Itchmo Forums for Cats & Dogs Brought to you by Itchmo: Essential news, humor and info for cats, dogs and pet owners.
September 19, 2018, 10:56:32 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Go To Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.


Pages: [1] 2 3
  Print  
Author Topic: New Salmonella Outbreak USA 1.2-million lbs Italian sausage prods - Pepper?  (Read 6051 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« on: January 23, 2010, 09:06:11 AM »

http://efoodalert.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-salmonella-outbreak-in-usa-184.html

Source of outbreak as yet unknown

CDC, USDA, FDA and state health agencies are working to determine the scope and the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo that has sickened as many as 184 people across the United States since July 2, 2009.

CDC reported last night that the 184 illnesses are spread over 38 states. California is hardest hit, with 30 cases; New York is next, with 15. Victims range in age from less than 1 year old to 88 years old. At least 35 people have been hospitalized.

Unaffected so far are: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont and Wisconsin.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2010, 09:19:21 AM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 10:12:23 AM »

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/2010/01/articles/foodborne-illness-outbreaks/daniele-international-inc-recalls-12-million-pounds-of-salmonella-salamisalame/

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-006-2010 HEALTH RISK: HIGH

Daniele International Inc., an establishment with operations in Pascoag and Mapleville, R.I., is recalling approximately 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) varieties of Italian sausage products, including salami/salame, in commerce and potentially available to customers in retail locations because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

According to the CDC, as of January 22, 2010, a total of 184 individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 38 states since July 1, 2009. The number of ill persons identified in each state with this strain is as follows: AL (2), AZ (5), CA (30), CO (2), CT (4), DE (2), FL (2), GA (3), IA (1), IL (11), IN (3), KS (3), LA (1), MA (12), MD (1), ME (1), MI (1), MN (4), NC (9), ND (1), NE (1), NH (1), NJ (7), NY (15), OH (9), OK (1), OR (Cool, PA (3), RI (2), SC (1), SD (3), TN (3), TX (7), UT (7), VA (1), WA (14), WV (1), and WY (2). Because this is a commonly occurring strain, public health investigators may determine that some of the illnesses are not part of this outbreak

FSIS became aware of the problem during the course of an ongoing investigation of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella serotype Montevideo illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FSIS, state health and agriculture departments, and Daniele International are cooperating in this investigation. The CDC has posted information about the multi-state outbreak on its website (http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella) but the investigation is ongoing, and has not yet definitively identified a food vehicle(s).

During the course of that investigation, a sample of product found in commerce was tested on behalf of a participating state department of health and found to contain Salmonella, which FSIS has a zero tolerance for in RTE products. The product tested was similar to products bought by customers who later became sick in the Montevideo investigation, but currently there is not a direct link. The Salmonella strain in the tested product does not appear to be the Montevideo strain of interest and further testing of the sample is ongoing at a state health partner laboratory. FSIS is continuing to work with the CDC, affected state public health partners, and the company on the investigation and will update the public on the progress of this investigation as information becomes available.

In addition, the company presented information to FSIS and took the additional action to voluntarily recall all products in commerce associated with black pepper, which the company believes is a possible source of contamination.

The products subject to recall include:

