Food Allergies/Poisoning/Intolerance

Caesar's Pasta, LLC Recalls Beef Meatball Products Because Of Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Caesar's Pasta, LLC, an establishment in Blackwood, New Jersey is recalling 46,810 pounds of beef meatball products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains egg, a known allergen that is not declared on the product label. 

The FSIS has designated this a Class  Recall of High Health Risk.

The following products are subject to recall:

  •  10-lb. boxes containing 0.5-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70033SH.

  • 10-lb. boxes containing 1-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70034SH.
  • 10-lb. boxes containing 1.5-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70035SH.

The items were produced between Nov. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2017 and bear establishment number “EST. 5498” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The USDA said the recalled products were shipped to food service locations in Pennsylvania.

The USDA said the problem was discovered when a customer of Caesar's Pasta, LLC noticed that the label did not include eggs in the ingredient statement.

According to the USDA, there have not been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to eating this product. The USDA suggests that anyone who is concerned about illness or injury should contact a healthcare provider and that consumers should not eat the product, but instead discard the items or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Michael Crawford, Corporate General Manager, Caesar’s Pasta, LLC, at (856) 227-2585, extension 226.

 

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How to Cook a Turkey - Without Poisoning Your Guests

How to Cook a Turkey - Without Poisoning Your Guests

How to Cook a Turkey - Without Poisoning Your Guests
By Jan Stuart

Why temperature is so important

NB. F = Degrees Fahrenheit and C = Degrees Centigrade

Temperature is critical in determining how long to cook a turkey, for the simple fact that the bird must have reached a uniform temperature of at least 165 F throughout in order to destroy harmful bacteria. You do not want to give your guests food poisoning!

The turkey is a weird shaped food source! - Large body covered with thick flesh around the breast area, large legs made up of dense muscle and a large internal cavity. Because of this, it is not so easy as cooking a single joint of meet for example. The breast meat tends to cook much faster that the dense muscular leg meat, so there is a risk of over-cooking the breast meat whilst waiting for the leg meat to cook thoroughly.

Deciding how long to cook a turkey is not an easy question to answer as there are so many variable factors to consider.

The type of oven

With conventional gas or electric ovens (not Microwave, Convection, Rotisserie) the top of the oven is the hottest zone. The middle part of the oven is usually the coolest zone. The bottom part of the oven is usually also a cool zone in a gas oven, but in an electric oven this area can be a hot zone. As the turkey will remain in the same position throughout the cooking cycle, this will influence the length of time and how evenly the turkey cooks.

Microwave ovens work on an entirely different principle but due to the larger size of turkey compared to chicken, may not be large enough to cook turkey.

Convection ovens are more efficient than conventional ovens because an internal fan circulates hot air all around the food. Turkey cooked in a convection oven should be more evenly cooked with maybe a 50% saving in time.

Rotisserie ovens are also more efficient than conventional ovens because the food is continually turned allowing heat to penetrate evenly.

Size and weight of the turkey

No surprises here, but the larger and heavier the turkey, the longer the time period for cooking! If the turkey is so large that it only just fits into the oven, seriously consider using a bigger oven or buying a smaller turkey. The reason for this is that to cook the turkey thoroughly, there must be a good air space all around the turkey to enable hot air to circulate. If this is not the case then it will be difficult to gauge cooking times and ensure even cooking throughout.

Fresh or frozen turkey?

Many people prefer to cook a fresh turkey as the taste is said to be superior to frozen. Fresh turkey should be purchased 1 to 2 days prior to cooking and stored in a refrigerator. When ready to cook take out of the refrigerator and allow to come up towards room temperature.

Frozen turkey is more convenient for many people however and provided the correct thawing out procedure is followed, should be safe and tasty. Care must taken to follow the suppliers thawing out instructions correctly, including that applying to stuffing. A general guide to thawing frozen turkey stored in a refrigerator is to allow 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds weight (e.g. a 14 pounds turkey would take 3 to 4 days to thaw out).

Deciding how long to cook your turkey

Professional chefs cook their turkey at an oven temperature range 325 F to 350 F (170 C to 180 C).

As a guide, if you are cooking a 12 pounds weight fresh or thawed frozen turkey without stuffing using a conventional oven operating at a temperature of 325 F, the likely cooking time would be 3 Hours. When stuffing is placed within the turkey it will take a little longer to cook through so the cooking time must be increased. Refer to a good turkey cook book for full instructions.

Testing temperature when cooking your turkey

The old school method for testing when your turkey is cooked is to use a clean metal skewer. When the approximate cooking time is up, you take the turkey out of the oven and carefully pierce the thickest part of the leg with the skewer. Remove the skewer and press against the leg to see if the juices run out clear without any trace of pink - if the juices are clear then the turkey should be cooked.

