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Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns
Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns A recall for a brand of vegetables and bagged salads has been expanded to 18 states due to possible Listeria contamination. Ohio-based Wiers Farm began its investigation in response to the Michigan Department of Agriculture's original findings, which led to the expansion.  Products in the expanded recall were packed between Friday, July through Friday, July 12. Vegetables that are part of the recall include cucumbers, green bell and jalapeno peppers, green beans, and cilantro. They were sold in a variety of different stores, including Walmart. For a full list of products, click…
2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says 2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says
2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says Two people died, and dozens of others sickened in a Listeria outbreak tied to deli meats in several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people across 12 states had been sickened between late May and mid-July, the CDC says. The deaths occurred in New Jersey and Illinois, health officials said. All 28 individuals had been hospitalized as of Friday, July 19. According to the CDC map, seven illnesses were reported in New York; six in Maryland; two in New Jersey; two in Virginia; two in Massachusetts; and one in Pennsylvania. Click here for the…
Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says
Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says Approximately 70 ice cream products sold by multiple brands including Friendly's and Hershey's are being recalled due to a possible presence of listeria, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The brands were recalled this week by Totally Cool, Inc. based in Owings Mills, MD, which has stopped the production and distribution of the affected products due to FDA sampling. Some of the most popular items recalled include: Friendly's 60 fl oz Celebration Ice Cream Cake 40 fl oz Strawberry Krunch Ice Cream Cake; Hershey's 38 fl oz vanilla and chocolat…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk A nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of ground black pepper that could be contaminated with Salmonella. UBC Food Distributors issued the recall for the product under the Baraka brand name in 7-ounce plastic containers with UPC code 8 22514 26626 6, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The company said it was notified of the potential for contamination based on a routine state surveillance sample collected by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets that tested positive for Salmonella the presence of Salmonella in some packages of the product. Salmon…
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns A pair of Planters nuts products are being recalled due to possible contamination with the bacteria that causes listeria. Hormel Foods Sales, LLC is voluntarily recalling the two Planters products that were produced at one of its facilities in April, according to an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, sti…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels A nationwide recall has been issued for ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is recalling approximately 16,240 pounds of the raw ground beef products, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Wednesday, May 1. The raw ground beef items were produced on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, 27.  The following products are subject to recall: 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "93% LEAN 7% FAT ALL NATURAL LEAN GROUND BEEF" with lot code 117 and estab…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US
Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US A recall has been issued for a brand of deli meat that authorities say was uninspected. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that ConSup North America Inc., based in Lincoln Park, New Park, is recalling approximately 85,984 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sliced prosciutto ham produced in Germany without the benefit of equivalent inspection. The RTE sliced prosciutto ham item was produced on various dates from Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, through Wednesday, March 6, 2024, and shipped to retail locations nationwide. FSIS said it is concerned th…
New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester
New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester A franchise that serves up sushi on a revolving conveyor belt is set to celebrate the grand opening of a new location in Westchester.  A new Kura Revolving Sushi Bar location at the Midway Shopping Center in Scarsdale at 913A Central Park Ave. held a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, April 24.  The eatery, which held a soft opening on Sunday, April 21, serves sushi, soup, noodles, dumplings, fries, desserts, and more on a conveyor belt that extends throughout the business next to each booth.  To order, customers can either select what they would like to eat on a touchp…
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination Ground beef products distributed nationwide may be contaminated with E. coli and should not be consumed, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. FSIS has issued a Public Health Alert on Saturday afternoon, April 20.warning consumers about the issue. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. FSIS said it is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ and food service institutions’ freezers.  The raw ground beef products were produced on Thursday, March 28 and have a “Use/Freeze By” date o…
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know A highly contagious stomach bug is spreading nationwide with the highest positivity rate now in the Northeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines, which is called acute gastroenteritis. The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain, with fever, headache, and body aches also associated with the illness. Norovirus outbreaks frequently occur in schools, childcare centers, colleges, and universities. Foods that are commonly involved in norovirus outbreaks include: Leaf…
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination A recall has been issued for several Dole Fresh Vegetables salad kits due to possible Listeria contamination. Dole says the kits were processed on the same line as cheeses produced by Rizo-López Foods, which recalled a line of its dairy products, including cheeses. Related story - Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA "This recall notification is being issued due to the potential for cross-contamination of cheese contained in certain master packs by cheese potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from our packaged cheese supplier," Dole sai…
