Lean Culinary Services, LLC, a Hollywood, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 223 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE chicken salad items were produced on February 12, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels(PDF only)]

  • 14.9-oz. plastic tub packages containing “classic chicken salad Made with Bell & Evans White Meat Chicken” and a Best By date of 2-17-19.
  • 8-lbs plastic bags containing “classic chicken salad Made with Bell & Evans White Meat Chicken” and a Sell By date of 2-19-19 for use behind the deli counter.
  • 7.8-oz plastic tub packages containing “DeliverLean CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD” and a Use By date of 2/17/19.
  • 5.5-oz plastic tub packages containing “DeliverLean CHICKEN SALAD BENTO BOX” and a Use By date of 2/17/19.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-46167” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.

The problem was discovered on February 18, 2019 when FSIS inspection program personnel verified the status of product that had tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. 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.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

This recall has been initiated due to positive test results for Listeria monocytogenesfound in multiple Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters. Consumption of this product may cause potential health risk.

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. 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.

No illnesses have been reported.

We began production of the recalled Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters the beginning of January 2018. This recall pertains to ALL Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters with Best By dates of June 2020 (6/20) and earlier.

Oskri Corporation has distributed Nut Butters to the following states: NY, MI, CA, PA, OH, WI, NH, IL, FL, MA, TX, AZ, IN, ID, OR, SC, and RI.

Nut butters subject to recall include: Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Peanut (all flavor varieties), Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Tahini. Nut butters are sold in 16 oz plastic jars with the Lot Number either on the top or bottom of the jar near the Expiration Date, in Pouches with the Lot Number and Expiration Date located on either the top or bottom of the back of the pouch. On bulk packaging, which would be Oskri Corporation boxes, the label should be located on the box in the upper right-hand corner of one of the four sides. This label will list the lot number, production date, as well as the expiration date.

If you are in possession of any of these products, we urge you to quarantine and destroy the product immediately.

Organic Peanut Creamy
666016316285
Organic Peanut Crunchy
666016316469
Organic Peanut Espresso
666016401103
Organic Peanut Chia Flax
666016401097
Organic Peanut Honey Sea Salt
666016400724
Organic Peanut Spicy Cayenne
666016401110
Almond Creamy
666016401318
Almond Crunchy
666016316452
Almond Chia Flax
666016401127
Cashew
666016316476
Cashew Coconut
666016401141
Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter
666016316841
Organic Sunflower Butter
666016316308
Organic Tahini Butter
666016316292
Hazelnut Cacao Spread
666016401134
Almond Coconut
666016401882
Organic Peanut Coconut
666016401899
Organic Coconut Butter
666016401905
Peanut Butter Mixed Berry
666016401912
Pouch Organic Peanut Creamy
666016401592
Pouch Organic Peanut Espresso Cacao
666016401622
Pouch Organic Peanut Honey Sea Salt
666016401615
Pouch Organic Peanut Spicy Cayenne
666016401646
Pouch Organic Tahini Butter
666016401639
Pouch Almond Creamy
666016401653
Pouch Cashew Coconut
666016401691
Pouch Hazelnut Cacao Spread
666016401608
Bulk Organic Peanut Creamy
666016401714
Bulk Organic Peanut Crunchy
666016401721
Bulk Organic Peanut Espresso
666016401738
Bulk Organic Peanut Chia Flax
666016401745
Bulk Organic Peanut Honey Sea Salt
666016401752
Bulk Organic Peanut Spicy Cayenne Honey
666016401769
Bulk Almond Creamy
666016401776
Bulk Almond Crunchy
666016401783
Bulk Almond Chia Flax
666016401790
Bulk Cashew
666016401806
Bulk Cashew Coconut
666016401813
Bulk Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter
666016401820
Bulk Organic Sunflower Butter
666016401837
Bulk Organic Tahini Butter
666016401844
Bulk Hazelnut Cacao Spread
666016401851

Thrive Market, Inc, is recalling all unexpired lots of the Thrive Market-branded nut butters listed below (“Product(s)”) due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. On January 21, 2019, one of our suppliers notified us that it was issuing a recall of all nut butters it has manufactured since January 2018 because of a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes in recent lots. Because the safety of our members is our absolute priority, we are expanding on our supplier’s recall and are voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of all Thrive Market-branded nut butters manufactured by this supplier.

