Food Safety News

March 24, 2018
Complaints of sick pets prompt Smucker to recall dog treats
The J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats, because the products may contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The recall was initiated after the Food and Drug Administration informed the company of reports of three pet illnesses. The products affected by the recall are: Milo’s Kitchen... Continue Reading
March 24, 2018
Hepatitis A: Indiana, Kentucky, Utah, Michigan and Canada
Indiana health officials have confirmed 10 cases of hepatitis A, including one restaurant worker. In Louisville, KY, officials say two more food handlers there have been diagnosed with the liver infection. The food handlers could have exposed the public to the highly contagious virus. There is a narrow window of opportunity for exposed customers and... Continue Reading
March 24, 2018
King Arthur recalls organic flour after test shows Salmonella
King Arthur Flour Co. is recalling 6,300 cases of Organic Coconut Flour (16-ounce) products that may be adulterated with Salmonella, according to a recall posted by the FDA. The recall was triggered after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella a sample of the flour, according to the recall notice. The recalled organic coconut flour was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide. Consumers who have purchased these products are... Continue Reading
March 23, 2018
Publisher’s Platform: Modest good news on foodborne illnesses
My friends at CIDRAP did a great job of pouring over the recent FoodNet report in the March 23 MMWR report on the incidence of a variety of pathogens. I will steal a bit from their work. Good news: Salmonella Typhimurium and Heidelberg illnesses down which mirrors decrease in positives in chicken and a decreased incidence of hemolytic uremic... Continue Reading


March 23, 2018
Poppies International, Inc. Recalls Delizza Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs 30 Count, Due to Potential Health Risks
Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
March 23, 2018
King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Coconut Flour (16 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk
King Arthur Flour Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity (6,300 cases) of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.), after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.).
March 23, 2018
Limited Production of Two Varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® Dog Treats Voluntarily Recalled Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited, voluntary recall of specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.
March 22, 2018
PDX Aromatics Issues Second Expanded Recall of Kratom Products Because of Possible Health Risk
PDX Aromatics, DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is again expanding the scope of their 3/9/2018 and 3/15/2018 voluntary recalls to include certain red vein and green vein kratom powder and capsule products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The second expanded recall is being initiated in response to additional positive findings of Salmonella associated with PDX Aromatics’ products following the FDA’s investigation.