Thursday, 31 March 2011

Dairy Crest Ltd recalls one batch of FRijj Thick and Fresh Strawberry Milkshake due to presence of listeria monocytogenes

The UK FSA has issued an alert to confirm that Dairy Crest Ltd is recalling one batch of FRijj Thick and Fresh Strawberry Milkshake as a precautionary measure due to the presence of low levels of Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for product details.

Candy Dynamics Recalls Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum

The CFIA has issued a press release to confirm that Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum, 3.2 oz (90 g) size, Lot #15070SC12. The product is imported from Pakistan.

A recent test performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated that Lot #15070SC12 of the 3.2 oz. (90 g) size of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead (0.189 parts per million; the FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.

Out of abundance of caution, the company has determined to recall Lot #15070SC12, which was distributed from January 4, 2011 until March 18, 2011. Follow the link to read more.

Counterfeit Jacob's Creek wines

The Food Standards Agency has been made aware that counterfeit wines labelled as Jacob’s Creek wines are being offered for sale in the Greater London area. The FSA is sharing intelligence with the brand owner, Pernod Ricard, and local trading standards officers investigating this issue. The counterfeit wines have been sampled and tested and there are no indications that the contents are harmful to health if consumed. However, this counterfeit product is of very low quality and substandard taste.

Source: Food Standards Agency

alifornia Firm Recalls Pizza Products Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

Completely Fresh Foods Inc., a Montebello, Calif., establishment is voluntarily recalling approximately 131,000 pounds of pizza products because they contain an allergen, wheat, not declared on the label. Wheat is a known allergen. Click on the link to read more.

The Smokehouse LLC Recalls One Batch Of Portier Fine Foods Norwegian Smoked Salmon Because Of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that the Smokehouse LLC of Mamaroneck, New York, is conducting a voluntary recall of PORTIER FINE FOODS Norwegian Smoked Salmon of various size packages including 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz. and random weight sizes, Batch Code 066 only, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Recalls on both sides of the Atlantic - click on the link to find out more.

Premier Foods recalls certain batch codes of two Fray Bentos Canned Meat Pie products due to possible glass contamination

The UK Food Standards Agency is issuing a food alert to confirm that Premier Foods is recalling certain batch codes of two Fray Bentos canned meat pie products due to the possible presence of small pieces of glass within the products. Click on the link to read the full alert.

Burren Smokehouse Ltd. Recalls an Additional Batch of Smoked Salmon Due to the Presence of Low Levels of Listeria monocytogenes

Further to food alert notification 2011.07, Burren Smokehouse Ltd, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare is also recalling an additional batch of smoked salmon due to the presence of low levels of Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled batch is 1018X. Burren Smokehouse is contacting all its direct customers to inform them. Retailers who have received the implicated batch are requested to display in-store notices to inform consumers. Following the link To find out more .

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Mai's Bakery Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Eggs in Their Packages of "Hopia Mongo" and "Moon Cake" Products

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Mai's Bakery, Inc. of Monterey Park, CA. is recalling its listed “Hopia Mongo” and “Moon Cake” products because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

NDECLARED PEANUTS IN CERTAIN RAW ORGANIC FOOD BARS

The public warning issued by the CFIA on March 17, 2011 has been expanded to include additional product codes. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume two Raw Organic Food Bars products because the affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label. To read in full click on the link.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Natco Foods Ltd withdraws two batch codes of curried chick peas due to incorrect allergen labelling

The UK FSA has issued an alert alert to confirm that Natco Foods Ltd has withdrawn two batch codes of curried chick peas due to incorrect allergen labelling. The product contains mustard that is not declared correctly on the label, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are sensitive to mustard. Follow the link for full product details.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Lebanon Bologna Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

The US FSIS has issued a press release to confirm that Palmyra Bologna Company, Inc., a Palmyra, Penn., establishment, is recalling approximately 23,000 pounds of Lebanon bologna products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Click on the link to find out more.

Lakeside Foods Issues Recall of Nationwide Pickled Sliced Beets

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is initiating a voluntary recall of 3000 cases of 105-ounce canned pickled sliced beets because some cans may have been under processed. While no illnesses have been reported, these cans have the potential to be contaminated with harmful organisms including Clostridium botulinum. Follow the link to find out more.

Del Monte Fresh Produce Voluntarily Recalls Cantaloupes Because Of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) of Coral Gables, Florida is voluntarily recalling 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 4 plastic mesh sleeves with 3 cantaloupes per sleeve, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Panama, 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 to find out more.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Recall due to undeclared sodium nitrite

The US FSIS reports that Northwest Premium Meats, a Nampa, Idaho, establishment is recalling approximately 2,130 pounds of smoked ham and bacon products because they contain sodium nitrite, which is not declared on the label. Follow the link for more information.

