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Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Vibrio Real-Time PCR Kit Receives AOAC Validation

Quality Assurance Mag - July 2, 2020 - 5:25am
Hercules, Calif.-based Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced that AOAC International has validated its iQ-Check Vibrio Real-Time PCR Kit to detect the presence of the three main Vibrio species found in raw or undercooked seafood (V. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus, and V. vulnificus) with a fast enrichment time. To obtain this approval through the AOAC’s Performance Tested Methods program, a validation study was performed that demonstrated no significant differences between the iQ-Check Vibrio Real-Time PCR Kit method and the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual “Chapter 9 Vibrio” (May 2004) reference method, even with the shortened enrichment time offered by Bio-Rad’s method.

The assay was validated for use with 125-gram test portions of cooked shrimp as well as 25-gram portions of cooked and raw shrimp, raw mussels, raw oysters, and raw tuna. The iQ-Check Free DNA Removal Solution, which removes problematic free DNA from the sample with a nontoxic and easy-to-use procedure, was also validated for all of the sample types.

The iQ-Check Vibrio Real-Time PCR Kit method was approved for use with the Bio-Rad Vibrio Enrichment Broth (after a seven- to nine-hour enrichment period) and alkaline phosphate water (after a six- to 18-hour enrichment period).

For more information visit bio-rad.com/vibrio.

 

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Stay Food Safe this July Fourth

Many Americans will be celebrating the Fourth of July outdoors this year a little differently, with celebrations at home, including backyard barbecues and picnics perhaps with only your household. No matter how you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) encourages you to make food safety and other public health recommendations a part of your celebration.
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Shrimp Poke Recall

US Food Safety - June 30, 2020 - 11:38am

Norpac Fisheries Export is recalling all fresh shrimp poke distributed in the Hawaiian Island between May 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020 because it has potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

Product was distributed in Hawaii on The Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai through its retail customers, specifically Safeway Stores.

Any fresh shrimp poke purchased from their stores from May 11th, through June 25, 2020 would be potentially contaminated.

Shrimp poke is distributed as pre-mixed in plastic pouches and go to service counter and then dishes out in various weight increments into a “deli cup”. This is a photo of product and label.

“No illnesses have been reported to date.”

We became aware of this problem during our routine Food Safety monitoring procedures, as we perform laboratory analysis of our work areas, equipment, surfaces, drains, raw materials and completed product. As a result of our routine random product and materials testing, we tested the shrimp used to make the shrimp poke, by having a sample sent to an independent lab for analysis. The results were received June 25, 2020 indicating a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. We are proceeding under the cautious assumption that all of the shrimp from our supplier is contaminated.

Our company has ceased the production and distribution of the product using this shrimp, as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the exact source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Fresh Shrimp Poke are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-808-842-3474 Mon – Fri 8:00am. – 5:00pm. (HST, Hawaii standard time).

Product Photos

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Fresh Express Issues a Precautionary Recall of Products Containing Iceberg, Red Cabbage and Carrots Produced at Streamwood, IL Facility

US Food Safety - June 30, 2020 - 11:30am

Fresh Express has issued a recall of branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 200 illnesses have been reported in connection with a current outbreak of Cyclospora occurring in primarily Midwest states.

The Fresh Express recall includes only those salads that are clearly marked with the letter Z at the beginning of the Product Code, which is located in the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package. Products containing the ingredients iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrots AND displaying the Product Code Z178, or a lower number, are recalled.

Recalled products were distributed to select retail stores between June 6 and June 26 in various states including, for example, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

No other Fresh Express products are subject to recall.

Fresh Express customers have been notified of the recall and instructed to immediately remove recalled products from all store shelves, distribution, and other inventories to ensure they are no longer available for sale or consumption.

Consumers who may have a recalled salad should discard it immediately and not eat it. Consumers with questions, or to obtain refunds, may contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 on Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time.

Fresh Express takes food safety matters very seriously, stringently follows all mandated regulations and implements preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks. Fresh Express is working in close coordination with FDA in its continuing investigation to identify a definitive source of the current Cyclospora outbreak.

