Entries by Carla

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats

A Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated pig ear dog treats has sickened 45 people who handled them. Illnesses were reported from 13 states, 12 people sickened with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- infections were hospitalized. Those sickened, who range in age from 1 year to 81 years old, reported onset of illness after handling pig ear dog treats. Their […]

Green Giant and Trader Joe’s Vegetables Recalled for Listeria Risk

Green Giant and Trader Joe’s brand vegetables sold at Food Lion, Shaws and other stores are being recalled for Listeria risk. No illnesses were reported at the time Grower’s Express issued the recall for fresh vegetables including cauliflower, squash and zucchini products. Stores that sold the products include: Big Y Foods, Bozzutos, C&S, Food Lion, […]

Salmonella Tahini Outbreak Ends, Will Lawsuits Follow?

The Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini has ended, but it’s not too late for those who were sickened to file a lawsuit. The outbreak was linked to imported products that were distributed by Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC of Jupiter, Florida. Three recalls were issued. Two for Karawan brand tahini and one for SoCo brand tahini. […]

Spinach, Avocado and Pepper Recalls Show Listeria Survives Freezing

Three recalls for frozen produce this week show that freezing is one of the many extreme conditions that Listeria can survive.  Three frozen products were recalled this week for potential Listeria contamination. At the time the recalls were issued, no illnesses had been reported. However, symptoms of a Listeria monocytogenes infection can take as long […]

Signature Select Brand Frozen Avocado Chunks Recalled for Listeria

A Signature Select brand frozen avocado chunks sold at Albertsons, Safeway and other stores are being recalled for potential Listeria contamination. The recall, issued June 18, 2019, by Nature’s Touch Foods Inc., includes products with a “best before” dates of Oct 11, 20. The recall was issued after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak Sickens 209 Before Ending

An E. coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef sickened 209 people in 10 states before ending yesterday. Twenty-nine people were hospitalized, two of whom developed a life-threatening form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Genetic tests on stool samples cultured from patients identified a “fingerprint” of the outbreak strain of E. coli […]

Yes, E. coli in Flour is a Thing and Other Reasons Not to Eat Dough

A spate of recent flour recalls is highlighting a food safety issue that isn’t well-known: E. coli in flour.  Most people have heard how Salmonella in eggs can make eating cookie dough or cake batter a recipe for illness, but many have not heard that E.coli in flour is a thing. And that’s another good […]

More Flour Made from ADM Wheat Linked to E. coli Outbreak Recalled

An ongoing E. coli  outbreak has been linked to ADM Milling wheat in Baker’s Corner flour sold at ALDI stores. Now, another flour made with the contaminated wheat is being recalled. King Arthur issued a recall for specific lots of 5-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flour. The recalled King Arthur products have not been associated with illnesses. […]

Hepatitis A Risk in Townsend Farm Blackberries Affects, Kroger, Costco

Hepatitis A risk in Townsend Farms blackberries has affected frozen berry mixes sold at Kroger and Costco stores. Consumers who have purchased Private Selection triple berry mixes at Kroger and Kirkland Signature triple berry blends should not eat them as Hepatitis A can cause serious illness. Those who have eaten the berry mixtures should consult […]