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New York Firm Recalls Deli Meat Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Zemco Industries, a Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. These products were distributed to delicatessens where they were further processed into sandwiches. Follow the link to read the full recall notice.

NY Fish Inc Issues an alert on uneviscerated fish

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that NY Fish Inc, 738 Chester St, Brooklyn, NY, 11236 is recalling NY Fish Brand (cold) Smoked Herring, with a code of 141, discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection. The product was found to be uneviscerated prior to processing. This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food borne illness. Symptoms of botulism include blurred vision, general weakness and poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis. The sale of un-eviscerated fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. The recalled NY Fish Brand Smoked Herring comes in a coded, plastic vacuum bag…

Azteca Linda Corp. Recalls Queso Fresco and Queso Hebra because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Azteca Linda Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) and QUESO HEBRA (FRESH WHITE STRING CHEESE) with an expiration date of September 11, 2010 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,. Follow the link to find out more.

Queseria Chipilo Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Queseria Chipilo , Passaic, NJ is announcing to recall of the following cheese products, all date codes up to and including Sept. 26, 2010 Fresco and Nov. 25,2010 Oaxaca.
Oaxaca String Cheese
Queso Fresco
Queso Fresco Hoja De Plátano
The Cheese products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for the details on batch codes.

Fruiti Pops, Inc. Recalls "Fruiti Pops" Brand Mamey Frozen Fruit Bars Because of Potential Health Risk

In response to the voluntary recall of Goya Foods, Inc. frozen mamey pulp, Fruiti Pops, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, CA is recalling its Fruiti Pops 4 oz. Mamey frozen fruit bars due to a potential health risk from Salmonella typhi. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with Fruiti Pops Mamey fruit bars. No other flavors of Fruiti Pops fruit bars nor any other products produced by Fruiti Pops, Inc. are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated due to a potential health risk from Salmonella Typhi.

Egg recall continues

It has not been since the Salmonella and Peanut Butter recall that I have had to list a range of recalls in one blog post rather than individual posts. These are all the additional statements in recent days:

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Clarifies Previous Statement on Nationwide Shell Egg Recall

Trafficanda Egg Ranch Initiates Voluntary Recall of Medium, Large, X Large, & Jumbo AA Cartons; 5 Dozen Medium Over Wrap & 20 Count Over Wrap, Fresh Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

Cardenas Market Brand Label Included in Wright County Egg Recall

CERTAIN MR GOUDAS BRAND TAHINI MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Goudas Food Products Co. Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Mr Goudas brand Tahini described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Mr Goudas brand Tahini is sold in 908g jars bearing UPC 0 65349 00497 3, lot code NO1745/10 and the sell by date APRIL 19/2012. This product has been distributed in Ontario. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

VOLUNTARY RECALL: IN STORE BAKED PRESIDENT’S CHOICE® DECADENT CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES MAY CONTAIN SMALL ROUND METAL PIECES

The following alert was transmitted by Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) to the news media on August 17, 2010




BRAMPTON, ON- August 17, 2010 – Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is warning the public not to consume in store baked President’s Choice® Decadent Chocolate Chunk Cookies with the UPC number 0 6038383903 8 because the product may contain small round, one millimetre in diameter, metal pieces. The affected product, in store baked President’s Choice® Decadent Chocolate Chunk Cookies is sold in the bakery department, in packages of eight cookies weighing 352g with UPC number 0 6038383903 8. Please note this recall only affects this specific in store baked President’s Choice® cookie. 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 All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves across the country.

LE BELLE DE JERSEY CHEESE MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Le Belle de Jersey cheese because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected cheese, Le Belle de Jersey, was sold in variable weights at various retail locations in Quebec from July 16 to August 13, and in Ontario from July 27 to August 17, 2010. If the original product identity is not evident, consumers are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have affected product. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Burren Springs Ltd. Recalls Coolwater and Burren Springs Brands of Irish Spring Water

The FSAI has issued an alert to confirm that as a precautionary measure, Burren Springs Ltd. is initiating a recall of a batch of Coolwater Irish Still Spring Water and a batch of Burren Springs Irish Natural Spring Water, due to the presence of bacteria which are not permitted under EU legislation for spring waters.

