Posts Tagged ‘food borne illness’

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Total Recall: Taylor Farms ready-to-eat salads

May 5, 2011

 Salmonella in Ready to Eat Fresh Salad Products

 

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 – Taylor Farms Pacific, a Tracy, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,000 pounds of ready-to-eat fresh salad products that contain meat and poultry because the grape tomatoes used in these products may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The problem was discovered when Taylor Farms Pacific was notified by its tomato supplier, Six L’s, that a specific lot of grape tomatoes was being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. Taylor Farms Pacific, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, announced the recall of products containing the grape tomatoes on May 2, 2011. Some of the USDA-regulated products may have already been identified in that release (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm253580.htm).

The products subject to recall in packaging for consumers include:

  • 6.5-oz. plastic trays of “Marketside Chef Salad” with a use-by date of “5/2/11,” and the case code “10210276.”
  • 5.25-oz. plastic trays of “Marketside Cobb Salad” with a use-by date of “5/6/11,” and the case code “10210277.”
  • 12-oz. plastic trays of “Signature Cafe BLT Salad with Chicken” with a use-by date of “4/27/11,” and the case code “10218631.”
  • 12-oz. plastic trays of “Signature Cafe Cobb Salad” with a use-by date of “4/27/11” or “4/28/11,” and the case code “10218625.”
  • 11-oz. plastic trays of “Signature Cafe Chef Salad” with a use-by date of “4/27/11,” and the case code “10218627.”

Each package bears a label with the establishment number “EST. 34013” or “P-34013” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the use-by date as noted above. The products subject to recall were produced from April 20–24, 2011, and were sent to distribution centers in Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah and Wash. for further distribution to retail stores.

The products subject to recall in packaging for retailers, who may have assembled the kits and then repackaged the products for retail sale include:

  • 96-oz. packages of “Safeway Signature Cafe Cobb Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10218805” and a use-by date of either “5/3/11″or “5/4/11” and distributed in Ariz., Calif., Colo. and Ore.
  • 88-oz. packages of “Safeway Signature Cafe Chef Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10218807” and a use-by date of “5/4/11,” “5/5/11” or “5/7/11” and distributed in Ariz., Calif., Colo. and Ore.
  • 96-oz. packages of “Safeway Signature Cafe Cobb Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10218816” and a use-by date of either “5/2/11,” “5/3/11” or “5/4/11” and distributed in Wash.
  • 88-oz. packages of “Safeway Signature Cafe Chef Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10218818” and a use-by date of “5/4/11” or “5/5/11” and distributed in Wash.
  • 96-oz. packages of “Safeway Signature Cafe BLT Chicken Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10218822” and a use-by date of “5/4/11” and distributed in Wash.
  • 138-oz. packages of “Walmart Marketside Asian Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10219991” and a use-by date of “5/3/11,” “5/5/11” or 5/6/11 and distributed in Ariz. and Nev.
  • 136-oz. packages of “Walmart Marketside Buffalo Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10219992” and a use-by date of “5/7/11” and distributed in Wyo.
  • 6.07-lb. packages of “Walmart Marketside Chef Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10212096” and a use-by date of “5/5/11,” “5/6/11” or “5/7/11” and distributed in Ariz., Nev., N.M., Utah, Wash., and Wyo.
  • 6-10 oz. packages of “Raleys to Go California Cobb Salad” bearing the case code “10201360” and a use-by date of “5/4/11” and distributed in Calif.
  • 6-11.5 oz. packages of “Raleys to Go Classic Chef Salad” bearing the case code “10201364” and a use-by date of “5/4/11” and distributed in Calif.
  • 100-oz. packages of “Save Mart Pacific Coast Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10202161” and a use-by date of “5/7/11” and distributed in Calif.
  • 17.39-lb. packages of “Taylor Farms Italian Sub 2 CT Pasta Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10203008” and a use-by date of “5/7/11” and distributed in Ore.
  • 84-oz. packages of “Taylor Farms Cobb Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10210193” and a use-by date of “5/5/11” or “5/8/11” and distributed in Ariz.
  • 84-oz. packages of “Taylor Farms Cobb Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10210204” and a use-by date of “5/6/11” and distributed in Calif.
  • 12.25-lb. packages of “Sam’s BLT Chicken Spinach” bearing the case code “10212049” and a use-by date of “5/8/11” and distributed in Calif.
  • 7.7-lb. packages of “Walmart Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10212097” and a use-by date of “5/5/11,” “5/6/11” or “5/7/11” and distributed in Ariz., Nev., N.M., Utah, Wash. and Wyo.
  • 88-oz. packages of “Safeway Signature Cafe BLT with Chicken Salad Kit” bearing the case code “10218707” and a use-by date of “5/4/11” and distributed in Ariz. and Ore.

