Garlic Food Poisoning

Garlic Food Poisoning

It is possible to get food poisoning from garlic. The main hazard is homemade garlic-flavored oil if the garlic is contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores. This is responsible for Botulism, an illness that attacks the body's nerves, leading to difficulty breathing, and muscle paralysis.

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Product: Garlic

Closure Date: 03/29/2024

- High Priority - Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Two employees touching face and hair with bare hands then put on gloves and behind to handle … See More
single service items without washing hands between tasks.

- High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 80 rodent droppings in back corner of dining area under curtained storage shelf by bathrooms. Approximately 25 rodent droppings against wall in hallway of bathrooms connected to dining rooms. **Warning**

- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. hushpuppies mix (46F - Cold Holding); cut tomato (46F - Cold Holding); sliced tomatoes (45F - Cold Holding); shredded cheese (46F - Cold Holding); crab cake mix (46F - Cold Holding) all items in reach in cooler on cook line, per employee lid and items where consistently taken out of cooler/left open for approximately 3 hours, all items moved to reach in freezer, all items retemped below 41F. cooked garlic in oil (52F - Cold Holding) sitting out on rack in kitchen, per employee garlic was taken out of cooler less then 1 hour prior, garlic placed back in cooler. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

Source: Florida Department of Health
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#pontevedrabeach #florida #us

Oregon Spice Company, Portland, OR is recalling Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning 5oz because it may contain undeclared sesame. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sesame run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product was distributed in … See More
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska to Fred Meyer, QFC, Albertson’s and Safeway stores, as well as and online orders placed through Johnny's Fine Foods. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product is in a plastic spice bottle with a green cap and is labeled as Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic 5 oz., inkjet on the bottom of bottle BB 04MAR26 0644 19:48 to 21:41

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by a Distributor that product containing sesame was labeled in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sesame.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Customers with a sesame allergy or sensitivity who have purchased the affected product should not consume the product and return it to their place of purchase for a full refund.

In case you experience harm from allergens or undeclared ingredients, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve issues and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Company name: Oregon Spice Company
Brand name: Johnny’s
Product recalled: Parmesan Garlic Seasoning
Reason of the recall: Undeclared Sesame
FDA Recall date: April 10, 2024

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#amazon #fredmeyer #albertsons #safeway #allergicreaction #us #allergen


Buffalo Wild Wings, East Palm Avenue, Burbank, CA, USA

4 days ago reported by user-zrdq2752

I hadn’t ate hear in a while so decided to get 20 wings and fried mild, garlic parm, and spicy garlic extra ranch, about a couple hours after eating had crazy diarrhea felt like shit throbbing headache throwing up felt like food poisoning but worse dizzy, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach and pain!  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Headache, Dizziness

#buffalowildwings #burbank #california #us #wings #garlic

today i think my food I added beef, pork, onions, green onions, and cilantro into my bowl. Additionally I added garlic and opted for the mild spice. After walking around 2 hours later my stomach started rumbling and hurting. I starting sweating and felt nauseous. As soon … See More
as i came home i had diarrhea.  | Symptoms: Sweating, Diarrhea, Nausea, Stomach Pain
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#losangeles #california #us #beef #onion #pork #bowl

Closure Date: 03/27/2024

- High Priority - Raw animal food stored over or with unwashed produce. - raw chicken over cabbage in walk in cooler

- High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. - raw beef over cooked pasta and … See More
cooked eggroll in walk in cooler - raw duck over peeled garlic

- High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. - 5 on prep counter next to cook line - approx 12 on underside of prep table next to cook line - excess of 15 on underside of wok station __ Total 32 live roaches **Admin Complaint**

- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. - cooked shrimp (45F - Cold Holding); - cooked chicken (45F - Cold Holding); - raw beef (46F - Cold Holding) Manager states less than 1 hour.

