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FDA Shuts Down a Flour Tortilla Manufacturer for Repeated Violations
Failure to correct drove action
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Del Rey Tortilleria Inc., Chicago, Ill., its president, and two general managers have entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction that prevents Del Rey Tortilleria from manufacturing and distributing soft-shell flour tortillas until the company obtains FDA approval.

www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW
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~~~Recall of Products Containing Peanut Butter:
Recall still going on.

www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

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I got a call this evening from Sam's Club. It was a recording.
They tracked our purchases and said we had bought some
recalled products specifically Kashi bars by Kellogg's.

So I went to their site and here is all the recalls from
Walmart and Sam's Club:

walmartstores.com/Recalls/



It looked like the peanut recall has expanded from just the
peanut butter paste to whole peanuts as well.

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FDA site with alot of recalls every day now:

www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html
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Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes
fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and
others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected
with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody),
nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection
with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream
and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections
(i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.



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Things keep expanding with this peanut butter recall.
Be sure to check your pet's food and treats also. They are included!!

http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html
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January 24, 2009

-- In cooperation with the FDA, Kellogg Company is today issuing this advisory regarding a voluntary recall of two varieties of ShopRite brand peanut butter sandwich crackers because they contain peanut paste produced by Peanut Corporation of America and the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The two recalled sandwich crackers are:

ShopRite Peanut Butter on Toasty Crackers, all sizes;
ShopRite Peanut Butter and Cheese Cracker Snacks, all sizes.
These two sandwich cracker products were manufactured for ShopRite by Kellogg Company. ShopRite has stores in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/sho
prite01_09.html

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January 23, 2009

North Little Rock, AR. – January 23, 2009 -- North Little Rock-based Brent and Sam's announced today a voluntary recall of two flavors of Archer Farms cookies as a precautionary measure due to the recall expansion of Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, Georgia facility, which is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning the recent salmonella outbreak.

The recalled Archer Farms cookie items contain peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America. There are no reported illnesses associated with these cookie items, which are sold at Target and Super Target stores nationwide. Included in the recall are:

Archer Farms Brand Milk Chocolate Monster Chewy Soft Baked Cookies
8.6oz, UPC 85239 09156
Recalled date codes include: 26Jan2009A, 31Jan2009A, 09Feb2009B, 09Feb2009A, 14Feb2009B2, 17Feb2009B2, 08Mar2009B2, 15Mar2009B2, 21Mar2009A2, 12Apr2009A2, 21Apr2009A2, 16May2009B2, 23May2009A2, 31May2009B2

Archer Farms Brand Double peanut Butter Chewy Soft Baked Cookies
8.6oz, UPC code 85239 09811
Recalled date codes include: 01Feb2009, 07Feb2009A, 14Feb2009B2, 17Feb2009B2, 16Mar2009A2, 22Mar2009A2, 12Apr2009A2, Apr 18 2009, 06May2009B2, 19May2009B2, 25May2009A2, 02Jun2009A2, 13Jun2009B2

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North Little Rock, AR. – January 23, 2009 -- North Little Rock-based Brent and Sam’s announced today a voluntary recall of one flavor of Sam’s Choice Cookies as a precautionary measure due to the recall expansion by Peanut Corporation of America’s Blakely, Georgia facility, which is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning the recent salmonella outbreak.

The recalled Sam’s Choice cookie item contains peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America. There are no reported illnesses associated with this cookie item, which was sold at Wal Mart stores nationwide. Included in the recall is:

Sam’s Choice Brand Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, codes: A517Jan09, A5Jan242009

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bre
ntsam201_09.html
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Ada, MI -- January 23, 2009 -- Amway Global is initiating a voluntary recall on three of our NUTRILITE® energy bars because we have been informed that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is one of the peanut paste suppliers that our vendor used to make our energy bars. The FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that PCA is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by contaminated peanut butter. Amway Global has taken this voluntary step as a precaution while the FDA continues its investigation into the unresolved national outbreak. No other NUTRILITE products are involved in the recall.

NUTRILITE® energy bars are sold nationwide through direct sales. The products, SKUs, and manufacturing lots are being recalled are:

Vanilla Pretzel Energy Bar, SKU/UPC 10-6529; lot numbers 8219A, 8242A, 8276A and 8304A

Peanut Butter Energy Bar, SKU/UPC 10-6530; lot numbers 8294A and 8340A

Chocolate Nut Roll Energy Bar, SKU/UPC 10-6528; lots numbers 8287A, 8357A and 8246A

Product Intro Kit, SKU/UPC E9745; lot numbers 8275BPS1, 8275BPS2, 8275BPS3, 8275MSN1, 8275MSN2 and 8275MSN3.

