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Goya Voluntary Recall of Adobo Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:15
Goya de Puerto Rico is recalling 28 ounces Adobo with Cumin Seasoning and 28 ounces Adobo with Pepper Seasoning because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune system.

Green Cuisine Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:34
Green Cuisine, a San Fernando, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 36,854 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard silica and glass fragments.

Casa Sanchez Foods Extiende El Retiro Voluntario Del " Real Guacamole " Para Incluir “Spicy Guacamole” Del Mercado Por Causa De Posible Riesgo Para La Salud

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:09
Casa Sanchez Foods de Hayward, California, está retirando todo su "Real Guacamole" y “Spicy Guacamole” del mercado, por precaución de acuerdo con el compromiso de la compañía para proteger la salud pública. La retirada fue necesaria por los resultados de pruebas positivas para Listeria monocytogenes en dos paquetes de muchas muestras recogidas para el programa de pruebas de muestras aleatorias de la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de EE. UU.

Expanded Voluntary Recall for Casa Sanchez Foods "Real Guacamole" and to also Include “Spicy Guacamole” Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:09
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is voluntarily recalling all "Real Guacamole" and “Spicy Guacamole” products out of an abundance of caution in keeping with the company’s commitment to protect the public health. The recall was necessitated by positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes on two packages out of many samples collected for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration random sample testing program.

Trafon Group Recalls Chicken and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:57
Trafon Group, a Puerto Nuevo, P.R. establishment, is recalling approximately 297,828 pounds of chicken and pork products that were not presented at the U.S. point-of-entry for inspection.

Missa Bay LLC Recalls Chicken Wrap Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:02
Missa Bay LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 46 pounds of chicken wrap products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains peanut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

Lipari Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Product Recall of Specific Dark Chocolate Products Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:04
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of specific dark chocolate products packaged by sister company JLM due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products are safe for consumption by those who do not have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk.

Giant/Martin’s Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:15
GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale GIANT/MARTIN’S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:14
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:14
Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Giant Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Watch - Mumps in New Zealand

CDC Travel Notices - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:00
Public health officials in New Zealand have reported an outbreak of mumps. CDC recommends that travelers to New Zealand protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against mumps.
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Casa Sanchez Foods Recalls "Real Guacamole" Because Of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:48
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of "Real Guacamole" 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.

Yorgo’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:36
Yorgo’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses. 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.

Texas Natural Meats Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Specified Risk Materials Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:40
Texas Natural Meats, a Lott, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 116 pounds of beef tongue products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRMs).

Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods Recalls Chicken Tikka Masala Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:00
Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, a Hayward, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Alert - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean

CDC Travel Notices - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:00
Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean, followed on September 16 by Hurricane Maria. These storms caused severe damage in a number of countries and territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.
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Seattle Gourmet Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds In 5 Pound Bags of Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:04
Seattle Gourmet Foods of Kent, Washington is recalling 127 cases of Costco item # 2335, Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans in Semisweet, Milk and White Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Stressful Environments: Coping with Contamination in Your Community

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:32
Imagine scanning your Facebook feed and learning that toxic chemicals have been discovered in your neighborhood air, water, or soil. You might feel worried and have questions: Is my health at risk? What about my children’s health? Who’s going to fix the problem, and when? Despite your best efforts, you might not find satisfying answers—or not as quickly as you’d like. Environmental contamination in your community can disrupt life as usual and sometimes lead to stress. Feeling stress is a normal reaction to these unusual and complicated situations. While not all stress is bad, ongoing stress may lead to mental

Nestle USA Initiates Voluntary Recall of Hot Pockets® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites Due to Undeclared Allergens

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:38
Nestlé USA has initiated a recall of Hot Pockets® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product was donated to a charitable organization in Missouri and was not sold in retail. The product contain the known allergens egg, milk, soy, and wheat, which are not declared. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, milk, soy or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Pride of Iowa Sandwiches, Inc. Recalls Chicken, Pork and Beef Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:00
Pride of Iowa Sandwiches, Inc., a Marengo, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 231 pounds of chicken, pork and beef products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

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