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Dairy products linked to deaths and serious illness — sold nationwide at many major retailers — are being recalled, the Center for Disease Control, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Food And Drug Administration announced in multiple releases over the first week of February.  Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. is recalling over 50 products after 26 illnesses, 23 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths, according to the CDC.  The California-based company issued the recall following the report of Listeria monocytogenes contamination causing illnesses in 11 states. Listeria monocytogene…
NY Resident Dies In CT After Eating Mislabeled Cookies, Recall Issued NY Resident Dies In CT After Eating Mislabeled Cookies, Recall Issued
NY Resident Dies In CT After Eating Mislabeled Cookies, Recall Issued A young New Yorker is dead after eating a cookie at a Connecticut gathering that included peanuts - but didn’t say so on the label, officials said. Related story: Dancer Who Died After Eating Cookie With Nuts ID'd A limited-time batch of Florentine cookies, produced in Islip, New York, and sold at two Stew Leonard’s outlets in Connecticut -- in Danbury and Newington -- has been recalled after a person in their 20s reportedly died of an allergic reaction. The Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection Food, Standards and Product Safety Division (DCP) announced the recall and a…
Listeria Prompts Recall Of These Spinach, Salad Kits Listeria Prompts Recall Of These Spinach, Salad Kits
Listeria Prompts Recall Of These Spinach, Salad Kits A voluntary recall has been issued across seven states for BrightFarms spinach and four salad kits, the FDA announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The recall includes spinach grown by BrightFarms's supplier, Element Farms, located in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Brightfarms has temporarily suspended the distribution of any spinach grown at the farm due to the recall. The FDA explained there was "potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes" from the products distributed from its Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania facility.  Listeria monocytogenes can cause potentially fatal infe…
Woman Sues After Finding Severed Finger In Salad At Northern Westchester Eatery, Lawsuit Says Woman Sues After Finding Severed Finger In Salad At Northern Westchester Eatery, Lawsuit Says
Woman Sues After Finding Severed Finger In Salad At Northern Westchester Eatery, Lawsuit Says A Connecticut woman has filed a lawsuit against a restaurant company in New York after allegedly finding herself chewing on part of a severed human finger while eating a salad served at one of the company's locations within the county.  Fairfield County resident Allison Cozzi, of Greenwich, filed the suit against Rye Brook-based Chop't Creative Salad Company LLC on Monday, Nov. 27 after allegedly finding part of a severed finger inside her meal bought at a Chop't location in Northern Westchester County at 53 South Moger Ave. in Mount Kisco.  According to the lawsuit complaint file…
'Prepare With Care': Health Officials Urge Food Safety Ahead Of Thanksgiving 'Prepare With Care': Health Officials Urge Food Safety Ahead Of Thanksgiving
'Prepare With Care': Health Officials Urge Food Safety Ahead Of Thanksgiving As millions of New Yorkers prepare to cook their Thanksgiving feasts, health officials are urging people to remember the tenants of food safety. The New York State health and agriculture departments offered up several tips to help keep family and friends safe from foodborne illness this holiday season. “The Department works hard all year long to ensure the safety of our food supply at our stores and food manufacturing facilities, but food safety is also so important at home,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Richard Ball. “We urge everyone who is cooking for their loved ones this Thanksgiv…
Recall Issued For Ground Beef Product Due To Possible Contamination Recall Issued For Ground Beef Product Due To Possible Contamination
Recall Issued For Ground Beef Product Due To Possible Contamination A recall has been issued for thousands of pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with a foreign object. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday, Nov. 19 that Skyline Provisions, Inc. is recalling approximately 5,620 pounds of raw ground beef products that were produced and packed on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023.  The items were shipped to locations in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. FSIS said it is concerned that some products may be in instituti…
Recall Issued For Tyson Chicken Nuggets After Metal Pieces Found Recall Issued For Tyson Chicken Nuggets After Metal Pieces Found
Recall Issued For Tyson Chicken Nuggets After Metal Pieces Found A recall has been issued for around 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after metal pieces were found in the product. Tyson Foods, Inc. says the fully cooked, breaded, shaped chicken patty products were produced at one facility and shipped to distributors in nine states, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The patties were produced on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The following product is subject to recall" 29-oz. Plastic bag packages containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED FUN NUGGETS BREADED SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIES” with a Best If Used By date of…
Recall Issued For Hillshire Farm Product Due To Possible Bone Fragments Recall Issued For Hillshire Farm Product Due To Possible Bone Fragments
Recall Issued For Hillshire Farm Product Due To Possible Bone Fragments A recall has been issued for a popular blended meat and poultry product due to the possible presence of extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments. The recall is for approximately 16,000 pounds of its Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage made with turkey, and beef, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday, Sept. 2 The ready-to-eat items were produced on Friday, June 14.  The following products are subject to recall 14-oz. cryovac package containing one rope of "HILLSHIRE FARM SMOKED SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK, TURKE…
Possible Presence Of Metal Leads To Trader Joe's Fifth Recall In 4 Weeks Possible Presence Of Metal Leads To Trader Joe's Fifth Recall In 4 Weeks
Possible Presence Of Metal Leads To Trader Joe's Fifth Recall In 4 Weeks A brand-new recall has been announced by a popular grocery store chain -- its fifth in four weeks. Trader Joe's has announced that multigrain crackers with sunflower and flax seeds with Best If Used By dates of "03/01/24 – 03/05/24" may contain metal. No injuries have been reported to date, and all potentially affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed. If you purchased or received any donations of Multigrain Crackers with Sunflower and Flax Seeds, please do not eat them. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Earlier report…
