FOOD RECALLS–Six years of herbal supplements withdrawn by Regeneca/Vivaceuticals

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UPDATES added — When a surge of food recalls occurs, we place them here for you to check.

Regeneca Worldwide, a Division of Vivaceuticals, Inc., Issues a Nationwide Recall of Its Products sold between June 2011 to Feb. 2017-  03/09/2017 1
Regeneca Worldwide, a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. is conducting a nationwide recall of its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products pursuant to a Consent Decree entered by the federal court for the Central District of California. This recall applies to all products manufactured and sold between June 1, 2011 and February 8, 2017.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017: Trader Joe’s Applesauce (all varieties)
has been recalled due to “Potential Foreign Matter (Glass) in Unsweetened Apple Sauce Products.” The unsweetened applesauce sold in all Trader Joe’s Stores in the United States may have been contaminated with broken glass.
All Trader Joe’s Stores:  Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened, Gravenstein Apple Sauce, and Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened with “best before Aug. 08, 2018, October 06, 2019, and Dec. 16, 2018” expiration dates are being recalled.

“All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed,” the company said. If you have purchased the products with affected codes, “please return it for a full refund,” TJ’s said, with the advisory: “Please do not eat it.” If you have questions, contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626.599.3817 [Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific time].

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016: Williams-Sonoma Announces the Voluntary Recall of Meyer Lemon Poppy Quick Bread
Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread, as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The ingredient supplier has issued a recall of the bulk milk powder.

Sabra Dipping Company’s Recall of Hummus Prompts Recall of Mediterranean Chicken Hummus Sandwich—Fresh to Go Mediterranean Chicken Hummus sandwiches (UPC 5254858888) manufactured solely for 7-Eleven Corporation are being recalled because Sabra Dipping Company has recalled the ingredient Red Pepper Hummus. Greencore, USA is voluntarily recalling these sandwiches. Sabra Dipping Company has recalled the Red Pepper Hummus ingredient used in this sandwich because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

National Recall by Sabra Dipping Company Leads to Secondary Recall of Deli Sandwiches —LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. (“LSG Sky Chefs”) announced November 23  that it is issuing a voluntary recall of 103 units of Mediterranean Style Chicken with Hummus sandwiches. The hummus spread used in the affected sandwiches was recalled by Sabra Dipping Company due to possible contamination 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.

Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Certain Hummus Products Because Of Possible Health Risks —Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. and Canada.

Michigan Turkey Producers Recalls Turkey Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (October 15, 2016). Michigan Turkey Producers, a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling about 54,011 pounds of turkey breast products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically an unidentified black material.

Tyson Foods Recalls Frozen Popcorn Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (October 15, 2016) Tyson Foods, of New Holland, PA  is recalling about 1,148 pounds of frozen popcorn chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic.

Kraft Heinz Recalls Ready-To-Eat Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens, October 9, 2016—Kraft Heinz Company, a Fullerton, CA establishment, is recalling about 959 pounds of ready-to-eat packaged lunch products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Nestlé USA Initiates Voluntary Recall Of Bakersfield-manufactured Nestlé® Drumstick® Club 16 Count Variety and 24 Count Vanilla Pack Due to Possible Health Risk —October 7, 2016, 11:38 PM EDT: Due to a possible health risk. These two pack sizes—which can be sold as individual cones—contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif. and distributed nationally. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall.

Le Petit Belge, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Belgian Boys Mini Pancakes—October 7, 2016, :26 PM EDT: Le Petit Belge, LLC of Brooklyn, NY, is voluntarily recalling 480 cases of BELGIAN BOYS MINI PANCAKES, Lot 20432, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalls Select Products Containing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pieces (Purchased From Outside Supplier Aspen Hills) Due To Possible Health Risk—September 22, 2016: Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Imported TURMERIC from Ithe Oriental Packing Company has been targeted as a source of high levels of lead and is being recalled. Here is a related recall of Curry.

Oriental Packing Co. Inc. Issues Alert On Lead In Curry Powder
August 18, 2016
Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling approximately 377,000 pounds of blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead. Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. See the alert here.

General Mills Expands Flour Recall to Include Additional Dates from Last Fall

On Friday, July 1 General Mills of Minneapolis, MN, announced a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121, and is expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in the fall that may still be in consumers’ pantries. The recall is being expanded due to a newly-reported illness that appears to have stemmed from the consumption of raw dough or batter linked to flour produced last fall.

Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli O121 is also urged to contact state and local public health authorities.

