Monday, 31 December 2012

Undeclared EGG in certain KINNIKINNICK FOODS brand PIE CRUSTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts described in the press release. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

SuperValu Salted Peanuts 200g recalled due to the presence of aflatoxins

As a precautionary measure, SuperValu is recalling this batch of product due to a higher than permitted level of aflatoxin. No other products are affected by this recall. SuperValu has issued in-store notices requesting customers who have bought this product to return it to a Supervalu store. No action is required by official agencies.

Budgens, Londis and SuperValu recall some of their SuperValu Salted Peanuts due to the presence of aflatoxins.

Source: FSA

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Argyll Smokery recalls a single batch of smoked prawns due to a processing error resulting in inadequate controlling factors to prevent growth of Clostridium botulinum

Argyll Smokery recalls a single batch of smoked prawns due to a processing error resulting in inadequate controlling factors to prevent growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Examination of a sample of the product has identified that the salt level within the product is below the necessary level to ensure that Clostridium botulinum cannot grow and produce botulinum toxin in the product. As a precautionary measure, Argyll Smokery has recalled the affected batch.

Product identification:  Argyll Smokery Smoked Prawns, 125g Use By 02/01/13 Batch Code, 5P1212 

Action taken by the company:  Argyll Smokery has recalled the affected batch. This product was only on sale in Scotland. Point-of-sale notices are being produced for establishments supplied with this batch. No other Argyll Smokery products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Haig's Delicacies Announces Voluntary Recall of Tzatziki, Falafel, Spanakopita and Tyropita due to Undeclared Allergens

Haig's Delicacies of Hayward, CA is recalling all Tzatziki, Falafel, Spanakopita and Tyropita because the product labels do not include Allergy Statements reflecting the use of the following food allergens:

Tzatziki is being recalled because of the undeclared use of a food allergen (milk).

Falafel is being recalled because of the undeclared use of a food allergen (wheat).

Spanakopita and Tyropita are being recalled because of the undeclared use of food allergens (wheat, milk and eggs).

People who have allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk and eggs run the risk of life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that required immediate medical care if they consume the product.

Source: FDA

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Alabama Firm Recalls BBQ Chicken Wing Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen

Wayne Farms, a Decatur, Ala., establishment is recalling approximately 2,320 pounds of frozen honey barbeque chicken wing products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, egg, that is not declared on the label. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSIS

S&M INTERNATIONAL INC. Recalls Yang Sheng Cooked Salted Duck Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

S&M International Inc, Bayonne, NJ is recalling Yang Sheng cooked salted duck eggs, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause serious life-threating illness or death.

The recalled eggs were distributed between August to October 2012 to stores and markets located in New York City area, PA, VA, MI. This product is vacuum packed in plastic with six eggs per 12.69oz.package. UPC code 6949682803568. The lot code is YS12-02C, printed on the product boxes. The recall was initiated after it was discovered through NYSDAM Sampling which revealed the product was not processed in a manner to prevent growth of Clostridium botulinum. S&M International Inc reached the decision to recall this product after a thorough investigation. The company has taken a number of corrective steps to address the issue.

Source: FDA

Iceland recalls its Chicken Biryani due to the presence of undeclared allergens

Iceland recalls its Chicken Biryani due to the presence of undeclared allergens

Allergens: Wheat (Gluten), milk, mustard and shellfish (prawns) Ref PPP-2012

Risk:  Due to a packaging error, the above product contains Prawn Curry, therefore the presence of wheat (gluten), milk, mustard and shellfish (prawns) have not been declared on the label. Their presence poses a public health risk to those allergic to and/or intolerant of these allergens.

Product identification:  Iceland Chicken Biryani, 500g Best before date: 03.10.13

Action taken by the company:  The company has recalled the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at-risk members of the issue. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and the actions they can take if they have purchased the product. A copy of the customer notice issued by Iceland can be found at the link below. No other Iceland products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Mercury intake associated with fish consumption

An interesting article on how eating fish can increase your methylmercury intake.
Source: EFSA

Friday, 21 December 2012

Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Almonds in 12-ounce "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola"

Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC of Denver, Colorado, is voluntarily recalling its 12-ounce bags of "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola" with UPC 6-98997-80615-8 and "Best By 041913 12265 1" because they may contain undeclared almonds. People who are allergic to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Recalled "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola" products were distributed through retail stores in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington beginning on or about September 24, 2012. The product comes in a 12-ounce, clear plastic bag marked with BEST BY 041913 12265 1 on back of the bag, underneath the Nutrition Facts panel. No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Undeclared MUSTARD or SOY in certain IMANE brand READY-TO-EAT MEAT PRODUCTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and 9136-4802 Quebec Inc. (Délices Al-Manar) are warning people with allergies to mustard and soy not to consume certain Imane brand RTE meat products. The affected products contain mustard or soy which is not declared on the label. Follow the link for product details.

True Taste, LLC RECALLS, "Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Hot Smoked Salmon Steak, Cold Smoked Mackerel, and Cold Smoked Whitefish" Because of Possible Health Risk

True Taste, LLC of Kenosha, WI, is recalling it's vacuum packaged Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Hot Smoked Salmon Steak, Cold Smoked Mackerel, and Cold Smoked Whitefish 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.

Source: FDA

Musgrave GB recalls one date code of SuperValu Vegetable Samosas due to undeclared soya

Musgrave GB recalls one date code of SuperValu Vegetable Samosas due to undeclared soya

Product identification: SuperValu 4 Vegetable Samosas 160g 'Use by' date: 30 December 2012

Risk: A small number of the above product may contain chicken samosas which contain soya. Because of the packaging error, soya has not been declared on the label. This is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic or sensitive to soya.

