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FDA Offers Grilling Tips

 

Photo from U.S. FDA

FoodFacts.com would like to discuss grilling season.

With grilling season just around the corner, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month released a pamphlet with grilling tips for the safe preparation of foods.

E-coli and salmonella are two of the most well-known and common food-borne illnesses in existent, and both illnesses are often contracted through the incorrect preparation of foods. This is especially common in the summer, when grilling is a common means of cooking and the heat outside is high, resulting in a higher chance of bacteria growing within food.

So how can you keep you and your family safe during this fun, but risky, time?

It all begins before you even begin cooking, with proper cleanup and preparation of your work area. Cleaning your food items is also a must, specifically fresh fruits and vegetables.

The means in which you transport your food is also important, and transporting foods in an organized manner could be beneficial. Keeping your cold foods cold, specifically in a cooler with the temperature at 40°F or below, is necessary for preventing bacteria growth. Keep the coolers closed, and don’t cross-contaminate foods such as poultry, seafood and raw meat.

What about the actual grilling process, though? How do you keep your foods safe?

When grilling, it is important to marinate your food safely – keep it in the refrigerator, rather than the counters or outside. Keep already grilled food hot until it is served. Also, and this is very important – cook food thoroughly. To find out proper cooking temperatures, please refer to the FDA link at the bottom of this blog. Finally, when cooking, keep utensils separate to prevent cross-contamination. It might be a good idea to wash utensils after each use to be extra safe.

So, folks, there you have it. Separation, refrigeration, and proper cooking temperatures are the basics.

With that said, we’re wishing you a happy and healthy grilling season from FoodFacts.com!

FDA: http://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/Consumers/ucm109899.htm

Salmonella. Are You Up to Date on the Latest Outbreak?

FoodFacts.com will be looking at Salmonella today.

 

As of April 6, 2012, 100 people have been stricken with Salmonella in an outbreak that has spread across 19 states. The specific serotype is Salmonella Bareilly. Dates for the onset of the illness ranges from January 28 to March 25, with reported cases of the disease occurring in people ranging from 4 years of age to 78. People who are reported to have contracted Salmonella live from Texas eastward, with New York having the highest number of reported cases thus far at 23, and Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri have the lowest number of reported cases at one. The outbreak has resulted in 10 hospitalizations, but no deaths.

 

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working together on an investigation into the cause of this outbreak, there has yet to be an official food source identified, but it has been said that the cause of the outbreak is most definitely a food source. One possibility being investigated by the FDA is sushi, as several people who were infected reported eating sushi, sashimi, or other related products in the week prior of infection symptoms showed up.

 

This particular serotype of Salmonella is actually one of the rarer ones. Symptoms of being infected with Salmonella include:

 

-         Abdominal Cramps

-         Nausea

-         Vomiting

-         Diarrhea (which can be bloody and with mucus)

-         Headache

-         Drowsiness

-         Rose spots

 

The symptoms of Salmonella infection can typically last up to seven days, with symptoms showing up anywhere from 12 to 72 hours after coming into contact with the bacteria. Most people recover without treatment, but some may be hospitalized for dehydration caused by the symptoms of the infection.

 

Some common foods that have caused Salmonella outbreaks in the past include ground beef, ground turkey, cantaloupe, and whole, fresh imported papayas, all in 2011 alone. In 2010, alfalfa sprouts and shell eggs sickened 140 people and over 1900 people, respectively.

 

So how can you protect yourself against Salmonella? First and foremost, make sure you cook your food thoroughly. The better it’s cooked, the more likely you are to kill the germs in it. Also, make sure to wash your cooking utensils and prep area thoroughly, as well as your hands often. Finally, pay attention to the news and food recalls – if you have a product listed in a recall, don’t hesitate to get rid of it. It could save you some agony down the road. There is no medication to prevent the disease, but you can cut down your chances of developing the infection by following a few basic safety tips such as the ones listed above.

 

Wishing you a safe and healthy week from FoodFacts.com!

