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Undeclared Sulfites in Baraka Apricot Candies, from Lebanon

U.B.C Food Distributors Recalls “Baraka Apricot Candies” due to undeclared Sulfites/Preservatives. U.B.C Food Distributors of Dearborn, MI is recalling 14.08 ounce (400g) cellophane wrapped, product of Lebanon “Baraka Apricot Candies” food treats because they were found to contain undeclared sulfites as preservatives. People who have sensitivities to sulfites run the risk of serious life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. The recalled “Baraka Apricot Candies” Net Wt. 14.08 oz (400g), product of Lebanon, were distributed nationwide to retail stores. The product comes in a Net Wt. 14.08 oz (400g), cellophane package with an expiration date of 5/2013 printed on the front panel. UPC 822514223719. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Source: FDA

Arizona Firm Recalls Marinated Beef and Chicken Products Due To Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

Shamrock Foods, a Phoenix, Ariz., establishment, is recalling approximately 7,500 pounds of marinated beef and marinated chicken products because the marinated beef product contains soybeans, wheat, and sulfites, and the marinated chicken product contains wheat, milk and sulfites, known allergens that are not declared on the label for either product. Follow the link for more.

Source: FSIS

CERTAIN FRESH SERRANO PEPPERS MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The public warning issued on December 20, 2011 has been expanded to include an additional product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume the Serrano peppers described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected fresh Serrano peppers, imported from the USA, were sold as follows: Unlabelled from bulk at Safeway stores and various independent grocery stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Yukon, between December 5 and 20, 2011, inclusively. Consumers who have purchased bulk, unlabelled Serrano peppers are advised to check with their place of purchase to determine if they have the affected product. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these peppers.

Avon Heights Mushrooms, Inc. Recalls Fresh Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk

Avon Heights Mushrooms, in full cooperation with the FDA is recalling certain packages of fresh packaged spinach. The brands include Krisp Pak 1 Ooz bags, Better Brand 10oz.bags, and Avon Heights 4-2.51b bags. The implicated packages have a "best if used by" code of DEC16 and codes DP 340 and T691. During routine surveillance sampling, one package of Better Brand 10oz spinach tested positive for ecoli 0157 h7.  NO ILLNESSES have been associated with this incident.

Source: FDA

Maribel Sweet’s Inc. Recalls Their New York Handbag Collection Gourmet Chocolate Candies Due To Undeclared Tree Nuts And Peanuts

Maribel’s Sweets Inc. of New York, is recalling its New York Handbag Collection gourmet chocolate candies because they may contain undeclared peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios). People who have allergies to peanuts and pistachios run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Follow the link.

Source: FDA

Sirocco Enterprises, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy And Wheat In Pat O’Brien’s Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix

Sirocco Enterprises, Inc, Jefferson, LA is recalling its 33.8 fluid ounce (1 Liter) bottles of Pat O’Brien’s Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix because it contains undeclared soy and wheat. People who have allergies to soy and wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Bottles of the recalled Pat O’Brien’s Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix were distributed nationally in retail stores and through internet purveyors. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Source: FDA

Agency allergy advice on Chapelle des Bois - 2009 Ac Fleurie wine

The FSA is aware of an issue with undeclared sulphites in Chapelle des Bois - 2009 Ac Fleurie wine. The label does not specify that the wine contains sulphites. Halewood International has re-labelled the majority of bottles, but a small number of bottles have been placed on the market without the additional information. If you're allergic or sensitive to sulphites, you're advised not to drink this product. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Eillien's Candies, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Select Candy Items Due to Possible Health Risk.

Eillien’s Candies, Inc. is recalling Yogurt Raisins, Granola Mix and Cinnamon Granola Mix because they may contain undeclared yogurt covered peanuts. Consumers who are allergic to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

Undeclared Milk In Gollo Brand “Pan Dominicano (Dominican Bread)

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers to undeclared milk in “Pan Dominicano (Dominican Bread)”, packaged and distributed by Gollo Desserts located at 349 Suydam St. in Brooklyn, NY. People who have severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Pan Dominicano (Dominican Bread)” is packaged in a 7 ounce clear plastic bag containing 6 pieces of the product. The bag is labeled with a UPC code of 96321-00220. The recall affects all available codes of this product. The product was sold in the NYC metro area, Long Island, NJ and CT. 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 revealed the product contained milk allergens, which were not declared on the label.

Source: FDA

Popcorn Palace Issues Allergy Alert on 1-Gallon Value Bag Products

Popcorn Palace of Schiller Park, IL, is issuing this statement to alert people with allergies to Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Soy, and Wheat that some of our 1-Gallon Value Bags contain the undeclared ingredients. Bags were shipped with the ingredient and allergen information not applied directly to the immediate container and important allergen information may not have reached the end consumer. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Cal Fresco, LLC Recalls Jalapeño and Serrano Chili Peppers Due to Possible Health Risk

Cal Fresco, LLC (“Cal Fresco”) is voluntarily working with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) to coordinate a recall of fresh Jalapeño and Serrano chili peppers for potential contamination with Salmonella. The FDA has advised that a random sample of Cal Fresco Jalapeño and Serrano peppers has tested positive for Salmonella.

Source: FDA

Asda recalls one date code of Asda Frozen Chicken Biryani Steamer due to a packaging error resulting in incorrect allergen information

Asda has recalled one date code of Asda Frozen Chicken Biryani Steamer due to a packaging error resulting in incorrect allergen information.

Product: Asda Frozen Chicken Biryani Steamer, 400g

Risk: Some packs of the above may contain an incorrect product which contains prawns. Prawns are not declared on the label of the Chicken Biryani Steamer and this therefore poses a public health risk to those allergic to or intolerant of shellfish.

Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA

Price Chopper Supermarkets Issues Voluntary Cheesecake Recall

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on the following three varieties of Price Chopper 24 oz. French Cheesecake from its bakery: 
Raspberry with UPC 41735-22898
Blueberry with UPC 41735-22908
Strawberry with UPC 41735-22910

These products are being recalled due to the fact that they contain eggs, a known allergen, and eggs are not listed on the ingredient label. No illnesses have been reported and the products pose no health risk to those who are not allergic to eggs. The cakes were sold in Price Chopper bakeries between November 29 and December 20.

