Xan Peanut Butter Chocolate Treat Recall

Canada/Ottawa: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) recalls various Xan Confections Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats due to Salmonella hazard: http://ht.ly/eDAgT

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121012be.shtml

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 Health Canada: http://bit.ly/KB0HHX

Dole American Blend Salad Recall

US/Silver Spring: Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls some American Blend Salads due to Listeria hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/eDu8s

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm324315.htm

About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges). Learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

Peanuts, Peanut Butter Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Torn and Glasser recalls some In-shell Peanuts, Peanut Butter due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/eDl6t

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm324166.htm

The company reports these products may contain Sunland brand Peanuts as an ingredient. These Peanuts are now subject to a North American-wide recall and involve numerous peanut-based foods from many manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

About Salmonella poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

Learn about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

E. & O. E.

NHTSA Vehicle Recalls

US/Washington: As of Saturday, October 20, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 32 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Publix Frozen Tempura Shrimp Recall

US/Silver Spring: Publix Super Markets recalls some Frozen Tempura Shrimp due to undeclared soy hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/eDiGh

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm324261.htm

About Soy Allergies:
For some people, soy (and soy products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

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