CATSMO LLC. Of Wallkill, NY, out of an abundance of caution, is recalling Cold Smoked Salmon because it has 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 high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled product was distributed in 11 states through retail stores and direct delivery as follows: NY, CT, NJ, MN, NC, FL, VA, MA, IL, PA and Washington D.C.

The product comes in a vacuum-sealed plastic package in whole fillets, specialty cuts, 4 oz., 8oz., or 1lb. sizes and are either plain or flavored.

Package markings of the recalled products are indicated in the table below:

Batch/Lot
(indicated on label)

Product Description (INDICATED ON LABEL)

Expiration Date (indicated on label)

7408 NOVA SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7409 DANIEL BOULUD SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7409 GOLD SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7412 GOLD SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7414 SCOTTISH SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7414 LOIN SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7415 SCOTTISH WHOLE NO SKIN SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7415 GOLD WHOLE SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7415 PASTRAMI WHOLE SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7415 SCOTTISH WHOLE SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7417 1lb SCOTTISH SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7417 4oz SCOTTISH SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7417 PASTRAMI SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7420 4oz PASTRAMI SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7420 4oz ORGANIC SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7420 4oz DOUBLE SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7420 4oz GOLD SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7420 4oz GRAVELOX SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7420 GOLD SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7421 BOURBON PEPPER SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7421 GOLD SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7424 8oz DANIEL BOULUD BAJA SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7424 8oz DANIEL BOULUD HIGHLAND SMOKED
SALMON
12/11/2019
7424 GOLD SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7427 FIRST COURSE SLICED SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7430 NOVA WHOLE SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7430 SCOTTISH WHOLE SMOKED SALMON 12/15/19 OR 12/16/19
7432 8oz PASTRAMI SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7432 4oz GOLD SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7432 4oz RED BEET SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7432 4oz BOURBON PEPPER SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7432 4oz IRISH SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7432 4oz GRAVELOX SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019
7432 4oz ORGANIC SMOKED SALMON 12/11/2019

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The potential for contamination is a result of a routine FDA environmental sampling and analysis. Out of an abundance of caution the company has decided to conduct an extensive corrective action plan and verification program so production can resume as soon as possible.

Russ Davis Wholesale (RDW), a leading fresh produce processor and distributor, in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling multiple products due to possible contamination of 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.

This recall is in response to Mann Packaging, Inc. initiating a recall late in the day November 3, 2019 as an ingredient provider to Russ Davis Wholesale.

To date, Russ Davis Wholesale has not received any reported illnesses related to this organism.

The affected products are:

UPC Product Name:
Retail Items
Brand Name on Label Packaging SELL BY Date
795631808148 Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrots with Butter – 18 oz Small Generic clear label on Q & E Steamer bag Steamer Bag 10/13/19 to 11/08/19
795631808131 Broccoli & Cauliflower with Butter – 16 oz Small Generic clear label on Q & E Steamer bag Steamer Bag 10/13/19 to 11/08/19
795631808186  Tomato, Carrot, Broccoli & Snap Pea- 13 oz Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Clear Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631808193 Tomato, Radish Broc & Cauli – 13 oz Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Clear Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631808299 Veggie Tray w/Dip-1.75 lbs Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/08/19
795631809312 Veggie Tray W/Ranch Dip – 3# Crazy Fresh Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/08/19
795631810011 Riced Broccoli Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631810097 Short Cut Stir Fry Blend – 12 oz Quick&Easy/Plain Plastic Bag 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631812008 Short Cut Stir Fry Blend – 12 oz Crazy Fresh Plastic Bag 10/10/19 to 11/08/19
795631818611 Veg Tray W/Dip- 1.5 lbs Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631827095 Fresh Veggie Value Bowl -2.5# Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Plastic Bowl 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631827149 Veggie Blend With Dip- 12 oz Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631827200 Vegetable Tray with Veggie Dip-3# Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Plastic Container 10/10/19 to 11/10/19
795631827309 Veggie Tray With Radishes Crazy Fresh/Quick&Easy/Plain Label Plastic COntainer 10/10/19 to 11/10/19

See accompanying images of labels.

Affected product was delivered to retail stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

Retailers have been instructed to remove affected products from store shelves and inventory immediately. Consumers are urged to immediately throw product away and not consume.

