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Better Made Snack Foods Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Dairy in the 3-Ounce Better Made Special Original Potato Sticks

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Better Made Snack Foods of Detroit, Michigan is issuing a voluntary recall only of their Better Made 3-ounce Original Potato Sticks because it may contain undeclared dairy. People who have allergies to dairy run the risk of an allergic reaction. This product is distributed in Michigan to local stores. The product comes in a 3-ounce package with a UPC# 0-41633-01203-9, with an expiration date of July 23rd on the front with a time stamp that has the first seven digits that read 0706112. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered the product containing dairy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of dairy.

VOLUNTARY RECALL: PRESIDENT’S CHOICE® BAKED BY YOU™ ROASTED GARLIC BREAD MAY CONTAIN METAL HOLDING PIN

The CFIA has issued an alert to confirm that Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is warning the public not to consume President’s Choice® Baked by You™ Roasted Garlic Bread with the UPC number 0 60383 80497 8 because the product may contain a metal holding pin. A holding pin may have come dislodged from a processing machine specific to the product during production. The affected product, President’s Choice Baked by You Roasted Garlic Bread is sold in a 320g package and has a UPC number of 0 60383 80497 8. All lot codes are affected by this voluntary recall.
The product is sold nationally at Loblaw corporate, franchise and affiliated independent stores. For a complete list of stores please visit: http://www.loblaw.ca/en/customer_storelocator.html
There have been no reported injuries or illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Herb And Honey Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In "Dried Apricots"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Herb and Honey Inc. of Ridgefield, NJ, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of "Dried Apricots" (Product of Turkey) because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic bag marked with Item #F90026-1 on the top and  a "Best By" date of "12/15/2011" stamped on the side. The recalled "Dried Apricots" were distributed in retail stores in New York and New Jersey.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 the 16 ounce packages of "Dried Apricots" which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per servin…

Wally's Nut House, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Soy, and Wheat in products

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Wally's Nut House, LLC of Oak Grove, MO, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of Tailgate Crunch Mix, Sweet Cajun Heat Mix, Country Western Mix, Cranberry Raisin Mix, Party Mix, Hot 'n Spicy Mix, and Louisiana Cajun Mix snack mixes because they may contain undeclared milk, soy, and/or wheat. People who have allergies to milk, soy, and wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.The recalled products were sold through fundraising events in Kansas and Missouri and through mail order nationwide. The product is packaged in 16-ounce clear plastic bags with a resealable opening. The product labels do not include any codes or expiration dating. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.The recall was initiated after labeling omissions were discovered. Production of the product has been suspended until the FDA and Wally's Nut House ar…

organicgirl Produce Announces Limited Precautionary Recall of 10 oz organicgirl Baby Spinach with Use-by Date of May 22 Due to Possible Health Concern

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of 10 oz organicgirl Baby Spinach with an expired Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code 11A061167 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only 336 cases of the 10 oz. package size of organicgirl Baby Spinach with the Use-by Date of May 22 sold in six states:  Alabama, North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, Arizona and California. No other organicgirl Baby Spinach products or other salads are included in the recall. The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to an isolated instance in which a single package of organicgirl Baby Spinach was confirmed positive for Salmonella in a random sample test collected and conducted by a third-party laboratory for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

Lundys Fine Foods' sausages relabelled in Northern Ireland

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Lundys Fine Foods is relabeling its sausages in Northern Ireland because they contain sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with a milk allergy or intolerance. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert advising anyone with sensitivity to sulphur dioxide not to eat these sausages. Lundys Fine Foods has contacted all its customers and is producing stickers to relabel any remaining product with the correct allergen information.
Product details The affected product is:
Brand: Lundys Fine Foods' sausagesSize: 484g packsAll date codes up to and including 7 June 2010No other Lundys Fine Foods' products are known to be affected.

