Aug. 17th, 2012 05:54 pm
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Canaloupe is killing people again this year. What the fuck is wrong with the industry that this isn't getting fixed, and why the hell are people still eating this? (Guess I'm biased, in that I'm not terribly fond of cantaloupe to start with, but just last summer, this melon was the source of the deadliest food-borne illness outbreak in US history...)
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Mazuri is recalling a handful of diets due to inappropriate vitamin D levels.
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So it seems that Diamond Pet Foods makes food for a bunch of folks. The following are all recalling products made in the same plant as the previously recalled Diamond foods:

Wellpet LLC

Apex Pet Foods

Natural Balance Pet Foods
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Salmonella in pet food:
1: Kaytee rodent food
2: Diamond Pet Foods is recalling several brands:
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
Country Value
Diamond Naturals
Premium Edge
Taste of the Wild
Please note that despite being a pet food recall, at least 14 humans are ill from it.

And listeria in human food:

Alfa Sprouts Inc. of Honeoye Falls, NY is recalling approx. 100 lbs of Springwater Sprouts brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts and bulk 3# Clover Sprouts
Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, VA is recalling all packages of Soybean Sprouts and Natto Soybean Sprouts

And to round it out, salmonella in human food:

Smiling Hara of Asheville is recalling unpasteurized soybean tempeh, associated with 37 cases of Salmonella Paratyhpi B infection.
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E coli in beef from Town and Country Foods.

Salmonella in lettuce from Dole.

Salmonella Sushi outbreak is up to 141 sick. Moon Marine is recalling their yellowfin tuna in response.

The Oregon raw milk associated E. coli outbreak is up to 18 ill, with 4 children hospitalized. Doesn't sound like much, but turns out to be all from a 4 cow dairy... which makes the proportion of exposed to ill to hospitalized pretty harsh.

And 4 people have been charged with trimming, repackaging, and selling moldy cheese.
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Another in the long list of Salmonella recalls this week: Diamond Pet Foods>recalls Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 6lb DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 20lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Kaytee Hand Feeding Formula: I don't have a link, as this was an email notice. You may try Kaytee's website for more info though.

Lab results concluded on Friday indicated that some products were produced incorrectly. Involved was one production batch of Handfeeding Formula for Baby Birds and one of Macaw Handfeeding Formula. Both of these have levels of vitamin D3 that may cause kidney damage, the severity of which will be dependent on the species being fed, age of babies fed and the duration of feeding.

The following packaging code dates are of concern:

Product Code/SKU/ Material #
UPC Code
Lot/Serial No.
Product Name/Description
Best Before Code (day month yr)

6/7.5 oz.
Kaytee exact(r) Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds
21 Mar 13 through 20 Apr 13

6/18 oz.
Kaytee exact(r) Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird
9 Mar 13 through 19 Apr 13

4/5 lb.
Kaytee exact(r) Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird
14 Mar 13, 30 Mar 13 and 16 May 13

22 lb.
Kaytee exact(r) Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird
21 Mar 13, 13 Apr 13 and 16 May 13

4/5 lb.
Kaytee exact(r) Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw
1 Mar 13, 14 Mar 13 and 19 Apr 13

Products and product lots that do not appear on the list above are NOT
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A sushi related outbreak of Salmonella across 19 states, with pushing 100 reported illnesses. Ingredient hasn't been pegged yet, but ... raw food=riskier. On that note, Bruce and I had ahi poke last night. Heh. Whatwhat? follow my own advice?

And speaking of raw=risky, yet another raw milk recall. This one due to salmonella in Pennsylvania.

We're 3-for-3 here, with the Salmonella today. Castellini is recalling jalapeno peppers sold in full case, 1/2 case, 20lb, 10lb, 5lb, 2lb, and 1lb package sizes and distributed during the period March 8, 2012 through March 20, 2012 to military commissaries, retailers and foodservice distributors within ten states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Finally some other contenders! 1100 pounds of stuffed, layered beef products with Listeria are being recalled by Mosul Kubba in Chicago.

Hmm. Nope. Guess that was ust a single gap in an otherwise solid wall of Salmonella. Salmonella Salsa, anyone? Club Chef LLC is recalling its 12 oz., 16 oz. and 5 lb. salsa products.

