January 20, 2021

Lancaster Foods Butternut Squash Recalled For Possible Listeria

Lancaster Foods Butternut Squash is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. All conventional butternut squash items that were processed between December 22, 2020 and January 8, 2021 are recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. These items were distributed in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania (probably; on the FDA page it is listed as PN), New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The recalled products are: 16 ounce Autumn Medley with UPC number 8 13055 01115 6; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/07/21, and 01/09/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident … [Read more...]

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Recall Updated More Run Numbers

The recall of Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash products has been updated with more product run numbers. The original recall was posted on the Publix web site. Now 33 product run numbers are recalled for possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, along with the expiration dates, package sizes, and run numbers. All of the recalled products are Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash. They include Veggie Butternut Squash Tray, Cubed Butternut Tray, Butternut Chunk Bag, and Butternut Spirals Tray with 33 run numbers. You can see pictures of the products at the FDA web site. These products were distributed in Louisiana, Florida, Texas, New York, … [Read more...]

Possible Botulism Treatment Breakthrough Reverses Paralysis

A possible botulism treatment breakthrough that reverses paralysis in mice has been announced by scientists at Boston's Children's Hospital. Botulism food poisoning can be deadly. It is caused by the botulinum toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum spores. The spores grow in a low acid, anaerobic environment (without oxygen) such as in improperly canned foods. A tiny amount of the toxin can kill an adult human being. The spores are found in soil, dust, and in foods such as honey. Early treatment is key in recovery, since once paralysis starts, it cannot be reversed. That is what makes this new treatment so exciting. Min Dong, Ph.D., a researcher in the Boston Children's Hospital Department of Urology and corresponding author of the paper said in a statement, "Currently, there … [Read more...]

Hiland Dairy Chocolate Milk Recalled For Possible Sanitizer Contamination

Hiland Dairy Chocolate Milk  in 1% variety is being recalled because it may contain food-grade sanitizers, which could cause illness if consumed. The recall notice did not state if any illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalled product is one-half pint 1% low fat chocolate milk that was produced at Hiland Dairy's Norman, Oklahoma facility only. This product was sold to institutional customers in these areas: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Metro Area; Western Oklahoma; Dallas, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; and Tyler, Texas. The recalled product s One-Half Pint Hiland Dairy 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk. The UPC number on the product is 72060-00156-3. The sell by date is January 27, 2021. And the Plant Code is 4025. Only products with the plant code 4025 are included in this … [Read more...]

Lake Champlain Chocolates Recalled For Foreign Material

Lake Champlain Chocolates is voluntarily recalling some of its LLC Lake Champlain Chocolates in the milk chocolate flavor for potential foreign material contamination. A consumer reported finding brittle plastic pieces in one finished product. After an investigation, the company is voluntarily recalling all potential affected product currently on the market from July 2020 through January 2021. This foreign material contamination poses a choking and mouth injury hazard. No reports of illness or injury have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. You can see pictures of products through links available at the FDA web site. The recalled Lake Champlain Chocolates include milk chocolate flavors Hazelnut Five Star Bar, Fruit & Nut Five Star Bar, Almond … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recalled For Foreign Material

Nestle Prepared Foods of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, is recalling about 762,615 pounds of not ready to eat Pepperoni Hot Pockets because they may be contaminated with foreign material, more specifically pieces of hard plastic and glass. This poses a choking and mouth injury hazard. There is one report of a minor oral injury associated with the consumption of this product. The recall was initiated after four consumer complaints were registered. The recalled product was produced from November 13, 2020 through November 16, 2020. The product has a shelf life of 14 months so some are still available for consumer purchase. The recalled product is 54-ounce carton packages containing 12 "Nestle Hot Pockets brand sandwiches Premium Pepperoni made with pork, chicken, & beef pizza garlic buttery … [Read more...]

Valley Processing Ordered To Stop Producing Adulterated Juices

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington entered a consent decree between the FDA and Valley Processing of Sunnyside, Washington to stop the company from distributing adulterated juice products until they comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The complaint, filed on November 6, 2020, states that Valley Processing juice products allegedly contained inorganic arsenic and patulin toxins at levels that can cause health problems. This juice was distributed for use in school lunch programs. This consent decree prohibits Valley Processing from receiving, preparing, processing, packing, holding, labeling, and/or distributing FDA regulated products until it completes corrective actions. The company had stopped its juice processing activities, but they … [Read more...]

Publix Steam in Bag Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

Publix Steam in Bag products are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination because they contain a specific butternut squash ingredient that has been recalled for the same reason. Pero Family Farms, the supplier of the butternut squash, has issued the recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled items include Publix Steam in Bag Green Beans Butternut Squash, with GTIN number 002-24887-00000. This item was sold from 01/03/2021 to 01/14/2021. Also recalled is Publix Steam in Bag Season Butternut Medley, with GTIN number 002-25399-00000 printed on the label. This item was sold between 01/03/2021 and 01/14/2021. Finally, Publix Steam in Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan is recalled. That item has the GTIN number 002-25677-00000 … [Read more...]

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Trays Recalled For Possible Listeria

Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Trays are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was triggered when Race West Company, a supplier of butternut squash to Pero Family Farms, notified them about the possible contamination. Production of these items has been halted as an investigation has bene launched. The recalled items include Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Cubed Tray. The GTIN number on the package is 8 74896 00977 1. The lot number/expiration dates are 01/15/2021 to 01/20/2021. Also recalled is Pero Family Farms Butternut Squash Veggie Spirals Tray. The GTIN number on that product label is 8 74896 00975 7. And the lot number/expiration dates for that variety range … [Read more...]

Avoid Green Gorilla Root Juice Because it Contains Yohimbine

The FDA is warning consumers to avoid Green Gorilla Root Juice because it contains Yohimbine, alpha-2 adrenergic antagonist, that is not listed on the label as required by law. Yohimbine is an ingredient that can be dangerous when it is in products at the level found in this product. Yohimbine is associated with heart attacks, seizures, and other serious side effects. It can also cause dizziness, confusion, anxiety, skin flushing, tremors, and headaches and it may interact with medications. It is available as a prescription drug, and is also used as a veterinary drug to reverse sedation in dogs. Laboratory tests conducted by the FDA found that Green Gorilla Root Juice contains Yohimbine at unsafe levels. The problem was discovered as part of a joint regulatory investigation by … [Read more...]

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