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Recall of Al’Fez Natural Tahini

Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall of Al'Fez Natural Tahini

The recalled Tahini was distributed nationwide in retail stores beginning 05/26/23.

AB World Foods US, Inc. of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling Al’Fez Natural Tahini in 5.6oz glass jars because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The recalled Al’Fez Natural Tahini was distributed nationwide in retail stores beginning 05/26/23.


The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella. The company has ceased distribution of the product as the company continues their investigation. To date, AB World Foods US, Inc. has received no reports of illness related to the recalled product from consumers in the United States.


Click the link to see more details about the recalled products, including lot numbers and contact information:

https://www.fda.gov/safety

Macadamia Nut Recall

Macadamia Nuts Recalled Over Listeria Contamination

The recalled product was distributed nationally in the U.S.

Andersen & Sons Shelling, Inc. of Vina, CA is recalling dry roasted macadamia nuts because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. According to the details posted online by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall was initiated on May 16, 2024, and is ongoing.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.


For the full article, and details of the affected products, visit the press release at:

https://www.foodsafetynews.com

Recall of Chocolate Confectionery Items

Recall of Chocolate Confectionery Items Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

Clasen Quality Chocolate Inc. of Madison, WI, is recalling 4,383,201 pounds of chocolate and confectionery products because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a product recall warning consumers that chocolate confectionery items potentially contaminated with salmonella are currently on sale across the country. The food poisoning warning concerns products which have been distributed nationwide across nine states originally produced by Wisconsin-based Clasen Quality Chocolate Inc. (CQC), the agency said.


For the full article, and product descriptions with lot codes, visit the press release at:

https://www.foodsafetynews.com

Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Patty Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc. a Berryville, Ark., establishment, is recalling approximately 29,819 pounds of fully cooked, breaded, shaped chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal pieces

The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test.


For the full article, and symptoms of lead toxicity visit the FDA press release at:

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts

WanaBana Fruit Pouches Recalled for Lead Content

WanaBana Fruit Pouches Recalled for High Concentrations of Lead

FDA Advises Parents and Caregivers Not to Buy or Feed WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches to Toddlers and Young Children Because of Elevated Lead Levels

The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test.


For the full article, and symptoms of lead toxicity visit the FDA press release at:

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts

Eagle Produce Recalls Whole Cantaloupe

Eagle Produce Recalling Whole Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk

Eagle Produce LLC is initiating a voluntary recall on whole cantaloupe due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.


The products were distributed between September 5th -16th in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C. and sold in various retail supermarkets.


For more information visit the original article at fda.gov/safety

Kraft Recalls Cheese Slices for Choking Hazard

Kraft Heinz Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Kraft Singles American Processed Cheese Slices

Kraft recalls cheese singles after consumers report choking on product

Kraft Heinz recalls 83,800 cases of individually wrapped Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices.


“The issue was discovered after the company received several consumer complaints about finding the plastic stuck to a slice, including six complaints of consumers saying they choked or gagged in connection with the issue. No injuries or serious health issues have been reported,” according to the company recall posted by the Food and Drug Administration.


The recall comes as a precaution after a temporary issue developed on one of our wrapping machines at the company’s production plant, making it possible that a thin strip of the individual film may remain on slices after the wrappers have been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could cause a gagging or choking hazard.


Only Kraft Singles American processed cheese slices with the case/package information below are affected. No other varieties or sizes are included in the recall.


Kraft Heinz has fixed the machine that wrapped the affected slices, and all other processing machines have been thoroughly inspected.


Consumers who purchase these items should not consume them and can return them to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or refund. Consumers can contact Kraft Heinz at 800-280-8252 to see if a product is part of the recall and to receive reimbursement.


Products included in the recall are 16 oz. Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with an individual package UPC of 0 2100061526 1 and a “Best When Used By” date of 10 JAN 24 through 27 JAN 24. Individual packages in this recall will contain an S and 72 in the Manufacturing code.


Also included in the recall are 3-pound multipacks of Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with a carton UPC of 0 2100060491 3 and a “Best When Used By” of 09 JAN 2024 through 13 JAN 2024 and 16 JAN 2024.

Read the FDA release with photos of affected products at:
https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/

Labor Day Office Hours

The Cumberland County Health Department Will Be Closed for Labor Day

Our office will be closed on Monday September 4, 2023 in observance of Labor Day.

Recall of Real Kosher Brand Ice Cream On the Go Cups

Real Kosher Ice Cream Issues Recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

Real Kosher Ice Cream announced a recall of soft serve on the go ice cream and sorbet cups, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal health problems in children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems.

For more details, including UPC codes of the recalled products, click the link below to read the original announcement on the FDA website at:

fda.gov/safety

Upcoming IDPH Activities at the Illinois State Fair

Free Immunizations, Physicals, Dental Exams to be Provided for School-Aged Children at State Fair

IDPH will also supply free gun locks during the fair in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will provide a variety of health and safety services during the 2023 Illinois State Fair in Springfield, including free immunizations, physicals, and dental exams for school-aged children. IDPH will also give away gun locks as part of its ongoing partnership with the Illinois State Police (ISP) to promote firearms safety in the state.


The fair runs August 10-20 and IDPH staffers will be on hand each day of the fair at the IDPH tent on the east side of the Annex Building, in a booth at the Illinois Building, and in a booth at Conservation World. The tent and booths will be manned from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, during the fair.

To view the full press release, including exam schedules and requirements, click here

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Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Sameer Vohra accompanies a worker from the Sangamon County Department of Public Health during a food vendor inspection at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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