Food Recalls: North America May 1 – May 7, 2016

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May 1 – May 7, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States:

Canada

  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Butternut Squash and Organic Vegetable Medley. Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Organic Sweet Peas. Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
  1. Allergen: undeclared egg in Choripdong brand frozen seafood products. Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Stahlbush Island Farms brand Cut Green Beans. Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Cookin’ Greens Organic brand A Blend of Kale, Sweet Corn & Peas. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Clostridium botulinum in Webbersfood brand salamis. Distributed in Nova Scotia.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Harmonie brand, IGA brand, Co-op brand, Western Family brand, and unbranded frozen vegetable products. Distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and possibly nationwide.

United States of America

Sunflower Seeds

Major Recall: Listeria (Sunflower Seeds)

  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared milk in Giant Eagle brand Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie cookies. Distributed in IN, MD, OH, PA, and WV.
  1. Allergen: undeclared milk in Vitalicious Acquisition LLC. VITALICIOUS Apple Crumb VitaTops. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Giant Eagle sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section. Distributed in OH.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in TreeHouse Foods, Inc. products containing sunflower seeds. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared wheat and soy in Blue Bell Ice Cream Rocky Road Pints that were mispackaged and contain Cookies ‘N Cream Ice Cream. Distributed in LA and TX.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Giant Eagle sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section. Distributed in PA.
  1. Allergen: undeclared soy in Frontera Foods 8oz packages Frontera Texas Original Taco Skillet Sauce. Distributed in CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, and VT.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Hickory Harvest Foods Sunflower Kernel Products. Distributed in AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, lA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MO, MS, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WY.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in SunOpta Sunflower Kernel Products. Distributed in IL, ND, and possibly nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Giant Eagle sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section. Distributed in IN.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in The Kroger Co. Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix. Distributed in AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, and WY.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Brown and Haley Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in ConAgra Foods Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas, and Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Corn. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Publix Super Markets Inc. Wheatberry Salad. Distributed AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, and TN.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Schulze and Birch Biscuit Co. Millville Protein Chewy Bars products. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Creative Snacks Co. bulk and packaged sunflower seed products. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Pit Pal Foods Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad, and Chipotle Quinoa Salad. Distributed in CA, FL, GA, MN, NT, OK, TX, and WI.
  1. Microbiological: Lactobacillus in Tasty Toppings Inc. Dorothy Lynch Homestyle Dressing. Distributed in CO, IA, KS, MN, NE, and SD.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. 10 oz Stahlbush® IQF Green Bean retail packages. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Allergen: undeclared milk in Pulmuone Foods Noodle products. Distributed nationwide.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Twin City Foods, Inc. Central Market Organic Peas and Mixed Vegetables, HEB Organic Mixed Vegetables, Sweetfrost Mixed Vegetables, and Woodstock Organic Mixed Vegetables. Distributed in CA, TX, and WA.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in The Pictsweet Company select Kroger Brand Frozen Vegetables. Distributed in Western US.
  1. Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. select various Not-Ready-To Eat frozen food items. Distributed nationwide.

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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