Urgent: Chicken, Lettuce & Cheese Recalls – US & Canada

Listeria in Frozen Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry ProductsWASHINGTON, Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS) announced today.The products subject to recall include:

The following items were produced on May 3, 2012 and can be identified by the case code “1242”: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

· 10-lb. cases of Cupino “Fully Cooked Meatballs with Pork and Beef”

· 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella “1/2 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella “1 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella “2 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Sapore Italiano .75 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork”

· 30-lb. or 10-lb cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef”

The following items were produced on May 4, 2012 and can be identified by the case code “1252”: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

· 10-lb. cases of Vincent Giordano “4 oz. Cooked Italian Style Meatball

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Filomena 3 oz. Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Sapore Italiano .75 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork”

· 30-lb. or 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 10-lb. cases of Dirusso’s “Fully Cooked ½oz Meatballs”

· 30-lb. or 10-lb. cases of Dirusso’s “1 oz Italian Style Meatballs Fully Cooked”

· 10-lb. cases of Dirusso’s “Fully Cooked Mini Meatballs”

The following items were produced on May 7, 2012 and can be identified by the case code “1282”: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

· 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand “3 oz Cooked Dinner Loaf Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride “Cooked Dinner Loaf Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand “3oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Pattie Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride “3 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Patty Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand “4 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand “4oz Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added”

· 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand “3oz Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added”

· 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride “Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added”

The following items were produced on May 8, 2012 and can be identified by the case code “1292”: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

· 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride “Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added”

· 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride “Cooked Dinner Loaf LS Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride “Cooked Breakfast Patty Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand “Cooked Breakfast Patty Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 10-lb. cases of Whitsons Food Service “½ oz. Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 10-lb. cases of M&R Frosted Food Co. “.5oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 10-lb. cases of M&R Frosted Food Co. “1 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Buon Gusto 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Buon Gusto 2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef”

The following items were produced on May 9, 2012 and can be identified by the case code “1302”: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Buon Gusto 1 oz Baked Turkey Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Orefresco “1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Bullpen “1.0 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Mamma Mia‘s 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Napoli “1 oz. Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Whorle’s “1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buonamici “1oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Mamma Cacciatore 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Filomena 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Napoli “2 oz Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Bullpen “1.5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Napoli “1/2 oz Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Mamma Cacciatore 2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Bullpen “2.0 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Whorle’s “.5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “½ oz. Mamma Cacciatore Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Bullpen “.5oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Filomena 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Filomena .5oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs”

· 30-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Mamma Cacciatore ½ oz Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Monabella “.5 oz. Primo Baked Beef and Pork Meatballs”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Sapore Italiano .5oz Baked Meatballs w/ Beef and Pork”

· 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. “Buona Vita’s .65 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef”

The packages bear the establishment number “P-954” or “Est. 954” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold to distribution facilities nationwide. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on FSIS’ website atwww.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp
.

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by FSIS and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). FSIS, ODA, and the company have not received reports of illesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Buona Vita, Inc. at (856) 453-7972. Consumers should request to speak to Junior Vice President of Operations, Paul Infranco, and media should request Blake Christy, General Manager.

This recall taken from: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_042_2012_Release/index.asp

Salmonella in Romaine LettuceFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Pacific International Marketing (“Pacific”) is recalling 19 cases of bulk Romaine Lettuce sold at Vons and Pavilions stores in California and Nevada due to potential Salmonellacontamination. The bulk Romaine Lettuce was sold in bulk produce bins from July 2, 2012 through July 4, 2012. The lettuce heads are banded with a red twist tie marked “Safeway.”Consumers who may have purchased this product should discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. No Illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. The recall is the result of a positiveSalmonella test taken at the field level. The source of contamination is unknown.

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 product is distributed in Pacific International Marketing RPCs with 15 heads of romaine in each RPC. The product is Romaine lettuce distributed in bulk with the code 12EASROM182 on the RPC. The recall affects RPCs only. No carton Romaine or bagged Romaine products are affected.

Customers should contact Pacific International Marketing at the above contact number 8:00 am PST to 5:00 pm PST Monday through Friday or by mail to: P.O. Box 3737, Salinas, CA 93912-3737 or email at recall.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm310915.htm

Cheese RecalledFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– Multiple lots of cheeses made by Andante Dairy in Petaluma, California are the subject of a recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford.The quarantine is based on a determination that a lack of proper pasteurization could have allowed dangerous pathogens to survive in the products. No illnesses have been reported, and the processor is cooperating with the recall.