Soy Flour Recall!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 4, 2011 – Thumb Oilseed Producer’s Cooperative of Ubly, Michigan is recalling 2623, 40 lb. bags and 360, 1500 lb. totes of soybean flour; in addition to 924, .08 ton loads of bulk soy meal because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products. Especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe or chronic illnesses.

Animals with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and/or vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animal has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The soy flour was distributed in 40 lb. paper bags under the names:
Nex Soy (Lot numbers TF112310 thru TF033011) and
Soy Beginnings (Product Code 285100-NFB; Lot numbers TF112310 thru TF033011).
The soy flour was also distributed in 1500 lb. polyurethane totes under the name
Soy Beginnings (Product Code 285100-NFT, Lot numbers TF112310 thru TF082311).
The soy meal was distributed as .08 ton loads after custom processing with Lot numbers O011711 thru O081711.

The recalled soybean flour and meal was distributed to a limited group of wholesale customers located in Illinois, Vermont, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Canada. The shipments occurred in November 2010 thru September 2011. Thumb Oilseed is contacting these customers and taking necessary steps to protect consumer health.

No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall resulted from routine sampling conducted by the company and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which revealed the bacteria in finished product and the manufacturing environment. Thumb Oilseed is cooperating with the FDA in investigating the situation.

This recall does not involve soy oil products produced by Thumb Oilseed.

Consumers who have purchased 40 lb. bags of Nex Soy (Lot numbers TF112310 thru TF033011) and Soy Beginnings (Product Code 285100-NFB, Lot numbers TF112310 and TF033011); 1500 lb. totes of Soy Beginnings (Product Code 285100-NFT, Lot numbers TF112310 and TF092311); and bulk meal with the Lot numbers O011711 thru O081711 are urged to return them to Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative for a credit or a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 989-658-2344 between 9:00 am. and 4:00 pm. EST Monday-Friday.

Food Recalls!

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Jensen Farms Recalls Cantaloupe Due to Possible Health Risk
Contact:
Consumer
800-267-4561
recall@rfordcantaloupe.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 14, 2011 – Jensen Farms, of Holly, CO is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the FDA to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis). Persons who have the greatest risk of experiencing listeriosis after consuming foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes are fetuses and neonates who are infected after the mother is exposed to L. monocytogenes during pregnancy, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.

The whole cantaloupes in question were shipped between July 29th, 2011 and September 10th 2011, and distributed to the following states: IL, WY, TN, UT, TX, CO, MN, KS, NM, NC, MO, NE, OK, AZ, NJ, NY, PA. The whole cantaloupes have a green and white sticker that reads: Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads: Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords. If the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please contact your retail store for sourcing information. Jensen Farms is requesting any consumer that many have one of these cantaloupes to please destroy the products.

The recall involves only whole cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms, and no other commodities are involved. Jensen Farms feels it is prudent to participate in the recall as the State of Colorado has stated (in their September 12th, 2011 press release) that people at a high risk for infection should not eat whole cantaloupe from the Rocky Ford growing region.
“Jensen Farms continues to stay committed to the highest levels of food safety and maintains many third party safety audits, as we have for many years. We continually look for ways to enhance our protocol,” said Ryan Jensen, partner at Jensen Farms. Jensen Farms is a 3rd generation family farm of the Holly, Colorado community.

Consumers with questions may contact Jensen Farms via email at recall@rfordcantaloupe.com or phone 1-800-267-4561 between the hours of 9am and 4pm MST.
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Sanith Ourn Farm Issues Voluntary Recall of Fresh Hot Basil Due to Potential Salmonella Risk.

Contact:
Consumer:
Sanith Ourn
(561)449-6660

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 7, 2011 – Sanith Ourn Farm of Indiantown, Fl, is recalling Fresh Hot Basil herb because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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, 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 and arthritis.

The recalled Fresh Hot Basil was distributed to retailers and one wholesale location in WA, OR, and RI on August 23, 2011 and August 30, 2011. Hot Basil has a 5 day shelf life.

Three hundred and ninety pounds (390 lbs) of product was shipped in 10 lb. shipping containers marked with FLT DATE of 08/23/11 and 08/30/11. Retailers may have bundled or wrapped the hot basil in small foam trays prior to placing on retail shelves.

