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.