Golden Boy In-shell Mixed Nut Recall

Canada/Ottawa: Golden Boy Foods recalls some In-shell Mixed Nuts due to Salmonella hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/g8iF7

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121212e.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. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis. Learn more about Salmonellosis from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/eRVGG

Hot Stuff Food Xpress Pizza, Calzone Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Canadian Trade House recalls some Hot Stuff Food Xpress Pizzas, Calzones due to undeclared mustard, an allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/g8ehj

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121212be.shtml

Learn more about general Food Allergies from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/fQYAH

E. & O. E.

Butcher’s Choice Beef Burger Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Loblaw Companies recalls some Butcher’s Choice Beef Burgers due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/g8cOU

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121214e.shtml

About E. coli enteritis:
Food contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 (“E. coli O157:H7”) may not look or smell spoiled but consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause serious, long-lasting and potentially life-threatening illnesses. 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

E. & O. E.

Renovated Mattress Recall

US/Washington: American Mattress Manufacturing recalls some Renovated Mattresses due to violation of Federal Flammability Standard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/g8997

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13068.html

Smoked Salmon Recall

US/Silver Spring: Ocean Beauty Seafoods recalls some ready-to-eat cold Smoked Salmon due to Listeria hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/g84rv

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm332354.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

NHTSA Vehicle Recalls

US/Washington: As of Saturday, December 15, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 20 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

%d bloggers like this: