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23,000 Pounds of Kansas Beef Recalled, May Have E. coli

  • 23,000 pounds of Kansas beef has been recalled after it was discovered it might contain E. coli bacteria.
  • The E. coli strain was found after a routine test on Tuesday morning; no illnesses have been reported.
  • Most E.coli strains are harmless, but some strains of the gut bacteria can cause severe food poisoning when ingested.
  • The beef was produced in late May and shipped to 12 states, including Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arizona and Arkansas.
  • With a limited release shipped only to wholesale distributors and military bases, the beef should be easily found and destroyed. The sell/use by date is June 14.
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Recall: Special K Red Berries Cereal for Potential Glass Contamination

  • Possibility of glass fragments in Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal has prompted the company to announce a voluntary recall.
  • 11.2-ounce package, UPC Code 38000 59923
  • 22.4-ounce twin pack, UPC Code 38000 78356
  • 37-ounce package, UPC Code 38000 20940
  • The company says any other sizes or versions of its Special K cereal are not at risk for this recall.
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Spinach Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination by Taylor Farms

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. has voluntarily recalled its fresh baby spinach in 39 states for a possible E. coli contamination.

Consumers should check 5- and 16-ounce containers under with a “best by” date of Feb. 24, 2013.

Taylor Farms sells its baby spinach under the following brand names: Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organics, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic, Taylor Farms Organic.
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RECALL: Whole Foods’ Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

  • Whole Foods expands its recall of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon because of possible listeria contamination.
  • Consumers should check package codes for UPC code 0 99482 40880 0 sold in 18 states.
  • The original recall was for lot code 7425A2298B, sold in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.
  • This extended recall includes lot code 7425A2297A, sold in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
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Nesquik Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Nestle is issuing a voluntary recall on more than 200,000 packages of its popular chocolate drink mix Nesquik. The product is believed to be contaminated with salmonella.

The Associated Press reported that the issue involves the ingredient calcium carbonate. Nestle stated that their ingredient supplier, Omya Inc., was the source of the possible contamination. The recall only affects the dry powder, not the ready made drinks.

The containers that have been affected are the 10.9, 21.8, and 40.7 ounce canisters. They all have the “best if sold by” date of October 2014. Consumers are urged to cease use and can return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may also contact Nestle Consumer Services.

There have been no reports of illness at this time. Salmonella poisoning symptoms can include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fevers. The elderly, infants, and pregnant women are at higher risk of severe symptoms.

Calcium carbonate, the ingredient that caused the recall, is added to many foods as either a preservative or a source of added calcium. According to their website, Nesquik states that it is fortified with added calcium to help build strong bones. Apparently this is why the ingredient is included in this product.
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