Food Safety


Salmon Recall Issued Over Allergen Concern

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on one of America's most popular fish: salmon. The company White Cane Sockeye Salmon LLC of Coeurd-Alene is recalling their Wild Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon because it contains undeclared Wheat and Soy. Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat or soy run the risk of having a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if eaten or even touched in some cases. The salmon has been sold at farmer's markets Green Valley, Udall Park, Oro Valley, and Rillito Park in Arizona and was last sold on May 15. It is packaged in a vacuum bag and sold frozen. There is no lot code or best by date on a package. Enclosed is the label of the affected product. No illnesses have been reported to date.
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Health alert issued for ham sold at Indiana Walmarts

(WISH) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert for specific ham sold at Walmart in three states including Indiana. The USDA issued the alert for Great Value brand black forest ham. The product is prepackaged and sold as ready-to-eat. USDA inspectors say the product...
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People urged to cook frozen fruit and vegetables because of Listeria findings

Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in a number of frozen vegetables tested in Ireland. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said findings show a potential risk of illness for consumers who have non-ready-to-eat (RTE) frozen vegetables, fruits or herbs without cooking. After a 2015 to 2018 listeriosis outbreak in...
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FDA warns avocado in water hack may cause salmonella and listeria poisoning

A hack that claims to keep your avocados from turning brown by submerging them in water has been making the rounds online. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come out against the freshness hack, as it may cause salmonella poisoning.Avocados are perhaps infamous for turning brown in what seems only a matter of days after buying them at the grocery store. However, a hack that’s gained millions of views on TikTok has viewers submerging their avocados in water, refrigerating them in a jar for up to three weeks, and cutting them open to reveal a ripe, green...
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What To Know About Skittles Gummies And 12 Other Candy Products That Were Recalled

Mars Wrigley candy company issued a voluntary recall of more than a dozen products from its Gummies lineup, including Skittles, Life Savers, and Starburst, on May 13, due to a potential presence of metal in the products. Since three of Mars’ popular brands were named in the recall — Skittles, Life Savers, and Starburst — you might want to check your pantry to make sure your candies are in the clear. Here’s what you need to know about what’s in the Skittles Gummies recall and what to do if you have them.

Salmonella and E. coli have been a problem for nut butters, specifically peanut butter, in the past

In November 2006, public health officials detected a substantial increase in reports of Salmonella Tennessee isolates. In February 2007, a multistate, case-control study linked the consumption of either Peter Pan or Great Value Peanut Butter brands with infection[2]. 715 people were sickened with 129 hospitalized. Subsequently the same strain of Salmonella Tennessee was isolated from unopened jars of peanut butter and from environmental samples collected from the processing plant. The product was recalled, and new illness reports declined. Unsanitary conditions at the Sylvester, Georgia, processing plant were known about since 2004. On April 5, 2007, ConAgra announced inadvertent moisture from a leaking roof and sprinkler system could have promoted bacteria growth in the plant. Great Value brand was sold at Walmart stores.[3]

Take a whiff of Jif – Salmonella in Peanut Butter – Again! 14 sick in 12 states

States with Cases: Arkansas (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (1), North Carolina (1), New York (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Texas (1), Washington (1) The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked...

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp recalls over 185,000 lbs. of bacon toppings after customer reports metal in product

People who like a little bit of bacon on their meals should double check where it’s coming from. After a customer complained they found metal in ready-to-eat bacon topping, Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp is recalling 185,610 pounds of the product, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday.