Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kettle Brand Voluntarily Recalls Limited Run of Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips Due to Potential Milk Allergen

Kettle Brand is issuing a voluntary recall on a limited run of its 4-ounce Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips because of potential exposure to milk-based sour cream seasoning, a potential milk allergen not declared on the ingredient label.The product was distributed to 12 customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide. This is the only item impacted.

Visit the FDA website for complete details concerning this recall.


Washington Firm Recalls Dried Egg Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 226,710 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The dried egg products were produced between Feb. 28, 2013, and Feb. 8, 2014, and bear the establishment number “INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were shipped nationwide and to U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad, as well as to Canada.

For a complete list of products, LOT codes and Julian dates, visit the FSIS website.


Utah Firm Recalls Various Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Prime Snax Incorporated, a Salt Lake City, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.  
The products subject to recall were produced prior to Feb. 2, 2014, and were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
For a complete list of products and Establishment numbers visit the FSIS website.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mars Foodservices US Recalls Infused Rice Products Sold For Wholesale Distribution --UNCLE BEN’S® retail grocery products not affected--

Mars Foodservices US is voluntarily recalling Foodservices UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice products, which are only sold in 5 lbs and 25 lbs bags. UNCLE BEN’S® Brand Ready to Heat, Boxed, Bag or Cup Products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets are not involved. Our Foodservices Products are manufactured separately and are sold through wholesale distribution channels.
Only the following Foodservices products are impacted. These products should not be served or eaten. They should be returned to the distributor where purchased.
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor (25-lbs)      U3010501
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor (5 lbs)U0257000
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Garlic & Butter Flavor (5-lbs)U0257100
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Mexican Flavor (25-lbs)U0318000
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Mexican Flavor (5-lbs)U0257300
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Pilaf (5-lbs)U0262000
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Saffron Flavor (5-lbs)U0263002
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Cheese Flavor (5-lbs)U0262900
UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Spanish Flavor (25-lbs)U3012100

An example of the product packaging is displayed below:
Uncle Ben's Infused Rice
Mars Foodservices US is conducting this voluntary recall as a result of people experiencing temporary symptoms of mild flushing and rash after eating our Foodservices INFUSED® Rice Mexican Flavor product. Out of an abundance of caution, we are removing all Foodservices INFUSED® Rice products from the market.
Visit the FDA website for complete information regarding this recall.

FDA NEWS RELEASE

FDA warns against using Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice
Mars Foodservices recalls all lot numbers of Infused Rice linked to recent illness in Texas 
 
Fast Facts
  • Government officials are investigating a cluster of illnesses associated with Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor sold in 5- and 25-pound bags.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, the FDA is warning food service companies and consumers not to use any Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products sold in 5- and 25-pound bags.
  • These products are sold to food service companies that typically distribute to restaurants, schools, hospitals and other commercial establishments. However, the products may be available over the Internet and at warehouse-type retailers. 
  • Food service companies and consumers who have purchased the products should not use the rice, and should return it to their point of purchase or dispose of it.     
  • Uncle Ben’s Brand Ready to Heat, Boxed, Bag or Cup products sold at grocery stores and other retail outlets are not being recalled.
For complete information regarding this news release visit the FDA website.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Dark Chocolate Almonds

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado based natural grocery chain, is recalling one lot of six ounce packages of Natural Grocers brand Dark Chocolate Almonds with the Julian packed-on date 13-351 because some bags in this lot may contain dark chocolate covered peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The dark chocolate covered peanuts are similar in color and sheen to the almonds, but the peanuts are about one-half size compared to the almonds. The product was distributed to some of Natural Grocers' 75 stores located in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and many other states in late December, 2013. 

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


California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full Inspection

Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection. Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.

The products were produced Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.


The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:
  • "Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
  • 2 per box "Beef (Market) Heads" (retail only)
  • 4-gallons per box "Beef Blood" (wholesale only)
  • 20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
  • 30-lb. boxes of " Beef Lips"
  • 30-lb. boxes of "Beef Omasum"
  • 30-lb. boxes of "Beef Tripas"
  • 30-lb. boxes of "Mountain Oysters"
  • 30-lb. boxes of "Sweet Breads”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of "Veal Cuts"
  • 40-lb. boxes of "Veal Bones"
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
  • 60-lb. boxes of "Veal Trim"
For complete information regarding this recall visit the FSIS website.

