Food recalls happen almost daily and many do not get a lot of publicity. In a majority of recalls, it is the manufacturer that issues a voluntary recall.
Manufacturers will work with the FDA or USDA to help determine the reason for the recall and to fix the issue. If foodborne illnesses have occurred, the CDC and state health departments will also be involved.
As consumers, it is important to pay attention to recalls to eliminate the chance of getting sick. Recall announcements give specific information about the food recall including the type of food, brand, package size, date codes, manufacturer codes, shelf life dates, distribution locations, and other pertinent information.
If you have a recalled food, take it back to where it was purchased for a refund, or throw it away. Do not take the chance of eating it or feeding it to animals.
Learn more at www.foodsafety.gov/recalls/index.html.
To report a problem with food, see www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/topics/microorganisms.html for contact information.
Cuisinart food processors sold from July 1996 through December 2015 have been recalled due to a dangerous problem with the blades.
The riveted blades, held on by four rivets have come apart and broken pieces of the blade get into the food. At least 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries have been reported.
If you have one of these food processors, learn more details at www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Cuisinart-Food-Processors-Recalled-by-Conair
Contact Cuisinart at:
877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.cuisinart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
While the investigation for flour is over, illnesses may still occur. The recalled flour and flour products have long shelf lives and may still be in people’s homes. Consumers who don’t know about the recalls could continue to eat the products and get sick.
This recall was traced back to a variety of products that use flour milled at a General Mills facility. Besides flour, the other products include:
- Bread Mixes
- Browning and Cake Mixes
- Muffin Mixes
- Pancake and Biscuit Mixes
- Meat and Poultry Products
Consumers should not use any of the recalled products and should throw them out. Do not eat raw dough of any kind. Always wash your hands as well as utensils and containers that have handled raw flour. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2016/o121-06-16/advice-consumers.html
If you stored your flour in another container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or what the better by date is, throw it out to be safe.