Not even the fish are safe! (Heh. Just realized after typing it that this could as easily refer to the first one up there as this one...) Wardley's Tropical Flake Fish Food is also being recalled due to Salmonella.
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Western Feed, LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots (M718430 and M720280) of Kountry Buffet 14% feed because it may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin). The feed is packaged in 50 lb. bags bearing the Payback logo with the attached tag identifying the product as Kountry Buffet 14%. Monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some livestock and poultry species, but can be fatal to horses if fed at sufficiently high levels.


Feb. 14th, 2012 04:36 pm
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Campylobacter from raw milk outbreak still ongoing, count of ill is now up at 65.

A couple more companies have recalled products using Michael Foods' listeria contaminated eggs:
Grand Strand Sandwich Company of Longs, SC is recalling its 4.5oz and 5 oz Chicken Salad Sandwiches, with the following labels: Grand Strand Sandwich, Lunch Box Sandwiches, and Country Harvest Sandwiches.
Spartan Central Kitchen is requesting that the listed items be pulled and destroyed:#357 Egg Spread (5 pound bag), #741 Sandwich – Egg Spread, #763 Salad – Small Chef, #764 Salad – Large Chef, #765 Salad – Seven Layer, # 801 Salad – No Meat Small Chef, #802 Salad – No Meat Large Chef, #803 Salad – No Meat 7 layer.


Feb. 7th, 2012 03:03 pm
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company caught by the Michael's Foods egg recall: Bost Distributing Company, doing business as Harold Food Company, is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken salad products. The products contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are subject to recall:
30-lb. boxes of "Harold Food Co. Grand Strand Deluxe Chicken Salad."
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Greencore, USA is recalling approximately 550 pounds of egg salad sandwiches. The sandwiches contain eggs manufactured by Michael Foods Inc.

GH Foods CA, LLC, is recalling sandwiches associated with the affected eggs, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and individuals with weakened immune systems.
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Contamination at one place is leading to a growing wave of recalls...

Michael Foods, Inc. is recalling specific lot dates of hard-cooked eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use that were produced at its Wakefield, Nebraska facility because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled eggs were purchased by food distributors and manufacturers located in 34 states (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV). The recall is limited to hard-cooked eggs in brine in 10- and 25-pound pails prodced at its Wakefield, Nebraska facility, which are labeled under six brand names (Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti’s, Silverbrook, Wholesome Farms) and bearing lot codes of 1 LOT 1350W through 1 LOT 2025W and expiration dates ranging from 1/30/2012 to 3/10/2012.

These were sold bulk to other businesses, who are now recalling the products they'd used those eggs in. The following list is all related:
GH Foods SW, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 515 pounds of Cobb salad products.

Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens of Moore, Oklahoma is recalling certain Prepared Salads that contain cooked eggs because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Prepared Salads that contain hard cooked eggs were distributed in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee and Missouri. The products are sold to retail stores and food service.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling hard-cooked eggs, as well as prepared foods that contain hard-cooked eggs, sold between January 23 and February 1, 2012 because the eggs have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall affects purchases made at Wegmans’ Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Newark, Geneva, Corning, Elmira, Geneseo, and Hornell stores.

Greencore USA, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 23 pounds of chef salad products.

8th Street Deli Inc., a Hamtramck, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 118 pounds of julienne salad products with turkey, ham and hard-boiled eggs.

F&S Produce Company Inc., a Deerfield, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 389 pounds of Cobb and spinach salads.


Jan. 20th, 2012 12:55 pm
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USA Far Ocean Group Inc. notified the public of a recall of Vagifresh Ball and Vagifresh Gel, sold as cosmetics. Vagifresh Gel was found by FDA analysis to contain benzocaine, an active ingredient for many anesthetic drug products. FDA analysis of Vagifresh Ball found the product contains bacteria. The FDA has also determined that marketing material for these products contained unsubstantiated therapeutic claims related to various gynecologic conditions that could have caused women taking these products from seeking appropriate medical care for potentially serious medical conditions.
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Frisia Dairy and Creamery, located in Tenino, Washington, is recalling its raw milk products after routine sampling turned up shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in its skim raw milk product. The products being recalled include whole, skim, and cream milk sold in various sizes. The raw milk products are distributed and sold directly at the dairy and through 8 stores in Lewis, Thurston, and Pierce counties.

