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Janzen Farms Recalls Hazelnut Kernels Because of Possible Health Risks

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Janzen Farms, Dayton, Oregon is recalling hazelnut kernels because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Hazelnut kernels were sold in November and December 2009 at Lenny's North, Seattle, WA and six 1 lb. bags were sold at the Sunset Produce Stand in Banks, OR. 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.

Cans of Pakstar curried chick peas produced on premises served with hygiene emergency prohibition order

The UK FSA has issued an alert regarding cans of Pakstar curried chick peas produced on premises served with hygiene emergency prohibition order. It reads as follows:

"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 d…

Bonsoy soy milk recall due to very high levels of iodine

Ausfoodnews reports that Food Standards Australia New Zealand has advised people not to consume Bonsoy soy milk. Coffee shops, retail and other outlets should also not use this product.

"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
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Follow the link to read more.

More hazelnut recalls

Further to the previous email there have been a series of further recalls for hazelnuts that may be contaminated with Salmonella:

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 Baby Food 100% apple and pear puree recall

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Heinz is recalling a batch and date code of Heinz 100% Apple and Pear purée baby food due to leaking pouches. The product recalled is:

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.

Vermont Firm Recalls Fresh Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Harrington and Sons, a Williston, Vt., establishment, is recalling approximately 68 pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Follow the link to find out more.

Hazelnut recalls due to potential contamination with Salmonella

There have been a number of recalls reported by the US FDA concerning Salmonella and Hazelnuts. Follow the links to find out more.

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

Salmonella in eggs update

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre and the Health Service Executive are continuing to investigate the cause of recent illnesses due to Salmonella Enteritidis PT14b (naladixic acid resistant variant). To date, ten cases have been identified across Ireland. No specific food has been linked to these cases.

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…

Faribault Foods Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Health Valley Organic No Salt Added Split Pea Soup Due to the Presence of an Undeclared Allergen

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Faribault Foods has announced that it is recalling Health Valley Organic No Salt Added Split Pea Soup (15 oz.) with the lot codes 22JUL2011, 18AUG2011, and 11SEP2011 because of the presence of an undeclared dairy allergen. This soup contains butter and potatoes, which are not listed on the ingredient statements of the affected lots. No other lot codes of this product or any other Health Valley product is affected in any way.

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.

Asda withdraws its own-brand ready-to-eat Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken due to the presence of undeclared gluten (wheat)

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Asda has withdrawn 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.

Simple Foods, Inc. recalls food due to undeclared allergen

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Simple Foods, Inc. has issued an allergy alert on undeclared dairy products (traces of milk) in Carob Peanut Butter Cups, Carob Almond Butter Cups, Carob Mint Crème Cups, Pre-packaged Carob Brown Rice Crunch, Pre-packaged Carob Peanut Butter Squares, Pre-packaged Crispy Carob Peanut Butter Squares, Pre-Packaged Carob Coated Rice Cakes, Pre-packaged Carob Mint Coated Rice Cakes, and Pre-packaged Carob Almond Butter Coated Rice Cakes.

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.

Limited Recall of 120 Cartons of Berries & Balsamic Salad due to Unlabeled Allergen

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm a precautionary voluntary recall of 120 cartons of 5.75 oz Berries & Balsamic Salad has been issued by California-based organicgirl produce because it may contain an incorrect condiment packet with an unlabeled allergen for walnuts.

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.

Cases of Salmonellosis Under Investigation

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued the following statement:

"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
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HEINZ MIXED CEREAL FOR BABIES MAY CONTAIN OCHRATOXIN A (OTA)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Heinz Canada are warning the public not to consume the Heinz Mixed Cereal for babies described below as it may contain elevated levels of Ochratoxin A (OTA). The following product is affected by this alert:

Heinz Mixed Cereal, a Baby Cereal, Stage 2, From 6 Months
227 g
UPC 0 57000 02516 8
Codes:
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.

Rock Creek Nut Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in "Quick Fix" Trail Mix

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that ROCK CREEK NUT COMPANY of Union, Oregon is recalling all "Quick Fix" trail mix, because it contains undeclared milk and soy in the carob chips. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and/or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. "Quick Fix" was distributed in Oregon and Washington at retail stores.

