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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 …

PREMIER ORGANICS Issues Nation Wide Recall For ARTISANA RAW TAHINI Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Premier Organics of Berkeley, CA is recalling 840 Cases of Artisana Raw Tahini of Lot 90811, in 16oz glass jars because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious infections. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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, endocarditis and arthritis. The affected lot (lot number 90811) has been distributed nationwide through retail locations and online stores. No other lots have been affected.It is important to note that there have been NO REPORTED ILLNESSES to date.Of the numerous samples taken by both Premier Organics and the FDA of lot 90811, only one sample came back positive for salmonella. Premier Organics has ceased distribution of Artisana Tahi…

Chulada, Inc. Announces Recall of Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder)

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Chulada, Inc. of Burbank, CA is recalling all Chulada Brand Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) due to elevated levels of lead. Chulada, Inc. learned on 6/10/09 from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), that Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) contains high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women. Chulada, Inc. immediately segregated its entire Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder)inventory and is notifying consumers and customers not to consume this product.Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) are dried, salted plums that are coated in red chile powder. The plums are salty and spicy hot in flavor. The salted plums are sold in ¼ oz and 1 oz packages.Recent analysis of Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) by CDPH found that the product contained lead levels as high as 1.4 parts p…

UNDECLARED MILK IN CERTAIN APPLETON CHOCOLATES DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES (3-PACKS ONLY)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Appleton Chocolates dark chocolate truffles described below. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label. The affected products, Appleton Chocolates Maple & Wild Blueberry Truffles dipped in Belgian dark chocolate and Maple Cream Truffles dipped in French dark chocolate, are sold in 3-packs (56 g) with no UPC or lot codes. These products have been distributed in Nova Scotia and may have been sold from the company's website.There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Whittard of Chelsea withdraw three tea products containing nuts that are not declared on the label

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Rooibos Cream Caramel Flavoured Tea (macadamia nuts), Sticky Toffee Pudding Tea (macadamia nuts), Spice Chai Green Tea (almonds)products have been found to contain tree nuts (macadamia and almond) that have not been declared on the label. This makes the products a health risk for people who are allergic to these tree nuts. Follow the link to read the full report.

Listeria monocytogenes in Rhyme Baked Sliced Ham

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been notified of the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 1 kg gas flush packs of sliced baked ham manufactured by Farney Foods, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan (Approval number IE 2315). The implicated batch with use by date of 21/09/09, was distributed to food business operators in Ireland and Northern Ireland by Pallas Foods between 5th and 7th September. Pallas Foods have contacted all their customers, who are mainly catering outlets, to request the implicated batch be immediately removed from sale and returned.

TEXAS COFFEE Company Recalls Red Pepper Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that The Texas Coffee Company, Inc. of Beaumont, TX, is recalling its 3 ounce and 8 oz. packages of Texjoy red pepper because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled pepper was distributed in retail stores Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. The product comes in a clear plastic package marked with lot # A29A07A2012, A28A07A2012 & A30A07A2012.No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Follow the link for full details.

OCEAN MIST FARMS Announces Precautionary, Voluntary Recall of 1,746 Cases of Iceless Green Onions

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that: "Although no Ocean Mist Farms’ product has been identified, the company immediately began a precautionary, voluntary recall of 1,746 cases of iceless green onions. This decision follows confirmation from federal regulators of a positive test for salmonella on iceless green onions supplied by Circle Produce to several shippers, including Ocean Mist Farms". Follow the link to read the full report.

Recall of SuperValu Homestyle Crumbed Ham, Centra Homestyle Crumbed Ham and Centra Homestyle Cooked Ham

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been informed of a food recall initiated by Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland. Rudd Fine Foods has notified Musgraves of the possible presence of Listeria in three products it supplies to the company. Musgraves has traced this product back to all affected stores and as a precaution, all of the stock has been removed from sale with immediate effect.

The affected products, which were supplied to a limited number of stores, include SuperValu Homestyle Crumbed Ham, Centra Homestyle Crumbed Ham and Centra Homestyle Cooked Ham, which are products cut in store at the deli-counter. This issue is limited to a specific batch code which is 18.09.2009 / Batch 276, which was delivered to Musgraves from 18th-27th August and has an expiration date of 18th September 2009. The products have a two day shelf life from the point of purchase.

If customers have purchased any of the affected batch of products they should not be consumed and should be dispos…

Harvey Fresh recalls batch of milk

Ausfoodnews reports that Western Australia-based manufacturer, Harvey Fresh, has recalled one batch of milk from supermarkets in response to claims of a ‘metallic’ taste. The move was made as a precaution following a number of complaints about its batch of two litre, full cream milk that expires on September 10.

