Friday, January 30, 2015

Florida Firm Recalls Beef, Chicken and Pork Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Holiday Foods, a Hollywood, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,819 pounds of beef, chicken and pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products may contain peanuts, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall: View Labels.

  •  Peruvian Brand Marinated Beef for Brochett on a Specialty Bamboo Skewer
  • Chicken Taquitos:  Chicken Breast w/Rib Meat, Salsa and Cheese Wrapped in a Tortilla
  • Mango Chutney Chicken Samosa
  • Beef (Tenderloin & Short Rib) and Manchego Cheese Empanada
The products subject to recall were produced between August 5 and December 8, 2014. These items were shipped to wholesale distributors in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas.

For complete information regarding this recall, including "Establishment" numbers and "Case" codes, visit the FSIS website


Friday, January 23, 2015

B&M, Inc. Issues Allergy Allert on Undeclared Peanut Protein in Ground Cumin and Other Seasonings Sold at Target and the Fresh Market Nationwide due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Protein

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of Cumin Ground Conventional and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein.

The products were shipped to retailers from December 1, 2014 through January 7, 2015. The following products are subject to the recall:

  • Target Archer Farms "Cumin Ground is packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of 2.8oz"
  • The Fresh Market "Dark Chili Powder is packaged in a 5x7in clear square bag with a zipper seal and a label weight of 2.24oz"
  • The Fresh Market "Dark Chili Powder is packaged in a 4oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of1.85oz"

The lot number and best by date can be found on the bottom of the bottle or front of bag. Visit the FDA website for complete details. 
No other spices and seasonings manufactured by B&M, Inc. for Target and The Fresh Market have been affected by this FDA recall.

Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Oma’s Pride of Avon, CT is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal was distributed nationwide through retail stores, distributors, and directly to consumers. Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal is sold frozen.  It is packaged in clear 12 oz. (UPC: 8 79384 00017 9) and 2 lb. (UPC: 8 79384 00018 6) plastic packaging under the Oma’s Pride brand as a poultry blend.

Visit the FDA website for complete information regarding this recall. 

Inventure Foods, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall Of Its Rader Farms® Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Sunrise Refresh Fusion, And Daily Power Fusion Due To Possible Health Risk

Inventure Foods, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, has issued a precautionary recall of its RADER FARMS® Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

These recalled blends themselves did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes.  However, Listeria moncytogenes was detected on spinach and/or kale ingredients on another lot which is currently placed on hold.  These spinach and kale ingredients used to manufacture the recalled blends were supplied by the same outside party.

Fresh Start Smoothie Blend is distributed in 48 oz. (3 lbs.) packages at Costco in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

The Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion products are distributed in 35 oz. packages at Walmart in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. 

For a list of LOT codes and UPC numbers visit the FDA website.

Garden Lites Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé, Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé, Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt, Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites & Classic Cooking Kale and Quinoa Veggie Cakes

Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company™ owned and operated by Classic Cooking LLC, is issuing a voluntary recall of several products due to the fact that they contain undeclared peanuts. The ingredient cumin provided by a third party vendor was contaminated with peanut allergen.

These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The recall affects the following products:

  • Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé
  • Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé
  • Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt
  • Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites
  • Classic Cooking Kale & Quinoa Veggie Cakes

For a complete list of UPC codes, LOT numbers and EXP dates provided in this recall, visit the FDA website.


Gilster - Mary Lee Corp. Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Almonds in Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers Ready to Eat Cereal

Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers Ready to Eat cereal because it may contain undeclared almonds.

The only lot involved is Market Pantry Honey and Oat Mixers Ready to Eat Cereal, packaged in 18-oz. cartons. The product is sold exclusively at Target Stores and was distributed nationwide. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website

Iowa Firm Recalls Beef Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Agri Star Meat & Poultry, a Postville, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 1,690 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The following items, produced on September 29, 2014, are subject to recall:
  • 13.5 oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 8 pieces of “Aaron’s BEST GLUTEN FREE Beef Franks Hot & Spicy CHIPOTLE.”   
They were shipped to retail locations nationwide. For an "Establishment" number provided in this recall visit the FSIS website.