The USDA-FSIS issued an alert for Bluegrass Provisions Co., (Crescent Springs, KY) that produced sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products are no longer in commerce and are past their use or freeze by dates. The products include BLUE GRASS METTWURST, WALNUT CREEK FOODS Smoked Sausage, SMOKED BRATWURST, and SMOKED BRATWURST WITH CHEESE. The products were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia. The problem was discovered by routine testing, and the results showed one of the products was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The additional products may be affected by cross-contamination. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. FSIS advises all consumers to reheat ready-to-eat products until steaming hot. @ https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts/!ut/p/a1/jY_BCoJAGISfxQdY9jdF9CgLlpa7iGS2l1hMTdhWWa1DT5_SyUhy_tPAN_MzmOMccyWeTS2GplVCTp47F0jAMT0CEQv8AEJqBZlLtyYwZwTOM8AzJyBL2J4QcKm1Mr8gH_7loxUPNjomcY15J4YbalTV4rx4aF2qAemyEFL2SKgrErLUQ49PmM87wRxv7EztXUQtYPY38GP0B1he1d2P-etQpWFtGG85uhP2/?1dmy¤t=true&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Ffsis-content%2Finternet%2Fmain%2Fnewsroom%2Fnews-releases-statements-and-transcripts%2Fnews-release-archives-by-year%2Farchive%2F2020%2Fpha-08072020-01
The CDC reported that as of August 6, 2020, a total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport had been reported from 43 states. This represents an increase of 250 cases in several days. The US cases are located in Alaska (6), Alabama (1), Arizona (14), California (76), Colorado (14), Connecticut (2), Delaware (1), Florida (3), Georgia (1), Idaho (26), Illinois (41), Indiana (2), Iowa (20), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Maine (4), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (36), Minnesota (14), Mississippi (2), Missouri (6), Montana (52), Nebraska (10), Nevada (8), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), New York (5), North Carolina (5), North Dakota (8), Ohio (8), Oregon (85), Pennsylvania (9), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (17), Tennessee (5), Utah (90), Virginia (8), Washington (25), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (7), and Wyoming (16). Of 343 ill people with information available, 85 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported. The onions have various labels, including Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions, and Food Lion. Some foods made with recalled onions, such as deli salads and vegetable mixes, have also been recalled. Publix Super Markets (red onions, packaged by Del Monte Fresh Produce, NA, Inc. and sold in bulk merchandise displays in AL, GA, NC, SC, TN, and VA). Giant Eagle (red, yellow, and white onions sold in produce departments in PA, OH, WV, IN, and MD). Taylor Farms recalled products. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported that as of August 7, 2020, there have been 239 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: Alberta (149), British Columbia (67), Manitoba (13), Saskatchewan (5), Ontario (3), Quebec (1), and Prince Edward Island (1). @ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html#:~:text=CDC%2C%20public%20health%20and%20regulatory,Newport%20infections%20linked%20to%20onions.&text=Do%20not%20eat%2C%20serve%2C%20or,food%20made%20with%20these%20onions.
Food Safety Alert: A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections has been linked to onions.
The FDA posted on its website that Giant Eagle grocery stores have recalled onions and products prepared with the onions. After receiving notice from their supplier, and due to the recall of Thomson International Salmonella related recall. Giant Eagle recalled red, yellow, and white onions sold in produce departments across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Maryland. The recall also includes select prepared foods items that included the affected onions as ingredients sold across the same five states. The prepared foods contain a variety of salads (chicken salads, spinach salad, green bean, etc.), Subs, pasta salads, hoagies, pizza, Heros, various other sandwiches, etc. Giant Eagle promptly removed these products on Saturday, August 1, from its produce and prepared foods departments as soon as it became apparent that some of its onion products may have been affected by the ongoing salmonella outbreak investigation by the FDA and CDC. There are no reported illnesses among Giant Eagle customers to date associated with this recall. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/giant-eagle-voluntarily-issued-august-1st-recall-onions-and-prepared-foods-using-onions-ingredient#:~:text=Giant%20Eagle%20Voluntarily%20Issued%20August,FDA
After receiving notification from onion supplier, Onion 52, that the vendor had sourced onions affected by the recent salmonella-related Thomson International, Inc. onion recall for Giant Eagle, the company pulled all impacted product on Saturday, August 1. Giant Eagle recalled red, yellow and whit
Taylor Farms Texas, a Dallas, TX establishment, is voluntarily recalling products containing onions as a result of the expanded onion recall initiated by Thomson International, Inc., which resulted in a recall by Taylor Farms’ onion supplier. These recalls are due to concerns of the potential for contamination by Salmonella spp. The Taylor Farms recalled are Macaroni Salad, 9.9 oz. ; Rotini Pasta Salad, 10 oz.; Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich, 6.25 oz.; Marketside Diced Yellow Onion 3/8″, 8 oz. tray; Marketside Diced Mirepoix, 10 oz. tray; Marketside Fajita Stir Fry, 8 oz. tray; and Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich, 6.25 oz. Taylor Farms has not received any reports of illnesses to date associated with these recalled items. The recalled products were distributed from 07/30/2020 – 08/01/2020 in Walmart and Kroger. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/taylor-farms-issues-recall-products-containing-onions-because-possible-health-risk
Taylor Farms Texas, a Dallas, TX establishment, is voluntarily recalling products containing onions as a result of the expanded onion recall initiated by Thomson International, Inc., which resulted in a recall by Taylor Farms’ onion supplier. These recalls are due to concerns of the potential for co