Expanded Recall for Ground Beef Products

Canada/Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency expands existing recall for numerous Ground Beef Products from XL Foods due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard: http://ht.ly/eaRpP

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121001e.shtml

Recommended Action:
CFIA advises consumers who are unsure if they have the affected beef in their home to check with the store(s) where the product was purchased or throw it out. There have been four known E. coli O157 illnesses associated with the consumption of beef products originating from XL Foods Inc. (Establishment # 38).

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water. Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. Learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (“E. Coli O157:H7”) poisoning from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/dMvCT.

Whole Foods Market Soup Recall

US/Silver Spring: Whole Foods Market recalls some Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Soup due to undeclared lobster and milk, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/eaG7K

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm322319.htm

About Milk and Shellfish Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) as well as shellfish (and related foods, including lobster) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. Learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

Suspension Trainer Device Recall

US/Washington: Fitness Anywhere recalls some early model Suspension Trainer Devices due to fall, injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/eaytn

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13001.html

Newman-O’s Sandwich Crème Cookies Recall

US/Silver Spring: Newman’s Own Organics recalls some Peanut Butter Newman-O’s Sandwich Crème Cookies due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/ea6y0

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm322107.htm

About Salmonella poisoning: In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Learn about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

Sherrin Auskick Football Recall

Australia/Canberra: Russell Corporation recalls some Sherrin Auskick Footballs due to laceration hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/e8ZZh

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1028915

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