Food Safety News

March 28, 2020
Dutch data shows no pathogen notified in most outbreaks
More than 4,000 foodborne outbreaks causing almost 22,000 illnesses and 13 deaths were recorded in the Netherlands during a 12-year period. A total of 4,155 outbreaks, with 21,802 ill people, were registered from 2006 to 2017. The top pathogens were norovirus, Salmonella and Campylobacter. In 580 outbreaks, with 8,441 sick, a pathogen was found in... Continue Reading
March 27, 2020
Le Napoléon firm cheese recalled because of Listeria risk
The Canadain company Fromagerie Blackburn is recalling “Le Napoléon – Firm Cheese” from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products listed here: Brand Product Size UPC Codes Fromagerie Blackburn Le Napoléon – Firm Cheese 130 g 6 28504 56410 3 Best Before 10JL20 19087 Fromagerie Blackburn Le... Continue Reading
March 27, 2020
Risk factors, safety precautions for carry out foods during pandemic
Contributed Editor’s note: Ben Chapman, associate professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University, has posted this tip sheet for dining outside the home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We thank him for his diligence and service.       Continue Reading
March 27, 2020
USDA admits it may be misleading consumers with ‘Product of USA’ labeling
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service admitted Thursday it may be misleading consumers about where their meat comes from. The admission came in response to a petition filed by the United States Cattlemen’s Association about accurate labeling. “After considering the supporting information included in the petition, along with the supporting public comments, FSIS has concluded... Continue Reading

Recalls

March 26, 2020
Allergy Alert Issued By Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. for Undeclared Milk in Vodka Sauce
Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., is voluntary recalling one of its products: Whole Foods Market Vodka Sauce carrying the lot code 20057, because of an undeclared allergen (Milk).
March 24, 2020
Tiffany Food Corp. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Huangfushanzen Dried Mushrooms
Tiffany Food Corp. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Huangfushanzen Huang Mountain Tea Mushroom (黄府山珍茶花菇) Dried Mushrooms with UPC 6 943153 804047 and no other coding, because it may contain undeclared sulfites
March 23, 2020
Guan's Mushroom Co Recalls Enoki Because of Possible Health Risk
Guan's Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05 ounce packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail
March 19, 2020
IcelandicPlus LLC Voluntarily Recalls Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats Because Product Exceeds FDA Size Restrictions
Out of an abundance of caution IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, PA, is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats because some of the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5