Effective: February 5, 2024
"Rizo-López Foods, Inc. (RLF) voluntarily announced a recall of the brand's dairy products due to a potential health risk. The announcement came after it was discovered that some of the brands cheese, yogurt and sour cream products had been potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products happened to be distributed nationwide by RLF, with products being sold through distributors and retail deli counters. Establishments such as El Super, Cardenas Market, Northgate Gonzalez, Superior Grocers, El Rancho, Vallarta, Food City, La Michoacana and Numero Uno Markets each received shipments of the products in question."
"Zingerman's Bakehouse has recalled its Black Magic Brownies and issued a warning that undeclared walnuts may be found in the products...The recall is for Zingerman's Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie Individually Packaged and Zingerman's Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie 4 Pack. The recalled products have sell-by dates of February 11 and February 12."
Quaker Recalls Granola Bars and Granola Cereals Due to Possible Health Risk
"The Quaker Oats Company today announced the recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals listed below because they have 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. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis."
CDC advises to not serve pre-cut cantaloupes if brand of whole cantaloupes unknown.
A CDC food safety alert regarding an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to cantaloupes has been updated. Seven children attended child care programs before they got sick. Children under 5 can get very sick from Salmonella.
What Child Care Programs Should Do
- Do not use any recalled whole or pre-cut cantaloupes.
- Do not serve any cantaloupe that was supplied pre-cut if you don’t know whether recalled whole cantaloupes were used.
- As of November 28, this outbreak has a total of 117 sick people from 34 states. 61 people are hospitalized, and sadly, 2 have died.
- Interviews with sick people and laboratory findings show that cantaloupes are making people in this outbreak sick.
- Malichita and Rudy brand whole cantaloupes have been recalled. Many pre-cut cantaloupe products have also been recalled.
- CDC is advising people not to eat pre-cut cantaloupes if they don’t know whether Malichita or Rudy brand whole cantaloupes were used.
- CDC is concerned about this outbreak because illnesses are severe with more than half hospitalized, and people in childcare centers have gotten sick.
- A third of sick people are children 5 years and younger, and 7 children attended childcare centers before they got sick.
- CDC advises facilities that care for people who are at higher risk for severe illness to not serve cantaloupes that may be contaminated. This includes recalled cantaloupes and cantaloupe that was supplied pre-cut if the brand of whole cantaloupes used are not known.
What Everyone Should Do:
- Do not eat pre-cut cantaloupes if you don’t know whether Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupes were used.
- This includes cantaloupe chunks and fruit mixes with cantaloupes at restaurants and grocery stores.
- Do not eat any recalled whole or pre-cut cantaloupe products.
- If you have any, throw them away or return them to the store.
- If the whole cantaloupe does not have a sticker, check with the store to make sure it is not a Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupe.
- Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the cantaloupe using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
- Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these severe Salmonella symptoms:
- Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
- Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
- Bloody diarrhea
- So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
- Signs of dehydration, such as:
- Not peeing much
- Dry mouth and throat
- Feeling dizzy when standing up
- Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
- Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
- Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
- Some people—especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.
If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state’s health department.
Children who have eaten apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should be tested for possible lead poisoning after four kids in North Carolina were found to have high levels in their blood linked to the puree products, officials said.
Recall Date: October 2023
CaTeam Recalls Canvas Baby Hammock Swings Due to Suffocation Hazard; Violation of Safe Sleep for Babies Act on Inclined Infant Sleep Products
Name of Product: Canvas Baby Hammock Swings
Hazard: The inclined sleeper is a banned hazardous product under the Safe Sleep for Babies Act since the product was marketed for infant sleep and has an incline angle greater than 10 degrees. Infant fatalities have occurred in inclined sleepers after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.
Recall Date: June 29, 2023