December 15, 2018

Barbecue Seasoning and Nonfat Yogurt Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts

Two products: Suya Barbecue Seasoning and Light & Fit Greek Crunch S'Mores Nonfat Yogurt, are being recalled for undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. The first recall is for 3,521 cases of Danone North America's Light & Fit Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S'Mores Flavor. The product has the UPC number 36632 03825 and an expiration date of December 30, 2018. The product is sold in single 5-ounce cups with a clear plastic topper with mix-in ingredients. This expiration date is the only one affected by this recall. Some of the products include the wrong topper. The product was sold in these states:  Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, … [Read more...]

Holiday Food Safety Tips From the CDC Can Help Keep You Safe

The holidays are here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering some tips for food safety. At this time of year, food poisoning outbreaks, especially those caused by Clostridium perfringens, can increase. First, wash your hands. Wash them before, during and after preparing food; after touching raw meat or eggs or unwashed produce; before eating or drinking; after using the bathroom; before caring for someone who is ill; and before and after treating a cut or wound. Also wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; after touching an animal, animal food, or animal waste; and after handling garbage. Another holiday food safety tip: make sure that all of the food you cook is cooked to a safe final internal temperature. All ground meats … [Read more...]

Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas May Be Contaminated with Hepatitis A

The FDA has issued a public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas. This product is individually wrapped marshmallow candy that is dipped in chocolate or caramel. A worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A. These Modjeskas candy products are available at retail stores throughout the country and can also be purchased through QVC and from the Bauers Candy web site. A recall with complete information will be posted when the company and the FDA are finished with it. At this time, the FDA and CDC are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A that may be related to these Modjeskas candies. Unfortunately, the disease can have a long incubation period. The risk of transmission from these candies is low, but the FDA is recommending … [Read more...]

Cow Pie Frozen Pet Food Recalled for Possible Listeria

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods is recalling Cow Pie Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The company is recalling 933 packages that were produced in August 2017. No illnesses have been reported to date. Cow Pie is a fresh frozen meats product that is intended to feed raw to dogs and cats. The pet food was distributed in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington through retail stores and direct delivery. The product is frozen in 2 pound purple and white plastic bags, with Lot 81917 found on an orange sticker. Routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found the pathogenic  bacteria in one package of the product. There is a risk to both pets and humans with this recalled product. Pets can get sick … [Read more...]

Imperial Taste Onions and Tres Hermanos Bakery Bread Recalled

Two products; Tres Hermanos Bakery Bread, and Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions and Fried Garlic, are being recalled because they contain food allergens that are not declared on the label. There was a complaint in the case of the Imperial Taste products. The first recall is for Tres Hermanos Bakery Bread, for undeclared milk. The breads are white Telera and Bolillo Mexican salt breads. They were sold from the Tres Hermanos Bakery located at 1442 Burton SW in Wyoming, as well as at retailers in Allegan, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Oceana and VanBuren counties. The recalled breads are packaged in clear plastic bags, each 1 pound 2 ounce in weight. There is a white label and black lettering on each bag. The expiration date on these breads ranges from November 20, 2018 to December 19, … [Read more...]

Elevated Vitamin D Levels Has Led to More Dog Foods Being Recalled

More dog foods have been recalled because they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D, putting dog's health at risk. Five different brands have been recalled. Sunshine Mills is recalling Evolve Puppy, Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy, and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food for this problem. The recalled products are 14 pound Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food with UPC number 0-73657-00862-0; 28 pound Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food with UPC number 0-73657-00863-7; 40 pound Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food with UPC number 0-70155-10566-0; and 40 pound Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food with UPC number 0-70155-10564-0. Also recalled is 3.5 pound Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food with UPC number 0-73657-00873-6; 16 pound … [Read more...]

Saranac Brand Foods Enjoined From Distributing Foods After Listeria Found in Plant

A federal court has permanently enjoined Saranac Brand Foods of Saranac, Michigan from "preparing, processing, and distributing adulterated ready-to-eat foods," according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. The complaint was filed on November 29, 2018 at the request of the FDA, and the finding was entered today, Monday, December 3, 2018 by the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The FDA alleges that Saranac Brand Foods violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by putting adulterated ready-to-eat foods into commerce. The company prepared and distributed about 35 foods, including dips, sauces, and salads such as spinach dip, macaroni salad, enchilada sauce, and coleslaw. Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the … [Read more...]

Sprout Creek Farm Recalls Raw Milk Kinkead Cheese For Possible Listeria

Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 4 wheels of raw milk "Kinkead" cheese that was made on May 10, 2018 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalled batch of raw milk Kinkead cheese was distributed to these locations: Adams Fairacre Farms at 160 OldPost Road in Wappingers Falls, New York; Rocking Horse Ranch at 600 US-44 in Highland, New York; Mountain Brauhaus at 3123 US-44 in Gardiner, New York; Online Order at 2003 Avondale inWichita Falls, Texas; and The Amsterdam at 6380 Mill Street in Rhinebeck, New York. Raw milk Kinkead is a semi-firm, washed natural rind cheese. Packages of the cheese have an orange label. Some of the recalled cheese was cut and sold by weight in … [Read more...]

Mountain Man Apple Cider Recalled for Possible E. coli Contamination

Mountain Man Market of Cana, Virginia is recalling 1/2 gallon containers of Mountain Man Apple Cider because it may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to news reports. The bacteria is identified as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), which can cause serious illness and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kind of kidney failure. This recall is not listed on the FDA site. The recalled Mountain Man Apple Cider was distributed locally in Canada, Virginia at the Mountain Man Market on and before November 10, 2018. The product is packaged in a clear 1/2 gallon container. This cider has not been pasteurized, a process that destroys pathogenic bacteria. If you bought this product, do not drink it and do not use it to cook or bake. Discard it or return it to the store where you … [Read more...]

Kitchen Cravings Parfaits and Jin Ramen Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Two products, Jin Ramen, and Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits, are being recalled for undeclared allergens. Anyone who is allergic to or sensitive to those allergens could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date in either recall. The first recall is for Ottogi America Jin Ramen products, for undeclared egg. Jin Ramen Mild in 5 pack packages is recalled. The package size is 1 pound 5.16 ounces, with a best before date of August 19, 2019. Also recalled is Jin Ramen Spicy 5 pack, with best before date of August 20, 2019. These products were sold in retail stores nationwide. Distribution and selling these products has been suspended until the company is sure the problem has been corrected. The second recall … [Read more...]

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