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FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to "slicer" cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico. This type of cucumber can also be called "American" cucumbers.
According to the CDC, as of January 26, 2016, 888 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 39 states.
CDC Update: On January 26, 2016 the CDC reported an updated case count. Since the last update on November 19, 2015, 50 more ill people have been reported from 16 states. Tennessee was added to the list of states with ill people, bringing the total number of states to 39.
The number of reported illnesses has declined substantially since the peak of illnesses in August and September; however, it has not returned to the number of reported illnesses that would be expected to be seen (about 1 every month). The investigation into the source of these illnesses is ongoing.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA on January 26, 2016.


Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) is recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

  • 1 1/9 Bushel Limited Edition Cucumber Carton, Sizes: Plains (60-84 count), Extra Large (48 count), Large (60 count), Super Select (72 count), Super Select Special (84 count). These cucumbers are shipped in a black, green, yellow, and craft colored carton which reads Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers. This variety is often referred to as a Slicer or American cucumber. It has a dark green color. It typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches.
    • Code Info Lot Numbers 3127932 3127933 3127934 3127937 3127938 3127939 3127940 3127941 3127942 3127943 3127944 3127945 3127946 3127951 3127955 3127956 3127959 3127960 3127961 3127963 3127964 3127966 3127968 3127969 3127970 3127971 3127980 3127981 3127982 3127983 3127991 3127992 3127993 3127994 3127995 3127997 3127998 3127999 3128000 3128135 3128166 3128176 3128177 3128187 3128196 3128217 3128218 3128226 3128228 3128229 3128236 3128237 3128238 3128239 3128246 3128247 3128248 3128249 3128250 3128255 3128256 3128257 3128258 3128259 3128265 3128266 3128267 3128268 3128269 3128272 3128273 3128274 3128275 3128276 3128277 3128285 3128286 3128287 3128289 3128294 3128295 3128296 3128301 3128302 3128303 3128307 3128308 3128309 3128311 3128314 3128315 3128316 3128317 3128324 3128325 3128326 3128327 3128328 3128329 3128330 3128339 3128340 3128341 3128342 3128343 3128344 3128352 3128353 3128354 3128355 3128356 3128359 3128360 3128361 3128362 3128366 3128367 3128368 3128372 3128373 3128377 3128378 3128379 3128380 3128381 3128382 3128386 3128387 3128388 3128389 3128390 3128391 3128392 3128393 3128403 3128404 3128405 3128406 3128416 3128417 3128418 3128419 3128420 3128421 3128431 3128432 3128433 3128441 3128442 3128443 3128454 3128455 3128456 3128467 3128468 3128469 3128470 3128471 3128472 3128488 3128489 3128490 3128491 3128502 3128503 3128504 3128505 3128506 3128516 3128517 3128518 3128519 3128525 3128528 3128529 3128530 3128539 3128540 3128541 3128548 3128549 3128550 3128551 3128552 3128553 3128569 3128570 3128580 3128581 3128582 328377
    • Distribution Pattern Limited Edition cucumbers were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah and reached customers through retail, food service companies, wholesalers, and brokers.
  • 5/4 Limited Edition Cucumber Carton, Sizes 24SP, 36/36SP, 48. These cucumbers are shipped in a black, green, yellow, and craft colored carton which reads Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers. This variety is often referred to as a Slicer or American cucumber. It has a dark green color. It typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches.
    • Code Info Lot Numbers 3127932 3127933 3127934 3127937 3127938 3127939 3127940 3127941 3127942 3127943 3127944 3127945 3127946 3127951 3127955 3127956 3127959 3127960 3127961 3127963 3127964 3127966 3127968 3127969 3127970 3127971 3127980 3127981 3127982 3127983 3127991 3127992 3127993 3127994 3127995 3127997 3127998 3127999 3128000 3128135 3128166 3128176 3128177 3128187 3128196 3128217 3128218 3128226 3128228 3128229 3128236 3128237 3128238 3128239 3128246 3128247 3128248 3128249 3128250 3128255 3128256 3128257 3128258 3128259 3128265 3128266 3128267 3128268 3128269 3128272 3128273 3128274 3128275 3128276 3128277 3128285 3128286 3128287 3128289 3128294 3128295 3128296 3128301 3128302 3128303 3128307 3128308 3128309 3128311 3128314 3128315 3128316 3128317 3128324 3128325 3128326 3128327 3128328 3128329 3128330 3128339 3128340 3128341 3128342 3128343 3128344 3128352 3128353 3128354 3128355 3128356 3128359 3128360 3128361 3128362 3128366 3128367 3128368 3128372 3128373 3128377 3128378 3128379 3128380 3128381 3128382 3128386 3128387 3128388 3128389 3128390 3128391 3128392 3128393 3128403 3128404 3128405 3128406 3128416 3128417 3128418 3128419 3128420 3128421 3128431 3128432 3128433 3128441 3128442 3128443 3128454 3128455 3128456 3128467 3128468 3128469 3128470 3128471 3128472 3128488 3128489 3128490 3128491 3128502 3128503 3128504 3128505 3128506 3128516 3128517 3128518 3128519 3128525 3128528 3128529 3128530 3128539 3128540 3128541 3128548 3128549 3128550 3128551 3128552 3128553 3128569 3128570 3128580 3128581 3128582 328377
    • Limited Edition cucumbers were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah and reached customers through retail, food service companies, wholesalers, and brokers.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on November 18, 2015.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0468

