May 24, 2022

Skittles Gummies Recalled For Possible Foreign Material

Skittles Gummies and other brands of gummies candies are being voluntarily recalled for possible foreign material contamination in the form of thin metal strands. The strands may be loose in the bag or may be embedded in the gummies. This poses a choking and mouth injury hazard. No injuries or adverse events have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is Mars Wrigley Confectionary US, LLC. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the item number, package sizes, UPC numbers, and first three digits of the product code, along with pictures of product labels, at the FDA web site. The recalled products include Starburst Gummies Original Share Size, Starburst Gummies Sours, Life Savers Gummies, Life … [Read more...]

USDA Offers Tips to Keep Infants Safe While Formula Shortages Exist

The USDA offers tips to keep infants safe while powdered infant formula shortages are ongoing. The shortage is caused by pandemic supply chain issues and the closure of Abbott Nutrition's Sturgis, Michigan plant for environmental Cronobacter contamination. The contamination was discovered during an FDA inspection after reports of infant illnesses. Many parents depend on formula in the first year of a baby's life. Some mothers cannot breastfeed, and some infants require supplemental nutrition or specialty formulas because of medical issues. To keep infants safe, the USDA says parents should not make homemade infant formula. There are serious safety and health concerns related to homemade formula because they can be deficient in nutrients that babies need for health and growth. … [Read more...]

Planet Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Desserts Recalled For Peanuts

Planet Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert is being recalled because it may contain peanuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label as required by law. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is HP Hood LLC of Lynnfield, Massachusetts. The problem is that Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert, which contains peanuts, was packaged in the  Planet Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert containers. The recalled product is packaged in 1 pint containers. The item number for the chocolate chip product is 70990 and the item number for the peanut butter swirl product is 70986. The UPC number for the … [Read more...]

Alert Issued For Weis General Tso Chicken Meals For Undeclared Milk

A public health alert has been issued for Weis General Tso Chicken Meals because they  may contain milk, one of the nine major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk and anyone who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is Weis Markets. These ready to eat meals were prepared, labeled, and sold in the deli area at Weis Market stores between April 13, 2022 and May 11, 2022. The products have sell by dates of April 13, 2022 through May 15, 2022. The recalled products include: Deli compartment containers containing “Weis GENERAL TSO CHICKEN FAMILY MEAL … [Read more...]

Miller Dairy Farm Raw Milk in New York Recalled For Possible Listeria

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is recalling Miller Dairy Farm raw milk for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Thomas Miller doing business as Miller Dairy Farm is located at 51 Transport Lane in Pine Island, New York in Orange County. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. A sample of the raw milk that was collected by an inspector was found to be contaminated with the pathogen. The producer was notified of a preliminary positive on April 21, 2022, and the confirmation of the finding was issued on April 29, 2022. The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until sampling indicates the product is free from the bacteria. Any consumers who bought raw milk from Miller Dairy Farm should … [Read more...]

Public Alert For Organic Rancher Ground Beef For Plastic Contamination

A public health alert is being issued for Organic Rancher Ground Beef that was sold at Whole Foods stores because it may be contaminated with foreign material in the form of hard plastic pieces. This poses a choking and mouth injury hazard. A recall was not requested because these products are no longer available for purchase. No reports of adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The Organic Rancher ground beef was produced on April 20, 2022. The recalled items include 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages that contain Organic Rancher Organic Ground Beef 93% Lean 7% Fat. The use by date for this product is 5-18-2022. Also recalled is 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages that contain Organic Rancher Organic Ground Beef 85% Lean 15% Fat. The use … [Read more...]

With Warmer Weather Here, Keep Food Safety in Mind

With warmer weather here at last, it's important to keep food safety in mind with these tips from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Picnics and barbecues mean that you are eating and preparing food in weather more conducive to the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. You should always take precautions when preparing, holding, and serving foods, but those precautions are especially important when the ambient air temperature is high. Tina Slawinski, MDARD's Food and Dairy Division Director, said in a statement, "Food which hasn’t been cooked or stored properly can cause mild foodborne illness, but it can also lead to serious illness or even death. Whether you’re packing a picnic for a sporting event or outdoor recreation, or planning a backyard barbecue, … [Read more...]

Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk Frozen Dessert Recalled

Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk Frozen Non-Dairy Dessert is being recalled because it may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts, more specifically cashews and pistachios, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to those tree nuts could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. One customer did have an allergic reaction after eating this frozen dessert. The recalling firm is Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, New York. The recalled product, Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk non-dairy frozen dessert, was sold nationally in retail stores. It is packaged in a 14 ounce white package with orange lettering and an orange lid. The lot number of 21V194 is on the bottom of the pint carton. The beat by date, also printed on the bottom of the … [Read more...]

More Poppy Seeds Recalled in Canada For Possible Salmonella

More poppy seeds have been recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. These two recalls were posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency web site. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these items. These recalls were triggered by CFIA inspection activities. The first recall is for organic poppy seeds that were sold in variable size packages because they are sold in bulk. There is no UPC number on the product. All packages sold from March 16, 2022 up to and including April 4, 2022 are included in this recall. These poppy seeds were sold at Healthy Planet - Markham, at 8567 McCowan Road, Unit #2, in Markham, Ontario. The second recall is for organic poppy seeds, also sold in variable size packages because they were available … [Read more...]

Olympia Provisions Mortadella Recalled For Undeclared Allergen

Olympia Provisions Mortadella is being recalled because it contains pistachios, or tree nuts, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to tree nuts could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is Olympia Meats of Portland, Oregon. About 862 pounds of this product are recalled. The ready to eat pork deli meat product is packaged in a container that is labeled as Mortadella Classica, but it actually contains Mortadella with pistachios. The product was produced on February 10 and February 13, 2022. It was sold in Maine, Oregon, and Washington through retail and foodservice outlets. The recalled item is 4 pound … [Read more...]

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