November 19, 2017

More Recalls of Dark Chocolate as Holidays Approach

Consumers who are allergic or sensitive to the milk allergen should be extra-careful in purchasing or consuming dark chocolate products as the holidays arrive over the next few weeks. After GKI Foods recalled their dark chocolate products on October 27, 2017, dozens of other secondary recalls have been announced in a cascading domino effect. These items all contain the milk allergen, which is not stated on the product labeling. We will continue to report upon these new recalls as they are issued. 21st Century Snack Foods, headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, has recalled its “Dark Chocolate Almonds” product, packaged in a 6-ounce bag and distributed to all fifty states. The recalled almonds are stamped with the UPC code #030603 228549; the affected lot numbers are 16100 through … [Read more...]

Inspirations Classic Red Skin Potato Salad Recalled for Undeclared Egg

A.S.K. Foods, Inc. has just recalled a single lot of its “TASTE OF INSPIRATIONS CLASSIC RED SKIN POTATO SALAD” from the Hannaford Supermarkets where it is sold. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, this potato salad may contain eggs, which were not mentioned on the package labeling. A.S.K. Foods, Inc. is headquartered in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. The potato salad affected by the recall were distributed to Hannaford Supermarkets in the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. It was packaged in 16-ounce clear plastic containers stamped with a “SELL BY” date of “10-20-17 4909-1” and the incorrect UPC code 25439 98422. The labeling error occurred when the ingredient and nutrition label from a different product, “Taste of Inspirations Rotini … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies for Undeclared Egg

Thirteen Whole Foods Market stores in the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada have recalled packages of “APPLE CINNAMON HAND PIES.” The U.S. Food & Drug Administration reports that these baked goods may contain eggs, which were not listed on the product labeling. The hand pies affected by the recall were packaged in plastic containers stamped with the PLU number 23646100000 and “Best By” dates of October 15, 2017 or earlier. They were sold at stores in Phoenix, AZ, La Jolla, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Oxnard, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, Torrance, CA, Venice, CA, Henderson, NV, and Las Vegas, NV. People who are allergic to eggs run the risk of potentially life-threatening illness should they eat these hand pies. The packages should be either disposed of or returned to … [Read more...]

Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts

Sid Wainer & Son® has just recalled its “Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers” product. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that these dried chili peppers may contain peanuts, an allergen that was not identified on the labeling of their clear plastic clamshell containers. Sid Wainer & Son® is headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The dried chili de arbol peppers were distributed to retail grocery store chains across the United States. The individual 1-ounce containers, packaged in cases containing 12 units each, were stamped with the “Best By” dates of 9/11/2018, 9/22/2018, and 9/26/2018. People who are allergic to peanuts run the risk of life-threatening illness if they ingest these dried chili de arbol peppers. They have been advised to throw … [Read more...]

Raisin Bran Recalled Nationwide by Whole Foods Market

The (FDA) reports that Whole Foods Market has issued a nationwide recall for its “365 EVERYDAY VALUE ORGANIC RAISIN BRAN.” This so-called “raisin bran” contains peanuts that were not declared on the product labeling due to a packaging error in which the raisin bran boxes were filled with “Peanut Butter Cocoa Balls” cereal instead of raisin bran. Peanuts can be a life-threatening allergen for many people, causing dangerous illness or anaphylaxis shock if consumed. In fact, peanut allergies can be the most deadly. People who are allergic to peanuts should either throw the boxes away or return them, along with their receipt, to their place of purchase for a refund. The cereal boxes affected by the recall were shipped to Whole Foods Market stores across the United States. This cereal was … [Read more...]

Tampico® Brand Tropical Punch Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Dean Dairy has announced a recall in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin of its gallon-size bottles of Tampico® Tropical Punch. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the tropical punch was accidentally mixed with milk during the manufacturing process; the presence of this milk in the adulterated punch product is not mentioned on the product labeling. The bottles of tropical punch affected by the recall were stamped with a “Best By” date of 12-27-17, the plant code “1738,” and the UPC code “095188031281.” People who are allergic to milk may experience life-threatening anaphylaxis shock if they drink this tropical punch product. The bottles should be disposed of or returned to their place of purchase for exchange or a full refund. … [Read more...]

Waterfront Bistro Tartar Sauce Recalled for Mislabeling and Undeclared Egg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Silver Spring Foods, Inc. has recalled its “WATERFRONT BISTRO TARTAR SAUCE” product. This tartar sauce may contain egg, an allergen that was not listed on the product labels on the back of the bottles. This mislabeling occurred when the labels for another product produced by the company, “Hot Cocktail Sauce,” were inadvertently attached to the tartar sauce containers. Silver Springs Foods shipped the mislabeled tartar sauce to the following stores: Albertsons, Amigos, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Market Street, Pak N Save, Pavilions, Randall’s, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets, and Vons. These stores operate in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, … [Read more...]

Reishi Coffee Recalled by Chun Yuen Trading Co. for Mislabeling and Undeclared Milk

Packages of “4-IN-1 REISHI COFFEE” have just been recalled by Chun Yuen Trading Co. As reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this coffee contains undeclared milk ingredients which were not mentioned on its labeling. Chun Yuen Trading Co. is headquartered in South El Monte, California. The coffee affected by the recall was distributed nationwide to retail grocery stores in 12.7-ounce golden aluminum pouches. The erroneous labels were marked with the phrases “Instant Reishi Coffee 4 in 1,” “20 sachets/bag,” and “Net WT 360g (12.7oz);” no associated UPC code has been mentioned in the recall. People who are allergic to milk may become seriously ill if they drink this instant coffee product. Packages should either be thrown away or returned to the store for a complete … [Read more...]

Tasty Treats Nonpareils Recalled for Undeclared Milk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that First Source, headquartered in Pico Rivera, California, has announced a recall of its “TASTY TREATS NONPAREILS MILK CHOCOLATE.” This milk chocolate product contains milk that was not listed on its ingredient statement; one person has already suffered an allergic reaction after eating the nonpareils. Distributed to Bristol Farms retail stores throughout the state of California between 12/20/2016 and 9/20/2017, the milk chocolate nonpareils were packaged in 5-ounce plastic pouches marked with the UPC code 7 97299 00476 4. People who are allergic to milk have been advised to throw the product away without consuming it. … [Read more...]

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...]

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