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.

College Inn Initiates Voluntary Recall of Select Canned Chicken Broth Products due to Mislabeling

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that as a precautionary measure, due to mislabeling, College Inn is initiating a voluntary recall of College Inn® No MSG Chicken Broth sold in individual 14 ½ oz cans.

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 mislab…

Unilever Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Slim-Fast® Ready-to-Drink Products in Cans Due to Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Unilever United States, Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast® ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans, due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting. The probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. The products were sold in stores nationwide.

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 …

Snax in Pax, Inc. Issues a Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in Caramel Corn and Caramel Puff Products.

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Snax In Pax, Inc. of Topeka, Indiana is recalling a range of products because they contain undeclared MILK on their label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to MILK run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Follow the link to find out more details.

Sunny Lake Trading Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulphites in Radix Polygonati Officialis

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Sunny Lake Trading Inc. of 651A Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 is recalling Radix Polygonati Officinalis because it contains undeclared sulphites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

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

SLIM-FAST READY-TO-DRINK MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKE PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN BACILLUS CEREUS BACTERIA

Unilever Canada Inc. has informed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that they are recalling certain Slim-Fast ready-to-drink products distributed in Canada. Unilever Canada Inc. is warning the public not to consume a range of Slim-Fast ready-to drink meal replacement shake products because these products may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus. Follow the link to see the lot codes and BB dates affected. These products have been distributed nationally.

CERTAIN WESTERN BRAND CREAM CHEESE PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Liberté Natural Foods Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Western brand cream cheese products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The following products are affected by this alert:

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.

Boutinot recalls Chardonnay Marsanne Viognier wine

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Boutinot has recalled the NOVAS Winemaker's Selection White 2006 brand of Chardonnay Marsanne Viognier wine, because it contains the preservative sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is sensitive to sulphites. The product details are as follows:

* 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 th…

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

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Rikki USA, Inc. of Redmond, WA is voluntarily recalling 168 cases of Toi Sauce Thai Red Curry (Panang), manufactured for the SIAMRICA Co., Bellevue, WA, because it may contain undeclared shrimp in the red curry paste. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Ginni's withdraws soft dried apricots

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Ginni’s is withdrawing its Soft Dried Apricots (200g) with a ‘best before’ date of October 2010, because the product contains the preservative sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is sensitive to sulphites. The product being withdrawn is:

* 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.

La Espiga De Oro, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Whey in Flour Tortillas

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that La Espiga de Oro, Inc. of Houston, Texas is recalling Fiesta brand Flour Burrito Tortillas in 12 count packages, because they may contain undeclared whey (milk allergen). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
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.

Oklahoma Firm Recalls Frozen Beef Steak Fritter Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Advance Food Company, a Enid, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 110,730 pounds of frozen beef steak fritter products that may contain foreign materials. The problem was discovered after the company received customer complaints about finding pieces of plastic in the product. Follow the link to find out more.

Increase in cases of salmonella

The Food Standards Agency and Health Protection Agency (HPA) are investigating a recent increase in the number of cases of a certain type of salmonella in England and Wales. The increase in cases of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type (PT) 14b, since mid-August 2009, was noted by the HPA as part of its monitoring of infectious diseases. The article states that:

"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 possibl…

MELON UP! BRAND LARGE SEEDLESS WATERMELONS FROM MEXICO MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Melon Up! brand Large Seedless Watermelons described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The following product is affected by this alert:

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.

NUTRISYSTEM BRAND PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS (CANADIAN VERSION) MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and NutriSystem Canada ULC. are warning the public not to consume the nutrisystem brand Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Canadian version) described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, nutrisystem brand Peanut Butter Granola Bar (Canadian version), product of USA, is sold in 40 g packages bearing UPC 6 32674 37016 7 and lot code TC05219B.

Timco Worldwide Inc. issuance of a voluntary recall of Large Seedless Watermelons because of possible health risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Timco Worldwide Inc. is recalling a limited number of its Large Seedless Watermelons because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this occurrence. The Large Seedless Watermelons included in this voluntary recall were distributed to select grocers, wholesalers and processors in California and Texas.

