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Chicken Recalled over E. coli Risk in Flour

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 4.25.48 PMSimmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Van Buren, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken tenderloin items were produced on Jan. 25, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 31473, packaging date code of 6025, and a Use-By date of 01/25/17.
  • 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 62331 and a packaging date of 6025.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed to Arkansas for institutional use.

The problem was discovered on July 7, 2016, when Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. received notice from a supplier that flour sold to the establishment was recalled by General Mills. The firm used the recalled flour to bread the chicken fritters affected by this recall action. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to consumption of these Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. products.

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix over E. coli concern

387729Continental Mills has issued a recall affecting only retail Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, which involves product manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016.  The company was notified by our supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

Product was distributed nationwide where consumers purchased product through retail stores.

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix 28 oz. carton with a best by date code between 3/30/2018 and 6/16/2018, and a UPC code 041449001289.

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake a 3.5 lb. bag, with a best by date code between of 4/27/2018 to 4/28/2018, with a UPC code 041449001487.

FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

Most strains of E. coli are harmless, however, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. The very young, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.  Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli 0121 should contact state and local public health authorities.

Flour E. coli recall impacts meat and poultry products

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 7.39.21 PMKabob’s Acquisition, Inc., a Lake City, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 44,850 pounds of raw intact and heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The not ready-to-eat meat and poultry hors d’oeuvres items were produced on various dates between Dec. 8, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels(PDF only)]

  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Chicken Breast Strip Fritter with Pecan Coating” with case code 2005 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Chicken Gyoza Potstickers” with case code 3625 and packaging date code PM16A13.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Chicken Wonton” with case code 370 and packaging date code PM15M23.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Cuban Style Frank in a Blanket” with case code 179037 and packaging date code PM15M22.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef and Vegetables Topped with Mashed Potatoes” with case code 7055 and packaging date code PM15M16.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Mini Chicken Breast Meat and Ham Fritter with Cheese” with case code 713 and packaging date code PM15M18 or PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef Pastelitos” with case code 7159 and packaging date code PM16A12 or PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef, Cheese and Vegetables in Pastry” with case code 715 and packaging date code PM15M17 or PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Latin Inspired Chicken and Cheese in Pastry” with case code 7172 and packaging date code PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Latin-Style Chicken & Cheese Turnover” with case code 717 and packaging date code PM15M12, PM15M17, PM15M23, PM16A13, PM15M09, PM15M21or PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Duxelle, and Sherry in Puff Pastry” with case code 725 and packaging date code PM15M15 or PM15M16.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Duxelle, and Sherry in Puff Pastry” with case code 725 and packaging date code PM15M08 or PM15M09.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Petite Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Duxelle, and Sherry in Puff Pastry” with case code 7261 and packaging date code PM15M15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Chicken Quesadilla” with case code 765 and packaging date code PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Southwest Style Burrito” with case code 784 and packaging date code PM15M09.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Chicken Marsala Mushroom Tart” with case code 7273 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Petite Uncooked White Chicken Meat & Mushroom Duxelle In Puff Pastry” with case code 7279 and packaging date code PM16A13.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Uncooked White Chicken Meat and Mushroom Duxelle In Puff Pastry” with case code 727 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Eggs, Cheese and Bacon Crescent” with case code 7893 and packaging date code PM15M17.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Mini Tart with Pizza Sauce, Cheese and Sausage” with case code 7951 and packaging date code PM15M09.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Coconut Chicken” with case code 805 and packaging date code PM16A14.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Uncooked Sesame Chicken” with case code 810 and packaging date code PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Pad Thai Style Springroll” with case code 8630 and packaging date code PM15M10 or PM15M11.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Buffalo Style White Chicken Springroll” with case code 8639 and packaging date code PM15M10, PM15M16, PM15M18 or PM15M22.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Cashew Chicken Springroll” with case code 863 and packaging date code PM15M22.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Pepperoni, Cheese and Vegetables In Dough” with case code 885 and packaging date code PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 100 pieces of “Chorizo, Cheese and Beans Wrapped In Dough” with case code 886 and packaging date code PM15M11 or PM16A15.
  • Boxed plastic tray packages containing 200 pieces of “Philly Brand Cheese Steak Springroll” with case code 7280 and packaging date code PM15M09.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 6640” or “P-6640” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to hotel, restaurant, and institutional locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when a supplier notified Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc. that flour sold to the establishment was recalled by General Mills due to possible association with a multi-state Escherichia coli O121 illness outbreak. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc. products.

More General Mills Flour Recalled Over E. coli Linked To More Illnesses

recalled-General-Mills-flour-406x250-300x185General Mills of Minneapolis, MN, continues to collaborate with health officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121, and is expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in the fall that may still be in consumers’ pantries. The recall is being expanded due to a newly-reported illness that appears to have stemmed from the consumption of raw dough or batter linked to flour produced last fall.

Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli O121 is also urged to contact state and local public health authorities.

The recall affects the following retail flour products. It includes 8 SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of Gold Medal Flour, 1 SKU of Signature Kitchens Flour and 1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra flour.

If you have any of the products listed below, they should be thrown away.

