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Turkey burgers, sprouts, seafood and walnuts recalled: Think before you bites

April 4, 2011

 Updates from our friends at  S.T.O.P.  (Safe Tables our Priority) 

Salmonella in Turkey Burgers

   

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 –Jennie-O Turkey Store, a Willmar, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 54,960 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burger products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. As FSIS continues its investigation of illnesses related to this recall, additional raw turkey products may be recalled. As a result, FSIS is alerting consumers to take extra care when preparing all raw turkey products.

To prevent salmonellosis and other foodborne illnesses, wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry, and cook poultry—including ground turkey burgers—to 165° F, as determined with a food thermometer.

The products subject to recall include: [View Label; PDF Only]

  • 4-pound boxes of Jennie-O Turkey Store® “All Natural Turkey Burgers with seasonings Lean White Meat”. Each box contains 12 1/3-pound individually wrapped burgers.

 
A use by date of “DEC 23 2011” and an identifying lot code of “32710” through “32780” are inkjetted on the side panel of each box, just above the opening tear strip. Establishment number “P-7760” is located within the USDA mark of inspection on the front of each box. The products were packaged on Nov. 23, 2010 and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

This recall taken from: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_028_2011_Release/index.asp

Listeria in Seafood Products

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 30, 2011 -Frankly Fresh, Inc. of Carson, CA. is recalling its seafood line of products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only shortterm symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed in the California and Nevada Areas through retail supermarket stores. Products are packed under the Frankly Fresh label in a variety of sizes in plastic containers with safety seals on.

The affected products / lots are:

Item Number Item Description UPC Afftected Code Dates Between
229233 Ceviche de Camaron 10lbs 826520370191 4/02 to 4/16/2011
229243 Ceviche de Camaron & Pescado 10 lbs 826520370184 4/02 to 4/16/2011
229253 Agua Chile de Camaron 10 lbs 826520370177 4/02 to 4/16/2011
229263 Cocktail de Camaron con Pulpo 10 lbs 826520370207 4/02 to 4/16/2011
231322 KRAB & SHRIMP LOUIE 14 OZ FF 826520100958 3/21 to 4/05/2011
231981 Premium Fish Ceviche 10 lb N/A 3/29 to 4/13/2011
231993 Premium Krab Salad 10 lbs 826520370214 3/29 to 4/13/2011
231994 Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche 10 lbs 826520370221 3/29 to 4/13/2011
2325051 KRAB & SHRIMP 7# 826520300518 3/21 to 4/05/2011
233116 Tuna Sandwich Wedge 5.3 oz 826520105816 3/19 to 4/03/2011
234023 FISH CEVICHE 10# 826520700233 3/29 to 4/13/2011
234032 FAVORITE KRAB 10# 038794930487 4/08 to 4/23/2011
234033 Ceviche W/ Pasta Salad 7# 82652030146 3/19 to 4/03/2011
234042 SEAFOOD COCKTAIL 10# 038794348862 4/08 to 4/23/2011
2340422 SEAFOOD COCKTAIL 10# (BOX) 038794348862 4/08 to 4/23/2011
234052 CEVICHE 10# 038794348855 4/08 to 4/23/2011
234072 KRAB & SHRIMP LOUIE 10 LB 826520300105 3/29 to 4/13/2011
234093 CEVICHE MIXTO 10# FF 826520300334 4/02 to 4/16/2011
234223 Seafood Cocktail 8/16 oz 826520100507 4/02 to 4/16/2011
234243 Krab & Shrimp Louie Salad 16 oz 826520100484 3/21 to 4/05/2011
234253 Krab Salad 16 oz EA Retail Unit 826520100491 3/21 to 4/05/2011
234273 Ceviche Salad 16 oz EA Retail Unit 826520100514 3/21 to 4/05/2011
235032 WRAP TUNA 10 OZ FF 826520100842 3/21 to 4/05/2011
254514 Seafood Salad 1/14 oz. 826520104543 3/21 to 4/05/2011
262033 Tuna Salad Wedge 6.3 oz. 041573103521 3/19 to 4/03/2011
252163 Tuna Salad w/Pickles 1/ 5 lb 826520300877 3/21 to 4/05/2011
254364 Krab & Shrimp Louie Salad 6/12 oz 826520104574 4/08 to 4/23/2011
254183-1 FF Krab & Shrimp Louie 6/9.5 oz 826520103157 4/08 to 4/23/2011

