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:

Product Images

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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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

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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/

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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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.
25JUN2023
WXX LYY ####

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.
25JUN2023
WXX #### CT1404.

Note: #### would be between 0733-1000 for product affected by this issue.

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/

“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

Dog Treats Recall Example

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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“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. 

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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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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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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.

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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“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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Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella in Peanut Butter (May 2022) - CDC Case Count Map as of May 20, 2022

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)
Product Distribution*: Nationwide
*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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Recall issued on varieties of candies, including Skittles, Starburst, Life Savers

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UNDATED (WKRC) — Mars Wrigley US and Canada issued a recall of several gummy candies Friday after discovering a thin metal strand may be inside the candies or loose in the bag.

The recall includes several varieties of Skittle Gummies, Starburst Gummies and Life Saver gummies. There have been no reported injuries caused by the metal strands, but the company is urging customers not to consume the products.

The gummies were sold in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The company did not say how many units were affected but did say that a third party manufactured the products.

Customers are encouraged to look on the back of the packet of these items and see if the first three numbers correspond with the recalled items. If they are included on the recall, customers should throw the candy away and contact the company with any questions by calling 1-800-651-2564 or by visiting www.mars.com/contact-us.

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More than half a million pounds of precooked chicken recalled

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Alabama-based Wayne Farms is recalling more than half a million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken that may be undercooked, the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this weekend. 

The FSIS originally announced a recall of about 30,000 pounds of the precooked chicken breasts last week after a customer complained that the product appeared to be undercooked, but expanded the recall to 585,030 pounds on Saturday. 

No adverse reactions have been reported. 

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About 580,000 pounds of these precooked chicken breasts were recalled.  (Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service / Fox News)

OVER 120K POUNDS OF BEEF RECALLED DUE TO POSSIBLE E. COLI CONTAMINATION

The affected chicken breasts were produced between Feb. 9 and April 30 of this year and have production codes of 23618, 24357, 24512, 24583 and 24957. They were shipped to distributors nationwide and are at retail locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, according to the FSIS. 

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About 4% of all packages of chicken in the United States have salmonella, according to the CDC.  (Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service / Fox News)

About one million people get food poisoning from eating contaminated poultry in the United States every year and salmonella is the most common type of bacteria, according to the CDC. About one in 25 packages of chicken have salmonella, according to a 2018 CDC report. Still, investigators did not indicate whether any Wayne Farms chicken connected to this recall had salmonella.

Wayne Farms did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report has been updated to clarify the nature of the recall.

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream recalls 2K pints due to undeclared tree nuts

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has recalled more than 2,000 pints of ice cream after learning the product may contain undeclared tree nuts, the company announced Tuesday.

The recall effects 2,185 frozen 14-ounce pints of its non-dairy frozen dessert product “Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk,” which are distributed nationally in retail stores, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based ice cream makers said in a written announcement on the FDA’s website.

“The recall was voluntarily initiated after it was discovered due to a customer complaint, who experienced a reaction, that the lot contains the undeclared tree nuts and was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergen,” the company said.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling 2,185 frozen 14-ounce pints of its “Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk” ice cream after customers reported the product may contain undeclared tree nuts. (Van Leeuwen Ice Cream)

Individuals allergic or with a severe sensitivity to tree nuts risk a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled product comes in a 14-ounce white package with orange lettering and an orange lid. It is marked with lot #21V194 and a best by date of 1/13/2023, which are both displayed on the bottom of the pint. 

The recall does not apply to any other lot marking, best by date, or varieties of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream products, the company said.

An investigation into the cause of the contamination is ongoing.

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Mercedes recalling over 292K vehicles to fix brake issue

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Mercedes is warning over 292,000 customers with select ML, GL, and R-Class vehicles between the 2006 and 2012 model years to stop driving them. 

The German automaker said in a recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website that moisture can accumulate and cause corrosion in the cars’ brake booster housing units, potentially resulting in a vacuum leak and reduced brake performance. 

In rare cases of very severe corrosion, hard breaking could potentially cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, resulting in brake failure and increasing the risk of a crash. A foot-activated parking brake would still work.Ticker Security Last Change Change % DMLRY MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG 16.38 -0.02 -0.12%

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Mercedes notes that drivers with impacted vehicles may notice a change in the feel of their brake pedal or a hissing or airflow noise when applying the brake pedal before the issue occurs. To date, there have been no crashes, injuries or deaths related to the issue.

To remedy the situation, Mercedes-Benz dealers will remove a rubber sleeve, inspect the brake booster and replace it as necessary. Owner notification letters will be mailed starting May 27.

