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October 5, 2014

News Release

Texas Firm Recalls Ground Beef Product Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Sam Kane Beef Processors, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 90,987 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 3 lb. packages of “HEB Ground Chuck”, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “09/12/14” and a use by date of “10/02/14”.
  • 5 lb. packages of “HEB Ground Beef”, “73% LEAN 27% FAT”, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “09/15/14” and a use by date of “10/05/14”.
  • 10 lb. packages of “HEB Ground Beef”, “73% LEAN 27% FAT”, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “09/18/14” and a use by date of “10/08/14”.
  • 10 lb. clear film packages of formed patties made from Sam Kane Beef Processors “Ground Chuck”, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “9/09/14” and a use by date of “9/29/14”.

The products were produced on the above dates (between Sept. 9, 2014 and Sept. 18, 2014, with a sell by dates between Sept. 29, 2014 and Oct. 8, 2014) and bear the establishment number “337” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were shipped to retail outlets in Texas.

The problem was discovered after a retail location received consumer complaints involving ground beef and pieces of metal, approximately 3 mm in size. Four separate consumer complaints were received with one consumer reporting a chipped tooth. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Herb Meischen, Sr. V.P. Sales & Marketing at (361) 241-5000 Ext. 250. Media with questions about the recall should contact Alfred Bausch, General Manager at (361) 241-5000 Ext. 213.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

September 26, 2014

Chicken Recall
Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken produced in its Louisiana plant because of potential listeria contamination. Specifically, they are recalling the Chicken Breast Grilled Strips sold in 3.5-pound resealable bags. According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, the chicken was produced on August 5 and shipped to retailers in California, Texas, Utah, and Washington State. The affected product bears the processing plant number P-33901 and a “best by date” of August 5, 2015.

Listeria primarily affects the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and gastrointestinal problems.

Soup Recall Nationwide

The ORIGINAL SOUPMAN of Staten Island, New York, is recalling some of its Lobster Bisque due to potential allergens. Human error caused some cartons to be misprinted, leaving out that they also contain, in addition to lobster, shrimp, perch, and tilapia in its lobster base. People with shrimp (Crustaceans) allergies run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Original Soupman Lobster Bisque” was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product comes in a 17 oz., tetra pak carton marked with lot numbers:
Lot Number
0314435801
0411435801
0523435801
0709435803
0822435801
0709435802
0821435801

on the top and with a best buy date stamped on the top as well.

No allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers that have purchased the “Lobster Bisque” can call the Company to arrange for return and a refund. Consumers may contact the Company at 646-722-6673, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.

September 7, 2014

Check Your Chicken

Perdue Food LLC, of Salisbury, Maryland, has recalled approximately 720 pounds of raw, fresh chicken products because they may have experienced a processing deviation in temperature during production.

The products subject to the recall include:

80-lb. cardboard boxes, containing approximately 28, 2.5-lb. ice-packed, sealed packages of “COOKIN’ GOOD WHOLE YOUNG CHICKENS” with giblets and necks.

The products were produced Sept. 3, 2014, and shipped to a New York distributor for resale and food-service use in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The packages bear the establishment number “P-764” on the box.

Product found in the firm’s warehouse was destroyed. However nine cases inadvertently shipped into commerce.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Perdue Consumer Affairs at 800-4Perdue (800-473-7383).

August 31, 2014

Cheese Recall

Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of 7,691 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.

The food giant says it is ordering the recall of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product after discovering a supplier apparently did not store an ingredient at the correct temperature.

As a result, it says, some of the cheese could have spoiled and could cause illness.

The recall applies to Kraft American Singles in the 12-, 16- or 24-ounce size if it has a “best when used by” date of Feb. 20, 2015. In the case of the 12-ounce size, the date could also be Feb. 21. The dates can be found at the bottom of the package.

The cheese was distributed widely across the U.S. after having been produced at a Kraft plant in Springfield, Mo.

Kraft says in a statement that anyone who bought the cheese should not eat it. It should be returned to the store were it was bought for an exchange or full refund.

The package codes of the affected cheese all start with 0 21000, then have the suffixes 60464 7, 61526 1 or 63360 9.

August 29, 2014

Chicken Cutlet Recall

NUVA USA of Fairfield, N.J. is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)

The product was produced on August 18, 2013, and shipped to the company’s distributor in New Jersey.

  • 28.8-oz. (1.8 lb.) bags containing “MOM’S CHICKEN EXTRA THIN CUTLETS, THIN-CUT BREADED CUTLET SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES.”

Bags bear the Israeli establishment number “209” within the Israeli mark of inspection. The product’s expiration date is February 18, 2015, and bears the following UPC number on the packaging: 843426005866.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Customer Service at 1-844- GOTNUVA (1-844-468-6882).

August 21, 2014

California Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Kits For Possible Listeria Contamination

APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The salad kits were shipped nationwide to one bulk warehouse chain for retail sale in its in-store cafés. [APPA Fine Foods produced the kits used by the bulk warehouse chain.] The following products are subject to recall:

  • 11oz. clear plastic containers and 6.5-lb. boxes labeled, “APPA Fine Foods/Sam’s Club Daily Chef CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD KIT” with case codes 141851, 141922, 141951, 141991, 142021, 142201 or 142131 with use by dates of 8/14/14, 8/21/14, 8/27/14, 9/1/14, 9/3/14 or 9/17/14. The kits were produced on July 4, July 11, July 14, July 18, July 21, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, 2014.

Box labels bear the establishment number “P-21030” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development personnel informed FSIS they received two confirmed positive Lm results from retail product purchased at one of the bulk warehouse chain locations. The bulk warehouse chain then sampled intact components of the salad kits. Only the chicken came up positive with Lm.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with Lm can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions regarding the recall can contact Thom Rindt, of APPA Fine Foods, at 951-547-8111.

August 20, 2014
nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Retail Lots Of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, Maranatha® Almond Butters And Peanut Butters And Specific Private Label Nut Butters Because Of Possible Health Risk

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The potential risk was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following routine testing. The Company has received reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these specific products.

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers. For this reason we are initiating this voluntary recall of the products below as a precautionary measure.
Recalled Retail Lots Item Description Unit UPC Best By Date Range
Arrowhead Mills Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 074333470328 31DEC14 thru 14MAY15
Arrowhead Mills Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 074333470526 31DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651060325 24DEC14 thru 17JUN15
MaraNatha Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092012 26DEC14 thru 06JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651060219 23DEC14 thru 04JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092036 04JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092128 22DEC14 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092173 14APR15 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092180 05APR15 thru 02JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092197 07APR15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092203 06APR15 thru 07APR15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092210 06JAN15 thru 20MAY15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092326 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092333 02JAN15 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092357 04JAN15 thru 27JUN15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092364 05JAN15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Almond Butter 8 oz. 051651092630 13APR15 thru 30JUN15
*MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 26 oz. 051651192897 04DEC14 thru 21APR15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz. 051651092913 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz. 051651092920 02JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 12DEC14 thru 21JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093699 17DEC14 thru 20JUL15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651093750 04JAN15 thru 10APR15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651093767 05JAN15 thru 19MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 14DEC14 thru 14JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093699 17DEC14 thru 18JUL15
MaraNatha Creamy Maple Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093866 30MAY15 thru 31MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 340 grams 051651093057 11DEC14 thru 02JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Raw Almond Butter 340 grams 051651093064 07MAY15 thru 05JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093309 03JAN15 thru 24JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093316 31DEC14 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093408 20MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093415 13MAR15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams 051651093453 16DEC14 thru 11MAY15
MaraNatha Crunchy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams 051651093460 16DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter 737 grams 051651092869 08DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 011110791214 11DEC14 thru 05JUL15
Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter 12 oz. 079893113746 11DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Trader Joe’s Crunchy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 00919890 28DEC14 thru 18JUN15
Trader Joe’s Creamy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 00569958 27DEC14 thru 18JUL15
Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482406578 23DEC14 thru 24DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482406561 24DEC14 thru 26DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482405960 23DEC14

The use-by date can be found on the top of the jar lid. The Company is currently working with customers and retailers to remove and destroy products with the above use-by dates from store shelves and warehouses.

Products were distributed across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Dominican Republic. The products also were available for purchase on the internet.

The recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact the Company at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST for a replacement or refund, and with general inquiries.

July 22, 2014
Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.

Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall. Consumers can identify the recalled products by the information provided in the attached list and photographs. Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET , or visit www.wawonapacking.comdisclaimer icon for a copy of this press release.

Wawona Packing has already notified its business customers and requested that they remove the recalled products from commerce. Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The recall was initiated based on internal company testing. The company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.

“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products” said Brent Smittcamp, President of Wawona Packing Co. ” By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”

Wawona Packing Recalls Product List

June 20, 2014
Velveeta Recall
NEW YORK — Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest and including Ohio, because the cheese lacks the proper amount of preservatives.

Insufficient levels of sorbic acid has led to the recall of 260 cases of Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese product because it could cause the cheese to spoil prematurely or cause food-borne illnesses.

Kraft Foods Group Inc. says the cheese was sent to three Walmart distribution centers and could have been shipped to as many as 12 states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The company says the code on the package is 021000611614.

The voluntary recall affects one batch dated Dec. 17 and time-stamped 10:54 through 14:35. Consumers can find the case code date on the side of the package.

For additional information, consumers may contact Kraft Foods at (800) 310-3704.

June 13, 2014
Missouri Firm Recalls Ribeye and Carcass Products That May Contain Specified Risk Materials
Class II Recall 034-2014
Fruitland American Meat, a Jackson, Mo. establishment is recalling approximately 4,012 pounds of fresh beef products because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed, which is not compliant with agency regulations that require their removal in cattle 30 months of age and older, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include:

40-lb. cases containing two, roughly 20-lb. cryovac packages of bone-in “Rain Crow Ranch Ribeye” bearing the establishment number “EST. 2316” inside the USDA mark of inspection with the following production dates: 9/5/13, 9/10/13, 9/11/13, 9/26/13, 10/2/13, 10/3/2013, 11/8/13, 11/22/13, 12/17/13, 12/26/13, 12/27/13,1/16/14, 1/17/14, 1/23/14, 1/31/14, 2/13/14, 2/14/14, 2/21/14, 2/28/14, 3/8/14, 3/20/14, 4/4/14 or 4/25/14 printed on the box.
Quartered beef carcasses stamped with the USDA mark of inspection and establishment number “EST. 2316.”

The products were produced and packaged on various dates between September 2013 and April 2014. The bone-in ribeye roasts were the source material of concern.

Fruitland American Meat advises that the bone-in ribeye roasts were distributed to a restaurant in New York, NY, and a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut which services its stores in New England. The quartered carcasses were distributed to an FSIS-inspected establishment in Missouri for further processing and distribution, and to a restaurant in Kansas City, Mo. All products would have been processed into smaller cuts with no identifying consumer packaging.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a review of company slaughter logs. The problem may have occurred as a result of the way some company employees were recording information and determining the age of various cattle. Dorsal root ganglia, branches of the nervous system located in the vertebral column are considered specified risk materials (SRMs) and must be removed from cattle 30 months of age and older in accordance with FSIS regulations. SRMs are tissues that may contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent.

Every animal received ante-mortem inspection by an FSIS Public Health Veterinarian. This involves observing each animal at rest and in motion and there is no indication that any of the cattle slaughtered displayed any signs of BSE.

FSIS and Fruitland American Meat have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact company sales manager James Fortner at 573-243-3107.

June 10, 2014

Lansal, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Egg White Salad With Chives Due To Possible Health Risk

Prepared foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc.(d.b.a. Hot Mama’s Foods), announced today that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling 304 containers (approximately 114 pounds) of Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad with Chives packaged in 6-ounce plastic containers due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes, an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Egg White Salad with Chives was distributed to Trader Joe’s grocery stores in Illi-nois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin.

The voluntary recall applies to product in a 6 ounce, plastic container with UPC # 00666695 and a SELL BY Date of JUN 10, 2014, stamped on the edge of the lid.

The potential for contamination was found during a routine testing by the Company. No illnesses have been reported.

Lansal, Inc. has contacted the retailer and distributors instructing them to remove all affected product from sale and is working with the appropriate agencies including state Departments of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and local authorities.

Consumers who have purchased the above product code are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free (877) 877-907-7508 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Central Daylight Time, 7 days a week.

June 9, 2014

Olde Thompson Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 oz Plastic Jars Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA is recalling to the consumer level Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284, due to possible contamination by Salmonella. This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the FDA.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars UPC code: 096619164998

Sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale Club nationwide between April 4, 2014 and June 4, 2014

The recall affects 5,153 cases of recalling Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284 located below the back label.

The bacterium was discovered during routine FDA sampling of consumer products.

If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container.

Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact an Olde Thompson Customer Care Representative at 1-844-568-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 8:00PM CST.

June 5, 2014

Health Matters America, Inc, Recalls Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/flax Seed Powder Due to Possible Health Risk

HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is voluntarily recalling Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. Health Matters America has taken immediate action to voluntarily recall Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/Flax Seed Powder in order to ensure the safety of its customers.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

The products included in this voluntary recall include:

  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA SEED POWDER Lot numbers BIO13SBCS275, BIO13SBCS290, BIO14SBCS290, BIO13SBCS310, BIO13SBCS330, BIO13SBCS353, BIO13SBCS364; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006162, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005462; and cartons containing 50 LB. bulk bags;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER Lot numbers BIO13SFCB273, BIO13SFCB288, BIO13SFCB305, BIO13SFCB310, BIO13SFCB345, BIO13SFCB350; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006216, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005479; and cartons containing 50 LB. bulk bags;

Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia seed powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax seed powder were sold to distributors, retailers, and through internet sales in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

No other Organic Traditions products are affected by this recall.

Consumers that have purchased any of these products with the above stated lot numbers are asked not to consume the product and discard it or return the product to the original point of purchase.

Health Matters America is working closely with the FDA on this matter. Health Matters America is committed to the highest quality food products with a mandate to provide nutrient-dense, organic foods for the optimal well-being of its customers.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 730, Monday – Friday, 9am –5pm ET.

June 4, 2014

Baptista’s Bakery Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for LiveGfree
Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Snack Crackers

Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 4,339 cases of LiveGfree Gluten Free Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Crackers with a best if used by date of 11-24-14 because they contain a seasoning that is being recalled by Kerry Ingredients. Kerry Ingredients is recalling the seasoning due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

The affected products were distributed nationally:

  • LiveGfree 4.25 oz Gluten Free Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Crackers: Best By Date 11-24-14

Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased.

No illnesses have been reported. The recall is being initiated as part of the Kerry Ingredients recall of its seasonings that contained an ingredient that tested positive for Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses. Baptista’s Bakery became aware of this issue when Kerry Ingredients contacted Baptista’s to inform them that Kerry may have shipped an ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. is working closely with FDA on this issue. “Ensuring the premium quality of our products is our highest priority,” said Tom Howe, President, Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. “We stand behind the safety and integrity of our products and are issuing this recall in order to afford maximum protection of our customers”, confirmed Laura Villarreal, Director of Quality Assurance.

Customers with questions or concerns may contact Laura Villarreal at 414-409-2123 between 8:00 am and 6 pm CST.

May 28, 2014

Rome Packing Co., Inc. Recalls Minced Crab Meat Because Of Possible Health Risk

East Providence, RI – Rome Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand minced crab meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Listeria monocytogenes, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and return them to the place of purchase for a refund or discard them.

The list of recalled products, are packaged in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), sold as refrigerated, includes:

6-ounce Ocean’s Catch Crab Meat:

  • lot number 101366 with a sell by date before 5/14/14;
  • lot number 101507 with a sell by date before 5/20/14;
  • lot number 101540 with a sell by date before 5/21/14;

8-ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat:

  • lot number 101372 with a sell by date before 5/14/14;
  • lot number 101432 with a sell by date before 5/19/14;
  • lot number 101474 with a sell by date before 5/20/14;

16-ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat:

  • lot number 101372 with a sell by date before 5/14/14;
  • lot number 101391 with a sell by date before 5/16/14;
  • lot number 101407 with a sell by date before 5/16/14;
  • lot number 101432 with a sell by date before 5/19/14;
  • lot number 101474 with a sell by date before 5/20/14;
  • lot number 101539 with a sell by date before 5/21/14.

The products are distributed nationwide to retail stores including but not limited to: Shaws Supermarkets, Market Basket and Dave’s Market. Consumers with questions may contact the company’s representative, John F. Whiteside, Jr. at (508)991-3333.

Any consumers who believe they may have become ill after eating the products should contact their health care provider.

Rome Packing Co., Inc. is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration and Rhode Island Department of Health investigation. Rome Packing Co., Inc. has initiated corrective action in their processing plant to prevent this from occurring.

May 22, 2014

Sherman Produce Recalls Bulk and Packaged
Walnuts Due to Possible Health Risk

St. Louis-based Sherman Produce is voluntarily recalling walnuts comprising of 241 cases of bulk walnuts packaged in 25 lb bulk cardboard boxes and Schnucks brand 10 oz trays with UPC 00338390032 with best by dates 03/15 and 04/15 because the products are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

These products were sold to retailers in MO and IL from March – May 2014.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after FDA sampling detected Listeria monocytogenes in walnuts sampled at the facility. All walnuts processed in the facility during the same timeframe as the product found positive are being recalled.

Consumers who have purchased walnuts are urged not to consume them. Consumers are advised to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call Sherman Produce at 314-231-2896, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST weekdays.

Lansal, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Hummus & Dip Products Due to Possible Health Risk

 

Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc.( d.b.a Hot Mama’s Foods), announced today that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes, an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Lansal, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at the same facility and distributed to both wholesalers and retailers during the same time. These include the following products that are packaged in plastic containers:

UPC Item Use by Dates Affected Areas
85239233405 Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 10oz. JUN/11/2014 National
8968630 01823 Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus 2lb. (Non-retail item; Ingredient item used in SuperTarget store production of 2 items, Archer Farms Mediterranean Veggie Hummus Wrap and Archer Farms Hummus Veggie Snacker) JUN/11/2014 National
85239233498 Target Archer Farms Roasted Garlic with Roasted Garlic Tapenade 17 oz. JUN/9/14 & JUN/12/14 National
85239233481 Target Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper with Roasted Red Pepper Topping 17 oz. JUN/12/2014 National
30034065881 Giant Eagle Chipotle Hummus 8oz. MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14 Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.
30034064747 Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus 8oz. MAY/7/2014 & MAY/14/14 Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.
988582 Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus 8oz. APR/28/14 & APR/29/14 & MAY/9/24 Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (Southern), Washington
435451 Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip Small 11.5oz. APR/15/2014 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin
274043 Trader Joe’s 5 Layered Dip Large 24oz. APR/15/2014 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin
8968630 01410 Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds & Apricots 10oz

Only Products with the following Lot Codes:

USE BY JUN/10/14 E Time stamp & USE BY JUN/12/14 E Time Stamp

Midwest & Pacific Northwest regions of United States

The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10 ounce) by the Texas Department of Health. No illness has been reported.

Lansal, Inc. has contacted all impacted retail customers and distributors instructing them to remove all affected product from sale and is working with the appropriate agencies including state Departments of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and local authorities.

Consumers who have purchased the above hummus products are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free (877) 550-0694 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time 7 Days a week.

May 19, 2014

Michigan Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7

Wolverine Packing Company, a Detroit, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ground beef products were produced between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014. For a full list of products that were recalled please see the attached document.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 2574B” and will have a production date code in the format “Packing Nos: MM DD 14” between “03 31 14” and “04 18 14”. These products were shipped to distributors for restaurant use in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. There was no distribution of the products to the Department of Defense, the National School Lunch Program, or catalog/internet sales.

Factors that can contribute to the size of the recall include potential contamination of additional products due to a lack of microbiological independence between lot production, as well as a deficiency in supportive record-keeping by distributors.

FSIS was notified of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses on May 12, 2014. Working in conjunction with public health partners from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FSIS determined that there is a link between the ground beef products from Wolverine Packing Company and this illness cluster. Based on epidemiological and traceback investigations, 11 case-patients have been identified in 4 states with illness onset dates ranging from April 22, 2014 to May 2, 2014. FSIS continues to work with our state and federal public health partners on this investigation and provide updated information as it becomes available.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Chuck Sanger, Spokesperson, Wolverine Packing Company, at (313) 259-7500 and consumers can call (262) 563-5118

 

May 18, 2014

Kraft Recalls Cottage Cheese Due to Poor Storage

Kraft Foods Group is recalling some of its cottage cheese products, company officials announced Saturday.

Some ingredients used in Knudsen Cottage Cheese, Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese, Simply Kraft Cottage Cheese and Daily Chef Cottage Cheese were not stored in accordance with proper temperature standards at a Tulare, California, manufacturing facility, they said.

While unlikely, the failure to properly store ingredients might have created conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and food-borne illness, Kraft said. The Northfield, Illinois, company voluntarily recalled 1.2 million cases of the cottage cheese as a precaution.

The products, with a coded date between May 9 and July 23 stamped on them, were only shipped to stores in the United States. The codes can be found on the cup bottoms or on top of the packages.

Anyone who purchased these products should not eat them. They can be returned to the stores where they were bought for exchanges or full refunds.

For more information about the recall, call Kraft at 1-800-396-6307 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT.

May 9, 2014

STE Fromagere Du Livradois Voluntarily Recalls Raclette Cheese and Montboissie Cheese for Possible Health Risk

Ste Fromagere du Livradois of Fournols, France is recalling Haut Livradois brand Raclette and Montboissie cheeses lot#350 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The products were distributed nationwide in supermarkets and gourmet stores between March 10th, 2014 and May 6th, 2014.

The recalled products are Raclette du Haut Livradois and Montboissie du Haut Livradois, lot # 350. They both come as a 13lb wheel and are usually cut and wrapped. The Montboissie has a vegetable ash line in the middle of the cheese. The Raclette does not.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This voluntarily recall was initiated after the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed the presence of Salmonella in some products. The FDA and Ste Fromagere du Livradois are investigating the source of the problem to fix it.

Each and every distributor and retailer are being contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace.

If you believe that you have purchased any of these cheeses please contact your distributor or retailer for a full refund. If you have any questions please call Ste Fromagere du Livradois Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm (EST) at +1 (201) 448 8787 and mention recall.

May 6, 2014

Pacific Organic Produce Announce Voluntary Recall of Mangos Due to Possible Health Risk

Pacific Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of organic Tommy Atkins mangos (PLU numbers 94051 & 94959) that were sold under the Purity Organic brand between the dates of April 14, 2014 and May 2, 2014 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other mangos or products under the Purity Organic brand are being recalled.
No illnesses have been reported to date. However, the recall was issued as a precaution because a single sample in a FDA sample yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. Pacific Organic Produce is coordinating closely with regulatory officials and has contacted its customers to ensure that any remaining recalled products are removed. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who consumes a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

The PLU number is printed in the middle of the PLU sticker on the fruit. The mangos were shipped to retailers and distributors in limited quantities within five (5) U.S. states (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Jersey and Texas).

Only the specific PLU numbers and sell dates identified above are included in this recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes purchased between the dates of April 14, 2014 and May 2, 2014 should not consume it, but rather should discard it. Consumers should retain their store receipts, PLU stickers or any other proof of purchase they may have. Retailers and consumers with questions may call Amy Rosenoff at Pacific Organic Produce customer service at 415-673-5555, which is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (PT) Monday – Friday.

May 5, 2014

Sixdog Investments Voluntarily Recalls Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

Sixdog Investments, LLC is voluntarily recalling some cases of their certified organic eggs, because of the potential they are contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary field action was initiated because of routine testing results, and not because of illness to date from consumption.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Product was distributed in Colorado; some may have gone to Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah. These were distributed through retail outlets.

The eggs are packed in dozen and half-dozen packages. The products in question will have a packing date of 93, 94, 97, or 98; an expiration date of “051814”, “051914”, “052214”, or “052314”; they will also include a location code of 1 or 3. All this information is on the package, located on a white sticker on the end of each carton.

The company is confident that any and all products sent out with any other packing codes or expiration dates are fully safe for consumption. NO illnesses have been reported to date.

Routine testing, initiated by the firm, revealed that the finished products from certain barns could potentially contain the bacteria. The company immediately ceased production in these areas, and began taking action to rectify the situation.

Consumers who have purchased these products may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (970) 286-0080; a representative will be available 10:00-5:00 Monday through Friday.

April 28, 2014

Stonyfield Announces Voluntary Recall of 188 6-packs of Yobaby Peach/Pear Yogurt Cups from 40 Target Stores in the Southeast and 82 Mid-Atlantic Walmart Stores

Organic yogurt maker Stonyfield is voluntarily recalling 188 6-packs of 4 oz YoBaby Peach/Pear cups with the code date June 05 2014 (UPC 052159701161).

The 4 oz 6-packs were shipped to Target stores in Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and Walmart stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. A full list of potentially affected stores can be found at Stonyfield.com.

The recall comes in response to internal testing of the product that revealed the possibility that some product shipped from its Londonderry plant may be affected by coliform contamination. Although the potential problem is not widespread, Stonyfield is taking this measure to ensure the safety of its consumers.

Stonyfield advised its distribution network to immediately remove these specific code-dated yogurts from retail shelves. No other Stonyfield products were affected.

Consumers who purchased the potentially affected YoBaby yogurts from Walmart or Target with this code date are asked to return opened and unopened containers to their retailers to be reimbursed for the full value of the purchase. Affected yogurts were only available for purchase on or after April 23, 2014.

Consumers with questions should contact Stonyfield Consumer Relations at 1-800-PRO-COWS or email at crelations@Stonyfield.com.

“Our first priority has always been and always will be the welfare of our consumers,” says Esteve Torrens, Stonyfield CEO. “While we continue to investigate this issue and believe that the risk of injury is extremely remote, we feel that this voluntary measure is the prudent and responsible step at this time.”

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

April 20, 2014

Missouri Firm Recalls Hot Dog Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class I Recall 024-2014
Health Risk: High Apr 20, 2014
Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages. The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

16 oz. packages –individual consumer packages– of “Classic Wieners Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” date and product code “044700000632”
Cases of 16 oz. packages –distributed to retailers– of “Classic Cheese Dogs Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added, and Pasteurized Cheese Product” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” date and case code “00447000005300”

The products were produced on March 2-3, 2014, and bear the establishment number “Est. 537H” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to Kraft distribution centers and in retail stores nationwide.

The problem was discovered by a consumer who notified the company on April 18, 2014. The company contacted the USDA the following day regarding the issue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Kraft Consumer Relations at (855) 688-4386.

Retailers with questions should contact their Kraft sales representative or supplier. If they do not know their contacts, retailers should call (855) 688-4386. Media with questions about the recall should contact Joyce Hodel, Kraft’s corporate affairs director, at (847) 646-4538.
April 11, 2014

Fernandez Chile Company Inc. Recalls 4oz Chile Molido Puro and 6oz Chile Rojo Potential Salmonella Contamination

Fernandez Chile Company Inc of Alamosa, Colorado is recalling 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 and 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 and 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 was distributed in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and California. King Soopers, Safeway, City Market and various independent grocers received these products.

The 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 comes in a clear plastic bag marked with an expiration of 01 2017 on the back. The 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 comes in a clear plastic bag marked with an expiration 02 2017 on the back.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an independent lab revealed the presence of Salmonella in some of the 4oz Chile Molido Puro and 6oz Chile Rojo.

These products are being recalled and taken out of production while the company and the FDA continue their investigation into the source of the contamination.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Blair Fernandez at Fernandez Chile Company Inc. at 719-589-6043 Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm MDT

April 10, 2014

Lisy Corporation Issues Recall on: Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca) 6 Oz., Item 1132 Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518

Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz jar, Item #1132, Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Lisy Sweet Basil- 6oz, bottle, UPC Code 0 96786 30032 8 began distribution on 01/15/2014 in retail stores in the states of New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Maryland.

The voluntary recall was initiated by Lisy after a routine sampling by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in the Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz., Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518.

Any consumers that have purchased Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz., from Jan 15, 2014 to present are urged not to eat the product, and dispose of it or return product to the place of purchase for a replacement or for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-305-836-6001 ext. 233.

Consumers with questions may contact Henry Rosen at 305-836-6001 ext. 233 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

April 7, 2014

Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Black Peppercorns

Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

While the product in question was steam pasteurized at the source and tested negative for Salmonella by Frontier Natural Products Co-op, there is a small risk that Salmonella may still be present based on a positive, random test that was recently conducted. Frontier Natural Products Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain to mitigate any future occurrence.

Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditic and arthritis.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the organic black peppercorn:

Brand Full Product Name Size/Weight UPC Code Lot Code
Frontier Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic 2.12oz 0-89836-18435-1 3246, 3288
Frontier Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic 25lbs 0-89836-82603-9 3226, 3288
Frontier Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic 16oz 0-89836-02603-3 3256
Whole Foods
Market 365
Everyday Value
365 Organic Peppercorns, Black Whole 2.12oz 0-99482-44563-8 3246, 3287
Whole Foods
Market 365
Everyday Value
365 Peppercorns, Black Whole 1.87oz 0-99482-44497-6 3287
Whole Foods
Market 365
Everyday Value
365 Value Size Peppercorns, Black Whole 8.08oz 0-99482-44511-9 3260, 3267
Whole Foods
Market 365
Everyday Value
365 Organic Black Peppercorns 2.12oz 0-99482-73914-0 3247
Simply Organic Black Pepper Grinder 75grams 0-89836-19218-9 3260
Simply Organic Black Peppercorns Organic 75grams 0-89836-19210-3 3221, 3262, 3294
Simply Organic Black Pepper Whole Organic 2.65oz 0-89836-18524-2 3221, 3262
Simply Organic Daily Grind, Certified Organic 2.65oz 0-89836-18263-0 3261

On foil bulk packages, the lot codes will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled glass and plastic items, the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

Frontier Natural Products Co-op is initiating recall notices to our accounts who received any of the above recalled products with instructions for returning or destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall. Consumers should not consume these products.

