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

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

Trader Joe’s has issued a recall for its Kohlrabi Salad Blend Thursday, October 18th, because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

According to traderjoes.com, the recalled products have date codes, “Best Before: October 14th, October 15th and October 16th.” They were sold in stores nationwide.

Courtesy: Trader Joe’s website

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Listeria:  Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Listeria outbreaks. The Listeria lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Listeria 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 Listeria lawyers have litigated Listeria cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, cheese, celery and milk.

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

New York State officials are investigating a a possible listeria contamination in cheese that’s made near Cooperstown — but was sold in Ithaca.

According to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, the cheese in question is, “Toma Celena – Raw Milk Alpine Table Cheese”.

The affected cheese displays a plant-number of 36-8524, with a code of 51017.

The cheese is made by the Cooperstown Cheese Company. The product was sold in several locations including Ithaca.

Ham salad sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches and seafood stuffing sold this October at three New York chains are possibly contaminated with Listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.

All three products have been recalled from the shelves of northeastern Hannaford, Target, and American Food and Vending stores. Turkey Hill minimarts, located in Pennsylvania, are also included.

The sandwiches and stuffing were prepared by Greencore. The international convenience food corporation issued a voluntary recall on Sept. 29, after several FDA tests found Listeria monocytogenes in the company’s finished products.

Stores were told to remove and destroy the affected products.

:  Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Listeria outbreaks. The Listeria lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Listeria 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 Listeria lawyers have litigated Listeria cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, cheese, celery and milk.

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

Greencore, USA, LLC is voluntarily recalling egg salad sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, and seafood stuffing as listed below. The products are being recalled because Listeria monocytogenes was found in environmental sampling conducted by FDA.

No finished products have been found to have Listeria present and no confirmed illnesses have been reported.

Listeria monocytogenes 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.

Greencore is recalling lots distributed between September 24 and 27, 2017. Sandwiches were only distributed to American Food and Vending, Hannaford Brothers, Target, and Turkey Hill in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. The “Use By Date” of sandwiches is listed on the back panel of the sandwich. In addition to fresh ready to eat sandwiches, Hannaford Brothers Seafood Stuffing is being recalled with Lot Codes between 10/2/2017 and 10/19/2017.

The Products that are affected by this recall are:

Customer Product Size UPC Code “Use by date”
Hannaford Egg Salad Club Roll 5.1 oz 4126816587 9/28 – 10/2
Ham Salad Club Roll 5.1 oz 4126816589 9/28 -10/2
Seafood Stuffing 10 oz 4126820509 10/2 – 10/19
Walgreens Egg salad on White Bread 6.1 oz 4902272043 9/29 – 10/1
Turkey Hill Fresh Selects Egg salad on Homestyle Bread 4.7 oz 7350875001 9/29 – 10/1
Ham salad on Homestyle Bread 4.9 oz 7350875003 9/29 – 10/1
Target Egg salad on White Bread 5.9 7350875792 9/29 – 10/1
American Food and Vending Enza Choice Egg Salad on White Bread 4.7 7350875735 10/1
American Food and Vending Enza Choice Ham Salad on White Bread 4.7 7350875815 10/1

King Soopers said today it has recalled its chicken salad sandwiches that are sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The product may 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.

No confirmed reports of illness or injury have been reported to date.  Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

The chicken salad sandwich is the prepackaged 6.8 oz item sold in the deli department at King Soopers.  King Soopers has removed this item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product UPC Code Size
DELI CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH (Prepackaged) 663209-02050 Sell By dates:
09/20/17
-THRU-
09/28/2017
6.8oz

King Soopers was notified on September 21st  by the manufacturer, Journey Cuisine, that the recalled product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The company has ceased production and distribution of the product pending an investigation.

As the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) continues to investigate two cases of listeria, all Rhode Islanders, and particularly pregnant women, are urged to not eat queso fresco made with unpasteurized milk (also known as raw milk).

Queso fresco is a type of soft cheese. Queso fresco, queso blanco, panela, and asadero-style cheeses are only considered safe when they are marked with a professional label stating that they are “pasteurized” or “made from pasteurized milk.”

