FDA warns against consuming certain raw oysters distributed to 13 states after reported illnesses

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By Steve Almasy, CNN

(CNN) The Food and Drug Administration is advising people in 13 states not to eat certain raw oysters from South Korea after at least one person in Las Vegas got sick with a virus that can cause diarrhea and vomiting.

The Southern Nevada Health District informed officials of two clusters of illnesses from a restaurant in Las Vegas, the FDA said. At least one person was confirmed to have sapovirus illness and nine others potentially had the same sickness. The oysters were served October 28 and November 5.

According to the FDA news release, sapoviruses cause a sporadic gastroenteritis and the most common symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain.

Symptoms usually show up within 48 hours, the FDA said.

“Consumers, especially those who are or could become pregnant, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems, who have recently consumed raw oysters in (13 states) and suspect they have food poisoning should seek medical care immediately,” officials said in the news release.

In addition to Nevada, the FDA advisory applied to consumers and sellers in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The oysters were harvested February 6 and were exported by Dai One Food Company, the FDA said.

“The Korean firm has recalled frozen half shell oysters, frozen oyster IQF (individually quick freezing), and frozen oyster block harvested from the same harvest area” on February 6, FDA officials said.

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CDC: Listeria Outbreak Linked to Enoki Mushrooms

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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Enoki Mushrooms

Listeria is especially harmful if you are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system. If you are in any of these groups, do not eat raw enoki mushrooms. Cook enoki mushrooms thoroughly to kill any foodborne germs.

Investigators are working to identify specific brands of enoki mushrooms that may be contaminated with the outbreak strain of Listeria. However, many brands of enoki mushrooms have been recalled since the 2020 Listeria outbreak linked to enoki mushrooms.

  • Illnesses: 2
  • Hospitalizations: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 2
  • Recall: No
  • Investigation status: Active
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Enoki mushrooms are white and have long, thin stems. They are often sold in a bunch with roots in sealed plastic packaging. They are popular in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean food, and they are almost always eaten cooked in soups, hot pots, and stir-fried dishes.

In 2020, CDC investigated the first known Listeria outbreak in the United States linked to enoki mushrooms. This outbreak resulted in three recalls of enoki mushrooms that were imported from Korea. Since then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public health officials from several states have been collecting samples of enoki mushrooms and found Listeria in many samples, resulting in more than 20 recalls of enoki mushrooms.

Information collected so far shows that enoki mushrooms are the likely source of these illnesses.

Both sick people reported eating enoki mushrooms or eating at restaurants with menu items containing enoki mushrooms. The outbreak strain was previously found in one sample of enoki mushrooms that FDA collected at import. However, to date, the firm associated with this sample has not been identified as a potential source of enoki mushrooms in this outbreak.

Investigators are working to identify specific brands of enoki mushrooms linked to these illnesses.

Listeria is especially harmful if you are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system due to certain medical conditions or treatments. If you are pregnant, it can cause pregnancy loss, premature birth, or a life-threatening infection in your newborn. Other people can be infected with Listeria, but they rarely become seriously ill.

If you are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system:

  • Do not eat raw enoki mushrooms. Cook enoki mushrooms thoroughly.
    • Listeria can grow on foods kept in the refrigerator, but it is easily killed by heating food to a high enough temperature.
  • Keep raw enoki mushrooms separate from foods that won’t be cooked.
    • This prevents the spread of Listeria germs from enoki mushrooms to foods that you won’t cook before eating.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw enoki mushrooms.
    • Clean your refrigerator, containers, and surfaces that have touched raw enoki mushrooms.
    • Listeria can easily spread among food, surfaces, and hands.
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of severe Listeria illness after eating enoki mushrooms:
    • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.
    • Pregnant people usually experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.
  • Do not serve raw enoki mushrooms.
    • Cook enoki mushrooms thoroughly before serving them to customers.
    • Do not use raw enoki mushrooms as garnish.
    • Do not add raw enoki mushrooms on top of soup dishes right before serving. The enoki mushrooms will not get hot enough to kill Listeria germs.
  • Keep raw enoki mushrooms separate from foods that won’t be cooked.
    • This prevents the spread of Listeria germs from enoki mushrooms to foods that you won’t cook before serving to customers.
  • Follow FDA’s safe handling and cleaning advice if you serve enoki mushrooms.
    • Employees should wash hands after handling raw enoki mushrooms.
  • Listeria can cause severe illness (known as invasive listeriosis) when the bacteria spread beyond the gut to other parts of the body.
    • Almost all severe illnesses from Listeria result in hospitalizations and sometimes death.
  • Pregnant people and their newborns, adults 65 years or older, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness.
    • Other people can be infected with Listeria, but they usually get mild food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever, and usually recover without treatment.
  • Symptoms of severe illness usually start within 2 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria, but may start as early as the same day or as late as 10 weeks after.
    • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.
    • Pregnant people usually experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.
  • For more information about Listeria, see the Listeria Questions and Answers page.

https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/enoki-11-22/index.html

Sugar Recalled in Ohio, Kentucky, for Containing Metal Wire

Monday, November 7, 2022

Jeremy Newman

Ohio – Domino and C&H Granulated Pure Cane Sugar Easy Baking Tub packaged in 3.5lb plastic tubs 6 tubs per case.

Over 6,000 cases of sugar were included in a 22 state recall including Ohio and Kentucky for sugar containing metal wire.

The recalled items can also be identified by the following lot numbers: 52362, 52363, 52364, 52365, 52371, 52372, 52373, 52374, 52375, 52411, 52412, 52413, 52414, 52415. The product numbers on the products were 533031 and 433478 and are best by 09/06/25 through 09/09/25, 09/12/25 through 09/16/25, 10/10/25 through 10/14/25.

There have been no reports of injuries or illnesses connected to the recalled sugar.

If you have recently bought any of the items included on the recall, you should stop using them or you could risk serious injury or illness.

https://www.sciotopost.com/sugar-recalled-in-ohio-kentucky-for-containing-metal-wire/

Investigation of Adverse Event Reports: French Lentil & Leek Crumbles

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Check your freezers for and do not eat, sell, or serve recalled French Lentil & Leek Crumbles from Daily Harvest.

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and liver, bile duct, and/or gallbladder illness that were linked to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA has initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of October 21, 2022, the FDA has received 393 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

Although the response to this incident is no longer being handled by FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response & Evaluation (CORE) Network, FDA’s research and investigation to evaluate which components of this product may have caused these illnesses is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled products. Consumers who may still have the recalled product in their freezers should throw it away.

Product was sold through online sales and in two retail locations; the Daily Harvest store in Chicago, IL, and a “pop-up” store in Los Angeles, CA. French Lentil + Leek Crumbles is a frozen product packaged in a 12oz white pouch with the words “Daily Harvest” at the top, a large “CRUMBLES” immediately below the top and the words “French Lentil + Leek” in bold, as shown below. All lot codes of the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles are affected. At this time, no other Daily Harvest products are affected or part of this recall.

