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Listeria Test Causes Green Bean Recall

green-beans-1General Mills recalled a “limited quantity” of Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after a package of the product tested positive for listeria.

No illnesses have been reported, General Mills said. Listeria is a bacteria that causes listeriosis, a serious infection with symptoms including fever and gastrointestinal problems.

General Mills, based in suburban Minneapolis, said the voluntary recall involves 10-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with either of two “better if used by dates” stamped on the package: “10APR2016” and “11APR2016.” The recalled products were distributed nationwide.

The company didn’t specify the quantity of the recall in pounds. Cascadian Farm is a major brand in the organic food market.

General Mills said the recall “is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.” The recalled product was produced and packaged over two days in March 2014.

Macadamia Nuts Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Jansal-Valley-macadamia-nuts-199x300Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA, is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 

The product is packaged in a plastic bag labeled as Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts and is packaged in both a one-pound and eight-ounce size with Lot code 469566.

The Raw Macadamia Nuts were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

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

Random third-party testing found presence of Salmonella in the one-pound package of Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts.

Unlicensed Michigan Canner is Botulism Risk

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday warned consumers who may have purchased products with one of three labels – Brandy’s “Jam”boree-N-More, Brandy & Dutch Weigand and Pier III – to dispose of the products immediately.

No illnesses have been identified at this time. The products were sold at various farmers markets and festivals, including the St. Clair Shores, Dodge Park, Sterling Heights, Shelby Township and New Baltimore farmers markets.

The products were manufactured in an unlicensed facility not using required controls for safe production of processed foods, the MDARD said.

Known products include various pickled products, relishes, syrups and jams, but other products may have been produced under these labels. Acidified foods like pickled products pose a serious risk of botulism if pH and other critical factors are not carefully controlled during processing to prevent the growth of C. botulinum, the MDARD said in a statement.

Botulism can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty in breathing, weakness of muscles, abdominal distension and constipation.

The very young, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately.

“Deep Coriander Powder” Recalled After Salmonella Positive Test By FDA

DeepCoriander_250x406-194x300Chetak New York LLC of Edison, NJ, is recalling “Deep Coriander Powder” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled Lot# LE15152 “Deep Coriander Powder” jars were distributed nationwide in retail store from July 30, 2015, to August 13, 2015. The product comes in a 14.1-oz. clear plastic jar marked with the UPC number 011433134347 on the rear of the package. The lot number can be located on the bottom of the jar.

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

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing conducted by FDA.

Soybean and Mung Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals 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 following products are being recalled by the firm.

1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21111 10035″ produced on or after June 22, 2015.
1-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 20136″ produced on or after June 22, 2015.
2-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21112 58772″ produced on or after June 22, 2015.
2-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 25871″ produced on or after June 22, 2015.
10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” produced on or after June 22, 2015.
10-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” produced on or after June 22, 2015.

These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.

The contamination was discovered through surveillance and monitoring coordinated by the Virginia Rapid Response Team (RRT), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and testing by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

Cat Food Recalled Over Salmonella

Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, WA, is voluntarily recalling frozen raw Cat Food with the code Jul12015B due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some, or all, of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Northwest Farm Food Cooperative is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.

The potentially affected lots of frozen raw Cat Food were sold from our facility 1370 S. Anacortes Street Burlington, WA 98233.

The affected products are sold in 50 pound blocks and cases of six 10 pound chubs; packaged in a white plastic bag labeled Cat Food. The products affected by this recall have the production code Jul12015B and have no UPC code. The production code can be found on the outside of the case (box).

The recall was the result of a sampling done by the Food and Drug Administration which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Peanuts Prompt Salads Recall

Thousands of people visit the emergency room annually because of peanut allergies and somewhere around 150 to 200 people die in the U.S. each year.

Real Foods of Seattle, LLC of Kent, WA is recalling 29 cases of Harvest Slaw Kit and 13 cases of Broccoli Salad Kit because it may contain undeclared peanut ingredients. No other products are impacted by this recall. This recall is being conducted in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Harvest Slaw Kit and Broccoli Salad Kit subject to this recall may potentially be packaged with sunflower seeds mixed with peanut pieces. The peanuts are not declared in the ingredient statement. The Harvest Slaw Kit has a net weight 5.75 lbs. and the Broccoli salad kit has a net weight 11 lbs.

