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Garland Ventures recalls Five Cheese Stuffed Shells due to Listeria monocytogenes

Garland Ventures Ltd of Garland, Texas, recalled 1095 cases of Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” 10.76 oz containing shells with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parsley, and packed in an aluminum foil container with clear lid was distributed nationwide in limited number of retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential for contamination was noted after samples tested through certified laboratory revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells.” Garland Ventures Ltd ceased the further production and distribution of products immediately. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/garland-ventures-ltd-voluntary-recalls-five-cheese-stuffed-shells-because-possible-health-risk

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

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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Norpac Fisheries Export recalled shrimp poke due to Listeria monocytogenes

Norpac Fisheries Export recalled all fresh shrimp poke distributed in Hawaii on The Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai through its retail customers, specifically Safeway Stores between May 11, 2020, and June 25, 2020, because it has potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. Norpac Fisheries became aware of this problem during their routine Food Safety monitoring procedures, work areas, equipment, surfaces, drains, raw materials, and completed product. As a result of their routine random product and materials testing, the company tested the shrimp used to make the shrimp poke, by having a sample sent to an independent lab for analysis. The results were received on June 25, 2020, indicating a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product using this shrimp. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/norpac-fisheries-export-recalls-shrimp-poke-due-possible-health-risk

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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Continued outbreak investigation of Cyclospora in bagged salads

The FDA, CDC, and state and local partners expend the investigation of the multistate outbreak of Cyclospora linked to products made by Fresh Express. The products include iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. The products were sold Fresh Express-branded products as well as retail store brands sold at ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, ShopRite, Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart. The recalled products were sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Currently, the epidemiologic and traceback information collected by federal and state investigators indicates that a likely cause of this outbreak is products made at the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, Illinois. On June 27, 2020, Fresh Express recalled products containing either iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, or carrots and.  As a result of this recall Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, recalled an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Cyclospora. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-cyclospora-bagged-salads-june-2020?utm_campaign=Outbreak_Cyclospora_06292020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Fresh Express recalls products made in its Streamwood, Illinois production facility with either iceberg lettuce, red cabbage or carrots

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Saniderm Products Issues a recall of 1 L Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer produced by Eskbiochem due to the presence of undeclared Methanol

The FDA announced on its website that Saniderm Products (Saniderm) is voluntarily recalling Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, packaged in 1-liter bottles. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of Methanol (wood alcohol). In response to a recent news alert by the Food and Drug Administration advising consumers of potentially toxic hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico. Methanol exposure “could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning.” To date, Saniderm has not received any reports of adverse events related to the product in question. The product was distributed in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey on April 15, 2020. As a result of Saniderm recall UVT, INC. is voluntarily recalling 38,830 liters of SANIDERM advanced hand sanitizer. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/saniderm-products-voluntarily-issues-regional-virginia-maryland-new-jersey-recall-1-l-saniderm?utm_campaign=Saniderm%20Products%20Voluntarily%20Issues%20Regional%20%28Virginia%2C%20Maryland%2C%20New%20Jersey%29%20Recall&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Saniderm Products (Saniderm) is voluntarily recalling Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer, packaged in 1-liter bottles to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). In response to a recent news alert by the Food and Drug Administration