of the multistate Salmonella Reading outbreak that is linked to raw turkey that has sickened at least 216 people. That outbreak is ongoing. The Minnesota Department of Health is issuing a recall after sampling of that product tested positive for Salmonella bacteria. The4 recalled product is sold in 5 pound plastic containers labeled "Woody's Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey." The product was sold at Woody's Pet food Deli locations in Woodbury, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. The lots that are recalled have use by dates of 01/10/20, 01/12/20, and 01/15/20. Officials from the Minnesota Department of Health … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Satur Farms Baby Spinach Products For Salmonella

Whole Foods is recalling products made with Satur Farms Baby Spinach because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Satur recalled Baby Spinach and Mesclun this week. No illnesses have been reported to the company or to public health officials to date. Th4e recalled products include salads, sandwiches and wraps, and pizza, were sold at Whole Foods stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The recalled items were labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label. In addition, anyone who b ought items containing baby spinach from the salad bars or hot bars at Whole Foods Market stores in those states should discard any item purchased through January 23, 2019. You can see the long list of products that have been … [Read more...]

General Mills Recalls Gold Medal Unbleached Flour For Salmonella

General Mills is recalling five pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour for possible Salmonella contamination. This is another reminder to not eat raw cookie dough or batter, because both the flour and eggs may be, and have been, contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. The recall is for one date code; the better if used by date is April 20, 2020. There have been no "direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses" related to this product. The recall only affects this one date code. All other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall. The recalled product is Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Five Pound Flour, with UPC number 000-16000-19610-0. The Better If Used B\y Date is 20APR2020KC. Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the recalled flour. … [Read more...]

Satur Farms Recalls Baby Spinach and Mesclun For Salmonella

Satur Farms of Cutchogue, New York is recalling Baby Spinach and Mesclun with specific lot numbers because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The product was sold in New York and Florida through retail stores. No illness have been reported to date in connection with this issue. Sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets uncovered the problem. The recalled product is marked with Satur Farms brand name. The product sold at the retail level is packaged in 5 ounce, 10 ounce, and 16 ounce plastic clamshell containers. The Spinach is lot #18494 and #18513. The Mesclun is lot #18520. This product was also sold to food service facilities. That product is packaged in sealed poly bags in 2-1/2 pound, 3 pound, 4 … [Read more...]

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