Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Coconut Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of 6-Pack Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF® Bars

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 6-packs of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF® Bars that were distributed to limited Target and Walmart stores. These 6-packs may contain Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars that are mislabeled with White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF® Bar wrappers with a „Best By‟ date of 16MAY13G1 and do not list coconut in the ingredient statement.

To follow this recall and get UPC numbers go to the FDA website.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Huxtable's Kitchen Voluntarily Recalls Trader Joe's brand Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad Because of Possible Health Risk

Huxtable's Kitchen is initiating a voluntary recall of Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad because the onions used as an ingredient have the potential to be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled product was distributed from 7/23/12 to 7/26/12 to Trader Joe's stores in Arizona,New Mexico, and other states. For a complete list of states visit the FDA website.

The onions are a product of Gill Onions, Oxnard, CA, which initiated a recall of the onions on July 18, 2012, and were supplied to Huxtable's Kitchen, Inc. Immediately following notification from Huxtable's Kitchen, Inc., Trader Joe's removed affected product from store shelves and destroyed them.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

WIMBERGER'S OLD WORLD BAKERY & DELICATESSEN ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED MILK, SOY AND WHEAT IN KAISER ROLLS, SEEDED ROLLS, BRAT BUNS, FRENCH BREAD, PRETZEL ROLLS, PRETZELS, PIZZA DOUGH, HOAGIE ROLLS AND BAGUETTES

 July 27, 2012 - Wimberger's Old World Bakery & Delicatessen is conducting a voluntary recall of all Kaiser Rolls, Seeded Rolls, Brat Buns, French Bread, Pretzel Rolls, Pretzels, Pizza Dough, Hoagie Rolls and French Baguettes because they contain undeclared Milk, Soy and Wheat.

The baked products were distributed to grocery stores, delicatessens and restaurants located in Colorado and Kansas.

For more information visit the FDA website.

Arthur Dogswell LLC Voluntarily Recalls Catswell Brand Vitakitty Chicken Breast

 Arthur Dogswell LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, is voluntarily recalling 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats.

The VitaKitty treats were distributed nationwide via retail stores and mail order from April 13th through June 14th, 2012.
Consumers who have purchased VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins from the affected lot codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If the affected product was purchased online, consumers should contact the internet retailer to understand their specific return and refund process. Consumers with questions may contact Arthur Dogswell at 1-888-559-8833 from 8AM to 5PM PST, Monday through Friday, or leave a message at any time.

For extended information follow the FDA website.

GH Foods CA Initiates Voluntary Recall of Products That Contain Yellow Onions

 GH Foods CA, LLC, is initiating a voluntary recall of various products containing yellow onions distributed to retail supermarkets. The products were manufactured using onions recalled by Gills Onions because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Follow the FDA website for a provided list of the brands, products and states.

Minnesota Firm Recalls Canned Chicken Products Due To Mislabeling And Undeclared Allergen

Tony Downs Foods Company, a Madelia, Minn., establishment is recalling approximately 70,500 pounds of premium chunk chicken due to mislabeling and an undeclared allergen. The products may actually contain ‘Beef with Gravy.’ The canned beef product contains wheat, an allergen not declared on the canned chicken label.
The product subject to recall is:
12.5-oz. cans of “Tyson Premium Chunk Chicken.”

These products were produced on May 18, 2012, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Tyson Consumer Hotline at 866-328-3156. Media with questions about the recall should contact. Tyson Public Relations Manager, Worth Sparkman, at 479-290-6358
For extended information can also visit the FDA website.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC Announces Voluntary Recall Of Certain Poultry Feeds Due To Lack Of Added Vitamin D

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of certain varieties of poultry feed products with the specific lot codes, due to the lack of added vitamin D in these products. Inadequate levels of vitamin D in a bird’s diet for greater than 2-3 weeks may cause bone weakness, fractures or joint problems, and potentially death, if birds are not exposed to direct sunlight daily.

