This nationwide food brand has just recalled every single one of its products
Often times, when a company has to recall a product, it is very serious. This is especially true if the product is a food that can contain a harmful pathogen. Usually only one type of food is affected. A produce company may remember lettuce, but still sell tomatoes, which are perfectly safe, for example. Unfortunately, Jule’s Foods, a California-based food manufacturer that sells its goods across the country, has had to recall not one, not two, but all of its food products due to the potential for salmonella contamination. In a new FDA recall bulletin, Jule’s Foods states that the FDA has identified salmonella in their brie products that contain cashews. Unfortunately, the company was unable to isolate the source. As a result, Jule’s Foods is recalling all of its brie products, as well as artichoke dip and vegan ranch dressing. The five products make up the entire Jule’s Foods offering, which means that the company’s entire line of products has been identified as a potential hazard. The company notes that it is working with both the FDA and the CDC to confirm the source of the salmonella. However, at the moment it is not pleasant to sell any of its products. The FDA is also likely pushing for a complete halt until it can figure out where the pathogen is coming from. About the company’s recall statement: So far, the FDA has had preliminary confirmation of salmonella in brie products that contain cashew nuts. We’re working with the FDA to isolate the source of the pathogen in samples collected by the California Department of Health. Jule’s Foods is issuing this recall in connection with a salmonella outbreak under investigation by the FDA and CDC. Jule’s Foods sells products to dozens of grocery stores in California and other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas . It also sells its products online so customers can be based in any state. Salmonella can be a pretty nasty bug. The FDA provides the following information about what to expect if you develop salmonellosis: Eating food contaminated with salmonella can lead to salmonellosis. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of consuming a contaminated product. Most people recover without treatment. In rare cases, infection can lead to more severe illness and require hospitalization. Older adults, infants, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop serious illness. People who are concerned about an illness should speak to their doctor. Of course, if you own food from this company, you should not eat it and contact the company using the information provided in the recall bulletin. Stay safe out there!