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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.

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