The Mann Packaging Company is voluntarily recalling more than 100 vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada for possible listeria contamination. According to a CNN news report, the recall was issued in response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding potential listeria contamination. The packages have a “Best If Enjoyed By” date of Oct. 11, 2019, to Nov. 16, 2019. …Read the rest »
Category: Food Poisoning
One person in California died and nine others were sickened in a six-state salmonella outbreak that has been linked to ground beef. According to a KTLA news report, a total of 10 people were infected with salmonella Dublin, including two in California, three in Colorado, two in Kansas and one each in Iowa, Oklahoma and Texas. Officials said that the illnesses tied to the outbreak were more severe than expected. Of the 10 who were sickened, eight were hospitalized including the unidentified California resident who died. …Read the rest »
More than 2 million pounds of chicken are being recalled because the poultry may be contaminated with metal. According to a USA Today news report, Simmons Prepared Foods, based in Arkansas, is recalling several of its ready-to-cook chicken products including chicken legs, wings and whole chickens. The notice says the chicken was shipped to institutions including restaurants, schools, hospitals and distributors in California, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. The recall doesn’t include chicken sold in stores. …Read the rest »
Frozen raspberries sold under the supermarket brands known as Aldi and Raley’s, have been recalled due to possible contamination of the hepatitis A virus. According to Consumer Reports, Aldi has removed the product from its stores in several states including California. Raley’s Fine Foods, which is primarily located in California and Nevada, also pulled their product from all its stores. The recalled berries were produced by Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis, California. So far, no illnesses have been reported. …Read the rest »
Several of Walmart’s Great Value brand meat items have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. According to Fox News, more than 6,400 pounds of the food which include ready-to-eat pork sausage patties and turkey sausage patty products – were recalled by George’s Prepared Food, located in Caryville, Tenn. …Read the rest »
Taco Bell has recalled about 2.3 million pounds of beef because a customer found metal shavings in a menu item. According to a Fox News report, the recall affects restaurants in 21 states through the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast United States. Taco Bell administrators said they acted as soon as they received the first consumer complaint to remove the product from affected restaurants and informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture about the steps taken to protect consumers. The voluntary recall was issued Oct. 11. …Read the rest »
J.M. Smucker Company has recalled its Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour for potential E. coli contamination. According to news reports, the affected flour includes five-pound bags of Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour. The recalled flour was distributed and sold in the United States, nationwide, at a variety of retailers. This recall comes after two other recalls involving tainted flour – one from General Mills for its five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and the other from King Arthur Flour for its five- and 25-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. …Read the rest »
General Mills is recalling about 600,000 pounds of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for possible E. coli contamination. According to a USA Today news report, the voluntary recall is for bags with a “better if used by” date of Sept. 6, 2020. General Mills said in a statement that the recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26, which was discovered during a sampling of the five-pound bag product. General Mills says it has not received any direct reports of confirmed illnesses relating to this product and is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution. …Read the rest »
Kroger is recalling yellowfin tuna steaks and seasoned yellowfin tuna steaks after at least 16 people have suffered food poisoning linked to these products. According to an ABC news report, these steaks may cause scombroid poisoning. The improperly stored tuna was sold in Kroger stores in 16 states. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking consumers to not eat yellowfin tuna steaks from the seafood counter or seasoned yellowfin tuna steaks in store-prepped Styrofoam trays from Kroger retail stores.
Those who have consumed these products and are experiencing symptoms of scombroid poisoning are asked to contact their healthcare providers and report their symptoms to the local health department. The FDA first became aware of this issue on Sept. 4 and alerted Kroger, which agreed to recall its products the very next day. The company also began to notify customers who bought the steaks to dispose of them or return them to a store. The FDA is working with Kroger, the distributor and state and local partners to remove all of the contaminated products from the market.
What is Scombroid Poisoning?
Scombroid poisoning is a disease due to the ingestion of contaminated food, mainly fish. In scromboid poisoning, the bacteria grow when food is improperly stored. The bacteria then produce the scombroid toxin, which is a combination of histamine and histamine-like chemicals. The toxin or poison does not affect everyone who ingests it. While cooking kills the bacteria, the toxins remain in the tissues and can be absorbed even after the food is ingested.
Susceptible foods include albacore, amberjack, anchovy, sardine, herring, mackerel, mahi-mahi and yellowfin tuna. Affected fish may have a metallic or peppery taste. Symptoms of scombroid poisoning generally begin quickly, about 30 minutes to one hour after ingestion of the poison, and include nausea, vomiting, flushing, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and headache.
Other symptoms may include itching, hives, a burning sensation in the mouth, fever, low blood pressure and wheezing. Scombroid poisoning may be treated with oral charcoal. Some doctors recommend stomach pumping to remove the foods before charcoal is administered. Moreover, patients are often given IV fluids as they may become dehydrated from vomiting.
If You Have Been Sickened
If you or a loved one has become sickened as a result of consuming tainted food, you may be able to seek compensation for the injuries, damages and losses sustained. Please get medical attention right away and contact an experienced food poisoning lawyer who can help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a massive recall of about 24,428 pounds of raw beef products manufactured by Chino-based American Beef Packers, Inc. According to news reports, the USDA has deemed nearly 12 tons of raw meat “unfit for human consumption.” In order to be safe for human consumption under the law, all animal products must be inspected by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for potential disease and contamination. …Read the rest »