December 17, 2017

Undeclared Nuts Prompt Recalls of Aunt Beth’s Cookies and Wegmans’ Bulk Nut Crunch

In two separate recalls, the possible presence of undeclared nuts in food products have prompted their removal from store shelves. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that both Aunt Beth’s Cookies (located in Mishawaka, Indiana) and First Source (headquartered in Tonawanda, New York) have issued these voluntary recalls. Aunt Beth’s Cookies recalled nine (9) varieties of cookies after it was ascertained the cookies might have been contaminated by peanuts or tree nuts during the manufacturing process; the potential presence of the nut allergens was not listed on the product labeling. These cookies were distributed through wholesalers in the states of Indiana and Illinois. Sold between January 1, 2017 and September 28, 2017, the varieties of cookies affected by the recall … [Read more...]

Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that food company General Mills has issued a nationwide recall of two production runs of its branded “CASCADIAN FARM ORGANIC CINNAMON RAISIN GRANOLA” from store shelves and customer warehouses. This cereal product may contain almonds, a nut allergen that was not mentioned on the cereal box label. The cereal boxes affected by the recall are stamped with the plant code “JK” and “BETTER IF USED BY” dates of either “20MAR2018JK” or “21MAR2018JK.” Individuals who are allergic to almonds may become ill if they eat this cinnamon raisin granola cereal. They should either throw the cereal away or return the box to its place of purchase for a replacement or complete refund. General Mills is recalling the affected packages from customer … [Read more...]

American and Caraway Rye Breads Recalled by Coborn’s, Inc.

Coborn’s, Inc. has issued a recall of its “AMERICAN RYE BREAD” and “CARAWAY RYE BREAD” products. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these two rye bread brands may contain multiple allergens; the milk, soy, and eggs used in their manufacture were erroneously omitted from the ingredients list and allergy statements on the loaves’ packaging. Distributed to Coborn’s and Cash Wise grocery stores in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, to Marketplace Foods stores in western Wisconsin, and to CobornsDelivers in the Twin Cities Metro area, the bread packages affected by the recall are stamped with an expiration date of September 7, 2017 or earlier. The packaging for the “AMERICAN RYE” loaves bear the UPC code 7-33147-20150-3; those for the “CARAWAY … [Read more...]

Frozen Meat Products Recalled by Blossom Foods for Undeclared Wheat and Soy

Almost 15,092 pounds of frozen beef, pork, and chicken products have been recalled by Blossom Foods, LLC because they contain wheat and soy ingredients which were not mentioned on their package labeling. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food and Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has categorized this as a “Class I / High Risk” recall. Blossom Foods, LLC is headquartered in Oakland California. The meat and poultry products were produced over the course of a year, between August 23, 2016 to August 23, 2017, and are marked with expiration dates set one year after the initial date of packaging. Distributed to institutional locations in California and Ohio, the cases bear the establishment number “EST. 51200” or “P-51200” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products … [Read more...]

“Silver Star Chipotle Dip” Recalled for Multiple Allergens

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Texas Legend Foods has recalled its “SILVER STAR CHIPOTLE QUESO DIP” product. Due to a breakdown in the manufacturer’s production and packaging processes, the labeling on the queso dip products did not reveal the presence of milk, cheese, and eggs in the dip. Texas Legend Foods operates out of Austin, Texas. The recalled chipotle queso dip, packaged in 16-ounce clear glass jars, was distributed nationwide to retail grocery stores. These jars were marked with the UPC code #819993005394 and one of the following lot numbers: 060AFV7A, 072AFV7A, 072AFV7B, 090AFV7A, 111AFV7A. Individuals who are allergic to milk, cheese, or eggs should not consume this chipotle queso dip. They are advised to either throw the packages away or … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Market PB&J Parfaits Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Sunneen Health Foods has recalled its “WHOLE FOODS MARKET PB&J PARFAITS” from select stores in the states of New Jersey and New York. These parfaits may contain tree nut (almond and coconut) and soy allergens that were not declared on the product labeling. Tree nut and soy ingredients may be life-threatening to those who are allergic to them, potentially causing dangerous anaphylaxis shock. The parfaits affected by the recall were distributed to and sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Englishtown, New Jersey (113 Route 9 S.), Edgewater, New Jersey (905 River Road), New York, New York (4 Union Square South and 1095 6th Avenue), and Brooklyn, New York (238 Bedford Avenue). The 8-ounce containers of the parfaits were … [Read more...]

Multiple Deli Products Recalled by Dierbergs Markets for Undeclared Allergens

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Dierbergs Markets has issued a recall of several of its deli products. These products, distributed to retail grocery stores in eastern and central Missouri and western Illinois, may contain undeclared fish and / or milk allergens. Dierbergs Markets is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The products affected by the recall were those containing a Caesar dressing (which contained the undeclared fish allergen / anchovies) and 2 Santa Fe wraps that contained undeclared milk / cheese. The following products have been recalled from the Dierbergs Markets store shelves: Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap (10-ounce package); “Use By” date: 7/2/17 and earlier Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (14-ounce and 8.5-ounce packages): “Use … [Read more...]

Fresh, Uncooked Ham Recalled by Embutidos Fanguito for Misbranding and Undeclared Soy and MSG

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)”s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Embutidos Fanguito, Inc., based in Miami, Florida, has recalled approximately 454 pounds of its fresh sliced ham product, “Jamon Vicky Lasqueado Smoked Flavor Added Sliced Cooked Ham & Water Product.” This recalled fresh ham product was mislabeled as being cooked. Its labeling also failed to list that the ham contained the soy allergen and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). The recalled fresh sliced ham products were manufactured between April 18, 2017 and June 13, 2017 and distributed to locations throughout the state of Florida. Packaged in 8-ounce sealed packages containing six slices of ham, they bear the establishment number “EST. 45659” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This … [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...]

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...]

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