Wyoming Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to a Processing Deviation

Wyoming Authentic Products, LLC, a Cody, Wyo. establishment, is recalling approximately 365 pounds of beef jerky products due to a processing deviation. [LABLES]

The Wyoming Gourmet Beef products were produced on various dates between November 4 and November 25, 2013, 2013. The following products are subject to recall: 
  • 3.5-oz. (CRYOVACED) packages of “ALL NATURAL ANGUS ORIGINAL FLAVOR JERKY”
  • 3.5-oz. (CRYOVACED) packages of “ALL NATURAL ANGUS PEPPERED FLAVOR JERKY”
  • 3.5-oz. (CRYOVACED) packages of “ALL NATURAL ANGUS HONEY FLAVOR JERKY”
These products were sold at retail in Colorado, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, as well as Internet sales to individuals. For a list of Case codes and EST numbers visit the FSIS website.


Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

These products were distributed through select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado,New MexicoTexas and many other states. 

No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall. For a list of UPC codes and LOT numbers, visit the FDA website.

 






Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken Noodle Soup Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

ConAgra Foods, a Milton, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 54,673 pounds of chicken noodle soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product is formulated with wheat and egg, known allergens, which are not declared on the label. However, the product was released with a “Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice” soup label, which does not declare the allergens.

The products were produced Dec. 16, 2013 and shipped to retail outlets nationwide.


The products subject to recall bear the label:

  • 14-oz. microwave bowls of “Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice” soup bearing the establishment number “P-770” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection and the Best By date of “JUN092015” stamped on the bottom of the bowl.
Visit the FSIS website for complete information.



Texas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

PFP Enterprises, a Fort Worth, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 15,865 pounds of beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O103, E. coli O111, E. coli O121, E. coli O145, E. coli O26 and E. coli O45.

The following products are subject to FSIS recall:
  • 10.5-lb. boxes of Beef Outside Skirt Steak, with a pack date of “12/13/13”
  • 20-lb. boxes of Studio Movie Grill Beef Tenderloin Sliced, with a pack date of “12/05/13”
  • 15-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajita, with a use by date of “1/13/14”
  • 40-lb. boxes of Southwest Style Beef Skirts, with a pack date of “12/5/13”
  • 20-lb. boxes of Patterson Food Processors Beef Skirt Seasoned, with a pack date of “12/9/13”
  • 10-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajitas, with a pack date of “12/9/2013”
  • 40-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajitas w/Binder, with a pack date of “12/9/2013”
  • 12-lb. boxes of Seasoned Beef for Fajitas, containing 6 2-lb. packs, with a use by date of “1/15/14”
  • 12-lb. boxes of Mexican Style Beef for Fajita, containing 6 2-lb. packs, with a use by date of “1/11/14”
The products were produced on Dec. 5, 2013, and distributed to retail stores and restaurants in Arizona, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas.

For an Establishment provided on this recall visit the FSIS website.

Unified Grocers, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies”

Unified Grocers is recalling its 12 ounce bags of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” were distributed throughout California, Arizona and Nevada in retail stores.

Visit the FDA website for UPC codes and Best-By-Dates included in this recall.


Colorado Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Due To Soy Lecithin

House of Smoke, Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products (including bratwurst / brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products, and raw fresh products) because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding. The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.

Samples of products included on this recall are:

  • Brotwurst and bratwurst, produced between January 24, 2012 and January 24, 2014, packaged in 1-pound packages, 12 per case. 
  • Fully cooked sausage-type products, produced between January 24, 2012 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: 1-ounce packages, 40 per case; 6-ounce packages, 24 per case; or 1-pound packages, 20 per case.
  • Raw fresh products, produced between July 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: patties/three per pound, in 12 pound cases; 6-pound bags, 12-pound cases; or 12 pound boxes.
These products were sold nationwide to distributors, restaurants, and over the Internet. For a complete list of products, establishment numbers and code numbers, visit the FSIS website.

Pringles® Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of One Hour’s Worth of Production of Original Crisps Due to Undeclared Milk

Pringles® is recalling a small quantity of 5.68‐ounce cans of its Original crisps. The crisps are being recalled because they may have been inadvertently exposed to seasoning containing milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Approximately 75 cans may have been impacted. However, the company is recalling one hour’s worth of production as a precaution.

The small quantity of Pringles Original cans was distributed to seven customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide. No other Pringles products in the U.S. or outside the U.S. are part of this voluntary recall.

For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.