December 17, 2017

In Canada, Papillon Roquefort Cheese Recall Updated

The recall issued on June 17, 2015 for Papillon brand name Roquefort cheese for possible Staphylococcus toxin has been updated. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the consumption of this product. The updated information is a recall for Papillon Roquefort cheese sold in variable size packages. All codes up to and including Best Before: 2015.09.15 are recalled. The packages have variable UPC numbers. The toxin produced by this bacteria is not easily destroyed by regular cooking temperatures, so even baking or grilling this cheese will not make it safe to eat. If you have purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Papillon Roquefort Cheese Recalled in Canada for Staphylococcus

Saputo Inc. is recalling Papillon brand Roquefort cheese because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The recalled items are Papillon Roquefort sold in 100 gram packages. All codes up to and including Best Before: 2015/SE/15 are recalled. The UPC number is 3 177890 001008. The second recalled item is Papillon Roquefort cheese in variable sizes. The half wheel sizes are about 1.375 kg. All codes up to and including Best Before: 2015.09.15 are recalled. The UPC numbers for these products starts with 2 999231 0. This product may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Contact the place of purchase to see if you purchased this recalled product if you … [Read more...]

Staph Bacteria Caused Outbreak at Salt Lake Homeless Shelter

Food contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin was the source of the food poisoning outbreak at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall in Salt Lake City last week, the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) has determined. About 50 people were taken to the hospital. The toxin is caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria found on the skin that can cause illness if it makes its way into heated or cooled food. Most often this happens when food handlers touch food with their bare hands. If food is stored or served within the “food danger zone” of 40° F to 140° F, the bacteria can grow and produce the toxin. “This is an important reminder to anyone who prepares food—either commercially or at home—that hand washing, avoiding bare-hand contact with food, and keeping hot foods hot and … [Read more...]

Update on President’s Choice Hummus Recall for Staphylococcus Toxin

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loblaw Companies Limited are expanding the recall of President's Choice brand hummus to include many more products. These products may be contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin produced by bacteria. There have been illnesses reported associated with the consumption of these products. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with package sizes and UPC numbers at the CFIA web site. The recall now includes Roasted Garlic Hummus, Hummus, Spicy Hummus, Caramelized Vidalia Onion Hummus, Roasted Garlic Red Pepper and Cumin Hummus, Olive Tapenade Hummus, Sweet Potato and Harissa Dip, and Red Harissa Hummus, among others. They were sold nationally at the retail level. You can also see pictures of recalled product labels at the CFIA site. If … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Moroccan Hummus Recalled for Staphylococcus

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand Moroccan-Style hummus because a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria was found in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is President's Choice Moroccan-Style Hummus in 280 gram containers. The code on the product is Best before: 2015 JN 14, and the UPC number is 0 60383 13387 0. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a closed or double bagged container so animals and other people can't eat it, or return to the place of purchase for a refund. The symptoms of illness from Staphylococcus toxin include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever. This toxin is not easily destroyed by cooking, so heating the product … [Read more...]

La Clarita Queseria Cheese Recalled for Staphylococcus

La Clarita Queseria Queso Fresco Cheese is being recalled in New York for possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Testing by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered the bacteria in the product. No illnesses have been reported. This is a fresh cheese, sold in 12 ounce plastic tubs. The label has plant number 36/8585 and the product lot code is MAY 13, 2015. The manufacturer is Queseria La Poblanita Inc of New York. The Spanish-style cheese was distributed to delis and stores in the New York metro area. A routine sample of the cheese tested positive for high levels of Staphylococcus aureus on April 15, 2015. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed or double bagged container, or return to the store where you purchased it for a … [Read more...]

B & R Meat Recalling Pork Products for Possible Staphylococcal Contamination

B & R Meat Processing of Arkansas is recalling 2,129 pounds of pork products because of a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination. No reports of adverse reactions or illnesses have been received to date. You can see the long list of recalled products at the USDA site, along with package sizes. You can also see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site. They are cured and uncorked pork, produced on various dates between August 7, 2014 and April 1, 2015. The include B & R cured ham pork sausage, cured pork jowls, cured AR pork bacon, processing pork hocks, uncured smoked pork ham, and others. The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment conducted by an FSIS inspector. If you purchased any of these items, do … [Read more...]

Sunfood Recalls Organic Sacha Inchi Powder for Bacteria

Sunfood of California is recalling Organic Sacha Inchi Powder because it may be contaminated with Staphylococcus enterotoxin. This bacteria can cause nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramps, headache, and changes in blood pressure and pulse. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Organic Sacha Inchi Powder in 8 ounce white poly bags. The lot number is 141027, UPC number is 803813-28444 1 and expiration date is 9/30/2016. It was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. Routine testing found the possibility of the pathogenic bacteria in this one lot number. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Staphylococcal Illnesses Prompt Aloha Premium Protein Products Recall

Project Healthy Living, Inc. of New York, d/b/a Aloha, Inc. is recalling all packages of powder in chocolate and vanilla blends due to risk of contamination with  Staphylococcus enterotoxin. Consumers who have purchased these products should not use them as these toxins can cause serious injury to health. The company had received 17 reports of illness at the time of the recall. Symptoms of staphylococcal food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and muscle weakness. In more severe cases there may be headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse. The recalled products were distributed nationwide from November 2014 through January 2015 directly to consumers through online sales and in a limited number of retail stores in New … [Read more...]

Food Poisoning at Maitland Colonnades Party in Florida

A food poisoning outbreak occurred at a catered event at the Maitland Colonnades office building on Lucien Way in Maitland, Florida on December 11, 2014. At least 55 people were sickened, and at least 25 people had to be taken to the hospital. Emergency workers helped 200 people at the event. Because so many people were sickened so suddenly, within two hours of arriving at the party, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI were notified. Public health officials have launched an investigation and are interviewing patients. Samples from patients have been sent to labs, but it could take days or weeks to identify what made people sick. Symptoms of the illnesses included "extreme abdominal symptoms" including vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. The caterer and food preparation … [Read more...]

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