Have you purchased any of these keto foods?
Health officials from the FDA and USDA are warning consumers to avoid certain foods (like turkey products) and restaurant options (like McDonald’s salads) in recent recalls due to ongoing outbreaks of Salmonella and Cyclosporiasis. Both Salmonella and Cyclosporiasis can result in serious illness and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, or those with frail health and weakened immune systems.
Here are 5 recalls to be aware of (by date):
1. Raw Turkey (July 19th):
Check your turkey products – including pet food – due to a recent Salmonella outbreak across 26 states. NO product brands have been determined yet, but the CDC and USDA-FSIS have reported 90 cases of Salmonella infection linked to raw turkey products, live turkeys, and raw turkey pet food. Head here for more details.
2. McDonald’s Salads (July 12th):
On July 12th, an increase in cases of Cyclosporiasis was reported among people who ate salads sold at McDonald’s fast-food chain restaurants. The CDC has also received reports of sick people who ate McDonald’s salads in Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
McDonald’s is cooperating with the investigation and has voluntarily stopped selling salads in more than 3,000 locations in the following 14 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
3. NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix (June 21st):
NOW Health Group, Inc. is recalling its NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Approximately 10,000 units of Zesty Sprouting Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017. Go here for more details.
4. Del Monte Veggie Trays (June 15th):
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. announced the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of 6oz, 12oz, and 28oz vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. These trays may be potentially contaminated with Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause Cyclosporiasis.
The recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket, and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17th, 2018 or earlier. Go here for details.
5. Cut Melon (June 9th):
According to the FDA, Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio and sold at retailers including Costco, Kroger, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods/Amazon, & other retailers.