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Mechanically tenderized steaks recalled in Canada for E. coli
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Mechanically tenderized steaks recalled in Canada for E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall yesterday of mechanically tenderized steaks at the request of Vantage Foods Inc. The company cited possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination as the reason for the recall. Vantage Foods Inc. distributed the meat to various Food Basics brand supermarket locations in Ontario. No other details about how the possible contamination was discovered were included...

October 19, 2017October 19, 2017by
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Hospitals Step In To Help House The Homeless. Will It Make A Difference?

Listen here to Pauline Bartolone’s radio version of this story, which first ran on Capital Public Radio. https://californiahealthline.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/pb-tvfh.mp3 Can’t see the audio player? Click here to download. During the five years Tony Price roamed the streets and dozed in doorways, the emergency rooms of Sacramento’s hospitals were a regular place for him to sleep off...

October 19, 2017October 19, 2017by
Chicken, pork sandwiches recalled for undeclared allergen
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Chicken, pork sandwiches recalled for undeclared allergen

GB Green Gastronome LLC in Jamaica, NY, is recalling about 8,000 pounds of chicken and pork steam buns because a federal inspector discovered the company had failed to update product labels to include coconut, a known allergen. Specifically, the sandwiches contain coconut milk and coconut cream, according to the recall notice posted today by the...

October 18, 2017October 18, 2017by
Raw milk dairy out of time to appeal retail license suspension
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Raw milk dairy out of time to appeal retail license suspension

Unless it’s in the mail, the owners of Pride & Joy Dairy missed the deadline yesterday to respond to Washington state’s suspension of their license to sell raw milk for the retail market. Two Salmonella illnesses have been traced to the dairy using genetic testing, but the dairy owners have said they do not believe...

October 18, 2017October 18, 2017by
Pacific oysters recalled in Canada for marine biotoxin
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Pacific oysters recalled in Canada for marine biotoxin

Having found a marine biotoxin in two producers’ farm-raised Pacific oysters, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall today, but distribution details were incomplete. The biotoxin found by the CFIA causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), which can cause respiratory paralysis and requires immediate medical attention. “Consumers should not consume, and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should...

October 18, 2017October 18, 2017by
Roundy’s recalls 8 tons of chili, soup products for plastic bits
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Roundy’s recalls 8 tons of chili, soup products for plastic bits

The Wisconsin-based Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. is recalling 16,320 pounds of chili and soup after an employee found plastic materials in a bag of soup, according to a notice posted today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The ready-to-eat chili and soup items were produced and packaged on Oct.3 and have a “Sell...

October 18, 2017October 18, 2017by
Organic tarragon recalled because of possible Salmonella
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Organic tarragon recalled because of possible Salmonella

Organic Spices Inc., doing business as Spicely Organics, is recalling Organic Tarragon because of possible Salmonella contamination. The product was distributed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. According to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recalled Organic Tarragon was sold to customers through...

October 18, 2017October 18, 2017by
Bell Brands recalls cheese spread; consumers found plastic bits
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Bell Brands recalls cheese spread; consumers found plastic bits

Bel Brands USA Inc. is recalling the Port Wine flavor of its 14-ounce Merkts cheese spread because consumers have reported finding small pieces of plastic in it. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of the Oct. 13 recall notice, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately. The recalled cheese spread was sold by retailers nationwide. There is concern consumers may have unused portions of...

October 18, 2017October 18, 2017by
CORRECTED: Ground beef recalled because of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses
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CORRECTED: Ground beef recalled because of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses

CORRECTED CONTENT: State and federal officials have traced two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection to ground beef from Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing LLC. The company recalled 133 pounds of their ground beef today, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ground beef was produced and packaged on July 24 and 25. The company sold the recalled product...

October 17, 2017October 17, 2017by
Illness reported; Yummy Market recalls smoked lake trout
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Illness reported; Yummy Market recalls smoked lake trout

Yummy Market Inc. is recalling smoked lake trout because of possible contamination with the toxin that causes botulism poisoning, following the report of an illness in Canada. Consumers are urged to check their homes for the Yummy Market branded “Smoked Lake Trout w/Pepper with Cracked Black Pepper” and not eat any unused portion of the...

October 17, 2017October 17, 2017by