September 2, 2016: Asher’s Chocolates Recalled For Potential Health Risk

Asher’s Chocolate Salmonella Recall – Asher’s Chocolates, Lewistown, PA, Inc., an affiliated partner of Chester A. Asher Inc. (Asher’s) has recalled its chocolates, chocolate bars, cellophane wrapped chocolates, and individually wrapped chocolates, etc. marketed under the Asher’s brand because the chocolate products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The recalled products were produced in the company’s Lewistown, PA facility and were distributed nationwide.

The potential for Salmonella contamination was noted after routine testing detected the presence of Salmonella in a group of products.

Asher’s Chocolate Salmonella Recall Information

Multiple brands of Asher’s chocolates are subject to the recall. For a complete list of Ascher’s recalled products, please visit the Food and Drug Administration’s Recall website at Asher’s Chocolate Salmonella Recall.

The recalled candy products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

About Salmonella

The Asher’s company press release reports:

“Salmonella is an organism which 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.”

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August 31, 2016: Florida Health Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak In Orange County

Florida Salmonella Outbreak Is Investigated

Local Florida news, Action Jax, reports that the Florida Department of Health is currently investigating a Salmonella outbreak that may be linked to Pablo’s Mexican Cuisine on 2nd Street in Fernandina Beach, FL.

The Florida Department of Health is reported to have identified five confirmed Salmonella cases and three more probable cases.

A Florida Department of Health spokesman urged the public to go to their doctor if they believe that they were sickened, and to report the illness to their local Florida county health department or file an online food and waterborne illness complaint.

August 31, 2016: Summit Import Corp Recalls Yu Yee Black Pepper Powder For Potential Health Risk

Yu Yee Black Pepper Recall News – Summit Import Corp., of Jersey City, New Jersey, has recalled its Yu Yee brand Black Pepper Powder because the product may be contaminated with the bacterial pathogen, Salmonella. According to a company press release, the Yu Yee black pepper recall was initiated after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab testing detected Salmonella in the product.

Yu Yee Black Pepper Recall Information

The recalled Yu Yee brand Black Pepper Powder was packaged in 19.4 oz bottles, and was distributed to some Asian retail stores in East Coast States.

Yu Yee Black Pepper Recall

Yu Yee Black Pepper Recall

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) 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. Salmonellosis Complications may include dehydration, septicemia, endocarditis, and arthritis.

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August 30, 2016: Utah Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk

Utah Salmonella Outbreak News – The Utah Department of Health (UDH) reports that Utah public health officials are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul food poisoning cases that may be linked to drinking raw or unpasteurized milk. Illness onset dates range from March 20, 2016 to August 14, 2016. The outbreak victims range in age from 15 to 78 years, and two of those sickened required hospitalization.

Utah Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

According to the UDH press release, all of those sickened in the outbreak drank raw milk purchased at Heber Valley Milk in Wasatch County. A sample of raw milk collected at the Heber Valley Milk dairy by a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food inspector tested positive for the presence of Salmonella Saintpaul on August 23, 2016. Since recent testing did not detect Salmonella the dairy has been allowed to resume sales reports the UDH.

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of pathogenic bacteria that can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headache. The UDH cautions the public that symptoms of Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) can appear from 12 hours to one week after exposure to the bacteria. Illness can last for up to a week or more. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to suffer the serious effects of Salmonella infection. Dr. Allyn Nakashima, Utah State Epidemiologist stated in the press release “In some cases Salmonella bacteria can spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other body sites. These infections are very serious and should be treated with appropriate antibiotics. If you develop severe vomiting or diarrhea after drinking raw milk, you should consult your health care provider.”

How Safe Is Raw Milk?

Raw milk has not undergone pasteurization, a process that that kills pathogenic bacteria including Campylobacter, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella. As a result, raw milk and raw milk products (soft cheese, ice cream, and yogurt) can pose serious health risks, including death.

The sniff test will not protect you from foodborne illnesses – Consumers should be aware that contaminated raw milk does not smell or look any different from uncontaminated raw milk. The UDH provides the following steps to reduce the risk of food poisoning for those who choose to drink raw milk:

  • Only buy raw milk from stores or dairies permitted by law to sell it. However, a government permit does not guarantee that raw milk will be free from disease-causing bacteria.
  • Keep raw milk and raw milk products refrigerated at or below 40°F.
  • Transport milk from the store to home in a cooler with ice packs.
  • Do not let raw milk sit out at room temperature.

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August 30, 2016: Snyder’s-Lance Recalls Diamond of California Macadamia Nut Products Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

Diamond of California Macadamia Nut Recall News – Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. has recalled its Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The recalled nuts were distributed to retail stores nationwide.

The recall was intiated after testing by an FDA-contracted laboratory detected the presence of Salmonella in a 4oz package of Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts.

Diamond of California Macadamia Nut Recall Information

This recall is for two of the company’s products, 4oz Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts and 2.25oz Diamond of California Macadamia Halves and Pieces.

 Recalled Macadamia Halves.  Production codes found on front of package.

Recalled Macadamia Halves. Production codes found front of package.

Recalled Chopped Macadamia Nuts.  Production codes found on front of package.

Recalled Chopped Macadamia Nuts. Production codes found on front of package.


The recall covers multiple production codes for the two products listed below. To locate the production code on the package, consumers should look on the front of the package.

Product Name: Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts, 4oz
UPC Code: 010300345848
1.) Lot Number: 16137D331S; Best Before Date: 16 NOV 2017
2.) Lot Number: 16138D331S; Best Before Date: 17 NOV 2017
3.) Lot Number: 16158D331S; Best Before Date: 06 DEC 2017

Product Name: Diamond of California Macadamia Halves & Pieces, 2.25oz
UPC Code: 070450743918
1.) Lot Number: 16137D331S; Best Before Date: 16 NOV 2017
2.) Lot Number: 16159D331S; Best Before Date: 07 DEC 2017

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and the immunocompromised. 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.

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