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Recalled Franks Were Purchased – Environmental Health

A portion of the recalled Sarbrett Beef Franks have been sold in the British Virgin Islands, and the Environmental Health Division is asking those who may have purchased the product to be aware.

Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mr. Minchington Israel made the announcement about the recall on 1st August, and noted that at least one establishment here in the Territory has imported the sausage.

In the announcement the Environmental Health Department notified the public that Sarbrett Beef Franks BS (8/1), EST/PLANT NUMBER 8854 is being recalled due to contamination by bone fragments and possibly other extraneous materials.

The Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer announced that the USDA Mark of Inspection product was imported into the Territory by A Value Ltd. of Huntum's Ghut. According to Mr. Israel the Environmental Health Division has already conducted an inspection at A Value Ltd. and verified that the product was indeed received but was sold out to persons unknown.

Therefore the Department is advising persons who purchased the product not to consume any of it, and to return it to the place of purchase or throw it out immediately. Mr. Israel also advised that if anyone is concerned about oral injury or illness associated with the said Sarbrett Beef Franks that they should consult a healthcare provider.

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Frozen Waffles, Pancakes and French Toasts Recalled

RiteWay Food Markets issued an alert this week announcing that various Aunt Jemima frozen products are being recalled because of suspected Lysteria contamination.

The supermarket in a social media post noted that the voluntary recall was issued by Pinnacle Foods Inc. and involves all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles and Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and Mexico.

It was reported that the company suspects that the recalled products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. However it was noted that no illnesses were reported as a result of the consumption of the products.

In the announcement Pinnacle Foods noted that the recall was being done as a precautionary measure to safeguard the health and safety of its customers.

The notice mentioned that Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment. “We are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this recall,” the company added.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recall only applies to the Aunt Jemima frozen products and does not include any Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups. Riteway Food Market asked customers to call with any concern.

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