Recalled Product Details

Fresh Express Precautionary Recall 06/27/2020
Streamwood IL Facility-Produced Salads Containing Iceberg Lettuce, Red Cabbage or Carrots AND Product Code
of Z178 or a Lower Number
(No other Fresh Express salads are included in this recall)

BRAND/PRODUCT NAME/SIZE SELECT STORE UPC PRODUCTION CODE USE BY OR BEFORE POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES IN SELECT STORES Fresh Express America’s Fresh Old Fashioned Cole Slaw
14 oz   071279123011   Z178 or Lower   Jul-13 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express America’s Fresh 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw 14 oz   071279123004   Z178 or Lower   Jul-14 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Asian 12 oz   071279302027   Z178 or Lower   Jul-13 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Bacon & Bleu 10.9 oz   071279306063   Z178 or Lower   Jul-12 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit BBQ Ranch 11.3 oz   071279309071   Z178 or Lower   Jul-12 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar 11.4 oz   071279306049   Z178 or Lower   Jul-12 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Pomegranate 10.3 oz   071279309101   Z178 or Lower   Jul-14 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Poppyseed 11.7 oz   071279309118   Z178 or Lower   Jul-14 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Southwest 5 oz   071279306025   Z178 or Lower   Jul-12 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Sunflower Crisp 11.1 oz   071279309064   Z178 or Lower   Jul-13 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Thai ‘N’ Cashews 11.7 oz   071279309248   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Chopped Kit Thai ‘N’ Cashews 11.7 oz 071279309248 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI Fresh Express Fancy Greens 7 oz   071279241005   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Farmer’s Garden 9 oz   071279281025   Z178 or Lower   Jul-9 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Chopped Asian 6.25 oz   071279407111   Z178 or Lower   Jul-9 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Mediterranean 12 oz   071279407142   Z178 or Lower   Jul-9 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Turkey & Bacon Chef 5.75 oz   071279407081   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Green & Crisp / Verde y Crujiente 11 oz   071279108049   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Green & Crisp / Verde y Crujiente 11 oz   071279108049   Z178 or Lower   Jul-7 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 12 oz   071279103020   Z178 or Lower   Jul-10 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 24 oz   071279104119   Z178 or Lower   Jul-12 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 3 lbs.   071279106014   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 12 oz   071279103020   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Italian 9 oz   071279211008   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Lettuce Trio / Lechuga Trío 9 oz   071279108094   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Premium Romaine / Lechuga Romana Especial 9 oz   071279108087   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Premium Romaine / Lechuga Romana Especial 9 oz   071279108087   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit Asian Avocado 9.7 oz   071279126043   Z178 or Lower   Jul-10 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit Smoked BBQ Sriracha 11.1 oz   071279126029   Z178 or Lower   Jul-10 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express SHREDS Iceberg 14 oz   071279152004   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express SHREDS 8 oz   071279151014   Z178 or Lower   Jul-10 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Veggie Lover’s 11 oz   071279281001   Z178 or Lower   Jul-9 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Fresh Express Veggie Spring Mix 7 oz   071279281049   Z178 or Lower   Jun-25 AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV Giant Eagle American (Family
Size) 24 oz 030034930370 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Chopped Asian
Style Salad Kit 12 oz 030034923310 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Chopped BBQ
Ranch Salad Kit 11.3 oz 030034923303 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Chopped Chipotle
Cheddar Salad Kit 11.4 oz 030034923389 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Chopped
Mediterranean Salad Kit 9.9 oz 030034923372 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Chopped Southwest Style Salad Kit
11.5 oz   030034923327   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11   MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Chopped Sunflower
Crisp Salad Kit 11.1 oz 030034923396 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Coleslaw 16 oz 030034923099 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Life’s Getting Fresher Fresh American Blend
