Two food production companies recalled nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken products because of possible staph and Salmonella contamination, the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. A third company recalled 377 pounds of broccoli kale salad with chicken.
Murray's Inc. of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, on Sunday recalled 31,689 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin, the FSIS said. The products are dated Aug. 9 and were packed in 12-ounce and 10.5-ounce boxes under the Bell & Evans brand. The problem was discovered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture during a retail surveillance and sampling program. Staphylococcal food poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness.
Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats of Chicago on Saturday recalled 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, FSIS said. The chicken was sold under the Antioch Farms brand name in five-ounce packets with sell-by dates of Oct. 1 and Oct. 7. Salmonellosis produces diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 72 hours of consumption.
Taylor Farms of Swedesboro, New Jersey, on Saturday recalled 377 pounds of Signature Cafe Broccoli Kale Salad with chicken for misbranding that neglected to list walnuts among the ingredients. The salads were sold in 9.75-ounce plastic clam shell packages with use-by dates of Oct. 23, 25 and 27.
7 'Bargains' That Could Be Fakes
Nearly 60,000 Pounds of Chicken Parts Recalled Nationwide
You want a pair of UGG Australia boots for less than they're getting at Nordstrom (JWN)? How about the latest Nike (NKE) basketball shoe for less than half price? Sure, you can find them for a fraction of the price they're selling for at major U.S. retailers. And they'll be made of lousy materials and not look anything like the picture on the website.
Whether it's North Face jackets or wedding dresses, there are many fakes to go around. There are plenty of tales of woe from brides and bridal parties who decided they didn't want to pay $1,000 or more for a dress and opted for one that looked the same online and was selling for less than half the price. The upset brides can tell you about getting their special dress delivered shoved into an envelope made from a material that was nothing like what it was supposed to be and with sewing work that was amateur. Think you're going to get the latest Herve Leger dress on the cheap? Not the real deal. But there are plenty of sites that will tell you otherwise.
Not ready to drop $600 on a new iPhone 6? How about $150? If that's more your speed, you can safely assume that you're not getting the real deal. That goes for any electronics item that is the latest and greatest. If it it's new and it's in demand, it's not going to be available at a fraction of the retail price.
This is a traditional hotbed for counterfeits. If you want a Gucci (GUCG) handbag and think $3,000 is a bit over your budget, don't expect that same bag to be available to you even at $500. For every expensive real purse, there are a whole lot more cheaper fakes, even if they're not that cheap.
More than any other category of counterfeiting, pharmaceuticals is one to steer clear of. You might not want to pay the pharmacy prices for Viagra or Lipitor, but cheap online deals aren't the way to go. You don't know what you're getting, regardless of the claims on the sites. Risking taking badly made medicines at the wrong dosage is not a chance you ought to take.
It's easy to make a fragrance or makeup container look like the real deal. It's another story entirely to make it smell the same and use the same quality of ingredients. The big risk here is not only getting something that smells like men's aftershave instead of a delicate perfume, but that the poor-quality ingredients could cause an allergic reaction. NSF International tested counterfeit cosmetics early this year and found high lead levels.
Rolexes that weren't made by Rolex and sold for $20 instead of, say, $20,000 were a staple of many street-corner vendors in big cities. There are a whole lot of street corners online. In addition to Rolex, there will be plenty of other high-end brands that make premium items at premium prices. Think Tiffany jewelry as another example. You're not going to find that brand in the bargain bin or even on sale. So, if you see a deep discount on such brands, question the authenticity.