Patrick Quade founder of IWasPoisoned.com and DineSafe.org recently speak at the 2019 Food Safety Summit (FSS) conference held in Houston, TX where he was part of the panel discussion about food safety in a digital age using social media.
Also, Patrick had the opportunity to talk about how sites as iwaspoisoned.com crowdsource information and make reporting foodborne illness easier to the people.
Kroger recalled company produced boneless and bone-in ribeye steaks, and ground beef because of possible E.Coli contamination. According to the announcement, there have been no confirmed reports of illnesses linked to these products.
Customers who purchased these products from April 23 up to June 7, 2019, are advised to avoid consuming these and returning them to the store for a full refund. Also, check your freezer, as these may have been frozen for storage.
Kroger company issued a recall of Private Selection Frozen products after one of the samples analyzed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested positive to Hepatitis A. No customer illnesses have been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.
The products were manufactured by Townsend Farms and distributed to all Kroger and associates stores nationwide.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a recall announcement by Perdue Foods LLC., of approximately 15.85 tons of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone material. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Perdue informed that the recalled products bear establishment number “EST. P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and they were shipped to retail locations nationwide. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.
*UPDATE* June 16th, 2019
The CDC advised that several brands and types of flour have been recalled because they may be linked with this E. coli outbreak. These are the other recalled products:
- 5-lb. bags of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour recalled by Hometown Food Company, a customer of ADM Milling Co.
- 5-lb. bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour recalled by King Arthur Flour, Inc., a customer of ADM Milling Co.
Consumers should not use any of the recalled products. You can check a more detailed list here
May 23, 2019
ALDI has issued a recall of Bakers Corner all-purpose flour due to concern it may be contaminated with E.Coli. The product was sold at retail locations of the company all over the northeast of the United States. 17 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from eight states according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The product was manufactured at an ADM Milling Co. production facility in Buffalo, N.Y and sold in a 5 lb. bag with the following UPC code: 041498130404. If you have purchased this product, discard it immediately or return it to your local store for a full refund. CDC advises that the epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that flour is a likely source of this outbreak.