11 oz   030034923105   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11   MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Fresh Garden Salad Blend 12 oz   030034923198   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11   MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Fresh Italian Blend 9 oz 030034923112 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Fresh Romaine Garden Salad Blend 12 oz   030034923167   Z178 or Lower   Jul-11   MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Life’s getting
Fresher Fresh Shredded Iceberg Lettuce 8 oz   030034923150   Z178 or Lower   Jul-10   MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Life’s Getting
Fresher Veggie Lovers 11 oz 030034923280 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 MD, OH, PA, WV Giant Eagle Shredded Lettuce
16 oz 030034923204 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 MD, OH, PA, WV Hy-Vee American Salad Mix
12 oz 075450120479 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Asian
Salad 13.7 oz 075450246681 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Avocado
Ranch Salad 12.8 oz 075450247152 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Chipotle
Cheddar Salad 11.4 oz 075450246728 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Southwest
Salad 13.4 oz 075450246698 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Chopped Kit Sunflower
Crunch Salad 13.2 oz 075450246704 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Cole Slaw Mix 16 oz 075450120516 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Garden Salad 12 oz 075450246742 Z178 or Lower Jul-3 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Greener Supreme Salad
Mix 12 oz 075450120462 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Italian Salad Mix 10 oz 075450120486 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Romaine Salad Mix
12 oz 075450120585 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Shredded Lettuce 8 oz 075450120530 Z178 or Lower Jul-6 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Hy-Vee Veggie Deluxe Salad
Mix 12 oz 075450085303 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, WI Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped
Salad Kit 12 oz 4099100086966 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI Little Salad Bar Chef Salad
6.2 oz 4099100107364 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI Little Salad Bar Classic
Coleslaw 14 oz 0041498302177 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI Little Salad Bar Garden Salad
12 oz 4099100082975 Z178 or Lower Jul-3 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI Little Salad Bar Southwest
Chopped Salad Kit 12 oz 4099100087024 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI Little Salad Bar Sunflower
Chopped Salad Kit 11.1 oz 04099100087901 Z178 or Lower Jul-12 AR, IA, IN, IL, MN, MO, SD, WI Marketside Baby Greens Salad
6 oz 681131027922 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Asian 13.7 oz 681131007047 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Avocado Ranch 9.5 oz 681131221320 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Cherry Almond Gorgonzola
3.8 oz   681131148375   Z178 or Lower   Jul-6   IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Kale Pecan Cranberry 681131221528 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Chopped Salad Kit
Southwest 13.4 oz 681131007061 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Sunflower Bacon Crunch
13.8 oz   681131148344   Z178 or Lower   Jul-8   IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Sunflower Bacon Crunch
22.1 oz   681131276535   Z178 or Lower   Jul-8   IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Classic Iceberg
Salad 12 oz 681131328944 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Classic Iceberg
Salad 24 oz 681131328951 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Crisp Greens
12 oz 681131387552 Z178 or Lower Jul-7 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Kale Slaw 12 oz 681131221573 Z178 or Lower Jul-6 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Premium Romaine
Salad 18 oz 681131388078 Z178 or Lower Jul-8 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Premium Romaine
Salad 9 oz 681131387538 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Shredded Iceberg
Lettuce 16 oz 681131532099 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Shredded Iceberg
Lettuce 8 oz 681131328968 Z178 or Lower Jul-9 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Marketside Tri-Color Cole Slaw
14 oz 681131387484 Z178 or Lower Jul-10 IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI Signature Farms Coleslaw
3 Color 14 oz 021130111961 Z178 or Lower Jul-13 IA, IN, IL Signature Farms Garden Salad
12 oz 021130981359 Z178 or Lower Jun-27 IA, IN, IL Signature Farms Lettuce Shreds
8 oz 021130112180 Z178 or Lower Jul-3 IA, IN, IL Signature Farms Green & Crisp
11 oz 021130419128 Z178 or Lower Jul 14 IA, IN, IL Signature Farms Premium
Romaine 9 oz 021130419166 Z178 or Lower Jul 14 IA, IN, IL Wholesome Pantry Organic Chopped Sesame Asian Salad
Kit 10.9 oz   041190066308   Z178 or Lower   Jul-12   CT, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA Wholesome Pantry Organic
Sesame Asian Salad Kit 13 oz 041190066292 Z178 or Lower Jul-11 CT, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA

