May 29, 2024

Recall of Geisha Canned Shrimp For Possible Botulism Expanded

The recall of Geisha canned shrimp in medium for possible botulism contamination has been expanded. The number of states where the shrimp was sold has been greatly expanded. The product may have been under processed, which could lead to the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which produces the botulism toxin under anaerobic conditions. In addition, all lots of this product are included in the recall. The recalled product is Geisha medium canned shrimp that is packaged in 4 ounce metal cans. The UPC number that is printed on the back of the label is 071140003909. The recall was expanded after the company received more information from the FDA. The recall only affects this specific product. The shrimp was sold at the retail level from December 2022 to April 2023 in these … [Read more...]

Lidl Tapas Cocktail Shrimp Recalled For Possible Listeria

Lidl Tapas Cocktail Shrimp is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No reports of illness have been received by the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Lidl US. The recall is for all units of ready to eat Lidl Tapas Cocktail Shrimp that is packaged in 7 ounce trays with a plastic overwrap. This product has the UPC number 4056489411499 stamped on the label. All product codes that are on product available for purchase and in consumers' homes are subject to this recall. The shrimp was disturbed to all Lidl US store locations in these states: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well in the District of Columbia. The recall … [Read more...]

FDA Releases New Total Diet Study Report on Toxic Elements

The FDA has released their new Total Diet Study Report that focuses on the presence of toxic compounds in the foods we eat. The overall takeaway is that the key toxic elements were not detected in most (68%) of the tested foods. The analysis was conducted in foods that were collected from 2018 through 2020. Overall, 3,276 food, beverages, and water products were studied. The key elements studied were lead, arsenic, including inorganic arsenic, the most dangerous form, cadmium, and mercury. Overall, lead was found in 15% of the samples, arsenic in 43%, cadmium in 61%, and mercury in 8%. The categories of food included in the study were alcohol, baked goods, baby food, beverages, candies, condiments, dairy, fruit, grains, meats, ingredients like sugar and flour, compound foods such as … [Read more...]

Recall Roundup: Foods Recently Recalled For Possible Listeria

There have been several recalls of foods for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination recently. Some of these foods are still within their expiration dates and people may have them in their refrigerators or freezers. They include frozen shrimp, enoki mushrooms, ice cream, and chicken salad, among others. None of these foods have been linked to any outbreak. This bacteria is problematic because freezing does not kill it, and it can grow at refrigerator temperatures. And since frozen foods have such a long shelf life, people may have bought these items and forgot about them. Checking your freezer occasionally to make sure you don't have recalled foods is a good way to avoid illness. Foods Recalled For Listeria Enoki Mushrooms There have been three recent recalls of enoki … [Read more...]

Hampton House Chicken Nuggets Recalled For Salmonella in Canada

Hampton House Chicken Nuggets are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reported illnesses that are associated with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is JD Sweid Foods (2013) Ltd. The shrimp were sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba at the retail level. The recalled product is Hampton House Chicken Nuggets that are packaged in 3 kilogram packages. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 0 66123 52102 0, and the code is 3141. The best before date for this item is 2022 NO 10. This recall was triggered by text results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation which may lead to the recall of more products. If this happens, the public will be … [Read more...]

Nine Multistate Salmonella Outbreaks in 2021 Sickened More Than 1,200

Nine multistate Salmonella outbreaks in 2021 sickened more than 1,200 Americans and hospitalized 250, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The only Salmonella outbreak that has continued into 2022 is the Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak linked to fresh onions imported from Mexico. All of these outbreaks were linked to a specific product, and all were associated with at least one recall or public health alert. The outbreaks include: Plainville Farms ground turkey Salmonella Hadar outbreak In this outbreak, 33 people in 14 states were sickened and four were hospitalized. The patient case count by state was: Arizona (1), Connecticut (2), Indiana (1), Maine (1), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (7), Missouri (2), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (3), New York (4), … [Read more...]

Fisherman’s Wharf Frozen Jumbo Cooked Shrimp Recalled For Listeria

Fisherman's Wharf Frozen Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, sold at Winn Dixie, Harveys, and Fresco Y Mas stores, is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall notice does not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Southeastern Grocers. The recalled product is Fisherman's Wharf Frozen Jumbo Cooked Shrimp 16-20 count that is packaged in 16 ounce containers. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 2114003262. The best by date on the package is 4/5/2023 (April 5, 2023). The shrimp was sold in all Harveys, Fresco y Más, and Winn-Dixie stores. The sale of this product has been suspended while the FDA and the company investigate the source of this problem. If you … [Read more...]

Avanti Shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden Outbreak Ends With Nine Ill

The Avanti shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak has ended after sickening nine people in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This investigation was closed on July 21, 2021, but reopened on August 13, 2021 when more illnesses were detected on PulseNet, the national database for pathogen isolates. The case count by state is: Arizona (2), Michigan (2), Nevada (4), and Rhode Island (1). Patient illness onset dates range from February 26. 2021 to July 17, 2021. The patient age range is from 30 to 80 years. Of six people who gave information to investigators, three have been hospitalized, for a rate of 50%, more than double the typical Salmonella outbreak hospitalization rate. State and local public health officials interviewed people about … [Read more...]

Two New Salmonella Outbreaks on FDA CORE Investigation Table

There are two new Salmonella outbreaks on the FDA CORE Outbreak Investigation Table. The first, a Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak, has sickened at least 126 people. The second, a Salmonella Thompson outbreak, has sickened at least 77 people. We don't know where the ill persons live, their age range or illness onset dates. These could end up being very large outbreaks, since the number of Salmonella cases that are actually reported to the government are much smaller than occur. The multiplier used by experts in these outbreaks is 29, which means there could be at least 5,887 people sick across the country. Traceback has been initiated in both outbreaks, but no on-site inspection has been initiated and no sample collection and analysis has begun. The government started using this … [Read more...]

Active Food Poisoning Outbreak Investigations From FDA and USDA

What are the current active food poisoning outbreak investigations that the FDA and USDA are investigating? While there have been several outbreak investigations that have closed, there are still six open investigations on the FDA Outbreak Table, and one, possibly two, investigations on the USDA Table. On the FDA Table, there are two cyclospora outbreak investigations. Neither has any product linked to it. The first outbreak has 37 patients, an increase of two more patients since the last update 12 days ago. Traceback has been initiated, but there has been no on-site inspection, no sample collection, and no analysis. The second cyclospora outbreak has 119 patients, an increase of one patient since the last update. Traceback has begun, on-site inspection has been initiated, and … [Read more...]

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