July 20, 2018

Hamburger Buns and Soda Crackers Recalled For Undeclared Milk

Two products: hamburger buns and soda crackers, have been recalled for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant could have a serious reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with either one of these recalls. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site. The first recall is for May Flower International, recalling "3+2 Soda Crackers." The product is sold in 4.4 ounce packages. The crackers were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The product comes in a yellow plastic package and is uncoded. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and … [Read more...]

The Butcher’s Blend Ground Beef Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli O157 Contamination

The Butcher's Blend is recalling some extra lean ground beef products in Canada for possible E. coli O157 contamination. Consumers should not eat these recalled products, even if they are going to cook them. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The recalled products include Extra Lean Ground Beef with no brand name in 1 pound packages. There are no codes on this product because it was sold by The Butcher's Blend at the Western Fair District Farmer's Market on June 16, 2018. The product also does not have a UPC number. Mitchell's Butcher's Blend/Old East Village Grocer Extra Lean Ground Beef is also recalled. It was sold in about 1 pound packages. The best before date is JUN 23/18, and the UPC number starts with 0 200150. Finally, Mitchell's … [Read more...]

Canned Chicken Gravy Recalled for Under Processing

Aunt Kitty's Foods is recalling three brands of canned chicken gravy products because the cans are bulging. That indicates that a processing deviation "may have led to underprocessing of products," according to the recall notice. The bulging could be caused by the growth of pathogenic bacteria, but the recall notice didn't state which pathogen authorities may be concerned about. The products were made on April 4, 2018. They include: 10.5-ounce cans of  “Western Beef Chicken GRAVY” with lot codes 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545, and a best by date of June 2021; 10.5-ounce cans of  “ShopRite Chicken GRAVY” with lot codes 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545, and a best by date of June 2021; and 10.5-ounce cans of “Price Rite Chicken GRAVY” with lot codes 1809515, 1809525, … [Read more...]

Foods Recalled for Undeclared Almonds, Sulfites, and Shellfish

Three foods have been recalled recently; for undeclared almonds, sulfites, and shellfish. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported in any of these recalls. The first recall is for Melissa's Spicy Edamame, for undeclared shellfish. The product contains "Oyster Extract" within the spicy sauce packet. This product was distributed in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. It is Melissa's Spicy Edamame, packaged in a 7 ounce cardboard sleeve. The UPC number is 0-45255-14637-0, and the best if used by dates are 5/29/18 through 7/02/18. An incorrect spice sauce pack was packed in the product. The second recall is for Golden Star Wholesale AL Reef Dried Apricots Sour, for undeclared sulfites. They were sold in … [Read more...]

Ham, Lard, and Jerky Recalled

Three recalls issued by the USDA in the last few days have affected ham, jerky, and pork lard. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported in connection with these recalls. The first recall is for Quay Corporation, recalling pork lard that was produced without federal inspection. About 258,121 pounds of the product are recalled. The shelf stable packaged pork lard products were produced on July 29, 2016 through June 22, 2018. They are: 28-ounce sealed plastic cups containing “MARGARITA MANTECA PORK LARD” with sell by dates ranging from Jan. 29, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2018. The products have the establishment number “EST. 17445” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas. The second recall is for Land O'Frost ham products that … [Read more...]

NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

NOW Health Group of Bloomingdale, Illinois is recalling its Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. About 10,000 units of this Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017. This product was recalled in Canada on June 15, 2018. The Canadian recall said that this recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The recalled products are NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix in 16 ounce packages. The UPC number on the product is 733739072719. There are two lot numbers on the products and two best by dates. The lot number for the product with the best by date of 12/20 is 3031259; and the lot number for the product with the best by date of 01/21 is 3038165. You can … [Read more...]

Green Field Farms Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O103 Contamination

Texas Natural Meats is recalling about 489 pounds of Green Field Farms frozen raw ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O103, which is a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli strain. The recall notice did not state whether or nor any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled product is 1 pound bags of "Green Field Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef." The bags have the production date "PRODUCTION DATE 08.08.2017” and also display the “EXPIRATION DATE 08.08.2020.”  The bags are labeled “COOK USE ONLY” with the instruction “DO NOT refreeze after defrosting.”  These items have the establishment number "EST. 34449" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to a retailer who sold the ground beef at a farmer's market in … [Read more...]

Milk Recalled for Lack of Pasteurization and Sausage Recalled for Misbranding

Two products are being recalled; one is milk that was not pasteurized, and the other is sausage recalled for misbranding. No illnesses have been reported in either case. The first recall is for Pasteurized Creamline Chocolate Milk produced by Stap Dairy in Pine Bush, New York. It is being recalled for improper pasteurization. Pasteurization heats milk to "effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria," according to the recall notice. The recalled chocolate milk was sold at the Stap Dairy Farm Store at 426 Drexel Drive in Pine Bushy. It was sold under the name Stap Dairy in Orange County. The product was sold in a half gallon plastic container with the container code of 6 16 6. Routine inspection conducted but he New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed this … [Read more...]

CDC Tells Consumers Not to Eat Any Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to Salmonella Mbandaka Outbreak

Consumers should n0t eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or any "best if used by" date, the Centers for Disease Control said on Friday, June 15, 2018. That product is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka that has sickened 73 people in 31 states. Kellogg's recalled Honey Smacks with two specific UPC numbers on June 14, but the CDC now says not to eat any of that product. Kellogg's is investigating this issue with a third-party manufacturer who products the cereal. Honey Smacks was distributed throughout the United States, and was also sold in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. It's important that if you have this cereal you throw it away, in a sealed package, even if some of it was eaten and no one got … [Read more...]

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak in MN, WI, IA, and MI

Del Monte Fresh Product is recalling a "limited quantity" of 6 ounce, 12 ounce, and 28 ounce vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip that were sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These products are linked to a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 78 people in four states. The recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket, and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They have a "best if enjoyed by" date of June 17, 2018 or earlier. They were packaged in clear plastic containers. The recalled products are: Del Monte Veg Tray with dip in 6 … [Read more...]

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