The product is packed in 1 lb plastic bags closed with a twist-tie, with a label reading: "OREGON HAZELNUTS Product of U.S.A., JANZEN FARMS 20555 SE Webfoot Rd, Dayton, OR. Net wt. 16 oz (1 lb)".This recall resulted from routine sampling of product by the FDA at the company which shells the nuts and supplies the shelled hazelnuts for Janzen Farms. The supplying company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.Follow the link to find out more.
Thursday, 31 December 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Cans of Pakstar curried chick peas produced on premises served with hygiene emergency prohibition order
"Heads of Environmental Health Services and Directors of Trading Standards will wish to be aware that cans of ‘Pakstar’ Curried Chick Peas, which have been produced on premises served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order due to food hygiene contraventions and insufficient controls of the canning process.
The implicated product was manufactured by United National Foods Limited, Marshall Hall Mills, Elland Lane, Elland HX5 9DU. The company previously traded as Rehman & Sons Ltd.
Despite inquiries by officers in Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, it has not been possible to obtain full distribution details or product traceability records; however distribution is believed to be restricted to the Bradford and Leeds area of West Yorkshire.
Identification of the product
Pakstar Curried Chick Peas, 400g cans
All date codes produced from August 2009
Best Before Dates: August 2012, September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, December 2012
Actions to be taken by enforcement authorities
If any of this product is found during routine inspections, enforcement officers should ensure that they are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990 and regulation 27 of the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. In the event of local authorities finding this product, they are requested to inform the FSA immediately of the retail outlet and the quantities found.
It is essential that all Non Unitary Authorities liaise at county level to ensure that they co-ordinate their actions".
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Product description: 200g. Wrapped in paper.
Best Before: 27 JAN 10, 28 JAN 10 – Com’n Bear.
Best Before: 22 JAN 10 - Brie French Style Brie.
Follow the link to find out more.
"This follows a cluster of nine adults aged from 29 to 47, and one child, who have recently presented in NSW with thyroid problems. These individuals all reported consuming Bonsoy soy milk. Subsequent testing of samples of Bonsoy soy milk revealed unusually high levels of iodine. This brand of soy milk is enriched with “Kombu”, which is a seaweed product.
A consumer-level recall for the Bonsoy soy milk is being voluntarily instigated by the importer today.
The levels of iodine in the Bonsoy soy milk were at a level that is likely to exceed tolerable daily intakes for iodine when as little as 30ml (one eighth of a cup) is consumed per day by an adult".
Follow the link to read more.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts Recalls Raw and Dry Roasted Hazelnut Kernels Because of Possible Health Risk
Harry and David Conducts Hazelnut Recall in Medford, Oregon because of Possible Risk to Health
Whole Foods Market® Recalls Bulk Hazelnuts
Burnt Ridge Orchards, Inc. Recalls Shelled Hazelnuts Because of Possible Health Risks
Heinz 100% Apple and Pear Purée
Plastic pouches 4x90g
Batch code: L9286
Best before: 11/01/11
No other Heinz products are known to be affected
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has also been informed of a food recall initiated by Heinz. The implicated product is being recalled because of a manufacturing fault which causes leaking in a small number of pouches within this batch. The product affected is 100% apple & pear puree 90g pouches (pack of 4), batch L9286, with a best before date of 11/01/11.
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Willamette Shelling Recalls Shelled Hazelnuts Because of Possible Health Risk
Willamette Shelling Recalls Shelled Hazelnuts Because of Possible Health Risk
Kunze Farms Recalls Hazelnut Kernels because of Possible Health Risks
The Food Standards Agency (UK) has also reported cases of Salmonella Enteritidis PT14b (naladixic acid resistant variant) which may be linked to an egg production premises in Spain. Information provided by the Salmonella Reference Laboratory suggests that the strain of Salmonella isolated from the Irish cases is similar to those isolated in the UK.
As part of the ongoing investigation the FSAI is seeking additional information about the sources of eggs on the Irish market. The FSAI has a complete list of suppliers of Irish eggs but does not have comparable information on suppliers of non-Irish eggs into the Irish market.
Eggs are stamped with a producer code which begins with 3 for cage eggs, a country code (e.g. United Kingdom UK, Spain ES etc) and followed by letters and/or numbers identifying the unique farm where they were produced. Packs containing eggs must bear an indication of the packing centre code which also included the country code of the packing centre.
