November 5, 2018: Duncan Hines Recall For Cake Mixes Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

Duncan Hines Recall

Conagra Brands has issued a recall for specfic varieties its cake mixes including Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti, and Classic Yellow mixes, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The Duncan Hines recall was initiated after the FDA and the CDC informed Conagra that a sample the company’s Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix had tested positive for a Salmonella Agbeni strain that matched the Salmonella strain isolated from ill persons.

Outbreak Information – Total Illnesses

The CDC is currently investigating five illnesses of Salmonella Agbeni with the same DNA fingerprint as the Salmonella identified in Duncan Hines cake mix. Epidemiologic information is still being collected to determine if these illnesses are linked to recalled cake mix.

Duncan Hines Recall – Product Information

Duncan Hines Recall

  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Classic White Cake 15.25oz
    Product UPC: 644209307500
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 7 2019, MAR 8 2019, MAR 9 2019, MAR 10 2019, MAR 12 2019, MAR 13 2019
  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake 15.25oz
    Product UPC: 644209307494
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 9 2019, MAR 10 2019, MAR 12 2019, MAR 13 2019
  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake 15.25oz.
    Product UPC: 644209307593
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 7 2019, MAR 8 2019, MAR 9 2019
  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake 15.25oz.
    Product UPC: 644209414550
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 12 2019, MAR 13 2019

FDA Recommendations

The FDA has cautioned that consumers should not bake with, or eat the cake mixes included in the Duncan Hines recall. Additionally, consumers should not eat uncooked batter, flour, or cake mix powder; and are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw batter products.

Symptoms of Salmonella

Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after they become infected. In some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is required. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and then to other body sites, and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

The FDA cautioned that young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune system are the most vulnerable stating that “Children are the most likely to get salmonellosis. The rate of diagnosed infections in children less than five years old is higher than the rate in all other people. Children younger than five, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections. It is estimated that approximately 400 persons in the United States die each year with acute salmonellosis.”

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled cake mixes.

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November 2, 2018: Barcelona Nut Company Recall Announced For Roasted Pistachios Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

Barcelona Nut Company Recall

The Barcelona Nut Company of Baltimore, Maryland, is recalling 239 cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Barcelona Nut Company Recall Information

Barcelona Roasted and Salted Pistachios


Barcelona Pistachios – Roasted and Salted

The recalled roasted and salted shell pistachios were distributed in California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. through retail stores and direct delivery. The recalled pistachios are Barcelona Nut Company brand and are packaged in Red, White, and Blue window plastic film and come in the following sizes:

  • 2.75 oz., UPC 030239130001 with expiration date 9/18/2019
  • 2.25 oz., UPC 030239149034 with expiration date 9/17/2019 and 10/9/2019
  • 1.50 oz., UPC 030239591154 with expiration date 10/9/2019 and 9/17/2019
  • 1.25 oz., UPC 030239991060 with expiration date 10/8/2019
  • 1 oz. Green plastic film package pictured UPC 030239510148 with expiration dates 10/4/2019 and 10/10/2019.

According to the company’s press release “Barcelona Nut Company’s processor and supplier, ARO, voluntarily initiated the recall after a separate and unaffiliated manufacturer, performed a routine test which revealed Salmonella. Since Barcelona Nut Company received product from the same lot, it is necessary to take precautions. Barcelona Nut Company has ceased the production and distribution of this particular lot of roasted and salted in shell pistachios as the FDA and the companies involved continue their investigation.”

Food Poisoning Lawsuit Information

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October 17, 2018: CDC Investigates Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked To Raw Chicken Products

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on October 17, 2018, that along with public health and regulatory officials in several states, they are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections linked to raw chicken products.

The CDC reported that as of October 15, 2018, 92 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis across 29 states. Twenty-one of those sickened required hospitalization. Illness onset dates ranged from January 19, 2018, to September 9, 2018.

Salmonella Infantis Outbreak Investigation

During public health interviews, outbreak victims reported eating different types and brands of chicken products purchased from many different locations. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis was isolated from samples taken from raw chicken products, raw chicken pet food, and live chickens. Public health officials concluded that many types of raw chicken products from multiple sources are contaminated with Salmonella Infantis and are making people sick. A single, common supplier of raw chicken products or of live chickens has not been identified.

Antibiotic resistance testing conducted by CDC on Salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people showed that the outbreak strain is resistant to multiple antibiotics.

