Thursday, February 28, 2013

United Pet Group Inc., Voluntarily Withdraws "Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches," and "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels" Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

United Pet Group, Inc., announces that it has voluntarily withdrawn a limited quantity of the products "Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches," and "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels." These products contain small quantities of dried parsley flakes supplied to United Pet Group by Specialty Commodities, Inc. On February 11, 2013, Specialty Commodities, Inc. initiated a voluntary product recall of parsley flakes distributed to United Pet Group and other pet food suppliers because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specialty Commodities, Inc. distributed the products to United Pet Group on May 30, 2012, and August 29, 2012. Above listed products were distributed throughout the USA and Canada between Oct 2012 and Feb 2013.

For a list of UPC codes and Use By dates, visit the FDA website.

New Jersey Firm Recalls Chicken Sausage Product That May Contain Foreign Materials

Schmalz's European Provisions, a Springfield, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,424 pounds of chicken and apple sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic.

The products were produced on January 24, 2013, and were sold in retail stores nationwide and through limited internet sales in New Jersey. For more specific information regarding this recall visit the FSIS website.

Lion Pavilion Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Grassplot Ginger Slices

LION PAVILION LTD. of 56-15 58th Street Maspeth, NY 11378 is recalling Grassplot Ginger Slices because it contains undeclared sulfites.

Grassplot Ginger Slices is sold in a 100gram (3.5oz) , clear plastic bottle and is uncoded. Product was distributed nationwide.For more information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Herbalife Issues Allergy Alert due to Undeclared Milk Allergen in Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Packets

Herbalife International of America announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of its niche Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix packets because the label identifies the product as dairy-free, when it may in fact contain trace amounts of milk proteins.

The product was distributed in the U.S. from January 16, 2013, through February 16, 2013. For Lot numbers provided for this recall, visit the FDA website.

Olaax Corp. Issues a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Lots of Maxiloss Weight Advanced Softgels Dietary Supplement

Olaax Corp announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's dietary supplement sold under the brand name MAXILOSS WEIGHT ADVANCED softgels to the user level because they contain undeclared Sibutramine. Sibutramine was a previously approved controlled substance for the treatment of obesity that was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons, making these products unapproved new drugs.

The product was sold to distributors nationwide and known to be counterfeit versions are sold on various online sites. This product was distributed nationwide in US from January 2011 to November 2012. For more information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.


Voluntary Recall of Dakota Specialty Milling Select Flours and Grain Blends

 Dakota Specialty Milling has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of its specialty flours and grain blends in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration due to the possible presence of fragments of thin metal wire from a defective screen on one of its manufacturing lines at a milling facility.

Dakota Specialty Milling supplies ingredients to leading brands of variety breads, cereals, crackers, granola, and nutrition bars and does not directly supply consumer products.

Dakota Specialty Milling supplies custom-milled and whole grain blends to customers nationwide. For more information on this recall visit the FDA website.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Heartland Brands Voluntarily Recalls Two Varieties of Granola Cereals

Heartland® Brands is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its granola cereals in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Israel and Trinidad, as a precaution due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh in an ingredient. The ingredient is a grain blend, and the problem was discovered and reported by the ingredient supplier, Dakota Specialty Milling.

Visit the FDA website for more information regarding this recall.

Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of belVita Breakfast Biscuit Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate Varieties in the U.S. and Puerto Rico

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico, of thebelVita Breakfast Biscuit product, Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate varieties, following notification from a third-party supplier, due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at their facility.

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

The Honest Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lots Of Verve®, Zeal®And Thrive® Products Due To Possible Health Risk

The Honest Kitchen today announced that it is voluntarily recalling five lots of its Verve, Zeal and Thrive pet food products produced between August and November 2012 and sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail order and online after August 2012 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Visit the FDA website for a list of Lot codes.

Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes

Kaytee Products is recalling several bird treats and greens items due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Kaytee. The recall notification is being issued based on a recall letter dated February 11, 2013 from Specialty Commodities, Inc. The above-referenced Kaytee products were originally manufactured as early as June 12, 2012.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of Arizona, Texas and many other states. For a list of UPC codes and Best Before dates, visit the FDA website.


Virginia Firm Recalls Pork Sausage Product That May Contain Foreign Materials

Smithfield Packing Company, a Smithfield, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The products were produced on Jan. 11, 2013, and were distributed in Texas and other states. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FSIS website.

