Saturday, 30 July 2011

Ohio Firm Recalls Jerky Products Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen

Curly’s Custom Meats, a Jackson Center, Ohio establishment is recalling approximately 33 pounds of teriyaki-flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, derived from a spice blend, which is not noted on the label.

Source: FSIS

Progress in Salmonella Enteritidis PT 14b investigation

A multi-agency investigation established a link between a batch of imported eggs and an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Phage Type (PT) 14b infection in England and Wales.

One hundred and 74 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 14b infection have been reported since the beginning of this year, the majority being in North West England (77 cases) and the West Midlands (35 cases).

Dr. Joe Kearney, a director with the HPA and chairman of the outbreak control team (OCT), said: "A strain of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 14b that was indistinguishable from samples taken from human cases was isolated from a small number of eggs that carried the same batch number.

"The batch number indicated that the eggs had come from a specific shed on one farm in Spain. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) alerted the Spanish authorities and measures were taken to eliminate the risk of contamination from that source, including the culling of an implicated flock of hens, the cleaning of the shed and heat treatment of eggs to kill any Salmonella that may have been present.

"No eggs with the implicated batch number have been imported to this country since the end of June. The FSA alerted Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in England and Wales to the situation, checks were made and continue to be made on the distribution chain and implicated eggs that were found to be still in the system were withdrawn from sale.

"We expect that these developments will have a significant impact in curtailing the outbreak, but in the meantime our investigations are continuing."

Source: UK HPA

Friday, 29 July 2011

Shata Trading Inc Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Three Rivers Brand Golden Raisins

SHATA TRADING INC of 116 8th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 is recalling Three Rivers Brand Golden Raisins because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Source: FDA

CERTAIN PRIMERIDGE PURE BRAND PURE CHEESE CURDS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The public warning issued on July 24, 2011 has been expanded to include an additional lot code of the affected product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Primeridge Pure are warning the public not to consume the Primeridge Pure brand Pure Cheese Curds described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Primeridge Pure brand Pure Cheese Curds, bearing "Packed on 15.07.11" was sold in packages of various weights around 0.25 kg and around 0.5 kg. This product was sold at Owen Sound Farmers' Market, Collingwood Farmers' Market and the company's own location in Ontario on July 16, 2011.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Arizona Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Produced Without Inspection

SHSCO Manufacturing LLC, a Phoenix, Ariz., establishment, has recalled an undetermined amount of meat products because the products were produced without federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Sainsbury's withdraws cookies

Sainsbury’s has withdrawn its own-brand freefrom Stem Ginger Cookies with a ‘best before’ date of 23 December 2011, because the product has incorrectly been packed with Sainsbury’s freefrom Chocolate Chip Cookies that contain soya. This means the product is a possible risk for anyone who is allergic to soya. The withdrawn product is: Sainsbury’s freefrom Stem Ginger Cookies, 150g Best before: 23 December 2011
The company has withdrawn the affected product and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.  No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA allergy alert

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Recall of Certain Millstream Oak Smoked Salmon Due to Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Millstream Ltd. is recalling a batch of oak smoked salmon due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: FSAI

Aldi Stores Ltd. Recalls a Batch of Snackrite Crisps Due to the Possible Presence of Small Rubber Pieces

Aldi Stores Ltd. is recalling a batch of Snackrite Okey Dokeys Crinkle Cut Crisps (all flavours), as a limited number of packs may have been contaminated with small pieces of rubber.

Source: FSAI

Florida Firm Recalls Imported Beef Products Due To Potential Animal Drug Contaminant

Northwestern Meat, Inc., a Miami, Fla. firm, is recalling approximately 6,240 pounds of frozen boneless beef products imported from Honduras that may contain the animal drug Ivermectin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum anti-parasitic and is used as a de-worming agent in live animals.

Follow the link to find out more.

