Aug. 17th, 2012 05:54 pm
draggonlaady: (Nice Girl)
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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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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This is ridiculous, though not in a terribly funny way.

1: eggs were packaged in unsanitary conditions
2: rodent droppings inside an egg-washing machine
3: chickens' food contaminated with rodent droppings
4: chickens' food tested positive for salmonella
5: The boxes of flats aren't marked with any brand
6: They aren't stamped with a date
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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.
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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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Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures of Fresno County are the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford. Under the recall, all Organic Pastures raw dairy products with the exception of cheese aged a minimum of 60 days are to be pulled immediately from retail shelves and consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any products remaining in their refrigerators. Until further notice, Organic Pastures may not produce raw milk products for the retail market. The order also affects Organic Pastures raw butter, raw cream, raw colostrum, and a raw product labeled “Qephor.” The quarantine order came following a notification from the California Department of Public Health of a cluster of five children who were infected, from August through October, with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7.

The J.M. Smucker Company announced a limited voluntary recall on two specific Best-If-Used-By dates of 16 oz. Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. UPC: 5150001701, Production Codes: 1307004 and 1308004, Best-If-Used-By dates: August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012, Chunky product only (not creamy), impacted product would have been purchased between November 8 - 17, 2011.

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. is recalling a total of 5,379 cases of bagged salad products containing Romaine lettuce, with the Use-by Date of November 18, 2011 because they may be contaminated with E. coli (E.coli O157:H7).

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Richardson’s Farm Market brand Pasteurized Apple Cider, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
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The Deseret News reports that a long investigation by Utah public health officials has identified queso fresco, a soft Mexican cheese, as the cause of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened as many as 2,000 people over 3 years.
Officials with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department have tracked the source of a three-year outbreak of salmonella to an unauthorized food producer in Salt Lake City.

A man referred to as "Mr. Cheese" was apparently producing queso fresco in his home using raw milk.

Since 2009, health department officials noticed an increase in the number of salmonella Newport cases and believe as many as 2,000 Utahns in six counties — Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Morgan, Tooele and Utah — may have been affected, said Dr. Royal DeLegge, director of Salt Lake Valley Health Department's Environmental Health Division.

Of course, Mr. Cheese should face more than just civil lawsuits. The sale of raw milk in Utah is only allowed from farms directly to consumers. Plus, the environmental contamination that has to occur for a single producer to persist as a source of infection for 3 straight years is more than a little frightening to think about.
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Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is voluntarily recalling 3,265 cases of various bagged salad blends that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The company said Wednesday that its action comes after the Washington state Agriculture Department conducted a random test on a finished package of spinach.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are investigating illnesses in at least six people in Minnesota that are connected with a recall of organic shell eggs due to contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. The contamined eggs were traced back by the MDA to Larry Schultz Organic Farm of Owatonna, where environmental testing confirmed the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis. Larry Schultz Organic Farm is cooperating with the MDA investigation and has issued a voluntary recall of the products. Eggs from Larry Schultz Organic Farm are packaged under the following brand names: Lunds & Byerlys Organic, Kowalski’s Organic, and Larry Schultz Organic Farm.

Church Brothers, LLC is voluntarily recalling 560 bags of clipped spinach as a precautionary measure after one bag tested positive for Salmonella during a random USDA Microbiological Data Program sampling. The recalled product was processed on October 6, 2011 and shipped in 2.5 pound bags to Super King Markets in Los Angeles, California. The bagged spinach affected by this recall was available for sale beginning October 7, 2011 and has a “best if used by” date of 10/23/11.

Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC today issued a voluntary recall of blue cheese produced under the Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese label and purchased on or after September 25, 2011 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Fair Oaks, based in northwest Indiana, said that a small quantity of the cheese was sold at its Fair Oaks Dairy store in Northwest Indiana, central Indiana and to several other stores through distributers, on and after September 25. The product is in 1/3 to 1/2 lbs packages in a royal blue foil with the label “Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese.”
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Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is expanding the geographic scope of its voluntary recall of organic grape tomatoes. Although the volume of cases from the original production lot has not changed, the company recognizes the possibility that some customers may have distributed the organic grape tomatoes beyond the original 18 states. Therefore, the company is extending the recall to all states in the U.S. The recall includes Canada, as initially indicated.

In related news, Greencore USA is recalling approximately 57 pounds of salad products containing 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 products subject to recall include:
5.6 oz. plastic bowl containers of "Thornton’s Quick Café’s Chef Salad" with an "Enjoy By" date of "09/30/11", "10/02/2011" or "10/03/2011."

Manning Beef, LLC is voluntarily recalling approximately 80,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. I think I already posted this, but there ya go anyway.

True Leaf Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of romaine to include 2,498 cartons of chopped or shredded romaine because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial recalled product was shipped between September 12 and 13 to a retail food service distributor in Oregon who further distributed it to at least two additional states, Washington and Idaho.

At the request of the US Food and Drug Administration the recall notification is expanded to cover additional product shipped to wholesale food service distributors in 19 states and Alberta, Canada.
The states include Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont. All the romaine affected by this recall has a "use by date" of 9/29/11.

Kraft Foods Global, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups with limited “best when used by” dates as a precaution due to the possible presence of small, thin wire bristle pieces.


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