August 21, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Recalled for Undeclared Milk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Madhava Natural Sweeteners has recalled its “MMM … CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MIX” because it may contain milk – an allergen not mentioned on the product labeling. Madhava Natural Sweeteners is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado. The chocolate chip cookie mix, contained within 13.8-ounce packages, was distributed to retailers nationwide. The packages affected by the recall are stamped with the UPC code 0 78314 25105 0. The undeclared milk was an ingredient in the chocolate chips that were incorporated into the cookie mix. People who are allergic to milk may become ill if they ingest this product. Thus, packages should be thrown away or returned to the store for a full refund. … [Read more...]

German Chocolate Cakes Recalled for Undeclared Pecans

In St. Louis, Missouri, Scnucks Bakery has announced an allergy alert for thirteen German chocolate cakes. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), these cakes may contain pecans that were not noted on the product labeling. The one-pound cakes, labeled “SCHNUCKS BAKERY DELUXE PETITE CAKE CHOCOLATE ICED YELLOW,” were distributed in plastic cake domes to 12 Schnucks retail stores in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. The specific stores affected by the recall are located in Granite City, IL, Belleville, IL, Edwardsville, IL, Cherry Valley, IL, DeKalb, IL, Evansville, IN, Newburgh, IN, Des Peres, MO, Overland, MO, Forissant, MO, and St. Louis, MO. The containers are marked with a “Sell By” date of 8/12/17 – 8/14/17 and the UPC code 41318 31168. People who … [Read more...]

Coleslaw Kits Recalled by Taylor Farms Retail for Undeclared Milk

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. has issued a recall of its “TAYLOR FARMS CREAMY HOMESTYLE COLESLAW KITS” because the product contains the milk allergen in its dressing packet, which was not declared on its labeling. Taylor Farms Retail is based in Salinas, California. 293 cases of the coleslaw are being recalled, manufactured on a single production day: July 31, 2017. Distributed to Raley’s and Savemart stores in California, the bags of coleslaw affected by the recall are stamped with a “Best If Used By Date” of 08-16-17 and the lot code TFRS212A07C on the front of each bag. People who are allergic to milk should not eat this coleslaw product. The bags need to be disposed of or returned to the store for a refund. … [Read more...]

Blondie Cookies Recalled by Fairway “Like No Other Market”

Fairway ‘‘Like No Other Market’’®, a grocery chain headquartered in New York, New York, has recalled its “FAIRWAY BRAND COOKIES BLONDIE.” According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, these blondie cookies may contain walnuts which were not declared on the product labeling. The cookies affected by the recall were distributed to Fairway stores in the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. They were also sent to customers through the home delivery programs at Google, Fairway E-commerce, and Instacart. The cookies were packaged in 10-ounce octagonal plastic containers stamped with the item codes 268492 XXXXXX or 263413 XXXXXX. Ingesting walnuts can be life-threatening to those who are allergic to tree nuts. The Fairway blondies cookies should be thrown away or returned … [Read more...]

Aldi’s Key Lime Crunch Tilts Recalled for Undeclared Almonds

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Commonwealth Dairy, LLC has issued a recall for two lots of its “FRIENDLY FARMS KEY LIME CRUNCH TILTS.” This product, distributed to Aldi stores in the states of California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, may contain almonds that were not declared on its labeling. The product affected by the recall was packaged in green and white double-compartment, 5.3-ounce plastic cups; one compartment contains 1.5% Milkfat Key Lime Greek Yogurt and the other is filled with white carob chunks and graham pieces. Two lots have been recalled: Lot #A8872 XXXX (Best By date: AUG/26/2017 04-161) and Lot #A5003 XXXX (Best By date: SEP/22/2017 04-161). Both lots are stamped with the UPC code … [Read more...]

Bush’s Baked Beans Recalled for Defective Side Seams

Bush Brothers & Company has issued a recall for its “BROWN SUGAR HICKORY BAKED BEANS,” “COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS,” and “ORIGINAL BAKED BEANS.” According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the cans these baked beans were packaged in may have defective side seams that could allow product contamination by harmful bacteria. The three varieties of Bush’s baked beans affected by the recall were packaged in 28-ounce cans and shipped to grocery stores nationwide. The recalled products are stamped with the following UPC and lot codes: “BUSH’S BEST® BROWN SUGAR HICKORY BAKED BEANS” (Best By date: Jun 2019): the UPC code is 0 39400 01977 0; the lot codes are 6097S GF and 6097P GF. “BUSH’S BEST COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS” (Best By date: Jun 2019): the UPC code is 0 39400 … [Read more...]

LiveGfree White Hamburger Buns Recalled for Undeclared Egg Allergen

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Vibrant Health Products, a bakery located in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, has recalled a single lot of its “liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns.” In a packaging error, the bakery inadvertently packaged its “liveGfree Gluten Free White Bread,” which contains egg, in the “Soft White Hamburger Buns” packaging. The labels on this packaging material do not mention the presence of the egg allergen. The lot of “liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns” affected by the recall were sold in ALDI stores between 4/13/2017 and 7/27/2017 in the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, … [Read more...]

Tips to Prevent Botulism Poisoning in Home Canned Goods

With harvest season upon us, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued important information, through Foodsafety.gov, about the dangers of botulism and the steps home canners should take to prevent the proliferation of toxins in their canned goods. Armed with this knowledge, home cooks will be able to ensure that the foods they put away for the winter months are safe for consumption. Botulism is an illness caused by the soil-based Clostridium botulinum germ. When vegetables containing the germ are improperly canned, it can grow and create a tasteless, odorless toxin that can cause deadly nerve damage and paralysis if consumed. Low-acid vegetables with a pH level greater than 4.6 are especially likely to cause botulism, since they aren’t acidic enough to … [Read more...]

Chicken and Beef Products Recalled by Custom Culinary, Inc.

A Class II (“Low Health Risk”) recall has been issued for over 9,400 pounds of chicken and beef soup base products by Custom Culinary, Inc. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), these products were mislabeled, with packaging that identified the products as chicken when they might contain beef. The products also contained the soy allergen, which was not listed on the labels. Packaged on May 25, 2017 and sent to food service distributors nationwide, the products affected by the recall were 6-pound corrugate cases of “MOLLY’S KITCHEN SOUP BASE PASTE BEEF BASE PASTE – NO MSG ADDED” (lot codes 72505 239497 and 72505 239498) and 1-pound white plastic jars of “MOLLY’S KITCHEN CHICKEN BASE PASTE / 301817 / NO MSG ADDED” (lot codes … [Read more...]

“Silver Star Chipotle Dip” Recalled for Multiple Allergens

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Texas Legend Foods has recalled its “SILVER STAR CHIPOTLE QUESO DIP” product. Due to a breakdown in the manufacturer’s production and packaging processes, the labeling on the queso dip products did not reveal the presence of milk, cheese, and eggs in the dip. Texas Legend Foods operates out of Austin, Texas. The recalled chipotle queso dip, packaged in 16-ounce clear glass jars, was distributed nationwide to retail grocery stores. These jars were marked with the UPC code #819993005394 and one of the following lot numbers: 060AFV7A, 072AFV7A, 072AFV7B, 090AFV7A, 111AFV7A. Individuals who are allergic to milk, cheese, or eggs should not consume this chipotle queso dip. They are advised to either throw the packages away or … [Read more...]

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