Food Safety: Heinz Pork Gravy Recall

I know you all make your own gravy but for those who don’t — Allergy Alert Issued on Mislabeled Product for Undeclared Milk and Soy in Heinz Homestyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy Chicago – Approximately 500 cases of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy are voluntarily being recalled because some of the jars may be mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy and therefore not labeled as containing milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There have been no
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Food Safety: Big Lots Ground Turmeric Recall

Another day, another recall…this time the spice touted to help with inflammation. GET THE LEAD OUT — Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels. The recalled “Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric” is packaged in 3.75 oz. PET jars.  It has a code of B/B 03/08/19 and B/B 05/18/19 on the neck of the container. The package also has a UPC code of 81026-01230. The product was distributed at Big Lots Stores throughout the United States.               Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health
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Food Safety: General Mills Flour Recall Expanded

Confession: I love raw chocolate chip cookie dough; the baked cookies not so much. But this General Mills Gold Medal Flour recall is giving me pause to ever eating raw cookie dough again. Facts Flour is a raw ingredient that is intended to be cooked or baked.  Flour is made from wheat that is grown outdoors where bacteria are often present and the normal flour milling process does not remove these bacteria. In order for severe E. coli illness to occur from flour, all three of the following things have to happen: The flour a consumer is using has to
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Super Bowl Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips for Super Bowl Sunday The nation is a buzz about Super Bowl Sunday on February 7. Parties are planned and beer is a brewing. It’s the second food-consuming day next to Thanksgiving. The first Super Bowl was played in 1967. Both tickets and commercials have gotten outrageously more expensive, with ticket costs increasing from $12 to more than $10,000 and the price of commercials rising from $42,000 to $5 million. Instead of university bands, the half time show now features top shelf entertainers performing in elaborate costumes with wardrobe malfunctions on impressive stages. Here are the four
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Food Recall: Dove® Chocolate Snowflake Alert

Why does Dove® Chocolate Snowflake Assortment have wheat or eggs in the ingredients? If this product was on the shelf starting in September, why are they just finding out about it now? In my humble chocolate eating history, really good chocolate doesn’t have wheat or egg in it. from the press release Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. Bag, Sold Only at One Major Retailer with Stores Across the U.S. Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its DOVE® Chocolate Assortment
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Food Safety: Kroger Recalls Four Seasonings

from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2015 – Cincinnati, Ohio – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella. A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has recalled all
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Food Recall: Frozen Sushi Tuna Salmonella – 11 States

What’s safe to eat anymore? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2015 – Gardena, CA – Osamu Corporation of Gardena, CA is recalling all of its frozen tuna (loin, saku, chunk, slice, and ground market forms) sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia because the Minnesota Department of Health Investigators found samples of this product from one retail location in Minnesota to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which
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Food Safety: Salmonella Outbreak – AZ, NM, CA

According to Food Safety News, Maricopa County (AZ) is reporting nine illnesses from a rare strain of Salmonella paratypi which officials say is associated with raw minced or ground tuna used in sushi. Three of the nine people have been hospitalized. New Mexico reported six cases while California had 25 cases in five different counties. This happened in April. To read the story in its entirety click here.
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Food Safety: Trader Joe’s Walnut Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 17, 2015 — Monrovia, CA — Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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Food Recall: Kraft Singles, American Cheese Slices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NORTHFIELD, Ill. – August 29, 2014 – Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness; therefore, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution. Kraft has had no consumer illness complaints for this product associated with this recall. The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used
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