Source: FSA

Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Belgian Chocolate Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Ice Cream due to incorrect allergen labelling

Tesco Finest Belgian Chocolate Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Ice Cream, 500ml ‘Display until’ end July 2013 / ‘Best before’ end October 2013

Action taken by the company: Tesco is recalling the above batch from sale because of undeclared almonds. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and to explain the actions they can take if they have purchased this product. In addition, Tesco has informed the allergy support organisations of this recall. No other Tesco products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Certain CARDINAL SELECT brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Cardinal Select brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers described below because this product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The affected product, Cardinal brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers, is sold in 1.13 kg packages bearing UPC 0 63351 01561 1. The affected product bears the code BEST BEFORE 2013 JL 31 EST 752. This product has been distributed nationally. This recall is the result of an ongoing food safety investigation being conducted at Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. This investigation was initiated as a result of recent product testing associated with an outbreak investigation. There may be recalls of additional products as the investigation at this facility continues.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Virginia Firm Recalls Mortadella Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Nut Allergen

Fiorucci Foods, Inc., a South Chesterfield, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,650 pounds of mortadella because the product contains pistachio nuts, a known allergen, that are not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC Recalls “Nathan’s Brand Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon 3 oz” and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon 4 oz”

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling 371 cases of ready-to-eat cold smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products, “Nathan’s Brand 3oz Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon” (Product of Chile) and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon 4 oz” (Product of Chile) were distributed to various retailers and distribution centers in WA, OR, CA, AZ, TX, CO, MA, NH, CT, RI, NJ, and NY from 11/20/2012 through 12/12/2012.

Follow the link to read more.

Source: FDA

Friday, 14 December 2012

Asda withdraws certain date codes of Chosen by You Pad Thai Cooking Paste due to undeclared allergens

Asda withdraws certain date codes of Chosen by You Pad Thai Cooking Paste due to undeclared allergens. Asda Chosen by You Pad Thai Cooking Paste

The above product contains sulphites, egg and gluten (wheat), which are not mentioned in the ingredients list, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This makes these products a potential risk to people who are allergic, intolerant or sensitive to sulphites, egg and gluten (wheat).

Source: FSA

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc withdraws Morrisons Signature Mature Red Cheddar Coleslaw due to incorrect allergen information

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc withdraws Morrisons Signature Mature Red Cheddar Coleslaw due to incorrect allergen information. A small number of the above product may contain cheddar and sundried tomato pasta, which contains gluten (wheat), resulting in the undeclared presence of gluten (wheat). This is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic to or intolerant of wheat or gluten.

Source: FSA

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc withdraws one date code of Morrisons Just Cheddar Sandwich due to undeclared allergen information

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc withdraws one date code of Morrisons Just Cheddar Sandwich due to undeclared allergen information. The product contains egg and mustard which is not declared on the packaging. Follow the link to read more.

Source: FSA

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Certain BUTCHER'S CHOICE GARLIC PEPPERCORN Beef Burgers may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain Butcher's Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers because this product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The affected product, Butcher's Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers, is sold frozen in 1.13 kg packages bearing UPC 0 60383 89363 7. The affected product bears the code BEST BEFORE 2013 MR 03 EST 752. This product has been distributed nationally.

Salinas Firm Conducts Precautionary Recall On A Select Salad Product Due To Possible Health Risk

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas is initiating a precautionary recall of 110 cases of Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine 10 oz. bags with an expiration date of 12-13-12. This product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution following a single random finished package test conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported in association with this recall. No other Taylor Farms products or brands are included in this recall.

Source: FDA

Certain BUITONI brand PIZZAS may contain pieces of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nestlé Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain Buitoni brand pizzas described below as they may contain pieces of metal. Follow the link to find out more.

Certain GOLDEN BOY brand INSHELL MIXED NUTS may contain Salmonella bacteria

The public warning issued on December 11, 2012 has been updated to include additional distribution information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts are sold in 1.36 kg (3 lb) mesh bags bearing UPC 0 64684 10948 0. This product was distributed through Loblaws banners as follows: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Sakatchewan: Extra Foods, No Frills, RCWC, Shop Easy / SuperValu, Superstore, Westfair, YIG New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Dominion, Freshmart / Red & White, No Frills, , Save Easy, Superstore Ontario: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Freshmart, Loblaws, No Frills, Superstore, Valu-mart, YIG, Zehrs Quebec: Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Undeclared MUSTARD in certain HOT STUFF FOOD XPRESS brand PIZZA and CALZONE PRODUCTS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Trade House are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume the Hot Stuff Food Xpress brand pizza and calzone products described in the press release. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the label. Follow the link to read more.

Harrods Ltd recalls specific codes of its own-brand Date and Tea Fruit Cake due to mould spoilage

Harrods Ltd is recalling specific codes of its own-brand Date and Tea Fruit Cake as signs of mould spoilage have been identified on some of the products.

Product details: Harrods Date and Tea Fruit Cake, 740g Batch code: 3771012 'Best before' dates: 10 March 2013 and 15 April 2013

Risk: Signs of mould spoilage have been identified on some Date and Tea Fruit Cake and consumption could present a risk to health.