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

This issue was identified through routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company, Sanith Ourn, at (561) 449-6660, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM, EST.

Food Recall: Cargill Ground Turkey.. again.

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Brought to you by Foodfacts.com:

For the second time in barely a month, Cargill has voluntarily recalled ground turkey due to tests showing the presence of Salmonella, and has temporarily suspended ground turkey production at its Springdale, AR, processing plant.

Cargill announced the recall of 185,000 pounds of turkey that was processed at the Arkansas plant on Aug 23, 24, 30 and 31, 2011, after a random sample collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Aug. 24 tested positive for the same Salmonella Heidelberg strain that sickened more than 100 people in 31 states earlier this summer. Twenty-seven people were hospitalized and one person died.

The Springdale plant was closed again Friday, and the recall announced at about 2 a.m. (PDT) Sunday as the nation prepared to observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are acting quickly in response to USDA’s sample testing,” said Steve Willardsen, president of Cargill’s turkey business, in a prepared statement. “Although there are no known illnesses associated with this positive sample, it is the same Salmonella Heidelberg strain that resulted in our voluntary recall on Aug. 3.”

Food safety attorney Bill Marler, publisher of Food Safety News, said it is significant that Cargill is recalling Salmonella-tainted ground turkey without evidence of human illness. “In essence, Cargill is treating Salmonella like it is in fact an adulterant. For that Cargill should be commended.”

Sunday’s recall is small compared to the August 3 recall of 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey produced over a period of more than five months.

Following that recall, the Springdale plant was cleaned and the company installed an “enhanced food safety plan” designed to be “the most aggressive and advanced program in the poultry industry,” Cargill spokesman Mike Martin said at the time. The plant was reopened two weeks later, on Aug 18, having increased the level of antibacterial treatment in its turkey processing line.

“The measures that we put in place were showing encouraging results,” Martin told Food Safety News on Sunday. “We were seeing lower numbers of Salmonella positives since those new measures were implemented.”

However, some authorities had remained skeptical. Oregon epidemiologist Bill Keene was sufficiently concerned that he bought 15 packages of Cargill ground turkey in the Portland area and had them tested. Six of the 15 packages tested positive for Salmonella.

Last week’s FSIS test appears to confirm Keene’s suspicions that contaminated ground turkey remained on the market.

“As we all know, Salmonella is a naturally occurring bacteria which is ubiquitous in the environment,” Martin said. “It’s indicative of the challenges the food processing industry faces trying to get its arms around this problem.”

After two consecutive recalls, the Springdale plant might be considered suspect. But that plant is located in the heart of Arkansas poultry country, and it has been producing ground turkey for more than 20 years, Martin said. “And, prior to August 3, it had never had a recall.”

One alternative for safer ground poultry and other meats, which effectively kills bacteria without affecting the meat, Martin said. But the industry fears that consumers won’t accept irradiated food, which must be labeled as such.

Meanwhile, the latest recall “strengthens our resolve,” to ensure that its ground meat is not contaminated, Martin said.
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The recalled products are:

Fresh Ground Turkey Chubs (chubs are cylinders, or rolls, of ground turkey):
– 16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Fresh HEB Ground Turkey 85/15 with Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/12/2011, 09/13/2011, 09/19/2011 and 09/20/2011

– 16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Fresh Ground Turkey with Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/19/2011, 09/20/2011 and 09/21/2011

Fresh Ground Turkey Trays:

– 19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey with Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/10/2011 and 09/12/2011

– 48.0 oz. (3 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh 85/15 with Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/17/2011, 09/18/2011 and 09/19/2011

– 48.0 oz. (3 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey Family Pack with Use or Freeze by Dates of 09/11/2011, 09/12/2011, 09/13/2011, 09/15/2011, 09/17/2011 and 09/18/2011

– 16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey with a Use or Freeze by Date of 09/11/2011

Fresh Ground Turkey Patties:

– 16.0 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey Patties with a Use or Freeze by Date of 09/18/2011

– 16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Seasoned Turkey Patties Fresh 85/15 with a Use or Freeze by Date of 09/17/2011

When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website. Consumers who purchased the recalled ground turkey may return them to the retailer. Questions may be addressed by phoning Cargill’s consumer relations toll-free telephone number: 1-888-812-1646.

