August 18, 2018

Stoltzfus Family Dairy Recalled Improperly Pasteurized Chocolate Milk

The Stoltzfus Family Dairy at 6300 Skinner Road in Vernon, New York is voluntarily recalling batches of chocolate milk that were improperly pasteurized, according to news reports. Pasteurization is the processing of briefly heating milk to high enough temperatures to kill pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella; it makes the milk safe to drink. The recalled milk is Creamline chocolate milk. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced this recall last week; routine department inspections uncovered this problem. If the milk was not heated to a high enough temperature to kill pathogenic bacteria, someone may get drink it and get sick. However, no illnesses have been reported by consumers to date in connection with the recalled Creamline … [Read more...]

Foods Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts and Sulfites

Two foods have been recalled for 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 code … [Read more...]

Randsland Coleslaw and Broccoli Slaw Recalled for Possible Listeria

Randsland Farms is recalling Randsland brand Classic Coleslaw and Broccoli Slaw in Canada because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No reports of illness have been received in connection with these recalled products. These products were sold in Nova Scotia at the retail level. They include Randsland Broccoli Slaw in 340 gram containers. The code on the product is 080118, and the UPC number is 0 57225 00008 7. Also recalled is Randsland Classic Coleslaw in 340 gram packages, with code 080118 and UPC number 0 57225 00007 0. The recall notice does not state the stores where these products may have been sold. If you bought either product, don't eat it. Remember that foods that are contaminated with pathogenic bacteria will not look, smell, or taste spoiled. … [Read more...]

Pinty’s Chicken Breast Strips Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria

Pinty's Delicious Foods is recalling Pinty's brand Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. The recalled products are Pinty's Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips in 1 kg packages, with best before date 2018 AU 09 and UPC number 0 69094 62401 1. The second recalled product is Pinty's Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips in 1 kg packages, with best before date 2018 AU 15 and UPC number 0 69094 62401 1. They were sold at the retail level in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. This product was sold in the refrigerated section of supermarkets. If you bought this item, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package, or return it to the … [Read more...]

Dole Baby Spinach Recalled in Canada for Listeria

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling Dole brand Baby Spinach with Tender Reds for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This product was sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, possibly nationally, and Prince Edward Island at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported in association with consumption of this product. The recalled product is Dole Baby Spinach with Tender Reds in 142 gram packages. The codes on the product are Best Before 18-AU-04 and All time codes starting with W202011. The UPC number on the product is 0 71430 06069 8. If you bought this product, do not eat it. Wrap it in double wrap and throw it away in a secure garbage can, or you can take it back to the store where you purchased it for a refund. Then clean out your … [Read more...]

Food Recalls Increased in the Second Quarter of 2018

Food recalls increased in the second quarter of 2018, but mostly due to a large recall of eggs, according to a new report issued by Stericycle Expert Solutions. That recall, for Rose Acre Farms in early summer, was for more than 200,000,000 eggs that were linked to a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that sickened at least 45 people in 10 states. That one recall resulted in a huge increase of more than 20 times the number of food units recalled. And even though FDA food recalled increased by 7% in the second quarter to 147, that's the second lowest quarter increase since 2018. The top reason for recalls at the FDA were for undeclared allergens at 42%; the second was for bacterial contamination, at 32%. The pathogens responsible for those recalls were Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria … [Read more...]

Food Products Recalled for Undeclared Allergens and Additives

Two food products have been recalled; one for undeclared allergens, the other for undeclared additives. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported in either case. The first recall is for Otto's Old-Fashioned Bologna for undeclared sodium nitrite and sodium erythorbate. These products were produced on May 11, 2018 and packaged on May 15, 2018. The recalled products are 14-ounce vacuum-sealed packages containing "Otto's Old-Fashioned Quality Ring Bologna" with a lot code of 18131 and a "sell by" date of 08/09/2018; and 14-ounce vacuum-sealed packages containing "Otto's Old-Fashioned Quality Garlic Ring Bologna" with lot code 18131 and "sell by" date 08/09/2018. They both have the establishment number "EST. 33989" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to a retail … [Read more...]

Pork Sausage Products and Pork Egg Rolls Recalled

Pork sausage products have been recalled for undeclared allergens, and pork egg rolls are being recalled for possible foreign material contamination. No illnesses have bene reported in either case. The first recall is for Van Oriental Foods of Texas, recalling 10,385 pounds of heat treated but not fully cooked and not shelf stable pork egg rolls, for possible soft plastic contamination. The egg rolls were produced on May 30, 2018. The product has a shelf life of 12 months if frozen and 10 days if refrigerated. The product is 5.4 ounce packages containing two pieces of "Van's Kitchen Egg Rolls Pork Grab and Go," with lot code 18150, a Julian date of 18150A, and various "Freshness date/Best if used by" dates. The egg rolls have the establishment number "EST. 13219" inside the USDA mark of … [Read more...]

Foods Recalled for Undeclared Milk and Eggs

Two products have been recalled this week for undeclared allergens. Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk was recalled for undeclared milk, and Sweet EARTH Aloha BBQ Quesadillas were recalled for undeclared eggs and milk. The first recall is for Sweet Earth Aloha BBQ Quesadillas. The product was sold in 8 ounce packages. The product has the Sweet Earth Aloha BBQ Quesadilla exterior packaging but it contains the Sweet Earth Mile High Quesadilla in an interior clear plastic wrapper that reads "MILE HIGH." The ingredient statement on the exterior package doesn't identify the food allergens eggs and milk, which are in the Mile High Quesadilla. The product was produced on May 29, 2018. It was distributed to Target stores nationally and the Strack & Van Til Food Market in Indiana and … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Public Health Alert About Salmonella in Whey Powder

Last week, there were four recalls of products for possible Salmonella contamination in the U.S. and two recalls in Canada. Those recalled products included types of Ritz Crackers, Swiss rolls, several varieties and flavors of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, and a Hungry Man frozen dinner. On August 1, 2018, the FDA issued a public health alert about possible Salmonella contamination of whey powder. The whey powder is produced by Associated Milk Producers of Minnesota. That facility voluntarily recalled its product, triggering the secondary recalls. No illnesses have been "confirmed," according to the FDA notice, but consumers should not eat any of the recalled foods. While these foods are baked or cooked before they are packaged, which reduces the risk of Salmonella … [Read more...]

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