July 25, 2014

Sara Lee Foodservice Recalls Smoked Sausage for Undeclared Soy


Sara Lee Foodservice in Wisconsin is recalling 82,440 pounds of smoked sausage for undeclared soy. The product was formulated with hydrolyzed soy protein, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone with an allergy to soy who eats this product could have a serious or life-threatening reaction. The product is not available in grocery stores or sold directly to consumers; it was distributed to institutional users across the country. The recalled product is "Smoked Sausage Rope" in 10 pound cases, containing two 5-pound packages with case code SKU 46218. The product has the establishment number "Est. 2435" inside the USDA mark of inspection. It was produced from January 1 through June 6, 2014. The problem was discovered during a routine label review. There … [Read more...]

Earth Circle Organics Recalls Organic Carob Powder for Salmonella


Earth Circle Organics has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses associated with the consumption of this product have been reported to date. These are the Organic Carob Powder SKU numbers, lot numbers, UPC numbers, and Expiration Dates of the recalled products. CRBP16ow with Lot #s 3642; 3404; 3221; 3267; UPC number 894932002283 and Exp. Date 6/5/2015. CRBP5lb with Lot #s 3405 and 3262; UPC number 894932002733  and Exp. Date 6/5/2015. CBP20lb with Lot #s 3487; 3387; 3292; UPC number 813313011485 and Exp. Date 6/5/2015. Finally, CRBP55lb with Lot #s  201901; 196201; 194801; 188901; 0786; UPC number 894932002740, and Exp. Date 6/5/2015. No other Earth Circle Organics products are affected by this recall. … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Items Made with Stone Fruit Recalled for Listeria

Sweet2Eat Listeria Recalled Fruit Canada

Whole Foods Market is recalling made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit from Wawona Packing Company because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the symptoms of listeriosis can take up to 70 days to appear. The made-in-store items include those made with peaches, nectarines, and plums. THey were sold between June 1 and July 21, 2014. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. The products include cakes, tarts, salsas, and prepared salads. They were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using the Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where the stores are looted except Florida, Washington, and Oregon. The company has released a PDF with a list of all of the … [Read more...]

In Canada, Cheeses Recalled for Listeria Monocytogenes

Vecchia Malga Burratina Listeria Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Jan K Overweel Ltd. are recalled two types of cheeses for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest. The cheeses are Luigi Guffanti 1876 brand Burrata di Corato in 500 gram packages, with no UPC number and Lot 140708. The Best Before date is 23/07/2014. Also recalled is Vecchia Malga Burratina in 100 gram packages. The UPC number is 8 032611 324215 and Lot number is 191. The Best Before date is 26-07-2014. If you purchased either of these products, do not eat them. Return to the place of purcabhse for a refund, then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow … [Read more...]

Schwebel Withraws Baked Goods on Listeria Concern


Schwebel Baking Company of Youngstown, Ohio has withdrawn certain products from the marketplace after Listeria was discovered during scheduled testing at its Youngstown bakery. None of Schwebel’s other bakeries are impacted. There have been no reports of illness associated with the baked goods, which were distributed to retail outlets, restaurants and institutions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky. However, the products should not be sold or consumed. Paul Schwebel, the company’s president, said production was immediately halted when the problem was discovered and  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was alerted of the potential problem, according to a statement on the company's website. The company also placed all product prepared for … [Read more...]

Listeria Fruit Recall Includes Whole Foods, Cub, Aldi, Kroger and More

Whole Foods, Kroger, Cub Listeria recall peaches, necatrines, plums, pluots

The stone fruit Listeria recall includes a number of major retailers. Consumers who have purchased peaches, nectarines, plums and plouts should check to see if the store where they were purchased the fruit is included in the recall. According to their websites and information provided by Wawona,  the following retailers are included in the recall: Whole Foods, Cub Foods, Aldi, Kroger, Giants, Martins, Wegmans, Jay C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, Food4less Fremont, King Soopers, City Market, Frys, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4less, FoodsCo, QFC, Smith's, Hannaford, BJs Wolsesale Club, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Walmart. This is not a complete list, but is based on information available so far. The recalled fruit was packed between June 1 and  July 12. At this point, no illness have … [Read more...]

Recall of Sweet 2 Eat Fruit for Listeria Spreads to Canada

Sweet2Eat Listeria Recalled Fruit Canada

The recall of Sweet 2 Eat brand fresh whole peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has spread to Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wawona Packing Company of California are recalling the fruits as of July 21, 2014. You can see the very long list of recalled products, along with their pack dates and UPC numbers, at the CFIA web site. They include white peaches, organic yellow peaches, organic black plums, organic yellow nectarines, yellow nectarines, whit nectarines, black plums, pluots, and organic red plums. You can also see pictures of the recalled products at the CFIA web site. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Discard in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

If You Bought Fruit Recalled for Listeria, Here’s What to Do

Fruit Recalled for Listeria Contamination

We have received quite a few responses to the story about the recall of fruit from Sam's Club, Costco, and Trader Joe's stores for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. It's difficult to hear about this story, especially if you have already consumed the fruit and fed it to your family. Here's what to do. First, make sure you actually bought the recalled fruit. The FDA has published the Wawona Packing List that contains all of the fruit with lot and BlockID numbers. You can also see all the pictures of the packaging and crates with the UPC numbers and product sizes at the FDA web site. If you aren't sure if you did buy the recalled products, contact the store where you purchased the fruit; they should be able to tell you if you did buy it. Secondly, if you ate the fruit and … [Read more...]

Wawona Peaches, Nectarines, Plums Sold at Costco, Sam’s Club and Trader Joe’s Recalled for Listeria

Peaches, necatrines, pluots and plums sold at Trade Joe's, Costco and Sam's recalled for Listeria.

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif, is recalling certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots for potential contamination with Listeria monocytognes. The fruits were sold at a number of stores including Costco, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, but consumers who have purchased these fruits should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Young children, seniors, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems are most at risk for Listeria infection. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths . Wawona has notified its business customers and requested … [Read more...]

Harris Teeter Chicken Strips Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

Harris Teeter Chicken Strips Recall

Roberts Foods of North Carolina is recalling about 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrees for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Anyone with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No reports of adverse reactions or illness have been received to date. The recalled product is 10 ounce (248 gram) refrigerated packages of "Harris Teeter, Fresh Foods Market, Deli-Bakery, Al Natural Grlled Chicken Strips (minimally processed, no artificial ingredients)." The top label incorrectly reads "All Natural Grilled Chicken Strips (minimally processed, no artificial ingredients), Net Wt 10 oz. (248g)" and the bottom label incorrectly reads "Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon Spaghettini" when both labels … [Read more...]

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