The company urged consumers to take normal precautions when preparing and cooking ground turkey and other meats. That includes cooking ground poultry to an internal temperature of 160 degrees, as measured by a tip-sensitive food thermometer, and washing with warm, soapy water hands, cutting boards, dishes, utensils or anything else that has come in contact with raw poultry. Keep raw poultry away from foods that won’t be cooked.

“We all need to remember bacteria is everywhere, and we must properly handle and prepare fresh foods,” Willardsen said in his prepared statement. “USDA food safety guidelines can be found on the USDA website.”

The earlier Cargill recall included fresh and frozen ground turkey produced between February 20 and August 2. It followed the determination by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that more than 100 people had been sickened and one had died from Salmonella poisoning attributed to Cargill’s ground turkey.

The CDC estimates that for every illness reported in such outbreaks, more than 30 cases go unreported, meaning that more than 2,000 people may have been sickened over the five months that the Cargill meat was being sold.

(Ross Anderson- FoodSafetyNews.com)

Cargill Ground Turkey Recall

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Foodfacts.com urges our followers and all other consumers to please check all Cargill ground turkey products you may possess, for they may be potentially contaminated with salmonella. The company announced today they are voluntarily recalling their ground turkey products. This includes both fresh and frozen products. As of today, this strain of salmonella in these products have claimed 1 life in California, and caused illnesses in 76 others. All production has been halted at Cargill until the source of the outbreak becomes known. Below is a list of products revealed by the company and USDA to pay special attention to.

Reported Cases as of 8/1/2011
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Clinical Features/Signs and Symptoms

Most persons infected with Salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. Older adults, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from Salmonella infection.

The products involved are Ground Turkey. All packages include Est. P-963 on the label. Products are listed below:

Ground Turkey Chubs – Use or Freeze by Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11

10 lbs. Chubs of Honeysuckle White Fresh Natural Lean Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings
10 lbs. Chubs of Unbranded Ground Turkey w/ Natural Flavoring 2 Pack
80 oz. (5 lbs.) chubs of Riverside Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring
10 lb. Chub of Natural Lean Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Fresh Lean HEB Ground Turkey 93/7
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Fresh HEB Ground Turkey 85/15
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring
4-1 Pound Packages of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring Value Pack
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Fresh Ground Turkey
48 oz. (3 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Fresh Ground Turkey

85% Ground Turkey – Use or Freeze by Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11

19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey Colored with Paprika
19.2 oz. (1 lb. 3.2 oz.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh 85/15
48.0 oz. (3 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh 85/15
20 oz. (1.25 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
48.0 oz. (3 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey Family Pack
16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
19.2 oz. (1.2 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White Seasoned Italian Style Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings
20 oz. (1 lb. 4 oz.) trays of Safeway Fresh Ground Turkey with Natural Flavorings * 15% Fat
(NOTE: Sold in Texas only at Randall’s and Tom Thumb, Use or Freeze by 03/12/11 through 05/05/11)

93% Ground Turkey – Use or Freeze by Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11

19.2 oz. (1.20 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey
48 oz. (3.0 lbs.) trays of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey Family Pack
19.2 oz. (1.2 lb.) trays of Fit & Active Lean Ground Turkey 93/07
19.2 oz. (1.2 lbs.) trays of Giant Eagle Ground Turkey Fresh & Premium Lean
19.2 oz. (1 lb 3.2 oz.) trays of Kroger Ground Turkey Fresh Lean 93/7
20 oz. (1.25 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey

Ground Patties

16.0 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey Patties
Use or Freeze by Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11
16 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Kroger Ground Seasoned Turkey Patties Fresh 85/15
Use or Freeze by Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/23/11
16.0 oz. (1 lb.) trays of Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey Burgers with Natural Flavoring

NOTE: ONLY THE FOLLOWING USE OR FREEZE BY DATES ARE AFFECTED: 07/09/11, 07/10/11, 07/11/11, 07/15/11, 07/16/11, 07/21/11, 07/22/11, 07/24/11, 08/01/11 AND 08/04/11