Source: FDA

CERTAIN FRESH JALAPENO PEPPERS MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume the jalapeno peppers described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected fresh jalapeno peppers, imported from the USA, were sold as follows:

1. Unlabelled from bulk at Safeway stores and various independent grocery stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Yukon, between December 3 and 20, 2011, inclusively.

2. Unlabelled from bulk or in 4.5 kg Cal Fresco brand cases at Loblaws banners (Extra Foods, No Frills, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Shop Easy, SuperValu, Real Canadian Superstore, Lucky Dollar and Your Independent Grocer) in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, between December 3 and 20, 2011, inclusively.

Consumers who have purchased bulk, unlabelled jalapeno peppers are advised to check with their place of purchase to determine if they have the affected product. There have been no reported illnesses associ…

Nebraska Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a Dakota City, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 40,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

UNDECLARED FISH AND SHRIMP IN CERTAIN NONGHYUP ARUMCHAN AND NONGHYUP SUNCHEON BRAND KIMCHI PRODUCTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to fish and/or shrimp not to consume the Nonghyup Arumchan and Nonghyup Suncheon brand kimchi products described in the press release. The affected products contain fish and shrimp which are not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

Northeastern Grocery Chain Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Hannaford, a Scarborough, Maine-based grocery chain, is recalling an undetermined amount of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

CERTAIN BOS BRAND REFRIGERATED VACUUM PACKED SMOKED FISH PRODUCTS WITHOUT BEST BEFORE DATES MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Bos Smoked Fish Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Bos brand refrigerated vacuum packed smoked fish products without Best Before dates, described in the press release (follow link), because the products may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. All Bos brand smoked vacuum packed fish products, sold refrigerated in various weight packages without a Best Before Date, are affected by the alert. This includes all species and flavours of the Bos brand smoked vacuum packed fish products with "Keep Refrigerated" on the package. These products have been distributed in Ontario. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Recall of a Batch of ‘Ballymore Crust White Bread’ Due to Possible Presence of Rubber Pieces

Product: Ballymore Crust Fresh White Sliced Bread;
pack size: 800g.
Batch Code: DU 12 14:34;
product code: 40853;
best before date: 14.12.11.
Country Of Origin: Ireland

As a precautionary measure, Aldi Stores Ltd. is recalling the above batch of Ballymore Crust Fresh White Sliced Bread, due to the possible presence of small rubber pieces in a limited number of loaves. No other products are affected by this recall.

Source: FSAI

CERTAIN FONTAINE SANTÉ BRAND CERTAIN FONTAINE SANTÉ BRAND SALADS MAY CONTAIN MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Aliments Fontaine Santé Inc. are warning the public and retailers not to sell, use or consume certain Fontaine Santé brand salads because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for full product details.

CERTAIN BOS BRAND HERRING FILLETS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Bos Fish are warning the public not to consume certain Bos brand Herring Fillets described below because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. The affected product, Bos brand “Naturally Smoked Herring Fillets – Natural”, was sold refrigerated in various weight packages from Ramaker’s Imports, St. Catharines, ON without a Best Before Date applied to the package. The affected product was sold by Ramaker’s Imports from September 2011 to December 7, 2011. Consumers who have purchased refrigerated Bos brand “Naturally Smoked Herring Fillets – Natural” from any other retailer without a Best Before Date on the package are also advised not to consume the product. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

California Firm Recalls Chorizo Sausages Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Silva Sausage Co., a Gilroy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,290 pounds of a chorizo sausage product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label. Follow the link for more details.

Pacific International Marketing Voluntary Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk

Pacific International Marketing (“Pacific”) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and California Department of Public Health to coordinate a recall of Cilantro for potential contamination with Salmonella. FDA has advised that a sample of Pacific Cilantro has tested positive for Salmonella. A total of 6,141 cartons of Cilantro are being recalled. Follow the link for full details.

Source: FDA

North Carolina Firm Recalls Oven Roasted Chicken Breast For Possible Listeria Contamination

House of Raeford Farms, a Raeford, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,140 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

Voluntarily Recall of Limited Quantity of 12 oz Tejava® Premium Iced Tea

As a precautionary measure, certain production lots of Tejava® Premium Iced Tea in 12 oz glass bottles are being recalled nationwide due to the possible presence of glass fragments which could be harmful if swallowed. To date, there have been no reports of any illness or injury. Follow the link for full product details.

Source: FDA

Agency allergy advice on Marks and Spencer prawns

The FSA has been informed that Marks and Spencer Garlic and Coriander Butterfly Prawns have been sold without the presence of milk being declared in the allergy information panel. The presence of milk is included in the ingredients list, as required under the allergen labelling rules, but Marks and Spencer has stopped the production of this product and will re-label it with the correct allergy advisory information.

Marks and Spencer will also inform allergy support organisations so they can contact their members about the issue. People with a milk allergy need to avoid this product. The Agency strongly advises people with a food allergy not to rely solely on the information provided in the allergy information panel and to always check the ingredients list when buying food.

Source: FSA

New Jersey Firm Recalls Frozen Stuffed Pasta Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

D’Orazio Foods, Inc., a Bellmawr, N.J., establishment, is recalling approximately 161,000 pounds of frozen stuffed pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link to find out more.

Maysum withdraws chicken and vegetable samosas

Maysum has withdrawn certain batches of its chicken and vegetable samosas due to incorrect allergy labelling. The samosas contain sulphites, which aren't mentioned on the label.  The products being withdrawn are:
Maysum 20 Chicken Samosas (frozen), 675g Best before: 2 November 2013

Maysum 20 Vegetable Samosas (frozen), 675g Best before: 8 November 2013

Maysum has withdrawn the affected products. Customer notices will be displayed in stores, explaining why the product is being withdrawn. In addition, the company will contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. No other Maysum products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

See’s Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on 8 ounce Almond Clusters, Code SF 088/12

See’s Candies, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling one code of 8 ounce Almond Clusters, because they may contain peanuts. 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. Follow the link for more details:

Source: FDA

Mars Food US Recalls Two Date Codes of UNCLE BEN’S Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable Due to Undeclared Milk

Mars Food US today issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No other flavors of UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice or any other UNCLE BEN’s® products are affected.

