40 sickened: Don’t eat poop and raw is risky: Poop in Puget Sound sickened customers but really hurt oystermen’s livelihood

I wonder why Marler’s FSN hasn’t reported this one.

Rob Hotakainen of the Miami Herald quotes John Hansen as saying there’s an easy explanation for why he can no longer sell his shellfish: There’s just too much poop in the waters of Puget Sound.

Oyster-Vancouver, B.C.- 07/05/07- Joe Fortes Oyster Specialist Oyster Bob Skinner samples a Fanny Bay oyster at the restuarant. Vancouver Coastal Health now requires restaurants to inform their patrons of the dangers of eating raw shellfish. (Richard Lam/Vancouver Sun) [PNG Merlin Archive]

When nearly 40 people were sickened in March after eating raw oysters, the Washington state Department of Health traced the outbreak to shellfish beds along a three-mile stretch of Hammersley Inlet. It includes Hansen’s farm, South Sound Mariculture, one of 31 companies that had to shut down. States officials blamed the illnesses on norovirus, a stomach illness linked to fecal coliform pollution.

“I’m losing $10,000 a month,” said Hansen, 51, of Shelton, Washington. “I’d say the average farm is losing somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 a month — and that’s not a stretch when they’re shut down.”

Shellfish farming is big business in Washington state, which ranks first in the nation in production and where 3,200 jobs are tied to the Puget Sound. And from Washington state to Washington, D.C., shellfish farmers and their allies want the government to clean up the nation’s second largest estuary and keep their operations running.

While Hansen wants local officials to do a better job of treating the water, the shellfish industry and its allies are taking their case to Congress, hoping to convince members to kill President Donald Trump’s plan to cut cleanup funding next year for the nation’s major bodies of water, including Puget Sound, the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.

Congress’ 2018 budget remains very much in doubt, but Puget Sound advocates won a reprieve last week when lawmakers struck a deal on a $1 trillion spending bill that will keep the government running through September. The bill, which passed the House on Wednesday and the Senate on Thursday, includes $28 million to continue cleaning up the Sound.

Some call it hockey? Shortest workout possible

Super-short workouts are all the rave in media space.

Me, I want to go back to working out 3 hours a day, and being mindful of it.

Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times wrote in Feb. 2007, in an exaggerated example of exercise porn, that she had written about seven-minute, six-minute, four-minute, and even one-minute workouts. They are appealing because they require so little time, but they also demand straining effort.

Martin Gibala is the scientist we most have to thank for the popularity of very brief, very hard exercise. All of these workouts are built around the concept of high-intensity interval training, in which you push yourself almost to exhaustion for a brief spurt of minutes or seconds, and then rest and recover for a few minutes before repeating the intense interval.

It’s called hockey (the ice kind).

45-seconds shifts, go hard or go home, and do it again.

Norovirus sickens dozens at Spokane shelters

First a retirement community, not a homeless shelter.

Washington state sure likes to spread the norovirus around.

norovirusTwo homeless shelters in downtown Spokane were under quarantine last weekend after more than 60 people got sick from a suspected norovirus outbreak.

City officials made plans to erect a giant tent in the street to house homeless people who hadn’t shown symptoms, which include severe nausea and vomiting.

Norovirus is highly contagious and can be spread person to person, through food and water or by touching contaminated surfaces. It’s typically seen on a cruise ship because it spreads rapidly in enclosed environments with a lot of people. People typically see symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed.

Mayor David Condon said the city, including the police and fire departments, is working with Catholic Charities during the outbreak in an effort to provide the homeless with a safe place to sleep. The Spokane Regional Health District is coordinating testing to confirm the norovirus diagnosis.

E. coli outbreak shows need for restaurant grading system

Paula Wissel of KNKX reports the Washington Department of Health is still investigating this month’s E. coli outbreak that forced a Seattle restaurant to close temporarily. The Matador in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood has now reopened, but the source of the E. coli that sickened several patrons remains a mystery. Meanwhile, food safety advocates say this latest scare underscores the need for a promised restaurant grading system to be implemented quickly by public health officials.

barf-o-meter_-dec_-12-216x300-216x3001-216x300-1-216x300Back in 1993, Sarah Schacht, along with her mother and little brother, was sickened in the deadly E. coli outbreak linked to undercooked hamburgers at Jack in the Box.  Then, a few years ago, she contracted the foodborne illness again.

“The experience of getting E. coli the second time was much worse. It was feeling like my stomach was being ripped open, I had extreme cramping and I was in and out of the hospital,” Schacht said.

She is one of the primary proponents of restaurants in King County being required to post placards showing what score they received from the health department. She sat on a stakeholders panel convened by the county to come up with a system. Although Public Health of Seattle and King County announced several years ago they were going to implement a system, it has yet to be put in place, which frustrates Schacht.

“They’ve continually rolled back deadlines for this program and so it’s been disappointing to see another outbreak and no posted signs,” Schacht said.

In response, county health officials says they want to make sure that when it launches, the grading system is consistent across eating establishments. The health department has conducted a series of studies to try and figure out how best to obtain that consistency.  A grading system pilot program is scheduled to begin in January.

 

Here’s a couple of suggestions:

Filion, K. and Powell, D.A. 2009. The use of restaurant inspection disclosure systems as a means of communicating food safety information. Journal of Foodservice 20: 287-297.

larry-the_-cable_-guy_-health-inspector-213x300-213x3001-213x300-1-213x300The World Health Organization estimates that up to 30% of individuals in developed countries become ill from food or water each year. Up to 70% of these illnesses are estimated to be linked to food prepared at foodservice establishments. Consumer confidence in the safety of food prepared in restaurants is fragile, varying significantly from year to year, with many consumers attributing foodborne illness to foodservice. One of the key drivers of restaurant choice is consumer perception of the hygiene of a restaurant. Restaurant hygiene information is something consumers desire, and when available, may use to make dining decisions.

