October 15, 2018

Silver Star Homeopathic Meds Recalled for Possible Microbial Contamination

Silver Star Brands products are being recalled for possible microbial contamination. "The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination," according to the FDA recall notice. Use of these products could result in increased infections that could be life-threatening to some people. No adverse reactions have been reported in this recall. The recall is for six Silver Star Brands human products and two pet products. These products were distributed nationwide to retailers and to consumers through direct sales and the company's website. Six of the products are intended for human use, and two are intended for pet use. The recalled products are Native Remedies VertiFree oral spray with UPC number 818837012260, Native Remedies VaricoGo oral spray with UPC number … [Read more...]

Valley Fine Foods Recalls Three Bridges Simple Dishes Products for Possible Adulteration

Valley Fine Foods, of Forest City, North Carolina, is recalling 35,516 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked Three Bridges Simple Dishes meat and poultry products because they may be contaminated. The products may contain "spoilage organisms that have rendered it unwholesome and fit for human food," according to the USDA. No confirmed reports of illness have been received to date. The problem was discovered on October 4, 2018, by the establishment's research and development facility during routine internal testing. FSIS was told about this issue on October 10, 2018. The recalled Three Bridges Simple Dishes products were produced on various dates ranging from August 15, 2018 to October 4, 2018. All of the foods have the establishment number "P-22102B" or "M-22102B" on the side of … [Read more...]

Product Quest Recalls Baby Oral Gels For Possible Microbial Contamination

Product Quest Manufacturing, after recalling CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist for microbial contamination, is now recalling all lots of nasal products and baby oral gels that were made at that company's Florida facility. While there is no known microbial contamination associated with those products, they are issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution. The microbes found in the nasal mist product were identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Repetitive use of a nasal spray or other nasal product that contains this pathogen can lead to an infection that can be life-threatening in certain populations. People with compromised immune system or with cystic fibrosis are most susceptible to serious complications with this type of infection. Repetitive use of an oral gel product … [Read more...]

King Bio It’s Kids and Infant Products Recalled for Possible Microbial Contamination

King Bio is voluntarily recalling It's Kids and Infant products for possible microbial contamination. A small percentage of products that were made between 08/01/2017 and 04/2018 tested positive for bacteria. The recall notice did not state which bacteria were found. These drug products could cause infections that may require a doctor's care. Some children could develop a serious illness, according to the recall notice. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with package sizes, intended use, UPC numbers, and lot numbers at the FDA web site. Some of the recalled products include DK Attention & Learning, Chicken Pox Symptom Relief, Children's Appetite & Weight, Children's Feet Reducer, DK … [Read more...]

Southern Grove Cashews Recalled for Possible Glass Contamination

Star Snacks Co. has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of its “SOUTHERN GROVE CASHEW HALVES AND PIECES WITH SEA SALT” product, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The recall was initiated after a consumer reported finding pieces of glass in the cashews. Star Snacks Co. is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. The products affected by the recall were distributed to ALDI stores in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. The cashews being recalled were distributed in … [Read more...]

Hot Dogs Recalled by John Morrell and Co. for Potential Metal Materials Contamination

A Class II recall has been reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for over 210,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products. According to the USDA, John Morrell and Co., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, recalled the hot dogs – produced on January 26, 2017 – after receiving three reports from consumers that they had been contaminated with extraneous metal materials. The Morrell hot dog products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Two beef franks products are affected by the recall. They are: “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS” (in 14-ounce sealed film packages marked with a “Use By” date of Aug. 19, 2017), and “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks” (in 16-ounce sealed film packages with a “Use By” date of June 15, 2017). Both products … [Read more...]

BrightFarms Salads Recalled for Metal Materials

The (FDA) has announced that multiple BrightFarms salad products have been recalled due to the possible presence of metal construction materials. This contamination arose due to construction at the Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm where the salad greens were grown. The BrightFarms branded salads were distributed to and sold at Giant Food stores (Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle, Peapod, and Martin’s Food Markets) in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The Capital Area Food Bank may also have distributed the compromised salads to consumers. The affected salad products were packaged in clear plastic clamshell packages stamped with “Best by” dates of 5/22/17, 5/23/17, 5/24/17, 5/25/17, and 5/26/17. The recalled brands are: … [Read more...]

Italian Chicken Sausages Recalled by Perdue Foods for Possible Contamination

Almost 2,148 pounds of Italian chicken sausage links have been recalled by Perdue Foods LLC, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Perdue Foods is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. The company issued the recall after they received reports on May 5, 2017, that three people who bought the products had found blue plastic materials in the sausage. The products affected by the recall, produced on March 27, 2017, were shipped to retail distributors in Connecticut and Maryland in 24-ounce packages containing 8 links of fully cooked, ready-to-eat “PERDUE HARVESTLAND Italian Style Organic Chicken Sausage.” These containers were stamped with a “Sell or Freeze By” date of 6/25/17 and the package code “64405;” they bear the … [Read more...]

Cal Poly Recalls Chocolate Bars for Possible Contamination

Cal Poly has recalled six varieties of its chocolate candy bars for undeclared allergens and possible microbial contamination. The university makes chocolates at a food processing lab on campus that is managed by students. The chocolate may contain undeclared peanut, milk, or soy allergens and may have been exposed to bacteria, yeast, or mold. There have been no reports of illness or allergic reaction as of Monday, October 6, 2014. The bars were made on equipment that may have experienced product buildup. That means other ingredients such as peanuts could be in chocolate bars that were not made with those ingredients. The failure occurred on October 3, 2014. The recall includes Cal Poly Chocolates Peanut Butter Crunch Bar with UPC number 7 45711 56310 8, Cal Poly Chocolates … [Read more...]

Princess House Recalls Marissa Tangerine Appetizer Plates

Princess House is recalling some of its Marissa Tangerine Appetizer Plates because they may leach cadmium and lead into the food they hold.The heavy metals are contained in the decorative plate decals, and they contain lead and cadmium at levels exceeding FDA and/or California Proposition 65 guidance levels. Not all plates distributed by this company have this problem, but Princess House is recalling all of the Tangerine plates distributed through its consultant and hostess network. No injuries or illnesses related to the recalled product have been reported to date. Only the Tangerine Appetizer Plates are affected by this recall; no other Marissa collection tableware pieces are involved. If you are a consumer with these plates, obtain information about product return and exchange by … [Read more...]

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