Staphylococcus Aureus in Queso Cotija Cheese

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today warned consumers in the Queens County, New York area not to consume certain "Queso Cotija Cheese" made by Mexicali Cheese Corp, 91-52 87th Street, Woodhaven, New York 11421 due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination. The recalled grated Cotija style cheese is contained in 14-ounce clear plastic packages with a plant code of #36-0128 and with "SELL BY 102910" affixed to the package. The manufacturer name presented on the package is Mexicali Cheese Corp. The product was distributed in Queens. A routine sample of the cheese, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on July 28, 2010, was subsequently tested by the Department's Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with high levels of Staphylococcus aureus. On August 3, 2010, the manufacturer was notified of the positive test result and voluntarily recalled the product. The recalled cheese was grated f…

Nationwide Milk Allergen Recall of Kroger "Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini"

Los Angeles, California - Kroger (product distributor) and Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. (product manufacturer) are recalling 24 ounce bags of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini, because it may contain undeclared milk product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini was distributed to all divisions of Kroger’s retail stores. All units of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini (UPC 1111097756) product are impacted by this recall.  Only one adverse reaction has been reported as associated with this product to date. This recall was initiated after Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. discovered that the Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini included an ingredient labeled as "Natural Flavors" that may have been constituted using milk or milk byproducts. Subsequent investigation indicates that …

Further egg recalls

There have been two further egg recalls in the US - check out the following links -

Moark, LLC, of Fontana, California, Recalls Shell Eggs Supplied From Hillandale Farms of Iowa Because of Possible Health Risk.

NuCal Foods Conducts Recall of Shell Eggs Supplied from Hillandale Farms of Iowa Because of Possible Health Risk

CERTAIN LA NUESTRA BRAND FROZEN MAMEY PULP MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

Following the previous US FDA press release the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume La Nuestra Mamey Pulp described below as it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, La Nuestra brand Mamey Pulp, product of Guatemala, was sold frozen in 14 oz. packages bearing UPC 7 56869 10008 4. All lot codes are affected by this alert. This product is known to have been distributed in Alberta; however, it may also have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of this product.

Elie Baking Corp issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Food City brand Low-Carb Tortilla White and Whole Wheat 10 count

The US FDA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Elie Baking Corp. dba Near East Baking Corporation, 204 N Montello St,, Brockton, Massachusetts is recalling the following:
Food City brand, Low Carb Tortilla White, 13.5 oz, 10 count. UPC 0 87848 42002 0

Food City brand, Low Carb Tortilla Whole Wheat, 13.5 oz.10 count. UPC 0 87848 42003 0

MFG Date 07/21/10 & MFG Date 07/22/10 stamped on the top left of the bag. The products may contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products

Half a billion eggs recalled in the US

BBC News have picked up on the huge recall in the US explaining that half a billion eggs in the US have been recalled in an investigation into a salmonella outbreak, which now includes two farms in the state of Iowa. Hillandale Farms announced it was recalling 170 million eggs after tests confirmed salmonella. The news follows a recall of 380 million eggs by another Iowa farm earlier in the week.
A spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the two cases are linked. Regulators said salmonella cases have increased threefold since May. About 2,000 salmonella cases were reported between May and July, roughly 1,300 more than usual, the Centers for Disease Control said. The newest recall from Hillandale Farms applies to eggs sold between April and August.
The salmonella strains causing the illnesses are the same from both farms, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Hillandale Farms said the eggs were distributed under five different names in 14 US states, while W…

Percy Fox and Co. recalls one batch of Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top NV Champagne due to undeclared sulphites

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Percy Fox and Co. has recalled one batch of Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top NV Champagne due to undeclared sulphites. One batch of the product contains sulphites that are not declared on the label, making this product a potential risk to consumers who are sensitive to sulphites. Follow the link for batch details.

GloryBee Foods Recalls Whole Raw Pistachio and Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that GloryBee Foods, Inc., of Eugene, Oregon is voluntarily recalling Aunt Patty's brand 5 pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 lb. boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were distributed in Oregon (Western to Central Oregon) and Washington (Western Washington) by direct delivery to retail stores and bakeries.

Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were sold to GloryBee Foods, Inc. in 25 lb. boxes from Specialty Commodities, Inc. Labels on these boxes consist of "Packed for Specialty Commodities, Los Angeles, CA. 90010." The sides of the boxes are stamped in red with the lot number 32043.

