February 20, 2017

Great Value Minis Chicken Sausage Recalled for MSG

Century Packing is recalling about 999,419 pounds of thermally processed, commercially sterile, chicken sausage products because they contain MSG not declared on the labels. These products were produced from January 1, 2015 through February 13, 2017. No confirmed reports of illness have been received. Some of these products were produced under WalMart's Great Value brand. The recalled products are 2.78 ounce pouches of "Great Value Minis – Bites of Chicken Sausage and Bouillon" with Packaging Dates of 01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017. Also recalled is 10 ounce pouches of "Great Value Minis – Bites of Chicken Sausage and Bouillon" with Packaging Dates of 01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017. 2.78 ounce pouches of "Econo Mini – Bite Size Chicken Sausages" with Packaging Dates of 01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017 are … [Read more...]

Saputo Recalls Gouda Cheese for Possible Listeria

Saputo Inc. is voluntarily recalling some Gouda cheese products after Deutsch Kase Haus notified them that some of the products it supplied to Saputo's Green Bay, Wisconsin facility may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Great Midwest® Applewood Smoked Gouda Cheese, either in random weights of about 6 pounds, or in random weight slices or chunks cut at stores. There was no UPC number for the random weight cheeses, but there was a code on the product of SELL BY MAY 22 17 G7/1 00:00. All code dates of the cheeses cut at stores are recalled. Also recalled is Dutchmark® brand Pasteurized Processed Smoked Gouda Cheese in random weight size of about 2 pounds. There was no … [Read more...]

Restoration Hardware Recalls Dining Tables for Lead

Restoration Hardware is recalling metal top dining tables because of a risk of lead exposure. Lead is a toxic heavy metal and can cause adverse health effects if ingested. Children can suffer reduced IQ, develop learning disabilities, have stunted growth, hearing damage, and damage to the nervous system and kidneys if they have elevated lead levels in their blood. The recall is for Restoration Hardware's Railroad Tie & Parsons Railroad Tie dining tables. The recalled tables are round or rectangular with thin sheets of zinc/dark gray color metal on the table tops. The item number is printed on a white sticker underneath the tabletop. You can see the types of tables along with their item numbers at the CPSC.gov web site. Restoration Hardware has received reports of elevated … [Read more...]

Dukarani Food Processing Products Recalled for Botulism

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is issuing a consumer advisory for products made by Dukarani Food Processing because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The toxin produced by this bacteria can cause paralysis and death. An issue with two fish- and vegetable-based sauces were identified during a routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported to date. MDA can't verify that the sauces were processed properly, creating a potential botulism risk. In addition, a dry sesame seed and ground fish product (Benniseed) was made through an unapproved process and with an unapproved ingredient source. The recalled products are 8 ounce glass jars of Pepper Sauce and Ketele Sauce, and plastic lidded cups of Benniseed. They were produced and sold by Dukarani Food … [Read more...]

Outbreaks Linked to Imported Foods Are Increasing

A study published in the March edition of the CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases reveals that more Americans are being sickened by imported food. The study's authors state that "a small but increasing number of foodborne disease outbreaks [are] associated with imported foods, most commonly fish and produce. New outbreak investigation tools and federal regulatory authority are key to maintaining food safety." About 19% of the food we eat in this country is imported. About 97% of the fish and shellfish we consume, 50% of fresh fruits, and 20% of fresh vegetables come from other countries. This proportion has steadily increased over the past 20 years because consumers want to eat produce out of season and want a wider selection of products. A food poisoning outbreak is two or more … [Read more...]

Creole Tomato Dressing Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Cousins Products of Madisonville, Louisiana is recalling Creole Tomato Dressing because it may contain undeclared milk. Anyone who is lactose intolerant or who is allergic to milk could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was initiated after a consumer complaint. A jar labeled as Creole Tomato Dressing actually contained Blue Cheese Dressing. The recalled product sis Creole Tomato Dressing in 16 ounce glass jars with metal lids. The best by date on the product is 5/18/17, the UPC number is 5027800100, and the jar/case lot number is 0001118. The product was sold at the retail level in southeastern Louisiana. It is sold in the refrigerated case in supermarkets. If you purchased this … [Read more...]

Veggie Noodles Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

Veggie Noodle of Texas is recalling a limited quantity of Butternut Spirals for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. The recalled product is Butternut Spirals in 10.7 ounce clear plastic containers. It has a UPC number of 852287006059 and an "Enjoy By" date of February 23, 2017. The enjoy by date is located on the side of the package. This product is sold in refrigerated sections of grocery stores. The noodles were sold in Whole Foods Markets and at other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you plan to cook … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Consumers about Canadian Baby Food Recall

The FDA is warning consumers not to use PC Organics brand baby food that was manufactured specifically for the Canadian marketplace. Some U.S. consumers may have purchased these products in Canada. The baby food has been recalled for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Loblaw Companies is recalling PC Organics baby food pouches. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which could support the growth of Clostridium botulinum. That bacteria produces a toxin that is deadly in tiny amounts. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The early symptoms of Clostridium botulinum food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, and dry mouth.  The toxin can cause respiratory failure, paralysis, and death. The … [Read more...]

Against the Grain Dog Food Recalled for Pentobarbital

Earlier this month we told you about a recall of dog food that was potentially contaminated with Penobarbital, which is used as a sedative and euthanasia drug. Now, another dog food is being recalled for the same issue. Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs. The product was manufactured and distributed in 2015, but the use by date is December 2019. Consumers may have this product in their homes. Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner, inability to stand, and coma. No pet illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalled product is Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs … [Read more...]

Guggisberg Cheese Recalls Cheeses for Possible Listeria

Guggisberg Cheese is recalling various types of cheeses for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products were manufactured by Guggisberg Cheese and by Deutsch Kase Haus LLC under the Guggisberg label. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. You can see the long list of recalled products along with package sizes, product photos, UPC numbers, and use by dates at the FDA web site. The products may have been purchased at deli counters in custom sizes. The recalled products are all Guggisberg brand. They include  Cheddar Horns, Colby Horns, Farmer's Cheese Horns, Garden Vegetable Horns, Marble Horns, Marble Longhorn, Pepper Jack Horns, Thunder Jack Horns, Guggisberg exact Marble Mini Rounds, Guggisberg exact Colby mini … [Read more...]

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