The recall affects the following retail flour products. It includes 8 SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of Gold Medal Flour, 1 SKU of Signature Kitchens Flour and 1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra flour.

If you have any of the products listed below, they should be thrown away. Consumers with additional questions or requesting a replacement should contact the company at 800-230-8103. Additional recall information can also be found at http://www.generalmills.com/flour

On June 3, 2016 , Hostess Brands, LLC Issues Recall On Possible Undeclared Peanut Residue In Certain Snack Cake And Donut Product. The company is voluntarily recalling 710,000 cases of select snack cakes and donuts as a direct result of the recent recall by our supplier, Grain Craft, of certain lots of its flour for undeclared peanut residue. The Hostess Brands products subject to the recall were produced using the Grain Craft flour that has now been recalled and, as a result, these products may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue.

On the same day, June 3, Kashi Company Voluntarily Recalled Two Varieties of Snack Bars and Two Varieties of Bear Naked® Granola due to Sunflower Seed Supplier recalls. The Kashi Company is expanding its previously announced voluntary recall to include two varieties of Kashi brand snack bars – including one product in Canada – and two varieties of Bear Naked granola because they contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta. They have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. SunOpta expanded the scope of impacted products after Kashi announced its recall in the United States on May 31.

On June 02 2016 Clif Bar & Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Three Flavors: CLIF BAR Nuts & Seeds Energy Bars, CLIF BAR Sierra Trail Mix Energy Bars and CLIF Mojo Mountain Mix Trail Mix Bars. The bars are sold nationally. Its ingredient supplier, SunOpta, was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

Some frozen vegetables sold in Fry’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less, QFC, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, City Market and Smiths were announced May 23 to be included in a recall first publicized on May 6. The Pictsweet Company Select Kroger Brand Frozen Vegetables shipped into the Western US are included in the recall. Green beans and green peas have recently been recalled by CRF frozen foods due to a health risk for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. See below for other outlets that have been involved, including Trader Joe’s and Papa John’s.

Papa John’s Salad and Produce Recalls Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination on May 22, 2016:
Phoenix Arizona’s Papa John’s Salad and Produce, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain sunflower kernels that are part of the recent SunOpta sunflower kernel recall expansion.

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today (May 16, 2016) announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). There have been no reported illnesses to date. However, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. announces voluntary recall of various Dr. Praeger’s and Ungar’s products related to CRF Frozen Vegetable recall for possible health risk
(May 16, 2016). Various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items are being recalled due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.

Twin City Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Organic Peas And Mixed Vegetables due to possible Health Risk: 05/07/2016 05:40 AM EDT As part of the ongoing recall of CRF Frozen Foods vegetables, Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is voluntarily recalling items containing organic peas it received from CRF Frozen Foods. These products include Central Market Organic Peas and Mixed Vegetables, HEB Organic Mixed Vegetables, Sweetfrost Mixed Vegetables, and Woodstock Organic Mixed Vegetables due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

RECALL NOTICE OF TRADER JOE’S FROZEN VEGETABLES—
Potential Listeria in Frozen VegetablesMay 03, 2016—We have been alerted by one of our frozen vegetable suppliers that the following products, from any lot containing the code “BF” [e.g. 115 16 BF22:58 C PRODUCT OF USA], may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:
Trader Joe’s Organic Peas (SKU/Barcode 00496636)
Trader Joe’s Petite Peas (SKU/Barcode 00122689)
Trader Joe’s Organic Whole Green Beans (SKU/Barcode 00169219)
Trader Joe’s Broccoli Florettes (SKU/Barcode 00542784)
Trader Joe’s Organic Foursome (SKU/Barcode 00908672)
Out of an abundance of caution, all products from this supplier have been removed from store shelves.
If you purchased any of the affected vegetable products with the “BF” code, please do not eat them. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time] or send us an email.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk—05/03/2016 10:31 AM EDT
As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Materials Contamination on April 29, 2016—Foster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, Louisianna establishment, is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination on April 26, 2016
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,568,080 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including plastic, wood, rubber, and metal.

Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookies recalled by CSM Bakery Solutions April 25, 2016—Allergy Alert issued on Undeclared Peanuts CSM Bakery Solutions is voluntarily recalling Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they may contain low levels of undeclared peanut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

CVS Pharmacy Announces Voluntary Recall of Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea due to possible health risk. An ingredient in the mixed tea may have been contaminated with salmonella. The alert was issued April 24, 2016 at 2:19 p.m. EDT.