Homemade queso fresco is sometimes made with unpasteurized (or raw) milk. Unpasteurized milk can cause serious illness. The pasteurization process destroys bacteria that can make people sick.

Pregnant women are significantly more likely than other people to get listeria. Among pregnant women, the highest rates of listeria are seen among Hispanic women. A pregnant woman with listeria can pass the infection to her unborn baby. It can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and impairments of newborns.

Listeria can develop within a few days or even weeks after eating contaminated food. Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, headaches, a stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions can occur. Pregnant women may experience mild flu-like symptoms or may not feel sick at all, yet the infection can still severely affect their unborn babies.

Anyone who has consumed queso fresco with unpasteurized milk and who experiences any of these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider right away.

Salmonella:  Shore Lunch brand fish breading and batter mix is under nationwide recall in Canada because of possible Salmonella contamination.

No illnesses in Canada had been reported.

Two flavors of Shore Lunch brand breading and batter mix are included in the recall. Consumers and retailers should look for the following label information to determine if they have recalled product in their possession:

  • Shore Lunch “Fish Breading/Batter Mix – Cajun Style” in 255 gram packages with a product code of 1064828, a date code of 1/18/2018 and a UPC number of 0 24739 19363 5; and
  • Shore Lunch “Fish Breading/Batter Mix – Original Recipe” in 255 gram packages with a product code of 1064839, a date code of 1/17/2018 and a UPC number of 0 24739 19362 8.

Anyone who has eaten or handled any of the recalled mixes recently and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Symptoms can include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Listeria:  The Danish public were placed on alert over the weekend after one person died and at least three others were taken ill after eating smoked salmon, thought to be affected with Listeria.

Stores and suppliers throughout Denmark are now recalling stocks to try to contain the outbreak. The Danish Authority said the salmon came from a single factory in Poland which has been supplying the country for some time.

Tests have shown that only two or three packets of smoked salmon were infected.

All the casualties are thought to be elderly, the age group most vulnerable to this type of food poisoning.

It can take up to three weeks from a person eating listeria infected food to symptoms of the illness starting to show up.

Listeria is a food borne infection usually found in chilled or cold stored products with a long shelf life that are eaten without additional heat treatment. Listeria can also spread to other foods stored in a refrigerator.

Listeria concerns prompted Southeastern Grocers LLC to recall freshcut produce products from BI-LO, Harveys, Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Más grocery stores.

However, no recall information had been posted by the Food and Drug Administration, Southeastern Grocers or any of the retailers as of 11 p.m. EDT Sunday.

The recalled products are packaged under the Southeastern Grocers SEG brand. Media reports Sunday did not include details about how the possible Listeria contamination was discovered. Officials with Southeastern Grocers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The specific products reportedly under recall are:

SEG “Tri Pepper Dice” in 6-ounce packages with a UPC number of 3825911565;

SEG “Stir Fry Vegetable” in 10-ounce packages with a UPC number of 3825911781;

SEG “Fajita Blend” in 12-ounce packages with a UPC number of 3825911785; and

SEG “Vegetable Kabob” in 23-ounce packages with a UPC number of 3825911592.

The packages reportedly have “sell by” dates between Aug. 12 and Aug. 20.

Customers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Southeastern Grocers customer call center at 866-946-6349, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure. It can take up to 70 days after exposure to the bacteria for symptoms to develop.

Symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. In some cases 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. Listeria bacteria can also cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in young children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems, including cancer patients.

Based in Jacksonville, FL, Southeastern grocers LLC has more than 700 grocery stores under its four banners of BI-LO, Harveys, Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Más, according to the company’s website. The stores are throughout the seven southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Case Count: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), New York (5) and Vermont (1)

CDC collaborated with public health and regulatory officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis). Listeria causes a serious, life-threatening illness.

Listeria specimens from ill people were collected from September 1, 2016 to March 13, 2017. Ill people ranged in age from less than one year to 89 years, with a median age of 52 years. Five of eight ill people were female. All eight (100%) ill people were hospitalized, including two people from Connecticut and Vermont who died. One of the illnesses was reported in a newborn.

