Pesto Food Poisoning

Pesto, like other jarred foods, could be the source of food poisoning. In 2013, more than 50 individuals in Italy fell ill after consuming pesto that had been contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Symptoms associated with a Clostridium botulinum infection include diarrhea, blurred vision, and difficulty swallowing.

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Product: Pesto

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Report date: Mar 27, 2024
3. Management, food employee and conditional employee; knowledge, responsibilities and reporting
- comments: observed no written employee health policy on premises. Management instructed to provide a signed employee health policy for each employee. Priority foundation violation 7-38-010. Citation issued.

10. Adequate handwashing … See More
sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: observed no hot water at the hand washing sink in front pizza prep area. Water temperature was at 81. 6f also observed hand washing sink in rear prep area without hot water. Water temperature was at 81. 5f. Instructed to repair and maintain water temperature at least 100f for proper hand washing. Facility has nother hand sink for hand washing. Priority violation. Citation issued 7-38-030(c) a 2-day notice was given to come into compliance.

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: observed no hand washing signage posted near hand washing sink in front pizza prep area and in basement mens washroom. Must provide hand washing signs and maintain.

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: observed no exposed hand washing sink in front bar area of facility where drinks are being prepared and served. Facility instructed to install an exposed hand washing sink under city water pressure and maintain. Priority foundation violation. 7-38-030 citation issued.

22. Proper cold holding temperatures
- comments: observed improper cold holding temperatures of (tcs foods) inside 2-door front pizza prep area. Observed raw hamburgers at 48. 7f, pesto sauce at 54. 4f and ham at 53. 4. Manager immediately and voluntarily discarded approximately 7lbs of food value of $56. Priority violation 7-38-005.

25. Consumer advisory provided for raw/undercooked food
- comments: observed no consumer advisory disclosure and reminder statement on the menu for raw or undercook foods. Management instructed to disclose and describe which food can be order raw or undercooked and link those items to reminder statement. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005 citation issued.

33. Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
- comments: observed 2-door front pizza cooler with air temperature of 57. 1f inside the unit. Cooler was used to stored tcs foods. Instructed to repair cooler that maintains temperature of 41. 0f or below. Priority violation 7-38-005. Citation issued. Unit tagged held for inspection.

41. Wiping cloths: properly used & stored
- comments: observed wiping cloths stored on top of prep tables and dish washing machine. Must properly stored wiping cloths in a sanitizing solution when not in use.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed dirt and debris on floor and walls in rear dishwashing area and rear prep area. Must clean and maintain. Observed excessive dirt and food debris on basement underneath storage shelving, behind unused equimpent. Must detail clean floor and maintain.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed water damaged ceiling tiles on northeast side of basement. Must repair or replace tiles and maintain.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed dirt and debris inside light shields covers above prep cooler. Must clean and maintain.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: observed inadequate lighting in rear prep/dishwashing area. Must provide adequate lighting and maintain.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: observed mechanical refrigeration not working in the customer's washroom located in the basement. Must repair ventilation and maintain.

57. All food employees have food handler training
- comments: observed no proof of food handler trainng certificates for the required employees. Must provide and maintain.

58. Allergen training as required
- comments: no proof of allergen training or certificates for city of chicago certified food managers. Must provide allergen certificates and maintain.

61. Summary report displayed and visible to the public
- comments: observed no inspection summary report posted in plain view of establishment customers. Managment was given a copy of todays inspection summary report and was instructed to posted. Priority foundation violation 7-42-010(b). Citation isued.

Source: chicago.gov
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Origin Kitchen is recalling all Spread & Stir and Bessert products because they contain peanut , which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts. These products were distributed in the United Kingdom. … See More


Product details:
- Name: Creamy Mushroom Spread & Stir, Pack size: (140g), Batch code: 01-0602-47 01-2702-59, Best before: 14 May 2024, 04 June 2024
- Name: Creamy Pesto Spread & Stir, Pack size: (140g), Batch code: 02-0602-48 02-2702-60, Best before: 14 May 2024, 04 June 2024
- Name: Creamy Tomato Spread & Stir, Pack size: (140g), Batch code: 03-0602-49 03-0103-61, Best before: 14 May 2024, 07 June 2024
- Name: Forest Berry Bessert, Pack size: (80g), Batch code: 04-0702-50, Best before: 15 May 2024
- Name: Raspberry & Vanilla Bessert, Pack size: (80g), Batch code: 04-1202-54, Best before: 20 May 2024
- Name: Mango Passion Bessert, Pack size: (80g), Batch code: 05-0502-46 05-1202-55 05-0803-63, Best before: 13 May 2024, 20 May 2024, 14 June 2024
- Name: Chocolate Fudge Bessert, Pack size: (80g), Batch code: 06-0702-51 06-1502-56 06-1602-57 06-2602-58 06-1103-64, Best before: 15 May 2024, 23 May 2024, 24 May 2024, 03 June 2024, 17 June 2024
- Name: Zesty Lemon Bessert, Pack size: (80g), Batch code: 08-0702-52 08-0103-62, Best before: 15 May 2024, 7 June 2024

The products contain peanut making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

If you have bought the above products and have an allergy to peanuts, do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund (with or without receipt).

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: Origin Kitchen
Product recalled: Creamy Mushroom Spread & Stir, Creamy Pesto Spread & Stir, Creamy Tomato Spread & Stir, Forest Berry Bessert, Raspberry & Vanilla Bessert, Mango Passion Bessert, Chocolate Fudge Bessert, Zesty Lemon Bessert
FSA Recall date: 03/17/2024

Source: www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-aa-14-2024
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