Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gel Spice Company, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Fresh Finds Brand Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz (100 g), Due To Possible Salmonella Risk

Gel Spice Company, Inc., of Bayonne, NJ, is issuing a voluntary recall notice for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz, plastic jars, because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Product was distributed via Big Lots Stores, Inc. nationwide, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. For a list of UPC codes included in this recall, visit the FDA website.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Roma Tomatoes Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA has been notified that specific lots of “Expo Fresh” Roma tomatoes supplied to Taylor Farms Pacific may be contaminated with Salmonella.

This lot of Roma tomatoes was used in the following products made by Taylor Farms Pacific for Costco and Safeway and is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure. Only the specific “use by” and “packed on” codes are affected. Visit the FDA website for a list of the "use by" and "packed on" dates provided for this recall.

The product was sold as “Sicilian Vegetable Salad” at deli counters in Safeway, Vons, and Pavilions stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection and Misbranded With Undeclared Allergens

Jerky By Art, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of beef jerky products because they were produced without the benefit of inspection. In addition, the beef jerky products contain wheat and anchovies, known allergens that are not declared on the product label.

The products subject to recall are:
  • All vacuum-packed plastic bags of Claude’s Beef Jerky with Red Chile
The products were sold primarily over the internet. Although the products were packed mostly in 4-oz bags they may also have been packed in bags of other sizes. There are no identifying dates or codes on any packaging. Therefore, all products produced prior to September 12, 2014 are being recalled.

For the ESTABLISHMENT number included in this recall, visit the FSIS website.

Plum Organics Voluntarily Recalls Little Crèmes Organic Rice Milk Snacks Due to Potential Choking Hazard

Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling its Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks line after it was found that the product has the potential to cause choking. The small, bite-sized snack pieces are made to soften in a child’s mouth in less than 20 seconds making them easy to swallow. Some pieces were found to take significantly longer than this, creating a potential choking hazard, particularly for babies and very young children.

The recall affects all Little Crèmes varieties:
  • Super Purples (acai, blackberry & purple carrot),
  • Super Reds (pomegranate, beet & berry), and
  • Super Greens (kale, apple & sweet potato).

The recalled products were shipped nationwide to grocery, mass, specialty and online retailers in the United States. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Varieties of Regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product Due to Ingredient Supplier's Out-of-Standard Storage Temperatures

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards.The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015.

The affected product was shipped to customers across the United States. The following varieties are being recalled:

  • 12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)
  • 16 oz Kraft American Singles (24 slices) (36 count case)
  • 16 oz Kraft American Singles (24 slices) (12 count case)
  • 64 oz (4 lb) Kraft American Singles (4x24 slice)
Consumers can find the “Best When Used By” dates on the bottom of the product package. No other Kraft Singles products are impacted by this recall. For further information regarding this recall, visit the FDA website.

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Allergy Alert and Voluntary Limited Recall of DOLE-branded Spinach Due to Possible Contamination by Walnuts

Although no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, Dole Fresh Vegetables is initiating a limited voluntary recall of the following products:

  • DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bag
  • DOLE Spinach 8 oz bag
This recall is due to possible contamination of these products by walnuts. This recall is for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, for only DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bags and DOLE Spinach 8 oz bags with the specific Bag Codes and Best-by dates. For a list of the bag codes and "Best-by" dates, visit the FDA website.