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USA – Outbreak sickens dozens; no cause found; investigation closed

Food Safety News

The FDA has concluded its investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Miami with a one-word public statement: closed.

A source for the pathogen, which has sickened at least 64 people, remains unknown, according to the Food and Drug Administration. In its weekly outbreak update, the agency ended the investigation with as little fanfare as it began it. The FDA’s initial announcement was a one-line entry on its weekly outbreak update table.

As of yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not posted any information about the outbreak. The CDC did not respond to a request for comment on April 14, the day of the FDA announcement. 

USA – FDA Enforcement reports – Week 14th April

FDA

Class I Food Event
Event ID:
87614
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
03/26/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
04/02/2021
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Recalling Firm:
Sabra Dipping Company, LLC
15900 Sabra Way
South Chesterfield VA United States
Distribution Pattern:
The product was distributed to the following states: CA, UT, AZ, NC, IN, WA, MS, FL, ME, MO, VA

Associated Products

Product Description:
Sabra Dipping Co, Classic Hummus ,10oz. PET cup, sealed with lid, 12 ct. Manufacturing Codes 300067. Expiration date 4/26/21
Product Quantity:
2160 cases, 16,200 lbs
Reason for Recall:
Potential Salmonella contamination
Recall Number:
F-0386-2021
Code Information:
300067. Expiration date 4/26/21
Not Yet Classified Food Event
Event ID:
87516
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
03/15/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
E-Mail
Recalling Firm:
The Toasted Oat
72 S Liberty St Ste B
Powell OH United States
Distribution Pattern:
Distributed to all US States with the exception of North and South Dakota

Associated Products

Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Blueberry Cobbler Soft Granola (6 -10 oz pouches per case); and Soft Granola Crumble Bars Blueberry Cobbler (5 – 28.3g bars per pack/6 packs per case)
Product Quantity:
145,000 (total of 28.3g bars); 87905 (total of 10oz Pouches)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC for 10oz Pouches : 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194; UPC for 28.3g Bars : 86000820042, 86000820066, 860000820080 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080
Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Macadamia Chunk Soft Granola (6 – 10oz pouches per case); and Soft Granola Crumble Bars Macadamia Chunk ( 5 – 28.3g bars per pack/6 packs per case).
Product Quantity:
145,000 (Total for 28.3g bars); 87905 (Total for 10oz Pouch)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC for 10oz Pouches : 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194; UPC for 28.3g Bars : 860000820042, 860000820066, 860000820080 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080
Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Cherry Streusel Soft Granola (6 – 10oz pouches per case); and Soft Granola Crumble Bars Cherry Streusel ( 5 – 28.3g bars per pack/6 packs per case)
Product Quantity:
145,000 (Total for 28.3g bars); 87905 (Total for 10oz Pouches)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC for 10oz Pouches : 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194; UPC for 28.3g Bars : 860000820042, 860000820066, 860000820080 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080
Product Description:
The Toasted Oat Bakehouse Apricot Shortbread Soft Granola (6 – 10oz pouches per case)
Product Quantity:
87905 (Total for 10oz Pouches)
Reason for Recall:
Ingredient containing mold was used in production
Recall Number:
Code Information:
Batch No – MSA23, MSA24 Lot No – 600079, 700079, 800079, 900079, 600080, 700080, 900080 UPC – 860459000163, 860459000170, 860459000187, 860459000194 Best By 10/24/21 for lots ending in 00079 Best By 12/03/21 for lots ending in 00080

USA – FDA Enforcement Reports – Week April 14th

FDA

Class I Food Event
Event ID:
87464
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
03/02/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
04/07/2021
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
Telephone
Recalling Firm:
Canteen Inc. dba MG Foods, Inc.
1907 Gateway Blvd
Charlotte NC United States
Distribution Pattern:
Product was shipped to the following states: GA, NC, SC & WV.