If you experience symptoms including yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, clay-colored stool, itching with no rash, gastrointestinal illness, nausea, fatigue, body aches, severe abdominal pain and/or fever after consuming this product, please consult with your healthcare provider. Let your healthcare provider know you have recently consumed the recalled Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. Healthcare providers should report these illnesses to their health department.

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Daily Harvest French Lentil and Leek Crumbles

Case Counts

Total Adverse Illness Events: 393*
Hospitalizations: 133*
Deaths: 0
Last illness onset: September 4, 2022*
States with Adverse Illness Events: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MN, MS, MI, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI
Product Distribution: Nationwide
*Estimate based on Consumer Complaint and CAERs reports received by the FDA


Previous Updates

September 15, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of September 15, 2022, the FDA has received 386 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

August 25, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of August 25, 2022, the FDA has received 369 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

July 28, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of July 28, 2022, the FDA has received 329 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

July 14, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA has initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of July 14, 2022, the FDA has received 277 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

June 30, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA has initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of June 28, the FDA has received 133 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

From April 28 to June 17, 2022, approximately 28,000 units of the recalled product were distributed to consumers in the continental United States through online sales and direct delivery, as well as through retail sales at the Daily Harvest store in Chicago, IL, and a “pop-up” store in Los Angeles, CA. Samples were also provided to a small number of consumers.

Daily Harvest emailed consumers who were shipped the affected product, and other consumers for whom the company had contact information and consumers were issued a credit for the recalled product. Consumers who may still have the recalled product in their freezers should immediately dispose of it.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.


https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/investigation-adverse-event-reports-french-lentil-leek-crumbles-june-2022?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

RECALL ALERT: Nestlé Recalls Select Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough After Plastic Pieces Found

ARLINGTON, VA., October 13, 2022 — Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé® Toll House® Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products due to the potential presence of white plastic pieces.

This voluntary recall is isolated to Nestlé® Toll House® Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products that were produced between June and September 2022. These products were distributed in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.

No other Nestlé Toll House products are impacted by this recall.

While no illnesses or injuries have been reported, the company took action out of an abundance of caution after a small number of consumers contacted Nestlé USA about this issue.

Consumers who may have purchased NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling should not prepare or consume the product and should return the product to the retailer where it was purchased for a replacement or refund. For any further support needed, please contact Nestlé USA at (800) 681-1676 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. EST.

https://breaking911.com/recall-alert-nestle-recalls-select-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-after-plastic-pieces-found/

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Seafood (October 2022)

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The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield infections linked to fresh, raw salmon supplied to restaurants in California and Arizona by Mariscos Bahia, Inc.

Based on epidemiologic information provided by CDC and interviews conducted by state and local public health officials, of 16 people interviewed, 12 reported eating sushi, sashimi, or poke. Of those interviewed, 11 people remembered details about the type of fish consumed and 9 report eating raw salmon before getting sick. The FDA’s investigation traced the distribution of fresh, raw salmon back to Mariscos Bahia, Inc.

In addition, the FDA collected an environmental sample that included multiple swabs at Mariscos Bahia, Inc. (Pico Rivera, CA). Multiple environmental swabs collected at the facility are positive for Salmonella and subsequent  Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis is ongoing. The WGS completed to date indicates the Salmonella detected in at least one of the swabs from the facility matches the outbreak strain. While epidemiological evidence indicates that ill people consumed fresh, raw salmon processed at this firm, the presence of Salmonella in the processing environment indicates that additional types of fish processed in the same area of the facility could also be contaminated which includes fresh, raw halibut, Chilean seabass, tuna, and swordfish. Salmon, halibut, Chilean seabass, tuna, and swordfish processed in Marisco Bahia Inc.’s Pico Rivera, CA, facility could have also been sent to the Mariscos Bahia, Inc. facilities in Phoenix, AZ and then sent to restaurants.

The firm is cooperating with the FDA investigation and has agreed to initiate a voluntary recall. As a part of the firm’s voluntary recall, the firm will contact its direct customers who received recalled product.

The FDA’s investigation is ongoing. Updates to this advisory will be provided as they become available.

Recommendation

According to Mariscos Bahia, Inc., seafood was only sold directly to restaurants in California and Arizona and would not be available for purchase by consumers in stores.

Restaurants should check with their suppliers and not sell or serve salmon, halibut, Chilean seabass, tuna, and swordfish received fresh, not frozen from Mariscos Bahia, Inc. (Pico Rivera, CA and Phoenix, AZ) on or after June 14, 2022. If restaurants received these fish and then froze it, they should not sell or serve it. Restaurants should also be sure to wash and sanitize locations where these fish from Mariscos Bahia, Inc. were stored or prepared.

Consumers eating salmon, halibut, Chilean seabass, tuna, and swordfish at a restaurant in California or Arizona should ask whether the fish is from Mariscos Bahia, Inc and was received fresh, not frozen.

https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-seafood-october-2022

Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes

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Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Brie and Camembert soft cheese products from Old Europe Cheese, Inc. FDA’s outbreak investigation is ongoing.

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Brie and Camembert soft cheese products manufactured by Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI, and sold at various retailers under multiple labels and brands, including Reny Picot.

Based on epidemiologic information provided by CDC, of the five patients with information available, four (80%) report eating Brie or Camembert cheese prior to illness. FDA, with assistance from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, initiated an inspection at the Old Europe Cheese, Inc. facility in Michigan, which included sample collection and analysis. Analysis of environmental samples collected at the facility showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis determined that the Listeria strain found in the facility matches the Listeria strain causing illnesses in this outbreak.

Old Europe Cheese, Inc. has voluntarily recalled multiple brands of Brie and Camembert cheeses produced at their Michigan facility in response to investigation findings. The firm has also halted production and distribution of their Brie and Camembert products from the Michigan facility and is working with FDA on corrective actions. Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled products and should throw them away; this includes Best By Dates ranging from September 28, 2022 to December 14, 2022, and all flavors and quantities. A full list of recalled products and stores that potentially sold these products is available below and on the firm’s recall.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing to determine if additional products are potentially contaminated. Updates to this advisory will be provided as they become available.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled products and should throw them away; this includes Best By Dates ranging from September 28, 2022 to December 14, 2022, and all flavors and quantities. A full list of recalled products and stores that potentially sold these products is available below and on the firm’s recall.

Retailers may have repackaged bulk Old Europe Cheese items into smaller containers and sold this repackaged product to consumers. This repackaged product may not bear the original labeling and product information. If you are unsure where your Brie or Camembert cheese is from, ask your retailer or throw it away.

Listeria is most likely to sicken pregnant people and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems. Other people can be infected with Listeria, but they rarely become seriously ill.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have these symptoms after eating Old Europe Cheese Inc. or Reny Picot brand Brie and Camembert products:

  • Pregnant people typically experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria infection during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
  • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.

Follow FDA’s safe handling and cleaning advice and use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with these products to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, including retailers who repackaged bulk recalled cheese. Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.

Case Count Map Provided by CDC

CDC Case Count Map of Listeria monocytogenes: Brie and Camembert Soft Cheese Products

Recalled Products

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled products listed below and should throw them away; this includes Best By Dates ranging from September 28, 2022 to December 14, 2022, and all flavors and quantities. A more detailed list of products is available on the firm’s recall.

