Calif. ground beef recalled: E.coli food poisoning

In a nutshell: Ground beef products may cause E.coli. Scary. S&S Foods LLC., an Azusa, Calif., firm, is recalling approximately 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. (This is a good reason to switch to local grass-fed beef farmers or veggie burgers.) The following products subject to recall include: 30-pound boxes of “742798 MFST, 100% GROUND BEEF BULK, 80/20, 1LB. BRICK.” These boxes of frozen ground beef products bear the establishment number “EST. 20375” inside the USDA mark of
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Sugar Free Cherry Pies Recalled from Publix

In a nutshell: Some no sugar cherry pies have a soy ingredient that was not listed on the label. People allergic to soy could have an allergic reaction. July 24, 2008 — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall on three codes of No Sugar Added Cherry Pie with a sell-by-date of July 8 – July 27. UPC numbers for the affected product may be found on the back label below the Nutritional Facts panel: Publix NSA 8inch Cherry Pie, UPC: 41415-65990 Publix NSA 1/2 Cherry Pie, UPC: 03000-00225 Publix NSA 1/4 Cherry Pie, UPC: 41415-66990 These products were
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Jalapenos, Serrano Peppers, Avocado Recall-Salmonella

In a nutshell: Many states have received jalapenos, serrano peppers, and avocados that may cause salmonella. It’s interesting that the FDA and the CDC never found the source of the salmonella scare and then turned to other salsa ingredients like jalapenos and serrano peppers and cilantro. Cilantro is not part of this recall. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 19, 2008 — Grande Produce, LTD. CO of Hidalgo, Texas (hereinafter referred to as Grande Produce) is recalling Jalepeno Peppers and Serrano Peppers distributed between May 17th and July 17th, 2008; and avocados, all sizes, with lot #HUE08160090889 because they have the
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Kraft Food Recalls Mixed Berry Crunch Cereal May Contain Nuts

In a nutshell: Kraft Foods recalling cereal because may contact nuts which were not listed on the label. June 5, 2008 — Kraft Foods is recalling 12,553 cases of Post LiveActive Mixed Berry Crunch Cereal with the “Best When Used By” date of 17DEC2008 because a small number of boxes may contain tree nuts (almonds, pecans and/or walnuts), and no nut ingredients are declared on the label. The Post LiveActive Mixed Berry Crunch Cereal has a UPC code of 00430000238900 and comes in a 13-oz retail carton. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the
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Worldwide Food Recall of Baby Formula

In a nutshell: Special infant formula for children  with hypercalcemia (high blood calcium)  has been recalled because of possible oxidation. May 30, 2008 — Abbott today announced a voluntary worldwide recall of two lots of Calcilo XD® Low-Calcium/Vitamin D-Free Infant Formula with Iron powder in 14.1-ounce cans (400g). Only 14.1-ounce (400g) cans are involved in this action. Calcilo XD® is a low-calcium and vitamin D-free infant formula that is specifically designed for the nutrition support of infants and children with hypercalcemia (high calcium in blood). It is only available by special order. Abbott is voluntarily recalling two lots of product because
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Food Recall: Off the Cob Fresh Kernel Corn

In a nutshell: Off the Cob fresh kernel corn recalled; may cause food poisoning in New Jersey and Massachussets. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Mahwah, NJ, May 27, 2008 – As a precautionary measure, Supreme Cuts LLC has announced that it is voluntarily recalling 87 cases of Off the Cob Fresh Kernel Corn in 12 oz bags. The product may be contaminated with food poisoning, Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe
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