So Shing Hing (USA) Trading Co Ltd Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Melon

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that So Shing Hing (USA) Trading Co Ltd is recalling DRIED MELON because the product was found to contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled DRIED MELON was distributed in NYC Metro Area in 10 oz. clear plastic bags, with item number 520 and bar code number 4893230928048. The DRIED MELON is a product of China.
The DRIED MELON 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 revealed the presence of sulfites in the 10 oz packages of DRIED MELON which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain …

The Co-operative recalls jars of pasta sauce

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that the Co-operative is recalling four types of its Truly Irresistible pasta sauces, because the products might contain small pieces of glass. All jars of the four sauces are being recalled from customers. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in The Co-operative's stores, explaining to customers why the sauces have been recalled. If you have bought any of the products, please call The Co-operative on 0800 0686 727 (free to call on UK landlines) for a full refund.
Product detailsThe products being recalled are:
Co-operative Truly Irresistible Sun Dried Tomato and BasilCo-operative Truly Irresistible Tomato and MascarponeCo-operative Truly Irresistible Tomato and OliveCo-operative Truly Irresistible Tomato and ChilliThe affected sauces are sold in 340g glass jars and all ‘best before’ dates are affected. No other The Co-operative products are known to be affected. Follow…

CERTAIN FRESH EXPRESS BRAND ROMAINE-BASED SALADS MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The CFIA report that the public warning issued on May 25, 2010 has been updated to identify the correct product names, weights and UPCs for the affected products. Corrections are identified by an asterisk (*) in the table on the link. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. This CFIA alert has been initiated in response to a recall by the manufacturer, Fresh Express Incorporated, of Salinas, California in the United States.The following Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads which have Use-by / Best Before Dates of May 13 through to May 16 and an "S" in the product code are affected.

California Firm Recalls 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 Montclair Meat Co., Inc., a Montclair, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 53,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The products subject to recall include:

Various pound packages of "MONTCLAIR MEAT CO. GROUND BEEF"

Various pound packages of "MONTCLAIR MEAT CO. ALL BEEF PATTIES

Each package bears establishment number "Est. 6116" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These ground beef products were produced between the dates of May 3, 2010 through May 13, 2010, and were shipped to wholesalers, restaurants, institutions, and federal establishments for further processing in the Los Angeles, Calif., metropolitan area. The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness …

NESCAFÉ BRAND ESPRESSO INSTANT COFFEE MAY CONTAIN GLASS FRAGMENTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nestlé Canada are warning the public not to consume the Nescafé brand Espresso instant coffee described below because the product may contain small fragments of glass. The affected product, Nescafé Espresso instant coffee, imported from France, is sold in 100 g glass jars with a black sleeve bearing UPC 5500065052. All lot codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed nationally. There have no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product.

The UK Food Standards Agency has also issued an alert to make the public aware that Nestlé is recalling its Nescafé Collections range coffee 100g jars only as they may contain small pieces of glass. The implicated products are being recalled.  The products recalled are:Nescafé Alta Rica,Nescafé Alta Rica Decaff, Nescafé Cap Colombie, Nescafé Suraya, Nescafé Espresso - Jar size: Only the 100g jars of the above products are potentially affected. All best before da…

Fresh Express Recalls Romaine-based Salads with Use-by Dates of May 13-16th Due to Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Fresh Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, is voluntarily recalling a specific selection of Fresh Express Romaine-based ready-to-eat salads with the expired Use-by Dates of May 13th through May 16th and an "S" in the Product Code because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall extends only to products with these Use-by Dates and Product Codes and sold in the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Nebraska, Montana, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall.
The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on an isolated instance in which a single package of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad with a use by…

Rise 'N Roll Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Gourmet Cookie Mixes"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Rise 'N Roll Bakery of Middlebury, IN, is recalling all varieties of its 20 ounce jars of Rise ‘N Roll Specialties "Gourmet Cookie Mixes" because they may contain undeclared Milk products. People who have allergies to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled "Gourmet Cookie Mixes" were distributed throughout the Midwest in retail stores and through mail orders. The Rise 'N Roll Specialties "Gourmet Cookie Mixes" are packaged in 20 ounce glass jars. The products do not bear UPC codes. The varieties affected by this recall are:

CHEWY OATMEAL GOURMET COOKIE MIX
CHOC-CHOCOLATE DELIGHT GOURMET COOKIE MIX
HINT O' MINT GOURMET COOKIE MIX
INCREDIBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP GOURMET COOKIE MIX
OAT-RAGEOUS 'N SWEET GOURMET COOKIE MIX
REESES' TREAT GOURMET COOKIE MIX

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this pro…

Rise 'N Roll Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in "Peanut Butter Spread"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Rise ‘N Roll Bakery of Middlebury, IN, is recalling its 16 ounce jars of "Peanut Butter Spread" because they may contain undeclared egg products. People who have allergies to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled "Peanut Butter Spread" was distributed in Indiana in retail stores. The product comes in a 16 ounce glass jar and is labeled RISE 'N ROLL PEANUT BUTTER SPREAD. The product does not bear a UPC code. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the egg-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and the packaging processes.

