Thursday, May 24, 2012

IndonesianFoodMart.com Recalls "Tempeh Starter Yeast" because of Health Risk of Salmonell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 22, 2012, Indonesianfoodmart.com of Rockville, MD, is recalling all packages of "Tempeh Starter Yeast" 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. FDA website link.

The recalled " Tempeh Starter Yeast "and “Super Starter Yeast” were distributed nationwide and internationally through direct mail orders. The product was also distributed to the following areas: Australia, Canada, Slovenia, New Zealand, Brunei, Darussalam, Poland and Croatia.

The product comes in sealed, clear plastic packages marked with a small computer printed label. The following sizes were sold: 30gm, 50gm, 250 gm, and 1000 gm

Several illnesses have been reported to date that may be in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Salmonella in some of the product

Upon being notified of the risk by the FDA, the Indonesianfoodmart.com immediately discontinued their operations. Indonesianfoodmart.com did not manufacture the product which was imported from Indonesia.

The product should not be used. Consumers may securely wrap and return the product to the above address or discard it in a waste receptacle.

Consumers with questions may contact the company’s representative at the  listed address and phone number from 9am-5pm EST. 
Contact:
c/o Attorney for Indonesianfoodmart.com:
A.P. Pishevar, Esq.
Pishevar & Associates, P.C.
600 E. Jefferson St., Suite 316
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 279-8773

Honeyville Honey Farm Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovy in Honeyville Honey Barbecue Sauce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 22, 2012 - Honeyville Honey Farm of Durango, CO is voluntarily recalling bottles of Honeyville Honey Barbecue Suace manufactured after August 1, 2011 because they contain undeclared anchovies in the Worcestershire sauce used in production.  People who have allergies to anchovies run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. FDA website link.

The recalled product is identified “Honeyville Honey Barbecue” with a net weight of 15 ounces and were distributed through retail internet sales and in retail stores from August 1st, 2011 to May 21st, 2012.  The products are identified with UPC 0-3880171212-9 and DO NOT have an add-on sticker reading CONTAINS ANCHOVIES.  The bottles are not identified with a lot code or expiration date.

This product was distributed nationwide through wholesale and internet sales.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after an onsite FDA inspection in May 2012 which revealed that anchovies were contained in the Worcestershire sauce used in production of these products and labeling did not reveal the presence of anchovies.

Consumers who have purchased Honeyville Honey Barbecue Sauce containing this UPC or have these products that do not have the CONTAINS ANCHOVIES sticker on them, are urged to return them to the place of purchase or discard them immediately.  Consumers with any questions should contact Honeyville at 800-676-7690 (9-5 MST) or info@honeyvillecolorado.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Salinas Firm Initiates A Voluntary Recall Because Of Possible Health Risk

May 22, 2012 - Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Organic Baby Spinach with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella following a random test conducted on a finished package of spinach by USDA. FDA Press Release

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 people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications.

The items subject to the recall include:
Brand Item Description UPC Number Package Code Best By State
Private Selections Organic - Baby Spinach,
5 oz. clamshell
0-11110-91128-5 TFRS 130B
1503 KT34
5-25-12 AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MT,
NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
Private Selections Organic - Baby Spinach,
5 oz. clamshell
0-11110-91128-5 TFRS 130B
1803 KT34
5-25-12 AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MT,
NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
Marketside Baby Spinach – Organic,
10 oz. clamshell
6-8113132900-2 TFRS130B16 5-25-12 AR, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, NM,
NV, OK, TX, UT, WY

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items. The “Best By” Code Date for the recalled products can be located on the lower right portion of the front label. These recalled items were distributed from Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. on May 9, 2012 and May 10, 2012.

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.

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 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.

Photo: Product Labels
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.

UPDATED: CORRECTED BEST BEFORE DATE Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Production Code DSL 0801 Due to Small Potential for Salmonella Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 21, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include its Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula dry dog food manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 due to potential exposure to Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported. The product was distributed in the following states:  Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

FDA Press Release

Pet owners may call toll-free at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6 pm EST. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.

The product is Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula. Only samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bag sizes are affected.
Production Code & Best Before Date           
DSL0801, 20-Oct.-2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 20, 2011) DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012       
DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011)
DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011)
DSL0801, (Samples)

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Raw Scraped Ground Tuna

A total of 316 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly or Salmonella Nchanga have been reported from 26 states and the District of Columbia. The 58 new cases are from Alabama (1), California (2), Colorado (1), Georgia (3), Illinois (4), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (6), New Jersey (1), New York (10), North Carolina (6), Pennsylvania (5), Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (6), and Wisconsin (3).

Cases associated with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga, by State*

 Persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga, by State
Visit the website to view the Current Case Count Map


Gills Onions Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Diced Red Onions Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012-Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA is initiating a voluntary recall, 2,360 pounds, of diced red onions with lot code 51RDA1A2119 and use-by-dates May 14, 15 and 17, 2012 because it may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. The product is beyond its use-by-date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, and no other Gills Onions product is affected by this recall. FDA website.