The lot numbers appear on both the package and the individual bars.
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AUSTIN, TX. (January 23, 2009) – Whole Foods Market today announced a recall of its Whole Foods Carob Energee Nuggets in four states because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled products were distributed to Whole Foods Market stores in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. The product comes in a nine-ounce, clear plastic package with a label reading "Whole Foods Carob Energee Nuggets" and bears a UPC of 999482-000274. All lot codes are being recalled.
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BOTULISM!
January 23, 2009 -- As a precautionary measure, Stonewall Kitchen of York, Maine is voluntarily recalling seven dessert sauces because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also me common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The following list of products was distributed nationwide to consumers through the nine Stonewall Kitchen Company Stores, Stonewall Kitchen’s direct-to-consumer division (catalog/internet) and through their wholesale division. Products could have been purchased individually or within a gift basket. This recall affects all product codes and expiration dates for:

Stonewall Kitchen Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce (SKU 161312) – round glass jar, 12 oz.
Stonewall Kitchen Chocolate Peanut Butter (SKU 161211) – round glass jar, 12 oz.
Stonewall Kitchen Coffee Caramel Sauce (SKU 161204) – round glass jar, 13 oz.
Stonewall Kitchen Dulce de Leche Sauce (SKU 161214) – round glass jar, 12.5 oz.
Barefoot Contessa Espresso Dulce de Leche (SKU 542313) – round glass jar, 10.5 oz.
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January 22, 2009

Aspen Hills, Inc. Announces Voluntary Product Recall of Certain Cookie Dough Products
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****Note puppy chow treats in this one!!!!

Nash Finch Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- January 20, 2009 – Nash Finch, the operator of stores named: SunMart Foods, Econofoods (excluding Wisconsin stores in Sturgeon Bay, Clintonville, Marquette, Holton and Iron Mountain), Prairie Market, Avanza Supermarket, Food Bonanza, Wholesale Food Outlet, Family Fresh Market, Family Thrift Center, and Pick'n Save (Ohio stores in Van Wert and Ironton only) is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the following products made in the bakery departments of its corporate operated stores because they contain peanut butter that was supplied by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella: Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mini Peanut Butter Cookies, Monster Cookies, Peanut Butter Grand Brownies, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, Puppy Chow snack mix, Peanut Butter Rolls, Peanut Butter Rice Crisp Bar, Special K-Bar, Scotcheroos, Rolls and Cakes Iced with Peanut Butter Cream. All sell-by dates are included in this recall. The products are sold in various packaging and quantities and have a price label attached bearing one of the above identified store names. All items should be destroyed or returned to the store where purchased for a full refund.

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/nas
hfinch01_09.html
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Rain Creek Baking Corporation Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Peanut Butter Turtles, Peanut Butter Baskets and Peanut Butter Princesses Due to Possible Health Risk

Chef Jay’s Food Products Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Products Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk

General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of GNC Triflex Peanut Butter Soft Chews

Perry's Ice Cream Company Adds Two Products to Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products

Jimmy's Cookies Issues Nationwide Recall of Various Peanut Butter Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk

Arbonne International Voluntarily Recalls Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews Due To Possible Health Risk

Parker Products, Inc. Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Certain Peanut Butter Products

Trader Joe’s Announces Voluntary Recall of Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Chewy Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars, Nutty Chocolate Chewy Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars and Sutter’s Formula Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk
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January 21, 2009
NutriSystem Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter Granola Bar Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk

Blanton's Candies Recalls Peanut Butter Sticks Because of Possible Health Risk

Landies Candies Co. Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut Butter Filled Chocolates Due to Possible Health Risk

Lovin Oven, LLC Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars

Best Brands Corp. Announces Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter Frozen Cookie Dough

January 20, 2009
Country Maid Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Classic Breaks® Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Possible Health Risk

Nature's Path Recalls Peanut Butter Optimum Energy Bars Nationwide Because of Possible Health Risk

PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuits

Ready Pac Foods, Inc Announces Voluntary Product Recall

Premier Nutrition Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of selected TWISTED and TITAN Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk

Boca Grande Foods Announces a Nationwide Recall of POCO PAC®, and GRANDE GOURMET™ Peanut Butter Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Dinners Ready Meridian Recalls November & December Asian Marinated Flank Steak, Indonesian Chicken and Chicken Satay Prepared Meals Because of Possible Health Risk