Source: FSA

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Undeclared sulphites in Polish mushrooms

The Food Standards Agency has been informed that three marinated mushrooms products, manufactured in Poland, do not have the correct allergen labelling. All three products contain sulphites, which are not declared on the label. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Monday, 10 December 2012

Freshway Foods Voluntarily Recalls Out-of-Date Sliced Apples Because of Possible Health Risk

Freshway Foods is voluntarily recalling 6,671 pounds of sliced apples that were packaged on November 12 using the same packaging machine, which may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been linked to this recall. See the link for further details.

Source: FDA

Sunday, 9 December 2012

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Price Chopper Supermarkets Recalls Central Market Classic Cinnamon Coffee Cake purchased at Mountain Road Store in Worcester, MA. This is because they were incorrectly labelled as Pumpkin Coffee Cakes and therefore did not list tree nuts as an ingredient.

New York Firm recalls Ready-to-eat beef and cheese pie products produced without the benefit of onspection. There are no labels or marks of inspection on the bags or cartons.

Sugar Flowers Plus Inc of Glendale, CA is recalling Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers because of the undeclared use of egg white wash as a “glue” for the inner petals of flowers.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Certain pre-packaged and bulk in-shell FILBERTS (HAZELNUTS) may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaws Companies Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the in-shell filberts (hazelnuts) described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected filberts, product of USA, were sold in 454 g bags bearing UPC 7 75636 10004 1 and in bulk bins.

This product was distributed nationally in Loblaws banners - Real Canadian Super Store, Fortinos, Freshmart, Loblaws, No Frills, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Dominion, Red & White, Save Easy, Cash and Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, AXEP, Group Distribution, Intermarché, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Presto, Club Entrepôt, Provigo, Extra Foods, Shop Easy, Super Valu, Westfair. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Recalled, Imported Frozen "Butter Chicken With Basmati Rice" Meals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerting the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Establishment 720, Aliya's Foods Limited, for approximately 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Certain COMPASS brand in-shell CALIFORNIA WALNUTS may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Compass Food Sales are warning the public not to consume Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following walnuts, product of USA, are affected by this alert: Brand Product Size UPC Best Before Compass California Walnuts (in-shell) 300 g 0 68297 20121 0 07MA2014 This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

VEGGIE PATCH® Voluntarily Recalls Two Items- The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel - Due To Possible Risk Of Contamination By Listeria monocytogenes

VEGGIE PATCH® is voluntarily recalling two products --The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel-- due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

Britvic is hurt by recall of Fruit Shoot

The Independent reports that profits have tumbled at Britvic, the maker of the Robinsons brand, after it suffered a hit from the recall of its Fruit Shoot children's drink and the wet summer weather in the UK. The cost of the recall was in the region of £25 million. Follow the link to read more.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd recalls own-brand Red Tree Iced Rich Fruit Cake

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd is recalling all codes of its own-brand Red Tree Iced Rich Fruit Cake, as signs of mould spoilage have been identified on some of the products.

Product details: Sainsbury’s Red Tree Iced Rich Fruit Cake, 900g  All date codes

Risk: Signs of mould spoilage have been identified on some Red Tree Iced Rich Fruit Cake and consumption could present a risk to health.

Source: FSA

Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods issues voluntary recall of Sukhi's Red Curry Vegetables due to undeclared Shrimp

Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods is alerting customers that because of a label error, a single lot code of Red Curry with Vegetables contains undeclared shrimp. Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported in connection to this product. No other products from Sukhi's have been impacted.

Capital City Fruit Issues Voluntary Recall on Cherry Tomatoes Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Capital City Fruit, Inc. of Norwalk, Iowa is voluntarily recalling cherry tomatoes shipped by Rio Queen Citrus Inc. on November 10, 2012. Capital City Fruit, Inc. received notification from Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. following the discovery of a potentially pathogenic organism Salmonella by the Food and Drug Administration in random testing of an incoming load of cherry tomatoes. Follow the link to read more.

Source: FDA

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Certain KROWN brand CHERRY TOMATOES and various STORE-MADE PARTY TRAYS containing CHERRY TOMATOES may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the cherry tomatoes and store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes described in the press release because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recall of peanut butter and peanut-based products

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning consumers not to eat certain peanut butter and peanut-based products which have been imported from the US because of possible contamination with salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that causes food poisoning. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action. An outbreak of a strain of salmonella called Salmonella Bredeney in the US has been linked to peanut butter produced by a company called Sunland Inc. As a result, the manufacturer is recalling a wide range of peanut butter and peanut-based products. Other products containing nuts and seeds are also being recalled. An initial recall of products in the US in September did not affect the UK as the products involved were not distributed in Europe. However, because the product recall has widened, US authorities have now alerted the European Commission to possible distribution of affected products in a number of member states, including the UK.

Follow the link to read more.

Voluntary Precautionary Product Recall Sara Lee® Butter Streusel Coffee Cake for Undeclared Allergens

Sara Lee® is voluntarily initiating a product recall of Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee Cake with the UPC # 3210002342 and a BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013 as a precautionary measure because the product may contain pecans, an undeclared allergen, that are not listed on the label. This national recall affects 3,381 pounds of product with the BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013 on the side panel. People who are allergic to pecans could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to pecans, there is no safety issue with the product. No other Sara Lee branded products, including Sara Lee branded fresh bakery products, are affected by this voluntary recall. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.

Raynor Foods Ltd recalls Deli Creations Wensleydale Carrot Chutney Sandwich due to undeclared presence of egg

Specific codes of individual Wensleydale Carrot Chutney Sandwich have been labelled incorrectly and subsequently contain egg that is not declared in the ingredients list. This makes the product a potential risk for people who are allergic or sensitive to egg.