  • Reny Picot
  • Black Bear
  • Block & Barrel
  • Charmant
  • Cobblestone
  • Culinary Tour
  • Fredericks
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Glenview Farms
  • Good & Gather
  • Heinen’s
  • Joan of Arc
  • La Bonne Vie
  • Lidl Preferred Selection
  • Life in Provence
  • Matrie’d
  • Market 32
  • Metropolitan
  • Prestige
  • Primo Taglio
  • Red Apple Cheese
  • St. Randeaux
  • Taste of Inspiration
  • St. Rocco
  • Trader Joe

The products were distributed from August 01, 2022 through September 28, 2022, and were available at supermarkets, wholesale and retail stores nationwide and in Mexico. Retailers include:

  • Albertsons
  • Safeway
  • Meijer
  • Harding’s
  • Shaw’s
  • Price Chopper
  • Market Basket
  • Raley’s
  • Save Mart
  • Giant Foods
  • Stop & Shop
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Lidl
  • Sprouts
  • Athenian Foods
  • Whole Foods

This list may not include all retail establishments that have received the recalled product or may include retail establishments that did not actually receive the recalled product. 

If you are unsure of what brand your Brie or Camembert cheese is, or if it is an Old Europe Cheese, Inc. product, ask your retailer or throw it away.


https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-brie-and-camembert-soft-cheese-products-september-2022?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

FDA Advises Parents and Caregivers Not to Buy or Give Mother’s Touch

Mother's Touch Infant Formula

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September 6, 2022

Audience

  • Parents and caregivers of infants who consume infant formula

Product

  • Product: Mother’s Touch Formula
  • Distribution: The product is sold at local markets in Kinzers, Loganton, and Gap, PA and was available for purchase directly from Mother’s Touch website.

Purpose

The FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or give Mother’s Touch Formula to infants under their care. The product is being marketed as an infant formula without the required pre-market notification to the FDA, and it does not meet infant formula nutrient requirements for seven nutrients.

Summary of Problem and Scope

The FDA has determined that Mother’s Touch Formula is not manufactured in compliance with the FDA’s infant formula regulations. The infant formula product is not tested to determine if it meets the nutrient requirements for infant formula, and contains label claims for seven nutrients that do not meet the nutrient requirements for infant formula such that consumption of this formula has the potential to cause nutrient deficiencies or toxicity in infants. In addition, the product was not fully tested for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria such as Cronobacter.

FDA Actions

The FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or give Mother’s Touch Formula to infants under their care because we have determined that this brand of infant formula is being marketed without pre-market notification to the FDA and has not been properly tested for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria. Additionally, nutrient label claims on the product label showed the product to contain nutrient amounts below the minimum levels required for protein, linoleic acid, calcium, sodium, potassium, and chloride; and above the maximum level allowed for iron.

The FDA has not granted enforcement discretion for this product under the “Infant Formula Enforcement Discretion Policy: Guidance for Industry” issued in May 2022.

Recommendations for Consumers

Parents and caregivers of infants who have purchased this product should discontinue use and throw it away.

Parents and caregivers of infants who have used this product and are concerned about the health of their child should contact their health care provider.

To report a complaint or adverse event (illness or serious allergic reaction), you can:

Visit www.fda.gov/fcic for additional consumer and industry assistance.

For More Information:

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Mother's Touch Formula Full Product Label
Mother's Touch Formula Ingredients

https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-parents-and-caregivers-not-buy-or-give-mothers-touch-formula-infants?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

RECALL: Lead in Children’s Sandals

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Kolan Recalls Children’s Sandals Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban*

*Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com (Recall Alert)

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lead sandals

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Hazard:

The inner layer of the recalled sandals contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

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What should you do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sandals and contact Kolan for information on how to properly dispose of the shoes and receive a full refund. Kolan is contacting all known purchasers directly.

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https://chemical-free-life.org/2022/09/12/recall-lead-in-childrens-sandals/

Spot and Tango Dog Food Recall | DogFoodAdvisor

Photo credit: Spot and Tango website

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Mike Sagman

September 6, 2022 — In a private email to customers, Spot and Tango announced it is recalling four batches of its UnKibble Dog Food product line because samples tested positive for Salmonella bacteria.

What’s Recalled?

The lot codes and SKU numbers for affected products listed below can be found on the bottom and back of each pouch.

Spot and Tango Unkibble Dog Food Recall Lot Numbers

No other Spot & Tango products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.

About Salmonella

The following was reproduced from the company’s email recall announcement.

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 products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Dogs with Salmonella infections will most likely not exhibit any symptoms, though in rare cases they may be lethargic and have diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, and vomiting. Some dogs may have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans through the fecal-oral route.

If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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.

If you are exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product, please contact your healthcare provider.

What to Do?

If you have product matching the following description in your possession, you should stop feeding it to your dogs and dispose of it immediately.

If you have any of the recalled product, the company invites you to submit a refund request at this link: https://forms.gle/gVxoM1pimmHMqpB86.

Reporting Pet Food Problems

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/spot-and-tango-unkibble/?utm_source=recall&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spot-tango

IKEA Recalls METALLISK Espresso Makers Due to Burn and Injury Hazards

Recalled IKEA METALLISK Espresso Maker

IKEA Recalls METALLISK Espresso Makers Due to Burn and Injury Hazards

  • Recalled IKEA METALLISK Espresso Maker
  • Bottom of IKEA METALLISK Espresso Maker
Bottom of IKEA METALLISK Espresso Maker

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Name of Product:

IKEA METALLISK Espresso Makers

Hazard:

The recalled espresso makers with the stainless-steel safety valve can burst and expel hot contents, posing burn or other injury hazards to consumers.

Recall Date:

August 25, 2022

Units:

About 2,100 (In addition, about 5,200 were sold in Canada and about 200 were sold in Mexico)

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves IKEA METALLISK Espresso Makers with a stainless-steel safety valve for cooktop 0.4 1. The label engraved on the bottom of the product includes the IKEA logo, other product information, and a date stamp in (YYWW) format, where the first two digits represent the year and the last two digits represent the week of manufacture. The recalled espresso makers bear a date stamp between 2040 and 2204.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled IKEA METALLISK espresso makers with the stainless-steel safety valve. Units bearing date stamps 2040 through 2204 can be returned for a full refund to any Ikea store location or by mail using a pre-paid label. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 16 reports worldwide of the espresso makers bursting, including four reports of burns, scald injuries and hearing damage. No injuries have been reported in the U.S.

Sold At:

IKEA stores nationwide and online at IKEA.com from September 2020 through January 2022 for about $20.

IKEA US Retail LLC, of Virginia

Importer(s):

IKEA Supply AG, of Switzerland

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.

For lifesaving information:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/IKEA-Recalls-METALLISK-Espresso-Makers-Due-to-Burn-and-Injury-Hazards

RECALL: Health Alert Issued After Plastic, Blue Dye Found In Frozen Chicken Tenders

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for Perdue’s frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast tenders “gluten free” that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small pieces of clear plastic and blue dye. A recall was not requested because the product is no longer available for purchase.