Source FDA

Flying Food Group Updates Recall of Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk

Flying Food Group’s Lawrenceville, GA facility is updating its recall of FDA regulated sandwiches originally announced on December 3, 2011 to include two additional products that were inadvertently excluded from its original press release. The two additional products are a Turkey Quarter Pounder and a Turkey Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes. Flying Foods is recalling these products, as well as other products announced on December 3, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Source: FDA

Golden Glen Creamery Issues Voluntary Recall Of Butter Because Of Possible Health Risk

Golden Glen Creamery of Bow, WA is voluntarily recalling Butter produced on November 2, 2011 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

21 - 4 oz. packages of Herbes de Provence Butter were available at the Whole Foods Market in Redmond, WA. 68 - 4 oz. packages of NW Mushroom Trio Butter were available at the Whole Foods Market in Redmond, WA, and at various Metropolitan Market locations in Washington. Products were distributed between 11/7/11 and 11/28/11 and are in circulation to date. The product is sold in 4 oz. plastic round containers with tamper-evident seals. The labels read in part: “Herbes de Provence Butter”, or “Northwest Mushroom Trio Butter”, along with “GOLDEN GLEN CREAMERY”and“Natural handcrafted cheese produced by the Jensen ladies.” The top label on the products has a three-digit code “767.” The Butters are being voluntarily recalled by Golden Glen Creamery, as a result of a surveillan…

Fair Oaks Dairy Products Issues Voluntary Recall For Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheeses Half Pound Packages Because Of Possible Health Risk Due To Listeria Monoctyogenes Contamination

Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC, Fair Oaks, Indiana today issued a voluntary recall of certain one half pound retail packaged cheeses and cheese gift boxes produced under the Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheese label and sold between September 30, 2011 and December 3, 2011. These cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

Krasdale Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almonds In Krasdale Crispy Honey Oats and Flakes

Krasdale Foods Inc. of White Plains, NY is recalling Krasdale Crispy Honey Oats and Flakes because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Krasdale Crispy Honey Oats and Flakes were distributed to independent retailers, C-Town Supermarkets and Bravo Supermarkets in NY, CT, NJ, PA, RI and MA. Krasdale Crispy Honey Oats and Flakes were sold in a 14.5 oz. cardboard box. The product in question has a best if used by date of “SEP 20 12 P4” on the top of the box. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product may contain almonds in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds.

Source: FDA

TROPIK SPLASH BRAND LEMONADE MAY CONTAIN HARMFUL GLASS FRAGMENTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Propack Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Tropik Splash brand Lemonade described below because this product may contain harmful glass fragments.

The affected product, Tropik Splash brand Lemonade, was sold in 473 mL bottles, bearing UPC 0 26595 78680 8 and a lot code beginning with "BB 2013 SEP 14". This product has been distributed in Ontario, Quebec, and may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product. The manufacturer, Propack Foods Inc., Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Source: CFIA

California Firm Recalls Pureed Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Popkoff Frozen Food, dba Blossom Foods, a San Francisco, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 500 pounds of frozen, pureed chicken products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain the allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label.

Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSIS

New research identifies norovirus levels in oysters

Research published by the Food Standards Agency shows that a significant proportion (76%) of oysters tested from UK oyster growing beds contained norovirus. The virus was detected at low levels in more than half of the positive samples (52%).

It is difficult to assess the potential health impact of these findings, as the available research techniques are not able to differentiate between infectious and non-infectious norovirus material within the oysters. Furthermore, a safe limit for norovirus has not been established.
Between 2009 and 2011, scientists from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), on behalf of the Food Standards Agency, took samples from 39 oyster harvesting areas across the UK. More than 800 samples of 10 oysters each were tested.
The research will contribute to a European Food Safety Authority review of norovirus levels in oysters, which will advise the European Commission on setting a specific legal safe level for nor…

Front Row Produce Recalls Grape Tomatoes Because Of Possible Health Risk

Front Row Produce of St. Louis MO is recalling its 10oz pint and 10lb bulk grape tomatoes supplied by Rio Queen Citrus, Mission TX, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled 10oz pint and 10lb bulk grape tomatoes were distributed throughout Missouri and Illinois to foodservice distributors and retail stores.

The product for retail sale is packaged in a 10-ounce, clear plastic package marked with a Front Row Produce “Grape Tomatoes” label on the top of the package. Currently, the lot number does not appear on the clear plastic package but it does appear on the case label. The lot numbers on the cases containing the 10-oz. packages are 2310802, 2310405, or 2510401. The 10lb bulk grape tomatoes are packaged for wholesale in a plain brown cardboard box labeled only with lot # 2310801. As of 12/1/2011, all shipments of Front Row Produce Grape Tomatoes packaged in clear 10-oz. plastic packages sold in retail stores will now have a green lot number…

Creme d’Or recalls Felko Christmas figures and gumball machines

Creme d’Or is recalling certain batches of its Felko Christmas figures and gumball machines. The affected products contain candy, but are not labelled with a choking hazard warning for children under three years of age.

The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. The products being recalled are: Felko Christmas Figures with Candy Best before: 10 January 2013 Batch codes: 34557 and 38675 Felko Gumball Machine with Candy Best before: 15 November 2012 Batch codes: 29557 and 34256 Creme d’Or is recalling the affected products and is notifying customers that have been supplied with the products.

Source: FSA

Arizona Canning Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy Protein In Sun Vista Brand Red Enchilada Sauce

Arizona Canning Company is recalling its 29 ounce cans of Sun Vista Red Enchilada Sauce (Mild, Medium and Hot) because they may contain undeclared soy protein. People, who have allergies to soy, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Sun Vista Red Enchilada Sauce (Mild, Medium and Hot) was distributed in California and Arizona. All lots of this product are being recalled. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

Recall of a Batch of Nestle Polish Baby Food Due to Elevated Levels of Cadmium

Nestle Polska S.A. is withdrawing a batch of Polish baby food, due to elevated levels of the heavy metal, cadmium. Polish Groceries Galicja Ltd. is providing point-of-sale notices for display in retail shops that they supplied. No other products or batches are known to be affected by this recall.

Follow the link for batch details.

Source: FSAI

CERTAIN FONTAINE SANTÉ BRAND "SAL-COUSCOUS ROYALE" (ROYAL COUSCOUS SALAD) MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Aliments Fontaine Santé Inc. are warning the public and retailers not to sell, use or consume the 1 kg "Sal-Couscous Royale" (Royal Couscous Salad) described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Fontaine Santé brand "Sal-Couscous Royale", (Royal Couscous Salad), was sold in 1 kg containers bearing UPC 7 70333 01006 8 and Best Before 06 DE 2011.