Weis Markets Announces Voluntary Recall of Weis Quality (WQ) Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and WQ Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers Due to Possible Health Risk

Kroger Recalls Additional Select Ice Cream Product Due to Possible Health Risk

January 19, 2009
Meijer Announces Voluntary Recall for Some Meijer Brand Peanut Butter Crackers and Ice Cream Because of Possible Health Risk

Abbott Nutrition Announces Voluntary Recall of ZonePerfect® Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, ZonePerfect® Peanut Toffee Bars and NutriPals™ Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars in U.S., Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore

Kroger Recalls Select Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Clif Bar & Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of CLIF® and LUNA® Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk

Evening Rise Bread Co. Recalls Peanut Butter Cookies and Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

General Mills Issues Voluntary Recall of LÄRABAR and JamFrakas Peanut Butter Snack Bars

January 18, 2009
McKee Foods Corporation Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Little Debbie® Peanut Butter Toasty and Peanut Butter Cheese Sandwich Crackers Because of Possible Health Risk

South Bend Chocolate Company Recalls Various Candys Containing Peanut Butter Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Wal-Mart Bakery Brand Peanut Butter Cookies Because Of Possible Health Risk

Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Lofthouse Peanut Butter Cookies, Chuck's Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies And Pastries Plus Gourmet Cookies Nationwide Because Of Possible Health Risk

Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Food Lion Bake Shop Peanut Butter Cookies Nationwide Because Of Possible Health Risk

Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter

January 17, 2009
Hy-Vee Inc. Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk

Perry's Ice Cream Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health Risk

January 16, 2009
FDA Alerts Public about Danger of Skin Numbing Products

Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Butter Found in Connecticut

Kellogg Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin® and Keebler® Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos® and Keebler® Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk

Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter

K-Fat Inc. Issues Alert on Uneviscerated Mackerel Fish

January 14, 2009
Kellogg Company Announces Precautionary Hold on Austin and Keebler Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

January 13, 2009
Peanut Corporation of America Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter

January 12, 2009
Salmonella recovered from King Nut peanut butter by MDA lab found to be a genetic match to cases in national Salmonella outbreak

January 10, 2009
King Nut Issues Peanut Butter Recall

Café Favorites Issues a Recall of Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risks
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Go to link below for detailed information on each of these.

http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

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Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak
Updated: January 17, 2009

January 17, 2009: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting a very active and dynamic investigation into the source of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak

Because identification of products subject to recall is continuing, the FDA urges consumers to postpone eating peanut butter-containing products until further information becomes available about which products may be affected. Efforts to specifically identify those products are ongoing.

whole article at:
www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salm
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~Hy-Vee Inc. Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk (January 17) New!
~Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter (January 16) New!

~Kellogg Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin® and Keebler® Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos® And Keebler® Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk (January 16)
~Peanut Corporation of America Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter (January 13)
~King Nut Issues Peanut Butter Recall (January 10)



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Important news from LEAN CUISINE

We are recalling three varieties
of LEAN CUISINE entrees which may contain small pieces of
blue plastic. They are:

LEAN CUISINE Café Classics Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta
LEAN CUISINE Spa Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean
LEAN CUISINE Dinnertime Selects Chicken Tuscan

The affected product is isolated to the following production codes only:

Go to following link to see the rest of artcle:

news.leancuisine.com/default.aspx

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Nestlé USA Voluntarily Recalls Two Production Codes of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- November 7, 2008, Glendale, CA -- Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling two (2) production codes of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder 21.8 ounce that may contain small fragments of aluminum.

The recall only includes two (2) production codes of 21.8-ounce containers of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder. Printed on the bottom of each plastic container is a production code of "82255880" or "82265880" with a best by date of "August 2010."

No other Nestlé Nesquik products or production codes of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder are affected by this recall.

The products were produced on August 12 and 13 and were distributed in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.
Consumers who have this product at home can return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call Nestlé Consumer Services Center at 888-637-4345.

Nestlé apologizes for any inconvenience experienced by our valued consumers and retail customers.


