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The purpose of this announcement is to advise you that Fullei Fresh is voluntarily recalling Bean Sprouts and Soy Sprouts as a precaution due to possible exposure to listeria monocytogenes. Affected lots are numbered consecutively between 251 and 271. They were harvested and shipped to distributors between September 14 and October 5, 2021. Both conventional and organic bean sprouts as well as soy sprouts are voluntarily recalled. No other products are affected at this time as they are grown and packed in segregated departments.
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, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
There have been no known illnesses reported in connection with these products.
Fullei Fresh conventional bean sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk, 10 lb bulk and 8 oz retail packs. Organic bean sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk and 4 oz retail packs. Soy sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk and 10 lb bulk. The lot numbers are printed on the retail packs and on bulk cardboard boxes in the barcode (the last 3 digits.)
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Cahill Cheddar Porter and Whiskey Cheddar Cheeses from 44 stores across 22 states because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Customers who have purchased should not consume and should dispose of the product. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection among pregnant women.
The affected products were packaged in clear wrapping and sold in the specialty department with a Whole Foods Market scale label with “packed on” dates from May 17 – July 26, 2021. Affected products can be identified by the following information and were distributed in the states listed below:
|Product Name||PLU||Date Range Sold||States|
|Cheddar with Porter||93579||May 17 – July 26, 2021||Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming|
The issue was discovered when Whole Foods Market was notified by a distributor of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes.
As of July 2, 2021, three people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from Delaware and Texas. Illnesses started on dates ranging from April 6, 2021, to June 5, 2021.
Sick people range in age from 60 to 95 years, with a median age of 89, and 66% are male. All three people were hospitalized, and one death has been reported from Texas.
The true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because some people recover without medical care and are not tested for Listeria. In addition, recent illnesses may not yet be reported as it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak.
State and local public health officials interviewed people about the foods they ate in the month before they got sick. All three people were in a long-term care facility or hospital when they got sick. These facilities served many food items, including meals with precooked chicken.
Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. CDC PulseNet manages a national database of DNA fingerprints of bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses. DNA fingerprinting is performed on bacteria using a method called whole genome sequencing (WGS).
WGS showed that bacteria from sick people’s samples are identical. This suggests that people in this outbreak got sick from the same food.
USDA-FSIS found the outbreak strain of Listeria in two samples of precooked chicken products during routine product testing. Along with the epidemiologic data, this suggests that people likely got sick from eating precooked chicken.
USDA-FSIS and state partners are collecting food purchase records from the long-term care facility and hospital to identify a common precooked chicken product that may be making people sick.
Until we learn more, CDC is advising people at higher risk for severe Listeria illness and facilities caring for them to take extra precautions: reheat precooked chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F, and do not eat cold dishes made with precooked chicken unless the chicken was reheated before being used in the dish.
Tyson Foods Inc., a Dexter, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations.
On June 9, 2021, FSIS was notified of two persons ill with listeriosis. Working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners, FSIS determined there is evidence linking the Listeria monocytogenesillnesses to precooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods Inc. The epidemiologic investigation identified three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6, 2021 and June 5, 2021. During routine sample collection, FSIS collected two precooked chicken samples from two establishments that are closely related genetically to Listeria monocytogenes from ill people. One of the samples was collected at Tyson Foods Inc. FSIS is continuing to work with federal and state public health partners to determine if there are additional illnesses linked to these products.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumer and institutional freezers. Consumers should not eat these products. Institutions should not serve these products. These products should be thrown away.
Empire Fruit Inc. of Othello, WA, is recalling “SCORE Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice” because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recalled product was distributed to customers in Auburn and Basin City, WA.
The recall was initiated after a routine inspection conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) revealed that two batches of SCORE Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice were not adequately pasteurized.
There is concern that consumers may have the juice in their homes because of its long shelf life. The recalled product was sold in 16-ounce plastic bottles with the best-by dates of 2/15/2022 and 2/16/2022.
As of the posting of this recall, there are no known illnesses associated with the recalled product.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled SCORE Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice are urged not to drink the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily expending recalling its SMOKED FISH, SALADS, PICKLED FISH PRODUCTS, and CREAM SAUCE PRODUCTS (product names and photos of labels are listed below) of all products within expiry, in all package sizes, all package types and all lots. The recall is because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled smoked fish were distributed through retails and distributions, also online purchasing in NY, NJ, IL, PA, CA, FL, NE, AZ, MA, MD, VA, NV, OR, WI, NC, SC, and GA area.
The product comes in various sizes in both air pack and vacuum packages. The lot number or sell by date are placed on the back of the package.
