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Recall Roundup: Food manufacturer recalls all products over salmonella contamination

Thousands of Mercedes-Benz owners could potentially lose steering control while driving

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California-based food manufacturer Jule’s Foods is recalling every single one of its products because they may have been contaminated with salmonella. 

In an announcement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company said regulators confirmed the presence of salmonella in all of its brie products that contain cashews. It stated that company officials are continuing to work with FDA and CDC officials to figure out the source of salmonella contamination.

The potentially tainted products were distributed directly to consumers and to grocery stores in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas.

Consumers are being advised to not consume any affected food items they may have purchased. The company says the products can be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Mercedes-Benz drivers could lose control of vehicles

Mercedes-Benz USA will initiate a recall for just under 5,000 of its 2017 B250e & CLA250, and model year 2017-2018 AMG CLA45, GLA250 & AMG GLA45 vehicles. 

The company says the universal joint bearing in affected vehicles could separate from the steering shaft, which would lead to a loss of steering control when the vehicles are being driven. This, of course, greatly increases the risk of a crash. 

The company said it is notifying owners and dealers so that potentially affected vehicles can be inspected and have the steering shaft replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to start on May 31.

Vitafusion gummy vitamins recalled over metal contamination

Gummy vitamins are meant to be a great source of nutrients, but one producer says some of their products also contain a potentially dangerous addition -- metallic mesh.

Church & Dwight -- the manufacturer that produces Vitafusion vitamins -- is recalling several gummy vitamin products after an FDA inspection uncovered the contamination. Affected products have expiration dates between 4/22 and 11/22 and were sold online and in stores from November 13, 2020, to April 9, 2021.

Consumers who purchased any of the affected products should stop consuming them immediately and contact the company for a full refund.

Enoki mushrooms recalled because of listeria contamination

Guan’s Mushroom Co. is recalling all 200g/7.05-ounce packages of its Enoki Mushroom product because they may have been contaminated with listeria. 

Listeria could potentially be deadly to young children or those with weakened immune systems, and it could cause miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant women. However, the company says it has received no reports of illnesses so far.

The recalled products were sold to distributors, wholesalers, and retail stores across the U.S. Consumers who have purchased any affected products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Meow Mix recalled over another salmonella contamination

Many consumers know the Meow Mix brand name because of the company’s frustratingly catchy jingle that aired for years in the U.S. But in the present day, parent company The J.M. Smucker Company has announced that it is recalling two lots of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food because they may have been contaminated with salmonella. 

The products were sold in Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Consumers who purchased one of the tainted products are being told to stop feeding it to their pets and to throw it away immediately.

So far, there have been no reports of pet illness or adverse reactions. Concerned pet parents can contact the company for more information at (888) 569-6728, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET), or online via the company’s “Contact Us” page.

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