October 18, 2017

Newswanger Meats Recalls Meat for Possible Bacterial Contamination

According to news reports, Newswanger Meats is voluntarily recalling more than one ton of beef, pork, chicken, sausages, and deli meat because they may have come into contact with coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria are found in feces and are an indicator that other pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli may be present. More than 2,000 meats are being recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The company said the meat was produced with water that did not meet Ohio Department of Health requirements and tested positive for coliform bacteria. This type of bacteria can cause GI upset and symptoms such as abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea. The water did not test positive for E. coli. The recalled meats were produced on October 4, 5, and 6, … [Read more...]

Raisin Bran Recalled Nationwide by Whole Foods Market

The (FDA) reports that Whole Foods Market has issued a nationwide recall for its “365 EVERYDAY VALUE ORGANIC RAISIN BRAN.” This so-called “raisin bran” contains peanuts that were not declared on the product labeling due to a packaging error in which the raisin bran boxes were filled with “Peanut Butter Cocoa Balls” cereal instead of raisin bran. Peanuts can be a life-threatening allergen for many people, causing dangerous illness or anaphylaxis shock if consumed. People who are allergic to peanuts should either throw the boxes away or return them, along with their receipt, to their place of purchase for a refund. The cereal boxes affected by the recall were shipped to Whole Foods Market stores across the United States. This cereal was also sold online through Amazon.com. The 15-ounce … [Read more...]

Tampico® Brand Tropical Punch Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Dean Dairy has announced a recall in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin of its gallon-size bottles of Tampico® Tropical Punch. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the tropical punch was accidentally mixed with milk during the manufacturing process; the presence of this milk in the adulterated punch product is not mentioned on the product labeling. The bottles of tropical punch affected by the recall were stamped with a “Best By” date of 12-27-17, the plant code “1738,” and the UPC code “095188031281.” People who are allergic to milk may experience life-threatening anaphylaxis shock if they drink this tropical punch product. The bottles should be disposed of or returned to their place of purchase for exchange or a full refund. … [Read more...]

Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas Recalled for Possible Listeria

Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to a notice posted on the Defense Commissary Agency and several large grocery chain web sites. The notice states that Pinnacle foods is voluntarily recalling the product because Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was found in the retail environment. The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized the recall to all of its stores, according to Richard Smith, lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. The recalled product is Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas in 13 ounce packages. The only type of this product that comes in 13 ounce packages is the frozen peas. Birds Eye does sell Sweet Garden Peas in 13 ounce packages, and other types of peas in 19, 16, 32, and 10 … [Read more...]

Royal Asia Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup Recalled After Allergic Reaction

Tai Foong USA of Seattle, Washington, is recalling Royal Asia Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup sold at Costco stores because it may contain undeclared egg, one of the major food allergens. One allergic reaction has been confirmed. The product is sold in 3.94 (1.79 kg) 63 ounce packages, in a 6 bowl pack. The product was teated for the presence of egg, and that was confirmed. The packaging does not reveal the presence of egg. The product was immediately pulled from Costco shelves. The soup was distributed in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Alaska, and was purchased  exclusively at Costco beginning in January 2017. If you purchased this product and are allergic to egg, don't eat it. Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.   … [Read more...]

Thompson’s Ground Beef Recalled for Possible E. coli O157:H7

Clair D. Thompson & Sons of Pennsylvania is recalling about 700 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. These items were shipped to institutions in New York and Pennsylvania. They were produced and packaged on September 27-28, 2017 and October 2, 2017. The recalled items are 5 pound plastic. bags of "Thompson's Ground Beef," and 10 pound plastic bags of "Thompson's Ground Beef. They have the establishment number "EST. 9681" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The firm was notified on October 2, 2017 that their sample of ground beef had tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria by a third party lab. If you bought these products, do not use them. Throw them away in a … [Read more...]

Waterfront Bistro Tartar Sauce Recalled for Mislabeling and Undeclared Egg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Silver Spring Foods, Inc. has recalled its “WATERFRONT BISTRO TARTAR SAUCE” product. This tartar sauce may contain egg, an allergen that was not listed on the product labels on the back of the bottles. This mislabeling occurred when the labels for another product produced by the company, “Hot Cocktail Sauce,” were inadvertently attached to the tartar sauce containers. Silver Springs Foods shipped the mislabeled tartar sauce to the following stores: Albertsons, Amigos, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Market Street, Pak N Save, Pavilions, Randall’s, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets, and Vons. These stores operate in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, … [Read more...]

H-E-B Recalls Chicken Thighs for Undeclared Allergens

H-E-B Met Plant in Texas is recalling about 1,150 pounds of diced chicken thighs for undeclared wheat, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to wheat or who has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions received to date. The recalled products is 1.75 pound shrink wrapped packages of "MI TIENDA PARA TACOS DE POLLO CASERO SEASONED DICED SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGHS" with a freeze by/sell by date of Oct. 12, 2017. The products have the establishment number "P-7231" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations in Texas. If you bought this product and cannot eat wheat, don't eat it. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Ground Turkey Recalled for Foreign Material

Prestage Foods of North Carolina is recalling about 38,475 pounds of ground turkey that may be contaminated with metal shavings. No confirmed reports of injuries have been received to date. The products were sold at the retail level in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. They include fresh ground turkey that was produced on September 25 and 26, 2017. The recalled products include 1.3-pound White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing ground turkey labeled “Publix ground turkey breast WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS” with ink jet printing on the side of trays displaying the first 4 digits of 7268 and 7269; 1.3-pound White Styrofoam trays with clear plastic film covering packages containing … [Read more...]

Reishi Coffee Recalled by Chun Yuen Trading Co. for Mislabeling and Undeclared Milk

Packages of “4-IN-1 REISHI COFFEE” have just been recalled by Chun Yuen Trading Co. As reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this coffee contains undeclared milk ingredients which were not mentioned on its labeling. Chun Yuen Trading Co. is headquartered in South El Monte, California. The coffee affected by the recall was distributed nationwide to retail grocery stores in 12.7-ounce golden aluminum pouches. The erroneous labels were marked with the phrases “Instant Reishi Coffee 4 in 1,” “20 sachets/bag,” and “Net WT 360g (12.7oz);” no associated UPC code has been mentioned in the recall. People who are allergic to milk may become seriously ill if they drink this instant coffee product. Packages should either be thrown away or returned to the store for a complete … [Read more...]

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