Fast Food

Taco Bell Just Recalled 2.3 Million Lbs Of Beef

Taco Bell tossed about 2.3 million pounds of beef, and it’s not because they’re becoming more vegetarian-friendly, it’s because of a voluntary recall.

The recall took place Friday, October 11, after a customer complained that he found a metal shaving in his food.

Taco Bell wasn’t going to f*ck around to figure out how the metal shaving got there, and just pulled every bit of beef that was sent out from that factory.

The recall affected 21 different states, and the USDA said that there have been no reported injuries or effects coming from any Taco Bell restaurants at this time.

The reason it hit so many states was that the plant sent out the beef to several distribution centers in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. From there, it the meat was distributed to several other states.

The affected states were: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia and the Washington DC area.

If you think you might have been affected, Taco Bell recommends calling a healthcare provider, and if any questions arise, hit their line at 1-800-822-6235.


Walmart Recalls 23,000 Containers of Baby Formula for Metal Contamination

If you’re a parent, you might want to keep an eye on this recall.

With the latest recalls in mind, finding extraneous materials in your munchies seems like it’s becoming commonplace. Just last week, El Monterey breakfast burritos were recalled for containing rocks, and Ragu followed with its own plastic-infused recall a couple days later.

This time, though, more than 23,000 cases of Walmart-exclusive Parent’s Choice baby formula are recalled due to metal contamination. The Parent’s Choice recall was issued on June 21, 2019, and affects Walmart stores nationwide. You can find the full FDA statement here.

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What products are recalled?

First and foremost, not all Parent’s Choice baby formula is recalled. You’ll want to be on the lookout for Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron, specifically the 35-oz. variety. In total, 23,388 units were officially recalled by Walmart and the formula’s parent company, Perrigo.

This recall is voluntary and issued with an abundance of caution. Luckily, no hospitalizations or injuries have been reported.

Here’s how to stay ahead of those nasty recalls.

How do I know if I have one of these products?

If you think you have one of these products, be extremely cautious and find alternative food for your child. Look for the lot code C26EVFV and a Use By date of February 26, 2021. Both of these numbers can be found on the bottom of the container. Found these numbers? Your infant formula is part of the recall.

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I have one of these products! What should I do with it?

Stop using the contaminated baby formula now. Walmart and Perrigo urge buyers not to use the formula and instead return it to the place of purchase. Walmart is handing out full refunds for recalled products. If you need to grab a replacement in time for dinner, you’ll have no problem getting an exchange.

Any consumer questions can be directed to Perrigo Consumer Affairs at 866-629-6181. You can call them at any time, and they’ll be happy to help.

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Article by Laurie Dixon for Taste of Home. View the original article here.

Whole Foods Recalls Salads, Wraps, And More Foods Containing Baby Spinach

The grocery chain has issued a recall for all prepared products containing baby spinach due to salmonella concerns.

Attention, Whole Foods shoppers: The store just issued a recall that could affect your fridge and your shopping list.

What products are recalled?

Recalls have already become common this year, and Whole Foods brings us the latest warning. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tells buyers not to eat the supermarket’s prepared products containing baby spinach after greens supplier Satur Farms issued the recall. The cautious recall is due to possible salmonella contamination, which we’ve seen a lot of lately.

The items in question include fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches and more, purchased from the deli, salad bar and hot bar. Here is the full list of products affected.

In which states is the recall?

So far, eight states are included in the recall: Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

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How do I know if I have one of these products?

Because all prepared Whole Foods items containing baby spinach are suspect, there’s not just one Sell By date or UPC code we can use to identify contaminated products. Your best bet is to take a look at the FDA’s list of at-risk items. If you still have any of these products, do not eat them.

I have one of these products! What should I do with it?

The FDA encourages you to throw out any items in question. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Or, if you have the receipt, you can get a full refund at the location you bought from. Call the Whole Foods hotline at 1-844-936-8255. They can be reached from 7 a.m-10 p.m. CST during the workweek or between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends.

Keep your child’s lunch safe with these tips.

How can I avoid getting salmonella?

To avoid salmonella, follow the FDA’s advice and get rid of your Whole Foods baby spinach products. Don’t try to cook the salmonella out of your food. It’s a nasty illness that can affect anyone at any age, so wash your hands after handling raw ingredients. Keep your family healthy by practicing food safety and following FDA instructions!

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Article by Laurie Dixon for Taste of Home. View the original article here.

Packaged Food Recalls

Tyson Recalls Frozen Chicken Nuggets Because They Might Contain Rubber

If you have packages of Tyson White Meat Panko chicken nuggets in the freezer, you may want to check on them.

