August 19, 2016: Frozen Corn Recall For 3 Cambridge Farms Brands Due To Potential Health Risk

Frozen Corn Recall Announcement – Cambridge Farms has issued a recall for three different brands of its frozen corn because the products have the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.

Cambridge Farms Frozen Corn Recall Information

According to a company press release the following specific products/production codes are included in the frozen corn recall:

Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag – UPC 8685401734
• Code SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18
• Code SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18
• Code SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18

Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32 oz. Polybag – UPC 8685401717
• Code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18

Key Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag – UPC 7329607091
• Code SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18
• Code SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18

Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn in a 14 oz. Polybag – UPC 7980124561
• Code SWFF/R10308, Best by 4/11/18

Codes can be found on the back of the retail packaging. The recalled frozen corn products were distributed in: NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, VA, NY, CT, NJ, PA, OH, WV, KY, MD and FL, and are sold through retail supermarkets.

Consumers are cautioned that they should not consume any of the recalled frozen corn products.

The frozen corn recall was initiated after routine sampling by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture revealed that the finished product, sampled from a retail store, contained Listeria bacteria. Cambridge Farms, LLC reports that it has ceased the production and distribution of the recalled corn products and will continue to investigate the cause of the problem.

About Listeria

Listeria infection (listeriosis) affects primarily older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis. Please see Listeria Symptoms to learn more about this potentially fatal infection.

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July 29, 2016: Texas Officials Finalize Penalty Agreement With Blue Bell Creameries

Blue Bell Penalty Agreement News – In a press release dated July 29, 2016, Texas health officials reported that a penalty agreement with Blue Bell Creameries had been finalized. As a result of last year’s Listeria outbreak linked to Blue Bell products made in Brenham, TX, the company will pay a monetary penalty and must continue to test and monitor its ice cream products.

Blue Bell Penalty Agreement

According to the press release, the total penalty amount is for $850,000, of which $175,000 must be paid within 30 days. The remaining balance will not have to be paid if Blue Bell follows the terms outlined in the agreement for 18 months. The penalty was issued against Blue Bell Creameries because it allowed contaminated or “adulterated” products to enter the marketplace and cause injury to consumers.

The enforcement agreement extends several requirements from a previous agreement for the next 18 months, including the following:

  • Blue Bell must continue to notify [Texas Department of State Health Services] of any presumptive positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes in ice cream, ingredients, food surfaces, machinery and other equipment in its Brenham plant.
  • The company must maintain its “test and hold” procedures for all finished product, meaning ice cream must be found to be free of pathogens before it can be sold to the public.
  • As a licensed frozen dessert manufacturer, the company also must continue to provide state inspectors with full access to the plant to take samples.

In 2015, Blue Bell temporarily closed its Brenham plant following the discovery of Listeria in certain ice cream products that were linked to 10 cases of listeriosis. The CDC reported that a total of 10 people with listeriosis related to this outbreak were reported across four states as follows: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). All of those sickened were hospitalized and three deaths from Kansas were reported.

July 6, 2016: Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad Recalled Amid Listeria Contamination Concerns

Listeria Potato Salad Recall News

Hearn Kirkwood has recalled its “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Macaroni Salad” because the product may be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause a serious and sometimes fatal infection (also referred to as listeriosis) in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems, although people who are not in one of these risk groups can also suffer from listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Listeria Potato Salad Recall Information

Hearn Kirkwood recalled their salad after they were notifed by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the salad were recalled because of potential Listeria contamination.

The recalled salad was sold through Amazon Fresh in the Bellevue, Washington area between 04/08/16 and 06/13/16. The salad was sold in 6.0 oz. clear plastic containers with the name “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Macaroni Salad,” UPC code 6637511772” and “use by” dates of 04/15/16 to 06/20/16.

Consumers should not eat the recalled salad.

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June 19, 2016: Let’s Do Lunch Sandwiches Recall Because Of Listeria Risk

Let’s Do Lunch Sandwiches Recall

Certain ready-to-eat sandwiches manufactured by Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service are subject to recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes was exposed after routine FDA environmental sampling which found the bacteria on multiple food contact surfaces where the products were produced on several different occasions.

Let’s Do Lunch Sandwiches Recall Details

shutterstock_358463207The products were distributed nationwide directly to a number of school districts and to foodservice distributors that serve school districts.

Those school foodservice distributors were located in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI.

No retail products are affected by this recall.

Information on Listeria and Listeriosis

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there are 1,591 cases of foodborne listeriosis, resulting in 255 deaths, in the U.S. each year. Listeriosis affects primarily older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.

Listeria and Listeriosis Symptoms

Listeriosis symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Infection with Listeria may remain limited to intestinal tract (non-invasive), or the bacteria may spread beyond the intestinal tract (invasive) causing a life-threatening septicemia or meningitis. Other complications may include endocarditis, abscess formation, pneumonia, and eye and or joint inflammation.

Contact the Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Consultation

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. To those suffering due to a Listeria Outbreak, we are ready to help you.

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May 26, 2016: FDA Issues Final Food Defense FSMA Regulation

On May 26, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finished the creation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This action was marked by the completion of the seventh final piece of regulation.

FSMA Regulation Finalized

This new rule signifies the completion of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aims to prevent wide-scale risks to public health by requiring national and international companies to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The new regulation was established in order to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

FDA Issues New FSMA Regulation

Stephen Ostroff, M.D., incoming deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, FDA, explains the need for this new regulation. “Today’s final rule on intentional adulteration will further strengthen the safety of an increasingly global and complex food supply. The rule will work in concert with other components of FSMA by preventing food safety problems before they occur.”

The New FSMA Regulation Details According to the FDA Press Release

In establishing this unprecedented oversight, the FDA requires domestic and foreign food facilities to complete and maintain a written food defense plan that assesses their potential vulnerabilities to deliberate contamination where the intent is to cause wide-scale public health harm.

Food manufacturers are required to comply with the new regulation within three to five years after publication of the final rule, depending on the size of the business. The rule was proposed in December 2013 and takes into consideration more than 200 comments submitted by the food industry, government regulatory partners, consumer advocates and others.


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