 

Original Press Release

 

CORE’s investigation

Company Contact Information

Consumers: Fresh Express Consumer Response Center (800) 242-5472

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Garland Ventures LTD Voluntary Recalls Five Cheese Stuffed Shells Because of Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety news - June 29, 2020 - 10:00pm
Garland Ventures Ltd of Garland, Texas is voluntary recalling 1095 cases of Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people,
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Hy-Vee expands Salad Recall

US Food Safety - June 29, 2020 - 11:23am

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Fresh Express – which manufactures the product – announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) expanded its investigation of an outbreak of Cyclospora in the upper Midwest section of the United States. The 12 salads are in addition to the 12 oz. Hy-Vee Bagged Garden Salad product that Hy-Vee pulled last week after initial notification of the investigation. Hy-Vee now has 13 private label bagged salad products (all expiration dates) that are being recalled as a result.

The products were distributed to Hy-Vee grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The list below outlines the 13 products that have been recalled. No other Hy-Vee branded salads are impacted by today’s recall.

UPC DESCRIPTION SIZE 0-07450-24669 HY-VEE SOUTHWEST CHOPPED SALAD KIT 13.4 OZ 0-07545-12053 HY-VEE SHREDDED ICEBERG 8 OZ 0-75450-08530 HY-VEE VEGGIE DELUXE SALAD 12 OZ 0-75450-12046 HY-VEE GREENER SUPREME BLEND 12 OZ 0-75450-12047 HY-VEE AMERICAN BLEND SALAD 12 OZ 0-75450-12048 HY-VEE ITALIAN BLEND SALAD 10 OZ 0-75450-12051 HY-VEE COLESLAW MIX 16 OZ 0-75450-12058 HY-VEE ROMAINE GARDEN SALAD 12 OZ 0-75450-24668 HY-VEE ASIAN CHOPPED SALAD KIT 13.7 OZ 0-75450-24670 HY-VEE SUNFLOWER CHOPPED SALAD KIT 13.2 OZ 0-75450-24672 HY-VEE CHIPOTLE CHEDDAR CHOPPED KIT 11.4 OZ 0-75450-24674 HY-VEE GARDEN SALAD 12 OZ 0-75450-24715 HY-VEE AVOCADO RANCH CHOPPED KIT 12.8 OZ

Customers who purchased any of these products should discard them or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis begin an average of seven days after ingestion of Cyclospora. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis may include: watery diarrhea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and low-grade fever. If not treated, symptoms can persist for several weeks to a month or more. People who are in poor health or who have weakened immune systems may be at higher risk for severe or prolonged illness.

Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.

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Allergy Alert for Undeclared Tree Nut in Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices Issued by Whole Foods Market Stores in California, Idaho, and Nevada

CDC Food Safety news - June 28, 2020 - 10:00pm
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices from 36 stores in California, Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nevada, due to an undeclared tree nut (walnut) allergen.
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Salad Supplier Recall Expanded after Potential Cyclospora Contamination; Hy-Vee Pulls Additional Salads as a Result

CDC Food Safety news - June 28, 2020 - 10:00pm
Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora.
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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Recalls Chicken Breast Nugget Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 59,800 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material.
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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Recalls Chicken Breast Nugget Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety news - June 28, 2020 - 9:00am
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 59,800 pounds of fully cooked chicken breast nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material.
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Norpac Fisheries Export Recalls Shrimp Poke Due to Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety news - June 27, 2020 - 10:00pm
Norpac Fisheries Export is recalling all fresh shrimp poke distributed in the Hawaiian Island between May 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020 because it has potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
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Fresh Express Issues a Precautionary Recall of Products Containing Iceberg, Red Cabbage and Carrots Produced at its Streamwood, IL Facility Due to a Potential Cyclospora Risk