The products were found to be processed under unsanitary condition. The problem was discovered through FDA routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
|1.||Barbeque Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon|
|3.||Center Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon|
|4.||Everything Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon|
|5.||Finest Sliced Salty Lox|
|6.||Finest Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon|
|7.||Irish Cured Smoked Salmon|
|10.||Naturally Smoked Nova Salmon|
|11.||Noon Hour Smoked Salmon|
|12.||Norwegian Style Smoked Salmon|
|13.||Nova Atlantic Salmon|
|18.||Nova Salmon Bagel Cuts|
|19.||Pastrami Nova Atlantic Salmon|
|20.||Pastrami Style Smoked Nova Salmon|
|21.||Pepper Crusted Smoked Nova Salmon|
|22.||Presliced Gravad Lox|
|23.||Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon|
|24.||Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon|
|25.||Presliced Scotch Style Salmon|
|26.||Presliced Scotch Style Salmon|
|27.||Presliced Scotch Style Smoked Salmon|
|28.||Presliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon|
|31.||Sliced Pastrami Style Nova|
|32.||Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon|
|33.||Sliced Smoked Salmon|
|34.||Sliced Smoked Scotch Style Salmon|
|35.||Smoked Nova Bagel Cuts|
|36.||Smoked Nova Lox|
|37.||Smoked Nova Salmon|
|38.||Smoked Sliced Nova Salmon|
|43.||5 LB HERRING SALAD|
|44.||5 LB WHITEFISH SALAD|
|45.||5 LB KIPPERED SALMON SALAD|
|46.||ATLANTIC NOVA SALMON|
|47.||BROOK TROUT FILLET|
|50.||COLD SMOKED TUNA|
|51.||COLD SMOKED WHITEFISH|
|54.||EUROPEAN GOURMET NOVA SALMON|
|59.||KIPPERED SALMON MEAT|
|61.||PEPPER CRUSTED SMOKED NOVA|
|62.||PICKLED HERRING FILLET|
|64.||PRESLICED SMOKED NOVA SALMON|
|65.||SCOTCH STYLE SALMON|
|69.||SLICED SMOKED NOVA SALMON|
|70.||SLICED SMOKED NOVA TRAY|
|71.||SLICED SMOKED PASTRAMI STYLE NOVA|
|74.||SMOKED PASTRAMI STYLE SALMON|
|75.||HERRING TID BITS IN CREAM|
|76.||HERRING TID BITS IN WINE|
|80.||WHITEFISH SALAD MARSHALL|
|81.||HERRING WHOLE FILLETS IN WINE|
Link to Initial Recall
Smilin’ Bob’s is voluntarily recalling Smilin’ Bob’s Original Smoked Fish Dip and Smilin’ Bob’s All Natural Smoked Fish Dip. This recall is being initiated as a result of the Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. recall of smoked fish due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Smilin’ Bob’s used the recalled smoked fish from Banner Smoked Fish, Inc in the products listed below. The recall is issued only for products listed below.
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, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Smilin’ Bob’s is working with distributors and retailers to quarantine and recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves. A total of 1,261 cases were distributed to retailers in the states of FL, GA, AL, SC, TN, NC, and VA.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT:
The containers have the “Best If Use By” dates stated below printed on the side of each container and the lot number stated for each product on the side or the lid (see attached pictures). This recall applies only to the products with the “Best If Use By” dates stated below.
|Product||Size||Best If Used By dates
Printed on container side
|Smilin’ Bob’s Key West
Style Original Smoked
|8 ounce round
|Aug 03 2021
Aug 10 2021
|878 cases||May 24 2021
June 4 2021
|Smilin’ Bob’s Key West
Style Original Smoked
|Aug 03 2021
Aug 10 2021
|335 cases||May 27 2021
May 25 2021
May 31 2021
|Smilin’ Bob’s All Natural
Smoked Fish Dip
|8 ounce round
|Aug 10 2021||48 cases||June 4 2021|
Smilin’ Bob’s determined to voluntarily recall the products listed after being notified that Banner Smoked Fish. Inc. had expanded its recall.
Interstate Food Products of Lakewood Colorado, is recalling its 14 ounce containers of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which may 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese were distributed in 6 Whole Foods stores. UPC code is 63818396147.
The product comes in a 14 ounce, clear plastic package marked with sell by date of 05/21 on top of container.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 14 ounce packages of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese.
Product was delivered to Whole Foods stores in the Denver Colorado Metro area.
Velvet Ice Cream has announced it is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream and sherbet products made on or after March 24, 2021 as a precaution because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illness or injury has been associated with the recalled products, which are being recalled in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The issue was identified as a result of the company’s routine testing.
The products were distributed to Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia through various drug stores, convenience stores and supermarkets. They are packaged in various sizes and containers.
