July 16, 2019

Raw Chorizo Recalled for Misbranding; Cooked Chicken Recalled for Metal

Two products regulated by the USDA are being recalled. The first is raw chorizo by New York Style Sausage Company for misbranding, the other is cooked chicken for foreign materials. New York Style Sausage Company of California is recalling about 371 pounds of raw chorizo sausage products because they contain sesame seed that is not declared on the label. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received. The raw, Salvadoran chorizo sausages were produced on June 8, 2018. The recalled product is "Artesana Specialty Sausages Chorizo Salvadoran Recipe All Natural" in 8 ounce cardboard packages. The product is labeled "Keep refrigerated or frozen" and doesn't have a use by or sell by date. The sausages have the establishment number "EST. 9027" inside the USDA mark of … [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...]

King Meat Recalls Beef for Removing Marks of Inspection

King Meat Services of California is recalling about 50,991 pounds of beef products for misbranding. FSIS inspection personnel observed establishment employees removing marks of inspection from the original beef suppliers and replacing them with the King Meat Services, Inc. mark of inspection. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been reported relating to this issue. The recalled products include: boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONE – IN SHORT RIB CHOICE OR HIGHER,” with product code 991012; boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS RIBEYE LIP – ON 13 LBS DOWN,” with product code 991027; boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS RIBEYE LIP – ON 13 LBS UP,” with product code 991028; boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing … [Read more...]

Frozen Kingfish Steak Recalled for Decomposition, Misbranding

The FDA's Weekly Enforcement Report for the week of March 2, 2016 includes a recall of 11 cartons of Frozen Kingfish Steak imported by and distributed by President East Company. The fish is a product of Taiwan. The product is decomposed and was identified as Spanish Mackerel. Seafood that is mislabeled as another product, usually so companies can charge more, is a worldwide problem, according to Oceana, and affects honest fishermen, companies, and consumers. The recalled product is Frozen Kingfish Steak, quick frozen, in 10/12 ounce packages. Individual pieces are held within clear plastic vacuum-sealed packaging. The production date for this product was 05/19/2015, and the best before date is 05/19/2017. The product was distributed in New York state. If you purchased this product, … [Read more...]

Is There Wood in Your Parmesan Cheese?

A cheese manufacturer went bankrupt and was charged in criminal court for food labeling violations over the manufacturing of Parmesan cheese. Almost three years ago, the FDA sent a warning letter to Castle Cheese in Pennsylvania, telling them that their products are adulterated because their Parmesan cheese doesn't actually contain Parmesan cheese. In addition, the facility was adding cellulose, or wood pulp (this was the sensational news headline part) to extend the cheese. Parmesan cheese is strictly regulated by its official definition. Parmesan cheese should be made from Parmesan cheese. That sounds logical, but some manufacturers substitute a less expensive cheese, and add filler to reduce their costs even more. Cellulose is technically wood, but it won't hurt you and is used in … [Read more...]

Extra Value Meats Beef Patties Recalled for Undeclared MSG

Holten Meat Inc. of Illinois is recalling 501,509 pounds of Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties because they contain MSG, or monosodium glutamate, that is not declared on the label. Those who are sensitive to this chemical could have a reaction if they eat this product. No reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. The recalled products are 1.5-pound cartons containing 6 pieces of "Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties" and 1.5-pound resealable bags containing 6 pieces of "Quick Serve Extra Value Meats Beef Patties." They were produced between February 13, 2015 and July 28, 2015. The products have the establishment number "EST. 2591" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The UPC number is Item #79821-00043. They were shipped to retailers and distributors … [Read more...]

Chicken Products Recalled for Misbranding

Victor's Market of California is recalling about 7,368 pounds of chicken products for misbranding. The products were slaughtered under religious exemption which was not declared on the label. The recalled products are all in 50 pound packages. They were produced on various dates from April 10, 2015 through July 20, 2015. They are Primal Pastures Chicken Whole, Primal Pastures Chicken Back, Primal Pastures Chicken Wing, Primal Pastures Chicken Thigh, Primal Pastures Chicken Neck, Primal Pastures Chicken Head, Primal Pastures Chicken Feet, Primal Pastures Chicken Drumstick, and Primal Pastures Chicken Breast. They have the establishment number "P-6087" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were distributed nationwide. You can return this product to the place of purchase for a full … [Read more...]

Demes Gourmet Recalls Pork and Poultry Products for Misbranding

Demes Gourmet Corporation of California is recalling 29,052 pounds of poultry and pork products for misbranding. The chicken sausages were wrapped in hog casings; pork was not listed on the label. Anyone who is allergic to pork products could have a serious allergic reaction if they eat these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled items are 18 pound cases of 12 ounce tray packs of "Panama Sweet Chicken Longanisa." The products have the establishment number "P-2888" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations in California. If you purchased this product and are allergic to pork, which is rare, do not eat them. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Flap Meat Recalled for Misbranding

Viz Cattle of California is recalling 6,082 pounds of flap meat because no ingredients are listed on the product label. The product does not contain any undeclared allergens or ingredients that could be a threat to public health. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is packed in 30 pound cardboard boxes containing "FLAP MEAT TB". It has shipping marks “MXLS0020” or “MXLS0014” and “TIF 120” inside the Mexican mark of inspection.  These items were shipped for institutional use to locations in California. It was produced between February 19 and February 26, 2015 and March 2 and March 4, 2015. The problem was discovered during a routine label review by FSIS inspectors. … [Read more...]

DaBecca Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon Recalled for Misbranding

DaBecca Natural Foods of Illinois is recalling about 3,450 pounds of bacon products for misbranding. They were produced under inspection, but were packaged and shipped with labels that do not bear the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to institutional distributors in California and Texas. No reports of problems have been received to date. The recalled product is 15 pound bulk cases of DaBecca Sliced Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon (12 - 14 slices per pound) with case code 114670 30814. They were produced on November 13, 2014. The problem was discovered during a routine label review conducted by FSIS inspectors at a distribution facility. … [Read more...]

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