October 5, 2020

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...]

Think You Have Cyclospora? Here’s What to Ask Your Doctor About Testing

A multistate cyclospora outbreak has sickened at least 206 people across the Midwest. The outbreak is potentially linked to bagged salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots that was produced by Fresh Express and allegedly sold at Hy Vee, Giant Eagle, ShopRite, ALDI, Walmart, and Jewel Osco stores in many states. So do you think you have cyclospora? Here's what to ask your doctor about testing. First, the stool test for cyclospora has to be specially requested. It's not a common test that is routinely conducted. Anecdotal evidence we have heard is that many people are told by their doctors that their is no need for a test, or that there is no test for this parasite. Both of these statements are false. For the best outcome, a test definitively finding cyclospora … [Read more...]

Fresh Express Recalls Walmart Marketside Iceberg Salad For Cyclospora

Fresh Express is recalling some of its Walmart Marketside Iceberg Salads because it may be contaminated with the cyclospora parasite. A cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salads has sickened at least 206 people in 8 states in the midwest. Fresh Express has been named by the FDA as the manufacturer of salads potentially linked to that outbreak. The recall is for all product codes of Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad that is sold in 12 and 24 ounce size packages. The best if used by dates on the packages are May 19, 2020 to July 4, 2020. They were distributed to select Walmart stores between June 1 and June 21, 2020 in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Walmart retail stores are removing the product from its store shelves and inventories. … [Read more...]

Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak: Walmart Product Added, 206 Sick

The bagged salad cyclospora outbreak has been updated by the FDA. A new product has been added to the list of salads in the  outbreak: Walmart's Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad sold in 12 and 24 ounce sizes. The FDA has named Fresh Express as the producer of these salads. And there are now 206 people in 8 states sick in this outbreak. North Dakota has been added to the outbreak list. The case count by state is: Iowa (74), Illinois (57), Kansas (1), Minnesota (25), Missouri (10), Nebraska (20), North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (13). Twenty-three people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. And the illness onset dates range from May 11, 2020 through June 17, 2020. The bagged salad products potentially linked to this outbreak include ALDI Little Salad Bar Garden Salads, … [Read more...]

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