CVS Pharmacy® announced today that it has voluntarily recalled select cases of Gold Emblem Abound™ Organic Spiced Herbal Tea following notification from the manufacturer that the product is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. An ingredient produced by the manufacturer’s raw material supplier tested positive for Salmonella in another company’s product. CVS Pharmacy’s Gold Emblem product also contains this ingredient.

Perdue Foods LLC, Recalls Chicken Nugget Products due to possible foreign matter contamination on March 5, 2016 at 8:38 a.m.

Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate Farms) that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.

Progressive Gourment Inc. (supplying Starbucks) Issues Alert on Sausage Egg Cheese Muffin Because of Possible Health Risk
03/04/2016 06:44 PM EST

Progressive Gourmet Inc. of Wilmington, MA, is recalling its 6 ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches manufactured for Starbucks Coffee Co. out of the abundance of caution because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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.

Loki Fish Company Recalls Smoked Pink Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk  03/03/2016 09:53 PM EST

Loki Fish Company of Seattle, WA is voluntarily recalling two lots of Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions, due to a positive test result 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.

 

FDA Investigates Multi-state Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts Produced by Sweetwater Farms—03/01/2016 07:20 PM EST

The FDA, CDC, state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen illnesses linked to alfalfa sprouts produced by Sweetwater Farms LLC, Inman, Kansas. The CDC reports that 13 people were infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Muenchen in four states: Kansas (5), Missouri (3), Oklahoma (3), and Pennsylvania (2). Five people have been hospitalized. Reported illness onset dates range from December 1, 2015 through January 21, 2016.

Jack and the Green Sprouts, Inc. is Voluntarily Recalling Alfalfa and Alfalfa Onion Sprouts
02/29/2016
04:31 PM EST
State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of food borne illness. Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve alfalfa sprouts and consumers should not eat them at this time.

February 13, 2016—Garden of Life Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Lots of Raw Meal Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination—
Garden of Life LLC is expanding its January 29th voluntary recall to include additional lots of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai products because an ingredient used in certain lots of the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Virchow. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

December 10, 2015—  The Sweet Leaf Tea Company Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tea in Glass Bottles
01:24 PM EST  
The Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process.

September 14, 2015—Limited Precautionary Recall of 5 oz Organicgirl Baby Spinach Announced—Organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. organicgirl Baby Spinach with a use-by date of September 13 and product code B030298-001B08S due to test results indicating the presence of trace levels of the naturally-occurring element cadmium. The recall includes 1,290 cases distributed primarily to Western and Midwestern states.

September 12, 2015—Custom Produce Sales Voluntarily Recalls Fat Boy Brand® and Unlabeled Cucumbers Because of Possible Health Risk
Custom Produce Sales (“Custom Produce”) of Parlier, California is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy® label starting August 1, 2015 because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and are covered by an ongoing recall. No other Fat Boy® products are covered by this recall.

September 10, 2015—The Pork Rind Factory Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
The Pork Rind Factory, a Spartanburg, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 18,406 pounds of pork rinds due to misbranding and possible undeclared allergens.

September 10, 2015—Anhing Corporation Announces Recall of ABC Shaped Cookies Banh Chu
Anhing Corporation issued a press release for their recall of ABC Cookies Banh Chu due to elevated levels of lead since serving size was not accurate on the label. Label review conducted by the firm also showed the following additional labeling errors; not declaring flour as wheat flour and label stating vegetable oil as an ingredient when it is actually highly refined coconut oil.

September 9, 2015—** Nine Alaska Safeway and Carrs Stores Voluntarily Recall Deli Sandwiches Containing Cucumbers in Cooperation with the Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Poona Contamination ** [see cucumber lawsuit filed at bottom of page, below]
In cooperation with the Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce recall of cucumbers that may be contaminated with Salmonella Poona, Safeway is voluntarily recalling made-to-order deli sandwiches with cucumbers produced by Andrew and Williamson and sold in nine Safeway and Carrs stores in Alaska.

September 8, 2015—Olli Salumeria Americana, LLC Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Olli Salumeria Americana, LLC., an Oceanside, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 5,391 pounds of salami products due to misbranding.

