FDA, CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to shell eggs

Raw shell eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms (Cullman County, Alabama) are being blamed for 14 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses in Tennessee and Alabama according to reports from FDA and CDC.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 10, 2018 to August 7, 2018; two victims were hospitalized.

Thirteen of the 14 outbreak patients reported eating restaurant dishes made with eggs. FDA and state partners traced the source of the shell eggs supplied to these restaurants to Gravel Ridge Farms.

On September 8th, Gravel Ridge Farms recalled Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs (Single Dozen and 2.5 Dozen Flats; Use by 7/25/18 through 10/3/18; UPC 7-06970-38444-6), and has ceased the production and distribution of the product while FDA and the company investigate the source of the contamination.

Recalled product was distributed between 6/25/2018 and 9/6/2018. These products were packaged in a cardboard container and sold primarily in restaurants and retail stores in AL, GA, and TN.

The following retail stores carried the recalled eggs:

Candler Park Market
Grant Park Market
Westview Corner Market
Sevananda Natural Foods
The Merchantile

Piggly Wiggly Clairemont
Piggly Wiggly River Run
Piggly Wiggly Crestline
Piggly Wiggly Bluff Park
Piggly Wiggly Dunnavent Valley
Piggly Wiggly Warrior
Piggly Wiggly Homewood
Western Market Mt. Brook
Western Market Rocky Ridge
Foodland Eva
Warehouse Discount Grocery Hanceville
Warehouse Discount Grocery Cullman 2 locations
Foodland Priceville
Star Market Huntsville
Manna Grocery Tuscaloosa

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the store for refund or discard the product immediately. If any consumers have Gravel Ridge Farms eggs in their refrigerator, they should be discarded, regardless of the date stamped on the package. Consumers with questions may call Dustin Smith at 205-363-1105 M-F Between 8AM and 4PM Central Time.


Recalls and Alerts: September 7 – 9, 2018

Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

OUTBREAK ALERT / Food Safety Recall: Gravel Ridge Farms recalls Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs (Single Dozen and 2.5 Dozen Flats; Use by 7/25/18 through 10/3/18; UPC 7-06970-38444-6) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled eggs were linked to an unspecified number of reported illnesses at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Steve’s Real Food recalls Steve’s Real Food Turducken Recipe dog food (5lb; Lot J155; Best by 6/4/19; UPC 6-91730-15304-5), Quest Emu Diet cat food (2 lb; Lot B138; Best by 5/18/19; UPC 6-91730-17103-2) and Quest Beef Diet cat food (2 lb; Lot A138; Best by 5/18/19; UPC 6-91730-17101-8) due to possible Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


Allergy Alert: Marché Label Terre recalls Salami de poulet olives & poivrons / Chicken salami with olives and peppercorns (286g and 880g; All lots sold up to and including September 6, 2018), due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Randsland Farms Inc. recalls Randsland brand Super Salad Kit (454g; Product code 090318; UPC 0 57225 00005 6) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island


Allergy Alert (Belgium): CAPITAINE COOK recalls Odyssée salade au thon piémontaise (250g; Lot 138 ET 145; Best before 18/05/2021 ET 25/05/2021) due to undeclared milk, egg and sulfites.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Aldi Danmark ApS recalls Strawberry Cheesecake (550g; Best before 31/01/20 and 28/02/20) due to undeclared milk, wheat, eggs and nuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Fazila Foods Limited recalls Fazila’s 5 Large Lamb Kebab Rolls and Fazila’s 5 Large Chicken Kebab Rolls (750g; All best before dates up to and including 28 November 2019) due to undeclared milk and sulfites.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Naajaq Seafood A / S recalls hand-picked prawns (200g; Best before 04-11-2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gebr. Stolle GmbH recalls Culinea Safari Nuggets, frozen (400g; Lot #815106001; Best before 31.08.2019) due to foreign matter (pieces of red plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Landhof „Am Ziegenried“ GmbH recalls Grüne Wiese Sliced cheese with garlic and basil (Best before 17.10.2018) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi recalls The Deli Green Pesto (140g; Use by 16.09.2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Harvest Moon Foods recalls Harvest Moon Natural Hummus (180g; Best before 16.09.2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): BSY POWER OF LIGHT TRADING PTE LTD recalls Guang Li Liang bottled drinking water (320 ml; Batch #18228; Expiry dates 040820, 260820, 290820; Product of Malaysia) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Eggz on the run Pty Ltd recalls Glendenning Farms eggs (Best before dates 8,10,15,17, 22, 24 and 29 September and 1 October 2018) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Sunshine Sprouts recalls various sprout products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): BOI Farming Ltd trading as Bella Vacca Jerseys recalls Bella Vacca brand raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk (750 ml; Batch Numbers 270818, 280818, 310818, 010918 and 030918; Use by 27 August 2018, 28 August 2018, 31 August 2018, 1 September 2018, and 3 September 2018) due to Campylobacter contamination.