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Faribault Foods Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Health Valley Organic No Salt Added Split Pea Soup Due to the Presence of an Undeclared Allergen
Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein or potatoes run the potential risk of a health problem or illness if they consume these lots of product. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Asda withdraws its own-brand ready-to-eat Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken due to the presence of undeclared gluten (wheat)
This is because Asda ready-to-eat Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken with a 'Use by' date of 18 December 2009 contains bread crumb. The product contains gluten (wheat) which is not declared on the label and is a potential health risk for those allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten. Product identification details are as follows: Asda ready-to-eat Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken, 190g; Use by: 18 December 2009
Follow the link to find out more.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Simple Foods, Inc. of Tonawanda, NY is recalling pre-packaged varieties of Carob Cups, Carob Squares and Carob Rice Cakes, because they may contain undeclared traces of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Follow the link to find out more.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
The product is packaged in plastic trays in a 6-count carton, UPC 895203-001332, product lot number 31B073830, with Use-By Date of December 16, 2009. No other products, lot numbers or use-by dates are involved in this recall. The limited number of cases was distributed in three states only: California, Texas and Florida.
"The Food Safety Authority of Ireland would like to bring to the attention of relevant food businesses, information released by the Food Standards Agency (UK) regarding cases of Salmonella Enteritidis PT14b which may be linked to an egg production premises in Spain....
We are aware of six cases of illness in Ireland associated with a similar strain of Salmonella Enteritidis PT14b, one of whom has unfortunately died. To date, no specific food has been identified as the cause of any of these illnesses in Ireland. The cause of these illnesses is subject to an on-going investigation by the HSE.
As a precaution, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland would like to remind food businesses of the need to source good quality eggs and to follow good hygienic practices. See: FSAI advice for the safe handling and use of eggs".
Heinz Mixed Cereal, a Baby Cereal, Stage 2, From 6 Months
UPC 0 57000 02516 8
BB/MA 10 DE 26 and
BB/MA 10 DE 29
The best before date codes are located on the top left hand corner of the package. The affected product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Ochratoxin A is a mycotoxin produced by some fungi that can grow in certain food crops such as grains, grapes and coffee beans. Ochratoxin A has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a possible human carcinogen.
Thursday, 10 December 2009
The product is packaged in clear plastic bags in ½ pound and 2 ounce sizes with a round blue and white label reading "Quick Fix", Rock Creek Nut Co. Union, Oregon 97885”. This product does not contain a lot code. No illnesses have been associated with this product. This recall is being conducted because it was discovered that "Quick Fix" product containing milk and soy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk and soy in the ingredient statement.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
All other sizes and varieties of College Inn® Chicken Broth are correctly labeled and therefore are not affected by this voluntary recall. College Inn is voluntarily recalling College Inn® No MSG Chicken Broth in individual 14 ½ oz cans due to the presence of wheat (an allergen) which was not declared in the ingredient statement. Also, the label incorrectly states that the product does not contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). The following product is subject to the voluntary recall:
College Inn® No MSG Chicken Broth Individual 14 ½ oz cans All Dates (Only products labeled "No MSG")
People who are allergic to wheat may run a risk of serious adverse health consequences by consuming this product. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this mislabeling.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Unilever Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Slim-Fast® Ready-to-Drink Products in Cans Due to Possible Health Risk
Product Description: The products are packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans that are 11 FL OZ (325 mL) each. Individual cans are also sold in certain retail outlets. The recall involves all Slim-Fast® RTD products in cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code or UPC number. A listing of all RTD recalled products is attached to this press release.
No other Slim-Fast® products are affected by this recall. No Slim-Fast® powdered shakes, meal bars, or snack bars are affected by this recall.
The recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on Slim-Fast® RTD products in cans. Out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling all RTD products in cans that are currently in distribution centers, on-shelf or in back rooms in retail outlets or in consumers’ homes. The company is in the process of identifying and correcting the production issue, and will resume production and shipment of the product when the issue has been addressed and corrected.
Snax in Pax, Inc. Issues a Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in Caramel Corn and Caramel Puff Products.