CDC Food Safety news - June 26, 2020 - 10:00pm
Fresh Express, out of an abundance of caution, has issued a voluntary recall of branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. According to the Centers
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Jewel-Osco Recalls Bagged Signature Farms Garden Salad

US Food Safety - June 25, 2020 - 11:40am

In cooperation with the Fresh Express recall of bagged salads potentially linked to an outbreak of Cyclospora infections in the Midwest, Jewel-Osco is  recalling bagged Signature Farms Garden Salad sold in its stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

The recalled Signature Farms Garden Salad was sold in 12-ounce bags in the Produce section. The recalled products have BEST IF USED BY dates of May 16 through July 4 (5-16-20 through 7-04-20). The BEST IF USED BY date is printed on the top right corner of the front of the package. The product has a UPC code of 21130 98135, which can be found on the back of the package and bears the unique plant number S5417.

Consumers are asked to check their refrigerators for the recalled product. Consumers who have purchased the product are asked to discard or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Jewel-Osco at 1-877-723-3929.

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Fresh Express Voluntarily Issues Recall of Limited Quantity of Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad

CDC Food Safety news - June 24, 2020 - 10:00pm
Fresh Express, out of an abundance of caution, has issued a recall of a limited quantity of Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad from select stores as a precautionary measure due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.
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Beyond Better Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Mislabeled Chocolate Peanut Butter Pints

CDC Food Safety news - June 24, 2020 - 9:11am
Beyond Better Foods, LLC, is recalling select pints from a single production run of Enlightened brand Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream pints because they may have been packaged in Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter containers and thus contain undeclared milk ingredients
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In Association with Fresh Express Inc., ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Little Salad Bar Garden Salad

CDC Food Safety news - June 23, 2020 - 1:02pm
In cooperation with Fresh Express Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI has removed Little Salad Bar Garden Salad from select stores as a precautionary measure due to possible Cyclospora infection.
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Mount Franklin Foods, LLC dba Azar Nut Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in "7-Select Yogurt Pretzels"

CDC Food Safety news - June 23, 2020 - 8:10am
Mount Franklin Foods, LLC dba Azar Nut Company of El Paso, TX is voluntarily recalling its 5-ounce packages of "7-Select Yogurt Pretzels" because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume t
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Golden Nutrition Inc. Recalls Anti-viral Immune Enhancement Because Labels Are Not in Compliance

CDC Food Safety news - June 22, 2020 - 10:00pm
Golden Nutrition Inc. of Opa Locka, Florida is recalling four (4) Lots of Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement Capsules because the label makes unsubstantiated health claims. The recalled Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement were distributed to distributors through orders. The distribution is in Puerto Rico whe
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FDA Adds QR Code Security Measure to Certain Food Export Certificates

Quality Assurance Mag - June 22, 2020 - 7:40am
Beginning June 29, 2020, the FDA export certificates for human food products, "Certificate to a Foreign Government" and "Certificate of Exportability," will include a unique QR code to enable easier verification of their authenticity.

This added security measure means that anyone who receives a certificate from a U.S. exporter can scan the QR code and see a copy of the certificate as issued by FDA. The use of QR codes will expedite verification of FDA-issued export certificates compared to the current system, which requires a stakeholder to create an account, contact FDA to activate the account, and log in to verify the authenticity of certificates. 

FDA is also updating the format of these certificates to streamline the display of certificate data. For more information and examples, visit: Examples of CFSAN-Issued Export Certificates. In conjunction with these changes, the FDA will also be launching a new portal to streamline the process for verifying the authenticity of certificates without QR codes to be released June 29. 

Although FDA will begin issuing the updated certificates on June 29, the agency requests that importing countries continue to honor and accept any certificates issued with the previous format, through their expiration dates.

Review of a certificate may be required by foreign countries as part of the process to import a product into those countries. FDA issues certain export certificates for some CFSAN-regulated food products upon request from industry. FDA does not require export certificates to export foods to foreign countries.

For more information, visit Online Verification of Export Certificates for Food.

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