Thursday, December 26, 2013

Concertos in Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Milk in Solid Milk Chocolate Santa

Concertos in Chocolate of Boulder, Colorado is recalling 450 solid milk chocolate Santas. Because of possible mislabeling it may contain undeclared milk products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Solid Milk Chocolate Santas were distributed in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Utah and Idaho through retail stores.

This product is packaged is a clear, plastic bag with a green label and green bow under the Concertos in Chocolate brand. The bag is 7” tall and weighs 5 ounces.

For a UPC number and "Enjoy By" date visit the FDA website. 


California Firm Recalls Dried Sausage Products Due To Possible Contamination With Staphylococcus Aureus Enterotoxin

Lee Bros. Food service Inc., a San Jose, Calif., establishment, is recalling 740 pounds of sausage products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin.

The following products are subject to recall:
  • 16 oz packages of Lee’s Sandwiches brand Pork Sausages produced on 2/11/13 with an identifying code “042P” printed on the back of the package
  • 16 oz packages of Lee’s Sandwiches brand Pork and Chicken Sausages produced on 2/12/13 with an identifying code of “043PC” printed on the back of the package
The products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas and by phone orders. For an "Establishment" number visit the FSIS website.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bee International Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in "Sweet Spots"

Bee International, Inc. of Chula Vista, CA is recalling its 2oz. packages of candy "Sweet Spots" because they may contain undeclared egg protein. People who have allergies to egg may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled "Sweet Spots" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through food distributors.

For a list of LOT codes and UPC codes regarding this recall, visit the FDA website.

Blooming Import Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Farmer Brand Dried Lily Flowers

Blooming Import Inc at Brooklyn, NY is recalling Farmer Brand Dried Lily Flowers because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product was sold nationwide. Product of China. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

 

Colorado Firm Recalls Meat and Poultry Products That Were Produced Under Insanitary Conditions

Yauk’s Specialty Meats, a Windsor, Colo., establishment, is expanding its recall to include an additional product that was produced under insanitary conditions. The products being recalled today are in addition to the various meat and poultry products that were recalled on Dec. 9 and Dec. 12, 2013.

The products subject to today’s expansion of the recall include:
  • “Corner Post Meats” brand hams and bacon.
  • “Old Style Sausage” brand Smoked Andouille Sausage.
  • “Old Style Sausage” brand Smoked Kielbasa Sausage.
All products being recalled are packaged in retail-ready packaging of various sizes.The products were produced between April 1, 2013, and Dec. 5, 2013 and can be identified by four-digit Julian dates ranging between 3091 and 3339. The products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

For a complete list of products, including the original recall, and establishment numbers visit the FSIS website.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Blooming Import Inc. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Golden Lion Brand Dried Ziziphus Jujuba Mill (Dried Dates)

Blooming Import Inc of Brooklyn, is recalling Golden Lion Brand Dried Ziziphus Jujuba Mill (Dried Dates) because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product was sold nationwide. Product of China. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

Health Matters America Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts, Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts With Chili, Dark Chocolate Almonds, And Dark Chocolate Almonds With Chili

HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is recalling specific lots of ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS WITH CHILI, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS, and ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS WITH CHILI because they were found to contain undeclared milk.

ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS WITH CHILI, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS, and ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS WITH CHILI were distributed through retail stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and many other states.

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Colorado Firm Recalls Meat And Poultry Products That Were Produced Under Insanitary Conditions

Yauk’s Specialty Meats, a Windsor, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under insanitary conditions.

The following products are subject to recall: 
  • “Colorado Best Beef” brand various fresh, smoked and shelf-stable meat products.
  • “James Ranch” brand jerky and summer sausage.
  • “Rocky Plains Meats” brand hams, bacon, raw and smoked sausage, jerky and raw poultry.
  • “John Long Farms” brand fresh and smoked pork products.
  • “Horned Beef” brand jerky.
  • “Mile High Hungarian Sausage” brand fresh and smoked bacon and sausage.
The products were produced between April 1, 2013, and Dec. 5, 2013 and can be identified by four-digit Julian dates ranging between 3091 and 3339. The products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. 