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. 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 diced red onions were distributed directly from Gills Onions to retailers in Canada and retailers and foodservice distributors in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida.

Recalled product sold at retail was packaged in a 7oz. clear plastic clamshell, labeled Gills Onions with the May 17, 2012 use-by-date and the lot code 51RDA1A2119 stamped on the UPC label. The UPC number in Canada is 643550 00045 0 and the UPC number in the United States is 643550 00041 2. However, since this number can also be on other products, please refer to the lot code in order to identify the recalled product. Photos are available on our website. Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should discard it.

Product sold to foodservice customers was packaged in 5 lb clear plastic bags, identified as Gills Onions Diced Red Onions, and stamped with an expiration date of May 14 or 15, 2012. The lot code 51RDA1A2119 is also stamped on both the bag and box. Photos are available on our website.

This voluntary recall was initiated as a result of a routine and random test directed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Gills Onions has notified all customers who received the recalled lot directly from the company and requested that they remove from commerce any of the expired product they may still have in stock. As an extra precautionary measure and because we do not always know to whom our direct customers sell our products, we are also asking our direct customers to notify their customers of this recall. Gills Onions is keeping the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency informed of its recall process to assure that consumers are properly alerted.

Consumers with questions may contact Gills Onions at 1-800-348-2255, M-F 8am-5pm PDT or at 1-209-678-1354 today, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Please visit our website at www.gillsonions.com disclaimer icon for updates.

River Ranch Recalls Retail And Food Service Salads Because Of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 18, 2012 - River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following routine random retail salad finished product tests conducted in the marketplace by the Food & Drug Administration.

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.

Retail salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market.

Foodservice salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Cross Valley, Fresh n Easy, Promark, and Sysco.

The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags have either “Best By” code dates between 12MAY2012 – 22MAY2012 or Julian dates between 116 – 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags.

Visit the FDA website for a list of the specific salad products, size, package type, UPC codes and states of distribution.

No other products, brands or code dates aside from those listed below are affected by this recall.

There have been NO reported illnesses associated with this recall. We are working closely with the Food & Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-800-762-7708.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Important Information for Food Distributors, Retailers, and Food Service Operators Regarding the Sourcing of Molluscan Shellfish from Korea


May 18, 2012
Oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops from Korea should be removed from the market

On May 1, 2012, the Food and DrugAdministration (FDA) removed all Korean certified shippers of molluscan shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops) from the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List (ICSSL), following a comprehensive FDA evaluation that determined that the Korean Shellfish Sanitation Program (KSSP) no longer meets the sanitation controls spelled out under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.  FDA’s evaluation of the KSSP found significant shellfish growing area deficiencies including:
  1. ineffective management of land-based pollution sources that can impact shellfish growing areas;
  2. inadequate sanitary controls to prevent the discharge of human fecal waste from fish farms and commercial fishing and aquaculture vessels operating in and adjacent to shellfish growing areas; and
  3. detection of norovirus in shellfish growing areas analyzed by FDA during the evaluation
Because of inadequate sanitation controls, the molluscan shellfish harvested from Korean waters may have been exposed to human fecal waste and have the potential to be contaminated with norovirus. 

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause gastroenteritis. Symptoms of illness associated with norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping. Affected individuals often experience low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and a general sense of tiredness. Most people show symptoms within 48 hours of exposure to the virus. The illness typically lasts one to two days. Norovirus is usually not life-threatening and does not generally cause long-term effects.

The removal of Korean shellfish shippers from the ICSSL is intended to stop the import of molluscan shellfish harvested from polluted waters. Korean molluscan shellfish that entered the United States prior to May 1 and any product made with Korean molluscan shellfish are considered adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

FDA recommends that food distributors, retailers, and food service operators remove from sale or service, all fresh, frozen, and processed Korean molluscan shellfish and any product subsequently made with them. Korean molluscan shellfish represents only a small fraction of the oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops sold in the United States. FDA is currently working to determine the distribution of the product.

Distributors, retailers, and food service operators can continue to receive molluscan shellfish from any of the other shellfish shippers listed in the ICSSL.

Consumers who have recently bought molluscan shellfish and are concerned that it may have come from Korea, should contact the store from which it was purchased and ask where the shellfish were harvested. Product from Korea should not be consumed.