Each package bears a label with the establishment number “EST. 34013” or “P-34013” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the use-by date as noted above. The products were produced on various dates from April 20 and April 27, 2011. When repackaged into individual kits, the packages do not bear the USDA mark of inspection or the establishment number.

When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS’ website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp
.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

This recall taken from: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_033_2011_Release/index.asp

Salmonella in Grape Tomatoes

  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 3, 2011 – Mastronardi Produce of Kingsville, Ontario is recalling a limited quantity of grape tomatoes.  The products are associated with a recall by Six L’s Packing Company of Immokalee, Florida on April 29, 2011 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  There have been no illnesses reported to date.

Grape Tomatoes Subject to This Recall:  

Brand & Product

Size

UPC

Lot #

State

Aldi “From the Vine” Grape Tomatoes 1 pint clamshell package 0 33383 65585 7

41141, 41144, 41149

IL, MI, WI

Sunset Grape Tomatoes 1 pint clamshell package 0 57836 65585 0

40665, 40667,
40673, 40883,
40955, 40986,
40989, 40990,
40991, 41148,
41154, 41155
41160

FL, MA, MD, MI,
NJ, NY, OH, TX
WI

Sunset Grape Tomatoes 2 lb clamshell package 0 57836 65586 7

40680

NJ

Trader Joe’s Splendido Little Tomatoes 12 oz clamshell package 0080 8606

40675, 40676,
41142

Eastern Seaboard, & Midwest
Locations Only

   
The Lot number is on the side of the UPC in vertical position.  Direct Accounts that received these lots have been formally notified.  Direct Accounts that were not formally notified are not involved in this recall.  This recall does not include any other tomato products distributed by Mastronardi Produce.

Consumers who have purchased from a specific lot of grape tomatoes mentioned above are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Mastronardi Produce at 734-943-0276, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm253995.htm

 Kabobs Recalled

  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4th, 2011 – In cooperation with Taylor Farms’ expanded recall of products containing grape tomatoes, Safeway is also expanding its voluntary recall to include fresh kabobs made with grape tomatoes sold in our full-service meat counter in several states.

The kabobs were made using grape tomatoes supplied by Taylor Farms and sourced from grower Six L’s that were recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled kabobs were sold between April 26, 2011 and May 3, 2011 and have a Sell By Date up to and including May 3, 2011. The kabobs were sold in Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Pak N Save stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota and Southwest Washington State.

The recall effects the following kabobs, including any additional kabobs made with grape tomatoes.

