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Taylor Farms Organic Washed Baby Spinach

 

Feb. 14, 2013 - As a precautionary measure, Taylor Farms Retail, Inc., has initiated a voluntary recall of one-pound packages of washed organic baby spinach due to the potential of contamination with E. coli bacteria. Some of that product may have been shipped to Wisconsin. The product is packaged in 16-ounce trays and is stamped with the use-by date of February 24, 2013. According to notices, no illnesses have been reported by consumers.

 

Outpost has investigated the sell-by dates of our various spinach shipments from Taylor Farms and, to the best of our knowledge, we have not sold or used any of the product under the voluntary recall. If you have purchased the product you should dispose of it or return it to your place of purchase.

 

Additional consumer info can be found by calling (855) 293-9811 or by visiting this web site.


 

 

Crown Prince canned oysters

 

UPDATE Feb. 13, 2013 - Following an investigation, the FDA has reinstated Korean shellfish suppliers to the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers list. The move applies to fresh or frozen molluscan shellfish harvested on or after Feb. 8, 2013.

 

June 5, 2012 - We’ve temporarily pulled Crown Prince canned oyster products from our shelves because of a recommendation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The action came after the FDA determined that South Korean shellfish sanitation regulations fell short of US national standards. In response, Crown Prince has issued a voluntary recall of the product.

 

After a review of shellfish harvesting and processing procedures, the FDA   concluded that there was a potential the molluscan shellfish harvested from Korean waters could be contaminated with norovirus, a stomach virus that causes gastroenteritis. Norovirus can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps, usually within 48 hours of exposure to the virus. It is usually not life-threatening, nor does it cause any long-term effects.

 

It is important to note that no illnesses from the consumption of South Korean shellfish have been reported so far in 2012.  The recommendation by the FDA is a precautionary move and negotiations between the US and Korean governments are ongoing.

 

The move affects Crown Prince brand canned oysters at Outpost, but extends to ALL South Korean-certified shippers of molluscan shellfish, including oysters, calms, mussels and scallops.

 

Shoppers who purchased Crown Prince canned oysters from Outpost may bring them back for a full refund.

 

For the FDA Constituent Update, click here http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/ConstituentUpdates/ucm304600.htm

 

 

 

Resources:

 

The USDA - The United States Department of Agriculture compiles information on current recalls and public health alerts that involve meat, poultry or processed egg products.

 

www.FoodSafety.gov - The Food and Drug Administration has a new website that tracks ands reports on food safety issues and recalls at www.foodsafety.gov

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