Please contact Frontier with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

April 4, 2014

Tyson is recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food.

The recall includes Tyson 5-pound bags of frozen, white meat chicken nuggets that were sold at Sam’s Club stores across the country.

Complaints of plastic pieces in the nuggets were received by a “small number of customers,” the company said Friday. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The affected chicken nuggets were produced on two days, Jan. 26 and Feb.16, on a single line at one of the company’s 40 chicken production facilities.

March 31, 2014

Fresh Express Issues Recall of Limited Quantity of Already Expired Italian Salad Due to Possible Health Risk, No Illnesses Cited

Salinas, California – Fresh Express Incorporated has issued a recall of a limited number of cases of 10 oz. and 6oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and a Product Code of H071A11A due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other Fresh Express products are being recalled.

The company is confirming with retailers that the expired product has already been removed from store shelves and inventories in accordance with its strict procedures for products that have reached their expiration date.

Only Fresh Express Italian Salad with the specific Product Code of H071A11A and March 26 Use-by Date is included in the recall. Consumers who have the recalled product should not eat it but rather discard it. Consumers with questions may call Fresh Express at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

Although the product was already expired and no illnesses were reported, the company elected to issue a recall as a precaution when it learned a single sample in a random test had yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. Fresh Express is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

The recalled salad was distributed in limited quantities to predominantly Eastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

Fresh Express Italian Salad being recalled displays a Use-by Date of March 26, 2014 with a Product Code of H071A11A in the upper right-hand side of the package.

BRAND PRODUCT NAME SIZE UPC Production Code Best If Used By Date POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES
Fresh Express Italian 10 oz. 0 71279-21100 8 H071A11A 26-Mar CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NY, NJ, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV, DC

March 27, 2014

Oscar’s Smokehouse, Inc. Recalls “Eleven Varieties (11) Of Cheese Spreads” Because of Possible Health Risk

 Oscars Smokehouse Inc. of Warrensburg, New York is recalling eleven (11) of its 7-oz. “CHEESE SPREADS” varieties marked with 3 digit lot numbers ranging from” 719-959” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:

-JALAPENO PEPPER CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-CHEDDAR SPREAD & BLUE CHEESE, NET WT 7 OZS.
-CHAMPAGNE CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-GARLIC CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-PORT WINE CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -TANGY HORSERADISH CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-PLAIN CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-“MORE THAN” CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-HICKORY SMOKED CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-BACON & HORSERADISH CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
-BACON CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide through mail order sales, wholesale sales and one retail store between 3/21/2013 to 3/21/2014.

The product comes in a 7 oz., clear plastic container marked with lot numbers 719-959 on the bottom of the container or on the cheese spread label itself.

March 23, 2014

VOLUNTARY RECALL


On March 21, 2014 Parkers Farm is recalling all of its products within code date due to possible listeria contamination. If you currently have any of our products at home, please return them to your local retailer or discard. Please do not consume. Customer Call Center Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm CST. 1-800-869-6685

DEAR CUSTOMER:


Parkers Farm Acquisition LLC., Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is announcing a voluntary recall of all products because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.

This action is being taken as a precaution in response to testing conducted by the State of Minnesota. None of Parkers Farm products in the marketplace have been associated with any illness.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individualls suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

 

 

March 17, 2014

Infinite Herbs, LLC Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Basil Organic Clamshells Because of Possible Health Risk

Infinite Herbs LLC of Miami, Florida is voluntarily recalling one lot of its 2.5 ounce packages of Organic Basil because of potential contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recall only affects one specific lot of Infinite Herbs brand Organic Basil packaged in 2.5 ounce clamshell bearing the “Date Packed 02/21 20422”. The “Date Packed” information can be found on the back side label below the country of origin statement. The product was only distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern Virginia and Tennessee.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The voluntary recall was initiated by Infinite Herbs after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of Organic Basil. Subsequent testing conducted at the request of Infinite Herbs and the retailer on other lots of Organic Basil located at the retail locations, as well as at the grower, resulted in no findings of contamination of any additional lots.

Consumers who have purchased this lot of Infinite Herbs Organic Basil are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 305-599-9255 or via email to customer_service@infiniteherbs.com.

March 14, 2014

Dole Fresh Vegetables Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Bagged Salads Due to Possible Health Risk

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014) and Marketside Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A or B, with Use-by date of March 12, 2014 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The product code and Use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 15 U.S. states (Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia) and 3 Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Ontario & Quebec).

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due one sample of Dole Italian salad which yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Although product is 1 day past its Use-By date and it is highly unlikely that any product is still available at retail, retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is mistakenly present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

No other salads are included in the recall. Only the specific Product Codes, UPC codes and March 12, 2014 Use-by date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PT) Monday – Friday.

March 3, 2014

(UPDATE) EXPANDED – Roos Foods Voluntarily Recalls Variety of Cheeses (listed below) Due to Possible Health Risk

On February 23 and 25, 2014 Roos Foods issued press releases for the recall of our cheese products. This recall has been expanded to include all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro Blando (hard cheese), and Mexicana Queso Cojito Molido. This update also serves as additional clarification that ALL sizes and containers of the cheese products previously identified are being recalled (Amigo, Anita, Mexicana, and Santa Rose de Lima brands of: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacer, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresco Round, and Queso Duro Viejo (hard cheeses), Requeson, Queso de Huerta and Quesco Fresco. These cheeses were packaged in various sized clear plastic wrapped Styrofoam trays, clear plastic wrapped, clear plastic vacuum package, and clear rigid plastic containers.
Roos Foods of Kenton, DE is voluntarily recalling the above products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women.

Out of an abundance of caution, Roos Foods is also recalling all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Crema Salvadorena Cultured Sour Cream, Santa Rosa de Lima Mantequilla de Bolsa Tradicion Centroamericana, Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream, La Chapina Crema Guatemalteca Guatemalan Style Cream, and Amigo Brand Crema Centroamericana Cultured Sour Cream. These sour creams were packaged in various sized white plastic tubs, clear plastic bags, clear plastic pouches, and clear plastic jars.

Products were distributed through retail stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Customers should destroy all lots of the above listed brand named products. If you have any further questions please contact Virginia Mejia phone number 302-653-0600, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST.

February 24, 2014

Roos Foods Voluntarily Recalls Variety of Cheeses (listed below) Due to Possible Health Risk

Roos Foods, Kenton De Recalls ALL LOTS of the Following Cheeses Mexicana: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses; Amigo: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses; Santa Rosa De Lima: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacera, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresca Round, Queso Dura Viejo Hard Cheeses and Anita Queso Fresco Because Of Possible Health Risk

Roos Foods of Kenton, DE is recalling the above cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Products were distributed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C through retail stores.

The products are packaged in flexible plastic bags and rigid plastic clam shell packages in 12 oz. and 16 oz. sizes under the brand names: Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima, and Anita.

Samples of Cuajada en Terron (Fresh Cheese Curd), collected by the Commonwealth of Virginia Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services, have been found to contain Listeria monocytogenes.

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the products as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Customers should destroy all lots of the above listed products of the brand names Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima and Anita. For any refund, please return products to store.

If you have any further questions please contact Virginia Mejia phone number 302 653 8458. Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.

February 21, 2014

Falafel King Voluntarily Recalls Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps Because of Possible Health Risk

Falafel King of Boulder, Colorado is recalling 10 ounce containers of Hatch Green Chile Hummus and 8.5 ounce Hatch Green Chile Wraps because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps were distributed to retail stores in certain areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nebraska.

The Hatch Green Chile Hummus comes in a 10 ounce clear plastic container with a black-rimmed lid, the UPC #822986-10305-2 printed on the back label and a “Sell By” date beginning 02/14/2014 through 03/16/2014 printed just above the back label where the UPC / bar code is located. The Hatch Green Chile Wraps are individually wrapped in clear plastic wrap, the UPC #822986-70205-7 printed on the front label and a sticker printed with “Sell By” 02/28 through 02/27 on the back of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with our product.

The recall was the result of notification by the supplier of fresh green chili that there was a potential for the Listeria organism in the Bueno Foods roasted fresh green chili used in the Hatch Green Chile Hummus and the Hatch Green Chile Wraps. The Falafel King recall was a completely voluntary decision in order to protect the consumers. Falafel King immediately changed its supplier of fresh roasted green chili and now heats the chili to at least 165º F then cools it before adding it to the Hatch Green Chile Hummus and the Hatch Green Chile Wraps.

Consumers who have purchased Hatch Green Chile Hummus or Hatch Green Chile Wraps with the “Sell By” dates noted in this recall are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Falafel King Corporate Office at 303-443-1346 Monday-Friday, 9:00a.m.–5:00p.m. MST.

February 19, 2014

Nestle has instituted a voluntary recall for two types of Hot Pockets after a larger meat recall was declared

Nestle  has recalled an unspecified amount of its “Philly Steak” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” Hot Pockets in certain sizes since their product might be affected by a meat recall by Rancho Feeding Corp., which happened last week.

Rancho is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products after it was determined to have processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full Agriculture Department inspection. The products were deemed unhealthy for human consumption, but no illnesses have been reported to date.

February 13, 2014

Roth Farms Recalls “Curly Parsley” Because of Possible Health Risk

ROTH FARMS Inc. of Belle Glade, Fl , is recalling its “ bunched Curly Parsley” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled “Curly Parsley” was distributed in South Florida distribution centers.

The product comes in a 3 Wire Wooden Crate with the lot # AG01GN on the outside tag.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some Curly Parsley samples.”

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-561-996-2991

February 10, 2014

Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Tomatoes Due to Possible Risk of Contamination from Salmonella

Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC of Fort Pierce, FL is voluntarily issuing a limited recall of 790 – 20 and 25 lb. boxes of fresh tomatoes of lot 1106, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.

This is a voluntary precautionary recall as there are no known illnesses associated with this lot number.

Tomatoes from the lot were distributed to a limited number of receivers in Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. All receivers of the lot have been notified.

The potential for contamination was discovered as the result of a routine random lot sample taken on January 28, 2014. All currently existing product associated with this lot number is subject to this recall.

Big Red Tomato Packers is and will remain committed to being a quality producer of Florida tomatoes. Big Red is currently reviewing all policies and procedures associated with food safety to minimize any future occurrence.

Any product remaining in the market channels should be disposed of immediately.

For more information, please contact Erin Cox at 772-466-0700 or erin@bigredtomatopackers.com

February 9, 2014

California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full Inspection

Class I Recall 013-2014
Health Risk: High
Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection. Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:

  • “Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
  • 2 per box “Beef (Market) Heads” (retail only)
  • 4-gallons per box “Beef Blood” (wholesale only)
  • 20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
  • 30-lb. boxes of ” Beef Lips”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Omasum”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripas”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Mountain Oysters”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Sweet Breads”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Cuts”
  • 40-lb. boxes of “Veal Bones”
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
  • 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Trim”

Beef carcasses and boxes bear the establishment number “EST. 527” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  Each box bears the case code number ending in “3” or “4.” The products were produced Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media who have questions about the recall can contact the plant’s Quality Control manager, Scott Parks, at (707) 762-6651.

January 13, 2013

Missouri Firm Recalls Mechanically Separated Chicken Products Due To Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc. a Sedalia, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg strain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The mechanically separated chicken products were produced on Oct. 11, 2013. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 40-lb. cases, containing four, 10-lb. chubs of “TYSON MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection with case code 2843SDL1412 – 18. These products were shipped for institutional use only, nationwide. The product is not available for consumer purchase in retail stores.

FSIS was notified of a Salmonella Heidelberg cluster of illnesses on Dec. 12, 2013. Working in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), FSIS determined that there is a link between the mechanically separated chicken products from Tyson Foods and the illness cluster in a Tennessee correctional facility. Based on epidemiological and traceback investigations, seven case-patients at the facility have been identified with illnesses, with two resulting in hospitalization. Illness onset dates range from Nov. 29, 2013 to Dec. 5, 2013. FSIS continues to work with TDH on this investigation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume poultry products that has been cooked to a temperature of 165 °F. The only way to confirm that poultry products are cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, .

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods’ consumer relations department at 866-886-8456. Media with questions should contact Worth Sparkman, Tyson Foods’ public relations manager, at 479-290-6358.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

January 10, 2013

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, GA has recalled 90 pounds of Heavenly Blue and 78 pounds of Aztec Cheddar cheese, because of potential contamination of Salmonella. Flat Creek is in the process of notifying all of the purchasers.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The cheeses were distributed in certain parts of Georgia and Florida and (6) online orders (www.flatcreekdairy.com), which are in the process of being notified. The product is packed in clear plastic and ranges in sizes from ½ pound to whole wheels. The recall is specific to product marked with the lot codes 130916XHB (Heavenly Blue) and 130823XAZ (Aztec Cheddar), which can be found on the front of the package.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed that the finished products were potentially contaminated.

Consumers that have purchased this product are urged to return the product to the place of purchase. They may also call Flat Creek Dairy & Farm at 478-237-0123 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST for more information.

 

January 1, 2014

The Cultured Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Cashew Cheese Due To Possible Risk Of Contamination From Salmonella

  The Cultured Kitchen® of West Sacramento, CA is voluntarily recalling all flavors of their non-dairy cashew cheese product due to a risk of contamination from Salmonella.  The non-dairy cashew cheese was distributed in Northern California and Nevada at various natural foods stores and farmers markets in the Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, and Reno.

The cashew cheese products being recalled by The Cultured Kitchen are as follows:

UPC Code Flavor All Expiration Dates Up To and Including 4/19/14 Container Size
794504922714 Herb 4/19/14 8 oz round
736211709134 Smoked Cheddar 4/19/14 8 oz round
794504922615 Pepper Jack 4/19/14 8 oz round
794504922813 Habañero Cilantro Lime 4/19/14 8 oz round
794504851120 Pesto or Basil Pesto 4/19/14 8 oz round
794504924015 White Cheddar 4/19/14 8 oz round

The recall was initiated immediately after it was suspected that raw materials used in the production of The Cultured Kitchen’s cashew cheese product may have been tainted with a specific strain of Salmonella found almost exclusively in Southeast Asia, where the company’s cashews are sourced.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, which may be bloody.  Most infected people recover within a week; however, some may develop complications that require hospitalization.  Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness.
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People who develop symptoms of Salmonella after consuming The Cultured Kitchen’s cashew cheese should consult their health care provider.

December 27, 2013

Ground Beef Recall

The Hannaford store in Gorham, New Hampshire, recalled ground beef because of a small metal fragment. Ground beef with “use or freeze by date” of Dec. 23 purchased at the Gorham store should be returned to the store for a full refund.

Small metal clips were previously found at the Topsham Hannaford store.

December 22, 2013

Spokane Produce, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Victor™ Toasted Sesame Hummus Because Of Possible Health Risk

Spokane Produce, Inc., of Spokane Washington is recalling approximately 59 lbs of Victor’s Sesame Hummus due to concerns about possible Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The following product is subject to the voluntary recall:

  • 11oz labeled “Victor™ – Toasted Sesame Hummus” with UPC 6 09722 76501 5, best by 12/29/13.

The hummus was distributed to retail locations (Rosauers, Brewster Market, SuperOne) in Washington and Montana.

No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall.

Listeria Species were discovered during routine testing of the newly released product. The listeria test utilized is an indicator of several species of listeria and does not specifically indicate listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who have purchased Victor™ – Toasted Sesame Hummus are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

November 28, 2013

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy Recalls Heavenly Blue Because of Possible Health Risk

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, GA has recalled 200 pounds of Heavenly Blue cheese, because of potential contamination. As of November 27, 2013 at 11:00am, according to Flat Creek records, all of the purchasers have been notified and more than 90% of the product has been collected or destroyed.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Heavenly Blue was distributed in certain parts of Alabama, Georgia and Florida via and (3) online orders (www.flatcreekdairy.com), which have all been notified. The product is packed in clear plastic and ranges in sizes from 1/2 pound to whole wheels. The recall is specific to product marked with the lot code 130912XHB, which can be found on the front of the package.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed that the finished products were contaminated. The company has identified the source of the problem and has eliminated it from future batches.

The product that has been recalled is potentially contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications can include severe arthritis.

Consumers that have purchased this product are urged to return the product to the place of purchase. They may also call Flat Creek Dairy & Farm at 478-237-0123 from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. EST for more information.

November 15, 2013

Crunch Pak Issues Voluntary Recall of
Limited Quantities of Crunch Pak Brand Apple Slices
Because of Possible Health Risk

Crunch Pak® of Cashmere, Washington is voluntarily recalling 5,471 cases of Crunch Pak® Apple Slices due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall to date. No other Crunch Pak® products are affected by this recall. FDA is aware that the company is undertaking this voluntary action.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The company sold the recalled product to retail customers and because, in some cases, the recalled product was shipped to regional distribution centers, Crunch Pak is taking the extra precautionary measure of issuing this recall nationwide to assure that consumers who may have purchased the product are properly alerted.

The following products are subject to this nationwide recall

Product Description for Nov. 14, 2013 Voluntary Recall Totaling 5,471 cases
UPC Code *
Best if Used By Date*
Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 14 ounce bag
732313141209
11/14/13
Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 2 ounce bag with Low Fat Caramel Dip Multi pak of 5
732313091139
11/14/13
Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 2 ounce bag Multi pak of 6
732313121034
11/14/13
Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 3 pound bag
732313481206
11/14/13
Crunch Pak® Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Slices 12 ounce bag
732313120013
11/14/13
Crunch Pak® Blue Raspberry Flavorz Apple Slices 2 ounce bag Multi pak of 5 with Monsters University
732313089969
11/18/13
* In order to identify the recalled products, both the product description or UPC code AND the Best-if-Used-By-Date must be used. The UPC code and best by date are printed on the back of the packages. Because the UPC code is used for all items in these categories, the UPC code alone will not identify the recalled product.

Consumers who have recalled product in their possession should not consume it, should destroy or discard it, and retain the receipt of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Crunch Pak at 1-509-888-7648, M-F, 8:00am – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. For a copy of this press release and photos of the recalled products, please visit www.crunchpak.com disclaimer icon .

This voluntary recall was initiated after a single, random sample of 14 oz. package of Crunch Pak brand Tart Apple Slices, taken by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Crunch Pak representatives are already contacting retail customers who received the product directly from the company and asking that they remove the recalled product from store shelves and inventories and that no product is available for consumer purchase.

“We are issuing this voluntary recall to reduce even the slightest risk to public health. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of those who enjoy our products,” said Tony Freytag of Crunch Pak. “We have always been committed to food safety, and we will continue to make food safety a core competency of our company. We realize that food safety is a constant effort, and we are using this opportunity to further evaluate our food safety systems.”

November 12, 2013

Atherstone Foods Voluntarily Recalls Salads and Wraps Because of Possible Health RiskAthertone Foods, Inc. of Richmond, CA is voluntary recalling “Best Buy” dates 9-23-13 through 11-14-13 of ready to eat salads and wraps because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

Specific FDA regulated product information is below:

Product Description

UPC

Areas Distributed

Retailers

Delish Greek Style Orzo Salad (6.oz)

 Clam Shell

49022 74630

Northern CA

Walgreens

Delish Asian Style Noodle Salad (6. oz)

 Clam Shell

49022 74628

Northern CA

Walgreens

Delish Vegetarian Wrap (11.3oz) Cellophane

49022 55349

Northern CA

Walgreens

Classic Greek Salad (9. oz) Clam Shell

0083 5794

Northern CA Northern NV

Trader Joe’s

Southwestern  Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)

N/A

Northern CA

Whole Foods

Wheat Berry Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)

N/A

Northern CA

Whole Foods

The “Best Buy” dates can be located on the front of the package label.

A full investigation is currently under way in order to identify any potential source of contamination.  In the meantime, all retailers have been notified to cease selling these products from Atherstone Foods, Inc.

Consumers who purchased the contaminated products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it. Consumers with questions may contact Atherstone Foods at (510) 236-8905 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST.

November 11, 2013

California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Glass Onion Catering, a Richmond, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully-cooked chicken and ham that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The company announced that the products are being recalled in conjunction with other foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled will be available on FDA’s website at: www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Recalls/default.htm.

Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “P-34221” inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS products subject to recall include: [Labels, PDF]

  • 12 oz. packages of  “delish pan pacific chop salad”
  • 13.4 oz. packages of  “delish California style grilled chicken salad”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of  “delish uncured applewood smoked ham & cheese wrap”
  • 10.5 oz. packages of “delish grilled chicken caesar wrap”
  • 10.9 oz. packages of  “delish southwestern chicken wrap”
  • 11.5 oz. packages of  “delish greek brand low-calorie grilled chicken wrap”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of  “delish white chicken club wrap”
  • 11.2 oz. packages of  “delish asian style chicken wrap”
  • 13.4 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce”
  • 10.5 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Asian Style White Chicken Wrap with Mango Vinaigrette”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Grilled White Chicken Caesar Wrap with Caesar Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. packages of  “Lunch Spot Southwestern Style Chicken Wrap, Chile & Lime  Dressing”
  • 9.2 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods Pan Pacific Chopped Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken.”
  • 11 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOSÉ’S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken.”

The products were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6, 2013 and shipped to distributions centers intended for retail sale in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

FSIS began monitoring a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses on Oct. 29, 2013 then was notified by FDA on Nov. 6, 2013 that California authorities had reported case-patients consuming pre-packaged salads with grilled chicken. Working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FDA, the California Department of Public Health, the Washington State Department of Health, and the Arizona Department of Health Services, FSIS has determined that there is a link between the grilled chicken salads and the illness cluster. Twenty-six case-patients have been identified in three states with indistinguishable E. coli O157:H7 PFGE (genetic fingerprint) patterns with illness onset dates ranging from Sept 29, 2013 to Oct. 26, 2013. Based on epidemiological information, 15 case-patients reported consumption of ready-to-eat pre-packaged salads prior to illness onset. A traceback investigation determined Glass Onion Catering was the supplier of the products implicated in the outbreak.

While uncommon to find E. coli O157:H7 in a poultry product, FSIS will continue its investigation in conjunction with the FDA to identify the source of the contamination. FSIS continues to work with the CDC, FDA and state public health partners on this investigation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some products may be in a consumer’s refrigerators. Because this is a ready-to-eat product, FSIS advises all consumers to destroy the product.

October 27, 2013

Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salad Kit Products for Possible Listeria

Taylor Farms in Jessup, MD, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination.

The salad kits were shipped to delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 6.06-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH WITH BACON AND DRESSING ” with the case code 310151, produced on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, 2013.
  • 12.13-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH WITH BACON AND DRESSING ” with the case code 310153, produced Oct. 21 through Oct. 23, 2013.

Case labels bear the establishment number “EST. 34522” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture mark of inspection. Retail consumers and the general public will not typically see the boxes and labels because the product is typically unboxed at deli counters and restaurants and the kit used to make salads for retail sale. The boxes and labels would be more likely to be seen by distributors and retailers.

Salad dressings in the kits are subject to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service, FDA and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

October 26, 2013

Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Some Varieties of Kraft And Polly-O String Cheese And String Cheese Twists Due to Premature Spoilage

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 through February 11, 2014.

Approximately 735,000 cases of the affected product were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected product was not distributed in Canada.

The following varieties are being recalled:

Name of Product Size Package UPC Code Dates
Kraft Mozzarella String Cheese 16 oz. 21000006632 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
.834 oz Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String 2/24PK .834 oz (individual sticks in a carton) 21000007264 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese 24 oz 21000017171 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim String 12 oz 21000017140 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Barbecue String Cheese Twists 9 oz 21000041619 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Italian Style Pizza Cheese Twists 9 oz 21000041626 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Cracked Black Pepper String Cheese 10 oz 21000044702 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% Natural String Cheese 20 oz 21000044719 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese 10 oz 21000044726 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese 10 oz 21000044733 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Kraft 2% String Cheese 10 oz 21000044740 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Mozzarella String Cheese 16 oz 71040000251 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese 12 oz 71040065045 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Barbecue Cheese Twist 9 oz 71040000503 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Italian Style Pizza CheeseTwist 9 oz 71040000510 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Black Pepper String Cheese 10 oz 71040000565 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese 20 oz 71040000572 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese 10 oz 71040000589 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese 10 oz 71040000596 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O 2% String Cheese 10 oz 71040000602 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim String Cheese Value Pack 24 oz 71040065564 25 OCT 2013 –11 FEB 2014
Polly-O String Cheese 1 oz 48-count 48 oz 71040605098 25 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014

 

Consumers can find the “Best When Used By” date on the back of multi-count packages toward the bottom. For string cheese products labeled for individual sale, the “Best When Used By” date is on the bottom front of the package.

No other Kraft or Polly-O String Cheese or String Cheese Twists products — or any other Kraft Foods or Polly-O products — are being recalled.

Kraft is conducting this recall after receiving several reports from consumers of premature spoilage of some of the string cheese products listed above. Kraft has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products from the relevant facility as the company continues its investigation to resolve the problem.

Consumers who purchased any product listed above should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern).

The affected product was produced in Campbell, NY.

October 25, 2013

Boston Salads and Prepared Foods Recalling Ready-To- Eat Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Boston Salads and Prepared Foods, Boston, MA is voluntarily recalling the following prepared salads, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Product Description: Pack Sizes: Sell by Dates: From Sell by Dates: To
Seafood and Shrimp Salad 2-5 lbs 9/13/2013 11/4/2013
Chef Recipe Potato Salad 1-5 lbs 9/25/2013 11/13/2013
2-5 lbs
1-10 lbs
6-7 oz
6-15 oz
1-30 lbs
Costa Fruit Fresh Ideas Garden Tuna Salad 1-5 lbs 9/16/2013 11/4/2013
Seafood Salad 1-5 lbs 9/13/2013 11/4/2013
2-5 lbs
1-30 lbs
6-7 oz
6-12 oz
Tuna Salad 1-5 lbs 9/13/2013 11/4/2013
2-5 lbs
1-30 lbs
6-7 oz
6-12 oz
Shrimp Salad 1-5 lbs 9/13/2013 11/1/2013

 

The Seafood and Shrimp Salad, Chef’s Recipe Potato Salad, Seafood Salad, Tuna Salad and Shrimp Salad were manufactured by Boston Salads and Prepared Foods and bear the Boston Salads, Rachael’s Gourmet, Dietz and Watson labels with the sell by dates stated above. Garden Tuna Salad bears the Costa Fruit Fresh Ideas label with the sell by dates stated above.

There has been no illness or complaints related to this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed throughout the MA,CT,RI,VT,and ME states to wholesale and food service distributors, and retail stores. No other products or code dates were affected by this recall.

October 23, 2013

Costco Meat Recall

Costco, in Coon Rapids, Minn., is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The product subject to recall is 383 units of 88% lean fresh ground beef (88/12). It bears the Costco item number 33724 under the Costco label. This product was sold directly to 342 consumers in a Costco located at 12547 Riverdale Blvd., Coon Rapids, Minn., between Sept. 4 and Sept. 7.

FSIS was notified of an E. coli O157:H7 illness on Oct. 17, 2013. Working in conjunction with Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture and Department of Health, FSIS determined that there is a link between the ground beef product from Costco and this illness. Based on epidemiological and traceback investigations, 1 case-patient has been identified in Minnesota with an estimated illness onset date of Sept. 29, 2013. The product was prepared from bull meat and finely ground beef from the Costco Wholesale plant in Tracy, Calif., and bench trim prepared at the Costco Wholesale in Coon Rapids, Minn. The steaks or roasts that were the source of the bench trim may have originated from as many as 16 federally inspected establishments. FSIS continues to work with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Department of Health on this investigation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and Costco are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. Costco has already taken steps to contact every customer who purchased the ground beef product.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Costco at (800) 774-2678.

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. Recalls Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Products Due to Potential Health Risk

Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling approximately 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.

The recalled refrigerated ready-to-eat products were distributed nationwide and Canada.

The product is sold in retail and food service establishments. The packages will be marked with a Use-by-Date or Best By Date and followed by a plant identifier code of 20. Products affected by this recall are listed below.

NO illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled products were manufactured at the Topeka, KS salad manufacturing facility. No other Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. manufacturing facilities are involved in this recall.

Consumers who purchased the product may take it back to the store for a refund or discard it.

For more information please contact Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 (8am-8pm EST) or visit the FDA website: www.fda.gov.