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicated that soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, was the likely source of this outbreak.

State and local health departments interviewed ill people or their family members about the foods they ate or other exposures in the month before their illness started. Based on those interviews, eight (100%) of eight people ate a soft cheese. The ill resident of Florida reported traveling to New York state and eating soft cheese there before becoming ill. Available information indicated that cheese made by Vulto Creamery was for sale at stores where at least seven of the ill people bought cheese before getting sick.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health collected leftover cheeses from the home of the deceased person in Connecticut. The outbreak strain of Listeria was identified in a leftover cheese that the family identified as Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery.

The New York Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services collected three intact wheels of Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery. The outbreak strain of Listeria was identified in samples taken from the three wheels of cheese. On March 7, 2017, Vulto Creamery recalled all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. On March 10, the company expanded the recall to include four other cheeses: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, and Walton Umber. The raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most sold in stores in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states; California; Chicago; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.

Vulto Creamery’s FDA 483 Inspection Report

OBSERVATION 1

Failure to manufacture and store foods under conditions and controls necessary to minimize the potential for growth of microorganisms and contamination.

Specifically:

  • A finished product sample of your firm’s Ouleout soft raw milk cheese product bearing lot #617 was analyzed by an FDA laboratory and found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a foodbome pathogen.
  • A finished product sample of your firm’s Ouleout soft raw milk cheese product bearing lot #623, collected by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets in your facility on 2/28/2017 during the FDA inspection, was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a foodbome pathogen.

OBSERVATION 2

Failure to perform microbial testing where necessary to identify sanitation failures and possible food contamination.

Specifically, a review of your environmental sampling test records noted the following:

  • You have conducted environmental sampling during 20 months from 7/28/2014 through 2/19/2017. Your records show 54 out of 198 results positive for Listeria spp. taken from various locations throughout your manufacturing facility, which include, but are not limited to: floor drains in the manufacturing room, wash room and cheese aging room; outside of brine tanks in the walk-in cooler; door handles to the cheese aging room, walk-in cooler and entry door; various areas of the floor in the cheese aging room; bottom of a squeegee in the cheese aging room; employee aprons; and wooden cheese rack dollies in the cheese aging room.  The most recent positive finding being a swab taken from the floor in the manufacturing room on 2/19/2017. You have not conducted an investigation to provide identification of the Listeria spp. to Genus and species and you have also failed to identify its source or point of entry/harborage in your facility.
  • A total of 10 of the 54 positive results were found on food contact surfaces between 10/30/2014 and 4/28/2015. You did not conduct microbial testing of finished products to confi1m that your finished products were not contaminated with the organism found by your environmental testing program. According to your sample records, the food contact surface locations were as follows:

o Wooden cheese aging board in cheese aging room; positive result from 10/30/2014.

o The cheese brush used to brush Ouleout and Miranda soft cheeses and two wooden

cheese aging boards in cheese aging room; positive results from 12/3/2014.

o The cheese brush used to brush Ouleout and Miranda soft cheeses and two wooden cheese aging boards in cheese aging room; positive results from 116/2015.

o Two cheese brushes used to brush the Andes and the Walton Umber hard cheeses;

positive results from 2/3/2015.

o Two cheese brushes used to brush the Andes and the Walton Umber hard cheeses;

positive results from 3/22/2015.

o A cheese brush (not specified to product); positive result from 4/28/2015.

  • You did not continue sampling food contact surfaces after 4/28/2015 to determine if Listeria spp. was still present on these surfaces representing a continued contamination risk to your cheese products.
  • Upon finding a Listeria spp. positive result on a surface, you re-cleaned and re-sanitized the area, but did not re-swab that location until a month or more later, after additional lots of cheese had been produced, to determine if your cleaning and sanitizing was effective and to dete1mine if the Listeria spp. was still present.

OBSERVATION 3

The procedure used for cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and utensils has not been shown to provide adequate cleaning and sanitizing treatment.

