July 16, 2018

Alabama Links Staph Outbreak at Sunnyside Daycare to Food

Staph bacteria found in food served at Sunnyside Child Care Center is a genetic match to the strain that sickened 86 children, hospitalizing 30 of them, Alabama health officials have announced. Staphylococcus Aureus infections cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and lethargy. Chicken, pasta, green beans and apples were positive for the toxin,  State Health Officer Don Williamson told the Montgomery Advertiser. Health officials are working with kitchen staff on food safety procedures. The kitchen at the Sunnyside Child Care Center on S. Court Street prepares food for that location and the Sunnyside location on Norman Bridge Road. The facility was closed for  several days while the investigation was being conducted but reopened on Monday. … [Read more...]

Staphylococcus Aureus Found in Food Served at Sunnyside Child Care Center

Staphylococcus Aureus has been found in food served at two locations of  Sunnyside Child Care Center in Montgomery, AL where 86 children were sickened with food poisoning, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Most of the children were treated and released from local hospitals after experiencing symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and lethargy. Tests on samples from the daycare kitchen were negative for Norovirus, but health officials are still waiting for results of Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli tests. Health officials are working with kitchen staff on food safety procedures. The kitchen at the Sunnyside Child Care Center on S. Court Street prepares food for that location and the Sunnyside location on Norman Bridge Road. The kitchen will remain … [Read more...]

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...]

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