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Alabama Firm Recalls Hot Dog Products For Possible Listeria Contamination

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2008 - R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc., a Selma, Ala., firm, is recalling approximately 28,610 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:
12-ounce packages of "ZEIGLER WIENERS MADE WITH CHICKEN AND PORK, ARTIFICIALLY COLORED." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
12-ounce packages of "VACUUM PACKED PAR-TI PUPS." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
12-ounce packages of "ZEIGLER Original Recipe WIENERS, artificially colored." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
16-ounce packages of "Zeigler Jumbo Franks." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 21, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
12-ounce packages of "Zeigler Hot Dogs." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
10-pound bulk boxes of "SKINLESS WIENERS, 8 WIENERS PER LB." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
10-pound bulk boxes of "SKINLESS WIENERS, ARTIFICIALLY COLORED, 10 WIENERS PER LB." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
10-pound bulk boxes of "SKINLESS WIENERS, 10 WIENERS PER LB." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
10-pound bulk boxes of "SKINLESS WIENERS, 12 WIENERS PER LB." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The hot dog products were produced on Sept. 22, and were sent to food service institutions and retail establishments in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered by the Georgia State Department of Agriculture through microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, and can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Infection can spread to the nervous system, resulting in high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, confusion and convulsions.


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Hi Team,
Please post and comment on any food or household items that you find that have been recalled or under suspicion. Alot of us don't hear some recalls for weeks after they happen, so this would be very helpful in keeping everyone safe.

Thanks,
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View Recalls and Safety Alerts By Date

July 21, 2008
Agricola Zaragoza, Inc. Recalls Jalapeno Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk

www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/agrico
la
_zaragoza07_08.html



July 19, 2008
Grande Produce, LTD.CO Recalls Jalapeno Peppers, Serrano Peppers, and Avocados Because of Possible Health Risk

www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/grande
pr
oduce07_08.html



July 9, 2008
Lucky Green Trading, Inc. Recalls Thai Basil Because of Possible Health Risk

www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/luckyg
re
entrading07_08.html


July 9, 2008
Salmolux Inc. Recalls Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox Lot # 01418 Because of Possible Health Risk

www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/agrico
la
_zaragoza07_08.html


June 27, 2008
Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Giant Brand Garlic Bread and Garlic Spread

www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/giantf
oo
d06_08.html




Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Stop & Shop Brand Garlic Bread and Garlic Spread

www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/stopan
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Cilantro joins salmonella check list
FDA not sure tomatoes are responsible, so cilantro and peppers join list

The Associated Press
updated 12:30 a.m. ET, Sun., July. 6, 2008

AUTLAN, Mexico - Inspectors are collecting soil, water and produce samples, reviewing export logs and combing packing plants in three major tomato-growing states in Mexico.

But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears no closer to finding the source of a mysterious salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 900 people nationwide.

The FDA is not even 100 percent sure that tomatoes are the cause — adding peppers and cilantro Saturday to its list of foods under investigation in the outbreak.

A team of three FDA inspectors has gone through five farms in the western states of Jalisco and Sinaloa in the past two weeks, looking at all aspects of tomato production: the greenhouses where they are grown, the packing plants where they are shut into boxes, the shipping methods for the trip north to the U.S.

They also plan to visit the northern state of Coahuila to finish up their study.

Farms face rotting crops
The results can't come too soon for the three Mexican states that were targeted by the FDA, along with farms in Texas and Florida.

Bonanza 2001 farm in Autlan, Jalisco, which normally exports about 12,000 tons of tomatoes a year to the U.S., has hundreds of tons sitting in a warehouse near the Texas-Mexico border as demand has plummeted, said spokesman Luis Almejo.

They may rot.

Sinaloa growers also face big losses.

"We're demanding that they release those results as soon as possible so that Sinaloa can be cleared of any suspicion," said Manuel Tarriba, president of Sinaloa's Tomato Growers Association, adding that he expects some results by the end of next week.

The outbreak, which began in April, has affected 943 people so far in 40 U.S. states, more of a third of them in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been 225 cases reported since June 1 — evidence that the source likely has not been contained.

The U.S. tomato industry has taken a $100 million hit as restaurants temporarily dropped tomatoes from their menus, and farmers have had to plow under their fields or leave crops to rot in packinghouses.

Mexico has not calculated its losses. But growers here worry they still may be under a shadow of suspicion as late as November, when greenhouses harvest their summer tomatoes.

Cilantro, peppers also under scrutiny
FDA spokesman Kimberly Rawlings said Saturday evening that the FDA "is looking into tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and Serrano peppers. We have started testing on those items within the past few days."

Salmonella can be transmitted to humans when fecal material from animals or humans contaminates food. Fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps typically start eight to 48 hours after infection and can last a week. Many people recover without treatment. But severe infection and death are possible. At least 130 people have been hospitalized in this outbreak, the CDC says.

FDA inspectors wouldn't speak to an Associated Press reporter at the Bonanza 2001 farm, one of 15 in Jalisco state that export to the U.S.

As they reviewed the packing plant, workers in aprons, hairnets and plastic gloves cleaned and packed the last tomato harvest to be shipped to the company's warehouse in Pharr, Texas.

