A salmonella scare involving popular jalapeno-flavored chips from Lay's and Miss Vickie's brands prompted a major recall on the behalf of snack maker Frito-Lay Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published Frito-Lay's voluntary recall Friday after certain snack foods posed a potential salmonella threat found in its seasoning. There are no reports of consumers falling ill and the potato chip giant claimed no salmonella was actually found in any of its products. The jalapeno powder used in the seasoning was said to contain the bacteria. READ: Salmonella Concerns Cause Companies To Call Back Products Amid Expanding Recall Of Valley Milk Products' Milk Powder Ingredients As a precaution, Frito-Lay recalled select products, including multipack products listed with a "use by" date of JUN 20 prior and a "guaranteed fresh" date of JUL 4 or prior, according to the FDA release.
Fears over chlorine-washed chicken and other US farming practices have been described by US ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson as "inflammatory and misleading". Mr Johnson urged the UK to embrace US farming methods after Washington published its objectives for a UK-US trade deal. He said the process was used by EU farmers to treat vegetables, and that it was the best way to deal with salmonella and other bacteria. So what is the evidence? Washing chicken in chlorine and other disinfectants to remove harmful bacteria was a practice banned by the European Union (EU) in 1997 over food safety concerns.
On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria and frozen vegetables and fruits are believed to be the cause. Frozen vegetables are a staple in many diets, so a huge recall of them has us peering at the packages in our freezers. On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria and frozen vegetables and fruits are believed to be the cause. More than 350 products like green beans, broccoli, peas and blueberries sold under 42 brands at U.S. and Canadian grocers including Safeway, Costco and Trader Joe's have now been recalled. Although much less common than other foodborne pathogens like salmonella or E. coli, listeria is the most lethal.
A salmonella infection can cause vomiting and stomach cramping, among other symptoms. Grocery store giant Whole Foods announced a voluntary recall of multiple prepared foods that contain baby spinach, citing concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella. At least eight states -- Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island -- are affected by the recall, which includes salads, sandwiches, pizza and wraps, among other food items. In total, more than 50 prepared food items are subject to the recall. "Additionally, consumers who purchased items containing baby spinach from the salad bars or hot bars at Whole Foods Market locations in these states should discard items purchased through January 23, 2019," a statement posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website reads.
DES MOINES, IOWA – An increasing number of people have been sickened by eating papaya now traced to a farm located in southern Mexico, U.S. public health officials said in an update on the outbreak first reported more than two weeks ago. Salmonella has now sickened 109 people in 16 states and 35 were serious enough to be hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on its web page dedicated to the outbreak. One person in New York City died. Papaya traced to the Carica de Campeche farm in Campeche, Mexico, appears to be the likely source, the FDA said Monday. The farm is located on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Yucatan Peninsula.