The CDC advises you can take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from food poisoning by washing your hands; cleaning surfaces and utensils; avoiding cross contamination of food; cooking foods to the right temperature; and properly refridgerating foods.

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed. Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food.

In some cases the diarrhea and other symptoms may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. Children, adults older than 65 years of age, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm SalmonellaContact The Weinberg Law Firm For a Free Salmonella Lawsuit Case Evaluation

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September 10, 2018: FDA & CDC Investigate Salmonella Egg Outbreak

FDA & CDC Investigate Salmonella Egg Outbreak Linked To Recalled Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local health officials, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses linked to recalled Gravel Ridge Farms eggs.

As of September 10, 2018, a total of 14 Salmonella illnesses were reported across 2 states. Confirmed case counts per state are as follows: Tennessee (12) and Alabama (2). Two individuals sickened in the outbreak have required hospitalization.

Gravel Ridge Egg Recall

Salmonella Egg Outbreak

Gravel Ridge Farms Egg Recall


Gravel Ridge Farms has announced an egg recall for its Cage Free Large Eggs due to potential Salmonella contamination. The company also indicated that the recall was initiated after reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs.

The following products are subject to the egg recall:

Product: Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs
Size: Single Dozen and 2.5 Dozen Flats
UPC: 7-06970-38444-6
Use By Dates: 7/25/18 through 10/3/18.

FDA Advice and Recommendations

For Consumers:

– Consumers should not eat recalled eggs produced by Gravel Ridge Farms. If you have Gravel Ridge Farms eggs in your refrigerator, they should be discarded, regardless of the date stamped on the egg package.

– Recalled eggs were sold to several grocery stores in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. To view a list of stores, visit the Gravel Ridge Farms recall notice.

– People who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated eggs should talk to their health care providers.

For Retailers and Restaurants:

According to the FDA announcement:

“Restaurants and retailers should not sell or utilize any recalled shell eggs. Restaurants and retailers should dispose of any of the listed shell eggs by throwing them in the garbage or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

Restaurants and retailers who have served any potentially contaminated or recalled products need to be concerned about cross–contamination of food processing equipment and the food processing environment. They should follow the steps below

– Wash and sanitize display cases and refrigerators regularly.
– Wash and sanitize cutting boards, surfaces, and utensils used to prepare, serve, or store food.
– Wash hands with hot water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.”

Please see FDA Update for complete FDA announcement and additional egg/food safety information.

About Salmonella

The CDC advises that “Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.”

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled eggs.

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September 8, 2018: Egg Recall – Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

Egg Recall Announced By Gravel Ridge Farms – Potential Salmonella Contamination and Outbreak Link

Gravel Ridge Farms has issued an egg recall for its Cage Free Large Eggs because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The campany stated that the recall was initiated after reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Products Subject To The Gravel Ridge Farms Egg Recall

Egg Recall

Gravel Ridge Farms Egg Recall

Gravel Ridge Farms was notified by the FDA on September 6, 2018, that their egg product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Products affected by the egg recall include:

Product – Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs
Product Sizes – Single Dozen and 2.5 Dozen Flats
UPC – 7-06970-38444-6
Use By Dates – 7/25/18 through 10/3/18

Egg Recall – Retail Store Information

According to the company press release dated September 8, 2018, the Gravel Ridge Farms egg recall affects product distributed between June 25, 2018 and September 6, 2018. The recalled eggs were packaged in a cardboard container and sold primarily in restaurants and retail stores in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled eggs. Uneaten eggs should be discarded, regardless of the dates stamped on the packaging.

The following retail stores carried the Gravel Ridge Farms’ recalled eggs:

ATLANTA:
– Candler Park Market
– Grant Park Market
– Westview Corner Market
– Sevananda Natural Foods
– The Merchantile

BIRMINGHAM:
– Piggly Wiggly Clairemont
– Piggly Wiggly River Run
– Piggly Wiggly Crestline
– Piggly Wiggly Bluff Park
– Piggly Wiggly Dunnavent Valley
– Piggly Wiggly Warrior
– Piggly Wiggly Homewood
– Western Market Mt. Brook
– Western Market Rocky Ridge
– Foodland Eva
– Warehouse Discount Grocery Hanceville
– Warehouse Discount Grocery Cullman 2 locations
– Foodland Priceville
– Star Market Huntsville
– Manna Grocery Tuscaloosa

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled eggs.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm For a Free Salmonella Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.

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