The "Sal-Couscous Royale" (Royal Couscous Salad), is also sold clerk-served from deli-counters in various weight containers with or without a label or coding. Consumers who may have purchased Royal Couscous Salad between November 17 and December 1, 2011 and are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to check with their place of purchase. This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario and may also have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with t…

Flowers Foods Pulls Nature's Own Butterbread Off Store Shelves in Certain Florida and Southeast Georgia Counties

Flowers Foods today announced that, out of an abundance of caution, it has pulled off store shelves in certain Florida and southeast Georgia counties loaves of its Nature's Own Butterbread with the specific best by date of 12/7/11 and the UPC code 72250-04919 because they may contain small flakes of aluminum. No other Nature's Own bakery products are affected.

Counties involved in the product withdrawal: In Florida: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Union, and Volusia In Georgia: Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne Nature's Own Butterbread, in 20-oz. packages with both the date and code noted above may contain small flakes of aluminum. No injuries have been reported. Only a small number of loaves may have been affected, and the company has already pulled loaves with the specified date an…

Waitrose recalls one batch of its own-brand Belgian Plain Chocolate due to the presence of undeclared hazelnuts resulting in incorrect allergen information

Waitrose recalls one batch of its own-brand Belgian Plain Chocolate due to the presence of undeclared hazelnuts resulting in incorrect allergen information. Due to the accidental inclusion of hazelnuts, which were not an intentional ingredient in the recipe, the product presents a potential health risk for people who are allergic to hazelnuts as the packaging does not list hazelnuts as an ingredient.

Source: FSA

California Firm Recalls Chicken Sausages Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Papa Cantella's Inc., a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 456 pounds of chicken sausages because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The product being recalled contains walnuts, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

Source: FDA

Halewood International Ltd withdraws one batch of Julienas Cru de Beaujolais 2010 Vintage due to undeclared sulphites

Halewood International Ltd has withdrawn one batch of Julienas Cru de Beaujolais 2010 Vintage due to undeclared sulphites. The product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label, making this product a potential risk to consumers who are sensitive to sulphites.

Source: FSA

Guy Anderson Wines Ltd withdraws all batches of Church Mouse Falanghina due to undeclared sulphites

Guy Anderson Wines Ltd has withdrawn all batches of Church Mouse Falanghina due to undeclared sulphites. Church Mouse Falanghina 2008 and 2009 contain sulphites which are not declared on the label, making this product a potential risk to consumers who are sensitive to sulphites.

Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA

The Co-operative Group recalls two batches of Co-operative British Beef Large Roasting Joint due to incorrect date coding

The Co-operative Group has recalled two batches of Co-operative British Beef Large Roasting Joint due to incorrect date coding. Two batches of the affected product have been labelled with incorrect date codes of 22/12/11 and 23/12/11. The product should have been labelled with a 'use by' date of 05/12/11. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

California Firm Recalls British Style Banger Sausages Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared AllergenCalifornia Firm Recalls British Style Banger Sausages Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Silva Sausage Co., a Gilroy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,010 pounds of British style banger sausages because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

MILFORD BAY TROUT FARM INC. SMOKED TROUT FILET MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. Smoked Trout Filet, described below, because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. The affected product, Milford Bay Trout Farm Inc. Smoked Trout Filet, is sold vacuum packed at various weights. All best before dates and lot codes are affected. The package bears no UPC. This product has been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Ocean Spray Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries and Bulk Dried Cranberries Sales

Ocean Spray today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain production lots of its Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries product in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce packages as well as bulk sweetened dried cranberries in 10-pound packages due to the possible presence of very small hair-like metal fragments that are unlikely to cause consumer injury. To date, the company has not received any reports of consumer complaints relating to this recall. No injuries or adverse effects have been reported regarding these products to date. Ocean Spray issued the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our consumers.

No other Ocean Spray brand products are affected. Follow the link for batch details.

Source: FDA

Tesco recalls one batch code of Tesco Finest Banoffee Tart (Frozen) due to a packaging error resulting in incorrect allergen information

Some packs of the above product may contain Tesco Finest New York Cheesecake which contains egg. Egg is not declared on the label of Tesco Finest Banoffee Tart. The undeclared presence of egg poses a public health risk to those allergic or intolerant to eggs. Follow the link for product batch details.

Source:FSA

Colleran Butchers Ltd Recalls Certain Whole Cooked Hams Due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Colleran Butchers Ltd, Galway, is recalling whole bales of the implicated hams, of approximately 6 kg size due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The affected hams were sold to caterers and to retailers (for slicing at deli counters) within County Galway. Retailers are being provided with point of sale recall notices.

Source: FSAI

CERTAIN DOMAINE DE L'OULIVIE BRAND LUCQUE OLIVES DE PAYS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Marché Transatlantique Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Domaine de l'Oulivie brand Lucque Olives de Pays described below because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The affected product, Domaine de l'Oulivie brand Lucque Olives de Pays, was sold in bottles of 340 g net weight bearing UPC 3 760121 190437. All codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Quebec. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

King And Prince Seafood Corp. Issues Voluntary Recall Notice On Nova Style Cold Smoked Salmon And Sable Fish Lox, Salmon Sushi Fillets, And Salmon Trim Because Of Possible Health Risk

King & Prince Seafood Corp. of Brunswick, GA, is initiating a voluntary recall of Nova Style Cold Smoked Salmon and Sable Fish Lox, Salmon Sushi Fillets, and Salmon Trim 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. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

Four Star Import & Distribution Inc. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

Four Star Import & Distribution Inc, 1075 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11237 is recalling Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel confirming that the product was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food–borne illness.

Source: FDA

New York Firm Recalls Stuffed Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Berk Lombardo, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,080 pounds of stuffed chicken products because of misbranding and undeclared ingredients, including known allergens. The products may contain any of the following combinations of undeclared ingredients: eggs, milk, monosodium glutamate (MSG) or soy, which are not noted on the label.

Source: FSIS

People warned not to drink Drop Vodka

The Food Standards Agency is warning consumers not to drink an illegal brand of vodka called Drop Vodka, which has been found on sale in some shops. Consumers are advised not to drink the vodka because it is not registered by any company in the UK and could be harmful. Usually, food and drink goes through rigorous testing before it is placed on the market but because 'Drop Vodka' is not registered, it has not been through this process, so the Agency cannot be sure what is in the product.