Bonanza has about 150 acres of greenhouse tomatoes in a lush valley near Jalisco's south coast, an area shared by several U.S.-owned tomato growing companies, including San Antonio-based Desert Glory, North America's largest grower of greenhouse tomatoes.

Jalisco state agriculture official Martin Figueroa said FDA inspectors visited only Bonanza but left open the possibility of returning.

In Sinaloa, which grows about 40 percent of all tomatoes sent to the U.S., they checked full operations — including irrigation methods — at four farms, Tarriba said.

Sinaloa state wrapped up its winter harvest in June. Farmers now are cleaning their greenhouses and waiting for U.S. clearance before planting more tomatoes. They also are asking Mexican and U.S. authorities to come up with a binational certification program that would establish the same sanitation standards at every agricultural producer in Mexico, Tarriba said.

Currently, private U.S. certification companies check sanitation standards in Mexico.

He said once Sinaloa is cleared, the state will launch a damage-control ad campaign in the United States.

"We have to gain back the consumers' trust," Tarriba said.


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I hate that about the tomato thing. We eat tomatoes year round, and this is the time of year when they are awesome. I hate that we are missing out on them when they are at their best. It is said that the tomatoes sold where I shop are OK, but since I freak out over something like this, I haven't bought any since I heard about this. I hope tomatoes do not stay off limits for the entire summer. Take care all, and keep in touch.
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Whew... I just bought some tomoatoes with the vine still attached. Good thinkin' Lynn! ;) emoticon


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Thanks Von for passing along this information. I also saw something the other day about tainted catfood from PETCO. Have you seen anything on that?
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2 More recalls:


Recall of Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- (GREENWICH, Connecticut, June 24, 2008) – This announces a product recall for the one-gallon Nestlé Pure Life Purified Drinking Water sold ONLY in Shop-Rite stores in the five Northeast states of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. This affects ONLY the one-gallon size.

Fewer than 150 one-gallon bottles of Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water are implicated, produced in a short timeframe on May 5, 2008 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. The product date code is printed on the shoulder of one-gallon bottles. The code is:

First line…………050508126WF024
Second line……... Starts with the numbers "08"
For example: 0801BB05/2010

The product in question may contain a diluted form of a common food grade cleaning compound that results in a bitter or sour taste. This could pose a potential health concern if ingested in large quantities over an extended period of time and should not be consumed or used in preparing infant formulas or other foods or beverages. No illnesses have been reported.

To further assure consumers, Shop-Rite, as of Monday, June 23rd, has removed any remaining affected product from their stores and warehouses.

Consumers who possess this product or have questions should contact the company at a toll free number 866-599-8980 available 24 hours a day. This same toll-free number is also printed on the front of all product labels for the one-gallon size.
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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2008 – The Kroger Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio, retailer is recalling an undetermined amount of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The products subject to recall include all varieties and weights of ground beef products bearing a Kroger label sold between May 21 and June 8 at Michigan and Columbus and Toledo, Ohio Kroger retail establishments. These ground beef products also include a sell-by date between "05/21/08" and
"06/08/08."

Preparing Ground Beef For Safe Consumption

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit www.fsis.usda.gov

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Consumers should only eat ground beef or ground beef patties that have been cooked to a safe internal temperature of 160°F.

Color is NOT a reliable indicator that ground beef or ground beef patties have been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7.

The only way to be sure ground beef is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature.

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90°F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.


These products were distributed to Kroger stores in Michigan and Columbus and Toledo, Ohio. FSIS has confirmed that none of the affected products remain available for purchase at stores; however consumers are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers and discard or return the ground beef products for a refund.

This recall was initiated after epidemiological investigations and a case control study conducted by the Michigan and Ohio Departments of Agriculture and Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that there is an association between the ground beef products and 32 illnesses reported in Michigan (15) and Ohio (17). The illnesses were linked through the epidemiological investigation by their pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern, or DNA fingerprint, found in PulseNet, a database maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Kroger Consumer Hotline at (800) 632-6900. Media with questions about the recall should contact company Director of Corporate Affairs Meghan Glynn at (513) 762-1304.

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Here is an update on the tomatoes. Notice it says where you can buy them but not where the tainted ones came from.
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FDA Warns Consumers Nationwide Not to Eat Certain Types of Raw Red Tomatoes
The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its warning to consumers nationwide that a salmonellosis outbreak has been linked to consumption of certain raw red plum, red Roma, and red round tomatoes, and products containing these raw, red tomatoes.