- 10-ounce packages of "DANIELE NATURALE SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER."
- Catch weight packages of "DANIELE PEPPER SALAME."
- 9-ounce packages of "BLACK BEAR OF THE BLACK FOREST BABY GENOA PEPPER SALAME."
- 20-ounce packages of "DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SMOKED SALAME, PEPPERED SALAME, RUSTIC SALAME."
- 340- and 454-gram packages of "DANIELE SURTIDO FINO ITALIANO, SALAMI GENOA CON PIMIENTA, LOMO CAPOCOLLO, SALAMI CALABRESE."
- 16-ounce packages of "DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO."
- 8-ounce packages of "DIETZ & WATSON ARTISAN COLLECTION PARTY PLATTER PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO."
- 8-ounce packages of "DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, HOT CAPOCOLLO."
- 16-ounce packages of "DANIELE GOURMET COMBO PACK, PEPPER SALAME, CAPOCOLLO, CALABRESE."
- 500-gram packages of "DANIELE ITALIAN BRAND GOURMET PACK EMBALLAGE ASSORTI GOURMET ITALIEN, HOT CALABRESE, PEPPER SALAME, CALABRESE PIQUANT, SALAMI AU POIVRE, HOT CAPOCOLLO, CAPOCOLLO PIQUANT."
- 8-ounce packages of "BOAR'S HEAD BRAND ALL NATURAL SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER."
- Catch weight packages of "DIETZ & WATSON ARTISAN COLLECTION, BABY GENOA PEPPER SALAME, MADE WITH 100% PORK COATED WITH BLACK PEPPER AND PORK FAT."
- 20-ounce variety packages of "DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SWEET SOPRESSATA, PEPPERED GENOA, MILANO SALAME."
- 21-ounce variety packages of "DANIELE GOURMET ITALIAN DELI SELECTION, SWEET SOPRESSATA SALAMI, PEPPERED GENOA SALAMI, HOT SOPRESSATA SALAMI, MILANO SALAMI, SALAMI SOPRESSATA DOUX, SALAMI GENOA POIVRÉ, SALAMI SOPRESSATA PIQUANT, SALAMI MILANO."
- 7-ounce packages of "DANIELE SALAME BITES PEPPER SALAME."
- 14-ounce packages of "DANIELE GOURMET ITALIAN DELI SELECTION ASSORTMENT DE FINES CHARCUTERIE ITALIENNE, SWEET SOPRESSATA SALAMI, MILANO SALAMI, SALAMI SOPRESSATA DOUX, SALAMI MILANO."
- Catch weight packages of "DANIELE NATURALE SALAME COATED WITH COARSE BLACK PEPPER."
- 32-ounce variety packages of "DANIELE DELI SELECTION, GENOA SALAME, SWEET SOPRESSATA, PEPPERED GENOA, MILANO SALAME."

Each package bears a label with establishment number "EST. 9992" or "EST. 54" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The establishment is recalling all the products listed above which are currently in commerce. These products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide, as well as internationally.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2010, 10:14:50 AM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
menusux
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4456



« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 08:23:17 AM »

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/01/latest-outbreak-builds-case-for-traceability/

Food Safety News January 25, 2010

Outbreak Builds Case For Traceability

"The outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo, with salami suspected as the source, is just the sort of event that is forcing government to drive the traceability agenda.

"Dr. Jennifer McEntire, the principal author of "Traceability in Food Systems," the report of the Institute of Food Technologists to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), listed some of the recent outbreaks that are building demand for traceability.

"The 2006 spinach outbreak (E. coli O157:H7); the 2007 pet food recall (melamine and cyanuric acid); the 2006 Peter Pan peanut butter outbreak (Salmonella Tennessee); the 2007 Chili outbreak (botulism); and the 2008-09 Peanut Corporation of America peanut butter and peanut paste outbreak (Salmonella Typhimurium) were cited by the IFT report as examples of how food safety officials have had problems "tracking and tracing" when lives are on the line.

"Daniele salame", also sold under the Boar's Head, Black Bear and Dietz & Watson brands, may be only the latest example of how tracking and tracing does not exactly move with light speed.
"Oregon Department of Health's senior epidemiologist, Dr. William (Bill) Keene says the Salmonella Montevideo "popped up" in his state last July.  Food safety attorney Bill Marler says rumors about the outbreak swirled for several weeks before the Centers on Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the 38-state outbreak.

""Frankly, it was an open secret between industry, government, retail and the media for a month.  It was just the public that was left in the dark alley," Marler said.

"With the weeks and months that went by before CDC felt free to make its announcement of a Salmonella Montevideo outbreak involving 184 confirmed cases in 38 states with 35 requiring hospitalizations; with major retailers like Costco, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Kroger and Amazon.com selling the suspected product; and with an ingredient like pepper also implicated, it's almost certain this outbreak will be used as another example at the next traceability meeting.


"It is another case study that supports the "core recommendations" that the IFT report makes to FDA. 

