September 26, 2017

Organic Deglet Noor Dates Recalled by Natural Grocers for Undeclared Coconut

The “Natural Grocers” brand of “ORGANIC DEGLET NOOR DATES PITTED” has been recalled by Vitamin Cottage Natural Foods Markets, Inc. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these dates may contain coconut, a common allergen which was not listed on the package labeling. Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. is a natural grocery chain headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado. The dates affected by this recall, packaged in clear plastic bags that vary in weight, were distributed to 45 Natural Grocers’ stores in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The UPC codes on the “ORGANIC DEGLET NOOR DATES PITTED” packages begin with “200129xxxxxx”; all affected packages also bear a “Packed On” date of … [Read more...]

Chicken and Beef Products Recalled by Custom Culinary, Inc.

A Class II (“Low Health Risk”) recall has been issued for over 9,400 pounds of chicken and beef soup base products by Custom Culinary, Inc. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), these products were mislabeled, with packaging that identified the products as chicken when they might contain beef. The products also contained the soy allergen, which was not listed on the labels. Packaged on May 25, 2017 and sent to food service distributors nationwide, the products affected by the recall were 6-pound corrugate cases of “MOLLY’S KITCHEN SOUP BASE PASTE BEEF BASE PASTE – NO MSG ADDED” (lot codes 72505 239497 and 72505 239498) and 1-pound white plastic jars of “MOLLY’S KITCHEN CHICKEN BASE PASTE / 301817 / NO MSG ADDED” (lot codes … [Read more...]

Chicken Tenders and Breaded Dark Meat Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Advance Pierre Foods, Inc., located in Portland, Maine, has recalled over 54,690 pounds of its chicken tenders and breaded dark meat chicken products. As reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), this Class I recall was issued because the chicken may the milk allergen, undeclared on the product labeling. The chicken products affected by the recall, “CHICKEN TENDERS SEA SALT AND GROUND PEPPER” and “PREMIUM ENTRÉE TRADITIONAL SAGE RAW BREADED DARK MEAT CHICKEN” were distributed in the states of California, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. All packaging bears the establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The following products have been recalled: “Chicken Tenders Sea Salt and Ground … [Read more...]

Western Family Onion Soup Mix Recalled for Undeclared Egg Allergen

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Gilster-Mary Lee Corp., headquartered in Chester, Illinois, has recalled a single lot of its “WESTERN FAMILY ONION SOUP MIX” product. The soup mix may contain the egg allergen. After receiving a customer complaint, Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. ascertained that the egg noodles contained in the soup mix were not declared on its labeling. The affected lot, distributed only to Associated Foods Warehouse in Farr West, Utah, was packaged in 4.5-ounce cartons stamped with the UPC code number 15400-03604. These cartons are also marked with a “’Best By” date of APR 10 18 D16. Individuals who are allergic to eggs may experience a dangerous, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the onion soup mix. Purchased packages … [Read more...]

California Sun Dry Foods Recalls Tomato Pesto for Undeclared Allergens

“California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto” has been recalled by its manufacturer, California Sun Dry Foods. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, this product was mislabeled: the labels on certain lots do not declare the presence of almond and milk allergens. The error was discovered when a California Sun Dry Foods employee noticed the flawed label while merchandising the product at a grocery store. The affected jars have front labels that correctly designate the product as “California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, 8.5 oz.” On the back of the jars, though, there are incorrect labels which state that the contents are “California Sun Dry-Dried Tomato Garlic.” These faulty labels are marked with the UPC code #7-38203-10911-3; the caps of the affected jars are stamped … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Party Pack Recalled for Mislabeling Error: Cashews

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall by Merry LLC of its “Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6” product. Although the cashews present in the product are declared on the “Ingredients” list, the packaging does not include cashews in the required allergens statement. This recall was prompted after a consumer noticed the labeling error and notified the company. The Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party packs (net weight: 4.65 ounces) were distributed nationwide to retail stores. They are packaged in a 6-item black tray enclosed by a yellow sleeve marked with the UPC code 816247010876 on the back. People who are allergic or sensitive to cashews may experience life-threatening symptoms if they consume these lemon tarts. They should either throw the … [Read more...]

Lasagna Product Recalled by Italian Gluten Free Food CL for Undeclared Egg

“Chef Luca’s Lasagna Al Forno – Baked Cheese Lasagna” has been recalled after one consumer suffered anaphylaxis shock on May 12th, 2017, after eating it. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Italian Gluten Free Food CL initiated the recall after investigating the incident and discovering that the lasagna may contain the undeclared egg allergen. Italian Gluten Free CL is headquartered in Merrick, New York. The ingredients list and required allergy warning on the 15-ounce (425 grams) packages of the lasagna did not declare the presence of eggs. The packaging sleeve, labelled as “Chef Luca’s LASAGNA AL FORNO ‘Gluten Free’ and “All Natural,” No Preservatives, Lower Calorie, and Lower Cholesterol,” is marked with the Product Code “CL-LAS” and one of the following lot … [Read more...]

Wegmans “Food You Feel Good About” Potato Salad Recalled for Undeclared Egg

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that A.S.K. Foods, Inc., based in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, has recalled a single lot of its “Wegmans Family Pack Food You Feel Good About Potato Salad.” This product may contain the egg allergen, which is not declared on its labeling. It was sold at Wegmans Food Markets in Massachusetts, New York, and Erie, Pennsylvania. This mislabeling occurred when the ingredient and nutrition label from A.S.K. Foods’ “Greek Pasta Feta Salad” was affixed to containers of the potato salad. This product was sold in 48-ounce (3 Lb. / 1.36 KG) clear plastic containers labelled as “Wegmans Family Pack Food You Feel Good About Potato Salad.” The packages are stamped with a “Sell By” date of “5/7/17 3379-4” and the UPC code “77890 24678” on a side … [Read more...]

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that a volunteer recall has been issued by Unilever for certain packages of “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices.” These packages may actually contain “Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices” – a product that contains peanut allergens. The affected lot of erroneously packaged and labeled ice cream products was shipped nationwide to retail stores. They are packaged in a paperboard box labeled as “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices” and containing 9-fluid ounces (266 mL) of 3 individually wrapped ice cream slices. These boxes are marked with the “Best By” date “AUG1218LT2,” the UPC code “076840657940” and the lot number “AUG1218LT2.” People who are allergic to peanuts and peanut butter could … [Read more...]

CFIA Issues Recall of London Dry Gin for High Alcohol Content

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has initiated a recall of Bombay Sapphire-brand London Dry Gin following a food safety inspection of the product. According to the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), this product should be removed from store shelves due to its excessively high alcohol content. The recall arose from an error during production in which one batch of the gin was bottled before it was diluted to its proper 40% alcohol content by volume. This batch thus has a 77% alcohol content by volume, almost twice the level stated on the labeling. The Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin was distributed nationwide across Canada in 1.14 L bottles. These are marked with the code “L16304 W” and with the UPC number “6 20213 19020 8.” Consumers who purchased these bottles should … [Read more...]

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