Products were only sold to consumers directly from deli counter orders between August 5, 2015 and August 7, 2015. There are no codes on these containers.

38 cases were shipped to deli departments in Haggen stores in the following cities in Oregon and Washington.

OREGON: Ashland, Eugene, Lake Oswego, Keizer, Milwaukie, Oregon City.

WASHINGTON: Aberdeen, Auburn, Bellingham, Bremerton, Burien, Edmonds, Federal Way, Ferndale, Gig Harbor, Lake Forest Park, Lakewood, Liberty Lake, Marysville, Milton, Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor, Puyallup, Renton, Shoreline and Tacoma.

One (1) case of Broccoli Salad Kit was shipped to Plaza Market in Camano Island, WA, two (2) cases of Broccoli Salad Kit were shipped to County Market stores in Woodinville, WA, and Kingston, WA and one (1) case of Harvest Slaw Kit was shipped to Archie’s IGA in Pullman, WA.

Kroger’s Salmonella Scary Spice Not So Nice

Scary-SpiceThe Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.

A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has recalled all four seasonings produced on the same equipment in the same facility.

Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen’s, and Scott’s.

Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

ucm456191Kroger is recalling the following items:

Kroger Ground Cinnamon, 1111070034, Sell by: May 19 18PS4, 18.3 oz
Kroger Garlic Powder, 1111070039, Sell by: May 18 17PS4, 24.7 oz
Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper, 1111070041, Sell by: May 18 18PS4, Sell by: May 19 18PS4, 17.1 oz
Kroger Bac’n Buds, 1111070025, Sell by: May 20 18PS4, 12.0 oz

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.

Sometimes Spice is not so Nice – with Salmonella

The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.

A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has recalled all four seasonings produced on the same equipment in the same facility.

Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen’s, and Scott’s.

Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

Product UPC Codes Size
Kroger Ground Cinnamon 1111070034 Sell by: May 19 18PS4 18.3 oz
Kroger Garlic Powder 1111070039 Sell by: May 18 17PS4 24.7 oz
Kroger Coarse Ground

Black Pepper

1111070041 Sell by: May 18 18PS4

Sell by: May 19 18PS4

17.1 oz
Kroger Bac’n Buds 1111070025 Sell by: May 20 18PS4 12.0 oz

4 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken Products Recalled After 10 Sickened

Recall-Graphic--GENERIC-01-16-09---18494940The CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees produced by Aspen Foods.

Three people infected with a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from Minnesota. Two of these ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The three illnesses in Minnesota occurred after people had eaten Antioch Farms brand cordon bleu stuffed chicken breast, which is produced by Aspen Foods.

On July 1, 2015, USDA-FSIS issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products.

On July 15, 2015, Aspen Foods issued a recall of approximately 1.9 million pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. Products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-1358” on the packaging. Products were shipped to retail stores and food service locations nationwide.

The CDC, several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees produced by Barber Foods.

Seven people infected with a strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from Minnesota (5), Oklahoma (1), and Wisconsin (1). Two of these ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

On July 1, 2015, USDA-FSIS issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken products.

Barber Foods issued an expanded recall of approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis on July 12, 2015. This recall expanded the initial Barber Foods recall of chicken Kiev on July 2, 2015. Products were sold under many different brand names, including Barber Foods, Meijer, and Sysco. Products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-276” on the packaging. Products were shipped to retail locations nationwide and Canada. A list of recalled products is available. Photos of recalled product labels are available.

On July 13, 2015, Omaha Steaks issued a recall of stuffed chicken breast entrees that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Products were manufactured by Barber Foods and sold under the Omaha Steaks label. Products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-4230A” on the packaging. A list of recalled products is available and includes chicken cordon bleu, chicken Kiev, and chicken with broccoli and cheese.

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.