Health Warning: Some Meat, Vegetables Sold in New York Must Be Tossed
Health officials are sounding the alarm about popular items are sending some to the hospital.
AFFCO USA, Importer of Record in Jacksonville, Fla., is recalling approximately 24,461 pounds of frozen raw lamb shoulder products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The frozen raw lamb shoulder items were imported on July 12, 2021. The following product is subject to recall view labels:
Cardboard boxes weighing between 33-lb to 39-lb each containing frozen raw lamb square cut shoulder bone-in products with shipping mark of M1353023.
Each box bears the New Zealand establishment seal “SPM135.” These items were shipped to distributors in Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania for further distribution to retailers.
Officials say if you have the meat you need to toss it right away.
"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," the FSIS stated.
As of this writing, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider, officials say.
The CDC told consumers to toss any unlabeled onions following a Salmonella outbreak in 37 states, including New York.
"Fresh whole onions causing large Salmonella outbreak in 37 states. Throw away any unlabeled onions at home. Do not eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed across the US by ProSource Inc. If you can’t tell if an onion is from ProSource Inc., don’t buy or eat it," the CDC states.
As of this writing, over 650 have gotten sick and nearly 130 have been hospitalized, including Empire State residents.
ProSource Produce LLC and Keeler Family Farms have recalled whole raw red, white, and yellow onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
These onions were sold to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the United States. The onions were last imported on August 31, but they may last up to 3 months in storage and may still be in homes and businesses.
On October 22, 2022, Keeler Family Farms (labeled as MVP), of Deming, New Mexico, recalled whole raw onions (red, white, and yellow) shipped from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, from July 1, 2021 through August 25, 2021.
- The onions were distributed in 25 lb. and 50 lb. mesh sacks.
- The onions are labeled with MVP (product of MX), but were processed at Keeler Family Farms.
On October 20, 2021, ProSource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, recalled whole raw onions (red, white, and yellow) shipped from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, from July 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021.
- The onions were distributed to wholesalers, foodservice customers, and retail stores in 50 lb., 25 lb., 10 lb., 5 lb., 3 lb., and 2 lb. mesh sacks; and 50 lb., 40 lb., 25 lb., 10 lb., and 5 lb. cartons.
- The onions were sold under the following brands: Big Bull, Peak Fresh Produce, Sierra Madre, Markon First Crop, Markon Essentials, Rio Blue, ProSource, Rio Valley, and Sysco Imperial.
Below are labels of the recalled onions:
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