"It says "each supply chain partner must:"

"Identify Critical Tracking Events in order to trace product.
Record standardized key data elements for each Critical Tracking Event that link incoming with outgoing product, whether product is transformed (internal tracing) or changes locations (external tracing).
Provide FDA with key data elements in an electronic form for each Critical Tracing Event within 24 hours of a request.


"It also calls for standardized data, education, and auditing.

"Dr. David Acheson, FDA's former associate commissioner of foods, says the problem is that we are "not finding the source of (these outbreaks) fast enough."  Acheson, who knows these things, says today FDA investigators are left literally going from business to business, sometimes going through boxes of paper records."
Logged
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 08:50:03 AM »

Three other major "pepper contaminated with Salmonella" recalls in last two years:

http://www.marlerblog.com/2010/01/articles/case-news/should-i-be-worried-about-the-black-pepper-in-my-shaker/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MarlerBlog+%28Marler+Blog%29&utm_content=Twitter

Should I be worried about the black pepper in my shaker?
Logged
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 12:39:11 PM »

http://efoodalert.blogspot.com/2010/01/on-trail-of-danieles-salame-recall.html

Retail Distribution List For Recalled Meats Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Retailers have begun to issue recall notices for one or more of Daniele's cured meats. Please check the following list periodically for updates on where these products were sold.


Costco

    * Entire Daniele recall notice posted on Costco website.


Giant Food Stores/Martin's

    * Boar's Head Salame Coated With Pepper
    * Daniele Gourmet Hot Variety Deli Meat
    * Daniele Deli Selection Tray


Kroger

    * Boar's Head All-Natural Salame Coated With Black Pepper sold in Kroger, QFC, Ralphs, Smith's Food & Drug, Fry's Food and Fred Meyer stores
    * Daniele Salame SPC Gourmet Variety Pack sold in Fry's, Fred Meyer and Smith stores


Price Chopper

    * Entire Daniele recall list posted on Price Chopper website.


ShopRite

    * Daniele Spicy Gourmet Variety Pack
    * Black Bear Baby Genoa Peppered Salame


Walmart and Sam's Club

    * Entire Daniele recall notice posted on Walmart website.


Logged
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 08:23:40 AM »

http://efoodalert.blogspot.com/2010/01/on-trail-of-danieles-salame-recall.html

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
On The Trail of Daniele's Salame Recall
Retail Distribution List For Recalled Meats Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Updated January 26, 2010


Retailers have begun to issue recall notices for one or more of Daniele's cured meats. Please check the following list periodically for updates on where these products were sold.

USA
BloomDietz & Watson Artisan Collection Baby Genoa Pepper Salame
Dietz and Watson Artisan Collection Party Platter Pack

Costco
Entire Daniele recall notice posted on Costco website.

Giant Food Stores/Martin's
Boar's Head Salame Coated With Pepper
Daniele Gourmet Hot Variety Deli Meat
Daniele Deli Selection Tray

Kroger
Boar's Head All-Natural Salame Coated With Black Pepper sold in Kroger, QFC, Ralphs, Smith's Food & Drug, Fry's Food and Fred Meyer stores
Daniele Salame SPC Gourmet Variety Pack sold in Fry's, Fred Meyer and Smith stores

Price Chopper
Entire Daniele recall list posted on Price Chopper website.

ShopRite
Daniele Spicy Gourmet Variety Pack
Black Bear Baby Genoa Peppered Salame

Walmart and Sam's Club
Entire Daniele recall notice posted on Walmart website.



