Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling Druxy’s Fresh Deli Revolution brand Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The food recall warning issued on March 27, 2018 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

The following product has been sold from Druxy’s Famous Deli restaurants and the restaurant locations in Ontario shown below.

Restaurant Location Address
Deco’s Deli & Lounge 77 James Street N. Unit 254, Hamilton
Corned Beef House – Toronto 270 Adelaide Street W., Toronto
Corned Beef House – Vaughan 120 Whitmore Avenue, Unit 19, Woodbridge
Corned Beef House – Aurora 15440 Bayview Avenue, Unit 305, Aurora
Little House Of Deli 159 Liberty Street W., Toronto
Lunch Bag Cafe 2601 Matheson Blvd., Unit 2, Mississauga
Merci Mon Ami 171 East Liberty Street, Toronto
Wolfies Delicatessen 670 Sheppard Avenue W., Toronto
Big Wolfs Deli 478 Dundas Street W., Unit 7, Oakville

 

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Druxy’s Fresh Deli Revolution Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Variable Best Before
2018AL09
None

 

Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 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, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

They can be identified by the following lot number (L1M1018 Best Before 09/09/19)  which can be found on the side of each tub by the lid as shown below.

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that finished product ran on the same line contained the bacteria. The company did not release any product that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and as a precautionary measure is recalling all product ran on the line during that production week. No illnesses or adverse health effects resulting from these events have been reported to date.

March 14 update:  978 Sick, 183 Deaths

According to the Minister of Public Health, Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi:

THE CONCLUSION FROM THIS IS THAT THE SOURCE OF THE PRESENT OUTBREAK CAN BE CONFIRMED TO BE THE ENTERPRISE FOOD-PRODUCTION FACILITY IN POLOKWANE

March 14, 2018 update of listeria Outbreak from the Centre for Enteric Diseases (CED) and Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, Outbreak Response Unit (ORU), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)/National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).

A total of 978 cases has been reported since 2017. Since the last situational update (8 March 2018), 11 additional cases have been reported to the NICD.

Cases of listeriosis will continue to occur up to four weeks or longer after the recall of the implicated foodstuffs, as the incubation period for listeriosis can be as long as 21 days with a reported maximum of 70 days.

Outcome at the end of hospitalization is known for an additional 5 cases, bringing the total with known outcome to 674/978 (69%) patients. No additional deaths have been reported since the last situation update (8 March). Presently, 183/674 (27%) patients are known to have died.

Health care workers are urged to continue with vigilance for new cases as persons who have consumed implicated processed meat products over the past few weeks may continue to present with listeriosis.

As of 12 March 2018, 978 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD from all provinces since 01 January 2017. To date, 748 cases were reported in 2017, and 230 cases in 2018. Females account for 56% (532/948) cases where gender is reported. Where age was reported (n=946), ages range from birth to 92 years (median 19 years) and 42% (398/950) are neonates aged ≤28 days. Of neonatal cases, 96% (381/398) had early-onset disease (birth to ≤6 days). Most cases have been reported from Gauteng Province (59%, 581/981) followed by Western Cape (12%, 118/967) and KwaZulu-Natal (7%, 70/967) provinces. Cases have been diagnosed in both public (65%, 639/981) and private (35%, 342/981) healthcare sectors. Amongst 978 cases, 720 (73%) specimens that were positive for Listeria monocytogenes on blood culture, while 211 (22%) were positive on cerebrospinal fluid. 71/981 (7%) specimens were positive from a variety of other sites (stool, pus, abscess or other fluid). Four public sector patients had positive PCR test for Listeria monocytogenes, but these patients also had a positive culture.

IT has been more than a year since the first listeriosis case was reported to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, however the source still remains unknown.

There have been 915 laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis and the outbreak has already claimed 172 lives.

Gauteng has the highest number of reported cases in South Africa with 59 per cent and KZN has reported seven per cent of the total cases.

Listeria is a bacterium that is naturally found in the environment. It commonly occurs in soil, water, vegetation and in the faeces of some animals.

