Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products.

The recalled product 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.

The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States and Canada with “best if used by” dates from October 12 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging. For recalled products distributed at retail and foodservice, product names, UPC codes and “best if used buy” dates are listed below.

 

Sales Item Description USA Items UPC Code Best If Used By
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Carrots, 12 oz bags ‘716519013058 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 16 oz bags ‘716519012174 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 oz bags ‘716519013034 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 1 lb bags ‘716519011009 10/15/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 12 oz bags ‘716519013072 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Wokly, 1 lb bags ‘716519010163 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Wokly, 12 oz bags ‘716519013010 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bas ‘716519036859 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 2 lb bags ‘716519020186 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 1 lb bags ‘716519012181 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 12 oz bags ‘716519013065 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets,  3 lb bags ‘716519020292 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Cauliettes Chopped Cauliflower, 14 oz bags ‘716519069017 10/15/2017
‘716519069017 10/14/2017
‘716519069017 10/15/2017
‘716519069017 10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 10 oz bags ‘716519014031 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Cheddar Pretzel Veggie Tray, 19.6 oz tray ‘716519020445 10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Fiest Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray ‘716519088728 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Honey Turkey Cheddar, 20.3 oz Tray ‘716519020483 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Kale Beet Blend, 8 oz Bags ‘716519000287 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 10.5 oz trays ‘716519036958 10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Brussels, 7.15 oz Tray ‘716519036941 10/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowl Monterey Risotto, 8.75 oz Tray ‘716519036798 10/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz Tray ‘716519036811 10/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowl Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz Tray ‘716519036897 10/11/2017
‘716519036897 10/12/2017
‘716519036897 10/13/2017
‘716519036897 10/14/2017
‘716519036897 10/15/2017
‘716519036897 10/16/2017
‘716519036897 10/18/2017
‘716519036897 10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 10.5 oz Tray ‘716519036859 10/12/2017
‘716519036859 10/13/2017
‘716519036859 10/14/2017
‘716519036859 10/15/2017
‘716519036859 10/16/2017
‘716519036859 10/18/2017
‘716519036859 10/19/2017
Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 54 oz tray ‘716519014055 10/15/2017
Mann’s Power Blend, 20 oz bags ‘716519000416 10/17/2017
Mann’s Power Blend, 10 oz bags ‘716519013119 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Rainbow Salad, 12 oz bags ‘716519013089 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 2 lb bags ‘716519020155 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 1 lb bags ‘716519012150 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 12 oz bags ‘716519013041 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 2.5 lb tray ‘716519014079 10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz trays ‘716519014758 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray, 16.5 oz bags ‘716519020575 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Sales Item Description CANADA ITEMS UPC Code Best If Used By
Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets, 12 oz ‘716519013034 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 12 oz bags ‘716519013072 10/15/2017
‘716519013072 10/16/2017
‘716519013072 10/17/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Brussels Sprouts, 12 oz bags ‘716519010354 10/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprouts, 9 oz bags ‘716519036859 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 12 oz bags ‘716519013065 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 3 lb bags ‘716519020292 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Culinary Cuts Cauliettes Chopped Cauliflower, 14 oz bags ‘716519069017 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets,  10 oz bags ‘716519014031 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Fiesta Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray ‘716519020490 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
Mann’s Kale Beet Blend, 8 oz bags ‘716519000270 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz trays ‘716519036903 10/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Butternut Kale Risotto, 8.75 oz tray ‘716519036910 10/11/2017
10/12/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 10.5 oz trays ‘716519036866 10/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Vegetable Trays, Large 54 oz tray ‘716519014055 10/15/2017
Mann’s Power Blend, 10 oz bags ‘716519013119 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Rainbow Salad, 12 oz bags ‘716519013089 10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 2 lb bags ‘716519020155 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 12 oz bags ‘716519013041 10/14/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Vegetable Trays, 2.5 lb trays ‘716519014079 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz tray ‘716519020582 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray, 16.5 oz tray ‘716519020605 10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/14/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz trays ‘716519036828 10/12/2017
10/13/2017
10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/17/2017
10/19/2017
Mann’s Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Delight, 7.15 oz trays ‘716519036934 10/15/2017
10/16/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017

The two largest reported outbreaks of Hepatitis A are offering in San Diego and Southern Michigan.

San Diego

Cases Deaths Hospitalizations
507 19 (3.7%) 351 (69%)

Southern Michigan

Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
397 320 (85.6%) 15 (4.0%)

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Hepatitis A outbreaks. The Hepatitis A lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Hepatitis A and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Hepatitis A lawyers have litigated Hepatitis A cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of sources, such as green onions, lettuce and restaurant food.  The law firm has brought Hepatitis A lawsuits against such companies as Costco, Subway, McDonald’s, Red Robin, Chipotle, Quiznos and Carl’s Jr.  We proudly represented the family of Donald Rockwell, who died after consuming hepatitis A tainted food and Richard Miller, who required a liver transplant after eating food at a Chi-Chi’s restaurant.

