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Connecticut Firm Recalls Appetizer Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Calabro Cheese, a East Haven, Conn. establishment is recalling approximately 57 pounds of Rotolini, meat and cheese roll appetizer products, that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

CERTAIN SANDWICH PRODUCTS PREPARED BY APFL, PEI MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The public warning issued on November 16, 2010 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Atlantic Prepared Food Limited (APFL, Establishment number 514) are warning the public not to consume four further products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall is being initiated as these sandwiches contain processed cheese slices recalled by Saputo Inc., Montreal, Quebec. The investigation is ongoing. Follow the link to find out more.

Artisan Confections Recalls Dagoba new moon™ Rich Dark Chocolate 74% Cacao 0.32-Ounce Squares Due to Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Artisan Confections Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Dagoba Organic Chocolate new moon Rich Dark Chocolate 74% cacao 0.32 ounce squares because they may contain Salmonella. No other sizes or Dagoba items are involved in this recall. The recall involves 33 cases of 0.32 oz squares that were sold nationwide online and through natural/specialty food retail outlets after October 27, 2010. The only affected products were sold from display boxes labeled with the code 37HLB11, UPC 10474-55509. There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness associated with this product.

Bravo Farms announces cheese recall, some products sold under Whole Foods Market label in 5 Western states

Whole Foods Market announces that one of its suppliers, Bravo Farms of Traver, California, has issued a voluntary recall due to evidence of Listeria and E. coli contamination at their plant. The US FDA alert has identified that Bravo’s products at Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington are part of this recall since they were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a “Distributed by Whole Foods Market” sticker. All of the following products are included in this recall:
Sage Cheddar

Silver Mountain Cheddar

Chipotle Cheddar

Premium Block Cheddar

Premium White Chunk Cheddar

Chipotle Chunk Cheddar

White Black Wax Cheddar

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Bravo Farms is expanding its recall to include all Bravo Farms cheese. The US FDA report that Bravo Farms had previously issued a recall on its Dutch Style Gouda, and now out of concern for any fur…

UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN MISPACKED QUAKER BRAND CHEWY GRANOLA BARS VALUE PACKS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Quaker Canada are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume certain Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs. The affected Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs may have been mispacked with Quaker brand Dipps granola bars that contain peanuts. The individual granola bars within the value packs are correctly labelled and declare peanuts, where present. The affected product, Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack, 14 bars, 364 g, bears UPC 0 55577 10742 3. All lot codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

UNDERCOOKED PORK MAY CAUSE ILLNESS

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel is warning the public not to consume certain sliced and shaved roast pork products because they may contain pork that is insufficiently cooked. Undercooked pork can contain parasites or harmful bacteria and consumption could result in illness. The affected products are sliced and shaved La Belle Bretagne Cooked Garlic Roasted Pork and Tour Eiffel Roasted Pork Old Style. These products are known to have been distributed in Quebec, but may have been distributed outside the province as well. These roasted pork products were sold in a 175-gram retail package with a Best Before date of November 18, December 2 and in variable weight with a best before date of December 25 and 31. They were also sold at deli counters as shaved or sliced La Belle Bretagne Cooked Garlic Roasted Pork with a Best Before date of December 14, 26, January 3 or 9, and Tour Eiffel Roasted Pork Old Style with a Best Before date of December 31. Some deli packages may not bear a label indicatin…

The Co-operative Group recalls certain batch codes of its own brand Lemon and Lime Flavour Still Spring Water Drink (6 x 500ml) due to an unpleasant aroma and possible mould growth

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that the Co-operative Group has recalled certain batch codes of its own brand Lemon and Lime Flavour Still Spring Water Drink (6 x 500ml) due to an unpleasant aroma and possible mould growth. Follow the link for more details.

Del Bueno Recalls Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Del Bueno of Grandview, WA is recalling all size packages of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese, Queso Panela Fresh Cheese, Requeson Mexican Style Ricotta Cheese, and Queso Enchilado Dry Cheese because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The recall is the result of the environmental samples and finished product samples by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the result of the finished product samples by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). The test results revealed that the cheeses are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out the details of the products affected.

Liz Lovely Issues Voluntary Recall on Products Containing Chocolate Due to Undeclared Dairy from Chocolate Supplier

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Liz Lovely, Inc. of Waitsfield, VT, a dairy free bakery, is recalling cookie products containing chocolate or chocolate chips with undeclared dairy present in the chocolate which was purchased from a third-party chocolate manufacturer. Liz Lovely cookie products are distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these undeclared dairy affected products.The recall was initiated after one allergic reaction to dairy was reported. Follow the link to see which products are affected.

HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH PREPARED BY APFL, PEI MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Atlantic Prepared Food Limited (APFL, Establishment number 514) are warning the public not to consume Ham and Cheese Sandwich described below because this may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected Ham and Cheese Sandwich was packaged in a 185 g package bearing Best Before 10 DE 06; UPC 0 55742 98002 8 and a legend with an establishment number 514. This product is sold in two types of packages. One type is a clear package, the other includes a cardboard sleeve with the caption "Sub Delicious". The size, best before date, UPC and the establishment number that appear on both types of packages can assist consumers identify the affected product. This product is known to have been distributed in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia and may have been distributed in other Atlantic provinces. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

S&M (U.S.A) Enterprise Corp Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Grow Grove Notes Brand Dried Taro

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that S&M (U.S.A) ENTERRPIRSE CORP. of 4703 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling Grow Grove Notes brand Dried Taro because it contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. Grow Grove Notes brand Dried Taro is sold in an un-coded 12 ounce, clear plastic package and was distributed in New York State. It is a product of China. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in Grow Grove Notes Brand Dried Taro which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligram of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesti…

Texas Firm Recalls Fully Cooked Ready-To-Eat Turkey Breast Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that New Braunfels Smokehouse, a New Braunfels, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 2,609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by FSIS.

