Saturday, 28 November 2009

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.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

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.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

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.

Monday, 23 November 2009

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.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Kellogg's Recall Batch of Chocotastic Pop Tarts

Kellogg's have informed the Food Safety Authority of Ireland that it is recalling one batch of its Chocotastic Pop Tarts due to the presence of mould. The only batch implicated carries the best before date of 30.06.2010 and is sold as 8 x 50g packets. Follow the link to find out more.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

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 Cajun Style marinated catfish was distributed to retail stores in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through an FDA inspection that products containing Soya, Milk or FD&C Yellow #5 may have been distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production process due to supplier changes.

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.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

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.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

CERTAIN SMOKED SALMON PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain smoked salmon products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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 18, 2010.

ConAgra Foods became aware of the issue after receiving a report from a store where the tub did not match the lid or the case.

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 KH42359L91807 and KH40000L91907 to KH41120L91907
'Best before': end December 2009

Thursday, 12 November 2009

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.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

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

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

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.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

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

The 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 other candies or packaged candies from Jelly Belly are a part of this recall, and there is no health risk for consumers who are not allergic to peanuts.

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

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 distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of tree nuts. Follow the link to find out more.

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

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 not indicate the presence of butter (milk). Investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging process. The situation has been rectified by production of a new label with a complete ingredients listing. Follow the link to find out more.

UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN NUTKAO BRAND NUT SPREADS FROM ITALY

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and GiGi Importing Ltd. are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume certain Nutkao brand nut spreads imported from Italy. These products may contain peanuts which are not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

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.

Friday, 6 November 2009

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 take if they have purchased the product. A copy of the point of sale notice issued by Waitrose Ltd can be downloaded below. No other Waitrose Ltd products are known to be affected.

Asda Stores Ltd withdraws a batch of ASDA Extra Special Chocolate Coated Nut Selection due to the undeclared presence of barley gluten in the product

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.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

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

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.

Monday, 2 November 2009

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 the side panel of the gable top carton. No other Great Value, Kroger or Wholesome Farms products are involved in this recall.

People who have a known allergy to soy protein may have a reaction to these products. The problem was discovered when consumers reported off-taste in some of these products.

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

The 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 UPC # 34183 00108. No other Alexia frozen or shelf stable products are affected.

Sell By 5385050811 Sell By 5385050911
Sell By 5385051011 Sell By 5385051111

The product was produced with packaging that does not declare pine nuts in the product. Alexia Foods has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is voluntarily recalling about 9,000 cases of the product