September 22, 2023

Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal Recalled For High Arsenic Levels

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal is being recalled for high inorganic arsenic levels. Three lots of this cereal are recalled. The recalling company is Maple Island Inc. that makes this cereal for Walmart. While no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, consuming arsenic can cause cancer, heart disease, lung disease, IQ loss, diabetes, and neurological problems. And its effect is much more serious in infants and young children because they are growing rapidly. The FDA set limits on the amount of inorganic arsenic in baby food at 100 parts per billion (PPB). The cereal tested above the FDA guidance level. Rice is especially vulnerable to taking up this heavy metal when it grows. The grain is often planted in fields where cotton was grown. And arsenic … [Read more...]

Picket Fence Creamery Taco Cheese Curds, Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Recall

Picket Fence Creamery Taco Cheese Curds and the company's key lime pie ice cream are being recalled because they may contain wheat, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to wheat or who has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Picket Fence Creamery LLC. The recalled products include Picket Fence Creamery Taco Cheese Curds that are packaged in 12 ounce plastic containers with  Picket Fence Creamery label. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 094922414984. The product has a "best if used by" date of 2-26-22 (February 26, 2022) or before. The date is directly … [Read more...]

Beech-Nut Rice Baby Food is Recalled For High Inorganic Arsenic

One production date lot of Beech-Nut rice baby food is being recalled because it contains high levels of inorganic arsenic. Baby food manufacturers have been under fire for some time because sampling has shown that many of these products have high levels of heavy metals such as inorganic arsenic, cadmium, and lead. No illnesses related to this specific product have been reported to the company to date, although the effects of ingesting this compound can take years to manifest. No other production dates or Beech-Nut products are affected by this recall. Beech-Nut has also decided to leave the market for Beech-Nut branded Single Grain Rice Cereal. The company is concerned about the ability to obtain rice flour that is consistently well below the FDA guidance level and their own … [Read more...]

Bueno Coffee Substitute Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts and Hazelnuts

Bueno Coffee Substitute is being recalled because it contains peanuts and hazelnuts and may contain barley (gluten), which are three of the major food allergens, that are not listed on the label. Anyone who is allergic to peanuts and hazelnuts (tree nuts) who consumes this product could have a serious reaction. And anyone who is allergic to gluten or who has celiac disease could also become ill. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. There are two recalled product flavors: Creamy Hazelnut and  Pecan Praline. The Creamy Hazelnut product contains undeclared peanut and hazelnut. The Pecan Praline product contains undeclared peanut and barley. All of these products that have a sell by date of April 8, 2023 or earlier … [Read more...]

Belle Grove Whole Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Botulism

Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. in Ontario, Canada is recalling Belle Grove Whole Mushrooms for possible botulism contamination. The mushrooms may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Belle Grove Whole White Mushrooms sold in 227 gram packages. The UPC number printed on the label is 8 87462 00000 3, and the code on the product is Best Before 15 Jan. The recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may trigger the recall of more food products. If this happens, the public will be notified through updated food recall warnings at the CFIA web site. The government is making sure that the … [Read more...]

Sienna Turtle Brownie Recalled For Undeclared Peanuts

Dianne's Fine Desserts of Newburyport, Massachusetts is recalling 26 cases of Sienna Turtle Brownie because it may contain peanuts, one of the major food allergens, that is not declared on the label. Anyone who is allergic to or sensitive to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product. No reactions or illnesses have been reported to the company to date. This brownie was distributed through retail wholesale clubs in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. The Sienna Turtle Brownie, with UPC number 8495241115 and lot code 19198, can be identified by the name and product image on the tray. The tray size is 17.1875 inches by 13.125 inches by 2 inches. This recall was initiated because the company discovered that product containing peanuts was … [Read more...]

Olympia Provisions Mortadella Recalled For Undeclared Tree Nuts

Olympia Meats of Portland, Oregon is recalling about 198 pounds of ready-t0-eat pork sausages products for misbranding and undeclared pistachios, or tree nuts. Olympia Provisions Mortadella is the recalled product. Anyone who is allergic to pistachios could have a serious reaction if they eat this sausage. The pork sausage product is labeled "Mortadella Classica" but the package actually contains Mortadella Pistachio sausage. These items were produced on July 29, 2019. The recalled item is varying weights of vacuum packaged Olympia Provisions Mortadella Classic with Garlic and Spices. The best by date on the product is 12-30-2019. This sausage has the establishment number "Est. 39928" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail outlets in California, Oregon, and … [Read more...]

Garden of Life Recalls Baby Organic Liquid Formula for Choking Hazard

Garden of Life LLC is recalling Baby Organic Liquid because the label includes directions for use that may be misinterpreted, possibly posing a choking hazard from the thick liquid. The product may be difficult to swallow if it is not administered "precisely following the labeled instructions." Baby Organic Liquid is a liquid supplement packaged in a blue carton that includes a measuring syringe. The label says, "“Do not insert syringe directly in mouth. Dispense liquid slowly into the mouth, toward the inner cheek. May be mixed with breast milk or formula.” The company is recalling the product so it can be relabeled with new instructions, advising parents to only administer the product by mixing in either breast milk or formula and not to administer directly into the infant’s … [Read more...]

More PC Organics Baby Food Recalled for Botulism In Canada

The recall issued on February 3, 2017 for PC Organics baby food in Canada has been expanded to include more products. Loblaw Companies is recalling the product because the may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. A manufacturing error resulted in too much water in the product, which could support the growth of this pathogenic bacteria. A tiny amount of botulism toxin can cause illness and death. There have been illnesses reported that may be associated with the consumption of these products. The products were sold up to and including February 8, 2017 nationwide in Canada. In Ontario, they were sold at Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, valu-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated … [Read more...]

Sammy’s Milk Baby Food Recalled for Possible Cronobacter

Graceleigh, Inc. doing business as Sammy's Milk is recalling all lots of Sammy's Milk Baby Food because it may contain Cronobacter. This bacteria can cause severe and sometimes fatal blood infections or meningitis in infants. The formula may also not provide nutritional levels of iron. No illnesses have been reported to date. Cronobacter occurs naturally in the environment and it survives in very dry conditions. The CDC usually receives notice of about 4 to 6 cases of Cronobacter infections in infants every year. Infants younger than 2 months are most likely to develop meningitis if they are infected with Cronobacter. Premature infants and babies with weakened immune systems are also at increased risk for serious complications from this infection. The recalled product is 12.84 ounce … [Read more...]

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