Food Poisoning Bulletin
The FDA has posted another notice for recalls of shell eggs for possible Salmonella contamination. There is a multistate Salmonella Braenderup outbreak linked to other recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms that has sickened at least 23 people in 8 states.
Eggs in this new recall, posed on April 16, 2018, have not been associated with any illnesses. The eggs were purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged at the Cal-Maine Food Inc.’s Dade City, Florida location. The company was notified by Rose Acre Farms about the potential contamination and is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution.
Cal-Maine is recalling one load, or 23,400 dozen eggs. The eggs have the plant number P-1359D, and will have a Julian date of either 048A or 049A and a best by date of April 2, 2018, or April 3, 2018. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example, P-1359D-048A. The eggs were distributed in Florida. All customers who have received these eggs have been notified of the recall.
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TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to 400 cases of the product, as identified below.
The following affected “Boost Me” products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery:Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: “Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer” with “lot number #20190531 13815 “.
No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall.
Food Poison Journal
All Powdered Kratom from Triangle Pharmanaturals Recalled
Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC (“Triangle”) of Las Vegas, Nevada is recalling all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between April 4, 2017 to Present.
Food Safety News
A company in Utah is recalling “NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom” labeled bottles of kratom supplements because they has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. At least one illness has been reported in connection with this brand of kratom.
The recall notice does not specify what strain of Salmonella federal inspectors found in the NxtGen kratom, but at least 132 people in 38 states have been infected in an ongoing Salmonella outbreak traced to kratom products, according to the Food ad Drug Administration’s latest list of recalled kratom products.
Maker: Carnivore Meat Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Customer email dated April 16, 2018
What was recalled: The following 2 varieties and dates of Vital Essentials:
- Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers (for dogs and cats), 6 oz. packages, Lot #13815, Best by June 4, 2019 or June 20, 2019
- Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs, 5 lb. chubs, Lot #13816, Best by Dec. 27, 2018
|Source of Information
||The Food and Drug Administration of the United States
|Product Name and Description
||Poultry eggs produced by a plant (Plant No. P – 1065) of Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, the United States (US)
|Reason For Issuing Alert
- The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the Food and Drug Administration of the US about a recall of eggs produced by the above-mentioned plant as they might have been contaminated with Salmonella.
- The CFS contacted the major local importers and retailers for follow-up. Preliminary investigation found that five Hong Kong importers, namely General Hero Ltd, Shun Hing Hoo, Tai Cheong Eggs Company Ltd, Luen Tai Hong and Maxim’s Caterers Ltd, had imported in different batches a total of about 6,000 cartons of the affected products into Hong Kong.
- According to the information provided by them, except for Maxim’s Caterers Ltd which has all the affected products stored in the warehouse without any entering the market, the remaining four have distributed all the affected products. The four importers have initiated a recall according to the CFS’ advice. Maxim’s Caterers Ltd will dispose of all affected products.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
- For the sake of prudence, the CFS has immediately suspended the import into and sale in Hong Kong of the poultry eggs produced by the plant concerned.
- The CFS is tracing the distribution of the affected products.
- The CFS has contacted the US authorities concerned over the incident. It will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
|Advice to the Trade
- Stop using or selling the affected products.
|Advice to Consumers
- Consumers, particularly the elderly, infants and pregnant women, should avoid eating raw or inadequately cooked eggs and egg products. Eggs should be thoroughly cooked until the yolk and white are firm.
- Consumers should choose pasteurised eggs or egg products or dried egg powder to prepare dishes not requiring heat treatment.
- The CFS press release
- Members of the public may call the importers’ hotlines at 2381 9138 (General Hero Ltd), 2543 4655 (Shun Hing Hoo), 2546 1834 (Tai Cheong Eggs Company Ltd) and 2857 9389 (Luen Tai Hong) during office hours to enquire about the recall.
Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Maker: TruPet LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Customer email dated April 13, 2018
What was recalled: The company is calling this a “withdrawal” of a single lot of TruDog Boost Me Mighty Beef Booster, Lot #20190531 13815