NO ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO DATE.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA in conjunction with Frankly Fresh Company, which revealed that the finished products may contain the bacteria. Frankly Fresh has voluntarily ceased the production and distribution of these products as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Frankly Fresh Seafood Products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company via email at we-care@franklyfresh.com and/or our hot line at 1-800-826-3322 MON-FRI from 9 to 5 Pacific Time.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm249270.htm

Clostridium botulinum in Smoked Roundscad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2011 – Arko Foods International of Los Angeles, CA is recalling Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad, 8oz packs, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to consume the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad was distributed in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, New York, Texas, Maryland, and Florida through retail stores, supermarkets, and wholesale distributors.

The product is in 8 oz bags with header indicating Angelina brand which were distributed to the market from 2009 to January 2011.

The product is imported from the Philippines and is uneviscerated. It may have the potential to cause Botulism. However, note that no illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased and who still has Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad in stock are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have questions may contact the company at (323) 257-1888 from Monday to Friday at 9am to 6pm (Pacific Standard Time).

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm249386.htm

 Salmonella in Sprouts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 30, 2011 – Louie Foods International of Fresno, California, is voluntarily recalling all Louie’s brand sprouts with a “Use By” date on or before 4/14/11, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. To-date, no illnesses have been reported.

Products affected by the recall include:

  • Alfalfa Sprout Mix, 4 oz. cups (UPC 11324 04401)
  • Alfalfa Sprout Mix, 16 oz. bags (UPC 11324 16401)
  • Clover Sprouts, 4 oz. cups (UPC 11324 04406)
  • Clover Sprouts, 16 oz. bags (UPC 11324 04406)
  • Spicy Sprouts, 4 oz. cups (UPC 11325 04402)
  • Broccoli Sprouts, 4 oz. cups (UPC 11324 04407)

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and 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.

Products were sold to distributors located in the Central Valley and along the Coast of California. Within hours of being notified, Louie Foods International contacted all of its customers and advised them to destroy the affected products.

The contamination was detected during a random test conducted by the USDA, in a package of the alfalfa-clover sprouts. However, as a precautionary measure, Louie Foods International is recalling all sprout products produced during the same time period. Louie Foods International has temporarily ceased the production and distribution of the sprout products subject to this recall. The California Department of Public Health, FDA and Louie Foods International continue their investigation into the source of the problem.

Consumers are urged to destroy the above listed products or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact Jay Louie at Louie Foods International, 1-559-264-2745 for additional information.

This article taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm249283.htm

 Salmonella in Jalapeno Peppers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2011 – Thomas Produce of Boca Raton, FL, is recalling 320 boxes of Jalapeno Peppers 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.

The recalled Jalapeno Peppers were sold to distributors in Florida, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania from 2/15/2011 to 2/18/2011.

The fresh, whole, green Jalapeno Peppers were sold in generic cardboard bushel boxes (1 1/9 bushel size). The 2.5″x1″ affixed label on the box has the code 1054811HJBT. This is the only lot affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall is the result of routine sampling by FDA which revealed that one sample of the finished product tested positive for the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of this lot of peppers as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Richard Wilson of Thomas Produce Company at 1-561-482-1111 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.

This article taken from:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm249201.htm

Salmonella in Walnuts (Canada)

OTTAWA, April 3, 2011 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Amira Enterprises Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain bulk and prepackaged raw shelled walnut products described below because these products may be contaminated with may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

All raw shelled walnuts sold from bulk bins, all package sizes and all lot codes / Best Before dates of the following raw shelled walnuts and products containing walnuts are affected by this alert. The affected products were available for purchase from January 1, 2011, up to and including April 4, 2011. The raw shelled walnuts are imported from the USA.

