Patrick Quade, founder of IWasPoisoned.com and DineSafe.org recently was a featured speaker at the 2019 Central Atlantic States Association of Dairy Food and Drug Officials (CASA) in their Baltimore conference held on Sept 17 where he talked 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 how this information can be integrated as an extra tool for the surveillance of foodborne illnesses by public health departments.
The FDA published a recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour by General Mills. No illnesses have been reported so far.
All of the recalled products have a use-by date of September 15, 2020. According to the FDA, the recall initiated after sampling of the five-pound bag product resulted positive for E. coli O26 on one of the five-pound bag product.
76 salads and wraps that contain spinach are being voluntarily recalled by Urban Remedy as they may be contaminated with E. coli according to the FDA. The recall initiated after spinach from a supplier tested positive for E. coli bacteria. No illnesses have been reported so far.
All of the recalled products have a use-by date of September 15.
Kroger is recalling Yellowfin Tuna Steaks and Seasoned Yellowfin Tuna Steaks products with sell-by dates from August 29, 2019, to September 14, 2019, after being notified by the FDA of multiple scombroid poisoning cases linked to the consumption of tuna steaks purchased from Kroger retail locations.
Kroger is recalling all their tuna steaks products from their stores in AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, NE, OH, SC, TN, VA, and WV. FDA also advises all consumers who purchased these items to not eat them and return them to the stores to a full refund.
Different lots of “MDH Sambar Masala” are being recalled by House of Spices (India) after it tested positive for Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported linked to this recall so far according to the recall notice published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA advises consumers who have purchased the recalled products to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.