BPT Beef Jerky Recall [US]

US/Washington: BPT Products recalls various Beef Jerky products due to undeclared wheat, a known allergen. USDA: http://ht.ly/hf9kv

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_011_2013_Release/index.asp

The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following products are subject to this recall:

  • 1.5-oz. bags of “Cow Chips Dried Beef Original Flavor”
  • 1.5-oz. bags of “Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor”
  • 1.5-oz. bags of “Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero”
  • 1.5-oz. bags of “Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor”
  • 1.5-oz. bags of “Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero”

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

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-011-2013
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LifeForce Foods Sprout Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Canada Safeway recalls some LifeForce Foods Sprouts due to Listeria hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/heZIl

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2013

Please note: the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following products are subject to this recall:

  • Alfalfa sprouts UPC: 8 51042 00402 6
  • Brocco Sprouts UPC: 8 51042 00400 2
  • Spicy sprouts UPC: 8 51042 00401 9

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).

You can learn more about Listeriosis from Health Canada: http://bit.ly/KpaEaf

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NHTSA Vehicle Recalls – 18 MTD

US/Washington: As of January 29, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 18 vehicle and tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Bicycle Recall

US/Washington: Specialized Bicycle Components recalls some Bicycles due to fall, injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/hegZM

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Specialized-Bicycle-Components-Recalls-Bicycles-Due-to-Fall-Hazard/

Please note: the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc Bicycles.

Hog Head Cheese Recall

US/Washington: Stallings Head Cheese recalls some Hog Head Cheese due to Salmonella hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/hdbzZ

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_007_2013_Release/index.asp

Please note that “Head Cheese” is not cheese but instead, meat from a pig’s or calf’s head (sometimes, a cow or sheep) that has been cooked and pressed into a loaf with aspic. Head cheese is usually eaten cold or at room temperature as a luncheon meat.

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 the two most common types in the United States.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis 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. You can learn more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS.

Fluke Clamp Meter Recall

Australia/Canberra: Fluke recalls some 33X Series Clamp Meters due to electrocution hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hdmf5

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045167

Bicycle Recall

Australia/Canberra: Specialized Bicycles recalls various Bicycles due to loss of control and rider injury hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hdlwD

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045150

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Bicycle models are subject to this recall:

  • 2012 and 2013 Tarmac SL4 bicycles
  • 2013 Crux bicycles
  • 2013 Secteur Disk bicycles
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