 

Affected Products

Item# Item Description Use By Date
YYYYMMDD
Plant Code for
Topeka Salad
20
58108.30144 SLAW DIXIE HMSTYLE CVF 2/7# 20131005 20 past expiration date
58108.30155 SLAW SHORT SHRED CVF 2/7# 20131005 20 past expiration date
71117.18232 SLAW COLE DILLON’S  12/14z 20131005 20 past expiration date
71117.67307 PASTA ITALIAN SYSCO 2/8# 20131005 20 past expiration date
74865.79731 PASTA CALIFORNIA SALAD BB 2/5# 20131005 20 past expiration date
22486.15881 SLAW COLE SHORT SHRED IMA 2/7# 20131007 20 past expiration date
22486.15888 PASTA ITALIAN SALAD IMA 2/8# 20131007 20 past expiration date
71117.67123 SLAW HSTYLE DELI DESIGN 6/2.75 20131007 20 past expiration date
71117.67690 SLAW HOMESTYLE SHRED SYSCO 2/7 20131007 20 past expiration date
28919.00240 SLAW COLE TARGET CAD 12/425g 20131010 20 past expiration date
58108.30156 PROT SEAFOOD SALAD CVF 2/8# 20131010 20 past expiration date
58108.30157 POTATO RED ROYALE CVF 2/8# 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.00210 POTATO CLASSIC RESER 2/8# 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.00282 SALSA MANGO BAJA CAFE 2/5# 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.11150 POTATO BAKED CHEFS CHOICE 2/8# 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.14105 POTATO RED SPEC CUT W/SKIN 2/8 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.14195 RSTD CORN/BLACK BEAN SLD 2/5# 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.18231 POTATO RED DILLON’S 6/16z 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.19010 PROT SEAFOOD SALAD AM CL 6/12z 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.61581 SLAW COLE HOMESTYLE RSR 6/4.5# 20131010 20 past expiration date
73474.55031 POTATO MY PREMIER 2/5# 20131010 20 past expiration date
81131.91755 PROT TUNA SLD WALMART 12/12z 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.00265 COOKIES & CREAM RESER 2/6# 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.11415 PROT SEAFOOD SALAD RESER 2/8# 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.11446 KIT RED POTATO W/BC&BCN 2/5.5# 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.18257 POTATO DEVIL EGG DILLON 12/16z 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.18262 DELIGHT PISTACHIO RESER 6/11z 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.18424 POTATO DEVILED EGG DILLON 6/32 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.19038 POTATO DEVILED EGG AM CL 6/16z 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.85500 POTATO REDSKN TEXAS RESER 3/8# 20131012 20 past expiration date
73474.01038 SLAW COLE YODER 6/30 oz 20131012 20 past expiration date
58108.30162 SPEC CARROT/RAISIN CVF 2/8# 20131015 20 past expiration date
71117.06125 PASTA TRI-ROTINI RSR 6/3.1875# 20131015 20 past expiration date
71117.15345 POTATO NEW ENGLAND RESER 2/8# 20131015 20 past expiration date
81131.91687 POTATO REDSKIN WALMART 6/32z 20131015 20 past expiration date
71117.14177 BEANS SPICY/BOLD MILLER’S 6/3# 20131016 20 past expiration date
71117.14178 BEANS W/BEEF MILLER’S 12/16z 20131016 20 past expiration date
71117.19005 POTATO RED SKIN AM CL 6/16z 20131016 20 past expiration date
71117.14210 SPEC CARROT/RAISIN RESER 2/8# 20131017 20 past expiration date
71117.16987 DIP CREAMY SPINACH RESER 2/8# 20131017 20 past expiration date
71117.67273 SPEC CARROT/RAISIN SYSCO 2/8# 20131017 20 past expiration date
72299.15160 POTATO HOMESTYLE GILES 2/5# 20131017 20 past expiration date
72299.15260 SLAW AMISH SHREDDED GILES 2/5# 20131017 20 past expiration date
06795.28683 PASTA CALIFORNIA WC 2/5# 20131018 20 past expiration date
58108.30148 PASTA CALIFORNIA CVF 2/5# 20131018 20 past expiration date
58108.30164 PASTA ROTINI CVF 2/8# 20131018 20 past expiration date
58108.30168 PASTA BOW TIE CVF 2/4.5# 20131018 20 past expiration date
71117.00556 POTATO BAKED SALAD RESER 2/5# 20131018 20 past expiration date
71117.11439 KIT SEAFOOD RESER 2/4.9375# 20131018 20 past expiration date
71117.11464 KIT SEAFOOD SALAD 2/6# 20131018 20 past expiration date
71117.14807 PASTA TWIST BASE RESER 2/2.5# 20131018 20 past expiration date
71117.15314 PASTA BOW TIE FLORENTINE 2/4.5 20131018 20 past expiration date
71117.67307 PASTA ITALIAN SYSCO 2/8# 20131018 20 past expiration date
74865.79731 PASTA CALIFORNIA SALAD BB 2/5# 20131018 20 past expiration date
74865.79733 PASTA BOW TIE FLORTNE BB 2/4.5 20131018 20 past expiration date
81131.91682 SLAW WALMART 12/15z 20131018 20 past expiration date
81131.91688 SLAW WALMART 6/30z 20131018 20 past expiration date
71117.14820 KIT BROCCOLI SALAD 2/1.75# 20131019 20 past expiration date
22486.15888 PASTA ITALIAN SALAD IMA 2/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
28919.00237 POTATO SLD TARGET CAD 12/454g 20131020 20 past expiration date
28919.00239 MACARONI TARGET CAD 12/454g 20131020 20 past expiration date
41303.82021 SLAW COLE EE 6/15z 20131020 20 past expiration date
52548.51755 PASTA MEXICAN 7-11 12/7z 20131020 20 past expiration date
54627.20863 MACARONI CREAMY ELBOW YUM 3/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
58108.30146 POTATO DICED w/EGG CVF 2/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
58108.30150 POTATO STHRN MUSTARD CVF 2/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
58108.30160 MACARONI SC & CHEDDAR CVF 2/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
58108.37387 POTATO FAMILY STYLE CVF 2/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.14107 POTATO MUSTARD DILLON’S 6/4# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.14256 PASTA ZESTY ROT W/BTN MUSH 2/8 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.14270 PASTA CALIFORNIA RESER 2/5# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.14729 DRSG. ROTISSERIE CHICKEN 6/32z 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.14759 PASTA ITALIAN RESER 2/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.15124 SLAW REGULAR RESER 2/7# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.18031 DIP ART/JALAPENO SMK 6/10z 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.18233 MACARONI ELBOW DILLON 12/16z 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.18234 POTATO DILLON’S 12/16z 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.18235 POTATO MUSTARD DILLON’S 12/16z 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.18431 POTATO MUSTARD DILLON’S 6/32z 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.61586 POTATO SOUTHERN SAM’S 6/4# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.67504 POTATO REGULAR SYSCO 3/8# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.67505 POTATO CLASSIC W/EGG SYSCO 3/8 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.67517 POTATO HOMESTYLE SYSCO 1/30# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.67685 SLAW COLE COURSE SYSCO 2/7# 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.67687 SLAW SHREDDED SYSCO 2/7# 20131020 20 past expiration date
74865.79728 PASTA GOUR W/CHDR CHSE BB 2/5# 20131020 20 past expiration date
81131.91685 POTATO MUSTARD WALMART 6/32z 20131020 20 past expiration date
81131.91689 BEANS BAKED WALMART 6/32z 20131020 20 past expiration date
81131.91745 MACARONI AMISH WALMART 6/32z 20131020 20 past expiration date
81131.91747 POTATO AMISH WALMART 6/32z 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.00224 MACARONI HMSTYLE SEASHELL 2/8# 20131022 20 past expiration date
22486.15885 POTATO SALAD w/EGG IMA 3/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
22486.15905 POTATO S STYLE MUSTARD IMA 3/8 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
41303.82013 POTATO SALAD ORIG. EE 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
41303.82014 POTATO SALAD HMSTYLE EE 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
41303.82016 POTATO SALAD MUSTARD EE 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
41303.82023 MACARONI CLASSIC EE 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
41303.82029 MACARONI & CHEDDAR EE 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
41303.82034 POTATO DEVILED EGG EE 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
58108.30157 POTATO RED ROYALE CVF 2/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00158 SALSA BLACK BEAN BAJA 2/5# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00210 POTATO CLASSIC RESER 2/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00213 MACARONI GOUR W/CHS RESER 2/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00214 POTATO SOUTHERN MUST. RSR 3/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00215 POTATO REGULAR RESER 3/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00221 POTATO HOMESTYLE RESER 1/30# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00485 POTATO RANCH HVR AM CL 2/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00557 POTATO DEVILED EGG RESER 2/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.11150 POTATO BAKED CHEFS CHOICE 2/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.11588 POTATO ORIGINAL DICKEY’S 3/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.14138 PROT TUNA SALAD RESER 2/5# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.14163 PASTA SPIN w/CAVTAPI SFY 2/4.5 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.17000 POTATO REGULAR SS 12/3.5z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.17010 MACARONI ELBOW  12/3.5z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.17100 POTATO REGULAR SS 12/5.5z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.18263 DELIGHT AMBROSIA RESER 6/11z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.18339 BEANS SMOKEHOUSE BBQ RSR 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19010 PROT SEAFOOD SALAD AM CL 6/12z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19014 SLAW CHOPPED AM CL 6/15z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19044 MACARONI AMISH AM CL 6/16z   K 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19045 POTATO AMISH SLD AM CL 6/16z K 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19047 POTATO SALAD HVR AM CL 6/16z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19300 POTATO ORIGINAL AM CL 6/3# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19303 POTATO MUSTARD AM CL 6/3# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19315 MACARONI AMISH AM CL 6/3#    K 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19316 POTATO AMISH SLD AM CL 6/3#  K 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.19318 POTATO SALAD HVR AM CL 6/3# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.61502 POTATO LOADED w/BACON SMK 6/3# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.61581 SLAW COLE HOMESTYLE RSR 6/4.5# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.65135 POTATO DICED W/EGG 3/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.67120 POTATO REG. DELI DESIGN 6/3# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.80400 SPEC CRANBRY/ORANGE SALAD 2/8# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
73474.01039 POTATO AMISH YODER 6/32 oz 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
73474.01045 MACARONI AMISH YODER 6/32 oz 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
73474.01046 POTATO AMERICAN YODER 6/32 oz 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
73474.01047 POTATO MUSTARD YODER 6/32 oz 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
73474.01048 MACARONI DELI MATE YODER 6/32z 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
73474.55009 POTATO AMERICAN YODER 2/5# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
73474.55010 POTATO MUSTARD YODER 2/5# 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00225 POTATO DEVILED EGG RESER 2/8# 20131025 20 expires 10/25/13
71117.00265 COOKIES & CREAM RESER 2/6# 20131025 20 expires 10/25/13
71117.00446 SLAW AMISH RESER 2/7# 20131025 20 expires 10/25/13
71117.00480 POTATO DEVILED EGG AM CL 6/3# 20131025 20 expires 10/25/13
71117.14251 PASTA ROMA FETA RESER 2/5# 20131025 20 expires 10/25/13
71117.15190 SLAW OIL AND VINEGAR 2/9# 20131025 20 expires 10/25/13
21130.06741 POTATO R SKN w/DILL SFY 12/16z 20131028 20 expires 10/28/13
71117.15345 POTATO NEW ENGLAND RESER 2/8# 20131028 20 expires 10/28/13
81131.91681 POTATO REDSKIN WALMART 12/16z 20131028 20 expires 10/28/13
81131.91687 POTATO REDSKIN WALMART 6/32z 20131028 20 expires 10/28/13
71117.19005 POTATO RED SKIN AM CL 6/16z 20131029 20 expires 10/29/13
72299.15870 SPEC APPLES SPICED GILES 2/5# 20131030 20 expires 10/30/13
58108.30151 POTATO COUNTRY STYLE CVF 2/8# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
58108.30158 SPEC CUCUMBER SALAD CVF 2/8# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.14106 POTATO DILLON’S 6/4# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.14107 POTATO MUSTARD DILLON’S 6/4# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.14135 SPEC 4-BEAN SALAD RESER 2/5# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.14743 BASE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN 6/2# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.18042 DIP CREAMY SPINACH SMK 6/11z 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.19012 PROT TUNA SALAD AM CL 6/12z 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.67546 POTATO COUNTRY SYSCO 3/8# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.67780 POTATO MUSTARD GOURMET SYS 3/8 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.67785 POTATO MUSTARD CLASSIC SYS 3/8 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
74865.79728 PASTA GOUR W/CHDR CHSE BB 2/5# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
79453.46925 POTATO SLD SLCD STKHSE OK 2/5# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
81131.91678 POTATO ORIGINAL WALMART 12/16z 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
81131.91686 MACARONI WALMART 6/32z 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
81131.91690 POTATO REGULAR WALMART 6/4# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
81131.91691 POTATO MUSTARD WALMART 6/4# 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
81131.91745 MACARONI AMISH WALMART 6/32z 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
81131.91747 POTATO AMISH WALMART 6/32z 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
21130.06716 POTATO CLASSIC SFWY SS 12/5.5z 20131104 20 expires 11/4/13
71117.06035 DRSG. CHICKEN SLD RESER 5/4# 20131104 20 expires 11/4/13
22486.15883 POTATO HOMESTYLE DLXE IMA 3/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
41303.82013 POTATO SALAD ORIG. EE 6/16z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
41303.82016 POTATO SALAD MUSTARD EE 6/16z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
41303.82023 MACARONI CLASSIC EE 6/16z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
41303.82029 MACARONI & CHEDDAR EE 6/16z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00162 POTATO REG PARTY-PACK RSR 6/4# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00189 POTATO COUNTRY RESER 3/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00193 DELIGHT AMBROSIA RESER 2/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00219 POTATO HOMESTYLE RESER 3/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00223 POTATO ORIGINAL RESER  3/4# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00224 MACARONI HMSTYLE SEASHELL 2/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00227 POTATO MUSTARD RESER 3/4# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00258 POTATO MUSTARD CLASSIC 3/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00278 POTATO REGULAR RESER 2/10# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00286 MACARONI ELBOW RESER 3/4# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.06103 DRSG. COLE SLAW 18/20z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.14283 SPEC CUKE & ONION 2/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.17000 POTATO REGULAR SS 12/3.5z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.17010 MACARONI ELBOW  12/3.5z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.17100 POTATO REGULAR SS 12/5.5z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.19000 POTATO ORIGINAL AM CL 12/16z 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.64600 POTATO OLD FASH KNG SOOPR 3/4# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.64605 MACARONI ELBOW K SOOPER 3/4# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.64640 POTATO MUSTARD KING SOOPR 3/4# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.67121 POTATO MUST. DELI DESIGN 6/3# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.67122 MACARONI ELBW DELI DESIGN 6/3# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.80400 SPEC CRANBRY/ORANGE SALAD 2/8# 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
73474.01047 POTATO MUSTARD YODER 6/32 oz 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
41303.82019 POTATO SALAD MUSTARD EE 6/3# 20131106 20 expires 11/6/13
41303.82020 POTATO SALAD ORIGINAL EE 6/3# 20131106 20 expires 11/6/13
71117.00215 POTATO REGULAR RESER 3/8# 20131106 20 expires 11/6/13
71117.18405 MACARONI ELBOW RESER 6/32z 20131106 20 expires 11/6/13
06795.28683 PASTA CALIFORNIA WC 2/5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
58108.30148 PASTA CALIFORNIA CVF 2/5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
71117.00556 POTATO BAKED SALAD RESER 2/5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
71117.11396 PROT SEAFOOD DELUXE RESER 2/5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
71117.11439 KIT SEAFOOD RESER 2/4.9375# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
71117.14807 PASTA TWIST BASE RESER 2/2.5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
71117.67307 PASTA ITALIAN SYSCO 2/8# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
74865.79721 PROT TUNA DELUXE SLD BB 2/5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
74865.79731 PASTA CALIFORNIA SALAD BB 2/5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
74865.79736 PROT SEAFOOD DLX SALAD BB 2/5# 20131108 20 expires 11/8/13
22486.15888 PASTA ITALIAN SALAD IMA 2/8# 20131110 20 expires 11/10/13
41303.82021 SLAW COLE EE 6/15z 20131110 20 expires 11/10/13
71117.11586 POTATO LOADED BAKED RESER 2/5# 20131110 20 expires 11/10/13
71117.14270 PASTA CALIFORNIA RESER 2/5# 20131110 20 expires 11/10/13
71117.15124 SLAW REGULAR RESER 2/7# 20131110 20 expires 11/10/13
71117.67685 SLAW COLE COURSE SYSCO 2/7# 20131110 20 expires 11/10/13
71117.85506 PROT TUNA GOURMET RESER 2/5# 20131110 20 expires 11/10/13
06795.28681 SLAW COLE CLASSIC WC 2/4.75# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
58108.30149 PROT CHIX SALAD CVF 2/5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.00485 POTATO RANCH HVR AM CL 2/8# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.00486 PASTA BCN RANCH HVR AM CL 2/8# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.00557 POTATO DEVILED EGG RESER 2/8# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.11392 PROT CHIX CRANBERRY/PECAN 2/5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.11587 POTATO O.F. DILL DICKEY’S 2/5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.18274 DELIGHT CRANBERY AMBROSIA 6/9z 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.19008 PROT CHIX SALAD AM CL 6/12z 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.19010 PROT SEAFOOD SALAD AM CL 6/12z 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.19047 POTATO SALAD HVR AM CL 6/16z 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
71117.68007 PROT CHIX SYSCO 2/5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
73474.55031 POTATO MY PREMIER 2/5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
73474.55032 POTATO MUSTARD MY PREMIER 2/5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
73474.99042 SPEC BEAN KIDNEY SALAD DS 2/5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
74865.79725 POTATO RD SKN W/SC&DILL BB 2/5 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
79453.21477 PASTA ITAL STYL ZITI OK 2/4.5# 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
81131.91755 PROT TUNA SLD WALMART 12/12z 20131113 20 expires 11/13/13
21130.06688 POTATO DEVILED EGG SFWY 12/16z 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
21130.06731 POTATO PICNIC SAFEWAY 12/16z 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
22486.15887 PROT CHIX SALAD IMA 2/5# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.00225 POTATO DEVILED EGG RESER 2/8# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.00272 STRAWBERRIES & CREAM RSR 2/6# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.00400 POTATO BAKED SALAD RESER 2/8# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.11400 PROT CHIX RESER 2/5# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.11446 KIT RED POTATO W/BC&BCN 2/5.5# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.14251 PASTA ROMA FETA RESER 2/5# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.18262 DELIGHT PISTACHIO RESER 6/11z 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.85500 POTATO REDSKN TEXAS RESER 3/8# 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
77509.63308 PROT CHICKEN/CRAN/PECAN 6/12z 20131116 20 expires 11/16/13
21130.06741 POTATO R SKN w/DILL SFY 12/16z 20131118 20 expires 11/18/13
71117.15345 POTATO NEW ENGLAND RESER 2/8# 20131118 20 expires 11/18/13
71117.16902 PROT SEAFOOD SALAD RESER 2/5# 20131118 20 expires 11/18/13
81131.91681 POTATO REDSKIN WALMART 12/16z 20131118 20 expires 11/18/13
81131.91687 POTATO REDSKIN WALMART 6/32z 20131118 20 expires 11/18/13
71117.00281 BEANS CAROLINA BBQ w/MEAT 2/5# 20131119 20 expires 11/19/13
71117.14177 BEANS SPICY/BOLD MILLER’S 6/3# 20131119 20 expires 11/19/13
71117.14179 BEANS W/BEEF MILLER’S 6/3# 20131119 20 expires 11/19/13
72299.15260 SLAW AMISH SHREDDED GILES 2/5# 20131120 20 expires 11/20/13
06795.28677 MACARONI ELBOW WC 2/5# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
58108.30145 PROT TUNA SALAD CVF 2/5# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
58108.30146 POTATO DICED w/EGG CVF 2/8# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
58108.30151 POTATO COUNTRY STYLE CVF 2/8# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
58108.30159 POTATO MUSTARD DICED CVF 2/8# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
58108.30166 PROT HAM SALAD CVF 2/5# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.11428 KIT HONEY DRSG F & NUTS 6/40z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.14135 SPEC 4-BEAN SALAD RESER 2/5# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.14139 PROT HAM SLD SUPREME RSR 2/5# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.18233 MACARONI ELBOW DILLON 12/16z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.18234 POTATO DILLON’S 12/16z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.18235 POTATO MUSTARD DILLON’S 12/16z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.19012 PROT TUNA SALAD AM CL 6/12z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.67505 POTATO CLASSIC W/EGG SYSCO 3/8 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.67513 MACARONI HOMESTYLE SYSCO 3/8# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.67546 POTATO COUNTRY SYSCO 3/8# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
71117.68049 PROT TUNA SALAD SYSCO 2/5# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
74865.79728 PASTA GOUR W/CHDR CHSE BB 2/5# 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
81131.91679 POTATO MUSTARD WALMART 12/16z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
81131.91685 POTATO MUSTARD WALMART 6/32z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
81131.91744 MACARONI AMISH WALMART 12/16z 20131123 20 expires 11/23/13
21130.06685 POTATO CLASSIC SAFEWAY 12/16z 20131125 20 expires 11/25/13
21130.06686 MACARONI CLASSIC SFWAY 12/16z 20131125 20 expires 11/25/13
21130.06689 POTATO MUSTARD SAFEWAY 12/16z 20131125 20 expires 11/25/13
41303.82023 MACARONI CLASSIC EE 6/16z 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
41303.82029 MACARONI & CHEDDAR EE 6/16z 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00189 POTATO COUNTRY RESER 3/8# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00193 DELIGHT AMBROSIA RESER 2/8# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00212 POTATO MUSTARD RESER 3/8# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00224 MACARONI HMSTYLE SEASHELL 2/8# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00278 POTATO REGULAR RESER 2/10# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00286 MACARONI ELBOW RESER 3/4# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00288 MACARONI HMSTYLE ELBOW RSR 3/8 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.11402 PROT HAM RESER 2/5# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.14172 BEANS SMOKEHOUSE BBQ 2/8# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.14282 DELIGHT HAWAIIAN RESER 2/6# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.18263 DELIGHT AMBROSIA RESER 6/11z 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.18330 POTATO ORIGINAL RESER 12/16z 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.18334 POTATO MUSTARD RESER 12/16z 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.18335 MACARONI ELBOW RESER 12/16z 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.19000 POTATO ORIGINAL AM CL 12/16z 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.19300 POTATO ORIGINAL AM CL 6/3# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.19303 POTATO MUSTARD AM CL 6/3# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.19305 MACARONI SALAD AM CL 6/3# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.19316 POTATO AMISH SLD AM CL 6/3#  K 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.61650 POTATO REGULAR SAM’S 6/5# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.64605 MACARONI ELBOW K SOOPER 3/4# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.65135 POTATO DICED W/EGG 3/8# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.80400 SPEC CRANBRY/ORANGE SALAD 2/8# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
73474.55010 POTATO MUSTARD YODER 2/5# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
73474.55015 MACARONI YODER 2/5# 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.00215 POTATO REGULAR RESER 3/8# 20131127 20 expires 11/27/13
71117.06102 DRSG. BROCCOLI RESER 18/18z 20131217 20 expires 12/17/13
71117.00266 SPEC 4-BEAN RESER 2/8# 20131223 20 expires 12/23/13
71117.17050 DIP RANCH SS 12/4z 20131227 20 expires 12/27/13
51933.19720 PIMENTO SPRD SAV-A-LOT 12/12z 20140103 20 expires 01/03/14
71117.00003 PIMENTO SPREAD MRS WEAVR 12/7z 20140103 20 expires 01/03/14
71117.00134 SALSA PICO DE GALLO 2/5# 20140107 20 expires 01/07/14
71117.02793 PIMENTO SPRD MRS WEAVER 6/24z 20140115 20 expires 01/15/14
71117.02793 PIMENTO SPRD MRS WEAVER 6/24z 20140116 20 expires 01/16/14
71117.14752 DRSG. COLE SLAW RESER 2/4# 20140117 20 expires 01/17/14
71117.02400 PIMENTO SPRD MRS WEAVR 12/12z 20140206 20 expires 02/06/14
71117.02793 PIMENTO SPRD MRS WEAVER 6/24z 20140206 20 expires 02/06/14
71117.15235 PARFAIT STRAWBERRY RESER 2/8# 20140317 20 expires 03/17/14

 

Canadian Distribution

Item# Item Description Best By Date
YYYYMMDD
Plant Code for
Topeka Salad
20
71117.18244 SLAW CRUNCHY CAD 12/425g 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.61225 SLAW CRUNCHY RSR CAD 6/1.25kg 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.61251 POTATO HOMESTYLE CAD 6/454g 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.61254 SLAW OIL/VINEGAR CAD 6/425g 20131010 20 past expiration date
71117.00164 POTATO GOURMET CAD 6/1.81kg 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.61209 POTATO GOURMET RED CAD 12/340g 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.61252 POTATO DEVILED EGG CAD 6/454g 20131012 20 past expiration date
71117.61629 POTATO HMS RED CAD  6/2.27kg 20131015 20 past expiration date
71117.61206 DIP CREAMY SPINACH CAD 12/454g 20131017 20 past expiration date
71117.18241 MACARONI CHEESY CAD 12/454g 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.61227 MACARONI CHEESY CAD 6/1.25kg 20131020 20 past expiration date
71117.18240 MACARONI ELBOW CAD 12/454g 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.18242 POTATO SALAD CAD 12/454g 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.18243 POTATO w/EGG CAD 12/454g 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.61320 POTATO SLD CAD 6/1.25kg 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.61321 POTATO w/EGG CAD 6/1.25kg 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.61322 MACARONI REG CAD 6/1.25kg 20131023 20 expires 10/23/13
71117.00164 POTATO GOURMET CAD 6/1.81kg 20131025 20 expires 10/25/13
71117.61629 POTATO HMS RED CAD  6/2.27kg 20131028 20 expires 10/28/13
71117.61206 DIP CREAMY SPINACH CAD 12/454g 20131030 20 expires 10/30/13
71117.61227 MACARONI CHEESY CAD 6/1.25kg 20131102 20 expires 11/2/13
71117.61322 MACARONI REG CAD 6/1.25kg 20131105 20 expires 11/5/13
71117.00164 POTATO GOURMET CAD 6/1.81kg 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.61252 POTATO DEVILED EGG CAD 6/454g 20131115 20 expires 11/15/13
71117.61629 POTATO HMS RED CAD  6/2.27kg 20131118 20 expires 11/18/13
71117.18240 MACARONI ELBOW CAD 12/454g 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.18243 POTATO w/EGG CAD 12/454g 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.61320 POTATO SLD CAD 6/1.25kg 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13
71117.61321 POTATO w/EGG CAD 6/1.25kg 20131126 20 expires 11/26/13

October 22, 2o13

Sunny Pine Farms Recalls Chevre Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

Sunny Pine Farm of Twisp, Washington is voluntarily recalling Organic Chevre, Organic Parsley Chive Chevre and Organic Honey Lavender Chevre due to possible improper pasteurization. Pasteurization heats milk to effectively eliminate all illness-causing bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. Sunny Pine Farm does not know of any illness or complaints associated with the recalled Chevre cheese.

The recalled Chevre cheeses were sold in plastic 6 oz tubs in the Twisp-Winthrop area in Washington State. Recalled Chevre cheese sold through community supported agriculture (CSA) and retail outlets have an expiration date of 10/16/2013 on a sticker located on the bottom of the container.

Chevre cheese products sold at Methow Valley Farmers Market (aka Twisp Farmers Market) between 7/27/13 and 10/12/13 are also recalled. These products were not labeled with an expiration date.

Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered inadequate pasteurization records during a routine inspection. A review of the pasteurization recorder charts did not prove adequate time for pasteurization. The recorder chart may have not been operating correctly. While it’s possible the products were adequately pasteurized, Sunny Pine Farm has made the decision to recall any products which could affect consumer safety. While producing organic goat cheese since 2007 Sunny Pine Farm has not received any complaints of illness from customers nor has there been any products recalls before this one.

Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 509-997-4812 between 8AM and 6PM PST.

October 8, 2013

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Products Produced at Three Foster Farms Facilities

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that illness caused by strains of Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with raw chicken products produced by Foster Farms at three facilities in California.
At this point in the investigation, FSIS is unable to link the illnesses to a specific product and a specific production period. Raw products from the facilities in question bear one of the establishment numbers inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package:
  • “P6137”
  • “P6137A”
  • “P7632”

The products were mainly distributed to retail outlets in California, Oregon and Washington State.

This public health alert is being issued after an estimated 278 illnesses were recently reported in 18 states, predominantly in California.  The outbreak is continuing. The investigations indicate that consumption of Foster Farms brand chicken and other brand chicken produced at Foster Farms plants are the likely source of this outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections. Illnesses were linked to Foster Farms brand chicken through epidemiologic, laboratory and traceback investigations conducted by local, state, and federal officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with state health departments to monitor the outbreak while FSIS continues its investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and FSIS is prepared to take additional actions or expand the investigation based on new evidence.

FSIS reminds consumers to properly handle raw poultry in a manner to prevent contamination from spreading to other foods and food contact surfaces.

FSIS further reminds consumers of the critical importance of following package cooking instructions for frozen or fresh chicken products and general food safety guidelines when handling and preparing any raw meat or poultry. In particular, while cooking instructions may give a specific number of minutes of cooking for each side of the product in order to attain 165 °F internal temperature, consumers should be aware that actual time may vary depending on the cooking method (broiling, frying, or grilling) and the temperature of the product (chilled versus frozen) so it is important that the final temperature of 165 °F must be reached for safety. Please do not rely on the cooking time for each side of the product, but use a food thermometer.