The specific products in the recall include:

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
Package UPC 000-16000-18980
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 23FEB2017KC, 24FEB2017KC
2 lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour 
Package UPC 000-16000-10710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC
2lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC
10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10410
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 16MAY2017KC through 20MAY2017KC, 05JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC
5lb Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 10AUG2016KC, 11AUG2016KC
4.25lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-12670
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC
10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack
Package UPC 000-16000-10650
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC
2lb Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
Package UPC 000-21130-53000
Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 27 2017

Chicken Recalled over Listeria Worries

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 2.32.50 PMWinter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., a New Oxford, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 42 pounds of Lemongrass Basil Chicken entrées that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat, Lifestyle Foods Inc. brand of Lemongrass Basil Chicken product was produced on June 13 and June 14, 2016. The following product is subject to recall:

8.0-oz. (227g) individually wrapped entrée packages labeled “Lifestyle Foods Lemongrass Basil Chicken Entrée – Brown Rice in a Thai Style Sauce with Grilled Chicken and Green Beans.” The product has “Enjoy By” dates of June 28, 2016 and June 29, 2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-9815” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

The problem was discovered when Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. notified FSIS that a component of the product had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Customer Complaints of Illness prompt Boathouse Farms Recall

Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a selection of protein drinks due to possible spoilage that may cause the beverages to appear lumpy, taste unpleasant and have an off odor.

These products should not be consumed. The issue was identified after the company received consumer complaints, including reports of illness. The cause of this issue is currently under investigation.

The recall includes Protein PLUS shakes with ‘best by’ dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION UPC CODE
Protein PLUS Chocolate 325ml/11 oz 0-71464-01868-9
Protein PLUS Chocolate 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-30650-2
Protein PLUS Chocolate 946ml/32oz 0-71464-30651-9
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 325ml / 11 oz 0-71464-01867-2
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 15.2 oz 0-71464-01639-5
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 32 oz 0-71464-01640-1
Protein PLUS Coffee 325ml / 11 oz 0-71464-01869-6
Protein PLUS Coffee 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01627-2
Protein PLUS Coffee 946ml/32oz 0-71464-01628-9
Protein PLUS Coconut 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01892-4
Protein PLUS Strawberry 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01890-0
Protein PLUS Strawberry 946ml/32oz 0-71464-01891-7
Protein PLUS Banana Honey Almond Butter 325ml/11 oz 0-71464-01918-1
Protein PLUS Banana Honey Almond Butter 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01893-1
The recall also affects the following Mocha Cappuccino products.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DATE CODE UPC CODE
Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein 450ml/15.2oz Best by: 9/2/16 0-71464-30051-7
Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein 946ml/32oz Best by: 8/2/16 and 8/3/16 0-71464-30050-0

The best by dates are printed on the cap and label at the neck of the bottle and the UPC appears on the bar code.

The recall affects 3.8 million bottles that have been distributed nationally in the United States.

Peas Recalled Due to Listeria

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas because they may contain Listeria monocytogenesListeria 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 frozen products are being recalled as a precaution with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after the contract packer of the products, National Frozen Foods, notified the Company of the issue. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled products were distributed nationally and online. All affected distributors and retail customers are being notified and the recalled products are being removed from store shelves.

The recalled items can be identified by a “Best by” code printed on the back of the bag. Only the following codes are affected by this recall:

C&W Early Harvest Petite
UPC 0-70332-00159-4
16 oz. bag
Peas C&W Petite Peas
UPC 0-70332-00158-7
16 oz. bag
Mar-07-18 Mar-23-18
Mar-17-18 Mar-28-18
Mar-28-18 Mar-29-18
Mar-29-18

Dutch Treat Foods, Inc., of Zeeland, MI, is voluntarily recalling 3087 pounds of Sweet Pea Pasta Salad due to one ingredient in the product being recalled by one of its suppliers. The product is being recalled due to the potential of being 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 in pregnant women. There have been no reported illnesses to date associated with this product.

This recall is due to J.R. Simplot Co. (Simplot), of Boise, ID, recalling select products having the potential of being contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential contamination did not originate at the Dutch Treat Foods facility.

The recalled Sweet Pea Pasta Salad was sold bulk in 10 pound cases (2 five pound bags) to two distributors in Michigan, Lipari Foods and Sysco Grand Rapids, under the Dutch Treat Foods label. It was also sold in retail stores in Michigan and directly from the Dutch Treat Foods facility in bulk 10 pound cases, 2 pound containers, and 14 ounce containers under the Dutch Treat Foods label.

The recalled product has “USE BY” dates of 06/09/16 through 07/01/16.

The distributor and retail stores have been contacted and instructed to remove any product from their shelves and to dispose of any remaining product in their inventory.

Botulism Risk in AI Rasheed Sardine

Greenland Trading Corporation of Paterson, New Jersey is recalling AI Rasheed Sardine, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium  botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned  not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulism, a potentially  fatal form of food poisoning,  can  cause  the following  symptoms:  general  weakness,  dizziness,  double­ vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing,  weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems  should seek immediate  medical attention.

AI Rasheed  Sardine was shipped  to retail stores in California,  Florida,  Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

AI Rasheed Sardine is in a vacuum  package with expiration date 3/2017. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The  potential  for  contamination was  noted  after  New  York  State – Department   of Agriculture sampling and analysis.

Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

ucm508046Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 6 oz clear plastic tubs. The recalled products have “best by” dates of 8/21/16 through 11/6/16, and a UPC code of 99948200132. The product was distributed only to Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts products tested positive for Salmonella.

School Lunch Recalled over listeria

Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service (IFS), is voluntarily recalling certain ready-to-eat sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recall is being conducted in response to routine FDA environmental sampling w h i c h  found Listeria monocytogenes on multiple food contact surfaces where the products were produced on several different occasions. The company is working closely with FDA and independent food safety experts to continue to investigate the root cause and take appropriate corrective measures.

The products were distributed nationwide directly to a number of school districts and to foodservice distributors that serve school districts. Foods produced in the plant are unlikely to still be in commerce and due to school summer breaks, any foods remaining in frozen storage can swiftly be returned to the company. No retail products are affected by this recall.

Those school foodservice distributors were located in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI.   On the IFS website , customers will find a list of recalled products and the company will post a list of school districts that received the products being recalled. The list will be updated daily as further information becomes available.