If you or a family member became ill with a Hepatitis A infection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Since early 2017, the Public Health Services Division, in the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, has been investigating a local Hepatitis A outbreak. The majority of people who have contracted hepatitis A are homeless and/or illicit drug users, although some cases have been neither.  The outbreak is being spread person-to-person and through contact with a fecally contaminated environment.  No common sources of food, beverage or drugs have been identified that have contributed to this outbreak, though investigation is ongoing.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that person-to-person transmission through close contact is the primary way people get hepatitis A in the United States.

Vaccination efforts are being implemented in targeted locations by County staff and in collaboration with health care partners. Health providers are asked to inform the Epidemiology Program if they have a patient suspected to have the hepatitis A infection, before the patient leaves the emergency department or provider’s office (see contact number below).

On September 1, 2017, the San Diego County Public Health Officer declared a local public health emergency due to the ongoing hepatitis A virus outbreak in the county. The County Board of Supervisors ratified this declaration on September 6, 2017 and again on September 12, 2017. The declaration shall be ratified every two weeks by the County Board of Supervisors until the declaration is rescinded.

For information and resources, please click on the links below:

The table below will provide a weekly update of total cases, deaths, and hospitalizations.  Following this update is information about hepatitis A to educate the community and help prevent the continual spread of this viral infection.

San Diego County Hepatitis A Outbreak Cases and Deaths as of October 10, 2017*
*Table will be updated weekly each Tuesday

Cases Deaths Hospitalizations
490 18 (3.7%) 342 (70%)

Texas officials say all raw milk and other unpasteurized products from K-Bar Dairy should not be consumed and should immediately be discarded because the dairy has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria that has hospitalized at least one person.

“At this time, it is uncertain how long Brucella (bacteria) may have been present in the raw milk from this dairy. Testing is ongoing in an attempt to answer that question,” according to the Monday alert from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Especially at risk is anyone who has consumed raw milk or other unpasteurized dairy products from K-Bar Dairy, which is in Paradise, TX, since June 1. These individuals are considered to be at high risk of contracting brucellosis.

However, all unpasteurized dairy products sold since Jan. 1 this year are suspect at this point. Anyone who has become ill this year after consuming raw dairy products from K-Bar should seek medical attention, even if the symptoms have subsided, according to the state health alert.

The health department did not indicate whether the dairy, which is licensed for on-farm sales of unpasteurized milk, is continuing to operate.

Read the Advice to Students and Employees Working in Laboratories

CDC and public health officials in several states have identified a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to various clinical, commercial, and teaching microbiology laboratories.

Twenty-four people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were reported from 16 states.

Six ill people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

This strain of Salmonella Typhimurium has previously been associated with infections linked to microbiology laboratory exposure in 2011 and 2014.

Laboratory-associated salmonellosis continues to be a public health problem. This outbreak is a reminder that bacteria used in microbiology laboratories can sicken people who work in labs. Others who live in their households can also get sick, even if the household members never visited the laboratory.

Guidance documents for work with Salmonella and other similar human pathogens can be found on the Key Resources page.

FIOS1 reports that on June 10, 2017 was the day Jay and Jennifer Gorinson had been dreaming of: a wedding that seemed as perfect as can be. But in the days following, the newlyweds faced a nightmare.

“We were notified on the first day of our honeymoon of a potential infection of hepatitis A,” said Jay Gorinson, the groom.

The couple’s nearly 200 guests are at risk for Hepatitis A. The Health Department confirmed that a bartender at their wedding venue, Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt Manor, was infected.

“It’s embarrassing. The first notification that I had to put out about our marriage was warning our guests, family members and loved ones about a potential virus infection,” continued Gorinson.

The viral liver disease is transmitted by ingesting contaminated food, water, or in case, possibly through an infectious person. Gorinson detailed just how many people were at risk of contamination:

“All attendees essentially that may have been inside the mansion, including my 1 and 3-year-old nephew and niece, who just got vaccinated today as well and incurred about $700 worth of charges that I contacted Monteverde about today and they said it was an unfortunate circumstance and they had no further comment after that.”

The newlyweds spent Tuesday at the Health Department getting vaccinated like most of their attendees nationwide have had to do. They say they reached out to the venue for about a week and it wasn’t until today that they heard from them for the first time.

“Why didn’t Monteverde contact us? It’s just sad, embarrassing, and most of all frustrating that we’re not getting any type of communication really,” added Gorinson.