Product identification

  • Deli Creations Wensleydale Carrot Chutney Sandwich ‘Use by’ dates: 20 November 2012, 21 November 2012 and 22 November 2012

Certain BIRTCH FARMS AND ESTATE WINERY brand PUMPKIN BUTTER may contain dangerous bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Birtch Farms and Estate Winery are warning the public not to consume the Birtch Farms and Estate Winery brand Pumpkin Butter because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. The affected product, Birtch Farms and Estate Winery brand Pumpkin Butter, was sold in 110 ml and 250 ml jars. All lot codes are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed in Ontario. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Undeclared MUSTARD in certain MOLINARO'S brand SUPREMO DUNN'S FAMOUS SMOKED MEAT PIZZA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Molinaro's Fine Italian Foods Ltd are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume the Molinaro's Supremo Dunn's Famous Smoked Meat Pizza described in the press release. The affected product contains mustard which is not declared on the label.

Undeclared MSG

Global Culinary Investments, a Spring, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,331 pounds of chicken empanadas because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
 
Follow the link to read more.

FDA recalls this week

Whole Alternatives, LLC Recalls Harris Teeter Dried Apricots and Dried Golden Raisins Due to Undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. Recalls Cherry Tomatoes Because Of Possible Salmonella Risk

Michael Gourmet Delicacies Recalls Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Boulder Ice Cream Announces a Voluntary Limited Recall of Ice Cream and Gelato Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Egg recall again

Aldi Stores Ltd has withdrawn three varieties of Specially Selected sauces due to incorrect labelling resulting in the undeclared presence of egg.
Products:  Specially Selected Pesto Rosso Sauce; Specially Selected Pesto Genovese Sauce and Specially selected Tomato & Ricotta Pasta Sauce

Risk:  The above products contain egg, which is not mentioned in the ingredients list resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This makes these products a potential risk for people who are allergic or sensitive to egg.

Source: FSA

Certain CAPITAL brand and COMPLIMENTS brand HAM SAUSAGES may contain Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Capital Packers Inc. (EST 231) are warning the public not to consume Capital brand and Compliments brand Ham Sausages described in the press release because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link to find out more.

Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared EGG in Pies Labeled as "Apple Lattice" in Washington and Oregon

Legendary Baking of Denver, Colorado is recalling 726 Private Selection 9-Inch pies labeled as "Apple Lattice" with a UPC of 1111060195 and Lot Code 12296 (located on side of aluminum pie tie, because the pies may contain undeclared EGGS. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to EGGS may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Private Selection 9-Inch pies labeled as "Apple Lattice" were distributed to Quality Food Centers (QFC) in Washington State and Oregon only, with sell by dates of November 4 through November 26, 2012. The 9-Inch pies are sealed in a brown cardboard box with a see-through plastic label and sold as a fresh item at the consumer level. There have been no illnesses reported to date. The recalling firm initiated the recall after it was discovered that product containing EGG was distributed in packaging that may not comply with applicable regulations regarding disclosure of EGG as an ingredient.

Newman’s Own, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing Due to Undeclared Milk

Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Iowa Firm Recalls Barbecue Sausage Products That May Be Undercooked

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 90,975 pounds of bourbon barbecue sausage products because they may have been underprocessed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

Undeclared ALMONDS in certain PC brand MILK CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISINS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) are warning people with allergies to almonds not to consume the PC brand Milk Chocolate covered Raisins described below because the affected product may contain almonds which are not declared on the label. The affected product, President’s Choice (PC) brand Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins, is sold in 908 g packages (Club Pack), bearing UPC 0 60383 98203 4 and Best Before date 2013 JL 15. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Asda withdraws own brand Milk Chocolate Spread due to undeclared hazelnuts

A batch of product has been found to contain traces of hazelnut, which is not listed on the label. This makes the product a potential health risk to those with an allergy or sensitivity to nuts.

Product identification: Product: Asda Milk Chocolate Spread 400g Batch code: All batch codes 'Best before' date: All 'best before' dates

Action taken by company: Asda is withdrawing the affected product from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the withdrawal and the actions they can take if they have purchased the product. A copy of the customer notice issued by Asda is attached to this alert. In addition, the company has also contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members of the withdrawal. No other Asda products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Walkers Lights Variety 6 packs withdrawn due to undeclared presence of milk on individual packs of Lights Sour Cream and Chive

Specific codes of individual packs of Walkers Lights Sour Cream and Chive flavour crisps in variety 6 packs have been labelled incorrectly and subsequently contain milk which, while listed in the allergy advice box, is not declared in the full ingredients list. This makes the product a potential allergy risk for people who are allergic to or intolerant of milk and its constituents.

Product identification: Walkers Lights Variety 6 Pack, 6x24g 'Best before' dates: 12 January 2013 and 19 January 2013

Action taken by the company: The company is withdrawing the implicated batches from retail sale. In addition, the company will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal. No other Walkers products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Turkana Food Inc. Recalls “Turkana Valley” Brand Dried Apricots Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sulfites

Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Tri-union Seafoods Issues Voluntary Recall On Select 7-ounce Solid White Albacore Tuna In Water

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce cans of solid white albacore tuna in water. Due to a labeling error, the product label does not state the product "contains soy," a recognized allergen, in the ingredients listing. While soy is known to be an allergen, there have been no reported illnesses, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing this voluntary recall to protect public health. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This problem was identified during an internal audit of finished product at our canning facility. Tri-Union Seafoods' trace-back measures determined distribution of the product at retail was limited to Costco stores in California, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.