Associated Products

Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Club on Toast, Net Wt. 10.3oz (292g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF0930
Product Quantity:
736 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0393-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Club Panini, Net Wt. 8.50oz (241g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9844
Product Quantity:
67 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0394-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Club Sub with Italian Dressing, Net Wt. 9.14oz (259g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9100
Product Quantity:
34 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0395-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Deluxe Triple Decker Club, Net Wt. 12.17 oz (345g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9719
Product Quantity:
379 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0396-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Ham & Turkey Combo, Net Wt. 5.85oz (168g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF3054 & MGF23054
Product Quantity:
1,186 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0397-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Ham & Turkey Combo on 12 Grain, Net Wt. 7.20oz (204g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF6011
Product Quantity:
165 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0398-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Large Turkey & Cheese Sub, Net Wt. 6.74oz (191g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF1002
Product Quantity:
278 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0399-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Market Club, Net Wt. 11.85oz (336g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9800
Product Quantity:
75 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0400-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Shaved Turkey & Cheese, Net Wt. 4.55oz (129g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MG5571 & MGF25571
Product Quantity:
654 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0401-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Cheddar Club on Wheat, Net Wt. 10.02oz (284g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9710
Product Quantity:
34 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0402-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Cheese Cut, Net Wt. 6.56oz (186g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF0596
Product Quantity:
566 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0403-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Cheese Hoagie, Net Wt. 6.35oz (180g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF0597
Product Quantity:
432 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0404-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Sundried Tomato Mayo Pita, Net Wt. 8.29oz (235g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9806
Product Quantity:
6 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0405-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Swiss on Honey Brown Sub Roll, Net Wt. 9.42oz (267g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9703
Product Quantity:
58 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0406-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Swiss on Kaiser, Net Wt. 8.11oz (230g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9712
Product Quantity:
144 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0407-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Swiss on Wheat, Net Wt. 3.9oz (112g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF0283
Product Quantity:
319 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0408-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey & Swiss on Whole Wheat Roll, Net Wt. 5.22oz (148g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF0854
Product Quantity:
195 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0409-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey Club Croissant, Net Wt. 7.94oz (225g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9103
Product Quantity:
116 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0410-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey Melt Croissant, Net Wt. 6.7oz (190g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF3032
Product Quantity:
602 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0411-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Turkey Swiss & Cranberry Mayo Pita, Net Wt. 9oz (255g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9804
Product Quantity:
6 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0412-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Tuscan Turkey Ciabatta, Net Wt. 9.18 oz (264g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9810
Product Quantity:
67 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0413-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods CHEDDAR HALF AND HALF TURKEY & CHEDAR WITH TOMATO AIOLI AND A SIDE OF SPRING MIX, Net Wt. 7.7oz (218g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50069 9
Product Quantity:
91 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0414-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods THE CLUB SUB ROAST BEEF, TURKEY, HAM & BABY SWISS WITH GOLDEN ITALIAN DRESSING ON MULTI-GRAIN BATARD, Net Wt. 8.5oz (242g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50002 6
Product Quantity:
28 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0415-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/09/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods TURKEY & CHEDDAR BLT ON TOASTED WHEAT BREAD, Net Wt. 6.9oz (196g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50068 2
Product Quantity:
402 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0416-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods TURKEY & PEPPERJACK ROASTED TURKEY, PEPPERJACK, CHIPOTLE MAYO, LETTUCE AND TOMATO ON A FRESH SUB ROLL, Net Wt. 7.9oz (224g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50055 2
Product Quantity:
5 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0417-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods TURKEY & PROVOLONE BLT ON A BUTTERY CROISSANT, Net Wt. 8.1oz (229g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50065 1
Product Quantity:
65 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0418-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods TURKEY & PROVOLONE ON 12 GRAIN WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO AND MAYONNAISE, Net Wt. 8.9oz (255g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50066 8
Product Quantity:
10 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0419-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods TURKEY & SWISS ON A BUTTERY CROISSANT, Net Wt. 7.5oz (216g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50011 8
Product Quantity:
37 Sandwiches
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0420-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
FRESH TO YOU Deluxe Club Wrap, Net Wt. 10.39oz (295g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC MGF9814
Product Quantity:
127 wraps
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0421-2021
Code Information:
Fresh Thru 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods ROASTED TURKEY IN A TOMATO BASIL WRAP, Net Wt. 6.9oz (196g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50005 7
Product Quantity:
192 wraps
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0422-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/07/21
 
Product Description:
MG Foods THE CLUB IN A SPINACH WRAP, Net Wt. 8.5oz (244g), MG Foods Charlotte, NC 28208, UPC 1 00000 50008 8
Product Quantity:
31 Wraps
Reason for Recall:
The firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes during in house environmental sampling on one of their meat slicers.
Recall Number:
F-0423-2021
Code Information:
EXP 03/07/21

USA – Kareem Mart Recalls “Halva” Because of Possible Health Risk -Salmonella

FDA

Kareem Mart of Garden City, MI,is recalling its 1lb and 2lb Kareem Chef brand “Halva”, “Halva with Pistachio”, and “Halva with Chocolate” food treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection 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, producing more severe illnesses infections.

The recalled “Halva” were distributed through Mediterranean food stores and wholesalers in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  Between March 2020 to Feb 2021.

