March 30, 2017

Cassava Cake and Mixed Nut Mooncake Recalled for Multiple Undeclared Allergens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Sunshine Bakery, headquartered in Alhambra, California, has issued a voluntary recall of its Cassava Cake and Mixed Nut Mooncake products. Both products contain the following undeclared food allergens: peanuts, coconut, almonds, and cashews. Some products may also contain sunflower seeds. The cassava and mooncake products are stamped with a “best by” date of 3/24/2017 and were distributed to retail stores on 2/24/2017. The Cassava Cakes, sliced either in brown squares or in red/yellow strips, were packaged on white foam trays and covered in clear plastic wrap. The Mixed Nut Mooncakes were individually packaged in clear wrap and affixed with a printed label stamped with the “best by” date. People who are allergic to peanuts, … [Read more...]

Nabelsi Thyme Product Recalled for Excessive Lead Levels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert that Aroma Imports Inc., located in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, is recalling 450-gram and 4.5-kilogram packages of Nabelsi Brand Thyme. Both the FDA and the Environmental Health Protection division of the Illinois Department of Public Health found excessive levels of lead in this product during testing. According to the FDA, the calculated amount of lead contained in a 30-gram serving size of the thyme is 12,660 µg per serving. The daily limits of lead that are safe for people to consume are 6 µg per day for children, 25 µg per day for pregnant women, and 75 µg per day for healthy adults. When lead accumulates in the body over time, it can cause severe damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Although people with … [Read more...]

Lidia’s Marinara Sauce Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Nonna Foods, based in Woodbury, New York, has recalled its “Lidia’s Marinara Sauce” product because it may contain undeclared milk allergens. According to the FDA, the mislabeling occurred when 750 jars of “Lidia’s Vodka Sauce,” which contains milk, were inaccurately packaged with the “Lidia’s Marina Sauce” labels. “Lidia’s Marinara Sauce” itself does not contain milk. The milk allergen-containing vodka sauce was packaged in 25-ounce glass jars with metal lids. The affected jars are stamped with a “Best By Date” of June 13, 2019 on the neck of the jar; the UPC code, located on the back of the jar below the “Nutrition Facts” panel, is: 897712001018. Cases of the mislabeled sauce were shipped across the United States. The … [Read more...]

Allergy Alert Issued for Mislabeled Gerber® Cheese Ravioli Pasta Pick-ups®

A mislabeled baby food product that contains eggs has prompted Gerber Products Company, based in Florham Park, New Jersey, to issue a voluntary recall. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the label on packages of Cheese Ravioli Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups®, although it does in fact list “egg” on its ingredients list, failed to also list “egg” on the label’s required “Contains” list of common allergens.  The Cheese Ravioli variety of the branded Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® line is the only product affected by the recall. It was distributed nationwide in the United States to retail stores and through ecommerce outlets. The mislabeled packages are stamped with the UPC code 159070. Children who are sensitive or allergic to eggs may become sick or experience a dangerous … [Read more...]

WEGMANS Milk Chocolate Bunny Sucker Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall by Landies Candies Co., Inc. of its “WEGMANS Milk Chocolate Big Ear Bunny Sucker” product, which was mislabeled during the packaging process. Landies Candies Co. is based in Buffalo, New York. According to the recall, the chocolate bunny ears may contain undeclared peanuts. If people who are allergic to peanuts consume the product, they run the risk of suffering injury or death through anaphylactic shock. The milk chocolate bunny ears were produced in 3-ounces packages and shipped in 36-count cases to all Wegmans retail stores in the region. The individual 3-ounces packages, made from clear plastic flow wrap, are marked with lavender labels that are stamped with a lot number of “#35016” and a Best By Date of September … [Read more...]

Class I Recall Issued for Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products

Wayne Farms, LLC, headquartered in Decatur, Alabama, has announced a recall of its ready-to-eat chicken products, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). After a consumer alerted the company that the chicken appeared to be undercooked, Wayne Farms ascertained that approximately 12,610 pounds of the chicken was inappropriately processed. As a result, dangerous bacterial pathogens may still be in the food. This is a Class I, “High Health Hazard” recall. This means that consuming the product may result in serious injury or death.  The recalled products were ready-to-eat breaded chicken bites, packaged on December 1, 13, and 30, 2016, and distributed in boxes of two clear plastic 5-pound bags. These were labelled as … [Read more...]

3 Brands of Trader Joe’s Apple Sauce Recalled

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Manzana Products Co., Inc., manufacturer of 3 brands of Trader Joe’s Apple Sauce, has issued a voluntary recall of these products. These three brands of unsweetened apple sauce may be contaminated with glass pieces. Nation-wide recalls are in effect for two of the brands: 1) Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce (UPC: 00194777, “Best Before” Date Code: ALL CODES through October 06, 2018) and 2) Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce (UPC: 00015905, “Best Before” Date Code: ALL CODES through August 08, 2018). These products are packaged in 24-ounce glass jars; the “Best Before” dates are stamped on the lids. The third recall is for Trader Joe’s All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce distributed in the … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie Recalled

Legendary Baking, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has issued and expanded a recall of its Salted Carmel Chocolate Almond Pie product. The two allergens that the pies contain - eggs and almonds – were not properly declared on the packaging’s ingredient list. As reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pies were distributed in 34-ounce packages to Kroger, Smith’s, and Fry’s retail grocery stores in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia Illinois, Indiana Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. They were also sent to Fred Meyer, City Market, and King Soopers stores in Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The 34-ounce plastic dome packages have a clear top and a black plastic base; the clear dome is … [Read more...]

Hy-Vee Candy Trays Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Candy trays distributed to 242 grocery stores across eight states have been recalled because they may have been poisoned with Salmonella bacteria. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),  Hy-Vee, Inc., headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, issued the recall after Palmer Candy Company initiated a limited recall of some chocolate products after it was alerted  by its supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, that a milk powder ingredient in the chocolate might have been contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella bacteria is a very dangerous bacteria that causes food poisoning. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that it causes 1.2 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year. Approximately 450 of these cases are fatal. The recalled candy trays, … [Read more...]

Green Bean Casserole Product Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Farm To Market Foods, based in Santo, Texas, had just recalled 26,506 pounds of its Green Bean Casserole product because it may contain undeclared peanuts. This recall was prompted after a secondary supplier alerted Farm To Market Foods that an ingredient used to make the casserole, Schreiber Foods International, Inc.’s Ambrosia Brand Worcestershire Sauce, has been recalled due to the possibility it contained undeclared peanut allergens. Ingesting peanuts can be deadly for people who are sensitive or allergic to them. Even in minute amounts, the peanut allergens can trigger life-threatening allergic reactions and / or anaphylactic shock. Food To Market Foods (also known as Texas Best Protein) distributed the Green Bean … [Read more...]

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