 

Filion, K. and Powell, D.A. 2011. Designing a national restaurant inspection disclosure system for New Zealand. Journal of Food Protection 74(11): 1869-1874
.

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 30% of individuals in developed countries become ill from contaminated food or water each year, and up to 70% of these illnesses are estimated to be linked to food service facilities. The aim of restaurant inspections is to reduce foodborne outbreaks and enhance consumer confidence in food service. Inspection disclosure systems have been developed as tools for consumers and incentives for food service operators. Disclosure systems are common in developed countries but are inconsistently used, possibly because previous research has not determined the best format for disclosing inspection results. This study was conducted to develop a consistent, compelling, and trusted inspection disclosure system for New Zealand. Existing international and national disclosure systems were evaluated. Two cards, a letter grade (A, B, C, or F) and a gauge (speedometer style), were designed to represent a restaurant’s inspection result and were provided to 371 premises in six districts for 3 months. Operators (n = 269) and consumers (n = 991) were interviewed to determine which card design best communicated inspection results. Less than half of the consumers noticed cards before entering the premises; these data indicated that the letter attracted more initial attention (78%) than the gauge (45%). Fifty-eight percent (38) of the operators with the gauge preferred the letter; and 79% (47) of the operators with letter preferred the letter. Eighty-eight percent (133) of the consumers in gauge districts preferred the letter, and 72% (161) of those in letter districts preferring the letter. Based on these data, the letter method was recommended for a national disclosure system for New Zealand.

 

Local outbreak to national recall: Kapowsin Meats recalls pork products linked to Salmonella

Kapowsin Meats Inc., a Graham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,658 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

pig.potty.trainThe whole roaster hogs were produced between June 13, 2016 and July 15, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

* Varying weights of boxed/bagged Whole Hogs for Barbeque

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1628M” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to various individuals, retail locations, institutions, and distributors in Washington.

FSIS was notified of an illness investigation in Washington on July 13, 2016. The Washington State Department of Health updated FSIS on July 19, 2016 of confirmed case-patients involved in an illness outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-. Working in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Health, local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FSIS determined that there is a highly probable link between whole hogs for barbeque from Kapowsin Meats and this illness cluster. Based on epidemiological investigation, three Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- case-patients have been identified with illness onset dates ranging from July 5, 2016, to July 7, 2016. Traceback investigation indicated that three case-patients consumed whole hog roasters for barbeque from Kapowsin Meats. At this time, it is not known if this outbreak strain has any drug resistance; results are pending.

This investigation is ongoing. FSIS continues to work with public health partners at the Washington State Department of Health, local health and the CDC on this investigation.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the organism. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

8 sickened, 1 dead: CDC says Listeria linked to frozen produce is over

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the investigation into frozen fruits and vegetables produced at CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, Washington.

veggierecallHowever, people could continue to get sick because recalled products may still be freezers and people who don’t know about the recalls could eat them. Retailers should not sell and consumers should not eat recalled products. Read the Recall and Advice to Consumers and Retailers.

CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis).

Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness.

Nine people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria have been reported from four states since September 13, 2013.

All nine people were hospitalized, and three of them died. Listeriosis was considered to be a cause of death for one person in Connecticut. For the two deaths in Maryland and Washington, listeriosis was not considered to be a cause of death.

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicated that frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington and sold under various brand names were a likely source of illness in this outbreak.

On April 23, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods recalled 11 frozen vegetable products because of potential Listeria contamination.

On May 2, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods expanded the initial recall to include all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed in its Pasco, Washington facility since May 1, 2014. More than 350 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands were recalled, as well as at least 100 other products prepared by other companies that contained recalled ingredients from CRF Frozen Foods.

CDC recommends that consumers do not eat, and restaurants and retailers do not serve or sell, recalled organic and traditional frozen vegetables and fruit products and recalled products containing these items.

Recalled items were sold nationwide and in Canada.

A complete list of recalled products is on the FoodSafety.gov website.

Poop in the restaurant: Nick’s Riverside Grill in DC now says poop-slinging Yelp response was ‘honest error’

Yet another twist in a saga that has captivated the District: Nick’s Riverside Grill is issuing an apology for accusing a Yelp critic of losing control of her bowels in what they’re now saying is a case of mistaken identity.

french.dont.eat.poopWashington City Paper reported earlier this week that Nick’s Riverside Grill responded to a one-star Yelp review with accusations that the writer in question, Emma C., pooped her pants at the Georgetown establishment.

“The fact of the matter is you lost control of your bowels in the middle of our restaurant, and you proceeded to sit in it for the remainder of the evening, making more of a mess. We had to reroute our other patrons so they didn’t walk through your mess, causing quite a scene,” Liz, a manager at Nick’s, posted in part.

Owner Greg Casten told WCP he allowed the response after vetting the claims through security footage and interviewing staffers. “While an unfortunate incident in general, the woman and her friends left a real mess, included numerous towels we had provided discarded in the restaurant, dirty clothing thrown away in the bathrooms, a ugly, smelly mess just outside our front door and some very distraught employees,” he wrote.

Or did she? Emma C. contacted WCP to tell them that Nick’s must have confused her with another patron. “I’m just a dissatisfied customer who is now being accused by this establishment of being someone that I’m not, saying some very nasty things about me and also insulting this other girl who could potentially have serious health issues,” she wrote.

Now, after further investigation, Casten says the restaurant screwed up, and is issuing Emma a formal apology. “I have very little question that the woman who wrote the review was in fact not the same person to whom the described incident occurred. We are wrong and we have reached out to apologize,” he wrote to WCP. He calls the situation an “honest error.”

Emma told WCP she is considering pressing charges, and she deleted her initial review on Yelp. Nick’s Riverside Grill currently has two-and-a-half stars on Yelp.

