October 19, 2017

Update of Sandwich Recall for Possible Listeria

Greencore USA, LLC has updated its recall of egg salad sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, and seafood stuffing for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The products were distributed between September 24 and 27, 2017 to: American Food and Vending, Hannaford Brothers, Target, and Turkey Hill in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Greencore said they are investigating the cause of this problem and have implemented corrective actions. No new lots of products are being recalled. And as of September 29, 2017, all customers have been notified and instructed to remove and destroy these products. None of these products should be for sale. The recalled products … [Read more...]

Great American Deli Recalling a Chicken Sandwich for Undeclared Allergens

Great American Deli of Tennessee is recalling 816 units of one of their sandwiches because it has the wrong ingredient statement, and therefore contains undeclared eggs and soy, two of the major food allergens. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The product is Premium Chicken Salad Wheatberry Sandwich, with lot number 17 198 located on the top left front of each package. It weighs 6.4 ounces and is packaged in plastic containers. The product was distributed in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia to convenience stores and vending machines. If you bought this product and cannot eat eggs and/or soy, do not consume it. Throw it away or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.   … [Read more...]

Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

Sid Wainer & Son® has just recalled its “Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers” product. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that these dried chili peppers may contain peanuts, an allergen that was not identified on the labeling of their clear plastic clamshell containers. Sid Wainer & Son® is headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The dried chili de arbol peppers were distributed to retail grocery store chains across the United States. The individual 1-ounce containers, packaged in cases containing 12 units each, were stamped with the “Best By” dates of 9/11/2018, 9/22/2018, and 9/26/2018. People who are allergic to peanuts run the risk of life-threatening illness if they ingest these dried chili de arbol peppers. They have been advised to throw … [Read more...]

Newswanger Meats Recalls Meat for Possible Bacterial Contamination

According to news reports, Newswanger Meats is voluntarily recalling more than one ton of beef, pork, chicken, sausages, and deli meat because they may have come into contact with coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria are found in feces and are an indicator that other pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli may be present. More than 2,000 meats are being recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The company said the meat was produced with water that did not meet Ohio Department of Health requirements and tested positive for coliform bacteria. This type of bacteria can cause GI upset and symptoms such as abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea. The water did not test positive for E. coli. The recalled meats were produced on October 4, 5, and 6, … [Read more...]

Raisin Bran Recalled Nationwide by Whole Foods Market

The (FDA) reports that Whole Foods Market has issued a nationwide recall for its “365 EVERYDAY VALUE ORGANIC RAISIN BRAN.” This so-called “raisin bran” contains peanuts that were not declared on the product labeling due to a packaging error in which the raisin bran boxes were filled with “Peanut Butter Cocoa Balls” cereal instead of raisin bran. Peanuts can be a life-threatening allergen for many people, causing dangerous illness or anaphylaxis shock if consumed. People who are allergic to peanuts should either throw the boxes away or return them, along with their receipt, to their place of purchase for a refund. The cereal boxes affected by the recall were shipped to Whole Foods Market stores across the United States. This cereal was also sold online through Amazon.com. The 15-ounce … [Read more...]

Tampico® Brand Tropical Punch Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Dean Dairy has announced a recall in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin of its gallon-size bottles of Tampico® Tropical Punch. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the tropical punch was accidentally mixed with milk during the manufacturing process; the presence of this milk in the adulterated punch product is not mentioned on the product labeling. The bottles of tropical punch affected by the recall were stamped with a “Best By” date of 12-27-17, the plant code “1738,” and the UPC code “095188031281.” People who are allergic to milk may experience life-threatening anaphylaxis shock if they drink this tropical punch product. The bottles should be disposed of or returned to their place of purchase for exchange or a full refund. … [Read more...]

Playtex Recalls Children’s Plates and Bowls for Choking Hazard

Playtex is recalling Children's PLaytex plates and bowls for a possible choking hazard. The clear plastic layer over the graphics on these products can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls. Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer bubbling or peeling. There are 11 reports of the detached clear plastic found in children's mouths. And there have been four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer. The plates have printed designs on them, including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes, and more. The white polypropylene plates and bowls have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom. Playtex is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. These products were sold separately and as sets. A Mealtime set … [Read more...]

Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas Recalled for Possible Listeria

Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a notice posted on the Defense Commissary Agency and several large grocery chain web sites. The notice states that Pinnacle foods is voluntarily recalling the product because Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was found in the retail environment. The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized the recall to all of its stores, according to Richard Smith, lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. The recalled product is Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas in 13 ounce packages. The only type of this product that comes in 13 ounce packages is the frozen peas. Birds Eye does sell Sweet Garden Peas in 13 ounce packages, and other types of peas in 19, 16, 32, and 10 … [Read more...]

Royal Asia Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup Recalled After Allergic Reaction

Tai Foong USA of Seattle, Washington, is recalling Royal Asia Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup sold at Costco stores because it may contain undeclared egg, one of the major food allergens. One allergic reaction has been confirmed. The product is sold in 3.94 (1.79 kg) 63 ounce packages, in a 6 bowl pack. The product was teated for the presence of egg, and that was confirmed. The packaging does not reveal the presence of egg. The product was immediately pulled from Costco shelves. The soup was distributed in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Alaska, and was purchased  exclusively at Costco beginning in January 2017. If you purchased this product and are allergic to egg, don't eat it. Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.   … [Read more...]

Thompson’s Ground Beef Recalled for Possible E. coli O157:H7

Clair D. Thompson & Sons of Pennsylvania is recalling about 700 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. These items were shipped to institutions in New York and Pennsylvania. They were produced and packaged on September 27-28, 2017 and October 2, 2017. The recalled items are 5 pound plastic. bags of "Thompson's Ground Beef," and 10 pound plastic bags of "Thompson's Ground Beef. They have the establishment number "EST. 9681" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The firm was notified on October 2, 2017 that their sample of ground beef had tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria by a third party lab. If you bought these products, do not use them. Throw them away in a … [Read more...]

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