There are more accurate methods available using modern technology, more suited to the amateur or newbie chef:

  • Use a temperature probe food thermometer designed to be inserted directly into the turkey during the cooking process, as directed by manufacturers instructions. This continuously monitors the internal cooking temperature so you can be certain that the correct minimum temperature is achieved.
  • Use a thermometer (designed for the specific purpose) to register the internal temperature of your oven so as to check the accuracy of your ovens temperature controls.
  • When the turkey has cooked and has been removed from the oven, use an "instant read" probe food thermometer to check the internal temperature of various parts of the turkey e.g. legs, inner thigh, breast, internal cavity stuffing. The turkey should be allowed to rest for approximately 30 minutes after cooking and the internal temperature must be at least 165 F to ensure that the meat is cooked sufficiently well and safe to eat.

Turkey cooking tips

  1. Some professional chefs suggest pre heating your oven to a much hotter initial temperature of 425 F ( 220 C ). Place your turkey in the oven and leave for approximately 15 minutes. Then reduce the temperature down to the correct range selected e.g. 325 F for the remaining time. The idea here is to give the turkey a good blast of heat which penetrates right into the meat and any stuffing.
  2. Consider cooking stuffing outside the turkey in a casserole.
  3. To protect the turkey breast from over-cooking and drying out, consider placing stuffing under the breast skin. You should carefully peel back the skin and work your fingers and then your hand under the skin to free it from the meat. Spoon the stuffing into the cavity and then replace the skin and secure down to avoid anything leaking out.

Enjoy your turkey dinner celebration!

The author is an enthusiastic home cook loving traditional recipes. For a complete guide to cooking turkey made easy visit [http://howto-cookaturkey.com]

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FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Poultry Products Because Of Possible Listeria Contamination

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Joseph

 

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it has issued a public health alert due to concerns that salads with chicken meat products produced by Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, an establishment in Vallejo, California may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The USDA said that a recall was not requested because it's believed that the products are no longer available for commerce and are past the "Use By" dates.

According to the USDA the following product is subject to the public health alert:

  • 9.3-oz. plastic container with “TRADER JOE’S Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat” with use by dates of: 10/10/2017, 10/11/2017, 10/12/2017 and 10/13/2017 and lot codes of: 70327610, 70427710, 70527810 and 70627910, respectively.

The USDA said the ready-to-eat (RTE) broccoli slaw and kale salads with chicken meat items were produced from Oct. 3, 2017 through Oct. 6, 2017  and bear establishment number “EST. P-17156” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered on October 20 when Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods received word from their supplier that the broccoli products used in the chicken salads were included in a U.S. Food & Drug Administration recall due to potential L. monocytogenes contamination. 

The USDA said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to eating these products. Anyone concerned about illness or injury is advised to contact a healthcare provider.

People who eat food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may experience listeriois, a disease that has the following symptoms:

  • headache
  • stiff neck
  • fever
  • muscle aches
  • confusion
  • loss of balance
  • diarrhea
  • convulsions
  • other gastrointestinal symptoms

Listeriosis is dangerous to people with weakened immune systems and may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The USDA said the disease is treated with antibiotics and suggested that people in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the healthcare professionals about eating the contaminated food.

The USDA urged people to not consume the contaminated food; they should discard the contaminated products or return them to the place of purchase.

 

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Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-to-Eat Beef Products Because Of Misbranding

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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., an establishment in Harbor City, California, is recalling approximately 2,133 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef products because of misbranding. The products contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that was undeclared on the product labels.

The FSIS has designated this a Class III Recall wherein use of the product will not cause adverse reactions.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz packages of “Morrison Aussie Travelers’ Pies, Hand-Held 2 Aussie Pies Steak & Mushroom,” with sell-by dates of Feb. 3, 2018, Feb. 15, 2018, Feb. 16, 2018 and March 29, 2018, and lot codes 170203, 170215, 170216 and 170329.

The ready-to-eat steak and mushroom pie products were produced from Feb. 3, 2017 to March 29, 2017 and bear establishment number “Est. 20689” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled products were distributed to retail locations in California.

According to the USDA, the FSIS’ Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) discovered the problem on August 4, 2017 while performing routine label verification activities.

The USDA said there have not been any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. The USDA suggests that anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare professional.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Pascal Dropsy, President, at (310) 784-0400.

 

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Willow Tree Poultry Farm Recalls Chicken Salad Products Because Of Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens

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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Willow Tree Poultry Farm, an establishment in Attleboro, Mass. is recalling approximately 440 pounds of tuna salad products because of undeclared allergens and misbranding. The product contains tuna, a known allergen which is undeclared on the product label, and the packing was mislabeled as chicken salad product.

The FSIS has designated this a Class  Recall of High Health Risk.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12.5 oz. individual plastic containers of “buffalo style chicken salad.”

The recalled buffalo style chicken products were produced on June 27, 2017 and bears establishment number “P-8827” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled were shipped to Whole Foods Market locations in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York.

According to the USDA, a Whole Foods Market employee discovered the problem while unpacking the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to eating this product. The USDA said that anyone with concerns about illness or injury should contact a healthcare provider.

The USDA urges people who bought the recalled product not to eat them; instead, the product should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Alex Cekala, General Manager, at (508) 951-8351.

 

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Packer Avenue Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Because Of Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

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Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Packer Avenue Foods, Inc., an establishment Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is recalling approximately 9,690 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad because of undeclared allergens and misbranding. The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is undeclared on the product label.