Although it is very unlikely that the Product(s) you have purchased was affected by any contamination, out of an abundance of caution, if any of the Products listed below are in your possession, we ask that you please promptly discard it so that it cannot be consumed by you or others. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, 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 Products were distributed nationwide via Thrive Market’s ecommerce subscription service to its members, as well as other online retailers.

Specifically, the affected Products are as follows:

Product Name Size SKU/UPC Lot Numbers
Thrive Market Organic Creamy
Almond Butter
16 oz 671635704757 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Non-GMO
Creamy Almond Butter
16 oz 671635704733 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Crunchy
Almond Butter
16 oz 671635704764 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Non-GMO
Crunchy Almond Butter
16 oz. 671635704740 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Crunchy
Peanut Butter
16 oz. 671635704788 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Creamy
Peanut Butter
16 oz. 671635704771 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Sesame Tahini 16 oz. 671635704795 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Creamy Cashew
Butter
16 oz. 671635704801 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Coconut
Butter
16 oz. 671635704818 All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Sunflower Butter 16 oz. 671635704825 All unexpired
Lots

The “Best By” date and Lot code can be found on the jar.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,727 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1,207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums because they have 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 Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums were distributed in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia through small retail establishments and the following select retail stores:

Retail Stores States Product
ALDI Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Nectarines, Peaches, Plums
Costco California Nectarines
Fairway Market New York Nectarines, Peaches
Hannaford Maine Peaches
Market Basket Massachusetts Nectarines, Peaches
Walmart Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Nectarines (MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV), Peaches (KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WV)

The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304. The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

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

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the packing house which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, WI is recalling Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter Lot # 099, Oskri Tahini Butter LOT # 193 and Thrive Sunflower Butter LOT # 233, because it 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, Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

2 Jars of Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter LOT #099 UPC 666016401295 was distributed in Ohio. The product reached consumers through retail stores.

Oskri Tahini Butter LOT # 193 UPC 666016401301 was distributed in CA, AZ, GA, CT, IN, TX, FL, ID, SC, NH. The product reached consumers through retail stores, or direct delivery from internet sales. Thrive Sunflower Butter LOT # 233 UPC 671635704825 was distributed in Indiana. The product reached consumers through direct delivery from internet sales.

To identify the contaminated product, it is in plastic 16oz jars, the LOT Number will be either on the top or bottom of the jar near the expiration date. Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter LOT #099 is greenish-khaki color (expiration 10-2019). Oskri Tahini Butter LOT #193 is a light tan color (expiration 1-2020), the Thrive Sunflower Butter LOT #233 is greenish khaki color (expiration 2-2020).

No illnesses have been reported to date.

On 12/18/18 we were informed by one of our customers that they randomly sent our product in for testing, it came back positive for Listeria monocytogenes. An investigation is still ongoing to find the source of the Listeria monocytogenes

Apio Inc. of Guadalupe, California is expanding a voluntary recall of Eat Smart® Salad Shake Ups™ single-serve bowls. The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that another random sample of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. single-serve bowls (5.5oz) with Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018, Lot 112 346, tested positive for 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.

As a precautionary measure, we are recalling all products produced on the same day, same production line, as the one sample that tested positive by CFIA. At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall and no other products are affected by this recall.

The affected product is sold as a single-serve bowl with the lot code stamped on the side of the bowl and the UPC code printed on the bottom. The affected product includes:

Product Name UPC Code Best Before Date Lot Code
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Asian Sesame/Sésame Asiatique UPC 7 09351 30244 2 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Sweet Kale/Chou Frisé Doux UPC 7 09351 30243 5 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Tropical Lime/Lime Tropicale UPC 7 09351 30197 1 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Asian Sesame UPC 7 09351 30241 1 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Avocado Ranch UPC 7 09351 30177 3 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Raspberry Acai UPC 7 09351 30178 0 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Sweet Kale UPC 7 09351 30240 4 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Tropical Lime UPC 7 09351 30179 7 Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018 Lot 112 346

The product was shipped to retail and distributor customers in the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas. In Canada, the product was shipped to retail and distributor customers in the following provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan.

Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters due to potential contamination of 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.

