Resources for Member Agencies
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Food Recall Notices
- Sauer Brands Spice Hunter Products
- Thomson International Onions
- General Mills Gold Medal Flour
- Mizkan America – Ragu Sauces
- Johnsonville Sausage
- Perdue Chicken
- Caito Foods Cut Fruit
- Tyson Chicken Strips
- Del Monte Foods Canned Corn
- Jennie-O Ground Turkey
- Duncan Hines Cake Mix
- JBS Tolleson Ground Beef
- Additional Resources
Sauer Brands Food has voluntarily recalled a number of “Spice Hunter” products due to potential Salmonella contamination. It is possible that some of the recalled products were made available through food rescue. View the FDA recall announcement for a full list of recalled items.
Due to potential Salmonella contamination, the FDA has posted a voluntary recall of onions shipped by Thomson International Inc. This recall includes red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow varieties that began shipping on May 1st to wholesale, restaurants and retail. Specific photos, brands, pack sizes and availability information is included in the FDA recall announcement here.
General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. This recall applies to five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution for the potential presence of E. coli O26. General Mills has not received any reports of confirmed illnesses related to this possible contamination.
It is possible that this product was available for distribution through Food Rescue. View the FDA recall statement for product details and photos.
Mizkan America Inc has announced a voluntary recall of select varieties of Ragu pasta sauce. This recall applies to specific product codes only. Although unlikely, due to nationwide retail sales, it is possible that these products were available for distribution through Food Rescue. View the FDA recall statement for product details and photos.
Johnsonville LLC is recalling approximately 95,393 pounds of ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage due to potentially dangerous physical contamination of foreign debris. Due to nationwide retail availability, it is possible the product was available through food rescue. See the USDA recall statement for product details and labels.
The USDA has announced that Perdue Foods LLC is recalling nearly 32,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that might be contaminated with potentially dangerous foreign material. The fully cooked chicken products were produced on March 21, 2019. Due to nationwide retail availability, it is possible the products were available through food rescue. See the recall statement for more information and product details.
The FDA has announced that Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau.
Because of widespread retail distribution, including stores in Illinois, it is possible this product was available through food rescue. See the recall statement for more information, including product details.
The USDA has announced that Tyson Foods, Inc, is expanding its March 21, 2019 recall of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be physically contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal.
Because of nationwide retail availability, it is possible this product was available through food rescue. See the updated recall statement for more details.
Del Monte Foods Canned Fiesta Corn
The FDA has released an official recall announcement for Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red and Green Peppers produced by Del Monte Foods. Del Monte is recalling 64,242 cases of product because of a failure in sterilization that could lead to pathogenic growth.
The products subject to recall are 15.25-ounce (432g) cans with the following UPC number printed on the label: 24000 02770. Because of retail availability in Illinois, it is possible this product was available through food rescue. See the recall statement for more information.
The USDA has announced a recall of approximately 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of Salmonella.
The products were produced on 9/11/18 and had use-by dates of 10/1/18 & 10/2/18. Because of national retail availability, it is possible this product was available frozen through food rescue. See the recall statement for more information.
The FDA has announced that Conagra Brands is voluntarily recalling specific Duncan Hines cake mix varieties identified as Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow; all produced during the same time period.This recall is due to dangerous Salmonella bacteria contamination found in product samples which may be related to a current outbreak being investigated by the FDA and CDC. Due to national retail availability, there was potential for distribution through Food Rescue. See the recall statement for more information.
The USDA has announced that JBS Tolleson, Inc is recalling approximately 6.5 million lbs of ground beef products. These products could potentially be contaminated with harmful Salmonella bacteria. Due to national retail availability, there was potential for distribution through Food Rescue. See the official recall statement for more information.
- Independent Audit of Expenditures of Federal Awards (PDF)
- USDA FoodKeeper app
- Salvageable Fruit and Vegetable Guidelines (PDF)
- Safe Home Food Storage – English (PDF) – Texas Cooperative Extension
- Safe Home Food Storage – en español (PDF) – Texas Cooperative Extension
- Food Product Dating and Storage Times (PDF) – University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
- Heart-Healthy Home Cooking African American Style (PDF) – National Institutes of Health
- Platillos Latinos ¡Sabrosos y Saludables! (PDF) – National Institutes of Health
- Fabulous fruits…Versatile vegetables (PDF) – U.S. Department of Agriculture