It can contaminate a wide variety of food types, including meat and meat products, dairy products (unpasteurised and pasteurised), fresh and frozen produce (fruits, vegetables and sprouts) and ready-to-eat products. This fact, coupled with a variable incubation period that can range from six hours to 70 days, poses a major challenge in determining the source of the outbreak.

A turnip sticks recall over Listeria concerns has been updated to include another brand and it now covers all of the Atlantic provinces, possibly the country, says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Compliments brand baby cut turnip sticks were added Thursday to the Sawler brand turnip sticks recall issued Jan. 31, as part of an ongoing investigation by the agency.

It determined the Compliments brand 340-gram bags, dated Feb. 11, 2018, with the UPC 0 68820 12504 4, could be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

The agency is also warning people not to consume Sawler brand, also sold in 340-gram bags and dated Feb. 11, 2018, with the UPC 6 21063 36600 3.

Food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled, but it can cause a serious infection, called listeriosis.

Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. In severe cases, it can even cause death.

The elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk, along with pregnant women. The infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth, the recall warns.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of the recalled products, said CFIA.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, at present, the source of the outbreak is not known.  Although, according to press reports cooked chicken and other deli meats such as ham and ‘polony’ are high on the list of suspects for causing the world’s worst ever recorded listeriosis outbreak.

As of 23 January 2018, a total of 820 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to NICD since 01 January 2017 (Figure 1). Most cases have been reported from Gauteng Province (59%, 486/820) followed by Western Cape (13%, 105/820) and KwaZulu- Natal (7%, 59/820) provinces. Cases have been diagnosed in both public (66%, 542/820) and private (34%, 278/820) healthcare sectors. Diagnosis was based most commonly on the isolation of Listeria monocytogenes in blood culture (71%, 579/820), followed by CSF (23%, 188/820).

Where age was reported (n=784), ages range from birth to 93 years (median 18 years) and 42% (329/784) are neonates aged ≤28 days (Figure 2). Of neonatal cases, 96% (317/329) had early-onset disease (birth to ≤6 days). Females account for 55% (431/783) of cases where gender is reported. Final outcome data is available for 29% (238/820) of cases, of which 34% (82/238) died.

Municipal Environmental Health Practitioners in all provinces have embarked on systematic inspection and sampling of meat & poultry production, processing, and packaging facilities. Cases of listeriosis will continue to be investigated, with trace back and further investigation of any positive food/environmental samples.

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation is clarifying that the previously announced voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677) also includes 28,751 cases of Raspberry Cream Bars that were included with Orange Cream Bars in ALDI seasonal split-case purchases. The split-cases were shipped between March and August 2017. These products are being recalled due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only shortterm symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The Hoyer 1 Line in Dunkirk, NY is the only production line and the only Fieldbrook Foods plant (of 3) involved in this recall notice.

The recalled orange cream bars, raspberry cream bars, and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars were sold at the following merchants under the indicated brands:

Merchant Brand Merchant Brand
Acme Lucerne Safeway (DC/DE/FL/MD/VA) Lucerne
ALDI Sundae Shoppe Save-A-Lot World’s Fair
Amigo (Puerto Rico Only) Great Value Shaws Lucerne
Bi Lo Southern Home Shoprite Polar Express
BJ’s Wellsley Farms Shoprite Shoprite
Demoulas Market Basket Smart & Final First Street
Dillon Kroger Smiths Kroger
Dollar Tree Party Treat Star Lucerne
Econo (Puerto Rico Only) Econo Stater Stater
Food 4 Less Kroger Stop N Shop Ahold symbol
Fred Meyer Kroger Tops Tops
Frys Kroger Various Food Club
Giant Ahold symbol Various Stoneridge
Giant Eagle Giant Eagle Various Hagan
Harveys Southern Home Various Greens
Jewel Lucerne Various Hood
King Soopers Kroger Various Kemps
Kroger Kroger Various Stoneridge
Meijer Purple Cow Walmart (Puerto Rico Only) Great Value
Price Chopper PIC Weis Weis
Price Rite Price Rite Winn Dixie Winn Dixie
Ralphs Kroger

The recalled products have a production date of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products may show a “best by” date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Fieldbrook Foods is working with each of these retailers to recall the affected products.

