Grocery shoppers watch out: a number of recalls have been announced in the past few days for seafood, crackers, and canned beef with sauce.
Shoppers should look out for some products from Northeast Seafood Products (which has been selling seafood products in connection with a salmonella outbreak), Simple Mills (which warns consumers of a packaging error that could lead to severe allergic reactions), and Crider Foods (which has a recall for canned meat exhibited with sauce after it was found contaminated with unsafe levels of lead).
Health authorities are urging consumers who have purchased any of these recalled products to throw it away or return it.
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Salmonella outbreak related to various fish products
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a food safety warning on Friday in connection with a seafood-related salmonella outbreak.
Seafood marketed by Northeast Seafood Products, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has been recalled. Products were sold at fish counters in Albertsons, Safeway and Sprouts in Colorado and include haddock, monkfish, boned trout, grouper, red snapper, rock cod, ocean bass, Pacific cod, halibut, coho salmon, portions of Atlantic salmon, lance snapper, tilapia, Natural salmon fillet, Pacific sole and striped bass bred on the farm.
The products were sold fresh, but may have been frozen by companies or consumers, according to the CDC.
To date, the outbreak has resulted in more than 100 illnesses and 19 hospitalizations in 14 states: Colorado, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Most of the cases occurred in Colorado.
Salmonella symptoms can include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after ingesting the bacteria. Most people can recover in four to seven days without treatment, but some – especially children under 5 years of age and adults 65 and over, or those with weakened immune systems – may need medical treatment or hospitalization.
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Simple Mills Finely Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers
Simple Mills conducted a voluntary recall of its Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Cracker boxes after it was discovered they were packed with bags of Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers.
The cartons do not warn the consumer about milk, a potential allergen that can cause a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction.
The product’s UPC number is 856069005131, with an expiration date between February 12 and February 15, and was sold as a single box or as a three- or six-pack of 4.25 oz. Boxes.
Affected retailers – including Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix and Sprouts – have been notified and are removing the product from their warehouses, distribution centers and stores, Simple Mills said. As of October 7th, there was one report of a consumer with mild symptoms.
Those who purchased the affected product can contact Simple Mills at email@example.com or (312) 410-8414 Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact CST.
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Crider Foods Canned Beef with Gravy
Georgia-based Crider Foods has recalled more than 525,000 pounds of canned beef with gravy that may be contaminated with unsafe levels of lead from a spice blend from an outside supplier, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.
The products were delivered to branches across the country. So far there have been no confirmed reports of side effects from the product.
Recalled items include 12-ounce cans of Roast Beef and Gravy with best purchase dates on October 22nd and March 15th, 2023 from Hargis House, Clovery Valley, Hostess, Laura Lynn, Amour and Harvest Creek. Recalled products have the company number “EST. 31812 “on the can.
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