5 sickened, 2 dead: Listeria test-and-hold is easy for frozen produce, instead it’s a massive recall

As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

listeria4The organism 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.

This expanded recall of frozen vegetables includes all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed in CRF Frozen Foods’ Pasco facility since May 1, 2014. All affected products have the best by dates or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. These include approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, the details of which are listed below. Products include organic and non-organic broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, edamame, green beans, Italian beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, root medley, spinach, sweet potatoes, various vegetable medleys, blends, and stir fry packages, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries. For a complete list of affected products, see below.

We apologize for any concern or inconvenience this expanded recall has caused our customers and consumers who enjoy our products. We are issuing this release to alert consumers not to eat these products. Consumers who purchased these products may return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or simply discard them. Consumers with questions may call the company’s consumer hotline at 844.551.5595, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time.

CRF had already suspended operations at its Pasco, Washington facility as of Monday morning, April 25, 2016 following the initial voluntary recall, so a thorough review could be conducted.

CDC has informed CRF Frozen Foods that the government has identified seven people from three states who became ill and were hospitalized due to Listeria. Some of these illnesses have been linked to consuming CRF-manufactured or processed products. CDC also informed us that, sadly, two of these individuals later died, but that Listeria was not the cause of death in either person.

All retailers who received the products have been contacted.

Products being recalled may have been purchased in all fifty U.S. states and the following Canadian Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. 

CRF-Branded Products
Instructions to Consumer> All Best By Dates, All Frozen Vegetables and Fruit Items
Best By will include the following dates 04.26.16 thru 04.26.18
All Codes are found on the Back of the Bag in the following location down the back seam
Brand Container 
Size
UPC
Bybee’s    
Bybee’s Big House Blend 30lb AZ#85
Bybee Foods Organic California Broccoli Florets 4lb 4635800050
Bybee’s Best 1″ Cut Green Beans 20lb 4635800012
Bybee Foods Cut Green Beans 50lb 205050004485CR
Bybee Foods Organic Petite Whole Green Beans 5lb 5711000146
Bybee’s Best Whole Green Beans 15lb 4635800018
Bybee’s Best Cut Corn 20lb 4635800010
Bybee’s Best Cut Corn 55lb 45720025
Bybee Foods Cut Corn 50lb 132
Bybee Foods Organic Supersweet White Corn 5lb 5711000148
Bybee’s Best White Cut Corn 20lb 4635800034
Bybee Foods Northwest Growers Select 
Supersweet Cut Corn
5lb 4635800043
Bybee’s Best Green Peas 20lb 4635800011
Bybee Foods Green Peas 50lb 155000007785CR
Bybee Foods Organic Sweet Baby Peas 5lb 5711000145
Bybee’s Best Peas & Carrots 20lb 4635800013
Bybee’s Best Mixed Vegetables 20lb 4635800014
Bybee Foods Organic Mixed Vegetables 5lb 4635800051
Bybee Foods Organic Mixed Vegetables with 
Shelled Edamame
5lb 4635800001
Bybee Foods Organic Chopped Kale 56oz 4635800054
Bybee’s    
Bybee Foods Organic Steamers Roasted Red
Potato & Vegetable Medley
12oz 4635800041
Bybee Foods Northwest Growers Select Chopped
Spinach
56oz 4635800035
Bybee Foods Organic Steamers Sweet Potatoes 12oz 4635800052
Bybee Foods Organic Chopped Onions 45lb R02303
Columbia River Organics    
Columbia River Organics Organic Blueberries 10oz 5711000125
Columbia River Organics Organic Bounty Blend 10oz 4635800024
Columbia River Organics Organic Broccoli & 
Cheddar Cheese
10oz 5711000140
Columbia River Organics Organic Broccoli Florets 10oz 5711000117
Columbia River Organics Organic Butternut 
Squash
10oz 5711000141
Columbia River Organics Organic California 
Harvest
10oz 5711000122
Columbia River Organics Organic Cranberries 10oz 4635800026
Columbia River Organics Organic Cut Green Beans 10oz 5711000103
Columbia River Organics Organic Diced Onions 10oz 5711000116
Columbia River Organics Organic Edamame 10oz 5711000120
Columbia River Organics Organic French Cut 
Green Beans
10oz 5711000105
Columbia River Organics Organic Garden Stir Fry 10oz 5711000124
Columbia River Organics Organic Gardener’s Blend 10oz 5711000114
Columbia River Organics Organic Peaches 10oz 5711000129
Columbia River Organics Organic Peas & Carrots 10oz 5711000112
Columbia River Organics Organic Peas & pearl
Onions
10oz 5711000113
Columbia River Organics Organic Petite Peas 10oz 5711000109
Columbia River Organics Organic Petite Whole
Green Beans
10oz 5711000102
Columbia River Organics Organic Potato Medley 10oz 4635800025
Columbia River Organics Organic Raspberries 10oz 5711000130
Columbia River Organics Organic Shelled 
Edamame
10oz 5711000119
Columbia River Organics Organic Spinach 10oz 5711000121
Columbia River Organics Organic Strawberries 10oz 5711000131
Columbia River Organics Organic Super Sweet 
White Corn
10oz 5711000107
Columbia River Organics Organic Sweet Cherries 10oz 5711000127
Columbia River Organics    
Columbia River Organics Organic Sweet Potatoes 10oz 4635800023
Columbia River Organics Organic Sweet Yellow 
Corn
10oz 5711000106
Northwest Growers Select    
Northwest Growers Select Broccoli Cuts 20lb 4635800046
Northwest Growers Select Cob Corn 96ct 4635800049
Northwest Growers Select Cut Corn 20lb 5711000163
Northwest Growers Select Cut Corn 30lb 5711000165
Northwest Growers Select Cut Corn 55lb 45730579
Northwest Growers Select French
Cut Green Beans
20lb 25100
Northwest Growers Select Cut Green Beans 20lb 57110000184
Northwest Growers Select 1/2″ Cut Green Beans 30lb 08110
Northwest Growers Select Cut Green Beans 30lb 5711000186
Northwest Growers Select Cut Green Beans 50lb 4635800020
Northwest Growers Select Organic Cut Green
Beans
30lb 5711000187
Northwest Growers Select Organic Cut Green
Beans
50lb 4635800042
Northwest Growers Select Cut Italian Beans 20lb 4635800031
Northwest Growers Select Diced Carrots 20lb 20100
Northwest Growers Select Organic Diced Carrots 50lb 4635800019
Northwest Grower’s Select Diced Onions 45lb 19190
Northwest Growers Select Fine Whole Green 
Beans
4lb 10150
Northwest Growers Select Green Peas 20lb 5711000152
Northwest Growers Select Green Peas 55lb 45721084
Northwest Growers Select Organic Peas 30lb 5711000155
Northwest Growers Select Mixed Vegetables 20lb 4635800044
Northwest Growers Select Pearl Onions 20lb 22100
Northwest Growers Select Peas & Carrots 20lb 14100
Northwest Growers Select Petite Whole Green
Beans
15lb 5711000194
Northwest Growers Select Shoestring Carrots 20lb 4635800027
Northwest Growers Select White Supersweet Cut 
Corn
30lb 5711000182
Northwest Growers Select 5.5″ Supersweet Cob 
Corn
48 count 528628
Organic by Nature    
Organic by Nature Organic Baby Peas 16oz 4635800069
Organic by Nature Organic Butternut Squash 16oz 4635800075
Organic by Nature Organic California Broccoli 
Florets
16oz 4635800060
Organic by Nature Organic Chopped Kale 40lb R02208
Organic by Nature Organic Diced Carrots 50lb 20191
Organic by Nature Organic Diced Leeks 40lb R01810
Organic by Nature Organic Diced Onions 45lb AK#200064
Organic by Nature Organic Diced Onions 45lb 202819
Organic by Nature Organic Edamame 8oz 4635800073
Organic by Nature Organic Green Peas 50lb R01790
Organic by Nature Organic Multi-Colored 
Cauliflower Florets
16oz 4635800076
Organic by Nature Organic Petite Whole Green
Beans
16oz 4635800071
Organic by Nature Organic Petite Whole Green 
Beans
5lb 4635800059
Organic by Nature Organic Root Medley 16oz 4635800074
Organic by Nature Organic Sweet Baby Peas 5lb 4635800063
Organic by Nature Organic Super Sweet White
Corn
16oz 4635800070
Organic by Nature Organic Super Sweet Whole 
Kernel Corn
50lb R03881
Organic by Nature Organic Vegetable Medley 5lb 4635800066
Organic by Nature Organic Vegetable medley With 
Shelled Edamame
5lb 4635800065
Organic by Nature Org White Corn 4lb 4635800070
Organic by Nature Organic White Corn 5lb 4635800064
Organic by Nature Organic Whole Kernel Sweet
Corn
4lb 4635800058
     
