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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

Yamaya USA, Inc. Recalls Masago (Capelin Roe) Because Of Possible Health Risk

YAMAYA USA, INC of Torrance, CA is recalling Masago (Capelin Roe), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Masago (Capelin Roe) was distributed to retail stores in Los Angeles (California), Baltimore (Maryland), Atlanta (Georgia), and Mexico. The Masago (Capelin Roe) was packed 2 lb (907g) in plastic container with white label has Japanese writing and English writing that has “Yamaya USA, Inc.” as the brand and the product label shows Masago (Capelin Roe) and the “Item No. 09867” is indicated on the box. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

Ohio Firm Recalls Turkey Breast Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Kuck’s Turkey Farm, a St. Marys, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 2,325 pounds of fully cooked skinless turkey breast products. The products contain 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. Wheat and soy are known allergens. Follow the link to find out more.

FDA: U.S. Marshals seize food products at Illinois warehouse

U.S. Marshals, acting at the request of the FDA, seized various food products stored in a warehouse owned by Chetak Chicago LLC, in Streamwood, Ill., on October 17, 2011. The products were seized under a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The FDA initiated the seizure after finding extensive evidence of unsanitary conditions throughout the warehouse during a recent inspection. Investigators collected more than 300 samples of materials showing significant unsanitary conditions, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. These conditions included live rodent and birds, rodent carcasses, gnawed product packaging, significant amounts of rodent fecal matter, rodent urine stains, and rodent nesting material.

The seized goods, which had been under an Illinois Department of Public Health embargo since August 17, 2011, include peanuts, flour, rice, and other food products stored in packaging susceptible to rodent infestation. “The …

Murray Biscuit Company, LLC Issues Allergy Alert And Voluntary Recall Of Small Quantity Of Murray Sugar Free® Chocolate Chip Cookies Due To Undeclared Pecans

Murray Biscuit Company, LLC, is recalling a small quantity of 5.5-ounce packages of Murray Sugar Free® Chocolate Chip cookies shipped to retail customers in four states. This recall was initiated because the packages inadvertently contain Murray Sugar Free® Chocolate Chip Pecan cookies and the label does not list pecans as an ingredient. The package is an overwrapped tray and is printed with a “MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS AND TREE NUTS” declaration. People who have allergies to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions and should not eat this product.

Follow the link for more product details.

Source: FDA

Nassau Candy Conducts Nationwide Recall on Select Boxes of Nancy Adams Classic Mini S‘mores For Possible Undecalred Peanut Allergen

Nassau Candy Distributors is recalling their NANCY ADAMS Classics MINI S’MORES as they may contain peanuts not listed on the label. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

For consumers who are not allergic to peanuts, there is no safety issue with the product. The product was sold nationwide through retail stores. The following is the item description of the product being recalled: NANCY ADAMS Classic MINI S‘MORES, Net Wt. 5.5 oz. (155g), in a red & silver box with a manufacturing code of either I1119 or I1120 under the following UPC 6 18645 21923 9.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. This voluntary recall was initiated after the company received a report that a unit purchased in a retail location contained the undeclared peanuts. Subsequent investigation revealed that some bags of peanut clusters may have been inadvertently packed into boxes of th…

Product Recall: Fair Oaks Dairy Issues Voluntary Recall For Fair Oak Royal Blue Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk To Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC today issued a voluntary recall of blue cheese produced under the Fair Oaks Royal Blue Cheese label and purchased on or after September 25, 2011 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: FDA

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. Initiates A Precautionary Recall Because Of Possible Health Risk

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is initiating a voluntary, precautionary recall of 3,265 cases of various salad blends with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella following a random test conducted on a finished package of spinach by the State of Washington Department of Agriculture. Follow the link for the date codes affected.

Source: FDA

Sandwell Foods recalls a certain date code of several ‘Halal World’ branded meat products due to the presence of undeclared ingredients resulting in incorrect allergen information

The lamb and beef sausages have been incorrectly labelled resulting in the undeclared presence of gluten (wheat), soya and sulphites. The spicy beef burger and spicy lamb burger have been incorrectly labelled resulting in the undeclared presence of celery, mustard and sulphites. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic or intolerant to the listed allergens.

