Friday, December 28, 2012

Sam's Club: Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Listeria

Dec. 26, 2012 - Multiexport Foods, Inc of Miami, FL is expanding the voluntary recall that it launched Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 of 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. There are no confirmed illnesses and the voluntary recall is being issued with an over abundance of caution. A recent routine lab test on a shipment, that was not distributed, showed that finished product had the bacterium present.
It is possible the products were shipped to New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas - among others. Visit the Walmart Corporation website for more information.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Almonds in 12-ounce "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola"

Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC of Denver, Colorado, is voluntarily recalling its "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola" because they may contain undeclared almonds.

Recalled "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola" products were distributed through retail stores in California, Colorado, Utah, and other states.

For UPC codes and Best Buy Dates visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, December 18, 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 CA, AZ, TX, CO, and many other states from 11/20/2012 through 12/12/2012.

For a complete list of UPC codes visit the FDA website.

Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® Voluntarily Recalls it’s Dogcandy® Brand of Holiday Hound Cake (7.5 Oz.) and Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5 Oz) Manufactured for, Distributed, and Sold in Approximately 130 Petsmart Stores Because of The Possibility of Mold


The product in question is a single production run and packed in a 7.5 ounce paw print bag marked with a best by date of 08-2015. The best by date can be found on the ingredient label on the back of the package just above the UPC bar code.  The UPC for the Blueberry Hound Cake is: 692614010058; The UPC for the Holiday Hound Cake is:  692614010041.
The recall applies to 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake because the cakes have the potential to become moldy.  These cakes were manufactured specifically for PetSmart Corporation and distributed to approximately 130 PetSmart stores in 36 states.  No other products have been impacted.

Selected stores in the following states carried the cakes: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and many other states. For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mister Snacks, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Sunbird Snacks 5oz. Packages of Yogurt Raisins

Mister Snacks, Inc. of Amherst, New York, is recalling its 5 oz. packages of Sunbird Snacks Yogurt Raisins because they may contain undeclared peanuts. 

This recall is limited to 161 cases containing twelve Sunbird Snacks 5 oz. Yogurt Raisin packages. The product comes in a 5 oz. clear bag marked with a Lot Number and Expiration Date of "EXP 0513 265" ink-stamped on the back of the package.
The product was distributed nationwide in retail stores.
For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.
 
Consumers who have purchased 5 oz. packages of Sunbird Snacks Yogurt Raisins are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 800-333-6393.

Sugar Flowers Plus Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg White in Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers

Sugar Flowers Plus Inc of Glendale, CA is recalling Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers because of the undeclared use of egg white wash as a “glue” for the inner petals of flowers.

Cake Decors Pastillage (gum paste) flowers have been distributed to Hobby Lobby Stores and by direct online sale through company website, www.cakedecors.com. Some or all Hobby Lobby Locations may carry our Pastillage (gumpaste) line in the following states: AZ, CO, NM, TX, UT, and many other states.

Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) are packaged in a white and blue box with a center cut out to show the product. Product is contained within a clear plastic clam shell. Each box contains 4 flowers, 2 inches in size, one style and color per box. The full list of UPC codes are provided in the FDA website.

Concerned consumers of Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have purchased items online or have any questions and/or concerns may contact us on our toll free number:

1-800-972-2935 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm PST or email us at sugarflowersplus@gmail.com

Georgia Firm Recalls Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Suzanna's Kitchen, a Duluth, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,800 pounds of breaded chicken products because they may contain pieces of plastic.

The products subject to recall include:
  • " Cases containing twelve (12), 12-oz cartons of "FREEBIRD FULLY COOKED CHICKEN NUGGETS," with an identifying case code of "6220" and use-by date of March 15, 2014, ink-jetted on each case and carton. These cases have a Julian code of "2075."
  • " Cases containing twelve (12), 12-oz cartons of "FREEBIRD FULLY COOKED GLUTEN FREE/SOY FREE CHICKEN PATTIES," with an identifying case code of "6244" and use-by date of September 6, 2013, ink-jetted on each case and carton. These cases have a Julian code of "1249."
  • " 10-lb bulk cases of "FULLY COOKED CHICKEN NUGGETS," with an identifying case code of "6221" and use-by date of March 15, 2014 ink-jetted on the case. These cases have a Julian code of "2075," and were shipped to a foodservice distributor in California for further distribution.

These products were produced for a separate federally-inspected establishment and distributed to retail stores nationwide.

For complete information and pictures of these products, visit the FSIS website. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Allergy Alert: Sukhi's Red Curry Vegetables

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 28, 2012- Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods is alerting customers that because of a label error, a single lot code of Red Curry with Vegetables contains undeclared shrimp. Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product was shipped to distributers in California, Texas, Minnesota and Georgia, between the dates of 5/21/2012 and 10/15/2013. Please visit the FDA website for more information.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. Recalls Cherry Tomatoes Because Of Possible Salmonella Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 21, 2012 - 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. The “Karol” cherry tomatoes were distributed through retail stores in Texas. Follow this link to the FDA website for more information.