Canadian-Costco Wholesale    
Organic by Nature    
Organic by Nature Organic Butternut Squash 2kg 4635800067
Organic by Nature Organic Sweet Peas 2.5kg 4635800061
Organic by Nature Organic Vegetable Medley 2.5kg 4635800062

 

 

Private Labels with CRF Identified through an unique number on bag
Instructions to consumer> look for the highlighted  numbers as shown Below
Best By will include the following dates 04.26.16 thru 04.26.18
All Codes are found on the Back of the Bag in the following location down the back seam
Brand Container
Size
UPC Best by Date or Code
on Retail Package
C.H. Belt’s      
C.H. Belt’s Worlds Finest
Cut Beans
20lb 00882240000695 202050001168  08:29
Chef Maxwell      
Chef Maxwell California 
Blend
20lb 063027 Best By: 071616
352000009920  17:28
Chef Maxwell Cut Corn 20lb 051849 Best By: 071616
102000009920  17:29
Chef Maxwell Green 
Beans
20lb 051849 Best By: 071616
203050009920   17:30
Chef Maxwell Peas 20lb 051849 Best By: 071616
 152000009920   17:31
Chef Maxwell Green 
Beans
25lb 1-bean-grf Best By: 071616
 202530009920 17:32
Chef Maxwell Cut Corn 30lb 3530295002 Best By: 071616
 10300000992017:33
Chef Maxwell Green 
Beans
30lb 3530295001 Best By: 071616
 203050009920  17:34
Chef Maxwell Green 
Beans
30lb 63530295001 Best By: 071616
 203050009920  17:35
Chef Maxwell Green 
Italian Beans
30lb 3530295001 Best By: 071616
 203008009920   17:36
Chef Maxwell Green
Peas
30lb 3530295003 Best By: 071616
 153000009920   17:37
Chef Maxwell Peas & 
Carrots
30lb 98020 Best By: 071616
 303000009920   17:38
Chef Maxwell Raw 
Mixed Vegetables
30lb 63530295005 Best By: 071616
 403000009920  17:39
Chef Maxwell Carrots 30lb 635302-5004 Best By: 071616
 254000009920  17:40
Correct Choice      
Correct Choice Cut Corn 30lb 30CBE 103000407766   08:26
Correct Choice Green
Beans
30lb 30GBBE 203050007766  08:27
Correct Choice Green 
Beans
30lb 30GBCMI 203050007766  08:28
Correct Choice Green 
Peas
30lb 30PBE 153000007766  08:29
Earth’s Pride      
Earth’s Pride Organics 
Chopped Spinach
5lb 0000027771 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B 
Product of USA 
726623001122
Earth’s Pride Organics 
Peas
5lb 0000027772 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B
 Product of USA 
556700001122
Earth’s Pride Organics
Roasted Red Potatoes 
and Vegetable Medley
12oz 00000229244 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B 
 Product of USA
  743829001122
Endico      
Endico Cut Corn 20lb 601459277304 102000007709  08:29
Endico Cut Green Beans 20lb 712 202050007709 08:30
Endico Peas 20lb 7720 152000007709  08:31
Endico Peas and Carrots 20lb 7730 302000007709 08:32
Farmer’s Bounty      
Farmer’s Bounty Cut 
Corn
20lb 02300 102000407721   08:26
Farmer’s Bounty Corn 30lb 5711000171 103000407721 08:30
Farmer’s Bounty Diced 
Carrots
50lb 4635800029 255020004421  08:37
Farmer’s Bounty Cut 
Green Beans
20lb 07300 202050007721  08:27
Farmers Bounty Cut 
Green Beans
30lb 4635800007 203050007721   08:31
Farmers Bounty Green 
Peas
30lb 5711000161 152000007721   08:32
Farmer’s Bounty Green 
Peas
50lb 4635800028 155000007721  08:38
Farmer’s Bounty Mixed
Vegetables
20lb 02300 402000007721   08:29
Farmer’s Bounty Mixed 
Vegetables
30lb 4635800003 403000007721   08:33
Farmer’s Bounty      
Farmer’s Bounty Peas & Carrots 30lb 4635800002 303000007721   08:34
Farmer’s Bounty Raw Chopped Onions 45lb 26290 284523007721  08:36
Farmer’s Bounty Slice Carrots 30lb 463580008 4635800008  08:37
Farmer’s Bounty Whole Green Beans 15lb 4635800021 4635800021  08:38
Fiesta Mart      
Fiesta Mart Cut Corn 16oz 5102280003 Best By: 122215 
101200201178 15:23) 