For a complete list of "Establishment" numbers visit the FSIS website.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Washington Firm Recalls Chicken Noodle Soup Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

StockPot, Inc., an Everett, Wash. establishment, is recalling 1,864 cases (approximately 22,368 pounds) of chicken noodle soup due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The Classic Chicken Noodle Soup product is formulated with wheat, a known allergen.  However, the product was released with a Loaded Baked Potato Style Soup side label, which does not declare this allergen.

The following product is subject to recall: 
  • 24-oz. plastic tub of Wholesome@Home “Classic Chicken Noodle Soup.” The products were produced on October 25 and 26, 2013
For a complete list of "Use By" dates and establishment numbers visit the FSIS website.

The product was shipped to distribution centers in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Utah and many other states. The product was sold at retail only.


Cargill Conducts Voluntary Recall of Select Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird and Chick Starter Feed

Cargill's animal nutrition business announced a voluntary recall of two of its Nutrena NatureWise poultry feeds due to incorrect levels of calcium. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill's facilities in Flora, Ill., Oklahoma City, Okla., Abilene, Texas, and Mineola, Texas, between May 1, 2013 and Nov. 21, 2013.

Products were sold under the name NatureWise Meatbird 22% Crumble.The second product is NatureWise Chick Starter Grower 18% Crumble.

Calcium is an essential nutrient for poultry. Decreased levels of calcium in diets for meatbirds and starter chicks may lead to reduced bone growth and other bone health issues. Customers should call their veterinarian if their animals have experienced adverse health effects while consuming the affected product.

For a complete list of product codes and lot codes visit the FDA website.

Huxtable’s Kitchen Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin

Huxtable’s Kitchen Inc. of Vernon, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin, sold in the refrigerated section, because it may not list wheat and egg in the ingredients.

The 3270 trays possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Southern California, Utah, Southern Nevada and Texas. No other lots, products or stores are affected. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Marina's German Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds, Walnuts, and Hazelnuts in Pastry Products

Marina's German Bakery of El Paso, Texas is recalling two-count packages of pastry products, because they may contain undeclared Almonds, Walnuts, or Hazelnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds, Walnuts, or Hazelnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The two count packages of Assorted Pastries were distributed in El Paso,Texas at Fort Bliss Commissary and in Alamogordo, New Mexico at Holloman AFB Commissary.

The product comes in an assorted two count, clear plastic package, labeled MARINA'S GERMAN BAKERY ASSORTED PASTRIES, marked with the UPC number 01080100301, and a sale by date prior to 11/23/13.

For more information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.


Jayone Food Issues Voluntary Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Dried Seaweed Salad

Jayone Foods, inc. of Paramount, CA is voluntarily recalling All date codes of Trader Joe’s Dried Seaweed Salad with Spicy Dressing (SKU 97677), because it may contain traces of peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The dried seaweed salad packaged in a 3.5 oz. foil pouch, found in the grocery aisle at Trader Joe's was sold nationwide.

For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Palmer Candy Company Voluntarily Recalls HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters and HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen

Palmer Candy Company of Sioux City, IA is recalling 102 cases of HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters and 90 cases HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled product was distributed throughout the Midwest to HyVee Stores.

For a list of UPC codes and "Sell By" dates visit the FDA website.




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


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. 

For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.




Texas Firm Recalls Various Raw Poultry Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection

Fran's Fryers, a Milford, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 251 pounds of various raw poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

The following Fran’s Fryers products are subject to recall:
  • 2-lb. packages of "Boneless Dark 2# Chicken Leg Meat"
  • 2-lb. and 5-lb. packages of "Chicken Breast Tenders"
  • 3-lb. and 5-lb. packages of "Chicken Bone In Breast"
  • 5-lb. package of "Ground Turkey 5#"
  • 5-lb. packages of "Cut Up Fryer"
  • 5-lb. packages of "Whole Fryers"
Each package bears the establishment number "P 20784" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on November 11, 2013, and shipped to retail establishments in Texas. Follow the FSIS website for complete details.

Tuesday, November 12, 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 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.

For a list of products being recalled, visit the FSIS website.

Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. Expands Recall Due to Potential Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes

Garden-Fresh Foods has initiated an expansion of previous recalls of fresh cut vegetables, ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and spreads sold under various brands and code dates manufactured prior to November 06, 2013. All packaging types and sizes are included.