Brand Product
Amira Raw shelled walnuts sold from a bulk bin*
Amira Prepackaged raw shelled walnuts (Halves/Pieces/Crumbs)
Tia Prepackaged raw shelled walnuts (Halves/Pieces/Crumbs)
Merit Selection Prepackaged raw shelled walnuts (Halves/Pieces/Crumbs)
Amira Mistral Mix containing walnuts
Tia Mistral Mix containing walnuts
Amira Salad booster containing walnuts
Tia Salad booster containing walnuts

*The brand name Amira may not be marked on the raw walnuts sold from the bulk bins.

Consumers who have purchased walnuts from bulk bins are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.
 
These products have been distributed in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Ontario. However, they may have been distributed nationally.

This recall taken from:  http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2011/20110403e.shtml 

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*Advocating for sound public policy

*Building public awareness; and

*Assisting those impacted by foodborne illness

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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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Eat Cleaner® All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash study proves extension of produce shelf life by more than 200%, cutting food waste and costs.

November 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eat Cleaner® All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash study proves extension of produce shelf life by more than 200%, cutting food waste and costs.

In a 14-day study, applying Eat Cleaner® All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash to a variety of fruit and vegetables prolonged shelf life over 200%. This can help save families over $300 per year, reducing waste and encouraging consumption of more fresh produce.

Lake Forest, CA – November 30, 2010 — Getting more life out of your fresh fruit and vegetables is now just a spray away. Lab proven to remove wax, surface contaminants and pesticide residue, EAT CLEANER® All Natural Fruit and Vegetable Wash is also effective in extending shelf life of fresh produce by over 200%. In a recent 14-day shelf life study, the wash prevented discoloration, mold, bacteria and decay on an assortment of fruit and vegetables, including: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, micro greens, spinach, tomatoes, grapes and mushrooms. The patent-pending EAT CLEANER® Wash is made from a variety of organic plant based, helping to naturally kill bacteria while enhancing shelf life with a blend of fruit acids and antioxidants. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away nearly 31.6 million tons of food every year, the majority being perishables like fresh fruit and veggies. And a recent University of Arizona study found that the average family tosses 1.28 pounds of food a day, for a total of 470 pounds a year, equivalent to roughly $600.

By using 1 bottle of Eat Cleaner® Wash each month – about $4.00 – consumers can reduce their waste by almost half, for a savings of roughly $300 per year. “Just think of the benefits and savings this can bring a family. By washing produce with Eat Cleaner®, you can not only help enhance the safety of your produce, you reduce waste and make eating fresh fruit and vegetables more convenient and accessible for their families,” commented Mareya Ibrahim, Founder and President, Eat Cleaner®. “On average, berries last only about 3 days in the refrigerator, so if you can get 14 days at only pennies per wash, the savings is significant. Plus, Eat Cleaner® allows you to wash when you bring your produce home, so it’s ready to eat when you are versus rotting away in the crisper in a plastic bag.”

In a 14-day shelf life test, EAT CLEANER® All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash helped prolong the shelf life of over 10 different produce items by over 200%. Using EAT CLEANER® can help reduce food waste and make eating fruit and vegetables more convenient and accessible. EAT CLEANER® products are available in commercial sizes for food service and to consumers through retailers and online. For a complete list of locations, visit www.eatcleaner.com.

The complete shelf life study is available by contacting Mareya Ibrahim at mareya@eatcleaner.com or 888-284-2435 xt. 702.