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Beef Product Due To Possible Presence Of Plastic Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Beef Product Due To Possible Presence Of Plastic
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Beef Product Due To Possible Presence Of Plastic A nationwide public health alert has been issued for a raw beef product due to concerns it may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically soft, clear plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.  A recall was not requested because the product is no longer available for purchase.  The item, produced on Tuesday, July 25, is: Approximately 1.5-lb. plastic tray packages containing “USDA CHOICE BLACK ANGUS BEEF FROM ALDI, BEEF FOR CARNE PICADA” with a “Use or Freeze by” date of Aug. 22, 2023, Julian Date 206, and ti…
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ground Beef Bought In NY Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ground Beef Bought In NY
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ground Beef Bought In NY Federal officials are warning residents in four states in the Northeast about a salmonella outbreak that is suspected of spreading through ground beef purchased in a specific supermarket chain.  The outbreak, which was announced by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, July 25, has been linked to lean ground beef, which is the only common food eaten by those who became ill.  According to officials, all of the affected people who remembered the type of ground beef they ate and where they had purchased it reported that they bought 80 percent lean ground …
Perdue Recalls Beef Wiener Products Over Misbranding Perdue Recalls Beef Wiener Products Over Misbranding
Perdue Recalls Beef Wiener Products Over Misbranding Thousands of pounds of wiener products have been recalled, officials announced. Perdue Premium Meat Company, Inc. is recalling approximately 3,200 pounds of fully cooked beef wiener products sold under its Brookside Brand due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.  The product may actually contain smoked sausage, which contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the wiener product label, the recall notice said. The fully cooked beef wiener items were produced on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.  T…
Marie Callender's Recalls Frozen Product Brand Due To Possible Contamination Marie Callender's Recalls Frozen Product Brand Due To Possible Contamination
Marie Callender's Recalls Frozen Product Brand Due To Possible Contamination Nearly 3,000 pounds of a popular frozen food item that was sold nationwide are subject to a recall due to contamination concerns. Conagra Brands announced that it is recalling 2,717 pounds of frozen beef shepherd's pie products under the Marie Callender's banner that could feature clear, flexible plastic as an unexpected side dish, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  Recalled products were produced on Wednesday, March 1 with a lot code of 5006306020, "Best By" date of Feb. 24, 2024, and a case code of 2113100032.&nb…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ready-To-Eat Chili Product Nationwide Recall Issued For Ready-To-Eat Chili Product
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ready-To-Eat Chili Product A chili product has been recalled due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. J.T.M. Provisions Company issued the nationwide recall for the ready-to-eat (RTE) chili topping product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.  The product labeled as chili topping may actually contain beef taco filling, which contains soy, a known allergen, that is not declared on the product label. The frozen, RTE Homestyle Chili Topping packages, which may actually contain beef taco filling, were produced T…
Recall Issued For Frozen Fruit Product Due To Potential Hepatitis A Contamination Recall Issued For Frozen Fruit Product Due To Potential Hepatitis A Contamination
Recall Issued For Frozen Fruit Product Due To Potential Hepatitis A Contamination A manufacturer is recalling a frozen food product due to the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A. in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Wawona Frozen Foods issued the recall for its Organic Daybreak Blend, 4-pound size because the frozen organic strawberries in the blend may have the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A. "Although Hepatitis A has not been detected in this product and there are no illnesses associated with the product, out of an abundance of caution, consumers should stop consuming the food," the FDA said. The recalled…
Recall Issued For Deli Meat Distributed In Several States, Including New York Recall Issued For Deli Meat Distributed In Several States, Including New York
Recall Issued For Deli Meat Distributed In Several States, Including New York A recall has been issued for a brand of deli meat sold in several states, including New York. Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 15,165 pounds of ready-to-eat mortadella deli meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product may contain pistachio (tree nuts), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The ready-to-eat mortadella deli meat products were produced on March 27, 2023, March 30, 2023, and April 4, 2023. Click this link from the USDA to view p…
Recall Issued For 3 Brands Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk Recall Issued For 3 Brands Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk
Recall Issued For 3 Brands Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk New Update Issued On Recall Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk A recall has been issued for three brands of vegetable products due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Lancaster Foods announced the recall of Robinson Fresh, Lancaster, and Giant brand Kale, Spinach, and Collard Green products produced at the company’s Jessup, Maryland facility and distributed through retailers and distributors in the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.  The recall was initiated after notification that a r…
Public Health Alert Issued For Ready-To-Cook Chicken Products Public Health Alert Issued For Ready-To-Cook Chicken Products
Public Health Alert Issued For Ready-To-Cook Chicken Products A public health alert has been issued for ready-to-cook chicken entrée products that may be missing labeling that includes the list of ingredients and cooking instructions, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.  "This product contains soy and milk, known allergens, which may not be declared on the finished product label," FSIS said in a statement, saying the alert is being issued to "ensure that consumers with an allergy to soy and dairy are aware that these products should not be consumed and to ensure that consumers properly …