Product of USA A

Fiesta Mart Green Peas 16oz 5102280005 Best By: 122215 
151200001178 15:23)

Product of USA A

Fiesta Mart Mixed
Vegetables
16oz 5102280006 Best By: 122215 
451200001178 15:23)

Product of USA A

Fiesta Mart Peas &
Carrots
16oz 5102280007 Best By: 122215 
301200001178 15:23)

Product of USA A

The Inn      
The Inn Cut Corn 20lb 8628920723 102000401115  08:29
The Inn Cut Green Beans 20lb 8628920109 202050001115  08:30
The Inn Green Peas 20lb 8628920742 152000001115 08:31
The Inn Diced Carrots 20lb 8628920742 252020001115 08:32
The Inn 4-Way Mixed Vegetables 20lb 8628920720 402000001115 08:33
The Inn 5-Way Mixed Vegetables 20lb 8628920744 452000001115 08:34
The Inn Peas & Carrots 20lb 8628920749 302000001115  08:35
Live Smart      
Live Smart Organic Bi-
color Corn
16oz 604338 Product of USA
2B6101 02:11 B
Live Smart Green Peas 40oz 603546 Product of USA
2B6101 02:11 B
Live Smart Edamame 6oz 604369 Product of USA
 2B6101 02:11 B
Live Smart Mini Bow Tie
Pasta and Vegetable
Blend
32oz 603232 Product of USA
2B6101 02:11 B
Live Smart Super Sweet
Cut Corn
40oz 603379 Product of USA
2B6101 02:11 B
Live Smart Organic 
Vegetable Medley
16oz 604345 Product of USA
2B6101 02:11 B
Parade      
Parade Baby Lima Beans 16oz 5070030670 Best By: 122215
311200001108 15:23) 