GloryBee Foods, Inc. also re-packed these pistachios into 5 lb. bags (2.27 kg) labeled "Aunt Patty's Whole Raw Pistachios," lot number MG0017400, item number 16046., P/D 07/06/10, and UPC 0 30042 70040 8. No…

Salmonella in Alfalfa Sprouts

The US FDA report that New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker has alerted consumers that Snow White Food Products Inc., located in 621 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, New York, is recalling certain packages of "Alfalfa Sprouts" due to the presence of Salmonella. The recalled "Alfalfa Sprouts" is packaged in a 3.5 ounce plastic clamshell container which is uncoded. It has a UPC code of 0-46421-11236-6. The product was distributed in New York State. No illnesses have been reported to date to this agency in connection with the recalled product.
The contamination was discovered after a sample analyzed by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 3.5 ounce containers of Snow White Food Products "Alfalfa Sprouts." Production and sale of the product has been suspended. Consumers who have purchased 3.5 ounce containers of Snow White Food Products "Alfalfa Sprouts" are urged to return them to the place of p…

Wright County Egg Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) investigation of potential incidence of Salmonella enteritidis (SE).

"Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is expanding its voluntary recall (original recall date: August 13, 2010) of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella". Follow the links to find out the full details.

COUNTRY Eggs, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Large AA Loose 15 dozen Fresh Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

Hillandale Farms of Iowa Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

NuCal Foods Conducts Recall of Shell Eggs Supplied from Wright County Egg Because of Possible Health Risk

The following statement was released by officials of NuCal Foods of Ripon, California regarding the voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa. NuCal Foods is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg and packaged by NuCal Foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Follow the link to find out more and code details.

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut-Butter Filling in Their 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and 12 Piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Moonstruck Chocolate Co. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling their 4 piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles, because they may contain undeclared peanut butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The 4 piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles products were distributed through Moonstruck Company owned Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés, direct delivery from moonstruckchocolate.com and through various retailers nationwide. The recalled Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles can be found in Moonstruck’s 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and in the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle box.
The products are co…

CERTAIN GOYA BRAND FROZEN MAMEY PULP MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume the Goya brand Fruta Mamey Pulp described below as it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The CFIA has been informed of a recall of the Goya brand Fruta Mamey Pulp in the United States. The affected product, Goya brand Fruta Mamey Pulp, manufactured in Guatemala, was sold frozen in 397 g packages bearing UPC 0 41331 09080 3. All lot codes are affected. This product is known to have been distributed in Quebec; however, it may also have been sold nationally. There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumer Advisory - Salmonella Contamination of Eggs in the United States

The Government of Canada is closely following an investigation by U.S. authorities into Salmonella contamination of eggs in the United States. No potentially affected eggs have been shipped to Canada. American eggs must meet strict grading standards, and none of the five grading stations currently implicated in the Wright County Egg Farm recall are eligible to export to Canada. For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml. For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca.

Luberski Inc., Initiates Voluntary Recall of Large Fresh Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

The following statement was released by officials of Luberski Inc. regarding the voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa.


Luberski Inc. is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.... Eggs affected by the recall were distributed to food wholesalers, retail centers and food service companies in California and Nevada. Eggs were packaged under the CRF 20 and 30 egg overwrap units and Loose 15 dozen units. No Retail Carton Eggs of any kind are affected including CRF and Alta Dena Brand Name. Loose 15 dozen units affected were under Alta Dena Dairy, Driftwood Dairy, Hidden Villa Ranch, and Challenge Dairy from plant codes p-1026, p-1413, and p-1946. Julian code dates are 209-224. Dates and codes can be found on the label. The FDA and CDC have reported confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the affected s…

Milton's Baking Voluntarily Recalls 24 oz. Multi-Grain Bread in Three States For Undeclared Milk in Some Loaves

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Milton's Baking Company is voluntarily recalling Milton's® Multi-Grain Bread which was distributed to locations in Northern and Central California, Arizona and Nevada. The company took the precautionary step because the loaves contain milk, an undeclared allergen, which may pose a potential serious and life-threatening health risk to milk-allergic individuals.

CERTAIN GREEN ONIONS SOLD AT HIGHLAND FARMS SUPERMARKET, NORTH YORK, ONTARIO, MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume Green Onions described below as they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected Green Onions were sold unwrapped with a rubber band. There is no lot code sticker, UPC or product name on the individual bunch of onions. The product was sold from Highland Farms Supermarket, located at 4750 Dufferin Street in North York, Ontario on July 30, 31 and August 1, 2010. CFIA is aware of an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg in Ontario. The CFIA investigation is continuing.

