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Nutrizone Recalls Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible <em>Salmonella</em> Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:45
NutriZone, LLC of Houston, Texas is recalling 4 different 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.

Public Health Matters Blog - Evaluating Communication Campaigns

Health communication and marketing campaigns that promote positive behavior change are a cornerstone of public health and behavioral science. Designing and implementing quality campaigns on a tight budget and in an urgent timeframe is a challenge that most health communication professionals share. Research and evaluation are critical for a successful campaign. CDC is using leading research and evaluation methods to develop quality campaigns, while keeping costs low and sticking to tight timelines.
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PFP Enterprises LLC Recalls Raw Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:00
PFP Enterprises, LLC, also doing business as Texas Meat Packers, a Fort Worth, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 7,146 pounds of raw beef products that were produced and packaged without the benefit of federal inspection.

Health Nut Factory Recalls Organic Coconut Smiles Because Of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:58
Healthy Nut Factory of Bayside, NY is recalling 7 oz. Pouches of Organic Coconut Smiles because it has 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.

Target Corporation Issues a Voluntary Recall For a Variety of Frozen Products Sold at a Single Store on Oahu

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 14:14
Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is voluntarily recalling a number of frozen items sold at a single Target store on Oahu located at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii. The products were not held at an appropriate temperature and may be contaminated by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to serious or life-threatening illness if consumed. The recall includes items listed here (Item Listlink)) that were sold on March 23, 2018 through March 27, 2018. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Target Corporation Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat and Non-Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products due to Possible Temperature Abuse During Transport at a Single Store on Oahu, Honolulu, HI

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:20
Target Corporation, located in Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to temperature abuse during transport, which may have resulted in the growth of spoilage organisms or pathogens.

Tony Downs Food Company, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:20
Tony Downs Food Company, Inc., a Madelia, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,384 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic.

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Wegmans 9 Oz Yogurt Raisins

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 18:07
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling 9 OZ packages of Wegmans Yogurt Raisins, because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

eBars Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:22
eBars LLC of Franklin, Tenn. is issuing a voluntary recall on its line of products that may contain undeclared peanut and/or almond allergens.

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Issues Voluntary Recalls for Darwin’s Brand Dog Foods Due To Contamination Salmonella And Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli O128

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 19:04
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

Allergy Alert Issued in Select Northern California Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Egg in Some Cookies

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 18:19
Nine Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California are voluntarily recalling some decorated (iced) cookies from the self-service cookie displays because the products contained egg allergen that was not listed on the product sign. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Blue Ridge Beef Voluntarily Recalls BRB Complete Raw Pet Food Lot#GA0131 Because of Possible Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:09
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The cause of the recall: This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety.

Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Seafood in Salad

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:06
The salads may contain undeclared traces of imitation crab meat. People who have allergies to fish or shell fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled salad was shipped to retail and food service distributers in IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, and WI. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Flood Safety Tips

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:19
Take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other hazard related to thunderstorms. The most common flood deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home. During a Flood Watch or Warning Gather emergency supplies. Listen to your local radio or television station for updates. Have immunization records handy (or know the year of your last tetanus shot). Store immunization records in a waterproof container. Prepare an emergency food and water supply.

Kwik Trip, Inc. Issues Allergen Alert for Undeclared Fish or Shellfish on Premium Egg Salad Sandwich on Oat Multigrain Bread

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:59
Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is issuing a voluntary recall of Kitchen’s Cravings Premium Egg Salad Sandwich on Oat Multigrain Bread because it may contain undeclared traces of imitation crab meat.

Public Health Matters Blog - Assessing Community Needs in Real-time

What if there was a way to evaluate the needs of a community after a natural disaster? Or understand a community’s attitudes and beliefs about a specific public health behavior? Enter CASPER: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, a tool for health departments and public health professionals to assess community needs in real-time.
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Tamarack Inc. Recalls Eclipse Kratom Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 19:28
Tamarack Inc. of Roy, Utah is voluntarily recalling Eclipse Kratom-containing powder products because it has 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.

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