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USA – Garden Cut, LLC Recalls Snack Cups Containing Jif® Peanut Butter Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

FDA

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Peanut Butter
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Salmonella
Company Name:
Garden Cut, LLC
Brand Name:
Garden Cut
Product Description:
Apple Wedges and Celery Bites with Peanut Butter

Company Announcement

Monday May 23rd, 2022:

Garden Cut, LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana, is recalling Garden Cut products containing 0.750z JifPeanut Butter Cup due to supplier notification of a possible Salmonella contamination (products are listed below).

Garden Cut has ceased producing and distributing products containing 0.750z JifPeanut Butter Cups.

Use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, 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.

The product was distributed to seven states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Product Name

Item Number / Code

Item UPC

Expiration Date

Sweet Apple Wedges with Peanut Butter 60z/4ct 17443 053495119986 May 25th, 2022— June 7th
2022
Tart Apple Wedges with Peanut Butter 60z/4ct 17441 053495090186 May 25th, 2022— June 7th
2022
Celery Bites with Peanut
Butter 60z/4ct
17449 053495080705 May 25th 2022— June 3rd
2022

No other Garden Cut products are affected or are involved in this recall. This affected peanut butter is contained in a separate package labeled Jif.

Food safety remains a top priority for Garden Cut, and we have full confidence that all appropriate steps are being taken to protect our consumers. Garden Cut has informed the FDA of this recall and is working with customers to ensure the impacted product is removed from store shelves and is no longer distributed.

If consumers believe they have purchased a recalled item, they should dispose of the product and not consume it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For further information regarding the Jif

Recall, Consumers can learn more at:
https ://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-peanut-buttermay-2022

Please contact Chris Bradley by email at cbradley@indyfruit.comor by phone at 317-981-3471 for any questions related to this matter.
4501 Massachusettes Avenue – Indianapolis, Indiana 46218
Phone (317) 546-2425 Toll Free (800) 377-2425 Fax (317) 543-0521


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Chris Bradley
 317-981-3471
 cbradley@indyfruit.com

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Israel -4 hospitalized in new suspected food poisoning in home for people with disabilities

Times of Israel

The Health Ministry said Sunday that four people from a shelter for people with disabilities were hospitalized with stomach pains after what their relatives said was food poisoning.

The ministry did not specify the cause of Saturday’s hospitalizations and said the patients underwent testing before being returned to the Neve Ram residences in the northern town of Rechasim.

The father of one hospitalized resident blamed “rotten meat they ate” and requested that someone at the Welfare Ministry care for the patient, “especially after the difficult and unfortunate case at Beit Dafna.”

Canada – Certain Jif brand Peanut Butters recalled due to Salmonella

Gov Canada

Summary

Product; Certain Jif brand Peanut Butters

Issue; Food – Microbial Contamination – Salmonella

What to do; Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled products

Jif Squeeze Creamy Peanut Butter 375g Jif Creamy Peanut Butter Case

Jif Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 500g Jif Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 1kg

Jif Light Creamy Peanut Butter 500g  Jif Light Creamy Peanut Butter 1kg

JIf Creamy Peanut Butter 500g JIf Crunchy Peanut Butter 500g

JIf Creamy Peanut Butter 1kg JIf Crunchy Peanut Butter 1kg

Jif lot code 9210425               Jif lot code 2011425

Issue

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling certain Jif brand Peanut Butters from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold nationally and online.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

USA – New Era of Smarter Food Safety

FDA

New Era for Smarter Food Safety

Welcome to the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. FDA is taking a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology and other tools and approaches to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system. Our ultimate goal is to bend the curve of foodborne illness in this country by reducing the number of illnesses.

The New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint, announced in July 2020, outlines achievable goals to enhance traceability, improve predictive analytics, respond more rapidly to outbreaks, address new business models, reduce contamination of food, and foster the development of stronger food safety cultures

In FDA Voices, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, recognize the significant progress that has been made over the past year.

And FDA, working with partners in the public and private sectors, continues this year to advance goals in each of the four priority areas, called core elements.

FDA

USA – FDA – Core Outbreak Table Update

FDA

Date
Ref Pathogen Illness
Product

Case

Count


Status
Outbreak/

Event
Status

4/20/22 1064 Not Yet
Identified
Dry Cereal 558 Active Ongoing
4/13/22 1057 Listeria
monocytogenes
Not Yet
Identified
19 Active Ongoing
3/3022 1060 Not Yet
Identified
Meal Replace

ment
Drink

6 Active Ongoing
3/16/22 1055 Salmonella
Saintpaul
Not Identified 60 Closed Ended
2/17/22 1056 Cronobacter
sakazakii
Powdered
Infant
Formula
Active (IMG) Ended
2/9/22 1040 Listeria
monocytogenes
Not Identified 20 Closed Ongoing
2/2/22 1054 Enteroinvasive
E. coli
O143:H26
Not
Identified
16 Closed Ended
1/10/22 1050 E. coli
O121:H19
Romaine 4 Closed Ended
12/29/21 1052 E. coli
O157:H7
Packaged
Salad
Closed Ended
12/20/21 1039 Listeria
monocytogenes
Packaged
Salad
Closed Ended
12/15/21 1048 Listeria
monocytogenes
Packaged
Salad
Closed Ended

Ireland – Updated: Recall of a Batch of Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom Due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

FSAI

Enoki Mushroom

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.29
Product: Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom; pack size: 100g
Batch Code: Batch: 2022114640; Item Code: C007 (Updated on 13/05/22)
Country Of Origin: China

Message:

The above batch of Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom is being recalled due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Update 1 on 13/05/2022: This alert is amended with an updated batch code.