The products were distributed and sold in supermarkets from on or after March 24, 2021 with the following product codes, which can be found at the bottom or side of the container:
|Product Code||Item Description|
|21104||Buehler’s Chocolate Pail|
|21104||Buehler’s Neapolitan Pail|
|21104||Buehler’s Vanilla Pail|
|21089||Discount Drug Mart Chocolate Swirl Pail|
|21106||Discount Drug Mart Neapolitan 56oz|
|21095||Discount Drug Mart Strawberry 56|
|21091||Discount Drug Mart Vanilla 56|
|21083||Discount Drug Mart Vanilla Pail|
|21096||North Star Frog Spit|
|21097||North Star Frog Spit|
|21098||North Star Frog Spit|
|21099||North Star Frog Spit|
|21089||Whale of a Pail Chocolate Fudge Pai|
|21090||Whale of a Pail Cookies n Cream|
|21104||Whale of a Pail Neapolitan|
|21103||Ruggle’s Orange Sherbet Quarts|
|21104||Whale of a Pail Vanilla Chocolate|
|21089||Whale of a Pail Vanilla|
|Product Code||Item Description|
|21090||Whale of a Pail Vanilla|
|21090||Super Dip Chocolate Pail|
|21103||Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail|
|21083||Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail|
|21089||Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail|
|21083||Super Dip Cookie n Cream Pail|
|21106||Super Dip Neapolitan 56oz|
|21104||Super Dip Neapolitan Pail|
|21095||Super Dip Strawberry 56|
|21106||Super Dip Superfriends 56oz|
|21091||Super Dip Vanilla 56|
|21083||Super Dip Vanilla Pail|
|21103||Super Dip Vanilla Pail|
|21089||Super Dip Vanilla Pail|
|21090||Super Dip Vanilla Pail|
|21106||Super Dip Vanilla/Orange 56oz|
|21106||Velvet erVanilla Lovers Trio 56oz|
|21091||Velvet Banana Cream Pie 56|
|21088||Velvet Birthday Cake 3 gallon|
|21084||Velvet Black Walnut 3 gallon|
|21099||Velvet Blackberry Cobbler 56|
|21095||Velvet Blueberry Cheesecake 56|
|21095||Velvet Buckeye Brownie 56|
|21091||Velvet Buckeye Brownie 56|
|21095||Velvet Buckeye Classic 56|
|21096||Velvet Buckeye Classic Pint|
|21102||Velvet Buckeye Sandwich 12/10pk|
|21096||Velvet Butter Pecan & Cashew Pint|
|21105||Velvet Campfire Smores 56oz|
|21100||Velvet Caramel Pecan 56|
|21106||Velvet Chocolate Pint|
|21096||Velvet Chocolate Pint|
|21105||Velvet Cookie Dough Extreme 56oz|
|21105||Velvet Cookie Dough Extreme 3 gallon|
|21084||Velvet Cookie n Cream 3 gallon|
|21092||Velvet Cookies n Cream Pint|
|21103||Velvet Cotton Candy 3 gallon|
|21092||Velvet Dutch Chocolate 56|
|21089||Velvet Dutch Chocolate 3 gallon|
|21102||Velvet Dutch Chocolate 3 gallon|
|21099||Velvet Elephant Ear 56|
|21084||Velvet Elephant Ear 3 gallon|
|Product Code||Item Description|
|21092||Velvet Homemade Vanilla 56|
|21105||Velvet Homemade Vanilla 56oz|
|21100||Velvet Kentucky Praline Pecan 56|
|21085||Velvet Lime Sherbet Quart|
|21103||Velvet Lime Sherbet Quarts|
|21091||Velvet Mint Chocolate Chip 56|
|21102||Velvet Mint Chocolate Chip 3 gallon|
|21091||Velvet Moose Tracks 56|
|21095||Velvet Moose Tracks 56|
|21096||Velvet Moose Tracks Pint|
|21092||Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 56|
|21105||Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 56oz|
|21102||Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 3 gallon|
|21084||Velvet Orange Sherbet 3 gallon|
|21085||Velvet Orange Sherbet Quart|
|21103||Velvet Orange Sherbet Quarts|
|21091||Velvet Original Vanilla 56|
|21084||Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon|
|21089||Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon|
|21100||Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon|
|21102||Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon|
|21084||Velvet Pineapple Sherbet 3 gallon|
|21084||Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quart|
|21085||Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quart|
|21103||Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quarts|
|21103||Velvet Rainbow Sherbet 3 gallon|
|21103||Velvet Rainbow Sherbet Quarts|
|21085||Velvet Raspberry Sherbet Quart|
|21084||Velvet Sea Salt Caramel Toffee 3 gallon|
|21099||Velvet Summertime Peach 56|
|21099||Velvet Summertime Peach 3 gallon|
|21084||Velvet Summertime Peach 3 gallon|
|21092||Velvet Triple Chocolate Chunk 56|
|21100||Velvet Vanilla Bean 3 gallon|
|21088||Velvet Vanilla Pint|
|21106||Velvet Vanilla Pint|