Frozen Ground Turkey – Production Dates of 2/20/11 through 8/2/11

16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring
16 oz. (1 lb.) chubs of Spartan Ground Turkey
48 oz. (3 lb.) chubs of Honeysuckle White 85/15 Ground Turkey
40 lb. Bulk Packed Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring For Food Service Use Only

Foodfacts.com Recall Alert! Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Recalls Grape Tomatoes Due to Salmonella Risk

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Foodfacts.com has learned that Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA has been notified by grower Six L’s that a specific lot of grape tomatoes supplied to Taylor Farms Pacific may be contaminated with Salmonella. This product has been recalled by Six L’s.

This lot of grape tomatoes was used in the following products made by Taylor Farms Pacific for Albertsons, Raley’s, Safeway, Savemart, Sam’s Club, & Walmart and is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure. No illnesses have been reported.

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 people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications. For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov1.

Albertsons:

Brand Product Description Size Package Use By UPC State
Albertson’s
Taylor Farms Seafood Salad
15 oz
Plastic tray
5/5/2011

AZ

Albertson’s
Taylor Farms Seafood Salad
15 oz
Plastic Tray
5/6/2011

AZ

Albertson’s
Taylor Farms Seafood Salad
15 oz
Plastic Tray
5/7/2011

AZ

Albertson’s
Taylor Farms Seafood Salad
15 oz
Plastic Tray
5/8/2011

AZ

Albertson’s
Taylor Farms Cobb Salad
14 oz
Plastic Tray
5/5/2011

AZ

Albertson’s
Taylor Farms Cobb Salad
14 oz
Plastic Tray
5/8/2011

AZ

Albertson’s
Italian Sub Pasta Salad
(sold at the Deli counter)
Varies

5/7/2011
10030223091148
OR

Raley’s:

Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use By UPC States
Raley’s
Raley’s Seafood Louie 6ct Salad
14 oz
Plastic tray
5/5/2011
46567504223
CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’s Mediteranean 6 ct Salad
11.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
46567501192
CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’s Mediteranean 6 ct Salad
11.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
46567501192
CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’s Family size Green 6ct Salad
17 oz
Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
46567501222
CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’s Tomato Caprese Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies

5/5/2011

CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’sArtichoke& Vegetable Pasta Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies

5/5/2011

CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’s Greek Quinoa Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies

5/5/2011

CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies

5/4/2011

CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies

5/5/2011

CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies

5/6/2011

CA, NV

Raley’s
Raley’sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies

5/7/2011

CA,NV

Raley’s
Raley’s Cobb
10 oz
Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
46567504230
CA,NV

Raley’s
Raley’s Classic Chef
11.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
4656750120
CA, NV

Safeway:

Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use By UPC States
Signature Café
BLT Salad with Chicken
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06325
AZ, OR, WA, NM,ID,MT

Signature Café
BLT Salad with Chicken
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06325
Vons and Pavilions in California and Nevada

Signature Café
Caprese Salad with Crostini
8.25oz
Plastic Tray
4/30-2011-5/5/2011
21130-06582
OR, WA, AZ, NM,ID, MT

Signature Café
Caprese Salad with Crostini
8.25oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
21130-06582
WA, OR, AZ, CA, NM, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Caprese Salad with Crostini
8.25oz
Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06582
Vons and Pavilions in California and Nevada

Signature Café
Chef Salad
11oz
Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06252
CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Chef Salad
11oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06252
AZ, OR, CA, WA, NM, WA, ID, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Chef Salad
11oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/5/2011
21130-06252
WA, CO, CA,AZ, OR, NM, ID, MT,NE, SD, WY(excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Chef Salad
11oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
21130-06252
OR, AZ, CA, NM, WA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Chef Salad
11oz
Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06252
Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV

Signature Café
Cobb Salad
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/2/2011
21130-06251
WA

Signature Café
Cobb Salad
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/3/2011
21130-06251
WA, CO, AZ, OR, NM, ID, MT, NE, SD, WY

