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Metro Ontario recalls 21 products due to Salmonella contamination

On Saturday (Nov. 28), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a notice that Metro Ontario Inc. recalled 21 Metro brand products due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The CFIA announced that the products include units sold up to and including Nov. 27 across Ontario. The products include salmon torenados, Cod Vegetable Roast, Tilapia Roast Stuffed Vegetable /Cheese, tropical green juice, Hawaiian Green Juice, spinach-fruit salad with nuts, and rainbow trout stuffed with vegetable and cheese. Metro Ontario Inc. triggered the recall and noted that no illnesses connected with the affected products’ consumption had been reported. @ https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-recall-warnings-and-allergy-alerts/2020-11-28/eng/1606600071713/1606600071916

Metro Ontario Inc. is recalling certain Metro brand products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

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Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor recalled undercooked ready-to-eat chicken breast products

The USDA-FSIS announced on its website that Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor (San Diego, California) recalled ~ 1,115 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products. The ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast items were produced on October 23, 2020. These items were shipped to institution locations in California and were sold directly to retail consumers. Customer complaints that the ready-to-eat chicken product appeared to be undercooked triggered the recall.  No illnesses were reported due to the consumption of this product.  @  https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2020/recall-027-2020-release

Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor, a San Diego, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,115 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products.

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CFIA announced that Fresh Attitude recalled baby spinach due to Salmonella

The CFIA announced on its website that Vegpro International recalls Fresh Attitude brand baby spinach from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. The company triggered this recall. Vegpro distributed the recalled baby spinach in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The recalled spinach has best-by dates through Dec. 4-5 and is packaged in 312g and 142g. To date, there hadn’t been any reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. @ https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-recall-warnings-and-allergy-alerts/2020-11-26/eng/1606439055882/1606439056179

Vegpro International is recalling Fresh Attitude brand Baby Spinach products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

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Shenandoah Growers of imported organic Basil due to Cyclospora

The FDA announced on its website that Shenandoah Growers, Inc (Harrisonburg, VA), has issued a limited, voluntary recall of approximately 15,000 units in select packages due to possible health risk from Cyclospora. These were packed under branded and private label fresh-cut organic-certified basil clamshells at its Jefferson, GA facility and Harrisonburg, VA facility.  The recalled products were distributed to select retail stores between 10/20/2020 and 10/30/2020 in various states, including Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Washington DC. The precautionary recall is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a package pulled by the Florida Department of Agriculture on 11/2/2020 from a retail store in Florida indicated the potential presence of Cyclospora. The products were harvested and packed nearly 4 weeks ago and should no longer be in commerce. The company has no knowledge of any illness reported or related to this product. @ https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/shenandoah-growers-inc-issues-limited-voluntary-recall-certain-imported-organic-basil-because

Shenandoah Growers, Inc (Harrisonburg, VA) out of an abundance of caution, has issued a limited, voluntary recall of approximately 15,000 units in select packages, due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.