Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ALL CLEAR: Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Papaya Over, Says CDC

Seven more patients with illness onset dates from late July brought the total number of papaya-related Salmonella Agona victims to 106 before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closed out its report on the outbreak.

Monday, August 29, 2011

CANDA: First Ever Documented Shellfish Toxin Possibly Mussles

A shellfish toxin has surfaced in British Columbia (BC) for the 1st time, poisoning 60 people earlier in August 2011 and raising concerns in the province's aquaculture industry. Investigators traced the outbreak to mussels that had been harvested off Cortes Island between 19 Jul 2011 and 2 Aug 2011.  The mussels were shipped to retailers and restaurants in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario under 5 different brand names. Investigators determined the mussels had been contaminated with a biotoxin that causes diarrheal shellfish poisoning [DSP].MORE....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

RECALL: Smoked Salmon Possible Listeria

Vita Food Products Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon Distributed Nationally Grocery Stores include Publix in Georga, South Carolina, Tennesse, Alabama & Florida and Safeway stores in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Maryland Virgina, Pennsylvania, DC and California, Genuardi's Stores in PA, NJ and Winn Dixie in Florida MORE...

Friday, August 19, 2011

RECALL: GA, TN, AL, Cut Napa Kimichi for Possible Listeria

Atlanta Oriental Food Wholesale Company of Atlanta, GA, is recalling its 1 gallon plastic containers of Cut Napa Kimchi and 5 gallon buckets of Cut Napa Kimchi because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes The recalled Kimchi was distributed at Buford Highway Farmers Market in Doraville, Georgia as well as in five gallon buckets to companies in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. The product comes in a 1 gallon, clear plastic package and a 5 gallon bucket marked with lot # 56090959 on the side of the containers....MORE

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Nationwide RECALL: Layer Dips Containing Guacamole Possible Listeria Contamination

Fresh Food Concepts, Delicioso, Rojo's, Signature Cafe, voluntarily recalling various Layer Dip products containing guacamole, The product was distributed nationwide and Canada through retail supermarkets and club stores. The avocado 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. MORE....

RECALL: 380,000 Pounds Diced Bacon Products Possible Listeria

Canadian Firm Recalls Precooked Bacon Products shipped in "Large Lots" for restaurants and redistribution. Included brands "Napoli Cooked Bacon Topping, Stefano Brand Cooked Diced Bacon, Bellissimo, Olymel & Abssoluti Cooked Diced Bacon, are on the list MORE.....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

RECALL: Merrick Doggie Wishbone possible Salmonela

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat (ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Merrick Pet Care has made the decision to recall the Doggie Wishbone pet treats in the abundance of caution. 248 cases of this lot were manufactured and shipped to distributors in 10 states......MORE

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

RECALL: 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, Suspected in at least one Death in CA and 70 plus sickened across at least 26 States Brands Effected......