Health Department: Recalls for Organic Tea, Walnuts, Trader Joe’s Salad Products
The Kane County Health Department is alerting residents to three food-product recalls: for organic Hojicha tea, walnut products and Trader Joe’s salad products.
The walnut concerns involve Listeria, the other two involve concerns about Salmonella.
California Firm Recalls Trader Joe’s Salad Products
The Kane County Health Department is advising that WCD Kitchen, LLC of Fontana, CA, is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Kale & Edamame Salad (UPC 00967112), sold only in the Midwest, with a “USE BY May 05, 2016 through May 14, 2016”, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The 3,763 salads possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Illinois and other Midwestern states. No other lots, products or stores are affected.
The salad is packaged in 10-ounce plastic clamshell and the “Use By” Date is stickered on the front of the label. See product photo here.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Customers who have purchased the Kale & Edamame Salad may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at 1-909-574-4140, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
Co-op Voluntary Recalls Organic Hojicha Tea
The Kane County Health Department is advising that Frontier Co-op, of Norway, IO, is voluntarily recalling its Organic Hojicha Tea due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
The recalled products were sold nationwide between the dates of December 13, 2014 – April 21, 2016. A list of affected product lots is listed here. On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will follow the item number (#2920) on the front label directly above the UPC code.
The raw material received by Frontier Co-op, which tested positive for Salmonella is being recalled by our supplier. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating this recall.
Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund.
Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800-669-3275 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday CST.
Walnut Products Recall
Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of lots of conventional walnuts and walnut-containing products (see attachment for products and lot numbers) that were purchased from Gibson Farms and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The lot numbers are printed on the back of each retail bag. The walnut and walnut-containing products were shipped to retailers and distributors in limited quantities throughout the United States.
No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other walnuts or products under the brands are being recalled. For photos and lot numbers please click here. Only the specific lot numbers and sell dates identified in the attachment are included in this recall.
Consumers who have any remaining product with these lot numbers should not consume it, but rather should discard it. Consumers should retain their store receipts, packaging reflecting lot numbers or any other proof of purchase they may have. Retailers and consumers with questions may call Melissa McCullough at Woodstock Farms Manufacturing customer service at 732-650-9905, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
Listeria Definition, Dangers and Symptoms
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Salmonella Definition, Dangers and Symptoms
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news releases
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