Photo: Walt Stoneburner // Flickr

Over 18 tons of the nuggets are being called back after consumer complaints led to the discovery of rubber pieces within.

According to a USDA press release, these were shipped to retail locations nationwide, meaning anywhere Tyson sells their products may have the rubber-filled nuggets.

The USDA also released pictures of the specific labels affected by the recall, which you can view here.

Key identifying marks to look for on 5-pound packages include a “BEST IF USED BY” date of November 26, 2019, a case code “3308SDL03,” and time stamps ranging from 23:00 through 01:59.

So far, nobody has reported any adverse reactions or injuries related to the nuggets. If you do have one of the recalled bags, however, you should either discard it or return it to where you bought it from.

Grocery Health Recalls

Many Ready-To-Eat Foods Were Just Recalled For Salmonella AND Listeria Contamination

Major grocers like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and 7-11 are all being affected by a major recall involving prepared vegetables nationwide.

Photo: Lance Cheung // USDA, Creative Commons 2.0

The recall spreads across tons of different prepared foods, including taquitos, ready-to-eat meal salads, sandwich wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and more. According to the USDA’s site related to the outbreak, at least 13 nationwide recalls have been connected to this overarching contamination.

Salmonella and Listeria are the two pathogens involved, and they were responsible for tainting the entire spread of prepared veggies coming from a California plant owned by supplier McCain Foods. These included caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and corn.

It was McCain’s recall of its various products as a “cautionary measure” that prompted several other food producers and retailers to follow suit, according to Food Safety News.

While most of the products are expired, any that may still be in your fridges or shelves should be discarded, according to the USDA. You can view the full list of products and recalls at this link.

Health Recalls

6.5 Million Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled For Salmonella Contamination

For the second time in as many months, a massive quantity of ground beef is being recalled for pathogen contamination. Last month, 132,000 pounds of Cargill ground beef were tainted by E. Coli. This time, beef producer JBS is recalling a staggering 6.5 million pounds of ground beef following an outbreak of Salmonella.

Photo: Carnivore Locavore // Flickr, CC 2.0

The recall was just announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), who has been involved in tracking the potential outbreak since September.

At least 57 people from 16 different states were infected by the Salmonella bacteria that was linked to the affected ground beef.

In this outbreak, the pathogenic strain contaminating the meat is Salmonella Newport, which can cause a common foodborne illness known as salmonellosis.

Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fevers that start anywhere from 12-72 hours after consuming. The disease lasts for about 4-7 days, and while most recover without a need for treatment, diarrhea can become severe enough to require hospitalization.

A host of different types of ground beef, including steakburgers and ground chuck, were affected by the recall.

You can view a full list of the products under recall here. The USDA will also update with specific locations and institutions the beef was distributed to in the future, but have stated that the meat was sent nationwide.

If you have beef in you fridge or freezer that matches up with the USDA’s list of products, you can either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase, according to the USDA’s release.

Fast Food Health News

McDonald’s Recalls Salads From 3,000 Locations After Reported Illness

Those of you who go to McDonald’s for salad, tread cautiously. After dozens of reports in the midwest of customers becoming sick, McDonald’s has preemptively removed salads from more than 3,000 locations throughout the midwest.

CNN reports that both the Illinois and Iowa health departments are looking into a parasite that’s known to cause intestinal illness that may be linked to McDonald’s salads.

So far, Illinois has reported about 90 cases of customers getting sick since the middle of May and Iowa has reported 15 since late June. A majority of those customers said they had salads. Other states reported include Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Known as the cyclospora parasite, this creature can cause diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, and cramps in individuals. Anyone experiencing these symptoms have been asked to be tested by a doctor and seek treatment.

McDonald’s has already issued a statement saying they’ll be removing salads from the menus in the regions that have been affected while they look for a new supplier of lettuce.

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Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled, 6 People Hospitalized After Salmonella Outbreak

It’s never good to hear that a food is being recalled, but it’s scarier when it’s such a common food, such as eggs.

The FDA reported that over 206 million eggs from Rose Acre Farms in Seymore, Ind. were recalled after being linked to 22 cases of Salmonella.

Nine states were affected by the voluntary recall, as Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia had eggs at risk of being contaminated.

From the 22 cases, six people have been hospitalized, but thankfully there have been no reported deaths.

The brands that use these eggs are Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms, so if you have any of them in your fridge, you should probably return them.

Rose Acre Farms produces 2.3 million eggs a day, according to the New York Times, that means about three months worth of egg production had to be returned.

If you live in these states, and feel there’s a chance you may have been affected, be sure to watch for salmonella symptoms such as abdomen and muscle pain, chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, headaches, diarrhea, bloody stool, or even loss of appetite.