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Food Safety News

August 13, 2018
Nuts, seeds lead 2Q recall stats for EU
Nuts, nut products and seeds was the top food product category recalled in Europe, according to a second quarter index by Stericycle Expert Solutions. The category, with 156 recalls, came ahead of fruits and vegetables with 118 recalls and fish and fish products with 81 recalls.  Nuts, nut products and seeds was also the top... Continue Reading
August 11, 2018
Three EU countries in recalls due to Salmonella in eggs
Salmonella in eggs has led to separate recalls in three European countries in a timely reminder for vigilance after a recent rise in infections from the pathogen ended a decade of decline. Alerts were made in Germany, Italy, and Malta but no illnesses have been reported. The annual report on zoonotic diseases published at the... Continue Reading
August 10, 2018
Listeria finding prompts recall of chicken strips from retailers in Canada
Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. is recalling an undisclosed amount of refrigerated chicken strips because government testing in Canada found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product. The Pitney’s brand “Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips” subject to the recall may not look, smell or taste bad, but they could cause serious illnesses, according to the... Continue Reading
August 9, 2018
Dole recalls fresh, packaged spinach salads in Canada for Listeria risk
Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling an undisclosed amount of baby spinach packaged salad because Canadian officials found Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a sample. The company distributed the implicated fresh spinach product to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island. The recall notice did not include names of retailers... Continue Reading
 

FDA Food Safety

August 15, 2018
Zakah Life Recalls Kratom Because Of Possible Health Risk
Zakah Life, LLC of Ankeny, Iowa, is recalling the following Kratom products (Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom powder, Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom powder, Super Green Maeng Da Premium Kratom capsules, and Powerful Red Vein Bali Premium Kratom capsules) with expiration dates prior to 01/01/2023 because they have the potential of being 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.
August 15, 2018
Marsee Baking Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Cookies Sold At Café Yumm! Restaurants
Marsee Foods, Inc. dba Marsee Baking is voluntarily recalling chocolate chip, ginger spice, and oatmeal raisin cookies sold at Café Yumm! restaurants. The cookies may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
August 15, 2018
Salt & Straw Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of Chocolate Gooey Brownie Ice Cream Pints Due to Possible Undeclared Peanuts
Salt & Straw Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its Chocolate Gooey Brownie pints because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product is safe to consume unless you have a peanut allergy or sensitivity. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
 

USDA News

August 14, 2018
USDA Provides Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by a major winter storm on the East Coast.
August 3, 2018
Star Natural Meats, LLC Recalls Raw Pork Sausage Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Star Natural Meats, LLC, an Astoria, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,000 pounds of raw, non-intact pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
August 3, 2018
Van Oriental Foods Inc. Recalls Pork Egg Rolls Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Van Oriental Foods Inc., a Dallas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 10,385 pounds of heat treated but not fully cooked and not shelf stable pork egg rolls that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.