Batch of Euro Shopper milk chocolate recalled

Booker Ltd has recalled a batch of its own brand Euro Shopper Milk Chocolate because, due to a packaging error, the batch may contain nuts. The presence of nuts that are not mentioned on the label poses a health risk to those allergic to nuts. The batch being recalled is: Euro Shopper Milk Chocolate Batch L512620 100g
Best before end date: April 2012

The company is recalling the batch of chocolate and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisation, which will inform their members. Notices are being displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall. If you have recently bought a bar of Euro Shopper Milk Chocolate with this batch code please return it for a replacement or full refund. No other Euro Shopper batch codes or products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Flying Food Group Recalls Additional Sandwiches, Parfaits, Wraps, Plates, Salads Because of Possible Health Risk

Flying Food Group’s Lawrenceville, GA facility is recalling all USDA and FDA regulated products (sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates, and salads) 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

GHSW, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit Products Containing Papaya Due To Potential Salmonella Risk Associated With The Agromod Produce, Inc Papaya Recall

GHSW, LLC of Houston, Texas is recalling fresh cut fruit products containing papaya because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Source: FDA

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Texas Firm Recalls Additional Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products for possible Listeria Contamination

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a Mount Pleasant, Texas, establishment, is expanding its recall of ready-to-eat chicken products by an additional 7,172 pounds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Monday, 25 July 2011

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.

Source: FDA

Georgia Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Flying Food Group, LLC, a Lawrenceville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 204 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken wraps and plates that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Texas Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a firm with establishments in Mount Pleasant, TX and Waco, TX is recalling approximately 11,240 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Ohio Firm Recalls Various Marinated Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Malcolm Meats, a Northwood, Ohio, establishment is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of various marinated beef products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain known allergens, wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. 149-151 2nd Ave. Brooklyn NY 11215 is recalling Herring Special Salting discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of product by Food Laboratory personnel confirming that the fish 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.

The sale of this type of fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.

Source: FDA

New York Importer Recalls Bacon Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Jetro Cash and Carry Enterprises LLC/R.D. Food Services LP, an importer from New York, is recalling approximately 2,900 pounds of diced bacon products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Agromod Produce, Inc. Recalls Papaya Because of Health Risk

The CFIA recall notice can be found here.

Agromod Produce, Inc. Recalls Papaya Because Of Possible Health Risk

Agromod Produce, Inc. of McAllen, Texas is recalling all Papayas, because they have the potential to 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.

Fresh, Whole Papayas were distributed nationwide and to Canada through retail stores and wholesalers.

Agromod is recalling all Blondie, Yaya, Mañanita, and Tastylicious Brand papayas sold prior to July 23, 2011. Each Blondie Brand papaya can be identified by a blue and orange sticker label with green and white lettering on the fruit that states Blondie 4395 Mexico. The Yaya Brand Papayas can be identified by a yellow, red, orange, and green label with white, green and red lettering that reads Yaya Premium Papayas Yaya PLU-4395 Mexico. Each Mañanita Brand Papaya can be identified by a green, yellow and red sticker label that states Mexico Mañanita 4395. The Tastylicious Brand Papayas can be identified by a white and blue sticker with red and white lettering that states 4395 Tastylicious MEXICO.

The papayas were imported from Mexico and are possibly linked to 97 reported cases of Salmonella Agona, including 10 hospitalizations, in 23 states throughout the United States. Recent sampling by the FDA found the outbreak strain in two papaya samples collected at Agromod Produce, Inc. location in McAllen, TX and at the U.S. border destined for Agromod Produce, Inc. The shipments that tested positive with the outbreak strain were not distributed in the U.S. Distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA

CERTAIN PRIMERIDGE PURE BRAND PURE CHEESE CURDS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Primeridge Pure are warning the public not to consume the Primeridge Pure brand Pure Cheese Curds described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Primeridge Pure brand Pure Cheese Curds, bearing “Packed on 08.07.11” was sold in packages of various weights around 0.25 kg at Owen Sound Farmers’ Market on July 9, 2011.