All poultry products should be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature of 165° F as determined by a food thermometer. Using a food thermometer is the only way to know that food has reached a high enough temperature to destroy foodborne bacteria.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

 

October 7, 2013

Orange County Produce, LLC Recalls Bell Peppers Due to Possible Health Risk

Orange County Produce, LLC (“OC Produce”) is voluntarily working with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) to coordinate a recall of fresh red and green Bell Peppers for potential contamination with Salmonella. The FDA has advised that a random sample of OC Produce Bell peppers has tested positive for Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The Bell Peppers

The red and green Bell Pepper recall is limited to 3 lots (Lot # SB 7 920, 923, 924) containing 1,208 25# cartons of peppers. The source of the contamination is unknown. The lots were distributed to farmer’s markets and wholesale food service within Southern California between September 21 and September 24, 2013. The product was shipped in cases under the OC Harvest (25 pound cartons) labels. The product is typically sold to retail, food service, and farmer’s market level in bulk weight and has no retail packaging associated with it. All retail suppliers that received these affected lots have been notified and were directed to immediately remove and destroy any remaining product in their inventories.

This recall was the result of a random sampling event on September 25, 2013 by the USDA which revealed the presence of Salmonella on some of the product. OC Produce’s recall and traceability program enabled the company to quickly identify the company field and harvest dates of the affected product, which originated in Southern California. OC Produce has ceased the distribution and harvest of product from the implicated field while the FDA, the California Department of Public Health and the company continue their investigation into the source of the contamination.

Consumers who purchased the above described Bell peppers between the dates of September 21 and October 5, 2013 should contact the store, restaurant or farmers market from where they purchased the product and inquire as to whether the affected product was sold by that store, restaurant or farmers market location. If so, the customer should discard or return any unused product to that store for a refund.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Other than the red and green Bell peppers described above, no other OC Produce product has been affected by this recall.

Orange County Produce is proud of its longstanding reputation for safety and quality throughout its operations and has taken immediate precautionary measures to protect public health by issuing this voluntary recall and removing product from the market. OC Produce takes its food safety responsibilities very seriously and is working diligently to investigate and prevent any further occurrence.

Consumer questions may be directed to OC Produce at 949-451-0880 between 8am and 5pm PST.

October 4, 2013

Turkey Hill Ice Cream Recall

Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, Pa., is recalling specific packages of ice cream due to the possibility that some packages may contain metal shavings.
Specific Product identification:
Turkey Hill Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Premium Ice Cream
Size 1 Pint (473 ml)
UPC Code: 0-20735-42005-8
Sell By Date: 10/04/2014 42-092
Turkey Hill Fudge Ripple Premium Ice Cream
Size 1.5 quart (48 Ounce)
UPC Code: 0-20735-11011-9
Sell By Date: 09/30/2014 42-092
Turkey Hill Moose Tracks Stuff’d Frozen Dairy Dessert
Size: 1 Pint (473 ml)
UPC Code: 0-20735-42025-6
Sell By Date: 09/27/2014 42-092

October 3, 2013

OnTime Distribution Inc. Recalls PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC Due To Excessive Levels of Lead

 OnTime Distribution Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is voluntarily recalling PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC because it was found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. Recent analysis of the product found that it contained lead levels as high as 28 and 42 parts per million (ppm).

Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing.

PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC was distributed in New York and New Jersey through retail stores and direct delivery.

This product is packed in two different size clear plastic jars with yellow plastic lids: Net Wt. 8.82 oz./250 gm with UPC 8 31730 00551, and Net Wt. 14.1 oz./400 gm with UPC 8 46656 00209 4. The affected date codes are: BEST BEFORE: 26 OCT 14 and BEST BEFORE: 15 JAN 15.

One illness complaint has been received to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead based on sampling by New York State Health Department and private laboratory testing.

Consumers who have purchased PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC are urged not to consume the product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-417-1100, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm ET.

October 1, 2013

Big Blue Fisheries, Llc Recalls All Smoked Products From All Lots, Various Sizes, in Vacuum Packaging Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Big Blue Fisheries is recalling ALL smoked products from all lots and codes, various sizes, in vacuum packages because the products may not have been properly cooked and have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Because the products may not have been fully processed, product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens could lead to illness if consumed.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Big Blue Fisheries initiated a voluntary recall after Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) conducted a routine inspection and discovered that some of their products may not have been properly cooked. To date, there have been no reported illnesses or consumer complaints.

The firm’s products sold under Big Blue Fisheries brand and Sitka Alaska Smoked Fish were distributed locally in Sitka, Alaska and wholesale nationwide between 09/24/11 to 09/24/13. Products were also sold from internet through the website: http://alaskasmokedfish.com.

Products were sold in vacuum packed plastic packages with labels located on the front that include the pack date and AK#604.

Product Description Weight Pack Date
Pepper Smoked King Salmon ½lb to 1 lb Between 9/24/11 and 9/24/13
Hickory Smoked King Salmon
Teriyaki Smoked King Salmon
Hickory Smoked Black Cod
Smoked Coho Salmon Bellies
Smoked King Salmon Bellies
Hickory Smoked Coho Salmon
Pepper Smoked Coho Salmon
Teriyaki Smoked Coho Salmon
Smoked Wild Silver (Coho) Salmon Filet 1lb to 2.5lbs
Variety Smoke Pack 1.5lbs

Consumers who have purchased affected Big Blue Fisheries smoked salmon products should discard or return them to the place of purchase.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall, including product returns, should contact Big Blue Fisheries, LLC 9 AM – 5 PM Alaska time Monday – Friday at (907) 966-9999.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

For sample of recalled products label, see images below:

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken And Ham Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, Wisc.establishment, is recalling approximately 19,054 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

These products are being recalled in association with a recall by the same company of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled can be found on the FDA’s website here. Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection and include the following:

UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 85239 24103 5 12 oz. Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad 24103 9/24/2013 – 10/14/2013
0 85239 00221 6 6 oz Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad 002216 09/28/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 85239 99017 9 11 oz Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip 99017 10/12/2013 – 11/8/2013
0 85239 10125 4 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary 1010254 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10121 6 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta 101216 10/02/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10122 3 6 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta 101223 10/02/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10024 0 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100240 9/24/2013
0 85239 10023 3 6 oz D’Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100233 9/24/2013
7 33147 10496 5 12 oz Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread 388648 09/28/13 – 10/18/2013
0 11596 06164 1 12 oz Garden Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish 6163 10/03/2013 -10/12-2013
0 41497 05334 6 8 oz Weis Ham Salad 05334 09/27/2013 – 10/02/2013

The products were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. The problem was discovered through microbiological testing at the facility by FDA. FDA, FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (800) 645-3367. Media with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Vice President of Sales, Steve Mueller at (414) 645-1000.

Consumers with food safety questions can &quotAsk Karen,&quot the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/report-a-problem-with-food.

September 24, 2013

Garden Fresh Foods, Inc. Expanded Recalls on Specific Packages of Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to our voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates (see attachment). The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Products are sold in various size containers (6oz to 18oz packages). The products were distributed in the following states: WI, MN, IA, IL, OH, IN, TX, FL, MA, MO, MI, PA, AZ, CA, and distributed to retail stores and food services.

Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Currently there has been no illness or complaints related to this recall.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00AM- 4:30 PM

UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 85239 24105 9 16 oz Market Pantry Macaroni Salad 24105 9/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85329 24104 2 16 oz Market Pantry Mustard Potato Salad 24104 9/25/2013 – 10/15/2013
0 85239 24107 3 16 oz Market Pantry American Style Potato Salad 24107 9/28/2013 – 10/15/2013
0 85239 24106 6 15 oz Market Pantry Coleslaw 24106 10/1/2013 – 10/13/2013
0 85239 20119 0 14 oz Market Pantry Italian Style Pasta Salad 201190 9/20/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 85239 24110 3 16 oz Market Pantry Baked Beans 24110 9/29/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 24108 0 12 oz. Market Pantry Tuna Salad 24108 9/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 24103 5 12 oz. Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad 24103 9/24/2013 – 10/14/2013
0 85239 24109 7 12 oz. Market Pantry Egg Salad 24109 9/26/2013
0 85239 20118 3 16 oz Market Pantry Reduced Fat Macaroni Salad 201183 10/6/2013 – 10/15/2013
0 85329 20016 2 16 oz Market Pantry Reduced Fat Mustard Potato Salad 200162 10/4/2013 – 10/18/2013
0 85239 20115 2 16 oz Market Pantry Reduced Fat American Potato Salad 201152 10/4/2013 – 10/18/2013
0 85239 20117 6 15 oz Market Pantry Reduced Fat Coleslaw 201176 9/30/2013 – 10/18/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 85239 40219 1 16 oz Archer Farms Steakhouse Potato 402191 9/28/2013 – 10/14/2013
0 85239 40218 4 8 oz Archer Farms Steakhouse Potato 402184 09/22/2013 – 10/14/2013
0 85239 99015 5 11 oz Archer Farms Artichoke Spinach Dip 99015 09/26/2013 – 10/20/2013
0 85239 69053 6 18 oz Archer Farms Artichoke Spinach Dip 69053 09/26/2013 – 11/2/2013
0 85239 99019 3 11 oz Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip 99019 10/11/2013 – 11/9/2013
0 85239 40210 8 16 oz Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad 402108 09/27/2013 – 10/11/2013
0 85239 00221 6 6 oz Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad 002216 09/28/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 85239 99017 9 11 oz Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip 99017 10/12/2013 – 11/8/2013
0 85239 69052 9 11 oz Archer Farms Spinach Dip 99010 10/5/2013 – 10/26/2013
0 85239 69053 6 18 oz Archer Farms Spinach Dip 69052 10/5/2013 – 10/26/2013
0 85239 69048 2 11 oz Archer Farms Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Dip 69048 10/5/2013 – 11/2/2013
0 85239 99014 8 12 oz Archer Farms Vanilla Crème Dip 99014 10/4/2013 – 11/2/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 85239 10125 4 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary 1010254 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10121 6 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta 101216 10/02/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10122 3 6 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta 101223 10/02/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10024 0 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100240 9/24/2013
0 85239 10023 3 6 oz D’Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100233 9/24/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11596 06170 2 12 oz Roundy’s Artichoke Spinach Dip 6170 10/7/2013 – 11/3/2013
0 11150 52604 3 12 oz Roundy’s Taco Dip 52604 10/8/2013 – 11/4/2013
0 11150 52603 6 12 oz Roundy’s Dill Dip 52603 10/11/2013 – 11/3/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11596 14016 2 16 oz Grandpa’s German Potato Salad 4016 9/23/2013 – 10/18/2013
0 11596 14028 5 16 oz Grandpa’s Cole Slaw 4028 9/23/2013 – 10/8/2013
0 11596 14066 7 16 oz Grandpa’s Macaroni Salad 4066 9/23/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 11596 14012 4 16 oz Grandpa’s Deviled Egg Potato Salad 4012 9/24/2013 – 10/3/2013
0 11596 14027 8 16 oz Grandpa’s Potato Salad 4027 9/24/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 11596 14061 2 16 oz Grandpa’s Red Skin Potato Salad 4061 9/24/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 11596 14068 1 16 oz Grandpa’s Steakhouse Potato Salad 4068 9/24/2013 – 10/9/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11596 06200 6 12 oz Maggie’s White Fruit Dip 6200 9/25/2013 – 10/3/2013
0 11596 06201 3 12 oz Maggie’s Taco Dip 6201 10/8/2013 – 11/4/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11596 06143 6 15 oz Fresh Salsa Serrano Spicy 6143 9/28/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
7 33147 00007 6 16 oz Finest Traditions Deluxe Potato Salad 38768 9/23/2013 – 10/3/2013
7 33147 10554 2 8 oz Finest Traditions Dill Dip 38988 9/23/2013 – 10/10/2013
7 33147 10496 5 12 oz Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread 388648 09/28/13 – 10/18/2013
7 33147 00025 0 16 oz Finest Traditions Homemade-Style Cole Slaw 38858 9/23/2013 – 10/10/2013
7 33147 10540 5 8 oz Finest Traditions Southwest Dip 38996 9/23/2013 – 10/10/2013
7 33147 10538 2 8 oz Finest Traditions Spinach Dip 38992 9/23/2013 – 10/10/2013
7 33147 00161 5 16 oz Finest Traditions Smoky Baked Beans 38854 9/23/2013 – 9/30/2013
7 33147 00019 9 16 oz Finest Traditions Homestyle Potato Salad 38860 9/25/2013 – 10/10/2013
7 33147 00018 2 16 oz Finest Traditions Macaroni Salad 38856 9/23/2013 – 10/3/2013
7 33147 10556 6 8 oz Finest Traditions Taco Dip 38984 9/23/2013 – 10/10/2013
7 33147 10487 3 6 x 12 oz Finest Traditions Tuna Salad Spread 38622 10/01/2013 – 10/02/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11596 06180 1 12 oz Chef’s Kitchen Cucumber Dill Dip 6180 10/18/2013 – 11/3/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11596 14018 6 16 oz Garden-Fresh Macaroni Salad 4018 9/23/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 11596 14015 5 16 oz Garden-Fresh American Potato Salad 4015 9/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 11596 06164 1 12 oz Garden Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish 6163 10/03/2013 -10/12-2013
0 11596 14010 0 16 oz Garden-Fresh Mustard Potato Salad 4010 9/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 11596 14022 3 16 oz Garden-Fresh Creamy Cole Slaw 4022 9/25/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 11596 14017 9 16 oz Garden-Fresh German Potato Salad 4017 9/25/2013 – 9/30/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 41497 05837 2 16 oz Weis Creamy Cole Slaw 05837 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 41497 05838 9 16 oz Weis Orginal Potato Salad 05383 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 41497 05839 6 16 oz Weis Orginal Macaroni Salad 5839 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 41497 05841 9 16 oz Weis Potato with Egg Salad 05841 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 41497 05844 0 16 oz Weis Amish Macaroni Salad 05844 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 41497 05845 7 16 oz Weis Amish Potato Salad 05845 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 41497 05848 8 16 oz Weis Red Potato Salad 05848 09/24/2013 – 10/08/2013
0 41497 05849 5 16 oz Weis Old Fashion Cole Slaw 05849 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 41497 05334 6 8 oz Weis Ham Salad 05334 09/27/2013 – 10/02/2013
0 41497 05345 2 6 x 8 oz Weis Tuna Salad 05345 09/24/2013 – 10/14/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11213 90320 0 16 oz Spartan American Potato Salad 4070 09/24/2013 – 10/02/2013
0 11213 90322 4 16 oz Spartan Cole Slaw 4072 09/23/2013 – 10/08/2013
0 11213 90321 7 16 oz Spartan Macaroni Salad 4073 09/23/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 11213 90319 4 16 oz Spartan Mustard Potato Salad 4071 09/23/2013 – 10/08/2013
UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 11596 14060 5 16 oz Portillo’s Gourmet Red Skin Potato Salad 4060 9/26/2013 – 10/10/2013
September 6, 2013

 

General Mills Recalls Refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls With Icing for Broken Plastic

General Mills announced today a voluntary Class II recall of a limited quantity of refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing.

No other flavors or varieties of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls or Pillsbury dough products are being recalled.   Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls and Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls are not included in this recall.

This action is being taken as a precaution because the dough may contain fragments from a broken piece of plastic on the production line.  These products are sold in grocery stores nationally.  No other Pillsbury dough products are being recalled.

Only specific 8-count single and double packages with certain date codes of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing are being recalled:

Product                                                                                  Better if Used Date on Package
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing 30OCT2013 and 31OCT2013
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing 2-pack 18OCT2013, 26OCT2013 and
31OCT2013

Consumers who have products covered by this recall are urged to contact General Mills for a replacement.  Consumers with questions may contact General Mills toll-free at 1-800-775-4777.

 

September 5, 2013

Chobani, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Greek Yogurt Because of Product Concerns

 

Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling Greek Yogurt.

The company has ceased the distribution of the product due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness as the company continues its investigation to identify the root cause.

The potentially affected product was distributed nationwide from its Twin Falls, Idaho facility and was delivered to consumers through retail and club stores.

The products subject to recall are identified as follows:

Best By Date Codes IMS Number Chobani Branded Products UPC Codes
Sep 11 –13 (four digit time stamp)
to
Oct 07-13 (four digit time stamp)
16-012 (three digit line number) Chobani 6 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani 16 oz. tubs – all flavors
Chobani 32 oz. tubs – all flavors
Chobani 3.5 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani Bite™ 3.5 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani Flip™ 5.3 oz. containers – all flavors
Chobani Champions® cups 3.5 oz. – all flavors
Chobani Champions® tubes 2.25 oz., 8, 16 and 36 count – all flavors
See attached list.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard the product and may contact the company’s Customer Loyalty Team at chobani.com/care or call us at 877-847-6181 between the hours of 9am and 5pm ET. Our team is diligently working to coordinate replacements or refunds and will be in touch as soon as possible during this time of very high contact volumes.

The quality of Chobani products and the trust of its consumers are the company’s primary concern, and it sincerely apologizes to its consumers impacted by this issue. Chobani holds itself to the highest standards and is committed to fully transparent and decisive action to rectify any identified issues.

This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

LIST OF RECALLED PRODUCTS

Description UPC Code
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Plain 8-94700-01001-4
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Vanilla 8-94700-01002-1
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Honey 8-94700-01003-8
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Strawberry 8-94700-01004-5
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Blueberry 8-94700-01005-2
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Peach 8-94700-01006-9
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Lemon 8-94700-01009-0
12/6 oz. Chobani 2% Pineapple 8-94700-01010-6
12/6 oz. Chobani 2% Passion Fruit 8-94700-01011-3
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Raspberry 8-94700-01012-0
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Pomegranate 8-94700-01015-1
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Black Cherry 8-94700-01016-8
12/6 oz Chobani 0% Apple Cinnamon 8-94700-01017-5
12/6 oz. Chobani 2% Plain 8-94700-01031-1
12/6 oz. Chobani 2% StrawberryBanana 8-94700-01032-8
12/6 oz. Chobani 2% Mango 8-94700-01033-5
12/6 oz Chobani 0% Blood Orange 8-94700-01034-2
12/6 oz Chobani 2% Banana 8-94700-01044-1
12/6 oz Chobani 0% Pear 8-18290-01202-9
12/6 oz Chobani 2% Apricot 8-18290-01258-6
12/6 oz Chobani 0% Blackberry 8-18290-01259-3
12/6 oz. Chobani 0% Key Lime Blend 8-18290-01271-5
12/6 oz. Chobani 2% Coconut Blend 8-18290-01273-9
12/6 oz. Chobani 2% Orange Vanilla Blend 8-18290-01274-6
15/6 oz Chobani Blue 0% Club Pack, BB, Straw, Peach 8-18290-01216-6
6/6 oz. Chobani 0% Peach 8-94700-01030-4
6/6 oz Chobani 2% Pineapple 8-94700-01038-0
6/6 oz Chobani 0% Black Cherry 8-94700-01039-7
6/6 oz Chobani 0% Strawberry 8-94700-01040-3
6/6 oz Chobani 0% Blueberry 8-94700-01041-0
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Key Lime Blend 8-18290-01275-3
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Raspberry Blend 8-18290-01276-0
6/4/6oz Chobani 2% Coconut Blend 8-18290-01277-7
6/4/6oz Chobani 2% Orange Vanilla Blend 8-18290-01278-4
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Vanilla Blend 8-18290-01279-1
6/4/6oz Chobani 2% Strawberry Banana Blend 8-18290-01280-7
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Strawberry FOB 8-18290-01281-4
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Blueberry FOB 8-18290-01282-1
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Black Cherry FOB 8-18290-01283-8
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Peach FOB 8-18290-01284-5
6/4/6oz Chobani 2% Pineapple FOB 8-18290-01285-2
6/4/6oz Chobani 0% Blackberry FOB 8-18290-01286-9
6/16 oz Chobani 0% Plain 8-94700-01007-6
6/16 oz Chobani 0%Vanilla 8-94700-01008-3
6/16 oz Chobani 2% Mango Blended 8-94700-01018-2
6/16 oz Chobani 0% Peach Blended 8-94700-01029-8
6/16 oz Chobani 2% Plain 8-94700-01037-3
6/16 oz Chobani 2% Van Choc Chunk Blended 8-94700-01045-8
6/16 oz Chobani 2% Pineapple Blended 8-94700-01046-5
6/16 oz Chobani 0% Blueberry Blended 8-94700-01055-7
6/16 oz Chobani 0% Black Cherry Blended 8-94700-01056-4
6/32 oz. Chobani 0% Plain 8-94700-01013-7
6/32 oz. Chobani 0% Vanilla 8-94700-01014-4
6/32 oz. Chobani 0% Strawberry 8-94700-01026-7
6/32 oz. Chobani 2% Plain 8-94700-01043-4
6/32 oz. Chobani 0% Plain Club Pack 8-94700-10184-2
6/4/3.5 oz Champions 1.5% Van Choc Chunk 8-94700-01048-9
6/4/3.5 oz Champions 1.5% Very Berry 8-94700-01049-6
6/4/3.5 oz Champions 1.5% Banana Honey 8-94700-01052-6
6/4/3.5 oz Champions 1.5% Orange Vanilla 8-94700-01058-8
6/4/3.5oz Champions 2% Strawberry 8-18290-01261-6
6/4/3.5oz Champions 2% Blueberry 8-18290-01262-3
6/4/3.5oz Champions 2% Strawberry Banana 8-18290-01263-0
6/4/3.5oz Champions 2% Dragonfruit 8-18290-01264-7
6/4/3.5 oz Chobani 0% Bite Raspberry w/ Dark Chocolate Chips 8-18290-01208-1
6/4/3.5 oz Chobani 0% Bite Coffee w/ Dark Chocolate Chips 8-18290-01209-8
6/4/3.5 oz Chobani 2% Bite Fig w/ Orange Zest 8-18290-01210-4
6/4/3.5 oz Chobani 2% Bite Caramel w/ Pineapple 8-18290-01211-1
6/4/3.5 oz Chobani 2% Bite Honey Ginger 8-18290-01213-5
6/4/3.5 oz Chobani 0% Bite Mint Chocolate Chunk 8-18290-01293-7
3/8/3.5oz Chobani 0% Strawberry/Peach 8-18290-01287-6
3/8/3.5oz Chobani 0% Strawberry/Blueberry 8-18290-01288-3
3/8/3.5oz Chobani 0% Black Cherry/Blackberry 8-18290-01289-0
3/8/3.5oz Chobani 2% Mango/Pineapple 8-18290-01290-6
4/4/3.5 oz 2% Champions Club BH/VB 8-94700-10102-6
8/8/2.25 oz 1.5% Jammin Strawberry 8-18290-01204-3
8/8/2.25 oz 1.5% Rockin Blueberry 8-18290-01205-0
8/8/2.25 oz 1.5% Chillin Cherry 8-18290-01206-7
8/8/2.25 oz 1.5% Swirlin Strawberry Banana 8-18290-01207-4
8/8/2.25 oz 2% Flyin’ Dragon Fruit 8-18290-01265-4
6/16/2.25 oz Champs 1.5% Rockin Blueberry & Jammin Strawberry 8-18290-01225-8
6/16/2.25 oz 1.5% Chillin Cherry & Swirlin Strawberry Banana 8-18290-01240-1
6/36/2.25 oz Champs 1.5% CP Rockin Blueberry & Jammin Strawberry 8-18290-01230-2
12/5.3 oz Chobani 0% Flip Strawberry Sunrise 8-18290-01226-5
12/5.3 oz Chobani 1.5% Flip Key Lime Crumble 8-18290-01227-2
12/5.3 oz Chobani 1.5% Flip Almond Coco Loco 8-18290-01228-9
12/5.3 oz Chobani 0% Flip Vanilla Golden Crunch 8-18290-01229-6
12/5.3 oz. Chobani 0% Flip Blueberry Power 8-18290-01247-0
12/5.3 oz. Chobani 1.5% Flip Peachy Pistachio 8-18290-01248-7
12/5.3 oz. Chobani 2% Flip Tropical Escape 8-18290-01249-4
12/5.3 oz. Chobani 2% Flip Nutty for Nana 8-18290-01260-9

 

August 31, 2013

Garden-fresh Foods, Inc. Recalls Spartan Fresh Selection American Potato Salad in 16 Oz. Packages Because of Possible Health Risk

Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. of Milwaukee Wisconsin is recalling A Limited Quantity of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad In 16 oz. Packages, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad was distributed by Spartan Stores in the State of Michigan and Toledo Ohio.

The affected Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad is packaged in square 16 oz. plastic retail containers with a UPC Code Number 0 11213 90320 0 and a USE BY DATE of 09/06/13/04.

There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this product.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 16 oz. packages of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad with a USE BY DATE OF 09/06/13/04.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not open the package or use the contents. Instead, they should return the product to the location of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions can contact Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
August 18, 2013
Buurma Farms, Inc. Recalls Fresh Cilantro Due to Possible Health Risk

Buurma Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 boxes of Cilantro Lot #02D312A4. Buurma Farms recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Buurma Farms, Inc. has not received any case of reported illness related to this product to date.

The Cilantro was sold to distributors in Michigan on August 3, 2013. The product was also shipped to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The Cilantro, which was distributed through Meijer and Ben B Schwartz and Sons in Michigan the week of August 5-9, could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Cilantro has a Buurma Farms twist-tie on it.

Product affected by the recall is:
Cilantro, fresh, UPC #4889, Lot #02D312A4, GTIN: 0 33383 80104 9
Product is sold in ~4 oz. bunches with a Product of USA Buurma Farms #4889 labeled twist tie,

Consumers who may have purchased this product should return or dispose of the product.

Buurma Farms Inc. became aware of this issue after the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted a routine test on a sample obtained at Ben B Schwartz and found that sample contained the bacteria. The recall does not affect any other Buurma Farms produce products.

Upon learning of the potential contamination, Buurma Farms quickly alerted the retailer and wholesaler and requested they remove the produce from their shelves. The source of the contamination is still under investigation. To date Buurma Farms has not been able to find any other evidence of contamination within their supply chain. Buurma Farms, Inc. is fully co-operating with the FDA in its investigation.

Buurma Farms Inc. is committed to consumer safety. We have product handling and food safety protocols in place to assure we provide our retailers, wholesalers, and their customers with fresh, safe, and healthy products. Our audits by an independent third party laboratory rated our procedures as superior in the industry.

Customers who have questions may contact Buurma Farms Inc. at 419-935-6411, Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm Eastern. A list of possible retailers who may have received this product is listed below.

Coastal Produce

201 S. Green St

Detroit

MI

48203

Johnny Pompdoro

3206 Middlebelt Rd

Farmington Hills

MI

48334

Preferred Brands

1850 Southfield Rd

Lincoln Park

MI

48146

Meijer

700 W. Norton Avenue

Muskegon

MI

49441

Meijer

2425 Alpine Ave., N.W.

Grand Rapids

MI

49544

Meijer

5800 Gull Road

Kalamazoo

MI

49048

Meijer

5121 S. Westnedge Avenue

Portage

MI

49002

Meijer

5125 W. Saginaw Hwy

Lansing

MI

48917

Meijer

6200 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

Lansing

MI

48911

Meijer

2055 W. Grand River Ave.

Okemos

MI

48864

Meijer

0-550 Baldwin Street

Jenison

MI

49428

Meijer

3825 Carpenter Road

Ypsilanti

MI

48197

Meijer

4333 W. Pierson Road

Flint

MI

48504

Meijer

2333 S. Center Road

Burton

MI

48519

Meijer

2777 Airport Road

Jackson

MI

49202

Meijer

45001 Ford Road

Canton

MI

48187

Meijer

3955 US 31 South

Traverse City

MI

49684

Meijer

5150 Coolidge Hwy

Royal Oak

MI

48073

Meijer

14640 Pardee Road

Taylor

MI

48180

Meijer

5500 Clyde Park Avenue SW

Wyoming

MI

49509

Meijer

1920 Pipestone Road

Benton Harbor

MI

49022

Meijer

8400 Gratiot Road

Saginaw

MI

48609

Meijer

3360 Tittabawassee Road

Saginaw

MI

48604

Meijer

2474 W. Hill Road

Flint

MI

48507

Meijer

217 East US Highway 223

Adrian

MI

49221

Meijer

8650 W. Grand River Ave.

Brighton

MI

48116

Meijer

746 E. 16th Street

Holland

MI

49423

Meijer

2980 Wilder Rd.

Bay City

MI

48706

Meijer

5531 28th Street S.E.

Grand Rapids

MI

49512

Meijer

2200 Tiffin Avenue

Findlay

OH

45840

Meijer

1350 W. Lake Lansing Road

East Lansing

MI

48823

Meijer

4200 Highland Road

Waterford

MI

48328

Meijer

20401 Haggerty Road

Northville

MI

48167

Meijer

36600 VanDyke Avenue

Sterling Heights

MI

48312

Meijer

3333 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson

MI

49202

Meijer

3175 S. Rochester Road

Rochester Hills

MI

48307

Meijer

30800 Little Mack Road

Roseville

MI

48066

Meijer

3145 Ann Arbor-Saline Road

Ann Arbor

MI

48103

Meijer

15055 Hall Road

Shelby Twp.

