Grocery shoppers have been warned as a number of recalls have been reported in the previous days on seafood, crackers, and canned beef with gravy that is linked to a salmonella outbreak, has mislabeled food allergen and contains high-risk levels of lead, USA Today reported. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged to throw them away or return them.
Watch Out For These Product Brands:
- Northeast Seafood Products, which has sold seafood products linked to a salmonella outbreak.
- Simple Mills has products with packaging errors on allergen content that could cause severe allergic reactions.
- Crider Food warned consumers after discovering their canned beef with gravy may have been contaminated with unsafe levels of lead.
Seafood Was Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert on a salmonella outbreak. Northeast Seafood Products, situated in Denver, Colorado, has issued a recall on seafood. Haddock, monkfish, bone-in trout, grouper, red snapper, red rock cod, ocean perch, pacific cod, halibut, coho salmon, Atlantic salmon portions, lane snapper, tilapia, all-natural salmon fillet, Pacific sole, and farm-raised striped bass were among the products sold at seafood counters in Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts grocery stores in Colorado.
According to the CDC, the items were provided fresh but could have been frozen by businesses or customers. So far, the outbreak has resulted in more than 100 infections and 19 hospitalizations in 14 states: Colorado, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The majority of incidents have occurred in Colorado.
Salmonella symptoms might include diarrhea, fever, and stomach pains. Symptoms usually appear six hours to six days after swallowing the bug. Most people recover without therapy after four to seven days, but others, particularly children under the age of five, seniors 65 and older, or those with compromised immune systems, may require medical care or hospitalization.
Mislabeled Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers
Simple Mills has voluntarily recalled their Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Cracker boxes after learning that they were packed alongside packages of Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers. The cartons do not warn consumers about the inclusion of milk, a possible allergen that can cause a serious or even fatal allergic reaction.
Simple Mills said that affected retailers, which include Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, and Sprouts, have been alerted and are removing the product from their warehouses, distribution facilities, and shops. There has been one report of a consumer suffering moderate symptoms as of Oct. 7.
Crider Foods Canned Beef With Gravy Might Have Unsafe Lead Content
According to a Friday notification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Georgia-based Crider Foods has recalled more than 525,000 pounds of canned beef with gravy products that may be contaminated with hazardous levels of lead from a spice combination provided by an outside supplier.
Products were delivered to retailers across the country. So far, no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to the product have been reported.