Recent Recalls You Should Know About—Week Of April 29, 2018

In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a list of the latest recalls posted this week.

We’ve rounded up a list of recalls issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) this past week. Here’s what you should know:

Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Processing Deviation

Pinnacle Foods Inc. has issued a recall for about 32,479 pounds of heat-treated, shelf stable beef products due to a potential processing deviation that could have resulted in contamination with staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin.

The recalled products were produced on January 2 and January 9, 2018 as well as April 9, 2018 and they bear an establishment number of “EST. 2AD” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations nationwide and are said to have a shelf life of 3 years.

The issue was first brought to attention by an Enforcement Investigator and Analysis Officer while performing a food safety assessment at the establishment. To date, adverse reactions due to consumption of these products have not been reported.

For more information, read the official company announcement.

Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox Recalled Due to Potential Clostridium botulinum

Seabar Company has issued a voluntary recall of 1,225/3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard and Dominique Seafoods brand, due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination. The recalled lot number is CSCO-17339 with a pack date of 17-340.

Clostridium botulinum are rod-shaped bacteria that live in grow in areas with low oxygen. These bacteria are often found on the surfaces of fruits and vegetables, but are also found on seafood, as may be the case here. It is most commonly found on food when it is not processed properly (canned) at home, according to the FDA. Botulism is a potentially deadly form of food poisoning.

The recall was issued as the product’s water phase salt testing was less than 3.5% and the labeling instructions state to freeze or keep refrigerated. If the product’s phase salt is below 3.5%, the product needs to remain frozen until ready to consume, according to the FDA. If it is left in the refrigerator after thawing in a reduced oxygen package, the bacteria can grow.

For more information, be sure to check out the official press release.

Dragon Label Kratom Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Maya Distribution, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall of Dragon Kratom labeled bottles and sealed packages of encapsulated and raw powder product to due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The recalled bottles were sold directly to a total of retailers in 9 states—Utah (28), Arizona (26), Nevada (1), Wyoming (1), Kansas (1), Illinois (1), Idaho (1), Iowa (1), and Michigan (1). To date, 1 associated illness has been reported to the FDA.

There is an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked with kratom that is under investigation. For recent case counts and states affected, be sure to check out the Contagion® Outbreak Monitor.

For more information on this specific recall, be sure to read the Company Announcement.