Chicken soup base for the soul – food recall, salmonella food poisoning

In a nutshell: chicken soup base may cause salmonella food poisoning. From Castella Imports & Basic Food Flavors distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 02, 2010 – Castella Imports of Hauppauge, NY, is voluntarily recalling Castella Chicken Soup Base because it has 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
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Italian salami recall nationwide, salmonella food poisoning

Editor’s Note: This recall release is being reissued to expand the January 23 recall to include an additional 115,000 pounds of salami/salame products. From the company press release distributed by the FDA WASHINGTON, February 16, 2010 – Daniele International Inc., an establishment with operations in Pascoag and Mapleville, R.I., is expanding its January 23 recall to include approximately 115,000 pounds of salami/salame products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The recall is being expanded as a result of a confirmed finding of Salmonella in an unopened salami
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Trader Joes recall: chocolate chip granola bars

In a nutshell: Trader Joe’s recalls chocolate chip chewy granola bars because of potential for salmmonella From the Trader Joe’s press release distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 10, 2010 – Monrovia CA –  Trader Joe’s Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars, UPC 82818, Use by Dates/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1, manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people,
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Super Bowl Sunday Food Safety-Illegal Use of Hands

Image via Wikipedia This is courtesy of the FDA WASHINGTON, February 2, 2010—When planning a Super Bowl XLIV party, hosts should have a defensive strategy against foodborne illness for their guests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends closely refereeing the following food safety violations so every partygoer returns home a winner. Illegal use of hands Avoid penalties for “illegal use of hands.” Unclean hands are one of the biggest culprits for spreading bacteria, and finger foods at parties are especially vulnerable. Chefs and guests should wash their hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling
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Italian Sausage Recall – Possible Salmonella

In a nutshell: Over a million pounds of Italian sausage products have been recalled nationwide because of a possible salmonella outbreak. From the Daniele International press release distributed by FDA WASHINGTON, January 23, 2010 – Daniele International Inc., an establishment with operations in Pascoag and Mapleville, R.I., is recalling approximately 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) varieties of Italian sausage products, including salami/salame, in commerce and potentially available to customers in retail locations because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. FSIS became aware of the problem during the
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Calif. beef recall – possible E.coli contamination

In a nutshell: Another day, another E.coli beef recall; this time in Calif. From the Huntington Meat Packing press release distributed by the FDA WASHINGTON, January 18, 2010 – Huntington Meat Packing Inc., a Montebello, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 864,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment (FSA) by FSIS personnel. The FSA led to the determination that a further investigation of establishment records was warranted. The investigation is ongoing and the
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Food Recalls-Salsas, Cheeses, Spreads-Costco

From the Parkers Farm press release distributed by the FDA In a nutshell: Lots of food products recalled. Parkers Farm, Inc. of Coon Rapids, Minnesota is recalling products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported to date in
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Beef Recall, Illness in 6 States

In a nutshell: Beef recalled in six states. E.coli found. From a National Steak & Poultry press release, distributed by the FDA WASHINGTON, December 24, 2009 – National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 248,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. FSIS became aware of the problem during the course of an investigation of a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses. Working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health and agriculture departments,
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Food Recall: Hazelnuts in Oregon-Calif.

In a nutshell: Almost 30,000 pounds of hazelnuts recalled in Oregon & Calif. press release from the Willamette Filbert Growers distributed by the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2009 – Willamette Filbert Growers of Newberg, OR is recalling 29,861 lbs of Shelled Hazelnuts and Shelled Organic Hazelnuts, because it has 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.
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Ground Beef Recall Affects Arizona

In a nutshell: Recalled ground beef sent to Arizona retail distribution center. From a Beef Packers, Inc., press release distributed by the FDA WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – Beef Packers, Inc., a Fresno, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,723 pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products subject to recall include: 60 pound cases of “GRD Beef Fine 93/07 10/60.” Each case bears the identifying case code W69363 with Use/Freeze by dates of 10/11/09. The ground beef products were
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