"Harvey’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Kevin Sorgiovani, advised that there was no danger in consuming the product but the taste had been impacted in such a way that it had become bitter.

“We’ve discovered that the problem with the milk is that it’s become protein unstable,” he said, according to ABC Online. “When the milk becomes protein unstable - through whether it be excessive heat or whatever it might be - it causes the milk to become bitter.”

“So for that reason we decided that even though we’ve taken the product off the supermarket shelves we’re going to put an ad in the paper just making people aware.”


No other products are affected

CERTAIN SLICED READY-TO-EAT DELI MEATS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES - EXPANDED ALERT

The public warning issued on September 1, 2009 has been expanded to include one additional product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Delstar Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume sliced ready-to-eat deli meats because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for product details.

OCEAN MIST BRAND GREEN ONIONS MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and The Grocery People are warning the public not to consume Ocean Mist brand Green Onions described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Ocean Mist brand Fresh Picked Green Onions, was sold in 5.5 oz. plastic bags bearing a sticker with "95ONCP7G BEST BY 083109" and UPC 33383 60503, between August 15 and September 3, 2009.

This product has been distributed in Manitoba, however, it may also have been distributed in Ontario, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Georgia Agriculture Department Finds Listeria in Sample of Eggo Buttermilk Waffles at Atlanta Plant

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that a laboratory test by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of Kellogg's Buttermilk Eggo Waffles manufactured at an Atlanta plant. The sample was taken as part of a routine inspection by GDA of the Kellogg's plant at 5601 Bucknell Dr. SW, Atlanta. This product was not shipped into the marketplace. While no illnesses have been reported, out of an abundance of caution, Kellogg is voluntarily recalling a limited number of the following products produced in the same facility: Kellogg's® Eggo® Cinnamon Toast waffles, 10-count package, UPC code 3800040440 with Best If Used Before" dates beginning with:NOV22 10 EA, NOV23 10 EA and NOV24 10 EA.Kellogg's® Eggo® Toaster Swirlz™ Cinnamon Roll Minis eight-count package, UPC code 3800023370 with a "Best If Used Before" date beginning with NOV15 10 EA.Kellogg voluntarily ceased production at the plant, began an inv…

CERTAIN SLICED READY-TO-EAT DELI MEATS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The public warning issued on August 28, 2009 has been updated to include additional distribution information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Delstar Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume seventeen further sliced ready-to-eat deli meats because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The sliced ready-to-eat deli meats bear Establishment number 308 and a Best Before date between 09AU26 (August 26, 2009) and 09OC01 (October 1, 2009), inclusive,.

Reports of bitter aftertaste from eating pine nuts

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reported that people who have consumed pine nuts originating from China have experienced a bitter aftertaste one to two days after eating the pine nuts. This bitter aftertaste usually disappears after a few days, but has also been reported to last for as long as two weeks. Whilst this is a taste issue, there are no apparent food safety risks to consumers’ health associated with consuming these pine nuts. Only a small number of people have contacted the FSAI to report the reaction. The FSAI is aware that consumers in other European countries have also reported similar symptoms.

This phenomenon was investigated by the Poisons Centre in Belgium in 2001, but it was unable to detect the cause for the bitter aftertaste some people have experienced. Batches shown to cause the bitter aftertaste and batches giving no effects were compared and no chemical differences could be found to which the bitter aftertaste could be attributed.

The FSAI is currently a…

PETRI BAKING Products Issues Allergy Alert On One Code Of Stop & Shop Molasses Cookies

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Petri Baking Products, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on one code of Stop & Shop Home Town Bakery Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies, Net Wt. 8.9 oz. The affected packages actually contain Peanut Butter Cookies that have peanut butter and milk which are undeclared allergens. People who have an allergy to peanuts and/or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This recall affects 167 cases (2000 packages) of Stop & Shop Home Town Bakery Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies with UPC 6-88267-08457-7 and a “SELL BY FEB.22,2010 A” (printed on side of package).

The product is sold in Stop & Shop stores in the following states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Maine and New Jersey.

No other Stop & Shop branded products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Asda withdraws its own brand Extra Special Wiltshire Style Ham due to the presence of undeclared wheat / gluten

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Asda has recalled Asda Extra Special Wiltshire Style Ham 500g with a 'use by' of 7 September 2009 because it contains bread crumb. The product contains wheat that is not declared on the label and is a potential health risk for those allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten.

No other Asda products are known to be affected

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