February 28, 2024

Public Health Alert For Trader Joe’s Chicken Pilaf For Rocks

A public health alert has been issued by the USDA for Trader Joe's Chicken Pilaf for possible foreign material contamination. This product may have rocks. This poses a tooth injury and choking hazard. A recall was not requested because this item is no longer available for purchase. One dental injury was reported to the company from consuming this product. The recalling firm is Mama Vicky's Inc. of North Hollywood, California. This frozen, ready to eat product was produced on various dates ranging from November 1, 2023 through January 19, 2024. The recalled product is 14 ounce packages containing Trader Joe's Chicken, Lentil, & Caramelized Onion Pilaf with Saffron Basmati Rice, Dark Chicken Meat, Dates, and Golden Raisins. This item has the establishment number P-45322 that is … [Read more...]

Health Alert For Items Made With Rizo-Lopez Cheese Updated

The public health alert issued by the USDA for items made with Rizo-Lopez Cheese has been updated to include more products. These foods were made with recalled Rizo-Lopez cheese and dairy products in association with a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. The original alert was for Amazon Foods Chicken Chile Verde Burrito with Rice, Black Beans and Monterey Jack. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is SK Food Group of Reno, Nevada. You can see the long list of these products at the USDA web site, along with expiration dates, package sizes, and UPC numbers along with some lot codes. The recalled products include Rico Chicken Enchiladas with Green Salsa, Rice, and Beans; Rico Chicken Enchiladas With Mole, … [Read more...]

Secondary Listeria Recalls For Rizo Lopez Cheeses Begin

Secondary Listeria monocytogenes recalls for Rizo Lopez Cheeses have begun. Some of those Rizo-Lopez products have been linked to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least 26 people in 11 states. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized, and two people, who lived in California and Texas, have sadly died. We are collecting the recalls in one place for a reference. More recalls are likely to be added as the weeks go on. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a secure garbage can, or take them back to the store where you bought them for a full refund. You should clean your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill pathogens after you discard these items. If you froze any of these foods for later use, discard them … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

Trader Joe's products are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. They were made with cotija cheese made by Rizo-Lopez Foods that is linked to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these particular products. The recalling firm is Trader Joe's of Monrovia, California. The company is recalling all codes of the following products. they are all Trader Joe's brand. The recalled products include Chicken Enchiladas with SKU number 58292, Cilantro Salad Dressing with SKU number 36420, Elote Chopped Salad Kit with SKU number 74768, and Southwest Salad with SKU number 56077. They were sold at Trader Joe's stores nationwide. You can see pictures of the recalled products at … [Read more...]

Don Pancho Crema, Taco Kits Recalled For Possible Listeria

Don Pancho Crema, Taco Kits and Sauce, and some HEB and Trader Joe's Dressings, are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products were made with a cheese ingredient supplied by Rizo-Lopez Foods that has been recalled in relation to a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. No consumer complaints have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these specific products. The recalling firm is Fresh Creative Foods, a division of Reser's Fine Foods. The dressings and kits were distributed to retail outlets including Costco, H-E-B, Trader Joe’s, and Albertson’s in the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and … [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...]

GHGA Updates Recall of Cut Cantaloupe For Possible Salmonella

GHGA is updating their recall of cut cantaloupe products to include product photos and to remove Florida from the Sprouts stores and to remove Alabama. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these specific items as of November 29, 2023. The recalling firm is GHGA of Conley, Georgia. The whole fruits that were used to make these products are linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in 34 states. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site. All GHGA fresh cut fruit products associated with the recalled Trufresh cantaloupe have expired. But some people may have frozen these products. If you did, do not eat them. The cut fruit products were distributed to Kroger stores … [Read more...]

GHGA Recalls Cantaloupe Products For Possible Salmonella

GHGA recalls cantaloupe products for possible Salmonella contamination. They contain recalled Trufresh cantaloupe that are linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 117 people in the U.S. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these specific products. The recalling firm is GHGA LLC of Conley, Georgia. All of the GHGA fresh cut fruit products that contain the recalled cantaloupe have expired, but consumers may have frozen them for later consumption. If you did buy these products and froze them, discard them immediately. The fresh cut fruit products were sold through Kroger stores in Alabama and Georgia; Sprouts stores in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; and Trader Joe’s retail stores … [Read more...]

History of Hepatitis A Outbreaks Linked to Berries is Long

The history of hepatitis A outbreaks linked to berries is long. The current outbreak that has sickened at least five people in Washington state is linked to frozen organic strawberries branded Kirkland Signature, and Scenic Fruit Company strawberries that were sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, and other stores. Those products have been recalled. In 2019, the FDA launched a program to sample berries for both hepatitis A and norovirus in the wake of three hepatitis A outbreaks from 1997 to 2017 that sickened hundreds of people. Since then there have been two outbreaks linked to berries, one last year and the new outbreak. In 2013, there was a hepatitis A outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen mixed berries. There were at least 162 people in 10 states … [Read more...]

Which Brands of Frozen Strawberries Are Recalled For Hepatitis?

Which brands of frozen strawberries are being recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination? There is a hepatitis A outbreak linked to these products that has sickened at least five people in Washington state. The newest recall is for Great Value and Radar Farms products sold at Walmart, Costco, and HEB stores. You can see the recalled products along with their lot code/best by date pairs here. Made-With Foods Frozen Strawberries that were sold in 10 ounce packages at Meijer Market Format locations only are recalled. The UPC number for this product is 8-14343-02139-0, and the use by date on the package is 11/20/2024. California Splendor is recalling Kirkland Signature Frozen Organic Whole Strawberries in 4 pound packages that were sold at Costco stores in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

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