February 21, 2019

More Achdut Tahini Products Recalled in Salmonella Concord Outbreak

The FDA is warning consumers to avoid eating several types of tahini in association with a Salmonella Concord outbreak. The recalled products are imported from an Israeli manufacturer, Achdut Ltd.Five people, who live in Hawaii, Michigan, and New York, are sick with the outbreak strain. The brands that company makes include Achva, Achdut, Soom, S&F, and Pepperwood brand tahini, and Soom brand Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread. The last product is sold in 12 ounce packages, has lot code 071318CH, with expiration dates ranging from April 7, 2020 to May 21, 2020. In addition, 40 pound Organic Tahini, 40 pound Premium Tahini, 16 ounce Premium Tahini, 16 ounce Organic Thin, and 11 ounce Premium Tahini from Soom foods is recalled. Also recalled is Baron's brand tahini with … [Read more...]

Birdseed Food Recalls Craft Granola Goldenola For Undeclared Cashews

Birdseed Food Company, of Bend, Oregon, is recalling their Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger because it contains undeclared cashews, or tree nuts, that are not declared on the label. Any person who is allergic to or who has a severe sensitivity to, that ingredient could have a serious adverse reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the FDA. The Granola was distributed in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania ate retail stores. It was also sold through several different websites. The recalled product, Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger was sold between the date of October 3, 2018 through February 7, 2019. It was sold in 11 ounce and 3 ounce yellow bags. All expiration dates up to … [Read more...]

FDA Strengthens Process For Issuing Recall Warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to strengthen the process they use for issuing a public warning about food recalls and notification of recalls. While most companies collaborate with the FDA when a problem, whether it's an undeclared allergen, foreign material in a product, or contamination with a pathogen, the agency sometimes need to provide advice to protect consumers. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA, says the agency has finalized the mandatory recall guidance for foods. While most companies do cooperate with the government when a problem arises, some cases will not voluntarily issue a recall. FDA was given mandatory recall authority in some cases by the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011. The agency has used this power just once, when … [Read more...]

Panola Country Processing Recalls Sausages For Underprocessing

Panola Country Processing of Carthage, Texas, is recalling about 59 pounds of smoked sausages because they were under processed. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported in connection with this issue. The recalled sausages are smoked sausage links and venison and pork sausage links. They were produced on January 29, 2019. They include: 1.3-pound vacuum-packed packages containing four pieces of “PANOLA COUNTY PROCESSING, LLC Pork Smoked Sausage PC” with packaging dates of January 30, 2019 and January 31, 2019. 1.3-pound vacuum-packed packages containing four pieces of “PANOLA COUNTY PROCESSING, LLC Pork Hot Smoked Sausage PC” with a packaging date of January 31, 2019. 1.3-pound vacuum-packed packages containing four pieces of “PANOLA COUNTY PROCESSING, LLC Venison … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Subway in Trumann, Arkansas

An employee at the Subway restaurant at 121 Highway 463 North in Trumann, Arkansas, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A according to the Arkansas Health Department. Anyone who ate there between January 23, 2019 and February 6, 2019 should get a vaccination as soon as possible if they have never had this illness or have not been vaccinated. Unfortunately, those vaccines, which include the hepatitis A and immune globulin vaccinations, are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. That means that anyone who ate at that facility January 23 to January 25, 2019 is out of that time period. All those people can do is monitor their health for symptoms of this viral illness. Those symptoms include dark urine, lethargy and fatigue, weight loss, abdominal pain, clay-colored bowel … [Read more...]

Indian Herb Dietary Supplement Recalled For Possible Danger

Felt, OK, McDaniel Life-Line LLC is recalling all lots of Indian Herb b because it is marketed without an approved NDA/ANDA (new drug application/abbreviated new drug application). The recall statement says, "The therapeutic claims made in the labeling for this product establish that it is a drug because it is an article (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body.  Additionally, the product contains ingredients that the Agency has determined to be caustic in nature that can cause serious injury. "Use of the product could result in temporary or permanent damage or loss of body function or structure.  To date, McDaniel Life-Line LLC has received a report of one adverse injury." An NDA helps the FDA decide "whether the drug is safe and effective in … [Read more...]

World Waters Recalls WTRMLN WTR For Foreign Material

World Waters is recalling some of their WTRMLN WTR beverages because it may contain foreign materials, more specifically pieces of soft plastic. The plastic is floating in some of the finished product. The company is using consumers to check the package before they open it and drink it. No adverse events have been reported to date in connection with this issue, but the plastic could be a choking hazard. The recalled product is WTRMLN WTR Original 12 packs in Watermelon Flavor. The lot number, printed on the bottom of the bottle, can be seen at the FDA web site.  The product label is printed to look like a watermelon, with a pink center surrounded by green and white stripe. These products were sent to customers nationwide for distribution in retail stores from December 22, 2018 … [Read more...]

Happi Foodi Chicken Products Recalled for Undeclared Eggs

VICS Acquisition of Harlingen, Texas, is recalling about 99,975 pounds of chicken products because they contain undeclared eggs, one of the major allergens, that isn't declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to eggs who eats these products could have a serious reaction. No adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported to date in connection to the recall. The recalled products were produced from August 7, 2018 through October 15, 2018. They are: 1.5-pound packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “happi foodi BLOODY MARY INSPIRED CHICKEN” with lot codes 14528 and 15092 and use by dates of March 2, 2020 and April 15, 2020. 1.5-pound packages containing one frozen steam bag meal of “SE Grocers MARSALA CHICKEN” with lot codes 14177 and 14532 and use by dates of Feb. … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Diagnosed In Employee at Crescent City Tavern in Dalton, GA

An employee at the Crescent City Tavern in downtown Dalton, Georgia has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Whitfield County Health Department. That employee, a food handler, worked while infectious during the time period of December 28, 2018 through January 31, 2019. That means that anyone who ate food or drank beverages during that time may have been exposed to the pathogenic virus. The vaccine is, however, only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. That means that it's too late for a vaccine for all patrons. But the Whitfield County Health Department, through the Child Health Program, is offering vaccines at no cost, regardless of insurance status. That facility is located at 800 Professional Boulevard in Dalton. It's always a good idea to get the … [Read more...]

Indigo Brewers Yeast Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

Indigo Natural Foods in Canada is recalling their Packaged Goodness brand Brewers Yeast Debittered for undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts, an ingredient that can cause the most serious reactions, including anaphylactic shock, could become ill if they eat this product. One reaction has been reported. The recall was triggered by this complaint. The recalled product is Indigo Packaged Goodness Brewers Yeast Debittered in 400 gram packages. All units sold from October 24, 2018 up to and including February 7, 2019 are included in this recall. The UPC number on the product is 6 99692 00659 1. If you purchased this product and are allergic to peanuts, throw it away. You can also take it back to the place of purchase for a full … [Read more...]

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