Food Recalls: North America Jan. 31- Feb 6, 2016

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January 31 – February 6, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Allergen: undeclared eggs in Sabatini’s Gourmet Foods brand Beef and Vegetable Pie and Chicken Pot Pie. Distributed in Ontario.
  1. Allergen: undeclared eggs in Delicious “Vegetabel” Fish Sausage. Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba.
  1. Microbiological: coli O157:H7 in certain sausage products manufactured by Paolini’s Sausage and Meats. Distributed in Alberta.

United States of America

  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Braga Organic Farms Pistachios. Distributed in retail stores in California, Oregon and Washington, and distributed through online sales nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared sulfites in Brian’s cauliflower. Distributed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Mahina Mele Farms, LLC macadamia nut products. Distributed Nationwide.
  1. Foreign material (wood pieces) in H-E-B Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream. Distributed Nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Living Tree Community Foods Organic Macadamia Nuts and Organic Macadamia Butter. Distributed Nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared pistachios in BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Cittero Mortadella and deli meats. Distributed in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
  1. Microbiological: Salmonella in Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling. Distributed through sales samples and gift packages nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared peanuts in TF Foods Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo). Distributed Nationwide. 
  1. Allergen: undeclared allergens (milk, eggs, wheat, fish) in Fresh Express Chopped Romaine. Distributed in Eastern and Southeastern states.

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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