Specifically, review of your environmental sampling results across 20 months from 7/28/2014 through 2/19/2017 showed positive results for Listeria species on several food contact and non-food contact surfaces in your facility.  Per your documented corrective actions, upon getting a positive result you re- cleaned and re-sanitized the affected areas using your routine cleaning and sanitizing operations. However, when you re-sampled these locations a month or more later and tests showed repeated positive results, you did not investigate the use of a more effective method of cleaning and sanitizing.

OBSERVATION 4

Failure to store cleaned and sanitized portable equipment in a location and manner which protects food- contact surfaces from contamination.

Specifically, you were storing wood boards that have been cleaned and sanitized in your facility attic, where exposed insulation and other debris were observed.   Your ready-to-eat Hamden, Blais Blue, Andes and Walton Umber cheese products sit directly on these boards during the aging process.

Additionally, you stated that the attic gets ve1y hot during the summer months, and that it can take approximately _________ for the wood boards to completely dry.

OBSERVATION 5

Failure to take necessary precautions to protect against contamination of food and food contact surfaces with Microorganisms and foreign substances.

Specifically, on 3/1/2017 the following was observed during the manufacturing of your Walton Umber hard cheese product:

  • You and your employee were observed placing your bare hands and arms, up to your elbows, directly into the cheese making vat in order to manually break up recently formed cheese curds. Although you washed your hands, neither of you washed your lower or upper arms. Additionally, your employee was observed to have multiple cuts and abrasions on his rums, which came in direct contact with cheese curds and whey.
  • A stainless-steel ladle, used to scoop milk for pH analysis, had buildup of a mold-like substance on its inner surface. You stated you use this same ladle in the same manner during the manufacturing of all cheese products.

OBSERVATION 6

The design and materials of equipment does not allow proper cleaning and maintenance.

Specifically, a large majority of the wooden boards used for aging in the cheese aging room are of a design that does not allow them to be appropriately cleaned and sanitized.  The boards, which you stated were made from __________ have uneven surfaces, were rough cut, and have knots, frays, and splinters, which allows for the collection of moisture and debris, representing a potential harborage area for filth and microorganisms. These wooden boards come in direct contact with your aging Hamden, Blais Blue, Walton Umber and Andes ready-to-eat cheese products.

OBSERVATION 7

The plant is not constructed in such a manner as to prevent drip and condensate from contaminating food and food-contact surfaces.

Specifically, on 3/1/2017, condensation was noted dripping from the horizontal stainless steel bar on the cheese press directly onto the food contact surface of the draining table below.  This table is used to allow molded cheese products to drain off whey.  Additionally, rust-like particles were noted in the condensation puddle on the table.

OBSERVATION 8

Employees did not sanitize hands thoroughly in an adequate hand-washing facility after each absence from the work station and at any time their hands may have become soiled or contaminated.

Specifically, during the inspection on 3/1/2017, it was observed that you and your employee did not sanitize your hands or arms prior to using them to stir and break up the in-process Walton Umber cheese curds.

OBSERVATION 9

Failure to maintain physical facilities in repair sufficient to prevent food from becoming adulterated. Specifically, the following was observed throughout the inspection:

  • Heavy buildup of apparent rust-like substance on the white painted ve1tical supp01t bars that hold the cheese presses in place. These bars are located directly over the draining table closest to the window in the manufacturing room; flakes of this rust-like substance were observed on the top surface of the drain table where molds of cheese are set to drain.
  • Heavy buildup of apparent rust-like substance on painted white metal storage shelf in wash room. This shelf is used to store cheese molds and other equipment and utensils.
  • A heavy buildup of apparent black and green rust-like substance was noted on the cement walls in the manufacturing room and wash room. Several cleaning brushes, storage racks and cheese molds were noted to come in direct contact with these walls.  Additionally, these walls were moist from condensation.
  • Heavy buildup of rust-like and black rust-like substance on stainless steel storage shelf in walk-in cooler. This shelf was being used to hold boxes of wrapped finished cheese products.
  • A large piece of ceiling tile was missing in the cheese aging room. Uncovered, ready-to-eat cheese was being stored directly below this area.
  • The exhaust fan on the ceiling in the manufacturing room has a buildup of dirt-like and rust-like substances. This fan is directly above a stainless-steel draining table where molded cheeses are placed to drain whey.

