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Smucker Foods of Canada Recalls Flour for E. coli O121

Smucker Foods of Canada is voluntarily recalling some production codes of Golden Temple, Swad, and Maya flour products sold in the U.S. for possible E. coli O121 contamination. These products were made by Ardent Mills in Saskatchewan, Canada. The products are all packaged in 20 pound paper bags and were distributed nationwide to 19 distributors and two small retailers. There are no reported illnesses associated with the U.S. product recall. There is an E. coli O121 outbreak in Canada that is associated with some flours produced by Ardent Mills. The recalled products include Maya Durum Wheat Atta Flour with UPC number 0 20843 10001 9 and lot codes 6 286 548 and 6 287 548; Swad Durum Atta Flour Chappati Flour with UPC number 0 51179 16030 9 and lot codes 6 294 … [Read more...]

Tri-Ton Recalled for Unapproved Drugs

Dynamic Technical Formulations is voluntarily recalling all lots of Tri-Ton, a dietary supplement. FDA lab analysis found that it contains mandarine and ostarine, which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) that are considered unapproved drugs and anabolic steroid-like substances. Use of those substances may cause acute liver injury. Other long term adverse health effects in men, women, and children include male infertility, short stature in children, a higher risk of misusing other drugs and alcohol, and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. The recalled product, Tri-Ton, was sold in 90 count bottles. All lot numbers and expiration dates are recalled. It was sold through retailers nationwide. Shipment was from June 2016 to March 2017. Stop using this … [Read more...]

More Info on Ardent Mills Flour Recall for E. coli in Canada

The food recall warning issued on May 11, 2017 in Canada for E. coli O121 in Ardent Mills flour has been updated. While there is an E. coli outbreak in Canada associated with flour, there are no confirmed illnesses associated with the products named in this recall. You can see the long list of products, the brand name, package size, codes on the product, UPC numbers, and photos at the CFIA web site. Brand names included in this recall are Creative Baker, Brodie, Golden Temple, Robin Hood, and Purity. If you purchased any of these products, do not use them even if they are going to be baked. Throw away the flour or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Readfield Meats Recalls Beef Trim for Possible Adulteration

Readfield Mts, doing business as Ruffino Meats & Food Service of Byran, Texas is recalling about 45,985 ponds of beef trim for possible adulteration. The product labels include "For Cooking Only," meaning that they are intended for more processing at a federally inspected facility. But they were distributed to non-federally inspected establishments. Inspectors can't verify that enough processing occurred to remove foodborne pathogens. The frozen raw beef trimmings were produced from May 25, 2016 through May 26, 2017. They are 50 pound boxes containing “BEEF TRIMMINGS FOR COOKING ONLY.” They have the establishment number "EST. 13126" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to retail markets, state inspected plants, and individuals located in Texas. The problem was … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Party Pack Recalled for Mislabeling Error: Cashews

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall by Merry LLC of its “Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6” product. Although the cashews present in the product are declared on the “Ingredients” list, the packaging does not include cashews in the required allergens statement. This recall was prompted after a consumer noticed the labeling error and notified the company. The Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party packs (net weight: 4.65 ounces) were distributed nationwide to retail stores. They are packaged in a 6-item black tray enclosed by a yellow sleeve marked with the UPC code 816247010876 on the back. People who are allergic or sensitive to cashews may experience life-threatening symptoms if they consume these lemon tarts. They should either throw the … [Read more...]

Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee Recalled After “An Individual Death”

Caverflo is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee after FDA analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafl and Tadalafil, which are the active ingredients in two prescription drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Caverflo.com has "received a report of an individual death after use of the coffee." The product may also contain undeclared milk. These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. And anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. Attorney Brendan Flaherty, who has represented clients injured by dietary supplements, said, "According to the New England Journal of … [Read more...]

FDA Has Tips for Eating Outdoors and Handling Food Safely

This is Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of the summer season. Many people will be barbecuing and having picnics outdoors. These events are opportunities for foodborne illness, especially since the warmer weather months can increase the chance of food poisoning. So the FDA is offering tips for eating outdoors and handling food safely. First, pack and transport the food safely. When perishable foods aren't in the refrigerator, they are at greater risk for bacterial contamination. Cold food should be kept cold. Use a cooler with ice or frozen gel packs and make sure that the temperature in the cooler is at 40*F or below to prevent bacterial growth. You can pack meat, poultry, and seafood while still frozen so they stay colder longer. Organize the cooler contents. Put … [Read more...]

Mochi Ice Cream Recalled by Mikawaya for Undeclared Peanuts

Mikawaya has issued a recall of its “Mikawaya Brand Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream” for undeclared peanuts. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this recall was prompted by a customer who alerted the company that the ice cream contained undeclared peanut butter. The ice cream, distributed to all Trader Joe’s stores nationwide, is packaged in a paperboard box which contains 9.1 ounces (258g) of 6 1.5-ounce (43g) pieces. The affected boxes are stamped with a UPC code of 070934990609 and the lot number LOT 090-17. People who are allergic to peanuts may experience life-threatening anaphylaxis shock if they eat the Mochi ice cream product. They should either dispose of it or return it to Trader Joe’s for a refund. … [Read more...]

Golden Gourmet Frozen Waffle and Turkey Sausage Recalled for Listeria

Golden Gourmet of Georgia is recalling about 5,248 ponds of frozen entree products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The frozen waffles with turkey sausage patty items were produced and packaged in December 2016. They have the establishment number "P-51269" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to institutions in Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. The recalled product is 7.1 ounce trays with clear film in cardboard box packages containing "Waffles, Turkey Sausage Patty with Sliced Apple Seasoned w/Brown Sugar and Cinnamon" on the label, and lot codes 2016355, 2016363, 2016364, and 2016362. The Use By dates are 06/21/18, 06/28/18, 06/29/18, and … [Read more...]

Ava’s Organic Cashews Recalled for Possible Listeria

Hampton Farms is voluntarily recalling some of their Ava's brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Ava's brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted in 8 ounce tubs with UPC number 8-10111-01035-1. The Best By date is 4/28/18, and the lot number is 11817-L2. They were distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut at the retail level. Fewer than 225 units were offered for sale. Sampling on a different item from another company had positive Listeria results. Then, a  contaminated piece of equipment was used to process the ingredient Hampton Farms received. Test result … [Read more...]

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