September 27, 2023

Everest Garam Masala Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Everest Garam Masala is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, along with Everest Sambhar Masala. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The producing firm is Everest Food Products Private Limited of Gujarat, India. These products were not distributed by Everest Food Products and were not intended for distribution or sale in the United States market. Amin Trading Agency sourced the products from Indian markets and distributed them in the United States, and is the recalling firm. The recalled spice products were sold at the retail level in these states: Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. The recalled items include Everest … [Read more...]

FDA Releases Report on Testing Ready to Eat Dips and Spreads

The FDA has released their ┬áreport on testing ready to eat dips and spreads for possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This sampling assignment started in March 2021 and was completed in January 2022. Refrigerated dips and spreads include hummus, tahini, pimento cheese, and yogurt-based products. There have been multiple recalls for tahini and hummus for bacterial contamination in the past few years. From 2017 through 2022, for instance, there were five recalls of hummus and six recalls of multi-commodity dips that were contaminated with Salmonella or Listeria. In 2019, a Salmonella Concord outbreak linked to tahini sickened at least six people in three states, and also in 2019, a Salmonella outbreak at Moby Dick House of Kabob in Maryland was potentially … [Read more...]

Al Kanater Tahini Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

Al Kanater Tahini is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Phoenicia Group Inc. The recalled product is Al Kanater Tahini made from sesame seeds that is packaged in 330 gram plastic bottles that are white with an orange lid and orange markings. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 6 92551 00053 2. The best before date for this item is 2025 JA 31 and the lot number is 33101. The tahini was sold in these provinces at the retail level: Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. The government is conducting a food safety investigation, which may … [Read more...]

Onion Powder Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Onion powder is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This recall is posted on the FDA's Enforcement Page web site, so there is no mention about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Olam Food Ingredients of Firebaugh, California. The product was shipped to Canada, Arkansas, and Illinois. It is Onion Powder Premium, packaged in 44.9 and 50 pound fiber bags. This product is sold as a bulk ingredient. About 42,674 pounds of this powder are included in this recall. The lot numbers for this item are 2271957A00, 2234957A04, 2278953A09, and 2237953A16. If you purchased this item with those lot numbers, do not sell it, serve it to customers, or eat it. You can throw … [Read more...]

Living Nutz Nut & Seed Butter Raw Recalled For Salmonella

Living Nutz Nut & Seed Butter Raw Sprouted & Stoneground is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Because this recall notice is posted on the FDA Enforcement Reports page, there is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date. The recalling firm is Living Nutz Living Organic Foods of Bowdoinham, Maine. About 68 units of this product are included in this recall. They were sold in these states: Maine, Florida, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Texas. The recalled product is Living Nutz Nut & Seed Butter Raw Sprouted and Stoneground, that is sold in 8 ounce, 12 ounce, or 64 ounce containers. No pictures of these products were provided. The codes for this product are 121522 and 121523. The UPC number for the … [Read more...]

Salmonella Grand Challenge Issued on World Food Safety Day

The USDA is issuing a Salmonella Grand Challenge on World Food Safety Day 2023. This challenge brings together scientists from different specialties to fight this pathogen, which causes more than 1,000,000 foodborne illnesses in American every year. The challenge tries to develop a more effective strategy to reduce human Salmonella illnesses linked to poultry. The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is launching this new initiative to learn more about how and where Salmonella causes the highest risk of contamination in meat and poultry products. This will help researchers develop better monitoring tools to producers can detect Salmonella contamination. This pathogen is found everywhere, on animals, in food, water, soil, and even the air. ARS is going to integrate its … [Read more...]

Simply Hot Thai Green Peppers Recalled For Salmonella

Simply Hot Thai Green Peppers are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Fresh Direct Produce. The recalled product is Simply Hot Thai Green Peppers that are packaged in a 50 gram clear plastic bag. The UPC number that is printed on the product label is 8 94242 00050 4. And the code for this product is Packed on: 20AL23. The peppers were sold in Alberta and Saskatchewan at the retail level, and may have been sold in other provinces and territories. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The government is launching an investigation, which may lead to the recall of more products. If this … [Read more...]

TW4115 Black Fungus Recalled For Possible Salmonella

TW4115 Black Fungus (Nam Meo) is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the California Department of Public Health. The recalling firm is AH USA Group Inc. The recalled product is TW4115 Black Fungus (Nam Meo) that is packaged in a 2.5 ounce plastic bag. The item code for this product is TW4115. Golden Koi's Black Fungus is distributed by AH USDA Group Inc. The best by date on the product is October 2024. The item was distributed through small grocery storesl in these states: California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Washington, Arizona, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. The state of … [Read more...]

Triple Wash Your Veggies, WVU Extension Advises

Triple wash your veggies, researchers at West Virginia University Extension advises consumers, to reduce bacterial counts and avoid food poisoning. Researcher Cangliang Shen, associate professor of human nutrition and foods at the university, has studied the microbial safety of farmers market produce, which revealed a risk for microbial contamination from pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes. Outbreaks linked to fresh produce are very common; in fact, they are more common than people think. For instance, there were 40 outbreaks linked to leafy greens from 2009 to 2018. And last year a Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe sickened at least 88 people in 12 states. A 2015 study conducted by Shen and graduate students KaWang Li and Wentao Jiang at the … [Read more...]

Trudeau Farms Curly Parsley Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Trudeau Farms Curly Parsley is being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Trudeau Farms. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. If more information is released by the government it will be posted on the CFIA web site. The recalled item is Trudeau Farms Curly Parsley that is packaged in 160 gram bundles. The UPC number that is stamped on the product label is 0 68567 12520 8. All bunches that were sold from April 24 to May 3, 2023 are included in this recall. The parsley was sold at Provigo and Maxi retail stores in the province of Quebec. It was sold in bunches with a red twist tie. If you purcahed … [Read more...]

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