May 27, 2015

House of Spices Recalls Dry Apricot for Undeclared Sulfites

Laxmi Dry Apricot Sulfite Recall

This older recall dated April 23, 2015 popped up on the FDA news feed, so we're passing it on to you. House of Spices of Flushing, New York is recalling "Dry Apricot" because they contain undeclared sulfites. Anyone who has a sensitivity to sulfites, or some asthmatics, could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is "Laxmi Dry Apricot" food treats. It is packaged in a 200 gram, clear plastic package marked with lot #HNYGH01G14 on the top. It was distributed in the New York and New Jersey retail store areas. The recall was issued after finding that sulfite was not declared on the label. If you purchased this product and are sensitive to sulfites, do not eat it. Discard or return to the … [Read more...]

Jose Madrid Salsa Recalled for Improperly Sealed Jars

Jose Madrid Salsa Recall

Jose Madrid Salsa of Ohio is recalling salsa because the jars may have been improperly sealed. Contamination by bacteria is possible in these products. The jars were distributed in the Janesville, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland areas. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product is Jose Madrid Salsa Original Mild Salsa in 13 ounces jars. About 96 jars are involved in this recall. They have the product lot code 601 0101 04/20/16. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Moroccan Hummus Recalled for Staphylococcus

Presidents Choice Moroccan Hummus Staphylococcus Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand Moroccan-Style hummus because a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria was found in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is President's Choice Moroccan-Style Hummus in 280 gram containers. The code on the product is Best before: 2015 JN 14, and the UPC number is 0 60383 13387 0. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a closed or double bagged container so animals and other people can't eat it, or return to the place of purchase for a refund. The symptoms of illness from Staphylococcus toxin include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever. This toxin is not easily destroyed by cooking, so heating the product … [Read more...]

Potatoes Recalled in Canada for Possible Tampering

Strang's Potatoes Tampering Recall

Lobular Companies and Strang's Produce are voluntarily recalling Farmer's Market and Strang's Produce brands of Russet Potatoes from the market because they may have been tampered with. Nails and needles were found in the potatoes. No injuries have been reported to date. You can see the long list of products recalled, the brand names, common name, size of packages, codes on the products, and UPC numbers at the CFIA web site. You can see pictures of product labels at the CFIA web site as well. The potatoes were sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. If you do have any of these products in your home, throw them away or return to the store where you bought them for a refund. If you find a foreign material object in a potato, do not throw … [Read more...]

Whole Foods in Oakland Recalls Jivara Lactee Milk Chocolate Valrhona

Recall

The Whole Foods store in Oakland, located at 230 Bay Place, is recalling Jivara Lactee Milk Chocolate Valrhona cut and wrap pieces due to undeclared hazelnuts on the product label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to hazelnuts should not eat this product as they run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they do. One mild reaction has been reported to-date. The recalled candy pieces were wrapped in clear plastic wrap with "packed on" dates prior to May 19th 2015 and the  UPC 250344025508. This recall only applies to Whole Foods Market's Oakland store.  Customers with hazelnut allergies may bring in their receipt for a full refund.   … [Read more...]

Sunridge Candy Coconut Chews Recalled for Metal Pieces

Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, Calif. is recalling Vanilla Candy Coconut Chews because they may contain small pieces of metal wire. No illnesses or injuries had been reported at the time of the recall. The recalled product was distributed on the East Coast on May 7, 2015. It has the item code 023617, the UPC 086700936177 and the lost codes 081545 and 1101545. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should return it to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund.   … [Read more...]

Simply Balanced Pork Chile Verde Recalled for Undeclared Wheat

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Culinary Brands Inc. of Vernon, Calif.  is recalling approximately 4,038 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, wheat. The pork product was mistakenly mislabeled and may contain a mushroom risotto which contains wheat, which is not declared on the product label. The pork chile verde product was produced on March 30 and April 2, 2015. It was sold in 9-oz. plastic tray packages labeled “Simply Balanced Pork Chile Verde” bearing the lot #A5089G2 with the establishment number “EST. 6009” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were sold at retail stores nationwide. There have been no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.     … [Read more...]

Old World Meats Recalls Top Round Roast for Undeclared Soy

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Old World Meats of Duluth, Minn. is recalling approximately 12 pounds of roast beef products due to misbranding and the undeclared allergen, soy. Consumers who have allergies to soy should not eat this product. The recalled sliced roast beef was produced on April 3 and May 8, 2015 and sold in .5-lb. packages containing “OLD WORLD MEATS TOP ROUND ROAST BEEF.” The recalled packages have the establishment number “EST.34448” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were sold in a retail location in Minnesota.   … [Read more...]

SunRidge Coconut Recalled for Wire Pieces

Recall

Falcon Trading Company Inc. and SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, Calif. are recalling bulk bags of shredded coconut that may contain pieces of stainless steel wire. The wire is in very small pieces, the type used in the screening process during manufacturing. The recalled item was sold in 25-pound bags with the item code 001120 the UPC 086700011201 and the lot codes DCM-101 AND DCM-102. Customers who have purchased this product should not use it. No illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection with the SunRidge Farms recalled product to date.  No other SunRidge Farms products are being recalled at this time.   … [Read more...]

After Listeria Recall, Jeni’s Ice Cream Shops to Reopen Tonight

jeni's-listeria-recall

After addressing food safety violations that likely contributed to a Listeria recall, Jeni's ice cream shops reopen tonight. On April 23, the company issued a voluntary recall of all of its products after Listeria was found in a pint of dark chocolate ice cream in mid-April. No illnesses had been associated with Jeni's products, but the company issued the recall and stopped production while it tried to isolate the source of the problem and correct it. In response to a Freedom of Information request by the Associated Press, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday released its report from its April 30 inspection of the company's manufacturing facility in Columbus. The kicthen lacked proper space and food safety controls and some employees did not follow food safety … [Read more...]

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