Please do not consume the product and immediately dispose of the product or return to 32816 Manor Park Garden City MI 48135. Or to the place of purchase. And send us a note to the email: recalls@kareemmart.com with the return receipt and product purchase date for a full refund.

The products come in 1lb and 2lb plastic tubs. There is only one lot distributed.

With Best Before 07-01-2022.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing from samples in the stores by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Thank you.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Distributing Department
 (313)651-4600
 recalls@kareemmart.com

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USA – Enforcement Report – Al-Riyan Tuna Meat in Vegetable oil 7 oz. can 48 cans per case – Histamine

FDA

Product Details

Product Description:Al-Riyan Tuna Meat in Vegetable oil 7 oz. can 48 cans per case

Reason for Recall:High levels of histamines

Product Quantity:1320 cases

Recall Number:F-0335-2021

Code Information:P: 07/07/20 E: 06/07/20

Classification:Class II

Event Details

Event ID:87417

Voluntary / Mandated:

Voluntary: Firm initiated

Product Type:Food

Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:

Telephone

Status:

Ongoing

Distribution Pattern:CA, MI, TN, NY

Recalling Firm:GREEN CITY DISTRIBUTION

13250 Rotunda Dr
Dearborn, MI 48120-1230
United States

Recall Initiation Date:2/19/2021

Center Classification Date:3/9/2021

Date Terminated:

USA – Bravo Packing, Inc. Expands Previously Announced Voluntary Recall of Pet FoodProducts Due to Potential Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Health Risks to Humans and Animals

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USA – MG Foods Recalls Various Turkey Sandwiches Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

FDA

MG Foods of Charlotte, NC is recalling various Turkey Sandwiches due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenesListeria 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 individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were distributed between March 3, 2021 and March 5, 2021 and packaged in clear plastic wedges & paper bags. The products were sold at distributors located at the Charlotte Douglas Airport and via vending machines and micro markets located in business locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The company reacted swiftly and as of end-of-day March 5, 2021 affected products were removed from sale at all locations.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

On March 2, 2021 during routine environmental testing the company detected the presence of Listeria on surface areas where the recalled products were produced. Out of an abundance of caution, MG Foods is recalling the products due to the potential that some product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Products recalled at the Charlotte Douglas Airport are:

PRODUCT SIZE UPC CONTAINER USE BY DATES
MG Foods Combo Half & Half 6.82 oz 1 00000 50069 9 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
MG Foods Turkey & Cheddar BLT 6.9 oz 1 00000 50068 2 Plastic Wedge 3/7/2021
MG Foods Turkey & Swiss Croissant 7.5 oz 1 00000 50011 8 Brown Bag 3/7/2021

Products recalled in vending machines and micro markets located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia are:

PRODUCT SIZE UPC CONTAINER USE BY DATES
Fresh to You Club on Toast 10.3 oz MGF0930 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Club Panini 8.50 oz MGF9844 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Club Sub 9.14 oz C0932 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Club Sub 9.14 oz MGF9100 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Deluxe Triple Decker Club 12.17 oz MGF9719 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Ham & Turkey Combo 5.85 oz MGF3054 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Ham & Turkey Combo on 12 Grain 7.20 oz MGF6011 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Jumbo Turkey & Cheese Sub 6.74 oz MGF1002 Plastic Wrap 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Market Club 11.85 oz MGF9800 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Market Ham & Turkey Combo 5.85 oz MGF23054 Plastic Wrap 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Market Shaved Turkey & Cheese 4.55 oz MGF25571 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Shaved Turkey & Cheese 4.55 oz MGF5571 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Baby Swiss on a Honey Brown Roll 9.42 oz MGF9703 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Cheddar Club 10.02 oz MGF9710 Plastic Wedge 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Cheese Cut 6.56 oz MGF0596 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Cheese Hoagie 6.35 oz MGF0597 Plastic Wrap 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli on Pita 8.29 oz MGF9806 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Swiss on a Kaiser Roll 8.1 oz MGF9712 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Swiss on a Wheat Roll 5.22 oz MGF0854 Plastic Wrap 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Turkey & Swiss on Whole Wheat 3.9 oz MGF0283 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Turkey Club Croissant 7.94 oz MGF9103 Plastic Square 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Turkey Cranberry Pita 9.0 oz MGF9804 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
Fresh to You Turkey Melt Croissant 6.7 oz MGF3032 Plastic Wrap 3/9/2021
Fresh to You Tuscan Turkey Ciabatta 9.18 oz MGF9810 Plastic Wrap 3/7/2021
MG Foods Combo Half & Half 6.82 oz 1 00000 50069 9 Plastic Wedge 3/9/2021
MG Foods The Club Sub 8.5 oz 1 00000 50002 6 Brown Bag 3/9/2021
MG Foods Turkey & Cheddar BLT 6.9 oz 1 00000 50068 2 Plastic Wedge 3/7/2021
MG Foods Turkey & Pepperjack Sub 7.9 oz 1 00000 50055 2 Brown Bag 3/7/2021
MG Foods Turkey & Provolone BLT 8.1 oz 1 00000 50065 1 Plastic Wedge 3/7/2021
MG Foods Turkey & Provolone on 12 Grain 8.9 oz 1 00000 50066 8 Plastic Wedge 3/7/2021
MG Foods Turkey & Swiss Croissant 7.5 oz 1 00000 50011 8 Brown Bag 3/7/2021

