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Food Safety Alert - Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions

Keeler Family Farms Recalls Red, White, and Yellow Onions Due to Possible Health Risk

October 22, 2021 from the FDA:

ProSource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, is voluntarily recalling whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) shipped from Chihuahua, Mexico, between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Keeler Family Farms of Deming, NM is voluntarily recalling red, yellow, and white onions shipped from July 1, 2021 through August 25, 2021 that were imported from Chihuahua, MX. The onions are recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Onions were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants, and retail stores in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The onions were distributed in 25lb/50lb mesh sacks. They contain a label that is marked as MVP (product of MX), but were processed at Keeler Family Farms. The last to ship was on August 25, 2021.

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve red, white, yellow, or onions from Keeler Family Farms or products containing such onions. If you cannot tell if your onion is from Keeler Family Farm’s, or your food product contains such onions, you should not eat, sell, or serve it, and should throw it out.

652 total illnesses have been reported to date including 202 hospitalizations. States with cases include: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, and WV.

Consumers who have any Red, Yellow, and White Onions under the above brand names, or who cannot tell if their onions are from Keeler Family Farm’s, should immediately discard these products and disinfect any surfaces that came into contact with the onions. Vendors with questions may contact Keeler Family Farms at 575-652-5405, Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


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Food Safety Alert - Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions

October 20, 2021 from the CDC also at FDA:

Contaminated Food

Fresh whole red, white, and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by ProSource Inc.


Investigators are working to determine if other onions and suppliers are linked to this outbreak.

What Businesses Should Do

Do not sell or serve fresh whole red, white, or yellow onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by ProSource Inc.

What You Should Do

Do not buy or eat any whole fresh red, white, or yellow onions if they were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by ProSource Inc.

Throw away any whole red, white, or yellow onions you have at home that do not have a sticker or packaging.


Posource Produce LLC Voluntarily Recalls Whole Raw Onions Shipped From Chihuahua, Mexico, Between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021, Because of Possible Health Risk

October 20, 2021 from the FDA:

ProSource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, is voluntarily recalling whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) shipped from Chihuahua, Mexico, between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The products are whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) that were shipped to the United States from Chihuahua, Mexico, between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021, and were distributed in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI, as well as Ontario and Quebec, Canada. No fresh onions that originated in Chihuahua, MX have been shipped by the company since the end of August 2021.

The onions were distributed to wholesalers, broadline foodservice customers, and retail stores in 50 lb., 25 lb., 10 lb., 5 lb., 3 lb., and 2 lb. mesh sacks; and 50 lb., 40 lb., 25 lb., 10 lb., and 5 lb. cartons, by the following distributors and/or under the following brands:

Big Bull, Peak Fresh Produce, Sierra Madre, Markon First Crop., Markon Essentials, Rio Blue, ProSource, Rio Valley, and Sysco Imperial. Representative examples of product labels are below.

Consumers who have purchased onions that originated in Chihuahua, MX are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or throw them out. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (208) 928-4959, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MDT.



Canadian Food Recall Warning - Whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC, produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico recalled due to Salmonella

October 21, 2021 from the CFIA:

Industry is recalling whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These products may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.

The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These products may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
  • Big Bull
  • Peak Fresh Produce
  • Sierra Madre Produce
  • Markon First Crop
  • Markon Essentials
  • RioBlue
  • ProSource
  • Rio Valley
  • Imperial Fresh
  • Red onions
  • Yellow onions
  • White onions
  • Mesh sacks:
    • 50 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
    • 3 lb
    • 2 lb
  • Cartons:
    • 50 lb
    • 40 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
Variable All products imported between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. Produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico

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Kosher Advisory - Ambrosia Grape Leaves

October 6, 2021 from the OU:

Ambrosia Grape Leaves are found with and without the OU.

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Brazilian Kashrut Alert - LEARDINI

October 15, 2021: BDK:

Como a LEARDINI não está mais fabricando produtos para o varejo, a fábrica não está mais sob nossa supervisão.

Translated by Google Translate: As LEARDINI is no longer manufacturing retail products, the factory is no longer under our supervision.

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Kashrut Alert - Coloma Frozen Foods Grape Juice Concentrate

October 11, 2021: From the cRc:

Please note that multiple varieties of Grape Juice Concentrate manufactured by Coloma Frozen Foods bear an unauthorized cRc symbol on the label. The items are not certified kosher and corrective action is being taken.

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Urgent Bean and Soy Sprout Voluntary Recall

October 5, 2021 from the FDA

The purpose of this announcement is to advise you that Fullei Fresh is voluntarily recalling Bean Sprouts and Soy Sprouts as a precaution due to possible exposure to listeria monocytogenes. Affected lots are numbered consecutively between 251 and 271. They were harvested and shipped to distributors between September 14 and October 5, 2021. Both conventional and organic bean sprouts as well as soy sprouts are voluntarily recalled. No other products are affected at this time as they are grown and packed in segregated departments.

Fullei Fresh conventional bean sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk, 10 lb bulk and 8 oz retail packs. Organic bean sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk and 4 oz retail packs. Soy sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk and 10 lb bulk. The lot numbers are printed on the retail packs and on bulk cardboard boxes in the barcode (the last 3 digits.) Pictures are attached. Should you be in possession of these products, please discard.

Company Contact Information: Consumers: (305) 758-3880, dannielle@fulleifresh.com

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Insect Infestation Alert - Howson Mills Duram Flour

October 8, 2021 from New Square Kosher:

Durum Flour manufactured at Howson Mills in Blyth, Ontario Canada with the following manufacturing dates were all heavily infested with Flour Beetles and Beetle Larve

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Kashrut Alert - Dolly Brand Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

August 23, 2021 from the Star-K:

Dolly brand Whole Kernel Sweet Corn in 15 oz cans, distributed by RD Foods Americas, Inc., bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol and is not certified by STAR-K. Corrective action is being taken.

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Kosher Alert Zeimatijos Pienas Reggianito Cheese

August 17, 2021 from the OU:

Zeimatijos Pienas Reggianito Cheese, Zeimatijos Pienas, Mexico has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Ziematijos Pienas Reggianito Cheese (made in Lithuania and sold in Mexico). Some 4.5 Kilo blocks of cheese are being sold with an Orthodox Union letter of certification stuck onto the wrapper. The certificate does not list this cheese as certified, and the use of the certificate on this cheese in not authorized. If you see this cheese being sold with an OU certificate, please provide details to kosherq@ou.org. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Voluntary Recall Notice of McCormick Italian Seasoning Products and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

July 27, 2021 from FDA:

McCormick & Company, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

The four products subject to this recall include:

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 1.31 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 052100049731
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901582629
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY MAY 26 24 K, BEST BY MAY 27 24 K, BEST BY JUN 04 24 K, BEST BY JUN 05 24 K

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 2.25 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 052100038254
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901455463
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY JUN 30 24 H, BEST BY JUL 01 24 H

McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning 1.75 lbs. bottle
UPC NUMBER: 52100325743
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 932574
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY Jun 12 24 H

Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning 153g bottle
UPC NUMBER: 066200021047
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901543520
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BB / MA 2022 SEP 06

The four products were shipped to the following locations:

SHIPPING DATES: June 20, 2021 through July 21, 2021
STATES SHIPPED TO: AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI
INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED TO: Bermuda, Canada

The potential risk was brought to McCormick’s attention by FDA during routine testing. This recall affects cases that were shipped of the affected date codes.

McCormick has alerted customers and grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent any further consumption

Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-635-2867, weekdays from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, and with general inquires.

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