Follow the link for further details.

Source: FDA

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Issues Allergy Alert On Possible Nut Flavoring In Coffee

Berres Brothers, Inc. of Watertown, Wisconsin is recalling: Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Chocolate & Peanut Butter and Berres Brother Coffee Roasters, Monkey Mocha and Berres Brothers Lunch with Elvis regular and decaffeinated whole bean and ground coffees. The reason for this recall/alert is because these products may contain an undeclared nut allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Berres Brothers Coffee Roaster's, Monkey Mocha, Brothers Coffee Roasters, Chocolate & Peanut Butter and Berres Brothers Lunch with Elvis coffees were distributed throughout the United States and Guam, through grocery stores and mail order.
 
Follow the link for product details

Publix Issues Voluntary Recall Multiple Cake Products

Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for forty-five (45) various cake products due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the contamination from our supplier, Maplehurst. This recall is for bakery products sold from the retail service bakery. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Harrods recalls Leonidas Belgian Chocolates due to incorrect allergen labelling

Specific codes of the above product have been found to contain undeclared allergens which were not declared in the ingredients list. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic to or intolerant of wheat (gluten), nuts, milk or egg.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese (KFHC), due to the abundance of caution, is conducting a voluntary recall due to routine testing based on our company’s concern for our customers. This testing confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a few samples of the following cheeses. At this time, no illnesses have been reported, but to ensure that all suspect product is removed from the marketplace, KFHC is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Milk Safety Branch of the Kentucky Department of Health Services (KDHS) and the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Follow the link for product details.

Jimmy Dean® French Toast & Sausage Sandwich for Undeclared Allergens

Jimmy Dean® is voluntarily recalling a partial production run of the brand’s butcher wrapped Food service product, Jimmy Dean French Toast & Sausage Sandwich with the code “12292P1” on the back label under the products ingredient statement, as a precautionary measure because the product may contain the undeclared allergens egg and soy, not listed on the label. This recall is due to a labeling error, in which the wrong ingredient statement may have been applied to a small number of sandwiches. The recall affects 1,110 pounds of product with the code 12292P1 on the back panel. People who are allergic to egg or soy could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to egg or soy, there is no safety issue with the product. The following states are included in this recall: Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The item included in the voluntary recall is part of a partial production run only for Jimmy Dean French Toast & Sausage Sandwich with the UPC CODE 5450051434 and the code 12292P1 on the back of the packaging. No other Jimmy Dean branded products, including Jimmy Dean Delights French Toast Griddlers sold at traditional grocery chains, are affected by this voluntary recall and the company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.

Source: FDA

Harrods recalls Rose Prince mincemeat and mince pies due to undeclared allergens

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Source: FSA

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder

Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall. Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Follow the link for product details.

Asda withdraws own brand Extra Special Syrup Sponge Puddings due to undeclared soya on label

Asda withdraws own brand Extra Special Syrup Sponge Puddings due to undeclared soya on label. One date code of the above product has been found to include Chocolate Sponge Puddings that contain soya which is not declared on the label. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or sensitive to soya. Follow the link for product details

Fresh Express Recalls Limited Quantity of 9 oz. Spinach

Fresh Express Incorporated is conducting a voluntary, precautionary recall of a limited quantity of Fresh Express Spinach with a Use-by Date of November 7 and Product Code of S299B25 due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. No illnesses or consumer complaints have been reported to Fresh Express at this time in association with this recall. No other Fresh Express products are subject to this recall. The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to an isolated instance in which a random sample yielded a positive result for Salmonella under U.S. Department of Agriculture's random sample testing program. Fresh Express is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

Undeclared Sulfites In Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc "Lily Dry"

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers that Mayflower International Inc, aka Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc, located at 220 Ingrahm St. in Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product. The recalled Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” is packaged in a 3.5 oz. (100 gram) plastic and foil bag. There is a UPC code of 6-944295-300176 located on the back of the package but there is no other coding on the product. The product was distributed throughout the United States 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. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. In addition, the consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

Spence & Co Issues A Voluntary Recall of 4oz New York Style Nova Lox Lot Number 9720704 Because of Possible Health Risk

Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is voluntarily recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox Lot 9720704.

Source: FDA

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Recall of GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème Cookies and GRANDMA's Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème Cookies Due to Undeclared Milk and Egg

Frito-Lay announced the nationwide voluntary recall of GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies and GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème cookies because they contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or egg run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème and GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème products. No other GRANDMA'S cookies products or flavours are impacted.

Source: FDA

Friday, 9 November 2012

Omya Voluntarily Recalls Ground Limestone Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Omya Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of food grade ground limestone products processed at its Superior, Arizona plant because of the possible presence of Salmonella. Follow the link to read more.

Select Containers of Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling select containers of Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream sold at the company’s Dillons, King Soopers/City Market, Fry’s Food and Smith’s Food & Drug operating divisions in 11 states because it may contain pecans not listed on the label. Follow the link to read more.

Source: FDA

Saturday, 3 November 2012

The Co-operative recalls varieties of Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Chocolate

The Co-operative recalls varieties of Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Chocolate

Products:  Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Creamy Milk Chocolate Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries Truly Irresistible Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts

Risk:  Various date codes of the above products have been found to contain nuts and/or milk which are not declared on the ingredients list. This makes these products a health risk for people who are allergic to nuts or allergic and/or intolerant to milk or milk constituents.

