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Listeria Risk: Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame

Tesoros Trading Co. from Las Vegas, NV is recalling certain codes of frozen “Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame” 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.

The recalled “Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame” were sold at Trader Joe’s retail stores only in the Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Utah regions. All affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed.

The product comes in a 16 ounce plastic package and is stamped on the back bottom portion of the package with lots:

22LA102 M
or
22LA102 N
or
22LA102 P

The company has removed the affected lots from distribution as the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix recalled over Listeria

Hy-Vee announced Tuesday they are voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix products across its eight-state region including in Kansas and Missouri due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

“The potential for contamination was discovered during routine safety sampling at Hy-Vee’s Short Cuts production facility. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Listeria monocytogenes is defined as an organism that 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women,” Hy-Vee said in a release.

Hy-Vee is recalling Hy-Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix – UPC Code 0272083305352, Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix – UPC Code 0272104105992.

All affected products have a “Best if Used By” date of Dec. 3, 2020.

Sausages recalled over Listeria test

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because Bluegrass Provisions Co., a Crescent Springs, Ky. establishment, produced sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products are no longer in commerce and are past their use or freeze by dates.

The ready-to-eat smoked sausage items were produced on Apr. 22, 2020. The following products subject to the public health alert are: [View Label (PDF only)]

  • 14-oz. plastic packages containing 6 pieces of “BLUE GRASS METTWURST,” with a use or freeze by date of July 23, 2020.
  • 14-oz. plastic packages containing 6 pieces of “WALNUT CREEK FOODS Smoked Sausage,” with a use or freeze by date of July 23, 2020.
  • 14-oz. plastic packages containing 6 pieces of Lidl “SMOKED BRATWURST,” with a use or freeze by date of July 23, 2020.
  • 14-oz. plastic packages containing 6 pieces of Lidl “SMOKED BRATWURST WITH CHEESE,” with a use or freeze by date of July 23, 2020.

The products bear establishment number “EST. 7417” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by routine testing and the results showed one of the products was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The additional products may be affected by cross-contamination.

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 can occur 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 consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Listeria and Cole Slaw is a Nasty Mix

A North Carolina company is recalling cole slaw after officials said it tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

According to a Friday news release from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Southern Taste of Kernersville is recalling 16-ounce containers of the cole slaw.

The cole slaw is sold as Southern Taste Deli Cole Slaw at various grocery stores, according to the news release.

“Southern Taste has ceased the manufacture of this product and is fully cooperating,” the news release said.

The recall came after a routine inspection by the N.C. Department Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Food and Drug Protection Division.

The cole slaw is sold in round plastic containers labeled as “Southern Taste Deli Cole Slaw” with a sell by date of Aug. 27, 2020, the news release said.

“This recall is a direct result of our routine inspection and testing of ready-to-eat products to protect consumers,” North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said in the news release. “These products are tested at our Food and Drug Protection Lab for common pathogens such as Listeria, Salmonella and E coli.”

Officials are investigating the cause of the contamination.

Officials said Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Five Cheese Stuffed Shells recalled over Listeria test

Garland Ventures Ltd of Garland, Texas is voluntary recalling 1095 cases of Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays 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.

The recalled “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” was distributed nationwide in limited number of retail stores.

The product “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” comes in 10.76 ounces containing shells with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and parsley, and packed in aluminum foil container with clear lid marked lot# F080SS/F090SS on the bottom of label.

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

The potential for contamination was noted after samples tested through certified laboratory revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells”. Garland Ventures Ltd ceased the further production and distribution of product immediately.

Butter recalled over Listeria fear

Homestead Creamery Inc. of Wirtz, Virginia, is recalling our unsalted butter because of the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

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 infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled butter was distributed to their distribution partners, through their home delivery and their retail store.

The unsalted butter affected comes in a half pound marked with an expiration date of April 30 stickered on the plastic packaging.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Homestead Creamery and revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in our unsalted butter.

The productions of the product have been suspended while the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services continues to investigate the source of the issue.

Peanut Butter recalled over positive Listeria test

NUTS ‘N MORE LLC. RECALLS: PLAIN PEANUT SPREAD BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

Nuts ‘N More of East Providence, RI. is recalling 4143 jars of plain Peanut Spread because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species and to protect the public from a potential health hazard. Plain Peanut Spread was distributed to locations in VA, AZ, MA, RI, ME, AL, IN FL; as well as Canada and the UK.

Nuts ‘N More – Plain Peanut Spread

LOT PB91 (Lot and Exp. Located on the lid)

EXP 03/04/2021

16 oz plastic jar

No complaints of illness have been report to date.

The recall was a result of potential Listeria species in a finished product found through routine testing. The company has ceased the production and distribution of this product as State of Rhode Island and the company continue their investigation.

Testing of the product was performed by a 3rd Party Laboratory.

Cornbread Dressing and Bread Stuffing recalled due to Listeria

Savannah Food Company, Inc. takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling certain formulations of Cornbread Dressing and Bread Stuffing that included frozen diced eggs supplied to our company by Almark Foods of Gainesville, GA. Products that contained frozen diced eggs from Almark Foods 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.