Vehicles that show advanced corrosion will have an additional test performed to ensure the functionality of the brake booster. The vehicles that pass the additional test may be driven for up to two years but must return for an additional repair. Vehicles that do not pass the test will require a brake booster replacement. 

All repairs will be performed free of charge. In the event a repair is necessary and cannot be carried out immediately, an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will help coordinate towing and an alternate form of transportation for the owner. 

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URGENT: 772,000 Air Fryers Recalled After More Than 100 Catch Fire, Burn Or Melt | Here’s What You Need To Know: – Breaking911

More than 772,000 air fryers and air fryer ovens are being recalled due a serious safety risk.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Insignia Air Fryers and Air Fryer Ovens can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

This recall involves the Insignia Digital Air Fryers, Insignia Analog Air Fryers, and Insignia Digital Air Fryer Ovens, model numbers NS-AF32DBK9, NS-AF32MBK9, NS-AF50MBK9, NS-AF53DSS0, NS-AF53MSS0, NS-AF55DBK9, NS-AFO6DBK1 and NS-AFO6DSS1 sold by Best Buy. The brand name INSIGNIA is on the top or front of each unit. A rating label on the underside of each unit identifies the brand INSIGNIA and the model number.

The air fryers and air fryer ovens have cooking chamber capacities ranging from approximately 3.4 to 10 quarts, and plastic or plastic and stainless-steel bodies in black and stainless-steel finishes.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and air fryer ovens and return the product to Best Buy for a refund in the form of a credit for use at Best Buy stores or Bestbuy.com. Best Buy is contacting all known purchasers directly to arrange returns and providing pre-paid shipping boxes and labels and return instructions. Consumers will receive a credit of $50 or the amount on the purchase receipt if higher. Consumers do not need a purchase receipt to get the $50 credit.

Best Buy has received 68 reports from U.S. consumers and 36 reports from Canadian consumers of the air fryer or air fryer ovens catching fire, burning or melting. These include seven reports of minor property damage and two reports of injuries, including an injury to a child’s leg.

Best Buy stores nationwide and online at http://www.bestbuy.com, http://www.eBay.com and http://www.google.com from November 2018 through February 2022 for between $30 and $150.

The product was manufactured in China.

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Kinder Chocolates Recalled in U.S. After Salmonella Outbreak in Europe

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Certain Kinder Chocolates Have Been Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns

134 cases have been reported in Europe—here’s how that might affect the U.S.

Ferrero has voluntarily recalled some of its Kinder chocolates in the U.S. due to potential salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Thursday. Both the Kinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate and Crispy Wafers Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket are being removed from shelves because the Belgian plant in which they were produced experienced a salmonella outbreak. 

Earlier this week, various Kinder chocolate products were recalled in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden, and Denmark. As of April 5, 2022, 134 salmonella cases have been reported in Europe, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The first case was reported in the United Kingdom in early January 2022, with Ferrero initially identifying the outbreak in mid-December 2021. “While there are no reports of illness in the United States to date, Ferrero is voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution due to reported cases of salmonella in people that consumed products in Europe that were manufactured at the same facility,” the FDA said in a statement.  

Salmonella bacteria is estimated to cause about 1.35 million infections (and 26,500 hospitalizations) in the U.S. every year, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For most of these cases, contaminated food is the underlying cause of the illness. Usually, people who have been infected with salmonella experience symptoms like diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite, which might develop between six hours to six days after infection. Most people will recover from salmonella within a few days to a week and will not need any medical attention or treatment—it’s just important to keep fluid intake high because symptoms like diarrhea and fever can be dehydrating. In rare cases—especially for infants, people aged 65 and older, or those who have weakened immune systems—life-threatening complications can develop if the salmonella spreads beyond the G.I. tract. 

Related: FDA Links Raw Oysters to Norovirus Outbreak in at Least 13 States

Ferrero announced on Friday that it is suspending its operations in its Belgian plant “with immediate effect.” The Belgian plant, located in the city of Arlon, is responsible for producing around 7% of Kinder products each year. According to Ferrero, the salmonella outbreak was the result of a filter at an outlet from two raw material tanks. “We deeply regret this matter. We want to sincerely apologize to all our consumers and business partners and thank the food safety authorities for their valuable guidance,” the Italian confectionery company said in a statement. While the affected filters have been extracted, the plant will only continue production once relevant investigations have been carried out and officials deem it safe to do so.