MI

48315

Meijer

1700 N. Telegraph Road

Monroe

MI

48162

Meijer

37201 Warren Road

Westland

MI

48185

Meijer

1015 Pickard Street

Mt. Pleasant

MI

48858

Meijer

22600 Allen Road

Woodhaven

MI

48183

Meijer

1800 Holton Road

Muskegon

MI

49445

Meijer

9701 Belleville Road

Belleville

MI

48111

Meijer

27255 23 Mile Road

Chesterfield

MI

48051

Meijer

7300 Eastman Avenue

Midland

MI

48642

Meijer

1703 Haggerty Hwy

Commerce

MI

48390

Meijer

2591 East M21

Corunna

MI

48817

Meijer

1391 Conant Street

Maumee

OH

43537

Meijer

1725 S. Wheeling Street

Oregon

OH

43616

Meijer

7240 W. Central Avenue

Toledo

OH

43617

Meijer

1500 E. Alexis Road

Toledo

OH

43612

Meijer

6660 W. Main Street

Kalamazoo

MI

49009

Meijer

49900 Grand River Avenue

Wixom

MI

48393

Meijer

16300 Fort Street

Southgate

MI

48195

Meijer

1555 DeMille Road

Lapeer

MI

48446

Meijer

4702 Milan Road

Sandusky

OH

44870

Meijer

34835 Utica Road

Fraser

MI

48026

Meijer

5150 Franklin St.

Michigan City

IN

46360

Meijer

2111 East Wooster Street

Bowling Green

OH

43402

Meijer

1997 E. Beltline Ave. N.E.

Grand Rapids

MI

49525

Meijer

4775 24th Avenue

Fort Gratiot

MI

48059

Meijer

611 W. Lincoln Hwy, Ste. A

Merrillville

IN

46410

Meijer

225 N. Weber Road

Bolingbrook

IL

60490

Meijer

10138 Indianapolis Blvd.

Highland

IN

46322

Meijer

8605 East 34 Road

Cadillac

MI

49601

Meijer

3883 E. Grand River Ave.

Howell

MI

48843

Meijer

5645 Jackson Rd.

Ann Arbor

MI

48103

Meijer

550 Hull Road

Mason

MI

48854

Meijer

800 S. US Highway 131, Ste. A

Three Rivers

MI

49093

Meijer

8401 26 Mile Road

Washington

MI

48094

Meijer

808 N. Route 59

Aurora

IL

60504

Meijer

620 East Chicago Rd.

Coldwater

MI

49036

Meijer

15000 U.S. 31

Grand Haven

MI

49417

Meijer

855 S. Randall Rd.

St. Charles

IL

60174

Meijer

815 S. Randall Rd.

Elgin

IL

60123

Meijer

800 Brown Rd.

Auburn Hills

MI

48326

Meijer

595 N. Pine Rd.

Bay City

MI

48708

Meijer

13000 Middlebelt Rd.

Livonia

MI

48150

Meijer

137 Elliott Rd.

Defiance

OH

43512

Meijer

1195 M-89

Plainwell

MI

49080

Meijer

3900 W. US Hwy 10

Ludington

MI

49431

Meijer

1167 E. Clinton Trl

Charlotte

MI

48813

Meijer

6405 B Drive North

Battle Creek

MI

49014

Meijer

8850 Shaver Rd.

Portage

MI

49024

Meijer

900 N. Lapeer Rd.

Oxford

MI

48371

Meijer

130 S. Gary Ave.

Bloomingdale

IL

60108

Meijer

1801 Marketplace Dr. S.E.

Caledonia

MI

49316

Meijer

606 S. Greenville West Dr.

Greenville

MI

48838

Meijer

15400 Waldron Way

Big Rapids

MI

49307

Meijer

11901 Fulton St. E.

Lowell

MI

49331

Meijer

400 S. Randall Rd.

Algonquin

IL

60102

Meijer

3710 Dix Highway

Lincoln Park

MI

48146

Meijer

12821 Cross Over Dr.

DeWitt

MI

48820

Meijer

730 E. Saginaw Hwy

Grand Ledge

MI

48837

Meijer

10055 Olde US 20

Rossford

OH

43460

Meijer

9515 Birch Run Road

Birch Run

MI

48415

Meijer

13521 S. Route 59

Plainfield

IL

60544

Meijer

755 E. Boughton Rd.

Bolingbrook

IL

60440

Meijer

315 Wilson Ave., N.W.

Grand Rapids

MI

49534

Meijer

3320 W. Shore Drive

Holland

MI

49424

Meijer

2253 N. Richmond Rd.

McHenry

IL

60050

Meijer

3434 Century Center St., S.W.

Grandville

MI

49418

Meijer

1005 E. 13 Mile Rd.

Madison Heights

MI

48071

Meijer

2799 10 Mile Rd., N.E.

Rockford

MI

49341

Meijer

6001 Highland Rd.

White Lake

MI

48383

Meijer

1301 Meijer Drive

Rolling Meadows

IL

60008

Meijer

205 S. Range Rd.

Marysville

MI

48040

Meijer

28800 Telegraph Rd.

Southfield

MI

48034

Meijer

5300 Harvey St.

Muskegon

MI

49444

Meijer

3565 Fairlane Drive

Allen Park

MI

48101

Meijer

29505 Mound Rd.

Warren

MI

48092

Meijer

2700 Route 34

Oswego

IL

60543

Meijer

36865 26 Mile Rd.

Lenox

MI

48048

Meijer

40445 S. Groesbeck Hwy.

Clinton Twp.

MI

48036

Meijer

8089 Lapeer Road

Davison

MI

48423

Meijer

2160 Hartland Rd.

Hartland

MI

48353

Meijer

3700 17 Mile Rd., N.E.

Cedar Springs

MI

49319

Meijer

250 Meijer Drive

Gaylord

MI

49735

Meijer

5019 Red Arrow Hwy

Stevensville

MI

49127

Meijer

7157 E. Saginaw St.

East Lansing

MI

48823

Meijer

1201 Lears Road

Petoskey

MI

49770

Meijer

4141 Morrish Rd.

Swartz Creek

MI

48473

Meijer

3610 Marketplace Circle

Rochester Hills

MI

48309

Meijer

9000 W. Golf Rd.

Niles

IL

60714

Meijer

15701 S. 71st Ct.

Orland Park

IL

60462

Meijer

950 Winston Plaza

Melrose Park

IL

60160

Meijer

7111 W. Cermak Rd.

Berwyn

IL

60402

Meijer

9200 S. Western Ave.

Evergreen Park

IL

60805

Meijer

6050 US Highway 6

Portage

IN

46368

Meijer

2770 S. State Rd.

Ionia

MI

48846

Meijer

1540 28th Street S.E.

Grand Rapids

MI

49508

Meijer

3757 Plainfield Avenue N.E.

Grand Rapids

MI

49525

Meijer

2191 Columbia Avenue West

Battle Creek

MI

49015

Meijer

1301 W. Eight Mile Rd.

Detroit

MI

48203

August 17, 2013
Voluntary Recall of Limited Lots of Maple Almond Butter Jars and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Jars

Justin’s has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Maple Almond Butter 16oz jars and its Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz jars due to the presence of foreign metallic fragments in unpackaged nut butter. While no metal has been found in any individual jars, out of an abundance of caution, Justin’s initiated this voluntary recall. There have been no consumer complaints, illnesses or injuries reported to date.

Only the following products are affected:

Maple Almond Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000322, Case UPC 894455002135)
Lot Code 188 (Best By Date 07/07/14)
Lot Code 190 (Best By Date 07/09/14)
Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000490, Case UPC 894455000612)
Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
Lot Code 192 (Best By Date 07/11/14)

The “Best By” date can be located on the label of the jar between the UPC bar code and the nutrition facts panel. No other Justin’s products are involved in this recall.

The products were distributed nationally to numerous retailers and were available for purchase on the internet from 07/18/13 to 08/14/13.

Justin’s is committed to providing high-quality products, and the safety of our consumers is the company’s utmost priority. Consumers who have purchased the product can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. For additional questions please contact the company at 303-449-9559 or comments@justins.com, or visit www.justins.com for more information. Phone lines are staffed from 9-5pm MST, Monday through Friday.

About Justin’s:

Justin’s, a pioneer in the natural food industry, produces organic and all-natural nut butter spreads, peanut butter cups and candy bars. Justin’s was founded in 2004 as owner Justin Gold began making homemade nut butters using a food processor in his home kitchen, and selling them at the Boulder Farmers’ Market. Justin’s Nut Butters are available in 16oz jars, 1.15oz squeeze packs and .5oz squeeze packs in eight delicious flavors: Chocolate Almond, Maple Almond, Honey Almond, Classic Almond, Vanilla Almond, Honey Peanut, Classic Peanut and Chocolate Hazelnut. Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups are available 1.4oz, two-cup packs and .5oz single-cup packs in Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate. Justin’s Candy Bars are available in 2oz bars in three flavors: Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Peanut and Milk Chocolate Almond. For more information please visit: www.justins.com.

August 7, 2013
Heeren Brothers Recalls Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk

Heeren Brothers Produce is recalling approximately 5,400 cantaloupes because of a possible health risk to consumers.

The produce, which was distributed to small, independent grocers in Michigan July 23-26, has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded and not consumed. The cantaloupes are Athena Cantaloupes, but have no stickers or other markings that identify them as such.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with weak immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Heeren Brothers Produce has not received any case of reported illnesses related to this product to date. The recall does not affect any other Heeren Brothers Produce products.

Heeren Brothers Produce became aware of this issue after the Food & Drug Administration conducted a routine sampling and found the cantaloupes contained the bacteria.

After receiving notice from the FDA, Heeren Brothers Produce immediately alerted retailers and requested that they remove the produce from their shelves. Heeren Brothers Produce has also contacted the supplier of the cantaloupes. The source of the potential issue is still under investigation. Heeren Brothers Produce is cooperating fully with the FDA.

Heeren Brothers Produce is committed to consumer safety. We have product handling and safety protocols in place to assure that we provide our retailers and their customers with fresh, safe and healthy products. A recent audit by an independent, third-party laboratory rated our procedures as excellent in the industry.

Consumers who have questions may contact Heeren Brothers Produce at 616.452.2101 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 1, 2013
Beef Recall due to Possible E. Coli Contamination
No report of illnesses as of yet.

August 1, 2013
Whole Foods Market recalls Trois Comtois Morbier cheese because of possible health risk

Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling Trois Comtois Morbier cheese in the Mid Atlantic, Southwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific and Midwest regions. This cheese is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Trois Comtois Morbier comes in wheels approximately 11 lbs. each, which are then cut and wrapped in varying weights and are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label. Below is a list of how the cheese was labeled, including PLU code, according to the state in which it was sold. This recall includes all “best by” dates sold in Whole Foods Market stores in the states listed below.
State Labeled as PLU
Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas Morbier Raw Milk 293358
Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C. Morbier AOC Le Trois 293608
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin Morbier Raw Milk French Cheese 293358
Southern California, Hawaii, Arizona Morbier Raw Milk 293358
Northern California and Nevada (Reno store only) Morbier Les Trois Comtois 293608

To date, no illnesses have been reported to Whole Foods Market. This recall is in response to a recall by Trois Comtois in Poligny, France. Whole Foods Market is one of many retailers affected by this recall, as the product is also purchased by grocery stores, restaurants, and individual mail orders.

Signage is posted in all Whole Foods Market Mid Atlantic, Southwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific and Midwest stores to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Additional information can be found on the recall page disclaimer icon of wholefoodsmarket.com disclaimer icon .

July 30, 2013
Lipari Foods Recalls Wholey Peeled Cooked Tail-on 31/40 Count Shrimp Because of Possible Health Risk

Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is recalling Wholey peeled, cooked, tail-on 31/40 count shrimp, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled cooked shrimp was distributed to manufacturers and retailers in the following states: Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana over the course of two days: July 25, 2013 and July 26, 2013. Of the 1336 recalled cases that Lipari Foods received, only 32 cases are left in commerce that have yet to be recovered.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product was received by Lipari Foods from a supplier in Indonesia and cleared for distribution by FDA inspectors on July, 24 2013. On July 26, 2013, Lipari Foods was informed that the FDA mistakenly released the product, which had sampled positive for Salmonella contamination. Lipari Foods immediately ceased the distribution of this product, initiated recall procedures, and contacted all customers who have received the contaminated product.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (586) 447-3500 Monday to Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

Product Information;

Item Number: 399103
Item Description: COOKED SHRIMP PEELED TAIL-ON 31/40 FINISHED COUNT
Brand: Wholey
Package Size: 1 Pound bag
UPC Number: 094776074556
Lot Numbers: 30081, 10081, 70081, 30084, and 00884

July 24, 2013

Olam Tomato Processors, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Mild and Medium Chunky Salsa Because It May Contain Large Glass Pieces

 

Olam Tomato Processors, Inc., today announced the voluntary recall of three production codes of Chunky Salsa because it may contain large glass pieces. The production codes for the Mild Chunky Salsa (UPC 3927759137) are L12142 (Best By Date June 2015) and L04093 (Best By Date October 2015) and for the Medium Chunky Salsa (UPC 3927759139) is L01313 (Best By Date July 2015). The labels of the affected product will say distributed by Greenbrier International, Inc. Pictures of the affected product appear at the end of this press release. This product was sold at Dollar Tree and Deals ‘stores, Dollar Express and Dollar Bill$.

The voluntary recall is limited to these three lots of production, which were distributed nationwide. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of Chunky Salsa products are affected by this recall. This voluntary action is being taken after reports by a total of three consumers that glass had been found in the product. No injuries have been reported. This recall is being undertaken in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health.

Due to the popularity of the product and proactive measures that have been taken, it is believed that no product remains in retail distribution. For this reason, consumers are asked to examine their refrigerator and pantry for specific packages of Mild Chunky Salsa, UPC 3927759137, production codes L12142 (Best By Date June 2015) and L04093 (Best By Date October 2015) and Medium Chunky Salsa, UPC 3927759139, production code L01313 (Best By Date July 2015). To locate the production code, consumers should look on the glass jar itself below the cap and above the label. Pictures of product bearing the affected lot codes appear at the end of this press release.

Consumers who may have purchased the recalled Chunky Salsa should not consume the product, but instead should return it to the store for a full refund.

Olam Tomato Processors is dedicated to product quality, and the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, Olam Tomato Processors has voluntarily initiated this recall. We apologize to consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this voluntary product recall.

July 18, 2013
Hagee Foods Inc. dba Penny’s Salsa Inc. Recalls Hummus Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Hagee Foods Inc. dba Penny’s Salsa Inc., is recalling hummus products listed in the attached table because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The retail hummus products come in 8 oz. and 12 oz. clear plastic packages and were distributed to retail stores and food service accounts in Oregon and Washington with the Penny’s Salsa, Tacoma Boys and Harbor Greens labels. The USE BY dates 7/13/2013-8/25/2013 are printed on the side of the top lid.

Vegetable trays 8 oz and Snack packs 8 oz, which include 1.5 oz plastic containers of creamy hummus labeled Made in the Pacific North West, are packaged in black plastic trays with clear plastic lids. These products were distributed in Oregon and Washington. The USE BY dates 7/13/2013-7/24/2013 are on the underside of these trays.

Hummus for foodservice is packaged in 25 lb. bulk boxes. USE BY dates 7/13/2013-8/25/2013 are printed on the master shipper labels. This product was distributed in Washington.

The above hummus products were shipped from 5/27/13 to 7/14/13. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 12 ounce containers of Hummus.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA, WSDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any size of Penny’s Salsa Hummus are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-797-2572.
UPC Number Product
7 49404 83061 4 Penny’s Garlic Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 90971 6 Penny’s Creamy Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 32368 0 Penny’s Hummus De Gallo 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 51848 2 Penny’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 91368 3 Penny’s Jalapeño Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 70200 3 Penny’s Black Bean Hummus 12 oz (340 g)
7 49404 80515 5 Harbor Greens Black Bean Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80717 3 Harbor Greens Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80313 7 Harbor Greens Jalapeño Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80414 1 Harbor Greens Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80616 9 Harbor Greens Hummus De Gallo 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 80212 3 Harbor Greens Garlic Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90515 2 Tacoma Boys Black Bean Hummus 8 oz (227 g)
7 49404 90414 8 Tacoma Boys Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90313 4 Tacoma Boys Jalapeño Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90717 0 Tacoma Boys Sun Dried Tomato Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90212 0 Tacoma Boys Garlic Hummus 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 90616 6 Tacoma Boys Hummus De Gallo 8 oz (227g)
7 49404 98020 3 Vegetable tray 8 OZ. Ingredients: Carrot Sticks, Celery, Grape Tomatoes, Creamy Hummus
7 49404 30002 5 Vegetable tray 8 OZ. Ingredients: Carrot Sticks, Pretzels, Grapes, Creamy Hummus
07494041923679 Penny’s Salsa Inc. Snack Pack w/Hummus Grapes, Carrots and Pretzels 8 oz
07494041923606 Penny’s Salsa Inc. Snack Pack w/Hummus Celery, Carrots, Tomato 8 oz
No UPC Penny’s Salsa Creamy Original Hummus 25 LB

July 14, 2013

Olde Thompson Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano 2.2 Oz Glass Jars With Cork Closure Due to Possible Salmonella Risk


Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA in cooperation with the FDA is recalling Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano packaged in a 2.2 oz. glass jar with cork closure, Lot #: 060367, 060692, 061252 and 061864 due to possible contamination by Salmonella.  If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container.

Salmonella is known to cause salmonellosis in humans and animals.  Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever and are known in some cases to be severe enough to require hospitalization and can cause serious complications or death in young children, the elderly, or a person with a compromised immune system. If you have already consumed the product and have concerns about your health, please consult your healthcare provider.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano 2.2 oz. in glass jar
UPC code: 400000290942
Sold exclusively at BJ’s Wholesale Club in CT, DE, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, and VA, between January 1, 2013 and July 10, 2013

The recall affects 1,075 cases Earth’s Pride Organics: Organic Oregano 2.2 oz in glass jar.
Lot # (s): 060367, 060692, 061252 and 061864 located on the bottom of the jar.

No illnesses have been reported.
The bacterium was discovered during routine sampling of raw materials.

Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact a BJ’s Wholesale Club Member Care Representative at 1-800-BJS-CLUB (800-257-2582) available Monday – Friday, 9AM – 7PM E.D.T., Saturday, 9AM – 6PM E.D.T. and Sunday, NOON – 6PM E.D.T.

 

July 5, 2013

Whole Foods Market Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese in response to a recall by the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company of Waterloo, Wisconsin. The cheese is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. To date, one illness and one death have been reported. Crave Brothers was informed by regulatory agencies of an ongoing investigation related to potential health risks associated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company immediately ceased the production and distribution of the products.

The recalled Crave Brothers Les Frères cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels. Below is a list of how the cheese was labeled, including PLU code, according to the state in which it was sold.

State Labeled as PLU
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas Les Frères 299682
Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah Crave Brothers Les Frères 299682
Florida Les Frères Wash Rind Product of USA 294473
Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey (stores in Marlton and Princeton only), Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C. Crave Bros Les Frères 294473
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin Crave Brothers Les Frères Cheese by Pound 294473
Oregon, Washington Les Frères Crave Brothers 294473
Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Les Frères Crave Brothers PO-RK 294473

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Questions about this can be directed to 512-477-5566 ext. 20060, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm CDT. Consumers with questions about Crave Brothers cheese may contact the company directly: Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company at 920-478-4887, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm CDT.

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Recalls Les Frères Cheese Products

WATERLOO, WI – Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company is issuing a voluntary recall for three specialty cheese products while regulatory agencies continue a multi-state investigation of Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products recalled are:

  • Les Frères (LF225 2/2.5#) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in white plastic with a green and gold label.
  • Petit Frère (PF88 8/8 oz) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.
  • Petit Frère with Truffles (PF88T 8/8 oz) with a make date of 7-1-13 or prior, packaged in small round wooden boxes.

These products were distributed nationwide through retail and foodservice outlets as well as by mail orders.

Crave Brothers was informed by regulatory agencies of an ongoing investigation related to potential health risks associated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company immediately ceased the production and distribution of the products.

“We are cooperating with the regulatory agencies’ ongoing investigation of the cause of the potential health risks,” said George Crave, president.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged not to consume them. They can return the cheese to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 920-478-4887, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

July 2, 2013

 

HEALTH Advises Consumers Not to Eat Certain Olives Sold at Ocean State Job Lot Stores

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet (Brand: Bel Frantoio) sold at any Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) stores. OSJL is voluntarily recalling the product after HEALTH staff discovered that these products were not handled appropriately to prevent production of the toxin that causes botulism.

Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet, produced by Bel Frantoio and packaged in 34-oz. plastic containers, were sold in OSJL stores in New York and throughout the Northeast (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine). This product is being voluntarily recalled because it is labeled “Keep Refrigerated,” but was sold at room temperature, making it susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Other olive products produced by Bel Frantoio that were sold at Ocean State Job Lot, as well as other brands of olives, do not currently pose a safety issue. This recall applies only to this product sold at Ocean State Job Lot.

This product sold elsewhere, where refrigerated, is safe for consumption.

Ingestion of botulinum toxin from improperly stored foods can lead to serious illness and death.

Anyone who has eaten this product and has experienced abdominal cramps; difficulty breathing, speaking or swallowing; double vision; muscle weakness; muscle aches; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; or fever should contact their healthcare provider immediately for evaluation and treatment. The young, elderly, immune-compromised, and pregnant women are especially susceptible to foodborne illness.

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported at this time.

Consumers should discard this product or return it the store for a refund. For more information, contact the Ocean State Job Lot Customer Service Center at (401) 295-2672, Option 6.

June 19, 2013

Ground Beef Recall

The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday 22,737 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears that they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The recall is categorized by the FSIS as “Class I”: a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

Recalled cases of beef from National Beef Packing Co. in Liberal, Kansas, include 10 pound packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481,” 10 pound packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421” and 10 pound packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”

The affected products have a use/sell date of June 14, 2013 and were produced on May 25, 2013. Cases were shipped to institutions and retail establishments and FSIS has expressed concern that some product may remain in consumers’ freezers.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the consumption of these products. The contamination was found as a result of routine inspection by FSIS.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company at 877-857-4143 for details. Additional information can be found at nationalbeef.com.

June 14, 2013

Lipari Foods Recalls Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes Because of Possible Health Risk

Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is recalling Raw Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Raw Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Sunflower Seeds, and Snack Mixes were distributed from April 5th 2013 to June 11th 2013 to manufacturers and retailers in the following states: Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.

In total there are 52 items affected by this recall. Please see attached documentation for complete list of products including UPC and lot codes. Detailed information will be mailed out to each store affected by the recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) which revealed that retail packaged raw sunflower seed products contained Listeria monocytogenes. These findings led to an investigation by Lipari Foods concluding that bulk raw sunflower seeds purchased from a supplier was the source of the contamination and that these sunflower seeds had also been used in other snack mix products and may have also resulted in cross contamination to roasted sunflower seeds and snack mix products during production. Lipari Foods has ceased the procurement, processing, and distribution of the product as the FDA and Lipari Foods continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (586)447-3500 Monday to Friday from 8AM to 5PM EST.

June 10, 2013

Alderman Farms Sales Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Organic Cherry Tomatoes Because of Possible Health Risk

  Alderman Farms Sales Corporation, Boynton Beach, Florida is recalling one pint containers of Certified Organic Cherry Tomatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This recall notice is being issued out of an abundance of caution.

An Alderman Farms’ wholesale customer in Florida purchased 10 cartons containing 12 one-pint containers of the affected cherry tomatoes on 5/22/13. There were no other cherry tomatoes sold from this lot.

The cherry tomatoes are packaged in square-shaped clear plastic clamshell containers labeled as Alderman Farms Organic Cherry Tomato, UPC number 6317195594, with a net weight of one pint and an estimated shelf life of 10 days. The carton lot number affected by the recall is 13269. The clamshell packages are distributed in cartons labeled Alderman Farms.

No illnesses have been associated with the product.

Alderman Farms became aware of the contamination after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration collected a sample of the cherry tomatoes located at Alderman Farms’ Packing facility located in Boynton Beach, Florida. The sample of lot number 13269 found the cherry tomatoes to be contaminated with Salmonella. Alderman Farms is investigating the source of the contamination. Alderman Farms conducted an independent test on the above mentioned lot and it was found to be negative of Salmonella.

Consumers who have the affected product should either discard it in the trash or return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions can leave a message on Alderman Farms’ voice mailbox at 561-369-2801 and they will return your call.

 

June 4, 2013

Prime Food USA Issues an Alert On Listeria In Latis Brand Seafood Products

Prime Food USA, 50st & 1st Ave Building # 57, Brooklyn NY 11232, is recalling Latis Brand Seafood Products due to confirmed and suspected contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.

The recalled Latis Brand Seafood products are packaged in various sizes plastic oval type containers. All container sizes are affected. The UPC numbers for the products begin with 75100407…. .The product was sold nationwide. They are products of Latvia

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the products by Food Laboratory personnel found various products to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased Latis Brand Seafood Products should not consume them, but should return them to the place of purchase.Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0376

June 3, 2013

Food Co. Recalls Gouda Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

FINGER LAKES FARMSTEAD CHEESE COMPANY LLC of TRUMANSBURG, NY is recalling 12 wheels of GOUDA cheese manufactured on December 20, 2012. The results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration product sampling revealed the presence of GOUDA Cheese contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain as a result. For more information on Listeria monocytogenes, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov.

This production batch of GOUDA (may be called “SCHUYLER” OR “BIER MECK” GOUDA) was distributed in New York State, predominantly in the Albany region, and was distributed to retail stores and restaurants. The label on the product will clearly state the product name and the company name. These products were sold to the distributor Adventure in Food Trading on March 26, 2013.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company’s Schuyler Gouda or Bier Meck Gouda with a production date of 12-20-12 are urged to return the product for a full refund. Questions may be directed to Nancy Richards, (607) 387-3108 Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4 pm EST.

FINGER LAKES FARMSTEAD CHEESE COMPANY LLC
5491 BERGEN ROAD
TRUMANSBURG, NY 14886
607-387-3108

June 1, 2013

A frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies is suspected in a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected five Western states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thirty people have been infected with acute hepatitis A, and nine of them have been hospitalized. Infections have been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, the CDC website said Friday.

Eleven of 17 ill people interviewed reported eating Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, a mix of frozen berries and pomegranate seeds.

Company records show that the fruit mix with contaminated ingredients was sent to only Costco stores, said William E. Gaar, an attorney for Townsend Farms. Costco has removed the product from its shelves, he said.

The outbreak has been traced to a type of pomegranate seeds from Turkey that are in the Townsend Farms fruit mix, Gaar said. The mix contains pomegranate seeds and other produce from Argentina, Chile and the United States, according to the label.

“There is no indication that cherries and other berries are contaminated,” Gaar said.

State health departments, the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC continue to investigate. The company was notified about the outbreak Thursday by the CDC, which sent investigators to the Townsend Farms processing plant in Fairview, Oregon, Gaar said.

Hepatitis A is usually transmitted via contaminated food or water, or by someone who’s infected, according to the Mayo Clinic website. Frequent hand-washing is recommended to limit the spread of hepatitis A.

The highly contagious infection inflames the liver and limits its ability to function.

“Mild cases of hepatitis A don’t require treatment, and most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage,” the Mayo Clinic website says.

Severe cases can lead to liver failure and death, according to the World Health Organization.

There are an estimated 1.4 million cases of hepatitis A annually worldwide, according to WHO.

May 30, 2013

Ebproduce SA de RL Recalls Fresh Thai Peppers Due to Possible Health Risk

FRUIT TREASURE of CHULA VISTA, CA is recalling 43 boxes (25lb) of fresh THAI PEPPERS, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled fresh Thai peppers were distributed on April 7, 2013 to April 10, 2013 to retail markets in California.

The product comes in a 25lb white wax box with a logo that says “JAMMIN PEPPERS”.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 25 lb boxes of Thai peppers.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 25lb boxes of Thai peppers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-619-365-7110 between 8am and 6pm PST.

May 26, 2013

Salmolux Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Products Because Of Possible Health Risk

Salmolux of Federal Way, WA is recalling its cold smoked salmon products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported.

Products affected by this recall are as follows:

Size Product Description Lot No Brands UPC Form
4 oz Sockeye Nova Lox 10803 Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse 6 33243 24684 5 Frozen
500 g Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon Tray 10803 No brand – Food Service No UPC Frozen
4 oz Atlantic Lox 10803 Raley’s 0 46567 50029 4 Fresh
1 lb Keta Lox 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44294 8 Frozen
2 lb Keta Lox Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
2 lb Salmon Lox Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
2 lb Sockeye Lox Trim 10803 Sea Passion No UPC Frozen
3 oz Keta Retail Box 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44543 7 Frozen
3 lb Atlantic Salmon Tray 10803 Sea Passion NO UPC Frozen
4 oz Wild Keta Lox 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44305 1 Frozen
8 oz Salmon Lox Norwegian Style 10803 Sea Passion 0 16468 44328 0 Frozen

Products, a total of approximately 4,930 lb, were distributed in AR, AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, OR, WA states through retail stores.

Product is packed in vacuum bags and lot number information is on the back of the pack.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. Salmolux has voluntarily initiated the recall and is continuing its investigation. The company is currently contacting its customers who are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 253.874.2026 (Business hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 PST).

