January 20, 2018

Two Chicken Salad Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Two chicken salad products are being recalled for undeclared allergens. One was packaged in the wrong packaging, and the other contains undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Cafe Spice GCT is recalling about 289 pounds of chicken salad products because it was packaged with a chicken wrap label, and does not declare milk that is in the product. These products were produced on January 12, 2018. The recalled product is 15 ounce clamshells labeled "southwest-style chicken wrap" but actually contains southwest-style chicken salad. The best by date is January 20, 2018. The product has the establishment number "EST. P-34641" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This chicken salad was shipped to retail locations nationwide. The problem was discovered by a retail customer, who … [Read more...]

Recalls of Products for Undeclared Nuts

There are two recalls today for products that were made with undeclared nuts. Whole Foods Market is recalling Cheesecake Bars for undeclared almonds, and Palmer Candy Company is recalling Sea Salt Caramel Hearts for undeclared peanuts. Anyone who is allergic to tree nuts and/or peanuts could have a serious reaction if they eat either of these products. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either of these recalls. The Palmer Candy Company is recalling Sea Salt Caramel Hearts that were sold only at Bomgaards Supply Store in the midwest U.S. The recalled product is Sea Salt Caramel Hearts in a 12 ounce tub. The best by date on the product is 12/21/18, and the UPC number is 77232-17091. It was sold in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, and … [Read more...]

Recall of Roe in Canada for Possible Botulism Updated Again

The recall of roe in Canada for possible botulism contamination has been updated again. Imperial Caviar & Seafood and VIP Caviar Club have recalled whitefish roe and salmon roe for Clostridium botulinum, and have updated those recalls five times since late November, 2017. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these issues. These products were distributed in Quebec at the retail level. This recall is correctly identifying the affected product from the recall dated January 11, 2018. The Imperial product outer package product information, and VIP Caviar Club inner package information is corrected. The recalled items are Imperial Caviar & Seafood Golden Whitefish Roe in 50 gram packages. The code on the outer package is 151218, and the UPC number is 1 86866 00012 2. … [Read more...]

Two Recalls: Tofu Burritos for Undeclared Soy, Orange Juice and Punch for Undeclared Milk

Two recalls have been issued by the FDA. One is for tofu breakfast burritos that contain undeclared soy; the other is for orange juice products that may contain undeclared milk. Rico Brand is issuing an allergy alert on Tofu Breakfast Burrito for undeclared soy, one of the major food allergens.  No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. The product was distributed in the state of Utah, more specifically in retail grocery stores in Cache County, Weber County, Salt Lake County, and Utah County. The product is a 12 ounce burrito wrapped in white paper. The label contains green, yellow around the border, and orange as the labels center color. Rico Brand logo printed on the top portion of the label. The Julien date is located on the back of the burrito with these two … [Read more...]

Recall of Ice Cream Bars for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination Expands

The recall of Fieldbrook Foods ice cream bars for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has expanded to include another product. The previously announced voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677) also includes 28,751 cases of Sundae Shoppe Raspberry Cream Bars that were included with Orange Cream Bars in ALDI seasonal split-case purchases. These cases were shipped between March and August 2017. You can see all of the stores where these products were sold, along with the brand name of the recalled products, at the FDA web site. The recalled products have production dates of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and a “best by” date of … [Read more...]

Rare Salmonella Strain Found in Evershing Frozen Shredded Coconut While Investigating Illness

A rare strain of Salmonella was found in Evershing International frozen coconut by the Massachusetts Department of Health and led to a nationwide recall. Officials were investigating a single case of Salmonella food poisoning. Testing performed by Massachusetts found the pathogenic bacteria in Evershing International Trading Company Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Cococnut. The product was packaged in 16 ounce plastic bags and has item number 331223 with UPC number 05216-44081. It was distributed in  Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas. All of those products sold between January 3, 2017 and January 3, 2018 were recalled last week. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Gharel … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cookies and Instant Coffee Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

In separate alerts, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that two products have recently been recalled because they contain allergens not listed on the package labeling. These recalls are for “Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies” (which contain milk and tree nuts), and for Hong Lee Trading Inc.’s “Chao Café Vietnamese Instant Coffee Mixed 3 in 1” (which contains milk). Dollar General Corporation issued its nationwide recall of its “Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies” after a store employee alerted the company that the 12-ounce packages were actually filled with “Clover Valley® Coconut Macaroons,” an error that occurred at the product’s manufacturing facility. These mispackaged coconut macaroons contain milk and tree nut ingredients. The recalled cookies were … [Read more...]

Recall of Imperial Caviar & Seafood Whitefish Roe and VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe for Botulism Updated Again

The recalls of Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe, and VIP Caviar Club brand Salmon Roe in Canada for possible botulism contamination have been updated again by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is the fourth time this recall has been updated to include more information. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these recalled products. These products were sold in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, and possibly national at the retail level. The recalled products are VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe in 50 gram containers. The codes on the product are 27017-02 BB: 27-SEP-18 and the UPC number is 1 86866 90024 8. Also recalled is VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe in 50 gram packages, with codes 19417-01 BB: 13-07-2018 and UPC number 1 86866 90024 8. Finally, … [Read more...]

Mary B’s Brand Biscuits Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Hom/Ade Foods is recalling Mary B's brand biscuits for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  An outside co-packer who manufactured the product discovered the issue and alerted the company. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled products are frozen bagged biscuits. All "best if used by" dates are before September 23, 2018. The recalled products have the letter "M" right after the date. The code is found on the back of the bag in the lower right corner. The recalled products are all Mary B's brand. They include Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits in 35 ounce containers 10 per package, with UPC number 2059300007; Buttermilk Biscuits in 26.4 ounce containers, 12 per package, with UPC number 2059300015; Southernmade Biscuits in 26.4 ounce … [Read more...]

Recall of Ice Cream Bars for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination Expands

Fieldbrook Foods is expanding its recall of ice cream bars for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  These products were made in 2017 on the company's Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, New York plant. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. You can see the long list of product recalls, along with the stores where they were sold, the brand name, and product photos at the FDA web site. The stores where these products were sold include ACME, ALDI, Amigo in Puerto Rico, Bi Lo, BJ's, Demoulas, Dillon, Dollar Tree, Econo in Puerto Rico, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Frys, Giant, Giant Eagle, Harveys, Jewel, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Price Chopper, Price Rite, Ralphs, Safeway in DC/DE/FOL/MD/VA, Save-A-Lot, Shaws, Shoprite, Smart & Final, Smiths, Star, … [Read more...]

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