Raw turkey products linked to second Salmonella outbreak


Butterball is recalling 39 tons of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund. The recalled products were shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide.

5 confirmed illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of Wisconsin have confirmed five cases of Salmonella illness, four of them in Wisconsin and one in neighboring Minnesota.

The four Wisconsin outbreak victims were residents of a single assisted living facility, according to a spokesperson with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Outbreak strain found in Butterball samples

Three intact packages of Butterball ground turkey were obtained from the Wisconsin residence of that state’s outbreak victims. The strain of Salmonella Schwarzengrund recovered from the ground turkey was closely related, genetically, to the strain recovered from the patients.

List of recalled items

The following recalled raw ground turkey products were produced on July 7, 2018 and bear establishment number “EST. P-7345” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC codes 22655-71555 or 22655-71557 represented on the label.
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 22655-71556 represented on the label.
  • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 22655-71546 represented on the label.
  • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC codes 22655-71547 or 22655-71561 represented on the label
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “Kroger GROUND TURKEY FRESH 85% LEAN – 15% FAT” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC code 111141097993 represented on the label.
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “FOOD LION 15% fat ground turkey with natural flavorings” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 3582609294 represented on the label.

2018 Salmonella Reading outbreak also linked to raw turkey products

CDC is continuing to monitor an earlier outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella Reading illnesses, also linked to raw turkey products. As of the last report, 279 cases have been confirmed from 41 states and the District of Columbia.

One person has died, and 107 have been hospitalized.

An additional 72 illnesses linked to this same outbreak have been reported by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The illnesses have prompted several product recalls in the US and Canada, including two brands of raw pet food in additional to food for human consumption.

What consumers need to know about Salmonella

  • The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.
  • Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.
  • Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

What consumers need to know about the recalled products

  • Do not consume any of the recalled products and do not offer it to your pets.
  • Check your refrigerator and freezer for any recalled products.
  • Discard all recalled products in a protected container (such as a trash bin with a secure  lid) so that children and animals can not access the contaminated food.

 

Recalls and Alerts: February 13 – 16, 2019


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 UPDATE: CDC reports 279 confirmed illnesses, 107 hospitalizations and one death in a multidrug-resistant Salmonella Reading outbreak linked to raw turkey products from a variety of sources. Confirmed cases have been reported in 41 states. Four of the victims lived in households where raw turkey products were fed to pets.

Allergy Alert: Nature’s Path Foods recalls a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals due to undeclared gluten (wheat and barley). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and Best before dates.

Allergy Alert: Ottogi America, Inc. recalls JIN JJAMBBONG’
Spicy Seafood Noodle 4-pack (4.58oz x 4ea; Best before JUN.16.2019) and JIN RAMEN’ MILD TASTE, cup (2.29oz x 6 cup; Best before MAR.26.2019, JUL.25.2019, AUG.01.2019) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Soom Foods, LLC recalls Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva squeeze packs (30mL packets; Code 67333D; Packaged November 27, 2017; Sold between January and September 2018) due to potential Salmonella Tennessee contamination. The recall was initiated after FDA reported finding the pathogen in a sample 

Food Safety Recall: Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. recalls Smoked Silver Salmon (6.5-oz jars; Production code AL81111133) due to risk of Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Sid Wainer and Son recalls Jansal Valley brand Dukkah (2.5 oz tins and 6 x 2.5oz cases; Best by 08/28/2020; Production lots L2033968 (cases) and L2034198 (tins)) due to foreign matter (glass pieces) contamination.

Herbal Supplement Safety Recall: Kingston Pharma, LLC recalls DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts (4-oz amber bottles; All lots; UPC 8 5495400246 3) due to presence of undissolved ingredient (citrus flavonoid) which can cause difficulty in swallowing.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Puresource Inc. recalls Purely Bulk brand Brewer’s Yeast (250g; Product codes 3052916, 3072084, 3089997; UPC 0 65279 10054 7) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: Westpoint Distributors Ltd. recalls Debittered Brewer’s Yeast (various brands, package sizes and UPC; All products sold from February 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019, inclusive) due to undeclared peanut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Bulk Barn Foods Limited recalls Brewer’s Yeast Debittered (sold in bulk; Item code 000941; All products sold up to and including February 14, 2019) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: New Life Mills Town & Country recalls Brewer’s Yeast (1 lb.; All units sold from February 22, 2018 up to and including February 15, 2019) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: Old Fashion Foods recalls Brewers Yeast Debittered (250g & 500g; All units sold up to and including February 11, 2019) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: Greenline Distributors recalls various brands of Debittered Brewer’s Yeast due to undeclared peanut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Bulk Barrel recalls Debittered Brewer’s Yeast (sold in bulk; Item code 699; All products sold up to and including February 12, 2019) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: Trade Technocrats Ltd. recalls Brewer’s Debittered Yeast (114g and 454g; All codes sold between June 6, 2018 and February 15, 2019, inclusive) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: Mainstay Natural Foods recalls Brewer’s Yeast (Approximately 1 lb or 2 lb; All units sold from August 2018, up to and including February 15, 2019) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: Industry recalls Ottogi brand Ramensari (550g (550 g (110 g x 5); Product code 2019.04.24; UPC (outer pkg) 8 801045 522982; UPC (inner pkg) 8 801045 522012) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Nature’s Path Foods Inc. recalls various EnviroKidz brand cereals due to undeclared wheat and gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. recalls Kirkland Signature brand Pepperoni Pizza (1.03kg; All units up to and including February 8, 2019; UPC 40059) due to undeclared egg, soy, mustard and wheat. The recalled product was sold at Costco, 4315 Strandherd Dr, Ottawa, Ontario.