SUPREMO ITALIANO GIARDINIERA no longer certified

SUPREMO ITALIANO GIARDINIERA in one gallon containers from Restaurant Depot is no longer OU certified and no longer bears an OU symbol. Containers that still bear an OU on the label are acceptable.

The preceeding kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU on January 27, 2016.

The following food safety alert is from the cDC, FDA and the CDC and the CFIA on January 22, 2016.

Dole Salad Recall

Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers:

Consumers should not eat packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio and Restaurants should not serve, and retailers should not sell, packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.
The packaged salads produced in this facility were sold under various brand names including:

  • Dole
  • Fresh Selections
  • Simple Truth
  • Marketside
  • The Little Salad Bar
  • President's Choice
Consumers can identify these packaged salads by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that packaged salads produced at other Dole processing facilities in the United States are linked to illness.
This advice is particularly important for consumers at higher risk for listeriosis, including pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.

Dole distributed the salads to retailers in: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Massachusetts., Maryland, Minnesota. Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec
No additional Dole facilities are affected. Other Dole products, including fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and packaged salads from Dole’s other processing facilities (with product codes beginning with the letters “B” or “N”), are not part of this voluntary withdrawal.
Retailers and consumers who have any remaining product with an “A” code should not consume it, and are urged to discard it. Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary withdrawal should be directed to the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111) (hours are 8:00am-8:00pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday). Media inquiries should be directed to Bil Goldfield at 818-874-4647.

The CFIA also has a Candian recall of Dole and PC Organics products with a list of the reclled products here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0483

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 31, 2015.

Thomas Produce Company of Boca Raton, FL is recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of Cucumbers. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
This product was sold to distributors in Florida and Georgia between 12/15/2015 and 12/16/2015. All distributors that received this product have been notified as of the time of this press release.
The fresh, whole, green Cucumbers were sold in 166 cardboard bushel boxes (1 1/9 bushel size) with one of the following lot numbers ink-jet printed on the side: 1554311JDNK, 1554311HDNK, and 15143115DNK. These cucumbers were also distributed in 8 bulk cardboard bins(4'x4' size) tagged with codes 15NKJD-1554311-D, 15NKHD-1554311-D, and 15NK5D-1514311-D.
This recall notice is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Thomas Produce Cucumbers yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the FDA. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has elected to recall all lots of cucumbers that were packed on the same day. The company has ceased production and distribution of the affected lots of cucumbers as the FDA and the company continue their investigation.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to not consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the original place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Richard Wilson, Compliance Director, of Thomas Produce Company at 1-561-482-1111 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0482

The following health alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on December 23, 2015.

Kerry Foods, Beloit, WI is recalling the following products because of the possibel presence of metal in them:

  • Sprinkle King, Green Sanding Sugar,
    • Q35111.G32,, UPC: 10766818350023, NET WT: 320 lb (144.3 kg). Sprinkle King, Green Sanding Sugar, QGRN413.L32, UPC: 10766818311109/ 00766818311102, , NET WT: 32 lb (14.51kg). Sprinkle King, Green Sanding Sugar, QGRN433.440, UPC: 10766818321122 , NET WT: 40 lb (18.14 kg).
    • Code Info 0811585501 0821579911 0819580102
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, White Coarse Sugar
    • 30621693.L32, UPC: Outer: 30763089281623 / Inner: 763089280601, ,NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg). DDA, WHITE CON AA DDA (Coarse White Sugar) , Q31320.L32, 01064873, 01064823 (net wt 8 lb), UPC: Outer: 29519151867 / Inner: 29519151850, NET WT 32 LB (14.51 kg). Sprinkle King, 40#MTO WHITE SUGAR GEMS (Coarse White Sugar), Q32322.440, UPS 1076618323225, NET WT 40 lb (18.14 kg). Sprinkle King, WHITE CON AA SUGAR (Coarse White Sugar), QWHI533.440 , UPS Outer: 10766818323119, NET WT 40 lb (18.14 kg). Bake Sense, WHITE CON AA SUGAR (Coarse White Sugar), 52274, QWHI513.01, UPS Inner: 10018609922743; Outer: 18609522748 , NET WT 32 lb (14.5kg).
    • Code Info 0801579902, 0807579903, 0810579902. 0806579909, 0815579901, 0820579904. 0813580105. 0807580103 0807579901 0814579901
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Lime Green Sanding Sugar
    • 30611201.00N, UPC #30763089281012, NET WT: 150 lb (68.182 kg)
    • Code Info 0820585501
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Black Sanding Sugar
    • QBLK413.L32, UPC: Inner: 00766818310006 ; Outer: 10766818310003, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg).
    • Code Info 0821579910
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Blue Sanding Sugar
    • QBLU413.L32, , UPC:Inner: 00766818310303 ; Outer: 10766818310300, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg).
    • Code Info 0821579906
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Gold Sanding Sugar
    • QGOL413.L32, UPC:10766818310904/ 00766818310907, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg).
    • Code Info 0821579909
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Orange Sanding Sugar
    • QORG413.L32, UPC:766818311706/ 10766818311703, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg). Sprinkle King, Orange Sanding Sugar,QORG413DDA.L32, UPC:766818311706/ 10766818311703, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg). Sprinkle King, Orange Sanding Sugar, QORG513.L32, UPC:766818311737/ 10766818311734, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg).
    • Code Info 0813579902, 0824579905. 0821579902 0821579903
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Pink Sanding Sugar
    • QPIN413.L32, UPC:766818312000/ 10766818312007, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg).
    • Code Info 0805579903
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Red Sanding Sugar
    • QRED413.L32, UPC:inner 766818312604; outer 10766818312601 , NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg). Sprinkle King, Red Sanding Sugar, QRED433.440, UPC: 10766818322655, NET WT: 40 lb (18.14 kg). Sprinkle King, Red Sugar,QRED443.00N, UPC: 10766818342615, NET WT: 150 lb (68.182 kg).
    • Code Info 0821579904 0813580107 0806585502 0807585502
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Bake Sense, White Sanding Sugar
    • m QWHI413.01, 52273, 92273 ( net wt 8 lb), UPC: inner 92273; outer 10018609922736, , NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg). Sprinkle King, White Sanding Sugar,QWHI413.L32, UPC:inner 766818313106, outer 10766818313103, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg).
    • Code Info 0820579906 0820579905
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Sprinkle King, Yellow Sanding Sugar
    • QYEL413.L32, UPC:Inner: 766818313403; Outer: 10766818313400, NET WT: 32 lb (14.51 kg). Recall Number F-0409-2016
    • Code Info 082157990
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.
  • Kerry, Cinnamon Topical
    • G4205, SS189, G4205.49, , UPC:Inner: 766818313403; Outer: 10766818313400, NET WT: 50 lb (22.68 kg).
    • Code Info 0813542301 0813542352
    • Distribution Pattern USA: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, WI.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0481

The following health alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on December 23, 2015.

Specialty Commodities, Inc., Fargo, ND is recalling Heartland Flax Meal, Net Wt. 50 lbs. with a manufacturing Lot Code: 2T330-04515-101 that may be contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium. The product was distributed in CA, FL, IL, NJ, NY, and PA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0480

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on December 23, 2015.

The MK Wishes to inform the public that Pei Blend (frozen) under the GFS brand contains a non certified ingredient that was inadvertently used. This product cannot be considered kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0479

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on December 18, 2015.

The MK Wishes to inform the public that Neige, Milk Chocolate Snaps, Dark Chocolate Snaps and Milk Chocolate Snaps produced by Cebon has been inadvertantly mislabeled with a MK pareve symbol. These products are in fact dairy. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0478

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on December 9, 2015.

SHAKTI GROUP USA LLC, New Brunswick, NJ is recalling Cumin Ground Product of India 50 lbs C/7784 because Cumin contains 8.0 ppm peanut allergen. Product was distributed in NY.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0477

The following food safety alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on December 16, 2015.

IQF FLAV-R-PAC Cut Wax Beans, 12/2 lbs. distributed to food service accounts by Norpac Foods, Inc. (Plant #8), Salem, OR , are recalled due to the contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
IQF FLAV-R-PAC Cut Wax Beans, there are 12/2 lbs. bags per case. Catalog # 07570. Product was distributed to Food Service accounts. The label has Cooking Directions and Safe Handling Instructions. The UPC 0 48800 07570 5 is observed on the bag. The Item No. 10048800075702 is observed on master case. The product is labeled in part: "***CUT WAX BEANS***FLAV-R-PAC***Keep Frozen***NET WT 32 OZ (2 LB)***DISTRIBUTED BY: NORPAC FOODS, INC. 4350 SW Galewood Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97035***COOKING DIRECTIONS***Safe Handling Instructions***".
Code Info BEST BY MAY 2017. Packed on May 18, 2015. Code: 5I5 18X8 12 HHMM Code break down as follows: 5=NORPAC, I= packed in May, 5= 2015, 18= 18th day of May, X= place holder for period code, 8 = NORPAC Plant #8, 12= production line, HHMM = military time of packaging.
Distribution Pattern: distributed in California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, North Dakota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. -

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