Radix Polygonati Officinalis is sold in a 12 ounce un-coded, clear plastic bag and was distributed throughout New York State. It is a product of China. Follow the link for more details
Brand Product Size UPC Best Before
Western Original Cream Cheese Product 250 g 0 61641 00006 4 DE 28
Western Light Cream Cheese Product 250 g 0 61641 01550 1 DE 28
These products have been distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
A further recall notice addresses these products also recalled.
Saturday, 5 December 2009
* Product: Chardonnay Marsanne Viognier
* Brand: NOVAS Winemaker's Selection White 2006
* Lot number: L 41358
The wine is imported from Chile and sold mainly in independent retailers, some restaurants and in Booths' stores. Boutinot has recalled the affected wine from sale and it will be re-labelled with the correct allergy labelling information before being put back on sale. Boutinot has provided product recall notices for shops to display, and the relevant allergy support organisations have been contacted and will inform their at-risk members. If you are sensitive to sulphites and have bought the affected wine, you should speak to the manager at the shop where you bought it.
No other Boutinot or NOVAS Winemaker's Selection products are known to be affected.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Rikki USA, Inc.Re-Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Shrimp in Toi Sauce Thai Red Curry (Panang) produced for the Siamrica Co. to Correct Lot Number
* Ginni's Soft Dried Apricots
* Best before end: October 2010
* Pack size: 200g
Ginni’s is temporarily withdrawing the affected product from sale until stickers with the relevant allergen labelling adivce has been put on the packets. The company has been asked to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members of the withdrawal.
No other Ginni’s products are known to be affected.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
The product was distributed through Fiesta Marts in Houston, Texas in plastic wrap packages labeled Fiesta 12 Flour Burrito Tortillas. The packages have the UPC code 51022 00060, and the recall includes tortilla packages labeled with a date of November 30, 2009 through December 20, 2009.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
"A total of 443 cases of S. Enteritidis (PT) 14b have been reported to the HPA this year, compared with 137 cases in 2008. Fourteen clusters of cases in England and Wales are currently being investigated to determine if there is a common source of infection. A total of 144 cases of S. Enteritidis (PT) 14b have been associated with these 14 clusters.
The clusters have been linked to a number of different catering establishments and one care home. Although there is no conclusive evidence yet, the clusters may be linked to eggs sourced from outside the UK and used in these establishments. Investigations are ongoing into a possible link to eggs sourced from an approved establishment in Spain, and the UK and Spanish authorities are working in close cooperation to investigate this". Follow the link to read in full.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Brand: Melon Up!
Large Seedless Watermelons, PLU# 4032
Product of Mexico
UPC: 0 33383 40240 6
This product has been distributed in British Columbia. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Timco Worldwide Inc. issuance of a voluntary recall of Large Seedless Watermelons because of possible health risk
The Large Seedless Watermelons are stickered with the “MelonUp!” label with the PLU (Price Look Up) # 4032 and UPC # 0 33383 40240 6.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing, by a distribution company, which revealed the presence of Salmonella on the outside rind of a melon randomly selected for testing.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in Mislabeled Fresh & Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies
Nassau CandyIssues Nationwide Allergy Alert Because Of Possible Undeclared Allergens on their Tasty Dish Snack Tubs of Chocolate Almonds, Chocolate Ra
Five Crowns Marketing Voluntarily Recalling Cantaloupes Packed under the Majesty Label Because of a Potential Health Risk Due to Possible Contaminatio
Unilever Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulphites in Certain Shedd’s Country Crock® Chilled Side-Dish Products
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Both varieties of marinated catfish are produced and sold in a 12oz. retail consumer ready package in a tray that is overwrapped or in a bulk 5 lb. styrofoam cooler for further sale at retail level. For identification purposes, 5 lb. bulk Lemon Pepper Marinated Catfish has a code number of 23256 and Cajun Style Marinated Catfish has a code number of 23255. The tray pack Lemon Pepper Marinated Catfish has a UPC# of 48078 and the Cajun Style Marinated Catfish has a UPC# OF 48979.
Lemon Pepper and Cajun Style marinated catfish was distributed to retail stores in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered through an FDA inspection that products containing Soya, Milk or FD&C Yellow #5 may have been distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production process due to supplier changes.