Product of USA A

Parade Chopped Onions 12oz 5070055791 Best By: 122215 
281123001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Crinkle Cut Carrots 16oz 5070030668 Best By: 122215 
251235001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Cut Corn 16oz 5070030666 Best By: 122215 
10120020110815:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Cut Corn 32oz 5070007676 Best By: 122215 
101500201108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Cut Green Beans 16oz 5070028672 Best By: 122215 
201250001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Cut Green Beans 32oz 5070055810 Best By: 122215 
20155000110815:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Green Peas 16oz 5070031666 Best By: 122215 
151200001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Green Peas 32oz 5070007682 Best By: 122215 
151500001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Mixed Vegetables 16oz 5070030675 Best By: 122215 
45150000110815:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Mixed Vegetables 32oz 5070055832 Best By: 122215 
451200001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Peas and Dice Carrots 16oz 5070031831 Best By: 122215 
3011200001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
Parade Petite Green Peas 16oz 5070055804 Best By: 122215 
151210001108 15:23)
Product of USA A
O Organic      
O Organic Brussels Sprouts 10oz 7989340283 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Butternut Squash 10oz 7989340281 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Chopped Kale 10oz 7989340282 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Edamame 16oz 7989340179 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Garden Blend Vegetables 16oz 7989310100 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Green Peas 16oz 7989340174 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Golden Cut Corn 16oz 7989340175 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic      
O Organic Mixed Vegetable Blend 16oz 7989340182 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organics Org 4way 16oz 7989340182 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organics Org SS Corn 16oz 7989340175 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Sliced Peaches 10oz 7989340650 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Wild Blueberries 10oz 7989340654 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Wild Strawberries 48oz 7989340275 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Whole Green Beans 16oz 7989340180 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
O Organic Whole Strawberries 10oz 7989340652 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Panda Express      
Panda Express Carrots & Peas 20lb 10882210001309 Use By: 021415 BF 16:20
Panda Express Super Sweet Corn 20lb 07913 Use By: 021415 BF 16:20
Pantry Essentials      
Pantry Essentials Cut Corn 64oz 2113015225 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Pantry Essentials Cut Green Beans 12oz 2113015221 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Pantry Essentials Cut Green Beans 32oz 2113015155 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Pantry Essentials Green Peas 64oz 2113015226 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Pantry Essentials Vegetable Blend 32oz 2113015151 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Pantry Essentials Vegetable Blend 64oz 2113015227 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens      
Safeway Kitchens Crinkle Cut Carrots 24oz 2113009109 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Cut Green Beans 16oz 2113009151 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Cut Green Beans 32oz 2113009083 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens      
Safeway Kitchens Green Peas 32oz 2113009029 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Green Peas & Diced Carrots 12oz 2113009182 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Mixed Vegetables 16oz 2113009153 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Mixed Vegetables 32oz 2113009042 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Red, Green and Yellow Pepper Strips 14oz 2113009100 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Super Sweet Corn 12oz 2113009065 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Safeway Kitchens Whole Petite Green Beans 12oz 2113009005 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens      
Signature Kitchens Asparagus, Corn & Carrots Blend 12oz 2113009181 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Chopped Onion 12oz 2113009049 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Cut Green Beans 16oz 2113009151 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens French Cut Green Beans 16oz 2113009082 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Cut Green Beans 32oz 2113009083 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Crinkle Cut Carrots 16oz 2113009945 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Crinkle Cut Carrots 24oz 2113009945 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Edamame 48oz 2113009197 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Green Peas 16oz 2113009028 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Green Peas 32oz 2113009029 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Green Peas (NO SALT ADDED) 16oz 2113009031 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens      
Signature Kitchens Harvest Vegetable Blend 12oz 2113024259 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Lima Beans 16oz 2113009946 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Lima Beans 20oz 2113009946 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Mixed Vegetables (4-way) 16oz 2113009153 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Mixed Vegetables (4-way) 32oz 2113009042 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Mixed Vegetables (5-way) 12oz 2113024258 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Mixed Vegetables (5-way) 32oz 2113009042 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Peas & Carrots 12oz 2113009182 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Peas & Carrots 16oz 2113009154 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Peas & Carrots 32oz 2113009033 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Petite Green Peas 12oz 2113009030 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Petite Green Peas 16oz 2113024252 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Pepper Strips 14oz 2113009100 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Shelled Edamame 16oz 2113009092 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Stew Vegetables 16oz 2113009947 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Stir Fry Vegetable 16oz 2113009077 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Stir Fry Vegetable 32oz 2113009186 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Sugar Snap Peas 12oz 2113024260 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Sweet Corn 12oz 2113009065 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens      
Signature Kitchens White Sweet Corn 12oz 2113009035 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens White Sweet Corn 16oz 2113024254 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Whole Kernel Corn 16oz 2113009152 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Whole Kernel Corn 32oz 2113009021 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Whole Green Beans 16oz 2113024256 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Signature Kitchens Whole Green Beans 12oz 2113009005 Best Before: Oct 23 17 S3904 15:08
B Product of USA
Trader Joe’s      
Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Florettes 16oz 00542784 Lot 115 16 BF 22:58 C
Product of USA
Trader Joe’s Organic Foursome 16oz 00959902 Lot 115 16 BF 22:58 C
Product of USA
Trader Joe’s Organic Peas 16oz 00496636 Lot 115 16 BF 22:58 C
Product of USA
Trader Joe’s Petite Peas 16oz 00122689 Lot 115 16 BF 22:58 C
Product of USA
Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Cut Corn 16oz 00299633 Lot 115 16 BF 22:58 C
Product of USA
Trader Joe’s Organic Whole Green Beans 16oz 00169219 Lot 115 16 BF 22:58 C
Product of USA
USDA      
USDA Cut Corn 30lb 103000404407 103000404407   08:26
USDA Cut Green Beans 30lb 203050004407 203050004407 08:27
USDA Green Peas 30lb 153000004407 153000004407  08:28
USDA Super Sweet Corn 30lb 103000404407 103000204407   08:29
VIP      
VIP Baby Lima Beans 16oz 7007701016 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Cut Green Beans 32oz 7007701208 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Green Peas 16oz 7007701064 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Green Peas 32oz 7007701264 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Mixed Vegetables 16oz 7007701076 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP      
VIP Mixed Vegetables 32oz 7007701276 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Peas & Carrots 16oz 7007701068 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Super Sweet Cut Corn 16oz 7007701048 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Super Sweet Cut Corn 32oz 7007701248 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Supreme Bean & Carrot Blend 14oz 7007705002 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Supreme Fiesta Blend 14oz 7007705009 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Supreme Garden Stir-Fry 14oz 7007705010 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Supreme Healthy Garden Blend 14oz 7007705011 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
VIP Supreme Stir-Fry Sensation 14oz 7007705027 3756 107 16 08:27 A
USA/CANADA
Wellsley Farms      
Wellsley Farms Organic Chopped Spinach 4lb 8867001013 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B
Product of USA
746700001137
Wellsley Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables 4lb 8867000997 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B
Product of USA
556700001137
Wellsley Farms Organic Peas 12oz 8867000998 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B
Product of USA
888670009987
Wellsley Farms Organic Roasted Red Potato & Vegetable Medley 4lb 8867001014 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B
Product of USA
176700401137
Wellsley Farms Organic Sweet Corn 5lb 8867000999 Best By: 041218 103 16 23:01 B
Product of USA
726623981137
 