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677). This is the only production line and the only Fieldbrook Foods plant (of 3) involved in this recall notice. Both products are being recalled due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled orange cream bars, chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars, and variety packs that include chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars were sold at the following merchants under the indicated brands:

Merchant Brand Merchant Brand
Acme Lucerne Ralphs Kroger
ALDI Sundae Shoppe Safeway (DC/DE/FL/MD/VA) Lucerne
Amigo(Puerto Rico Only) Great Value Save-A-Lot World’s Fair
Bi Lo Southern Home Shaws Lucerne
BJ’s Wellsley Farms Shoprite Polar Express
Demoulas Market Basket Shoprite Shoprite
Dillon Kroger Smart & Final First Street
Dollar Tree Party Treat Smiths Kroger
Econo (Puerto Rico Only) Econo Star Lucerne
Food 4 Less Kroger Stater Stater
Fred Meyer Kroger Stop N Shop Ahold symbol
Frys Kroger Tops Tops
Giant Ahold symbol Various Food Club
Giant Eagle Giant Eagle Various Stoneridge
Harveys Southern Home Various Hagan
Jewel Lucerne Various Greens
King Soopers Kroger Various Hood
Kroger Kroger Various Stoneridge
Meijer Purple Cow Walmart (Puerto Rico Only) Great Value
Price Chopper PIC Weis Weis
Price Rite Price Rite Winn Dixie Winn Dixie

The recalled products have a production date of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The Hood and Kemps products may show a “best by” date of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Fieldbrook Foods is working with each of these retailers to recall the affected products.

Hom/Ade Foods, Inc is voluntarily recalling Mary B’s® brand biscuits due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered in a product sampling conducted by an outside co-packer, who manufactured the product. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The Mary B’s products affected are frozen bagged biscuits with the UPC codes listed below. All “Best If Used By” dates BEFORE September 23, 2018 and with the letter “M” immediately after the date are included in the recall. The code may be found on the back of the bag, lower right corner. No other code dates are affected.

UPC # DESCRIPTION COUNT PER PACKAGE
2059300007 MARY B’S JUMBO BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 35OZ 10 / 3.5OZ
2059300015 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 26.4OZ 12 / 2.2OZ
2059300018 MARY B’S SOUTHERNMADE BISCUITS 26.4OZ 12 / 2.2OZ
2059300020 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ 20 / 2.2OZ
2059300021 MARY B’S SOUTHERNMADE VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ 20 / 2.2OZ
2059300022 MARY B’s BUTTERMILK TEA BISCUITS 24OZ 24 / 1OZ
2059300023 MARY B’S BUTTERTASTE VALUE PACK BISCUITS 44OZ 20 / 2.2OZ
2059300028 MARY B’S THIN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 28.6OZ 22 / 1.3OZ
2059300033 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ 30 / 2OZ
2059300034 MARY B’S SOUTHERNMADE FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ 30 / 2OZ
2059300035 MARY B’S BUTTERTASTE FAMILY PACK BISCUITS 60OZ 30 / 2OZ
2059383000 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK 0 TRANS FAT 220CT BULK BISCUITS 220 / 2.2OZ
2059383004 MARY B’S BUTTERMILK BISCUITS 220CT BULK BISCUITS 220 / 2.2OZ
2059387000 MARY B’S MADE WITH WHOLE GRAIN 220CT BULK BISCUITS 220 / 2.2OZ
3059320583 MARY B’S 3.5 OZ JUMBO BUTTERMILK 144CT BULK BISCUITS 144 / 3.5OZ

Products were distributed to AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV and sold in retail stores. Although these products are not ready-to-eat items and have baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that the mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness.