Product identification: Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Creamy Milk Chocolate, 100g Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries, 100g Truly Irresistible Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts, 100g 'Best before': All codes up to and including 09/03/13.

Action taken by the company: The company is recalling the implicated batches from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and the actions they can take if they have purchased the products. A copy of the customer notice issued by The Co-operative is attached to this alert. In addition, the company will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations who will inform their at risk members of the recall. No other Co-operative products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Asda recalls Caramel Bites due to the undeclared presence of peanuts on the outer wrapper

Asda recalls Caramel Bites due to the undeclared presence of peanuts on the outer wrapper 

Allergen: Peanuts

Product: Asda 14 Caramel Bites

Risk: One batch code of the above product has been found to contain peanuts, which are not declared on the outer wrapper of the ingredients list. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or sensitive to peanuts.

Product identification: Asda 14 Caramel Bites, 280g pack Best before: 14/09/2013

Batch number: L523732

Action taken by the company: The company is recalling the implicated batch from sale.

Source: FSA

Warning and advice on mussels and possible biotoxin contamination

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today urged consumers to check their fridges for recalled mussels that may be contaminated with a naturally occurring marine biotoxin (paralytic shellfish toxin). The presence of a paralytic shellfish toxin arising from a naturally-occurring algal bloom in Tasmania has forced the closure of Spring Bay Seafood’s shellfish farm and the business has initiated a recall of its mussels from the market.

The products recalled are branded Spring Bay Live Blue Mussels (with use by dates of between 22 October 2012 and 10 November 2012) and Coles Cooked Tasmanian mussels (in the cream white wine sauce only) with a use by date of 12 November 2012. The mussels have been distributed to TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT, SA and QLD and some Asian countries. The mussels were supplied in shell in 500g and 1kg vacuumed packed bags and 1kg and 2kg net bags (Spring Bay Seafood) and 500g packages (Coles branded – cream white wine sauce). They may also be supplied loose in shell/ per kg. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer, Steve McCutcheon, said consumers should check the brand of mussels in their fridge and if the product has been recalled they should either dispose of any remaining product or return packets to the place of purchase for a full refund. If consumers have mussels in their fridge and are unsure of the source then they should consider disposing of the product. No cases of illness linked to the recalled products have been reported.

Source: FSANZ

Virginia Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Nugget Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,440 pounds of chicken breast nugget products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

Alabama Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Wayne Farms Inc., a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,528 pounds of frozen, fully cooked, chicken products because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of a plastic pen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

Wegmans Pumpkin Roll is Recalled Because the Product May Contain Pieces of Plastic

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all code dates of Wegmans Pumpkin Roll (sold in the Bakery), sold between September 1 and October 30, 2012, because the product may contain pieces of clear plastic from the packaging, which may be sharp or could present a choking hazard.

The following sizes are included in the recall: Whole roll, 21oz - UPC: 77890-99686 Half roll, 10oz - UPC: 77890-36693 Two slices, 6oz - UPC: 77890-36684 This product is sold in all of Wegmans 81 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The recall was initiated by Wegmans following complaints by customers who found the plastic pieces.

Source: FDA

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of 5 oz. and 11 oz. Organic Spinach & Spring Mix Blend - May be Contaminated with E.coli O157 H:7

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 31,000 lbs. of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5 oz. (UPC 77890 16437) and 11 oz. (UPC 77890 16411) clam shell packages in the produce department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between October 14 and November 1 due to possible E.coli O157 H:7. The product is supplied to Wegmans by State Garden, Inc. based in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The product, a blend of organic spinach and spring mix, has been associated with 16 reported illnesses in New York State from E.coli O157 H:7, which may cause a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools.

The symptoms usually appear about three days after exposure, but can range from one to nine days. Although most people recover without specific treatment in five to 10 days, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. If you have consumed Wegmans Organic Spinach & Spring Mix and have experienced any symptoms such as diarrhea or abdominal cramps, please contact your health care provider. Wegmans has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health and Department of Agriculture and Markets since learning that illnesses may be associated with this product. Test results indicate that only product with a use-by-date of October 23 is connected to the reported illnesses, but out of an abundance of caution Wegmans has removed all code dates of the product from its stores and has placed phone calls to all customers who purchased the product using their Shopper Club card, regardless of the code date purchased.

Source: FDA

The Raymond-Hadley Corporation Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Enjoy by Dates on Webmans Gluten Free Mixes Including: Double Chocolate Brownie Mix 17.2 oz., All Purpose Baking Mix 16oz., Honey Cornbread Mix 16oz., and Chocolate Cake Mix 15.3oz.

The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free; Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, All Purpose Baking Mix, Honey Cornbread Mix, and Chocolate Cake Mix because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergens Milk, Soy, or Pecan. People who have an allergy to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Wegmans brand GLUTEN FREE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE MIX 17.2oz., GLUTEN FREE ALL PURPOSE BAKING MIX 16oz., GLUTEN FREE HONEY CORNBREAD MIX 16oz., and GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX 15.3oz. were all distributed in the United States through the Wegmans retail stores. The mixes are packaged under the Wegmans brand in chipboard boxes with the following markings on the packages: Wegmans gluten free double chocolate brownie mix 17.2oz., UPC 077890283363, With Enjoy By Dates: 30 OCT 2013 through 17 MAR 2014. Wegmans Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix 16 oz., UPC 077890303412, with Enjoy By Dates: From 26 Mar 2014 through 24 Apr 2014. Wegmans Gluten Free Honey Cornbread Mix 16oz., UPC 077890303436, with Enjoy By Dates: 25 Mar 2014 through 16 Apr 2014. Wegmans Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix 15.3oz., UPC 077890283332, with Enjoy By Dates: 30 Oct 2013 through 12 Apr 2014.