FDA recommends that consumers not eat raw red Roma, raw red plum, raw red round tomatoes, or products that contain these types of raw red tomatoes unless the tomatoes are from the sources listed below. If unsure of where tomatoes are grown or harvested, consumers are encouraged to contact the store where the tomato purchase was made. Consumers should continue to eat cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and tomatoes sold with the vine still attached, or tomatoes grown at home.

On June 5, using traceback and other distribution pattern information, FDA published a list of states, territories, and countries where tomatoes are grown and harvested which have not been associated with this outbreak. This updated list includes: Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Israel, Netherlands, and Puerto Rico. The list is available at www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.h
tml#retailers. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

FDA’s recommendation does not apply to the following tomatoes from any source: cherry, grape, and tomatoes sold with the vine still attached.

FDA recommends that retailers, restaurateurs, and food service operators not offer for sale and service raw red Roma, raw red plum, and raw red round tomatoes unless they are from the sources listed above. Cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and tomatoes sold with the vine still attached, may continue to be offered from any source.

Since mid April, there have been 145 reported cases of salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Saintpaul nationwide, including at least 23 hospitalizations. States reporting illnesses linked to the outbreak include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Salmonella Saintpaul is an uncommon type of Salmonella.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections particularly in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, the organism can get into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses. Consumers who have recently eaten raw tomatoes or foods containing raw tomatoes and are experiencing any of these symptoms should contact their health care provider. All Salmonella infections should be reported to state or local health authorities.

FDA recognizes that the source of the contaminated tomatoes may be limited to a single grower or packer or tomatoes from a specific geographic area. FDA also recognizes that there are many tomato crops across the country and in foreign countries that will be ready for harvest or will become ready in the coming months. In order to ensure that consumers can continue to enjoy tomatoes that are safe to eat, FDA is working diligently with the states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Indian Health Service, and various food industry trade associations to quickly determine the source of the tomatoes associated with the outbreak.

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I don't know either. We hear so much about things like this that I can't remember what I have heard about it. I do know that I haven't eaten a tomato since I heard about this.

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I'm not sure. I haven't heard.

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Illinois had several people get sick from tomatoes... Hopefully, the scare is over, though I hadn't heard if they ever found the source. Did they?
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Yes it is ALWAYS something being recalled. I had those grape tomatoes probably about a day or two before Von posted the recall message. The grocery store where I shop has a sign hanging by the tomatoes saying, "These tomatoes were grown locally and are safe to eat." However, I don't think anyone is buying them. All it takes is a recall and that stops that food from selling. That probably has the tomato growers in a lot of areas in a tizzy. It would surely have me in a tizzy if I was a tomato grower and suddenly tomatoes were being recalled. If it wasn't tomatoes, it would be something else though. Take care all and keep in touch.

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I had cherry/grape tomatoes. I don't remember where they came from but they were fine. Seems like every so often a different food is being recalled.

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Yes, I see that in the article now. I guess I stopped reading before the part telling about the other states. I was a little disturbed by this because we eat so many tomatoes, and I had just recently started buying what I think is called "grape tomatoes." They are delicious, small and sweetish. Gosh I could eat dozens of them and have...LOL not but a day or two before reading about all of this. I haven't eat any since that time though.

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I think it is just from one company Pam. And it affects more states than just Texas if you read further down. If it's not one thing, it's another!

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Whew! I thought I was a "goner." Yesterday, I ate a whole container of those little tiny tomatoes, and tonight I ate 4 Roma tomatoes...BEFORE reading this email. However, I am not in Texas so I guess I am OK. I really am glad that you sent this to the team. I will stay away from tomatoes for a while anyway.

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FDA News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2008

FDA Warns Consumers in New Mexico and Texas Not to Eat Certain Types of Raw Red Tomatoes
The Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers in New Mexico and Texas that a salmonellosis outbreak appears to be linked to consumption of certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes. The bacteria causing the illnesses are Salmonella serotype Saintpaul, an uncommon type of Salmonella.

The specific type and source of tomatoes are under investigation. However, preliminary data suggest that raw red plum, red Roma, or round red tomatoes are the cause. At this time, consumers in New Mexico and Texas should limit their tomato consumption to tomatoes that have not been implicated in the outbreak. These include cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, tomatoes sold with the vine still attached, and tomatoes grown at home.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections particularly in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, the organism can get into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses. Consumers in New Mexico and Texas who have recently eaten raw tomatoes or foods containing raw tomatoes and are experiencing any of these symptoms should contact their health care provider. All Salmonella infections should be reported to state or local health authorities.