Recall of Forest Feast Sesame Seeds Due to Presence of Salmonella

The FSAI has issued a food alert to confirm that Salmonella was detected in a batch of Forest Feast Nuts and Seeds Sesame Seeds packed by Kestrel Foods Ltd., Craigavon, Co. Armagh, distributed to Superquinn. The batches have been recalled from sale by Superquinn but consumers who may have already purchased the implicated seeds should not consume them. The seeds were taken and analysed by the HSE as part of a national survey on the bacteriological and chemical safety of ready-to-eat seeds and nuts.

Sesame Seed Recall Due to Presence of Salmonella Anatum

The FSAI has issued a food alert to confirm that Salmonella Anatum has been detected in a batch of organic sesame seeds from Bolivia which were packed and distributed by Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd. The batch is being recalled together with a batch of organic mixed seeds called "Four Seed Mix".The seeds have been distributed widely within the Republic of Ireland, whilst some clearly show the name Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd on the packs, others have been packed for independent retailers (eg. health stores) but these state "packed by Independent Irish Health Foods" on the front of the pack. Packs of 250g and 500g are implicated. The implicated packs state the origin as "India", despite the fact that they are from Bolivia. The sesame seeds were sampled and tested by the HSE as part of a survey on ready to eat nuts and dried seeds.

Vanlaw Food Products, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Valu Time Brand Ranch Dressing

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that VanLaw Food Products, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of VALU TIME brand Ranch Dressing with code date of Use by APR 21 11. The back label was mislabeled with VALU TIME Light Ranch Dressing and in particular the label is missing an egg allergen declaration. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this mislabeling. We are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this voluntary recall. Providing safe, high quality products to our consumers is our number one priority.
The products were distributed to a limited number of Save Mart/Food Maxx stores located in Northern California. There are approximately 378.5 cases (2,271 bottles) that may have been purchased by consumers with this particular code date of APR 21 11. The code can be found above the…

Caldwell Fresh Foods Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risks

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Caldwell Fresh Foods, of Maywood, CA, is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature's Choice, and California Exotics brands, because the alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with Salmonella. Caldwell alfalfa sprouts have been associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Newport that has sickened more than 20 people in 10 states, including 11 people in California. The latest known illness is May 2, 2010; many of those who have become sick reported eating raw alfalfa sprouts. There have been no deaths reported, but 4 cases have been hospitalized.
The recalled alfalfa sprouts are labeled and packaged as follows: Caldwell Fresh Foods - 4-ounce plastic cups and one pound plastic bags, and 2-pound and 5 pound plastic bags in cardboard boxes with sticker affixed with the printed words Caldwell Fresh Foods.

Nature's Choice - 4-ounce plastic cups

California Exotics brands - 5-ounce plas…

Illinois Firm Recalls Imported Beef Products Due to Potential Animal Drug Contaminant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that  Sampco, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 87,000 pounds of beef products that may contain the animal drug Ivermectin which is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic and is used as a de-worming agent in live animals. The following products are subject to recall:

12 oz. cans of "Libby's CORNED BEEF" distributed to retail locations nationwide with production codes "100222 U," "100219 U," or "100224 U."
35 lb. boxes of "Seasoned Cooked Beef" distributed to an establishment for further processing.