Follow link for more details.

FDA recalls this week

The Co-op recalls Lentilles Vertes

The Co-op is recalling all of its Wholefoods Dried Lentilles Vertes. Some packs contain wheat, which isn’t mentioned on the label. If you are allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten, you should not eat this product. The Agency has issued an allergy alert.

Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Sainsbury’s recalls Lentilles Vertes

Sainsbury’s is recalling some date codes of its own-brand Lentilles Vertes. Some packs contain wheat or gluten, which is not mentioned on the pack.

The product being recalled is: Sainsbury’s Lentilles Vertes, 500g All 'best before' dates between October 2012 and February 2013 The company has withdrawn all affected stock. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining why the product has been recalled.

Source: FSA

Rock Farm Dairy recalls milk and cream

Rock Farm Dairy is recalling some date codes of milk and cream products after consumers complained about a taint and odour. No harmful health effects have been reported but if you have bought any of the products, do not eat them. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. Click on the link for full product details.

Source: FSA

Colorado Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken and Steak Fajita Products Due to Misbranding

Phil’s Fresh Foods, Inc., a Boulder, Colo., establishment is recalling approximately 15,760 pounds of frozen chicken and steak fajita products due to misbranding, as the chicken fajita packages may contain steak, and the steak fajita packages may contain chicken.

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

HYGAARD MINI SUB SANDWICHES MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hygaard Fine Foods EST 318 are warning the public not to consume the Hygaard Mini Sub sandwiches described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Hygaard Mini Sub sandwiches affected by this alert are sold in 130 g packages bearing UPC 0 65504 49306 2 and a Best Before date OCT 21. This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut and Yukon Territories. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Oklahoma Firm Recalls Center Cut Steaks Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Chef’s Requested Foods, Inc., an Oklahoma City, Okla., establishment is recalling approximately 875 pounds of center cut steaks because the packages actually contain turkey filets. The turkey filets contain the allergens wheat and soy, and the center cut steak labels do not list wheat as an ingredient,

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

UNDECLARED MILK AND IMPROPERLY DECLARED PEANUTS AND NUTS IN CERTAIN EROM DR HWANG’S SOY DRINKS

The public warning issued on September 29, 2011 has been expanded to include additional products and has been amended to correctly identify the allergens present in the recalled products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Raphaville Int'l Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk, peanuts or nuts not to consume a range of Erom Dr Hwang’s Soy Drinks products. The affected products contain milk and/or peanuts and nuts, which are either not declared on the label or are only declared in English.

Source: CFIA

Mars Food recalls Dolmio PastaVita

Mars Food is recalling some date codes of its Dolmio PastaVita products, as they may have been insufficiently heated when they were manufactured. If you have purchased any of the products that are being recalled, do not eat them. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Follow the link for full product details.

Source: FSA

CFE International Fish Exporters Issues Alert on Uneviscerated Salted, Smoked, Split Herring

CFE International, Canadian Fish Exporters, Inc. Auburndale, MA is recalling Salted, Smoked, Split Herring, , Lot Number: 1171, Plant Code: 2406 Producer: Leslie Leger & Sons, Ltd. Cap Pele, NB, Canada. A routine sample collected at a retail store by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found the product to be uneviscerated. Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.

Source: FDA

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company Announces Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of LEAN CUISINE® Dinnertime Selects™ Chicken Fettuccini Recall Due to Package Mislabeling

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a business unit of Nestlé USA, is initiating the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of LEAN CUISINE® Dinnertime Selects™ Chicken Fettuccini/UPC code 13800-14880. The affected product is marked with a production code of 1253595911G and has a “best before” date of October 2012. A small quantity—less than 200 packages--of LEAN CUISINE Dinnertime Selects Lemon Garlic Shrimp product was inadvertently placed into packaging for LEAN CUISINE Dinnertime Selects Chicken Fettuccini and possibly shipped to grocers in Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State. Four consumers who purchased the mislabeled product alerted Nestlé to this issue. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported.

