Food Recalls Affecting Kansas within the Last Six Months
Click on each link to view the details about each recall. For complete information on all food recalls, go to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes
December 6, 2023 - A CDC food safety alert regarding an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to cantaloupes has been updated: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/sundsvall-11-23/index.html. Seven children attended childcare centers before they got sick. Children under 5 can get very sick from Salmonella. For additional information on what childcare centers should do, key points, recalled products, what everyone should do, and Salmonella symptoms, review the updated CDC guidance.
FDA Advises Parents and Caregivers Not to Buy or Feed WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches to Toddlers and Young Children Because of Elevated Lead Levels
On November 2, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a notice to advise parents and caregivers not to buy or feed certain WanaBana USA products to toddlers or young children because the products may contain elevated levels of lead. The company also initiated a voluntary recall, which likely affects WIC vendors/participants, SNAP vendors/participants, and CACFP providers/participants.
Four illnesses have been reported to date, leading North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to investigate and sample the pouches. North Carolina’s analyses came back with elevated concentrations of lead which could result in acute toxicity. WanaBana USA is working to investigate the source of the contamination. These circumstances may generate more questions from State agencies and stakeholders. However, the recall should be treated as any other commercial recall.