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.

Service Smoked Fish Corp. Recalls Smoked Nova Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Service Smoked Fish Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling specific "Use-By" dates and lot codes of Brooklyn's BEST brand SMOKED NOVA SALMON because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in Mislabeled Fresh & Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is voluntarily recalling some fresh&easy™ "Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies" (40 oz.) because they may contain undeclared pecans. Individuals who have allergies to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Nassau CandyIssues Nationwide Allergy Alert Because Of Possible Undeclared Allergens on their Tasty Dish Snack Tubs of Chocolate Almonds, Chocolate Ra

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Nassau Candy Distributors of Hicksville, New York, is voluntarily recalling possibly unlabelled pegable snack tubs because they contain the following undeclared allergens; Tree Nuts {Almonds}, Soya and Milk and may contain the following undeclared allergens Peanuts, other Tree Nuts {brazil nuts, walnuts, filberts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, macadamia nuts, cashews and coconut}. People who have an allergy to any of these specific types of allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Five Crowns Marketing Voluntarily Recalling Cantaloupes Packed under the Majesty Label Because of a Potential Health Risk Due to Possible Contaminatio

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Five Crowns Marketing, Brawley, California is voluntarily recalling cantaloupes packed under the Majesty label because of a potential health risk due to possible contamination of Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date, and the company is working with FDA to inform consumers of this recall. Follow the link for full details.

Unilever Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulphites in Certain Shedd’s Country Crock® Chilled Side-Dish Products

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Unilever United States, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling certain Shedd’s Country Crock® chilled side-dish products because they may contain undeclared sulphites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulphites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Superior Foods Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens in Fish Product

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Superior Foods Co., Grand Rapids, MI. is recalling Lemon Pepper Marinated Catfish because it may contain undeclared soya and FD&C Yellow #5. In addition, Superior Foods Co. is recalling Cajun Style Marinated Catfish because it may contain soy and milk that is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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 Caju…

Tesco Ireland Withdraws Brown Wholegrain Rice Due to Weevils

Tesco Ireland has informed the Food Safety Authority of Ireland that it has withdrawn two batches of its Tesco Wholefoods brand of Wholegrain Brown Rice in 1 kg packs. This is due to the presence in some of the packs of live weevils (insects). The implicated batches carry the best before dates of 15/09/2011 and 16/09/2011. No other batches are implicated.

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.

Utah Firm Recalls Assorted Meat And Poultry Products Produced Without Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Thrive Foods, a Lindon, Utah, establishment, is recalling approximately 3,790 pounds of assorted meat and poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Follow the link to find out more.

Nebraska Firm Recalls Fresh Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Fairbury Steaks, Inc. a Fairbury, Neb., establishment, is recalling approximately 90 pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling. Follow the link to find out more.

Co-op recalls Indian cooking sauces

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that the Co-op is recalling three of its Truly Irresistible Indian Cooking Sauces, because the acidity levels are too low. As the acidity levels are too low, this means micro-organisms may grow and the sauces will be past their best before the 'best before' date that appears on the jar. The products being recalled are:

* 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

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Snacks on Racks, Inc. of Parkville, Missouri is recalling products from their line of Gourmet Snacks Packs because they may contain undeclared milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soya, egg, sulphites or wheat. Follow the link to find out more.

Conagra Foods Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on a Limited Number of 15 oz. Tubs of Blue Bonnet Light Spread

ConAgra Foods, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 15 oz. tubs of Blue Bonnet Spread that were inadvertently mispackaged—the lid is for regular Blue Bonnet Spread and the tub portion describes the product as Blue Bonnet Light Spread. The product inside of the tub is regular Blue Bonnet Spread. As a result, the product tubs do not declare the allergen whey (milk), as an ingredient.

