Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk.

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats with a best used by date of 11/13/16 due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella. Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella , but were manufactured on the same day. 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 sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers, and directly to consumers in the U.S. 

The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella .

  • Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats - chub
These products DID NOT test positive for Salmonella , but are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution.
  • Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats - chub
  • Bravo Blend Turkey diet for dogs & cats - patties
  • Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs - patties

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






Pine Valley Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Crazy About Cookie Products Due to Undeclared Allergens

Pine Valley Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Crazy about Cookies Pre-portioned varieties after learning that a labeling misstatement on the sugar cookie dough & walnut chocolate chunk cookie dough that was sold and distributed. The sugar cookie dough in question did not properly disclose "milk" as an ingredient or allergen. The walnut chocolate chunk cookie dough in question did not properly disclose "egg" as an ingredient or allergen.

The Sugar & Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough varieties were distributed nationally to Distributors, Groups and Organizations within the Fundraising Industry.

The Pine Valley Food's cookie dough products that are affected by the recall are clearly labeled with a product description and date code on the packaging:

  • Crazy about Cookies 2.7lb Sugar Cookies Pre-Portion
  • Crazy about Cookies 2lb Holiday Decorated Sugar Cookies
  • Crazy about Cookies 2lb Princess Decorated Sugar Cookies 
  • Crazy about Cookies 2lb Monsters Decorated Sugar Cookies 
  • Crazy about Cookies 2lb Birthday Decorated Sugar Cookies 
  • Crazy about Cookies 2lb Hello Kitty Decorated Sugar Cookies 
  • Crazy about Cookies 2lb DSC Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies
  • Crazy about Cookies 2.7lb Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies Pre-Portion

Below are a few pictures of some of the labels. Visit the FDA website for complete information regarding this recall.





The Sweet Leaf Tea Company Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tea in Glass Bottles

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf® Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. The company has received 4 complaints of glass in the product.

The voluntary recall is limited to specific production codes of Sweet Leaf® Tea. For the products codes involving this recall, visit the FDA website for more details. 

Only 16 ounce glass bottles are affected, and only those listed below:

  • Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry
  • Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea
  • Sweet Leaf Tea Original
  • Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus
  • Sweet leaf Tea Peach
  • Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey


In order to determine the manufacturing date and best by date of a bottle, consumers are advised to look for the manufacturing code on the shoulder of a bottle or on the shipping case.










The Morrison Milling Company Voluntary and Precautionary Recall of Corn Products

The Morrison Milling Company has initiated a voluntary recall of certain corn products due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at our production facility which could present a choking hazard.

Affected products are distributed through retail outlets throughout the Southwestern United States.

Listed below are a few of the products being recalled. For a complete list of products included in this recall, visit the FDA website.




  • 5 LB. MORRISON'S WHITE CORNMEAL
  • 5 LB. MORRISON'S SELF-RISING YELLOW CORNMEAL
  • 2 LB. HILL COUNTRY FARE WHITE CORNMEAL
  • 6 OZ. PARADE YELLOW CORNBREAD MIX
  • 10 OZ. HEB ORIGINAL SEASONED FISH FRY MIX
  • 6 OZ. FIESTA MART YELLOW CORNBREAD MIX
  • 6 OZ. MORRISON'S CORN-KITS, 6 OZ. PIONEER COMPLETE PANCAKE MIX
  • 12 OZ. HEB BLACK PEPPER PARMESAN FISH BREADER MIX
  • 10 OZ. HEB LEMON SEASONED FISH FRY MIX
  • 2 LB. HILL COUNTRY FARE YELLOW CORNMEAL
  • 2 LB. PIONEER ORIGINAL BUTTERMILK PANCAKE & WAFFLE MIX
  • 5 LB. GREAT VALUE WHITE CORN MEAL
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    JEM Raw Chocolate LLC Voluntarily Recalls Nut Butter Spread Products Due To Possible Health Risk

    JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC (JEM Raw) of Bend, Oregon announced a voluntary recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads within expiry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

    In light of this investigation, and with an abundance of caution, JEM Raw has initiated a voluntary recall of all products and sizes, packaged in glass jars, and sold under brand name JEM Raw Organics.

    The following products are recalled:

    • Cashew Cardamom - Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread
    • Cinnamon Red Maca - Sprouted Almond Spread
    • Hazelnut Raw Cacao - Sprouted Hazelnut Spread
    • Superberry Maqui Camu - Sprouted Almond Spread
    The JEM Raw recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. Products are distributed between June 2015 and November 2015.

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





    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Bertagni 1882 Spa Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew and Almond in Sweet Butternut Squash Ravioli

    Bertagni 1882 SpA of Arcugnano, Italy is recalling Bertagni Sweet Butternut Squash Ravioli because the product may contain undeclared cashews and almonds.

