October 17, 2017

Mountain House Breakfast Hash Recalled for Possible Foreign Materials Contamination

OFD Foods, LLC. has initiated a Class I (“High Health Risk”) recall of its “MOUNTAIN HOUSE FREEZE DRIED SPICY SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST HASH.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), this product may contain extraneous rubber materials; an employee is reported to have discovered pieces of rubber in the product on June 12, 2017. OFD Foods is based in Albany, Oregon. Almost 197 pounds of the freeze-dried beef hash product has been recalled. Manufactured on Dec. 22, 2016 and distributed nationwide through internet sales, it was packaged in 3.88-ounce pouches stamped with the pouch code of “3253174” and a “Best By” date of Dec. 2046. The pouches bear the establishment number “EST. 1394” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Class I … [Read more...]

Southern Grove Cashews Recalled for Possible Glass Contamination

Star Snacks Co. has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of its “SOUTHERN GROVE CASHEW HALVES AND PIECES WITH SEA SALT” product, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The recall was initiated after a consumer reported finding pieces of glass in the cashews. Star Snacks Co. is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. The products affected by the recall were distributed to ALDI stores in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. The cashews being recalled were distributed in … [Read more...]

Hot Dogs Recalled by John Morrell and Co. for Potential Metal Materials Contamination

A Class II recall has been reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for over 210,000 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products. According to the USDA, John Morrell and Co., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, recalled the hot dogs – produced on January 26, 2017 – after receiving three reports from consumers that they had been contaminated with extraneous metal materials. The Morrell hot dog products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Two beef franks products are affected by the recall. They are: “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS” (in 14-ounce sealed film packages marked with a “Use By” date of Aug. 19, 2017), and “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks” (in 16-ounce sealed film packages with a “Use By” date of June 15, 2017). Both products … [Read more...]

BrightFarms Salads Recalled for Metal Materials

The (FDA) has announced that multiple BrightFarms salad products have been recalled due to the possible presence of metal construction materials. This contamination arose due to construction at the Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm where the salad greens were grown. The BrightFarms branded salads were distributed to and sold at Giant Food stores (Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle, Peapod, and Martin’s Food Markets) in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The Capital Area Food Bank may also have distributed the compromised salads to consumers. The affected salad products were packaged in clear plastic clamshell packages stamped with “Best by” dates of 5/22/17, 5/23/17, 5/24/17, 5/25/17, and 5/26/17. The recalled brands are: … [Read more...]

Italian Chicken Sausages Recalled by Perdue Foods for Possible Contamination

Almost 2,148 pounds of Italian chicken sausage links have been recalled by Perdue Foods LLC, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Perdue Foods is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. The company issued the recall after they received reports on May 5, 2017, that three people who bought the products had found blue plastic materials in the sausage. The products affected by the recall, produced on March 27, 2017, were shipped to retail distributors in Connecticut and Maryland in 24-ounce packages containing 8 links of fully cooked, ready-to-eat “PERDUE HARVESTLAND Italian Style Organic Chicken Sausage.” These containers were stamped with a “Sell or Freeze By” date of 6/25/17 and the package code “64405;” they bear the … [Read more...]

Chicken Patties Recalled by Foster Poultry Farms for Suspected Foreign Matter Contamination

A Class II Recall (“Low Health Risk”) has been issued for “FOSTER FARMS Chicken Patties BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Foster Poultry Farms initiated this recall of 131,880 pounds of its frozen, ready-to eat chicken patty products because they may contain fragments of clear, soft plastic. Three separate consumers who bought the contaminated products alerted the company to the extraneous plastic materials they had discovered on March 22, April 3, and April 15, 2017. Foster Poultry Farms subsequently ascertained that the plastic pieces had come from their packaging materials. The affected breaded chicken patty products, produced on February 15, 2017, were distributed in … [Read more...]

Garcia and Ema’s Brand Sausage Products Recall

Uncle John’s Pride, LLC., based in Tampa, Florida, has issued a recall for many ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry items. As reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), these products may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials. Approximately 139,909 pounds of the smoked meat and poultry sausage products were recalled after a metal magnet was discovered in a beef trim product used during production. This recall has been classified as a Class I / “High” Health Risk recall, signifying that people may become dangerously ill or die if they consume these products. The ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage products, produced between March 8, 2017 and April 8, 2017, were distributed to retail stores and foodservices … [Read more...]

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...]

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