A further alert was issued:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume Green Onions described below as they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected Green Onions were sold unwrapped with a rubber band. There is no lot code sticker, UPC or product name on the individual bunch of onions. The product was sold on July 30, 31 and August 1, 2010 from Highland Farms Supermark…

Undeclared Sulfites in "Golden Bridge" Dried Dates

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Sunny Lake Trading Inc, located at 651A Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, New York is recalling “Golden Bridge” dried dates 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 "Golden Bridge" dried dates are packaged in an uncoded 12 ounce, clear plastic bag and were distributed in the New York City metropolitan area. It is a product of China.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' food inspectors and subsequent analysis at the New York State Food Laboratory 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 sensiti…

Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Pistachio Kernel Products

The US FDA report that AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. is issuing this voluntary recall of pistachio kernel products due to a recall that was issued by it's supplier California Delights, Inc. California Delights, Inc issued a recall for two shipments of pistachio kernels received by AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. in July 2010 due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella. AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for the following products with the corresponding lot numbers:


Pistachio Kernels – Raw or Salted
Only lot numbers ending with "SE" with packing codes of P1860 through P2080
(LOT NUMBERS MUST END IN "SE")

Deluxe Nut Mix, Salted
Only lot number P187013201AW through P207013201AW (LOT NUMBERS MUST FALL BETWEEN P1870 AND P2070
Gourmet Nut Mix, Salted
Only lot number P195014401AW through P201014401AW (LOT NUMBERS MUST FALL BETWEEN P1950 AND P2010)
The Pistachio Kernels, Deluxe Nut Mix and Gourmet Nut Mix were only distributed in Texas. Retailer…

Snack-a-Can Sweets Withdrawn Due to Defective Packaging

The FSAI has issued an alert to confirm that The Vending Revolution, U.K. has instigated a withdrawal of certain batches of Snack-a-Can Fizzy Jelly Mix and Fizzy Cola Bottles, because the metal base of the can that contains the sweets has been inserted upside-down. This means that the sweets might react with the metal base, thus causing the metal to corrode and the sweets to change colour. Snack-a-Can brand products are sold through vending machines. Irish distributors have been asked to remove affected stock from vending machines. Consumers are advised not to consume implicated batches.

Wright County Egg Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recalls of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) on-farm records review and egg testing for Salmonella. Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. ... Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. These companies distribute nationwide.
Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can b…

Strong America Ltd. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Golden Smell Brand "Dried Potato"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Strong America Ltd. of Long Island City, NY is recalling Golden Smell brand "Dried Potato" packages with code DB35/TI02.7-2001 because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

EXPANDED ALLERGY ALERT UNDECLARED MILK IN VARIOUS BRANDS OF GARLIC SAUSAGE MADE AT ESTABLISHMENT 69B

The public warning issued on August 10, 2010 has been expanded to include additional distribution. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Maple Leaf Consumer Foods are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume three further garlic sausage products. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label. The following products, bearing EST 69B, are affected by this alert

UNDECLARED MILK IN CERTAIN NATUR-A GLACÉ BRAND DAIRY-FREE FROZEN DESSERTS

The CFIA has confirmed that the public warning issued on July 29, 2010 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nutrisoya Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume the natur-a Glacé brand dairy-free frozen desserts described below. These products may contain milk which is not declared on the label. Three additional flavours of the natur-a Glacé brand dairy-free frozen dessert are affected by this expanded alert

South Bend Chocolate Company Announces Nationwide Recall of Bountiful Blend Chocolates Due to Undeclared Tree Nuts

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that South Bend Chocolate Company, South Bend, Indiana, is recalling 174 1-lb bags of Bountiful Blend, a blend of chocolate covered mixed nuts and dried fruits, because it contains undeclared cashews, almonds, pecans, and Brazil nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews, pecans, almonds or Brazil nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

California Firm Recalls Frozen 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 Valley Meat Company, a Modesto, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately one million pounds of frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Recall of Liga Original Due to Possible Choking Risk

The FSAI has issued a food alert to confirm that as a precautionary measure, the distributor, Jacob Fruitfield Food Group, is recalling all Liga Original from the Irish market because the biscuits have been found to take too long to soften in the mouth. This could possibly cause choking or discomfort in babies under 9 months of age if they are fed the biscuits dry. There is no safety concern if the biscuits are first mixed with liquid, such as milk or fruit juice. The manufacturer, Kraft, has advised that the product is safe to feed to babies aged over 9 months either as a dry biscuit or mixed with a liquid.


