Here’s This Week’s List of Recalled Food, Just in Time for Christmas
If canned corn is on your holiday menu, check your cupboard and pantries for Del Monte’s fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers. That’s just one of several food products that have been recalled recently, and it couldn’t come at a worse time.
Let’s take a look at what you should be returning or throwing out this week.
Del Monte Canned Corn
Del Monte’s fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers has been recalled because it is under-processed and could result in “contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed,” according to the company.
The recall affects 64,242 cases that were distributed to 25 US states and in 12 countries — Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia, and Suriname.
The recalled corn was sold in 15.25-ounce cans with the UPC number 24000 02770. They have “best if used by” dates marked on the can of: August 14, 2021; August 15, 2021; August 16, 2021; Sept. 3, 2021; Sept. 4, 2021; Sept. 5, 2021; Sept. 6, 2021; Sept. 22, 2021, and Sept. 23, 2021.
Jimmy Dean Sausages
Some 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links have been pulled from store shelves by CTI Foods, LLC after 5 people contacted the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to inform them that they had found metal pieces in the sausage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says.
So far, there have been no reported injuries.
The affected packages contain the code A6382168, with a time stamp range of 11:58 through 01:49. The 23.4-ounce pouches of “Jimmy Dean Heat ‘n Serve Original Sausage Links Made with Pork & Turkey” with a “use by” date of January 31, 2019, are the sausages in question. They will also have “EST. 19085” on the back of the packaging.
More than 12 million beef products produced by JBS Tolleson Inc have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
The affected products were produced and packaged between July 26 and September 7 and sold by more than 100 retailers across the country, including Walmart and Kroger. A full list of retailers can be found on the USDA website.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to check their freezers for any of the recalled beef, which comes with the establishment number EST. 267.
The CDC says that 333 people have fallen ill so far, 91 of whom had to be hospitalized since the illnesses began in August. No deaths have been reported.
The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been warning people not to eat romaine lettuce over E. coli contamination fears since before Thanksgiving. Fortunately, the agencies have figured out where the contamination was coming from – in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California – although the CDC says it is still investigating other possible sources.
Right now, the CDC is advising people not to eat romaine lettuce grown in California’s Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara counties until they wrap up their investigation.
Properly labeled romaine grown outside those3 counties and harvested after November 23, as well as romaine grown in greenhouses or hydroponically, should be safe for consumption, according to the CDC.
An earlier warning against eating romaine from California’s San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and Ventura counties has been lifted.
Organic Sunflower Butter
Inspired Organics recalled their organic sunflower butter over possible Listeria contamination. The pathogen can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, or those with weakened immune systems.
The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan, to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.
The affected sunflower butter is sold in 16-ounce packages and contains a “best by” date of October 2019. The product’s lot number is 99 and the UPC number is 863669742526.
This Indian spice gives hummus its unique bite, but Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, is recalling all of its tahini products in all sizes, as they may be contaminated with salmonella.
The recalled products include:
- Whole Tahini
- Organic Tahini
The products are sold under the brand names Achdut, Baron’s, S&F, Pepperwood, Soom and Achva in the following sizes:
- 15 oz. (428 grams)
- 16 oz. (454 grams)
- 17.6 oz. (500 grams)
- 635 oz. (18 kilograms)
- April 7 to May 21, 2020
The Baron’s brand carries an expiration date of May 5, 2021.
Julie Fidler is a freelance writer, legal blogger, and the author of Adventures in Holy Matrimony: For Better or the Absolute Worst. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two ridiculously spoiled cats. She occasionally pontificates on her blog.