1,872 packages of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears were recalled by The Pictsweet Company out of caution after they were notified by the manufacturer that some of the product they shipped was under suspicion of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
If you have purchased this product, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
*UPDATE* November 08th
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ongoing investigation, five people have been identified with the same strain of Salmonella as the strain identified in the Duncan Hines cake mix. So far, no hospitalizations or deaths have been reported.
Duncan Hines Classic White and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) of cake mixes were recalled by Conagra Brands out of caution, as the CDC and FDA are investigating a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix.
Public Health Agency of Canada is currently investigating a nationwide Salmonella outbreak where frozen raw breaded chicken products have been identified as the source of this outbreak. Up to Nov 2nd, there are 25 cases of confirmed illness in 9 provinces linked to this outbreak. Two persons have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The World Bank recently published The Safe Food Imperative: Accelerating Progress in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, a study conducted in low - and middle - income economies (LMIC) showing that foodborne illnesses cause US$ 110 Billion in losses mostly to lost productivity and medical expenses annually. Yet, most of these impacts can be avoided by applying preventive measures at the top of the production chain according to the study.
Millions of pounds of ready-to-eat salads and premade food items have been recalled due to the potential risk of listeria and salmonella contamination. The recalled products are linked to potentially tainted vegetables sourced from McCain Foods facility in Colton, California
For more detail on this recall click here.