Food Hygiene News - November 22, 2019
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Food Hygiene News - November 22, 2019 Edition
In this episode:
• RECALL: 34,000 pounds of Stater Bros. ground beef potentially contaminated w/ Salmonella
• RECALL: Breakstone’s cottage cheese contaminated w/ foreign materials
• RECALL: Cheez Nips recalled due to the presence of yellow pieces of plastic
• RECALL: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market frozen blackberries w/ Hepatitis A
• RECALL: ANOTHER e.coli outbreak from romaine lettuce
• Non-profit of the week: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue
RECALL: 34,000 pounds of Stater Bros. ground beef potentially contaminated w/ Salmonella
34,000 pounds of ground beef recalled from a California company for potential contamination from Salmonella Dublin. They were produced on July 23, 2019, and sold in Stater Bros. retail locations through California. However, 10 patients in 6 states are ill, with a strain linked back to this ground beef.
RECALL: Breakstone’s cottage cheese contaminated w/ foreign materials
Kraft recalled some lots of Breakstone’s cottage cheese for foreign materials. This includes both small and large curd varieties in 16 and 24 oz. containers. These were shipped to locations throughout the US as well as Latin America.
RECALL: Cheez Nips recalled due to the presence of yellow pieces of plastic
Cheez Nips recalled due to the presence of yellow pieces of plastic from a broken dough scraper that were incorporated into the dough.
RECALL: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market frozen blackberries w/ Hepatitis A
If you live in one of the 11 states that has a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store, and you happened to buy frozen blackberries, please monitor yourself for symptoms of Hepatitis A.
RECALL: ANOTHER e.coli outbreak from romaine lettuce
17 people from 8 states are currently infected with e.coli, and the suspicion is it’s linked to another romaine outbreak. If so, this would be the fifth outbreak since 2017 linked to the leafy vegetable.
Non-profit of the week: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue
Lucky Bulldogs Rescue, a non-profit located in Iowa and started by five volunteers, has a goal to rescue short-snout dogs from commercial breeding system, rehab them, and adopt them out. They focus on breeds like French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, and English Bulldogs. In order to support the dogs, they foster them and provide medical care, all while working to socialize them. To raise money this year, they created a “Dad Bods and Rescue Dogs” calendar for the holidays, and, well, it’s a hoot. If brachycephalic dogs are your jam, you should check them out!