July 12, 2020

Valley Milk Simply Bottled Raw Milk Recalled For Campylobacter in CA

According to a notice posted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Valley Milk Simply Bottled raw milk is being recalled for possible Campylobacter contamination. The raw milk is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. It is produced and packaged by the dairy that is in Stanislaus County. The quarantine order was issued after confirmed detention of Campylobacter jejuni in the farm's packaged raw whole milk. It was sampled and tested by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The recalled raw milk is distributed in one gallon (128 oz) plastic jugs with the labels "Valley Milk Simply Bottled Raw Milk" and "DESI MILK Raw Milk." Consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any of this product … [Read more...]

Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement Recalled For Unsubstantiated Claims

Golden Nutrition Inc. of Opa Locka, Florida is recalling four lots of Golden Nutrition Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement Capsules because the label makes unsubstantiated health claims. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement dietary supplement was distributed to distributors through orders in Puerto Rico. Consumers can buy this product at the retail level in that U.S. Territory. It is packaged in a green 150cc PET Bottle that holds 60 capsules. The bottle has a gold cap and is marked with a combination of  lot numbers and expiration dates on the bottom. They are: Lot number 1493 with Expiration date 04/2023; Lot number 1499 with Expiration date 04/2023; Lot number 1513 with Expiration date … [Read more...]

Eskbiochem Saniderm Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Wood Alcohol

Eskbiochem Saniderm hand sanitizer is being recalled because it contains wood alcohol, which can be absorbed through the skin. This exposure "could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning," according to the FDA recall notice. Saniderm has initiated a voluntary recall of all its products produced by Eskbiochem SA de CV with a "Made in Mexico" origin. There have been no reports of adverse events related to this product. The recalled product … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Food Safety Tips From the USDA to Avoid Illness

These Fourth of July food safety tips from the USDA will help you avoid foodborne illness this holiday weekend.  Because more people are staying at home and cooking at home, these tips are important. Dr. Mindy Brashears, the USDA's Under Secretary for Food Safety said in a statement, "Foodborne illness can increase during summer because of the warmer temperatures and extended time spent outside. You may not be grilling at the park this year, but instead you may be grilling at home. As we celebrate this Fourth of July holiday, I encourage consumers to use food safety steps to reduce their risk of illness." First, avoid cross-contamination between raw meats and poultry and foods that are eaten uncooked. Wash and sanitize all surfaces and utensils after they touch raw meats and … [Read more...]

Enlightened Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recalled For Milk

Beyond Better Foods is recalling some pints from a single production run of Enlightened Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream that is packaged in pint containers because they have been packaged in containers labeled for Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. That means the product contains milk, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label as required by law. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have  a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recall. The recall is the result of mislabeled product. The recalled product was distributed  nationwide in retail stores. It is Enlightened Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream sold in pint … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices Recalled For Allergen

Whole Foods Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices are being recalled from 36 stores in California; Boise, Idaho; and Reno, Nevada because they contain walnuts, or tree nuts, that are not declared on the label. The recall was started when a store began to individually package the product and found that the manufacturer had mislabeled the product as Red Velvet Layered Cheesecake when it actually contained Carrot Cake Layered Cheesecake. Anyone who is allergic to walnuts or tree nuts could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date. The recalled Whole Foods Red Velvet cheesecake slices were sold in the bakery department. The product was sold by the slice in plastic clamshell containers with Whole Foods Market scale … [Read more...]

Five Cheese Stuffed Shells Recalled For Possible Listeria

Garland Ventures Ltd of Garland, Texas is voluntarily recalling 1095 cases of Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with this issue. The recalled Five Cheese Stuffed Shells were distributed nationwide in a limited number of retail stores. The product is packaged in 10.76 ounce aluminum foil containers with clear lids. The package contains shells with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parsley. The lot number F080SS/F090SS is marked on the bottom of the label. Samples tested through a certified laboratory found the presence of the pathogen in the product. Garland Ventures immediately stopped production and distribution of the product. If you … [Read more...]

North Star Sweet and Salty Caramel Trail Mix Recalled For Cashews

Flagstone Foods of Robersonville, North Carolina, is recalling North Star Sweet and Salty Caramel Trail Mix because it may contain cashews, or tree nuts, that are not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to tree nuts or cashews could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this recall. The recalled product is North Star Sweet & Salty Caramel Trail Mix that is packaged in 14 ounce packages. The product is in a plastic stand up resealable package with UPC number 0- 80948-63064-4. The lot code, 05M04210, is printed on the bottom right hand side of the package. The expiration date is 04/22/2021. The mix was distributed nationwide in retail military exchanges. The recall was … [Read more...]

Norpac Fisheries Garlic Shrimp Poke Recalled For Possible Listeria

Norpac Fisheries is recalling Norpac Fisheries Garlic Shrimp Poke because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. All fresh shrimp poke distributed in Hawaii between May 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020 is recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with this problem. The Garlic Shrimp Poke was sold on the Big Island, Maui, Ohio, and Kauai through retail customers, more specifically in Safeway Stores. Any fresh shrimp poke sold during that time period from those stores may potentially be contaminated. The Shrimp Poke is sold as pre-mixed in plastic pouches and go to service counter, and then is also dished out in different weight increments into a "deli cup." The company learned about the problem during its routine food safety … [Read more...]

Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

With all the focus on using hand sanitizers during the pandemic, this recall of Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer is of interest. This product contains methanol (wood alcohol) that is toxic when absorbed through the skin. Substantial methanol exposure can result in these health issues: nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. All people using this product are at risk, but young children and adolescents and adults who drink it as an alcohol substitute are at most at risk for methanol poisoning. There have been no reports of adverse reactions received by the company to date in connection with this issue. The company is recalling 38,730 liters of the hand sanitizer. The recalled product is sold as a … [Read more...]

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