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets are issuing a voluntary recall by AFC Sushi on all varieties of packaged sushi made with tuna that were sold at delis within their stores.

The companies say the manufacturer is recalling the products because of possible listeria contamination of the tuna.

“To date, affected sushi has only been found at the Price Chopper stories in Edwardsville, PA (180 Westside Mall, Edwardsville, PA) and Rotterdam, NY (1879 Altamont Avenue, Rotterdam, NY) but, as a precaution, the sushi made with tuna manufactured by AFC Sushi has been recalled from all of the chain’s stores,” the companies said in a release.

The companies said many customers who purchased the items have already been contacted through their SoundBite notification program. Anyone else who is concerned they may have affected product can check the list of UPC codes and affected products below:

  • 2301200013 Plus Trio
  • 2301200017 Sushi Ultimate
  • 2301200023 Sushi Delight
  • 2301200024 Sushi Deluxe
  • 2301200026 Rock & Roll
  • 2301200037 Chef Sampler C
  • 2301200038 Chef Sampler D
  • 2301200039 Chef Sampler E
  • 2301200040 Jalapeno Roll
  • 2301200050 Spicy Roll (BR Rice)
  • 2301200070 Done Deal Roll
  • 2301200100 Spicy Roll
  • 2301200110 Hawaiian Roll
  • 2301200121 Rainbow Roll
  • 2301200210 Rainbow Roll Special
  • 2301200211 Super Calif Mix
  • 2301200212 Super Spicy Mix
  • 2301200252 Sunny Delight Party Tray
  • 2301200701 Happy Heart Platter
  • 2301250190 Red Chili Roll
  • 2301286181 Sashimi Sampler
  • 2301286209 G-Shock Roll
  • 2301286481 Chef Sampler A
  • 2301286482 Chef Sampler B
  • 2301290115 Hybrid Roku Platter
  • 2301290116 Hybrid Go Tray
  • 2301290117 Hybrid Yon Tray
  • 2301290118 Hybrid San Platter
  • 2301290119 Hybrid Ni Platter
  • 2301290120 Hybrid Ichi Platter
  • 2301290138 Spicy Tuna Roll SP
  • 2301290169 Spicy Tuna Roll SP (BR)
  • 2301290245 HYBRID MINI PLATTER
  • 2301290360 CLASSIC YUMMY ROLL
  • 2301290375 ABURI ALASKAN CHEESE ROLL
  • 2301290376 ROASTED EEL & CUKE ROLL
  • 2301290377 SEARED TUNA & MISO MAYO R
  • 2301290378 SHRIMP DYNAMITE ROLL
  • 2301290379 TUNA TATAKI ROLL
  • 2301290380 UNA MAYO ROLL

A recall has been issued for apples sold at Kroger and ALDI stores around the country over possible Listeria concerns.

The potentially infected apples were sold at Kroger between Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 in Michigan, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio. They were also sold at ALDI stores in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and North Carolina beginning on Dec. 13.

Listeria Monocytogenes can cause serious illnesses and sometimes death.

An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die according to the CDC.

Apple Ridge apples are sold and distributed by Jack Brown Produce based in Sparta, Michigan. The supplier of the apples is Nyblad Orchards, Inc.

Below are the different apples that are included in this recall according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Honeycrisp apples in 2-pound clear plastic bags;
  • Gala, Fuji, and Golden Delicious apples in 3-pound clear plastic bags;
  • Fuji and Gala apples in 5-pound red-netted mesh bags; and
  • Gala, Fuji and Honeycrisp apples that were tray-packed/individually sold.

Listeria Monocytogenes can cause serious illnesses and sometimes death. The FDA says no illnesses have been reported to date from this recall.

The potentially-affected products have the following lot numbers printed on the bag label or bag-closure clip:

  • Fuji: NOI 163, 165, 167, 169, 174
  • Honeycrisp: NOI 159, 160, 173
  • Golden Delicious: NOI 168
  • Gala: NOI 164, 166 on either the product labels or bag-closure clip.