Source: FDA

Listeria outbreak in the US

Sadly, as with many food borne disease outbreaks, such as the German E Coli O104 outbreak earlier in the year, the number of cases of listeria keep rising in the US and the number of fatalities which currently stands at twenty-one. the problem with listeria being the source of the outbreak is that the incubation (onset) period between when you ate the food and when you have symptoms can be 80 days. This is an incredibly long lag time and as the cantaloupe product was only recalled on September 14th - cases could continue for another month or so.

The epi-curve below (Source: CDC) show how the number of cases have been identified as of the last CDC report on October 7th.


In the US, the CDC report suggests there are about 800 cases of listeria reported annually. In the UK the number of listeria cases reported has risen recently (last ten years) doubling to about 200 a year although 2010 saw a reduction see graph (Source: HPA). There is special concern for pregnant women contracting liste…

Whole Milk With An Expiration Date Of 10/22/11 From Farmers All Natural Creamery Voluntarily Recalled Due To Possible Health Concerns

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today said that whole milk with an expiration of October 22, 2011 from Farmers All Natural Creamery in Wellman, Iowa is the subject of a voluntary recall due to concerns that at least some of the milk from that facility may not have been properly pasteurized.

The Department conducted laboratory testing on the finished product by State Laboratory Evaluation Officers that have been certified by the FDA. The results tested positive for residual phosphatase indicating that the milk may not have been properly pasteurized and therefore could present a risk if consumed. Farmers All Natural Creamery believes 954 gallons of milk have been sold to four distributors; UNFI (Aurora, CO), UNFI (Lancaster, TX), Calma Optimal (Franklin Park, IL), and Natural brands (Wood Dale, IL).

The milk was manufactured on October 3rd with an October 22, 2011 sell by date. Milk from Farmers All Natural Creamery can be identified by the plant number 19888 p…

UNDECLARED MILK IN PRIMO BRAND HEARTY CHICKEN SOUP

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Baxters Canada Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Primo brand Hearty Chicken Soup described below. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Primo brand Hearty Chicken Soup, is sold in 525 ml cans bearing UPC 0 55900 00554 9 and lot code EST 142 2356 9 230.

The affected cans contain Minestrone soup, which has milk ingredients. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. Recalls Fresh Cut Cantaloupe and Cut Mixed Fruit Containing Cantaloupe Distributed in New York State Because of Possible Health Risk

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. of Depew, New York is recalling approximately 4,800 individual packages of FRESH CUT CANTALOUPE AND CUT MIXED FRUIT CONTAINING CANTALOUPE 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.

Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

Tesco recalls three date codes of its own-brand Coffee and Walnut Cake due to accidental inclusion of an ingredient not listed in the recipe resulting in incorrect allergen information

Due to the accidental inclusion of pecans, which were not an intentional ingredient in the recipe, the product presents a potential health risk for people who are allergic to pecans given the allergens advice on the packaging does not list pecans as an ingredient. Follow the link for product and coding details.

Source: FSA

Thumb Oilseed Recalls Soy Flour (Utilized To Manufacture Human and Animal Food) Due To Salmonella Contamination

Thumb Oilseed Producer’s Cooperative of Ubly, Michigan is recalling 2623, 40 lb. bags and 360, 1500 lb. totes of soybean flour; in addition to 924, .08 ton loads of bulk soy meal 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.

