March 21, 2018

Bakery Items Recalled by Products Pacheco Inc. for Multiple Undeclared Allergens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Products Pacheco Inc. has recalled several branded bakery items from retail stores and supermarkets in Puerto Rico because they may contain wheat, soy, egg, milk, and the artificial colorings Red #40, Yellow #5, and Yellow #6. These common allergens were not listed on the products’ labeling. Products Pacheco Inc. is headquartered in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Packaged either in clear plastic packages or in aluminum trays with plastic lids, the items affected by the recall were distributed to stores between December 14, 2017 and January 3, 2018. The items, their UPC numbers, and their undeclared allergens are as follows: “Mallorca” Bread (16 oz, UPC code #039941001098, soy) Bread (16 oz, UPC code #039941001012, wheat and soy) … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cookies and Instant Coffee Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

In separate alerts, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that two products have recently been recalled because they contain allergens not listed on the package labeling. These recalls are for “Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies” (which contain milk and tree nuts), and for Hong Lee Trading Inc.’s “Chao Café Vietnamese Instant Coffee Mixed 3 in 1” (which contains milk). Dollar General Corporation issued its nationwide recall of its “Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies” after a store employee alerted the company that the 12-ounce packages were actually filled with “Clover Valley® Coconut Macaroons,” an error that occurred at the product’s manufacturing facility. These mispackaged coconut macaroons contain milk and tree nut ingredients. The recalled cookies were … [Read more...]

Mislabeled Popsicles and “Fruit” Cups Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that two products have just been recalled because they may contain milk and / or egg allergens which were not declared on the product packaging. Consuming these mislabeled products may pose serious health risks to people who are allergic to the ingredients they contain. San Francisco-based California Popsicle, Inc. (dba Polly Ann Ice Cream) has announced a recall of multiple ice bar products after a customer in Canada reported suffering an allergic reaction. The ice bars, distributed to retail customers in California, New York, and Canada between 08/03/2017 and 08/31/2017, may contain milk. These products may have subsequently been distributed by their initial buyers to Chinese markets throughout the United States. The ice bar … [Read more...]

Gourmet Concha Bread Recalled by Daisy’s Bakery for Undeclared Milk

Packages of Daisy's Bakery, Inc.’s “Gourmet Concha” sweet bread have been recalled due to the presence of undeclared milk. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the recall was announced after the company discovered that an error in its packaging processes resulted in a mislabeling of the product. Daisy's Bakery, Inc. is located in Clifton, New Jersey. The seashell-shaped sweet bread was distributed through direct delivery to retail stores in the states of Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina. The four-ounce, clear plastic packages containing the concha bread were stamped with the lot numbers 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470 and … [Read more...]

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...]

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