Friday, 30 April 2010

UNDECLARED SOY IN CUISINE BERNART BRAND CABBAGE ROLLS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to soy not to consume Cuisine Bernart brand Cabbage Rolls. The affected products contain soy protein which is not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

UNDECLARED SOY IN CUISINE BERNART BRAND CABBAGE ROLLS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to soy not to consume two Cuisine Bernart brand Cabbage Rolls products because the affected products contain soy protein which is not declared on the label

MiDAS Foods International Recalls Instant Beef Soup Mix And Instant Beef Stroganoff Sauce Mix Because Of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that MiDAS Foods International of Oak Park, MI is recalling Instant Beef Soup dry mix and Instant Beef Stroganoff sauce mix because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Follow the link to find out more.

Monday, 26 April 2010

CUISINE BERNART CHICKEN SUPREME "TOMATE BASILIC" MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cuisine Bern-Art Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Cuisine Bernart Chicken Supreme "Tomate Basilic" described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Cuisine Bernart Chicken Supreme "Tomate Basilic", is sold in 325 g trays bearing UPC 6 26408 00732 0 and a Best Before date of 26AL10. This product has been distributed in Quebec. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Tesco recalls one batch of its own-brand Flaked Pudding Rice due to the presence of undeclared wheat (gluten)

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Tesco has recalled one batch of its own-brand Flaked Pudding Rice due to the presence of undeclared wheat (gluten). Due to a production error one batch may contain wheat which is not declared on the label. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten.

Texas Firm Recalls Beef Trim 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 Beltex Corporation, a Fort Worth, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 135,500 pounds of beef trim products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Follow the link for more details.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

1000th post

This post marks the 1000th post - mark ! Incredible

Monday, 19 April 2010

California Firm Recalls Assorted Meat Products Due To Mislabeling And An Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Westlake Food Corporation, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 140,000 pounds of fully cooked assorted meat products because they contain an undeclared allergen, wheat starch. Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Batches of Ella's Kitchen Totally Cool Caribbean Chicken with Mangoes recalled

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Ella's Kitchen is recalling some batches of its toddler food, Totally Cool Caribbean Chicken with Mangoes, because they might contain hardened vegetable pieces that could cause choking. Follow the link for more details.

UNDECLARED EGG IN KRAFT TARTAR SAUCE

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kraft Canada are warning people not to consume a batch of Kraft Tartar Sauce. The affected product has an incorrect back label and contains egg ingredients which are not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

CERTAIN LE MEILLEUR PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEINS (HVP) RECALLED BY BASIC FOOD FLAVORS INC. MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume two foods because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. These foods contain dry powder and paste hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) ingredients which have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada by Basic Food Flavors Inc. due to Salmonella contamination. Follow the link to fond out more.

StarKist Co. Initiates Limited Regional Voluntary Recall of Two SeaSations® Products

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Pittsburgh – As a precautionary measure, due to mislabeling, StarKist Co. is initiating a voluntary recall of two SeaSations® frozen white whole fish fillet products – Thai with Basil, UPC # 80000 50007 and Teriyaki Orange and Ginger, UPC # 80000 50112. All 11.4 oz packages of these two varieties have been recalled, regardless of Best By Date or Manufacturing Code. SeaSations is a test market product, and is therefore in limited retail distribution in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. All other varieties of SeaSations are correctly labeled and therefore are not affected by this voluntary recall. Additionally, no StarKist® tuna products are included in this recall. StarKist Co. is voluntarily recalling these two SeaSations varieties due to the presence of wheat, which was not declared as an allergen in the ingredient statement. People who are allergic to wheat may run a risk of serious adverse health consequences by consuming this product. To date, no illnesses have been reported – individuals without an allergy to wheat may continue to enjoy this product.

UNDECLARED EGG IN CHOCOLATINES CONGELEES SOLD BY BOULANGERIE AU PAIN DORÉ

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to egg not to consume Chocolatines sold by Boulangerie Au Pain Doré as described below. The affected product may contain egg which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Chocolatines Congelees from Boulangerie Au Pain Doré was sold in a package containing 12 frozen chocolatines with UPC 2 00271 21480 3. All packages that do not indicate possible presence of egg on the label are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed only in Quebec. There was one reaction reported associated with the consumption of this product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg.