CANADA
Costco (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia)
Italian Brand Gourmet Pack
Gourmet Italian Deli Selection Tray

Super C (Québec)
Gourmet Italian Deli Selection


Other International Distribution
Although the Daniele recall notice mentions that some of the meats were exported to other countries, those countries have not been named. I will post additional international distribution information as it is made available.
Logged
JustMe
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 10514


My RB Angels Elvis, 1991-2010, and Twit, 2001-2010


« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 08:29:59 AM »

When you go to the deli section and they slice your order, they just remove one meat/poultry from the slicing maching and place the next order there.  It's not like they sanitize between orders.  Yeah, they put a little piece of wax paper for each order, but how does that eliminate the spread of anything (like Salmonella) from one meat to another.  Can it spread that way?  How about on the clerk's hands/gloves?  Not to mention other meats in the deli case.  gross
Logged

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
Poem for Cats, author unknown

"A kitten in the animal kingdom is like a rosebud in a garden", author unknown
menusux
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4456



« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 10:53:15 AM »

Am gonna need to believe if there's any contaminated food items in a deli case, it's possible that when they're handled, they also are able to contaminate other items via the slicer, the clerk's gloves (unless he/she would change them after every action) or their ungloved hands.

Looking back on previous food-related illnesses before it became part of life, if you heard about someone getting sick from either deli purchases or catering/restaurant food the problem could be traced back to someone handling food who didn't wash his/her hands when needed.
Logged
ranger
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1575



« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 10:58:24 AM »

That's one reason I don't buy deli cheese (I'm a veggie) one time there was a piece of meat stuck to the cheese and that turned me completly off the store deli.  So how could it not cross contaminate.  Half the people who work in food service think the gloves are to protect them.

I was at a show one time and the guy was making sandwiches and handeling money with the little plastic gloves on. That was discusting the gloves were black from the coins. ICK!!! Tongue
Logged
JJ
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8531


« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 11:06:58 PM »

Ewwwww - should have taken the gloves off or put a new pair or not touched both. Can easily see how cross contamination would occur.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 07:25:15 AM by JJ » Logged

May your troubles be less,
Your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door
purringfur
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 515


In my heart forever...


« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 06:55:25 AM »

I think the entire deli counter system is a cesspool of germs.  Speaking of gloves, I haven't bought cold cuts for over 2 years, but I recall seeing the deli clerks use their gloved hands to slice the product AND type in the product code on the scale's keys to print out the pricing label.  They all used the same scale, so any kind of contamination could be found on the keys.  And, what about the scales themselves being contaminated?  The meat (think, roast beef or pastrami) or cheese often hangs over the waxed paper they slice the product on.  All orders go on the same scale.  How often are the slicers washed during the day?  Do remnants of what was cut at 7 a.m. stay on the slicer till closing time?  What about deli counters that are open 24/7?  Oh, please don't let me think about it.
Logged

Buy local.  Buy organic.
If you ate today, thank a farmer, hopefully a small, local farmer.

Remember the thousands & thousands of pets that died to give US a wake-up call about the safety of ALL food and products.
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 07:15:21 AM »

http://efoodalert.blogspot.com/2010/01/smoking-gun-found-in-daniele-salmonella.html

Outbreak Strain of Salmonella Montevideo Recovered From Salami In 2 States


Logged
JJ
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8531


« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 07:38:39 AM »

More than one source could be cause of this latest outbreak according to the latest link? Would they be able to combine meat from hundreds of sources (same as in when they mix the ground beef from hundreds of cows from all over the place) to have this happen?
Logged

May your troubles be less,
Your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 07:48:05 AM »

A guess would be much deli meat is from pre-formed and sausage-grinding type processes. Mystery meat we
used to call it in the dorm many years ago. Manufactured, handled incorrectly, who knows what it could contain.
Logged
3catkidneyfailure
Guest
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 08:06:47 AM »

Here we go, folks. Combine things that shouldn't be combined and cook it improperly. Now we're getting to
the heart of the argument.

"On another note: since the Salami had been sold as fully cooked, ready to eat, but still sickened consumers, it reveals that the cooking process at the meat plant was not adequate, but should have been. As long as such scenarios continue to recurr, if we desire that consumers maintain or increase their per capita consumption of meat, we will need to make the meat safer, and irradiation is an efficient way to accomplish that goal."

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/01/salami-investigation-takes-murky-turn/

Consumers could adopt a different position: don't purchase ugly manufacturered meat industry products and cook it themselves
with a meat thermometer.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 08:08:40 AM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Copyright 2007 Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | Sitemap