Nutri-Vet, LLC Recalls Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky Products Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

 Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled Chicken Jerky Treats were distributed nationwide through online sales and in retail stores from April 2012 through February 2013 with Best By Dates ranging from April 20, 2014, through October 3, 2014. For a list of Lot numbers visit the FDA website.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Voluntary Precautionary Recall Of Arnold, Brownberry, Earthgrains, Farm, Harmons, L’oven Fresh, Stroehmann and Sara Lee Multi-grain Breads and Sara Lee Thin Style Buns

BBU, Inc., the parent of the Bimbo Bakeries companies, has initiated a voluntary recall due to possible presence of flexible wire caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour mill.

This recall does not affect any products currently offered for sale in retail stores but the company, out of an abundance of caution, wants to alert consumers to check any affected products they may still have in their homes.

The products were distributed in many states including; Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. For a list of products and distribution, included in this recall, visit the FDA website.

Kasel Associated Industries Recalls All Products Manufactured at its Denver, Colorado Facility from April 20, 2012 thru September 19, 2012 Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling ALL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AT ITS DENVER, COLORADO FACILITY FROM APRIL 20, 2012 THRU SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled Products of Dog Treats were distributed nationwide through various retailers from April 20th to September 19th. For a list of Lot numbers and Best By Dates visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Nature's Variety Issues Voluntarily Recall of One Batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula for Dogs & Cats Due to Possible Health Risk

Nature's Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a "Best if Used By" date of 10/04/13. This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets. 

The affected product was distributed through retail stores and internet sales in the United States and Canada. Visit the FDA website for more information regarding this recall.

Decoty Coffee Company Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy In Decoty Taco Seasoning

 DeCoty Coffee Company of San Angelo, Texas is recalling its 1.25lb and 5.75lb of DeCoty Taco Seasoning because it contains an undeclared ingredient, Soy.

The recalled DeCoty Taco Seasonings were initially distributed in the State of Texas by DeCoty sales personnel and were also sold nationally online. For more information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.


CDC Reports More Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Chicken

February 15, 2013 - At least 124 people are now known to have been sickened in the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to chicken, reported the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday.The announcement was made after Oregon and Washington’s state health departments announced early that day that they had recorded 56 and 43 illnesses linked to this outbreak, respectively, amounting to 99 total illnesses, and that the illnesses were likely linked to chicken from Foster Farms in Kelso, WA.

On Thursday evening, CDC published an outbreak report that upped that count to 124 people ill in 12 states. However, CDC counted only 38 victims in Oregon, while the state reports that it had 43 confirmed illnesses, meaning that this count could rise to 129 if CDC determines that the additional 5 Oregon cases were indeed part of the outbreak.

“At this time, CDC is not releasing the names of the other states until it is determined how these illnesses are linked to this outbreak,” said the agency in its report.

Follow this link to visit Food Safety News website for additional information and updates

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company Announces Voluntary Recall of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company today announced the voluntary recall of two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli.

The voluntary recall is limited to two days of production, which were distributed nationwide. For a list of Production Codes visit the FDA website.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Oklahoma Firm Recalls Frozen Country Fried Steaks Nationwide Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,328 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country fried steak products because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The products were distributed to one retail chain in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and other states. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

For complete information on this recall visit the link above.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Liver Paté Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen

Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats, a Wittenberg, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,454 pounds of liver paté products because they are misbranded in that they contain the milk protein sodium caseinate, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The products were produced on various dates between Dec. 15, 2012 and Jan. 22, 2013 and were distributed for retail sale nationwide. For a complete list of Est. numbers and Best-By-Dates visit the FSIS website.

R-Kane Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy And Milk In Z Pro High Protein Supplement

R-Kane Products, Inc, Pennsauken, NJ is recalling all outstanding supplies of its Z PRO HIGH PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT, because it contains soy and milk, allergens which are not declared on the labels of individual packets of the product.  The product is distributed in boxes containing 24 packets.

Z PRO HIGH PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT was distributed nationwide between January 1, 2006 and January 24, 2013. For complete infromation on this recall visit the FDA website.

Tropical Nut and Fruit Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “Chia Recharged Stix Mix” 5 Ounce Pouches

Tropical Nut and Fruit Co, Orlando Florida is voluntarily recalling five lots of snack mix "Chia ReCharged Stix Mix” 5 ounce pouches because they may contain undeclared peanuts. 

The recalled "Chia ReCharged Stix Mix” 5 ounce pouches were distributed between June 6 th, 2012 to October 23 rd, 2012 to wholesalers and in retail stores nationwide.

For a list of Lot Codes provided in this recall visit the FDA website.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Texas Firm Recalls Chicken and Pork Tamale Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Isabella Foods, an El Paso, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 685 pounds of tamale products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain wheat or soy, known allergens which are not declared on the label.
The products were produced through Jan. 18, 2013 and distributed and sold to institutions and retail stores in the El Paso, Texas area.
For complete information on this recall visit the FSIS website.