The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that milk, soy, and pecan was found in the mixes in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens. Subsequent investigation confirms the allergens as a possible cross-contaminate in a mix ingredient. As of November 2, 2012, 2 reports of rash have been received.

Source: FDA

Bolthouse Farms Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity Of 16-Ounce Carrot Chips

Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms® 16-ounce Carrot Chips following a routine sampling event, conducted on October 22, 2012, by a North Carolina health official. The company was notified on October 31, 2012 that the inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested. Bolthouse Farms has not received any reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product. Out of an abundance of caution, Bolthouse Farms is retrieving the Carrot Chips from the marketplace. No other Bolthouse Farms products are affected by this recall. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA


Certain BOLTHOUSE FARMS brand CARROT CHIPS may contain Salmonella bacteria - CFIA

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Texas Firm Recalls Chicken Enchilada Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Food Source, L.P., a McKinney, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 11,400 pounds of frozen chicken enchilada products that may contain foreign materials, fragments of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link for product details.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd withdraws toffee apples

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd withdraws a batch of its toffee apples from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England, as the product contains milk that is not mentioned on the label. 

Product:  Sainsbury's toffee apples Batch code: All codes until 2 November 2012 Risks The ingredients list states that the product contains butter, but makes no clear reference to milk.

Action taken by the company:  The company has withdrawn all affected stock which has only been supplied to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to let consumers know why the product has been withdrawn and the action they can take if they have purchased the product. The company has also contacted the relevant allergy support organisations who will inform their 'at risk' members of the withdrawal.

Source: FSA

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Undeclared milk in CROWN brand BITTER CHOCOLATE COATED CRANBERRIES, HAZELNUTS AND ALMONDS

The public warning issued on October 26, 2012 has been updated to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated products described in the press release. The affected products may contain milk which is not declared on the label. Follow the link to read more.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. Announces Nationwide Recall Of Peanut Butter Pave Due To Possible Health Risks

BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of the seasonal peanut butter pave because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The decision to recall was made due to the expanded recall of Sunland Inc.'s peanut butter. To date, there have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries reported in connection with any of the BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. recalled products, and no other BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. products are being recalled at this time. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

KRINOS BRAND MINI KASHKAVAL CHEESE FROM SHEEPS MILK may contain Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Krinos brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Krinos brand Mini Kashkaval Cheese from Sheeps Milk, product of Bulgaria, is sold in 470 g to 500 g packages bearing a Best Before date of 2013 SE 15. This product has been distributed in Ontario only. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The importer, Krinos Foods Canada Ltd., Vaughan, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Schoep's Ice Cream Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergen In Kays Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Schoep's Ice Cream Company of Madison, Wisconsin is alerting customers that because of a packaging error, Kays Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream contains an undeclared allergen. Consumers, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The following product is included in the recall: Kays Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 48 oz. Round – UPC #0-87848-13021 with a Best if Used By Date of 02/28/14 The product was shipped to Food City and Super Dollar stores located in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. This recall was initiated upon discovery that certain containers of Kays Vanilla Bean Ice Cream contained Kays Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd recalls its Kids Chicken Curry due to undeclared presence of wheat (gluten) and celery

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd recalls its Kids Chicken Curry due to undeclared presence of wheat (gluten) and celery

Allergens: Wheat (gluten) and celery Ref XX/2012 Product Kids Chicken Curry Risk Due to a packaging error the above product contains wheat (gluten) and celery that are not declared on the ingredients list. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic to or intolerant of wheat or gluten or have an allergy of or sensitivity to celery. 

Product identification Kids Chicken Curry by Sainsbury’s, 225g 'Use by': Up to and including 31 October 2012

Action taken by the company The company is recalling all affected stock. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and the actions they can take if they have purchased the product. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at risk members of the recall.

Source: FSA

Undeclared milk in CROWN brand BITTER CHOCOLATE COATED RAISINS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Raisins, described below. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Raisins, product of Israel, is sold in 160 g packages, bearing UPC 8 43167 07286 8 and a Use By code of 07/07/13. This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces as well. There have been no 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. The CFIA is working with the importers to remove the affected product from the marketplace.

E. coli Cases Linked to Willow Grove Pumpkin Patch

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Source: E.coli Blog

Farmfoods withdraws a number of own brand pre-packed cooked meats

Farmfoods withdraws a number of own brand pre-packed cooked meats. Farmfoods has withdrawn a number of own brand pre-packed cooked meats due to the durability indication being described as ‘best before’ rather than ‘use by’.

Risk:  The incorrect durability label may lead consumers to believe the product is safe to eat after the date indicated on the packaging has expired as it is described as ‘best before’ rather than ‘use by’.

Product details: All date codes of the following products: Farmfoods Cooked Ham, 200g Farmfoods Honey Roast Ham, 300g Farmfoods Lean Ham, 300g Farmfoods Lean Breaded Ham, 300g Farmfoods Pork Luncheon Meat, 250g Farmfoods Garlic Sausage, 250g Farmfoods Wafer Thin Ham, 400g

Action taken by the company:  Farmfoods has undertaken a withdrawal of these products from all of its stores. Point-of-Sale notices are being displayed in stores advising consumers of the need to consume the product by the date on the packaging and within two days of opening. No other Farmfoods products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Certain CLEF DES CHAMPS brand products may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clef Des Champs brand products described in the press release because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Follow the link to find out more.

