This thread is for posting information on food recalls, whatever may have caused them to be issued (bacterial contamination causing illness/hospitalization, foreign object contamination [such as glass or metal shards accidentally finding their way into packaging] in the packaging process, mislabeled packaging [such as packages falsely stating a known food-type allergen, such as peanuts or gluten, either is or isn't in the product], etc.). The thread title kinda sucks, but it's the best I could think of.
I think it's an important enough issue--as knowing about a food recall could potentially save someone's life--to warrant a separate thread rather than being buried in the Small Talk thread, which isn't even supposed to be for food-related talk, or in What's for Dinner? (the 2 most likely existing threads where this might be discussed), where it also doesn't fit.
Here's a recall I just found earlier today:
From USA Today: Don't Eat Crab Meat From Venezuela, CDC and FDA Warn Amid Multistate Outbreak
Fresh crab meat from Venezuela is infected with the Vibrio parahaemolyticus virus, which has infected at least 12 people across the country, including 4 hospitalizations, as of Friday.
People sickened by the virus have been found in Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, & the District of Columbia.
The crab meat can commonly be found in plastic tubs; it might be labeled as "pre-cooked". If can be served chilled or reheated.
Symptoms, which usually develop within 24 hours of infection by the bacteria, include watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, and stomach pain.
Consumers are being advised to ask their grocers and restaurants where their crab meat comes from before buying it. Retailers should not be selling the infected meat.
Also from USA Today:
Up to 100 Salmonella Infections in 33 States Linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal This is a continuing recall originally issued in June
Another from USA Today: Hormel Recalls 220,000 Pounds of Spam Over Metal Contamination Fears This recall was originally issued in May