December 15, 2017

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...]

Multiple Grocery Stores Update Secondary Listeria Monocytogenes Recalls for Produce

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration reports that several grocery stores that issued secondary recalls of produce products last week have either updated or revised their lists of the items subject to recall. These recalls were prompted by the large-scale recall by Salinas, CA-based Mann’s Packing of thousands of pounds of minimally processed vegetables they distributed across the United States and Canada. This original recall was announced after the Canadian Inspection Service revealed it had found a single positive result of Listeria monocytogenes contamination during a random sampling of Mann Packing’s Produce. Listeria is a very serious variety of food poisoning that is particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn children – it can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or … [Read more...]

Ready. Chef. Go! Seafood Meal Bags Recalled by Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Albertsons Stores in AK, LA, and TX

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Albertsons stores have recalled several of their “Ready. Chef. Go!” Seafood Meal Bags following Mann Packing’s enormous recall of its vegetable products from stores throughout the United States and Canada. These vegetables, incorporated into the processed seafood meals, were recalled after the Canadian Inspection Agency detected the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a single random sample. Listeria is one of the most severe forms of food poisoning, and is particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn infants as it can cause miscarriage, stillbirths, and birth defects such as hydrocephalus. In adults (especially the elderly or people with underlying medical conditions), it … [Read more...]

Meijer Recalls Brand Name Produce for Possible Listeria Contamination

In conjunction with the extensive recall by Mann Packing of produce from stores across the United States and Canada, Meijer has now announced a recall of many of its branded produce items. This produce, originally processed and distributed by Mann Packing, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Meijer thus joins several other grocery retailers who have issued recalls either of branded produce or of food products created in-store from the recalled vegetables. We will continue to update our list of these secondary recalls as they arise. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the Meijer recall addresses all of its stores in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The vegetable items affected by the recall were sold … [Read more...]

Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Recalled in Alaska for Possible Food Contamination

Triple B Corporation, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, has now recalled eight (8) different vegetable products in connection with the major October 19th recall by Mann Packing of many of its minimally processed vegetable items. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the broccoli florets, stir fry kits, and other vegetable products being recalled may possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause a serious form of food poisoning. All of the items affected by Triple B Corporation’s recall were prepared using potentially contaminated broccoli provided by Mann Packing of Salinas, California. They were then shipped to retail store delis throughout the state of Alaska. The eight (8) recalled vegetable products are: Broccoli Crunch Kit … [Read more...]

H-E-B Announces Recall of Store-Produced Single-Serving Soups

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted the public that H-E-B stores in the state of Texas are recalling two single-serving soup products. These soups were made in-house from vegetable ingredients that are part of a massive recall issued on October 19th by Mann Packing, headquartered in Salinas, California. These vegetables may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a very dangerous form of food poisoning. The two single-serving soups affected by the recall are “H-E-B ASIAN NOODLE CUP BEEF” (UPC code 26010400000) and “H-E-B ASIAN NOODLE CUP CHICKEN” (UPC code 26010100000). Because of the food poisoning risk, anyone who has bought one of these soups should either dispose of it properly or return it to its place of purchase for a … [Read more...]

Undeclared Nuts Prompt Recalls of Aunt Beth’s Cookies and Wegmans’ Bulk Nut Crunch

In two separate recalls, the possible presence of undeclared nuts in food products have prompted their removal from store shelves. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that both Aunt Beth’s Cookies (located in Mishawaka, Indiana) and First Source (headquartered in Tonawanda, New York) have issued these voluntary recalls. Aunt Beth’s Cookies recalled nine (9) varieties of cookies after it was ascertained the cookies might have been contaminated by peanuts or tree nuts during the manufacturing process; the potential presence of the nut allergens was not listed on the product labeling. These cookies were distributed through wholesalers in the states of Indiana and Illinois. Sold between January 1, 2017 and September 28, 2017, the varieties of cookies affected by the recall … [Read more...]

Inspirations Classic Red Skin Potato Salad Recalled for Undeclared Egg

A.S.K. Foods, Inc. has just recalled a single lot of its “TASTE OF INSPIRATIONS CLASSIC RED SKIN POTATO SALAD” from the Hannaford Supermarkets where it is sold. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, this potato salad may contain eggs, which were not mentioned on the package labeling. A.S.K. Foods, Inc. is headquartered in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. The potato salad affected by the recall were distributed to Hannaford Supermarkets in the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. It was packaged in 16-ounce clear plastic containers stamped with a “SELL BY” date of “10-20-17 4909-1” and the incorrect UPC code 25439 98422. The labeling error occurred when the ingredient and nutrition label from a different product, “Taste of Inspirations Rotini … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies for Undeclared Egg

Thirteen Whole Foods Market stores in the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada have recalled packages of “APPLE CINNAMON HAND PIES.” The U.S. Food & Drug Administration reports that these baked goods may contain eggs, which were not listed on the product labeling. The hand pies affected by the recall were packaged in plastic containers stamped with the PLU number 23646100000 and “Best By” dates of October 15, 2017 or earlier. They were sold at stores in Phoenix, AZ, La Jolla, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Oxnard, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, Torrance, CA, Venice, CA, Henderson, NV, and Las Vegas, NV. People who are allergic to eggs run the risk of potentially life-threatening illness should they eat these hand pies. The packages should be either disposed of or returned to … [Read more...]

Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that food company General Mills has issued a nationwide recall of two production runs of its branded “CASCADIAN FARM ORGANIC CINNAMON RAISIN GRANOLA” from store shelves and customer warehouses. This cereal product may contain almonds, a nut allergen that was not mentioned on the cereal box label. The cereal boxes affected by the recall are stamped with the plant code “JK” and “BETTER IF USED BY” dates of either “20MAR2018JK” or “21MAR2018JK.” Individuals who are allergic to almonds may become ill if they eat this cinnamon raisin granola cereal. They should either throw the cereal away or return the box to its place of purchase for a replacement or complete refund. General Mills is recalling the affected packages from customer … [Read more...]

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