September 25, 2016

Listeria Recall for Vegetables Sold at Walmart, Winn Dixie, QuickTrip and More

A Listeria recall has been issued for fresh-cut vegetables sold at Walmart, Winn Dixie, QuickTrip, Spinx, Freshpoint, Bi-lo, Harris Teeter and Publix. Consumers who have recently purchased fresh-cut vegetables from these stores should check recall information carefully. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, however, products covered by the recall should not be consumed as Listeria can cause serious illness or death. Country Fresh of Conroe, Texas, issued the recall of  30,000 cases of various vegetable products after being notified that tests conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture as part of a routine sampling program were positive for Listeria. The recalled products were shipped to retailers with stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak Prompts Huge Taylor Farms Celery Recall

An E. coli outbreak that has sickened 19 people has triggered a massive recall of products containing Taylor Farms celery.  Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. At least 19 people in seven states have already been sickened, two of them have hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a life-threatening complication that causes kidney failure. The recalled products include vegetable trays sold at Walmart and 7-Eleven; wraps and salads sold at Target; prepared salads sold at Costco; salad sold at King Soopers; salads and wraps sold at Pantry and Savemart; salad kits, veggie trays and salads at Safeway, Vons and Albertons; the Holiday Turkey Sandwich sold at Starbucks; and salad kits at Tony's. A celery and diced onion … [Read more...]

Walgreens Pulls Phony Herbal Supplements; Walmart, Target, GNC Keep Selling

After tests showed their store-brand herbal supplements did not to contain the herbs on their labels,  Walmart, Walgreens Target and GNC all received cease and desist letters from New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman yesterday.  Only Walgreens has responded by pulling the products. Walmart Target and GNC issued statements that they were looking into the matter. While they do, their shoppers cam feel free to shell out $8-$10 on bottles full of sand, allium, pine, wheat/grass, rice mustard, citrus, dracaena (houseplant) or cassava (tropical tree root), but labeled Ginseng, Garlic, St John' Wort or Echinacea. Because that's what the tests found. According to Schneiderman's office,  79 percent of herbal products tested did not contain plant species identified on the label. And … [Read more...]

Shigella Outbreak Closes Walmart Home Office Restaurant

A Shigella outbreak at Salsarita's, a restaurant in the food court of the Walmart home office in Bentonville, Ark., prompted the restaurant's closure after health inspectors found several food safety violations including employees not washing their hands, touching food with their bare hands and juices from raw chicken dripping on to bottled drinks in the refrigerator. Dozens of Walmart employees became ill after eating at the restaurant last week. Shigella is transmitted when an infected person does not wash hands properly and then touches food or a surface used to prepare food. After it is ingested, the Shigella bacteria causes an infection called shigellosis. Symptoms, which include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps, set in one or two days after ingestion and last up to a week. … [Read more...]

Walmart Recalls PF Chang’s Pork Dumplings for Undeclared Allergen

Walmart is recalling P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling frozen appetizers for undeclared allergens shrimp and fish. No other P.F. Chang’s brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. This recall does not affect any P.F. Chang's restaurants. This product is only a food safety concern for people who are allergic to crustacean shellfish or fish. The recalled products were distributed by Unilever, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. and sold at Walmart, Giant, Martin and others stores in 12.5 ounce bags. The recalled products have the UPC: 0 36200 21215 8 and lot codes  0663 312871 and 0663 312971 and Use By dates MAY082014 and MAY092014 and EST number 21892. The products were produced from May 8, 2013 through May 9, 2013. They were distributed to stores in: … [Read more...]

Sam’s Club, Walmart and Kroger Recall Spinach For E. coli

Sam's Club, Walmart and some Kroger stores are recalling Taylor Farms organic baby spinach products sold under a a variety of names  due to possible contamination with E.coli. The brand names under recall include Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organic, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic and Taylor Farms Organic. Recalled Simple Truth Organic baby spinach was sold at stores owned by the Kroger company. They include King Soopers, City Market, Fry's, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4Less, FoodsCo, QFC and Smith's in Texas and Louisiana.  At this time,  illnesses have not been reported in association with the recalled products. But consumers who have purchased any of them  should not eat them as E.coli can cause serious illness.  Symptoms of an E.coli infection include abdominal … [Read more...]

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