Black Pepper Recalled for Salmonella Risk

 

Gel Spice Company Inc., of Bayonne, NJ, has issued a voluntary recall notice for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds Ground Black Pepper in 3.53-oz. plastic jars because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was distributed nationwide via Big Lots Retail Stores Inc., with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. The recall was issued as the result of sampling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.

There are 16,443 cases of the recalled product sold in 3.53-oz. (100 g) plastic jars with Best By Dates of 6/30/17, 7/01/17, 7/02/17, 7/22/17 and 7/23/17, with the Fresh Finds brand label with UPC Code 4 11010 98290 1 is sold exclusively at Big Lots Retail Stores Inc. The Best By dates are printed on the neck of the bottle above the label.

There have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date.

Anyone who has the recalled product should dispose of it. No other size container or best-by dates of Fresh Finds Ground Black Pepper are affected by this recall.

For more information, contact the company at (718) 702-1532 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

Salmonella bacteria 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Food Recall Warning – McCain brand Onion Rings may be unsafe due to glass

Recall date: September 12, 2014

Reason for recall: Extraneous Material

Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: McCain Foods (Canada)
Distribution: National

Extent of the distribution: Retail

 

Recall details

Ottawa, September 12, 2014 – McCain Foods (Canada) is voluntarily recalling McCain brand Onion Rings from the marketplace due to possible glass contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
McCain Onion Rings 397 g Lot Code beginning with V40728 and a Best Before Date of October 28, 2015 0 55773 00089 4 Also included in this recall are all packages where the Lot Code and Best Before Date are not visible

What you should do

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. McCain Foods (Canada) is voluntarily recalling the potentially affected product from the marketplace.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

McCain Foods (Canada): 1-888-530-4333

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food Recall Warning – products recalled due to Salmonella

Food Recall Warning – Premier brand and Konrad’s.ca

brand spice products recalled due to Salmonella

 

Recall date: September 11, 2014

Reason for recall: Microbiological – Salmonella

Hazard classification: Class 2

Company / Firm: Premier Ingredients

Distribution: Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution: Retail

 

Recall details

Ottawa, September 11, 2014 – Premier Ingredients is recalling Premier brand and Konrads.ca brand spice products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 250 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 500 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 1 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 2.5 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 75 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00751 6
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 90 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00751 6
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 500 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 2.5 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 10 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Oregano 65 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00710 3
Premier Oregano 100 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00710 3
Premier Oregano 500 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Oregano Rubbed 1.1 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Oregano Rubbed 2.5 kg All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Oregano 500 g All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Italian Herb 500 g All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Herbs Fine Provencal 500 g All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food Recall Warning: Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powde

Food Recall Warning – Organic Traditions brand Sprouted

Chia & Flax Seed Powder recalled due to Salmonella

 

Recall date: September 11, 2014

Reason for recall: Microbiological – Salmonella

Hazard classification: Class 2

Company / Firm: Advantage Health Matters

Distribution: National

Extent of the distribution: Retail

 

 

Recall details

Ottawa, September 11, 2014 – Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g AHM/SFCB19014
AHM621140814N
AHM621140815D
AHM621140825D
8 54260 00621 6
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g AHM/SFCB19014
AHM547140815D
AHM547140825D
8 54260 00547 9

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

 

Chipotle Employees Quit, Citing “Sweatshop Working Conditions”

 

Workers walked off the job, forcing the Penn State Chipotle to shut down. But “sweatshop working conditions”? Really?

Could not help but laugh a bit when I read this article.  After being in the industry for over 30 years, I have worked longer shifts then these people have.  Have also worked in very very hot kitchens, stood over large BBQ’s outside in 30c heat not including the humidex cooking for over 500 people.  I agree with the author of this article fully.  You decide for yourself & let me know what you think.

 

Photo: Twitter/@OnwardState

Photo: Twitter/@OnwardState

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Employees at a Penn State Chipotle location quit yesterday, citing “borderline sweatshop working conditions.” Let’s pause and think about that for a second.

The move forced the restaurant to temporarily shut down.
According to former manager Brian Healy, the Chipotle was “extremely understaffed with no help from its corporate offices. On days when they needed 13-14 workers in the store, they usually had about six to eight, often resulting in workers doing 10-12 hour shifts without any breaks to eat,” reports Onward State, a student newspaper.

Healy continued, “We just felt neglected…Working conditions are heinous.”

Are we the only ones that think citing “sweatshop working conditions” when talking about your job at Chipotle is a bit ridiculous?

In Qatar, some companies confiscate employees’ passports so they cannot leave the country, then subject them to unfair and inhumane working conditions. Thai fishing boats use trafficked slaves (many from Cambodia and Burma), enabling international retailers like Walmart and Costco being to sell you shrimp for cheap.

So, when workers at a Chipotle call their working conditions “heinous,” it’s hard not to do a bit of an eye roll. Still, 10-12 hour shifts with no breaks to eat (especially when there’s so much awesome guacamole around) isn’t okay and shouldn’t be happening. Neither should unlivable wages for fast-food workers, but that’s a whole other story.

Chipotle reopened the location late yesterday.

SESAME SEED SEARED TUNA (HOME)

SESAME SEARED TUNA

SESAME SEARED TUNA

Tonight my wife wanted tuna for dinner so I rolled the tuna in roasted sesame seeds then seared it on all sides.  Placed it over baby bak choy coated in a lemongrass & parsley buerre blanc & udon noodles in a sweet chili, soy & lime juice sauce with a hint of dried seaweed.  I then topped it off with a lightly pan fried lemon wedge.

 

Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Varieties of Regular Kraft American Singles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NORTHFIELD, Ill. – August 29, 2014 – Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness; therefore, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution. Kraft has had no consumer illness complaints for this product associated with this recall. The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015.

The affected product was shipped to customers across the United States. It was not distributed outside of the United States.

The following varieties are being recalled: 

Product Size
Name of Product
Units/Case
Best When Used By Code Dates
Package Code
Case Code
12 oz. 12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices) 48 20 FEB 2015 and 21 FEB 2015 0 21000 60464 7 00 21000 60464 00
16 oz. 16 oz Kraft American Singles (24 slices) (36 count case) 36 20 FEB 2015 0 21000 61526 1 00 21000 61450 00
16 oz. 16 oz Kraft American Singles (24 slices) (12 count case) 12 20 FEB 2015 0 21000 61526 1 00 21000 61526 00
64 oz. 64 oz (4 lb) Kraft American Singles (4×24 slice) 8 20 FEB 2015 0 21000 63360 9 00 21000 62559 00

Consumers can find the “Best When Used By” dates on the bottom of the product package. No other Kraft Singles products are impacted by this recall.

The affected product was produced at Kraft’s Springfield, MO manufacturing facility.

Consumers who purchased any of these products should not eat them. They should return them to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-396-5512.