This recall is part of a European initiative by Kraft, who will change the feeding instructions on the pack in relation to feeding babies under 9 months. There are no risks for babies who have already consumed the product. No other Liga products are affected.

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Number of Cases of Veggie Lovers Salad with an Expiration Date of August 10 Due to a Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling 2,825 cases of Veggie Lovers Salad with a Product Code of I208 and Use-by Date of August 10, 2010 out of an abundance of caution due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. Only the Veggie Lovers salad products with a Product Code of I208 and a Use-by Date of August 10 are included in the recall.

Recall of unpasteurised cheese in Victoria

Ausfoodnews reports that a recall has been issued on Cottage Cheese Farm cheeses in Victoria due to inadequate pasteurisation of milk used in manufacturing. The recall applies to the following products, in all sizes:
Shredded Mozzarella (bags) - All Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Mozzarella (blocks or logs) - All Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Grated Parmagiano (bags) - All Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Shredded Parmagiano (bags) - All Use By dates from 31 May 10 to 01 Sep 10
Bocconcini (tub or pail) - All Use By dates from 29 May 10 to 30 Aug 10
Cherry Bocconcini (tub or pail) - All Use By dates from 29 May 10 to 30 Aug 10
Fior Di Latte (tub) - All Use By dates from 29 May 10 to 30 Aug 10
Pecorino Romano (3kg Wheels) - All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Full Cream Fetta (pails) - All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Goats Fetta (pails) - All Dates of Manufacture from 01 May 10 to 02 Aug 10
Haloumi (pails and gl…

KCB Issues Allergy Alert on Possible Eggs In "KCB No Eggs Added Cake Rusk 28oz"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Kashmir Crown Baking, LLC of Linden, NJ, is recalling its “KCB No Eggs Added Cake Rusk (28oz)” Cake Rusk, made to expire on February 8th, 2011, because it is possible that they may contain eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled “KCB No Eggs Added Cake Rusk (28oz)” were distributed in retail shops in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Maryland. This product comes in 28oz (800g), green, square paper carton package, titled “No Eggs Added Cake Rusk” with an expiration date of 2/08/11 pasted in the back of the packaging. Barcode: 012042 00109 9. An allergic reaction was reported to the company, which initiated the recall.

UNDECLARED MILK IN MIKE’S BAKERY BRAND JELLY COOKIES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mike’s Bakery are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Mike’s Bakery brand Jelly Cookies. This product contains milk which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Mike’s Bakery brand Jelly Cookies, is sold in 500 g packages bearing the UPC 0 778909 300100. All Best before dates up to and including 08/24/10 (August 24, 2010) are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in New Brunswick. There has been one reported illness 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.

Recall of Comeragh Still Irish Spring Water Multi Pack

The FSAI has issued a food alert as a precautionary measure, to confirm that Aldi Stores Ltd. is initiating a recall of a batch of Comeragh Still Irish Spring Water Multi Pack (6 x 750 ml Sports Cap), due to the possible presence of harmful bacteria. No other products are affected by this recall. Aldi Stores Ltd. has issued a press notice and in-store notices requesting customers who have bought bottles of the implicated batch to return them to an Aldi store. No action is required by inspectors

Eugenio Brezzi Truffle Puree

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Optimus, Inc. d/b/a Marky’s, Miami, FL is announcing the voluntary recall of Eugenio Brezzi Truffle Puree products imported from Italy. Consumers in possession of any of the products should return it for a full refund to the retail outlet where it was purchased.
Item # UPC Code Description

040407 – 851503000680 ‐ Winter Black Truffle Puree – Eugenio Brezzi ‐ .9oz/25gr

040608 – 851503000123 ‐ Winter White Black Truffle Puree – Eugenio Brezzi ‐ .9oz/25gr

040609 – 851503000154 ‐ Winter White Truffle Puree with Porcini Mushrooms – Eugenio Brezzi ‐ .9oz/25gr
The truffle puree products have been deemed underprocessed due to a defect found in the manufacturing process of the puree and because of this problem, there is a possibility that the products could be contaminated with microorganisms or other harmful substances.

Bay Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg and Wheat in Cans of Mislabeled Chef's Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup

The US FDA has issued a food alert to confirm that Bay Valley Foods is voluntarily recalling 10.5 oz cans of Chef's Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup because some cans are mislabeled and may contain Vegetarian Vegetable Soup. The mislabeled product contains undeclared egg and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

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