Item Description                                        UPC
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SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB                               23037000000
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SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MESQUITE                      23037100000
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SCALLOP SEA KABOB W/VEGETABLES                      23040600000
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SHRIMP KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                        23040700000
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TUNA KABOBS FRESH                                   23040900000
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HALIBUT KABOB W/VEG                                 23040500000
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SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH                     23363900000
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SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MESQUITE                      23364000000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MARINATED                     23364000000
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SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH                     23363900000
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SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH                     23363900000
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HALIBUT KABOB FRESH WITH VEGETABLES                 23180700000
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TUNA KABOBS FRESH                                   23513400000
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SHRIMP KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                        23875100000
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SCALLOP SEA KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                   23700400000
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SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MARINATED                     23364000000
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BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES                         20173200000
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BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES                         20725100000
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BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES                         20888800000
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CHICKEN KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES                      20746000000
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CHICKEN KABOB TERIYAKI WITH VEGETABLES              20746100000
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TURKEY KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                        20747500000
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PORK KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                          20948200000
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MILD ITALIAN SAUSAGE KABOB WITH VEGETABLES          25014400000
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BEEF KABOBS TERIYAKI WITH VEGETABLES                20944000000
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SAUSAGE SMOKED KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                20948400000
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GOURMET CHICKEN KABOB WITH ZUCCHINI & TOMATO        20974700000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
MARINATED CHICKEN KABOB WITH ZUCCHINI & TOMATO      20974800000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
GOURMET BRATWURST KABOB WITH MUSHROOMS AND TOMATO   20974900000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
SAUSAGE KABOB GOURMET                               20975800000
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CHICKEN KABOB GOURMET ZUCCHINI TOMATO               20894300000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
CHICKEN KABOB MARINATED ZUCCHINI TOMATO             20894400000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
BRATWURST KABOB GOURMET MUSHROOM TOMATO             20894500000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
SAUSAGE KABOB GOURMET                               20895300000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
PORK KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                          20347300000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
SAUSAGE ITALIAN MILD WITH VEGETABLES                20430200000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
CHICKEN KABOB W/VEGETABLES                          20923300000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
TURKEY KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                        20599000000
--------------------------------------------------  -----------
SAUSAGE SMOKED KABOB WITH VEGETABLES                20442700000
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No illnesses have been reported. Safeway initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Salmonella can cause foodborne illness (salmonellosis) through cross- contamination. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands before and after handling eggs. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at www.cdc.gov1.

Customers are asked to discard these products or return them to their local store for a full refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY or Taylor Farms at 209-835-6300 between the hours of 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the FDA website at www.FDA.gov2.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm254064.htm

 

 

 Salmonella in Maggi Noodles

   

**This product has also been recalled in the US**

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Nestlé Philippines is recalling a number of its Maggi beef and chicken noddles for possible salmonella contamination.

The company said it found traces of salmonella in 2 batches of the noodle product’s beef variant.

“The product recall is a precautionary measure… to ensure the safety and quality of our products,” Nestlé Philippines said in an ad published in a newspaper.

Consumers who bought the recalled products are requested to contact Nestlé Philippines hotlines at telephone numbers 898-0061 (Metro Manila) and 1-800-100-637853 (provinces, toll-free).

Nestlé Philippines, however, said its products are safe to eat if the cooking instructions are properly followed.

Salmonella infections typically affect the intestines, causing vomiting, fever, and other symptoms.

Suzette Lazo, director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told ANC Top Story on Thursday that Nestlé Philippines has informed her office regarding the recall.

This recall continues at:  http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/05/11/maggi-noodles-recalled-over-salmonella-scare

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Think Before You Bite – Recalls This Week

January 27, 2011
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

S.T.O.P. E-alert

Listeria in Bagged Salads

LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Following notification from its supplier, State Garden, Giant Food of Landover, Md. has announced a voluntary recall of several Nature’s Promise organic bagged salad items due to the potential for listeria contamination. All affected products contain a “Best if Used By Date” of January 15, 2011.

