Pita Pal Foods Recalls Various Hummus and Dips Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
The Kane County Health Department is advising that Pita Pal Foods, LP of Houston, TX has issued a voluntary recall of certain hummus products made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019, due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility (not in finished product) during an FDA inspection.
A full list of the affected products can be found at https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/pita-pal-foods-lp-recalls-various-hummus-and-dips-due-possible-health-risk
Listeria monocytogenes 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 individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported to date for these products. The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.
The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates. Pita Pal Foods urges consumers who have purchased the identified products to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 832-803-9295 or email email@example.com.
Northfork Bison Distributions Recalls Bison Burgers and Bison Ground Due to Possible E. coli Contamination
The Kane County Health Department is advising that Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of St. Leonard, Quebec is recalling its Bison Burgers & Bison Ground because they have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli: O121 and O103. The recalled Bison Burgers & Bison Ground were distributed across Eastern & Central U. S., to institutions and retail outlets.
The institutions that have Bison Burgers and Bison Ground in their inventory with the production date: February 22, 2019 – April 30, 2019, are urged to contact their distributor for a full refund. For the retail outlets, the Bison Burgers (4 x 4 oz) in question, with the expiration date up to October 8th, 2020, can be clearly identified by their blue boxes with the Northfork Bison logo prominently displayed. The FDA posted photos of the bar code labels on its website at https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/northfork-bison-distributions-inc-voluntarily-recalling-bison-burgers-bison-ground-because-possible. They show the products, packaged between February 22 and April 30, under the names of Fossil Farms, Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch and SayersBrook Bison Ranch. Consumers who have purchased these Bison Burgers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania got sick. Eight people have been hospitalized. No one has died, the CDC said. This form of E. coli may cause diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious damage and even death.
Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 1-888-422-0623.