This recall is taking place due to supplier notification that Almark Foods supplied certain lots of frozen diced egg products which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and its association with a Listeria monocytogenes foodborne illness outbreak investigation.

Products were distributed through wholesale distributors to restaurants, delis, cafeterias, and foodservice establishments in the following states: Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas.

The affected products were packaged in either plastic or aluminum trays.

Product “Use By” dates range from “USE BY 04/2021” to “USE BY 12/2021” which can be located stamped on the package label and side of corrugated case.

Item # Brand Product
39015 Savannah Classics 7 lb. Special Cornbread Dressing
38016 Savannah Classics 7 lb. Classic Cornbread Dressing
38025 Savannah Classics 4.5 lb. Bread Stuffing
39012 Morrison’s 7 lb. Cornbread Dressing
39010 Morrison’s 4 lb. Cornbread Dressing
38017 Piccadilly 2 lb. Cornbread Dressing

No other Savannah Classics Products are included in this voluntary recall.

Sandwich recalls after Listeria Tests

Listeria Recall 2

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall expansion of additional Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. 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.

The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The affected product can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari # Size Best By Date Lot # UPC
Fresh Grab Breakfast Muffin Sandwich 252153 6 oz. 1/23/2020 03202001 612510003039
Fresh Grab Chicken & Swiss Sandwich 252204 5 oz. 1/23/2020 03202001 612510003213
Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Sandwich 251694 6 oz. 1/23/2020 03202001 612510001042
Premo Meat Lover’s Sub 970844 7 oz. 1/21/2020 03202001 612510093832
Premo Pub Burger 207970 5 oz. 1/23/2020 03202001 612510003015
Premo Turkey & Cheese on Pretzel Sub 996428 7 oz. 1/23/2020 03202001 612510094037
Premo Turkey & Swiss Sandwich 915537 6 oz. 1/23/2020 03202001 612510001042
Premo Turkey & Garlic Mayo Sandwich 207455 5 oz. 1/21/2020 03202001 612510088494

This recall was brought to our attention by JLM, who is expanding their recent recall to include additional sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this recall.

Lipari Foods began shipping this product on January 3, 2020.

Listeria Recall 1

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. 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.

The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The affected product can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari # Size Best By Date Lot # UPC
Premo Wedge Ham & Cheese On Wheat 915509 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002001
Premo Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat 915523 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002025
Premo Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat 915530 5 oz. 1/20/2020 31201912 612510002032
Premo Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat 915579 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002049
Fresh Grab Wedge Ham/American On Wheat 252646 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002001
Fresh Grab Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat 252901 5 oz. 1/20/2020, 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002025
Fresh Grab Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat 253377 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002032
Fresh Grab Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat 282022 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002049
Fresh Grab Wedge Turkey No Cheese On Wheat 253445 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002100
Fresh Grab Wedge Ham/American On White 253479 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510093962

This was brought to our attention by JLM Manufacturing after environmental sampling returned a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to these products or recall.

Lipari Foods began shipping this product on December 31, 2019.

More food products recalled due to Listeria

Fresh Location, of Lenoir City, Tennessee is recalling:

  • Protein Snack Tray 6.44 oz total weight packaged in a 4-compartment plastic tray with UPC: 8-5511000804-6 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/21/19, 12/22/19, 12/24/19, 12/27/19, 12/28/19, 12/29/19, 12/31/19, 01/03/20, 01/04/20
  • Protein Trail Mix 3.52 oz total weight packaged in a 10.5 ounce plastic cup with UPC: 8-5511000813-8 and with Fresh by lot dates of: 12/23/19, 12/24/19, 12/26/19, 12/29/19, 12/30/19, 12/31/19, 01/02/20, 01/05/20, 01/06/20

Due to possible contamination of 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. To date, we have not received any reports of illness related to the consumption of our Protein Snack Tray or Protein Trail Mix

Almark Foods which manufactures the Hard-Boiled at the Gainesville facility may be associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has been linked to several reported illnesses and one reported death.

Affected product could have been delivered in the following states through convenience stores, micro markets, hospitals, hotels and vending machines: Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Mississippi.

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches due to 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. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The affected product can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari # Size Best By Date Lot # UPC
Premo Wedge Ham & Cheese On Wheat 915509 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002001
Premo Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat 915523 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002025
Premo Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat 915530 5 oz. 1/20/2020 31201912 612510002032
Premo Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat 915579 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002049
Fresh Grab Wedge Ham/American On Wheat 252646 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002001
Fresh Grab Wedge Egg Salad On Wheat 252901 5 oz. 1/20/2020, 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002025
Fresh Grab Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat 253377 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002032
Fresh Grab Wedge Tuna Salad On Wheat 282022 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002049
Fresh Grab Wedge Turkey No Cheese On Wheat 253445 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510002100
Fresh Grab Wedge Ham/American On White 253479 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 612510093962

This was brought to our attention by JLM Manufacturing after environmental sampling returned a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to these products or recall.

Lipari Foods began shipping this product on December 31, 2019.

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