The products were sold nationwide to retail stores, restaurants and institutions. Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. is concerned that expired product may be frozen in consumer homes.

Visit the FDA website for a complete list of items included in this recall.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

World Class Distribution Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy In Southwest Salad

World Class Distribution of Fontana, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Southwest Salad (SKU 56077) with a “Use by Date 11/2/13”, because it may not list soy in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall affects only Trader Joe’s Southwest Salads bearing the USE BY Date 11/2/13 packaged in 9 oz. plastic clamshell. The Use by Date is printed on the front label to the right.

The 1,861 salads possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas. No other lots, products or stores are affected.

For complete information visit the FDA website.

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Expands Recall of Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Products Due to Potential Health Risk

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon is voluntarily expanding its October 22, 2013 recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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. 

For a complete list of products included in this recall visit the FDA website.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Garden Fresh Foods, Inc. Expands 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. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Products are sold in various size containers (2 lb to 5 lb containers). The products were distributed in the following states:TX, AZ, CA and many other states. Also distributed to retail stores and food services.

For a complete list of products included in this expansion visit the FDA website.

Firms Initiate Secondary Recall in Response to the Expansion of Reser's Fine Foods Recall

Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. ("Reser's") initiated a recall of select products on October 22, 2013 due to the potential of those select products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On October 26, 2013, Reser's expanded its initial recall to cover a broader group of products. In response to that expanded recall, Taylor Farms Florida, Inc. ("TFFL"); Taylor Farms Illinois, Inc. ("TFIL"); Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc. ("TFMD"); Taylor Farms Texas, Inc. ("TFTX"); and Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc. ("TFTN") are voluntarily issuing a secondary recall on a limited number of deli products that contain components implicated in Reser's expanded recall.

Visit the FDA website for complete information on the expansion of this recall.

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.

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. For a complete list of products and UPC codes included in this recall visit the FDA website.

California Importer Recalls Salami Products That Were Not Presented To USDA for Re-inspection

Ferrarini USA, Importer of Record in San Fernando, Calif., is recalling approximately 13,118 pounds of salami products that were not presented for import re-inspection.

Each box bears the code “IT G4279 CE” inside the Italian mark of inspection, though individual logs may not. The products were shipped to distributors in Arizona and California for further distribution to retailers.

FSIS import inspection staff and the import house discovered the problem when the shipment was not presented for re-inspection as scheduled. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FSIS website.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

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.

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 on the FDA's website.


Kansas Firm Recalls Chicken, Ham and Beef Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 22,800 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

A full list of products being recalled can be found on FDA's website. Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “EST. 13520” or “P-13520” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were distributed to retailers and distributors in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and many other states.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. Issues Allergy Alert and Recall of Safeway Snack Artist BBQ Potato Chips Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. of Perham, MN is recalling one specific lot of Safeway Snack Artist BBQ Potato Chips because they contain undeclared milk.

The recall affects only Safeway Snack Artist BBQ Potato Chips packaged in 10oz bags and sold in Safeway stores. The Best By date is printed on the front of the bags in the upper right.

The product is manufactured by Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. and distributed by Safeway Inc. The 3 cases of product affected were distributed across Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and New Mexico. No other lots or products are affected.

For UPC codes and "Best By" dates, visit the FDA website.

Yoder's Country Market, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Gift Boxes Containing 11 oz. Bags of Honey Roasted Peanuts Distributed in December 2012

Yoder's Country Market, is recalling custom gift boxes distributed in December 2012 because they may contain 11 oz. bags of honey roasted peanuts which contain undeclared milk and wheat.

These recalled custom gift packages containing the affected 11 oz. bags of Honey Roasted Peanuts were distributed nationwide through mail orders in December 2012.

The recalled honey roasted peanuts were packaged in 11 oz. clear plastic bags labeled: "HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS, Net Wt. 11 oz. (311G), Dist. By: Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. Myerstown, PA 10787, UPC Code 8 77245 00143 3"

For more information on this recall visit the FDA website.

D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on 44 oz. Market Pantry White Fudge Coated Animal Cookies Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of 44 oz. Market Pantry White Fudge Coated Animal Cookies because they may contain undeclared milk and eggs. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or eggs run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recall affects only 44 oz. Market Pantry White Fudge Coated Animal Cookies in bear-shaped jugs with the Best By date and Lot Number etched on the back shoulder of the product above the label. For a complete list of "Best By" dates and Lot codes visit the FDA website.