The following products are affected by this recall:

  • Nature’s Promise Organic Baby Spinach & Spring Mix, 7 oz., UPC 688267086410  
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Caesar Salad Kit, 10.75 oz., UPC 68826723573
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Spring Mix, 16 oz., UPC 688267039089        
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Sweet Baby Lettuce, 7 oz., UPC 688267086403                 
  • Nature’s Promise Baby Spinach w/ Ranch Dressing & Fork, 3.75 oz. UPC 688267123559
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Caesar Salad w/ Caesar Supreme Dressing & Fork, 5.75 oz. UPC 688267123566
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Spring Mix w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings & Fork, 3 oz. UPC 688267123542                 

To date, Giant has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, which can arise up to several weeks after consumption. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Customers who have these products should discard them and bring their purchase receipt to any Giant for a full refund.  Customers looking for additional information may call Giant Corporate Brands toll free line at 1-877-846-9949. Consumers may also visit our website at www.GiantFood.com or contact State Garden at 1-888-841-6191 for more information. If customers have any health concerns, they should contact their doctor.

This recall taken from:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/giant-food-issues-a-voluntary-recall-of-natures-promise-bagged-salads-114656094.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 Listeria in Gluten Free Mac and No Cheese, and Wheat Free, Gluten Free French Bread Pizza

LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ian’s is voluntarily recalling specific lot numbers of two products due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

The following two products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are being recalled because they may have been distributed to retailers nationwide and sold in the frozen foods section of the supermarket:

  • 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free Mac and No Cheese with a use-by date of 26Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-43670-8 (372 packages impacted)
  • 8-ounce boxes of Ian’s Wheat Free, Gluten Free French Bread Pizza with a use-by date of 28Aug2011 and UPC code 7-49512-91572-2 (120 packages impacted)

 

A total of 492 individual boxes are potentially affected.

Consumers who purchased the above products with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are asked to return the products to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Products that do not contain the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are not affected by the recall, and can be used by consumers.

Consumers with questions can contact Ian’s at 1-800-543-6637 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, or at customerservice@iansnaturalfoods.com.

This recall taken from:   http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ians-voluntarily-recalls-two-products-due-to-risk-of-contamination-by-listeria-bacteria-114530034.html

3 Years of Product Recalled and Company Ordered to Close, Due to Clostridium botulinum

**Please note: this is an update on the black bean sauce recall S.T.O.P. previously reported.**

The state health department has issued a recall for more than one hundred locally produced food products.

They include jams, salad dressings, and sauces that were manufactured at a Waipio processing plant.

Health officials say the foods have a potential risk for botulism.

Basically — if you had a recipe you wanted bottled for sale — this is the place you came to.

Products like Arturo’s hot sauces.

“We’ve been in business for 30 years and have never had a product recall or problem with our product,” said Steve Geimer.

The Health Department issued an Order to Cease and Desist, after the U-S Food and Drug Administration found evidence of improper manufacturing standards at the First Commercial Kitchen plant.

A recall issued last Thursday only included two products: Ohana Flavors Black Bean Sauce and Barbs Local Style Black Bean Sauce.

But now, The recall includes EVERYTHING that was manufactured there over the past three years.

The Health Department says it issued the mass recall after the company failed to produce required documentation and because of inadequate testing to ensure no bacteria growth.

This article continues at:  http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Waipahu-food-company-ordered-to-shut-down/54OIlk7SzkefBwrk9E0yHA.cspx

7 States Get and “A” and 14 Get an “F,” for Their Ability to Handle Foodborne Illness

WASHINGTON—A nationwide report card grading the 50 states and the District of Columbia on how well they detect, investigate, and report outbreaks of foodborne illness finds great variability—indicating that many states are only reporting a small fraction of the number of outbreaks as states with better detection and reporting systems.

Using 10 years of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Outbreak Alert! database, CSPI assigned a letter grade and created an outbreak profile for each state. CSPI used two states that are widely recognized for having strong investigating and reporting systems as benchmarks. Those states, Oregon and Minnesota, have excellent laboratory facilities and public health departments that are quick to interview individuals who are suspected to have been outbreak “cases.” They report nine and eight outbreaks per million people per year, respectively. Those two states, and five states that reported equally high reporting rates for outbreaks, received ‘A’s: Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Washington, and Wyoming.