Friday, 18 March 2011

California Firm Recalls Kashi Southwest Style Chicken Products Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Kashi, of La Jolla, Calif., is recalling approximately 2,790 pounds of Kashi Southwest Style Chicken products because the packages may instead contain Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodoro, which contains an undeclared allergen, egg. Egg is a known allergen, which may not be declared on the label.

CERTAIN JUMP 6 BRAND STRAWBERRY FLAVOUR WHEY PROTEIN MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Jump 6 brand Strawberry Flavour Whey Protein described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Jump 6 brand Strawberry Flavour Whey Protein was sold in 30 g pouches bearing codes 12.12 and 03364. This product has been distributed to CGBI clients in Ontario.

D&M Smoked Fish, Inc. Issues an Alert on Uneviscerated Shmaltz Herring and Cold Smoked Sprats

D&M Smoked Fish, Inc. located in Queens, New York, is recalling Haifa brand Schmaltz Herring with the Lot # 51 and Cold Smoked Sprats Lot #54 because the product was found to be uneviscerated.

Source: FDA

South Carolina Firm Recalls Spaghetti And Meatball Entrees That May Contain Foreign Materials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Nestle Prepared Foods Company, Gaffney, S.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 10,260 pounds of frozen spaghetti and meatball entrees that may contain foreign materials namely hard plastic,

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Aconbury Sprouts Ltd recalls certain batches of its own brand Organic Mixed Sprouts, Rainbow Salad and Mung Beans Sprouts due to the presence of salmonella

The FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Aconbury Sprouts Ltd recalls certain batches of its own brand Organic Mixed Sprouts, Rainbow Salad and Mung Beans Sprouts due to the presence of Salmonella. Follow the links for more details.

FOOD CO. Recalls Product Due To Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Daiei Trading Co., Inc. of College Point NY 11356 is recalling Gourmet Family Brand Large Mouth Smelt Komochi Shishamo 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.

McCormick & Company Recalls Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix Due To Unlabeled Milk Ingredient

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix 8 OZ, with UPC Code 4123470132 and “BEST BY” date of OCT 08 12 H. A very limited number of packages of Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix with this date code contain an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled cartons of Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix were distributed to grocery stores in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin as well as internationally to the Cayman Islands, beginning on October 21, 2010. The affected product is packaged in 8 OZ cartons, and the date code is found printed in white ink on the bottom of the carton.

The recall was initiated after the discovery of a packaging error that resulted in a pouch of Cajun Style Fish Fry mix (which contains a milk ingredient) being packaged in the Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix carton. The ingredient statement on the package does not list milk as an ingredient.

Baxters Food Group Recalls Certain Chicken Broth Canned Soup Due to Microbial Growth

The FSAI has issued a food alert to confirm that Baxters Food Group is recalling part of a batch of chicken broth due to under-processing which has led to microbial spoilage of the soup. There is also potential for the growth of food pathogens. The implicated cans were distributed solely to Tesco stores in Ireland. Follow the link to find out more.

Waitrose recalls one date code of Waitrose Fresh Vanilla Custard

The FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Waitrose has recalled one date code of Waitrose Fresh Vanilla Custard because the affected product may have become contaminated with pieces of green rubber. click on the link for more details.

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls all date codes of Morrisons Salt and Vinegar Rice Cakes due to possible cross-contamination with milk

The FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls all date codes of Morrisons Salt and Vinegar Rice Cakes due to possible cross-contamination with milk. Follow the link for details.

Minnesota Firm Recalls Honey Cured Turkey Stick Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

FSIS have issued an alert to confirm that Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC, a Chandler, Minn., establishment is recalling approximately 5,125 pounds of Hannah's Honey Cured Turkey Sticks because they contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, which is not declared on the label. Wheat is a known allergen.

Minnesota Firm Recalls Jerky Products Due To Mislabeling And Undeclared Allergens

FSIS has issued an alert to confirm that Old World Meats, a Duluth, Minn., establishment is recalling approximately 83 pounds of individually packaged hot and teriyaki-flavored red meat jerky products because they contain soy, wheat and milk that are not noted on the label. Soy, wheat and milk are known allergens.

CERTAIN WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATES SOLD BY VITALABS MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain whey protein isolates because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected whey protein isolates have been recalled by Vitalabs Inc., Jonesboro, GA, due to potential for Salmonella contamination. Click on the link to find the products affected.

UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN SEA-RAY BRAND LIGHTLY BREADED AND SEASONED CALAMARI

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sea-Ray Seafood Inc. are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the lightly breaded and seasoned calamari described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product, Lightly Breaded and Seasoned Calamari, is sold in 908g packages bearing Plant 3700/02925, Production 283/10 and Lot No. 10101010040H4. This product has been distributed in Quebec.
There has been no reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product. Follow the link to find out more.