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…

High Content of Benzoic Acid in a Batch of Dr Pepper

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been informed by Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company that a batch of Dr Pepper carbonated fruit flavour soft drink in 500 ml PET bottles contained too much benzoic acid (E210). Benzoic acid is widely used as a food preservative and is permitted in such products at levels of 150 mg/l, but one batch of Dr Pepper was found to contain in excess of this amount. There are no adverse health risks from normal consumption of the implicated batch. The implicated batch is no longer on sale in shops.

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 KH42359L9180…

Morrisons recalls green Thai-style stir fry sauce

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Morrisons has recalled its green Thai-style stir fry sauce, because it contains fish that is not mentioned on the label. The product being recalled is: Morrisons green Thai-style stir fry sauce (125ml) 'Use by': All date codes

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.

UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN GIOIA AND NUTKAO BRANDS OF NUT SPREADS FROM ITALY

The public warning issued on November 6, 2009 by the CFIA has been expanded to include additional products.

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

Asda recalls its own-brand Wholefoods Garland Figs due to infestation with moth larvae

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued a food alert to confirm that Asda is recalling its own-brand Wholefoods Garland Figs due to infestation with moth larvae.

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.

Jelly Belly Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in 7.5oz cylinder-style packages of 49 Flavors Jelly Belly jelly beans

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert press release to confirm that Jelly Belly Candy Company is recalling 7.5-ounce cylinder-style packages of 49 Flavors Jelly Belly jelly beans because the package is incorrectly labeled. The mislabeled packages failed to list peanut butter and peanut flour in the ingredient statement. People who have an allergy to peanuts or a severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these ingredients.

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 ot…

Pelican Bay Ltd. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Caramel Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix

The US FDA has issued an allergy press release to confirm that Pelican Bay Ltd. of Dunedin, Florida is recalling all their Caramel Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix because it may contain undeclared tree nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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 dist…

Charleston Cookie Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Butter in Almond Cookies Produced for Dean & Deluca

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert press release to confirm that Charleston Cookie Company of Charleston, SC is recalling packages of Almond Cookies which were sold as a component of the Dean and Deluca "Americana" cookie tin because the cookies contain undeclared butter (milk).

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 no…

Recall of Tesco Milk Chocolate covered Raisins as some bags may contain peanuts

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been informed by Tesco that it is recalling Tesco Milk Chocolate covered Raisins due to the possibility that some bags may contain milk chocolate covered peanuts. Point of sale notices have been placed in retail stores.

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.

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Cream of Mushroom Soup Product Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that Bay Valley Foods, LLC, a Pittsburgh, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,286 pounds of canned cream of mushroom soup because it was inadvertently mislabeled and may contain an undeclared allergen, egg. Egg is a known potential allergen, which is not declared on the label.

Iowa Firm Recalls Roast Beef Deli Products Due To Mislabeling And An Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Curly's Food, Inc., a Sioux City, Iowa, establishment, is recalling approximately 12,181 pounds of roast beef deli products because they were inadvertently mislabeled and contain an undeclared allergen, soy. Soy is a known potential allergen, which is not declared on the label.

Recall of Pastificio Conforti Brand Pasta by TK Maxx

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been informed of a food recall initiated by TK Maxx. The implicated products of Pastificio Conforti Brand Pasta are being recalled because of a small risk of insect contamination. The products affected are:

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 UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Waitrose Ltd is recalling its Deliciously Different Thai Red Chicken Curry with Wild Rice, Pak Choi and Red Peppers. This is because some packs have been produced with the wrong labelling that does not state the presence of shrimp paste in the ingredients list. Therefore, allergy information for shellfish is not declared on the label. The product is, therefore, a potential health risk for individuals with an allergy to shellfish.

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 ta…

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

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Asda is recalling its Extra Special Chocolate Coated Nut Selection because the product contains barley gluten that is not declared on the label. The product is, therefore, a potential health risk for individuals with an allergy or intolerance to barley gluten. The product details are as follows:

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.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd recalls one date code of Sainsbury's Belgian Wholenut Dark Chocolate due to possible contamination with hard plastic

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd is recalling one date code of Sainsbury’s Belgian Wholenut Dark Chocolate due to possible contamination with pieces of hard plastic. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all 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 point-of-sale notice is attached to this food alert. The product recalled is: Sainsbury's Belgian Wholenut Dark Chocolate 200g Best before: 17/09/10

No other Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd products are known to be affected. Follow the link to find out more.