From April 23 though June 1, 2008, there have been 57 reported cases of salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Saintpaul in New Mexico and Texas, including 17 hospitalizations. Approximately 30 reports of illness in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and Utah are currently being investigated to determine whether they are also linked to tomatoes. There are no reported deaths.

FDA recognizes that the source of the contaminated tomatoes may be limited to a single grower or packer or tomatoes from a specific geographic area. FDA also recognizes that there are many tomato crops across the country and in foreign countries that are just becoming ready for harvest or will become ready in the coming months. In order to ensure that consumers can continue to enjoy tomatoes that are safe to eat, FDA is working diligently with the states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Indian Health Service, and various food industry trade associations to quickly determine the source and type of the contaminated tomatoes. As more information becomes available, FDA will update this warning.


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Oh I am sure somewhere, someone is pondering issuing a recall. We never know when one might strike! We just have to do the best that we can to stay healthy. Thank for keeping us up to date on the newest recalls. I don't keep up with things too well, so I appreciate that you send that information here.

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It is depressing Pam. But I guess we just do what we can. Be aware of what is going on with our food chain.
We have a garden that I am going to can and freeze things. I am not a vegetarian as you are but would like to be. I really don't like meat, and the humane issue for me is important. I even try to buy products that aren't tested on animals etc.

We got a compost bin so we are trying to eliminate some of our waste that way and have switch to the new light bulbs.

I haven't checked for any recalls today. I hope there aren't any.

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Beats me! I guess we should all grow our own foods, and pet foods, too. Who knows? No wonder the Dealing With Depression Team has so many members. If one actually sits back and ponders all that is going on in today's world, it IS pretty depressing. Take care all, and keep in touch.

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I think it is just by them handling it and then putting their hands in their mouth. Where is it going to end? All this contaminated food.....

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That's horrible. They aren't eating the food, are they? Can they get salmonella without eating the food? Golly, that is awful.

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I know Pam, it's terrible!
I read today about the Mars Pet food companies dry food having salmonella. It hasn't affected the pets but little kids who are around the food have been getting it.
Oh Boy!

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Oh Brother! What next? However, I do not buy meat products, so I don't have to worry about this one for myself. My sons do eat out a lot though, so we should beware. I don't live in any of the states mentioned, but gosh, a gazillion people do. Like I said, Oh Brother! What next?

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Illinois Firm Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli Contamination

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FSIS-RC-016-2008 HEALTH RISK: HIGH


WASHINGTON, May 16, 2008 - JSM Meat Holdings Company, Inc., a Chicago, Ill., firm, is voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of beef products intended for use in ground products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:
30-, 60- pound boxes, combo boxes or 47-gallon barrels of "MORREALE MEAT" beef products labeled as "Boneless Chucks," "Boneless Clods," "Flat Rounds," "Gooseneck Rounds," "Knuckle," "Heel Meat," "Scotties," "Trimmings 50," "Trimmings 60," "Trimmings 65," "Trimmings 70," "Trimmings 75," "Trimmings 80," "Trimmings 85," or "Trimmings 90."

The beef products bear the establishment number "EST. 6872" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These beef products were distributed to establishments for further processing in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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I know Pam!....What about the ones we don't know about? Thiese are just the ones they are catching!
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Thanks for sharing. The list just goes on and on, doesn't it? What will it be next?

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Salmonella Illnesses in Multiple States may be Linked to Recently Recalled Cereal
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that at least 23 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with salmonellosis that was caused by the same strain of Salmonella that was found in the recently recalled unsweetened Puffed Rice and unsweetened Puffed Wheat Cereals produced by Malt-O-Meal.

The recalled products were distributed nationally under the Malt-O-Meal brand name as well as under private label brands including Acme, America's Choice, Food Club, Giant, Hannaford, Jewel, Laura Lynn, Pathmark, Shaw's, ShopRite, Tops and Weis Quality. The cereals have "Best If Used By" dates from April 8, 2008 (coded as "APR0808") through March 18, 2009 (coded as "MAR1809").

Consumers should throw out any product in their homes from these recalled lots. Grocery stores and other retailers should promptly remove the cereals from their shelves.

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of foodborne Salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.

Individuals who believe they may have experienced an illness consistent with the symptoms described above after consuming a puffed wheat or puffed rice cereal made by Malt-O-Meal should contact their health care practitioner immediately and report the illness to their state or local health authorities.