May 24, 2013

Eco-Cuisine Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk (Extended Recall)

May 23, 2013 – Eco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colorado is recalling all lots of T3314 Basic Brownie Mix, T3333 Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, T3388 Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, T3394 Sausage Style Quick Mix, T3416 Chocolate Cookie Mix, T3417 Lemon Muffin Mix, and T3418 English Scone Mix, CM25COOK Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25MUFF Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25SCON Basic Scone Mix 25 lb. Bag, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. . In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The baking mix products were distributed nationwide through direct sales and food service distribution centers.

Products affected are:

Product Code Description Packaging Size
T3314 Eco-Cuisine Basic Brownie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per box or 25 lb. bulk box
T3333 Eco-Cuisine Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla 17.5 oz bag/10 bags per box
T3388 Eco-Cuisine Ground Beef Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3394 Eco-Cuisine Sausage Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3416 Eco-Cuisine Chocolate Cookie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3417 Eco-Cuisine Lemon Muffin Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3418 Eco-Cuisine English Scone Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
CM25COOK Eco-Cuisine Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb bag
CM25MUFF Eco-Cuisine Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb bag
CM25SCON Ec-Cuisine Basic Scone Mix 25 lb bag
TV25PANC Eco-Cuisine Basic Pancake Mix 25 lb bag
TV10GBQM Eco-Cuisine “Ground Beef Style” Quick Mix 10 lb box
TV10CKQM Eco-Cuisine “Chicken Style” Quick Mix 10 lb box
RM10CKQM Eco-Cuisine “Chicken Style” Quick Mix 10 lb box

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as the result of notification by CHS Foods that ingredients used in the aforementioned products were being recalled for Salmonella. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Eco-Cuisine Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm MDT at 303-402-0289

Eco-Cuisine
P.O. Box 17878
Boulder, CO 80308-0878

May 21, 2013

Eco-Cuisine Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk

Eco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colorado is recalling all lots of T3314 Basic Brownie Mix, T3333 Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, T3388 Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, T3394 Sausage Style Quick Mix, T3416 Chocolate Cookie Mix, T3417 Lemon Muffin Mix, and T3418 English Scone Mix, CM25COOK Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25MUFF  Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25SCON Basic Scone Mix 25 lb. Bag, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The baking mix products were distributed nationwide through direct sales and food service distribution centers.

Products affected are:

Product Code Description Packaging Size
T3314 Eco-Cuisine Basic Brownie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per box or 25 lb. bulk box
T3333 Eco-Cuisine Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla 17.5 oz bag/10 bags per box
T3388 Eco-Cuisine Ground Beef Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3394 Eco-Cuisine Sausage Style Quick Mix 10 lb box
T3416 Eco-Cuisine Chocolate Cookie Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3417 Eco-Cuisine Lemon Muffin Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3418 Eco-Cuisine English Scone Mix 1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
CM25COOK Central Milling Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb bag
CM25MUFF Central Milling Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb bag
CM25SCON Central Milling Basic Scone Mix 25 lb bag

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as the result of notification by CHS Foods that ingredients used in the aforementioned products were being recalled for Salmonella.  The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Eco-Cuisine Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm MDT at 303-402-0289

May 20, 2013

Precautionary Recall Issued For Pre-Packaged Texas Gulf Shrimp

 

Galveston Shrimp Company has issued a precautionary voluntary recall of its pre-packaged Texas Gulf Shrimp due to foreign material found in a bag. The pre-packaged bags are shipped to HEB Stores. Customers who recently purchased pre-packaged Gulf Shrimp are encouraged to check their refrigerators and/or freezers.

“Galveston Shrimp Company is committed to delivering the highest quality product to our retail partners, and in turn, their customers,” said Nello Cassarino, President of Galveston Shrimp Co. “This recall is precautionary to ensure the integrity of our products.”

Below is the list of products affected by the recall:

Description and UPC Code (Sold by the bag)

Medium Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 51/60 Count
Medium Raw Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 51/60 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45451; 27241-45551; 793573-86138

Large Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 41/50 Count
Large Raw Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 41/50 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45441; 27241-72010; 793573-86137

Large Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 31/42 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45430; 27241-45436; 27241-45530; 27241-45536; 27241-45431; 27241-45531; 793573-86135; 793573-86136; 79357386145

Extra Large Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 26/30 Count
Extra Large Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 26/30 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45426; 27241-72005; 793573-86134

Jumbo Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 16/25 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45419; 27241-45519; 27241-72020; 793573-86155

Jumbo Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 16/20 Count
Jumbo Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 16/20 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45416; 793573-86132; 793573-86142

Colossal Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 10/15 Count
Colossal Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 10/15 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45410; 27241-45412; 27241-45512; 27241-72000; 27241-72015; 793573-86131; 793573-86141

May 10, 2013

Krinos Foods, LLC. is Expanding its April 28, 2013 Recall to Include Additional Expiration Dates Jan 01-2014 to Jun 08-2014 of Tahini Products Because of Possible Health Risk

  Krinos Foods, LLC. of Long Island City, New York is voluntarily recalling its TAHINI sesame paste, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The Tahini product was distributed nationwide through retail stores.

The TAHINI sesame paste product is sold in 1 LB glass jars, 2 LB glass jars and in 40 LB plastic pails. The UPC codes for the following products: 1 LB jar is 0-75013-28500-3, 2 LB jar is 0-75013-28510-2 and 40 LB pail 0-75013-04018-3. The recalled lots have a code stamped on the lid between “EXP JAN 01 – 2014 up to and including EXP JUN 08 – 2014” and “EXP OCT 16 – 2014” up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015”.

To Krinos’s knowledge, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

The potential for contamination was noted after the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted routine testing on a sample of the product in a retail store and advised Krinos of the positive test results. Krinos has ceased distribution of the product as FDA, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and the company, continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to discard the product and return the gold cap stamped with the following dates: “EXP JAN 01 – 2014 up to and including EXP JUN 08 – 2014” and EXP OCT 16 – 2014” up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015. Provide proof of purchase for a full refund to:

Krinos Foods LLC 4700 Northern Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101

If consumers do not have a proof of purchase, Krinos will reimburse them $8.00 per jar plus $.50 for postage.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 729-9000 between 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.

May 3, 2013

Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Varieties/Production Codes of California Pizza Kitchen® and DiGiorno® Frozen Pizzas

Nestlé USA’s Pizza Division today announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include:

  • California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White®, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
  • California Pizza Kitchen® Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.
  • DiGiorno® Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.
  • DiGiorno® pizzeria!™ Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.

The voluntary recall is limited to frozen pizzas with these specific production codes, which were distributed nationwide. No other production codes/dates, sizes or varieties of CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN or DIGIORNO pizzas are affected by this recall. The reason for the recall is that the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic. Nestlé USA is taking this action after a small number of consumers reported that they had found small fragments of plastic on the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White pizza. Our investigation indicates this is directly related to a particular lot of spinach we received from one of our suppliers. Although no complaints have been received to date on the other three varieties that used this spinach, we are recalling these additional varieties in an abundance of caution.

All the pizzas being recalled were produced during February and March of this year. Because Nestlé USA delivers pizzas in the U.S. directly to retailer freezer cases, we have already instructed our direct store delivery team to begin removing pizzas affected by this recall at retail locations nationwide. We also are working together with our retail partners to ensure that these varieties are removed from freezer shelves nationwide.

Nestlé USA also is reaching out to consumers to ask that they examine their freezer inventory for the specific packages of DIGIORNO and CPK varieties affected by this recall.

To locate the production codes for these specific pizzas, the consumer simply needs to look for a blue or pink rectangular box on one of the side panels of the pizza box. The production code is on the second line of the printed code and is the first ten digits of the number. Consumers should look for the following production codes:

  • CPK Crispy Thin Crust White: 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
  • CPK Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce: 3059525952.
  • DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken: 3057525922 and 3058525921.
  • DiGiorno pizzeria! Bianca/White Pizza: production code is 3068525951.

Consumers who may have purchased the recalled CPK and DIGIORNO pizzas with the identified production codes should not consume the pizza, but instead should contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or nestlepizza@casupport.com for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., E.T. and this Saturday, May 4th from 12 noon – 8 p.m. E.T.. Nestlé will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the pizza for further examination.

Nestlé USA is dedicated to food quality, and the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this recall. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this voluntary product recall.

April 30, 2013

Prime Food USA Issues an Alert on Listeria in Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Antalja” in Oil and Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices

Prime Food USA, 50st & 1st Ave Building # 57, Brooklyn NY 11232, is recalling Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Antalja” in Oil and Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices due to contamination with listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.

The recalled Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Antalja” in Oil is packaged in 7 oz (200 grams) plastic containers with a code: Best before (L): 11.02.2014. The UPC code is: 4 751004 071607. Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices is packaged in 7 oz (200 grams) plastic containers with a code: Best before (L): 11.02.2014. The UPC code is: 4 751004 079429. The products were sold in New York State.They are products of Latvia

The recall initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Antalja” Herring in Oil and Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase.Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0376.

Krinos Foods, LLC. Voluntarily Recalls Tahini Jars Because of Possible Health Risk

 Krinos Foods, LLC. of Long Island City, New York is voluntarily recalling its TAHINI sesame paste, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The TAHINI sesame paste product comes in 1 LB and 2 LB glass jars. The UPC code of the 1 LB jar is 0-75013-28500-3 and the 2 LB jar is 0-75013-28510-2. The recalled lots have a code stamped on the lid between “EXP OCT 16 – 2014” up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015”.

To Krinos’s knowledge, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

The potential for contamination was noted after the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted routine testing on a sample of the product in a retail store and advised Krinos of the positive test results. Krinos has ceased distribution of the product as FDA, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and the company, continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to discard the product and return the gold cap stamped with the dates EXP OCT 16 – 2014” up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015 and proof of purchase for a full refund to:

Krinos Foods LLC
4700 Northern Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

If consumers do not have a proof of purchase, Krinos will reimburse them $8.00 per jar plus $.50 for postage.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 729-9000 between 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.

April 26, 2013

L&M Companies, Inc. Recalls One Lot of Whole Cucumbers Because of Possible Health Risk

L&M Companies, Inc. of Raleigh, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot (1590 cartons) of whole cucumbers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall, and no other products are involved.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. The recalled product was directly distributed by L&M Companies between March 30th and April 7th to wholesalers in New York (200 cartons), Florida (591 cartons), Illinois (139 cartons), Indiana (30 cartons) and Tennessee (15 cartons), and one retailer with distribution centers in Mississippi (420 cartons), Nebraska (92 cartons), Texas (2 cartons) and Wyoming (101 cartons).

Despite the limited direct distribution of the one recalled lot, L&M Companies is issuing a nationwide recall out of an abundance of caution because the company recognizes the possibility that wholesale customers could have redistributed the product in states beyond those listed above. The recalled lot of bulk cucumbers was harvested in South Florida on March 29th and according to USDA’s Quick Reference for Market Inspectors, cucumbers typically maintain an edible quality for 10-14 days after harvest. The company has accounted for the entire lot of recalled product and requested that customers who may still have the recalled product in inventory remove it from commerce and destroy it immediately. The recalled bulk cartons are marked Nature’s Delight and contain the Lot # PL-RID-002990 on the side of the carton. Only this one lot is being recalled.

The recall comes after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) informed the company that Salmonella had been found on a randomly selected sample of cucumbers in a cooler at Four Seasons Produce of Central Florida, Inc. on April 13th. The company is working, in coordination with the FDA, to inform customers and consumers of this recall.

Consumers who think they may have the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should contact the place of purchase to determine if their cucumber is included in this recall.

Consumers or customers with questions may call L&M Companies at 919-981-8003, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Over the April 22-24 holiday weekend, messages left at this number will be retrieved and calls will be returned.

“L&M Companies takes food safety seriously, and we are committed to the customers and consumers who buy our products every day. Our farms are third-party, food safety certified, and they follow good agriculture practices.” said Lee Anne Oxford, company representative. “Even though the recalled lot was only directly distributed to a hand full of states, we are issuing this nationwide, voluntary recall to reduce even the slightest risk to public health.”

 

April 23, 2013
Go Max Go Foods LLC Issues Voluntary Withdrawal of “Snap!,” “Cleo’s,” “Jokerz,” “Twilight,” “Buccaneer”, “Thumbs Up” and “Mahalo” Due to Possible Health Risk

Go Max Go Foods LLC, announces that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of vegan candy bar products. These products contain the following statement on the front label: “dairy-free”, which may lead to confusion for people who have allergies to milk products. People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to milk may run the risk of a serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products are manufactured on shared equipment and in shared facilities where trace amounts of dairy are present due to cross contact. Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Go Max Go Foods LLC, is voluntarily withdrawing all of the listed vegan candy bars with the term “dairy-free” on the front label. These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The specific UPC codes, with the term “dairy-free”, subject to this notice are as follows:
Product Package Size (oz) UPC
Snap! 1.75 899033 002057
Cleo’s 1.5 899033 002040
Jokerz 2.1 899033 002002
Twilight 2.1 899033 002019
Buccaneer 2.0 899033 002026
Mahalo 2.0 899033 002033
Thumbs Up 1.3 899033 002064

No illnesses have been identified with the withdrawn products. No other Go Max Go Foods LLC, products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal; only products with the term “dairy-free” on the front label are affected by this voluntary withdrawal.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed vegan candy bars who suffer from a severe milk allergy are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 505-988-9884, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Mountain Time Zone.

April 15, 2013

Winn-Dixie Issues Voluntary Recall On Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice

 

Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate voluntary recall of 64 FL OZ Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice. The product is being recalled as a precaution because it could have levels of “patulin” that exceeds FDA limits. Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice consumption.

Patulin is a mycotoxin, a by-product of some molds that can grow in fruits and vegetables. The possibility of adverse health consequences resulting from this product is very remote. However, the FDA has determined that products made from concentrate with a patulin level of over 50 parts per billion are subject to a voluntary recall.

Out of an abundance of caution for customers, Winn-Dixie is immediately recalling “64 FL OZ Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice from Concentrate with Added Ingredient.” The recall is companywide for Winn-Dixie stores in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Recalled Item UPC Size
Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice 2114021626 64 FL OZ

Exp. Dates: Between 1/15/2014 and 3/25/2014

“We encourage customers in possession of any of the recalled item to immediately discard the product or bring it back to their store,” said Brian Wright, senior director of Winn-Dixie Corporate Communications. “Customers who have purchased the product may visit their neighborhood Winn-Dixie to request a full refund, no questions asked.”

To receive the refund, customers may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product packaging label.

Consumers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Winn-Dixie Customer Service Center toll free at 1.866.WINN-DIXIE (866.946.6349) Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST; and Sat., 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

Louisiana Firm Recalls Cooked Meat, Poultry, and Deli Products Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination Recall

Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, is expanding its recall to include approximately 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef, and pastrami due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Recommendations for people at risk for Listeriosis

Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.

Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don’t need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.

Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.

Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.

Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, quesco blanco, quesco fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.

Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40° F or lower and the freezer 0° F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.

Various weights of the following products are subject to recall:

Roast Beef:

Manda Supreme Roast Beef
Four Star Cajun Roast Beef
Four Star Roast Beef
Cajun Prize Roast Beef
Manda Supreme Natural Roast Beef
Manda Natural Roast Beef
Manda New Orleans Style Roast Beef
Manda Whole Wet Pack Roast Beef
Manda Roast Beef
S&W Roast Beef
LA Pride Roast Beef
Leblancs Roast Beef
Thompsons Roast Beef
Christiana Roast Beef
Manda Italian Roast Beef
Deli Pride Roast Beef
Chef Master Roast Beef
Scariano Roast Beef
Marques Roast Beef
Cajun Rite Roast Beef

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Ham

Manda Ham
Cajun Prize Ham
Leblancs Ham
Four Star Ham
Christiana Ham
S&W Ham
Thompsons Ham
Chef Master Ham
Rouses Ham

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-July 1, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Turkey

Leblancs Turkey Breast
Manda Turkey Breast
Cajun Prize Turkey Breast
Christiana Turkey Breast

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “P-8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Corned Beef

Manda Corned Beef
Four Star Corned Beef

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Pastrami

Manda Pastrami
Four Star Pastrami

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Hog Head Cheese

Manda Hog Head Cheese
S&W Hog Head Cheese
Rouses Hog Head Cheese
Big Cajun Hog Head Cheese

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Tasso Pork

Manda Tasso
Diversified Tasso
Rouses Tasso

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-July 2, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Ham Shanks

Manda Ham Shanks

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 9, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These products may have been sliced at retail delis, and if so will not bear this packaging information. The products were shipped for further distribution, for sale at retail, and to retail deli stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, who took an intact sample of cooked roast beef at a retail establishment on April 5, 2013, which later confirmed positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is now being expanded because of additional samples from additional production dates which returned positive for Listeria monocytogenes. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

April 5, 2013

Little Mermaid Smoke House Recalls Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring Because of Possible Health Risk

Little Mermaid Smoke House is recalling Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring fish because the products were found to be uneviscerated, and have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The following products are recalled:

Little Mermaid Smoked Herring fish Sold prior to 04/04/2013
Little Mermaid Pickled Herring fish Sold prior to 04/04/2013

The recalled products are manufactured by Little Mermaid Smoke House and distributed in the state of California. These products are sold as whole fish, packaged in vacuum sealed packaging, and labeled “Little Mermaid Smoke House” which varies in weight and size. There are no codes listed on the products. The recall includes products sold prior to 04/03/2013.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Products were found to be uneviscerated during an inspection by the Food and Drug Administration. The sale of uneviscerated fish is prohibited because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.

Consumers who have purchased Smoked and Pickled Herring fish are advised not to eat it and should return it to the place of purchase or discard for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Little Mermaid Smoke House at (818)764-0005 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, Pacific Time Zone.

April 4, 2013

Rich Products Corporation Expands Voluntary Recall to All Products Produced at
Its Waycross, Georgia Facility Due to Possible Contamination with E. Coli O121

Buffalo, New York – Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, which previously announced a voluntary recall of certain Farm Rich® and Market Day® products is expanding its voluntary recall to include all products produced at its Waycross, Georgia plant with “Best By” dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014 due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. coli O121”). The expanded recall is in addition to products recalled on March 28, 2013.

The CDC has reported 24 cases of E. coli 0121 in 15 states. Symptoms of the illness include mild to severe diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Blood is often seen in the stool. Usually little or no fever is present. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within 5-10 days, certain individuals can develop a complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) which can cause the kidneys to fail. HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition could lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

While Rich Products is unaware of any illnesses associated with the products included in the expanded recall, its unwavering safety commitment to its customers caused it to take this action.

“When it became apparent to us that, despite the expertise of the USDA, the FDA, the scientific community and our own experts, identification of a specific cause was not going to be a simple or short process, we decided to act proactively to expand the recall,” said Bill Gisel, Rich’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Gisel added that Rich’s will continue to cooperate fully with federal, state and local agencies investigating this situation.

Specific product information is as follows:

Foodservice Products

The production date range for these products is: Julian Dates 15821182 to 15823088.

Product Code Product Description Julian Dates UPC Code
65232 Farm Rich Whole Grain Rich Pepperoni Pizzata 10/2.5lb 15821182 – 15823088 10041322652321
65233 Farm Rich 1 oz. Better For You Pizza Dipper 5/5lb. 15821182 – 15823088 10041322652338
65234 Farm Rich Turkey Pizzata 9/3lb. 15821182 – 15823088 00041322652348
65265 Farm Rich 2 oz. Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers 2 oz.10/2.7lb. 15821182 – 15823088 10041322652659
65268 Farm Rich 1 oz. Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers 1/25lb. 15821182 – 15823088 10041322652680
65278 Farm Rich 2 oz. Better For You Pizza Dipper 2oz. 10/2.7lb. 15821182 – 15823088 00041322652782
65282 Pepperoni Pizzata 1/24.75lb. 15821182 – 15823088 00041322652829
65292 Farm Rich Handheld Stuffed Pepperoni Pleezer 10/2.57lb. 15821182 – 15823088 10041322652925
65302 BBQ Chicken Sandwich Melt 10/2.5lb. 15821182 – 15823088 00041322653024
65303 Meatball Marinara Sandwich Melt 10/2.5lb 15821182 – 15823088 00041322653031

Consumer Brands Products

Product Code Product Description Julian Dates UPC Code Case Code Best By Date
32521 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 44 oz. cartons 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 32521 1 1 00 41322 32521 8 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
32522 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 44oz. cartons 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 32521 1 1 00 41322 32522 5 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
36450 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 37813 2 1 00 41322 36450 7 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
36633 Farm Rich Pizza Slices 22 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35603 1 1 00 41322 36633 4 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
36450 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 37433 1 1 00 41322 36450 7 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
37455 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 2 lb. cartons 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 37455 4 1 00 41322 37455 1 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
35611 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas 20 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35611 6 1 00 41322 35611 3 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
35618 Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks 21 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35618 5 1 00 41322 35618 2 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
35622 Farm Rich Mini Bacon Cheeseburgers 21 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35622 2 1 00 41322 35622 9 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
35631 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas 18 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35611 6 1 00 41322 35631 1 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
35633 Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices 22 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35603 1 1 00 41322 35633 5 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
37433 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 37813 2 1 00 41322 37433 9 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
55312 Schwan’s Mini Meatball Sandwiches 1 lb. bags 3G1182XXXX – 3G3088XXXX 0 72180 55312 6 1 00 72180 55312 3 N/A
61008 Schwan’s Baked Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 3G1182XXXX – 3G3088XXXX 0 72180 61008 9 1 00 72180 61008 6 N/A
35635 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas 18 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35635 2 1 00 41322 35635 9 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
35643 Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices 22 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35643 7 1 00 41322 35643 4 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
37690 Farm  Rich Mini Pizza Slices 7.2 oz. cartons 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 37690 9 1 00 41322 37690 6 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
35634 Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks 21 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 35634 5 1 00 41322 35634 2 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
37443 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 37443 1 1 00 41322 37443 8 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
37691 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 7 oz. cartons 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 37691 6 1 00 41322 37691 3 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014
80435 Market Day Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. cartons 15821182 – 15823088 0 41322 80435 8 1 00 41322 80435 5 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014

The products were distributed nationwide to Retail Stores and select Foodservice Distribution Customers.

Rich’s has already notified all of its distributors and customers who have received the product in question, and has directed them to remove and destroy the affected product. All other affected product under Rich’s control has been quarantined and will be destroyed. Rich’s has previously filed with the Reportable Food Registry, ICSR #1029392. A new Reportable Food Registry filing has been made, ICSR # 1029453 and is linked to the original report.

Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact Consumer Relations at 1-888-220-5955 24 hours, 7-days per week, or visit our website at farmrich.com.

*Note to editors: The products in this recall only pertain to the Waycross, Ga. Facility. This recall does NOT include the following Farm Rich products: Mozzarella Sticks, Jalapeño Peppers, Marinara Stuffed Mozzarella Sticks, Mushrooms, Stuffed Pretzel Bites, Queso Cheese Bites, Pepper Bites, Onion Rings and all varieties of Meatballs and French Toast Sticks (These products are manufactured in different facilities that are not affected by the recall).

 

March 29, 2013

Rich Products Corporation announces a voluntary recall of Farm Rich® Mini Quesadillas,
Farm Rich® Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich® Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich® Mozzarella Bites, and
Market Day® Mozzarella Bites due to possible contamination with E. Coli O121

Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, is announcing a voluntary recall of Farm Rich® Mini Quesadillas (PC 35635), Farm Rich® Mini Pizza Slices (PC 35643 and PC 37690), Farm Rich® Philly Cheese Steaks (PC 35634), Farm Rich® Mozzarella Bites (PC 37443 and PC 37691) and Market Day® Mozzarella Bites (PC 80435), produced from November 12, 2012 to November 19, 2012 due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. Coli O121”).

Symptoms of the illness include mild to severe diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Blood is often seen in the stool. Usually little or no fever is present. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within 5-10 days, certain individuals can develop a complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) which can cause the kidneys to fail. HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition could lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

The Farm Rich products were distributed in retail stores nationwide. Market Day® is a fundraising food cooperative that distributed the Mozzarella Bites. These products are partially baked, dough enrobed, snack items that consumers bake or microwave at home.

Specific product information is as follows:

Farm Rich® Mini Quesadillas are packaged in 18 oz. bags. The product code is 35635, the production date is November 14, 2012 with a Julian Date of 15822319. The UPC Code is 041322356352 and the “Best By” date on the package is May 14, 2014.

Farm Rich® Mini Pizza Slices are packaged in 22 oz. bags. The product code is 35643, the production date is November 15, 2012 with a Julian Date of 15822320 and November 16, 2012 with a Julian Date 1582 2321. The UPC Code is 041322356437 and the “Best By” date on the package is May 15 or May 16, 2014.

The Farm Rich® Mini Pizza Slices are also packaged in a 7.2 oz. carton. The product code is 37690, the production date is also November 15, 2012 with a Julian Date of 1582 2320 and November 16, 2012 with a Julian Date 1582 2321. The UPC Code is 041322376909 and the “Best By” date on the package is May 15 or May 16, 2014.

Farm Rich® Philly Cheese Steaks are packaged in 21 oz. bags. The product code is 35634, the production date is November 13, 2012 with a Julian Date of 1582 2318. The UPC Code is 041322356345 and the “Best By” date on the package is May 13, 2014.

Farm Rich® Mozzarella Bites are packaged in 22 oz. bags. The product code is 37443, the production date is November 19, 2012 with a Julian Date of 1582 2324. The UPC Code is 041322374431 and the “Best By” date on the package is May 19, 2014.

Farm Rich® Mozzarella Bites are packaged in a 7 oz. carton. The product code is 37691, the production date is November 19, 2012 with a Julian Date of 1582 2324. The UPC Code is 041322376916 and the “Best By” date on the package is May 19, 2014.

Market Day® Mozzarella Bites are packaged in a 22 oz. carton. The product code is 80435, the production date is November 12, 2012 with a Julian Date of 1582 2317. The UPC Code is 041322804358 and the “Best By” date on the package is May 12, 2014.

At Rich’s, food safety and the safety of our consumers is of paramount importance. Since discovering that illnesses may be linked to our products, we have been working quickly and extensively with the Food Safety Inspection Service at USDA, as well as the Food and Drug Administration. We also are working as fast as possible to investigate and identify the possible source of contamination. We will be keeping all customers and the public fully informed as we learn more in the coming days.

Rich’s has already notified all of its distributors and retailers who have received the product in question and has directed them to remove and destroy the affected product.

Consumers who have purchased these Farm Rich products and have any questions should contact Farm Rich Consumer Relations at 1-888-220-5955 8 am to 8 pm EST Monday through Friday, or visit our website at farmrich.com.
Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from their supplier, Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens. Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad, UPC # 41415-39662, was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Product was sold in pre-packaged 12 ounce containers, and this recall involves all product sold from December 2012 through March 26, 2013.

“Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”

“We have issued a voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227, or visit our website at www.publix.com. Customers also can contact Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens at 1-405-735-2017 or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 157,500 employees, with 2012 sales of $27.5 billion. Currently Publix has 1,070 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 16 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.publix.com.
March 20, 2013

La Preferida, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of La Preferida
Whole Pinto Beans 29 OZ. (Water & Salt)

La Preferida, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 4,734 cases (56,808 cans) of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans 29 oz. (Water & Salt). Can Code: PINTO LP,  BEST BY 01/03/2015, “Time” 3003. The manufacturer’s preliminary inspection indicates 420 cans may not have been fully processed, which could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed. To date, there have been no reported injuries or adverse events associated with the consumption of this product.

These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide from January 7, 2013 thru February 6, 2013. The recalled product can be identified as follows:

La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans 29 oz. (Water & Salt)

La Preferida Canned Pinto Beans lid diagram

Product with this code, should be returned to your local grocery store to receive a full refund.

For consumer questions, please call 1-866-251-8268.

Thank you for your full cooperation and immediate attention in this matter. This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

La Preferida, Inc.

March 16, 2013

Grippo Foods Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of All Sizes Of Their Plain Potato Chips, Bar-B-Q Potato Chips, Cheddar Cheese With A Touch Of Jalapeno Potato Chips, Hot Dill Pickle Potato Chips, Sweet Bermuda Onion Potato Chips And Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips Due To Possible Health Risk

 

Grippo Foods, Inc, Cincinnati, OH, is initiating a nationwide recall of all bags and boxes of their Plain Potato Chips, Bar-B-Q Potato Chips, Cheddar Cheese with a touch of Jalapeno Potato Chips, Hot Dill Pickle Potato Chips, Sweet Bermuda Onion Potato chips and Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips. These products may have the potential to contain metal fragments. Consumption of foodborne foreign objects that are hard and sharp may result in moderate or serious injury. Minor injuries such as transient choking, or small lacerations in the oral cavity or gastrointestinal system, as well as Dental injury, such as a fractured tooth, may occur. While, serious injury is remotely possible, it could involve severe choking with airway obstruction, perforation in the oral cavity or gastrointestinal system, or secondary infection due to any of these events.

The recall includes the following: The bagged chips have an expiration date of May 20 and before. The 1.5 pound boxes of chips have an expiration date of April 29 and before. The date code is located in the upper right corner of the package.

These products were distributed to retail markets in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois beginning September 15, 2012 until March 14, 2013.