Allergy alert on possible undeclared soy protein whipping cream, and ice-cream mix

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert press release to confirm that Morningstar Foods is voluntarily recalling 32-ounce Great Value Half & Half, UPC 6 05388 187 16 1, item code 1871600, plant code 21-031; 32-ounce Great Value 36% Heavy Whipping Cream, UPC 6 05388 187 18 5, item code 1871800, plant code 21-031; 32-ounce Kroger brand 36% Heavy Whipping Cream, UPC 0 11110 438 28 7, item code 4382900, plant code 21-031; and 64-ounce Wholesome Farms Chocolate Ice Cream Mix, UPC 0 74865 57 983 4 (if purchased in a multi-pack, the UPC code is 1 00 74865 57983 1), item code 5798300, plant code 21-031 because these products may contain soy protein. The individual cartons are printed with a “use by” date of December 16, 2009 for the Great Value items; December 16 and 17, 2009 for the Kroger item; and January 7, 2010 for the Wholesome Farms item. Consumers can find the expiration date and the plant code on the top of the gable top package. The UPC code will either be located on the back or …

Alexia Foods issues nationwide allergy alert and product recall on its frozen potatoes due to undeclared allergen

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert press release to confirm that Alexia Foods, Inc, Kennewick, WA, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling packages of its Alexia – Olive Oil, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Pesto Oven Reds (frozen seasoned potato wedges) for an undeclared allergen, pine nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pine nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide.

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…

Iowa Firm Recalls Chili With Beans Product Due To Mislabeling And An Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, a Fort Madison, Iowa, establishment, is recalling approximately 91,125 pounds of a canned chili with beans product because it was inadvertently packaged with an incorrect flag on the plastic over-wrap and may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat,. Wheat is a known potential allergen and the plastic over-wrap incorrectly bears the statement "Gluten Free," since the product actually contains wheat.

Nutrition Point recalls certain batches of Trufree Choc Dippers due to possible peanut contamination

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Nutrition Point has recalled certain batches of Trufree Choc Dippers due to possible peanut contamination. Due to a manufacturing error, the chocolate hazelnut dip is potentially contaminated with peanuts that are not declared on the label. This makes this product a potential health risk for people with a peanut allergy.

Pop's Bakery Inc. Issues Allergy on Undeclared Whey (Milk) in all Flour Tortillas

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Pop’s Bakery Inc. of San Angelo, Texas is recalling all flour tortillas marked by the following number codes: 110609, 110509, 110409, 110309, 110209, 110109, 103109, 103009, 102909, 102809, 102709, 102609, 102509, 102409, 102309, 102209, 102109, 102009, 101909, 101809, 101709, 101609, 101509, 101409, 101309, 101209, 101109, 101009, 100909, 100809, 100709. These products may contain undeclared whey (milk). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to whey (milk) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Fresh Ground Beef Patties And Beef Steak Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Crocetti's Oakdale Packing Co., otherwise known as, South Shore Meats, Inc., a Brockton, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,039 pounds of fresh ground beef patties derived from bench trim as well as mechanically tenderized beef cuts that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Follow the link for more details.

Mars Snackfood US ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED PEANUTS In Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection Ice Cream

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Mars Snackfood US has announced a voluntary recall of its Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection ice cream with the lot number 931AB5YN07 because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No related illnesses have been reported to date. For consumers who do not suffer from a peanut allergy or sensitivity, this product is safe to eat. The lot number is found on the bottom of the containers.

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 f…

San Link Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Vacuum Pack Dried Fish

The US FDA has issued press releases to confirm that San Link Inc at 54B Marjorie Street Staten Island, NY 10309 is recalling Vacuum Pack Dried Krasnoperka (fish) because the product was found to be uneviscerated.

