June 4, 2023

Wegmans Organic Microgreens Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Wegmans organic microgreens, baby kale and baby spinach with sweet pea leaves, and cat grass are all being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these items. the recalling firm is Wegmans Food Markets of Rochester, New York. The recalled products were sold at different Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, an North Carolina. You can see the full list of potentially affected items at the Wegmans web site. According to that site, there is potential Salmonella contamination in the soil the products were grown in. The recalled products are Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Microgreens in 1.75 ounce containers, with UPC number 77890-25036 and use … [Read more...]

Study Confirms that Raw Milk Is Linked to Foodborne Illness

A new study has confirmed that raw milk is linked to foodborne illness. During the time period of 2013 to 2018, 75 outbreaks that caused 675 illnesses were linked to unpasteurized milk. Of these illnesses, almost half were among children and teenagers aged o to 19 years. Given that the consumption of raw milk is low in this country, with only about 1 to 2% of the adult population buying it, these numbers are shocking. The study points out that almost 80% of those outbreaks occurred in states where the sale of raw milk is allowed. Raw milk and raw milk products are a public health challenge in the United States. And laws that encourage availability of unpasteurized milk are associated with more illnesses and outbreaks. Raw milk can be contaminated with many different pathogens, … [Read more...]

Venetian Meats Finocchiona Salami Sweet Fennel Recalled

Venetian Meats Finocchiona Salami Sweet Fennel 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 Venetian Meat & Salami Co. Ltd. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. It is Venetian Meats Finocchiona Salami Sweet Fennel that is sold in 2 kilogram packages. There is no UPC number on this product. The lot number is 242, and the expiration date is 2023.AU.09 (August 9, 2023). The recall was triggered based on test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is launching a food safety investigation which may lead to the recall of other products. If this happens, the recall notices will … [Read more...]

HEB Texas Pets Dry Cat Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella

HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses, human or animal, have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is TFP Nutrition. The pet food was manufactured at the company's plant on November 13, 2022 at its Nacogdoches, Texas facility. The product was distributed only in the state of Texas and sold in HEB retail stores. All of this product has been removed from store shelves. No other HEB products are affected by this voluntary recall. The recalled product is HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food that is sold in 16 pound bags. The production code on the product is MFG 13 NOV 22. That number is on the second line of the lot code that is … [Read more...]

Recall Roundup For The Week of December 3, 2022

We're bringing back the recall roundup! This is a collection of all Class 1 recalls issued during the past week. Class 1 recalls include those items where there is a "reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death." So let's get started. The first recall is for James Farms Frozen Raspberries, for possible hepatitis A contamination. The recalling firm is Exportadora Copramar. The berries were imported from Chile. The frozen raspberries were packaged in two 5 pound bags per 10 pound carton. The UPC number on this product is 76069501010, with the lot code CO 22-165. They were sold through Restaurant Depo/Jetro locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. A public health … [Read more...]

LIDL Favorina Advent Calendar Recalled For Possible Salmonella

LIDL Favorina Advent Calendar is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No reports of illness have been received by the company to date. The recalling firm is LIDL USA of Arlington, Virginia. The recalled product is LIDL Favorina Advent Calendar, which contains premium chocolates with a creamy filling that is packaged in 8.4 ounce containers. They were sold at LIDL stores between October 12, 2022 and December 5, 2022. The calendars have a best if used by year of 2023, and have a barcode number 4056489516965. You can see more pictures of this recalled item at the FDA web site. The problem was discovered during routine testing performed by LIDL. The company has removed this product from store shelves and is asking consumers to return it. You can return the product … [Read more...]

Holiday Reminder: Raw Dough Can Contain Dangerous Pathogens

It's time for the annual holiday reminder: raw dough can contain dangerous pathogens. While most people know that eating raw eggs is risky, fewer know that uncooked flour is also a potential hazard. The FDA has been warning consumers about the potential dangers of raw eggs for decades. Eggs can carry Salmonella bacteria not only on the shell, but inside the egg itself. Hens can carry the pathogen in their ovaries, so the eggs are then contaminated from the inside out. Always handle raw eggs as if they are contaminated. Cook them thoroughly, and avoid recipes that use raw eggs. Eggs that are pasteurized are safe to eat raw, as long as you follow expiration dates. There have been outbreaks linked to raw, or uncooked flour, in the past few years. Flour is a raw agricultural product … [Read more...]

Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies Recalled For Salmonella

Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been confirmed or reported rot the company to date in connection with this issue. The recalling firm is Comercializadora PepsiCo S. de R.L. de C.V. The recalled product is Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies, Naturally and Artificially Flavored, that are packaged in 15.5 ounce, 6 count cardboard boxes. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 6 86700 10132 4. The best before dates on the product are 28MAR23, 5MY228001, 28MAR23, and 6MY128101 The company initiated this voluntary recall. The cookies were distributed in California and Texas and may have reached customers through select retail stores, which were not named in the recall notice. The company is … [Read more...]

Did You Know Spice Containers Can Be Contaminated?

We often talk about how to protect yourself against food poisoning in the kitchen. You know about preventing cross-contamination, and using a food thermometer, and washing your hands and utensils. But did you know that spice containers can be contaminated with pathogens? A study conducted at Rutgers and published in the Journal of Food Protection details this information. Almost half of spice containers can be contaminated while working in the kitchen, according to the study. In the study, 48% of spice containers sampled showed evidence of cross-contamination during food preparation. In fact, those containers had the highest pathogen marker concentration of all kitchen surfaces, including trash can lids. Observational studies and self-reporting shows that consumers often use … [Read more...]

Can You Tell if Deli Meats Are Contaminated With Listeria?

Can you tell if deli meats are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes or other pathogens? Some recent news articles claiming that you may be able to determine if the meats are safe to eat from appearance and smell had us examining this issue. Given the deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in 2020 that was linked to deli meats, and another in 2019, this information is important. A new study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, headed by Fernando Sampedro of the University of Minnesota found that deli meats are associated with 90% of listeriosis cases in the United Sates. Other potentially hazardous foods include soft and semi-soft cheeses, ready to eat seafood, and frozen vegetables. Listeria causes between 1,044 and 2,089 cases of illness in the United … [Read more...]

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