ABOUT EAT CLEANER®

EAT CLEANER® is the only all-natural, tasteless and odorless line of biodegradable food wash and wipes for produce, seafood and poultry. With a patent-pending blend of fruit acids, plant based cleaners and antioxidants, EAT CLEANER® is able to strip surface waxes, debris and pesticides away that water can’t while extending produce shelf life and inhibiting browning. EAT CLEANER® was founded by a Ph.D. and his daughter, a natural products industry veteran and concerned mother of two, as a more effective alternative to rinsing food with water. EAT CLEANER® products are available at leading retailers including Whole Foods, Wegman’s, Ralphs and Stater Bros and online at http://www.qvc.com and www. eatcleaner.com. A portion of proceeds help to benefit the non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World.

EAT CLEANER® is the recipient of the 2010 Disney iParenting Best New Product award and was a finalist in the Inc. Magazine/Alibaba.com Newpreneur of the Year Award in 2009. EAT CLEANER® is manufactured in California by Grow Green Industries, Inc., an Orange County based Corporation.

Eat Cleaner Prolongs Shelf Life

In a 14-day shelf life test, Eat Cleaner inhibited mold and decay in over 10 different fruit and veggies. Using Eat Cleaner can help save families an average of $300 per year in wasted produce.

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Think you’re allergic to fruit? Think again.

October 19, 2010

Food allergy or allergy to what's on your food?

There’s nothing worse than biting into a big beautiful bowl of luscious strawberries and having your face break out into welts.  Life imitating food? 

In the case of many, allergies to food can be an uncomfortable and even life-threatening situation.  But in some instances, the supposed allergy might not be about the food at all, but what it’s been sprayed, coated or handled with.

Read this testimonial from one of our customers and let us know if you’ve had a similar situation.

“I love my fruits; especially green apples, peaches and plums. However, I have had to proceed with caution when I eat fruits over the last few years because of an allergy to unpeeled fruits I have developed. My reaction was usually mild itching around my lips or in the back of my throat.  This summer, however, it appears that I bit more than I could chew–literally, when I had a severe allergic reaction while snacking on a bowl of green apples.  Even though I rinsed the apple before slicing it and eating, it seems that rinsing with water was not enough to get rid of all traces of pesticides on the skin. About 10 minutes after consuming the first 3 slices, my lips and throat began to itch and shortness of breath. I threw out the rest of the apples, washed my face and drank a glass of water, hoping it would alleviate the itching. After nearly 45 minutes of the itching not subsiding, I checked my face in the mirror and was shocked and horrified at the monster looking back at me. My lips had swollen to comical proportions. After scouring the Internet for my symptoms, I came across numerous other horror stories of facial swelling from similar food borne allergies. I finally found a suggestion not to panic and take Benadryl or another antihistamine, then apply ice for a few hours until the swelling went down.  After an embarrassing trip to Walgreens for some Benadryl and applying ice overnight, I woke up and felt a little better. The itching subsided and my lips eventually returned to its normal size during the day. I swore I would write off apples and other fruits for good.

As the Marketing Coordinator for WorldofGreen.com–the newest online destination for eco-friendly products and green living tips–I have had the privilege of working with some of the most passionate and eco-conscious merchants of green products. After months of promoting the benefits of Eat Cleaner to the public and the media, I finally decided to try Eat Cleaner for myself. I purchased the full size Fruit & Vegetable wash along with some of the biodegradable to-go wipes. With some trepidation, I decided to pick up some green apples at my local grocer and spray them with Eat Cleaner before biting into the apple with the skin on. I took a bite and waited a few minutes. I didn’t feel the tingling itch that I anticipated. I ate the entire apple relieved to know that I can once again able to enjoy one of my favorite snacks. The wipes are so convenient and I always carry one in my lunch bag. I have yet to try the plums and peaches, but so far I am very pleased to not have to fear eating apples. As a habit, I spray my fruit, vegetables and seafood every time I cook. I can see the brown residue runoff in the sink with each spray, and it is just wonderfully reassuring to know that there is an all-natural product like Eat Cleaner that can remove harmful pesticides and dirt rinsing with water alone simply can’t do.” 

