April 19, 2024

FDA Announces Qualified Health Claim For Yogurt and Diabetes

The FDA is announcing that it will not object to a qualified health claim for yogurt and diabetes. Danone North America had requested that the agency review the use of the claim about the relationship between the consumption of yogurt and a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The agency did say that the qualified health claims must be worded to not mislead consumers, and that other factors for the use of the claim must be met.  There are two kinds of health claims: qualified and authorized. A health claim is the relationship between a substance and a disease or health-related condition. A qualified health claim means that the claim is supported by scientific evidence but doesn't meet the more rigorous "significant scientific agreement" standard that is required for an … [Read more...]

Rizo-López Foods Recalls All Dairy Products For Possible Listeria

Rizo-López Foods is voluntarily recalling all of their dairy products after a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak was linked to the company's queso fresh and cotija cheeses. The company recalled their aged cotija cheese on January 11, 2024 for possible contamination. In that outbreak, at least 26 people in 11 states are sick. These recalled products were distributed nationwide by FLP and through distributors. These items were also sold at retail deli counters including, but not limited, to these stores: El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Groceries, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana, and Numero Uno Markets. The recalled foods include cheese, yogurt, and sour cream that were sold under these brand names: Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, … [Read more...]

Ellenos Vanilla Bean Yogurt Recalled For Undeclared Egg

Ellenos Vanilla Bean Yogurt is being recalled because it may contain egg, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to egg could have a serious reaction if they eat this item. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this products. The recalling firm is Ellenos Real Greek LLC of Federal Way, Washington. The yogurt product was sold at Costco stores in 12 pack cases in these states: Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. The recalled product is Ellenos Vanilla Bean Yogurt that is packaged in 4 ounce cups. The best before date of 04/23/2023 is printed on a blue foil seal. The product has the UPC number 8 57290 00620 1 stamped on the label. It is sold as part of the … [Read more...]

Pure Eire Yogurt E. coli Outbreak Case Count Grows to 17

The Pure Eire yogurt E. coli outbreak case count has grown to 17, according to a new update by the Washington State Department of Health. One new case from Arizona, who has been infected with the outbreak strain, has been identified. All three of the Arizona cases are considered secondary infections. According to the patient age range chart, the new case is between the ages of 10 and 19. The outbreak case count by county in Washington is: Benton (1), Clark (1), King (9), Snohomish (2), and Walla Walla (1). Three cases are in Yavapai county in Arizona. The patient age range is 0 to nine years (10), 10 to 19 years (3), 20 to 29 years (1), 30 to 39 years (1), and 70 to 79 years (1). Four patients have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, and ten patients … [Read more...]

Yogurt E. coli Outbreak: What is a Secondary Food Poisoning Infection?

In the Pure Eire yogurt E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in Washington and Arizona, some of the patients have contracted secondary food poisoning infections. This term may not be familiar to everyone. So what is this type of infection? A secondary food poisoning infection occurs when someone gets sick from contact with another person, not by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Many pathogens can be spread person-to-person, by direct contact and common contact with fomites (surfaces), both through the fecal-oral route. In the Pure Eire yogurt E. coli outbreak, for instance, two children in Arizona are sick with the outbreak strain, but neither consumed the recalled yogurt. Instead, they contracted this infection after having close contact … [Read more...]

Pure Eire Yogurt and PCC Markets Products Recalled For Possible E. coli

Pure Eire Dairy, which is located in Washington state, is recalling Pure Eire yogurt, PCC Markets yogurt, and PCC Market products made with that yogurt for possible E. coli contamination. Pure Eire yogurt may be associated with a Washington state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least six people in four counties. According to the notice on the PCC Markets recall page, the recalled products include PCC Organic Grass-Fed Yogurt. All 8 ounce and 6 ounce flavors are recalled, including all best by dates. In addition, some PCC deli items that were made with the yogurt are recalled, including Yogurt that is available in the salad bar, Butter Chicken from the hot bar and to-go casseroles section, Spicy Yellow Curry Chicken sold in the hot bar and to-go casseroles … [Read more...]

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