Listeria Attorney: Another butter recall issued for Listeria
Another recall has been issued for organic nut butters. The most recall is for a variety of Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Wakefern Food Corp., based in Keasbey, New Jersey, issued the recall out of concern that the nut butters may pose a health risk to consumers.
Wakefern’s supplier, Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, notified the company that several nut butters produced in the Oskri facility had tested positive for listeria. The potentially contaminated nut butters were sold in ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, and Dearborn Market stores located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
Five varieties of Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters are included in the recall. All are packed in 16-ounce plastic jars, with best by dates on or before June 2020. The recall includes:
According to Listeria Attorney Ron Simon: “ Listeria is most dangerous to the elderly, those with weak immune systems, and to pregnant women due to Listeria’s impact of fetal growth and development, even causing still-births and miscarriages.”
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.
Consumers who have any of these nut butters in their homes should not eat them. Rather, they should dispose of them properly or return them to the store where they were purchased.
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Avocados in 6 states recalled to prevent potential listeria outbreak
Avocados have trended over the past couple of years as the new health food. Normally, they are packed with nutrition, including significant amounts of fiber and potassium. However, avocados sold in six states may actually be a health hazard to consumers, as routine inspections of the Henry Avocado packing facility in California have returned positive results for listeria monocytogenes in environmental samples. Now, fear of another listeria outbreak have the officials recommending another recall.
Henry Avocado Corporation is now recalling its conventionally grown and organic whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores. These avocados are potentially contaminated with the same listeria monocytogenes found in the environmental testing.
Recalled avocados were packed in California and distributed to stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Packing at the Henry Avocado California facility began in late January 2019. The company also imports avocados from Mexico and those are not included in the listeria recall.
Retail stores have been notified and should remove all recalled avocados from their shelves to prevent another listeria outbreak. Consumers who have these potentially contaminated avocados in their home should not eat them. The recalled products can be identified by “Bravocado” stickers on the fruit. Henry Avocado organic products are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker. Retailers can identify Henry Avocado organic products by the bar code on the stickers.
Henry Avocado is working with federal and local health officials in California to ensure all recalled avocados are removed from store shelves. Consumers should be aware that 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.
For more information about listeria outbreaks, or to speak to a listeria attorney about filing a listeria lawsuit, call to speak to one of our food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.
Frozen broccoli recall affects three grocery stores
Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s have all recalled private brand frozen broccoli because the product is potentially contaminated with listeria. The frozen vegetable product is being recalled by these three grocery stores as a precautionary measure after a product sampled by the state of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a common organism found in nature.
The recall affects the 16-ounce Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts sold by Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s. The packages are marked with a sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and a UPC code 68826700926. Each store has removed the product from their shelves. Consumers who have purchased the frozen broccoli from either of these stores should not eat it. Food safety guidelines should be followed in properly disposing of the product. It can also be returned to the store.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
If you have purchased or consumed any of the potentially contaminated frozen broccoli products from Stop & Shop, Giant, or Martin’s grocery stores, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.
Pennsylvania Dept of Agriculture warns against tainted milk
The Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture is warning consumers to discard tainted raw milk because of a potential listeria contamination. A dairy based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has sold the raw, whole milk that may cause consumers to become ill.
Pool Forge Dairy sold the milk from April 25 to May 7. Milk was sold in plastic containers, including quart, half-gallon, and gallon sizes. All the tainted milk was labeled as Pool Forge. The milk may cause illness as it is potentially contaminated by listeria, as discovered when a routine sampling tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The milk was sold at Pool Forge Dairy at 201 Bridgeville Road, Shady Maple Market at 1324 Main Street, and Hoover’s Farm Market at 1719 Main Street. All three locations are in East Earl Township in northeastern Lancaster County.
No illnesses have been reported yet, but consumers who have purchased the raw, whole milk between April 23 and May 7 should not drink it. The potentially contaminated milk should be disposed of properly.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an illness which has symptoms including fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. Listeriosis mainly affects pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and adults with impaired immune systems. Listeriosis in pregnant women can result in miscarriage, premature delivery, serious infection of the newborn, or stillbirth.
Unlike other strains of bacteria, listeriosis multiplies in foods stored in the refrigerator. Pasteurization and thorough cooking are the most effective methods of killing the bacteria and preventing infection.
For more information about the tainted raw, whole milk and about listeria, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.
Greenbelt Microgreen products recalled in Washington state
Microgreens produced in Canada and sold in the state of Washington have been recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria. Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada, has recalled all of its Greenbelt Microgreen products with the best before dates from 4/24/18 to 4/30/18.
The affected Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens were distributed to Whole Foods stores in Washington between 04/11/18 and 04/24/2018. The recall was the result of sampling performed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), which revealed that the Broccoli Microgreen contained the bacteria.
Due to the potential risk of contamination the company has ceased the production and distribution of all products as Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the company continue their investigation into the cause of the problem.
The recalled products include 75g packages of Arugula Microgreens, Broccoli Microgreens, Fresh Microgreen Mix, Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix, and Spicy Microgreen Mix. The recall also includes 100g packages of Pea Shoots Microgreens and Sunflower Microgreens. Anyone who has purchased these products should not consume them.
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.
For more information about the microgreen recall and about listeria contamination, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.
3000 cases of ice pops potentially contaminated with listeria
A company based in Wheeling, West Virginia, has recalled approximately 3,000 cases of ice pops as a precaution, as the frozen products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Ziegenfelder Company issued a voluntarily recall of their Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops on April 23, 2018.
The recalled ice pops had been distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The pops were delivered to retail grocers and distributors between April 5 and April 19, 2018.
The frozen products were sold in packages of 12 under the brand names Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops. The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops can be identified by the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9 and lot codes D09418A through D10018B. The Sugar Free Pops can be identified by the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9 and lot codes D09318A through D10018B.
A routine state inspection of the company’s production facility in Denver, Colorado, prompted the recall. The inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes in environmental samples they had collected at the site. The Ziegenfelder Company has suspended operations at the Denver plant, as it cooperates with the state in investigating the cause of the contamination.
Listeria contamination can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased the affected ice pops should not eat them, but are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
If you have consumed any of the recalled ice pops, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.
Soft ripened cheese recalled by World’s Best Cheeses
A soft cheese made by a French company and sold by World’s Best Cheeses of Armonk, NY, has been recalled by the company. World’s Best Cheeses has recalled 22 cases of Formagerie de la Brie brand, l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria.
Made from pasteurized milk, the company’s Formagerie de la Brie brand, l’Explorateur, soft ripened cheese has been distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Utah, Colorado, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington DC. The recalled cheese was sold through retail stores beginning February 28, 2018 through April 13, 2018.
The cheese was manufactured by Fromagerie de la Brie of St. Simeon, France. The Explorateur product that has been recalled comes in a 250g (8.8 oz.), clear plastic package marked with lot numbers H036, H038, H043 and H044.
No food poisoning related to the cheese has yet been reported. However, World’s Best Cheeses was notified by their French Consolidator of a suspicion for listeria contamination. The recall is based on a food safety concern.
Another recent cheese recall involves Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese, sold at Whole Foods stores under the names Explorateur, Explorateur French Triple Crème Cheese, and Explorateur Triple Crème French Cheese.
Eating listeria contaminated food can cause listeriosis, an infection that is a serious public health concern and manifests in symptoms of fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, and muscle aches. Infections can become more serious and require hospitalization.
If you have been affected by the cheese recalls, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your options.