October 23, 2021

Walmart BH&G Aromatherapy Spray Recalled For Burkholderia

Four People Sickened - Two Have Died Walmart Better Homes & Gardens aromatherapy spray is being recalled for possible Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria contamination, which causes melioidosis, a potentially fatal infection, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Four people, from Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, and Georgia, were sickened and two have died, including a child, after being infected with that pathogen. Better Homes & Gardens Aromatherapy Room Spray Suspected - Recalled The source of those infections has not been definitively confirmed by the CDC, but a bottle contaminated with Burkholderia pseudomallei,  the same type of bacteria that causes melioidosis, was found in the home of one of the patients who died of a melioidosis infection. Approximately … [Read more...]

Lavender Aromatherapy Spray Tests Positive For Burkholderia pseudomallei

Better Homes & Gardens Aromatherapy Spray, Sold at Walmart, is Suspected in Four Illnesses, Resulting in Two Deaths Lavender aromatherapy spray has tested positive for deadly Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Testing found the pathogen in Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones. The spray was found on October 6, 2021 in the home of a Georgia resident who got sick with melioidosis in late July, 2021. That person died, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice. This is the same type of bacteria that sickened four people in the U.S. earlier this year. The patients lived in Georgia, Kansas, Texas, and Minnesota. Two of the … [Read more...]

FDA Notice of Tanimura & Antle Romaine Recall For Possible E. coli

The FDA has published a notice of single heads of Tanimura & Antle romaine recall for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Earlier today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development posted a notice stating that E. coli O157:H7 bacteria had been found on that romaine lettuce. The product packed on dates are 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 and the UPC number is 0-27918-20314-9.. The FDA notice states that "there have been no reported illnesses associated with this recalled product," and the Michigan notice stated that the bacteria found on the Tanimura & Antle romaine is "closely related genetically" to bacteria that has sickened two people in Michigan. That doesn't mean that there are illnesses linked to this newly recalled product, only that the bacteria are … [Read more...]

Walmart and Racetrac Watermelon Chunks Recalled For Possible Listeria

Country Fresh is voluntarily recalling Walmart and Racetrac watermelon chunks and other products that contain the watermelon because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The pathogen was found on equipment used to pack these products. The FDA discovered the Listeria during a recent inspection. No reports of illness have been received by the company to date in association with this recall. The recall is for Walmart and Racetrac watermelon chunks and other items that contain watermelon that were shipped directly to Walmart and RaceTrac's distribution centers stores in some stores located in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas. The product was packaged in a variety of clam shell containers. They were distributed from September 23, 2020 through … [Read more...]

Which Stores Sold Peaches Recalled For Possible Salmonella Bacteria?

The latest outbreak in the U.S. and Canada linked to recalled Wawona peaches has sickened 101 people in both countries. Several recalls, including one secondary recall, have been issued in the U.S. and Canada. So which U.S. stores sold peaches recalled for possible Salmonella? And which brand names and products have been recalled? We have collected all of the recalls in the United States here in one place for your information. According to recalls posted at the FDA web site and on individual grocery chain web sites, the peaches were most likely sold at ALDI, Target, Walmart, Wegmans, Kroger, Jay-C, King Soopers, City Market, Fry's, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Smiths, Costco, Sam's Club, Hannaford, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop stores. For information on the peaches sold at … [Read more...]

FDA Updates the Salmonella Peach Outbreak With More Recall Information

The FDA has updated the multistate Salmonella peach outbreak with more information about where recalled peaches were sold. As of August 22, 2020, there are 68 people in 9 states who are sick with Salmonella Enteritidis infections that the CDC says is linked to peaches. Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled peaches packed by or supplied by Prima Wawona or products made with them. If you purchased any of the following recalled products, which include bagged peaches, loose or bulk peaches, and products made with those peaches, do not eat them, even if some have been eaten without anyone getting sick. Not every peach may be contaminated. And if you aren't sure where the peaches you bought came from, throw them out. The FDA is recommending that … [Read more...]

Prima Wawona Is Recalling Peaches For Possible Salmonella

Prima Wawona is recalling peaches in bulk/loose form that were sold from June 1, 2020 through August 3, 2020, and bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic Peaches sold from June 1, 2020 through August 19, 2020 for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to those peaches that has sickened at least 68 people in 9 states. Brand names of the recalled Wawona Packing peaches include Wawona, Prima, Kroger, Organic Marketside (Walmart), and Wegmans. These are the codes of the bagged recalled products: Wawona Peaches – 033383322001 Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400 Prima® Peaches – 766342325903 Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400 Kroger Peaches – 011110181749 Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488 For bagged peaches, the product … [Read more...]

Secondary Salmonella Onion Recalls: Salsa, Dips, and Stir Fries

The Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to red onions has sickened at least 640 people in 43 states and 239 people in Canada. Now there are secondary Salmonella onion recalls for products such as salsa, dips, and stir fry ingredients. We are keeping a running list of the onion recalls; now this list will help you keep track of recalled products made with those onions. Most, if not all, of these products were made with red onions, which are typically used raw because they are sweeter than regular onions. But yellow and white onions are also recalled simply because of the potential for cross-contamination. Onions are harvested and mixed together during transport and processing. The original recall was for Thomson International red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions that was … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Products With Onions Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Taylor Farms Texas, of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling Taylor Farms products with onions because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. There is a multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak in the U.S. that has sickened almost 400 people. But there have been no reports of illness to date associated with these recalled items. These products were distributed in select states from July 30, 2020 to August 1, 2020. They were sold at Kroger and Walmart stores in those states. You can see pictures of the recalled product labels at the FDA web site. The Kroger products were sold in Louisiana and Texas. They include include Taylor Farms Macaroni Salad packaged in 9.9 ounce containers, with UPC number 030223015642 and best if used by dates 8/5/2020 and 8/6/2020; Taylor Farms Rotini … [Read more...]

Now 641 Sick in Fresh Express Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak

As of July 22, 2020, there are 641 people sick in 11 states in the Fresh Express bagged salad cyclospora outbreak. That's an increase of 132 more patients since the last update on July 9, 2020. Thirty-seven people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. There is also an outbreak in Canada that has sickened people in three provinces that is also linked to Fresh Express salad products. The case count by state is: Georgia (1), Iowa (195), Illinois (198), Kansas (5), Minnesota (73), Missouri (57), Nebraska (55), North Dakota (6), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (13), andWisconsin (36). The illness onset date range is from May 11, 2020 to July 5, 2020. The outbreak is potentially linked to Fresh Express bagged salad products that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and … [Read more...]

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