June 17, 2024

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...]

Whole Foods Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk Mislabeled as Apple Juice Recalled for Nut Allergens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that containers labeled as “Cold Pressed Apple Juice” and sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California, and Nevada have been recalled by Urban Remedy. These containers actually contain Urban Remedy’s “Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk” – a product that contains tree nut (specifically, cashew) allergens. The mislabeled Golden Milk product was packaged in 16-ounce plastic bottles affixed with Whole Foods Market “Cold Pressed Apple Juice” labels. They are stamped with the “Best By” date of May 7, 2017 and the UPC code 1337702154. Undeclared nut allergens pose a serious health threat to those who are allergic to them. Consuming these allergens can cause illness or death by anaphylaxis shock. People who purchased the mislabeled … [Read more...]

Kozy Shack Salted Caramel Pudding Recalled for Undeclared Egg Allergen

Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Salted Caramel Pudding is being recalled for undeclared egg. Due to a packaging error, the pudding cups in the Salted Caramel wrapper are actually Vanilla Bean Pudding cups, which contain egg. Consumers with an egg  allergy should not eat the recalled items as the risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products have the UPC code 73491.09240, a "use by date" of 11/30/2015 and an individual lot number 31908940. The product was sold at the following stores: Albertsons; Bashas/Western Produce; Bozzutos, Inc.; C&S Tops WNY WHS Lancaster; C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.; C&S AWI; C&S AWI Robesonia;, C&S S&S Freetown; Delhaize America Distribution; Delhaize America Schodack-Dairy; … [Read more...]

Recalled Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios Sicken 125

At least 125 people became sick after eating Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that contained gluten but were labeled as gluten free, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most of those sickened reported gastro-intestinal problems. The products are safe to eat for anyone who is not gluten intolerant, does not have celiac disease, or is not allergic to wheat. Minneapolis-based General Mills issued a recall for 1.8 million boxes of the cereals on October 5 after discovering the problem. Other varieties of Cheerios are not affected. "We recognize the importance of this issue to people with celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity, and we will continue to provide updates and advice as needed," the FDA said in statement. After receiving reports of illness, … [Read more...]

North Carolina Seafood Processor Sentenced

Alphin Brothers Inc.,a seafood processor and wholesale distributor in North Carolina, was sentenced this month in federal court for falsely labeling imported shrimp. An employee purchased shrimp on the company's behalf and directed employees to falsely label farm-raised imported shrimp as a wild-caught product of the U.S. This mislabeled product was sold by Alphin Brothers to customers in Louisiana through interstate commerce. The facility was ordered to pay a criminal fine of $100,000 and to forfeit about 21,450 pounds of shrimp. The company will also serve three years of probation. And they must implement a training program to educate employees on federal labeling requirements and laws. Those federal laws require seafood retailers to provide consumers notice of the country of … [Read more...]

Walgreens Pulls Phony Herbal Supplements; Walmart, Target, GNC Keep Selling

After tests showed their store-brand herbal supplements did not to contain the herbs on their labels,  Walmart, Walgreens Target and GNC all received cease and desist letters from New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman yesterday.  Only Walgreens has responded by pulling the products. Walmart Target and GNC issued statements that they were looking into the matter. While they do, their shoppers cam feel free to shell out $8-$10 on bottles full of sand, allium, pine, wheat/grass, rice mustard, citrus, dracaena (houseplant) or cassava (tropical tree root), but labeled Ginseng, Garlic, St John' Wort or Echinacea. Because that's what the tests found. According to Schneiderman's office,  79 percent of herbal products tested did not contain plant species identified on the label. And … [Read more...]

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