Category Food Recalls

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

More curry recalled for excessive lead

UBC Food Distributors Inc. in Dearborn, MI is recalling 7-ounce plastic jars of their Baraka brand “HOT CURRY POWER” and “CURRY POWDER,” after testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development found high traces of lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children. This recall notice joins another curry powder recall from earlier this week, which... Continue Reading Read More

Six brands of curry powder recalled because of excessive lead

Sirob Imports Inc. is recalling, Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand and Butera Fruit Market Curry Powder that was distributed to retailers in Illinois, New Jersey, and New York because it contains excessive levels of lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children. According to the U.S. Food and Drug... Continue Reading Read More

Corn, diced onions and now vegetables cited in dual contamination recalls

Envolve Foods in Corona, CA  is recalling approximately 292,764 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products that contain a vegetable ingredient that also may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) It follows other recent recalls of products containing corn and diced... Continue Reading Read More