The affected product was also sold in random weight packages at Leslieville Cheesemarket in Flesherton, Ontario starting July 9, 2011; however, the brand name and lot code information of the original bulk cheese may not appear on the individual packages of cheese curds sold at this location. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected cheese.

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

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Sainsbury’s recalls one date code of Taste the Difference 2 Melting Middle Smoked Haddock with Cheddar and Leek Fishcakes due to possible metal contamination

Sainsbury’s has recalled one date code of Taste the Difference 2 Melting Middle Smoked Haddock with Cheddar and Leek Fishcakes due to possible metal contamination.

Source: FSA

New York Importer Recalls Bacon Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Jetro Cash and Carry Enterprises LLC/R.D. Food Services LP, an importer from New York, is recalling approximately 2,900 pounds of diced bacon products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

California Firm Recalls Beef Products Produced without Inspection

Bobby Salazar’s Mexican Foods, a Fowler, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,560 pounds of chopped beef products 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 more details.

Ohio Firm Recalls Various Beef Jerky Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Yant Beef Jerky, a Jackson Center, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 6,200 pounds of various beef jerky products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain a known allergen, fish in the form of an anchovy puree in Worcestershire sauce, that is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for more details.

Sainsbury's recalls fishcakes

Sainsbury’s is recalling a batch of its Taste the Difference Melting Middle 2 Smoked Haddock with Cheddar and Leek Fishcakes because they might be contaminated with small pieces of metal. The UK Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. The product being recalled is:

Taste the Difference Melting Middle 2 Smoked Haddock with Cheddar and Leek FishcakeUse by: 14 July 2011 Sainsbury’s is recalling the affected fishcakes from consumers and will be displaying a notice in its stores explaining the reason for recall. If you have bought the affected product, do not eat it. You can return it to your local store for a full refund.

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Willamette Valley Fruit Co. issues allergy alert on undeclared butter in 8” Apple, Cherry & Marionberry Pies

Willamette Valley Fruit Company of Salem, OR is recalling all its Apple, Cherry and Marionberry pies sold from July 1 – July 13, 2011 due to the use of butter that was undeclared on the product label. People who have allergies to dairy and/or dairy by-products run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. The product was sold to the following 35 Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California & Nevada - follow the link for more.

Source: FDA

CERTAIN SOL CUISINE BRAND SPICY BEAN BURGER MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sol Cuisine Inc. are warning the public not to consume Sol Cuisine brand Spicy Bean Burger described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Sol Cuisine brand Spicy Bean Burger, is sold in a 364 g frozen package bearing UPC 6 28025 01929 8 and lot code 06711. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

New York Firm Recalls Imported Ready-To-Eat Smoked Duck Breast Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Palmex, Inc., a Champlain, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 197 pounds of imported, ready-to-eat, smoked duck breast products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Palmex Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Dried Smoked Duck Breast described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Dried Smoked Duck Breast, prepared for Palmex Inc., is sold in variable weight packages bearing the stamp "Canada 377", the "CODE LOT 111217" and "PKGD ON 11JN20". This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Bruce Foods Corporation Recalls Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce Because Of Possible Health Risk

Bruce Foods Corporation of New Iberia, LA is recalling mislabeled cans of 10 oz Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce with code ECH 451244, Best Before Date: 5/13/2015 that could contain Green Enchilada Sauce instead of Red Enchilada Sauce. Only the Food Club Green Enchilada contains wheat and soy. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat and soy run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume this Green Enchilada Sauce product.

The recalled product was distributed between 5/31/2011 and 7/02/2011 in Texas, Virginia, Minnesota, Alabama, and Ohio. The product reached the consumer through retail stores.

The product recall is for canned 10 oz size Food Club Red Enchilada Sauce with code ECH 451244 with a Best Before Date: 5/13/2015 printed on the can end. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a can labeled as Red Enchilada contained Green Enchilada Sauce. The Green Enchilada Sauce contains wheat and soy.

