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Recalls target soynut butter, cheese, pet food

The FDA said 12 people – 11 of them children younger than 18 -  were sickened by the E. coli strain in five states linked to I.M. Healthy  Original Creamy SoyNut Butter. (Source:  SoyNut Butter Co./FDA) The FDA said 12 people – 11 of them children younger than 18 - were sickened by the E. coli strain in five states linked to I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter. (Source: SoyNut Butter Co./FDA)

(RNN) - Recent recalls address potential contamination by biological and chemical contaminants.

The Soynut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL, recalled I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter product because it may be contaminated by a strain of E. coli bacteria, O157:H7, the FDA said.

The FDA said the E. coli strain linked to the product sickened 12 people – 11 of them children younger than 18 -  in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey and Oregon.

The bacteria can cause a diarrheal illness that causes bloody stools. In some people, the illness can cause kidney failure and death.

Six people were hospitalized, and four people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening type of kidney failure.

The product was sold in multiple states in stores or through mail order. It also was distributed to childcare centers and schools in multiple states.

The product was packaged in 15 oz. plastic jars with best by dates of July 5, 2018, Aug. 30, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2018; as well as individual portion cups with best by date as Aug. 8, 2018; and 4 lb. plastic tubs with best by dates of Nov. 16, 2018 and July 25, 2018.

People who have bought the soynut butter should return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Those who suspect they or their child are ill because of the soynut butter should contact their healthcare provider.

For questions or concerns, please call the company at 800-288-1012.

Meijer cheese recall

Meijer expanded its recall to include its store-brand Artisan-Made Natural Muenster Cheese and its pre-wrapped Ham-Sub on Artisan White Baguette because of the potential for Listeria contamination, the FDA announced.

The retailer sold the cheese in question on “cheese islands.” The products have the expiration dates of March 28, May 13 and June 10 and has the UPC 8-86926 27573-5.  

Meijer sold its pre-made Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette in its “grab-and-go” fresh deli cases with sell-by dates between Nov. 2, 2016, and Dec. 30, 2016 and the UPC code of 7-13733 76499-5.

There have been no illnesses associated with this recall.

For more information, contact Meijer at (800) 543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Evanger's dog, cat food

Evanger’s expanded its dog and cat food recall over concerns it may be contaminated with pentobarbital, a barbiturate, according to the FDA.

The 12 oz. cans of dog foods that are being voluntarily recalled have the following second-half of the barcodes, found on the back of the product label:

  • Evanger’s: Hunk of Beef: 20109
  • Evanger’s: Braised Beef: 20107
  • Against the Grain: Pulled Beef: 80001

The three products being voluntarily recalled were manufactured between December 2015 and January 2017, and have expiration dates of December 2019 through January 2021. 

The products were distributed online and through independent boutique pet stores nationwide.

Consumers may return the products to their place of purchase for a full refund. 

For any questions, customers may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday to Friday.

One dog died and four dogs became ill in a single household after eating Evanger's dog food, prompting a February recall.

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