The frozen RTE chicken breast tenders “gluten free” were produced on July 12, 2022. The following product is subject to the public health alert:

  • 42 oz. plastic bags containing “PERDUE CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS GLUTEN FREE” with a “Best if Used By: 07 12 23” and a lot number of 2193 above the use by date.

The products bear establishment number “P-33944” immediately below the “Best if Used By:” date on the back of the plastic bag. These items were shipped to BJ’s Wholesale Club retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the establishment reported to FSIS that it received a complaint from a consumer reporting a chicken tender had a small piece of clear plastic and blue dye inside it.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

https://breaking911.com/recall-health-alert-issued-after-plastic-blue-dye-found-in-frozen-chicken-tenders/

Wendy’s pulls lettuce from sandwiches at certain restaurants as CDC investigates E. coli outbreak

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The fast-food chain Wendy’s has decided to pull the lettuce from all its sandwiches in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania over concerns relating to an E. coli outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating whether people who recently reported falling ill after eating Wendy’s are connected with 37 people that were also reported sickened by an E. coli outbreak. 

WENDY’S TO GET NEW LOOK WITH MODERNIZED RESTAURANT DESIGN

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One person in Indiana has also been reported to have fallen ill after coming into contact with the bacteria.

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Wendy’s said the lettuce served in its salad options are different from the romaine option on its sandwiches and has not needed to be pulled from the menu as a result of the outbreak. 

CHIPOTLE RELEASES LEMONADE-SCENTED CANDLE IN A NOD TO CUSTOMERS WHO STEAL THE DRINK

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A customer orders from the drive-up menu at a Wendy’s restaurant Jan. 30, 2004, in Chicago. (Scott Olson/Getty Images / Getty Images)

“As a company, we are committed to upholding our high standards of food safety and quality,” Wendy’s said in a statement.

The CDC said there is no evidence that any romaine lettuce sold in grocery stores has been linked with the E. coli outbreak.

The top disease agency also does not recommend people avoid eating at Wendy’s or stop buying romaine lettuce.  

Fox News could not immediately reach the CDC for comment. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/wendys-pulls-lettuce-sandwiches-certain-restaurants-cdc-investigates-e-coli-outbreak?intcmp=tw_fnc

USDA recalls frozen pizza over possible metal pieces

FILE photo of a supreme pizza. Over 13,000 pounds of frozen meat pizza are being recalled due to the possibility of metal pieces in the food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. (Getty Images)

Kait Newsum | Nexstar Media Wire

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) — Over 13,000 pounds of frozen meat pizza are being recalled due to the possibility of metal pieces in the food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

On Sunday, Aug. 14, the USDA made the official recall for 13,099 pounds of the Home Run Inn brand of frozen pizzas, based out of Woodbridge, Illinois.

The specific products being recalled were made on June 6, 2022. The 33.5-oz packages of Home Run Inn Chicago’s Premium Pizzeria Deluxe Sausage Classic Pizza have a best-by date of Dec. 3, 2022.Courtesy: USDA FSIS

These packages will also have an establishment number of “EST. 18498-A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered when that distributor received consumer complaints reporting that metal had been found in the pizza. No confirmed injuries or adverse reactions have been reported so far.

The FSIS said the pizzas were sent to a distributor in Illinois and then distributed to other retailers across the country.

The agency encourages anyone who has these products in their freezers to throw them out or return them to their place of purchase. Distributors are also advised not to sell the pizzas.

Anyone with concerns or questions can contact the USDA by calling 888-674-6854 or by sending an email to its hotline. Tags Agriculture Department frozen pizza recall home run inn USDA

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/3602418-usda-recalls-frozen-pizza-over-possible-metal-pieces/

UPDATE: Capri-Sun Recalls Thousands Of Pouches, May Contain Cleaning Solution Instead – Breaking911


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Kraft Heinz is announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages.

The voluntary recall comes after diluted cleaning solution, which is used on food processing equipment, was inadvertently introduced into a production line at one of the factories. Only the Wild Cherry flavored Capri Sun products with the case/package information below are affected.

The “Best When Used By” date on the products is June 25, 2023.

The issue was discovered after Kraft Heinz received several consumer complaints about the taste of the affected product. The Company is actively working with retail partners and distributors to remove potentially impacted product from circulation.

Consumers who purchased these items should not consume the product and can return it to the store where it was purchased. Consumers can contact Kraft Heinz from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-280-8252 to see if a product is part of the recall and to receive reimbursement.
Product Size Name of Product Packaging Description Manufacturer Code on Pouch Manufacturer Code on Carton Carton UPC Case UPC
6.6 FL OZ Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend Individual foil pouches packed in paperboard cartons.

Note: Cases shipped to retailers include 4 cartons that are shrink-wrapped together. Product is sold by the carton at retail.
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Note: #### would be between 0733-0900 for product affected by this issue.

XX may be 01, 02, 03, 04, 09, or 10.

YY may be 01 through 12.
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XX may be 01, 02, or 03.
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https://breaking911.com/capri-sun-recalls-thousands-of-pouches-may-contain-cleaning-solution-instead/

RECALL: Cleaning Chemicals Possibly Contaminating Capri Sun Drinks – Chemical Free Life

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Kraft Heinz is recalling 5,760 cases of Capri Sun juice pouches for possible contamination with cleaning solution.  The contaminated batch is tied to their Wild Cherry flavor.

Reports of consumers complaining about the taste supposedly prompted an investigation.

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What do you do?

Customers can return cases of suspicious Capri Sun to the point of purchase for refunds.

Previous Medical Monitoring Recommended for People Exposed to Toxic PFAS Chemicals

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Protein shake maker recalls more than 4 dozen products | The Hill

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Daniel Gravois | Nexstar Media Wire

FRESNO, California (KXAN) — Protein shake maker Lyons Magnus is recalling 53 nutritional and beverage products because they could be contaminated.

Lyons Magnus said on July 28 the products may have bacteria from the germ Cronobacter sakazakii. According to a company press release, the germ can cause fever, vomiting and urinary tract infections.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cronobacter infection can be very serious for older people and people with HIV, organ transplants or cancer.

Lyons Magnus said its recall is voluntary, and it has no reports of anyone getting sick from the 53 products listed in the release.

Cronobacter sakazakii was at the center of a recall of baby formula in February 2022. Lyons Magnus said the list of recalled products does not include products intended for infants.

Lyons Magnus said you should throw out any of the recalled products or return them where you bought them for a refund.

If you have any questions, the company said you can call them anytime at 1 (800) 627-0557 or check its website.

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/3582455-protein-shake-maker-recalls-more-than-4-dozen-products/

Investigation of Adverse Event Reports: French Lentil & Leek Crumbles (June 2022) | FDA

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Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled French Lentil & Leek Crumbles from Daily Harvest. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to Consumer Adverse Event Reports (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA has initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of July 28, 2022, the FDA has received 329 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled products. Consumers who may still have the recalled product in their freezers should throw it away.