No U.S. illnesses from the consumption of Korean shellfish have been reported in 2012.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

RECALL: Halal Beef Samosas

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 - Raj Foods LLC., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,300 pounds of Halal beef samosa products because a meat ingredient used in the product may have been produced in a facility that is not federally inspected, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz. bags of "Raj Foods Halal Beef Samosa(s)," containing 12, 1-oz. beef samosas per bag

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 44163" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced between Aug. 9, 2011, and April 23, 2012, and was sold to supermarkets and restaurants in Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine food safety assessment. 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 (including at restaurants) to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and to ensure that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and reporters seeking more information about this recall should contact Ammar Abuwala, a company representative, at (832) 593-7272.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Firm Recalls Chorizo Product Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 - Euro Foods, Inc., which also does business as Citterio USA Corp., a Freeland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,156 pounds of a chorizo product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy protein, which is an allergen that is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)}

  • 7-oz packages of "CITTERIO RUSTICO CHORIZO SPANISH STYLE," containing 24 pieces of chorizo. Each package is marked with an identifying lot number "659," and has an expiration date of either "8/12/12" or "9/29/12."
  • 7-oz packages of "CITTERIO RUSTICO CHORIZO SPANISH STYLE," containing 24 pieces of chorizo. Each package is marked with an identifying lot number "135," and has an expiration date of "11/30/12."

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 4010" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Nov. 5, 2011, and Feb. 28, 2012, and was distributed to retail establishments and wholesale distributors in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine food safety assessment and may have occurred as a result of a change in the ingredient formulation of a spice mix used in the product. FSIS and the company have not received reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. 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.

Consumers and reporters with questions about the recall should contact the company's Vice President of Sales, Joseph Petruce, at (570) 636-3171.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd. Recalls Its "Tuna Strips" Product Of India "AA" Or "AAA" Grade Because Of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFDA website - May 9, 2012 - Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd., the Manufacturer of the Yellow Fin Tuna Nakaochi Scrape that was recently recalled by a U.S. Distributor, is also recalling its 22 pound cases of "Tuna Strips" Product of India AA or AAA GRADE 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. Consumers should take precautions when choosing to eat raw seafood and be sure that the raw tuna they decide to consume is not from the implicated lots. If in doubt, don't eat it.

Moon India became aware of the problem after the FDA sampled tuna strips from a lot not yet in distribution. However as a cautionary measure Moon India agreed to recall tuna strips that were already distributed, none of which is from the suspect lot sampled by FDA. Distribution of these AA or AAA Grade Tuna Strips Product of India is limited to 4 wholesalers: one in Georgia, one in Massachusetts, one in New Jersey and one in New York.

The wholesalers may have broken the shipments into smaller lots for further distribution. The frozen raw yellow fin tuna product was originally packaged in white boxes with black writing naming the importer as Moon Marine USA Corporation, a separate and independent company, and identifying the contents as Tuna Strips AA or AAA, Product of India. The boxes contain several vacuum-wrapped packages with no further labeling.

Distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the scope of the problem. Product sellers, including distributors and restaurants, should consult their suppliers to determine whether the Tuna Strips from India in their possession originated from Moon India. The product may not be accompanied by lot numbers or labeling information.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 8, 2012 - Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., El Cajon, California, announced a voluntary recall of one batch of WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog, both with a Best Before date of December 30, 2012, and an “X” in the 11th digit of the date code. Visit the FDA website for more information.

Solid Gold is voluntarily recalling the products below, distributed in the United States and Canada. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 33 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGB1201A31X.

4 lb identifying UPC 093766750005

15 lb identifying UPC 093766750012

33 lb identifying UPC 093766750029

Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 28.5 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGL1201A32X


4 lb identifying UPC 093766750050

15 lb identifying UPC 093766750067

28.5 lb identifying UPC 093766750081

Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner of 33 lb, 28.5 lb and 15 lb bags and the bottom of the 4 lb bags.

Other Solid Gold recipes, sizes or brands of food are not impacted by this voluntary recall.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (800) 364-4863 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM Pacific time).

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Funfresh Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls World Berries™ Organic “Cacao Nibs” Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 5, 2012 - FunFresh Foods, Inc. of San Clemente, California in consultation with the FDA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of its 6 ounce packages of FunFresh Foods™ World Berries™ Organic “Cacao Nibs” because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7).  Link to FDA

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.

Approximately 500 packages of affected product were distributed from April 12 through April 17, 2012 from this lot and as of the date of this release, 263 of these packages have already been retrieved from retail stores.  Product was distributed to health and natural food retail stores located in the following states:  AK, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, SC, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI, and WV.

The product comes in a 6 oz pouch with the World Berries™ logo identified as Organic Cacao Nibs with the following UPC code 632474929022, affected lot code 161104 and the use by date for products for the affected lot 04/14, which are laser etched on the vertical edge of the back panel.

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

The potential for contamination was identified through the company’s own audit testing of finished product which detected the presence of E. coli 0157:H7.  Production and distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation.  No other lots of this product and no other FunFresh Foods products are affected by this recall.

Consumers should not consume the product.  Consumers who have purchased 6 ounce packages of "Cacao Nibs" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Alternatively, consumers can call the company which will arrange for a full refund and for retrieval of affected products.  Consumers may contact the company between Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time at 1-800-232-8619.