A healthcare manufacturer – which makes medicines for several supermarkets and high street retailers – is recalling 15 batches of its children’s glycerine and blackcurrant cough syrups.
Bell, Sons & Co is pulling own-brand cough syrups from Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug and Wilko due to reports of mould.
Up to four batches are being recalled from Asda, two from Superdrug and three from Tesco stores.
A statement on the Government’s, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, website reads: “Penicillium brevicompactum and Penicillium corylophilum can produce mycotoxins. Reactions to these mycotoxins are rare in reported literature but there is a low risk they could induce non-specific toxin reactions that could include rashes, breathing difficulties and Gastro-Intestinal (GI) symptoms.
Bell, Sons & Co (Bells) is recalling 15 batches of the cough syrups listed above to patient-level as a precautionary measure due to a small number of reports of mould.
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, 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 result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
Approximately 10,000 units of Zesty Sprouting Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017.
Recalled products include:
||Best By Date
||NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix, 16 oz.
||3031259 (located on back of package)
||NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix, 16 oz.
||3038165 (located on back of package)
No other products are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.
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Food Poison Journal
Texas Natural Meats, a Lott, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 489 pounds of frozen raw, ground beef products that may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The frozen raw, ground beef items were produced on Aug. 8, 2017.
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Recalls and advisories
12 June 2018
The NSW Food Authority advises:
Blue Sky Foods is conducting a recall of The Food Company Garlic, Chilli & Thai Basil from IGA’s and fruit and vegetable markets in NSW and ACT due to potential microbial contamination.
- The Food Company Garlic, Chilli & Thai Basil, 240g glass jar
- Best Before 29 Sep 2019
Contaminated food products may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
Consumers who purchased this product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information contact:
The Food Company
Unit 2, 17-19 Unwins Bridge Road,
Sydenham, N.S.W., 2044
P.O. Box 92, St Peters, N.S.W, 2044
Ph: (612) 9519 7799
Mob: 0425 844 104
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Food Safety News
A cyclospora outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin is linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays that are sold at Kwik Trip stores in the two states. The Wisconsin Department of Health services has released a bulletin about this outbreak.
Eleven people in Wisconsin and three people in Minnesota are sick. They reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Kwik Trip location before they got sick. The trays contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. They may have also been available at other locations.
Consumers should not eat these products: Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) in 6 ounce packages, and Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) in 12 ounce packages. Kwok Trip is cooperating with officials and have removed this product from their stores.
Cyclospora is a parasite that is usually found in developing countries. But in the summer months, there is almost always a cylospora outbreak in the U.S. Past outbreaks have been linked to snow peas, cilantro, raspberries, and mesclun.
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- The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections. CDC reports that fruit salad mixes that include pre-cut melons are a likely source of this outbreak.
- FDA advises consumers not to eat recalled fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing any of these melons produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Caito Foods, LLC distributed products produced at this facility in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. Caito Foods, LLC has voluntarily recalled fruit salad mixes that contain pre-cut melons to prevent further distribution of potentially contaminated products.
- The CDC reports that 60 people in five Midwestern states have become ill. Among 47 people with information available, thirty-one cases (66%) have been hospitalized.
- The 60 illnesses occurred within the period of April 30, 2018 to May 28, 2018.
- The FDA is working with CDC, along with state partners in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio to trace back the pre-cut melons to identify the source to determine the full distribution of pre-cut melons, and to learn more about the potential route of contamination.
- As this is an ongoing investigation, the FDA will update this page as more information becomes available, such as product information, epidemiological results, and recalls.
- Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella infection should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Most infections usually lasts 4 to 7 days and most people recover without treatment, however some people develop diarrhea so severe that they need to be hospitalized.
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Ottawa, June 7, 2018 – Evergreen Herbs Ltd. is recalling Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
|Code(s) on Product
|Purchased from May 22, 2018 up to and including June 7, 2018
|6 25280 50159 9
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