Voluntary Precautionary Product Recall Sara Lee® Butter Streusel Coffee Cake for Undeclared Allergens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 20, 2012 - This is a national recall. Sara Lee® is voluntarily initiating a product recall of Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee Cake. This is a precautionary measure because the product may contain pecans, an undeclared allergen, that are not listed on the label. People who are allergic to pecans could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to pecans, there is no safety issue with the product. Follow this link to the FDA website for more information.

Carolina Prime Pet Recalls Bullstrips Due to Possible Salmonella (Pets)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -November 20, 2012 - Carolina Prime Pet Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package. This lot of product has yielded a positive test for Salmonella when tested by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture. Carolina Prime Pet is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to this product.

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips are sold in Safeway stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico (among others); Randalls and Tom Thumb stores in Texas. This product was distributed from about the first of September until now. Please visit the FDA website for more information.

Boulder Ice Cream Announces a Voluntary Limited Recall of Ice Cream and Gelato Products Due to Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 12, 2012 - BOULDER, Colo. - 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. The products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains and to food service establishments. For more information on the Sunland recall, please follow this link to the FDA website.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tri-union Seafoods Issues Voluntary Recall On Select 7-ounce Solid White Albacore Tuna In Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 16, 2012 – Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce cans of solid white albacore tuna in water. The specific product being recalled is Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce solid white albacore tuna in water sold as a multi-pack, and it was distributed in October and November, 2012. Tri-Union Seafoods' trace-back measures determined distribution of the product at retail was limited to Costco stores in California, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.

Due to a labeling error, the product label does not state the product "contains soy," a recognized allergen, in the ingredients listing. While soy is known to be an allergen, there have been no reported illnesses, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing this voluntary recall to protect public health. For more information follow this link to the FDA website.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Recall of GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème Cookies and GRANDMA's Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème Cookies Due to Undeclared Milk and Egg

PLANO, Texas – Frito-Lay announced the nationwide voluntary recall of GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies and GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème cookies because they contain undeclared milk and egg.

The products are sold in retail stores nationwide. The affected packages are 3.025 oz. packages of GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies that have a sell-by date of March 12, 2013 or earlier and UPC code of 28400-00153; and 1.71 oz. GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème cookies that have a sell-by date of May 21, 2013 or earlier and UPC code of 28400-00901. The sell-by date is located on the front of the package.

Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 1- 877-650-3479.

For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Iowa Firm Recalls Barbecue Sausage Products That May Be Undercooked

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 90,975 pounds of bourbon barbecue sausage products because they may have been under processed.

The products subject to recall include: 
  • 5-oz. cans of “Armour Vienna Sausage Bourbon BBQ Flavored” (24 per case).

Each can bears the establishment number "P-4247" inside the USDA mark of inspection, a UPC Code of “54100 93824” and a Use By date of Sept. 7, 2015. The products subject to recall were produced on Sept. 7, 2012, and sold to retail establishments nationwide. Specifically in Walmart. 

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company at 1 (888) 299-7646 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.

For more information regarding this recall visit the FSIS website. 

Spence & Co Issues A Voluntary Recall of 4oz New York Style Nova Lox Lot Number 9720704 Because of Possible Health Risk

Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is voluntarily recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.


The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox Lot 9720704.
The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:
Fresh Markets: In AZ. (other states are included too).

Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact our Consumer number: 508 427 5577, between 9am and 4pm EST.

For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder

Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall.

Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.

The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.
 
Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.
 
For a list of UPC and Production codes visit the FDA website.
 
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Select Containers of Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Allergen


The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling select containers of Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream sold at the company’s Dillons, King Soopers/City Market, Fry’s Food and Smith’s Food & Drug operating divisions in 11 states because it may contain pecans not listed on the label.

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

Dillons, Gerbes, Bakers, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market and Smith’s stores in the following states are included in this recall: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. City and stores, in New Mexico, included in the recall is as follows: Price Rite store in Albuquerque, City Market in Shiprock, Smiths stores in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Farmington, Grants, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Socorro and Taos.

Kroger is recalling the following ice cream: Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream sold in 48 fluid ounce cartons with a “sell by” date of June 12, 2013 under the following UPC Code: 11110 50718.


Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377). For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

For more information on this recall visit the FDA website.


Fresh Express Recalls Limited Quantity of 9 oz. Spinach Due to Possible Health Risk

Charlotte, North Carolina - 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.


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. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah were included in this recall.