In contrast, 14 states reported only one outbreak of foodborne illness per million people: Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia.

“States that aggressively investigate outbreaks and report them to CDC can help nail down the foods that are responsible for making people sick,” said CSPI food safety director Caroline Smith DeWaal. “But when states aren’t detecting outbreaks, interviewing victims, identifying suspect food sources, or connecting with federal officials, outbreaks can grow larger and more frequent, putting more people at risk.”

This article continues at:  http://www.cspinet.org/new/201101191.html

S.T.O.P. is a national nonprofit public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens by:

*Advocating for sound public policy

*Building public awareness; and

*Assisting those impacted by foodborne illness

 


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The New Food Safety Bill – Do You Bite?

January 7, 2011

Do you feel safer with the new Food Safety Bill?

This week, President Obama signed the revolutionary Food Safety Modernization Act into law, a $1.4 billion proposition and the most sweeping policy related to food safety in almost 100 years – this nearly two years after a salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated peanuts sparked renewed focus on the FDA’s food-safety function. The United States has also seen high-profile recalls of eggs, spinach and other products in recent years and a mass recall of sprouts just this week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last month that about one in six Americans gets sick, and 3,000 die, from food borne diseases each year.

But what does all this policy jargon mean to YOU?  Let’s boil it down:

If you’re a restaurant, food manufacturer or distributor:

– Increased number of facility inspections and food safety records to be reviewed

– Mandatory recalls if a company does not volunteer to stop selling tainted products, trace food outbreaks to its source and step up food inspections. In the past, company recalls were not enforced

– Owners, operators, or agents in charge of a food facility must identify and implement preventive controls to significantly minimize or prevent hazards that could affect food manufactured, processed, packed, or held by such facility.

– Allows for fines to be imposed on companies that have issued recalls and food facility re-inspections.

If you’re a consumer:

– Possibly higher food prices, from grocery stores to restaurants. Everyone will be absorbing the increases.

– More traceable food. Manufacturers will now be required to implement a traceability program. Look for scan codes on every piece of produce you purchase.

– Voluntary food allergy and anaphylaxis management guidelines for schools and early childhood education programs.

– Hopefully, much safer food across the board.  But then again, can the government really control it all, or are they biting off more than they can chew?

Weigh in.

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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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Don’t be a statistic on Turkey Day

November 18, 2010

Turkey?  Check.  Fixin’s?  Check. Centerpiece?  Check.  Salmonella?  Let’s keep that one off the menu.

Being the perfect host or hostess is not just about a beautiful table or delicious food.  It’s also about keeping your family and friends food safe – you don’t want to be remembered as the host or hostess who sent their guests to the hospital at the holidays. 

Every year there are 78 million reported cases of food borne illness – 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.  On Thanksgiving day alone, an average of 200,000 people will get food poisoning.  Who wants to spend the day on their days praying to the ceramic altar?  We’ll pass.

Tune in Monday, 11/21 and watch ‘The Fit Foody’ show how to host a healthy, food safe holiday

The Fit Foody– food and safety expert Mareya Ibrahim of Eat Cleaner has a few simple tricks of the trade to show how to keep the holiday season happy and worry free. 

–        Don’t let fowl go foul:  For your main event, taking measures to clean and prep your turkey properly can help your table be Salmonella-free.

–        Pick and clean fixin’s properly: Before your produce reaches you, it has been touched by around 20 different sets of hands and has traveled at least 1,500 miles.  Preparation and handling is key to producing food borne illness-free results.

–        Cook it done:  You can’t always judge a food by it’s color, simple tricks to tell you when your bird is really cooked.

–        Keep it cool:  Don’t let the tryptophan kick in, why it’s important to clean up now rather than later and just how much later.

Mareya Ibrahim is The Fit Foody and the Founder of the Cleaner Plate Club.  She is a food safety expert and advocate based in Orange County, CA.

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