The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

The affected product can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari Item # Size Best By Date Lot # UPC
Inspired Organics Organic Almond Butter 967067 16oz All Dates All Lots 863669742540
Inspired Organics Organic Peanut
Butter
967073 16oz All Dates All Lots 863669742588
Inspired Organics Organic Tahini Butter 967070 16oz All Dates All Lots 863669742564

This expanded recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution after additional product testing following previous recalls returned presumptive positive test results for potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Inspired Organics initiated this additional testing following two previous recalls of similar products which had tested positive for contamination of Listeria monocytogenes through their own independent testing as well as testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Oskri Corporation of Lake Mills, Wisconsin is the manufacturer of Inspired Organics nut and seed butters. We are working closely with Oskri Corporation, the MDARD, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce. No illnesses have been reported to date.

As of December 18, 2018, this outbreak appears to be over.

Four people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from North Carolina and Virginia.

Listeria specimens from ill people were collected from July 8, 2017, to August 11, 2018.

All four people were hospitalized. One death was reported from Virginia.

On October 3, 2018, Johnston County Hams, Inc. in Smithfield, North Carolina recalledExternal ham products because they might be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.

As a result of this recall, several other companies recalled ham products. For complete lists of recalled products, check the USDA-FSIS websiteExternal and the FDA websiteExternal.

Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled products from Johnston County Hams, Inc.

Johnston County Hams, Inc. recalled the following ready-to-eat ham products:

      • Johnston County Hams, Inc. Country Style Fully Cooked Boneless Deli Ham
      • Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham with sell-by dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019
      • Padow’s Hams & Deli, Inc. Fully Cooked Country ham Boneless Glazed with Brown Sugar
      • Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham Less Salt Distributed by Valley Country Hams, LLC. with sell-by dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019
      • Goodnight Brothers Country Ham Boneless Fully Cooked

Recalled ham products were produced from April 3, 2017, through October 2, 2018.

Recalled products are labeled with establishment number “EST. M2646” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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 $650 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 deli meat, 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.

Apio, Inc. of Guadalupe, California is voluntarily recalling five SKUs of Eat Smart® Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups™ (bowls). The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that one random sample of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. (5.5oz) with Best Before of Dec 14, 2018 tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes. As a precautionary measure, we are recalling all products produced on the same day, same production line, as the one sample that tested positive by CFIA. At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall and no other products are affected by this recall.

The affected product can be identified with the following UPC and lot codes:

  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Asian Sesame – UPC 7 09351 30241 1, Lot 112 331
  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Avocado Ranch – UPC 7 09351 30177 3, Lot 112 331
  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Raspberry Acai – UPC 7 09351 30178 0, Lot 112 331
  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale – UPC 7 09351 30240 4, Lot 112 331
  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Tropical Lime – UPC 7 09351 30179 7, Lot 112 331
  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Avocado Ranch/Ranch ET Avocats – UPC 7 09351 30195 7, Lot 112 331
  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Raspberry Acai/Framboises ET Acai – UPC 7 09351 30196 4, Lot 112 331
  • Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale/Chou Frisé Doux – UPC 7 09351 30243 5, Lot 112 331

The product was shipped to retail and distributor customers in the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. In Canada, the product was shipped to retail and distributor customers in the following provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

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.

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it.

Saranac Brand Foods, a Saranac-based food processing company – where safety inspectors found unsanitary conditions, including listeria bacteria – is shutting down after federal attorneys requested that the company cease operations until it complies with food safety rules, according to court documents filed Thursday.

The filing came on the same day as attorneys representing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed a complaint in federal court in Grand Rapids asking a judge to grant a permanent injunction prohibiting the company from operating until it fixed its compliance issues.

The complaint documented numerous issues discovered by food safety inspectors during a Nov. 29, 2017 inspection at the facility, including the presence of listeria bacteria, which can cause fever and diarrhea. It also stated that inspectors witnessed employees spaying off a soiled food cart, causing “spray to be deflected onto an uncovered food car containing coleslaw,” as well as employees failing to wash their hands before handling food and food-contact equipment.

The company, under its legal filing, agreed to a consent decree under which it cannot again operate at its facility until it develops a listeria monitoring program, creates a food safety employee training program, and meets other training and safety requirements.

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 Clarkhave represented thousands of victims of Listeria and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $650 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 deli meat, cantaloupe, cheese, celery and milk.

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