Product labels are attached for identification of products.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discard any remaining product. Consumers may contact MG Foods at 1-855-424-8390 Monday thru Friday 7:00am – 7:00 pm EST for any questions related to this recall or to request a full refund.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
MG Foods
 1-855-424-8390
Media:
Kristin Elder, Hill+Knowlton Strategies for MG Foods
 Kristin.Elder@hkstrategies.com

USA – Enforcement Report March 10th – Salmonella – Cyclospora

FDA

Class I Food Event
Event ID:
87321
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
02/11/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
03/01/2021
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Recalling Firm:
Thompson Chocolate Company
80 S Vine St
Meriden CT United States
Distribution Pattern:
CA – all on hold, none distributed into commerce for availability to consumers.

Associated Products

Product Description:
1. See’s Candies brand chocolate 4.5 oz Sitting Bunny (SKU 600738) 2. See’s Candies brand 1 oz Bunny (SKU 600741) 3. Gold Foil Balls (SKU 600144) (note: firm also uses the term ‘rabbit’ interchangeably with ‘bunny’ however product labeling states bunny or bunnies)
Product Quantity:
4.5oz. bunny – 96 cases (36 pc per case)/ gold foil balls – 180 – 10 lbs. cases / 1 oz. Rabbit 24 piece display (12 displays per case) – 2652 cases
Reason for Recall:
Products are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
Recall Number:
F-0325-2021
Code Information:
1. 4.5oz Sitting Bunny – Lot 02521 2. 1 oz Bunny – Lot 02621 3. Gold Foil Balls – Lot 02621

Class II Food Event
Event ID:
87294
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
02/05/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
03/02/2021
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Recalling Firm:
Shenandoah Growers, Inc.
3158 N Valley Pike
Rockingham VA United States
Distribution Pattern:
Distributed to distribution centers in IN, OH, MI, IN, MN, and MO. Further distributed to retail stores in IL, IN, IO, IA, MI, MN, MS, MO, TN, and WI.

Associated Products

Product Description:
Organic fresh cut basil packaged in plastic clamshell containers. Shenandoah Growers by Thats Tasty, 0.75 oz UPC: 7-68573-00101-4 Shenandoah Growers by Thats Tasty, 2.0 oz UPC: 7-68573-02143-2 Shenandoah Growers by Thats Tasty 4.0 oz UPC: 7-68573-00141-0 Shenandoah Growers by Thats Tasty 0.75 oz UPC: 7-68573-00101-4 Shenandoah Growers by Thats Tasty 4 oz Shenandoah Growers by Thats Tasty 1 lb. Thats Tasty (Pasta Blend) 0.5 oz UPC: 7-68573-52008-9 Thats Tasty 0.5 oz UPC: 7-68573-50502-4 Thats Tasty 3.0 oz UPC: 7-68573-53001-9 Thats Tasty 0.25 oz UPC: 7-68573-02515-7 Simple Truth 3.0 oz UPC: 0-11110-00876-3
Product Quantity:
3240 units
Reason for Recall:
Possible contamination with Cyclospora in basil
Recall Number:
F-0327-2021
Code Information:
PV40515 1 034 PV40515 3 034 PV40515 4 034 PV40515 3 035

Class II Food Event
Event ID:
87303
Product Type:
Food
Status:
Ongoing
Date Terminated:
Recall Initiation Date:
02/05/2021
Voluntary / Mandated:
Voluntary: Firm initiated
Center Classification Date:
03/02/2021
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public:
Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Recalling Firm:
VALLARTA ORGANIC LLC
1 S Prospect Dr
Coral Gables FL United States
Distribution Pattern:
Domestic distribution only (Virginia).