September 8, 2015—Schrader Farms Meat Market Recalls Beef Product Due To Possible Non-O157 E. Coli Contamination
Schrader Farms Meat Market, a Romulus, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 20 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

September 8, 2015— Okarche Bakery, Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Soy, Wheat and Yellow #5 in Frozen Cookie Dough
Okarche Bakery of Okarche, OK is recalling ALL FROZEN COOKIE DOUGH, because it may contain undeclared Milk, Soy, Wheat and Yellow #5. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

August 27, 2015 –Bimbo Bakeries Voluntary Regional Recall of Sara Lee Breads
Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary regional recall of certain bread products under the Sara Lee®, Kroger®, Bimbo®, Nature’s Harvest®, Great Value and L’Oven Fresh® brands due to the possible presence of fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries.

August 25, 2015
Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls Turkey Bacon Products Due To Possible Adulteration

Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Newberry, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date.

August 25, 2015
Jo’s Candies and Trader Joe’s Issue Voluntary Alert on Undeclared Milk in

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Honey Grahams

Jo’s Candies of Torrance, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt (SKU 55024), because it may contain milk, which was not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Two reactions have been reported to date.

Saturday, Aug. 1
The Kraft Heinz Company Voluntarily Recalls Select Varieties of Kraft Singles Products Due to Choking Hazard

The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

Tuesday, July 28
Kroger Recalls Four Seasonings Due to Health Risk (Salmonella)

Cincinnati, Ohio –  The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bacon Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella. A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Wednesday, July 15
Murry’s, Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. producer of chicken products
establishment, is recalling approximately 20,232 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken nugget product that tested positive for Staphylococcal enterotoxin

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gourmet Culinary Solutions Recalls Turkey Sausage Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
07/10/2015 11:15 PM EDT

Gourmet Culinary Solutions, a Statham, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 495 pounds of turkey sausage products that are part of a frozen entree that also contains French toast sticks and peaches. The entrees may be contaminated with foreign materials.

Maya Overseas Foods Inc. Recalls Cashew Split Because of Possible Health Risk    07/10/2015 03:50 PM EDT

Maya Overseas Foods Inc. of Maspeth, NY, is recalling approximately 8000 lbs. of Cashew Split because it has 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Carnivore Meat Company, LLC Voluntarily Issues a Recall Two Batches of Raw Pet Treats
07/10/2015 02:17 PM EDT

Carnivore Meat Company, LLC is recalling select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria monocytogenes. In humans, however, Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems

July 15, 2015—Murry’s, Inc., Recalls Chicken Products Due to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination
Murry’s, Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,232 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken nugget product that tested positive for Staphylococcal enterotoxin.

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**LAWSUIT FILED OVER CUCUMBER FOOD POISONING
First Salmonella Cucumber Lawsuit Filed in California

Today the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with Gomez Trial Attorneys of San Diego, filed the first California lawsuit stemming from Salmonella-contaminated cucumbers. The cucumbers were imported from Mexico and distributed to numerous retail outlets and restaurants in the United States by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) under the Limited Edition label.  CDC health officials have linked the tainted cucumbers to a nationwide Salmonella Poona outbreak.

The lawsuit was filed against A&W in San Diego County on behalf of Doris Zieman.  A&W is headquartered in San Diego.  A copy of the lawsuit is attached.

On the evening of August 13th, Doris Zieman was celebrating her 49th wedding anniversary at a Red Lobster restaurant with her husband.  She consumed a salad made with A&W Limited Edition cucumbers, while her husband opted for a salad made without cucumbers.

Within 48 hours, Doris began to experience abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headaches, fever, body aches, and chills.  She was taken to the hospital and admitted for food poisoning.

Stool cultures taken at the hospital revealed that she had tested positive for Salmonella Poona matching the outbreak strain linked to tainted A&W Limited Edition cucumbers.

Doris is still recovering from her Salmonella illness.

Andrew & Williamson Recalls Tainted Limited Edition Cucumbers
In August of 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local health agencies became aware of a growing number of Salmonella Poona cases nationwide.  Within a matter of weeks, the CDC identified 341 victims in 30 states.  The outbreak had hospitalized at least 70 and caused the deaths of 2 individuals.

Federal investigators identified A&W Limited Edition cucumbers imported from Mexico as the likely source of the outbreak. Testing of leftover A&W cucumbers from restaurants and grocery stores where victims had eaten subsequently tested positive for Salmonella.  San Diego health officials also collected cucumbers from the A&W facility which tested positive for Salmonella.

On September 4th, A&W recalled its Limited Edition cucumbers, referred to as a “slicer” or “American” cucumbers.  They are dark green in color, typically measure 7 to 10 inches in length, and are traditionally sold in bulk displays without any individual packaging or plastic wrapping.

This is part of the February 24, 2017 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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