Pharmavite LLC has announced that is recalling specific lots of its Nature Made products because they may possibly be contaminated with Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people weakened immune systems. Staph aureus toxin in food could lead to food poisoning.
The company voluntarily issued the recall after it discovered that salmonella and/or staphylococcus aureus testing was not completed properly on specific batch lots.
Meanwhile, Clif Bar was just one of several companies that had to issue a recall after supplier SunOpta, recalled many of its sunflower kernels for possible listeria. The brand Kashi was also affected by the SunOpta recall, as was Hershey’s. Quaker also recalled several of its granola bar varieties last month because of the sunflower seed issues.
Canada is also dealing with foodborne illness outbreaks. An investigation is looking into an outbreak that may be connected to Neilson brand chocolate milk distributed by Saputo Inc. Saputo, headquartered in Montreal, has expanded its recall and closed the production line that manufactured the recalled milk, which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cause of the incident is as-yet undetermined. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting laboratory testing in an attempt to confirm the link between the illnesses and the recalled milk.