January 23, 2018

Two Recalls of Products Regulated by the FDA for Undeclared Allergens

There are two recalls for undeclared allergens today. The first is for several brands of cheeses, breads, and desserts for undeclared soy, egg, wheat, and milk by Productos Pacheco, Inc. The second is for Sun Noodle Tonkotsu Ramen, which is being recalled for undeclared fish. The recall by Productos Pacheco is in Spanish, so it will not be posted in full here. If you purchase those products, go to the FDA website and read the recall notice, which includes the UPC number, package size, and allergens. The recalled products include Mallorca, Pan, Pan con Pasas, Mallorca Queso, Mallorca Guava Queso, Polvorones, Pound Cake, Bizcocho Zanahoria, Bizcocho Maiz, Bizcocho Vaninilla Queso, and Bizcocho Vanilla Queso Guava. These products were sold in Puerto Rico. The second recalled product is … [Read more...]

National Frozen Foods Recalls Green Beans for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

National Frozen Foods Corporation is voluntarily recalling a limited selection of individually quick frozen (IQF) green beans products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recall was posted on the U.S. Department of Defense Commissary Agency website. The FDA has not yet posted a notice. The recall notice has been published to all of the DCA's stores. The product has been removed from store shelves. The recalled precuts include SYS IMP Bean Green Whole IQF NWP, 12/2 pounds: Lot number 17102703A03, MPC V5404; NW TRES Bean Green Cut, 1/30 pounds: Lot number 17102603A02, MPC 62406-9007; and SYS CLS Bean Green Cut GR A P, 12/2 pounds: Lot number 17102703A03, MPC 1435197. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue, but … [Read more...]

Two Dietary Supplements Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Two dietary supplements: Break Ventures "Zero For Him" and "Arthri-D" are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. Zero for Him is a supplement that is distributed nationwide through Amazon. The product has 150 capsules in a 400 cc Light Amber PETE bottle. The lot number is 1710-638 on the bottom. The expiration date of November 2020 is stamped on the side of the container. Routine testing by the company discovered the potential for contamination found Salmonella bacteria in one bottle. the product has been tested and re-tested and no more bacteria were found, but the supplement is being recalled out of an abundance of caution. Distribution of the product is suspended while the FDA and the company … [Read more...]

Two Chicken Salad Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Two chicken salad products are being recalled for undeclared allergens. One was packaged in the wrong packaging, and the other contains undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Cafe Spice GCT is recalling about 289 pounds of chicken salad products because it was packaged with a chicken wrap label, and does not declare milk that is in the product. These products were produced on January 12, 2018. The recalled product is 15 ounce clamshells labeled "southwest-style chicken wrap" but actually contains southwest-style chicken salad. The best by date is January 20, 2018. The product has the establishment number "EST. P-34641" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This chicken salad was shipped to retail locations nationwide. The problem was discovered by a retail customer, who … [Read more...]

Recalls of Products for Undeclared Nuts

There are two recalls today for products that were made with undeclared nuts. Whole Foods Market is recalling Cheesecake Bars for undeclared almonds, and Palmer Candy Company is recalling Sea Salt Caramel Hearts for undeclared peanuts. Anyone who is allergic to tree nuts and/or peanuts could have a serious reaction if they eat either of these products. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either of these recalls. The Palmer Candy Company is recalling Sea Salt Caramel Hearts that were sold only at Bomgaards Supply Store in the midwest U.S. The recalled product is Sea Salt Caramel Hearts in a 12 ounce tub. The best by date on the product is 12/21/18, and the UPC number is 77232-17091. It was sold in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, and … [Read more...]

Just Food for Dogs Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Just Food for Dogs of Los Alamitos, California is recalling some recipes of its cooked frozen dog food for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is a risk for dogs to get sick, and there is a human risk as well, from handling the food to touching pets. The animals can shed the bacteria and it can be on their coats and in their saliva. These are the foods that are recalled: JustFoodForDogs Turducken with batch dates XX110118 to XX123118; Beef and Russet Potato with batch dates XX110118 to XX011419; and Fish and Sweet Potato, with batch dates XX110118 to XX011419. A customer reported that the Turducken recipe made her dogs with with diarrhea and vomiting. Lab testing by the company gave preliminary results showing that the human-grade green beans used in the product … [Read more...]

Recall of Roe in Canada for Possible Botulism Updated Again

The recall of roe in Canada for possible botulism contamination has been updated again. Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club have recalled whitefish roe and salmon roe for Clostridium botulinum, and have updated those recalls five times since late November, 2017. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these issues. These products were distributed in Quebec at the retail level. This recall is correctly identifying the affected product from the recall dated January 11, 2018. The Imperial product outer package product information, and VIP Caviar Club inner package information is corrected. The recalled items are Imperial Caviar & Seafood Golden Whitefish Roe in 50 gram packages. The code on the outer package is 151218, and the UPC number is 1 86866 00012 2. … [Read more...]

Two Recalls: Tofu Burritos for Undeclared Soy, Orange Juice and Punch for Undeclared Milk

Two recalls have been issued by the FDA. One is for tofu breakfast burritos that contain undeclared soy; the other is for orange juice products that may contain undeclared milk. Rico Brand is issuing an allergy alert on Tofu Breakfast Burrito for undeclared soy, one of the major food allergens.  No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. The product was distributed in the state of Utah, more specifically in retail grocery stores in Cache County, Weber County, Salt Lake County, and Utah County. The product is a 12 ounce burrito wrapped in white paper. The label contains green, yellow around the border, and orange as the labels center color. Rico Brand logo printed on the top portion of the label. The Julien date is located on the back of the burrito with these two … [Read more...]

Recall of Ice Cream Bars for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination Expands

The recall of Fieldbrook Foods ice cream bars for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has expanded to include another product. The previously announced voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677) also includes 28,751 cases of Sundae Shoppe Raspberry Cream Bars that were included with Orange Cream Bars in ALDI seasonal split-case purchases. These cases were shipped between March and August 2017. You can see all of the stores where these products were sold, along with the brand name of the recalled products, at the FDA web site. The recalled products have production dates of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cookies and Instant Coffee Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

In separate alerts, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that two products have recently been recalled because they contain allergens not listed on the package labeling. These recalls are for “Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies” (which contain milk and tree nuts), and for Hong Lee Trading Inc.’s “Chao Café Vietnamese Instant Coffee Mixed 3 in 1” (which contains milk). Dollar General Corporation issued its nationwide recall of its “Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies” after a store employee alerted the company that the 12-ounce packages were actually filled with “Clover Valley® Coconut Macaroons,” an error that occurred at the product’s manufacturing facility. These mispackaged coconut macaroons contain milk and tree nut ingredients. The recalled cookies were … [Read more...]

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