Mann Packing Co., Inc. announced today the voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the United States and Canada. The voluntary recall is a response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.

Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. 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. Mann Packing will continue to work closely with the authorities to investigate the issue.

The recalled products have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of October 11, 2019 to November 16, 2019. The full list of products and all corresponding product images are available at https://mannpackingproductlist11-2019.usExternal Link Disclaimer and https://mannpackingproductlist11-2019.caExternal Link Disclaimer

GHNW, LLC of Clackamas, OR is voluntarily recalling Mushroom Stir Fry Blend 10 oz. tray and Stir Fry Blend 16 oz. tray that were produced using Broccoli Slaw that is being recalled by Mann Packing Co., Inc. due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesListeria 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.

At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall. No other GHNW, LLC products are affected by this recall.

GHNW, LLC is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. The recalled products have “Sell By” dates of October 27, 2019 to November 8, 2019, which can be found printed in black ink on the front label of the product. The products affected were sold at QFC and/or Fred Meyer in Oregon and Washington State.

The products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is connected to a voluntary recall of vegetable products announced by Mann Packing Co., Inc. on November 3 after they were notified by the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of potential contamination.

How to identify the recalled product:

  1. Veggie Power Blend

Sold on the Self-Serve Cold Bar between 9/29/2019 and 11/04/2019

Tofu Shiitake Slaw

Sold on the Self-Serve Cold Bar between 9/29/2019 and 11/04/2019

Viatrexx Bio Incorporated, Newark, Delaware is voluntarily recalling 10 mL sterile injectable vials of products, listed in the table below with lot numbers, to the consumer level. The products were sold exclusively to practitioners for office use. The products were manufactured in a manner that cannot guarantee its sterility.

Administration of a non-sterile product, intended to be sterile, may result in a site-specific or systemic infection, which in turn may cause hospitalization, significant morbidity, or a fatal outcome. To date, Viatrexx has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The products are used as sterile injectables and packaged in a 10 mL vial. The affected lots are included in the table.

Lot # Exp Product NDC #
19-S00001 May: 2020 Connectissue 73069-100-41
19-S00002 May: 2020 Muskel-Neural 73069-347-41
19-S00003 May: 2020 Ouch 73069-402-41
19-S00004 May: 2020 it hurts 73069-270-41
19-S00005 May: 2020 Adipose 73069-024-41
19-S00007 May: 2020 Systemic Detox 73069-500-41
19-S00008 May: 2020 Articula 73069-037-41
19-S00010 May: 2020 Neuro 3 73069-373-41
19-S00012 May: 2020 Infla 73069-249-41
19-S00014 May: 2020 Collagen 73069-095-41
19-S00016 May: 2020 Prolo 73069-443-41
19-S00017 May: 2020 Lymph 1 73069-310-41
19-S00018 May: 2020 Mesenchyme 73069-102-41
19-S00019 May: 2020 GI 73069-189-41
19-S00021 May: 2020 Arthros 73069-035-41
19-S00023 May: 2020 Immunexx 73069-244-41
19-S00024 May: 2020 Relief + 73069-450-41
19-S00025 May: 2020 Intra-Cell 73069-250-41
19-S00026 May: 2020 Facial 73069-164-41
19-S00020 May 2020 Neuro 73069-375-41
19-S00022 May 2020 Male + 73069-320-41
19-S00009 May 2020 Hair 73069-206-41
19-S00027 May 2020 ANS/CNS 73069-039-41

These products have a very limited distribution to less than 32 US practitioners. They are only for the 10mL sterile injectable products.

North Bay Produce of Traverse City is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples due to a potential Listeria contamination.

Recalled varieties include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious apples.

Recalled apples were sold in plastic bags under the brands; Great Lakes, North Bay Produce Pure Michigan as well as unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retailers display trays. They were shipped between Oct. 16 and Oct. 21 from one North Bay facility to wholesalers, retailers and brokers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

Spain’s largest ever Listeria outbreak is over according to authorities with no new infections reported in the last 20 days.

La Consejería de Salud y Familias ended the listeriosis alert, which was started in mid-August, after confirming the risk of new infections was minimal and implicated products were not still being distributed. The incubation period of listeriosis, which can be up to seventy days, is about to expire.

The agency will maintain usual surveillance for a mandatory notifiable disease such as listeriosis.