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.
For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bolthouse Farms Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity Of 16-Ounce Carrot Chips

Bolthouse Farms (California) is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms® 16-ounce Carrot Chips. A routine sampling event 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. In 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. Follow this link to the FDA website for more information and product indentification.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Zi Xiu Tang Success, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Classic Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules And Ultimate Formula Capsules Due To Undeclared Sibutramine

Trexlertown, PA, Zi Xiu Tang Success, LLC is voluntarily recalling four lots of Classic Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules, and three lots of Ultimate Formula Capsules to the consumer level. These products have been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine. Sibutramine was a previously approved controlled substance that was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons, making these products unapproved new drugs.The recalled products are marketed as a dietary supplement used as a weight loss aid and were distributed Nationwide to consumers and distributor. Follow this link to the FDA website for more information.

Premium Nutritional Products Announces Ongoing Voluntary Recall Of Select ZuPreem Bird Foods

Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of ZuPreem FruitBlend™ With Natural Fruit Flavors maintenance formula bird foods for medium/large birds and for large birds. The recall is being conducted due to the product containing the combination of exceedingly high calcium levels, low phosphorus, and high vitamin D concentration resulting in a significant health risk to the birds. The products were shipped by the company between the dates of 5/21/12 and 8/23/12 for distribution nationwide through pet retailers, veterinary clinics, on line pet supply merchants and to breeders, and zoological parks. Follow this link to the FDA website for descriptions of products affected by this recall.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Recall - Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate And Trail Mix Products Sold In Bulk


Tropical Valley Foods is alerting customers that because of a label error, Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate and Trail Mix items which were sold in bulk quantities contain undeclared allergens.  Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were sold at three locations in New Mexico: Taos, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces. For a list of affected products and more information follow this link 

BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. Announces Nationwide Recall Of Peanut Butter Pave Due To Possible Health Risks

BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of the seasonal peanut butter pave because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The decision to recall was made due to the expanded recall of Sunland Inc.'s peanut butter. To date, there have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries reported in connection with any of the BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. recalled products, and no other BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. products are being recalled at this time. The products were distributed nationwide. Follow this link for a list of products.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Gilster - Mary Lee Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Better Valu Fruit Whirls Ready to Eat Cereal

Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Fruit Whirls cereal because it contains undeclared almond butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The only brand involved is Better Valu Fruit Whirls Ready to Eat Cereal, packaged in 28-oz. plastic bags which has a Best By date of JUL 17 13 J8 (UPC# 79801-24630). The code is located on the lower left corner of the back of the package, below the Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Declaration Panel. Consumers should return the product to the store for a full refund or discard it.
 
The product was distributed between July 24, 2012 and October 16, 2012 to retail stores located in Texas and other states.
 
For questions, consumers can call Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. at 618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 417-781-7777 ext. 4835 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CDT, Monday through Friday.
 
For more information visit the FDA website.

Natural Selection Foods Recalls Earthbound Farm® Baby Spinach Grab & Go Salad® Kit with Peanuts Due to Possible Health Risk Associated with Sunland Inc. Peanut Products (no risk associated with spinach)

Natural Selection Foods is voluntarily recalling Earthbound Farm Baby Spinach Grab & Go Salad Kits with Peanuts. The product is sold in a 3.5 ounce clamshell with UPC 0-32601-08875-0. All “Use By” dates are affected.

The salad kits were distributed to retail supermarkets and foodservice operators in the following states: California, Texas and several other states.

Consumers who have any product covered by this recall should dispose of it or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. While there is no risk associated with the spinach or the dressing in the kit, the company is requesting that consumers dispose of the entire kit, out of an abundance of caution. Further, anyone who has retained a packet of peanuts from this kit should dispose of the packet. Consumers who have any questions about the recalled products are urged to contact Natural Selection Foods Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM Pacific Time at 800-690-3200 or through the Earthbound Farm website at any time:
www.ebfarm.com/about/contact.


Visit the FDA website for complete information.

Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears And Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY ROASTED AMERICAN PIG EARS AND BOOTS & BARKLEY AMERICAN VARIETY PACK DOG TREATS product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled Roasted Pig Ears and Variety Pack Dog Treats were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores in August 2012. 

The Roasted Pig Ears product comes in a clear plastic bag containing 12 pig ears marked with UPC bar code 647263899158. The Variety Pack product also comes in a clear plastic bag weighing 32oz and marked with UPC bar code 490830400086. 

Kasel Industries is recalling lot number BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN for both products because this lot code tested positive for the Salmonella bacteria through analysis by the Colorado Department Of Agriculture.

Consumers who have purchased the 12 count packages of Roasted Pig Ears and the 32oz Variety Pack Dog Treats are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kasel Associated Industries at (800) 218-4417 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.


For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.