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Miami firm recalls 188.5 tons of curry spices because of lead

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Miami’s Oriental Packing Co. Inc. late Friday recalled roughly 188.5 tons  of  blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead. Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. The New York State Health Department discovered the lead contamination in the finished products during… Continue Reading

Baking mixes recalled nationwide because of E. coli in flour

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A Kansas company has issued a nationwide recall of baking mixes packaged under more than a dozen brands because they were made with flour from General Mills that has been recalled because it has been linked to an ongoing E. coli O121 outbreak. “The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online… Continue Reading

FSIS announces expanded meat recall for misbranding and undeclared allergens

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced an expansion of the Aug. 6 recall by South River, NJ-based Al Shabrawy Meat Inc. of an undetermined amount of baster, sausage, soujouk, salami, mortadella, makanek, and bologna products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The expansion of the recall is based on… Continue Reading

30 tons of ground beef recalled because of metal fragment

Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC has recalled 3-pound, 5-pound and 10-pound chubs of ground beef because of possible contamination with metal fragments.

A Texas beef processor is recalling more than 30 tons of meat after a consumer reported finding a metal fragment of Hill Country Fare brand ground beef. Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC of Corpus Christi recalled the 60,350 pounds of ground beef today, reporting that all of the implicated meat was shipped to three H-E-B… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Cookies recalled for metal fragments; sugar connection unclear

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UPDATED CONTENT: A spokeswoman for ShopRite responded to Food Safety News after this article was posted. Her comments have been added throughout below. Cookies sold at ShopRite stores are being recalled because they may contain small metal fragments. A recall alert — dated Aug. 5 but not emailed until today by the Food and Drug Administration —… Continue Reading

Six brands of turmeric added to recall for excessive lead

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A New Jersey company has expanded its recall of ground turmeric to include additional brands distributed nationwide. Excessive lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children, has been confirmed in the spice. Gel Spice Inc. of Bayonne, NJ, initially recalled its Fresh Finds branded ground turmeric the last week of July. “Routine… Continue Reading

Fresh sprouts from Denver linked to 9-state outbreak

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At least 30 people across nine states have fallen ill in an outbreak of Salmonella infections traced to “Living Alfalfa Sprouts” supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver. A number of the victims reported eating fresh sprouts at several different restaurants before becoming ill, according to the Friday afternoon outbreak announcement from the Centers for Disease… Continue Reading

Whole Foods, restaurants sold cheese linked to E. coli outbreak

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E. coli that is infecting restaurant diners in Michigan matches bacteria found in recalled Grassfields Cheese products and has spurred public health officials to warn consumers nationwide because the cheese was also sold at retail stores and online. Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, issued a nationwide recall Wednesday of 20,000 pounds of its cheeses… Continue Reading

Ingredient supplier recalls frozen green beans for Listeria

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A Pennsylvania frozen produce company has recalled an undisclosed volume of frozen, cut green beans because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notice from JML Ingredients Inc. of  East Petersburg, PA, is dated July 22, but it was just posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website Thursday evening. “The recall was the… Continue Reading

UPDATED: More turmeric recalled because of lead; supplier not named

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UPDATED CONTENT Aug. 8 — JM Exotic updated its recall notice, reporting that the recalled turmeric was solely distributed to a farmer’s market in Doraville, GA, from May until August. An Alabama company is recalling ground turmeric because samples from an unnamed supplier have been found to contain excessive levels of lead. JM Exotic Foods Inc. of… Continue Reading