Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 29th, 2012 ?>
E. coli foodborne illness comes in various forms. Those of great concern involve shiga-toxin producing strains of Escherichia coli bacteria. While there are various forms of shiga-toxin producing E. coli, one of the more well-known forms is E. coli O157:H7. However, the current multi-state outbreak of E. coli food poisoning doesn’t involve this strain. Instead, investigators are dealing with...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 28th, 2012 ?>
The New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a press release regarding a major outbreak of Campylobacter. According to the press release, the campylobacteriosis outreak is potentially linked to raw milk from Family Cow Dairy. Pennsylvania has been hardest hit by this Campylobacter outbreak. In all there are over 70 reported illnesses. The press release can be found below:
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 20th, 2012 ?>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced information concerning a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O26. A potential link has been found to the strain of Escherichia coli bacteria and raw clover sprouts sold at Jimmy John’s restaurants. E. coli O26 is a form of shiga-toxin producing E. coli which can lead to the development of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a rare but potentially...
Posted by Elizabeth Dufour on 02 17th, 2012 ?>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fruiticana Produce Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain bunches of Fenugreek leaves because they may be contaminated with a toxic weed Senecio vulgaris.
The bunches of Fenugreek leaves were sold exclusively through Fruiticana stores in British Columbia and Alberta from February 5, 2012 to February 11, 2012 inclusive. These bunches of Fenugreek...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 16th, 2012 ?>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Livno Meats are warning the public not to consume the Dry Sausage described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product, Livno Meats Dry Sausage, was sold only from the Livno Meats retail store in Hornby, Ontario. It was sold in two formats as follows:
Approximately 200 g vacuum package with a label bearing code...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 14th, 2012 ?>
-ZIP INTERNATIONAL GROUP LLC, 160 Raritan Center Parkway #6, Edison, NJ 08837 is expanding its recall of sliced herring fillet (forelka) 330 gram and 600 gram in plastic packaging due to Listeria contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 10th, 2012 ?>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Middleast Supermarket, 1755 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON are warning the public not to consume the finely ground beef described below because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The affected ground beef is a finely ground raw beef known to be used for Kebbeh. This product was sold on December 28 and 29, 2011from the New Middleast Supermarket,...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 8th, 2012 ?>
Bost Distributing Company doing business as Harold Food Company, a Bear Creek, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken salad products. The products contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 6th, 2012 ?>
GH Foods CA, LLC was notified by their supplier that the eggs supplied to them were from Michael Foods, Inc, who recalled Hard-Cooked eggs due to potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
GH Foods CA, LLC, Sacramento, California, is therefore recalling sandwiches, associated with the affected eggs, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious...
Posted by Richard J. Arsenault on 02 4th, 2012 ?>
Greencore, USA is recalling approximately 550 pounds of egg salad sandwiches.
The sandwiches contain eggs manufactured by Michael Foods Inc that are the subject of a previous recall due to possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.
The firm is recalling the product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes...