Stone Crab Mustard Sauce Recalled for Undeclared Dairy, Fish and Eggs

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 24, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 27, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Undeclared milk, eggs, and fish Company Name: Incredible Fish, Inc. Brand Name: Incredible Stone Crab Product Description: Incredible Stone Crab Mustard Sauce Company Announcement Incredible Fish, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a small quantity of […]

Three Ways to Keep Food Safe When You Lose Power

Here are simple ways to help keep your food safe when you experience a power outage. If your loss of power is due to an emergency, such as a natural disaster, check out the Food Safety in a Disaster or Emergency section. 1. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. A refrigerator will […]

Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meats. Latest Outbreak Information 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from Florida, Massachusetts, and New York. All 10 ill people […]

Allergy Alert: Milk Allergens and Undeclared Wheat in Gluten Free Halibut

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 23, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 23, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Fish Allergens Reason for Announcement: Undeclared wheat and milk Company Name: Orca Bay Foods, LLC Brand Name: Trader Joe’s Product Description: Gluten Free Battered Halibut Company Announcement Orca Bay Foods of Seattle, WA is recalling 4,450 lb. (356 […]

Handwashing for Food Safety

Inadequate handwashing has been identified as a contributing factor to foodborne illness, especially when preparing raw meat and poultry. Hands can move germs that can cause illness found in raw meat and poultry, around the area you are preparing food, which can lead to foodborne illness. Washing our hands often is one of the best […]

Wintergreen Essential Oil Recalled for Poisoning Risk

Name of product: Wintergreen essential oil, and Pain Ease, Sports Pro, True Blue, Relieve Me oil blends Hazard: The products contain the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if […]

Assorted Fruit Jelly Bag and Jelly Animal Jar Recalled for Health Risk

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 22, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 22, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Snack Food Item Reason for Announcement: Potential Choking Hazard Company Name: COMERCIAL MEXICANA INNTERNATONAL INC Brand Name: TROPIQUE Product Description: ASSORTED FRUIT JELLY BAG & JELLY ANIMAL JAR FDA Announcement Comercial Mexicana International Inc. in Bethpage New […]

Food Poisoning 101: Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria and viruses are the most common cause of food poisoning. The symptoms and severity of food poisoning vary, depending on which bacteria or virus has contaminated the food. To prevent illness, always follow the food safety steps: clean, separate, cook, and chill. Other prevention tips for specific bacteria and viruses are included below. The bacteria and viruses that […]

Soy, oat, almond, rice, coconut, dairy: which ‘milk’ is best for our health?

A trip to the supermarket presents shoppers with an overwhelming number of milk choices. And far from just being the domain of the modern hipster, plant-based milk alternatives are going mainstream. These alternatives may be suitable for people who are intolerant to dairy milk, or have ethical or other personal preferences. They tend to be […]

Keeping “Bag” Lunches Safe

Whether it’s off to school or work, millions of Americans carry “bag” lunches. Food brought from home can be kept safe if it is first handled and cooked properly. Then, perishable food must be kept cold while commuting via bus, bicycle, on foot, in a car, or on the subway. After arriving at school or […]

An Industrialized Global Food Supply Chain Threatens Human Health

In an outbreak that has now run for more than 28 months, at least 279 people across 41 states have fallen ill with multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. Federal investigators are still trying to determine the cause. In response to food company recalls, more than 150 tons of raw turkey products have flowed back through the supply […]

FDA 101: Product Recalls

Once a product is in widespread use, unforeseen problems can sometimes lead to a recall. Contaminated spinach, for example, led to the recent recall of spinach products under multiple brand names. Contaminated peanut butter led to the recall of thousands of jars of two popular brands. In both cases, FDA responded immediately to minimize harm. […]

Allergic to Milk? Some Dark Chocolate Labeled as Dairy-Free May Still Contain Milk

If you’re allergic to milk and you love dark chocolate, how do you know whether you can indulge in a dark chocolate bar without having an allergic reaction? That’s what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wanted to learn. Milk is a permitted ingredient in dark chocolate, but it is also one of eight major […]

Pet Food Recalled for Unsafe Toxin Levels

Fast Facts The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain pet food products manufactured by Sunshine Mills under several brand names that may contain unsafe levels of aflatoxin. This is an expansion of a previously announced recall. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used […]

Parsley and Herbes De Provence Recalled for Health Risk

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 13, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 13, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Salmonella Company Name: Red Monkey Foods, Inc. Brand Name: Cost Plus World Market, Great Value, O Organics, Full Circle Product Description: Parsley and Herbes De Provence Company Announcement Red Monkey Foods, Inc. out of […]

Kitchen Spices Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 12, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 12, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Salmonella Company Name: Sauer Brands, Inc. Brand Name: The Spice Hunter Product Description: Spices and blends Company Announcement Sauer Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling The Spice Hunter Products listed below due to the potential […]

Health Alert for Ready-to-eat Poultry and Meat Products Due to Foreign Matter Contamination

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry bowl products, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically glass. FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure […]

Allergy Alert: Wheat Crackers May Contain Undeclared Peanut Butter

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 09, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 09, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Snack Food Item Reason for Announcement: Undeclared peanut Company Name: B&G Foods Brand Name: Back to Nature Product Description: Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers Company Announcement B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling […]

Cantaloupe Recalled for Potential Health Risk

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 07, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 07, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Fruit/Fruit Product Foodborne Illness Reason for Announcement: Salmonella Company Name: Meijer Brand Name: Kandy Brand, Meijer Brand Product Description: Whole Cantaloupe, Select Cut Cantaloupe Fruit Trays & Bowls Company Announcement Meijer, in conjunction with Eagle Produce, LLC […]

Diabetes Drug Recalled for Potential Human Carcinogen

Summary Company Announcement Date: October 02, 2020 FDA Publish Date: October 05, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity Company Name: Marksans Pharma Limited Brand Name: Time-Cap Labs Inc. Product Description: Metformin Hydrochloride for Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 700 mg Company Announcement Marksans Pharma Limited, […]

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