Nature Of Danger:

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.  In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications.  Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies, and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.  The incubation period (time between initial infection and first symptoms appearing) is on average 3 weeks but can range between 3 and 70 days.  

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold. 

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Bahamas – police probe food in deaths of 3 Americans at Sandals resort

NY Post

Bahamas authorities investigating the deaths of three Americans on vacation at a resort are looking into whether food played a role in the mysterious cases.

Police Commissioner Paul Rolle said Monday the victims had eaten different things and separately sought medical help after feeling ill the night before they were found unresponsive in two adjacent villas located in the same building at the Sandals resort in Exhuma Friday, the Nassau Guardian reported.

“They were all treated at different times and they ate at different places,” Rolle said of the victims, “so … we’re checking all of that, which we will hopefully be able to determine whether or not it was some food or something else that caused it.”

RASFF Alerts – Salmonella – Polish Chicken Products – Sesame Seeds – Grated Cheese Mix – Chicken Wings – Chicken Breast – Boneless Pork Shoulder – Turkey Breast – Cooked Veal – Duck Meat – Chicken Fillet – Strawberry Cream Sponges – Organic Red Berry Protein Bars from Canada – Spouted Seeds – Whole Egg Powder – Salt and Pepper Mix

RASFF

Salmonella detected in grated cheese mix from Spain in the UK and Netherlands

RASFF

Salmonella Infantis and Escherichia coli in chicken wings from Ukraine in Poland and Netherlands

RASFF

Salmonella Infantis, Escherichia coli in frozen chicken breast fillet from Ukraine in the Netherlands and Poland

RASFF

Salmonella Derby (in 2 out of 5 samples) boneless pork shoulder from Lithuania in Lativa

RASFF

Salmonella Typhimurium in turkey breast fillet from Poland in Spain and Germany

RASFF

Salmonella detected in frozen cooked veal from the Netherlands in France

RASFF

Salmonella spp. in duck meat from France in Germany

RASFF

Salmonella Infantis and E. Coli in chicken filet from Ukraine in Poland and the Netherlands

RASFF

Salmonella in frozen strawberry cream sponges from the Netherlands in the UK

RASFF

Salmonella spp. in fresh poultry meat from Poland in the Czech Republic

RASFF

Suspicion of Salmonella in organic red berries protein bars from Canada, with raw material (contaminated blue poppy seeds) from Canada in France and Switzerland

RASFF

Salmonella in sesame seeds from Uganda in the Netherlands

RASFF

Salmonella in sprouted seeds from France in Luxembourg

RASFF

Salmonella Infantis, Escherichia coli in chicken breast fillet from Ukraine in Poland and the Netherlands

RASFF

Salmonella Enteritidis in whole egg powder from Bulgaria in Poland

RASFF

Salmonella in organic salt and pepper mix from Denmark in the Czech Republic

RASFF

Salmonella Enteritidis in whole egg powder from Bulgaria in Greece, Lithuania and Poland

India – Another incident of suspected food poisoning in Kerala with 18 tourists affected in Wayanad

Deccan Herald

It was after having dinner from an eatery at Kalpetta on Monday night that they started experiencing problems and discomfort, the officer said and added that teams of police and health officials have gone to inspect all three establishments. Police also said the health of all 18 persons was stable.




USA – 21 suspected with Salmonella in Israel linked to Straus Chocolates shipped Worldwide

Food Poison Journal

Salmonella contamination seems to be widespread within the factory with 30 samples positive for Salmonella out of 300 taken.

According to the Globes, there are so far 21 cases of suspected Salmonella infections from the Straus Elite factory in Nof Hagalil. The connection has not yet been confirmed although samples have been taken from 16 of the patients and results will be received in the coming few days. Six of the suspected salmonella patients required hospitalization.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health has published a series of flaws in the way the Elite Nof Hagalil factory operated, and which likely led to the introduction of Salmonella. One customer had already reported that there was possibly Salmonella in their Elite chocolate, but no tests were conducted by the factory following the complaint. Pigeons had entered the factory several months ago and could have been the source of the contamination. Among other things, the Ministry of Health found that the factory’s quality control team had undergone changes over the past year and there was temporarily no food safety manager at the factory.

In the U.S., according to the Miami Herald, the recall notice includes a full list of products. The products went mainly to stores in Florida, California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and were sold online by Amazon, Passover.com, Fresh Direct and other retailers.