The recalled cheeses were sold in sizes from five to eight ounces, with no code date or variety information on the packages. The cheeses were sold mainly to retail markets, restaurants and cheese shops in California, with very limited distribution in Chicago and New York.

Three varieties of Andante Dairy cheese exempt from the quarantine are Musette, Tomme Dolce, and Etude. Consumers are urged to discard any other varieties from this producer.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm310745.htm

Metal in Pasta Salad MixBI-LO has announced a recall of two store brand products: Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Mix and Creamy Parmesan Pasta Salad Mix, both made by Southern Home®, because they may contain small metal fragments.Product details:

· Southern Home® Bacon Ranch Salad Mix

· UPC number 0788002891

· 7.5 ounce

· Sell-by date May 17, 2013

· Southern Home® Bacon Ranch Salad Mix

· UPC number 0788002891

· 7.5 ounce

· Sell by date May 18, 2013

· Southern Home® Creamy Parmesan Salad Mix

· UPC number 0788002892

· 6.2 ounce

· Sell by date April 20, 2013

· Southern Home® Creamy Parmesan Salad Mix

· UPC number 0788002892

· 6.2 ounce

· Sell by date May 21, 2013

There have not been any reports of injury associated with the consumption of these products. Allen Reavis, BI-LO’s vice president of grocery, said, “we encourage customers in possession of any of the recalled items to immediately discard the product or bring it back to their local BI-LO.” To receive a refund, consumers must present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product packaging label.

For questions, call BI-LO consumer relations at 1-800-862-9293.

This recall taken from: http://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2012/recall-of-two-pasta-salad-mixes-by-southern-home/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FoodPoisoningBulletin+%28Food+Poisoning+Bulletin%29

Listeria in Peas (Canada)OTTAWA, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thomas Bros. Farm Market are warning the public not to consume the fresh shelled peas described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The affected product, fresh shelled peas, was sold from Thomas Bros. Farm Market located at 5856 Colonel Talbot Road, London, Ontario on June 27, 2012. The packages do not bear a label identifying the store name and other information.

Consumers who have this fresh product in their homes or may have frozen it are advised not to consume it.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The manufacturer, Thomas Bros. Farm Market, London, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. TheCFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Thomas Bros. Farm Market at 519-671-8831;

This recall taken from: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120706e.shtml

Staphylococcus in Cheese (Canada)OTTAWA, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fromagerie St-Fidèle Inc. are warning the public not to consume theSt-Fidèle brand cheese curds described below because they may be contaminated with Staphylococcustoxin.The following St-Fidèle brand products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Codes Best Before date
Cheddar Cheese (package contains cheese curds) Variable None 3959
Made on 12JUN19 or 12JUN20
12JUL19 or 12JUL20
Cheddar Cheese (package contains BBQ-flavoured cheese curds) Variable None 3959
Made on 12JUN19 or 12JUN20
12JUL19 or 12JUL20
Cheddar Cheese Curd 85 g 0 55038 06020 5 3959
Made on 12JUN20
12JUL20
Cheddar Cheese Curd 200 g 0 55038 06022 9 3959
Made on 12JUN20
12JUL20
Cheddar Cheese Curd 400 g 0 55038 06021 2 3959
Made on 12JUN20
12JUL20
Cheddar Cheese Curd 2.5 kg None 3959
Made on 12JUN20
12JUL20

These products have been distributed in Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures. Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.

The manufacturer, Fromagerie St-Fidèle Inc., La Malbaie, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Fromagerie St-Fidèle Inc. at 1-866-934-2220;

This recall taken from: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120704be.shtml

Salmonella in Tahina Expanded (Canada)OTTAWA, The public warning issued on June 26, 2012has been expanded to include additional codes.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group Inc. are warning the public not to consume Alkanater brand Tahina, described below, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Alkanater brand Tahina, is sold in 454 g containers bearing the UPC 6 92551 00002 0, lot code TT3N-260112 and codes PRO: 26/01/2012 and EXP: 25/01/2014.

This product has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, Phoenicia Group Inc., St-Laurent, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Phoenicia Group Inc. at 514-389-6363;

This recall taken from: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120703e.sht

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