Product was sold through online sales and in two retail locations; the Daily Harvest store in Chicago, IL, and a “pop-up” store in Los Angeles, CA. French Lentil + Leek Crumbles is a frozen product packaged in a 12oz white pouch with the words “Daily Harvest” at the top, a large “CRUMBLES” immediately below the top and the words “French Lentil + Leek” in bold, as shown below. All lot codes of the French Lentil + Leek Crumbles are affected. At this time, no other Daily Harvest products are affected or part of this recall.

If you experience symptoms including yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, itching with no rash, gastrointestinal illness, nausea, fatigue, body aches, severe abdominal pain and/or fever after consuming this product, please consult with your healthcare provider. Let your healthcare provider know you have recently consumed the recalled Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. Healthcare providers should report these illnesses to their health department.

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Daily Harvest French Lentil and Leek Crumbles

Case Counts

Total Adverse Illness Events: 329*
Hospitalizations: 113*
Deaths: 0
Last illness onset: July 16, 2022*
States with Adverse Illness Events: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, MD, MA, MN, MS, MI, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI
Product Distribution: Nationwide
*Estimate based on Consumer Complaint and CAERs reports received by the FDA

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Previous Updates

July 14, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to Consumer Adverse Event Reports (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA has initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of July 14, 2022, the FDA has received 277 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

June 30, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product.

On June 17, 2022, in response to consumer complaints submitted to the company, Daily Harvest voluntarily initiated a recall of their French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. In response to Consumer Adverse Event Reports (CAERS) and Consumer Complaints submitted to the FDA, the FDA has initiated an investigation, including an inspection and sample collection in an effort to determine the cause of illnesses. As of June 28, the FDA has received 133 CAERS reports and Consumer Complaints related to this product.

From April 28 to June 17, 2022, approximately 28,000 units of the recalled product were distributed to consumers in the continental United States through online sales and direct delivery, as well as through retail sales at the Daily Harvest store in Chicago, IL, and a “pop-up” store in Los Angeles, CA. Samples were also provided to a small number of consumers.

Daily Harvest emailed consumers who were shipped the affected product, and other consumers for whom the company had contact information and consumers were issued a credit for the recalled product. Consumers who may still have the recalled product in their freezers should immediately dispose of it.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.


Who to Contact

Consumers who have symptoms should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care.

To report a complaint or adverse event (illness or serious allergic reaction), you can

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“Major recall on hundreds of products”

Recalled Products
900205 Dayquil Liquid Cold & Flu 12FL OZ
900448 Ready In Case Cetrizine Allergy All Day Tablet 5 Count
900449 Quality Plus Diphenhydramine Allergy Mini Tablet 12 Count
900523 Ready In Case Night Time Cold Flu Relief Soft Gels 8 Count
900596 Colgate Max Fresh Clean Mint Toothpaste 1.9 OZ
900733 Listerine Coolmint Mouthwash 250 mL
900734 Colgate Cavity Protection 3 Pack 6 OZ
901003 Sensodyne Repair and Protect Whitening Toothpaste
901379 Guardian Antacid Extra Strength Tablet Fruit 96 Count
901452 Arthritis Hot Crème 3 OZ
901457 Ready In Case Sleep Aid Soft Gel 32 Count
901658 Colgate Baking Soda Peroxide Whitening Toothpaste Brisk Mint 2 Pack 6 oz
901785 Colgate Max Fresh Cool Mint Toothpaste 2 Pack 6 oz
902012 Alka Seltzer Plus Day or Night Liquid Gel 20 Count
902143 Colgate Baking Soda Peroxide Whitening Toothpaste Brisk Mint 3Pack 6 oz
902270 Ready In Case Rubbing Alcohol 91% 16 FL OZ
902321 Guardian Bismuth Chewable Cherry Tabs 30 Count
902322 Guardian Antacid Ultra Strength 1000 Fruit 72 Count
902381 Ready In Case Pain Reliever PM Caplet 100 Count
902701 Crest Complete Scope Outlast Toothpaste 2 Pack 5.4 OZ
902704 Crest Scope Outlast Mint Mouthwash 1 Liter
902929 Lidocain Arthritis and Sport Wintergreen Alcohol 16 FL OZ
902967 Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste 4.8 OZ
903365 Pepcid Complete Chewaable Tablets Berry 8 Count
903432 Orajel Gum Pain Relief Gel 0.125 OZ
903463 Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste Charcoal 3.9 OZ
905026 Colgate Baking Soda Peroxide Whitening Gel Frosty Mint 6 OZ
905028 Arm & Hammer Complete Care Baking Soda Peroxide Toothpaste 6 OZ
905703 Colgate Baking Soda Peroxide Whitening Paste Brisk Mint 2.5 OZ
907121 Colgate Baking Soda Peroxide Paste Brisk Mint 6 OZ
907125 Crest Baking Soda Peroxide Whitening Toothpaste Fresh Mint 5.7 OZ
907151 Colgate Sparkling White Mint Zing 2.5 OZ
907766 Arm & Hammer Advanced Whitening Toothpaste 4.3 FL OZ
907839 Colgate Max Fresh Cool Mint Toothpaste 6 OZ
907872 Crest Complete Scope Outlast Toothpaste 5.4 OZ
908114 Swan Mouthwash Green Mint 1 LTR
909221 Ready In Case Hydrogen Peroxide 16 FL OZ
910325 Good Sense Hemorroid Ointment 2 OZ
910721 Swan Petroleum Jelly 7.5 OZ
910726 Baby Love Petroleum Jelly 13 OZ

Primal Dog Food Recall of July 2022 | DogFoodAdvisor

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Mike Sagman

Primal Beef Formula

July 6, 2022 — Primal Pet Foods is recalling a single lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

What’s Being Recalled?

Details for the recall are listed below. The lot number and best by date can be found on the lower third of the back of the Raw Frozen Primal Patties package.

Primal Dog Food Recall Beef Formula Back of Package

Batch Information

  • Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula
    Package size: 6 pound bag
    Best by date: 05/22/23
    Lot code: #W10068709

Where Was It Sold?

The company distributed sixty-six cases (396 units) of this single lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties to Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and British Columbia, in late April 2022.

No other lot codes or Primal products are impacted by this announcement.

Primal Pet Foods has received no complaints or reports of illness to pets or humans due to this recalled product.

What Caused the Recall?

This voluntary recall is a result of routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which revealed a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample from one lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula.

About Listeria in Dogs

Listeria monocytogenes rarely cause illness in dogs, but it is possible.

Dogs can have mild symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.

Even if a dog is not showing symptoms, it can still be a carrier of the bacteria and spread it to humans. If a dog has consumed the recalled product, pet parents are encouraged to consult their veterinarian.

Listeria in People

People can become sick by handling contaminated food or touching surfaces that have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes.

Symptoms in humans may include fever, headache, muscle aches, stiff neck, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.

Young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections and symptoms can be more severe.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms after handling this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Message from the Company

Primal Pet Foods is committed to the quality and safety of its products. The company uses a “test and hold” to ensure that all products test negative for harmful bacteria before being released for sale.

Primal Pet Foods confirmed that all testing results on this single lot of recalled product were negative for Listeria monocytogenes (both raw materials and finished product) before it left its production facility.

The Raw Frozen Primal Patties are sold in flexible packaging in the freezer at select pet stores.

