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Think before you bite: This week’s food recalls

December 28, 2010

Recall information courtesy of our friends at Safe Tables Our Priority.

S.T.O.P. E-Alert

 Staphylococcus aureus in Sweet and Savory Pastries 

**Please Note: over 100 people have already fallen ill from ginger bread houses and the other items listed below. If you or someone you know is ill, please call S.T.O.P. at (800) 350-STOP.**

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 24, 2010 – Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling items sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin that came from its supplier Rolf’s Patisserie of Lincolnwood, Illinois. The recalled items have been used as an ingredient in prepared food and bakery department products or repackaged and sold under the Whole Foods Market Label. Rolf’s Patisserie has recalled all items that were made after Nov. 1, 2010.

Products produced by Rolf’s Patisserie have been connected to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) food poisoning. To date no illnesses have been reported from consumers eating products sold by Whole Foods Market.

A food item contaminated with S. aureus, the bacterium responsible for producing toxins in foods, can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. The illness usually lasts for one to two days, although severe cases may last as long as three days. However, certain individuals, such as the elderly or very young, may require medical treatment for dehydration. Consumers should not eat the gingerbread houses and should dispose of them in a sealed container so that people and animals (including wild animals) cannot get access to and eat them.

All of the following Whole Food Market (WFM) Products are included in this recall:


 

 UPC/PLU Description ItemSize Unit ofMeasure
23629500000  WFM LEMON MERINGUE PIE 9  1133  GRAMS
23184200000  WFM MINI CARAMEL TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23615900000  WFM MINI CHOC FRESH FRUIT TART  1 OUNCES
23173400000W  WFM MINI CHOC GANACHE TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23129700000  WFM MINI CHOC RASPBERRY TART  1 OUNCES
23648700000  WFM MINI CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TART  1 OUNCES
23152700000  WFM MINI FRESH FRUIT TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23658200000  WFM MINI GERMAN CHOC TART  1 OUNCES
23121200000  WFM MINI KEY LIME TART  1 OUNCES
23618600000  WFM MINI LEMON MERINGUE TART  1 OUNCES
23185400000  WFM MINI LEMON TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23185400000  WFM MINI LEMON TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23619600000  WFM MINI MERINGUE TART  1 OUNCES
23651200000  WFM MINI ROCKY ROAD TART  1 OUNCES
23651200000  WFM MINI ROCKY ROAD TART  1 OUNCES
23167600000  WFM STRAWBERRY & CREAM PIE 9IN  24 OUNCES
23621700000  WFM APPLE PIE 9 INCH 1/2 22 OUNCES
23621800000  WFM 9IN CHOCOLATE SILK PIE 1/2  24 OUNCES
23614300000  WFM TIRAMISU CAKE 6IN 22OZ  22 OUNCES
23167100000  WFM PUMPKIN ANGEL FOOD CAKE  16 OUNCES
23187900000  WFM LEMON CREAM PIE 9 IN  40 OUNCES
23605700000  WFM MINI COCONUT TART   1 OUNCES
23612900000  WFM TIRAMISU CUP 6OZ   6 OUNCES
23625000000  WFM CRANBERRY WLNT UPSIDE CAKE  19 OUNCES
23642700000  WFM TRES LECHES CUP  6 OUNCES
23660100000  WFM 9IN CRML APPLE WALNT PIE  44 OUNCES
23669000000  WFM CREME BRULEE  OUNCES
23671700000  WFM 9 INCH IN HOUSE PUMPKIN PIE  32 OUNCES
23695700000  WFM YULE LOG  27 OUNCES

 

 

 

UPC  Item Description Unit of Measure
23773800000  CHICKEN POT PIE 9INCH SPECIAL  26 OUNCES
23851300000  BEEF & MUSHROOM POT PIE 9IN  26 OUNCES
23853500000  CURRY CHICKEN POT PIE LARGE  26 OUNCES
23856300000  FAMILY SIZE TURKEY POT PIE  16 OUNCES
23923600000  TOFU POT PIE 9 IN  26 OUNCES
 23928400000 CHICKEN POT PIE 9IN  26 OUNCES
23928500000  VEGETABLE POT PIE 9 IN  26 OUNCES
9948280244     CHICKEN POT PIE LARGE 26 OUNCES
9948280320  TURKEY POT PIE LARGE  26 OUNCES
23785900000  CORN PEPPPER QUICHE WHOLE  12 OUNCES
23788900000  SMSALMONLEEKGOATQUICHESLICE  BY POUND
23789300000  SMSALMON LEEK GOAT CHS QUICHE  12 OUNCES
23789400000  SPINACH MUSH QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND
23807900000  MUSHROOM QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND
23808100000  SPINACH QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND 
23808200000  SPINACH QUICHE WHOLE  12 OUNCES
23808300000  WFM BROC CHEDDAR QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND
23808400000  BROCCOLI CHEDD QUICHE 9 IN  12 OUNCES
23949900000  WFM QUICHE TOMATO BASIL SLICE  BY POUND
23950200000  WFM QUICHE LORRAINE SLICE  BY POUND
23950300000  QUICHE LORRAINE 9 IN   12 OUNCES
23950700000  LEEK GOAT CHEESE QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND 
23967800000  TOMATO BASIL QUICHE 9IN  12 OUNCES
9948280061  QUICHE BROCCOLI CHEDDAR   12 OUNCES
9948280063  QUICHE LORRAINE 9  12 OUNCES
9948280065  QUICHE TOM BASIL 9  12 OUNCES
75452  CATERING QUICHE LORRAINE  12 OUNCES
75453  CATERING QUICHE BROCCOLI CHDDR  12 OUNCES
75454  QUICHE TOMATO BASIL  12 OUNCES
76009   QUICHE SPIN AND MUSHROOM 12 OUNCES
72418  QUICHE LEEK AND GOAT CHEESE  12 OUNCES

