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Illinois Firm Recalls BBQ Chicken Pizza Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Great Kitchens, Inc., a Romeoville, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 109,800 pounds of BBQ chicken pizza products that may contain foreign materials, - small pieces of plastic. Follow the link to find out more.

New York 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 Crown I Enterprises, Inc., a Bay Shore, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 3,700 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Follow the link for batch details.

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 South Gate Meat Co., a South Gate, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 35,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Follow the link to find out batch details.

Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Select Packages of Kellogg's® Corn Pops®, Kellogg's® Honey Smacks®, Kellogg's® Froot Loops®

Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is implementing a voluntary recall of certain breakfast cereals due to an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package. Only products with the letters "KN" following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall. Products with a "KM" designation are NOT included in the recall. In addition, no products in Canada are affected.
Kellogg's® Apple Jacks® UPC 3800039136 1: 17 ounce package with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 10 2011 and JUN 22 2011
UPC 3800039132 3: 8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between JUN 03 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg's® Corn Pops® UPC 3800039109 5: 12.5 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
UPC 3800039111 8: 17.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
UPC 3800039116 3: 9.2 ou…

Lancaster Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Spinach with Best Enjoyed By Dates of June 19 to June 27, 2010 Due to Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Lancaster Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling fresh Spinach with the Best Enjoyed By dates of 19 JUN 10 through 27 JUN 10 sold under the brand names Krisp-Pak, Lancaster Fresh, Giant, and America's Choice because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall extends only to products with this Use-by Date or Product Code and sold in the following states: New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. No other Lancaster Foods, LLC products are included in the recall. The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on a random sample test conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Food & Drug Protection Division (NCAGR) on fresh Spinach with the Best Enjoyed By dates of 23 JUN 10 sold under the brand name Krisp-Pak that was confirmed positive for Listeria monocytogenes in NCAGR labs. No illnesses have been associated with this possibl…

VOLUNTARY RECALL: PRESIDENT'S CHOICE® LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE THICK CUT DIPPING CHIPS AS PRODUCT CONTAINS MILK INGREDIENTS

The CFIA is issuing an alert to confirm that Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is warning the public not to consume President's Choice® Louisiana Hot Sauce Thick Cut Dipping Chips because it contains milk ingredients. The affected product, President's Choice Louisiana Hot Sauce Thick Cut Dipping Chips is sold in a 275g package and has a UPC number of 0 60383 99282 8 and a code date on package 2010 JL 12. The product contains a milk ingredient, which is not identified on the packaging. The product is sold at various Loblaw stores: corporate, franchise and affiliated independents. Follow the link to find out more.

Pure Base Distrbution Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Wheat in "Pure Base Garlic Spread - Concentrate" and "Pure Base Garlic Spread - Ready to Spread"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Pure Base Distribution, LLC of Ontario, CA is recalling its 4 ounce bottles of “Pure Base Garlic Spread - Concentrate” and 7 ounce bottles of “Pure Base Garlic Spread - Ready to Spread” items because they may contain undeclared milk and wheat. People who have allergies to milk and/or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Follow the link to find out more.

Rich Products Corporation announces nationwide voluntary recall of Allen Bavarian Crème Filling due to undeclared allergens in product

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Rich Products Corporation on June 18, 2010 voluntarily recalled its Allen Bavarian Crème Filling (product code 02881) with Production codes 11870137F21, F-22, F-23, F-24, F-25, because the product may contain undeclared pecans, milk, and coconut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Rich Products Corporation has not received any reports of illness connected with this product and has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure. The pail size is 3.5 gallons. Pail weight is 31.0 lbs and the pail material is HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). Allen Bavarian Crème Filling is not packaged for retail distribution and is sold to foodservice distributors and in-store bakeries nationwide. Rich’s has already notified all of its distributors and customers who have received the products in question and has di…

CONSUMERS CAUTIONED TO AVOID RECALLED MEAT PRODUCTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising the public that roast beef and corned beef products previously recalled for potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes may have been recently sold at some retail outlets. These products were part of the recall by Smith's Quality Meats (Establishment 294) associated with public warnings issued on June 11 and June 16, 2010. Follow the link to find out more.

Portland Shellfish Company Recalls Cooked, Frozen Claw Island Brand, Craig's All Natural Brand and Inland Ocean Brand Lobster Claw and Knuckle Meat Because of Possible Health Risk.

