Monday, November 28, 2011

Potential to be contaminated with Listeria

Trans-Ocean Products Recalls "transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon" Lot No 1280W & 1293W Because of Possible Health Risks

Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. of Bellingham, Washington is recalling its 4 ounce “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” with lot numbers 1280W & 1293W 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 or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



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Citrus Granita...Great for the Holidays!


Servings: 20 (1/2 cup servings)


2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
8-3/4 cups water
3 cups sugar
3 cups fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges)


You can serve this Granita with Lemon-Poached Oranges, although either dish tastes great by itself.

1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce-pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 1 minute or until sugar dissolves; stir constantly. Remove from heat; cool. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Cover; freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

2. Remove dish from freezer, and scrape the entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Store the remaining Granita in an airtight container; cover and freeze up to 1 month.

CALORIES 66 (0% from fat); FAT 0g; PROTEIN 0.2g; CARB 17.2g; FIBER 0g; CHOL
0mg; IRON 0mg; SODIUM 0mg; CALC 3mg

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Salmonell Confirmed on Pine Nuts

FDA Confirms Salmonella on Sunrise Commodities’ Turkish Pine Nuts

November 4, 2011 -The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat Turkish pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, after FDA tests confirmed the presence of Salmonella on the product.

FDA is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State public health and agriculture officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections. To date, the CDC reports there are at least 42 illnesses associated with the outbreak in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

As part of FDA’s investigation, the Agency collected samples of Turkish pine nuts from a warehouse used by Sunrise Commodities. Additional testing is underway on FDA’s Salmonella positive samples of pine nuts to determine if the Salmonella detected matches the outbreak strain. FDA's State partners also collected samples of pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities; some of those samples tested positive for Salmonella and matched the outbreak strain.

Sunrise Commodities has voluntarily recalled four lots of the implicated product, totaling more than 21,000 pounds of pine nuts. Each lot was packed in 22-pound boxes and included the markings:

Warehouse Lot 27963 with the identifying code “PO#: 50165”
Warehouse Lot 29628 with the identifying code “PO#: 50558”
Warehouse Lot 27713 with the identifying code “PO#: 49595”
Warehouse Lot 27427 with the identifying code “PO#: 50032”

Sunrise Commodities distributed the Turkish pine nuts in bulk to various food vendors in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Canada. Sunrise Commodities issued a recall notification to its customers dated November 3, 2011, alerting them of the test results and of the epidemiologic investigation and asking them to notify their subsequent customers of the recall.

Wegmans Food Markets1, one of the companies that received Turkish pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities, recalled the product from their stores on October 26, 2011. As the investigation continues, additional recalls may take place.
If consumers have Turkish pine nuts or products containing Turkish pine nuts and are not sure if the pine nuts are part of Sunrise Commodities’ recall, then they should contact the store where the food item was purchased or throw the product away.