Gluten-Free Chicken Recall: Staph Contamination

This weekend, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a major recall of more than 30,000 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products.

Two products are affected: 10.5-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast, and 12-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets. Inspectors discovered staphylococcus bacteria at the plant where those two products are produced.

Affected products have a best-by date of August 9, 2015, and the establishment number “P-516” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

So far, no one has reported getting sick from the products, but the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is warning people not to use them. Staph infections are common causes of food poisoning: symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea usually develop within six hours and last for one to three days.

Toyota Recalls 369,000 Vehicles Worldwide

TOKYO – Toyota is recalling 200,000 vehicles worldwide for a hybrid-system problem and another 169,000 vehicles for an engine bolt defect.

Toyota says there’ve been no accidents related to either recall.

The first recall is over an inverter in the hybrid system for the Lexus RX400 and the Highlander models overseas, and the Harrier and Kluger hybrids in Japan. Some 141,000 vehicles are being recalled in the U.S. and 15,000 in Japan.

The defect may cause an alarm to go off, and the hybrid may stop running, according to Toyota.

The second involves the Lexus GS350, IS350, Crown and Mark X models, including 106,000 vehicles in North America, and 59,000 vehicles in Japan.

The bolts may loosen, causing the engine to stall, according to Toyota.

Winston-Salem Ice Cream Recalled

WINSTON-SALEM – A dairy company is voluntarily recalling ice cream produced in Winston-Salem and distributed to 10 states that don’t identify possible allergens because the product is packed in the wrong containers.

Dairy Fresh said Thursday it’s recalling some IGA Brand Vanilla and Chocolate in a 1.75 quart package because it’s really Heavenly Hash ice cream that may contain almonds, coconut and soy.

The containers have plant code of 3783 and a sell-by date 08-13-13. The company also is recalling containers with sell-by dates between 06-08-13 and 08-27-13.

The recalled ice cream was sold in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Dairy Fresh official say they’re aware of one consumer who had an allergic reaction after eating the ice cream.