The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Tesco has withdrawn two batches of its own-brand wholegrain brown rice because they might be contaminated with insects. Tesco has withdrawn the affected rice from sale and will be issuing shelf notices in its stores. These notices will tell customers to contact the Customer Service Desk to find out why the product has been withdrawn and what they can do if they have already bought the affected product. The product being withdrawn is: Tesco wholegrain brown rice, 1kg Best before: 15 September 2011 and 16 September 2011
No other Tesco products are known to be affected.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
* Co-operative Truly Irresistible Tikka Masala Sauce
* Co-operative Truly Irresistible Korma Sauce
* Co-operative Truly Irresistible Karahi Sauce
* Best before: All dates
* Packaging: Glass jar, 350g
No other Co-op products are known to be affected. Follow the link to find out more.
SNACKS ON RACKS, INC. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert because of Undeclared Allergens in Their Gourmet Snacks Pack Product Line
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Conagra Foods Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on a Limited Number of 15 oz. Tubs of Blue Bonnet Light Spread
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No allergic reactions have been reported.
This issue affects only 1,120 cases of a single lot code of the product. The product UPC on the tub is 27000-00930. The product lid will not have the blue ribbon graphic bearing the word "Light" that is found on the tub portion of the package. The rim of the lid will feature the batch code "2247923200" and a Sell By date of March 18, 2010.
ConAgra Foods became aware of the issue after receiving a report from a store where the tub did not match the lid or the case.
The UK Food Standards Agency has also issued a Food Alert for Information. Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company is contacting all its customers who received the affected Dr Pepper to make sure it is withdrawn. The affected bottles have only been distributed in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and no other batches of Dr Pepper are known to be affected. The product being withdrawn is:
Product: Dr Pepper (500ml)
Batch codes: KH42315L91807 to KH42359L91807 and KH40000L91907 to KH41120L91907
'Best before': end December 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Morrisons has recalled the affected green Thai-style sauce from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. Notices will be displayed in all stores, explaining to customers why the product has been recalled. Anyone who has bought this product can return it for a full refund. No other Morrisons products are known to be affected.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume a range of Gioia and Nutkao brands of nut spreads imported from Italy. These products may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
The product listed below is being recalled. Point-of-sale notices have been displayed in stores. These notices alert customers to the recall and advise them of what actions to take if they have purchased the product. A copy of the product recall notice can be found at the link below.
Product: Asda Wholefoods Garland Figs
Pack size: 250g
Date code: 31 July 2010
No other ASDA products are known to be affected.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Jelly Belly Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in 7.5oz cylinder-style packages of 49 Flavors Jelly Belly jelly beans
The Jelly Belly 49 Flavors cylinder packages were shipped to approximately 200 independent stores nationwide from September 29 to October 30, 2009. Product was packaged in a clear 7.5-ounce acetate cylinder with white label on the bottom of the package with lot codes 090925, 090928, 090929 or 091001. UPC code 071567989398
The recall was initiated after the company’s quality control efforts identified the incorrect ingredient statement. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. No other candies or packaged candies from Jelly Belly are a part of this recall, and there is no health risk for consumers who are not allergic to peanuts.
Pelican Bay Ltd. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Caramel Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix
Caramel Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix was distributed domestically through direct delivery, mail order and through retail stores. This product is also shipped to Canada, United Kingdom, Japan and the Netherlands. Product distributed between January 2007 and November 2, 2009 is subject to this recall.
Caramel Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix is packaged in a cone shape poly bag with a hanging tag attached to the front of the package and SKU# 3204, UPC 94522 01015 on the back of the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing tree nuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of tree nuts. Follow the link to find out more.
Charleston Cookie Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Butter in Almond Cookies Produced for Dean & Deluca
People who have allergies to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled Almond Cookies were distributed to Dean & Deluca for resale as part of their "Americana Cookie" collection. The product comes in a 6 ounce, clear plastic package sold with 5 other flavors of cookies in a 36 oz. silver tin. The product bears no code or UPC but was distributed to Dean & Deluca in August 2009 for sale in their catalog and online.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not indicate the presence of butter (milk). Investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging process. The situation has been rectified by production of a new label with a complete ingredients listing. Follow the link to find out more.
The UK FSA has also issued an allergy alert for the same product and state that due to a packaging error the product contains peanuts, which is not an intended ingredient. As a result the presence of peanuts is not declared on the label. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic to peanuts.