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Portland Shellfish Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the following brands of cooked, ready to eat fresh or frozen lobster meat: Portland Shellfish Co. Inc brand, Claw island, Craig’s All Natural, and Inland Ocean cooked, fresh or frozen lobster claw and knuckle meat as recent tests show the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

Portland Shellfish Company Expands Recall to Include Meat Without Feet Label, Lobster Claw and Knuckle Meat, because of Possible Health Risk.

The US FDA has issued a further press release to confirm that Portland Shellfish Company, Inc. is expanding the voluntarily recall to include the Meat Without Feet private label food service (2 Lb bags), pack of ready to eat frozen lobster claw and knuckle meat. Lot 13310, as recent tests show the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to read the full press release.

Hovis Hearty Oats loaves recalled

The FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Hovis has recalled its Hovis Hearty Oats Loaf because the bread might contain small pieces of glass. The affected bread is:
Product: Hovis Hearty Oats Loaf
Pack size: 800g
Best before end: up to and including 20 June 2010

Hovis has recalled the affected bread and has asked retailers that sell the product to display product recall notices in their shops. Follow the link to find out more.

Asda withdraws two of its Indian Meals for 2

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Asda has withdrawn its 'Indian Tikka Masala and Jalfrezi Meal for 2' and its 'Indian Chicken Korma and Jalfrezi Meal for 2', because they have been packed with the wrong labels. This means that the Tikka Masala packs contain cashew nuts, the presence of which are not declared on the product label, and the Chicken Korma packs contain mustard, which is not mentioned on the product label. This makes the mislabelled meals a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to nuts or mustard. Follow the link for labelling details.

Texas Firm Recalls Three Varieties of "SpaghettiOs" With Meatballs That May Be Underprocessed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Campbell Soup Supply Company, LLC, a Paris, Texas, establishment is recalling approximately 15,000,000 pounds of "SpaghettiOs with Meatballs" canned products due to possible under-processing. Follow the link to find out more.

Iowa Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC, a Council Bluffs, Iowa establishment is recalling Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals regardless of production date. These products are being recalled after the company was informed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of an investigation involving 29 people in 14 states who have been diagnosed with salmonellosis linked to Salmonella serotype Chester. Eight of the case-patients specifically reported eating this product. Follow the link for further details.

The Sandwich Factory Holdings Ltd recalls its Good to Go brand All Day Breakfast Sandwich due to the presence of undeclared celery and mustard

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that the Sandwich Factory Holdings Ltd has recalled its Good to Go brand All Day Breakfast Sandwich due to the presence of undeclared celery and mustard. This is due to a packaging error and this makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to celery and mustard. Follow the link for more details

Sirob Imports Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Strawberry Farms Sun Dried Tomatoes

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Sirob Imports, Inc. of Lindenhurst, NY, is recalling 16 oz vacuum packed bags of Strawberry Farm Sun Dried Tomatoes because they 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 product comes in 16 oz, clear plastic vacuum packed bags. The recalled Strawberry Farm Sun Dried Tomatoes were distributed in Queens, NY to a retail store.  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 oz vacuum packed bags Strawberry Farm Sun Dried Tomatoes which were not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

CERTAIN LESTERS BRAND MONTRÉAL SMOKED MEAT POUCHES MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Lesters Foods Limited are warning the public not to consume the Lesters brand Montréal Smoked Meat pouches described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Lesters brand Montréal Smoked Meat is sold in 2 x 100 g packages bearing UPC 0 57730 01098 4, Establishment number 289 and a Best Before date between 10JL16 (July 16, 2010) and 10JL24 (July 24, 2010) inclusive. This product has been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. Follow the link for more details.

READY-TO-EAT COOKED MEATS PRODUCED BY ESTABLISHMENT 294 MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Smith's Quality Meats are warning the public not to serve or consume the ready-to-eat cooked meats from Establishment 294 described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The manufacturer, Smith's Quality Meats, Winnipeg, Manitoba is voluntarily recalling all ready-to-eat cooked meats from the marketplace as a precautionary measure. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall, and the investigation is continuing. The ready-to-eat meat products bearing Establishment number 294 and a Best Before date between 2010JN11 (June 11, 2010) and 2010SE03 (September 3, 2010), inclusive, that are affected by this alert can be found at this link.

The public warning issued on June 11, 2010 has been expanded to include additional distribution information.

