December 5, 2016

National Steak and Poultry Expands Recall of Chicken Products

National Steak and Poultry is expanding their November 23, 2016 recall of potentially undercooked ready to eat chicken products to include an additional 1,976,089 pounds of the product. The initial recall was for 17,439 pounds. No illnesses have been reported to date. You can see the 2-1/2 page list of recalled products, along with case codes and lot codes, at the USDA web site. The products include fully cooked chicken breast strips in various flavors, chicken breast cubes, and other products. Brand names in the recall include Hormel, NSP, Magnifoods, Mr. Hero, Al Pastor, Blaze Pizza, and Orion Food Systems. The products were made on various dates from August 20, 2016 through November 30, 2016. The cases containing these products have the establishment number "P-6010T" inside … [Read more...]

Goat Cheese from PA Apple Tree Dairy Recalled for Listeria

The FDA has issued a consumer advisory for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, Pennsylvania. Four lots of these products made in March and July 2016 were recalled by the dairy on September 20, 2016. A recent FDA inspection of the facility found the pathogenic bacteria in the firm's finished products and in the production environment. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. But listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. On September 12, 2016, the FDA inspected the Apple Tree facility. Inspectors found poor sanitation practices and also found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in 18 environmental samples from the … [Read more...]

Phil Am Smoked Mackerel Recalled for Botulism Risk

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is warning consumers not to eat "Phil Am" brand Smoked Mackerel (Hasa Hasa) because it was uneviscerated. The viscera in fish can harbor Clostridium both;inure spores. The product is sold by Asian Supermarket Group Inc. at 1245 Central Avenue in Albany, New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The "Phil Am" brand Smoked Mackerel is packaged in a clear, vacuum package flexible plastic pouch and offered for sale in refrigerated cases. The product is uncoded and is from the Philippines. The package does have a UPC number 814487015147. It is not legal to sell uneviscerated fish in New York. Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce a toxin that can be fatal at very … [Read more...]

Royal Seafood Baza Recalls Herring for Possible Listeria

Royal Seafood Baza of New York is recalling refrigerated ready to eat herring products because they may be contamianted with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to manifest. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. They include refrigerated, ready to eat herring in brine and herring in oil in various sizes and with different UPC numbers. The Bulk Herring products have pack dates of “11/2/16” – “11/30/16”.  The Herring products packaged in retail containers have Best Before dates of: 11.30.2016 through 02.28.2017. Herring products packaged in vacuum packaged bags include Pack Dates of 11.09.16 - 11.30.16. This recall was triggered as a result of environmental … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Hummus Recalled for Possible Listeria

Bakkavor Foods is recalling two types of Trader Joe's Hummus because it may be contamianted with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. The recalled products are Trader Joe's Mediterranean Hummus with SKU number 90642 and Trader Joe's White Bean & Basil Hummus with SKU number 91107. The "USE BY" date codes for these products are up to and including 12/15/2016. The products are in 16 ounce plastic tubs with the SKU numbers on the top labels. The date codes are on the bottom of the tubs, along with the plant identification code "C." Products with the plant identification code "J" were made in a different facility and are not affected by this recall. Trader Joe's … [Read more...]

Derby City Vending Recalls Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Derby City Vending is recalling Buffalo Chicken Sandwich because it may contain undeclared milk, egg, and soy, three of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients, or is lactose intolerant, could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The sandwich was distributed in Kentucky and Indiana through delivery to vending food machines. The product is in a black square container with a clear lid that has a Derby City Vending label. It is identified as Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with a best buy date of up to 12/4/16. If you purchased this product and cannot eat egg, soy, and/or milk, do not eat it. Throw it away or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. … [Read more...]

ABX Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use ABX Weight Loss, a product promoted for weight loss, because it contains sibutramine, a controlled substance. There is no word on whether or not this product has been associated with any adverse effects or illnesses. Sibutramine was removed from the market in October 2010 because it substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some people and may be a significant risk for people with heart disease. It may also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications. The product was sold at www.zxtbeepollenpills.com and may have been sold in some retail stores. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Take it to the drug disposal center in your area or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. You can … [Read more...]

Megajex Dietary Supplement Recalled for Unapproved Drugs

MS Bionic is recalling all lots of Megajex Natural Male Sex Enhancer capsules. this product contains Tadalafil and Sildenafil, FDA approved drugs used as treatment for ED. This product could be harmful because these undeclared drugs may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Anyone with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. The drugs in this product can interact with nitrates. The product is marketed as a dietary supplement for erectile dysfunction. It is packaged in 20 count bottles and was sold nationwide. If you purchased this product, do not take it. Contact your physician if you have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product. Return the product to the place of purchase or take it to a drug … [Read more...]

Pancake Mix Recalled in Canada for Undeclared Peanuts

Seoul Trading Corporation is recalling Q.One brand Stuffed Honey Pancake Mix in Canada because it may contain undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. There is no word on whether any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Q.One brand name Stuffed Honey Pancake Mix in 400 gram containers. All codes where peanuts are not declared on the label are recalled. The UPC number is 8 801013 797596. The product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan at the retail level. If you purchased this product and are allergic to peanuts, do not eat it. Throw it away or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Supreme Slim 5.7 Contains Hidden Drugs

The FDA is warning the public not to purchase or use Supreme Slim 5.7, a dietary supplement that is sold for weight loss on some web sites and may have been sold in retail stores. It contains phenolphthalein and sildenafil, two undeclared drugs. Phenolphthalein is not approved for use and it may be associated with an increased risk of cancer. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra. It may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, and can lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. If you purchased this product, do not consume it. Take it to the drug disposal program in your area or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. You can report adverse effects from taking this product or any dietary supplement to the FDA. Use the FDA's … [Read more...]

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