Voluntary Recall of Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese Due to Health Risk

The UK FSA has issued a press release to confirm that Bravo Farms is voluntarily recalling all Dutch Style Gouda because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. E. coli O157:H7 causes diarrhea illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure. Young children and the elderly are most susceptible to serious complications and even death.  The product was distributed primarily through Costco’s in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, and New Mexico in 1.5 lb pieces. It was also distributed through various retail stores within California sold in 8 oz pieces. This recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on incidences reported to the FDA and CDC in these states. These entities, along with Costco and Bravo Farms are working together on the investigation and will provide further updates as they become available.

Salmonella Bareilly outbreak continues

The UK HPA reports that an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly infection associated with contaminated bean sprouts is ongoing, although fewer new cases of illness are now being recorded.


"The Health Protection Agency's Centre for Infections (CFI) in Colindale has identified 204 cases of S. Bareilly in England, Wales (5 of the cases) and Northern Ireland (3 of the cases) since the beginning of August - nearly six times the number that the CFI would normally expect to see in that timescale.Health Protection Scotland identified 21 cases in the same period.

DPI Specialty Foods Recalls Mauri Brand Gorgonzola Because of Possible Health Risk

The FDA has issued a press release to confirm that DPI Specialty Foods of Tualatin, OR is recalling Mauri Brand Gorgonzola cheese because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.


Mauri Brand Gorgonzola was sold in Costco Wholesale Stores within the state of Colorado. Mauri Brand Gorgonzola cheese is packaged in clear plastic in approximately 1 lb. size wedges. The recalled cheese can be identified by the following information contained on a white sticker on the package: "DISTRIBUTED BY DPI Specialty Foods Tualatin, OR, ITALY 34449" with sell by dates of "01/2/11" through "01…

granoVita recalls more Nut Luncheon

The UK FSA has confirmed that granoVita UK Ltd is recalling more of its Nut Luncheon, because of spoilage and possible microbiological contamination. Products with ‘best before’ dates of 28 June 2013, 20 July 2013 and 13 September 2013 are being recalled. The Agency has issued an updated Product Recall Information Notice. The original Product Recall Information Notice issued by the Agency issued on 3 November 2010. Click on the link for more.

Mauri Gorgonzola cheese positive for E. coli O157:H7

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention join DPI Specialty Foods in warning consumers not to eat Mauri Gorgonzola cheese with sell-by dates of 01/13/11 and 01/14/11. A sample of this cheese tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 in a Colorado state laboratory. Colorado officials discovered the positive sample during the investigation into the recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Southwestern states. Click on the link to read the full details.

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Mislabeled Fresh & Easy Ginger Spice Cookie Dough 16OZ

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that  Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is voluntarily recalling some fresh&easy™ "Ginger Spice Cookie Dough" (16 oz.) because they may contain undeclared peanuts. Individuals who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Follow the link to find out more.

Orval Kent Food Company, Inc Voluntarily Recalls Products Containing Cilantro Due to Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Orval Kent is voluntarily recalling 23 products as a precautionary measure because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The Orval Kent products are being recalled because they contain fresh cilantro produced and distributed by EpicVeg, Inc. of Lompoc, CA. Epic Veg, Inc. issued the notice to recall one lot of cilantro with the UPC code 033383801049 and lot 6127R on November 3, 2010. This lot of cilantro has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella EpicVeg, Inc. distributed the cilantro to Field Fresh Foods, a produce supplier to Orval Kent.

California Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Pasta Salad Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that  APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 7,325 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken pasta salad products because they contain cilantro that may be contaminated with Salmonella. FSIS learned of the problem from the company as a result of an ongoing investigation into a cilantro recall issued by an FDA-inspected establishment. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of these ready-to-eat chicken pasta salad products. Follow the link to find out more.





Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Conducts Voluntary Egg Recall

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) was notified by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that one of the Company’s suppliers, Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC, Croton, Ohio, had a routine environmental study sample which tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). Cal-Maine purchased approximately 24,000 dozen unprocessed eggs from Ohio Fresh which were processed and re-packaged by the Company’s Green Forest, Arkansas, facility between October 9 and 12, 2010, yet the Company was only notified today. The eggs involved, which were not produced from Cal-Maine flocks, were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. There have been no confirmed SE illnesses related to the purchased eggs. Follow the link to erad the full press release

Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc Voluntarily Recalls Tuna due to Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL is recalling 5-7 lb Tuna Loins Lot 928378, because they have the potential to be contaminated with elevated levels of histamine. High levels of histamine can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid poisoning when the fish is consumed. The most common symptoms of scombroid poisoning are: tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. However, individuals may experience symptoms differently. Follow the link for more information.

DHMH Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Recall of Baugher's Apple Cider

The US FDA has issued an alert to confirm that The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and local health departments are conducting an investigation of a cluster of seven E. coli O157 infections. There have been no deaths, although three of the seven cases have been hospitalized. A potential association exists with the consumption of unpasteurized Baugher's apple cider. In response to this ongoing investigation, Baugher's Orchard & Farm of Westminster, MD have issued a voluntary recall of all its apple cider because of its potential to contain the E. coli bacteria. At this time, no other Baugher's products are affected by this recall.

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