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July 31, 2020: Red Onions Salmonella Newport Outbreak Investigation

Red Onions Salmonella Newport Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are working with state and local partners on a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections stemming from red onions.  The Public Health Agency of Canada is also investigating a Salmonella Newport outbreak that is seemingly related to the U.S. outbreak. Red Onions Salmonella Newport Outbreak Information On July 31, 2020, the FDA announced that they are working with Canadian health officials to identify the source of the Salmonella Newport outbreak.  Canadian health officials believe U.S. red onions are the potential source of the outbreak.  Canadian officials issued a recall as to U.S. imported red onions. U.S. health officials were able to use this information, as well as epidemiologic information on the U.S. outbreak from CDC officials, to initiate a traceback investigation.  The investigation Read More

July 9, 2020: FDA Gives Additional Update on Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak

FDA’s Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) traceback investigation is ongoing to identify the cause and source of the outbreak.  Salad ingredients such as iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage are items of interest in the investigation.  The inspection is continuing at the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, IL. The FDA’s last update was on June 29, 2020. Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak Update and Information On July 9, 2020, FDA announced an update to their ongoing investigation into the Cyclospora outbreak.   The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a public health notice regarding an ongoing outbreak related to Fresh Express and Cyclospora infections in Canada.  The Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, FDA, and CDC are collaborating on these ongoing Cyclospora investigations. As of July 8, 2020, CDC is reporting a total of Read More

July 8, 2020: Postmarket Surveillance Results for Essure Birth Control Issued by FDA

Essure Postmarket Surveillance Results News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted interim results for the postmarket surveillance study of Essure, a permanent implanted birth control device for women. Sales of Essure in the U.S. stopped in December 2018. Implantation of the Essure birth control device is no longer available as of December 2019. Essure Postmarket Surveillance Results Information On July 8, 2020, the FDA issued its postmarket surveillance results for Essure. The FDA has continued to recommend that women who have been using Essure successfully can and should continue to do so. But, women who believe the device may be related to certain symptoms they have, such as persistent pain, should speak with their doctor about appropriate steps. Patients should discuss the risks and benefits of any procedure with their doctor before deciding on the best Read More

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June 30, 2020: Garland Ventures LTD Issues Recall for Five Cheese Stuffed Shells due to possible Listeria Exposure

Garland Ventures Ltd Stuffed Shells Recall News – Garland Ventures Ltd (Garland Ventures) of Garland, TX has issued a recall for 1,095 cases of its Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination. Garland Ventures Ltd Stuffed Shells Recall Information On June 30, 2020, Garland Ventures issued a recall for its Five Cheese Stuffed Shells product due to a potential Listeria exposure.  The recalled Five Cheese Stuffed Shells product was distributed nationwide in select number of retail stores. The affected stuffed shells product comes in a 10.76oz. aluminum foil tray with clear lid, containing shells with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and parsley, and marked lot# F080SS/F090SS on the bottom of label. Consumers who have purchased the “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. ABOUT LISTERIA Listeria Read More

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June 29, 2020: Hy-Vee Expands Earlier Recall Due to Cyclospora Outbreak

Hy-Vee Salad Recall Expansion News – Hy-Vee, Inc. (Hy-Vee) of West Des Moines, IA, has expanded its earlier recall to include 12 additional salad products across its eight-state region due to the ongoing Cyclospora outbreak. Hy-Vee Salad Recall Expansion Information On June 29, 2020, Hy-Vee announced an expansion of their previous recall to now include 12 additional salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora.  This recall notice comes after Fresh Express expanded their recall, and as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to investigate the Cyclospora outbreak in the Midwest section of the U.S. The newly recalled 12 salad products are in addition to the 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad product that Hy-Vee pulled last week after initial notification of the FDA, CDC, Read More

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June 29, 2020: FDA Provides More Details on Ongoing Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak

Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak Update – Federal and State investigators have collected epidemiologic and trackback information that indicates the likely cause of the Cyclospora bagged salad outbreak stems from products made at the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, IL.  Fresh Express had issued a recall of its Iceberg Salad on June 25, 2020 and later expanded it to several lines of their products on June 27.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) last update was on June 26. Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak Information On June 29, 2020, FDA announced the beginning of an inspection at the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, IL.  They have initiated a traceback investigation to isolate the cause and source of the Cyclospora outbreak.  Fresh Express and FDA officials are working together to identify other retailers Fresh Express supplied with products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, Read More

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June 29, 2020: Fresh Express Issues Recall of Products Containing Iceberg, Red Cabbage and Carrots Due to a Potential Cyclospora Risk

Fresh Express Recall News – Fresh Express has expanded its earlier recall to include its branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and/or carrot ingredients because of a potential Cyclospora contamination.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200 illnesses have been reported in association with the current Cyclospora outbreak occurring mainly in Midwest states. Fresh Express Recall Information On June 27, 2020, Fresh Express recalled multiple products potentially contaminated with Cyclospora.  The Fresh Express recall includes salads that are marked with the letter Z at the beginning of the Product Code, which is located in the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package.  Products containing the ingredients iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrots AND displaying the Product Code Z178, or a lower number, are part Read More

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June 29, 2020: Norpac Fisheries Export Issues Recall for Shrimp Poke due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Norpac Fisheries Export Shrimp Poke Recall News – Norpac Fisheries Export (Norpac) issued a recall for its fresh shrimp poke product, distributed in Hawaii, due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination. Norpac Fisheries Export Shrimp Poke Recall Information One June 28, 2020, Norpac issued a recall for its fresh shrimp poke, distributed in Hawaii between May 11 and June 25, 2020 due to possible Listeria exposure.  Norpac’s fresh shrimp poke was distributed in Hawaii on The Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai through retail stores, specifically Safeway stores. Norpac became aware of the potential Listeria contamination of its shrimp poke product through routine monitoring procedures. Consumers who have purchased Norpac’s Fresh Shrimp Poke are urged to return it to the point of purchase for a full refund. ABOUT LISTERIA Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes Read More

June 27, 2020: Saniderm Products Issues Recall for Advanced Hand Sanitizer

Saniderm Hand Sanitizer Recall News – Saniderm Products (Saniderm) has issued a recall for its 1 Liter Advanced Hand Sanitizer product, produced by Eskbiochem Sa de CV (Eskbiochem), due to possible presence of methanol (wood alcohol). Saniderm Hand Sanitizer Recall Information On June 26, 2020, Saniderm initiated a recall for its Advanced Hand Sanitizer product. It is packaged in a 1 liter clear bottle with an orange twist-top cap, lot number 53131626, and manufactured date of April/1/20. “Made in Mexico” and “Produced by: Eskbiochem SA de CV” should be present on the back label. The affected product is being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol. This recall is being issued due to the recent warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advising consumers to not purchase or use potentially toxic hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem in Read More

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June 26, 2020: Fresh Express Announces Recall of Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad

Fresh Express Iceberg Salad Recall News – Fresh Express has issued a recall of certain Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad products from select stores due to a potential Cyclospora exposure. Fresh Express Iceberg Salad Recall Information On June 25, 2020, Fresh Express announced a recall of its Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad products in relation to the ongoing bagged salad Cyclospora outbreak.  To date, Jewel-Osco, ALDI, and Hy-Vee have issued recalls for their bagged salad products, in conjunction with Fresh Express. This recall affects all product codes of Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad sold in 12 and 24oz. packages with best-if-used-by-dates of May 19 to July 04, 2020 and distributed to certain stores between June 1 and June 21 in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Walmart retail stores are removing the recalled product from store and inventories. Consumers in Read More

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