Perdue Foods LLC issued a recall for over 30K pounds of chicken products

Perdue Foods LLC., a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2019 – Perdue Foods LLC., a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

This is the third recall on chicken products from Perdue Organics this year.

The fully cooked chicken products were produced on March 21, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:

 

 

 

 

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• 11.2 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS – GLUTEN FREE” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001437 on the label.

• 12 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS – WHOLE GRAIN” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001642 on the label.

• 12 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS – WHOLE GRAIN” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-002656 on the label.

• 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 22143 on the label.

• 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips Strip-Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 77265 on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after FSIS and the company received consumer complaints.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day.

 

 

 

Johnsonville is recalling an estimated 95K pounds of sausage products

Johnsonville is recalling an estimated 95K pounds of ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar sausage products due to possible contamination.

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2019 – Johnsonville, LLC., a Sheboygan Falls, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 95,393 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically hard green plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage items were produced and packaged on March 12 and 13, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:

• 14-oz. film, vacuum packages containing “Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage” with a “Best By 06/09/2019” date on the back of the package.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34224” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide and internationally.

The problem was discovered when the company notified FSIS that they received a consumer complaint regarding green hard plastic in the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Kirsten Bishir, Johnsonville, LLC. Consumer Relations Coordinator, at KBishir@johnsonville.com and by phone or text at 1-888-556-2728.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Food Outlook: UPDATE- Contamination recall extended for Tyson Foods products- 12M lbs of chicken

Tyson Foods, Inc. expanded a food recall for nearly 12M pounds of chicken products due to continued contamination concerns. #FoodSafety #ContaminationConcerns

UPDATE: Tyson Foods, Inc., released a notice of a recall expansion of the March 21, 2019 recall that consisted of  69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products. The recent call of expansion for this recall now includes more information to include another 11,760,424 pounds of product.

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(WASHINGTON, May, 4, 2019)- Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. The chart contains a list of the products subject to recall.[View Labels (PDF only)]

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. These items were shipped to retail and Department of Defense locations nationwide, for institutional use nationwide and to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the chicken strip products. FSIS is now aware of six complaints during this time frame involving similar pieces of metal with three alleging oral injury.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman, Public Relations Manager, Tyson Foods, Inc., at Worth.Sparkman@Tyson.com (479) 290-6358.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.


PREVIOUS (3/28/19): Oftentimes we see sudden spikes in contamination and health risk warnings flooding the media, social media networks and might even say, “Air sandwich plain please…” feeling that there’s nearly nothing safe anymore. Let’s take a look at some recent recalls that actually affect N.C.

On March 13, 2019, Butterball, LLC in Mount Olive, North Carolina recalled approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. The NC based plant is 675,000-square-foot facility outside Raleigh is the largest turkey processing plant in the world, processing 17 million turkeys a year, according to Butterball. This recall stems from just one day of production.

 

 

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Recalled ground turkey products were produced on July 7, 2018, and were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.

  • Products are labeled with the establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • Visit the USDA-FSIS website for a list of recalled products 

There was a high-risk factor that led to the company recall and CDC reports where six people in three states have become ill; one was hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). How common is salmonella?

CDC estimates that
Salmonella causes
approximately 1.2 million
illnesses and 450 deaths
every year in the United
States. Salmonella infection
is most common in June,
July, and August.

Symptoms to look for: 

The CDC reports, “Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.”

To see what items were recalled you can do so at the USDA  The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.

This is the third recall involving ground turkey in five months. In both November and December 2018, Jennie-O recalled packages of ground turkey for possible contamination with Salmonella Reading. Additionally, the CDC has been investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Reading linked to several types of raw turkey products. Neither investigation has been closed per any reports made available.

The Onslow Beat did attempt to get a specific list of stores and locations the turkey products went to in our state but was not successful. FSIS did not provide a list of stores or states where the turkey was sold, but the manager of public relations at Butterball, reported that the turkey was shipped to the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.



PREVIOUS: Tyson Chicken Strips recall

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March 21, 2019, Tyson Chicken Strips products were recalled. “Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specific pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)”  announced in a press release.

034-2019-labels Product packages recalled.

If you have a problem with a food product, separate government agencies are responsible for protecting different segments of the food supply. If you have experienced a problem with a food product, be sure to contact the appropriate public health organization.

For Help with Meat, Poultry and Processed Egg Products:
Call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or report the complaint online.

 

Looking for a good lunch today and no risk of contamination, be sure to support our local Onslow Co. Crime Stoppers Annual BBQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20,373lbs of beef possibly contaminated sparks nationwide recall

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on April 2nd.

The frozen RTE flame broiled beef patties were produced on Nov. 30, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: 

Product label

• 14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED” with case code 155-525-0 and package code 8334. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2260E” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.                                