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. Unevicer…

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Wheat in a Limited Number of Tubs of Breyers® Ice Cream

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Unilever United States, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling a limited number of tubs of Breyers® ice cream because it was mispackaged and may contain undeclared wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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, Mar…

Nutkao Urgent Food Recall Due to Undeclared Peanuts

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that International Bazaar Inc. a Dayton, Ohio firm is voluntarily recalling a single lot of "Kroger Hazelnut Spread", packed in Italy by Nutkao S.r.L. The product has a March 2011 sell by date, is packaged in a plastic jar, contains 13 ounces of product and has a the UPC code 11110-87825. Consumers who have an allergy to peanuts may run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume product containing such ingredients.

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 wa…

Undeclared Sulfites in "Agro Sun Dried Fruits and Nuts Tropical Mix"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Agro Foods Inc., in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, is recalling "Agro Sun Dried Fruits and Nuts Tropical Mix" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

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…

CLASSIC CANADIAN WILD SOCKEYE SALMON MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc. are warning the public not to consume Classic Canadian Wild Sockeye Trims because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Classic Canadian Wild Sockeye Lox Trim, was sold in 454g vacuum packages bearing UPC 3000550008256 and PACKED ON dates from MA 02 (May 2, 2009) to JL 28 (July 28, 2009) inclusive. This product has been distributed in British Columbia. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Texas Firm Recalls Smoked Beef Brisket Product For Possible Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Lone Star Brisket Company, a Thorndale, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 14 pounds of smoked beef products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

Some Hershey's Chocolate Reeses Cookies withdrawn

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Hershey’s Chocolate Reeses Cookies bought on or after 2 August 2009 from www.ocado.com have been withdrawn from sale because the product may contain peanuts, which is not mentioned on the label. This means this product is a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to peanuts. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert advising anyone with an allergy to peanuts to not eat this product

Waitrose recalls its own-brand semi-skimmed milk

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Waitrose is recalling some semi-skimmed milk from its essential range, because it might contain small amounts of cleaning solution. The product recalled is:

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.

Plum Organics Voluntarily Recalls Select Batch of

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Emeryvillle, CA - Plum Organics ™ announced today that it is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling one particular batch of its 4.22oz. Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food with the best by date May 21, 2010 and marked with the following universal product code (UPC) #890180001221 located on the bottom of the package. These pouches are sold individually at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us locations nationally.

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 t…

Domega International Co. Ltd Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in WHITE LOTUS SEED PASTE MOON CAKE (2 YOLKS)

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Domega International Co, ltd, 1916 West 13th Street Brooklyn NY 11223, is recalling WHITE LOTUS SEED PASTE MOON CAKE (2 YOLKS) because it contains undeclared eggs. Consumers who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled WHITE LOTUS SEED PASTE MOON CAKE (2 YOLKS) was distributed nationwide in an uncoded, 22.5 oz. metal tin. It is product of China.

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.

Tongues recalled as tonsils may not have been completely removed

FSIS part of the USDA has announced that Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Milwaukee, Wisc., establishment is recalling approximately 5,522 pounds of beef tongues that may not have had the tonsils completely removed, which is not compliant with regulations that require the removal of tonsils from cattle of all ages. Check out the full announcement here.

Vegetable spring rolls contain shrimp

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Hannaford Supermarkets has taken the precaution of removing Taste of Inspirations Vegetable Spring Rolls from its freezer cases because the rolls may contain shrimp, which was not listed on the ingredient panel.

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.

California Firm Recalls Assorted Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have announced that Vatran's Fine Foods, Inc., a Tracy, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 11,500 pounds of assorted meat and poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Follow the link to find out more.

TGF PRODUCTION LLC Issues An Alert on Uneviscerated Herring Salted

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that TGF PRODUCTION LLC 191 Centre Street Brooklyn NY 11231 is recalling Herring Salted because the product was found to be uneviscerated.

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 deta…

Nebraska Firm Recalls Beef Tongues That Contain Prohibited Materials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that F. O'Neill Packing Company, an Omaha, Neb., establishment is recalling approximately 33,000 pounds of beef tongues that may not have had the tonsils completely removed, which is not compliant with regulations that require the removal of tonsils from cattle of all ages. Follow the link to read the full report.