Signature Café
Cobb Salad
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06251
AZ, OR, CA, WA, NM, ID, MT (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Cobb Salad
12oz
PlasticTray
4/27/2011
21130-06251
CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Cobb Salad
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/28/2011
21130-06251
CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Cobb Salad
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06251
Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV

Signature Café
Cobb Salad
12oz
Plastic Tray
4/28/2011
21130-06251
Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV

Signature Café
Greek Salad
13.5oz
Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06257
CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Greek Salad
13.5oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/3/2011
21130-06257
WA, OR,CO, AZ, NM, ID, MT, NE, SD, WY

Signature Café
Greek Salad
13.5oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06257
WA, AZ,OR, CA, NM,ID, MT, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Greek Salad
13.5oz
Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/5/2011
21130-06257
WA, CO, CA, AZ, NV, NE, NM, SD,WY, ID, MT, OR (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Greek Salad
13.5oz
Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06257
Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV

Signature Café
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/5/2011
21256300000
CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/6/2011
21256300000
CA, CO, NE,NM, SD,WY,NV

Signature Café
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
21256300000
CA, CO, WA, NE, NM,SD, WY, NV

Signature Café
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/8/2011
21256300000
CO, WA, CA, NE, NM,SD, WY, NV

Signature Café
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/9/2011
21256300000
WA, Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV

Signature Café
Turkey Parmesan and Pasta Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
48205016601
OR, CA, WA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)

Signature Café
Turkey Parmesan and Pasta Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/8/2011
48205016601
CA, OR, AZ, WA, NV, NM

Savemart:

Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use by States
Savemart
Pacific Coast Cobb Salad
12.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
CA

Sam’s Club:

Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use by States
Sam’s
Sam’s Greek Orzo Pasta

2.5 lb
Plastic Tray
5/8/2011
CA

Sam’s
Sam’s Chicken BLT Spinach 2/4 Cnt Salad
1.5 lb
Plastic Tray
5/8/2011
CA

Wal-Mart:

Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use By UPC States
Wal-Mart
Marketside Seafood Salad
16.25 oz
Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
68113191702
WA,NM, UT

Wal-Mart
Marketside Seafood Salad
16.25 oz
Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113191702
NM, UT

Wal-Mart
Marketside Seafood Salad
16.25 oz
Plastic Tray
5/8/2011
68113191702
WA, NM,UT

Wal-Mart
Marketside TU Chef
6.75 oz
Plastic Tray
5/2/2011
68113138952
NV, UT,AZ

Wal-Mart
Marketside TU Cobb
5.25 oz
Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113145793
WA

Wal-Mart
Marketside Chef Salad
15.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/2/2011
68113191697
NV

Wal-Mart
Marketside Chef Salad
15.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
68113191697
NV

Wal-Mart
Marketside Chef Salad
15.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113191697
NM,AZ,UT

Wal-Mart
Marketside Chef Salad
15.5 oz
Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
68113191697
WY,WA

Wal-Mart
Marketside Buffalo Salad
17 oz
Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
68113138805
WY

Wal-Mart
Asian Chicken Salad
17.25 oz
Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
68113138806
NV

Wal-Mart
Asian Chicken Salad
17.25 oz
Plastic Tray
5/3/2011
68113138806
AZ, NV

Wal-Mart
Asian Chicken Salad
17.25 oz
Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113138806
AZ

Wal-Mart
Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad
15 oz
Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113191699
NM, UT, AZ

Wal-Mart
Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad
15 oz
Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
68113191699
WY

Wal-Mart
Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad
15 oz
Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
68113191699
NV

These products should not be eaten. Customers may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Taylor Farms Pacific has notified the FDA and USDA of this voluntary recall.

Consumers with any questions may contact Taylor Farms Pacific directly at 209-835-6300 between the hours of 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the FDA and USDA websites.

Recall Alert! Nature’s Delight Cucumbers recalled for salmonella

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L&M Companies, Inc. of Raleigh, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot (1590 cartons) of whole cucumbers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall, and no other products are involved.