Kroger Recalls Select Containers of Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream for Undeclared Allergen

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that The Kroger Co. is recalling select containers of Kroger Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream sold in 17 states because it may contain tree nuts not listed on the label. Customers should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement. People who are allergic to tree nuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to tree nuts, there is no safety issue with the product

Wm Morrison Supermarkets recalls its own brand Chicken Chow Mein due to the presence of undeclared egg and milk

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Wm Morrison Supermarkets is recalling its own brand Chicken Chow Mein due to the presence of undeclared egg and milk. Due to a packaging error, a very small number of packs actually contain Morrisons Chicken Fried Rice. As a result, the presence of egg and milk are not declared on the label. Therefore, this makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic to egg or allergic/intolerant to milk or milk constituents. Follow the link to find out more.

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. Announces Recall of Bimbo Soft White Bread Due To Undeclared Milk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. is recalling Bimbo brand Soft White Bread (1 lb. 4 oz. or 567 grams) sold in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of life threatening or serious allergic reaction if they consume the product. Follow the link for more details.

Domega NY International Co., LTD Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Fuma Custard Pie

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that DOMEGA NY INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD 4820 2nd AVE BROOKLYN NY 11232 is recalling FUMA CUSTARD PIE because it may contain 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 FUMA CUSTARD PIE, is packaged in a 650 gram cardboard box containing 26 individual packages, with a date code of 2010 02 04AA. It was sold in New York State. It is a product of China.
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 undeclared eggs in FUMA CUSTARD PIE in a package which did not declare eggs as an ingredient on the label. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem

60 cases of Salmonella Hvittingfoss now associated with outbreak linked to
Subway restaurants in Illinois

Marler Blog reports that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has reported 60 cases of Salmonella ser. Hvittingfoss associated with the ongoing investigation of illnesses among customers who ate at certain Subway restaurants in Illinois. All cases are recovering, of which 17 had been hospitalised - follow the link to find out more.

UNDECLARED MILK IN CERTAIN 1.5 KG BOXES OF UNCLE BEN’S BISTRO EXPRESS 6 PACK

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume Uncle Ben’s Bistro Express 1.5 kg 6 pack described below. The affected 6 packs do not declare milk in the ingredient listings on the outer box. The ingredient listings on the individual pouches within the affected 6 pack boxes are correctly labelled with milk ingredients declared where present.
The affected product, Uncle Ben’s Bistro Express 6 pack is sold in 1.5 kg boxes bearing UPC 0 58496 25406 and contains 6 x 250 g pouches of rice (2 each of 3 flavours - Fine Herb, Roasted Chicken flavour and Wholegrain Brown). Milk ingredients are present in the Long Grain & Wild - Fine Herbs and the Long Grain & Wild - Roasted Chicken flavour rice products contained in the affected 6 pack boxes. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or li…

The Co-operative Group recalls four wines due to possible contamination with small pieces of glass

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that The Co-operative Group is recalling specific batch codes of four wines in 75cl bottles because they might contain small pieces of glass from the neck of the bottle. The cause of the problem has been traced to a fault with the capping process, which has now been rectified. Follow the link to find out more.

Eastern Fish Recalls Hannaford and Bloom Private Brand Frozen Raw Extra Jumbo Shrimp Packaged in 16 oz. Bags, Product of Mexico Recall Also Includes Hannaford and Bloom Shrimp Purchased from Full- Service Seafood Cases

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Teaneck, N.J. Eastern Fish is alerting consumers that Hannaford Supermarkets and Bloom brands of frozen raw extra jumbo (16/20) shrimp in 16 oz packages, as well as these brands of shrimp from the full-service seafood cases, labeled as product of Mexico, sold May 4 through June 4 at Hannaford Supermarkets and sold April 8 through June 4 at Bloom grocery stores, are subject to a voluntary recall because the products may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to sulfites risk an allergic reaction if they consume these products.

To date, the company has received no reports of adverse reaction associated with these products. Customers are asked to return any Hannaford or Bloom brands of frozen 16/20 shrimp products to their store for a full refund if the Hannaford or Bloom frozen extra jumbo shrimp product of Mexico were purchased from Hannaford Supermarkets or Bloom grocery stores during the specified …

Toronto Police Service issue public safety alert for food product tampering

The CFIA issued an alert as follows:

"The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of three cases involving food tampering.
It is reported that:
since May 2010, police have been investigating three separate food tampering cases involving Piller's Polish Sausage,customers, after purchasing the item, located a needle embedded in a sausage,two packages were purchased at the No Frills store at 372 Pacific Avenue and one at 2187 Bloor Street West.The public is requested to check the packaging of all food products thoroughly for signs of tampering.
If you have reason to suspect that a meat product has been tampered with, you are requested to retain the product, packaging and any receipt. You are also requested to contact your local police".

Further alerts were issued on 01-06-10 and 02-06-10 - this takes the number of incidents up to five.

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