Tests carried out by local authorities have identified the presence of Propan-2-ol and methanol in some of the vodka, and other substances that could harm people’s health. Colin Houston, Head of Incidents and Food Fraud at the Food Standards Agency, said: 'We urge consumers not to buy "Drop Vodka". It may be cheap, but people have got to ask if it is a price worth paying if their health could be at stake. We are working closely with local authorities to catch these criminals wh…

Trans-Ocean Products Recalls "transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon" Lot No 1280W & 1293W Because of Possible Health Risks

Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. of Bellingham, Washington is recalling its 4 ounce “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” with lot numbers 1280W & 1293W 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.

The effected “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” 4 ounce packages were distributed to four supermarket chains in six states: Demoulas Marketbasket in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Giant Eagle in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. The product is sliced cold-smoked Sockeye salmon. It is vacuum packaged in a white and green plastic pouch and bears t…

Rio Grande Imports Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Dairy in Semita de Piña (Pineapple Jam Filled Pastry)

Rio Grande Imports Inc. of Copiague NY is recalling 50 cases of Semita de Piña because it may contain undeclared dairy. 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. Semita de Piña was distributed to the lower Hudson Valley Region, New York City boroughs and Long Island in New York State. Semita de Piña is package in a poly plastic boat with clear plastic overwrap. Product is pineapple filled pastry with the brand name of El Triunfo with a code of 11-22-11. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. Announces a Nationwide Recall for GFS® Sugar Canisters Due to Undeclared Milk

Diamond Crystal Brands Inc. of Savannah, Ga., has issued am allergen alert for undeclared milk in 12-ounce GFS® sugar canisters that were inadvertently filled with non-dairy coffee creamer. These items were shipped in 24-can cases labeled GFS® non-dairy coffee creamer. Non-dairy coffee creamer contains sodium caseinate, which is a milk derivative. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The items include: CASE LABEL: GFS® NON-DAIRY COFFEE CREAMER-24/12 ounce - Lot G293 B Located on the side of the case. CANISTER LABEL: GFS® SUGAR – Lot G293 B Located on the bottom of the canister. The recall was initiated after receiving a customer inquiry.

Source: FDA

CERTAIN GINGER BEEF CHOICE BRAND READY-TO-EAT PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The public warning issued on November 16, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ginger Beef Choice Ltd. (EST 615) are warning the public not to consume certain ready-to-eat products because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

Maumee Valley Vending Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Buffalo Chicken Wedge Sandwiches Containing Cheese

Maumee Valley Vending Company announced a voluntary recall on Buffalo Chicken Wedge Sandwiches containing cheese, a milk product. A recall notification was initiated by Maumee Valley Vending Co. because milk was not listed in the ingredients on the label. The total production for this product was three hundred fifty (350) sandwiches.

The product in question is: Buffalo Chicken Wedge Sandwiches CLF103 11/21 $1.85. The product is packaged in a white opaque plastic triangular container with a clear plastic overwrap. The code may be found on the bottom of the label. All products with the above expiration code are being recalled. Product was distributed to office vending machines in Ohio and Indiana.

Source: FDA

CERTAIN RICHARDSON’S FARM MARKET BRAND PASTEURIZED APPLE CIDER MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Richardson’s Farm Market brand Pasteurized Apple Cider described below, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Richardson’s Farm Market brand Pasteurized Apple Cider, was sold in 1 L plastic jugs from November 5 to November 9, 2011, inclusive.

This product was sold at Richardson’s Farm Market in Dunnville, ON and at the Hagersville Farmer’s Market in Hagersville, ON. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

CERTAIN GINGER BEEF CHOICE BRAND READY-TO-EAT SPECIAL COMBO MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ginger Beef Choice Ltd., EST 615 are warning the public not to consume the ready-to-eat Special Combo described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Ginger Beef Choice brand Special Combo is sold in a 1 kg package bearing UPC 6 65075 22980 2 and Best Before date 2011 NOV 28.

This product was distributed to Costco stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

LCBO recalls 10 alcoholic vodka beverage products

The LCBO today recalled 10 products from the Woody's line of alcoholic vodka beverages and suspended sales of these products after detecting glass particles in some bottles. This recall was initiated by the LCBO following last week's recall of Woody's brand Mexican Lime Alcoholic Vodka Beverage.

 The 10 products being recalled are:
Orangetini Orange Vodka Cooler - 4 X 330 mL
Pomtini Vodka & Pomegranate Cooler - 4 X 330 mL
Woody's Blackcurrant & Apple - 4 X 330 mL
Woody's Light Orange - 4 X 330 mL
Woody's Pink Grapefruit - 4 X 330 mL
Woody's Refresher - 4 X 330 mLL
Woody's Light Raspberry - 4 X 330 mL
Woody's Vodka Cola - 4 X 330 mL
Woody's Sasparilla - 4 X 330 mL
Woody's Party Pack (mixed flavours) - 12 X 330 mL

"In the interest of customer safety and in consultation with the supplier and their Ontario agent, we recalled these products immediately after our quality assurance staff confirmed the presence of glass particles in so…

Update on the Loyd Grossman Korma sauce recall

Investigations continue into the cause of the contamination with Clostridium botulinum toxin of a single jar of Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce. Earlier this week the Food Standards Agency confirmed that Premier Foods had recalled one date code of Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce (350g) due to contamination of a jar with botulinum toxin, which can cause botulism poisoning. Investigations carried out to date at the factory and on other jars from this and other batches, have not revealed any contamination.

The Food Standards Agency, the Heath Protection Agency and Health Protection Scotland are continuing to investigate and Premier Foods is cooperating fully with these inquiries. Further updates will be provided when there is new information. Consumers who purchased Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce, with the batch code 1218R and the ‘best before’ date of February 2013, should not eat the product. For further information about this recall, contact the Premier Foods consumer helpline on 0800 389 854…

Bleiker's Smokehouse recalls one small batch of smoked salmon due to the presence of listeria monocytogenes in one pack

Bleiker’s Smokehouse Ltd is recalling one small batch (25 cases) of Bleiker’s Traditional Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon due to high levels of Listeria monocytogenes found in one retail pack.

Product Details: Bleiker’s Traditional Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon, batch number 55x Use by date: 23 November 2011.

