Category Food Recalls

Ten tons of beef patties recalled for containing purple plastic

Enid, OK-based Advance Pierre Foods, Inc. has recalled approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The frozen RTE flame broiled beef patties were produced on Nov. 30, 2018. Subject to recall... Continue Reading Read More

UK investigates outbreak linked to mayonnaise; product distributed in Europe

Authorities in the United Kingdom are investigating a foodborne outbreak linked to avocado oil mayonnaise. It is suspected to be caused by too low acidity due to a production error leading to absence of vinegar in the product prompting a mold and Salmonella risk. The outbreak is linked to a recall made this week in... Continue Reading Read More

Officials haven’t named supplier behind yeast recalls affecting dozens of brands

More than 80 yeast products sold under dozens of brands are being recalled because of an undeclared peanut ingredient, which suggests a common supplier, according to Canadian officials. However, the government is not naming that supplier. A consumer report of an allergic reaction to Indigo Packaged Goodness brand yeast spurred the initial recall on Feb.... Continue Reading Read More

Officials match E. coli from patients with bacteria in raw milk cheese

At least five people in British Columbia have been confirmed with E. coli infections linked to unpasteurized cheese, prompting a recall and a public warning from health officials. The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is urging consumers to discard or return to the place of purchase any Little Qualicum Cheeseworks’ Qualicum Spice cheese... Continue Reading Read More

Risk of E. coli, Listeria spurs warning about Polonia Sausage House products

Inspectors from Vancouver Coastal Health have discovered a local family-owned business did not use proper processing in the production of meat products including sausages and salami, which could allow for growth of potentially deadly bacteria. The health department on the West Coast of Canada has issued a public warning for eight different products from Polonia... Continue Reading Read More

Salmonella outbreak, tests spur recall of Duncan Hines cake mixes

Federal officials are working with Conagra Brands to investigate Salmonella infections associated with Duncan Hines cake mix. The multinational food giant today recalled some of the mixes because one flavor tested positive for the outbreak strain of the bacteria. “The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes,” according to... Continue Reading Read More

Consumer complaints spur pet food recalls because of Vitamin D toxicity

Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca, both of Saint Louis, are recalling certain dry dog foods because of the excess levels of vitamin D. The voluntary recall was initiated after the receipt of three complaints from pet owners about viitamin D toxicity. The presence of excessive vitamin D resulted from a formulation error, according to... Continue Reading Read More

McCain company officials ignored signs of Salmonella, Listeria contamination

For more than 2 1/2 years, management at the Colton, California facility of McCain Foods USA ignored positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, choosing to ship the potentially contaminated vegetable and fruit products without conducting confirmation tests. This pattern of behavior was discovered during an internal audit at the manufacturing location, according to... Continue Reading Read More

Salmonella triggers national recall of pub style chicken burgers in Canada

Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers from the marketplace because of a risk of possible Salmonella contamination. According to the recall notice posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website, the recall was triggered by CFIA findings during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. “The CFIA is conducting a food... Continue Reading Read More

Grilled chicken strips recalled for containing concentrations of Thallium

Thallium, a poison made famous by mystery writer Agatha Christie, is not really something you’d want in your grilled chicken. But the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has tested retail packages of Nature Raised Farms Organic Gluten Free Grilled Chicken Strips produced by Suzanna’s Kitchen Inc. and found concentrations of thallium in the... Continue Reading Read More