 
Private Labels with CRF Identified through an unique number on bag
Instructions to consumer> look for the highlighted  numbers as shown Below
Best By will include the following dates 04.26.16 thru 04.26.18
All Codes are found on the Back of the Bag in the following location down the back seam
JFDA Kernel Corns 1kg 991438945338 Use By: 20160924
10190040113116:20
Product of USA B
JFDA Mix Vegetables 1kg 991438945321 Use By: 20160924
351900007731 16:20
Product of USA A
McCain      
McCain Green Peas 1kg 991438945116 Use By: 20160924
151900004489 16:20
Product of USA A
McCain Cut Corn 500g 99143894523 Use By: 20160924
 103400401189 16:20
Product of USA B
McCain Kernel Corn 1kg 991438945130 Use By: 20160924
101900401189 16:20
Product of USA A
McCain Mixed Vegetables 500g 99143894522 Use By: 20160924
353400001189 16:20
Product of USA B
McCain Mixed Vegetables 1kg 991438945123 Use By: 20160924
351900007789 16:20
Product of USA A
McCain Super Sweet Kernel Corn 1kg 991438945017 Use By: 20160924
101900201189 16:20
Product of USA B
McCain (NZ)      
McCain Peas (NZ) 500g 310174006014 10012017 04:56
153700001152 A
McCain Peas (NZ) 1kg 310174006021 10012017 04:56
151900001152 A
McCain YGC      
McCain YGC Green Peas 1kg 991438945376 Use By: 20160924
151900004432 16:20
Product of USA A
McCain YGC Mixed Vegetables 1kg 991438945383 Use By: 20160924
351900007732 16:20
Product of USA A
McCain YGC Super Sweet Kernel Corn 1kg 991438945369 Use By: 20160924
10190020113216:20
Product of USA A
Mity Fresh      
Mity Fresh Sweet Corn 1kg 7437331054 P: 01/2015
E: 06/2014
107000404428 01:20   A
Mountain Mist      
Mountain Mist Cut Corn 1kg 4635800056 Use By: 20150512
101900404438 16:20
Product of USA D
Mountain Mist Green Peas 1kg 4635800057 Use By: 20150512
151900007738 16:20
Product of USA D
Mountain Mist Super Sweet Corn 1kg 4635800056 Use By: 20150512
101900204438 16:20
Product of USA D
Mountain Mist Mixed Vegetables 1kg 4635800055 Use By: 20150512
351900007738 16:20
Product of USA D
Overhill Farms      
Overhill Farms 1-1/2″ Cut Green Beans 30lb 0931140 203017001168  08:29
Veggie Maria      
Veggie Maria Onion Cut 500g 543567006321 2016/01 20:55 B
103700201142  
Veggie Maria Super Sweet Corn 500g 543567006314 2016/01 20:55 B
283720001142  
Life Foods      
Life Foods Green Peas 1kg 903392007694 Use By: 20160924
151900007716 16:20
Product of USA A
Life Foods Kernel Corn 1kg 903392007670 Use By: 20160924
101900404416 16:20
Product of USA A
Life Foods Kernel Super Sweet  Corn 1kg 903392001579 Use By: 20160924
101900201116 16:20
Product of USA A
Life Foods Mixed Vegetables 1kg 903392007687 Use By: 20160924
351900007716 16:20
Product of USA A

 

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Private Labels with CRF Identified through an unique number on bag
Instructions to consumer> look for the code with one of the letters at the end A, B, C,D
Best By will include the following dates 04.26.16 thru 04.26.18
All Codes are found on the Back of the Bag in the following location down the back seam, lower right hand corner
Brand Container
Size
UPC What to look for Code Examples
Emerald Farms        
Emerald Farms Cut Corn 40oz 3765403671 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA A
Emerald Farms Green Peas 40oz 3765403672 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA D
Emerald Farms Peas and Carrots 40oz 3765403673 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA C
Emerald Farms Mixed Vegetable 40oz 3765403670 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA E
 

Endico

       
Endico Cut Corn 40oz 0145916420 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA A
Endico Green Peas 40oz 0145916720 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA B
 
 

Endico

       
Endico Mixed Vegetables 40oz 0145916610 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA C
Endico Peas and Carrots 40oz 0145916730 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA D
Great Value        
Great Value Cut Green Beans 12oz 7874205333 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By:
042318
A 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Mixed Vegetables 12oz 7874205334 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
B 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Peas & Carrots 12oz 7874205335 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
C 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Sweet Peas 12oz 7874205336 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
A 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Sweet Peas 26oz 7874210912 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
B 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Mixed Vegetables 26oz 7874210907 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
C 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Whole Kernel Golden Corn 12oz 7874205338 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
A 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Whole Kernel Golden Corn 26oz 7874210910 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
B 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value        
Great Value Steamable Cut Green Beans 12oz 7874208363 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
C 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Steamable Mixed Vegetables 12oz 7874208026 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
A 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Steamable Sweet Corn 12oz 7874208024 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
B 23:02 Product of USA
Great Value Steamable Sweet Peas 12oz 7874208369 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
C 23:02 Product of USA
James Farm        
James Farm Cut Corn 32oz 6069501044 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA A
James Farm Cut Green Beans 32oz 6069501004 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA B
James Farm Garden Peas 32oz 6069501000 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA C
James Farm Mixed Vegetables 32oz 6069501542 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA D
James Farm Peas & Carrots 40oz 6069501001 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA E
James Farm Whole Green Beans 32oz 6069501003 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA A
Kirkland Signature        
Kirkland Signature Organic Stir-Fry 4lb 9661910114 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best  By: 040918
15:15 B
USA/Holland/Ecuador
Certified Organic By WSDA
Price First        
Price First Corn 16oz 7874211030 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
A 23:02 Product of USA
Price First Sweet Green Peas 16oz 7874211027 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best If Used By: 042318
E 23:02 Product of USA
Quirch        
Quirch Baby Lima Beans 14oz 6507260150 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA A
Quirch Baby Lima Beans 32oz 6507260149 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA B
Quirch Corn 14oz 6507260136 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA C
Quirch Corn 32oz 6507260135 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA D
Quirch Mixed Vegetables 14oz 6507260130 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA E
Quirch Mixed Vegetables 32oz 6507260129 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA A
Quirch Peas & Carrots 16oz 6507260152 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA A
Quirch Peas & Carrots 32oz 6507260151 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA B
Quirch Sweet Peas 14oz 6507260140 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA C
Quirch Sweet Peas 32oz 6507260139 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA D
Season’s Choice        
Season’s Choice Garden Fresh Sweet Peas 16oz 4149816429 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best Before: 032518 A
15:15
Product of USA
Season’s Choice Seamed Mixed Vegetables 12oz 4149820284 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best Before: 032518 B
15:15
Product of USA
Season’s Choice Super Sweet Whole Kernel Corn 16oz 4149816428 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best Before: 032518 A
15:15
Product of USA
Simply Nature        
Simply Nature Organic Mixed Vegetables 16oz 4149829655 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA D
Simply Nature Organic Sweet Corn 16oz 4149829656 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Sell By: 012515
15:15
Product of USA E
True Goodness        
True Goodness Organic Broccoli Florets 10oz 1373343097 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
True Goodness Organic Chopped Spinach 10oz 1373343101 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
True Goodness Organic Cut Green Beans 10oz 1373343095 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
True Goodness Organic Mixed Vegetables 10oz 1373343096 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
True Goodness Organic Peas 10oz 1373343100 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
True Goodness Organic Peas & Shoestring Carrots 10oz 1373343104 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
True Goodness Organic Petite Green Peas 10oz 1373343099 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
True Goodness Organic White Sweet Corn 10oz 1373343098 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 042318
16:30 D
Product of USA
Wild Oats        
Wild Oats Organic Broccoli Florets 10oz 4873700377 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best  By: 040918
15:15 A
Product of USA
Wild Oats Organic Broccoli & Cauliflower 10oz 4873700711 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best  By: 040918 
15:15 B
Product of USA
Wild Oats Organic Chopped Kale 10oz 4873700379 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 040918 
15:15 C
Product of USA
Wild Oats Organic Chopped Spinach 10oz 4873700380 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best By: 040918 
15:15 D
Product of USA
Wild Oats Organic Cut Green Beans 12oz 4873700713 Look for one of these letters (A,B,C,D, E) Best  By: 040918 
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60 sickened: Lawsuit filed in Wash. fair E. coli outbreak

