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Recall roundup: clover sprouts, salmon products and shrimp

Posted: 18 March 2020 | | No comments yet

Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.

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Chicago Indoor Garden recalls products containing Red Clover Sprouts

Chicago Indoor Garden is recalling all products containing Red Clover Sprouts. The Red Clover Sprouts were identified as being contaminated with E. coli 0103. The products were distributed to Whole Foods throughout the Midwest, Coosemans Chicago Inc., Battaglia Distributing, and Living Waters Farms.

red clover sprouts in a bowl

Red Clover Sprouts

E. coli are mostly harmless bacteria that live in the intestines of people and animals and contribute to intestinal health. However, eating or drinking food or water contaminated with certain types of E. coli can cause mild to severe gastrointestinal illness. Some types of pathogenic (illness-causing) E. coli, such as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli(STEC), can be life-threatening.

People infected with pathogenic E. coli can start to notice symptoms anywhere from a few days after consuming contaminated food or as much as nine days later. Generally, the symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhoea, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting.

Consumers who have purchased the product have been advised not to consume it and throw it away or return to the facility immediately.

Raw Seafoods, Inc. recalls Wegmans Brand Oven Safe Salmon Teriyaki and Oven Safe Ginger Salmon

Raw Seafoods, Inc is initiating a limited voluntary recall of Wegmans Brand Oven Safe Salmon Teriyaki and Oven Safe Ginger Salmon due to an undeclared wheat allergen, which was manufactured by Raw Seafoods, Inc. for Wegmans.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported at this time. However, people who have an allergy to wheat may have a serious allergic reaction if they consume these products or products containing a wheat allergen.

The recalled product was distributed to Wegmans stores in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Consumers who have purchased the designated products are instructed to return the products to their place of purchase. Raw Seafoods, Inc. is working in partnership with the FDA to conduct this recall. The company is also taking the necessary steps to address this issue and has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

AFC Distribution Corp. recalls Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi)

AFC Distribution Corp. (AFC) of Rancho Dominguez, California is voluntary recalling Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi), utilised in various prepared menu, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an organism which can cause illnesses such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and chills.The recalled ingredient, Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi), was distributed to designated retail AFC sushi counters, where it is further processed into prepared sushi items, within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centres in the following US states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, AD, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY.

To date there have been no confirmed illnesses.

While AFC has ceased using the recalled ingredient, the company has urged anyone who has any AFC product containing Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp to discard or return the product to their point of purchase for a full refund.

Further information regarding the above recalls can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

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