Since then, the county officials have worked to locate Montverde guests, notify them and offer a vaccination option, according to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino:

“There are now more than 200 people or so that we are trying to contact in 10 states, the District of Columbia, NYC – so it’s a monumental effort by the Health Department to reach everybody just so they are safe.”

A sick employee at a restaurant and event space in Cortlandt Manor has Westchester County’s Health Department offering free testing to people who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

The health department has treated about 130 people at three clinics. About 350 people are estimated to have dined at Monteverde at Oldstone between May 24 and June 10. The patrons include a wedding party with guests from 11 states including neighboring New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The county health department is being assisted in reaching wedding guests by health departments in those states and New York City. A number of people connected with the wedding have already received treatment.

Preventative treatment is only effective if given within 14 days of the exposure. Failure to be vaccinated does not necessarily result in infection, health officials said. Anyone who develops symptoms should contact their doctor of the health department immediately.

A fourth free clinic will be held on Tuesday in White Plains from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county health department, 134 Court Street.

Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease transmitted by ingesting contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Hepatitis A is generally a mild illness that affects the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, poor appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dark urine and yellowing of the skin and eyes, and can develop from two weeks to two months after exposure.

Hepatitis A:  Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Hepatitis A outbreaks. The Hepatitis A lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Hepatitis A and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Hepatitis A lawyers have litigated Hepatitis A cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of sources, such as green onions, lettuce and restaurant food.  The law firm has brought Hepatitis A lawsuits against such companies as Costco, Subway, McDonald’s, Red Robin, Chipotle, Quiznos and Carl’s Jr.  We proudly represented the family of Donald Rockwell, who died after consuming hepatitis A tainted food and Richard Miller, wo required a liver transplant after eating food at a Chi-Chi’s restaurant.

If you or a family member became ill with a Hepatitis A infection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.

The cases of Salmonella in Cole County have increased to 25 since last week.

In an official press release, the Cole County Health Department explained that “CCHD has alerted City of Jefferson Environmental Public Health staff, who has jurisdiction over food establishments in Jefferson City, about food establishments that sick individuals have eaten at.”

Salmonella is the second most common intestinal infection in the United States. More than 7,000 cases of Salmonella were confirmed in 2009; however the majority of cases go unreported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 1 million people in the U.S. contract Salmonella each year, and that an average of 20,000 hospitalizations and almost 400 deaths occur from Salmonella poisoning, according to a 2011 report.

Salmonella infection usually occurs when a person eats food contaminated with the feces of animals or humans carrying the bacteria.  Salmonella outbreaks are commonly associated with eggs, meat and poultry, but these bacteria can also contaminate other foods such as fruits and vegetables. Foods that are most likely to contain Salmonella include raw or undercooked eggs, raw milk, contaminated water, and raw or undercooked meats.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

027-2017-labelH & B Packing Co., Inc., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 73,742 pounds of boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The boneless beef items were produced on March 6, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 60-lb. box containing boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17.
  • Multiple combo bins containing 73,682-lbs of boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M13054” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food manufacturers within the state of Texas.

The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified by the State of Texas’ Meat Safety Assurance Unit about a positive non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli sample.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

Many clinical laboratories do not test for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), such as STEC O103 because it is harder to identify than STEC O157. People can become ill from STECs 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after consuming the organism. Most people infected with STEC O103 develop diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended.

Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is uncommon with STEC O103 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in customers’ freezers.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to use them.

VULTO-Creamery-Raw-Milk-Cheese-Listeria-RecallVulto Creamery, Walton, New York, is out of an abundance of caution expanded the recall to include all lots for four additional cheeses which include, by name the following: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber. In summary, Vulto Creamery has recalled the following eight cheese items: Heinennellie, Miranda, Willowemoc, Ouleout, Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenesListeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago Illinois, Portland Oregon and Washington, D.C.

Testing results from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets identified Ouleout product contamination. The particular strain of Listeria monocytogenes found in the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets was found to be similar to the strain isolated from a cluster outbreak of Listeriosis responsible for 6 illnesses and 2 confirmed deaths.

Consumers that have any of these cheeses from Vulto Creamery should return the cheese to the purchase location for a refund. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers with any Vulto Creamery cheeses on hand should immediately remove these products from common storage coolers and quarantine these cheeses in a secured area of a cooler. Any wholesaler or distributor that has any of the eight Vulto Creamery cheeses should contact Vulto Creamery to receive instructions on what to do with the cheese. No recalled cheese should be destroyed until Vulto Creamery has been notified and agrees.

The production and distribution of all cheese products have been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Link to Original Recall.