Primal Pet Foods has temperature tracking devices on all shipments of frozen product to ensure storage requirements are met while being transported.

This product should be kept frozen until a pet parent is ready to use it.

What to Do?

If a pet parent has product from this lot in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dog and dispose of it immediately.

Pet parents are also encouraged to follow all safe handling instructions on Primal packaging and wash their hands and all preparation surfaces after handling any raw product.

Consumers with questions are invited to contact the company by phone at (800) 742-1312 Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. PST, or by submitting an online request.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Reporting Pet Food Problems

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Stormberg Foods Recalls Multiple Dog Treat Brands | DogFoodAdvisor

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Billos Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat Recall

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July 12, 2022 — Stormberg Foods is recalling various sizes and batches of its dog treats due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

What’s Being Recalled?

Affected dog treats include:

Stormberg Dog Treats Recall Batch Information

See product images for verification of products being recalled. Coding information may be found on the back of each package to the left or right of the UPC code.

Billos Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat Recall
Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat Recall
Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat Recall

What Caused the Recall?

On July 6, 2022, the firm was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) that a sample they collected tested positive for Salmonella spp.

Stormberg Foods and NCDA & CS are continuing their investigation into the cause of the problem.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect pets eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products 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 these products should contact their healthcare providers.

Salmonella in Pets

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 products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

How Were the Affected Products Sold?

The products were distributed between June 8, 2022 and June 22, 2022. They were packaged in branded plastic bags in carboard master cases and shipped primarily to warehouses located in CA, MN, NC and RI.

Products were then shipped nationwide to retail facilities and consumers via the internet.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased these products and/or have pets who have become ill are urged to notify stormbergship@gmail.com immediately with all product information for return or proper disposal information.

Consumers with questions may contact the customer services department via (919) 947-6011, Monday – Saturday 3:00am – 9:00 pm EST or email 24h/day.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Reporting Pet Food Problems

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Several dog treats recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

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A North Carolina-based company is recalling certain dog treats after samples of the product tested positive for potentially harmful bacteria.

Various sizes and batches of Stormberg Foods’ dog treats, including Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treats, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treats are included in the recall “due to a potential contamination of Salmonella,” according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The affected products were distributed between June 8 and June 22 to warehouses located in California, Minnesota, North Carolina and Rhode Island before being shipped nationwide to retail facilities and consumers online, according to Stormberg Foods’ recall. 

FRESHPET RECALLS DOG FOOD DUE TO POTENTIAL SALMONELLA CONTAMINATION

The treats were packaged in branded plastic bags. 

The recall was initiated after the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) notified the company on July 6 that a sample had tested positive for Salmonella, which can pose a risk to people and animals

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Dogs in a row eating their food at the school. (iStock / iStock)

“Salmonella can affect pets eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products” especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after touching the product or an exposed surface, according to the recall notice.

PET FOOD RECALL EXPANDS OVER SALMONELLA, LISTERIA CONCERNS

Pets that are infected may be lethargic, have decreased appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and may even vomit. In some cases, infected pets that are not showing any symptoms can pass it on to other pets or people. 

Salmonella symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. However, in rare cases it can also can “result in more serious ailments,” the notice said. 

To date, no illnesses have been reported. However, the company along with the NCDA & CS are still investigating what caused the problem. 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/dog-treats-recalled-possible-salmonella-contamination?intcmp=tw_fbn

RECALL: Clams Contain Toxic PFAS Chemicals

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Bumble Bee brand is recalling 3.75-ounce cans of its smoked clams after tests by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed harmful levels of a class of chemicals known as PFAS*.According to the FDA, the levels of a type of PFAS called PFOA are high enough to pose a health risk to adults who consume about 10 ounces of these clams per month and children who eat 2 ounces per month. There have been no reports of illnesses related this product.  Of the 20 types of PFAS the FDA tested for, each clam sample had, on average, 11 different types of PFAS.

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Bumble Bee said in its recall announcement that only one specific lot of the product is affected: 3.75-ounce cans of Bumble Bee Smoked Clams with the UPC code 8660075234 on the label,which came from a third-party manufacturer in China. The…

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Mediterranean Vegan Corn Salad

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Special diet: gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan

Loaded with tomatoes, cucumber, sweet onion, and basil, this Mediterranean vegan corn salad is a celebration of summer produce. It’s easy to make in under 30 minutes.

Bowl of corn salad and serving utensils

Nothing says summer like tomatoes, cucumbers and basil. Throw in some corn, whether you grill it on the cob or defrost it from the freezer, and you have a winning combination everyone is sure to enjoy.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s easy to prepare in 30 minutes or less without any unusual ingredients.
  • You can make it with either fresh or frozen corn.
  • The summer flavors go well with everything from veggie burgers to pasta.

Ingredients and substitutions

  • Corn: If fresh corn on the cob isn’t available, you can use frozen corn instead. Substitute 2 ¼ cups of defrosted frozen corn for the 3 ears in this recipe. And even better, you can use the frozen grilled corn that Trader Joe’s sells.
  • Tomatoes: Any size or shape will work.
  • Sweet onion: Look for Walla Walla, Vidalia, and Maui, if available, or substitute red onion.
  • Cucumber: Any variety will work.
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh basil: Substitute fresh parsley or cilantro if basil is unavailable.
  • Salt and pepper

For the complete list of ingredients with measurements plus recipe instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

How to grill corn

There are three basic methods you can use for grilling corn. I came across the detailed article The Food Lab: Three Ways to Grill Corn which details the different ways to grill corn with the positives and negatives of each.

  1. In the husk: When I first starting making grilled corn, I would throw the entire husk on the grill and let it cook. While I loved how the corn turned out, I hated getting the blackened husk all over myself and my kitchen floor.
  2. Wrapped in foil: Then I tried wrapping the shucked corn in aluminum foil. The corn turned out well, but it was a bit of a chore to check for doneness since I had to unwrap and rewrap the foil packet. Plus the corn didn’t get the nice char I was looking for.
  3. Directly on the grill: So then I decided to shuck the corn and throw it onto the grill. Perfection! The corn looked exactly how I wanted it with a nice smoky flavor. My backyard also smelled like popcorn, which I didn’t mind at all.

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Storing

Leftover salad will last covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. The basil may wilt, so you may want to replace it with fresh herbs before serving. I do not recommend freezing this dish.

FAQ

How do you remove corn kernels from the cob?

While there are many methods, including using two bowls or a bundt pan, I find the easiest method is to simply use a chef’s knife and a cutting board. Lay the corn on its side horizontally and carefully run your knife down the ear to remove the kernels in sections. When that side is done, rotate the cob and repeat until all of the kernels are removed.

How do you cook corn on the cob?

The main ways for cooking corn on the cob are microwaving, boiling, steaming, oven roasting, pressure cooking (in an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker), and grilling. You can also eat corn raw straight off the cob, although many people prefer the flavor and texture of it cooked.

Which onions are the sweetest?

The most common sweet onions available in the United States are Walla Walla, Vidalia, and Maui. These varieties are grown in low-sulfur soil making them taste milder and sweeter than other types of onions.