Undeclared Sulfites in "Nut Tree Health Mix"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Green Land, 212-03 48th Avenue, Oakland Garden, New York 11364, is voluntarily recalling "Nut Tree Health 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 "Nut Tree Health Mix" is packaged in 8 ounce, square plastic tubs and coded DATE: SEP 28 10 in black ink on the product label. The product was distributed in the metropolitan New York area. It is a product of the United States, Turkey and the Philippines. Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State 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 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 to this Department in connection with this product.

Friday, 9 April 2010

KFC admits hygiene breaches at Leicester Square branch

The Independent reports that KFC has admitted hygiene breaches at its Leicester Square branch. Follow the link to find out more.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Mccormick & Company Recalls Mccormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix Due To Unlabeled Wheat And Milk Ingredients

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix, with UPC Code 5210002121 and “BEST BY” dates of JAN 16 12 AH and JAN 16 12 CH. McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix packages with these date codes contain undeclared wheat and milk ingredients. People who have allergies to wheat or milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.


The McCormick Fajita Seasoning Mix packages were distributed to grocery stores nationally beginning on February 15, 2010. The product is available in 1.12 oz. pouches, and the date code is found printed in black on the back, at the bottom of the pouch. The “BEST BY” dates of JAN1612AH and CH are the only date codes affected by the recall. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product was mispackaged, and as a result, the ingredient statement on the package did not list wheat and milk as ingredients.  No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. No other McCormick products are involved in this recall.

Dorset Cereals withdraws certain batches of Simply Fruity Muesli (820g) due to possible nut inclusion

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Dorset Cereals has withdrawn certain batches of Simply Fruity Muesli (820g) due to possible nut inclusion. The affected batches are only in Tesco Stores.
The product potentially contains nuts that are not declared on the label. This makes this product a potential health risk for people with a nut allergy.

Product identification
Product Name: Simply Fruity Muesli, 820g
Batch Code: MJ0075, MJ0088
Best before end: January 2011

he company has withdrawn all the affected stock and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations which will inform their at risk members of the withdrawal. Notices are being 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 withdrawal notice is attached to this alert. The above batches of Simply Fruity Muesli on sale only in Tesco Stores are affected. Batches of Simply Fruity Muesli available in other retailers are not affected. No other Dorset Cereals products are known to be affected.

Del Bueno Amends Recall of Queso Fresco Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Del Bueno of Grandview, WA is recalling all size packages of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The cheese is packaged in round clear plastic packages, and is marked on the back with a code date; all codes up to and including May 30th, 2010 are being recalled. Washington State Department of Agriculture has linked one illness to the cheese. The recall is the result of a routine sampling program by Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the cheese is contaminated with Listeria. The company has notified their customers and has pulled the product from retail stores. Del Bueno is working with FDA to conduct the recall.

Del Bueno of Grandview, WA is also recalling 16oz. packages of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese was distributed to retail markets in Washington and one in Hermiston,Oregon. The cheese is packaged in round 16oz clear plastic and is marked on the back with a code date; all codes between May 24th, 2010 through May 30th, 2010 are being recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

North Dakota Firm Recalls Whole Beef Head Products That Contain Prohibited Materials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that North American Bison Co-Op, a New Rockford, N.D., establishment is recalling approximately 25,000 pounds of whole beef heads containing 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.

Tonsils are considered a specified risk material (SRM) and must be removed from cattle of all ages in accordance with FSIS regulations. SRMs are tissues that are known to contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent. Follow the link for more details.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Whole Catch Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks Due To Possible Health Risks

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Whole Foods Market announced the recall of its Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks (frozen) with a best by date of Dec 5th, 2010 because of possible elevated levels of histamine that may result in symptoms that generally appear within minutes to an hour after eating the affected fish. No other Whole Foods Market, Whole Catch, 365 or 365 Organic products are affected. The product, sold in twelve ounce bags with Best by Date: exp 05 DEC 2010 with Lot Code: 4853309157A and displays the following UPC code:
0-99482-42078-9 Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks (Frozen) 12 oz.