Source: FDA

STRUBS READY-TO-EAT DANISH STYLE SMOKED GRAV-LOX ATLANTIC SALMON MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Foodfest International 2000 Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Strubs ready-to-eat Danish Style Smoked Grav-Lox Atlantic Salmon described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Strubs ready to eat Danish Style Smoked Grav-Lox Atlantic Salmon, is sold in 7 oz / 200 g packages bearing UPC 0 71217 69915 8 and lot code 09262011. This product has been distributed in Ontario. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Flowers Foods Issues Allergy Alert And Voluntary Recall On Mrs. Freshley's Canadian Labeled Cereal Bars

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling a range of Mrs. Freshley’s multipack cereal bars, labeled in English/French for Canadian distribution, because they may contain undeclared non-fat dry milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Source FDA

EFSA updates consumer advice on sprout consumption following the 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany & France

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today revised its consumer advice on the consumption of sprouts and sprouting seeds. Following the E. coli outbreak in France and Germany earlier this year, the European Commission has informed EFSA that the EU Member States have now completed tracing activities across the food chain. With the removal from the market in all Member States of the most likely source of the contaminated food - a specific lot of fenugreek seeds from Egypt - coupled with on-going importation restrictions, the Authority is no longer advising consumers “not to grow sprouts for their own consumption and also not to eat sprouts or sprouted seeds unless they have been cooked thoroughly”. EFSA recommends that consumers refer to national food safety agencies for any specific advice regarding sprout consumption.

Source: EFSA

Lindt and Sprüngli (UK) Ltd withdraws certain batch codes of Lindor white chocolate truffles due to the presence of potential traces of hazelnut and almonds

Four batches of the above product have been produced on a line where hazelnuts and almonds are used, but the affected batches are not labelled with 'may contain traces of nuts' advice. This makes the affected batches a potential health risk for people who are allergic to nuts.

Source: FSA

Ohio Firm Recalls Chef Salads Containing Meat and Poultry Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination Of Tomatoes

Greencore USA, Inc., a Cincinnati, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 57 pounds of salad products containing meat and poultry, because the grape tomatoes used in these products may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSIS

Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Three Varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwaveable Cups With Limited “Best When Used By” Dates

Kraft Foods Global, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups with limited “best when used by” dates as a precaution due to the possible presence of small, thin wire bristle pieces. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

True Leaf Farms Expands Voluntary Recall of Bagged, Chopped Romaine

True Leaf Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of romaine lettuce to include 2,498 cartons of chopped or shredded romaine because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial recalled product was shipped between September 12 and 13 to a retail food service distributor in Oregon who further distributed it to at least two additional states, Washington and Idaho.

At the request of the US Food and Drug Administration the recall notification is expanded to cover additional product shipped to wholesale food service distributors in 19 states and Alberta, Canada. The states include Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont. All the romaine affected by this recall has a "use by date" of 9/29/11. No illnesses related to this finding have been reported.

Source: FDA

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

Manning Beef, LLC, a Pico Rivera, Calif. establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 80,000 pounds of 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.

The following products are subject to recall: Combo bins of BroPack Inc Beef Manufacturing Trimmings "65/35, 50/50 or 85/15" produced on Sept. 23, 2011. Combo bins of Paso Prime Beef Manufacturing Trimmings "65/35, 50/50 or 85/15" produced on Sept. 23, 2011. 30 and 60 lb. boxes of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef produced on Sept. 23, 2011. The establishment is recalling a variety of beef primal and subprimal cuts (such as top round and tri tip) and manufacturing trimmings due, in part, to insanitary conditions as reflected by an unusually high number of confirmed positive E. coli O157:H7 test results conducted by the establishment on the manufacturing trimmings.

Source: FSIS

Jensen Farms Includes IN, LA, and WI in Cantaloupe Recall Notification

Jensen Farms of Holly, CO is including whole cantaloupes shipped to the states of Indiana, Louisiana and Wisconsin in its September 14th recall notification. As part of its ongoing internal review of shipment records, Jensen Farms has identified shipments to these three states as part of the September 14 recall. The whole cantaloupes sent to IN, LA and WI were included in the original volume recalled on September 14, and the customers that received this product from Jensen Farms were notified of the recall on the same day. “The company has confirmed that its customers, including those who requested that the product be shipped to Indiana, Louisiana or Wisconsin, received the September 14 recall notice to remove the product from commerce immediately,” said Amy Philpott, spokeswoman for Jensen Farms.

