How to Prevent Illness From C. Perfringens

  Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. CDC estimates C. perfringens causes nearly 1 million cases of foodborne illness each year in the United States. Find out more about this germ and steps you can take to prevent illness. What is C. perfringens? C. perfringens are bacteria […]

Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

  Feasting with family is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these simple tips to help prevent food poisoning, or foodborne illness, during the holidays. Cook food thoroughly. Meat, chicken, turkey, seafood, and eggs can carry germs that cause food poisoning. Use a food thermometer to ensure these foods have been cooked to a safe […]

Sodium Chloride Injection Recalled Due To Cross-Contamination

Summary Company Announcement Date: November 19, 2020 FDA Publish Date: November 19, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Cross Contamination with Lidocaine Company Name: Fresenius Kabi USA Brand Name: Fresenius Kabi USA Product Description: Dexmedetomidine HCL in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection Company Announcement Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Dexmedetomidine […]

Let’s Talk Turkey—A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey—A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey Fresh or Frozen? Fresh Turkeys Allow 1 pound of turkey per person. Buy your turkey only 1 to 2 days before you plan to cook it. Keep it stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook it. Place it on a tray or in […]

Organic Romaine Hearts Recalled For Possible Health Hazard

Summary Company Announcement Date: November 21, 2020 FDA Publish Date: November 21, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Produce Foodborne Illness Reason for Announcement: Potential for Pathogenic non-O157 E. coli Company Name: Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. Brand Name: Dole and Wild Harvest Product Description: Organic Romaine Hearts Company Announcement Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily […]

Turkey Basics: Stuffing

  Food Thermometer Essential When Stuffing a Turkey For optimal safety and uniform doneness, cook stuffing separately. However, if stuffing a turkey, it’s essential to use a food thermometer to make sure the center of the stuffing reaches a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F.Cooking a home-stuffed turkey is riskier than cooking one not stuffed. […]

Turkey Basics: Safe Thawing

“The Big Thaw”Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during “the big thaw.” While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. However, as soon as it begins to thaw, any bacteria that may have been present before freezing can begin to grow again.A package of frozen meat or poultry left thawing on the counter more […]

Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety

  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) There is currently no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Get answers to other questions about COVID-19 and food from CDC, the Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Home-delivered groceries, subscription meal kits, and mail-order food can be convenient. Make sure food safety is […]

Food Safety is Crucial For People With Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds people with diabetes (and those preparing food for them) about the importance of safe food handling in preventing foodborne illness. Practicing food safety is critical because diabetes can affect the function of various organs and systems of the body, making those living […]

Home Canning and Botulism

Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends, but it can be risky—or even deadly—if not done correctly and safely. It’s summertime and time to harvest the delicious produce you’ve been growing. You may be thinking about home canning your garden goodies to preserve them. But […]

Caesar Salad Kit Recalled for Potential Health Hazard

Summary Company Announcement Date: November 17, 2020 FDA Publish Date: November 17, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Foodborne Illness Reason for Announcement: Escherichia coli STEC 026 bacteria Company Name: Fresh Express Brand Name: Fresh Express Product Description: Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme Company Announcement Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases […]

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Recalled for Undeclared Almonds

Summary Company Announcement Date: November 12, 2020 FDA Publish Date: November 12, 2020 Product Type: Food & Beverages Snack Food Item Allergens Reason for Announcement: Undeclared Almonds Company Name: Kanan Enterprises Brand Name: Aldi Southern Grove Product Description: On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Company Announcement Out of an abundance of caution Kanan […]

Public Health Alert for Chicken and Pork Tamales for Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken and pork tamale products containing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated diced tomatoes in puree that have been recalled by the producer, due to concerns that the products may be […]

Public Health Alert for Beef Stock Products Imported Without Inspection

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for beef stock products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the affected product is no longer available for consumers […]

Frozen Snacks Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall026-2020 Health Risk: LowNov 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2020 – Stuffed Foods LLC, a Wilmington, Mass., establishment is recalling approximately 1,818 pounds of snack products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen, […]

Oral Rinse Recalled for Microbial Contaminants

Summary Company Announcement Date: November 09, 2020 FDA Publish Date: November 09, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: May be contaminated with Burkholderia lata Company Name: Lohxa, LLC Brand Name: Lohxa Product Description: Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% Alcohol free Company Announcement Lohxa, LLC is voluntarily recalling Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% […]

Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Cross-Contamination Risk

Summary Company Announcement Date: November 13, 2020 FDA Publish Date: November 13, 2020 Product Type: Animal & Veterinary Food & Beverages Pet Food Foodborne Illness Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Company Name: Albright’s Raw Dog Food Brand Name: Albright’s Product Description: Raw Dog Food Chicken Recipe for Dogs Company Announcement Albright’s […]

Countdown to a Food Safe Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving Day is just two weeks away, and it’s time to get ready. Here are answers to important food safety questions so you can cook your turkey safely. Q: How long does it take to thaw a turkey? A: The time it takes to thaw a turkey depends on which of these three thawing methods […]

5 Tips for Using Your Microwave Oven Safely

  Did you know the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates microwave ovens? Microwave oven manufacturers must certify their products meet safety performance standards created and enforced by the FDA to protect the public health. Microwave ovens are generally safe when used correctly. But people have experienced burns, and in rare cases, other injuries from […]

Wintergreen Essential Oil Recalled for Poisoning Risk

Name of product: Crafty Bubbles Wintergreen Essential Oil Hazard: The product contains the substance methyl salicylate, which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the product is not child resistant, posing a poisoning risk if the contents are swallowed by young children. Remedy: Refund […]

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