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Two Food Recalls You Need To Know About Right Now

When shopping for groceries this week, you’ll want to be extra-careful—per recent food-safety warnings issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two separate recalls are currently in effect. Though no resulting illnesses have been reported as of this writing, the FDA is advising consumers to throw away or return all affected products for a full refund.

First up, look out for some varieties of baby spinach and mesclun leafy greens from Satur Farms, of Cutchogue, New York. On Jan. 23, 2019, Satur Farms voluntarily recalled specific lot numbers of these greens because of possible Salmonellacontamination. This was identified after routine product sampling performed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and New York Department of Agriculture, the two states in which the items were distributed to retailers. You’ll want to keep an eye out for the following batches: Spinach Lot #18494, Spinach Lot #18513, and Mesclun Lot #18520.

The affected retail products have been packaged in plastic clamshell containers labeled with the Satur Farms brand name, in 5-ounce, 10-ounce, and 16-ounce sizes. The food-service versions of these products are packed in sealed poly bags of various sizes (more information on those sizes can be found here)…Read More

Perdue Recalls 16,000 Pounds Of Kids’ Chicken Nuggets Due To “Undeclared Allergens”

On Monday, Jan. 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall on one of your child’s favorite foods — chicken nuggets. According to the USDA’s notice, Purdue is recalling just over 16,000 pounds of kids’ chicken nuggets due to “undeclared allergens” and other misrepresentations of ingredients.

Any time a recall is issued on food, it’s best practice to dispose of any product you have that could be affected. In this case, Perdue is recalling the products because the chicken nuggets contain milk, something the USDA calls a “known allergen,” and it’s not declared on the product label.

Right now, the affected packages are the 12 oz. of “PERDUE Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets” with a use by date of March 11, 2019, and lot codes 17009010 – 19009010. The products have an establishment number “P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspectionRead More

More Than 164,000 Pounds Of Ground Turkey Recalled; 52 More People Sick In Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

(CNN) – Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales Inc. is recalling about 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday.

The recall was announced as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 52 new cases of illness associated with the outbreak. This brings the number of illnesses to 216 people across 38 states since the outbreak began in November 2017. Eighty-four people have been hospitalized, and one death has been reported.

In addition, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday there have been 22 cases of illness in four provinces. The illnesses occurred between April 2017 and this November, but nearly half of the illnesses began in October and last month. Five patients have been hospitalized, and one person died…Read More

SMITH DAIRY ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL ON SMITH’S AND RUGGLES BRAND PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH ICE CREAM AND ACME BRAND PEANUT BUTTER TWIST ICE CREAM

ucm323137Smith Dairy Products Company announced a voluntary recall on SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream, Acme Peanut Butter Twist ice cream, and Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie ice cream. The recall notification was initiated by Pecan Deluxe, the company that manufactures the peanut butter candy pieces in the products.

*Salmonella, 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 products in question are:

DESCRIPTION
UPC
LOTS
SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (1.75 Qt) 70424 08139 060-10 through 155-12
SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (Half Gal) 70424 08139 060-10 through 155-12
Acme Peanut Butter Twist Ice Cream (Half Gal) 29313 46110 03/01/10 through 06/03/12
Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (3 Gal) 70424 08607 060-10 through 155-12
Ruggles Peanut Butter Brownie Crunch (3 Gal) 70424 08639 060-10 through 155-12

For more information, please visit the FDA’s press release.

If you have suffered serious or permanent injuries from consuming products sold with Salmonella, contact the Montana lawyers at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free case evaluation. The Kalispell law office of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. aggressively represents innocent victims who have been personally injured from the negligence of others, including Montana food product liability cases from Salmonella contamination. Our Kalispell lawyers will aggressively fight for your legal rights to compensation while taking the time to personally care for your needs. If you have consumed contaminated food products in Montana, contact the Montana attorneys of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free case evaluation.

DRY AND SMOKED VOBLA FISH RECALLED DUE TO BOTULISM CONCERNS

images (1)LA Star Seafood Co. Inc., Los Angeles, CA is recalling Vobla Dry and Vobla Smoked because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

The sale of improperly eviscerated fish, 5 inches in length or greater, is prohibited because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning which may pose a potentially life-threatening health hazard. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis which may lead to death. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The following products are recalled:

  • Vobla Dry, 20lb bulk boxes, not vacuum packed, no lot numbers or expiration dates.
  • Vobla Smoked, 20lb bulk boxes, not vacuum packed, no lot numbers or expiration dates.