Associated Products

Product Description:
ALBAHACA ORGANICA/BASIL, 460 gm x Bag, 15 Bags
Product Quantity:
46 boxes/15 lbs each
Reason for Recall:
Organic Basil contaminated with Cyclospora cayetanensis
Recall Number:
F-0326-2021
Code Information:
Lot LP889 and Lot LP890

USA – Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes – Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses (February 2021) – Update

FDA

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to queso fresco cheeses made by El Abuelito Cheese, Inc.

On 2/19/2021, El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. announced their initial recall of products, and on 2/27/2021, they announced the expansion of their recall to cover additional products that are manufactured or handled in the same facility as the Queso Fresco products linked to this outbreak.

On 3/9/2021, the FDA received confirmation that recalled cheeses were also distributed to Rhode Island. States with confirmed distribution now include: AL, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, NE, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, and WI. View additional recall information.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Queso Fresco, Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese), or Requeson (ricotta) cheeses.

Recalled brands by cheese type include:

  • Queso Fresco: El Abuelito, Rio Grande, Rio Lindo
  • Quesillo: El Abuelito, El Viejito, El Paisano, El Sabrosito, La Cima, Quesos Finos, San Carlos, Ideal Brands
  • Requeson: El Abuelito, El Viejito

FDA recommends that anyone who purchased or received any recalled Queso Fresco, Quesillo, or Requeson cheeses use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with these products to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.

Some of the recalled cheeses were sold in bulk quantities and could have been repackaged by retailers. Ask your retailer if any Queso Fresco or Quesillo cheese you buy was repackaged from the cheeses recalled by El Abuelito. If you are unable to obtain an answer, do not buy it and throw away the potentially recalled cheese you have at home.

If you are at higher risk for severe Listeria infection (if you are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system due to certain medical conditions or treatments), call your healthcare provider right away if you have these symptoms after eating any Queso Fresco, Quesillo, or Requeson cheeses produced by El Abuelito:

  • Pregnant people typically experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria infection during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
  • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.

Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the cheeses. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.


Product Images

Sample Product Label from the Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses (February 2021) - Rio Grande
Sample Product Label from the Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses (February 2021) - Rio Grande
Sample Product Label from the Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses (February 2021) - Rio Lindo
Sample Product Label from the Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses (February 2021) - El Abuelito
Sample Product Label from the Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses (February 2021) - Chirilagua, Yorito

Recall Information

On 2/19/2021, El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. announced their initial recall of products, and on 2/27/2021, they announced the expansion of their recall to cover additional products. The recall announcements include the full product list and descriptions.

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Queso Fresco, Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese), or Requeson (ricotta) cheeses.

The firm’s recall does not include any additional products with the El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. label because they are not manufactured or handled in the same facility; this includes El Abuelito Meat, Inc., panela cheese, cotija cheese, mole, crema centroamericana, and crema mexicana. Updates will be provided as they become available.

FDA has posted lists of retailers that may have received Hispanic-styles cheeses from the El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. facility in Paterson N.J.  It is possible that these lists may not include all retailers who have received these cheeses; however, these lists represents the best information currently available to the FDA.

Map of U.S. Distribution of Recalled Queso Fresco, Quesillo, and Requeson Cheeseso

Map of U.S. Distribution of Recalled Queso Fresco, Quesillo, and Requeson Cheeseso as of March 9, 2021

Case Count Map Provided by CDC

CDC Case Count Map for the Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Hispanic-style Fresh and Soft Cheeses - 2/24/2021

Case Counts

Total Illnesses: 11
Hospitalizations: 10
Deaths: 1
Last Illness Date: 2/14/2021
States with Cases: CT (1), MD (4), NY (4), and VA (2)
Product Distribution*: AL, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, NE, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WI
*States with confirmed distribution; product could have been distributed further

USA – Bravo Packing, Inc. Recalls All Performance Dog and Ground Beef Raw Pet Food Because of Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk to Humans and Animals

FDA

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, a frozen raw pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella can cause illness in animals eating the products, as well as people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products, infected animals or any surfaces exposed to these products.  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 individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, server headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis (an infection of the heart muscle), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. People who have these symptoms after having contact with this product or an animal that has eaten this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pets exposed to contaminated food can be infected without showing symptoms. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Infected animals including those without symptoms, can also shed Salmonella through their feces and saliva, spreading pathogens into the home environment and to humans and other animals in the household.

No human or animal illnesses have been reported to date.

Bravo Packing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the products after samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef were collected during an FDA inspection, tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Performance Dog generally works with the distributor located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly nationwide.

Performance Dog and Ground Beef both come frozen in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves. If you have an Ground Beef or Performance Dog, please throw it away. Consumers with questions should contact Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044 (Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-2:00PM, EST).


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Bravo Packing, Inc., Joe Merola
 856-299-1044

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