December 16, 2017

Undeclared Milk Causes Several Recalls

The presence of milk, one of the major food allergens, not declared on labels has caused the recall of several products, according to the FDA. No illnesses have been reported in connection with any of these recalls, according to the notices. Colorado Nut Company is recalling Cashew Cranberry Cherry Jubilee, Oat Bran Nutty Crunch, Honey Nutty Granola, Peanut Delight, and Frontier Trail Mix because of undeclared milk. These products were distributed from June 1, 2017 through November 7, 2017 with a sell by date range from December 1, 2017 through May 7, 2017. The states where these products were sold include Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. They were sold at car … [Read more...]

Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars Recalled for Foreign Material

Leclerc Foods is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars as a measure of precaution because a small piece of yellow plastic, or foreign material, was found in the product by a consumer. This could pose a choking hazard. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars in 9.5 ounce boxes. There are six bars in each box. The date code can be found printed in white on the top of the box. The "best by" date of May 24, 2018 is the only date code that is part of this particular recall. The product has a UPC number of 41498-18695. These protein meal bars were distributed in ALDI stores in 21 states. Those states where the bars were … [Read more...]

Recall of AKI Chum Salmon Caviar in Canada for Possible Botulism Updated

The recall of AKI brand Chum Salmon Caviar in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination has been updated. The products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and may have been sold nationwide. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's investigation of the problem. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled products are AKI Chum Salmon Caviar in two sizes. The 100 gram size has the UPC number 6 28451 22604 8 and product code 2018/08/30, and the 50 gram size has the UPC number 6 28451 22603 1 and the product code 2018/08/30. The recall was triggered by CFIA inspection activities. Government officials are conducting a food safety investigation, and may recall more products or … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert Issued for Chicken by Productos Dany of Puerto Rico

The USDA is issuing a public health alert about chicken products that were made by Productos Dany, Inc. of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. About 6,907 pounds of chicken products were recalled because they contain previously recalled ingredients. These foods were imported by the Trafon Group of Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico, but were not presented for FSIS re-inspeciton. The previously recalled products are subject to FSIS Recall 123-2017, issued on November 16, 2017. Those products, which included Harvest Creek Chicken Franks, Olymel pork shoulder, Polean ham, frozen pork loins, and pork chops, were also not inspected. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to date. If anyone is concerned about an illness, they should contact a health care provider. These not ready-to-eat … [Read more...]

Goya Adobo Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Goya de Puerto Rico is recalling Adobo with Cumin Seasoning and Adobo with Pepper Seasoning because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem. Six hundred and sixty one cases of these products were distributed in Puerto Rico through retail stores. Goya Adobo with Cumin Seasoning is packaged in 28 ounce plastic jars with a green cap with the mark "Best by Date 10/18/22." Goya Adobo with Pepper Seasoning is packaged in 28 ounce plastic jars with a red cap with the mark "Best by Date 10/23/22." If you purchased these products, do not eat them, even if you intend to cook with them. Heat does kill Listeria bacteria, but cross-contamination can occur. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged … [Read more...]

Trader Joe’s Chicken and Turkey Salads Recalled for Foreign Materials

Green Cuisine is recalling about 36,854 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products that may be contaminated with foreign materials. Hard silica and glass fragments have been found in the products. Consumer complaints triggered this recall, but no reports of injury or illness have been reported in connection with this problem. The company notified FSIS about this issue on November 17, 2017. The recalled products are all Trader Joe brand. They include 10.5-ounce clear plastic individual serving packages containing “TRADER JOE’S White Meat Chicken Salad with celery, carrots and green onions” with a “Use By” date of November 10 - 21, 2017; 11.0-ounce clear plastic individual serving packages containing “TRADER JOE’S CURRIED WHITE CHICKEN DELI SALAD with toasted cashews, green onion and a … [Read more...]

Recall of Casa Sanchez Guacamole for Listeria Expanded

The recall last week of Casa Sanchez Foods "Real Guacamole" has expanded and now "Spicy Guacamole" is also recalled, for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This information has also been posted in Spanish.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Real Guacamole in 9 ounce containers, with UPC number 0 78732 00412 2. The lot numbers on that product are: 276, 277, 278, 279, 282, 283, 284, 285, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 296, 300, 303, 306,310, 313, 317, and 318. Also recalled is Spicy Guacamole in 9 ounce containers, with UPC number 0 78732 00426 9 and lot numbers 276, 277, 278, 284, 285, 289, 291, 296, 310, 313, and 318. Finally, Real Guacamole in 9 ounce containers with UPC number 78732 00431-3  and lot numbers 275, 276, … [Read more...]

Texas Natural Recalls Beef Tongue for Specific Risk Materials Contamination

Texas Natural Meats is recalling about 116 pounds of beef tongue products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRMs). Specified risk materials are tissues in cattle that are high risk for prion contamination. Prions are thought to cause diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which are illnesses of the brain. Mad cow disease, or BSE is the brain disease that affects cattle. SRMs must be removed from all cattle that are presented for slaughter in this country. Tonsils are considered SRMs from cattle of any age. Other SRMs for older cattle are the skull, brain, eyes, spinal corn, vertebral column, and dorsal root ganglia. The recall notice does not specify which SRMs may have contaminated this recalled product. The raw intact beef tongue items were … [Read more...]

Stop & Shop Recalls Frozen Sweet Corn for Listeria Contamination

Stop & Shop Supermarkets is recalling their brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number is 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019. Giant and Giant's/Martins recalled their sweet corn yesterday for the same issue. The UPC numbers and best by dates on all of these recalls is the same, as is the product and package size. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria is found throughout the environment, but listeriosis is an uncommon but potentially fatal illness. The symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. … [Read more...]

Yorgo Recalls All Food Products for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Yorgo's Foods is recalling all Greek-style food products it makes because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning. Earlier this week, Yorgo's recalled their hummus for possible Listeria contamination, and that recall has been expanded. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the UPC number and package size at the FDA web site. Products recalled include many types of hommus (hummus), including Chipotle Pepper Hommus, Lemon Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Garlic. Trader Joe's Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip and Tahini Sauce are recalled, along with Tzatziki, Taboule Salad, Falafel, Chickpea Salad, Black Bean Salad, Three Bean Salad, and Vegan Hoppin Salad, among others. You … [Read more...]

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