Action taken by the company: The company is recalling this small batch from consumers as a precautionary measure. The small batch was distributed to no more than 25 retail stores in total across the Budgens, Nisa Todays and Londis chains. Recall notices have been issued explaining the reason for recall and the actions consumers can take if they have bought the affected product. A copy of the product recall notice can be viewed via the link below. No other Bleiker's Smokehouse Ltd products are known to be affected. Routine testing has been conducted on other batches.

Source: FSA

Lotus Tapioca chips recalled

A batch of imported tapioca chips sold in NSW grocery stores has been recalled due to higher than usual levels of naturally occurring cyanide in the ingredient cassava. The Lotus Brand Tapioca Chips product, imported by Ayers Rock Trading Pty Ltd, is sold in a 275g clear sealed plastic bag with yellow label.

The recalled batch has the ‘expiry date’ of 01.12.12. The NSW Food Authority has advised consumers to not eat the product as it may cause illness. Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. In a statement released today, the NSW Food Authority said anyone concerned with potential health effects of the tapioca chips should seek medical advice. For more information telephone Ayers Rock Trading Pty Ltd on 02 9636 2091.

Source: Ausfoodnews.com

United Natural Foods, Inc. Announces Updated Information For Recall Related to Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas Due to Possible Health Risk

United Natural Foods, Inc. today announced a correction to its previously announced recall of selected types of Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas, specifically to correct the previously stated date code of 12 7 11 to the revised date code of 11 6 11. United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling this product dated 11 6 11 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Follow the link for more.

Source: FDA

The J.M. Smucker Company Announces a Limited Voluntary Recall on Two Specific Best-If-Used-By Dates of 16 oz. Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter Chunky Due to Possible Health Risk

The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on two specific Best-If-Used-By dates of 16 oz. Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

This product was distributed in: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. The affected product, which is packaged in 16 oz. jars, is as follows: UPC: 5150001701 (located on the side of the jar's label below the bar code) Production Codes: 1307004 and 1308004 Best-If-Used-By dates: August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012 Chunky product only (not creamy) Impacted product would have been purchased between November …

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Product Recall Because Of Possible Health Risk

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. of Irwindale, CA is recalling a total of 5,379 cases of bagged salad products containing Romaine lettuce, as listed in the press release, with the Use-by Date of November 18, 2011 because they may be contaminated with E. coli (E.coli O157:H7).

Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Product recall

M&P Food Production, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling 63 pounds of Veal Russian Brand dumplings because the dumplings are misbranded in that they may contain pork, which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The products subject to recall include: [View Label (PDF Only)] 16-oz. packages of "RUSSIAN BRAND DUMPLINGHS-VEAL" Each bag or box bears the establishment number "EST. 18832" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were packaged on Oct. 27, 2011 and have a Use By/Sell By date of April 27, 2012, and were distributed to retail stores in Pennsylvania. The problem was discovered after an FSIS inspector collected a sample for species analysis. That sample tested positive for pork and beef. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an adverse reacti…

FSA warning on certain jars of Loyd Grossman Korma sauce

The Food Standards Agency is advising people not to consume specific jars of Loyd Grossman Korma sauce. This is because of the risk of botulism poisoning. Only one jar from the batch is known to have been contaminated with the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism, but the Agency is advising people not to eat products from this batch as a precautionary measure.

Details of the affected batch

The affected batch is: 350g jars of Loyd Grossman Korma sauce with a 'best before' date of February 2013. The sauce has a batch code of: 1218R 07:21. Anyone who has any of the jars from this batch of Loyd Grossman Korma sauce should not eat it. No other batches of Loyd Grossman products are thought to be affected.

Two members of the same family who have contracted botulism and have eaten from a jar of this batch of sauce have been hospitalised in Scotland. The FSA will issue more information as it becomes available.

Source: FSA

Undeclared soy content prompts recall of Sanitarium rice milk

Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing has recalled a batch of its So Good Rice Milk product nationwide as a precautionary health measure following concerns over the undeclared presence of soy. The product in question, sold in 1 Litre UHT block packs, has been available for sale in Coles Supermarkets nationally, IGA Supermarkets (WA, VIC, NSW, and QLD) and Franklins (NSW).

The rice milk product is also exported by Sanitarium to New Zealand. In a statement released today, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing said a production error led to the contamination of one batch with traces of soy, an allergen. The company said that only products with a best before date of 25 Mar 2012 are affected. Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing advised consumers with an allergy or intolerance to soy to not consume the product. Customers have been advised to return the product to the point of sale for a full refund.

Consumers can call Sanitarium’s toll free number 1800 673 392 for more information.

Source: Ausfoodnew…

United Natural Foods, Inc. Recalls Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas Due To Possible Health Risk

United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling selected types of Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

This is a further product from United Natural Foods that has been recalled.

Source: FDA

United Natural Foods, Inc. Recalls Tabatchnick Fine Foods Yankee Bean Soup & Foodmatch Inc. Divina Olives Due to Possible Health Risk

United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling selected types of FoodMatch, Inc. Divina Stuffed Olives and Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

New York Firm Recalls Broiled Chicken Liver Products Linked to Salmonellosis Illnesses

Schreiber Processing Corporation, a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of broiled chicken liver products that are linked to a cluster of Salmonellosis illnesses in New Jersey and New York, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. FSIS is continuing to work with states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during this ongoing investigation.

The illnesses are linked to the consumption of broiled chicken livers which appear to be ready-to-eat, but are in fact partially cooked and need to be fully cooked before consumption. Illnesses are also linked to chopped liver made from this product at retail stores.

The outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg was isolated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets from samples of broiled chicken livers from the establishment, and chopped chicken livers produced at retail from these liver…

Incorrect Labels On Bottles Of Guinness

Diageo Ireland has informed the Food Safety Authority of Ireland that two batches of Guinness 568ml brown crowned bottles have been mislabelled. The labels carry incorrect UK units of alcohol. The labels read 1.8 and should read 2.4. Some bottles from these batches were distributed in Ireland. All mandatory information is present and correct. This product poses no health risk but the consumer may be mislead as to the amount of alcohol consumed.

Follow the link for batch details.

Foremost Foods International, Inc. Issues Recall On Certain Pangasinan Smoked Seafood Products Due To Possible Health Risk

Foremost Foods, International, Inc. of Pomona, CA, is issuing a voluntary recall on certain Pangasinan brand smoked seafood products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The products were manufactured by FITRITE Incorporated of the Philippines.

