February 23, 2024

Good to Go Snack Bars Recalled For Mold in Canada

Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. is recalling some Good to Go Snack Bars in some Canadian provinces because they may contain mold. Not all molds are dangerous to eat, but some may produce toxins as they grow that cause vomiting and other food poisoning symptoms if ingested. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled Go to Go Snack Bars were sold at the consumer level in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan at the consumer level. The recalled bars are Good to Go Cocoa Coconut Snack Bar sold in 40 gram sizes. The UPC number on the product is 6 87456 11119 3. Also recalled is Good to Go Cinnamon Pecan Snack Bar, also sold in 40 gram packages. The UPC number on that product is 6 … [Read more...]

Natural Grocers Organic Soybeans Recalled For Possible Mold

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets of Lakewood, Colorado, is recalling Natural Grocers Organic Soybeans because they have the potential to contain mold. This business is a natural grocery store chain. No illnesses or adverse reactions of any kind have been reported in connection with this recall. The recalled products is Natural Grocers Organic Soybeans packaged in 2 pound containers. The UPC number on the product is 000080663607, and the soybeans were packed on dates 19-168 and 19-205. This product was distributed to 154 Natural Grocers' stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Only packages with the packed on dates are … [Read more...]

Hunt’s Tomato Paste Recalled For Possible Mold

Conagra Brands is voluntarily recalling some of its Hunt's Tomato Paste because it may contain mold that can make people sick. The recall notice did not state whether or not anyone has been sickened as a result of this issue. Mold can produce toxins that can make people sick. The recalled product is 6 ounce cans of Hunt's Tomato Paste No Salt Added. The case UPC number is 00-0-27000-38809-9, the item UPC number is 00-0-27000-38807-5, the case batch/lot code is 5291902510, and the item batch/lot code is 2105902510. The best by date on the product is OCT 16 2020. No other Hunt's or Conagra Brands products are affected by this recall. The problem occurred when the final product could have been damaged after canning, which created the potential for mold. Customers have called the … [Read more...]

FDA Alerts Public to Possible Mold in Comforts For Baby Purified Water

The FDA is alerting the public to a recall of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride, sold in Kroger stores, for potential mold contamination. The product was recalled after consumers complained about seeing mold. Testing by Kroger identified the mold ad Talaromyces penicillium. The water is sold in clear 1 gallon containers, but the mold may not be visible to the eye. The product has sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018. The UPC number on the product is 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code is 51-4140. The labels also states DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202. The FDA is issuing this alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product and don't know about the recall. This product is intended for infants. It was sold to Kroger chain … [Read more...]

GoGo Squeez Recalls Applesauce Pouches for Possible Mold

Gogo squeeZ®  is recalling some of its applesauce fruit pouches because some common mold has grown in some of the products. An independent lab tested the mold and found it doesn't pose a health risk, but it is unpleasant, so the company is recalling the product. The products with a "Best Before Date" between 6/30/16 and 7/26/16 made in the U.S. are being recalled. The product was shipped nationwide. No other GoGo squeeZ® products are affected by this recall. The company is working with the FDA to find and fix the problem. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, you can visit the GoGo squeeZ® web site. … [Read more...]

Walgreens Recalls Mini Donuts for Possible Mold

Walgreens is recalling mini powdered sugar donuts because they may have mold. Some consumers have complained that mold was observed on the products. The recalled item is Nice! Powdered Sugar Mini Donuts, which were distributed to Walgreens stores nationwide. It is in an 11.5 ounce package and marked with WIC number 178206 and UPC number 4902264948. Those number are found near the product bar code, next to the nutrition label on the package. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard or return to the place of purchase or any Walgreens store for a refund. … [Read more...]

FDA Warns of Dietary Supplements with Live Yeast in Immunocompromised Persons

The FDA is warning those who are immunocompromised against taking dietary supplements that contain live bacteria or yeast and is warning healthcare providers about the use of these products in susceptible patients. A premature infant who was given ABC Dophilus Powder as part of an in-hospital treatment developed gastrointestinal mucormycosis caused by the mold Rhizopus oryzae and died. Rhizopus oryzae mold was found in an unopened container of the ABC Dophilus Powder. The FDA has sent a letter to healthcare providers around the country regarding this issue. That product was recalled on November 14, 2014 by the FDA for the mold. After the infant's death, FDA is telling healthcare providers that dietary supplements are not regulated as drugs by the FDA. They are not subject to FDA's … [Read more...]

Chobani’s Moldy Yogurt, Who Knew What, When?

A 2013 recall of Chobani yogurt has federal and state authorities squaring off over who knew what when. The he said/she debate between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was touched off by a recent news report about the recall based on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request obtained by Times-News.  Chobani Inc. is based in Twin Falls, Idaho. In September 2013, the company issued a recall for all of its Greek Yogurt products  "due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness." The company temporarily ceased production of the product as it sought to solve the problem which turned out to be a mold, called Mucor circinelloides, that causes dairy products to spoil but does not pose a health risk for … [Read more...]

Research Finds Chobani Yogurt Fungus Potentially Harmful; Company Disagrees

Research published in the peer-reviewed journal MBio has found that the fungus that contaminated Chobani yogurt and was the trigger for a recall last fall was potentially dangerous. At that time, a researcher at Cornell University said that the mold, Mucor circinelloides, "should not pose a health risk to most consumers. Very rarely, it can act as an opportunistic pathogen, but not through food and usually only for people with compromised immune systems through inhalation." In the study, researchers at Duke University isolated M. circinelloides from the yogurt and cultured it. The isolate was obtained from a container purchased by a couple in Texas who developed nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting after consuming the product. Researchers injected the isolate into mice. Some of them got … [Read more...]

Chobani Complaints Pour Into FDA

Complaints about recalled Chobani yogurt are pouring into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As of Friday, September 13, at least 170 people had contacted the agency to say they became ill after eating recalled Chobani yogurt. The FDA has not tested any of these individuals and has not established an association between the yogurt and the illnesses, agency spokespeople said Friday. On September 5,  Chobani issued a recall of yogurt products because on "product concerns." There had been some reports of illness associated with yogurt in containers that appeared bloated or swollen. Some customers also reported an off taste and hissing or exploding containers. The yogurt was found to be contaminated  with Mucor circinelloides, a type of mold that causes dairy products to … [Read more...]

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