    Approximately 55,000 units of Bertagni Sweet Butternut Squash were distributed nationwide to retailers throughout the U.S. This product, packaged in a paper tray with a strap wrapping around the tray, is generally sold in the refrigerated case in the dairy department.

    Visit the FDA website for a list of LOT codes provided in this recall. 


    Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Recalls Celery Products Because Of Possible Health Risk

    Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA, is recalling  products because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak.

    Product                                                  Store                                       State Distributed  

    Fresh To Go Bistro Snack 1/7.5oz Tray               7-Eleven                                              Colorado

    CST Celery 1/4" Dice 8/5# Bag                             Costco                                                  Arizona, Utah

    CST Celery Sticks 4" 8/5# Bag                              Costco                                                  Arizona, Utah

    CST Celery/Onion 1/4" Dcd Blend 3/4# Bag      Costco                                                  Colorado, Utah

    CST Turkey Dinner Veggie 6/12oz Bag              Costco                                                  Colorado, Utah

    TF Chicken Salad W/ Grapes 2Cnt Salad Kit     King Sooper                                       Colorado

    TF Curry Chicken 2Cnt Salad Kit                          King Sooper                                       Colorado

    TF-KS Apple Waldorf 2Cnt Salad Kit                   King Sooper                                       Colorado

    Sig Cafe Asian W/Chicken Premade Salad       Safeway/Albertsons                          AZ, NM
    10.25oz Tray

    TF Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pasta 2Cnt Salad      Albertsons                                           Utah

    TF Crunchy Chinese Chicken Recovery             Albertsons                                          Utah
    2ct Salad Kit

    Sig Cafe Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta                Safeway                                             Colorado
    2Cnt Salad Kit

    TF Apple Waldorf 2ct Salad Kit                             Safeway/ Albertsons                        Colorado

    TF Asian Chopped Round Toss Up Salad         Walmart                                              AZ, CO, NM, UT
     6/6oz

    TF Celery 3/8" Diced 6/8.5oz Bag                        Sams Club                                         AZ, CO, NM, UT

    For a complete list of products, stores and states, visit the FDA website for more details. 

    Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones Due to Potential Salmonella Health Risk

    Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

    The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product, and an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417”on the shrink-wrap.

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


    Friday, November 13, 2015

    SpaghettiOs Original 14.2oz Cans Recalled Due to Potential Choking Hazard

    Campbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling 14.2 ounce cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in a small number of cans. This plastic material is from parts of the can lining which may peel off.

    The affected 14.2 ounce SpaghettiOs Original product has a date of February 22, 2017 which is stamped on the base of the can.

    This recall affects 355,000 cans and is limited to the United States.

    For complete information about this recall, visit the FDA website.




    Trader Joe’s Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Tree Nuts In Trader Giotto’s Butternut Squash Triangoli

    Trader Joe’s of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Giotto’s Butternut Squash Triangoli sold in the refrigerated deli section with “Use or Freeze by” codes 04 16 15 through 01 15 16, because it may contain undeclared tree nuts. 

    The Trader Giotto’s Butternut Squash Triangoli is packaged in an 8.8 oz. package, with code information printed on the upper-right corner of the front of the package. 

    The product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.

    Visit the FDA website for complete information regarding this recall.


    Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Production of Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats Due to the Presence of Propylene Glycol

    Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.

    Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

    The affected product was distributed nationwide in the US.

    The product is packaged in a 2 oz., plastic stand up pouch. Only these specific code dates of this product are involved:



    • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, - Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.
    • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, - Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.


    • Visit the FDA website for a list of UPC codes provided in this recall.


      World Variety Produce, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Italian Pine Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk

      World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling Italian Pine Nuts 2oz and 3oz, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

      Italian Pine Nuts were distributed through retailers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and many other states. 

      Recalled Italian Pine Nuts can be identified by the following descriptions:

      • Melissas's Italian Pine Nuts
      • Wegmans Italian Classic Pine Nuts 3oz

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




      Kozy Shack Recalls One Lot of Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Pudding

      Kozy Shack Enterprises LLC is recalling one lot of Kozy Shack® Indulgent Recipe™ Pudding in a Salted Caramel cardboard sleeve because it may contain Vanilla Bean Pudding cups, which contain egg. The Salted Caramel cardboard sleeve does not include egg in the ingredient statement.

      The recalled product was distributed through retail stores in the following states: Arizona, Utah, Virginia and many other states.

      Affected product contains a Salted Caramel cardboard sleeve wrap with a Use By Date of 11/30/2015.

