April 17, 2014

Natural Organics Recalls Mouthwash for Bacterial Contamination

Tea Tree Mouthwash

Natural Organics, Inc. is recalling Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash after they were notified by its contract manufacturer Integria Healthcare of Australia that one lot of the product failed microbial contamination testing. The contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a serious health risk, especially to immune compromised people. The mouthwash was distributed nationwide to retail stores in Trinidad and the Philippines. It was packaged in clear plastic bottles with green and white labeling. The label reads "Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash, 8.45 fl oz./250 ml." The product number is 6710, the lot number is 9810. No reports of illness have been received to date. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Washington State Deli Recalls Canned Tomato Juice and Adjika

Tomato Juice Botulism

Marvel Food & Deli in Washington state is recalling all of its tomato juice and adjika (a spicy dip sometimes called Russian pesto) because the canning process needs to go through testing and evaluation. There have been no complaints of illness connected to the consumption of these products. But they were produced without the benefit of an approved procedure and permit, so are considered adulterated. Canned products that are inadequately processed may provide ideal growth conditions for Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Marvel Food & Deli has removed all existing in-house canned tomato juice and adjika from its shelves. The company will work with state and local agencies for approval of any future in-house canning production and sales. The symptoms of botulism poisoning … [Read more...]

In Canada, Perogies Recalled for Undeclared Soy

Grandma's Perogies recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and S & A Grandma's Food Inc. are recalling Grandma's perigees because they contain soy, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone with an allergy to soy could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No reported illnesses are associated with the consumption of this product. The product is Grandma's perigees brand Potato & Bacon Perogies in 907 gram packages. The UPC number is 8 92691 00112 7, and all codes are recalled where soy is not declared in the list of ingredients. The product was sold nationally at the retail level. The recall was triggered by CFIA inspection activities. If you purchased this product and are allergic to soy, do not eat it. Discard it or return to the place of purchase … [Read more...]

In Canada, Breakfast Wraps Recalled for Possible Listeria

Breakfast Wrap Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Castle Cheese Inc. are recalling two types of breakfast wraps sold in British Columbia because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled items are Creekside Market Breakfast Wrap in 250 gram containers. The UPC number is 200732 804994. The code on the product is packed date up to and including 2014AL01 and best before date up to and including 2014AL11. The product was sold from Creekside Market, 305-2071, Lake Placid Road in Whistler, BC. The other recalled item is Belich's Market Breakfast Wrap. The size and UPC number are not listed. It was sold from March 10 to 28, 2014 at Super Value at 415 Dollarton Highway in North … [Read more...]

Lao Thai Nam Recalls Sompa Salted Fish For Possible Botulism

Numbr One Sompa Botulism recall

Lao Thai Nam of Texas is recalling salted fish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The product is Number One Sompa Salted Fish, packaged in a 7 ounce clear vacuum packaged pouch. The pouch has red and black lettering with a fish logo on the left hand side. The product is a whole processed Tin Foil Barb fish, with UPC number 8 8433200019 4. It was sold in the Irving and Houston areas of Texas in retail stores before 3/31/2014. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if it doesn't look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum does not have any taste or smell. Symptoms of botulism poisoning … [Read more...]

Herring Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Recall

Vita Food Products of Illinois is notifying the public that it is recalling 2,280 jars of Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce, because the product in the jars is actually herring in sour cream, and therefore contains undeclared milk. Anyone with an allergy to milk could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or adverse reactions are reported in association with this recall. The recalled product is 12 ounce plastic jars of Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce. The product has a best if used by date of 21 May 14 and lot number 03553, found on the back of the jar at the bottom of the label. It was sent to retailers in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin beginning December 26, 2013. If you purchased this product and are allergic to milk, do not eat it. … [Read more...]

Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons Recall

Vermont Common Foods of Vermont, operating under the Orton Brand, is recalling one lot of Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons because they may contain Peanut Butter Cookies. The product does not declared peanuts, one of the major food allergens, on the label. Anyone with an allergy to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Lemon Cookie Buttons are distributed at Hannaford Supermarkets in New England in the all-natural section. The recalled cookies are in a 6 ounce yellow box, with UPC number 20104 19100. The lot code is LOT14021M with an expiration date of 10-21-14, stamped on the bottom of the box. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date. One lot of Peanut Butter Cookies was erroneously labeled as Zesty Lemon … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bars Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

LUNA Chocolate Bar Recall

Two types of chocolate bars are being recalled for undeclared allergens. Luna Bars is recalling Chocolate Chunk bars because they contain undeclared macadamia nuts. And Alprose is recalling several types of chocolate bars for undeclared milk. The Luna Bar products, made by Clif Bar & Company, include 15 count boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA Bars made with macadamia nut butter. The label does not include macadamia nuts in the ingredient list or on the allergen statement. The wrappers do say that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts. The Bar UPC number is 7-22252-10068-9, the 15-ounce box UPC number is 7-22252-20068-6, and the best by dates are 11NOV14 and 14OCT14. If you are allergic to macadamia nuts, do not eat this product. Return it to the place of purchase for a … [Read more...]

Fruits Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination

All Fruits Listeria Recall

All Fruits Ltd in Canada is recalling several types of fruit blends distributed in Quebec that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were distributed to hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, nursing homes, as well as retailers and distributors. No illnesses have been reported to date. But listeriosis can take up to 70 days to develop after exposure. The recalled products all have "best before 23 April 2014". They include All Fruits 7 Fruits Blend in 5 liter containers, with UPC number 8 31341 00901 4; All Fruits 7 Fruits Blend in 12 liter containers, with UPC number 8 31341 00910 6; All Fruits "Coupe hôpital" in 12 liter containers with UPC number 8 31341 00903 8; and All Fruits 7 Fruits Blend + Orange in 12 liter containers, with UPC number 8 31341 00801 … [Read more...]

Oscar’s Smokehouse Cheese Spreads Recalled for Listeria

Oscars Smoke House Listeria Recall

Oscar's Smokehouse Inc. of New York is recalling eleven of its cheese spreads because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the incubation period for listeriosis can be as long as 70 days. All of the recalled products are sold in 7 ounce packages. They include Jalapeno Pepper Cheddar Spread, Cheddar Spread & Blue Cheese, Champagne Cheddar Spread, Garlic Cheddar Spread, Port Wine Cheddar Spread, Tangy Horseradish Cheddar Spread, Plain Cheddar Spread, "More Than" Cheddar Spread, Hickory Smoked Cheddar Spread, Bacon & Horseradish Cheddar Spread, and Bacon Cheddar Spread. The three-digit lot numbers range from 719 to 959, marked on the bottom of the container or the cheese spread label. The products were … [Read more...]

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