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Food Poisoning Facts

 

 
  • People get foodborne poisoning when they consume contaminated foods or beverages.
  • About 1 in 6 Americans (approximately 48 million) gets food poisoning each year.
  • About 128,000 Americans are hospitalized due to food poisoning each year.

  • About 3,000 Americans die as a result of food poisoning each year. 

 

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The Iowa Food Safety and Defense Task Force is a group of individuals and organizations interested in food safety and defense.  The Task Force members include federal, state, and local government agencies; commodity groups; food related trade associations; food producers; academia; and others.  The Task Force meets 3 to 4 times per year.  The Task Force also sponsors educational opportunities each year.

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Food Safety News

October 18, 2018
Potentially contaminated corn prompts grocery chain to recall chicken salad
A regional grocery chain headquartered in St. Louis is recalling chicken salad from 32 of its stores because it contains corn from a third-party supplier that has been recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. Schnuck Markets Inc. did not name the supplier of the corn or report how the potential contamination was discovered.  Similarily, other... Continue Reading
October 18, 2018
Salad recall includes Whole Foods 365 brand; corn poses risk of infection
A California-based grocery chain is recalling almost half a ton of ready-to-eat salads, including the 365 brand sold by Whole Foods, because they contain corn from a third-party supplier that is under recall for potential contamination from Salmonella and Listeria bacteria. GH Foods CA LLC of Sacramento initiated the recall of about 940 pounds of... Continue Reading
October 18, 2018
Trader Joe’s salads, Mary’s Harvest wraps recalled for risk from corn
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods Inc. is recalling its branded wrap sandwiches and Trader Joe’s brand salads because they include corn from a third-party supplier that might be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Several other companies have posted recalls this week citing a potentially contaminated corn ingredient from a third-party supplier. None of the... Continue Reading
October 18, 2018
Taylor Farms recalls pork carnitas bowls because of risk of Salmonella, Listeria
Taylor Farms Northwest is recalling ready-to-eat pork carnitas bowls because one of its suppliers reported tomatillos used in the product might be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recalled entrees have plain white labels with black printing “PORK CARNITAS BOWL” and sell-by dates of Oct. 10 through 19, according to a recall notice... Continue Reading
 

FDA Food Safety

October 17, 2018
P. East Trading Corp. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In Fruits Du Sud Golden Seedless Raisins
P. EAST TRADING CORP. of Bronx, NY is recalling Fruits Du Sud Golden Seedless Raisins (Lot No. FDS T499/18) 30 lbs Box, because they contain undeclared SULFITES. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.
October 17, 2018
SLR Food Distribution Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Sugar Melon Candy
SLR Food Distribution Inc. of New Hyde Park, NY is recalling its 7.04oz package of SUGAR MELON CANDY / WAX GOURD because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
October 17, 2018
New Nan Fong Hong Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice
New Nan Fong Hong Trading Inc. is recalling its 16 oz (454g) packages of Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who are allergic to sulfite allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
 

USDA News

October 17, 2018
GHSE, LLC Recalls Salads Containing Meat Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn
GHSE, LLC, a Green Cove Springs, Florida establishment, is recalling approximately 738 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with meat products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
October 17, 2018
Taylor Farms Northwest LLC Recalls Pork Carnitas Bowl Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Tomatillos
Taylor Farms Northwest LLC, a Kent, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 276 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork carnitas bowl products that contain tomatillos that may be adulterated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
October 17, 2018
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc. Recalls Wrap and Salad Meat Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Corn
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc., a Portland, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 916 pounds of ready-to-eat wrap and salad products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.