June 25, 2024

Sam Sun S & M Food Soybean Sprouts Recalled For Listeria

Sam Sun S & M Food Soybean Sprouts are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Nam & Son doing business as Sam Sung S & M Food of Jessup, Maryland. These sprouts were sold in the state of Maryland at the retail level starting on December 14, 2023. The package does state, "Do not consume raw," but the possibility of cross-contamination could still make people sick. The recalled product is Sam Sung S & M Food soybean sprouts that are packaged in a 1 pound plastic bag with a blue and yellow label. The sell by date on the product is December 21, 2023. Even though this product is well past its sell by date, some … [Read more...]

Natures Wonder Premium Bean Sprouts Recalled For Listeria

Natures Wonder Premium Bean Sprouts are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Because the recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, not the regular recall page, there is no mention about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Chang & Sons Enterprises of Whately, Massachusetts. The recalled product was sold in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland at the retail level. The recalled item is Natures Wonder Premium Bean Sprouts that are packaged in a 12 ounce bag. The only information on the product is the sell by date, which was 12/13/23. There are 697 individual boxes with 12 counts of the bags in each box. No pictures … [Read more...]

Sam Sung Soybean Sprouts Recalled For Possible Listeria

Sam Sung Soybean Sprouts are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Nam & Son of Jessup, Maryland. The bean sprouts were sold to retail stores in Virginia. They were for sale from December 6 to December 7, 2023. The recalled product is Sam Sung Soybean Sprouts that are packaged in a one pound plastic bag. The bean sprouts have a sell by date of December 14, 2023. No UPC number or lot number were named in the recall notice. The package is labeled Nam & Son of MD DBA Sam Sung S & M Food. The recall was triggered when a random sample was collected by the state of Virginia, which resulted in the finding of Listeria … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to “Highly Contaminated” Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe tied to a Salmonella outbreak that has caused hundreds of illnesses and eight deaths in the U.S. and Canada is likely "very highly contaminated," April Hexemer, an epidemiologist and director of outbreak management with the Public Health Agency Canada told CBC News this week. Cross-Contamination Risk In addition to causing severe illness, highly contaminated food also poses a major risk of cross-contaminating other foods and surfaces. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is one of the state agencies working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a "traceback" investigation tracing back the melons' journey from store shelves to fields where they were grown. Minnesota is one of two states where fatalities have been reported in this outbreak. Oregon is the … [Read more...]

Salmonella Oranienburg Cantaloupe, Cut Fruit and Canada Redux

In its November 30 update on a deadly cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed the fast-growing outbreak has caused 180 illnesses, 78 hospitalizations, and three deaths in the U.S. and Canada. And that some of the patients are residents of long-term care facilities. The update also disclosed that a second Salmonella strain, Salmonella Oranienburg, has been linked to some of these illnesses. And that's notable because Oranienburg isn't a top-10 strain in the U.S. It's been linked to a handful of multistate outbreaks over the last two decades. There was a 2014 chia powder outbreak,  back-to-back outbreaks linked to shell eggs produced by the same company in 2015 and 2016,  and a 2021 fresh onions outbreak that sickened 1,040 … [Read more...]

Chang Farm Mung Bean Sprouts Recalled For Possible Listeria

Chang Farm Mung Bean Sprouts are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Chang Farm, Nature's Wonder, of Whatley, Massachusetts. The recalled product is Chang Farm Mung Bean Sprouts. The sprouts are packaged in 10 pound bags that may not have sell by dates, and 12 ounce retail bags. They were packaged on April 23, 2023 and distributed on April 24, 2023. The sell by date, if marked, is May 7, 2023. The 12 ounce bag has the words "Nature's Wonder" on the front. The packages are labeled Chang Farm Brand as Premium Bean Sprouts. The sprouts were distributed to retail stores and wholesalers throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New … [Read more...]

Fifteen Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning

Whenever there is a good poisoning outbreak, odds are that the outbreak notice will include some information about how consumers can protect themselves against contaminated food. While it is illegal for companies to sell food contaminated with enough pathogens to make someone ill, it happens all the time. These 15 tips to avoid food poisoning may help. Despite efforts from the federal government, industry, food processors, and farmers, the number of food poisoning cases in America isn't going down. There are still about 48,000,000 cases of food poisoning every year in this country, with about 126,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. But there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family. In fact, there are (at least) 15 tips to avoid food poisoning. Fifteen Tips … [Read more...]

New Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak Sickens 20; No Food Identified

A new Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has been identified on the FDA's Core Outbreak Investigation Table. No food has been named, no advisory has been issued, and there are no recalls. So far, traceback has been initiated, on-site inspections have begun, and sample collection and analysis are initiated. That may mean that the FDA has an idea what food has caused these illnesses. But we don't know where the sick people live, their illness onset dates, the age range, or if anyone has been hospitalized. Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks are usually fairly small. The people who get sickest from this infection are typically the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, and those with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients undergoing treatment. Pregnant women are also quite … [Read more...]

Fullei Fresh Bean Sprouts and Soy Sprouts Recalled For Possible Listeria

Fullei Fresh Bean Sprouts and Soy Sprouts are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This company had a similar recall in 2019. Both conventionally grown and organic sprouts are included in this recall. No other products are affected as they are grown and packed in segregated departments. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recalling company is Fullei Fresh. The recalled items are Fullei Fresh Bean Sprouts and Fullei Fresh Soy Sprouts. The conventional bean sprouts are sold in 5 pound bulk packages, 10 pound bulk packages, and 8 ounce retail packs. Organic beans sprouts are sold in 5 pound bulk and 4 ounce retail packs. Soy sprouts are sold in 5 pound bulk and 10 pound bulk packages. The lot numbers … [Read more...]

FDA Proposes New Traceability Rule For Food Manufacturers

The FDA is proposing a new traceability rule for food manufacturers, as well as those who process, pack or hold foods on the Food Traceability List to help identify recipients of those foods quickly to help mitigate foodborne illness outbreaks. In the past few years, the government has blamed their inability to find the sources of foods that have caused outbreaks on traceability issues. This rule would be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA). The proposed rule is called Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods. It is a key component of the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. The comments periods for the proposed rule and information collection provisions have been extended until February 22, 2021. The rule would be a … [Read more...]

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