On April 5, 2008, Malt-O-Meal voluntarily recalled the cereals because the company’s routine testing found Salmonella in a product produced on March 24, 2008.

The FDA is working with Malt-O-Meal to determine the cause of the contamination and with the states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify and prevent additional illnesses.

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Same with me Pam. I went to the gracery store last night and saw some nice ones, but thought no way!


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I read that in the Health News. Isn't that terrible. I love cantalope so much, but now I will be afraid to eat it since all of this news came out. Thanks for sending this along to the team.

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Dole Fresh Fruit Joins Cantaloupe Recall

In response to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning in 16 states, the Dole Fresh Fruit Company has joined the recall of cantaloupes grown in Honduras and shipped by an independent grower, according to the Associated Press.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised U.S. grocery companies, produce wholesalers and food service operators March 22 to remove cantaloupes from the Honduran grower and packer Agropecuaria Montelibano, because of the possibility they contain the bacterium Salmonella Litchfield, which can cause intestinal illness in humans. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.

On March 27, Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Simply Fresh Fruit Inc. issued recalls, the wire service reports. Whole cantaloupes were recalled by Chiquita, and Simply Fresh Fruit identified cut fruit products, the AP said.

Dole Fresh Fruit, headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., said its recalled cantaloupes had been distributed in the United States and Canada in cardboard cartons with the brand "Dole" and "Product of Honduras" printed on the side panels, according to the wire service.

Although the three fruit companies have helped in identifying the suspect cantaloupes, it may still be difficult for consumers to determine the origin of fruit they buy. The FDA is asking people who have recently bought cantaloupes to check with the place of purchase to determine if the fruit came from the Honduran grower in question. If it was, consumers should throw away the cantaloupes, the FDA says.

Fifty cases of salmonella poisoning have been reported in 16 states with 14 hospitalizations, the FDA says. There have been no fatalities. The affected states span the country: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The FDA also has issued the following tips for making sure the cantaloupes you buy are fresh: Purchase cantaloupes that are not bruised or damaged; if buying fresh-cut cantaloupe, be sure it is refrigerated or surrounded by ice; after purchase, refrigerate cantaloupes promptly; wash your hands with hot, soapy water before and after handling fresh cantaloupes; scrub whole cantaloupes by using a clean produce brush and cool tap water immediately before eating; if there happens to be a bruised or damaged area on a cantaloupe, cut away those parts before eating it.


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And leery we should be because everyday something is being recalled. If it isn't food, it's something else. Always something to keep us concerned and confused.

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You're welcome Pam. I started looking everyday for recalls when all that tainted dog food was going on. I started finding some of the places that our food comes from. It was amazing! Then the stuff that was poisoning our pets was feed to pigs, cows chickens in our food chain and it made me very leery as to what we are eating.
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You are so right about that...there is ALWAYS something being recalled. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Glad to be of help Linda. There is always something being recalled.


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I was going to buy Cantaloupe tonight. Happy you told me about this.

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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Honduran Cantaloupes grown by Agropecuaria Montelibano, San Lorenzo Valle, Honduras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Pompano Beach, FL -- March 24, 2008 --- Central American Produce, Inc. of Pompano Beach, FL announces a voluntary recall of cantaloupes grown, packed and shipped by an independent third-party grower, Agropecuaria Montelibano of San Lorenzo Valle, Honduras. The product was distributed nationwide and Canada. Based on current information, the cantaloupe grown, packed and shipped from Agropecuaria Montelibano appears to be associated with a Salmonella Litchfield outbreak in the United States and Canada.

In persons with poor health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections. Symptoms of food-borne Salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Individuals who have recently eaten cantaloupe and experienced any of these symptoms should contact their health care professional.

The FDA advises that U.S. grocers, food service operators and produce processors remove from their stock any cantaloupes grown packed and shipped from this company. The FDA is also advises consumers who have recently bought cantaloupes to check with the place of purchase to determine if the fruit came from this specific grower and packer. If so, consumers should throw away the cantaloupes. The cantaloupes were distributed for sale in medium brown cardboard cartons with the brands “Mikes Melons” or “Mayan Pride” all showing “PRODUCE OF HONDURAS” printed on each of the four side panels of the carton. The address of the shipper appears on one end panel of the carton as follows:

GROWN, PACKED AND SHIPPED BY:
AGROPECUARIA MONTELIBANO
SAN LORENZO, VALLE, HONDURAS

There are other firms that are involved in this recall using other labels of the same grower, including Mikes Melons. The FDA is taking this preventive measure while the agency continues to investigate this outbreak in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state partners.


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