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Koch Foods Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:00
Koch Foods, Inc., a Fairfield, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 119,480 pounds of beef rib-shaped patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin blue plastic pieces.

Cookwell & Company Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Soy, Wheat and Fish Allergen in Charred Tomato & Basil Sauce with a “Best By” Date of “10 Nov 18”

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:03
Cookwell & Company Is voluntarily recalling potentially up to 6,522 units of its Four J Charred Tomato & Basil Sauce because it may contain undeclared soy, wheat and fish. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Conagra Brands Inc. Recalls Salisbury Steak Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:10
Conagra Brands, Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,159 pounds of Salisbury steak products (poultry, pork, and beef) that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone.

Watch - Measles in the Philippines

CDC Travel Notices - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 03:00
There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Travelers to the Philippines should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
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Nine Whole Foods Market Stores Issue Voluntary Recall for Explorateur French Triple Creme Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:42
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese from nine stores located in New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey out of an abundance of caution. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Stewart’s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:33
Stewart’s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart’s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “Chocolate” lid. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Club 13 Recalls Kratom Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:43
Club 13 of St. Augustine, FL is recalling 15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram pouches, and all bulk orders of "Maeng Da Red" kratom powder; and 5-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, 120-count capsule, and all bulk capsule orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom bottles; and 5-count, 20-count, 25-count, 40-count, 50-count capsule “Maeng Da Red XS” kratom bottles 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 systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (...

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Amaranth Flour (22 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 18:06
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.), after recent testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in a single LOT of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) with a Sell By date of Nov. 26, 2015.

J.T.M. Provisions Company Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 12:00
J.T.M. Provisions, Co., a Harrison, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 14,525 pounds of fully cooked not shelf stable pulled barbequed beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Cut Fruit Express, Inc. Announces A Voluntary Recall of Fresh Bruschetta Mixed and Dips Because of Undeclared Soy and Milk

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 18:54
Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling packaged Bruschetta Mixes and Dips distributed through 4/4/2018, with Use-by Dates as listed below, since they may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Advocare Issues Allergy Alert in Select Bottles of Muscle Strength and Nighttime Recovery Product Because of Undeclared Milk Allergen on The Label

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 18:21
AdvoCare International has commenced a voluntary recall of two lots of Muscle Strength and four lots of Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements because they may contain undeclared milk that can elicit an allergic reaction in individuals who are sensitive to milk and milk products.

Independent Nutrition, Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk in Ignite Pre-Workout Supplement Products

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:31
April 5, 2018, Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health of Eugene, Oregon is recalling certain lots of the Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplement products because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or sever sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Aspire Food Group Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Exo Bars

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:28
Aspire Food Group of Austin, TX, is recalling its 60 gram bars of EXO Blueberry Vanilla, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Apple Cinnamon bars because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products.

Alert - Malaria in South Africa

CDC Travel Notices - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:00
The United Kingdom (UK) has reported cases of malaria in UK residents who had returned from the Waterberg district municipality of Limpopo Province in South Africa. Waterberg had not previously been considered an area with malaria; however, local cases have been reported in the past.
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Recall of Certain Lots of Izzy’s Maple Nut Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Peanuts

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:22
Izzy’s Ice Cream, LLC is voluntarily recalling limited numbers of its Maple Nut Ice Cream pints following a supplier’s recall of walnuts due to the possible presence of undeclared peanut residue. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products

Global Commodities Corporation Recalls Buenas Grated Coconut due to Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:13
Global Commodities Corporation, Hayward, CA is recalling one lot of Buenas Brand frozen grated coconut 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 systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Good Foods Group, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:00
Good Foods Group, LLC, a Pleasant Prairie, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 130 pounds of fully cooked ready-to-eat curry chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Nutrizone Expands Recall of Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:34
NutriZone, LLC is adding Nirvanio Special Reserve Kratom Blend, to its recall of 4 dietary supplements because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella . Salmonella , is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

FDA Orders Mandatory Recall for Kratom Products Due to Risk of <em>Salmonella</em>

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:57
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued a mandatory recall order for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC, after several were found to contain salmonella. The agency took this action after the company failed to cooperate with the FDA’s request to conduct a voluntary recall. This is the first time the agency has issued a mandatory recall order to protect Americans from contaminated food products.

Prepare for Spring Weather

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:19
Spring weather can be unpredictable. Reduce injury risk and plan ahead. Spring is the time of year when many things change—including the weather. Temperatures can swing back and forth between balmy and frigid. Sunny days may be followed by a week of stormy weather. Sometimes extreme weather changes can occur even within the same day. Mark Twain once said, “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” Thunderstorms cause most of the severe spring weather. They can bring lightning, tornadoes, and flooding. Whenever warm, moist air collides with cool,

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