How do you tame a strong onion?

If your onion has too strong of a taste, slice it and submerge the slices in a bowl of ice water for 20 to 30 minutes before preparing your recipe.

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📋 Recipe

  • ▢ 3 ears corn, grilled, kernels cut off the cob (See Notes)
  • ▢ 3 cups tomatoes, roughly chopped (or halved or quartered if using cherry tomatoes)
  • ▢ ½ sweet onion, (Maui, Walla Walla, or Vidalia) sliced (or substitute red onion)
  • ▢ 1 cucumber, sliced lengthwise, seeds removed, and sliced into half moons
  • ▢ 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ▢ 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ▢ salt and pepper, to taste
  • ▢ fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • ▢ In a large salad bowl, combine the corn kernels, tomatoes, onion, and cucumber.
  • ▢ Drizzle over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • ▢ Toss well to combine.
  • ▢ Add the salt and pepper, to taste, and garnish with the fresh basil leaves.
  • ▢ Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat.

If you can’t find fresh corn, you can substitute 2 ¼ cups of defrosted frozen corn for the 3 ears in this recipe.

To grill the corn, use one of the following methods:

  • Grill the corn on each side right in the husk. Remove the husk and silk once the cobs are cool enough to handle.
  • Brush shucked corn with a little olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Wrap them in aluminum foil and grill on each side.
  • Brush shucked corn with a little olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place directly on the grill and grill on each side until lightly charred. This is my preferred method.

Leftover salad will last covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1238IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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Outbreak Investigation of Hepatitis A Virus: Strawberries (May 2022) | FDA

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Do not eat, serve, or sell imported FreshKampo or HEB brand organic strawberries purchased between 3/5/2022 – 4/15/2022. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

The FDA, along with CDC, and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States linked to fresh organic strawberries. These potentially contaminated strawberries were imported from Baja California, a state in northern Mexico, and branded as FreshKampo and HEB by a common supplier; they were purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022. The Public Health Agency of CanadaExternal Link Disclaimer and the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyExternal Link Disclaimer are also investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A. Imported FreshKampo brand fresh organic strawberries have been identified as the likely source of the outbreak in Canada. 

Currently, these imported fresh organic strawberries are past shelf life and are not available for purchase in stores. People who purchased these fresh organic strawberries between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022, and then froze those strawberries for later consumption, should not eat them. If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away.

The downstream product removal conducted by Urban Remedy and reported on June 10, 2022, is now considered a market withdrawal. It has been determined that the product was not made using implicated strawberries.

This investigation is ongoing and this advisory will be updated as more information becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not sell, serve, or eat any fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo or HEB if purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022. People who purchased the fresh strawberries and then froze those strawberries for later consumption should not eat them. They should be thrown away. Currently, the potentially contaminated product is past its shelf life. If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away.

If consumers purchased fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo or HEB between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022, ate those berries in the last two weeks, and have not been vaccinated against hepatitis A, they should immediately consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is needed. PEP is recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to hepatitis A virus in the last two weeks because vaccination can prevent a hepatitis A infection if given within 14 days of exposure. Those with evidence of previous hepatitis A vaccination or previous hepatitis A infection do not require PEP.

Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have symptoms of a hepatitis A infection after eating these fresh organic strawberries, or if you believe that you have eaten these strawberries in the last two weeks.

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Case Counts

Total U.S. Illnesses: 18 (including 1 probable case)
Hospitalizations: 13 (including 1 probable case)
Deaths: 0
Last illness onset: May 6, 2022
States with Cases: CA (16), MN (1), ND (1)
Product Distribution: Nationwide

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Previous Update

June 10, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC, and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States linked to fresh organic strawberries. These potentially contaminated strawberries were imported from Baja California, a state in northern Mexico, and branded as FreshKampo and HEB by a common supplier; they were purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022. The Public Health Agency of CanadaExternal Link Disclaimer and the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyExternal Link Disclaimer are also investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A. Imported fresh organic strawberries have been identified as the likely source of that outbreak.

As of June 7, 2022, CDC reports one additional probable case related to this outbreak. As part of this investigation, FDA has initiated an inspection. Additionally, based on records collected to date, purchase dates for potentially contaminated strawberries were between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022.

Currently, these imported fresh organic strawberries are past shelf life and are not available for purchase in stores. People who purchased these fresh organic strawberries between March 5, 2022, and April 15, 2022, and then froze those strawberries for later consumption, should not eat them. If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away.

Additionally, a downstream recall for Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic (Strawberry Hibiscus, LOT 1232 BEST BY 7/17/2022) has been voluntarily initiated. The company may have used strawberries linked to this outbreak in this product.

As this investigation is ongoing, additional products may be included. More information will be provided in this advisory as it becomes available.

June 1, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC, and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States linked to fresh organic strawberries. These potentially contaminated strawberries were imported from Baja California, a state in northern Mexico and branded as FreshKampo and HEB by a common supplier; they were purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. The Public Health Agency of CanadaExternal Link Disclaimer and the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyExternal Link Disclaimer are also investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A. Imported fresh organic strawberries have been identified as the likely source of that outbreak.

Currently, these fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB products are past shelf life and are not available for purchase in stores. People who purchased FreshKampo and HEB fresh organic strawberries between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022, and then froze those strawberries for later consumption should not eat them. These products may have been sold at the following retailers, including, but not limited to:

  • HEB
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Weis Markets
  • WinCo Foods

If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away.

Epidemiologic and traceback data show that fresh organic strawberries are a likely source of illness in this outbreak. Illness onset dates range from March 28 – April 30, 2022. Records from outbreak-associated cases in California and Minnesota show cases having purchased FreshKampo brand fresh organic strawberries prior to becoming ill. These purchases occurred between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. The traceback investigation for these cases shows that the strawberries were imported from Baja California, Mexico by a common supplier. Strawberries that were identified in shipments purchased by cases were sold under both the FreshKampo and HEB brands.

As this investigation is ongoing, additional products may be included. More information will be provided in this advisory as it becomes available.

May 31, 2022

The FDA, along with CDC, and state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis Ainfections in the United States potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. The Public Health Agency of CanadaExternal Link Disclaimer and the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyExternal Link Disclaimer are also investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A; imported fresh organic strawberries have been identified as the likely source of that outbreak.

Currently, the potentially contaminated FreshKampo and HEB products are past shelf life. People who purchased FreshKampo and HEB fresh organic strawberries between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022, and then froze those strawberries for later consumption should not eat them.

These products may have been sold at the following retailers, including, but not limited to:

  • HEB
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Weis Markets
  • WinCo Foods

If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away.

Epidemiologic and traceback data show that fresh organic strawberries sold under brands that include FreshKampo and HEB brands and were purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022, are a likely cause of illness in this outbreak. The traceback investigations show that outbreak-associated cases in California and Minnesota report having purchased fresh organic strawberries prior to becoming ill. Illness onset dates range from March 28 – April 30, 2022.

As this investigation is ongoing, additional products may be included. More information will be provided in this advisory as it becomes available.


