June 26, 2022

What Are the Symptoms of Common Food Allergies?

Food Poisoning Bulletin publishes recalls of food for undeclared allergens from the FDA, USDA, and CFIA every week. These recalls affect just about every food on the market. Food allergies can cause reactions that range from mild to life-threatening. So what are the symptoms of common food allergies? People can be born with food allergies, or they can appear at any time during the lifespan without warning. Some people grow out of their allergies, while others are lifelong. And children are more likely to be allergic to foods than adults. There are some symptoms that are common to most allergens. They include tingling of the mouth, lips, and tongue; itching, rash, and hives; congestion or runny nose; nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These are usually early symptoms that may appear … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Whole Foods For Selling Misbranded Products

The FDA warns Whole Foods for selling misbranded products as part of the government's efforts to address undeclared allergens as the leading cause of food recalls in this country. The history of Whole Foods recalls was reviewed, and the FDA states that "These recalls demonstrate that your corporation engaged in a pattern of receiving and offering for sale misbranded food products. For the time period of October 2019 to November 2020, your firm recalled 32 food products due to undeclared allergen(s). We noticed similar patterns of numerous recalls for undeclared allergens in previous years as well." Some of the recalled products include Whole Foods Market Minestrone Soup, which was recalled in April 2020 for undeclared milk. The reason given for the recall was that the internal … [Read more...]

Mr. Wok Foods Recalled For Five Undeclared Allergens

About 200,000 pounds of Mr. Wok Foods are being recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergens. The allergens that these products may contain include milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, and/or oysters. The products also may contain MSG, sesame products, or sulfites that are not declared on the labels. That means that anyone who  is allergic to or sensitive to these ingredients, as well as people who are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, may have a serious reaction if they eat these products. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. The frozen meat and poultry items were produced from August 6, 2019 through August 6, 2020. A spreadsheet that contains the list of recalled products is available at the USDA web site. Some of … [Read more...]

Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips Recalled For Undeclared Allergens

Rusty's Seafood Market of Lorida, Florida, is recalling all five types of its Captain Rusty's Seafood Dips because they contain six of the eight major food allergens: fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, eggs, soy, and milk. Anyone who is allergic to those foods, and anyone with lactose intolerance or celiac disease, could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. There have been no confirmed illnesses reported to date. The fish that may be the products include mahi, salmon, whiting, pollock,and  threadfin bream. The crustacean shellfish that may be in the products include crab, lobster, and shrimp. It may seem strange to see those ingredients mentioned, but if they are in a product they must be listed on the label in the allergen statement. The recalled products are … [Read more...]

Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate Nonpareils Recalled For Milk

Mellace Family Brands California Inc. (Johnvince Foods) of Warren Ohio is recalling Wegmans Semi-Sweet Chocolate Nonpareils because it contains milk, one of the major food allergens, that isn't declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant may 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 problem. Nonpareils are small candies that are used as decoration in baking. This product was distributed through Wegmans retail stores in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The recalled product is a plastic tub with a tamper evident seal and  attached pre-printed label. Printed on the label is "WEGMANS," … [Read more...]

Farm Boy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recalled For Undeclared Allergens

Farm Boy Broccoli Cheddar Soup is being recalled in Canada because it may contain undeclared barley and sulphites. Barley contains gluten, which means that anyone who has celiac disease  or who is sensitive to gluten could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. And some people are allergic to sulphites; in addition, some asthmatics can have life-threatening reactions, including anaphylactic shock, if they consume foods that are high in sulphites. The recalled product is Farm Boy Broccoli Cheddar Soup sold in 680 ml packages. The UPC number on the label is 8 08912 00696 3, and the code on the product is Best before MAY11. The soup was sold in Ontario at the retail level. If you purchased this product and cannot eat gluten, or if you have asthma or are sensitive to … [Read more...]

Foods Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts and Sulfites

Two foods have been recalled for two undeclared allergens. Snack ginger has been recalled for undeclared sulfites, and ice cream is recalled for undeclared peanuts. No allergic reactions have been reported in either recall. The first recall is for Salt & Straw Chocolate Gooey Brownie Ice Cream Pints for undeclared peanuts. This product is safe to eat unless you have a peanut allergy or sensitivity. The company's chocolate supplier, Pitch Dark Chocolate, told the company that the chocolate chips used in the brownie may have had cross-contact with a peanut allergen. The recalled product is Salt & Straw Ice Cream Chocolate Gooey Brownie Pints. The plant codes of the recalled product are 41-404 with lot codes 18201, 18203, 18212, 18213, 18214, 18219, 18221, and 18223; and plant … [Read more...]

Food Allergies Can Be Life-Threatening

Food Poisoning Bulletin is constantly searching for and publishing information about food and drink recalls for potential food allergens, and with good reason. According to the FDA, serious allergic reactions to food allergens causes 30,000 emergency room visits, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths in this country every year. Anaphylaxis is caused by a severe reaction to one of the eight major food allergens, which include milk, wheat, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. More than 150 other foods can cause allergic reactions in people allergic to them, But those top eight cause 90% of food allergic reactions. While most allergies start in childhood, and while some children can "outgrow" their allergies, anyone can develop an allergy to anything at any time … [Read more...]

Chopped Cooked Ham Recalled in Canada for Undeclared Allergens

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Olymel S.E.C. are recalling the Deli-Shop brand Chopped Cooked Ham for undeclared milk, soy, mustard, and wheat. Anyone allergic to those ingredients, or who has lactose intolerance or celiac disease, could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is The Deli-Shop Chopped Cooked Ham in 700 gram packages. The code on the product is Best Before 2016 SE 25 and the UPC number is 0 59749 94571 4. It was sold in Quebec at the retail level. If you are allergic to milk, soy, mustard, and/or wheat, or are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, do not eat this product. Throw it away or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Food Recall Roundup For June 26, 2016

Here are all of the recalls for the week ending June 26, 2016. Since there have been so many recalls over the past weeks for serious issues, including Listeria monocytogenes and undeclared peanuts, we are gathering the recalls in one place for easy referral. The peanut recalls are secondary, triggered by the discovery at GrainCraft that their flour contained peanut residue. The Listeria recalls are also secondary, triggered by SunOpta sunflower seeds that were recalled, and CRF Frozen Foods frozen vegetables recalled because they may be contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. Please check your home to see if you have any of these recalled products. If you do, discard them or return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund. The recalls are listed in reverse … [Read more...]

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