The affected products were manufactured between May 23 and July 20, 2012, at the Milford, Indiana, Nashville, Tennessee and St. Joseph, Missouri feed plants, and distributed nationwide under the Purina and DuMOR brand names. Follow the FDA website for a recalled product list.

California Firm Recalls BBQ Chicken Salads for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Huxtable's Kitchen, a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,610 pounds of barbeque chicken salads. The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

 The product was produced between July 20, 2012, and July 24, 2012. Each package also has a sticker with use-by dates through July 30, 2012. Follow the FSIS website for a state retail distribution list.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gills Onions Expands Voluntary Recall of Diced and Slivered Red and Yellow Onions, and Diced Onion and Celery Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

 Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA is expanding its July 18 voluntary recall to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes; a list is provided. The expanded product list includes diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3.

The recalled products were shipped directly from Gills Onions to retailers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas and other states. To view a complete list of distribution locations and lot codes visit the FDA website.

Sartori Inspirations Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited Number of Ciolo Branded Dips and Spreads Because of Potential Health Risk

Sartori Inspirations, LLC, is initiating a voluntary recall of a small number of Ciolo branded products distributed to some Whole Foods Market stores. The items may contain onions from Gills Onions, which may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall comes as a result of a July 18th, 2012, recall issued by Gills Onions, Oxnard, CA, a supplier of onions to Sartori Inspirations, LLC. The Gills Onions recall was initiated when the firm was notified by the FDA that a random sample of their diced yellow onions taken at retail tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Follow the FDA website for a complete list of products and lot codes on this recall.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Milk in Sunrise Indian Corn Candy

 Mount Franklin Foods, LLC. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunrise Indian Corn because the candy contains undeclared milk and sulfites. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk can run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The products were distributed in New Mexico and other states, only through Albertson’s LLC retail stores between the dates of 7/3/2012 and 7/5/2012. For a complete list of states and UPC and Lot numbers go to the FDA website.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Expanded Voluntary Recall of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has determined that an additional Purina® product falls within the scope of a previous voluntary recall, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the one variety with specific lot codes due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels.

The products were initially manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, Indiana facility and distributed nationwide. For an extended list of products and lot codes follow the FDA website.

Expanded Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet® Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

PMI Nutrition International has determined that additional Mazuri® and LabDiet® products fall within the scope of previous voluntary recalls, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the additional varieties with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels.
Products are being added to those included in recalls announced on July 3, July 6, and July 12, 2012*, which were initiated after receiving customer complaints involving animal illness and small animal mortalities.

The alpaca product lots included in the recall were manufactured at the Milford, Indiana plant, using ingredient initially manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, Indiana facility. The other lots included in this expanded recall were initially manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana plant.

The products were distributed nationwide and to international customers. Follow the FDA website for extended product list and lot codes.

Wellements LLC Recalls Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate Because 0f Possible Health Risk

Wellements LLC is issuing a voluntary recall of Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate liquid dietary supplement, because the supplier of one of the ingredients used in the product has indicated that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Wellements Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate was distributed from January 2012 to July 2012 nationwide through retail stores and online retailers.

For lot numbers and further information follow the FDA website.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Jersey Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

All the products were produced on June 26, 2012. The products were sold to distribution facilities nationwide.

Follow the FSIS website for all the products subject to recall.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

PMI Nutrition International Initiates Voluntary Recall of AquaMax™ Products; Expands Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet®Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products with specific lot codes, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. The company is also expanding its previously announced voluntary recalls to include additional varieties of the Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products with specific lot codes due to analytical test results on additional lots of retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.

For a complete list of products and specific lot codes please visit the FDA website.

Purina Recalls Certain Lots of WellSolve Horse Feed

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, LLC, has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of Purina WellSolve horse feeds due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, which could be harmful if fed for extended periods of time.