Follow the links to find out more.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Cream of Mushroom Soup Product Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen
Fiorentine Blue pack 500g 17/07/12 batch 91005449
Trapunti Blue pack 500g 13/05/12 batch 91050139
Strozzapreti Blue pack 500g 17/07/12 batch 91005449
Tacconi Yellow wrap 500g 02/02/12 batch 91051387
Girelle Yellow wrap 500g 01/06/12 batch 91050541
Product Recall Notices are displayed in TK Maxx Stores and affected products have been withdrawn from sale.
The UK FSA has also issued a food alert to comfirm that some Conforti brand pasta products sold by TK Maxx and Homesense are being recalled from customers because they might be infested with insects. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information. If you have bought an affected product you can return it for a full refund.
Waitrose Ltd withdraws its Waitrose Deliciously Different Thai Red Chicken Curry with due to incorrect allergen labelling
The product details are:
Product identification: Waitrose Deliciously Different Thai Red Chicken Curry with Wild Rice, Pak Choi and Red Peppers, 390g
Use by: 6, 7, 8 and 9 November 2009.
Waitrose Ltd has withdrawn the affected date codes from sale. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal. Notices have been displayed in all stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the withdrawal, and the actions they can take if they have purchased the product. A copy of the point of sale notice issued by Waitrose Ltd can be downloaded below. No other Waitrose Ltd products are known to be affected.
Asda Stores Ltd withdraws a batch of ASDA Extra Special Chocolate Coated Nut Selection due to the undeclared presence of barley gluten in the product
Product identification: ASDA Extra Special Chocolate Coated Nut Selection 215g bag
Best before date: End April 2010
Batch codes: BBE April 2010
Asda Stores Ltd has withdrawn the affected batch from sale. Notices will be displayed in food stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the withdrawal, and the actions they can take if they have purchased the product. In addition, Asda has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, who will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal. No other Asda Stores Ltd products are known to be affected.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd recalls one date code of Sainsbury's Belgian Wholenut Dark Chocolate due to possible contamination with hard plastic
No other Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd products are known to be affected. Follow the link to find out more.
Monday, 2 November 2009
People who have a known allergy to soy protein may have a reaction to these products. The problem was discovered when consumers reported off-taste in some of these products.
Alexia Foods issues nationwide allergy alert and product recall on its frozen potatoes due to undeclared allergen
The affected product, Alexia – Olive Oil, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Pesto Oven Reds, is packaged in 15 oz. white poly bags with a teal-colored graphic banner and pictures seasoned potato wedges on the front bag panel. This voluntary recall is limited to only packages of Alexia – Olive Oil, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Pesto Oven Reds bearing the following Sell By dates (shown below) printed on the upper left back panel of the poly package with the UPC # 34183 00108. No other Alexia frozen or shelf stable products are affected.
Sell By 5385050811 Sell By 5385050911
Sell By 5385051011 Sell By 5385051111
The product was produced with packaging that does not declare pine nuts in the product. Alexia Foods has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is voluntarily recalling about 9,000 cases of the product
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Nutrition Point recalls certain batches of Trufree Choc Dippers due to possible peanut contamination
Flour tortillas were distributed only within the state of Texas, specifically to the West Texas region. The product was distributed to restaurants and retail grocery stores via direct delivery
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Massachusetts Firm Recalls Fresh Ground Beef Patties And Beef Steak Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination
Mars Snackfood US ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED PEANUTS In Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection Ice Cream
This voluntary recall is limited to this specific lot number (931AB5YN07) and was distributed only in the United States, and specifically to the following states: AL, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, NC, OH, OR, TX, UT, WA and WI.
Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection is sold in a brown and gold 15.10 fl. oz. pint container and pictures a ribbon of caramel, pecans and a square of Dove® Brand Chocolate on the front.
The voluntary recall was initiated after Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection containing peanuts in lot number 931AB5YN07 was discovered. Mars Snackfood US was able to quickly confirm that only this lot is affected and, out of an abundance of caution, issued a voluntary recall for potentially affected containers of the ice cream
The recalled Vacuum Pack dried Krasnoperka (fish) was distributed in New York State, New Jersey State and Connecticut State in vacuum pack containers. The Vacuum Pack Dried Krasnoperka (fish) is a product of Russia. The Vacuum Pack Dried Krasnoperka (fish) was sampled by a New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspector during a routine inspection. Subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel confirmed that the Vacuum pack dried Krasnoperka (fish) was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. The sale of unevicerated fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Market regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Unevicerated fish have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.