Food Safety Recall: Vivi and Tom Baby Food recalls various Vivi and Tom Baby Food brand baby and toddler foods because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. The recalled products were distributed in Ontario.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE (Denmark): Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Statens Serum Institut and DTU Food Institute have completed their investigation into an August through November 2018 outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 that caused 38 illnesses, including 31 children under the age of five years. Although a definitive source of the outbreak was not identified, epidemiological investigation pointed to beef skewers as the probable source.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Þykkvabæjar ehf recalls Þykkvabæjar Hrásalat / Raw salad (400g; Best before 14.02.2019-07.03.2019) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl recalls Mister Choc Choco & Caramel Bars (270g 6-pack; All Batch Codes Best Before: January 2020) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Speedibake recalls Takeaway 10 Garlic Slices (250g; Batch code SB9039B; Best before 08 February 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK – England specific): Mr Dips recalls Cyprus Jasmine Tzatziki (430g; All batch codes and use-by dates) due to undeclared milk and Cyprus Jasmine Taramasalata (170g; All batch codes and use-by dates) due to undeclared soya, barley (gluten), oats (gluten), rye (gluten) and wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (UK – England specific): Bean & Pod Ltd recalls Dark Chocolate Honeycomb Dairy Free (150g; Batch code 2810180002; Best before 28 June 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Kaasimport Jan Dupont recalls Oliviana brand Ensalada vert (175 gram plastic container; Lot #1319037; Best before 17/04/19) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société SEPOA Delgove recalls SEPOA Delgove brand Kippers fumé au bois de hêtre / Beechwood-smoked kippers (Lot #2009; Best before 04/02/19) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): WEIAND GmbH recalls Kania brand Glass ceramic mills due to foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Mar-Ko Fleischwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Salamini classic (4 x 25g; Best before 06.10.2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Franz Wiltmann GmbH & Co. KG recalls Schinken-Rotwurst (100g; Best before 08.03.2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Delicateur recalls Milbona Gouda young grated cheese (250g; Best before 21.04.2019; Lots 834799538051020190121 and 834799538051021190121) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Corleggy Cheese recalls Cavanbert Raw Cow’s Milk Cheese (All pack sizes; All best before dates up to 14/02/19) and Drumlin Raw Cow’s Milk Cheese (All pack sizes; All best before dates up to 13/03/19) due to Mycobacterium bovis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Toons Bridge Dairy recalls several batches of its mozzarella, halloumi, ricotta and buratta soft cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Kaasspread Groene Pesto / Jumbo Green Pesto cheese spread (Best before 18-04-2019 through 22-04-2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls various Hoogvliet steak and steak strip products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Lidl Sweden recalls Guldgrytan brand Nötfärs 6% (500g; Best before  2019-02-12) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK – Northern Ireland specific): Corleggy Cheese recalls Cavanbert Raw Cow’s Milk Cheese (All pack sizes; All best before dates up to 14/02/19) and Drumlin Raw Cow’s Milk Cheese (All pack sizes; All best before dates up to 13/03/19) due to Mycobacterium bovis contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK ALERT (AUSTRALIA): South Australia Health (SA Health) is investigating 11 cases of Salmonella illnesses linked to three Angkor Bakery locations. The victims reported having eaten Vietnamese rolls from the three bakeries. Nine of the eleven confirmed victims were hospitalized.

 

Human Salmonella illnesses linked to raw pet food; Woody’s launches recall


This story by Phyllis Entis first appeared in Food Safety News and is reposted here with permission

Woody’s Pet Food Deli is recalling three date codes of raw turkey pet food found by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to be contaminated with Salmonella. The agriculture department initiated testing after the Minnesota Department of Health identified a human case of Salmonella Reading linked to the pet food.

Public health officials discovered during their investigation that Woody’s Pet Deli raw turkey pet food was fed regularly to a pet in the household of the infected individual. The pet tested positive for a different strain of Salmonella.

Woody’s is a small Minnesota-based chain of pet food shops, with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Woodbury.

The recalled product was sold in 5-pound plastic containers, identified as “Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey,” and bearing one of the following Use By dates: 01/10/20, 01/12/20, 01/15/20.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an ongoing multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products from multiple sources. The outbreak has been in progress since November 2017. As of Dec. 18, 2018, there had been 216 cases of Salmonella Reading illnesses reported in 38 states. One person has died and 84 have been hospitalized. 

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has been tracking 33 Salmonella illnesses in six provinces. Those patients are linked to raw turkey and raw chicken products. The same outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been recovered from both Canadian and U.S. patients.

No single source or supplier in either the United States or Canada of raw turkey products or of live turkeys has been identified that could account for the whole outbreak.

In November 2018 and again in December 2018, Jennie-O-Turkey Store Sales in Wisconsin and Minnesota respectively recalled nearly 128 tons of raw ground turkey products that were associated with the Salmonella Reading outbreak.

This is the second pet food recall linked to the Salmonella Reading outbreak. In February 2018, Raws for Paws recalled about 4,000 pounds of ground turkey pet food after two children were infected with Salmonella Reading. The outbreak strain was recovered from samples of the Raws for Paws food fed to pets in the household where the children lived. One of the two children was hospitalized with osteomyelitis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection in people usually include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Infected pets may experience diarrhea, fever and vomiting, or may be without symptoms. Even asymptomatic pets may shed Salmonella in their feces, spreading the infection in the environment.

Individuals who have purchased the recalled Woody’s product should throw it out or return it for a full refund. Consumers with questions should telephone their Woody’s store or contact the company by email at info@woodyspetdeli.com.