If you’re concerned about whether you have purchased the potentially contaminated chocolates, here are the details for each one:

Kinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate and Crispy Wafers Assortment

  • Size and packaging: 14.1 oz (400 g) square box with lid
  • Best by date: July 18, 2022 (back panel)
  • Lot codes: 48RUP334; 48RUP335; 48RUP336; 48RUP337 (back panel)
  • UPC code: 09800 52025 (right side panel)
  • Place of purchase: Costco in the Bay Area and Northern Nevada and BJ’s Wholesale Club stores

Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket

  • Size and packaging: 5.3 oz (152 g) cardboard basket
  • Best by date: July 30, 2022 (bottom of package)
  • Lot codes: 03L 018AR – 306 (bottom of package)
  • UPC code: 09800 60209 (bottom of package)
  • Place of purchase: 14 Big Y Supermarket locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Ferrero advises that you do not eat the chocolates if they meet this description. To receive a refund, you can call the Ferrero customer service line at 1-800-688-3552 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. E.T.) or fill out an online form

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FDA Stops Sale of Pet Food Due to “Grossly Insanitary Conditions”

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Bravo Packing Dog Food Recall — March 2021

March 28, 2022 — Bravo Packing of Carney’s Point, N.J., has been ordered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop selling, manufacturing and distributing pet food due to (among other violations) “grossly insanitary conditions“.

A Federal judge has “entered a consent decree against” Bravo Packing due to violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

Previous Bravo Packing Recalls
Reported by The Dog Food Advisor

Dog Food Advisor has previously alerted readers about 4 recall events involving Bravo Packing:

Historic Legal Action

This legal ruling marks the first permanent injunction against an animal food manufacturer for violating modern public safety standards in history.

What Caused This Action?

According to Dr. Steven Solomon, director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine:

“The FDA has taken this action to protect public health because, despite multiple inspections, notifications of violations, and recalls, this firm continued to operate under insanitary conditions and produce pet food contaminated with harmful bacteria. We will not tolerate firms that put people or animals at risk and will take enforcement actions when needed.”

FDA Warnings and Inspections

The FDA conducted inspections in 2019 and 2021 and issued a warning letter to the facility in 2020.

During these inspections, the FDA found evidence of significant food safety violations including grossly insanitary conditions and the failure to follow good manufacturing practices regulations for animal food.

Multiple samples of finished raw pet food products collected during the inspections tested positive for Salmonella.

Pet food that is contaminated with Salmonella can lead to illness in both the pets consuming the food, as well as humans, who handle the food and care for the pets.

Some of these finished samples as well as environmental samples from the two inspections also tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.”

What to Do?

Consumers who think they or their pets may have been sickened by these products should seek the assistance of a health care professional.

And contact the FDA to report problems with this or any FDA-regulated product.

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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RECALL: Carcinogenic substance in Blood Pressure Meds

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Pfizer has issued a recall for three high blood pressure medications:

Accuretic and two generic drugs (quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets and quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide tablets)* are subject to the drug recall.

The drugs are being recalled because they contain elevated levels of nitrosamines**, which pose a cancer risk.

Distributors and wholesalers should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately.

Pfizer recommended that patients taking the medication consult with their doctor about alternative treatment options.

*The medications treat hypertension, which increases the risk for potential dangerous cardiovascular events like strokes.

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**Nitrosamines may be unintentionally introduced when certain chemical reactions are used in the production of medications. Nitrosamines are common in water and foods, including cured and grilled meats, dairy products and vegetables. Everyone is exposed to some level of nitrosamines. These impurities may increase the risk of cancer if people are exposed to them above acceptable…

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Walmart Is Recalling Over 25,500 Bags of These Chips

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Update: Walmart informed  Eat This, Not That! on March 11 that the product never made it to stores. “The supplier made us aware of the potential product issue on February 22. Impacted products were stopped at Distribution Centers and never shipped to stores. The supplier retrieved the product and it is our understanding they destroyed all impacted products,” a spokesperson said. 

Therefore the recall is not a danger to consumers.

More than 2,500 cases of tortilla chips sold at Walmart are being recalled because they could be contaminated with a foreign material.

Walmart Great Value Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips

The 13-ounce bags of Great Value Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips may contain metal, according to a notification sent by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The chips were sold at Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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This initiative has been classified as a Class II recall by the FDA. That means it’s “a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”Courtesy of Walmart

Because Shearer’s Foods initiated the recall late February, the chips are unlikely to be on Walmart shelves—but they may still be lurking inside your pantry. The recalled items have a lot code of 112051## or 123051## and a “Best By” date of May 23, 2022.

No other information, such as if there had been any injuries or illnesses related to the recall or how it was discovered, were provided. Eat This, Not That! has reached out to Walmart for more details.

This isn’t the only food recall that you should be aware of before your next shopping trip. These Grocery Products Are Being Pulled From Shelves in 15 States.

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