– Theresa Stultz, North Palm Beach, FL

Also, read this article just featured in the LA Times.

http://discussions.latimes.com/20/lanews/bs-hs-allergy-study-20101018/10


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I HEART Farmers Markets

June 4, 2010

Here at Eat Cleaner, we live to roam the farmers markets.  There’s something so inviting about buying fresh food straight from the producer and what’s not to love about a leisurely walk through an open air market on a bright, Spring day? 

Personally, it takes me back to my childhood growing up in Egypt where my grandfather, Giddou in Arabic, would take me by the hand and lead me through the fruit and vegetable vendor stalls in the open air market of Alexandria in pursuit of the day’s bounty.  Finger-slim, purple aubergines, buxom, crimson tomatoes and verdant, leafy herbs piled high among an array of fragrant, earth colors sat side by side, vendors hawking their prized produce to the sea of shoppers with their mesh carry-alls in hand.  Giddou would smell, squeeze and prod at the picks before him to choose the finest he could find, haggling with the vendors for the best price.  We’d proudly display our farm fresh assortment to the rest of the family, which would inevitably come together with fresh garlic, vinegar and olive oil for our mid-day feast.

We’re taking our love of farmer’s markets to you with an opportunity to sell Eat Cleaner at your local open air destination. We also have opportunities to sell Eat Cleaner to friends, family and connections at home.   Just click on the EAT CLEANER DISTRIBUTOR INFORMATION FORM below and email us at:  Info@eatcleaner.com for more information.

EatCleaner_Distributor Information

EAT CLEANER is a proud member of the Farmer's Market Coalition

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Who’s Been Playing With Your Melons?

March 5, 2010

These melons have gotten around.

Not to get personal, but chew on this…most food has not only traveled thousands of miles, it’s been touched by dozens of hands that have been who knows where. You can bet that those melons of yours have made the rounds. Squeezed, sneezed on, prodded, dropped and even bitten into before they come home with you. What you need to protect yourself from isn’t always visible to the naked eye.

So before you bite, practice safe snax.

In January, there were several recalls of watermelon and cantaloupe linked to Salmonella. This pathogen can wreak havoc on your health, especially infants and children, the elderly and people with autoimmune deficiencies. What you may not know is that usually Salmonella is transferred from the rind to the inside of the fruit. So if you clean the outside thoroughly, you can enjoy those melons safely.  The same goes for oranges, grapefruit, bananas – really, anything with a peel deserves at least a good Eat Cleaner wipe.  A small, preventative step can make a big difference in the health of what you serve yourself and your family. 


The Cleaner Plate Club

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FrankenFood Makes You Fat

March 2, 2010

Each American is exposed to about 10 to 13 different pesticides through food, beverages and drinking water every day. And nine of the 10 most common pesticides are endocrine-disrupting, which have been linked to weight gain.* In his book, “The New American Diet,” author Stephen Perrine talks about “obesogens” and how they play a role in the American obesity crisis. From pesticides to growth hormones, antibiotics and plastic pollutants, to name a few. Bad for the environment, bad for us, here’s what to avoid. 

In your refrigerator: 

  • The Dirty Dozen: Non organic peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes, carrots, pears.
  • Farm raised fish: (e.g. Farmed salmon are up to 10 times higher in pesticides like PCBs as wild salmon)
  • Corn/soy-fed beef and chicken
  • Non organic dairy products

In your pantry:  

  • Plastic compounds (in particular BPA)
  • Lining of canned foods such as canned tuna, soup, beans and tomatoes
  • Lining of canned beverages such as energy drinks, baby formula
  • Sports drink bottles

THE CLEANER PLATE CLUB TIP:  Wash with EAT CLEANER All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash or Wipes to effectively remove pesticide residue from the surface of fresh foods. 

PEAS OF MIND:
  Rest assured that all EAT CLEANER products are made with BPA-free plastic, including our Wash + Dryer Kit Spinner and Scrub Brush. 

* From “Chemicals in Food Can Make You Fat,” Feb. 11, 2010, cbsnews.com

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