OBSERVTION 10

Failure to operate fans and other air-blowing equipment in a manner that minimizes the potential for contaminating food and food-contact surfaces.

Specifically, during the inspection, the following was observed:

  • On 3/2/2017, a fan in the attic that was in operation to my cleaned and sanitized wood boards regularly used for cheese aging was noted to have dirt and dust debris buildup on the spinning arms and face of the fan. These wood boards come in direct contact with Hamden, Blais Blue, Walton Umber and Andes ready-to-eat cheese products during the aging process in the cheese aging room.
  • On 2/28/2017, a fan in the manufacturing room was noted to have a ve1y heavy buildup of unknown debris on the spinning arms and face of the fan. You stated your firm uses this fan to help by the floor in the manufacturing room after cleaning.

OBSERVATION 11

Lack of an automatic temperature alarm system for each freezer and cold storage compartment used to store food capable of supporting the growth of microorganisms

Specifically, your firms cheese aging room and walk-in cooler lack an automatic temperature alarm system that would provide indication that a significant temperature change occurred. Your finished cheese products are stored in the cheese aging room.

Additionally, you stated that you do not calibrate and never have calibrated the thermometers located in the cheese aging room and walk-in cooler.

Failure to maintain buildings, fixtures, or other physical facilities in a sanitary condition. Specifically, throughout the inspection the following was observed:

  • The concrete floors in the manufacturing room and cheese aging room were noted to be cracked and pitted; an accumulation of moisture was noted to be stuck in the cracks and pits of the floor.
  • A buildup of apparent black rust-like substance was noted on the window sill in the wash room.
  • There is an uneven layer of concrete mortar around the _________ in the manufacturing room. There are also cracks where the mortar meets the       .
  • The door to the manufacturing room does not have a door handle, but instead has plastic packing tape covering part of the hole.
  • The walk-in cooler door does not have a door handle, but instead has a duty cloth rag plugging up the hole.
  • A heavy buildup of rust-like debris was noted on the lower part of the manufacturing room door.
  • There was buildup of a black rust-like substance on the wall between the walk-in cooler and cheese aging room.
  • A hole was noted at the bottom of the wall near· the foot bath in the packaging room.
  • A black rust-like substance was observed on the ceiling in the packaging room, near· the wash room entrance.

OBSERVATION 13

Effective measures are not being taken to exclude pests from the processing areas and protect against the contamination of food on the premises by pests.

Specifically, during the inspection on 2/28/2017, a long piece of sticky fly tape, heavily populated with dead insects, observed hanging directly over exposed, uncovered ready-to-eat cheese products in your cheese aging room was pointed out to you.  This fly tape was observed hanging in the cheese aging room in the same condition on 3/1/2017 and 3/7/2017.

OBSERVATION 14

Plumbing constitutes a source of contamination to equipment and utensils. Specifically, during the inspection the following was observed:

  • A hose with a nozzle on the end was directly connected to the potable water supply in the manufacturing room without a proper backflow prevention device installed. This hose is used during cleaning operations.
  • A hose with a nozzle on the end was directly connected to the potable water supply in the wash room without a proper backflow prevention device installed. This hose is used during cleaning operations.
  • The drain pipe from the 3-basin sink in the manufacturing room is approximately 2.5 inches wide. The air gap between the drain pipe and the waste funnel is only 1.5 inches, which does not provide an adequate air gap between your sink drain and waste pipe.
  • The wash room 3-basin sink does not have an air gap installed between the sink drain pipe and the waste pipe.

OBSERVATION 15

You did not submit a reportable food rep01t to FDA within 24 hours after you determined that a food was a reportable food.

Specifically, you were notified via telephone on 3/3/2017 that your firm’s Ouleout soft raw milk cheese product bearing lot #617 was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a foodbome pathogen, and that you would need to file a reportable food reported to the FDA within 24 hours.  At this present time, you still have not filed a reportable food report with the FDA.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Listeria outbreaks. The Listeria lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Listeria 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 Listeria lawyers have litigated Listeria cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, cheese, celery and milk.

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Vulto Creamery Cheese Listeria Lawsuit