May 31, 2020

Top 10 Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks For 2019

These top 10 multistate food poisoning outbreaks for 2019 sickened thousands of people, hospitalized hundreds, and killed some people. They ranged from multiple cyclospora outbreaks to outbreaks linked to ground beef, turkey and chicken, pig ear dog treats, and romaine lettuce. Many lawsuits were filed in response to these outbreaks. Cyclospora Outbreaks. This collection of individual and multistate outbreaks sickened more than 2400 people in 2019. This number represents a substantial increase over the cyclospora outbreaks in 2017 and 2018. JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella Newport outbreak. This outbreak sickened more than 400 people and hospitalized 117. Several recalls were issued, since the ground beef was sold under many different brand names. Raw Turkey Salmonella … [Read more...]

Emesa Premium Sesame Tahini Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Emesa Premium Sesame Tahini is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recalled product. The problem was revealed as a result of a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The final lab reports have not been released, but Emesa Foods is taking the precaution of recalling this product. The recalled product is Emesa Premium Sesame Tahini sold in 800 gram packages. It is packaged into 23 cases. Each case has 6 containers of the tahini. The UPC number on the product is 850005298267, product code 29826, and the expiration date is 02/25/2021. The expiration date is printed on the side of the container. If you purchased this product with that UPC number and expiration … [Read more...]

Learn How to Handle Flour Safely in Holiday Baking to Avoid Illness

It's time to make Christmas and Hanukah desserts, including cookies, cakes, and pies. Everyone should learn how to handle flour safely during the holiday baking time with tips from the FDA. Flour is a raw food. Most people don't realize that because it is processed, but it's a raw agricultural product. Wheat is grown outdoors, and can be exposed to many different types of pathogens, including E. coli and Salmonella. Unfortunately, processing raw grains into flour doesn't kill these pathogens. Eggs, too, are another health risk. Raw eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella; in fact, there have been quite a few food poisoning outbreaks over the years linked to eating raw or undercooked eggs. As with flour, cooking to a safe final temperature is the only way to destroy pathogens on … [Read more...]

Amsellem Solo Chorizo Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Usine Amsellem Inc. is recalling Amsellem Solo Chorizo - Dried Beef Sausage from the marketplace in Canada because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The product was sold in Ontario and may have been distributed nationally at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Amsellem Solo Chorizo, which is a dried beef sausage, sold in 28 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 6 28055 38930 9, and the codes on the sausage are 91002DC-707 BB 2020 AVR 08. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you are going to cook it. Throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can with a tight fitting lid, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. The recall of … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Colorful Coleslaw Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling President's Choice Colorful Coleslaw in the U.S. for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a similar recall in Canada for President's Choice Coleslaw. A sample of the product yielded a positive results for Salmonella in a random sample test that was conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the FDA to date in connection with this issue. The recalled items include President's Choice Colorful Coleslaw, with lot codes B318005 and B318006. The UPC number on the product is 0-6038322267-3. The use by date is 2019 DE 04. Also recalled is Marketside Tri-Color Coleslaw, with lot codes B318005 and B318006. The UPC number on that product is 6-81131-38748-4. The best if used by date is DEC 04 … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Coleslaw Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Loblaw Companies Limited in Canada is recalling President's Choice Coleslaw for possible Salmonella contamination. No  illnesses have been reported in connection with this recalled item. The coleslaw was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Possibly Nationally, and Saskatchewan at the consumer level. The recalled product is President's Choice Coleslaw, sold in 397 gram plastic soft packages. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 22267 3, and the product codes are Best Before 2019 DE 04 - B318005 and Best Before 2019 DE 04 - B318006. If y9u purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can with a tight fitting lid, or take it back to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Symptoms of a Salmonella food … [Read more...]

Quest Beef Cat Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Go Raw, LLC is recalling its 2 pound frozen bags of Quest Beef Cat Food for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The Quest Beef Cat Food is sold in 2 pound bags, and has the UPC number UPC 6-91730-17101-8 with lot number N128. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture took a sample of the product and tested it for Salmonella; it tested positive. The firm conducted its own test and it was negative. But, Salmonella may not be evenly distributed throughout the cat food, which is typical, which explains the discrepancy. A product like this could sicken people who handle it, and pets who eat it, who can then transmit the pathogen to people, either through touching the animal or handling its feces. Symtpoms of a … [Read more...]

Fromagerie Bergeron Gouda Curls Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Fromagerie Bergeron Gouda Curls and "Le Popularie" are being recalled from the marketplace in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these recalled products. The recalled sausages are all Fromagerie Bergeron brand. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package sizes, UPC numbers, and codes at the CFIA web site. The recalled products include Brins de Gouda Gouda Curls, Brins de Gouda (Refrigere), Brins de Gouda (Poutine fraiche), and Le Populaire. in various sizes. You can also see pictures of the recalled products at the CFIA web site. Look at the list of recalled foods carefully. If you did purchase any of them, do not eat them, even if you plan to cook with them. Throw them away in a sealed … [Read more...]

Longo’s Ready-to-Eat Dry Sausages Recalled For Possible Salmonella

The CFIA food recall warning on October 16, 2019 about sausages recalled for possible Salmonella contamination has been updated to include more products. Now, Longo's sausages are being recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. These products were sold in Ontario at the consumer level. These newly recalled products were identified during the government's food safety investigation. The recalled products are all Longo's brand. They include Filicetti Cacciatori Mild VP, clerk served at deli counters, with a UPC number that starts with 00226186. All Packaged On dates up to and including October 16, 2019 are recalled. The lot number is 611. Also recalled is Filicetti Cacciatori Dry Mild, also in variable size packages. The UPC number starts with … [Read more...]

Great Value Sausages Recalled For Possible Salmonella

George's Prepared Foods of Tennessee is recalling about 6,444 pounds of Great Value Sausages, including ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey patty products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.  No confirmed reports of illness have been received to date in connection with this recall. These products were sold at Walmart stores. The sausage patty items were produced on April 19, April 27, May 7, and May 9, 2019. They include: 24.92 ounce packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with use by date of 10/16/19 and lot code 1091971894. 24.92 ounce packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties” with use by date of 10/24/19 and lot code 1171971897. 35.6 ounce packages containing “Family Size Great … [Read more...]

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