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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Halewood International Ltd has withdrawn one batch of Julienas Cru de Beaujolais 2010 Vintage due to undeclared sulphites.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Guy Anderson Wines Ltd has withdrawn all batches of Church Mouse Falanghina due to undeclared sulphites.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…

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