Ground Turkey Meat products could be causing Salmonella Outbreak

CDC US map of reported individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg August 1, 2011 -

(Best Syndication News) - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a public health alert for consumers. They ask consumers to be careful when preparing ground turkey products. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various state health department officials suspect that around 77 illnesses reported in 26 states are associated with eating ground turkey that had Salmonella contamination. The CDC is working with state health agencies to continue to keep an eye on the outbreak. At this time, there has not been a ground turkey recall announced.

The illnesses were reported between March 1 and August 1, 2011. Both Michigan and Ohio had ten illnesses reported. There were nine people ill in Texas, seven were ill in Illinois, six in California, and five in Pennsylvania. The CDC said they have information about; 22 of them were hospitalized. There was one death reported.

Cat Food Recall announced for list of Nestlé Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ brand

Nestlé Purina Recalls announced for Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food - credit:

(Best Syndication News) - Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC), along with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced a voluntary recall of certain 3.5 pound and 7 pound bags of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food. The recall was announced because the product may contain Salmonella. There were several bags that tested positive for Salmonella at some retail locations.

The recall involves one production run that was shipped to retailers in 12 states during the month of December 2010. The states the recalled cat food bags were shipped are California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. It is possible the cat food could have been further sent to other states, so customers of this product should check their bags to see if it has been recalled.

Thermostat Recall announced for Honeywell and Cadet brands – List of Model Numbers being recalled

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Honeywell International Inc., announced a voluntary recall for approximately 77,000 electric baseboard and fan heater thermostats. The thermostat control could overheat, which could cause the unit to melt and smoke. The excessive heat could also become a burn hazard to consumers.

Honeywell received 16 reports of thermostat controls melting. Luckily, no injuries have been reported to the company.

The thermostat controllers were sold at home improvement retailers, HVAC and electrical stores, and by contractors between January 2000 to December 2007 with a retail price ranging $80 - $300.

Beef Recalls announced due to possible E. Coli contamination another contained Animal De-Wormer Medication

Hamburger - Credit: National Cancer Institute/Len Rizzi (photographer) - PD

(Best Syndication News) - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall of 228,596 pounds of beef that came from the Tri State Beef business located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The beef was routinely tested by the FSIS government officials and E. coli O157:H7 was found in the sample. The meat was further processed and cooked and is now considered safe. The second beef recall was an import for 6,240 pounds of frozen boneless beef products from Honduras that was refused during import because the meat may have contained an animal de-worming drug, Ivermectin.

Papaya Recall – FDA suspects outbreak caused by Salmonella contamination

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary recall of papaya fruit that was distributed by Agromod Produce, Inc. because of a possible Salmonella Agona contamination.

The FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are investigating 97 cases of Salmonella Agona in 23 states. Out of these reports, 10 people had been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The recalled papayas were distributed to wholesalers and retail stores throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

The FDA said that the Agromod Produce, Inc. papayas matched the Salmonella that was associated with this outbreak. The FDA is recommending consumers who have purchased Agromod papayas not to eat them, but instead to dispose of them in a plastic bag so animals and others will not become ill. Papayas sold by Agromod prior to July 23, 2011 are involved in the recall.

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