Fisher/Rex Sandwiches Recalls Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Fisher/Rex Sandwiches of Raleigh, NC is recalling some of their sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

FDA Takes Enforcement Action against Ready-to-Eat Sandwich Manufacturer

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against Rel's Foods Inc. (Rel's), of Oakland, Calif., seeking to stop the company from manufacturing, producing, and selling adulterated food products.

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. mon…

Wm Morrison Supermarkets withdraws Morrisons Very Berry Oaties due to milk and soya not being declared on the label

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Wm Morrison Supermarkets has withdrawn Morrisons Very Berry Oaties due to milk and soya not being declared on the label. All date codes have been found to contain milk and soya that has not been declared on the label. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or soya. Follow the link to find out more.

Recall of certain Odlums Bread and Scones mixes

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been informed of a food recall initiated by Odlums. The implicated batches of Odlums Quick Bread and Odlums Quick Scones are being recalled as a precautionary measure because of possible presence of insects.

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.

Consumers Warned Not to Eat Certain Imported Dried Plums

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that the Texas Department of State Health Services is warning consumers not to eat certain imported dried plums and products containing imported dried plums because they have elevated levels of lead.

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…

Niles, Ill. Firm Issues Allergy Alert on Classic Candy Flavors two pack Caramel Apples

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Affy Tapple, LLC, a Niles, Ill. firm, is voluntarily recalling its "Limited Edition – Classic Candy Flavors" two-pack caramel apples because the label did not include the allergen statement "manufactured on shared equipment with peanuts and tree nuts". Consumers who have an allergy to peanuts may run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume product containing such ingredients.

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 pea…

UNDECLARED MILK IN KRUMBLEEZ BRAND SPROUTED BUCKWHEAT, CHOC.-GINGER DAIRY-FREE COOKIES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Foods Alive are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Krumbleez brand Sprouted Buckwheat, Choc.-Ginger dairy-free Cookies. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

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.

Cattle aged over 30 months enter food supply without being tested for BSE

The UK Food Standards Agency has been notified that meat from three imported cows aged over 30 months, which were not tested for BSE, has entered the food supply.

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 recalls Chicken and Creamy Basil Pasta

The Food Standards Agency has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Sainsbury’s has recalled its Sainsbury's Chicken and Creamy Basil Pasta, because some packs have been wrongly packaged and may contain King Prawn Linguini. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to shellfish. The product being recalled is:

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.

California Firm Recalls Sausage Products Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

The US FSIS report that Pampanga Food Corporation, an Anaheim, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 28,470 pounds of a frozen skinless sausage cooked cured pork longanisa product because it was inadvertently packaged with an incorrect label and may contain undeclared allergens, anchovies and/or sardines, Anchovies and sardines are known potential allergens that are not declared on the label.

Consumer Alert - Undeclared Sulfites in "Ziolopex Bakaliada Morele Suszone (Dried Apricots)"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Adamba Imports International, Inc., located at 585 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY is recalling "Ziolopex Bakaliada Morele Suszone (Dried Apricots)" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

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.

Perpetrators of $1 million organic scam prosecuted

Ausfoodnews reports that:

"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
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Price Rite 25 Ct Beef Bouillon is Being Voluntarily Recalled Due to Allergy Alert

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Associated Brands Inc. of Medina, New York is voluntarily recalling 320 cases (3,840 selling units) of "Price Rite Beef Flavored Bouillon Cubes", lot code 22 JUL 11, as the lot has the potential to contain a dairy allergen which is not declared on the label. Consumers who have an allergy to milk may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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…

Missouri Firm Recalls Sausage Products Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

The US FSIS have issued a press release to confirm that Frick's Quality Meats, a Washington, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 756 pounds of Braunschweiger liver sausage products because they were inadvertently packaged with a premium bologna label and contain undeclared milk ingredients. Milk is a known potential allergen that is not declared on the label.