The problem was discovered on April 1, 2019 after the firm received two consumer complaints regarding soft purple plastic found in the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in food service freezers. Food service locations who have purchased these products are urged not to serve or consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact AdvancePierre’s Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 382-3101.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Holy Guacamole! Avocado recall for six states including NC

Holy Guacamole! The recalled products have been distributed in six states and NC is one of the six – California-grown conventional and organic avocados — were packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. All shipments from the packing facility are subject to the recall (Henry Avocado did not begin packing there until late January 2019). Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed.

Saturday, March 23, 2019, Henry Avocado Corporation issued a press release that the company is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility. There are no reported illnesses associated with this recall.

 

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 recalled products – California-grown conventional and organic avocados — were packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. All shipments from the packing facility are subject to the recall (Henry Avocado did not begin packing there until late January 2019). Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed.

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Henry Avocado is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are immediately removed from store shelves. For conventional products purchased at retail, consumers can identify the recalled products by the “Bravocado” stickers. Henry Avocado organic products do not carry the “Bravocado” label on the sticker. Instead, those products are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker. Retailers can identify Henry Avocado organic products by the bar code on the stickers.

Consumers who have purchased any recalled avocados are urged not to consume them, but to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may contact Henry Avocado at (760) 745-6632, Ext 132 or visit http://www.henryavocado.com/media

Henry Avocado Corporation is fully cooperating with federal and California health officials to facilitate an efficient and complete recall of these avocados.

“We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados,” says Phil Henry, President of Henry Avocado.

The Onslow Beat reached out to Henry Avocado Corporation to learn more about specific retailers that carry this product and will update upon response.

 

 

Cauliflower is now on the naughty list of recalls this holiday season

Check your fridge, and your grocery list and check it twice before going to the store because there’s more and more food on the naughty list this holiday season.

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ADAMS BROS INC. (TM) Cred.

The California farm linked to the Romaine Lettuce E-Coli infections have recalled other products as well. Adam’s Bro.’s Farming, Inc. issued a press release this week stating,

Adam Bros. Farming, INC. recalls regarding red and green leaf lettuce and cauliflower because of possible health risk.

Further on, the press release stated,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2018
Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.
ADAM BROS. FARMING, INC. RECALL
S RED AND GREEN LEAF LETTUCE AND
CAULIFLOWER BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK
Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. of Santa Maria, California is recalling red leaf
lettuce, green leaf
lettuce and cauliflower harvested on November 27 through 30, 2018 out of an abundance of
caution, because it may be contaminated with
Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli
O157:H7).
None of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.
No illnesses have been reported.
Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. feels a strong commitme
nt to its customers and has worked for years
to provide a safe and healthy food supply.
Out of an abundance of caution, Adam Bros.
Farming, Inc. is initiating this
voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA. The recall involves
produce harvested between November 27, 2018 and November 30, 2018, grown in particular
fields. It does not involve all of Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.’s products.
As of 12/13/2018 Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. has notified its effected
customers of all product
that was recalled, asking that
the product not be eaten, sold, or
transferred. Furthermore, Adam
Bros. Farming, Inc. asked that its customers notify the downline chain of custody to insure a full
recall.
Cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers
in AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA.
Tijuana, Mexico, and Canada ; red and green leaf
lettuce was distributed to wholesalers in CA,
CO, OR, TX, PA, WA, and Canada;
red leaf lettuce only was distribut
ed to a wholesaler in MN,
and Tijuana, Mexico.

The FDA and CDC reported last week that E. Coli associated with the romaine lettuce outbreak had been detected in the sediment of a reservoir used in irrigation of the farm. There has not been any romaine lettuce shipped from the farm since Nov. 20, when the outbreak was originally identified, said the FDA.

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ADAMS BROS INC. (TM) Cred.

There have been nearly 60 illnesses so far from the contaminated romaine, reported across 15 states, 23 of which were hospitalized. There are reports leading into Canada of additional illnesses. No deaths have been reported as a result of this contamination.

The CDC said the investigation is ongoing, and it is likely that this is not the only farm involved. Consumers are urged to avoid romaine lettuce grown on California’s Central Coast, specifically Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara counties.

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Siegel and Brill Law give information on E. coli bacteria (also Escherichia coli). “This is normally found in mammals’ intestines, including humans. Most strains are benign, but some can cause serious illness, most commonly by eating contaminated food.

Anyone can become ill by eating food contaminated with E. coli, but people with the highest risk of developing HUS include the very young and the very old, as well as anyone with a weakened immune system.

Symptoms are similar to those of other types of food poisoning:

  • fever
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea, which can be bloody
  • loss of appetite
  • extreme fatigue
  • decreased urine output.”