Products were distributed and sold at: Arbat Store, Utah; European Importing, Russian Import, and M and M Market, Northern California; Golden Farms Market, Karabagh Market, and Tashkent Market, Southern California; Global Importing, Oregon; Solomon’s Groceries and Europa, Colorado.

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If you have suffered injuries and damages as a result of Botulism from a purchased product, contact the Kalispell lawyers of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation.

For more than 18 years, Bliven Law Firm, P.C. lawyers have represented personal injury victims and have won Millions in settlements and judgments for their clients.

SUB SANDWICHES RECALLED AFTER THREAT OF CONTAMINANT DISCOVERED

M.E. Thompson, Inc. is expanding the recall of its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong, to include Italian Footlong, and Classic Cuban, because the products have 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. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

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For more than 18 years, the Kalispell law firm of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. has represented the innocent victims of Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Lakeside, Whitefish, Libby, Troy and the Flathead Valley who have been injured by the negligent acts of third parties.

If you suspect you have suffered food poisoning because of food bought or prepared by a third-party contact one of the three Kalispell Lawyers at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to legal compensation for your injuries.

NIKE ALL-AMERICAN SANDWICH RECALLED BECAUSE OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

Landshire of St. Louis, MO is initiating a voluntary recall of 1,751 cases of the Nike All-American sandwich 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.

The Nike All-American sandwiches were distributed Nationwide at Retail Supermarkets.

The sandwich subject to the recall is: Landshire Nike All-American. This is a pre-packaged, individually wrapped white package sandwich. Sandwich weight is 7.25ounces (206grams). UPC code is 0 9748801741 5. The sandwiches involved have a lot number of 11 237 6. The lot number is printed in black ink on the side or back of the package. No other products or code dates are affected by this recall; this recall does not include the Red Packaged Nike Super Poorboy sandwich.

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If you have suffered sickness or illness from consuming this product or other products as a result of Listeria Monocytogenes, or other bacteria or contaminants, contact the law offices of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. a Montana law firm, located in Kalispell, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

SALMONELLA FOUND IN ORGANIC EGGS

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are investigating illnesses in at least six people in Minnesota that are connected with a recall of organic shell eggs due to contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. The contaminated eggs were traced back by the MDA to Larry Schultz Organic Farm of Owatonna, where environmental testing confirmed the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis. Larry Schultz Organic Farm is cooperating with the MDA investigation and has issued a voluntary recall of the products.

Routine reportable disease monitoring by state health officials identified six cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infection with the same DNA fingerprint. The individuals became ill between August 12 and September 24. The illnesses occurred in both children and adults, and all are residents of the seven-county metropolitan area. Three of the cases were hospitalized but have since recovered. Five of the six cases have reported eating eggs from the Larry Schultz Organic Farm purchased at grocery stores or co-ops.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in very young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Anyone who believes they may have become ill with Salmonella should contact their health care provider.

If you think you have been poisoned by Salmonella from eggs or another food product, please contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. a Montana law firm. For over 25 years, we have helped Montanans receive compensation for unsafe food product cases and other personal injury cases.

SALMONELLA FOUND IN BAGGED SPINACH

Church Brothers, LLC is voluntarily recalling 560 bags of clipped spinach as a precautionary measure after one bag tested positive for Salmonella during a random USDA Microbiological Data Program sampling. The recalled product was processed on October 6, 2011 and shipped in 2.5 pound bags to Super King Markets in Los Angeles, California. The bagged spinach affected by this recall was available for sale beginning October 7, 2011 and has a “best if used by” date of 10/23/11.

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.

For more information click here

If you have become ill after consuming Salmonella poisoned products, please contact the offices of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For over 25 years, the law offices of Bliven Law Firm, P.C., a Montana law firm located in Kalispell, has helped innocent victims of negligence in food poisoning and other cases.

UNDECLARED ALLERGENS FOUND IN FIBER ONE BARS

General Mills is voluntarily recalling a single day’s production of Chocolate flavor Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars because of a labeling issue. Product produced on this date may have been packaged incorrectly, and may contain sensitive ingredients not listed on the box’s ingredient label, including the potential allergen peanuts.

A production error resulted in a limited number of properly labeled, individually wrapped Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bar packages being inserted into 5-count boxes labeled as Chocolate Flavor Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars.

If you have become sick from eating Fiber One bars, please contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. as you may be entitled to compensation. Bliven Law Firm, P.C. is a Montana law firm located in Kalispell, dedicated to helping innocent victims of defective and unsafe products.