Lombardi Brothers Meats Recalls Steak and Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Class I Recall 097-2015
Health Risk: High Jul 3, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Richard J. McIntire
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2015 – Lombardi Brothers Meats, a Denver, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,975 pounds of tenderized steak and ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The tenderized steak and ground beef products with generic labeling were produced between June 12 and June 30, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Various catch weights of “BEEF BALL TIP STK CAB”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF TOP SIRLOIN STK CAB”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF TOP SIRLOIN STK CAB BASEBALL”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF COUNTRY CLUB SIRLOIN CAB”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF TOP SIRLOIN CHATEAU CAB”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 85/15 2/1R”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF GROUND CAB 75/25”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF GROUND CAB”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF GROUND CAB 80/20”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF GROUND CAB 90/10”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF GROUND CAB 75/25”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 85/15 2/1R”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 3-1 RND”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF GROUND 80/20  EMP”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 75/25”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 2-1 RND”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 2-1 THK”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 8-1”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 3-1 THK”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 4-1 RND”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 4-1 NO U BOARDS”
  • Various catch weights of “BEEF PATTY CAB 80/20 2-1 NO UBOARDS”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 772” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped for hotel, restaurant and institutional use in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The problem was discovered June 30 when the firm received a positive result for E. coli as part of its in-house sampling program. Some products made from the same source material as the positive sample were shipped into commerce.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. Continue reading

Barber Foods Recalls Kiev Stuffed Chicken Product Due to Possible Salmonella Enteritidis Contamination

Class I Recall 096-2015
Health Risk: High Jul 2, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2015 – Barber Foods, a Portland, Maine establishment, is recalling approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken product that may be contaminated withSalmonella Enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The Chicken Kiev item was produced on January 29, 2015; February 20, 2015; and April 23, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]

  • 2-lb. 4-oz. cardboard box containing 6 individually pouched pieces of “BARBER FOODS PREMIUM ENTREES BREADED-BONELESS RAW STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH RIB MEAT KIEV” with use by/sell by date of April 28, 2016, May 20, 2016 and July 21, 2016 and Lot Code number 0950292102, 0950512101, or 0951132202.

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was shipped to Sam’s Club retail stores in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The product subject to recall has not been available for retail sales since June 26, 2015; however, FSIS suspects that consumers may have this item in their freezers.

FSIS was notified of a cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses on June 24, 2015. Working in conjunction with Minnesota State Departments of Health and Agriculture, FSIS determined that there is a link between the Chicken Kiev product from Barber Foods and this illness cluster. Based on epidemiological evidence and traceback investigations, four case-patients have been identified in Minnesota with illness onset dates ranging from April 5, 2015 to June 8, 2015 that link to the specific Barber Foods product. FSIS continues to work with the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on this investigation.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Although the product subject to recall may appear to be cooked, this product is in fact uncooked (raw) and should be handled carefully to avoid cross-contamination in the kitchen. Particular attention needs to be paid to safely prepare and cook these raw poultry products to a temperature of 165° F checking at the center, the thickest part and the surface of the product. Continue reading

Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region Recalls Cherry, Blackberry and Peach Pies in Four Stores Due to Undeclared Egg

Contact:
Consumer:
Kate Neu, kate.neu@wholefoods.com
512-751-1681

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 2, 2015 – Austin, TX – Whole Foods Market is recalling Cherry, Blackberry and Peach pies produced and sold in four retail stores in the Southwest Region, which includes TX, OK, LA, and due to undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was sold in whole pies, half pies and slices, packaged in boxes and clear plastic containers, with the following PLUs: 22203700000, 24919900000, 24901100000, 24912200000, 22197400000, 22202000000, 24189800000, 24189900000, 24190200000 with best by dates of 6/26/15 to 7/3/15.

The pies, half pies and slices may contain egg as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date. Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves. Continue reading

Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. Voluntarily Recalls Seven Bags of Turkey Sprinkles, 3 oz with A “Best By” Date of “05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016″ Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
303-449-2540

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 2, 2015 – Boulder, Colorado – Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling the Turkey Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016“, a Lot Number of “743”, and a UPC Code of 899883001224 because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the product.

Healthy people handling the product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the Product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the Product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

This voluntary recall is regarding Turkey Sprinkles 3 oz with a “Best By” date of “05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016“, a Lot Number of “743”, and a UPC Code of 899883001224. The product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag. The “Best By” date and Lot Number are a label on the back of the bag in the center.

The recalled product consists of 7 bags that were distributed to one retail customer in the State of Colorado, one retail customer in the State of Virginia. Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. has identified and notified the customers to whom the recalled product was sent. If you are in possession of the recalled product (“Best By” date of “05/18/16, 05/28/16 or 05/30/16“, a Lot #”743″ and a UPC Code of 899883001224 please discontinue use and return the unused product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C.

The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Food and Drug Administration which revealed a “positive” test for Salmonella in Turkey Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/30/16“, a Lot Number of “743”, and a UPC Code of 899883001224.

One complaint was received from a consumer who had contact with the product. Continue reading

Natural Grocers® issues recall on 10oz. Caribbean Nut & Fruit Mix due to possible health risk

Contact:
Consumer:
303-986-4600

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —July 1, 2015 — Lakewood, CO,  Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling one lot of Natural Grocers brand Caribbean Nut & Fruit Mix as the product contains macadamia nuts that 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.

This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the FDA.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with the following Natural Grocers label:

UPC Code Description Packed on Date
000080444558 Caribbean Nut & Fruit Mix 10oz 15-148

The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 97 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locationsdisclaimer icon.

Only packages bearing the Julian packed on dates listed above are subject to recall.

To date, the company has received no reports of illness. Consumers who may have purchased this product should return it to the store for credit or refund. Continue reading