Food Safety News

November 14, 2019
Botulism concerns prompt recall of lobster, crab
Testing has shown some unlabeled lobster and crab is contaminated with the bacterium that causes botulism poisoning, spurring a recall. Denis Losier recalled the lobster and crab, which are sold in jars in brine, from the provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. No further distribution details, such as whether retailers received the products, were included... Continue Reading
November 14, 2019
Mother says son’s listeriosis death left ‘void’ in her life
A woman who lost her baby boy to the South African listeriosis outbreak has said the death left a void in her life. Innocentia Phaahla was pregnant at the time of her illness. In late November 2017 she was hospitalized and gave birth to a stillborn child before being discharged. She was readmitted to hospital... Continue Reading
November 14, 2019
World pork supply expert thinks African Swine Fever might have reached USA
The confidence that existed only a few weeks ago about keeping North America free of the highly contagious African Swine Fever may not be holding up. African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease that threatens both domestic and wild pigs of all ages. Human health is not at risk from... Continue Reading
November 14, 2019
UK told about multiple EU illness clusters last year
Public Health England was informed of multiple European clusters of illness last year including Listeria and Salmonella in the Czech Republic, according to a recent report. The report summarizes activities of the United Kingdom’s national reference laboratory (NRL) for food microbiology from April 2018 to March 2019. Public Health England (PHE) provides this NRL for... Continue Reading

Recalls

November 13, 2019
Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Soybeans Due to Mold
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 2-pound Organic Soybeans because they have the potential to contain mold. Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use and either throw it
November 13, 2019
Creative Food Processing Recalls Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Creative Food Processing, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 1,941 pounds of raw chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
November 13, 2019
Kettle Cuisine Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish and Wheat in Marketside Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup 16oz
Voluntarily recalling Marketside Brand Creamy Cauliflower Parmesan Soup 16oz because a limited quantity of retail pots may contain Fish and Wheat allergens not declared on the label.
November 12, 2019
Taher Voluntarily Recalls Veggie & Ranch Cups With Cauliflower Because of Possible Health Risk
Taher, Inc., in conjunction with Mann Packing Co., as part of a multi-state recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution is announcing a voluntary recall of vegetable cups served in select locations in Minnesota.