Friday, January 27, 2012

Sirloin Products Recalled...Misbranding

Minnesota Firm Recalls Beef Sirloin Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
01/27/2012 05:39 PM EST

J&B Group, Inc., a St. Michael, Minn., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products because the products are misbranded and contain an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

Recall of Salad Products

Firm Recalls Salad Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

01/27/2012 06:24 PM EST

18th Street Deli Inc., a Hamtramck, Mich., establishment,
is recalling approximately 118 pounds of julienne salad products with turkey,
ham and hard-boiled eggs. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of an FDA
recall due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Recall Expanded...Listeria Potential

RECALL Green Valley Food Corp. is Expanding Its Recall to Include Additional Products because of a Possible Health Risk.
01/01/2012 01:10 AM EST

Green Valley Food Corp. is recalling approximately 35,159 cases of a variety of products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Random samples tested positive for 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.

Lettuce Recall

Smith's Iceberg Lettuce Recall Downgraded to Precautionary

SALT LAKE CITY — Seventy-one Smith's stores throughout five Western states were told Thursday afternoon to remove and destroy hundreds of heads of iceberg lettuce after the company received an urgent recall notice due to possible salmonella contamination.

However, by early Friday afternoon the recall had been downgraded from "urgent" to "precautionary and voluntary," according to Smith's Food and Drug spokeswoman Marsha Gilford.

Friday, when it was clarified that the actual source of the salmonella was not a Growers Express lettuce field but a nearby one owned by another company, the recall was downgraded to Class 2: voluntary and precautionary.

Gilford said that customers should be cautious, but not overly worried. "Our most important concern, of course, is the safety," she said.

To notify customers, Smith's had put up signs in its produce departments, made automated phone calls to customers with Smith's discount card information and printed out warnings on those people's receipts, she said.

Growers Express supplies lettuce and other produce to grocery stores nationwide.

The Smith's stores affected by the recalls are those served by its Layton distribution center. The company website also lists affected stores as those owned by Smith's parent company, Kroger, in North Carolina, Virginia, eastern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.

Listeria Contamination Alert

Consumer Alert for Cheese and Milk Products Due to Listeria monocytongenes Contamination
12/30/2011 11:33 AM EST

The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) is issuing a warning to consumers to avoid consumption of certain cheese and milk products because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes). The presence of L. monocytogenes in foods such as cheese and milk products represents a significant danger to public health.