The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 5-lb. plastic tubs of “MAIN STREET BRAND CHICKEN SALAD WITH WHITE MEAT CHICKEN” with “Use By” dates of 6 10; 6 11; 6 12; 6 13; 6 14; 6 15; 6 16; 6 17; 6 18 and; 6 19.
  •  5-lb. plastic tubs of “Packer Avenue Foods CHICKEN SALAD WITH WHITE MEAT CHICKEN” with “Use By” dates of 6 10; 6 11; 6 12; 6 13; 6 14; 6 15; 6 16; 6 17; 6 18 and; 6 19.

The USDA said the RTE Chicken Salad with White Meat Chicken was produced on various dates from May 17 through May 26, 2017 and bear establishment number “P-19977” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The recalled products were shipped to wholesale locations in:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

"The problem was discovered on June 6, 2017, when the company received notification from an ingredient supplier that the cracker meal the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk." the USDA said.

According to the USDA, there have been no reports of adverse reactions due to eating these products. People who are concerned about illness or injury should contact a healthcare provider. They advise people to discard the recalled products or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers questions about the recall can contact the company president, Robert Rubin, at 215-271-0300. 

 

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P&S Bakery, Inc. Recalls Pepperoni Product Because Of Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that P&S Bakery, Inc., an establishment in a Poland, Ohio is recalling approximately 2,959 pounds of pepperoni product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear meat casing utilized in food production.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 5.25-oz. clear plastic wrapped packages containing 1 piece of Gia Russa brand “DOUBLE STUFFED Pepperoni Roll PEPPERONI & MOZZARELLA,” with lot/case code 17088.

The recalled frozen, ready-to-eat, beef and pork pepperoni roll item was produced on March 29, 2017 and bears establishment number “EST. 27274” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The recalled product was shipped to distributors and retail locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered after P&S Bakery, Inc. received consumer complaints through one of their distributors.

The FSIS hasn't received any reports of injury or illness from eating these products. Anyone concerned about illness or injury should contact a healthcare provider.

According to the FSIS, consumers who bought the recalled product are urged not to eat it. Instead, the recalled product should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact John Houser, Quality Assurance Manager, at (330) 707-4141.

 

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Readfield Meats, Inc. Recalls Beef Trimming Products Because Of Possible Adulteration

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Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Readfield Meats, Inc., doing business as Ruffino Meats & Food Service, an establishment in Bryan, Texas, is recalling approximately 45,985 pounds of beef trimming products due to possible adulteration.

The FSIS has designated this a Class II Recall of Low Health Risk.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 50-lb. boxes containing “BEEF TRIMMINGS FOR COOKING ONLY.”

The USDA said the recalled frozen raw beef trimmings items bear establishment number “EST. 13126” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were produced from May 26, 2015 through May 26, 2017. 

"The product labels include “For Cooking Only,” indicating that they are intended for further processing to apply a full lethality at a federally inspected establishment. Because the products were distributed to non-federally inspected establishments where it cannot be verified that sufficient further processing occurred to remove foodborne pathogens that could have been present, these products must be removed from commerce." the USDA said.

According to the USDA, the FSIS discovered the problem when an FSIS compliance officer found cases of raw beef trimmings labeled “For Cooking Only” at a retail location.

The USDA said there have been no reports of adverse reactions due to eating these products. Anyone concerned about illness or injury should consult a healthcare professional.

The US government urges consumers who bought the recalled products not to consume them; instead, the products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Terry Wiese, plant manager, at (979) 776-5685.

 

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John Morrell and Co. Recalls Beef Frank Products Because Of Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that John Morrell and Co., an establishment in Cincinnati, Ohio is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

The FSIS has designated this a Class II Recall of Low Health Risk.

 The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017.
  • 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017.

The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017 bear establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These recalled items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The USDA said the problem was discovered after John Morrell and Co. received three complaints of metal objects in the beef frank product packages. John Morrell and Co. notified FSIS on May 19, 2017.

According to the USDA, there have been no reports of adverse reactions or injury due to eating these products. 

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare professional.

Consumers who bought these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1 (877) 933-4625.

 

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Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Patty Products Because Of Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Foster Poultry Farms, an establishment in Farmerville, La. is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic. 

The FSIS has designated this a Class II Recall of Low Health Risk.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5-lb. bags containing 20 pieces of “FOSTER FARMS Chicken Patties BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT” with Best By date of 02/15/18.

The recalled frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty items were produced on February 15, 2017 bear establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled products were shipped to distribution centers in California, Utah Alaska, Arizona and Washington.

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered when Foster Poultry Farms received three consumer complaints on March 22, April 3, and April 15, 2017 reporting about foreign materials in the chicken patty products. The foreign matter turned out to be pieces of clear, soft plastic that originated from the establishment’s packaging materials.

There have been no reports of adverse reactions resulting from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

The USDA urges consumers who bought the recalled products not to eat them; instead they are advised to throw the product away or return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at 800-338-8051.

 

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