NAME UPC CODE
Plain 0 76847 12124 6
Bar-B-Q 0 76847 14123 7
Cheddar Cheese with a touch of Jalapeno 0 76847 14127 5
Hot Dill Pickle 0 76847 14126 8
Sweet Bermuda Onion 0 76847 14124 4
Salt & Vinegar 0 76847 14125 1

The firm voluntarily recalled the products after being notified by the Ohio Department of Agriculture that there were metal shavings found in the salt applicator. FDA has been apprised of this action.

No injuries have been reported to date.

Grippo Foods, Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers. Consumers who have purchased these products should stop using and return to place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-626-1824 9 am to 4 pm EST Monday through Friday.

March 8, 2013

Bumble Bee Foods Expands Voluntary Recall on Specific Codes of 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna Products Due to Loose Seals

 

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, is expanding a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.

Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.

Bumble Bee initially announced the voluntary recall on Wednesday, March 6 after identifying an issue on a manufacturing line, which has been corrected. The company’s final assessment of all products affected with the recall include the following products with “best by” and code dates:

Brunswick Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 6661332803)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
6661332803 3018SB1CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
6661332803 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000990)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866203 3014SAECLP Best By Jan 14 2016
866203 3016SB1CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB2CLP Best By Jan 16 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000020)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
66203 3015SA1CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA2CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA3CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA4CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA5CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SAACLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SABCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SACCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SADCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SAECLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3016SB2CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB3CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB4CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBACLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBBCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBCCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBDCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBECLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3017SB1CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB3CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB4CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB5CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB6CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB4CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB5CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBACLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBBCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBCCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBDCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBECLP Best By Jan 18 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000021)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866213 3016SA1CLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SA5CLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAACLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SABCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SACCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SADCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAECLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAFCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3018SAFCLH Best By Jan 18 2018

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000025)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866253 3016SA2CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3016SA3CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3016SA4CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3017SA1CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SAECKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SAFCKP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000736 866203 3017SBACLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBBCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBCCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBDCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBECLP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000775)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SABCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPCS 8660000776)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA4CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA5CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SAACKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SACCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SB2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and March 6, 2013.

Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said: “Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible. We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall.

“We must assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product so we very much appreciate everyone’s part in disposing of the products with the specific codes indicated. We’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality,” Mavity said.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard them by disposing in the garbage. Consumers should also direct any questions on the recall or reimbursement by contacting the 24-hour dedicated recall line at (888) 820-1947.

 

March 7, 2013

Bumble Bee Foods Issues Voluntary Recall On Specific Codes Of 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore And Chunk Light Tuna Products Due To Loose Seals

 

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.

Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.

Products subject to recall follow:

Brunswick Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 6661332803)

Can Label UPC

Can Lot Code

Can Best Buy Code

6661332803

3018SB1CLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

6661332803

3018SB2CLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000020)

Can Label UPC

Can Lot Code

Can Best Buy Code

866203

3016SBCCLP

Best By Jan 16 2016

866203

3016SBDCLP

Best By Jan 16 2016

866203

3016SBECLP

Best By Jan 16 2016

866203

3017SB1CLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866203

3017SB3CLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866203

3017SB4CLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866203

3017SB5CLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866203

3017SB6CLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866203

3018SB2CLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

866203

3018SB4CLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

866203

3018SB5CLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

866203

3018SBACLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

866203

3018SBBCLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

866203

3018SBCCLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

866203

3018SBDCLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

866203

3018SBECLP

Best By Jan 18 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000021)

Can Label UPC

Can Lot Code

Can Best Buy Code

866213

3016SACCLH

Best By Jan 16 2016

866213

3016SADCLH

Best By Jan 16 2016

866213

3016SAECLH

Best By Jan 16 2016

866213

3016SAFCLH

Best By Jan 16 2016

866213

3018SAFCLH

Best By Jan 18 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000025)

Can Label UPC

Can Lot Code

Can Best Buy Code

866253

3017SA1CKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866253

3017SA2CKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866253

3017SA3CKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866253

3017SADCKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866253

3017SAECKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

866253

3017SAFCKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)

Cluster Pack UPC

Can Label UPC

Can Lot Code

Can Best Buy Code

8660000736

866203

3017SBACLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000736

866203

3017SBBCLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000736

866203

3017SBCCLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000736

866203

3017SBDCLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000736

866203

3017SBECLP

Best By Jan 17 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000775)

Cluster Pack UPC

Can Label UPC

Can Lot Code

Can Best Buy Code

8660000776

866253

3017SABCKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000776

866253

3017SADCKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPCS 8660000776)

Cluster Pack UPC

Can Label UPC

Can Lot Code

Can Best Buy Code

8660000776

866253

3017SA3CKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000776

866253

3017SA4CKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000776

866253

3017SA5CKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000776

866253

3017SAACKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000776

866253

3017SACCKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

8660000776

866253

3017SB2CKP

Best By Jan 17 2016

These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and February 28, 2013.

Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said: “Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible. We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall. We must assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product so we very much appreciate everyone’s part in disposing of the products with the specific codes indicated.”

Mavity added, “There have been no consumer reports of illnesses attributed to these products, but because we’ve identified an issue with seal tightness, we’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the product by disposing in the garbage.

For any questions concerning this voluntary recall or reimbursement, consumers can contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs 24 hours a day at (800) 800-8572.

 

 

March 5, 2013

Kroger Recalls Select Wheat Bread Products in Idaho, Oregon and Washington States

 

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Bakery in Clackamas, Oregon is recalling select Wheat Bread products sold at the company’s Fred Meyer Stores in Idaho, Oregon and Washington and QFC stores in Oregon and Washington because these products may contain pieces of plastic.

Customers should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

Product UPC Codes Size
Kroger Value Wheat Bread 11110 02199 Sell By Mar 08 FK 053 22.5 oz
QFC Tender Twist Wheat Bread 11110 20231 Sell By Mar 08 FK 053 20 oz
Fred Meyer Tender Twist Honey Cracked Wheat Bread 11110 23004 Sell By Mar 08 FK 053 24 oz
Fred Meyer Tender Twist 100% Whole Wheat Bread 11110 23005 Sell By Mar 08 FK 053 24 oz
Fred Meyer Tender Twist Wheat Bread 11110 23006 Sell By Mar 08 FK 053 22.5 oz

These items were shipped Friday, Feb. 22, Sunday, Feb. 24 and Monday, Feb. 25.

All Fred Meyer and QFC loyalty card holders who purchased this product will receive a phone message alerting them to this recall.

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll free at 800-KROGERS (800 576-4377).

February 28, 2013

Zachary Confections, Inc. Announces Recall of Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs due to Possible Contamination and Possible Health Risk

 

Zachary Confections, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of certain production lots of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Zachary Confections has initiated this voluntary recall in response to a test result indicating the potential for Salmonella contamination in a sample taken during routine post-production testing from one of the production lots of product that is the subject of this recall. Out of an abundance of caution, Zachary Confections is recalling all lots of product that may have been affected.

The product is packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. The specific Case UPC numbers, Unit UPC numbers, Code Dates and Best Buy Date for the recalled products are listed below.

Product/Brand Case UPC Unit UPC Code Dates Best Buy Date
Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg Crates 5 oz
[Product # 31-797]
(white colored egg crate with colored lettering)
1 00 75186 31797 3 0 75186 15797 8 D3245D;
D3145E; F3145E; D3245E
02/14/14

The Best Buy Date and Code Dates are located on the side panel of the product packaging next to the Unit UPC bar code label.

The recalled product was manufactured on February 20 and February 21, 2013, and was shipped from the Zachary Confections’ facility on February 21 and February 22, 2013.The recalled products have been distributed to some retail stores located in sections of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

No other Zachary Confections products are involved in this recall.

To date Zachary Confections has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. As part of its priority to ensure the safety and quality of all of its products, Zachary Confections is issuing the voluntary recall.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the potential problem.

“We are dedicated to manufacturing wholesome products for our customers,” said George Anichini, Vice President – Operations of Zachary Confections. “Consistent with that dedication, we are taking this voluntary action.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should destroy or return them to the store where they were purchased. Anyone requiring more information should contact Zachary Confections Customer Service at (765) 654-8356 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm EST.

February 22, 2013

Voluntary Recall of Dakota Specialty Milling Select Flours and Grain Blends

Dakota Specialty Milling has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of its specialty flours and grain blends in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration due to the possible presence of fragments of thin metal wire from a defective screen on one of its manufacturing lines at a milling facility. This recall was initiated as a precaution to ensure consumer product safety. No injuries associated with the recalled products have been reported to date.

Dakota Specialty Milling supplies ingredients to leading brands of variety breads, cereals, crackers, granola, and nutrition bars and does not directly supply consumer products.

All affected customers have been notified with recall instructions.

Dakota Specialty Milling supplies custom-milled and whole grain blends to customers nationwide. The company is committed to product safety and is allocating its full resources to resolving this incident and to ensuring that all preventive measures are in place for the future. Customers with affected product or who have questions should contact us using the Contact Us feature on DakotaSpecialtyMilling.com or please call 253-219-4208 or 701-388-9271.

King Arthur Flour Voluntarily Recalls Flour

Norwich, Vt. – King Arthur Flour has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of its bags of flour due to the possible presence of small (7-9 mm) blue polyurethane balls that are used in the sifting process. The balls have a smooth surface and no sharp edges and are made from food grade material. Because of their bright blue color and size (about half the diameter of a dime), they are easily seen in the flour.

Only 5-lb. bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour that have a Best Used By Date and Lot Codes noted below are affected. This information is printed on the side of the bag beneath the nutrition panel. If the Best Used By Date and Lot Code number are printed on the TOP of the bag, then the product is NOT affected.

The following two (2) King Arthur Flour products are included in the voluntary recall:

King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 5-lb. bag, UPC 0-71012-01050-9 With the combination of both the Best Used By Date plus Lot Code beneath nutrition facts panel

Best Used By Lot Code
12/26/2013 L12A26B
12/26/2013 L12A26C
12/27/2013 L12A27A
01/18/2014 A13A18A
01/18/2014 A13A18B
01/21/2014 A13A21A
01/22/2014 A13A22B
01/30/2014 A13A30A
01/31/2014 A13A31A

King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour, 5-lb. bag, UPC 0-71012-04105-3 With the combination of both the Best Used By Date plus Lot Code beneath nutrition facts panel

Best Used By Lot Code
12/26/2013 L12A26A
12/26/2013 L12A26B
01/03/2014 A13A03A
01/03/2014 A13A03B
01/16/2014 A13A16B
01/17/2014 A13A17A
01/23/2014 A13A23A
01/28/2014 A13A28A
01/31/2014 A13A31A

No other lot codes of this product or any other King Arthur Flour products are affected in any way. There have been no reports of injury, ingestion or presence of any of these balls from our customers to date. This voluntary recall is based on the possibility that a ball could be found.

Any products with a combination of the Best Used By and Lot Code noted above may be returned to the store for a full refund.

For more information call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866.797.9178, open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. For convenience, a Lot Code check form and copy of this press release is available at www.kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall.

King Arthur Flour CEO Steve Voigt assures customers that this is an isolated occurrence. “King Arthur Flour is adamant about quality and safety. A very limited number of our flour bags are affected by this incident; but we wanted to be sure our customers are aware of the recall, and know how to check their flour to see if it’s involved.”

Bruce Foods Corporation Recall Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce Because of Possible Health Risk

 Bruce Foods Corporation of New Iberia, LA is recalling mislabeled cans of 10 oz Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce with code GES 462449, Best Before Date: 12/3/2016 that could contain Green Enchilada Sauce instead of Red Enchilada Sauce. Only the Food Club Green Enchilada contains wheat and soy. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat and soy run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume this Green Enchilada Sauce product.

The recalled product was distributed between 1/15/2013 and 1/16/2013 in Virginia and Minnesota. The product reached the consumer through retail stores.

The product recall is for canned 10 oz size Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce with code GES 462449 with a Best Before Date: 12/03/2016 printed on the can end.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a can labeled as Red Enchilada contained Green Enchilada Sauce. The Green Enchilada Sauce contains wheat and soy.

Consumers who have purchased the Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce with code GES 462449 with a Best Before Date: 12/03/2016 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Larry Thibodeaux at Bruce Foods at 1-337-365-8101, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time.

Heartland Brands Voluntarily Recalls Two Varieties of Granola Cereals

 

Heartland® Brands is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its granola cereals in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Israel and Trinidad, as a precaution due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh in an ingredient. The ingredient is a grain blend, and the problem was discovered and reported by the ingredient supplier, Dakota Specialty Milling.

The two Heartland® cereal varieties are:

  • Heartland® Harvest Spice Granola Cereal — 14 oz.; UPC 024300 090394; Best If Used By dates from 20130326 (March 26, 2013) through 20130910 (Sept. 10, 2013).
  • Heartland® Fruit & Nut Harvest Granola Cereal — 14 oz.; UPC 024300 090387; Best If Used By dates from 20130325 (March 25, 2013) through 20130910 (Sept. 10, 2013).

No other Heartland® brand products are involved in this recall.

Heartland® Brands has not received any reports of consumer complaints or injuries and is issuing this voluntary recall as a precaution.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to discard the cereal but retain the Best If Used By code and contact our Consumer Affairs Department toll-free at 888-881-6769, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ET, for a full refund of the purchase price.

Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of belVita Breakfast Biscuit Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate Varieties in the U.S. and Puerto Rico

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico, of the belVita Breakfast Biscuit product, Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate varieties, following notification from a third-party supplier, due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at their facility. The following product is being recalled:

Description Retail UPC Best When Used By Dates
belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Chocolate Variety, 1.76 oz 0 44000 03192 3 21 Jan 13 – 29 Sep 13 (bottom of package)
belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Chocolate Variety, 8.8 oz 0 44000 03194 7 21 Jan 13 – 29 Sep 13 (top of package)
belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Chocolate Variety, 14.08 oz 0 44000 03163 3 16 May 13 – 13 Sep 13 (side of package)
belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Apple Cinnamon Variety, 1.76 oz 0 44000 02824 4 8 Oct 12 – 2 Sep 13 (bottom of package)
belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Apple Cinnamon Variety, 8.8 oz 0 44000 02825 1 8 Oct 12 – 2 Sep 13 (top of package)

This recall is limited exclusively to the belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate varieties, manufactured and sold in the United States, including Puerto Rico. No other belVita product is included in this recall.

Consumers who have this product should not eat it and should discard any products they may have. Consumers can contact the company at 1-877-799-5633, 24 hours a day to get more information about the recall, and Consumer Relations specialists are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. The company has received a limited number of consumer contacts related to this product, and is issuing the recall as a precaution.

Goldcoast Salads Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Products Due to Possible Health Risk

 

GoldCoast Salads, a Naples Florida firm, is voluntarily recalling Blue Crab Spread, Maine Lobster Spread, Lobster and Shrimp Spread, and Smoked Salmon Spread that may be contaminated with Listeria.

The Blue Crab Spread being recalled is coded EXP 2/14/13 B.
The Maine Lobster Spread being recalled is coded EXP 2/16/13 LA.
The Lobster and Shrimp Spread being recalled is coded EXP 2/23/13 L&S1 and EXP 3/30/13 L&S1.
The Smoked Salmon Spread being recalled is coded 3/10/13 S2.
The following products are being recalled: Blue Crab Spread in containers with a weight of 1 pound and containers with a weight of 8 ounces, Maine Lobster Spread in containers with a weight of 1 pound and containers with a weight of 8 ounces, Lobster and Shrimp Spread in containers with a weight of 1 pound and containers with a weight of 8 ounces, and Smoked Salmon Spread in containers with a weight of 1 pound and containers with a weight of 8 ounces.

The products in question were produced 12/17/12, 12/19/12, 12/26/12, 1/31/13, and 1/25/13 respectively and distributed to stores in the North East and South East United States.

Because of the potential for food borne illness, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect products not to eat them, but to return them to the point of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact GoldCoast Salads by calling (239) 513-0430.

For additional information, please contact:
Peter Radno
GoldCoast Salads
Naples, FL 34117
(239) 513-0430

February 19, 2013

Voluntary Precautionary Recall Of Arnold, Brownberry, Earthgrains, Farm, Harmons, L’oven Fresh, Stroehmann
and Sara Lee Multi-grain Breads and Sara Lee Thin Style Buns

BBU, Inc., the parent of the Bimbo Bakeries companies, has initiated a voluntary recall due to possible presence of flexible wire caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour mill.

This recall does not affect any products currently offered for sale in retail stores but the company, out of an abundance of caution, wants to alert consumers to check any affected products they may still have in their homes.

Recalled products are listed below with the applicable “Best By” dates and their states of distribution. The “Best By” date is printed on the front of the bag on the bread items and on a sticker on the thin style buns product.

PRODUCTS STATES
Best By dates prior to and including Feb. 17:
SARA LEE MULTI-GRAIN THIN STYLE BUNS CA ONLY
Best By dates prior to and including Feb. 20:
ALDI L’OVEN FRESH HEARTY 12 GRAIN AR, CT, DC, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA,
MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC,
OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WI,
WV
FARM BREAD ALL NATURAL MULTI-GRAIN UT
HARMONS 100% MULTI-GRAIN WIDE PAN OVEN-BAKED BREAD UT
ARNOLD DUTCH COUNTRY 100% WHOLE GRAIN AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
ARNOLD HEALTHFULL 45 CALORIES PER SLICE MULTIGRAIN DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
BROWNBERRY HEALTHFULL 45 CALORIES PER SLICE MULTIGRAIN IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND,
OH, PA, SD, WI, WV
BROWNBERRY DUTCH COUNTRY 100% WHOLE GRAIN IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND,
OH, PA, SD, WI, WV
BROWNBERRY GRAINS & MORE DOUBLE PROTEIN IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH,
PA, ND. SD, WI, WV
BROWNBERRY HEALTHFULL NUTTY GRAIN IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND,
OH, PA, SD, WI, WV
STROEHMANN DUTCH COUNTRY 100% WHOLE GRAIN DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
EARTHGRAINS 12 GRAIN NATURAL BREAD ALL STATES
SARA LEE 12 GRAIN BREAD HEARTY & DELICIOUS ALL STATES

No other brands or products are affected.

BBU is committed to providing high-quality products, and the safety and health of our consumers is our most important priority. We are working closely with the third party flour mill to avoid this issue in the future.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-984-0989 at any time 24 hours a day.

MKG Provisions Voluntarily Recalls Atlantic Smoked Salmon Due to Possible Health Risk

MKG Provisions of Miami, FL is recalling Atlantic Smoked Salmon Batch# 1768 consisting of several brands of products listed below which have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product batch # 1768 was distributed during the time period from January 23, 2013 through February 1, 2013 to Gold Kosher of North Miami Beach, FL, Sally Sherman Salads of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Boca Raton Resort & Club, In Boca FL. US Foodservice South Florida, US Foodservice Baltimore, Deer Run of Longwood, FL, L’Chaim of Delray Beach, FL, Prestige Smokehouse of Riviera Beach, FL, and Best Value of Miami, FL. There is a square sticker placed on the bag of each product which reads the lot# 1768. Product and packaging details are listed below.

    1. UpRiver Brand Norwegian presliced sides In Upriver vacuum pouch bags
    2. Prestige Brand Scottish presliced sides in clear vacuum pouch bags
    3. Legendary Brand Norwegian pre-sliced sides in legendary vacuum pouch bags
    4. Prestige Brand Pastrami pre-sliced sides in clear vacuum pouch bags
    5. UpRiver Brand Scottish pre-sliced sides in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags
    6. UpRiver Brand Trimmings in clear bags in clear vacuum pouch bags
    7. UpRiver Brand Pastrami pre-sliced sides in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags
    8. UpRiver Brand Peppered pre-sliced sides in Up River vacuum pouch bags
    9. UpRiver Brand Tequila/Cilantro pre-sliced sides in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags
    10. Prestige Brand 16 oz. retail packs in clear vacuum pouch bags
    11. UpRiver Brand 4 oz. Nwgn retail packs in UpRiver vacuum pouch bags
    12. Prestige Brand 4 oz. Irish retail packs in clear vacuum pouch bags
    13. Prestige Brand 4 oz. Nwgn retail packs in clear vacuum pouch bags
    14. Prestige Brand 4 oz. Nova retail packs clear vacuum pouch bags
    15. UpRiver Brand 4 oz. Gravalax retail packs UpRiver vacuum pouch bags
    16. UpRiver Brand Norwegian Presliced sides UpRiver vacuum pouch bags

The recall was the result of an audit by the Florida Department of Agriculture where finished product lab testing contained bacteria. MKG is voluntarily recalling this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers should return any of the products purchased mentioned above

February 13, 2013

Baby Spinach Recall

Out of an abundance of caution, Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of select Organic Baby Spinach products with the potential to be contaminated with (EHEC) Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli.

Symptoms of the diseases caused by EHEC include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that may in some cases progress to bloody diarrhea. Fever and vomiting may also occur.

The products subject to the recall are limited to the following:

Brand

Item Description UPC Number Best By State
Central Market Organics Organic – Baby Spinach 16 oz. tray 0-41220-18534-4 2/24/2013

TX

Full Circle Organic Organic – Baby Spinach 16 oz. tray 0-36800-28875-1 2/24/20013

CA

Marketside Organic Organic – Baby Spinach 5 oz. tray 6-81131-32898-2 2/24/2013 AR,CO,LA,NM, OK,TX
Simple Truth Organic Organic – Baby Spinach 5  oz. tray 0-11110-91128-5 2/24/2013 AK, AZ,CA,CO,ID, LA, MO, MT,
NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
Taylor Farms Organic Organic – Baby Spinach 16 oz. tray 0-30223-04780-3 2/24/2013 AL,AR,AZ, CA,CO,DE,FL,GA, HI,IA,ID,IN,IL,KS, KY,LA,MD,MO,M N,MS,MT,NC,NE, NM,NV,NJ,NY,OK
,PA,SC,TN,TX,UT, VA,WI,WY

No other products or code dates are affected by this recall. The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding this recall. There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and should dispose of them. Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 855-293-9811. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.

February 11, 2013

Lean Cuisine Recall.

If you’ve purchased Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli at Walmart, check the product codes. Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358. The production codes are 2311587812 and 2312587812; the “best before date” appears as DEC 2013. They may contain glass fragments.

The  recall is limited to these two days of production, which were distributed nationwide. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of LEAN CUISINE products are affected by this recall. Consumers who may have purchased the recalled LEAN CUISINE item should not consume the product, but instead should contact Nestle Consumer Services at (866) 586-9424 or leancuisine@casupport.com for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., ET and this Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nestle will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the product for further examination.


February 4,
2013

Sprouter Northwest Expands Recall to All Varieties of Sprouts Products, Wheatgrass, and Pea Shoots with Any Best by Dates and All Sizes Because of Possible Health Risk

  Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington is voluntarily recalling all varieties of sprouts products, wheatgrass and pea shoots due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

All varieties of sprouts products including 3-Bean Munchie, Alfalfa, Bean, Broccoli, Brocco Sandwich sprouts, Clover, Deli, Spicy; Wheatgrass and/or Pea Shoots were distributed through 1/30/2013 in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and British Columbia, Canada through retail stores and food service distribution chain.

The affected products are sold under the Sprouters Northwest and LifeForce brand names and are packaged in plastic clamshell containers, plastic cups, plastic trays in 3 oz., 4 oz., 5 oz., and in plastic 1 lb. 2lb, or 5lb. bags. The Best by Dates are including all and up to 2/17/2013.

The problem was identified through surveillance finished products samples collected at retail locations and at the firm by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Sprouters Northwest is working with WSDA and the Food & Drug Administration on this recall.

Consumers should not consume the recalled sprouts product, wheatgrass, pea shoots and are advised to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-253-872-0577 from 7AM to 2PM PST.

January 30, 2013

Whole Foods Market Expands Its Recall Of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because Of Possible Health Risk From Listeria

Austin, TX – Whole Foods Market is recalling an additional lot code (for a total of two lot codes) of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz), UPC code 0 99482 40880 0, cold smoked and sliced, sold in stores in 18 states, because it may contain Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The first lot code, 7425A2298B, was recalled on Fri., Jan. 25, and was sold in stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.

Named in this updated recall is a second lot code, 7425A2297A. Products with this lot code were sold in stores in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Both lot codes of the recalled salmon were sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages. The lot codes are ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side. Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

No illnesses have been reported related to these lot codes. A sample of the product tested positive for listeria.

Customers should dispose of the product in the garbage and wash their hands immediately to avoid any potential cross-contamination. Full refunds will be given at the store. Customers with questions may call 512-477-5566, ext. 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central.

 

January 24, 2013
Annie’s Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) has initiated a voluntary recall of Annie’s Homegrown Frozen Pizza due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at a third-party flour mill.

Affected products are distributed at grocery, mass and natural food stores throughout the United States. All varieties of Annie’s RISING CRUST FROZEN PIZZA with a best by date including and between 09Jan13 and 14Sep13 (January 9, 2013 and September 14, 2013) are affected. Recalled varieties are:

Organic Four Cheese Pizza, 23.5 oz UPC 013562 200016
Organic Pepperoni Pizza, 23.6 oz UPC 013562 200009
Organic Supreme Pizza, 25.4 oz UPC 013562 200023
Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, 25.0 oz UPC 013562 200054
Four Cheese Pizza, 22.5 oz UPC 013562 200078
Pepperoni Pizza, 22.6 oz UPC 013562 200061
BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza, 23.1 oz UPC 013562 200092

The company announced the recall after learning a fine metal mesh screen failed at a third-party flour mill and fragments of flexible metal mesh were found in the flour and pizza dough. All Annie’s manufacturers have comprehensive metal control programs that include magnets and metal detection devices. Pieces of the fine wire were too small to be detected and could have found their way into the finished product. While no metal has been found in Annie’s finished product, as a precaution, Annie’s initiated this voluntary recall. There have been no consumer complaints, illnesses or injuries reported to date.

Annie’s is committed to providing high-quality products, and the safety of our consumers is the company’s utmost priority. We are working with the FDA and the USDA and expect a quick resolution to this issue. Consumers who have purchased the product can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Annie’s Homegrown Pizza Recall Hotline at 1-888-825-6720 or visit www.annies.com/pizzarecall for more information. The hotline will be staffed in person from 7am to 8pm PT, along with a 24-hour a-day recorded message.

About Annie’s
Annie’s (NYSE: BNNY) is a natural and organic food company that offers great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. Annie’s products are made without the artificial flavors and synthetic colors and preservatives regularly used in many conventional packaged foods. Today, Annie’s offers over 125 products that are present in over 25,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1989, Annie’s is committed to operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. For more information, visit www.annies.com.

January 21, 2013
KNOTT’S FINE FOODS RECALLS CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

Knott’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Paris, TN, is voluntarily recalling its 3 ounce Chicken Salad Sandwiches with an expiration date of 1/29/13 and earlier because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Chicken Salad Sandwiches were distributed in West Tennessee, Western Kentucky and North Mississippi in 35 retail stores.

The product comes in a 3 ounce black wedge with clear plastic film closure. UPC code is 0-11984-01132-6. All expiration dates 1/29/13 and earlier are being recalled. The expiration date is located on an orange sticker on the clear film of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 1 – 3 oz. Chicken Salad Sandwich.

No other Knott’s Foods products were found to be affected.

The production of the product has been postponed while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above mentioned Knott’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-731-642-1961 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm CST.

January 15, 2013
Homestead Creamery Artisan Cheese Removed from Store Shelves
The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced today that Homestead Creamery of Jamesport, Mo. is voluntarily withdrawing a batch of its Flory’s Favorite cheese from the marketplace.

Preliminary test results received from the Missouri State Health Laboratory indicate the cheese may be contaminated with Shiga-Toxin producing E.coli, which can lead to food borne illness. Confirmatory tests are ongoing.

The Homestead Creamery plant license to sell milk products in Missouri has been temporarily suspended, pending the results of the investigation by the State Milk Board and Missouri departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services.

The withdrawn product, Flory’s Favorite, is a 60-day aged cheese made with raw milk. Packages of the cheese are marked with “Packed On 210” on the label. This affects approximately 250 pounds of cheese and does not affect any other dairy products from Homestead Creamery.

The withdrawn cheese was sold at Homestead Creamery facility in Jamesport, Mo. and may have been sold by the following retailers:

HyVee in Liberty, Mo.
HyVee in Trenton, Mo.
Benedict Builders’ Farm in Knob Noster, Mo.
Milton Creamery in Milton, Iowa.

The Missouri State Milk Board continues to review the company’s records to determine when consumers may have purchased the product. Anyone who has purchased the cheese may return the unused portion to the store from which they purchased the product.

Copies of Missouri’s regulations for milk products, including cheese, are available online at mda.mo.gov/animals/milk.

January 9, 2013
Giant & Martin’s Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of Ocean Beauty Seafood Smoked Salmon

GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC, announced it removed from sale several varieties of smoked salmon due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

* Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 3 o.z., UPC 7303080368, all sell by dates * Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 8 o.z., UPC 7303080369, all sell by dates * Lascco Smoked Salmon, 3 o.z., UPC 7284001703, all sell by dates

We have received no reports of illnesses to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Ocean Beauty Seafood customer service at 1-800-368-7699. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at www.giantfoodstores.com disclaimer icon or www.martinsfoods.com disclaimer icon.

December 28, 2012

Multiexport Foods, Inc of Miami, FL has recalled cold smoked salmon, 12 oz Twin Pack and the 1.25 lb Pack under the “Paramount Reserve”, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was distributed through Sam’s Club.

