April 26, 2017

Golf Ball Materials Prompt Recall of Frozen Hash Browns

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced over the weekend that McCain Foods USA, Inc. has recalled its “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” product because it may contain extraneous golf ball materials. McCain Foods (US) is the American division of McCain Foods Limited, the largest manufacturer of frozen potato foods in the world. According to McCain Foods USA, the potatoes used in the frozen hash brown products were possibly contaminated with golf ball parts during their harvest. The specific labels being recalled are: 1) Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” (UPC code #001115055019) and 2) Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” (UPC code #007203649020). Products affected by the recall were manufactured on January … [Read more...]

Fresh Express Recalls Organic Marketside Spring Mix Salad Due to Contamination with Bat Body Parts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted consumers that Fresh Market has issued a precautionary recall for a number of cases of its “Organic Marketside Spring Mix Salad” after a container was found to contain bat body parts. According to the FDA, there is “minimal” risk of potential rabies contamination. The recalled salad mix products were distributed by Fresh Market to WalMart stores to states across the Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Although the extraneous animal material was only found in a single container of the product, all “Organic Marketside Spring Mix Salad” containers that were manufactured in the same production run are being recalled. However, other Marketside and Fresh Express … [Read more...]

Wegmans Recalls Ravioli for Plastic Pieces

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is recalling one date code of Wegmans Italian Classics Striped Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli because it may contain plastic pieces. This poses a choking hazard. The recalled product was sold fromTuesday, Aug. 2 and Tuesday, Aug. 30, in 9 oz.  containers with the UPC # 0-77890-38934 and a "use or freeze by date" of Sept. 30, 2016. It was produced by O’ Sole Mio in Quebec, Canada, is packaged in a plastic tray, and sold in a refrigerated case in the dairy department. About 1,638 units of the recalled product were sold in 90 Wegmans stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Wegmans reports that the recalled product  has been removed from all stores. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away or … [Read more...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Brownies, Muffins Recalled for Plastic Pieces

Entenmann’s Little Bites  brownies and muffins are being recalled because they contain small pieces of plastic that pose a choking or cutting hazard. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them and may return them to the place of purchase for a refund. The recalled items include: Fudge Brownies in 5 packs, Chocolate Chip Muffins  in 5 and 10 packs, and Variety Packs of 20 items. Click here to see a full list of recalled items.   … [Read more...]

Saffron Road Frozen Chicken Entrees Recalled for Glass, Plastic Pieces

Sentry Foods of Tucker, Ga.  is recalling Saffron Road brand frozen chicken entrees that may contain glass fragments or plastic pieces. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The recall includes 21,570  pounds of frozen chicken entrées packaged on March 17, March 18, April 30, and May 13 and shipped to retail locations in Indiana, Texas, and Pennsylvania.  The establishment number “EST. P-19031” appears inside the USDA mark of inspection or is printed on the side of the container. The recalled products, in 10-oz. tray pack in boxes include: Saffron Road “LEMONGRASS BASIL CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE” with a “Best By” date of “08-19-2017” and lot number 0219-00207-016; Saffron Road “LEMONGRASS BASIL CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE” with a “Best By” date of … [Read more...]

Hill Country Fare Ground Beef Recalled for Metal Pieces

Sam Kane Beef Processors of Corpus Christi, Texas has issued a recall for 60,350 pounds of Hill Country Fare ground beef products that may be contaminated with metal pieces.  Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. The  recalled ground beef packages were produced on July 26. They include: 10-lb chubs of  “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and a case code number 00090180; 5-lb chubs of “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and a case code number 00090150; 3-lb  chubs of “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and a case code number … [Read more...]

GNP IDs Employee Who Tampering Triggered Recall, FBI Investigates

GNP has identified the employee whose tampering triggered a recall of 55,000 pounds of chicken, a company spokesperson told the St. Cloud Times today. The FBI is investigating. On June 18, the Cold Spring, MN-based company issued a recall for 55,608 pounds of chicken products for possible contamination with dirt and sand. Most of the recalled products were sold to institutional clients, but one, Just BARE Whole Chicken with a a use-by/freeze-by date of June 26, was sold at retail stores. The individual responsible for intentionally contaminating the products has been identified and fired. No charges or arrests have been made.The FBI has joined the investigation. … [Read more...]

Weekly Food Recall Roundup: June 19, 2016

This week's recalls include expansions of secondary Listeria recalls linked to SunOpta sunflower seeds, a new frozen vegetable Listeria recall, recalls for undeclared allergens and extraneous materials. Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop and include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirth. Food Recalls in the U.S. Pathogens Green Cuisine has issued a recall for “Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company issued the recall after being notified by its supplier, Green Cuisine is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, … [Read more...]

Gold ‘n Plump, Just Bare Chicken Recalled for Extraneous Material

GNP Company of Cold Spring, Minn. is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The products, including wingettes, drummies and boneless, skinless chicken breasts were sold under the brand names Gold 'n Plump and Just Bare from June 6 to June 9, 2016. The recall was issued after the company discovered sand and dirt in some of the chicken packages. Consumers who have purchased these products recently should check the long list of recalled products by clicking the preceding link. … [Read more...]

Pilgrims Pride Chicken Recall Expands to Include 5 Million Lbs of Product

Pilgrims Pride is expanding a recall of fully cooked chicken product to include 5 million pounds of product because they may contain extraneous material. The recalled items, produced between May and December 2015, were sold under a variety of brand names including Pilgrims Pride, Green Dragon, Gold Kist, Pierce and Sweet Georgia. Consumers who purchase fully cooked chicken or poultry products sold under those names should click the link above to view the complete list of recalled items posted on the USDA's website. … [Read more...]

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