The products are sold in Target stores across the United States. No other lots or products are affected.

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.

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 websitehttp://alaskasmokedfish.com.

Visit the FDA website for complete information regarding this recall.

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

Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, WI. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,694 additional pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is recalling these products in addition to the 19,054 pounds of similar products that were recalled on Sept. 25, 2013.

The products being recalled bear the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide.

For a complete list of products included in this recall visit the FSIS website.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Safeway Recalls Several Varieties of Angel Food Cake Due to Undeclared Soy and Milk Allergens

Safeway is voluntarily recalling six (6) Angel Food Cake products because they contain the undeclared allergens soy and milk. 

The Sell By Date can be located on the product label or the white scale label. For a complete list of "Sell By" dates visit the FDA website.

The recalled Angel Food Cake products were sold in all Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons stores throughout the United States.


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.

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.

For a complete list of products and product description visit the FDA website. 

Wednesday, September 25, 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. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

For a complete list of products listed in this recall visit the FDA website.

Specific Lots of P.F. Chang's Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling Frozen Appetizers Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

A limited number of P.F. Chang's Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling frozen appetizer sold at retail in 12.5 ounce bags is being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens, crustacean shellfish (shrimp) and fish (pollock).

This recall does not affect any P.F. Chang's restaurants. No other P.F. Chang's® brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall.

The packaging indicates that the product is distributed by Unilever, based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, because Unilever produces the P.F. Chang's Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling Frozen Appetizers for retail sale by ConAgra Foods.

The products were produced from May 8, 2013 through May 9, 2013 and distributed to retail establishments in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and many other states. 

For complete information regarding this recall, UPC codes and LOT codes, visit the FDA website.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bubbles Baking Co. Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk and Soy in First Street Label Blueberry Muffins

Bubbles Baking Co. is voluntarily recalling 9,229 cases of Blueberry Muffin 14 oz and Blueberry Loaf Cake 16 oz. due to undeclared milk and soy allergen. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.

The Muffins and Loaf Cakes were distributed to Smart & Final Stores only in the following states: California and Arizona. For more information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

General Mills Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity of Refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls With Icing

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

GoPicnic Brands Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity Vegan Meals Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

GoPicnic Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two vegan ready-­to-­eat meals, GoPicnic Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips and Hummus & Crackers, containing Professor Zim Zam’s Extraordinary Sweets Dark Chocolate with Orange and Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. The chocolate products in these meals may contain an undeclared milk allergen.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-­threatening allergic reaction if they consume the chocolate in the voluntarily recalled meals. 

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and direct delivery. For Best By Date codes and Lot codes, regarding this recall, visit the FDA website. 

FDA Explores Impact of Arsenic in Rice

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken a major step towards learning whether levels of arsenic in rice and rice products pose a risk to public health.

The agency has collected a total of more than 1,300 samples of rice and rice products and has tested them for both total arsenic and inorganic arsenic, the more toxic form. FDA scientists have determined that the levels of inorganic arsenic found in the samples are too low to cause immediate health damage.

For the complete story visit the FDA website.

Cains Foods Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk and Egg in Olde Cape Cod Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Cains Foods is recalling 2,273 six-pack cases of 16 oz. Olde Cape Cod Chipotle Ranch dressing with a "Best By" date of Nov. 30, 2014 because it may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have allergies to milk and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume products containing these ingredients.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered a small portion of the production run contains an incorrect back panel label for "Light Raspberry Vinaigrette & Marinade" dressing. This label does not list the presence of milk and egg.

The dressing was distributed to stores in the following states:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico,  Tennessee and many other states. 

For more information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

FDA Builds on Experience and Cooperation to Respond to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

By: Kathleen Gensheimer, MD, MPH

Two years ago, FDA put the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network in place to improve the response to outbreaks of foodborne illness. In fact, the very day FDA announced the group’s formation, CORE was already responding to one of the deadliest foodborne illness outbreaks in decades. Sadly, that outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to cantaloupe caused 33 deaths. However, through the coordinated efforts of the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local governments, the outbreak was stopped and lives were saved.