San Link Inc is also recalling Vacuum Pack Dried Lesh (fish) because the product was found to be uneviscerated. The recalled Vacuum Pack dried Lesh (fish) was distributed in New York State, New Jersey State and Connecticut State in vacuum pack containers. The Vacuum Pack Dried Lesh (fish) is a product of Russia.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
On a limited number of tubs, the lid describes the product as "Breyers® All Natural Cookies & Cream" ice cream, and the tub portion of the package describes the product as "Breyers® All Natural Mint Chocolate Chip" ice cream. The product inside of the tub is "All Natural Cookies & Cream." The ingredient statement on the tub does not declare wheat, which is an ingredient of the Cookies & Cream product.
The mispackaged ice cream product was distributed in Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Trinidad and Virginia through retail stores in these locations and adjoining areas. The affected product is being recalled from consumers and retailer store shelves, back rooms and warehouses.
The affected mispackaged product was distributed in 1.5-quart (1.41L) paperboard tubs marked with UPC # 077567254245 located on the side of the tub and in combination with "Best If Used By" dates of FEB1711GH, FEB1811GH and FEB1911GH located on the bottom of the tub.
The allergy alert and recall relates only to the above mentioned mispackaged Breyers® ice cream. No other Breyers® ice cream products are affected.
The recall applies only to the "Kroger Hazelnut Spread" with a "Sell By March 2011" date code. Approximately 65 cases were distributed to Kroger stores in as many as 16 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia).
Nutkao received a complaint from 2 consumers in France that had an allergic reaction after consuming product from the same batch that was distributed under a different label. Testing revealed the product was found to contain trace amounts of peanuts. The Company has not received any reports of illness or allergic reactions caused by consuming Kroger Hazelnut Spread and has issued this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers who are not allergic to peanuts face no safety risk.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
The recalled "Agro Sun Dried Fruits and Nuts Tropical Mix" are packaged in 24 ounce (680 gram), round plastic tubs and coded best before 12/10 in black ink on the product label. Known distribution of the product is the New York Metropolitan area.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.
No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.
essential Waitrose semi-skimmed milk (1.7% fat)
1.136 litre (2 pint)
'Display until': 1 November 09
'Use by': 2 November 09
Notices have been put in stores, explaining to customers why the products have been recalled. If you have bought the affected milk you are advised not to consume it, but return it to Waitrose for a full refund. No other date codes or Waitrose products are affected.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product and no other Plum Organics products are affected. As a further precaution, samples from every Plum Organics product manufactured before and after this batch were tested and found to be within quality standards.
The recall was undertaken as a precaution due to the risk of potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and sometimes lifethreatening condition. Consumers should not use these products, even if they appear to be normal, because of the possible health risk. Symptoms of botulism poisoning in humans include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention
Domega International Co. Ltd Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in WHITE LOTUS SEED PASTE MOON CAKE (2 YOLKS)
The recall was initialed after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of eggs in packages of WHITE LOTUS SEED PASTE MOON CAKE (2 YOLKS) which did not declare eggs as an ingredient on the label. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Monday, 19 October 2009
No illnesses have been reported. However, people with an allergy or sensitivity to shellfish risk serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume a product with shellfish. Follow the link to find out more.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
The recalled Herring Salted was distributed nationwide in 1.3kg ( 2.86lb) round plastic containers with the code numbers 24.08.09 and 13.07.09. The Herring Salted is a product of Russia. The Herring Salted was sampled by a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector during a routine inspection. Subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel confirmed that the Herring Salted was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.
The sale of uneviscerated fish is prohibited under the New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Follow the link for more details.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
The complaint also names Rel's Vice President, Peder Scott Sorensen, and two managers, Patrick O'Malley and Timothy E. Ault. Rel's prepares, processes, and distributes a variety of ready-to-eat sandwiches to convenience stores, deli markets, liquor stores, mini-marts, and gas stations in Nevada and California.
The government's complaint, filed this week in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, alleges that Rel's has an extensive history of operating under insanitary conditions. The complaint states that Rel's has produced and distributed ready-to-eat sandwiches contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono). Listeriosis, the illness caused by L. mono, can cause fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women may suffer miscarriages or stillbirths as a result of the infection.