In the space of two months, the outbreak from “La Mecha” brand chilled roasted pork meat produced by Magrudis caused three deaths in elderly people and five abortions. More than 200 cases were declared, of which 176 correspond to the same strain found in Magrudis products and 28 are pending analysis. Most were registered in Seville but people also fell sick in Cádiz, Granada, Huelva, and Malaga.

A total of 57 percent were women, with an average age of 45.5 years and the average age in men was 50 years. Almost 40 confirmed cases were found in pregnant women. Almost 80 percent of confirmed cases have had an incubation period of three days or shorter.

Four people are still in hospital compared to August 22, when the hospitalization peak was reached with 125 patients. There are no pregnant women affected in Andalusian hospitals or any patients in intensive care units.

High survival rate

The outbreak was reported by Spanish authorities to the World Health Organization, via the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) in late August.

Graph showing the mortality rate in past Listeria outbreaks

The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, said that in the largest outbreak of listeriosis in Europe, the survival rate exceeds other similar incidents.

“In Andalusia, survival has been 98.6 percent, while in the United States outbreak it was 78 percent and in South Africa outbreak 73 percent,” he said.

The 2017-18 Listeria outbreak in South Africa affected 1,060 people with 216 deaths and was traced to polony made by Enterprise Foods, owned by Tiger Brands. The 2011 outbreak in the U.S. affected 147 people in 28 states with 33 deaths and was linked to whole cantaloupes from Jensen Farms.

More than 1,800 establishments have been inspected to verify the withdrawal of more than 8,000 kilograms of meat. The strain involved was characterized as serovar IVb, ST-388, CC388, CT-8466.

Most affected products from Magrudis were distributed in Andalusia, although Extremadura, Madrid, Castilla y León, and Castilla-La Mancha also received small quantities, according to the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare (MSCBS). They were not sent outside Spain. Some had a shelf life of up to three months.

French authorities notified a confirmed case in an English citizen, diagnosed in France on August 16 and with a history of consuming cold pork in Seville on August 13. WHO officials had warned about the high number of tourists to Spain during the summer months meaning international travelers could have been exposed while the product was in the market.

La Consejería de Salud y Familias has created a group to coordinate alerts related to food safety that will be responsible for guiding the design of a new control plan against Listeria. An international scientific meeting to analyze the management of the food crisis will be held in the coming months.

Grand Strand Sandwich is recalling Lunch Box Chicken Salad Fresh Wedges with sell by 10/29/19 to 10/08/19, Lunch Box Chicken Salad Frozen Wedges with a julian date of , Fresh and Local Chicken Salad Croissants sell by date of 10/10/19 and 9/26/19 and due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. 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, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

On October 3, 2019 the firm was notified by Star foods aka Mrs. Stratton’s that the chicken salad they make for Grand Strand Sandwich Company, Inc has chicken in it which is involved in a recall. Tip Top Poultry, Inc., initiated a recall and is an ingredient provider to Star Food who makes Grand Strand Sandwich Company’s Chicken Salad.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Products affected are:

Product

Size

UPC

Sell By /Julian Dates

Lunch Box Chicken Salad Fresh Wedge 4.5 oz package 0 67068 12105 4 Sell by: 10/29/19 10/25/19
10/18/19 10/15/19 10/11/19
10/08/19
Fresh and Local Chicken Salad Croissants 5 oz package 0 67068 13105 3 Sell By
9/19/19
9/24/19
9/26/19
10/1/19
10/3/19
10/10/19
Lunch Box Chicken Salad Frozen Wedge 4.5oz package 0 67068 12105 4 Julian Date 26119

The products were distributed between September 4, 2019 until October 2, 2019. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in convenience stores and vending machines located in the States of: North Carolina and South Carolina.

CDC, several states, and federal partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain as the source of infections.

Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national subtyping network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories coordinated by CDC. DNA fingerprinting is performed on Listeria bacteria isolated from ill people by using a standardized laboratory and data analysis method called whole genome sequencing (WGS). CDC PulseNet manages a national database of these sequences that are used to identify possible outbreaks. WGS gives investigators detailed information about the bacteria causing illness. In this investigation, WGS showed that bacteria isolated from ill people were closely related genetically. This means that people in this outbreak are more likely to share a common source of infection.