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. The recalled product was directly distributed by L&M Companies between March 30th and April 7th to wholesalers in New York (200 cartons), Florida (591 cartons), Illinois (139 cartons), Indiana (30 cartons) and Tennessee (15 cartons), and one retailer with distribution centers in Mississippi (420 cartons), Nebraska (92 cartons), Texas (2 cartons) and Wyoming (101 cartons).

Despite the limited direct distribution of the one recalled lot, L&M Companies is issuing a nationwide recall out of an abundance of caution because the company recognizes the possibility that wholesale customers could have redistributed the product in states beyond those listed above. The recalled lot of bulk cucumbers was harvested in South Florida on March 29th and according to USDA’s Quick Reference for Market Inspectors, cucumbers typically maintain an edible quality for 10-14 days after harvest. The company has accounted for the entire lot of recalled product and requested that customers who may still have the recalled product in inventory remove it from commerce and destroy it immediately. The recalled bulk cartons are marked Nature’s Delight and contain the Lot # PL-RID-002990 on the side of the carton. Only this one lot is being recalled.

The recall comes after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) informed the company that Salmonella had been found on a randomly selected sample of cucumbers in a cooler at Four Seasons Produce of Central Florida, Inc. on April 13th. The company is working, in coordination with the FDA, to inform customers and consumers of this recall.

Consumers who think they may have the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should contact the place of purchase to determine if their cucumber is included in this recall.

Consumers or customers with questions may call L&M Companies at 919-981-8003, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Over the April 22-24 holiday weekend, messages left at this number will be retrieved and calls will be returned.

“L&M Companies takes food safety seriously, and we are committed to the customers and consumers who buy our products every day. Our farms are third-party, food safety certified, and they follow good agriculture practices.” said Lee Anne Oxford, company representative. “Even though the recalled lot was only directly distributed to a hand full of states, we are issuing this nationwide, voluntary recall to reduce even the slightest risk to public health.”

Contact:
Consumer:
919-981-8003

Media:
Lee Anne Oxford
919 981-8003
LeeAnne.Oxford@lmcompanies.com

Jennie-O Turkey Burgers Recalled

Jennie-O Turkey Store has recalled close to 55,000 pounds of turkey burgers sold at Sam’s Club across the United States.

A dozen people have reported being sickened by salmonella in ten states including; Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington.

The product recalled is Jennie-O Turkey Store All Natural Lean White Meat Turkey Burgers sold in boxes of twelve. The burgers were packed on November 23, 2010 and have a use by date of December 23, 2011. The UPC Code is 042222 261081.

Return the burgers to Sam’s Club for a refund. Call Jennie-O at (800) 621-3505.

The USDA Website recommends the following to avoid a salmonella infection:

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Also wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot soapy water. Clean up spills right away.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Cook raw meat and poultry to safe internal temperatures before eating. The safe internal temperature for meat such as beef and pork is 160° F, and 165° F for poultry, as determined with a food thermometer.

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase (one hour if temperatures exceed 90° F). Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.

Pet Food RECALL ALERT! Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Pig Ear Dog Chews

dog-chewing-pig-earJones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is also risk of it affecting humans as well if they handle the contaminated pet products. People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears were distributed in CT, IA, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NY, PA,VA, WA, and WI. They were shipped to distributors and retailers between September 15, 2010 and November 2, 2010 where they were available for purchase.

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 2pk bag with header card–item upc 741956001047 lot 2420

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 100ct box-box upc 741956001139 lot 2490, 2560, 2630, 2700, 2840, 2910, 2980

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 50 ct box-box upc 741956001504 lot 2490, 2840

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 25ct box-box upc 741956001467 lot 2700

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001146 lot 2700, 2840, 2420

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 10pk printed bag-item upc 741956001405 lot 2420, 2560, 2630, 2840

Blain’s Farm & Fleet Pig Ears 10 pieces bag-item upc 741956001405 lot 2560

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001511 lot 2630

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001146 lot 2420

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 12pk bag-item upc 741956001245 lot 2910

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has no product left in inventory from this batch of pig ears.

Consumers who have purchased any of these pig ears are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-481-2663.

http://petsblogs.com/2011/03/jones-natural-chews-co-recalls-pig-ear-dog-chews/