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Freshpet Dog Food Recall of June 2022 | DogFoodAdvisor

Freshpet Dog Food Recall June 2022

June 18, 2022 — Freshpet Inc. is recalling a single lot of Freshpet Select dog food due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

What’s Being Recalled?

Details for the recalled product are listed below.

The Sell by date, along with the UPC code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Batch Information

  • Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe
    Package size: 4.5 pound bag
    Sell by date: 10/29/22 L3
    Retail UPC code: 627975011673
    Lot code: 10/29/22

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans, notably children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, when handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or 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.

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 provider.

Salmonella and Dogs

Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some dogs will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

About the Recall

According to the company…

Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but a small portion of the lot was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets in the last two weeks.

No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.

To date, Freshpet has received no reports of illness, injury, or adverse reaction.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The single lot may have sold at limited Walmart stores in Alabama and Georgia. And at limited Target stores and other select retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

What to Do?

If pet parents have products matching the following description and sell by date in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dogs and dispose of it immediately.

Please call the company if you have any of the recalled product: Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag) with Sell by Date 10/29/22.

The Sell by date, along with the UPC code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call Freshpet at 800-285-0563 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm (ET) and Saturday through Sunday 9 am to 1 pm (ET).

Or visit https://freshpet.co/JUNE22.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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“FDA Recalls Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak: What to Know”

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Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak Recalled From Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and Other Stores

It has caused 12 hospitalizations so far.

May 31, 2022

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections that may be linked to organic strawberries sold at popular grocery chains like Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and Safeway. They were labeled as FreshKampo or HEB strawberries, and, while they are past shelf life, they should be thrown away if they’ve been frozen for later consumption, according to a statement from the FDA.

The affected strawberries that may be causing hepatitis A, a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus, were sold between March 5 and April 25, the statement said; the most recent illness connected to the outbreak began April 30. Restaurants and retailers should throw out FreshKampo and HEB strawberries purchased between March 5 and April 25, per the statement. There have been 15 cases in California, one in Minnesota, and one in North Dakota, and infections have also been reported in Canada. No deaths have been reported, though the outbreak has caused 12 hospitalizations.

The strawberries haven’t been definitively established as the cause of the outbreak, but the FDA’s statement said they are the “likely cause of illness.” Traceback data show that people with infections in California, Minnesota, and Canada had purchased the strawberries prior to illness. In addition to Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and Safeway, the following retailers sold the strawberries: Kroger, HEB, Sprouts Farmers Market, Aldi, Weis Markets, and WinCo Foods. If you have strawberries in your home and you don’t know what brand they are and where they were purchased, you should throw them away, the FDA statement said.

Hepatitis A is spread when a person comes in contact with an infected individual’s stool, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). This can occur when a person eats food prepared by an infected person who didn’t wash their hands after using the bathroom, for instance, or eats foods rinsed with contaminated water. Illness caused by hepatitis A usually occurs anywhere from 15 to 50 days after coming into contact with contaminated foods, according to the FDA. Anyone who has eaten either FreshKampo or HEB organic strawberries and develops symptoms of hepatitis A should contact a health care provider. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, jaundice, pale stool, and dark urine, per the FDA, which states that sometimes hepatitis A infections are asymptomatic, particularly in children. There is no treatment for hepatitis A, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); infected people are advised to rest and stay hydrated, per NLM, which adds that health care providers may suggest certain medications to relieve symptoms of a hepatitis A infection. In severe cases, infected people may require hospitalization.

Everyone is susceptible to a hepatitis A infection, though people who have received the hepatitis A vaccine or have been previously infected do have strong immunity, according to the FDA. The CDC recommends two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine (given six months apart) for all children once they turn one.

Anyone who ate the affected strawberries during the last two weeks and hasn’t received the vaccine should speak with a health care provider to determine the best course of action, per the FDA.

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Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Peanut Butter (May 2022) | FDA

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FDA provides steps for consumers; Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled Jif peanut butter

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.  

CDC’s review of epidemiological information indicates that five out of five people reported consuming peanut butter and four of the five people specifically reported consuming different varieties of Jif brand peanut butter prior to becoming ill. FDA conducted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on an environmental sample collected at the Lexington, KY, J.M. Smucker Company facility in 2010. The analysis shows that this 2010 environmental sample matches the strain causing illnesses in this current outbreak. Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Jif brand peanut butter produced in the J.M. Smucker Company facility located in Lexington, KY, is the likely cause of illnesses in this outbreak.

J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425 (manufactured in Lexington, KY). Photo examples are included below.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Jif brand peanut butter.

For Consumers

Follow these steps:

  1. Check if you have Jif peanut butter in your home.
  2. Locate the lot code on the back of the jar, under the Best If Used By Date (the lot code may be next to the Best If Used By Date for cups or squeeze pouches).
  3. In the lot code, if the first four digits are between 1274 and 2140, and if the next three numbers after that are ‘425’, this product has been recalled and you should not consume this product. An example is below.

If you are unsure what to do with your recalled product, you can call or email J.M. Smucker Company for more information:

The J.M. Smucker Co. Hotline: 800-828-9980
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FDA recommends that if you have used the recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 and the first seven digits end with 425, you should wash and sanitize surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter. If you or someone in your household ate this peanut butter and have symptoms of salmonellosis, please contact your healthcare provider.

For Retailers, Re-packers, and Manufacturers

In addition to the steps above, FDA recommends referring to the firm’s recall press for the UPC codes and other retailer information. Do not sell or serve recalled peanut butter or products containing recalled peanut butter.

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Case Counts

Total Illnesses: 14
Hospitalizations: 2
Deaths: 0
Last Illness Onset: May 1, 2022
States with Cases: AR (1), GA (2), IL (1), MA (1), MO (1), OH (1), NC (1), NY (1), SC (1), TX (2), VA (1), WA (1)
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*Distribution has been confirmed for states listed, but product could have been distributed further, reaching additional states

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Peanut butter panic: Virginia woman says recalled Jif gave her husband salmonella

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LYNCHBURG, Virginia (WSET) – There’s been peanut butter pandemonium after J.M. Smucker Company – the manufacturer who makes Jif – earlier this month recalled some batches for possible salmonella contamination.

Many stores have already wiped their shelves clean of Jif jars – but it may have been too late for some, like the Nichols family in Virginia. Ashley Nichols said her husband has gotten salmonella.

“I was just like: I bet you that’s why he’s sick,” Ashley said.

Ashley picked up her usual Jif peanut butter at Sam’s Club on May 4. Nearly two weeks later, her husband started getting sick.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. In some cases, it can lead to life-threatening complications.

“Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. He’s cold and clammy. Like, he’s sweating, but he’s cold,” Nichols said.

At first, she just thought it was a reaction to some antibiotics he was taking. But now she thinks tainted peanut butter is behind it.

Peanut butter panic: Virginia woman says recalled Jif gave her husband salmonella (WSET)

“Saturday, I think, is when I saw the recall, and that’s when I put it all together,” Nichols said.

Nichols posted on Facebook to see if others in the area were also sick from the Jif jars. Dozens responded, saying they got sick from a recalled jar, while others said they got lucky.

Click here to learn more about the recall and see if your pantry has been affected.

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