ONE World Enterprises Recalls O.N.E. Coconut Water Due To Mold

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that ONE World Enterprises, LLC is recalling O.N.E. Coconut Water, packaged in 11.2 oz Tetra Pak cartons with Lot code 12E1004, UPC # 894991001104 and Sell-by date of May 1, 2011, due to the potential oxidation of the product that may permit the growth of mold. The affected product is isolated to a single lot number and the company is currently utilizing Corrective And Preventative Action (CAPA) procedures to identify why this problem exists, which was discovered after receiving a small number of consumer complaints. Test results for pathogens were negative as tested by the Georgia State Department of Agriculture.

The affected product was distributed to various retail outlets in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New York, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Follow the link to find out more.

Chocolate milk recalled

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Oak Farms Dairy in Waco is conducting a Voluntary Limited Recall of Half Gallon Plastic Bottles of Whole Chocolate Milk, Half Pint Paper Cartons of Whole Chocolate Milk, and Half Pint Paper Cartons of 1% Chocolate Milk Due to Presence of Alkaline Phosphatase in Samples. Follow the link to find out more

Saturday, 12 March 2011

PIERRE FOODS Voluntarily Recalls 320 Cases Of PierreTM pb jamwich, LOT 0068035 From Giant-Carlisle Stores

Pierre Foods is voluntarily recalling one lot, 320 cases of PierreTM pb jamwich, crustless peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches, because they have 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 sandwiches were distributed to Giant-Carlisle stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Source: FDA

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Faribault Foods Announces Voluntary Recall of Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

The UD FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Faribault Foods, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans because some cans with this label may contain Minestrone soup. Faribault Foods received two reports that cans of the Organic Garbanzo Beans contain Minestrone soup (a vegetable and pasta soup). No other lot codes of Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans or Field Day products are affected. The Minestrone soup contains wheat, milk, soy, and egg allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, soy, or egg allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Minestrone soup product.

New York Firm Recalls Bologna Products Due To a Processing Deviation and Possible Contamination with Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Zweigle's Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,997 pounds of bologna products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin. Click on the link to read more.

Kansas Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, an Arkansas City, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 14,158 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. follow the link for more details.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

ARIOUS IN-SHELL HAZELNUTS (FILBERTS) AND MIXED NUTS CONTAINING HAZELNUTS RECALLED BY DeFRANCO & SONS, USA MAY CONTAIN E. coli O157:H7 BACTERIA

The public warning issued on March 4, 2011 has been expanded to include an additional product and to update product information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the in-shell hazelnuts (filberts) and mixed nuts containing hazelnuts described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. These in-shell hazelnuts (filberts) and mixed nuts containing hazelnuts have been recalled in the USA and Canada by DeFranco & Sons, USA due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Click on the link for more information.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Unilever Announces Recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread Due to Possible Health Risk Limited Recall of 6 Best-If-Used-By Dates

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Unilever United States, Inc. today announced a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. click on the link to find out more

UNDECLARED PEANUTS IN OCEANPRIME BRAND BREADED SQUID RINGS SALT & PEPPER

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and OceanPrime Inc. are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume the breaded squid rings (salt & pepper) described below. The affected product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label.

The affected product is sold in 908g packages bearing UPC 6 287727 433104. All pack codes of this product are affected. This product has been distributed in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia.
There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to peanuts.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Teavana Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Teavana Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of 2,659 lbs of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea produced by Aromatics Inc., Basin City, WA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Aromatics Inc. exclusively produces and distributes Teavana’s Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea. The recall was as the result of a batch sample testing program by the Company after it received a notification of possible contamination by the vendor, which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The Company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the FDA and the Company continue their investigation as to the origin of the contamination. Click on the link to find out more.

Friday, 4 March 2011

GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn all bottles of Lucozade Sport Lite Summer Berries

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn all bottles of Lucozade Sport Lite Summer Berries from retailers and distributors on a precautionary basis – a number of the drinks may have an unpleasant smell and taste. Follow the link to find out more.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

California Firm Recalls Chicken and Pork Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Taylor Farms Pacific, a Tracy, Calif., establishment, has recalled approximately 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products because the broccoli used in these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow   the link to find out more.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

CERTAIN GRATED CHEESE PRODUCT WITH PARMESAN MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume a grated cheese product with Parmesan, because this product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Click on the link to find out more.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

California Firm Recalls Chicken and Mushroom Pie Products due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Piccadilly Fine Foods, a Santa Clara, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 775 pounds of chicken and mushroom pie products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, egg.