Recalled food is happening again.
Food recalls are due to consumers becoming ill eating food tainted with pathogens such as ecoli, listeria, or others. WNDU, Channel 16 in South Bend Indiana is keeping us updated on all recalls.
Recalled Cantaloupe illnesses and deaths expected to riseFederal health officials say an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is expected to cause more illnesses and may lead to more deaths in coming weeks.
Federal health officials say an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is expected to cause more illnesses and may lead to more deaths in coming weeks.
So far, the outbreak has caused at least 72 illnesses, including as many as 16 deaths, in 18 states.
The heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that consumers who
have cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms in Colorado should throw them out. If they are not sure where the fruit is from, they shouldn’t eat it.
The government has not supplied a list of retailers who may have sold the fruit. Officials say consumers should ask retailers about the origins of their cantaloupe.
Jensen Farms says it shipped cantaloupes to 25 states.
And if that weren’t enough, Tyson ground beef is now being taken off of Kroger shelves and consumers are once again on alert that their food is contaminated.
Check The Ground Beef another Recall
Check any ground beef you may have in your fridge or freezer. Tyson fresh meats is issuing a ground beef recall.
The Kansas-based company says more than 130,000 pounds of the meat may be contaminated with E. Coli.
The meat went to stores in more than 12 states, including Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
It was sold under Kroger brand, Butcher’s brand and a generic label.
The recalled meat will have a “best before” or “freeze by” date of September 12, 2011.
The Kroger beef has a product code of D0211QW.
Check product codes and dispose of any tainted ground meat you may have. I believe this is another good reason to purchase more foods locally.Learn More