The products were manufactured at the Richmond, Ind., feed plant and were distributed nationwide starting April 2 through May 8. For more information please visit www.thehorse.com

Gills Onions Voluntarily Recalls Diced and Slivered Red and Yellow Onions, and Diced Onion and Celery Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of a single day’s production of diced and slivered red and yellow onions and diced celery and onion mix because they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, and no other Gills Onions products are affected by this recall. A list of recalled products is provided at the end of this release.

DISTRIBUTION: Texas and other states. For a complete distribution list please visit the FDA website.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Voluntary Recall of Feed Solutions Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

Feed Solutions has initiated a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the feed products with specific lot codes , due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. These products were distributed at select Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply stores nationwide  starting April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012.

Visit the FDA website for a listing of lots that are included in the recall.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Indiana Firm Recalls Corn Chowder Soup Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 - Morgan Foods, Inc., an Austin, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 94,850 pounds of corn chowder soup products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall were distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
 For a complete list of recalled products please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_043_2012_Release/index.asp

Thursday, July 12, 2012

UPDATE: Firm Recalls Various Frozen Products Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

UPDATE - July 12, 2012. NM Environment Department: www.nmenv.state.nm.us
MANUFACTURER: Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J.
Recall Notice for various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products. For a complete list of recalled products please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_042_2012_Release/index.asp
DISTRIBUTION: In New Mexico at Safeway and Sam's Club.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sedona Labs Issues A Voluntary Recall For iFlora® Kids Multi-Probiotic® And iFlora™ 4-Kids Powder Dietary Supplements Due To Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 9, 2012 - Sedona Labs today announced that its supplier of Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) has recalled this ingredient due to a possible Salmonella contamination. As a result, we are now voluntarily recalling certain lots of our iFlora® Kids Multi-Probiotic® and iFlora™ 4-Kids Powder distributed between 3/16/2011 and 5/3/2012.

The dietary supplements are available mainly through healthcare practitioners and health food and specialized stores. Visit the FDA website for a listing of lots with their corresponding UPC codes included in the recall.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Arctic Zero Inc. Voluntarily Recalls For Relabeling Frozen Dessert Due To Undeclared Milk Allergen On Label

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 6, 2012 - Arctic Zero Inc. of Escondido, Ca. is voluntarily recalling to relabel pints and chocolate dipped bars which were produced before February of 2012, due to undeclared milk allergen.  All products that were produced after February 2012 have the statement “Contains whey protein, which is a derivative of dairy”.  Whey protein is considered a derivative of milk and must claim “milk” on the label.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were distributed nationwide and sold at retailers including:  Whole Foods, Publix, Sprouts, Winn Dixie, Independent Natural and Grocery Stores. A list of products is available on the FSIS website. Direct link located on this page to the right.

Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2012 - Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The list of products is available on the FSIS website (direct link on this page located to the right). A retail distribution list is forthcoming. Follow this blog for updated information.

Expanded Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 6, 2012 - PMI Nutrition International is expanding a voluntary recall to include three additional varieties of the Mazuri® feed products due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products.  Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods, and may result in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness. Visit the FDA website for a list of products.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Voluntary Recall of LabDiet® and Mazuri® Feed Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 3, 2012 – PMI Nutrition International has initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products. Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods. For more information on affected products visit the FDA website

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

USDA: Consumers Receive Timely Food Safety Alerts Through State Twitter Feeds

Social media will alert followers to state-specific food recalls or emergency preparation alerts
WASHINGTON -  March 1, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began launching a series of Twitter feeds that provide state-specific, food safety alerts to consumers. Twitter feeds for all U.S. states and territories were officially launched during the first week of March. On March 1, 2012, FSIS launched Twitter feeds providing food safety alerts for residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
For more information, follow this link to the USDA FSIS website 

Mars Petcare US Voluntary Recall of Pedigree® Brand Wet Dog Food

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -June 30, 2012 - Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk. Affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States.
For more information follow this link to the FDA website