ZIP International Group, LLC is recalling Sliced herring fillet (Forelka) due to Listeria contamination. The recalled sliced herring fillet comes in both 330 gram and 600 gram plastic containers with a code date of best before 03/06/2012. They were sold in the New York Metropolitan Area.
draggonlaady: (Grinding Bones)
Bekkum Family Farms LLC of Westby, WI, is recalling shredded cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cheese is labeled "Grumpy Goat Shreds" under the Nordic Creamery brand name, in eight-ounce bags with a code date of 10-MAR-12. It was sold in stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California beginning Nov. 11. The product should be thrown away or returned to place of purchase for a full refund.

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company in Wisconsin is voluntarily recalling “HEB Queso Cotija (Grated)”, “El Viajero Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)”, “El Viajero Queso Cotija (Grated)”, and “BMF Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)” 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 short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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Kradjian Imp Co, Glendale, CA is recalling 231 Cases, 22Lb / Cs of Cedar brand Tresse Cheese, 16 oz and Cedar brand Shinglish cheese, 16 oz because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Avon Heights Mushrooms, in full cooperation with the FDA is recalling certain packages of fresh packaged spinach. The brands include Krisp Pak 1 Ooz bags, Better Brand 10oz.bags, and Avon Heights 4-2.51b bags. The implicated packages have a "best if used by" code of DEC16 and codes DP 340 and T691. During routine surveillance sampling, one package of Better Brand 10oz spinach tested positive for ecoli 0157h.

Green Valley Food Corp. of Dallas, Texas is recalling a grand total of 6,723 cases because of a “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. container test result showed to be contaminated with Salmonella. Yeah. I know, the grammar in that sentence is atrocious; I'm not even convinced it's a sentence. Whattayagonnado? In real words, it means that they've expanded last week's recall of 650 cases of sprouts to 6,723 cases. The name is still horribly ironic. :)
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume the jalapeno peppers described below because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Yeah, it says Canada, but they were from a California company, and sold at Safeways in the US, so check it out. See also.

Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was given the formula became gravely ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support, the retailer said Wednesday. No government recall had been ordered for the 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powder with the lot number ZP1K7G. Manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition said its records showed the lot tested negative for the bacterium before it was shipped. But Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said the company decided to pull the lot "out of an abundance of caution" while health officials investigate Sunday's death of 10-day-old Avery Cornett. The product could go back on shelves depending on the outcome of the investigation, but customers who bought the cans have the option of returning them for a refund or exchange, Gee said.

Sprouts have been linked to at least 40 outbreaks of E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. Thursday evening, Green Valley Food Corp. recalled 650 cases of alfalfa sprouts due to a positive test for Salmonella from a customer's sample. The recalled sprouts were distributed only in Texas. Ironically, they're named/branded "Grow Healthy Together".

Eclectic Institute is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its freeze-dried capsules containing Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) capsules because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Starwest Botanicals is voluntarily recalling Starwest Organic Celery Seed (Whole) because it has potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product is packaged in Mylar 1lb and 2 oz pouches.
draggonlaady: (Grinding Bones)
Fair Oaks Dairy Products issued a voluntary recall of certain one half pound retail packaged cheeses and cheese gift boxes produced under the Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheese label and sold between September 30, 2011 and December 3, 2011. These cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Ocean Spray today added five additional Best By code dates to its voluntary recall issued November 25, 2011 of a limited number of production lots of its Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce packages in the western U.S. only. Ocean Spray took this precautionary measure due to the possible presence of very small hair-like metal fragments that are unlikely to cause consumer injury.

As a precautionary measure, certain production lots of Tejava® Premium Iced Tea in 12 oz glass bottles are being recalled nationwide due to the possible presence of glass fragments which could be harmful if swallowed. To date, there have been no reports of any illness or injury.

Pacific International Marketing is working with the Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health to coordinate a recall of Cilantro for potential contamination with Salmonella. FDA has advised that a sample of Pacific Cilantro has tested positive for Salmonella. A total of 6,141 cartons of Cilantro are being recalled.

House of Raeford Farms, a Raeford, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,140 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

After finding more than 30 live roaches in a beverage machine, a state inspector issued a temporary emergency closure order for a Jacksonville Burger King last week.


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