As of August 23, 2019, a total of 24 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes has been reported from 13 states.

Listeria specimens were collected from ill people from July 20, 2017, to August 1, 2019. Ill people range in age from 35 to 92 years, with a median age of 72. Sixty-three percent of ill people are female. Of 23 ill people with information available, 22 hospitalizations have been reported. Two deaths have been reported.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is also investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in several Canadian provinces linked to cooked diced chicken. Whole genome sequencing showed that the type of Listeria making people sick in Canada is closely related genetically to the Listeria making people sick in the United States.

This investigation is ongoing and a specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of infections in the United States. State and local public health officials are interviewing ill people to determine what they ate and other exposures they had before their illness started. CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

Butter produced by the Fresno State Creamery and sold mostly through the university’s Gibson Farm Market is being voluntarily recalled because of possible contamination of a bacteria called listeria monocytogenes.

The recall includes 15-ounce tubs of the “regular” butter spread stamped with the product code 249 and a sell-by date of either “02/01/20” or “08/01/20,” the university reported Wednesday afternoon. Forty containers of the butter were sold at the farm market at the college, and one additional tub was sold at another site.

The university is asking customers who bought the butter product at the Gibson Farm Market to return products with the affected code and sell-by states to the store for a refund. So far, no illness have been reported from consuming the product, but the creamery is recalling the butter voluntarily as a precaution.

According to Spanish health official illness have reached 204 with at least three deaths.  In Andalusia, in southern Spain has reported the bulk of the cases with 197, with most of the cases in this community reported from Seville (162).

Of the patients confirmed in Andalusia, 58 percent presented symptoms compatible with acute gastroenteritis, 47% presented with fever, 10% (19) developed meningeal forms and four patients had sepsis.

Three fatalities have been reported to date–two people over 70 and a person over 90 years old.

4 laboratory confirmed cases have been registered (1 in Aragón, 1 in Castilla y León, 1 in Extremadura and 1 pregnant woman of 8 weeks in Madrid who lost the baby) and 3 cases confirmed by epidemiological link (1 in Extremadura and 2 in Aragon).

In addition, 66 probable cases and 58 suspects have been reported in Aragón, Asturias, Canary Islands, Castile and León, Castilla La Mancha, Catalonia, Community Valenciana, Extremadura, Madrid and Melilla.

A UK citizen identified in France is suspected to be associated with the same outbreak.

The implicated food source is roasted pork meat, commercialized under the brand ‘La Mechá’, produced by a company in Seville, Spain. The company has recalled all products manufactured since May 2019 and discontinued production.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

The CDC, several states, and federal partners (USDA/FSIS) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain as the source of infections.  However, The Public Health Agency of Canada is also investigating a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in several Canadian provinces linked to cooked diced chicken.

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) shows that the type of Listeria making people sick in Canada is closely related genetically to the Listeria making people sick in the United States. WGS gives investigators detailed information about the bacteria causing illness. In this investigation, WGS showed that bacteria isolated from ill people were closely related genetically. This means that people in this outbreak are more likely to share a common source of infection.

As of August 23, 2019, a total of 24 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes has been reported from 13 states.  Ill people range in age from 35 to 92 years, with a median age of 72. Sixty-three percent of ill people are female. Of 23 ill people with information available, 22 hospitalizations have been reported. Two deaths have been reported.

As of August 23 2019, there have been seven confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes illness in three provinces: British Columbia (1), Manitoba (1) and Ontario (5). Individuals became sick between November 2017 and June 2019. Six individuals have been hospitalized. Individuals who became ill are between 51 and 97 years of age. The majority of cases (86%) are female.

According to Health authorities in Canada, based on the investigation findings to date, Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken has been identified as a likely source of the outbreak. Rosemount cooked diced chicken was supplied to institutions (including cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes) where many of the individuals who became sick resided, or visited, before becoming ill.  That product has now been recalled.

In the United States, Tip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, has recalled approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The frozen, diced, and mechanically separated ready to eat chicken was produced on January 21, 2019 and display “PACK DATE 01/21/19” on the labels. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-17453” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the case. These items were shipped to hotels, restaurants, and institutions nationwide.

The problem was discovered on August 17, 2019, when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified FSIS that a sample of product produced by Tip Top Poultry, Inc. confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.