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

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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.

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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.
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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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May 6, 2016: Sunflower Seed Recall Involves Several Major Food Companies

As of May 5, 2016, the nationwide SunOpta sunflower seed recall has expanded to involve several different food companies, including Giant Eagle, Hickory Harvest, and Trader Joes. SunOpta, a major sunflower seed supplier, appears to be the source of the Listeria monocytogenes contamination, which initiated these recalls .

Information on Listeria and Listeriosis Symptoms

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.

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.
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Listeria Lawsuits and Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. We are ready to help you. If you or a loved one was sickened after consuming a Listeria contaminated product and you have a question regarding you legal rights, please fill out the Free Legal Case Evaluation form found on this page.

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Sunflower Seed Recall Details

To see the details of products affected by the sunflower seed recall visit FDA Recalls.

May 3, 2016: Eight Hospitalized in CRF Frozen Foods Listeria Outbreak

On May 3, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report of the ongoing CRF frozen foods Listeria outbreak, making note of the company’s expanded recall the day prior. According to the CDC, eight people over three states were infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria since September 2013.

Of the eight sickened, all were hospitalized, and two died. Those deaths were not caused by listeriosis.

CRF Frozen Foods Listeria Outbreak Recall

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Originally, on April 23, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington issued a recall of frozen peas and corn due to the risk of Listeria contamination. On May 2, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods acknowledged the eight people possibly sickened, and consequentially expanded their recall to include all organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products.

Information on Listeria and Listeriosis Symptoms

he 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.

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.

Listeria Lawsuits and Frozen Vegetables Listeria Outbreak Lawsuit Help

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. We are ready to help you. If you or a loved one was sickened after consuming a Listeria contaminated product and you have a question regarding you legal rights, please fill out the Free Legal Case Evaluation form found on this page. You can also call us toll free, 24/7 at 877-934-6274. Let us help you take the first step toward seeking compensation for your food poisoning injuries.

CRF Frozen Foods Listeria Outbreak Recall Details

CRF Frozen Foods’ recall press release provided the following details:

This expanded recall of frozen vegetables includes all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed in CRF Frozen Foods’ Pasco facility since May 1, 2014. All affected products have the best by dates or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. These include approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, the details of which are listed below.

Products include organic and non-organic: broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, edamame, green beans, Italian beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, root medley, spinach, sweet potatoes, various vegetable medleys, blends, and stir fry packages, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries.

For a complete list of affected products, click CRF Frozen Foods Expands Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk.

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