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Organic bean sprouts recalled in Florida: Fullei Fresh Listeria recall just one more recall of sprouts, notorious carriers of pathogens
Organic bean sprouts shipped to Whole Foods Markets in Florida have been recalled because of their potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Fullei Fresh, based in Miami, is recalling its Organic Bean Sprouts, which were also shipped to Freedom Fresh, a Miami distributor. The recalled bean sprouts were shipped on February 18, 2019.
The Florida Department of Agriculture tested a sample that investigators had pulled from a store shelf. Shortly after, Fullei Fresh announced the recall. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also aware of the recall and the potential contamination. THis is just another in a long string of recalls, and even outbreaks, linked to sprouts that are one of the more difficult food items to sanitize.
Affected products are packaged in 4-ounce plastic clam-shells. The package is labeled with UPC 017442052108, the lot code 041, and a sell by date of February 28, 2019. Consumers who have these bean sprouts in their homes should not eat them but should dispose of them properly.
Although no illnesses have been reported to date, consumers should be aware of the potential effects of listeria contamination.  According to one  Listeria lawyer, “listeria is one of the most difficult pathogens to identify because it does not usually show up in a routine stool sample.  Most people who actually get identified as having listeria are only identified after a cerebral spinal tap culture following diagnosis with encephalitis or meningitis.”  An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 of those infected die. Listeria outbreaks are often linked back to produce, such as sprouts, as well as dairy and fruit products.
Listeriosis is caused by listeria monocytogenes, 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.
For more information about the Fullei Fresh Listeria recall, or to talk to a  lawyer about a Fullei Fresh Listeria lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901

Ziyad brand tahini potentially contaminated with salmonella
A jar of tahini sesame paste produced by Ziyad Brothers tested positive for salmonella contamination in a random sampling tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. As a result, the company is recalling certain lot codes of its tahini out of precaution, because those also may be contaminated with salmonella.
The recalled tahini product was distributed by the company, based in Cicero, Illinois, across the US, to retail stores including Walmart. It was sold in 8-ounce, 16-ounce, 32-ounce, and half gallon jars. These jars can be identified by the label “Tahini Sesame Paste.”
Salmonella contamination can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections.
The following products have been recalled:
Product Code: A0071
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste ½ gal Glass Jar
Lot #: 35417
UPC: 074265003076
Product Code: A0072
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 32 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 00318
UPC: 074265001553
Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #:35317
UPC: 074265001560
Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 35417
UPCS: 074265001560
Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 35517
UPC: 074265001560
Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 35617
UPC: 074265001560
Product Code: A0076
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 8 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 34817
UPC: 074265010975
Product Code: A0076
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 8 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 01218
UPC: 074265010975
Product Code: S0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 34917
UPC: 074265001560
For more information about the Ziyad Brothers tahini recall, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.

Whole frozen chickens recalled for possible salmonella
Food safety issues have led to a recall of 2,300 whole frozen chickens that are potentially contaminated with salmonella. Texas All Grass-Fed has recalled the chickens because of processing issues that may have allowed salmonella or other bacteria to grow. The Texas Department of State Health Services announced that the company, located in Sealy, Texas, did not document that it had followed proper food safety protocol.
Whole frozen chickens that have been recalled were packaged in plastic bags and distributed in the Houston, Dallas, and Austin areas. They were also sold at Texas All Grass-Fed’s storefront at 1962 Hluchan Road in Sealy.
Texas All Grass-Fed failed to document that it had taken steps to prevent or eliminate bacterial contamination from the chickens or document that the birds were properly cooled after processing. The discovery was made during a records review.
No illnesses have been reported to date; however, the Texas Department of State Health Services is urging anyone who has purchased whole frozen chicken from Texas All Grass-Fed not to consume it. Rather, the chicken should be disposed of properly or returned to the store.
Exposure to the recalled whole frozen chicken could result in food poisoning. Salmonella contamination symptoms include diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria. Infected individuals typically begin to experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 8 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food.
If you have purchased whole frozen chickens from Texas All Grass-Fed, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.

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