October 1, 2016

Fresh Express Salads Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling 480 cases of American Salad because it may contain undeclared egg, milk, wheat, and anchovy, which are four of the major food allergens. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. A small number of Caesar Salad condiment packets with undeclared allergens may have been mistakenly put into a limited quantity of American salads. The condiment packets are in a separate clear pouch and are labeled "Caesar," but the ingredient list for the condiments is not on the package label, so consumers will not be aware that those allergens are present. The recall is for 11 ounce packages of Fresh Express American Salad. The product code is G264A12A and the use by date is October 5, 2016. The UPC number for this … [Read more...]

Retail List Released for Recalled E. coli Adams Farm Meats

The USDA has released the retail consignment list for recalled Adams Farm Slaughterhouse beef, veal, and buffalo products that are linked to an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in four states. Those products were sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The original recall notice stated that the meat was sold in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York and mentioned that it may have been distributed in neighboring states. You can see the long list of recalled products at the USDA web site. They include beef cuts including beef for stewing, sirloin steak, strip steak, t-bone steak, tenderloin steak, and eye round roast, among others. The veal cuts being recalled include rib chops, loin chops, tenderloin, osso buco, and roasts, among others. And the bison … [Read more...]

Caviness Beef Packers Recall Ground Beef for Possible E. coli O103

Caviness Beef Packers of Hereford, Texas is recalling about 2,100 pounds of boneless beef trim products that were made into ground beef and may be contaminated with E. coli O103. These products were sold to another firm and were then available for direct consumer purchase at retail locations in Texas. The recalled products are 2,100 pound Combo Bin of "boneless beef trim 84L" produced on September 14, 2016 and processed into ground beef products by another establishment. The ground beef may not have the Caviness Establishment number 675, but may have another number inside the USDA seal. Caviness Beef has control of all but 320 pounds of ground beef products. They are: 10 pound chub of 73% Regular Ground Beef with a "use by" or "freeze by" date of October 10, 2016 with UPC number … [Read more...]

Congresswoman Urges USDA to Investigate Adams Farm E. coli Outbreak

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released a statement yesterday about the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to recalled beef products from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse. At least seven people in four states are sick with E. coli infections after eating those products. She said, "News that a deadly form of E. coli has contaminated beef, veal, and bison products is extremely unsettling and I encourage all consumers to check their freezers to make sure that their products are safe. As E. coli continues to threaten American families, we have more work to do to ensure that all meat products are properly inspected before they are sold in stores. While I am grateful to the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the CDC for doing their due diligence in determining the source of the … [Read more...]

FDA Investigates Island Soup Company

The FDA is advising consumers to throw away any soup products from the New York firm Island Soups Company with best before dates between July 2015 and June 2018 because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. That bacteria produces a toxin that can be deadly even in very small amounts. The company issued a recall for six soup varieties of their products on September 7, 2016. But in the notice from the FDA, they state that "FDA's safety concerns extend to all low-acid canned food products with best before dates between July 2015 and June 2018." FDA officials inspected Island Soups Company on June 22, 2016 and found that the facility "does not meet mandatory safety requirements for thermally processed low-acid canned food (LACF) products under the Federal … [Read more...]

Urgent Allergy Alert Issued for “Vrindavan” Cow Ghee

Mahesh Maheshwari, president of Sabji Mani, has issued an “Urgent” recall for his company’s “Vrindavan” Cow Ghee product, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product, distributed before September 9, 2016, contains undeclared milk allergens. These allergens can pose serious health risks to consumers who are sensitive or allergic to milk. The product, packaged in clear glass jars, contain the following UPC numbers: 2 fl. oz.: UPC #753642000999 8 fl. oz.: UPC #753642001002 16 fl. oz.: UPC #753642001002 32 fl. oz.: UPC #753642001019 65 fl. oz.: UPC #753642001033 128 fl. oz.: UPC #753642001040 If you purchased this product and are allergic to milk or have lactose intolerance, do not eat it. Consumers who have bought this product may take it … [Read more...]

Frozen Onion Rings Recalled by McCain Foods USA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that McCain Foods USA, located in Lisle, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling four (4) separate brands of frozen onion rings. The products were accidentally mislabeled with incorrect packaging that did not declare milk as a product ingredient. People with allergies to milk may experience a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the onion rings. Packages should be thrown away or returned to their retail place of purchase for a full refund. The affected products, distributed to retail locations, were manufactured between October 20th, 2015 and September 23, 2016. They are sold under the following brand names: Save-A-Lot Stores (40oz Bag of Frozen Breaded Diced Onion Rings, Premium Pick 5 Mix and Match … [Read more...]

Good Sense Cranberries ‘N More Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

Waymouth Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Good Sense® Cranberries 'N More trail mix because other allergens were inadvertently packed into the package. The recall is for 2640 of these packages. The recall is for undeclared peanuts, walnuts, wheat, milk, and soy. Anyone allergic to those ingredients could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. There is no word on whether or not any reactions have been reported to date. The recalled product is Good Sense® Cranberries 'N More in a 6 ounce (170 gram) packages with a "Freshest if used by" date of 8/16/2017 A 15:00 through "Freshest if used by" date of 8/16/2017 A 23:00. If you are allergic to peanuts, walnuts, wheat, milk, and/or soy or are lactose intolerant, do not eat this product. Throw it away or take it back to the … [Read more...]

Mt Kisco Smokehouse Recalls Smoked Salmon for Listeria

Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of New York is voluntarily recalling two types of smoked salmon because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. An FDA inspection revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in floor drains and cracks in the floor in the company's facility. The recalled products are Atlantic Smoked Salmon Whole lot # 13723516 USE BY 09 12 16 and lot # 1215316 USE BY 9 30 16. Also recalled is Sliced - Smoked Atlantic Salmon in an 8 ounce (225.89 gram) package. The lot numbers and use by dates for that product are lot # 12125116 USE BY 09 28 16, lot # 12125216 USE BY 09 29 16, lot # 11325716 USE BY 10 03 16, and lot # 11325816 USDE BY 10 05 16. … [Read more...]

Canned Vegetables Recalled for Undeclared Shellfish

Sager Creek Foods, a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, is recalling 15,000 shipped cases of canned vegetables, primarily non-retail, which may have the potential to contain trace amounts of shellfish. Anyone who is allergic to shellfish could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. You can see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site. The products were shipped to Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. They are sold in 106 ounce metal cans with Best By Dates of JUN 01 19 printed on the top. The recalled products are: Allens Cut … [Read more...]

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