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Safeway Voluntarily Recall suspected Listeria contaminated Dip

14 Aug

Safeway has initiated a voluntary recall of its Signature Cafe series 6-Layer Dip  with Sepptember 6 best-before date – due to concerns over Listeria contamination. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Squabbles over American food safety – Why are some politicians against it?

1 Dec
I don’t understand why some Senators and farmers are opposed to something that would benefit all of us.  Food is one of the most important things for the human being and these days when our food come from helter skelter, someone should be checking to see that the food we are eating and paying big bucks for are worth the money.  When things go wrong, we all pay. Our health suffers and our healthcare costs go up unnecessarily just because someone was trying to cut corners.  I do not mind paying a dollar extra for my food if I know it will be properly inspected and the best practices are used in its production and delivery.
   When all is said and done, our health is all we’ve got and we cannot put a price on good health. When we are sick we are poor. The wealthiest people in the world often say “I’d give anything for good health” this should tell us that money cannot buy health.
Kudos to our senators and politicians who are on the right track on this and for those detractors, I say, you need to examine your values and consider whether the public is best served by you being in office.

Peanut butter sandwich cracker recall

19 Jan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that sells Little Debbie snacks announced a recall on Sunday of peanut butter crackers because of a potential link to a deadly salmonella outbreak.

The voluntary recall came one day after the government advised consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods with peanut butter until health officials learn more about the contamination.

The announcement by the company, the McKee Foods Corporation of Collegedale, Tenn., about two kinds of Little Debbie products was another in a string of voluntary recalls after the most recent guidance by health officials.

The South Bend Chocolate Company in Indiana said Sunday that it, too, was recalling various candies containing peanut butter from the Peanut Corporation of America, which is at the center of the inquiry into the outbreak.

In suburban Chicago, Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products recalled several brands of peanut butter cookies it sells through Wal-Mart stores.

McKee said it had not received any complaints about illnesses from people who ate any size peanut butter toasty sandwich crackers or peanut butter cheese sandwich crackers. The recall covers crackers produced on or after July 1.

Officials are focusing on peanut paste, as well as peanut butter, produced at a Blakely, Ga., facility owned by the Peanut Corporation. Its peanut butter is not sold directly to consumers but distributed to institutions and food companies.

The peanut paste, however, is an ingredient in cookies, cakes and other products that people buy in the supermarket.

The outbreak is blamed for at least six deaths. More than 470 people have been sickened in 43 states, and at least 90 had to be hospitalized.

The Kellogg Company, which listed the Peanut Corporation as one of its suppliers, has recalled 16 products. McKee said Kellogg manufactured the Little Debbie crackers covered by the recall.

Most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe, the Food and Drug Administration said Saturday.

Halloween candy recall made in China

30 Oct

 With Halloween fast approaching comes a warning to parents and kids regarding Sherwood brand Pirate’s Gold milk chocolate coins imported from China.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat, distribute or sell the candy.

It is sold across Canada by Costco and may also have been sold in bulk packages or as individual pieces at various dollar and bulk stores.

The chocolate contains melamine which is the same chemical responsible for killing several babies in China, and sickening thousands more.

The following link is from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to provide you with further information.


MAPLE LEAF Products Recalled

25 Aug
In one of the most massive recalls ever in Canada Maple Leaf has been plunged into a nightmare and I am sure will cost this company dearly for the harm  including deaths it has caused many of its customers.

It’s a wake up call for those of us who depend on ready cooked meals. This could happen to any product that is prepared in bulk for us. 

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Elderly, the very young, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.
    This outbreak apparently started in June but the effects are now felt as more and more people are becoming ill with similar symptoms.
 The Company has initiated a voluntary recall of the under-mentioned products, and as a precautionary measure expanded the recall to include all products produced on the two manufacturing lines involved from June 2nd (the earliest affected production date) to present. The Company is also temporarily closing the plant in order to fully reassess all aspects of its food safety procedures at this facility, including supplementary sanitation of equipment and validation of our testing protocols.
Sure Slice Roast Beef and Sure Slice Corned Beef products were involved in a recall announced on Sunday, August 17. Additional products now being recalled include the following, and were largely distributed to foodservice institutions such as restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes and may also be sold at deli counters supplied by foodservice distributors. The retail products affected were distributed nationally.
The products being recalled all carry Establishment No. 97B and have a best before date up to and including those identified in the table below.
                                                                   Up to and
    Product                                          Package     Best Before
     Code     Description                               Size            Date
    26365     Sliced Cooked Turkey Breast              470 g           SE 30
    02106     Schneiders Bavarian Smokies               1 kg           OC 28
    02126     Schneiders Cheddar Smokies                1 kg           OC 28
    21333     Sure Slice Roast Beef                     1 kg           SE 30
    21388     Sure Slice Combo Pack                     1 kg           SE 30
    60243     Deli Gourmet Roast Beef slices            1 kg           SE 30
    02356     Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef               500 g           OC 07
    42706     Roast Beef, Seasoned and Cooked          500 g           OC 07
    21334     Sure Slice Turkey Breast Roast            1 kg           OC 14
    21444     Sure Slice Corned Beef                    1 kg           OC 14
    44938     Montreal Style Corned Beef               500 g           OC 14
    21440     Sure Slice Black Forest Style Ham         1 kg           OC 21
    21447     Sure Slice Salami                         1 kg           OC 21
    21331     Sure Slice Smoked Ham                     1 kg           OC 21
    48019     Schneiders Deli Shaved Corned Beef       200 g           OC 21
    48020     Schneiders Deli Shaved Smoked Meat       200 g           OC 21
    48016     Schneiders Deli Shaved Smoked Ham        200 g           OC 21
    48018     Schneiders Deli Shaved Smoked Turkey
               Breast                                  150 g           OC 21
    48017     Schneiders Deli Shaved Fully Cooked
               Smoked Honey Ham                        200 g           OC 21
    21360     Burns Bites Pepperoni                    500 g        09 JA 01
    99158     Turkey Breast Roast                       1 kg           SE 30
    71330     Roast Beef Cooked, Seasoned             2.5 kg           SE 30
    71331     Corned Beef, Smoked Meat                2.5 kg           SE 30

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