Just before the Labor Day weekend in 2011, Colorado state health officials announced that the number of listeriosis cases in that state was three times more than normal for August. FDA worked with the CDC and state partners on the issue and it was suspected that illnesses, spread over several states, might be linked to Colorado-grown cantaloupe.  

FDA quickly mobilized its field investigators and subject matter experts. Cantaloupe samples FDA collected from stores were found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. FDA reviewed records to determine the potential growers of these cantaloupes. Investigators from FDA and the state of Colorado inspected one of these growers, Jensen Farms, and collected cantaloupe samples and swabs of surfaces at the Jensen Farms packing house. Those samples were found to contain Listeria monocytogenes with the same DNA fingerprint that had been isolated from people who became ill. Shortly afterwards, Jensen Farms began a product recall. 

For the full story visit the FDA blog.


Thursday, 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: Sept 11-13 (four digit time stamp) to Oct 07-13 (four digit time stamp).

Chobani Branded Products: 
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

For a list of recalled products regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nestlé Purina Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk

St. Louis, Missouri, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the "Best By" date and the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall:
Bag Size
3.5 lb.
"Best By" Date & Production Code*
OCT 2014 31071083
UPC Code
17800 12679
 
No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat products are involved in this voluntary recall at this time. No salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this product. Visit the FDA website for more information.

Texas Firm Recalls Canned Pasta Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Campbell’s Soup Supply Company LLC, a Paris, TX establishment, is recalling 1,920 cans (approximately 1,740 pounds) of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The SpaghettiOs product is formulated with wheat, soy, and milk, known allergens.  However, the product was released with a Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth label, which does not declare the allergens.

The products were produced on July 24, 2013 and were sold in Texas and other states. The product was sold at retail only.

For a product list and establishment number, regarding this recall, visit the FSIS website.

California Firm Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling a total of approximately 69,123 pounds of cured pork products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the labels.

Recall 046-2013 is being expanded to include the following products:
  • 12-lb. blocks of “PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD” distributed in cases for restaurant and wholesale use nationwide.
  • 6-oz. cups of “PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD” distributed at retail, restaurants and wholesale locations nationwide.
For a complete list of products and labels visit the FSIS website.

Amport Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts Mislabeled as Milk Chocolate Raisins

American Importing Co, Inc. (d/b/a Amport Foods) of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling one lot of Amport Milk Chocolate Raisins because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This product was distributed to Albertsons, Farm Fresh/Supervalu, Hy-Vee and The Kroger Co. stores in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and West.

This recall is based on a discovery that a container of Milk Chocolate Peanuts was erroneously labeled as Milk Chocolate Raisins.

For information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

Goldenfeast® Inc. Recalls Bird Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley

Goldenfeast® Inc. is recalling several exotic bird food blends due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Goldenfeast® Inc. by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Goldenfeast® Inc.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of: Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas and many other states. No other Goldenfeast® Inc. products are affected by this voluntary recall.

For a complete product list and UPC codes visit the FDA website.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Product Recall of Kroger’s Break ‘n Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Due to Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Mispacked Into Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Packages

ConAgra Foods, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is recalling a limited number of Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages due to peanut butter cup cookie dough inadvertently mispacked into chocolate chip cookie dough packages.

This recall is limited to Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip cookie dough bearing the following Use by date. No other products are impacted.
Item: Kroger Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 16 oz. packages
Use by: 24NOV13C21
The recalled items were sold in Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s stores.
The product was shipped to Kroger distribution centers and stores in 26 states, including:  Arizona and New Mexico.
For complete information, including the UPC codes regarding this recall, visit the FDA website.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

See's Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Dark Chocolate Blueberries

See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Dark Chocolate Blueberries because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 

Product was distributed nationwide through See’s Candies Retail Shops, Licensees and Mail Order. The product is sold bulk and packaged at the shops in 8oz clear cellophane bags.The product UPC is: 737666094479. 

For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Voluntary Recall of Limited Lots of Maple Almond Butter Jars and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Jars No other Justin’s products involved

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. 

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.

For a list of products included in this recall visit the FDA website.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed on the FDA website. Some of the products included in the recall are EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOODS, IAMS DRY DOG FOODS, and IAMS DRY CAT FOODS. These products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.