January 16, 2017

Pictsweet Recalls Breaded Okra for Glass Contamination

The Pictsweet Company is recalling some packages of Breaded Okra for possible glass fragments. There has been one minor injury reported in connection to this issue. The recalled products is Pictsweet Farms 12 ounce Breaded Okra with UPC number 0 70560 98377 8 with a "best if used by" date of Nov 3, 2018 and production codes of 3086B C, 3086B D, 3086B E, 3086B F, or 3086B G. This information is printed on the back panel of each package. The product was distributed through retail stores across the United States. No other Pictsweet products are affected by this recall. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed package or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Golden Flake Recalls Potato Chips for Undeclared Milk

Golden Flake Snack Foods of Alabama is recalling some of their HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips for undeclared milk. Anyone who is allergic to milk or has lactose intolerance could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is 5 ounce bags of Golden Flake HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips with a "Best if Used By" date of APR 1417 and the specific product code Lot 364 5 or 365 5. The UPC number of the product is 0-72080-00240-3. If you purchased this product and are allergic to milk or are lactose intolerant, do not eat it. Discard it or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Dutch Valley Recalls Cappuccino Snack Mix for Salmonella

Dutch Valley is recalling its Cappuccino Snack mix for possible Salmonella contamination. The product was made with recalled Valley Milk Products dry milk. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The product is Cappuccino Snack Mix, with item number 552372, lot code 20161027, and best by date of 5/25/17. It was distributed in ten pound bulk cases, which consist of two five pound bags in a case. The inner bags are clear and unlabeled. They were distributed to Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it … [Read more...]

Olymel Recalls Uninspected Pork Products

Olymel S.E.C./L.P., of Canada, is recalling about 1,124 pounds of pork ribs because they were repacked and distributed without federal inspection. The items were shipped to restaurants in Michigan. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The products are 10 pound cardboard boxes of pork rib tips with a packaging date of January 10-13, 2017, and 30 pound cardboard boxes of pork rib tips with a packaging date of January 10-13, 2017. They were repacked and produced on those dates. They have the establishment number "Est. 8951" inside the USDA mark of inspection. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Dunkin’ Donuts Recalls Glass Tumblers for Laceration Hazard

Dunkin' Donuts is recalling glass tumblers for laceration and burn hazards. This product can crack or break, which can result in hot liquid spilling out. About 8,300 16 ounce glass tumblers for hot and cold beverages are recalled. They were sold in three styles. The tumblers are about 8 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. The first has "BUT FIRST, DUNKIN" written in white font on the inside layer of glass, a clear lid and pink plastic where the lid connects with the base of the tumbler. The second style has “BUT FIRST, DUNKIN” written in white font on the inside layer of glass, a clear lid, and orange plastic where the lid connects with the base of the tumbler. The third style has a black and gray plaid pattern on the inside layer of glass, a black silicone grip with the letters “DD” … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Control of Listeria in RTE Foods

The FDA is distributing a draft guidance, for comment purposes only, on the control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready to eat (RTE) foods. The guidance is for industry. All comments should be submitted electronically or written by July 17, 2017. The document is intended to help manufactures comply with current good manufacturing practices and risk-based preventive controls for human food. The final rule is the product of outreach by the FDA to industry, consumer groups, academia, and other stakeholders. The rule was first proposed in January 2013. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes in ready to eat foods. This bacteria causes serious illness and death. It grows at refrigerator temperatures, and freezing does not kill it. Heating to 160°F is the only way to destroy … [Read more...]

Tupperware Recalls Southwest Chipotle Seasoning for Salmonella

Tupperware is recalling some of its Southwest Chipotle Seasoning because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This product was manufactured by Tupperware by a third part blender of seasonings. It was made with recalled Valley Milk Products buttermilk powder. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. These packets were distributed nationwide to consumers. The recalled product has lot number 16189305 on the back of the package, above the Best By date. No Salmonella has been found in the buttermilk powder or the seasoning mix itself, but this recall has been issued out of an abundance of caution. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away in a sealed container or take it back to the store where you obtained it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Chicken Soup for Undeclared Allergens

Kettle Cuisine is recalling 3,096 pounds of chicken soup for misbranding and undeclared allergens. The label says "chicken soup," but the product is actually Italian wedding soup with meatballs. This soup contains eggs, milk, and wheat, three of the major food allergens, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to those ingredients, or who is lactose intolerant or has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. The recalled product is 24 ounce cups containing "Mom's Chicken Soup" with a use by date of 02/17/17. It was produced and packaged on January 3, 2017. The soup has the establishment number "P-18468" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was sold at Whole Foods Markets in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak at Captain Al’s in Gulfport, Mississippi

An E. coli outbreak associated with Captain Al's Steak & Shrimp restaurant in Gulfport, Mississippi has sickened dozens of people, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. That restaurant is located at 11268 Lorraine Road. The Health Department closed the restaurant on January 3, 2017 after being informed that at least 50 people had been sickened after eating there. The notice states that "molecular testing at the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory has indicated that the causative organisms are types of E. coli referred to as enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC). These types of E. coli are not Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC), but are known to cause significant diarrheal illness." The restaurant has posted a sign on its … [Read more...]

Camel Milk Company Warned Over Health Claims

The FDA sent a letter to Desert Farms of Santa Monica, California, telling them that the claims they are making about the products classify them as drugs, and they cannot sell them through interstate commerce. The FDA has threatened to seize products and may seek an injunction against Walid Abdul-Wahab and his company. The company's Facebook page posts therapeutic claims that state the milk is "intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease." The products for sale are Raw Camel Milk (Fresh); Raw Camel Milk (Frozen); Raw Camel Milk Kefir (Fresh); Raw Camel Milk Kefir (Frozen); Pasteurized Camel Milk (Fresh); Pasteurized Camel Milk (Frozen); and Raw Camel Milk 1st Colostrum (Frozen); Raw Camel Milk Regular Colostrum (Frozen); and Camel Milk … [Read more...]

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