Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Retail Distribution List Released for Richard’s Hog Head Cheese Recall (LA & TX)


The U.S. Food Safety & Inspection Service has released the retail location distribution list for Richard’s Hog Head Cheese, which was recalled last week by Stallings Head Cheese Co. in Texas due to possible Salmonella contamination.

There are 234 listed establishments in LA, and 19 in TX. For complete information on this recall visit the FSIS website.

Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 16 in 5 States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections. 

This investigation follows two recent recalls of ground beef products – one on January 24 at Jouni Meats, Inc. and one on January 25 at Gab Halal Foods, both in Michigan.


A total of 16 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 5 states. 

The number of ill people identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Arizona (1), Illinois (2), Iowa (1), Michigan (9), and Wisconsin (3).

For complete details on this story visit the CDC website.

Norovirus most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.

January 29, 2013 --
In the midst of a tough flu season, a new strain of norovirus has made its way from Australia to the U.S. The strain is named GII.4 Sydney because it’s believed to have started in Sydney. Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. These symptoms can be serious for some people, especially young children and older adults.Compared with other norovirus genotypes, GII.4 noroviruses have been associated with increased rates of hospitalizations and deaths during outbreaks.
To learn more, follow this link to the CDC.

Study says leafy greens top food poisoning source

January 29, 2013 -- A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, a perhaps uncomfortable conclusion for health officials who want us to eat our vegetables. Each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans _ or 48 million people_ gets sick from food poisoning. That includes 128,000 hospitalization and 3,000 deaths, according to previous CDC estimates.
Follow this link to read the entire article.

Whole Foods Market Expands Its Recall Of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because Of Possible Health Risk From Listeria

Whole Foods Market is recalling an additional lot code (for a total of two lot codes) of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon cold smoked and sliced, sold in stores in 18 states, because it may contain Listeria Monocytogenes.

Products were sold in stores in  California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and other states. For a list of Lot codes provided in this recall visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen

BPT Products Inc., a Sunland Park, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 213 pounds of beef jerky products that contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The products were produced on various dates between Aug. 16, 2012 and Jan. 18, 2013 and were distributed for retail sale in El Paso, Texas. For a complete list of products included in this recall visit the FSIS website.

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews ™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.

For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

Whole Foods Market Recall Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria

Whole Foods Market is recalling one lot code of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz), cold smoked and sliced, sold in stores in 12 states, because it may contain Listeria Monocytogenes.

The recalled items were sold in stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and other states. For UPC and Lot codes visit the FDA website.

Specific Lots Of Hunt's Tomato Sauce Recalled For Can Defect

ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb., is voluntarily initiating a product recall for specific lots of its 8 ounce Hunt's Tomato Sauce (regular variety) and Hunt's Tomato Sauce No Salt Added that were packaged in cans containing a defect in the inner lining. Although there is no food safety concern associated with the product, the can defect may cause the can to swell and the product to spurt out when opened.

The product was shipped to U.S. retail food stores and distributors in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and other states. ConAgra Foods is working with retail customers and distributors to ensure these cans are removed from store shelves.

For a complete list of "Best-By-Date" visit the FDA website.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

California Firm Recalls Frozen Pizzas Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Annie's Homegrown Inc., a Berkeley, Calif. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with extraneous materials and are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall.

All varieties of "Annie's Homegrown RISING CRUST FROZEN PIZZA" with a "Best By" date including and between "09Jan13" and "14Sep13" are affected. 

The products were manufactured at two facilities from May 9, 2012 to Jan. 17, 2013, and shipped to retail establishments across the United States. 

For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website. The FSIS website has information regarding this recall as well. They have also provided consumers with pictures of the products.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Idaho Firm Recalls Fully Cooked Meat and Poultry Products Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

LJD Holdings, Inc., doing business as B and D Foods, a Boise, Idaho establishment, is recalling approximately 33,500 pounds of fully cooked meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Products involved in this recall were distributed in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and other states.

The products were produced on Dec. 6, 2012, and distributed to food service and institutional customers, as well as an industrial customer in the distribution areas noted above. 

For a complete list of Case codes and complete information on this recall visit the FSIS website.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Belmont Confections Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 15, 2013 - Belmont Confections Inc. is recalling Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Cookies & Cream bars and Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Fudge Brownie bars in both the 1.5oz and 3oz packages because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Bars were distributed to U.S. and International retail stores and through mail orders via e-commerce March 14, 2012 to December 18 2012. For product information visit the FDA website

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Milo’s Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers Home-style Dog Treats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 9, 2013 - Milo’s Kitchen® today announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats from retailer shelves nationally. No other Milo’s Kitchen® products are affected. For more information please visit the FDA website.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Island Delights Voluntarily Recalls Island Delights Coconut Haystack Candy Due to Undeclared Milk

Island Delights, Inc. recalled 492 Bags of its Coconut Haystack Candy due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens.The Coconut Haystack Candy contains milk that is not declared on the product label.

The recalled units were distributed to retail stores and through mail orders in the states of AZ, TX and other states. For LOT and UPC codes included on this recall visit the FDA website.

Product Recall Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Risk

Delifish has decided to expand the voluntary recall to include cold smoked products related to Julian dates 235 to 345, the previous voluntary recall included cold smoked products related to Julian dates 249- 291. There have been no new detections on products placed on the market in relation to this expansion.

The expansion means that all cold smoked products that have been produced in the same period as the product type which initially tested positive in the U.S.A. are now voluntarily recalled.

Product was possibly distributed in TX and other states. For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Southwest Ice Cream Specialties Conducts Voluntary Recall of ShurFine® Brand "Creamery Select Premium Ice Cream Dulce de Leche" 1.75 Quarts Ice Cream Because Package May Contain Praline Pecan Ice Cream Which May Contain Undeclared Allergens (Wheat, Soy and Pecans)

Southwest Ice Cream Specialties is voluntarily recalling ShurFine Brand "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Dulce de Leche" Ice Cream (1.75 quarts, 1.66L) because it may contain praline pecan ice cream, which contains wheat, soy and pecans. The product is packed with a ShurFine Praline Pecan lid, but bears the Dulce de Leche product labeling on the carton.

This product is produced by the Southwest Ice Cream Specialties processing facility in McKinney, Texas, and is sold at various retail outlets under the ShurFine brand name.

The affected product was sold by retailers in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Visit the FDA website for complete information on this recall.

Somersault Snack Co. Issues Allergy Alert on All Packages of Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch

Somersault Snack Co., LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling all packages of Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch products with Sell By Dates of 8/30/2013 or earlier. The packaging of these products inadvertently fails to declare the allergen milk which is contained in a flavoring ingredient of these products. As a consequence, the packaging of the affected Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch products fails to list milk as an ingredient/allergen contained in the product.

The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide. Visit the FDA website for a complete list of Best-By-Dates and product codes. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Allergy Alert – Undeclared Eggs in Kinnikinnick Foods Frozen Pie Crust

Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 street, Edmonton, AB is warning consumers with Egg Allergies not to consume Kinnikinnick Frozen Pie Crust because it contains EGG products which may not be indicated on an applied ingredient label. 

The product is distributed across United States. For complete information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Procesadora de Productos Marinos Delifish S.A. Recalls Product Because Of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Risk

Delifish S.A. has issued a voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon products potentially containing Listeria monocytogenes placed on the market in the USA, manufactured between September 5 2012 and October 17, 2012. The product was distributed with many different brand names.


Product was possibly distributed in the TX and other states.

For a complete list of "Brand" names, Lot and UPC numbers visit the FDA website.