May 23, 2017

Hot Dogs Recalled by John Morrell and Co. for Potential Metal Materials Contamination

A Class II recall has been reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for over 210,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products. According to the USDA, John Morrell and Co., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, recalled the hot dogs – produced on January 26, 2017 – after receiving three reports from consumers that they had been contaminated with extraneous metal materials. The Morrell hot dog products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Two beef franks products are affected by the recall. They are: “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS” (in 14-ounce sealed film packages marked with a “Use By” date of Aug. 19, 2017), and “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks” (in 16-ounce sealed film packages with a “Use By” date of June 15, 2017). Both products … [Read more...]

BrightFarms Salads Recalled for Metal Materials

The (FDA) has announced that multiple BrightFarms salad products have been recalled due to the possible presence of metal construction materials. This contamination arose due to construction at the Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm where the salad greens were grown. The BrightFarms branded salads were distributed to and sold at Giant Food stores (Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle, Peapod, and Martin’s Food Markets) in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The Capital Area Food Bank may also have distributed the compromised salads to consumers. The affected salad products were packaged in clear plastic clamshell packages stamped with “Best by” dates of 5/22/17, 5/23/17, 5/24/17, 5/25/17, and 5/26/17. The recalled brands are: … [Read more...]

Lasagna Product Recalled by Italian Gluten Free Food CL for Undeclared Egg

“Chef Luca’s Lasagna Al Forno – Baked Cheese Lasagna” has been recalled after one consumer suffered anaphylaxis shock on May 12th, 2017, after eating it. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Italian Gluten Free Food CL initiated the recall after investigating the incident and discovering that the lasagna may contain the undeclared egg allergen. Italian Gluten Free CL is headquartered in Merrick, New York. The ingredients list and required allergy warning on the 15-ounce (425 grams) packages of the lasagna did not declare the presence of eggs. The packaging sleeve, labelled as “Chef Luca’s LASAGNA AL FORNO ‘Gluten Free’ and “All Natural,” No Preservatives, Lower Calorie, and Lower Cholesterol,” is marked with the Product Code “CL-LAS” and one of the following lot … [Read more...]

Wegmans “Food You Feel Good About” Potato Salad Recalled for Undeclared Egg

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that A.S.K. Foods, Inc., based in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, has recalled a single lot of its “Wegmans Family Pack Food You Feel Good About Potato Salad.” This product may contain the egg allergen, which is not declared on its labeling. It was sold at Wegmans Food Markets in Massachusetts, New York, and Erie, Pennsylvania. This mislabeling occurred when the ingredient and nutrition label from A.S.K. Foods’ “Greek Pasta Feta Salad” was affixed to containers of the potato salad. This product was sold in 48-ounce (3 Lb. / 1.36 KG) clear plastic containers labelled as “Wegmans Family Pack Food You Feel Good About Potato Salad.” The packages are stamped with a “Sell By” date of “5/7/17 3379-4” and the UPC code “77890 24678” on a side … [Read more...]

Italian Chicken Sausages Recalled by Perdue Foods for Possible Contamination

Almost 2,148 pounds of Italian chicken sausage links have been recalled by Perdue Foods LLC, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Perdue Foods is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. The company issued the recall after they received reports on May 5, 2017, that three people who bought the products had found blue plastic materials in the sausage. The products affected by the recall, produced on March 27, 2017, were shipped to retail distributors in Connecticut and Maryland in 24-ounce packages containing 8 links of fully cooked, ready-to-eat “PERDUE HARVESTLAND Italian Style Organic Chicken Sausage.” These containers were stamped with a “Sell or Freeze By” date of 6/25/17 and the package code “64405;” they bear the … [Read more...]

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that a volunteer recall has been issued by Unilever for certain packages of “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices.” These packages may actually contain “Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices” – a product that contains peanut allergens. The affected lot of erroneously packaged and labeled ice cream products was shipped nationwide to retail stores. They are packaged in a paperboard box labeled as “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices” and containing 9-fluid ounces (266 mL) of 3 individually wrapped ice cream slices. These boxes are marked with the “Best By” date “AUG1218LT2,” the UPC code “076840657940” and the lot number “AUG1218LT2.” People who are allergic to peanuts and peanut butter could … [Read more...]

Beef Chile Colorado Frozen Meals Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Blount Fine Foods, Corp. has announced a recall of more than 8,600 pounds of its “Beef Chile Colorado” frozen meals because of erroneous labelling. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the company’s packages labeled as “Beef Chile Colorado” actually contain cheese enchiladas containing milk – a dangerous allergen for those who are susceptible to it. Blount Fine Foods is headquartered in McKinney, Texas. The recall affects “Beef Chile Colorado” frozen meals that were produced on Nov. 23, 2016. Blount Fine Foods shipped them to distribution centers located in Texas and Pennsylvania. The products were packaged in 10-ounce retail cartons labeled as “SAFFRON ROAD BEEF CHILE COLORADO WITH MESQSUITE BLACK BEANS & GARLIC RICE” … [Read more...]

CFIA Issues Recall of London Dry Gin for High Alcohol Content

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has initiated a recall of Bombay Sapphire-brand London Dry Gin following a food safety inspection of the product. According to the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), this product should be removed from store shelves due to its excessively high alcohol content. The recall arose from an error during production in which one batch of the gin was bottled before it was diluted to its proper 40% alcohol content by volume. This batch thus has a 77% alcohol content by volume, almost twice the level stated on the labeling. The Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin was distributed nationwide across Canada in 1.14 L bottles. These are marked with the code “L16304 W” and with the UPC number “6 20213 19020 8.” Consumers who purchased these bottles should … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk Mislabeled as Apple Juice Recalled for Nut Allergens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that containers labeled as “Cold Pressed Apple Juice” and sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California, and Nevada have been recalled by Urban Remedy. These containers actually contain Urban Remedy’s “Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk” – a product that contains tree nut (specifically, cashew) allergens. The mislabeled Golden Milk product was packaged in 16-ounce plastic bottles affixed with Whole Foods Market “Cold Pressed Apple Juice” labels. They are stamped with the “Best By” date of May 7, 2017 and the UPC code 1337702154. Undeclared nut allergens pose a serious health threat to those who are allergic to them. Consuming these allergens can cause illness or death by anaphylaxis shock. People who purchased the mislabeled … [Read more...]

Chicken Patties Recalled by Foster Poultry Farms for Suspected Foreign Matter Contamination

A Class II Recall (“Low Health Risk”) has been issued for “FOSTER FARMS Chicken Patties BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Foster Poultry Farms initiated this recall of 131,880 pounds of its frozen, ready-to eat chicken patty products because they may contain fragments of clear, soft plastic. Three separate consumers who bought the contaminated products alerted the company to the extraneous plastic materials they had discovered on March 22, April 3, and April 15, 2017. Foster Poultry Farms subsequently ascertained that the plastic pieces had come from their packaging materials. The affected breaded chicken patty products, produced on February 15, 2017, were distributed in … [Read more...]

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