Recall Recap: Onions Salmonella Outbreak, Several Items Tainted With Plastic

Here's the food recall and health alerts issued from the FDA, USDA and CDC over this past week.

Large Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Onions

The CDC said Oct. 20 a salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states. At least 129 people have been hospitalized, with no deaths. Nearly all of the illnesses were reported in August and September, with the largest case numbers in Texas and Oklahoma. The outbreak has been traced to whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed throughout the US by ProSource Inc.

Major Clam Chowder Recall for Plastic

Ivar’s Soup and Sauce Company (Mukilteo, WA) is recalling 14,968 sleeves of refrigerated Kettle Classic Clam Chowder With Uncured Bacon, packaged in 2-24oz Sleeved Packs, because it may contain hard, sharp, opaque plastic pieces. The product was distributed to Costco stores exclusively for retail purchase by consumers in 13 states.

10 Tons of Misbranded Tamales

Demaiz Inc., doing business as Mex-tamale Foods (San Jose, CA) is recalling 20,759 pounds of pork and beef tamales due to undeclared sesame seeds. The items were produced between Sept. 20-Oct. 14 and shipped to retail locations in Northern California.

7 Tons of Ground Turkey

Butterball (Mount Olive, NC) is recalling 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic. Produced on Sept. 28, the product was shipped nationwide.

10K Lbs of Pork Pellets

Evans Food Group (Chicago) is recalling 10,359 pounds of pork pellet products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. They were imported on Sept. 15 and further processed into pork rind and chicharrones items. These items were shipped to retail locations in six western states.

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