 

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the listed products from Whole Foods Market may return them to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market at 512-542-0878 weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm central standard time.

This recall notice taken from:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm238111.htm

View ginger bread recall notice at:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm238112.htm

View CFIA’s ginger bread recall notice at:  http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2010/20101224be.shtml

Find information about the outbreak at:  http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/health/2010-12/28/c_13667743.htm

Salmonella in Greens

**Please Note: These products were distributed to the US Midwest and Canada.**

OTTAWA, December 27, 2010 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Little Bear brand fresh greens listed below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are being recalled by J & D Produce Inc., in Canada.

Arugula
Beets
Cilantro
Collards
Curly Parsley
Curly Mustard
Diakon

Dill
Green Swisschard 
Kale
Kohlrabi
Methi (fenugreek) leaf 
Plain Parsley
Red Swisschard

These fresh greens were sold in bunches tied with a Little Bear band. These products were shipped to Canada from November 30 to December 7, 2010, and sold by various grocery stores thereafter. These products may have been distributed nationally.

Individual bunches do not have a date on the bands.  Consumers who may have purchased these fresh greens and are not sure of the dates or brands are advised to contact the place of purchase to see if they have the affected product(s).

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

J & D Produce Inc., Texas, USA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

This recall taken from:  http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2010/20101227be.shtml

 Salmonella in Sesame Seeds (Canada)

OTTAWA, December 22, 2010 : The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and McCormick Canada are warning the public not to consume certain sesame seeds and sesame blends with herbs described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Weight UPC  Lot codes
Club House One Step Lemon and Herbs Seasoning 134 g 0 66200 00255 8 0300, 0315 and 0330
Club House Sesame Seed 575 g 0 66200 91296 3 0321
Sysco Sesame Seed 575 g 0 74865 44892 5 0321
Trade East Sesame Seed 575 g 6 20868 69667 4 0334

The lot codes are printed by an ink jet on the package. These products were distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

McCormick Canada, London, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

McCormick Canada at 1-800-265-2600 (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday) or www.Clubhouse.ca – Contact Us

This recall taken from:  http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2010/20101222ce.shtml

FDA: Don’t Eat Tiny Greens Brand Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts

**Please Note: This is the product implicated in the Jimmy John’s Sprouts outbreak from Salmonella.**

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is advising consumers not to eat Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts (which contain alfalfa sprouts mixed with radish and clover sprouts) from Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana, Ill. The sprouts were distributed in 4 oz. and 5 lb. containers to various customers, including farmers’ markets, restaurants and groceries, in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and possibly other Midwestern states.
  • Preliminary results of the investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections indicate a link to eating Tiny Greens’ Alfalfa Sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurant outlets.
  • The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from Salmonella infection.
  • Consumers should not eat Tiny Greens’ Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts. Consumers, retailers and others who have Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts should discard them in a sealed container so people and animals, including wild animals, cannot eat them.

 

What is the Problem?

Tiny Greens Organic Farm’s Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts have been preliminarily linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. The sprouts were distributed to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and may also have been distributed to other Midwestern states. Approximately half of the illnesses occurred in Illinois, where nearly all of the ill individuals ate sandwiches containing sprouts at various Jimmy John’s outlets. The CDC has posted epidemiological information about this outbreak at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/i4512i-/.

Jimmy John’s has stopped serving sprouts on its sandwiches at all Illinois locations.

This notice continues at:  http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm238188.htm

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taphylococcus aureus in Sweet and Savory Pastries 

**Please Note: over 100 people have already fallen ill from gingerbread houses and the other items listed below. If you or someone you know is ill, please call S.T.O.P. at (800) 350-STOP.** 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 24, 2010 – Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling items sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin that came from its supplier Rolf’s Patisserie of Lincolnwood, Illinois. The recalled items have been used as an ingredient in prepared food and bakery department products or repackaged and sold under the Whole Foods Market Label. Rolf’s Patisserie has recalled all items that were made after Nov. 1, 2010.

Products produced by Rolf’s Patisserie have been connected to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) food poisoning. To date no illnesses have been reported from consumers eating products sold by Whole Foods Market.

A food item contaminated with S. aureus, the bacterium responsible for producing toxins in foods, can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. The illness usually lasts for one to two days, although severe cases may last as long as three days. However, certain individuals, such as the elderly or very young, may require medical treatment for dehydration. Consumers should not eat the gingerbread houses and should dispose of them in a sealed container so that people and animals (including wild animals) cannot get access to and eat them.

