Food Safety News

October 23, 2021
COVID a factor as foodborne illness declines in Germany

The number of foodborne infections in Germany declined in 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic likely affecting the figures, according to a report. The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Annual Report provides a summary and assessment of notifications of diseases reported to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Another report has already shown the drop in reported foodborne outbreaks... Continue Reading

October 23, 2021
Crabmeat blamed for Maine’s Salmonella outbreak

Two Maine residents were hospitalized after a salmonella outbreak linked to crabmeat from Hardie’s Crabmeat in Deer Isle, state health officials report.   Maine CDC is investigating at least five cases linked to the outbreak. Four Maine residents and someone from New Hampshire are among the confirmed cases in the outbreak. Maine CDC and the... Continue Reading

October 23, 2021
Citterio brand premium Italian-Style salame sticks linked to Minnesota Salmonella cases

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials are warning Minnesota consumers not to eat Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks produced by Citterio and purchased at Trader Joe’s or other retailers after linking Salmonella infections to the product. Three Minnesotans have been identified as part of this outbreak. The patients became ill between Sept. 20 and Sept. 29. One... Continue Reading

October 22, 2021
Those Mexican onions in Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak may prove costly

It took only hours after the outbreak was linked to fresh onions from Mexico for the filing of the first consumer injury lawsuit to commence. And according to the complaint that one lawsuit is about serious money: “The amount in controversy far exceeds the minimal jurisdictional limits of this Court, and damages exceed $1,000,000.” The... Continue Reading

Recalls

October 22, 2021
Keeler Family Farms Recalls Red, White, and Yellow Onions Due to Possible Health Risk
Keeler Family Farms of Deming, NM is voluntarily recalling red, yellow, and white onions shipped from July 1, 2021 through August 25, 2021 that were imported from Chihuahua, MX. The onions are recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella, is an organism t
October 21, 2021
Affco USA Recalls Frozen Raw Lamb Products Imported Without Benefit Of Import Inspection
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2021, AFFCO USA, Importer of Record in Jacksonville, Fla., is recalling approximately 24,461 pounds of frozen raw lamb shoulder products that were not presented for import re-inspection...
October 21, 2021
Smilin' Bob's Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In Smilin' Bob's Smoked Fish Dip Products
Smilin' Bob's is initiating a voluntary recall because a limited amount of Smilin' Bob's Original Smoked Fish Dip was mistakenly packed in Smilin' Bob's Natural Smoked Fish Dip cups with a Original Smoked Fish Dip lid. We discovered the issue when one of our retail customers brought to our attentio
October 20, 2021
Demaiz Inc. Recalls Beef And Pork Tamale Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 - Demaiz Inc., doing business as Mex-tamale Foods, a San Jose, California establishment, is recalling approximately 20,759 pounds of pork and beef tamales due to misbranding...