Salmonella has been busy the last several weeks – mangoes, cantaloupe, peanut butter and a Mexican restaurant in Vancouver Washington.  Here are some more Salmonella outbreaks and recalls that hit my inbox this morning – Salmonella Salmon update and red pepper and ginger recalls and some dog biscuits too.

Foppen Smoked Salmon

One elderly patient has died and more than 500 people have been sickened in a major salmonella outbreak caused by tainted salmon.  The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said in a statement Saturday tests have confirmed one death and another fatality is under investigation.  The institute announced earlier this month that the outbreak had been traced to Dutch company Foppen and ordered its products pulled off shelves at stores across the Netherlands.  It now says the number of people sickened by tainted salmon before the recall has risen to at least 550.  Costco Wholesale Corp., which sells Foppen products in the United States, also recalled salmon products.  The CDC announced 85 Salmonella Thompson cases, but did not link the illnesses to the salmon – yet.

S & P Red Pepper

S & P Company, Limited of Paramount, CA is recalling 150 cases/1,800 jars of Su-nun Crush Roasted Thai Red Pepper, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The Su-nun Brand Red Pepper was distributed in the Los Angeles Area Grocery stores (between July of 2012 to October 2012) including Bell and Long Beach, Rockford, IL, Phoenix, AZ, Omaha, NE and Brooklyn, NY.  The Su-nun Brand Red Pepper ‘Super Hot’ 10.58 oz. is in Flake form packaged in a clear plastic jar with a red plastic screw-on lid. There is a clear plastic heat shrink and red and yellow label. Barcode 659613000770.

Clef Des Champs Ginger

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.  The following Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger products are affected by this alert:

ORGANIC GROUND GINGER 35 g 6 97026 73441 7 BFO11441B06
ORGANIC GROUND GINGER 500 g 6 97026 70441 0 BFO11441B07

The manufacturer, Herboristerie La Clef Des Champs Inc., Val-David, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

Nature’s Recipe Dog Biscuits

Nature’s Recipe brand is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

The potentially affected lots of Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken were distributed nationally, primarily through pet specialty retailers.

Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken is sold in 19-ounce stand-up resealable pouches. The product affected by this recall is identified below and has the following “Best If Used By” dates:

Lot Code: UPC Code: Size: Product Name/Description: Best If Used By Date:
2199TP 30521 51549 19-ounces Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken 10 11 13
2200TP 30521 51549 19-ounces Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken 10 12 13