The complaint alleges that FDA investigators have found L. mono inside Rel's production facility on numerous occasions since 2002. Additionally, routine laboratory testing by the Department of Defense and the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch (CFDB) found L. mono in the company's processing plant and finished sandwiches. Based on recent laboratory analyses, CFDB has embargoed and seized all in-process and finished products inside the facility.
The FDA and CFDB inspections also revealed that the company repeatedly violated the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements for foods. Investigators found poor employee sanitation practices and inappropriately maintained facility and manufacturing equipment, including excessive condensation dripping onto food contact surfaces.
“Rel's lack of effective measures to bring its food processing operations into compliance with the law poses a serious public health threat,” said Michael Chappell, the FDA's acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “The company's failure to comply with good manufacturing practice also demonstrates the potential for the company to continue to manufacture contaminated products.”
No illnesses have been reported so far from Rel's products. Individuals who have eaten the products and who experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, should contact their health care professional.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets withdraws Morrisons Very Berry Oaties due to milk and soya not being declared on the label
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
The products affected are:
Odlums Quick Bread Farmhouse Brown (450g) with best before date prior to 09/06/2010
Odlums Quick Scones Fruit (450g) with best before date prior to 14/11/2009
Product Recall notices will appear in national newspapers today. Retail outlets have been informed of this recall. Affected products have been withdrawn from sale.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Most of the products typically are sold as salted or candied treats in Asian and Hispanic markets but also are available in other retail outlets. DSHS officials believe the dried plums came from Asia, but an investigation to identify specific sources is ongoing. Test results from the DSHS laboratory in Austin show that the dried plum products or products containing dried plums contain lead levels ranging from 0.11 parts per million to 30.3 parts per million.
Health officials say lead should not be consumed in any amount but DSHS used a U.S. Food and Drug Administration established maximum of 0.1 parts per million for candy as a guide in assessing elevated lead levels in the dried plums and dried plum products. Follow the link to find out more.
The recall applies only to the "Limited Edition – Classic Candy Flavors" two-pack caramel apple, UPC code of 34986-13000 with a "Best By" date on or before 10/15/09. The product is in a clear plastic package with a dark brown label. No other Affy Tapple® products are affected by this alert. The product has been distributed to select stores in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Kentucky.
The Company has not received any reports of illness or allergic reactions but has received a report of a peanut fragment on the topping of one apple and has issued this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers who are not allergic to peanuts or tree nuts face no safety risk.
The affected product, Krumbleez brand Sprouted Buckwheat, Choc.-Ginger Cookies are sold in 190 g bags. This product has been distributed in British Columbia and Alberta.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk.
As specified risk material (SRM) was removed and it is unlikely that the cows were infected with BSE, any risk to human health is extremely low.
The three cows were aged between 31 and 34 months when slaughtered on 1 July 2009 at RWM Food Group’s abattoir in Langport, Somerset. They had been imported from Estonia in December 2007. BSE testing is mandatory for cattle born there if slaughtered for human consumption at over 30 months of age.
The error was discovered on 7 September 2009 during routine cross checks of slaughter and BSE test data. By the time the failure was discovered, all of the carcasses had left the premises and subsequent enquiries indicate that the affected meat is no longer in the food supply chain.
Sainsbury’s Chicken & Creamy Basil Pasta
Pack size: 370g
Packaging: Transparent plastic with cardboard sleeve
No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
The recalled "Ziolopex Bakaliada Morele Suszone (Dried Apricots)" are packaged in a 4.64 ounce (130 gram), plastic bag and coded 06 2010, 081215V1C in black ink on the back of the package. The product was distributed nationwide and is a product of Poland.
Saturday, 26 September 2009
"A local city council in the UK and the Food Standards Agency have successfully prosecuted the company behind an organic food scam worth more than half a million pounds (~A$1million). A home delivery and wholesale business named One Foods Limited supplied a range of products falsely described as organic to consumers and businesses across the UK. The fraud took place over a five year period.
One Food Limited Director Neil Stansfield has received a 27 month prison sentence, while Company Secretary Kate Stansfield and Operations Manager Russell Hudson, both received suspended sentences and 150 hours of community work. All three pleaded guilty to selling conventionally grown food as organic".