      For a UPC code provided in this recall, visit the FDA website.


      Tuesday, October 20, 2015

      Bornstein Seafood, Inc is Voluntarily Recalling all Canned Seafood Products Because of Possible Health Risk

      BORNSTEIN SEAFOODS, INC of Astoria, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ONLY canned salmon, sardines, sturgeon, and tuna with any code starting with "OC" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

      Products were distributed to retail and to internet customers nationwide from the website BORNSTEIN.COM.

      Affected production codes include any codes starting with “OC”.  The code can be found on either the bottom or on top of the can.Products are packaged in metal cans with net weights ranging from 5.5 oz. to 6 oz.

      Product Name:
      • Krooke's Shanghaied Salmon
      • Fancy Pink Salmon
      • Pink Salmon
      • Smoked Pacific Sardines
      • Spicy Tomato Pacific Sardines
      • Sharyn's "Think Pink" Salmon
      • Smoked Albacore Tuna Fillet
      • Smoked Sturgeon

      Visit the FDA website for a list of UPC codes provided in this recall.









      Voluntary Recall of Certain Martinelli's 8.4 oz. Sparkling Beverages Due to Potential for Glass Fragments

      S. Martinelli & Company of Watsonville, California announced a voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of Martinelli’s 8.4 oz. mini glass bottles of Gold Medal Sparkling Cider, Sparkling Cider Northwest Blend, Sparkling White Grape, and Sparkling Red Grape, due to the possibility of small glass chips at the top of the bottles occurring when opening the bottle, which could possibly enter the beverage. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if a chip occurs.

      Only certain lots of the 8.4 oz. bottles, typically known in the trade as “mini-bottles,” of Martinelli’s Gold Medal Sparkling Cider, Sparkling Cider Northwest Blend, Sparkling White Grape and Sparkling Red Grape are affected by this recall.

      For a list of UPC codes and Best Before dates provided in this recall, visit the FDA website.

      Below are some images of the recalled products.




      The Garibaldi Cannery LLC is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on all Canned Seafood Products Because of a Possible Health Risk

      The Garibaldi Cannery LLC of Garibaldi, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ALL cans with any code starting with “OC” of The Garibaldi Cannery canned products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

      Products were distributed to consumers in Oregon and shipped nationwide via our website www.thegaribaldicannery.comdisclaimer icon. The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015 (with an expiration date of September 2018.)

      Affected production codes include any codes starting with “OC”. The code can be found on either the bottom or on top of the can. Products are packaged in metal cans with net weights ranging from 6 oz. to 8 oz.

      Product Name:

      • ALBACORE TUNA
      • ALBACORE TUNA BELLIES ( The word Bellies is written on top of can )
      • ALBACORE TUNA NO SALT
      • JALAPEƑO ALBACORE TUNA
      • SMOKED ALBACORE TUNA
      • GARLIC ALBACORE TUNA
      • PACIFIC SALMON
      • SMOKED PACIFIC SALMON
      • SILVER SALMON
      • CHINOOK SALMON
      Visit the FDA website for complete information. 

      Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., Recalls Limited Quantity of Fresh Apples Due to Possible Health Risk

      Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., (“Del Monte Fresh”) is initiating a voluntary recall of Granny Smith green apples because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

      A total of 695 boxes containing 8 “Granny Smith” green apples each and 67 clear plastic bags containing 6 “Granny Smith” green apples each were distributed to Coremark and 7-Eleven for sale in convenience stores in the Mountain States region on Oct. 1-12, 2015.  States affected include CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, SD, UT and WY.  The apples at store level are individual fruit on open displays.

      For more information regarding this recall, visit the FDA website.


      Tuesday, October 13, 2015

      Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls All Cut, Wrapped And Weighed Papillon Organic Roquefort Cheeses Because Of Possible Health Risk

      Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold in all stores nationwide that came from its supplier because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

      The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels. Whole Foods Market decided to recall the cheese after routine sampling conducted by the FDA found Listeria Monocytogenes in a whole, uncut wheel of the cheese. The Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese product can be identified by the scale label that begins with PLU 029536. All sell by dates are affected.

      Visit the FDA website for the PLU number provided, regarding this recall. 




      New England Natural Bakers Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Wheat and Tree Nuts (Pecans) in Coconut Cranberry Granola

      New England Natural Bakers Inc. Greenfield, MA, is issuing a voluntary recall for one specific lot (747 cases) of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola with “Best By 08/19/16” printed on the package, because Pecan Praline Granola containing milk, wheat and tree nuts (pecans) was packaged into the Coconut Cranberry Granola box.

      The potentially affected product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington D.C., and many other states.

      For complete information provided in this recall, visit the FDA website.