According tomedia SlashGear, there have been a number of large food recalls in the United States this year, which does not seem to be slowing down. In addition to the large-scale beef recalls under way, both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have reported new and expanded food recalls in the past few days. Consumers across the United States have been warned to avoid certain pasta, salads and chicken products because of the risk of parasites and other contamination.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture first highlighted this point in the new recall, noting that Texas company Pilgrim’s Pride recalled nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because of possible contamination of flexible rubber. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the news on June 28.
These special chicken nuggets are pre-cooked ready-to-eat and sold; the recalled products were manufactured on May 6 and sold in 4 pounds of plastic bags, with the “best edible period” on May 6, 2021. Consumers can identify recalled chicken nuggets by looking for lot number 0127 on the bag — which may contain small pieces of rubber. More information about the recall can be found on the USDA website.
Pasta with listeria
Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has pointed to consumers about a new recall announced by Garland Ventures on June 30. The recall involves its 1095 boxes of Five Stuff Cheeseed Shells, which may have been contaminated with a foodborne pathogen called Listeria. This organism can cause serious illness in some people, including anyone who has been compromised, as well as pregnant women, the elderly and young children.
The recalled pasta products are sold nationwide, but only certain retailers. Consumers can identify the recalled product by looking for the batch number F080SS/F090SS printed on the transparent lid. Tests showed the potential contamination — no one reported getting sick from eating the noodles.
Midwest Salad Recall Expands
Finally, the scope of the salad recall staking sands being carried out in the Midwest has been expanded to include other products sold in eight states. The recall was expanded because people infected with the parasite could become ill because of the possibility of contamination by a foodborne parasite called cyclospores.
More than a dozen other salad products sold by Iowa retailer Hy-Vee were added to the list after the recall was expanded. These products range in size from 10 to 16 ounces and include chopped
Ball lettuce, American salad mixed food, southwest chopped salad set, cabbage mixed food, etc. Find full details on the FDA website.