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USa – Recalls – Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch Bars – Salmonella

Food Posioning Bulletin

Perfect Bar is recalling specific lot numbers of its Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch flavors due to potential contamination of Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported, but consumers who have purchases these bars should not eat them.

Australia – FSANZ Recall Chorizo – Salmonella

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Mondo Doro Smallgoods has recalled Mondo Doro Chorizo Hot and Mondo Doro Chorizo Mild from IGA supermarkets, independent supermarkets, small delicatessens and some restaurants in WA due to possible salmonella contamination. Food products contaminated with salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund

USA – Listeria in Caramel Apples Updates – 5 Deaths – Meningitis – Pregnancy

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Listeria in caramel apples has left three children between the ages of 5 and 15 with Listeria meningitis. This, often fatal, form of meningitis normally develops in infants.

Food Poisoing Bulletin

The number of people in New Mexico infected by Listeria from caramel apples could be more than five, a number that only one other state has matched in the ongoing state and federal investigation of a deadly listeriosis outbreak. The New Mexico Department of Health said work is ongoing to identify additional cases in the state. So far, more than one New Mexico baby has been diagnosed with Listeria while other case patients range in age up to 42. “These cases reside in Bernalillo, McKinley, and Lea counties and became ill in October and November,” according to a caramel apple Listeria health alert from the department. “All were hospitalized and are recovering.”

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The caramel apple Listeria outbreak has targeted pregnant women and their newborn babies who account for almost one third of the cases reported so far. Nine of 28 cases currently reported are related to pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three of New Mexico’s five cases are newborn boys who developed infections in the womb after their mothers ate contaminated caramel apples.

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Of the five deaths so far associated with the U.S. caramel apple Listeria outbreak, two in Minnesota and one in California were unquestionably caused by listeriosis, said officials in those states. In Texas, health authorities are unsure is listeriosis was the primary cause of death in one of that state’s four case patients. And in Missouri, the death of a caramel apple Listeria patient was unrelated to listeriosis, the state has noted

USA – Recalls – Spouted Soybean and Mungbean- Listeria monocytogenes

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Kkot Saem Sprouts, Inc. of Spanaway, Washington is voluntarily recalling Soybean Sprouts and Mungbean Sprouts sold under brand names Kkot Saem, Winter Blossom Bean Sprouts, and Winter Blossom because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Canada – CFIA Recall – Distribution SL Brand Chicken Products Recalled Due to Salmonella

CFIA

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Distribution SL BBQ Chicken Breasts Cooked (Vaccum) 24 x 250 g 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
3 18 25753 01101 7
Distribution SL BBQ Chicken Legs Cooked 30 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
5 18 25753 01202 5
Distribution SL BBQ Chicken Breasts Cooked 24 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
None
Distribution SL Whole BBQ Chicken Cooked 6 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
None
Distribution SL 6 BBQ Chickens Cooked in Quarters 6 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
4 58 25753 01603 9
Distribution SL BBQ Chicken Legs Cooked 30 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
None
Distribution SL Whole BBQ Chicken Cooked 12 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
None
Distribution SL BBQ Chicken Legs Cooked 30 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
5 18 25753 01602 3
Distribution SL 12 BBQ Chickens Cooked in Halves 12 count 08 DEC 2014
CANADA 143
4 08 25753 01303 3

 

USA – Caramel Apples- Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria blog

The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to eating caramel apples.

Four people in Minnesota have become ill as part of this outbreak. All were adults ages 59 to 90 years. They became ill in late October and November. All were hospitalized and two died.