All of the following Whole Food Market (WFM) Products are included in this recall:

Items sold in Bakery 

 UPC/PLU Description ItemSize Unit ofMeasure
23629500000  WFM LEMON MERINGUE PIE 9  1133  GRAMS
23184200000  WFM MINI CARAMEL TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23615900000  WFM MINI CHOC FRESH FRUIT TART  1 OUNCES
23173400000W  WFM MINI CHOC GANACHE TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23129700000  WFM MINI CHOC RASPBERRY TART  1 OUNCES
23648700000  WFM MINI CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TART  1 OUNCES
23152700000  WFM MINI FRESH FRUIT TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23658200000  WFM MINI GERMAN CHOC TART  1 OUNCES
23121200000  WFM MINI KEY LIME TART  1 OUNCES
23618600000  WFM MINI LEMON MERINGUE TART  1 OUNCES
23185400000  WFM MINI LEMON TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23185400000  WFM MINI LEMON TART 1OZ  1 OUNCES
23619600000  WFM MINI MERINGUE TART  1 OUNCES
23651200000  WFM MINI ROCKY ROAD TART  1 OUNCES
23651200000  WFM MINI ROCKY ROAD TART  1 OUNCES
23167600000  WFM STRAWBERRY & CREAM PIE 9IN  24 OUNCES
23621700000  WFM APPLE PIE 9 INCH 1/2 22 OUNCES
23621800000  WFM 9IN CHOCOLATE SILK PIE 1/2  24 OUNCES
23614300000  WFM TIRAMISU CAKE 6IN 22OZ  22 OUNCES
23167100000  WFM PUMPKIN ANGEL FOOD CAKE  16 OUNCES
23187900000  WFM LEMON CREAM PIE 9 IN  40 OUNCES
23605700000  WFM MINI COCONUT TART   1 OUNCES
23612900000  WFM TIRAMISU CUP 6OZ   6 OUNCES
23625000000  WFM CRANBERRY WLNT UPSIDE CAKE  19 OUNCES
23642700000  WFM TRES LECHES CUP  6 OUNCES
23660100000  WFM 9IN CRML APPLE WALNT PIE  44 OUNCES
23669000000  WFM CREME BRULEE  OUNCES
23671700000  WFM 9 INCH IN HOUSE PUMPKIN PIE  32 OUNCES
23695700000  WFM YULE LOG  27 OUNCES

 

 

Items Sold in Prepared Foods: 

UPC  Item Description Unit of Measure
23773800000  CHICKEN POT PIE 9INCH SPECIAL  26 OUNCES
23851300000  BEEF & MUSHROOM POT PIE 9IN  26 OUNCES
23853500000  CURRY CHICKEN POT PIE LARGE  26 OUNCES
23856300000  FAMILY SIZE TURKEY POT PIE  16 OUNCES
23923600000  TOFU POT PIE 9 IN  26 OUNCES
 23928400000 CHICKEN POT PIE 9IN  26 OUNCES
23928500000  VEGETABLE POT PIE 9 IN  26 OUNCES
9948280244     CHICKEN POT PIE LARGE 26 OUNCES
9948280320  TURKEY POT PIE LARGE  26 OUNCES
23785900000  CORN PEPPPER QUICHE WHOLE  12 OUNCES
23788900000  SMSALMONLEEKGOATQUICHESLICE  BY POUND
23789300000  SMSALMON LEEK GOAT CHS QUICHE  12 OUNCES
23789400000  SPINACH MUSH QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND
23807900000 MUSHROOM QUICHE SLICE BY POUND
23808100000 SPINACH QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND 
23808200000 SPINACH QUICHE WHOLE 12 OUNCES
23808300000 WFM BROC CHEDDAR QUICHE SLICE BY POUND
23808400000 BROCCOLI CHEDD QUICHE 9 IN 12 OUNCES
23949900000 WFM QUICHE TOMATO BASIL SLICE BY POUND
23950200000 WFM QUICHE LORRAINE SLICE  BY POUND
23950300000 QUICHE LORRAINE 9 IN  12 OUNCES
23950700000 LEEK GOAT CHEESE QUICHE SLICE  BY POUND 
23967800000 TOMATO BASIL QUICHE 9IN 12 OUNCES
9948280061  QUICHE BROCCOLI CHEDDAR  12 OUNCES
9948280063 QUICHE LORRAINE 9 12 OUNCES
9948280065 QUICHE TOM BASIL 9 12 OUNCES
75452 CATERING QUICHE LORRAINE 12 OUNCES
75453 CATERING QUICHE BROCCOLI CHDDR 12 OUNCES
75454 QUICHE TOMATO BASIL 12 OUNCES
76009  QUICHE SPIN AND MUSHROOM 12 OUNCES
72418 QUICHE LEEK AND GOAT CHEESE 12 OUNCES

 

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the listed products from Whole Foods Market may return them to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market at 512-542-0878 weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm central standard time.

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