High levels of histamine can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid poisoning when the fish is consumed. The following are the most common symptoms of scombroid poisoning: tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. There have been two reported incidents by consumers. Whole Foods Market feels that while these were isolated incidents, every precautionary measure should be taken when it comes to consumer health and safety. This recall does not impact any other fish or seafood sold by Whole Foods Market.

Zatarain's Recalls Original Dirty Rice Mix Package Due to Unlabeled Wheat and Barley Ingredients

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Zatarain's has announced a voluntary recall of Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix, 8 oz. package with UPC Code 7142909535 and a "BEST BY" date of JAN 19 12H. Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix packages with this date code contain undeclared wheat and barley ingredients. People who have allergies to wheat or barley run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix package was distributed to limited grocery stores in Florida, Michigan and Virginia beginning February 15, 2010. The product is available in 8 oz. boxes, and the date code is found on the bottom of the package. The "BEST BY" date of JAN1912H is the only date code affected by the recall. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product was mispackaged, and as a result, the ingredient statement on the package did not list wheat and barley as an ingredient.

Glutino Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg Product in Raisin Bread

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that the Glutino Food Group of Lawrence, Mass. is voluntarily recalling Glutino Raisin Bread because it may contain undeclared egg product as one of the ingredients. Consumers who have an allergy or sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products The US product comes in a 22.6 ounce clear plastic bag marked with UPC code 6-78523 03015-8. Only one lot number of Glutino Raisin Bread (Best Before 08OCT10) in which egg is not declared on the label is affected by this alert. The affected product was distributed in the US only. Glutino Raisin Bread is distributed nationwide in retail stores in the frozen food section. No illnesses have been reported to date.

SILANI BRAND MOZZARELLA CHEESE PRODUCT MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Silani Sweet Cheese Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Silani brand Mozzarella Cheese Product described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Silani brand Mozzarella Cheese Product, is sold in 340 g packages bearing UPC 0 650525 7 and a Best Before date of 2011 MR 01. This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

UNDECLARED WHEAT GLUTEN IN HEMPOLA BRAND GLUTEN FREE HEMPSEED FLOUR

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hempola Inc. are warning people with allergies to wheat and gluten not to consume the Hempola brand Gluten Free Hempseed Flour described below. The affected product may contain wheat gluten which is not declared on the label. All lot codes of the Hempola brand Gluten Free Hempseed Flour, sold in 454 g packages bearing UPC 6 23188 78923 1 are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Ontario. There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat.

UNDECLARED MILK IN GARLIC KING BRAND FLAVOUR INTENSIFIER

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Garlic King are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Garlic King brand Flavour Intensifier. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Garlic King brand Flavour Intensifier is sold in 227 g, 454 g and 681 g packages with no UPC. All “Made Fresh on” dates up to and including 3-30-10 (March 30, 2010) are affected by this alert.
This product has been distributed in Ontario. 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.

More Salmonella recalls

Salmonella recalls continue in the US including:

Lance, Inc. Has Issued a Voluntary Recall of All Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips Because Of A Possible Health Risk

Watkins Incorporated Recalls Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning Because of Possible Health Risk from Ingredient Supplied by Kerry Ingredients

NY Gourmet Salads Inc. Recalls Chick Pea Salad Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that NY GOURMET SALADS INC. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling 60 lbs. of its 5 lb. tubs of CHICK PEA SALAD because it has 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. NY Gourmet Salads had already contacted their customers and has retrieved 40 lbs of the distributed product. The Chick Pea Salad was distributed in the New York City area to wholesale distributors and retail food stores. The product is packaged in 5 lb. hard plastic containers with a white adhesive label and black lettering with "EXP. Date: 04/07/10". There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.

Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk and Soy in Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. is recalling Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks sold as Original, Onion & Garlic Flavored and Bar-B-Que Flavored, because they may contain undeclared milk and soya. People who have allergies to milk and soya run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products. Follow the link to find out more.

Minnesota Firm Recalls Ham Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Lorentz Meats, a Cannon Falls, Minn., establishment, is recalling approximately 100 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.