December 9, 2023

Citterio Salame Sticks Are Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak in Minnesota

Citterio Salame Sticks are linked to a Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota, according to a news release issued by the Minnesota Department of Health. The Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks were sold at Trader Joe's stores and other retailers. Three people in Minnesota are part of this outbreak. The illness onset dates range from September 20, 2021 to September 29, 2021. One patient was hospitalized for two days, and all have recovered. All three patients said they ate Citterio Premium Italian-style Salame Sticks that were purchased at different Trader Joe's locations before they got sick. Other brands of salami sticks and Citterio products are not known to be part of this problem at this time, but public health officials are investigating. Since many people who are … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Recalls Four Chicken Products For Possible Listeria

Trader Joe's is recalling four different products made with precooked chicken from Tip Top Poultry for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. These products with these specific SKU numbers were sold in different states. The recalled products al have use by date codes 09/28/2019 through 10/08/2019. The products were all sold refrigerated in Trader Joe's stores. The recalled items include Chicken Pot Pie with SKU number 93809. It was sold in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Also recalled is White Meat Chicken Salad with SKU number 98091. It was sold in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Contaminated Precut Melons Sold at Target, Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joes, Amazon/Whole Foods

The Salmonella Carrau outbreak linked to precut melons produced by Caito Foods has sickened at least 93 people. The Salmonella contaminated precut melons were sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joes, Amazon/Whole Foods, Walmart stores, and independent grocery stores in several states under several different brand names. Caito Foods recalled precut melons in many different combinations and iterations on April 12, 2019, the day the outbreak was announced by the FDA and CDC. These products were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The outbreak states line up with where the melon was available: people are sick in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, … [Read more...]

Caito Foods Fresh Cut Melons Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and MIssouri

The FDA has released information about the multistate Salmonella Adelaide outbreak that is linked to precut melons. Fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products that contain any of these melons that were produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana are being recalled as a result of this outbreak. Those products were distributed from the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.. They were packaged in clear plastic clamshell containers and distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with UPC numbers, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Recall for Trader Joe’s Kale & Edamame Salad

Trader Joe’s Kale & Edamame Salad is under recall for possible Salmonella.  Consumers who have purchased this salas should not eat it as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The recalled product, produced by WCD Kitchen, LLC of Fontana, California was sold only in the Midwest. It has the UPC 00967112 with “USE BY" dates of May 05, 2016 through May 14, 2016. The states where these salads were sold include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, Salmonella can cause an infection called salmonellosis which can cause serious illness or death. Those most at risk are young children, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Recalls Cinnamon Almonds for Undeclared Peanut

Trader Joe’s  is recalling all lots Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds sold in 16 0z packages because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts should not eat this product as they run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled products were distributed nationwide in Trader Joe’s retail stores. They were packaged in clear plastic with the UPC # 00761437 on the back of the package. The recall was initiated after peanuts were discovered in packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. The problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the supplier’s production and packaging processes. The product has been removed from store shelves and sales of this product have been suspended.   … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s and Joseph’s Bread Products Recalled for Undeclared Soy

Middle East Bakery in Massachusetts is recalling bread products with Joseph's and Trader Joe's brand names because they may contain undeclared soy, one of the major food allergens. Anyone with an allergy to soy could have a serious allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the UPC numbers, sell by dates, and other information at the FDA web site. They were sold at Joseph's and Trader Joe's stores in the eastern United States. The recalled products include Joseph's Mini Whole Wheat Pita, Mini White Pita, White Lavash, and Pita Bread. The recalled Trader Joe products are Apocryphal 100% Whole White Pita, Pita Bread, Organic Pita Pocket Bread, Pocketful of Fiber Pita Bread, Mini … [Read more...]

E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Trader Joe Glass Onion Salads 2013

In 2013, an E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak linked to Trader Joe's Glass Onion ready-to-eat salads sickened 33 people in 4 states. Two patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) as a result of their infections. HUS is a type of kidney failure. E. coli bacteria are found in the intestinal tracts of mammals, particularly cattle. So how did this bacteria get into prepared salads? A recent study from the Food Standards Agency in the UK may provide some answers, even though the federal investigation did not pinpoint the ingredient that was contaminated in this outbreak or the method of contamination. Cross-contamination is the cause of many food poisoning outbreaks when the food doesn't naturally carry the disease-causing bacteria. Facilities that produce ready-to-eat foods use … [Read more...]

Salads Ready-Made for Trader Joe’s Caused 2013 E. coli Outbreak

In October and November 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated with public health officials in California, Washington and Arizona to trace an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 to two kinds of pre-packaged, ready-to-eat salads made for Trader Joe's grocery stores by Glass Onion Catering. The agencies continued their laboratory surveillance of the outbreak, uncovering 33 confirmed illnesses, including 28 E. coli case patients in the state of California. The molecular pattern of the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 had never been seen before in the United States, the CDC said. It was linked to two types of salads produced by Glass Onion: Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken. On Nov. 10, 2013, the company … [Read more...]

If You Bought Fruit Recalled for Listeria, Here’s What to Do

We have received quite a few responses to the story about the recall of fruit from Sam's Club, Costco, and Trader Joe's stores for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. It's difficult to hear about this story, especially if you have already consumed the fruit and fed it to your family. Here's what to do. First, make sure you actually bought the recalled fruit. The FDA has published the Wawona Packing List that contains all of the fruit with lot and BlockID numbers. You can also see all the pictures of the packaging and crates with the UPC numbers and product sizes at the FDA web site. If you aren't sure if you did buy the recalled products, contact the store where you purchased the fruit; they should be able to tell you if you did buy it. Secondly, if you ate the fruit and … [Read more...]

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