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FDA Announces Food Recalls

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

To ensure public health and safety, the United States Food and Drug Administration has recently announced recalls of certain food items.

And, if you can imagine it – believe it or else – there are politicians and people who say the FDA should be eliminated. Hint: They’re “TEA Party,” Libertarian or Republican. And you know what their argument is? It’s not in Constitution.

Honestly, that stupefies me. It boggles my imagination.

Following are the two most recent recall announcements.

Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd. Recalls Its “Tuna Strips” Product Of India “AA” Or “AAA” Grade Because Of Possible Health Risk

Contact:

RECALLED – Yellowfin Tuna Strips  May 9, 2012 – Product Recall – Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd. Recalls Its

RECALLED – Yellowfin Tuna Strips
May 9, 2012 – Product Recall – Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd. Recalls Its “Tuna Strips” Product Of India “AA” Or “AAA” Grade Because Of Possible Health Risk. For additional information, please refer to the company issued press release available on FDA’s web site at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/UCM303465.

Consumer:
Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd
+91 478 2872 388, 233, 477, 555
moonindia@bsnl.in

Media:
Dominic Joy Sebastian
+91-478 287-2233, 287 2555
joy@moonfishery.com

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2012 – Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd., the Manufacturer of the Yellow Fin Tuna Nakaochi Scrape that was recently recalled by a U.S. Distributor, is also recalling its 22 pound cases of “Tuna Strips” Product of India AA or AAA GRADE because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Consumers should take precautions when choosing to eat raw seafood and be sure that the raw tuna they decide to consume is not from the implicated lots. If in doubt, don’t eat it.

Moon India became aware of the problem after the FDA sampled tuna strips from a lot not yet in distribution. However as a cautionary measure Moon India agreed to recall tuna strips that were already distributed, none of which is from the suspect lot sampled by FDA. Distribution of these AA or AAA Grade Tuna Strips Product of India is limited to 4 wholesalers: one in Georgia, one in Massachusetts, one in New Jersey and one in New York.

RECALLED – Yellowfin Tuna Strips

RECALLED – Yellowfin Tuna Strips
May 9, 2012 – Product Recall – Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd. Recalls Its “Tuna Strips” Product Of India “AA” Or “AAA” Grade Because Of Possible Health Risk. For additional information, please refer to the company issued press release available on FDA’s web site at
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/UCM303465
.

The wholesalers may have broken the shipments into smaller lots for further distribution. The frozen raw yellow fin tuna product was originally packaged in white boxes with black writing naming the importer as Moon Marine USA Corporation, a separate and independent company, and identifying the contents as Tuna Strips AA or AAA, Product of India. The boxes contain several vacuum-wrapped packages with no further labeling.

Distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the scope of the problem.

Product sellers, including distributors and restaurants, should consult their suppliers to determine whether the Tuna Strips from India in their possession originated from Moon India. The product may not be accompanied by lot numbers or labeling information.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/UCM303465

Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 4, 2012) – Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all

RECALLED Bean Sprouts

RECALLED – Alfalfa Sprouts
May 4, 2012 – Product Recall – Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. For additional information, please refer to the company issued press release available on FDA’s web site at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/UCM303305.

alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

All alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprouts are being recalled. There are no lot codes or any other identifier on the product. The alfalfa sprouts were only distributed in Ohio.

The contamination was discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture while collecting and testing samples under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Microbiological Data Program. No illnesses have been reported to date.

RECALL Bean Sprouts

RECALLED – Alfalfa Sprouts
May 4, 2012 – Product Recall – Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. For additional information, please refer to the company issued press release available on FDA’s web site at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/UCM303305.

Consumers who have purchased alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprout should discard them.

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.

Page Last Updated: 05/08/2012

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303305.htm

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