Source: FDA

Asda recalls Fresh Tastes Pouch Haddock

Asda is recalling some of its Fresh Tastes Pouch Haddock, as it has been packed incorrectly, affecting part of one batch code. The pouch may contain a chicken and bacon product which contains mustard in the sauce. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or sensitive to mustard. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

UNDECLARED GLUTEN IN HEALTHY TIMES BRAND BROWN RICE CEREAL FOR BABY

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to gluten not to consume the Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby described below. The affected product contains gluten which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby, product of USA, is sold in 6 oz (170 g) packages bearing UPC 0 48685 02188 0, Lot 02711 and a USE BY date of 15 JAN 2013. This product has been distributed in Ontario and may have been distributed nationally. There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Posh Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Butter Mini Croissants and Chocolate Mini-Croissants

Posh Bakery of Santa Clara, CA is recalling all its Butter Mini Croissants and Chocolate Mini-Croissants due to use of an egg wash that was undeclared on the product label. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

Source: FDA

Donegal Catch fish fillets withdrawn in Northern Ireland

Due to a packaging error, some Donegal Catch Limited Edition Fish Fillets in a golden breadcrumb have been packed with battered fish fillets instead of breadcrumbed fish fillets. Battered fish fillets contain milk, which is not an ingredient in the breaded fillets, and is not labelled on the packets.

As a result, the product presents a possible health risk for people who have an allergy or intolerance to milk. Follow the link for batch details.

Source: FSA

South Carolina Firm Recalls Ham Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Carolina Pride Foods, Inc., a Greenwood, S.C. establishment is recalling approximately 18,416 pounds of boneless, fully cooked ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hawaii Firm Recalls Convenience Meals for Possible Listeria Contamination

Warabeya U.S.A., Inc., a Honolulu, Hawaii establishment, is recalling approximately 1,550 pounds of convenience meals that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

EFSA publishes report from its Task Force on the E. coli O104:H4 outbreaks in Germany and France in 2011 and makes further recommendations to protect consumers

The EFSA Task Force established to coordinate investigations to track down the possible source of the French and German outbreaks of E. coli O104:H4 has concluded that one lot of fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt and used to produce sprouts is the most likely common link between the two outbreaks. However, it cannot be excluded that other lots of fenugreek imported from Egypt during the period 2009-2011 may be implicated. Based on these findings, EFSA recommends to the European Commission that all efforts be made to prevent any further consumer exposure to the suspect seeds and that forward tracing be carried out in all countries which may have received seeds from the concerned lots. In this context, EFSA continues to advise consumers not to grow sprouts for their own consumption and not to eat sprouts or sprouted seeds unless they have been cooked thoroughly.
Source: EFSA

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts Because Of Possible Health Risk

Moyie Springs, Idaho-Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC announced a voluntary recall of Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled sprouts have been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Source: FDA

Asda withdraws one date code of its own brand croissants due to a packaging error resulting in incorrect allergen information

Due to a packaging error, the above product has been packed with ASDA Chocolatines instead of croissants. As a result, the product presents a potential health risk for people who are allergic to soya.

Source UK FSA

UNDECLARED EGG IN CERTAIN IRRESISTIBLES BRAND COOKIE DOUGH & BROWNIES ICE CREAM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Metro Ontario Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume a batch of Irresistibles brand Cookie Dough & Brownies Ice Cream. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label. Follow the link to find.

Farmer Gosden’s Dairy recalls certain date codes of Luxury Jersey Ice Cream due to possible microbiological contamination

The Food Standards Agency has issued a food alert to confirm that Farmer Gosden’s Dairy is recalling all varieties of Luxury Jersey Ice Cream with best before dates on or after 1 October 2011, upto and inclusive of 28 December 2011, due to the possible risk of microbiological contamination. Follow the link for more information.