January 22, 2019

Canada Herb Red Chili Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Canada Herb is recalling Canada Herb brand Red Chili from the market because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled item is Canada Herb Red Chili, sold in variable rate packages. There is no code and no UPC number on the product. The Chili may have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label. It is a product of Vietnam. It may not bear the brand of product name described. If you aren't sure whether or not you purchased this product, check with the retailer. If you bought this product, don't eat it, even if you plan to cook it. Throw it away after first wrapping it in plastic wrap or foil, and place it in a secure garbage can with a lid so other people and animals can't … [Read more...]

Chicken Skewers Recalled For Undeclared Coconut

Custom Made Meals of Denver, Colorado, is recalling about 7,954 pounds of chicken skewers because they contain coconut, a known tree nut allergen, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to coconut could have a reaction if they eat this product. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. The Red Chili Orange Chicken Skewers were produced on dates ranging from September 27, 2018 through January 10 2019. The recalled product is 9.11-pound cases containing four plastic packages each of "Red Chili Orange Chicken Skewers." The product has the case code number 79073, and various use by dates between October 15, 2018 and January 28, 2019. The skewer package has the establishment number "P-4121A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations … [Read more...]

Ottogi America Recalls Noodles and Ramen For Undeclared Egg

Ottogi America is recalling 21 items because they may contain undeclared egg, one of the major food allergens, that is not labeled on the package. Anyone who has an allergy to eggs could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No reactions have been reported to date. Some of these items may contain egg, based on a test result conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and have been recalled in Canada. They were sold nationwide in the U.S. in retail stores. The recalled items include Jin Ramen Spicy with Item number 21501202, Jin Ramen Spicy (5 Pack) with Item number 32142402, Ramen Noodle Sari with Item number 21101009, Yeul Ramen (Bowl) with Item number 21305007, Jin Ramen Mild (Bowl) with Item number 21309025, and Jin Ramen Mild with Item number 21501201. Also … [Read more...]

H & T Seafood Recalls Siluriformes Produced Without Inspection

H & T Seafood, the importer of record, is recalling about 71,435 pounds of imported Siluriformes fish products (catfish) because they were not presented for import re-inspection upon entry into the U.S. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products have been received to date. These fish products were imported from Vietnam to the U.S. on dates ranging from November 29, 2017 through October 14, 2018. The recalled products include: 14-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of “PINEAPPLE BRAND FROZEN SHEAT FISH (WILD CAUGHT)” with entry date to the U.S. of 1/3/18 and package code 19330 in Julian Date. 14-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of “TRAMAN CO. LTE INDIVIDUALLY QUICK FROZEN WILD CAUGHT SILVER SHEAT FISH” with entry date of 1/14/18 and package code … [Read more...]

Johnsonville Pork Patties Recalled For Foreign Material

Johnsonville of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, is recalling 48,371 pounds of raw ground pork patty products that may be contaminated with foreign material, more specifically black rubber. No injuries or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem. These products were produced and packaged on September 27, 2018, October 17, 2018, and October 18, 2018. The recalled products have the establishment number "34225" printed on the carton end under the "Best Flavor By" date. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The recalled products include: 24-ounce (1.5 pound) plastic bag in a carton of frozen “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR CHEESE & BACON FLAVOR” with “Best Flavor By: 7/24/2019” represented on the label. 24-ounce (1.5 pound) plastic bag … [Read more...]

Salmon Village Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon Nuggets Recalled For Listeria

Delta Pacific Seafoods is recalling Salmon Village Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon Nuggets for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This product was distributed in Canada, in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan at the consumer retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The recalled product is Salmon Village brand Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon Nuggets - Maple in 150 gram containers. The codes on the product are 1227.18 F26.18 and all best before codes. The UPC number on the product is 8 28684 00108 9. If you bought this product, don't eat it, even if you plan to heat it thoroughly. Discard it in a secure container in a sealed garbage can so animals and other people can't … [Read more...]

SimplySmart Organics Chicken Nuggets Recalled For Foreign Material

Perdue Foods of Georgia is recalling about 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets because they  may be contaminated with foreign materials,  more specifically wood.  There have been no confirmed reports of any injuries or adverse reactions to date. The problem was discovered after three consumer complaints were received by the company about the contamination. Someone also reported finding foreign materials to the USDA'S FSIS consumer complaint monitoring system. The foreign materials can pose a choking hazard, or could cause injury to the mouth. The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018. The recalled item is 22 ounce plastic bag packages of frozen "Perdue SimplySmart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets Gluten Free." The product has the best by date … [Read more...]

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Urges End to Shutdown

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is urging the government to reopen areas that are shutdown, and end food safety risks to consumers. The shutdown is now on Day 28. Some employees at the FDA and USDA are furloughed, and others are working without pay. The FDA has brought back some workers, but they are not being paid. In her statement, she writes, "The President’s shutdown is putting our nation’s food supply at risk—a fundamental responsibility of the FDA and USDA. FDA inspectors are still working without pay, and they are only able to carry out one third of regular inspections. FDA also remains understaffed for food surveillance and food recall operations, and enforcement appears to be down. At the same time, the status of FDA’s work finalizing guidance and implementing rules … [Read more...]

U.S. PIRG: Hazardous Meat and Poultry Recalls Nearly Double in 2018

U.S. PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs (public interest research groups), has found that the recalls of potentially hazardous meat and poultry recalls nearly doubled from 2013 to 2018. Their report, How Safe Is Our Food? During that time frame, while there has been a 10% increase in overall recalls, there was a 70% increase in chicken recalls, and an 83% increase in Class 1 meat and poultry recalls, which are those likely to cause serious illness or death. Some of these recalls may be because of better identification of pathogens in food, and new technology such as whole genome sequencing. The U.S. PIRG also says that the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 has also increased food recalls. Adam Garber, U.S. PIRG Consumer Watchdog said in a statement, "The food we nourish … [Read more...]

RXBAR Recalls Some Varieties for Undeclared Peanuts

RXBAR is recalling some varieties of their bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to that ingredient could have a dangerous reaction if they eat these products. There have been allergic reactions reported to the company. The varieties that are recalled are RXBAR Apple Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Sea Salt, Coconut Chocolate, Coffee Chocolate, Mango Pineapple, Maple Sea Salt, Mint Chocolate, Mixed Berry, and Pumpkin Spice. Of the RXBAR Kids type, Apple Cinnamon Raisin, Berry Blast, and Chocolate Chip are recalled. The company found that "potential for peanut" in two varieties of RXBAR and are expanding that recall after consumer complaints. The specific recalled products, … [Read more...]

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