Holiday Food Recalls

Holiday Food Recalls

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means food, food and more food. Make sure you can enjoy this holiday by avoiding some recent recalls that could put a bit of a damper on your festivities.

Morris Meat Packing

Although many families opt for a traditional turkey on Thanksgiving, some add alternatives like ham or ribs. If you are one of those people, make sure you don’t have any pork from the Morris Meat Packing Company in your fridge or freezer.

After federal officials received a tip that Morris was producing their products without an official inspection, more than 500,000 pounds of pork products were recalled.

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The products involved in the recall were produced between November 25, 2017, and November 9, 2019. While there have been no confirmed reports of sickness from these products, consumers are being asked to throw away or return any products they have from these dates.

Cheese Nips

Mondelez Global LLC, the makers of Cheese Nips, issued a voluntary recall last week on their 11-oz boxes because there’s a chance that small, yellow food-grade plastic pieces could be mixed in with the crackers. The pieces came from dough scrapers used in production.

So far, there have been no reports of customers finding any of the plastic pieces. The issue was discovered when an employee noticed some of the plastic laying loose on the manufacturing equipment.

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The boxes involved in the recall have a best-by date of May 18, 19 or 20 of 2020.

Romaine Lettuce

If you plan on making your Thanksgiving a little healthier this year by adding a salad to the menu, make sure your lettuce isn’t part of the recent E. coli outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning after 40 people in 16 different states got E.coli from romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA. So far, no specific supplier or grower has been identified.

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Frank Yiannas from the FDA issued a statement saying:

“If romaine lettuce does not have labeling information for its growing area or the source cannot be confirmed, consumers should not eat or use the romaine.”

This recall came a couple of days after Missa Bay, LLC recalled 75,000 pounds of salad products due to E. coli causing illness in at least 17 people in 8 states.

Maybe skip the salad this year and have an extra piece of pie instead, who can complain about that?

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