The Bellingham Herald reports that the families of six children sickened in the E. coli outbreak at the Milk Makers Fest last April are suing the organizer of the event, the organization behind the Lynden fairgrounds, and the Lynden School District.

handwash.UK.petting.zoo.09A total of 60 people likely were ill, according to a report issued by the CDC in October.

The lawsuit is being filed in Whatcom County Superior Court against the Whatcom County Dairy Women, Northwest Washington Fair Association and the Lynden School District.

It argues that the organizations failed to protect children from being infected by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7, the strain that sickened them, because they didn’t follow established public health rules and guidelines, including from the National Association of State Public Heath Veterinarians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such measures are meant to reduce illness in people who come into contact with farm animals.

“Why don’t you do what the law says you should do and what public health has indicated works?” said attorney Bruce Clark, who represents the families, in an interview.

He said there was an enormous wealth of information that showed this outbreak could have been prevented. “It’s a darn shame it happened,” Clark said.

Attorneys for the organizations couldn’t be reached for comment on the lawsuit.

About 1,325 Whatcom County first-grade students, plus the teachers and parents who accompanied them, from all school districts in Whatcom County went to the Milk Makers Fest April 21-23 at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden. The festival had been going on for 22 years by then.

The event was designed to introduce young students to farming. It also gave them a chance to pet farm animals, including small horses, sheep, rabbits, chickens and a calf. There was a hay maze and scavenger hunt as well.

People who helped set up and take down the event — on April 20 and 24 — also were among those who were sickened. Some of those who attended the event later spread it to others who hadn’t, including family members.

Of the total number of people who were ill, 25 were confirmed through tests and 35 were probable. Eleven were hospitalized. Six developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a life-threatening complication. No one died.

The organizations also didn’t make sure all children washed their hands with soap and water after leaving the dairy barn and before eating or drinking, nor were they told to keep their fingers out of their mouths until they washed their hands, according to the lawsuit.

The CDC report in October stated that animals, including cattle, had been exhibited in the barn during previous events and that before the dairy education event, tractors, scrapers and leaf blowers were used to move manure to a bunker at the north end of the barn.

The group that used the barn before that was identified as the Whatcom Youth Fair in the lawsuit, which states that the fairgrounds had given the group the option of cleaning the barn themselves or paying a fee to have it cleaned.

“You’re basically blowing bacteria through your facility,” Clark said of using leaf blowers.

A table of petting zoo outbreaks is available at http://barfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Petting-Zoo-Outbreaks-Table-4-8-14.xlsx.

Best practices for planning events encouraging human-animal interactions

Zoonoses and Public Health 62:90-99, 2015

G. Erdozain , K. KuKanich , B. Chapman  and D. Powell

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zph.12117/abstract?deniedAccess

Educational events encouraging human–animal interaction include the risk of zoonotic disease transmission. It is estimated that 14% of all disease in the US caused by Campylobacter spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, non-O157 STECs, Listeria monocytogenes, nontyphoidal Salmonella enterica and Yersinia enterocolitica were attributable to animal contact. This article reviews best practices for organizing events where human–animal interactions are encouraged, with the objective of lowering the risk of zoonotic disease transmission.

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Two die from apparent botulism; home canned foods fingered

There isn’t a whole lot of botulism in the U.S. every year, and not all of it is foodborne – infant and wound botulism is more common. Of the bot cases linked to food, canning low acid foods without a pressure canner is a common theme.
Last year over 20 folks in Ohio got sick after home canned potatoes were made into potato salad. Home canned carrots were also linked to a case in Ashe County, North Carolina. beansdone
Home canned stuff, if not preserved correctly, can lead to the devastating illness.
According to AP home canned foods may be linked to two tragic deaths in Moses Lake, Washington.
Health officials say two deaths in Washington state this month appear to be linked to botulism — apparently from home-canned foods.
The Grant County Health District said Friday the cause of the deaths has not been confirmed. The victims were in their 80s and lived together, but health officials say the disease can affect people of any age.