Each product package bears "BRASIL 337 S.I.F" on either the top or the side, as well as "Product of Brazil" or "Packed under Brazilian Government Inspection." The problem was discovered through FSIS routine sampling. Since March 15, 2010, samples from cooked beef products imported from Brazil es…

Amish Wedding Recall Press Release

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Amish Wedding Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of the following products:
1.Pumpkin Butter 9 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 50014 7

2.Pumpkin Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65549 6

3.Sweet Potato Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65550 2

These products were sold under the following brands: Amish Wedding Foods, Finney's Bulk Foods, Our Maker's Acres, Uncle Charlies Products, Grandpa's Cheese Barn, Laird Ranch, Lonesome Dove Guest & Buffalo Ranch, Slovacek Sausage Co., Snacks & More, Brumfield Farm Market, Goldie's Front Porch Inc., Horrocks Farm Market, Moose Mercantile, Nostalgic Mercantile, Planktown Country Market, Swiss Meat & Sausage Company, Apple Barn, Apple Castle, Brights Nursery, Cagle Steaks, Country Creations, Damascus General Store, Do it Best Copr., Dutch Pantry, Granny's Oven Fresh, Hattie's Cafe & Gifts, Millburn Orchards, MMKM Family Produce Market, Sauder…

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Various Imported Canadian Ready-To-Eat Prosciutto Deli Meat Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for various ready-to-eat deli meat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
FSIS was notified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that various ready-to-eat deli meat products subject to recall in Canada may have been exported to the United States. Recently, a problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological testing of imported product from Canadian Establishment 665, which resulted in a positive sample for Listeria monocytogenes and two FSIS recalls dated May 4 and 5, 2010. FSIS and Canada have received no reports of illnesses as result of consumption of products subject to this alert. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should contact a physician. FSIS will continue to provide information as it becomes available, including information about any related recall activity.

KFC fined £11,000 after inspector sees cockroach eating chip

The Independent reports that: "an environmental health officer saw a cockroach eating a chip in one of the busiest branches of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Britain, only four months after the chain was warned to improve its hygiene.  When an inspector called at the fast-food outlet in Coventry Street, near Leicester Square in central London, he found the insect on a food dispensing counter near take-away boxes and tongs used to serve chicken. He also found a mouse, flies and dried chicken blood on the floor, and no soap for kitchen staff to wash their hands."
Westminster City Council had given KFC a warning about hygiene failings at the branch four months before. District Judge Howard Riddle yesterday fined it £11,000 and ordered it to pay £7,927 costs.  "David Whiting, in mitigation, said KFC took inspections "very seriously" and accepted that it had fallen "below their own high standards and below legal standards". He said the outside contractor empl…

California Firm Recalls Chicken and Beef Puff Products Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Galant Food Co., a San Francisco, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 250 pounds of chicken puff products and beef puff products because they contain an undeclared allergen, egg which is a known potential allergen, which is not declared on the label. The chicken puff products also contain soy and yellow #5, to which some individuals have an allergic response or intolerance. Neither soy nor yellow #5 is declared on the recalled chicken puff products' label. Follow the link to find out more.

Baroody Imports, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Baroody Dried Apricots

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that BAROODY IMPORTS, INC., 1500 B MAIN AVE., CLIFTON, NJ 07011 is recalling BAROODY DRIED APRICOTS because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled BAROODY DRIED APRICOTS, 14.1 OZ / 400 GR. were sold in NJ and NY. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in BAROODY DRIED APRICOTS in packages which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem

Minnesota Firm Issues Recall Due to Undeclared Dairy Allergen in Certain Sunflower Seeds

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Ryt-way Industries LLC of Lakeville, MN is voluntarily recalling select BIGS ® Original Salted & Roasted Sunflower Seeds because they may contain dairy ingredients that were not declared on the packaging. The product is packaged in 5.35oz plastic bags with BEST BY Dates of 30MAY2011 and 31MAY2011 with an individual bag UPC code 896887002196. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product was distributed nationwide through supermarkets, convenience stores and U.S. military commissaries. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing dairy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of dairy.

Asda withdraws two of its Chicken Chow Mein meals due to undeclared allergen labelling information

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Asda has withdrawn two of its Chicken Chow Mein meals due to undeclared allergen labelling information. The product:s Asda Chicken Chow Mein and Asda Meal for One Chicken Chow Mein contain traces of mollusc (shellfish). This is contained in oyster sauce, a component of the sauce recipe which has not been declared on the packaging. The products are, therefore, a potential health risk for individuals with an allergy/intolerance to molluscs (shellfish). Follow the link to find out more.