Shil La Dang Recalls Gimbob Fish Cake and Modeum, Combination, Sultok and Bean Seolki Rice Cakes Because Of Undeclared Allergens

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Shining Marble Corporation dba Shil La Dang, Gardena, CA, is recalling its Gimbob (fish cake sushi), Modeum rice cake, combination rice cake, Sultok rice cake, and Bean Seolki rice cake. The Gimbob Fish Cake does not declare tempura fish, wheat, or soybean as an ingredient. The Modeum, Combination, Sultok, and Bean Seolki rice cakes do not declare chestnuts as an ingredient. People who have allergies or sensitivities to wheat, fish, soybeans, or tree nuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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&…

AFC Trading & Wholesale Recalls AFC Beancurd Sheets and Sticks for Undeclared Sulfites

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that AFC Trading & Wholesale, Inc., of Los Angeles, CA, has recalled AFC Frozen Beancurd Sheets (8oz. & 16oz.) and AFC Frozen Beancurd Sticks (8oz.) because of it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. of Brooklyn, New York 11205 is recalling Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit because it contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

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 …

Recall of Dolmio Express Creamy Carbonara Pasta Sauce

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been informed of a food recall initiated by Mars Food UK. The implicated batches of Dolmio Express Creamy Carbonara Pasta Sauce (330g pouch) are being recalled as a precautionary measure because of the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic.

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.

Garden-Fresh Foods Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk in 16-Ounce Archer Farms Potato Salad

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. of 726 South 12th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is recalling 16-ounce containers of Archer Farms Potato Salad with an expiration date of 10/04/2009 because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this undeclared product. Follow the link to read the full report.

Y.S.Trading Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergies in "Crown Cookie" (Choco Sanddo)

he US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Y.S.TRADING CORP, of Long Island City NY, is recalling its 161 gram waxed cardboard boxes of "Crown cookie"(Choco Sanddo) because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

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.

QUEEN VICTORIA BUNCHED FRESH SPINACH MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain batches of Queen Victoria brand bunched fresh spinach because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected spinach was sold in bunches held together with a twist tie bearing the Queen Victoria logo, Product of USA, PLU 4090 and UPC 33383-65200. Follow the link for product code and traceability details.

Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond in 21oz. Great Value Berry Crunch Cereal

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Gilster-Mary Lee Corp, of Chester, IL is recalling a single lot of 21oz. Great Value Berry Crunch cereal because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds or tree nuts may run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Ippolito International, LP Voluntarily Recalls Bunch Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk Nationwide and Canada

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Ippolito International, LP of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling 1,715 cartons of bunched spinach, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The voluntary recall comes after routine random testing of bunched spinach in Michigan by the USDA Microbial Data Program, collected and analyzed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, tested positive.
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 US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Better Buns Inc. is recalling its 22 oz package of Europa Baking Company brand 6 pack Knot Rolls because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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.

Muranaka Farm, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls 60 Count Bunched Parsley Because of Possible Salmonella

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Muranaka Farm, Inc. of Moorpark, CA is recalling 1005 cases of 60 count bunched Parsley, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. As a result, the company is immediately implementing a voluntary recall of the 1,005 cases of the 60 count fresh bunched parsley Lot Code 0023909.

Washington Firm Recalls Frozen Sausage Products Due To Undeclared Allergens

Cascioppo Brothers Meats, Inc., a Seattle, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,000 pounds of frozen sausage products because they may contain undeclared allergens, milk and soy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Milk and soy are known allergens, but are not declared on the labels. Follow the link to find out more.

Kilwin's Quality Confections, Inc. Conducted Nationwide Recall of Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Kilwin's Quality Confections, Inc. of Petoskey, MI, is recalling all of our 7 ounce packages of chocolate-covered peanuts, and bulk chocolate-covered peanuts, sold in our retail stores, which were sold prior to April 1, 2009, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The recalled chocolate-covered peanuts were sold in Kilwin's retail stores located in the following states: Michigan, Florida, Illi…

Voluntary Product Recall: Steinbeck Country Green Onions

As a result of routine testing, the USDA has found a positive result for Salmonella on iceless green onions shipped by Steinbeck Country Produce of Salinas, CA. The onions were farmed and packed by a grower in Mexicali, Mexico, near the California border. 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 …