The recall pertains to 12 oz Twin pack and 1.25 lb pack distributed between November 12 and December 21 to retail outlets in the following states Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,  Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Montana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The UPC code for the twin pack product is 6 88264 86705 0  and UPC code for the 1.25 lb pack is 6 88264 86664 0.  The lot-sublot-batch codes are affixed on a sticker on the back of the package:

LOT-SUBLOT-BATCH
Twin Pack 12 oz 1.25 lb Pack
931-59733-2 870-701342-1
933-59753-1 873-701342-1
933-59754-2 870-701344-1
875-701413-1 873-701360-1
890-701413-1 870-701364-1
873-701364-1
900-701344-1
873-701344-1
873-701360-1
886-701413-1
900-701413-1
873-701344-1
870-701360-1

There are no confirmed illnesses.

Consumers who have purchased the 12oz Twin Pack or the 1.25 lb pack Paramount Reserve brand with the above LOT-SUBLOT-BATCH code should return it to their retailer for a full refund.

December 19, 2012
True Taste, LLC RECALLS, “Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Hot Smoked Salmon Steak, Cold Smoked Mackerel, and Cold Smoked Whitefish”
Because of Possible Health Risk

True Taste, LLC of Kenosha, WI, is recalling it’s vacuum packaged Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Hot Smoked Salmon Steak, Cold Smoked Mackerel, and Cold Smoked Whitefish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life- threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The recalled product is vacuum packaged and can be identified with either the True Taste Label in CA and IL or the Lowell Foods Label in IL. The recalled product has a white sticker applied to the package with two sets of numbers. The first set of numbers represent the date of processing the second set of numbers represents the best if used by date. This recall includes all production dates beginning on 01/01/2012 through current.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

The potential for contamination was identified after routine samples collected by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection found that the product did not meet the 3.5% minimum requirement for water phase salt. The sample analysis reported water phase salt concentrations of 2.2% (hot smoked white fish); 3.0% (hot smoked herring); and 3.4% (hot smoked rainbow trout).

Consumers that may still have packages of the recalled smoked fish in their homes should not consume the product and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

True Taste LLC has voluntarily halted production and is cooperating fully with the involved regulatory authorities. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumer questions should be directed to Vlad Shneyderman, 252-697-9255, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST.

December 15, 2012
Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC Recalls “Nathan’s Brand Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon 3 oz” and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon 4 oz”

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling 371 cases of ready-to-eat cold smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products, “Nathan’s Brand 3oz Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon” (Product of Chile) and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon 4 oz” (Product of Chile) were distributed to various retailers and distribution centers in WA, OR, CA, AZ, TX, CO, MA, NH, CT, RI, NJ, and NY from 11/20/2012 through 12/12/2012.

Potentially affected product is limited to packages bearing the following codes:
BRAND ITEM UPC PACK CODE VOLUME
Lascco 4 oz Nova Salmon 0 72840 01751 7 285 96 cases
Nathan’s 3oz Nova Salmon 0 73030 80368 2 285 275 cases

Ocean Beauty Seafoods has notified the retailers and distributors who may have received the affected product listed above, and is taking this action as a precautionary measure in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No other Ocean Beauty products are included in this action. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported in association with this recall.

The potential for contamination was noted after internal testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in samples of the specific code dates identified above. Nathan’s and Lascco brand products that do not have the specific package code identified above are not affected.

Consumers can identify if they have purchased an impacted product by looking at the package code date located in the back, top left corner of the package. Consumers who have affected product with the package codes identified above should not eat the product. Consumers should discard any open packages of affected product and should return unopened packages to the place of purchase for a refund.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Anyone who is concerned about a possible health problem or illness should contact a healthcare provider immediately.

December 13, 2012
Salinas Firm Conducts Precautionary Recall On A Select Salad Product Due To Possible Health Risk

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas is initiating a precautionary recall of 110 cases of Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine 10 oz. bags with an expiration date of 12-13-12. This product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution following a single random finished package test conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported in association with this recall. No other Taylor Farms products or brands are included in this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Details of the recalled product are as follows:

Brand Item Description UPC Number Package Code Best By State
Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine,10 oz. bag 0 30223 04032 3 TFRS332A09 12-13-12 CA, FL

The “Best By” Code Date for the recalled products can be located on the top/middle right portion of the front label.

The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding this recall.

Customers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume the product and should dispose of it. Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 866-508-7048 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm PST. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.
December 3, 2012

Trader Joe’s recalls ‘Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice’ for listeria risk

Aliya’s Food Limited, a Canadian exporter of Indian food products, announced Monday that it has issued a recall of 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products on fears of listeria contamination.

Following suit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a public alert because affected products were imported to the United States and sold at the Trader Joe’s chain of grocery stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C.

The tainted products are: “12.5 oz boxes of “Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” with product code “2012-10-31” and lot code “30512.”

Click here for the retail distribution list per the FSIS

Customers with additional questions can contact Trader Joe’s at (626)-599-3817.

December 1, 2012

 

VEGGIE PATCH® Voluntarily Recalls Two Items- The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel
– Due To Possible Risk Of Contamination By Listeria monocytogenes

 

VEGGIE PATCH® is voluntarily recalling two products –The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel– due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel, from VEGGIE PATCH, with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed below were distributed to a select number of retailers and distributors.

  • 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked, VEGGIE PATCH, The Ultimate Meatless Burger with a Use-By date, Jan/12/2013; UPC code 6-10129-00211-5 (which can be found on back of package)
  • 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked, VEGGIE PATCH, Falafel with a Use-By date, Jan/15/2013; UPC code 6-10129-06619-3 (which can be found on back of package)

The Ultimate Meatless Burger potentially affected was available for sale as of November 21, 2012, in the following states; NY, CT, PA, FL, IL, MD, IN, WI, VA, NJ and DE.  Falafel potentially affected, was available for sale as of November 21, 2012, nationwide.
No illnesses have been reported to date.  VEGGIE PATCH discovered this issue as part of its routine testing of its products.

Consumers who purchased any product with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed above are asked to dispose of the product. They should email contactus@veggiepatch.com to arrange for a full refund.  The recall affects only these two items. Products that do not contain the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are not affected by the recall.  No other VEGGIE PATCH products or other use-by dates of The Ultimate Meatless Burger or Falafel are affected by this recall.  Frozen Veggie Patch products are not affected by this recall.

Consumers with questions can contact VEGGIE PATCH at 888-807-0765, 8am- 5pm EST, seven days a week, or at contactus@veggiepatch.com

More information is available on the VEGGIE PATCH website at www.veggiepatch.com

 

November 27, 2012
Capital City Fruit Issues Voluntary Recall on Cherry Tomatoes
Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Capital City Fruit, Inc. of Norwalk, Iowa is voluntarily recalling cherry tomatoes shipped by Rio Queen Citrus Inc. on November 10, 2012. Capital City Fruit, Inc. received notification from Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. following the discovery of a potentially pathogenic organism Salmonella by the Food and Drug Administration in random testing of an incoming load of cherry tomatoes. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Cherry tomatoes associated with the Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. recall received on November 12, 2012 and used in the packaging of certain lots of Capital Brand Clamshell Cherry tomatoes have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These cherry tomatoes were shipped to retail stores from November 14, 2012 through November 18, 2012.

Capital City Fruit, Inc. is issuing this voluntary recall linked to the Rio Queen Citrus, Inc.’s recall to minimize any risk to public health. The recalled product was sold in retail stores in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the items listed in this recall. Capital City Fruit, Inc. has notified the retailers who have received the recalled product and directed them to remove it from their store shelves. Consumers who purchased affected products listed in the table below should not consume them and should destroy or discard them.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the United States Food and Drug Administration.

The product being recalled is a Capital Brand 1-pint clamshell container. The label of the clamshell container is located on the top of the container and has a 4-digit date code on the lower right side of the label (see example below). Clamshell cherry tomatoes with the 4-digit date code listed below should be discarded.
Brand Product Pack Size Case Lot # Clamshell
Date Code
Capital Brand 1 Pint
Clamshell
Cherry
Tomatoes 1 Pint P96290001
P96330002
P96477001
P96368001
P96500001
P96313001
P96330007
P96290006
P96500006 4604
4605
4606
4605
4701
4604
4605
4604
4701

Consumers may contact Capital City Fruit, Inc. at (800) 535-6826, Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) except holidays.

www.capitalcityfruit.com
November 21, 2012
Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. Recalls Cherry Tomatoes Because Of Possible Salmonella Risk

Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. of Mission, TX is recalling 840 cartons of 12/1 Dry Pints of Mexican cherry tomatoes in “Karol” brand boxes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The “Karol” cherry tomatoes were distributed through retail stores in the states of Texas & South Carolina.

The product was originally distributed in a bulk container of 12/1 Dry Pints in boxes labeled “Karol” with the Lot No. “01W45” stamped in the upper, right-hand corner on the face of the box. The box states “Distributed by Interstate Fruit & Vegetable”, which is an affiliated business of Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. These packages were distributed at the retail level between November 10th & November 19th, 2012. At the retail level, the tomatoes may have been packaged in an alternative container depending on the area and retailer.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from the product, identified by Lot No. “01W45.”

Further distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Mexican cherry tomatoes in the listed states are asked to contact their retail store or place of purchase to determine if they were among the facilities to receive this product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 956-205-7400, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Central Standard Time).

November 20, 2012

Boulder Ice Cream Announces a Voluntary Limited Recall of Ice Cream and Gelato Products Due to Possible Health Risk

 

Due to the ongoing Sunland Inc. nationwide peanut recall, Boulder Ice Cream today announced a voluntary recall of certain ice cream and gelato products manufactured using peanut ingredients recalled by Sunland Inc. due to potential Salmonella contamination. For more information on the Sunland recall, please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website

(http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/MajorProductRecalls/SunlandNutSeedProductRecalls/default.htm)

or read Sunland’s official statement at: http://www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf.

The below lots of Boulder Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cup pints (16oz), Sorano Gelato Chocolate Peanut Butter pints (16 oz), and additional food service products are being voluntarily recalled because peanuts possibly used in the production of these identified products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Boulder Ice Cream was notified by their contract manufacturer, Fresca Foods, Inc. located in Louisville, CO that Sunland peanuts were and may have been used in the production of certain peanut butter products in the past; therefore Boulder Ice Cream is voluntarily participating in the recall.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains; the larger format container products were distributed to food service.

The specifics of the affected products are as follows:

 

UPC Product Description Package Size Best By Dates
65388802142 Boulder Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cup 16oz Best By 08-16-13 or earlier
65388807004 Sorano Gelato Chocolate Peanut Butter 16oz Best By 08-10-13 or earlier
65388850103 Boulder Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Gelato 5 L Pan Best By 10-03-12 or earlier
None Boulder Ice Cream – Peanut Butter Cup 2.5 Gal Tub Best By 07-24-12 or earlier
None Boulder Ice Cream – Elvis 2.5 Gal Tub Best By 07-24-12 or earlier
65388806112 Yoki Bliss – Peanut Butter 4 x 1 Gal Mfg Date 09-24-12 or earlier

The UPC is located on the side and the Best By Date is imprinted on the bottom of each 16 oz consumer pint container and on the sides of food service containers. All Yoki Bliss products contain a manufacture date.

Consumers who have purchased Boulder Ice Cream products with the above UPC and Best By Dates are urged to discard the product immediately. For additional questions consumers can contact the company at 303-494-0366, which is operational Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 PM MT.

 

 

November 18, 2012

 

Tony’s Import and Exports warns of Tahineh (Sesame Paste)
Contaminated with Salmonella

Tony’s Imports and Exports of Clovis CA, is warning consumers, food distributors and food processors not to consume or purchase certain containers of AL-RABIH Tahineh (Sesame Paste) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. A total of 141 pails, of AL-RABIH Tahineh, were stolen from Tony’s Imports and Exports warehouse where it was awaiting destruction due to Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with the Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections.

The Tahineh is sold in white plastic pails with a label that reads:

“AL-RABIH Tahineh, 100% Sesame, net weight 40 lb. (18 kg)”. The Tahineh is a product of Lebanon. Above the label, the following information is provided: “Imported by Tony Khorozian, Tony’s Imports & Exports, Tel S.S.F. 650-872- 6534, Fresno: 415 412- 1985 Best Before February 2014”. The Tahineh is a product of Lebanon.

The theft of the Tahineh occurred in June, 2012 but was not discovered until an FDA Investigator visited the warehouse to witness the destruction of the tainted product. The theft had been reported to the Clovis Police Department and a report was filed.

Tony’s Import and Export asks food distributors or manufacturers who believe that they may have purchased the Tahineh to immediately discontinue use of the product and destroy it. If the product was used for further manufacturing, please consider recalling the product. Food suppliers and manufacturers are asked to contact Tony’s Import and Exports, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time, if they have purchased the product or have been offered the Tahineh for purchase.

 

November 15, 2012

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese (KFHC), due to the abundance of caution, is conducting a voluntary recall due to routine testing based on our company’s concern for our customers. This testing confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a few samples of the following cheeses. At this time, no illnesses have been reported, but to ensure that all suspect product is removed from the marketplace, KFHC is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Milk Safety Branch of the Kentucky Department of Health Services (KDHS) and the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

  1. Colby, Colby Cheese, 8oz, 5 lb, 10 lb, or 25 lb block, vacuum packed, Lot # 120724
  2. Chipotle Colby, Flavored Colby Cheese, 8 oz, 5 lb, 10 lb, or 25 lb block, vacuum packed, Lot #120711
  3. Monterey Jack, Jack Cheese, 8 oz, 5 lb, 10 lb, or 25 lb block, vacuum packed, Lot # 120719
  4. Mild Cheddar, Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz, 5 lb, 10 lb, or 25 lb block, vacuum packed Lot # 120625

These specific cheeses and lot numbers were distributed or sold beginning on September 20th, 2012 to locations in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia to distributors, restaurants and farmer’s markets. Anyone that has distributed any of the cheeses identified above needs to immediately notify their customers of the voluntary recall and instruct them to return any affected cheeses for a full refund. The cost of the returned cheese will be reimbursed. Anyone identifying the above cheeses in their inventory needs to isolate/quarantine this cheese and immediately contact Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese to arrange product return for a full refund.

 

November 9, 2012
Fresh Express Recalls Limited Quantity of 9 oz. Spinach Due to Possible Health Risk

Fresh Express Incorporated is conducting a voluntary, precautionary recall of a limited quantity of Fresh Express Spinach with a Use-by Date of November 7 and Product Code of S299B25 due to a possible health risk from Salmonella.

No illnesses or consumer complaints have been reported to Fresh Express at this time in association with this recall. No other Fresh Express products are subject to this recall.

The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to an isolated instance in which a random sample yielded a positive result for Salmonella under U.S. Department of Agriculture’s random sample testing program. Fresh Express is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

Fresh Express customer service representatives are already contacting relevant retailers to confirm the recalled product has been removed from store shelves and inventories and that none is available for consumer purchase. Customers with questions are instructed to contact their usual Fresh Express customer service representative. The recalled salads were distributed primarily in the Western region of the U.S.

Consumers who may have purchased the recalled salad are asked not to eat it, but to throw it out instead. Fresh Express is offering a full refund. Consumers with questions or who would like to secure a refund may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Specific recall information follows:

Product Being Recalled: Fresh Express Spinach in 9 oz. package
Product Code: S299B25 (located in upper right corner on front of package)
Use-by Date: November 7 (also located in upper right hand corner of package)
Distribution: Primarily in the Western region of the U.S.

Salmonella is an organism that may cause fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and possibly bloody diarrhea in healthy individuals. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Consumers with these symptoms should consult their health care provider.
Fresh Express Precautionary Salad Recall-11/7/12
(No other Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)

Brand Product Name Size UPC Production Code Best If Used By Date POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES
Fresh Express Spinach 9 OZ. 0 71279-13204 4 S299B25 NOV7 AZ, CA, CO, HI, I D, KS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM,OK,OR,SD, TX, UT, WA,WY

November 8, 2012
Nestle has recalled some of its Nesquik due to concerns about salmonella contamination.
The food maker said Thursday that it is recalling Nesquik sold in its 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7-ounce canisters across the country in early October. The affected products have an expiration date of October 2014.

November 5, 2012

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of 5 oz. and 11 oz. Organic Spinach &
Spring Mix Blend – May be Contaminated with E.coli O157 H:7

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 31,000 lbs. of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5 oz. (UPC 77890 16437) and 11 oz. (UPC 77890 16411) clam shell packages in the produce department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between October 14 and November 1 due to possible E.coli O157 H:7.

The product is supplied to Wegmans by State Garden, Inc. based in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

The product, a blend of organic spinach and spring mix, has been associated with 16 reported illnesses in New York State from E.coli O157 H:7, which may cause a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. The symptoms usually appear about three days after exposure, but can range from one to nine days. Although most people recover without specific treatment in five to 10 days, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. If you have consumed Wegmans Organic Spinach & Spring Mix and have experienced any symptoms such as diarrhea or abdominal cramps, please contact your health care provider.

Wegmans has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health and Department of Agriculture and Markets since learning that illnesses may be associated with this product.

Test results indicate that only product with a use-by-date of October 23 is connected to the reported illnesses, but out of an abundance of caution Wegmans has removed all code dates of the product from its stores and has placed phone calls to all customers who purchased the product using their Shopper Club card, regardless of the code date purchased.

Consumers who have purchased this product should discard any that remains in their homes and visit the service desk at Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1(800) WEGMANS (934-6267) Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 81-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

 

November 4, 2012

Bolthouse Farms Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity
Of 16-Ounce Carrot Chips

 Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms® 16-ounce Carrot Chips following a routine sampling event, conducted on October 22, 2012, by a North Carolina health official. The company was notified on October 31, 2012 that the inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested. Bolthouse Farms has not received any reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product.

Out of an abundance of caution, Bolthouse Farms is retrieving the Carrot Chips from the marketplace.

No other Bolthouse Farms products are affected by this recall.

Approximately 5,600 cases of the 16-ounce bags shipped to retail customers in the United States and Canada are being recalled. The affected product is labeled as Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips, Safeway Farms Carrot Chips, or Farm Stand Carrot Chips and has the following information and codes on the front right corner of the bags:

Bolthouse Farms Bolthouse Farms Safeway Farms* Farm Stand
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 12 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11
UPC 71464 17209
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
04T XXXX
BF 212 J 12
UPC 71464 17209
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
06 T XXXX S2682
BF 212 J12 286
UPC 21130 70217
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 12-13 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11-12
UPC 41163 45311

*Safeway Farms Carrot Chips are sold in Safeway stores in Ketchikan, Alaska; Arizona; California; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; and Washington State, as well as Carrs stores in Juneau, Alaska; Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls stores in Texas and Tom Thumb stores in Texas.

Consumers who have purchased these Carrot Chips with these codes and best by dates should not eat the product. Consumers are encouraged to return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Bolthouse Farms at 1-866-535-3774 (24-hours a day through Monday, November 5, 2012) for more information.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause a foodborne illness. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment.

October 23, 2012
Multi-State Beef Recall

The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service (USFSIS) announced that 2,310 pounds of ground beef products from Utah and 4,100 pounds of ground beef products from Hawaii are being recalled because of suspected E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Don’t know about you, but this made me remember the story of the woman told in Food Inc. who was fighting for reform after her son died of E. coli after eating hamburgers.

The recalled beef is Higa Market Ground Beef Bulk from Higa Meat & Pork Market in Honolulu, Hawaii. They have the establishment number “EST. 12457M” inside the USDA inspection mark and case code number 291. The products were produced on October 17, 2012, and were distributed to restaurants in the Oahu, Hawaii area.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s vice president, Sheldon Wright, at 808-531-3591.

The Utah recall concerns ground beef products from Main Street Quality Meats. They include 10-pound cases labeled “Ground Beef Bulk” and 12-pound cases labeled “Ground Beef Patties.” Inside the inspection mark is “EST. 19916” and “1018121,” “1019121,” “1018122,” or “1019122.” The products were produced on October 18 and October 19, 2012, and were distributed by to restaurants in Utah.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s food safety coordinator, Scott Schmidt, at 801-484-5295.

The USFSIS reports the products were distributed before test results indicating contamination were received by the companies.There have been no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of the meat.

These are Class I recalls. This means there is a reasonable probability that using the meat will cause serious, adverse health incidences, and perhaps death.

Smuckers’ Uncrustables Recall
It seems as though some products containing Sunland Inc. peanut products may be in popular items used in school lunches. Smuckers Uncrustables have been recalled in the name of caution. Check here for more information.

October 15, 2012
Sunland, Inc. Announces Voluntary Extension of Ongoing Recall To Include Raw and Roasted Shelled and In-Shell Peanuts Due to Possible Health Risk

Sunland, Inc. today announced that it is extending its ongoing voluntary recall to include raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts processed in its Peanut Processing Plant because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specifically, the recall is being extended to include raw and roasted peanuts, both in-shell and shelled, which were processed in its Peanut Processing Plant located in Portales, New Mexico, and which are within their current shelf life or have no stated expiration date.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The original recall initiated by the Company on September 24, 2012, included peanut butter and other nut butter products produced in a separate building from where raw and roasted peanuts are processed. The reason for the initial voluntary recall was the potential for the recalled products to be contaminated with Salmonella. At that time, twenty-nine (29) people had reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately eighteen (18) states, and of those who had been interviewed at that time, twelve of fourteen reported having eaten the same single product made by the Company. Since the recall was announced, additional confirmed illnesses have been reported. As of October 5, 2012, the total number of confirmed illnesses reported was thirty-five (35). The most current information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regarding confirmed illnesses is available at their website: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bredeney-09-12/index.html

The extension being announced today is the result of the continued joint investigation by the Company and FDA. The Company has ceased the production and distribution of all products from both its Peanut Butter Plant and its Peanut Processing Plant while FDA and the Company continue their investigation.

The raw and roasted peanuts available to retail customers were distributed primarily under the Company’s own label and were distributed primarily to produce houses and nationally to numerous large supermarket, grocery and retail chains. The products also were available for purchase on the internet. The roasted and roasted/salted peanuts being recalled were distributed during the six month period prior to the recall date (April 12, 2012 – October 12, 2012), and will have best by/expiration dates on the packaging from October 12, 2012 through April 12, 2013. The raw peanuts being recalled (shelled and in-shell), were distributed during the twelve months prior to the recall date (October 12, 2011 – October 12, 2012), and will have either best by dates from October 12, 2012 through October 12, 2013 on the packaging, or a “Crop Year” marking on the package of 2011 or 2012, up to and including October 12, 2012.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. The “Best-If-Used-By” date or product expiration date is printed on the packaging. The UPC used to identify the recalled products is located below the bar code on all products. In-shell peanuts that were sold in 2, 5 and 10 pound mesh bags (raw, roasted and salted/roasted), do not include an expiration date on the mesh bags. All such products should not be eaten and should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund or disposed of immediately. All expired products should be discarded. Customers who purchased products directly from the Company’s website should discard the products and contact the Company at 1-866-837-1018.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1-866-837-1018 for information on the recall. This toll-free number is operational 24 hours a day.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The most current information available from FDA is posted at the following website: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm320413.htm

The specifics of the affected products are set forth below. Products being added to the list for the first time appear in the first table. All previously identified products follow in the second table.

Products Added to Recall on October 12, 2012:

UPC or Item #

Item Description

Item Weight

No UPC; M10101

Mega Raw Oriental Produce Wholesaler – Valencia Peanuts

50 lb

No UPC; M76101

Mega Raw Oriental Produce Wholesaler – Valencia Peanuts

50 lb

No UPC; 910169

Natural Value Raw

30 lb

No UPC; 910152

Natural Value Raw Organic

30 lb

No UPC; 910107

Natural Value Roasted Organic

25 lb

0-48687-11216-6

Roasted Valencia Peanuts

2 oz

0-48687-12206-6

Salted & Roasted Valencia Peanuts

1 lb

0-4868718206-0

Sunland 100% Organic Raw Valencia Peanuts

1 lb

10107

Sunland Organic Raw Inshell

25 lb

11109

Sunland Organic Roasted In Shell Peanuts

25 lb

0-48687-79105-7

Sunland Organic Roasted In Shell Peanuts

2 lb

0-48687-79105-7

Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted Peanuts

2 lb

11107

Sunland Organic Roasted Inshell Peanuts

25 lb

4868700103

Sunland Raw Organic Valencia Peanuts

50 lb

10108

Sunland Raw In Shell

25 lb

0-48687-10101-6

Sunland Raw In Shell Peanuts

50 lb

607

Sunland Raw Red Skin Runners Peanuts

30 lb

No UPC; 077101

Sunland Raw Salted InShell Virginia

50 lb

403

Sunland Raw Shelled Organic Peanuts

30 lb

400

Sunland Raw Shelled Peanuts

50 lb

404

Sunland Raw Shelled Peanuts

30 lb

402

Sunland Raw Shelled Wildlife (Not for Human)

50 lb

4868700100

Sunland Raw Valencia Peanuts

50 lb

104

Sunland Raw Valencia Peanuts

25 lb

0-48687-10206-8

Sunland Raw Valencia Peanuts

1 lb

0-48687-10215-0

Sunland Raw Valencia Peanuts

2 lb

4868700101

Sunland Raw Valencia Peanuts – Export

50 lb

0-48687-76101-2

Sunland Raw Virginia Reg Jumbo InShell

50 lb

0-48687-11102-2

Sunland Roasted In Shell Peanuts

25 lb

11108

Sunland Roasted In Shell Peanuts

25 lb

0-48687-19206-9

Sunland Roasted Organic Peanuts

1 lb

0-48687-79131-6

Sunland Roasted Organic Peanuts-French

2 lb

0-48687-11101-5

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

50 lb

0-48687-11103-9

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

10 lb

0-48687-11104-4

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

5 lb

0-48687-11105-3

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

2 lb

0-48687-11206-7

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

1 lb

0-48687-11210-4

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

12 oz

0-48687-11215-9

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

2 lb

0-48687-11217-3

Sunland Roasted Valencia Peanuts

4 oz

11112

Sunland Roasted Virginia In Shell Peanuts

25 lb

No UPC; 011220

Sunland Roasted Virginia Peanuts

50 lb

0-48687-12108-3

Sunland Salted Inshell Bulk in Box

25 lb

0-48687-12110-6

Sunland Salted Inshell Bulk Organic in Box

25 lb

0-48687-12112-0

Sunland Salted Inshell in Box Virginia Peanuts

25 lb

0-48687-80105-0

Sunland Salted Organic Peanuts

2 lb

0-48687-20206-5

Sunland Salted Organic Peanuts

1 lb

0-48687-80131-2

Sunland Salted Organic Peanuts-French

2 lb

302

Sunland Salted Roasted Virginia Peanuts

50 lb

0-48687-12101-4

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

50 lb

0-48687-12102-1

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

25 lb

0-48687-12103-8

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

10 lb

0-48687-12104-5

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

5 lb

0-48687-12210-3

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

12 oz

0-48687-12215-8

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

2 lb

0-48687-12216-5

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

2 oz

0-48687-12217-2

Sunland Salted Valencia Peanuts

4 oz

0-48687-13212-6

Sunland Shelled Raw Valencia Peanuts

3 lb

0-48687-13210-2

Sunland Shelled Raw Valencia Peanuts

12 oz

0-48687-14909-4

Sunland Shelled Roasted Valencia Peanuts

18 oz

0-48687-15909-3

Sunland Shelled Salted Valencia Peanuts

18 oz

401

Sunland Shelled Split Peanuts

50 lb

0-48687-10102-3

Sunland Valencia Raw Peanuts

25 lb

10103

Sunland Valencia Raw Peanuts

10 lb

0-48687-10105-4

Sunland Valencia Raw Peanuts

2 lb

0-48687-10104-7

Sunland Valencia Raw Peanuts

5 lb

0-48687-12105-2

Sunland Valencia Roasted & Salted Peanuts

2 lb

No UPC; 022601

The Nut Shop Roasted Valencia Peanuts

7 oz

No UPC; 022602

The Nut Shop Salted and Roasted Valencia Peanuts

7 oz

No UPC; 000211

Treasured Harvest Valencia Peanuts

25 lb

No UPC; 000212

Treasured Harvest Valencia Peanuts

50 lb

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October 12, 2012

Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

Up to three million boxes of cereal have been recalled by Kellogg’s because they may contain metal fragments.

The foreign material is pieces of flexible metal mesh from a faulty machine part, but the company says the chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very low.

The recalled Kellogg’s products include Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. Specific information on each cereal brand include:

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal-

• UPC 3800031829 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
• UPC 3800073444 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
• UPC 3800031834 – 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
• UPC 3800046954 – 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
• UPC 3800031921 – 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB – JUL 29 2013 KB
• UPC 3800004961 – single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB – 09213 KB
• UPC 3800021993 – single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 – AP 09213 or FK 04013 – FK 09213

Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal-

• UPC 3800021983 – single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 – FK 09213
• UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB

October 8, 2012
The recent beef recall in Canada has been extended to the United States. For the latest news, check out this site.

Nut Butter Recall Expands
The nut butter recall continues to grow, and more people have gotten sick. Recalled products include more than just the butters themselves. They also involve products containing these butters.

Rather than post a complete list here, where the formatting can be difficult to follow, you can find the

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