Krinos Kashkaval Cheese Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Krinos Foods recalls some Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheep Milk due to Listeria hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/eXxWC

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121029be.shtml

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following product is subject to this recall:

  • Krinos brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheep Milk, product of Bulgaria, sold in 470 gram to 500 gram packages bearing a Best Before Date of 2013 SE 15.

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).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn more about Listeriosis from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/kuRrY

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Kays Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Schoep’s Ice Cream Co. recalls some Kays Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream due to undeclared pecans, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/eXtqH

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm326106.htm

About Nut Allergies:
For some people, pecans and other tree nuts are a source of dangerous, urgent and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to peanuts or other nuts within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

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Gluten Free Baking Product Recall

US/Silver Spring: Wegmans recalls various Gluten Free Baking Products due to undeclared soy. FDA: http://ht.ly/eXnpQ

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm326380.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

 

Crown Bitter Chocolate Treat Recall Expands

Canada/Ottawa: CFIA expands recall for various Crown Bitter Chocolate Treats due to undeclared milk, a known allergen: http://ht.ly/eWnbq

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121029e.shtml

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast). To learn more about Milk Allergies from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/bqQHt

Safety Match Recall

Australia/Canberra: Woolworths recalls some Safety Matches due to burn, injury hazards: ACCC: http://ht.ly/eVSGw

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1030046

Apricot Yoghurt Recall

Australia/Canberra: B.D. Farm Paris Creek recalls some Apricot Yoghurt due to E. coli bacteria hazard: ACCC: http://ht.ly/eVRtS

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1030003

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 the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/KwrDIf.

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