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Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 740 pounds ofground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

09/30/2016 05:39 PM EDT

Graceleigh, Inc. d/b/a Sammy’s Milk is recalling all lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food because of possible presence of Cronobacter, a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes fatal blood infections or meningitis in infants and it may not provide adequate nutritional levels of iron.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for the following recalls:

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 087-2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration (Sep 24, 2016).


09/26/2016 04:16 PM EDT

McCain Foods USA, Inc. today announced it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen onion ring products due to the use of incorrect packaging that does not declare milk as one of the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

09/28/2016 11:19 AM EDT

Koffee Kup Bakery, Inc. has voluntarily recalled approximately 99,000 packages of its bread products due to the possibility that there may be clear plastic pieces in some products. The product recall is limited to the bread products listed below and only those identified by the “use by” dates 9/30/16, 10/1/16, 10/2/16 or 10/3/16, which are printed on the closure tags of each package

Caviness Beef Packers Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O103 ContaminationCaviness Beef Packers, a Hereford, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,100 pounds of boneless beef trim products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103.

09/23/2016 06:43 PM EDT

Waymouth Farms, Inc has initiated a voluntary recall of Good Sense Cranberries ‘N More 6 oz (170g) with a Freshest if used by date of 8/16/2017 A 15:00 through Freshest if used by 8/16/2017 A 23:00 after discovering that inadvertently other allergens were packed into the Good Sense Cranberries ‘N More package. Only 2640 packages were impacted.


09/27/2016 02:40 PM EDT

Café Valley of Marion, Indiana is recalling 543 cases of Banana nut mini muffins labeled as Lemon poppy seed mini muffins, because they may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 087-2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, and Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration (Sep 24, 2016).

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic.


09/25/2016 12:03 PM EDT

Sager Creek Foods, Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, Inc., announced a recall of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of FIELD PEAS WITH SNAPS and GREEN BEAN PRODUCTS, primarily non-retail, which may have the potential for trace amounts of shellfish contamination. A customer alerted Sager Creek to the incident.


09/22/2016 10:31 PM EDT

Krishna Food Corp of Neshanic Station, New Jersey is recalling 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI, NET WT: 300g 10.58 OZ Batch no 2016 F97 Best Before June 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Kiwi Care Package Company Recalls Wattie’s Canned Spaghetti With Sausage Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection
Kiwi Care Package Company, a South Tahoe, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 90 pounds of Wattie’s canned spaghetti with sausage that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection and was received from a New Zealand establishment that was not eligible to export product to the U.S.


From the HHS Blog: Making Progress on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Most of modern medicine is possible because antibiotics gave us the power to fight common infections. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this tool’s power gradually diminish over time. Partners from across industry and government have come together to support programs that can help fight antibiotic resistance by helping clinicians more accurately diagnose infections,supporting the development of new antibiotics, and bringing together more partners to tackle this challenge.  Learn More >>

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HHS forges strategic partnerships with two global companies to develop new antibiotics

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. This week, ASPR announced strategic partnerships with two companies to fight the rise of antibiotic resistance. These partnerships will focus on developing products that combat the growing threat of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. Learn More >>


Get Ready to Help. Become an Active Bystander.

When an emergency happens, whether it is a major disaster or smaller local incident, bystanders are the first people on the scene and their actions can help protect and save lives – often times, these are the lives of their friends, families or community members. During National Preparedness Month, take some time to learn how you can get ready to provide urgently needed care in a disaster.  Learn More >>

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Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Zika

Many people who are infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms.  Zika is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. So, many people might not realize they have been infected. Symptoms of Zika are include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. People with Zika may also have muscle pain and headaches. Learn More >>


Save the Date:  #Prep2Grow Twitter Chat

Kids change quickly from birth to five.  It seems like every day, they’ve grown an inch, learned a new word, or tried something different.  As your child grows from a tiny little newborn to tumbling toddler to a playful preschooler, they change in so many ways. Is your emergency plan keeping up with all these changes? Join us for a twitter chat on September 29 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT to learn about ways that families with young children can stay safe and healthy before, during and after an emergency.  Learn More >>

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