Source: FDA

Rice-A-Roni Issues Voluntary Recall on a Small Quantity of Specific Family Size Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf Flavor Product Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

Rice-A-Roni has initiated a voluntary recall on a small quantity of specific family-size boxes of Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf flavor due to an undeclared milk allergen. This product was originally distributed to stores located in California and Arizona. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 

The affected product is limited to 10.8 ounce family-size boxes of Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf flavor with the UPC Bar Code ending in 43004 and Best Before Date of JUL 30 12 B stamped on the bottom of the box. Consumers with a milk allergy who have this product in their possession should return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.

Source: FDA

FDA Confirms Salmonella on Sunrise Commodities’ Turkish Pine Nuts

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat Turkish pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, after FDA tests confirmed the presence of Salmonella on the product.

FDA is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State public health and agriculture officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections. To date, the CDC reports there are at least 42 illnesses associated with the outbreak in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Source: FDA

Quirch Foods Co. Issues Alert on Uneviscerated Salted Smoked Split Herring, Packed in 18lb Wooden Boxes, Due to Possible Clostridium Botulinum Health Risk

Quirch Foods Co. of Miami, FL is recalling all lots of Leslie Leger and Sons Ltd. brand, Salted Smoked Split Herring, Plant Reg # 2406, Producer: Leslie Leger and Sons LTD, Cap Pele, NB, Canada. A routine sample collected at a retail store by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found the product to be uneviscerated. Clostridium Botulinum spores is more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.

Source FDA

Salmonella contamination of paan leaves

The Food Standards Agency is warning people about the potential risk of salmonella food poisoning from paan leaves, also known as betel leaves. Since August, a high proportion of consignments of paan leaves imported into the UK from Bangladesh and India have tested positive for salmonella. Salmonella causes diarrhoea and vomiting, and can lead to serious illness in vulnerable people.

Currently, no cases of illness associated with this product have been reported in the UK. The FSA has asked local authorities at UK ports and airports to sample and test all consignments of paan leaves presented for import. The results show high levels of contamination, which could be a risk to health given that paan leaves are consumed raw. Paan is often chewed raw as a palate cleanser or to aid digestion. The Bangladeshi and Indian High Commissions in London have also been contacted to ask their authorities to investigate the cause and source of the contamination.

Source: FSA

Pure Italian, LLC Recalls Bio Gaudiano Brand Stuffed Olives With Almonds Because Of Possible Health Risk

Pure Italian, LLC, Watertown, MA, the US Distributor, in conjunction with the manufacturer and packer, Bio Gaudiano, Italy, is recalling Bio Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds all sizes (glass jars and cans) and all lots because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Two adults hospitalized in Finland were diagnosed with botulism after consuming almond stuffed olives produced by Bio Gaudiano lot# H2510X expiration 09/2012.

Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. There have been similar recalls in Europe.

Source: FDA

Import ban on produce from Egypt extended

The European Union (EU) has extended the ban on selected Egyptian seeds and beans, which was imposed following the deadly E.coli outbreaks in Europe earlier this year. The ban was set to expire on 31 October 2011. However, the European Commission has extended the ban until 31 March 2012, due to the inefficiency of the procedures taken by Egyptian authorities to ensure the integrity of grain and plant exports. The ban will remain on items including rocket sprouts, sprouts of leguminous vegetables (fresh or chilled), soya bean sprouts, dried (shelled) leguminous vegetables, fenugreek seeds, soya beans and mustard seeds. Imports of fresh and chilled peas and beans will be allowed, as the EU ban on these items was lifted in October. Seeds and beans from Egypt that are prohibited from being circulated freely in the EU until 31 March 2012 are:

rocket sprouts beetroot sprouts, radish sprouts sprouts of leguminous vegetables, fresh or chilled soya bean sprouts dried leguminous vegetables, …

California Firm Recalls Chicken Pot Pie Empanadas That May Contain Foreign Materials

Windsor Quality Food Co. Ltd., a Los Angeles, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 11,390 pounds of chicken pot pie empanadas that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The products subject to recall include: 10-lb cases each containing 4 boxes of 27 count “MOLLY’S KITCHEN MINI CHICKEN POT PIE EMPANADAS," with the product code of “953397” and best before date of “Aug. 30, 2012.” The case and box labels bear the establishment number “P-9281” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products subject to recall were produced on Aug. 30, 2011, and shipped to one foodservice distributor for further distribution nationwide. The problem was discovered by a customer (foodservice distributor) who found pieces of plastic in the product. The problem may have occurred due to a broken piece of equipment utilized during the production process. FSIS and the company have received no reports of ill…

Rite Aid Voluntarily Recalls 12 oz. Tins of Rich Fields Butter Cookies

Camp Hill, PA – Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration, Rite Aid has initiated a voluntary chainwide recall of approximately 85,000 tins of butter cookies distributed by Rite Aid under the Rich Fields brand name because of the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus. This microorganism may cause diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting; however, the possibility of serious adverse health consequences is remote. Follow the link for full details.

Source: FDA

Pacific Oyster Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Nate's Spiced Prawns

PACIFIC OYSTER COMPANY, Bay City, Oregon announces a voluntary recall of 194 cases (873 lbs) of NATE’S SPICED PRAWNS, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Follow the link for more details

Source: FDA

Recall of Ryan Foods ready-to-eat products

A number of Ryan Foods ready-to-eat products have been produced in unapproved premises under unsatisfactory hygiene conditions and distributed in the Glasgow area. Glasgow City Council has recalled the products, but it is not possible to recall them all. If you have bought any of the affected products, do not eat them. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

Follow the link for more.

Source: FSA

FDA recalls this week

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls one batch of Morrisons Shredded Duck Kit due to incorrect date coding

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls one batch of Morrisons Shredded Duck Kit due to incorrect date coding. One batch of the affected product has been labelled with an incorrect date code of 31/11/11. The product should have been labelled with a use by date of 31/10/11.

Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of Bulk Turkish Pine Nuts Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Rochester, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 5,000 lbs. of Turkish Pine Nuts sold in the Bulk Foods department of most Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland between July 1 and October 18, 2011 due to possible Salmonella contamination. Follow the link for more details,

Source: FDA

California Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meals Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Judy's Catering, LLC., a Burbank, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of ready-to-eat meals because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

Emporium Packaging & Spice Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk And Soy In Ponchatrain Sauce Mix

Emporium Packaging & Spice Co. of Temple, Texas is recalling all Ponchatrain Sauce Mix because it may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Ponchatrain Sauce Mix was distributed in Temple, Texas through the firm’s retail store. This product is packaged in a clear 0.17 lb. plastic bag labeled with a white and red paper label. The label reads Emporium Packaging & Spice Co. Ponchatrain Sauce Mix. There have been no illnesses reported to date.

Source: FDA

CERTAIN SENSATIONS BY COMPLIMENTS BRAND SMOKED ATLANTIC SALMON MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fumoir du Nord are warning the public not to consume the Sensations by Compliments brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon described below because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

The affected Sensations by Compliments brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon was sold in 120 g packages, bearing UPC 6 23682 10999 3 and Best Before 11NO25 (November 25, 2011). This product has been distributed in Quebec and IGA Extra in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Texas Firm Recalls Carne Guisada Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Supreme Meat Purveyors, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 22,100 pounds of Carne Guisada. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The products subject to recall include: Cases containing two, 5-lb. bags of frozen Carne Guisada with a case code of 71087/506004, 500233 or 600100. The products subject to recall were produced on various dates from 10/25/10 to 10/19/11. The cases bear the establishment number EST. 20676 inside the USDA mark of inspection and were distributed to restaurants in Louisiana and Texas.

Gaudiano olives withdrawn due to botulism

A batch of olives produced in Italy has been withdrawn from sale in the UK after two people in Helsinki, Finland, were diagnosed with botulism. Both people reported having eaten Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds. Lab tests confirmed that the jar from which they had eaten the olives contained botulinum toxin.

The tainted olives were in 314ml glass jars with a 'best before' date of 09/2012. Olives from the implicated batch were distributed to one company in the UK, Greencity Wholefoods of Glasgow, which took delivery of 40 jars. They were imported into the UK in September 2010. These were sold on to a number of smaller retailers and caterers. None of the affected batch remains on sale.

No cases of botulism have been reported in the UK linked to this product. Consumers who purchased Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds (Product of Italy; Best before 09/2012), should not consume the product and instead dispose of them. The Food Standards Agency was notified o…

Dorset Cereals withdraws certain date codes of Gingerbread Hearty Porridge due to a labelling error resulting in inconsistent allergen information

Dorset Cereals withdraws certain date codes of Gingerbread Hearty Porridge due to a labelling error resulting in inconsistent allergen information. The above product contains wheat which, although declared in the ingredients listing, has been omitted from the allergy advice box on the label. Gluten is identified within the allergens advice label. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic to wheat proteins other than gluten.

Product Identification: Brand: Dorset Cereals Gingerbread Hearty Porridge, 420g 'Best before': April or May 2012 Batch codes: 1269, 1270, 1290, 1291

Source: FSA

Aunt Bessie's Ltd recalls one batch code of Scrumptious Bramley Apple Crumble due to the possible risk of plastic contamination

Aunt Bessie's Ltd recalls one batch code of Scrumptious Bramley Apple Crumble due to the possible risk of plastic contamination. One batch code of the affected product may have become contaminated with small pieces of plastic on the top surface of the product.

Product: Aunt Bessie's Scrumptious Bramley Apple Crumble, 500g Best before date: January 2013 Batch code: L1293

Source: FSA

CERTAIN VACUUM-PACKAGED, REFRIGERATED, READY-TO-EAT FISH PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mannarich Food Inc. are warning the public not to consume a range of vacuum-packed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat processed fish products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. All Best Before date codes up to and including December 16, 2011 of the following vacuum-packed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat processed fish products are affected by this alert.Follow the link for product details.

American Egg Products Recalls Frozen Egg Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

American Egg Products of Blackshear, Georgia, is recalling five pound cartons of frozen egg product, Lot #272-1, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled egg product was distributed to Georgia and Florida and sold to three distributors and/or further food manufacturers. The product, American Egg Products Frozen Egg Product, comes in five pound paper cartons. Lot # 272-1 is printed across the side of the master case and is also embossed on the gable of each ind…

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Voluntarily Recalls One Date Code Of f&e™ Brand Washed Spinach Because Of Possible Health Risk

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., is voluntarily recalling fresh bagged Washed Spinach 12oz, with the Enjoy by date of OCT 16 sold under the f&e™ label. The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on a random sample test, conducted on behalf of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). One bag of this product with the Oct 16 Enjoy by date was confirmed to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been associated with this product

Greencore recalls certain date codes of Beverley Manor Vanilla Cheesecake due to a labelling error resulting in incorrect allergen information

Greencore recalls certain date codes of Beverley Manor Vanilla Cheesecake due to a labelling error resulting in incorrect allergen information. The product contains egg, which has been omitted from the ingredients list on the label. The undeclared presence of egg poses a public health risk to those allergic or intolerant to eggs. Follow the link for coding details.

Source: FSA

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls all date codes of Duc D’Ardennes Brand of Pork and Apricot Coarse Pate due to a labelling error resulting in inconsistent allergen information

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls all date codes of Duc D’Ardennes Brand of Pork and Apricot Coarse Pate due to a labelling error resulting in inconsistent allergen information. The product contains gluten (wheat), which has been omitted from the allergy advice box on the label. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Undeclared Sulfites In Dried Dates

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine today alerted consumers that Domega NY International Co. LTD, located at 47-57 Bridgewater St. in Brooklyn, NY, is recalling 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 Dried Dates are packaged in a 12 oz. (340 gram), plastic bag. There is no apparent production code on the package but a UPC code of 6-868978-724670 can be found on the back of the package. The product was distributed nationwide and is a product of China.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by 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 som…

Church Brothers, LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Bagged Spinach

Church Brothers, LLC is voluntarily recalling 560 bags of clipped spinach as a precautionary measure after one bag tested positive for Salmonella during a random USDA Microbiological Data Program sampling. The recalled product was processed on October 6, 2011 and shipped in 2.5 pound bags to Super King Markets in Los Angeles, California.

The bagged spinach affected by this recall was available for sale beginning October 7, 2011 and has a “best if used by” date of 10/23/11. No illnesses related to this product have been reported and no other Church Brothers, LLC products are affected by this recall.

Source: FDA