Source: FDA

UNDECLARED MILK AND PEANUTS IN EROM DR HWANG'S PREMIUM SOY DRINK

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Raphaville Int'l Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk or peanuts not to consume Erom Dr Hwang's Premium Soy Drink described below. The affected product contains milk and peanuts which are not declared on the label. All codes of Erom Dr Hwang's Premium Soy Drink, product of Korea, sold in a 102.8 fl. oz. (3040 mL) bulk package bearing UPC 8 809111 699415 and containing 16 x 190 ml packets, are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Consumer Advisory – CFIA Investigation into Potential Listeria Contamination

On September 29, 2011, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) released an advisory to warn consumers about a brand of smoked salmon due to possible contamination of listeria. Ontarians Warned Not To Eat Food Product Contaminated With Listeria The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently working with the MOHLTC, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Public Health Ontario and the appropriate local boards of health to investigate this product. The CFIA will take all necessary steps to protect the safety of the Canadian food supply.

Source: CFIA

UK E. coli O157 outbreak associated with soil on vegetables

Consumers are reminded to thoroughly wash vegetables and observe good kitchen hygiene following an investigation into 250 cases of gastrointestinal illness caused by an unusual strain of E. coli O157. The investigation into the outbreak, which is now over, revealed an association between illness and handling certain loose raw vegetables in the home, which, although safe to eat, could have had soil on them containing harmful bacteria. Handling raw vegetables in the home explained many, but not all, of the cases.

Dr Bob Adak, a gastrointestinal disease expert at the HPA and head of the multi-agency Outbreak Control Team said, "Our study showed a statistically significant association with raw loose leeks and potatoes from sacks but these vegetables may not be the only source of contamination. We also want to stress that it is safe to eat these vegetables as long as they have been stored correctly, thoroughly washed before cooking and good kitchen hygiene practices are followed.
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Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce Announces Precautionary Recall of Organic Grape Tomatoes Due to Possible Health Risk

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling one lot of organic grape tomatoes sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. The recall notice is being issued out of an abundance of caution because one clamshell of Limited Edition organic grape tomatoes tested positive for Salmonella in a random sample collected and tested by the United States Department of Agriculture in Michigan.

Source: FDA

UNDECLARED SULPHITES IN MAPLE SMELL BRAND DRIED SWEET POTATO

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Summer Star Trading Co. Ltd. are warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to consume the Maple Smell brand Dried Sweet Potato described below. The affected product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label. The Maple Smell brand Dried Sweet Potato, product of China, is sold in 400 g packages bearing UPC 6 930992 401032 and Lot code 4.01.0.3.2.00.4. This product has been distributed in Ontario. There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

UNDECLARED MILK IN SOLO FRUIT BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE SORBET

The public warning issued on September 23, 2011 has been expanded to include an additional lot code and additional distribution information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Solo Fruit Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Solo Fruit brand Dark Chocolate Sorbet, described below. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label. The affected Solo Fruit brand Dark Chocolate Sorbet, is sold in 500 ml packages bearing UPC 8 23885 00211 8 and lot codes codes 1111116, 1111165 or 1111040. This product has been distributed in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. However, it may have been distributed nationally. There have been two reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk.

Source: CFIA

Recall of SuperValu Supreme Hot Toffee Pudding Due to Presence of Fruit Stones

Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland is recalling all batches of the above toffee puddings, due to the presence of fruit stones in some packs. No other products are affected by this recall. Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland is issuing a press notice and in-store notices requesting customers who have bought this product not to consume it and to return it to a SuperValu store. No action is required by official agencies.

Source: FSAI

True Leaf Farms Announces Voluntary Recall of Bagged, Chopped Romaine

True Leaf Farms is voluntarily recalling 90 cartons of chopped romaine because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was shipped between September 12 and 13 to an institutional food service distributor in Oregon who further distributed it to at least two additional states, Washington and Idaho. The romaine affected by this recall has a “use by date” of 9/29/11. No illnesses related to this finding have been reported.

Source: FDA

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