November 21, 2017

Trader Joe’s Chicken and Turkey Salads Recalled for Foreign Materials

Green Cuisine is recalling about 36,854 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products that may be contaminated with foreign materials. Hard silica and glass fragments have been found in the products. Consumer complaints triggered this recall, but no reports of injury or illness have been reported in connection with this problem. The company notified FSIS about this issue on November 17, 2017. The recalled products are all Trader Joe brand. They include 10.5-ounce clear plastic individual serving packages containing “TRADER JOE’S White Meat Chicken Salad with celery, carrots and green onions” with a “Use By” date of November 10 - 21, 2017; 11.0-ounce clear plastic individual serving packages containing “TRADER JOE’S CURRIED WHITE CHICKEN DELI SALAD with toasted cashews, green onion and a … [Read more...]

Recall of Casa Sanchez Guacamole for Listeria Expanded

The recall last week of Casa Sanchez Foods "Real Guacamole" has expanded and now "Spicy Guacamole" is also recalled, for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This information has also been posted in Spanish.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Real Guacamole in 9 ounce containers, with UPC number 0 78732 00412 2. The lot numbers on that product are: 276, 277, 278, 279, 282, 283, 284, 285, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 296, 300, 303, 306,310, 313, 317, and 318. Also recalled is Spicy Guacamole in 9 ounce containers, with UPC number 0 78732 00426 9 and lot numbers 276, 277, 278, 284, 285, 289, 291, 296, 310, 313, and 318. Finally, Real Guacamole in 9 ounce containers with UPC number 78732 00431-3  and lot numbers 275, 276, … [Read more...]

Texas Natural Recalls Beef Tongue for Specific Risk Materials Contamination

Texas Natural Meats is recalling about 116 pounds of beef tongue products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRMs). Specified risk materials are tissues in cattle that are high risk for prion contamination. Prions are thought to cause diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which are illnesses of the brain. Mad cow disease, or BSE is the brain disease that affects cattle. SRMs must be removed from all cattle that are presented for slaughter in this country. Tonsils are considered SRMs from cattle of any age. Other SRMs for older cattle are the skull, brain, eyes, spinal corn, vertebral column, and dorsal root ganglia. The recall notice does not specify which SRMs may have contaminated this recalled product. The raw intact beef tongue items were … [Read more...]

Stop & Shop Recalls Frozen Sweet Corn for Listeria Contamination

Stop & Shop Supermarkets is recalling their brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number is 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019. Giant and Giant's/Martins recalled their sweet corn yesterday for the same issue. The UPC numbers and best by dates on all of these recalls is the same, as is the product and package size. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria is found throughout the environment, but listeriosis is an uncommon but potentially fatal illness. The symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. … [Read more...]

Yorgo Recalls All Food Products for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Yorgo's Foods is recalling all Greek-style food products it makes because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning. Earlier this week, Yorgo's recalled their hummus for possible Listeria contamination, and that recall has been expanded. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the UPC number and package size at the FDA web site. Products recalled include many types of hommus (hummus), including Chipotle Pepper Hommus, Lemon Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Garlic. Trader Joe's Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip and Tahini Sauce are recalled, along with Tzatziki, Taboule Salad, Falafel, Chickpea Salad, Black Bean Salad, Three Bean Salad, and Vegan Hoppin Salad, among others. You … [Read more...]

More Recalls of Dark Chocolate as Holidays Approach

Consumers who are allergic or sensitive to the milk allergen should be extra-careful in purchasing or consuming dark chocolate products as the holidays arrive over the next few weeks. After GKI Foods recalled their dark chocolate products on October 27, 2017, dozens of other secondary recalls have been announced in a cascading domino effect. These items all contain the milk allergen, which is not stated on the product labeling. We will continue to report upon these new recalls as they are issued. 21st Century Snack Foods, headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, has recalled its “Dark Chocolate Almonds” product, packaged in a 6-ounce bag and distributed to all fifty states. The recalled almonds are stamped with the UPC code #030603 228549; the affected lot numbers are 16100 through … [Read more...]

Casa Sanchez Recalls Real Guacamole For Possible Listeria Contamination

Casa Sanchez Foods of California is recalling "Real Guacamole" for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company or public health officials to date in connection with this problem. The FDA sampled this product and found Listeria monocytogenes in it. It was distributed to retail stores throughout the California Bay Area and surrounding counties. The recalled product is Casa Sanchez Foods Real Guacamole in 9 ounce, clear plastic containers. The UPC number is 0 78732 00412 2. A white sticker on the bottom label shows the manufacturing lot code 279 and the product expiration date of 11/10/17. If you purchased this product with those numbers, dates, and UPC numbers, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed package or secure garbage can, … [Read more...]

Giant and Martin Frozen Corn Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Giant/Martin's brand frozen sweet corn is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a post on the company website. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Giant/Martin's brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number on the product is 68826700676 and the best by date is October 2019. All date codes are recalled, even though only that best by date is affected. It's sold in the frozen vegetable set, end cap, or frozen first case.d If you bought this product, don't eat it, even if you plan to cook it in the microwave oven, stovetop, or in the oven. Products contaminated with pathogenic bacteria can cross-contaminate refrigerators, freezers, countertops, … [Read more...]

Agropur Cooperative Recalls Comte Cheese for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes in Canada

Agropur Cooperative is recalling Agropur Import Collection brand Firm Ripened Comte Cheese in Canada because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted the notice of this recall on their website. The recalled products was manufactured and packaged in France. It was sold nationwide. It is Agropur Import Collection Firm Ripened Comte Cheese in 200 gram packages. All best before dates up to and including 18 FE 09 are recalled. The UPC number on the product is 0 67400 00397 0. Check to see if you have this recalled product in your home. If you do, throw it away in a sealed package so animals and other people can't eat it. You can also take it back to … [Read more...]

Sukhi’s Indian Foods Recalls Chicken Tikka Masala for Possible Listeria

Suhki's Gourmet Indian Foods of California is recalling about 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported so far in connection with this problem. This product was produced on November 7, 2017. It is 11 ounce frozen microwaveable sealed containers of "Sukhi's Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan Bread and Basmati Rice." The product has a use by date of 11/07/2018 and the lot number 83790. The product has the establishment number "P-44187" on the side of the cartons. They were shipped to a distributor in California. Officials discovered this problem on November 13, 2017 when the USDA's Alameda district office received notification that the firm had shipped adulterated product into commerce … [Read more...]

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