Food Recalls: North America September 11 to 17, 2016

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September 11 to 17, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Atlantic Shellfish Products Inc. brand oysters. Distributed in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Allergens: undeclared wheat in Damascus delites brand Falafel Vegetarian Balls. Distributed in Ontario.
  1. Allergens: undeclared milk in Tostitos Cantina brand Extra Thin Tortilla Chips. Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
  1. Microbiological: Clostridium botulinum in No Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Salmon Roe. Distributed in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Allergens: undeclared peanuts in Korean seasoned soybean paste products. Distributed in New Brunswick, Ontario, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon and Sensations by Compliments brand Smoked Wild Pacific Smoked Salmon. Distributed in Ontario and possibly nationwide.

United States of America

  1. Allergens: undeclared peanuts in New Seasons Market 16oz. Creamy Almond Butter. Distributed in Northern California, Oregon, and Southern Washington.
  1. Allergens: undeclared milk and egg in Field Day Organic Ranch Dressing (lot code W210I). Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat salads. Distributed in New Jersey and New York.

Sources:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/eng/1299076382077/1299076493846

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/

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Dr. Uyen Nguyen
After completing her B. Sc. in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, she stayed at McMaster University to pursue a Ph.D. where she studied the effects of small-molecules on Listeria monocytogenes biofilm development in collaboration with the CFIA. Following a brief stint as a Post-doc, she is currently a R&D Microbiologist at a pharmaceutical company and a Freelance Academic Proofreader for Crimson-Enago. She has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Outstanding Thesis Awards, Ontario Graduate Fellowship, Fred and Helen Knight Enrichment Award. Outside of science, she loves travelling and exploring new places as well as creating and experimenting with desserts.

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