CERTAIN SLICED PEPPERONI AND SLICED BACON PRODUCTS SOLD FROM SOME DELI STORES IN ONTARIO MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Springer's Meats Inc. are warning the public not to consume Salerno Sliced Pepperoni and Springer's Sliced Bacon sold from some deli stores in Ontario because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

Dioxin contamination in organic eggs

Wattagnet.com reports that nineteen organic egg farms in Germany and eight in the Netherlands have had the sale of their eggs suspended due to dioxin contamination.  The contamination is thought to be the result of contaminated corn from the Ukraine used in feed. The grain is reported to have been processed in organic poultry feed by a number of companies. Follow the link to find out more.

Imported Manouri Cheese Voluntarily Recalled due to Potential Listeria Contamination

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Mt. Vikos, Inc., Marshfield, MA 02050 is voluntarily recalling all size packages and all lot numbers of Mt. Vikos Brand Manouri – Sheep & Goat’s Milk Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

Humei Trading Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Pachyrhizus

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Humei Trading Inc of Jamaica, NY is recalling Dried Pachyrhizus, (Product of China), because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.


Dried Pachyrhizus was distributed in the immediate New York City area. Product is identified in sealed plastic bag (NET WT 350G/12.32 OZ) as HUMEI FOODS DRIED PACHYRHIZUS, PRODUCT OF CHINA. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department’s Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the product, which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sens…

Northern Food I/E Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Havista White Fungus

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Northern Food I/E Inc. of Hicksville, NY, is recalling its 100 gram packages of Havista brand "white fungus" because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.
The product comes in a 100 gram clear plastic bag with a multi-color label on the front and a white label on the back. The product is coded Best Before 09/10/2011. The recalled Havista brand "white fungus" was distributed in New York and New Jersey in retail stores. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department’s Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the product, which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactio…

Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall on Nestlé Carnation Famous Fudge Kits due to Incomplete Allergen Labeling

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Nestlé USA's Baking Division is initiating a voluntary recall of select Nestlé® CARNATION® Famous Fudge Kits because the outer containers of some of the kits were distributed without a complete allergen precautionary statement. Consumers who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume products containing peanuts. Follow the link to find out more.

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Buffalo Style Chicken Salad Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Boston Salads and Provisions Inc., a Boston, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 40 pounds of buffalo style chicken salad products that may contain foreign materials. The problem was discovered after the company received a customer complaint about finding pieces of metal in the product. Follow the link to find out more.

Listeria contamination - meat

The US FSIS has issued a press release to confirm that International Gourmet, a Springfield, Va., establishment, is recalling approximately 70 pounds of prosciutto products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


The problem was discovered by FSIS microbiological testing of imported product resulting in a positive sample for Listeria monocytogenes. FSIS was notified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that the implicated product was also distributed to an Importer of Record and further distributed, thus resulting in this recall. FSIS has received no reports of illness as a result of consuming this product.

Orlando Greco & Son Imports, a Carol Stream, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 822 pounds of prosciutto products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Colorado Firm Recalls Fully Cooked Crumbled Pork Sausage Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Freshway Foods Voluntarily Recalls Products Containing Romaine Lettuce Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Freshway Foods is voluntarily recalling products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier because they have the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria (E. coli O145). The products were sold under the Freshway brand and Imperial Sysco brand.


This recall includes romaine lettuce products sold by Freshway Foods for food service outlets, wholesale, and in-store retail salad bars and delis; no other products are involved. Freshway Foods does not produce bulk, prepackaged romaine or bagged salad mixes containing romaine for sale in supermarkets, and therefore these products are not included in this recall. The recall comes after FDA informed Freshway Foods the afternoon of Wednesday, May 5 that a previously unopened product sample in a New York state laboratory tested positive for the bacteria. Freshway Foods traced the entire lot of romaine products and is advising customers to cease …

ASDA withdraws its Garlic and Herb Coleslaw 300g due to incorrect allergen labelling information

The UK FSA has issued an allery alert to confirm that ASDA has withdrawn its Garlic and Herb Coleslaw 300g due to incorrect allergen labelling information. The ASDA Brand Prawn Coleslaw 280g, with a use by of 05/05/2010 has mistakenly been packed using a Garlic & Herb Coleslaw 300g lid. The presence of shellfish is not indicated on the Garlic & Herb Coleslaw lid. The product is, therefore, a potential health risk for individuals with an allergy to shellfish. Follow the link for more details.

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