Food products recalled ahead of Thanksgiving

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You may want to check your fridge and pantry before hosting and or bringing a certain dish at this year's Thanksgiving dinner.

Health officials are warning people to avoid certain food products that have been recalled because of a series of  health issues, including E-Coli and plastic pieces found in certain food items.

Following is a list of some food products you may want to avoid and throw away before your Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Romaine lettuce:

This past Friday, November 23rd, 2019, health officials from the CDC told people to avoid romaine lettuce products grown in Salinas California, as an E-Coli outbreak linked to it is being investigating.

According to the CDC a total of 40 people have been infected with this outbreak in 16 states.

Health officials are advising people to immediately throw out any type of romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and packages of precut lettuce.

Cottage cheese:

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been over 9,000 cases of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese being recalled due to the possible presence of pieces of red plastic and metal in the container.

The FDA announced the recall on Monday, November 18th. The company says the cheese is being recalled because there could be pieces of red plastic and metal in the container that may have gotten in there during production.

Consumption of these pieces could cause injury to your teeth, mouth, throat, stomach, and or intestinal tissue.

According to the FDA, the company discovered the issue when a consumer discovered a piece of red plastic in a container of cottage cheese.

Mondelez International: Cheese Nips

Last week, on Wednesday, November 20th, the FDA announced a recall on Mondelez International’s 11 oz. boxes of Cheese Nips due to the possible presence of small yellow plastic pieces.

According to the FDA, these plastic pieces came from a dough scraper that was used in the production of some of the product.

The company became aware of the issue after some yellow pieces of plastic were found on the manufacturing equipment, according to the FDA.

As of now, there have been no reports of injury or illness reported.

For more information and to stay updated on recent recalled food products, visit the FDA website at