Source: Florida Department of Health
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Steak 'n Shake, Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN, USA

6 days ago reported by user-vbhjz932

Got the e garlic butter burger yesterday and woke up at 11 last night vomiting and diarrhea. This is now the next day and my whole body is hurting I have the chills and I am scared to eat  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Chills

#steaknshake #michigancity #indiana #us #burger #butter #garlic


Subway, Warden Avenue, Scarborough, ON, Canada

1 week ago reported by user-nvhmr977

On March 27, 2024, at around 530 pm, I ordered 6 inches of Italian herbs and cheese with cheese. I asked it to be toasted. I had lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion, and my topping was garlic aioli. I then experience headaches and body malaise after … See More
4 hours. The next day, I felt nauseated and diarrheal. I have not eaten any other food that day, so the blueprint of my symptoms is from the Subway sandwich. I have had these symptoms up until now.  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Headache
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#subway #toronto #ontario #ca #cheese #italian #lettuce #onion #sandwich #garlic


Din Tai Fung, Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA, USA

1 week ago reported by user-jpcct952

Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Cramps
Suspected source: Just had lunch at Din Tai Fung in Torrance, CA at Del Amo Fashion Center. Ate delicious pork soup dumplings, string beans with garlic, pork chop, sweet & sour ribs, chocolate dumplings?for dessert. Tasted amazing … See More
but an hour later I can hardly stand up. Intense stomach pain, diarrhea. I feel like I want to throw up but can’t. Hopefully I will soon.
Onset: Less than 4 hours
Duration: Less than 4 hours
Sick: Me
Additional information: I’m still hurting bad. Hoping this pain passes soon!!!  | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Cramps
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#torrance #california #us #chocolate #ribs #soup #pork #dumplings #garlic

Closure Date: 03/25/2024

- Rodent feces were found in the cabinets under the hibachi grill - though there was no rodent activity observed.
- A wet wiping cloth was stored above the reach-in freezer on top of the prep table.
- Food items stored directly on … See More
the floor throughout the kitchen area. Open containers of oil condiment buckets by the hand sink by the back walk in cooler, bucket of batter used for deep frying was on the floor near the back prep sink, two buckets with lids of sauce condiments on the floor of the back walk in cooler, box containing minced garlic in dry storage, bucket of sliced potato in front walk in cooler, container of butter stored by the cook line.
- An open package of Panko bread crumbs was not in a sealed container.
- Three compartments of a prep sink were filled with standing water to thaw seafood.
- Two boxes of packaged imitation crab meat were thawing at room temperature - were measured at 54°F, for less than 4 hours. - The boxes of imitation crab meat were stored on a shelf underneath a prep table across from the west walk-in cooler.
- Utensils were stored in bucket of 65°F standing water - must be at least 135 degrees.
- Wares were stacked on shelving in a position that is not self-draining or allows for air drying.
- Red powder in a bulk food container was not labeled.
- Vent shrouds in dry storage room above a prep table have heavy visible accumulation of dust and debris.
- Personal snacks were stored on a prep table with a cutting board and knife.
- A soiled apron and phone charging cord were stored on a shelf above an open container of chicken powder.
- The clean water supply hose behind woks and oven is leaking. The outer walls by front walk-in cooler have paint peeling and wall is not easily cleanable.
- The back door is not sealed on the bottom edge to prevent entry of pests. This is a repeated violation.
- The back door still needs a new door sweep installed on the bottom and has a visible gap that cannot protect against entry of pests.
- A hand sink is not draining into the basin. The waste water nearly overflowed the basin after washing hands.
- The storage room containing liquids has acoustic ceiling tiles. Materials of ceiling in areas that can become soiled with liquid need to be smooth, durable, non-porous, and easily cleanable.
- The juncture between floor and wall near front walk in cooler has broken coving.

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#rodents #mice #rats #lubbock #texas #us

Closure Date: 03/22/2024

- High Priority - Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Bread stored in white thank you to go bag in walk in cooler. **Warning**

- High Priority - Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in a freezer - … See More
not all products commercially packaged. Raw hamburgers separated by parchment paper stored over open French fries in upright white freezer in the kitchen. **Warning**

- High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 12 rodent droppings on floor behind mixer in the kitchen 17 rodent droppings on floor under three compartment sink. In the kitchen 10 on floor in ice machine room 16 on cabinet floor under soda machine and hand sink in the dining room. **Warning**

- High Priority - Rodent rub marks present along walls/ceilings. Rub markes on electrical pipes behind the mixer. Towel stuffed in the ceiling around electrical pipes behind mixer. Gnaw marks on hole in sheet rock under three compartment sink area.several small white pieces scattered on the floor. **Warning**

- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Garlic and oil 49 f ( in double in ) sliced white cheese 46 f as per chef 1.5 hour. Not portioned or prepared today. Advised to cool quickly to 41 f or colder. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. pizza by the slice 92 f no plan or time marked. Explained time as public health control. **Warning**

Source: Florida Department of Health
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#rodents #mice #rats #lakeworthbeach #florida #us

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