Price Rite 25 count Beef Bouillon Cubes were distributed in Pennsylvania. Consumers would have purchased this product through Price Rite retail stores.
The product is packaged in retail plastic bottles with a UPC Code of 41190 75581 on the label. The front of the label is printed with "Price Rite Beef Flavored Bouillon Cubes". There are 25 individually wrapped bouillon cubes per bottle. The top of the bottle is printed with lot code 22 JUL 11.
No other Associated Brands products, or other lots of this beef bouillon product, are affected by this voluntary recall.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Shil La Dang Recalls Gimbob Fish Cake and Modeum, Combination, Sultok and Bean Seolki Rice Cakes Because Of Undeclared Allergens
They are distributed in Korean markets in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.
All products are sold in a 14-ounce package labeled as Shil La Dang and the production date can be found on each label.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the fish cake Gimbob only revealed "tempura" and failed to reveal the ingredients of tempura containing "Fish, Wheat, Soybean", Modeum, Combination, Sultok, Bean Seolki rice cake containing chestnuts did not reveal the presence of chestnuts.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing sulfites was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by mislabeling of the product.
Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Noshers Choice Brand Just Fruit
Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit is sold in a 9 ounce clear plastic container and has a code date prior to 09/17/10 printed on the label and does not list sulfur dioxide in the ingredients. The recalled product was distributed throughout New York and New Jersey. The recalled product is a product of the United States.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics, anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of suflites. Check out the full report by following the link.
The best before dates affected are 11.06.2010 and 12.06.2010. Follow the link for full details
The UK FSA has also issued a food alert.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Y.S.Trading Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergies in "Crown Cookie" (Choco Sanddo)
The recalled "Crown cookie"(Choco Sanddo) were distributed in New York City & New Jersey retail stores. The product comes in 161 gram waxed cardboard boxes marked with Codes 2008, 12. 01 & 2009, 11.30. No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond in 21oz. Great Value Berry Crunch Cereal
Ippolito International, LP Voluntarily Recalls Bunch Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk Nationwide and Canada
No illnesses have been reported to date. Follow the link for full details.
Better Buns Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in 22oz Europa Baking Company Brand 6 Pack Knot Rolls
The recalled 22 oz package of Europa Baking Company brand 6 pack Knot Rolls was distributed and sold in retail stores in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties in New York State. Follow the link for full details.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Kilwin's Quality Confections, Inc. Conducted Nationwide Recall of Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk
The recalled chocolate-covered peanuts were sold in Kilwin's retail stores located in the following states: Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Rhode Island, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
The product comes in a 7 ounce, gold foiled plastic package with a clear center section, and is labeled "Milk Chocolate Peanuts" and "Fresh dry roasted peanuts covered in creamy milk chocolate", Kilwin's Quality Confections, Petosky, MI 49770. The barcode on the package is 001615. Additionally, the product was sold in bulk bins, by weight, at Kilwin's retail stores.
No illnesses have been reported to us in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after our peanuts supplier voluntarily recalled their product because these peanuts were subject to the PCA Texas facility recall.
Any of these products purchased at our stores on or after April 1, 2009 are not subject to this recall.
To date, no illnesses associated with the consumption of this product have been reported. To demonstrate extreme caution, Steinbeck Country Produce is voluntarily recalling product with lot code numbers 96CPGO07 or 9CPO937 shipped between August 4 and August 22, 2009.
"This recall is voluntary, based on a strong sense of caution for consumer well-being. Food safety is our primary concern at Steinbeck Country Produce, and this recall shows that our procedures are efficient, effective and immediate," said Chris Huntington, Steinbeck Country Produce CEO. "Fortunately, there are not any reported illnesses at this time, and we will continue to respond quickly and efficient to ensure consumer well being." Follow this link to the US FDA press release to find out more.
Vendors who received the product were immediately identified and notified on Thursday, August 27 and were instructed to destroy any product remaining in inventory.
The recall is limited to 3,360 cartons of 4 count/2 pound, 2 count/24 bunch and 4 count/ 12 bunch bags of iceless green onions packed under the "Nature’s Reward" label with lot code 9CPO937, and a private foodservice label with lot code 96CPGO07 . The produce was distributed in California, Massachusetts, Texas, Indiana, New York, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Arizona.
No other Steinbeck Country Produce products or packs are involved in this recall.