Tropical Valley Foods Issues Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate And Trail Mix Products Sold In Bulk

Tropical Valley Foods is alerting customers that because of a label error, Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate and Trail Mix items which were sold in bulk quantities contain undeclared allergens. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Bumble Bar, Inc. Recalls Gluten Free Cafe™ Chocolate Sesame Bars and Gluten Free Cafe™ Cinnamon Sesame Bars Due to Possible Health Risk Associated With Sunland Inc. Peanut Products

Bumble Bar is recalling certain lots of Gluten Free Café™ Chocolate Sesame Bars and Gluten Free Café™ Cinnamon Sesame Bars associated with Sunland Inc. peanut products, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Source: FDA

Federal judge grants permanent injunction against Oregon herb and supplement manufacturer

A federal judge has granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a permanent injunction against Truman J. Berst, doing business as Alternative Health & Herbs Remedies of Albany, Ore., for selling products represented as herbs and supplements with claims for treating diseases. Follow the link to read more.

Source: FDA

Food safety alert in London

Three restaurants and a top nightclub in central London are shut after inspectors find cockroach eggs, rodent droppings, maggots and decomposing mice - check out the report in The Independent.

Foppen Salmonella Salmon Sickens 550 in Netherlands

One elderly patient has died and 550 people have been sickened in a major salmonella outbreak caused by tainted salmon. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said in a statement Saturday tests have confirmed one death and another fatality is under investigation. The institute announced earlier this month that the outbreak had been traced to Dutch company Foppen and ordered its products pulled off shelves at stores across the Netherlands. Costco Wholesale Corp., which sells Foppen products in the United States, also recalled salmon products. The CDC announced 85 Salmonella Thompson cases, but did not link the illnesses to the salmon.

Source: Salmonella Blog - click on the link to read more and explore the blog.

Eurosurveillance have also reported on this outbreak.

Voluntary Product Withdrawal of Select Packages of Rudi's Organic Bakery Breads

Rudi's Organic Bakery, Inc. has initiated a voluntary product withdrawal due to the possible presence of metallic foreign objects in select products or product packaging. Products withdrawn from the market include only Rudi's Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat Bread, Rudi's Organic Bakery Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread, and Rudi's Organic Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread. No other Rudi's Organic Bakery or Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery products are included in this voluntary market withdrawal. The affected products include the lot codes below.

Lot codes are printed on the quick lock closure, which is the plastic piece that seals the bread bag, and the UPC code is listed on the barcode on the bread package. UPC: 0-31493-82888-8 Rudi's Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat Bread (22oz) Lot Code 1-173-R UPC: 0-31493-54373-6 Rudi's Organic Bakery Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread (22oz) Lot Code 2-193-R UPC: 0-31493-92183-1 Rudi's Organic Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread (24oz) Lot Code 1-273-R Consumers with the lot codes and UPC codes listed and/or who have questions, should contact Rudi's Organic via e-mail at info@rudisbakery.com or call 877-293-0876 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday.

Source: FDA

XL Foods Inc. Allowed to Resume Operations Under Enhanced CFIA Oversight

Following a thorough assessment of food safety controls at Establishment 38, XL Foods Inc., the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has lifted the suspension on the facility’s licence to operate. Effective today, the plant will be allowed to progressively resume slaughter and processing operations under enhanced CFIA surveillance and increased testing protocols. Since October 11, CFIA inspectors have been closely monitoring limited, in-house operations, including the cutting and processing of the remaining carcasses in the plant.

Following this thorough examination, the Agency determined that the company’s E. coli O157:H7 controls, as well as sanitation and meat hygiene procedures, are being implemented appropriately. Additional CFIA inspectors—beyond the 46 normally assigned full-time to the plant—will remain at the facility to monitor the company’s slaughter procedures and to ensure strengthened food safety controls are being effectively integrated into daily plant practices.

The CFIA’s enhanced oversight activities include: two additional inspection resources, in addition to the current complement, will focus on certain inspection tasks at key stages of production, increasing testing for E. coli O157:H7, over and above the company’s already established testing protocol, which sees all trim lots sampled and tested, and holding products until all E. coli O157:H7 test results have been assessed. CFIA inspectors will immediately stop operations at any point if concerns are identified. Canada's food safety system remains among the best in the world, but events such as this underscore the need for continuous review and improvement. The CFIA will be convening its Expert Advisory Committee to conduct a thorough review of events and circumstances related to the XL Foods Inc. E. coli O157:H7 investigation.

The Committee is comprised of experts from private sector and academia, and is supported by technical experts from the CFIA, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The results of the review will be made public once completed.

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

Main Street Quality Meats, a Salt Lake City, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 2,310 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link to find out more.

MSG Recall

BEF Foods Inc., a Columbus, Ohio, corporation, is recalling approximately 1,768,600 pounds of Bob Evans Maple Links and Maple Patties because they are misbranded in that they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label. The products were produced at establishments in Hillsdale, MI and Xenia, OH. The products subject to recall include: 12-oz. packages of “Bob Evans Maple Links” with UPC numbers of “075900002300”, “075900000085” and “075900002324.” 12-oz. packages of “Bob Evans Maple Patties” with UPC numbers of “0759000025028” and “075900000795” and “075900002522.” The products were produced between April 4, and Oct. 19, 2012, and will have the establishment number “M-952” or “M-6785” inkjetted on the side of the package. Product purchased fresh will have a use-by date between Oct. 14, 2012 and Dec. 4, 2012 listed. Instead of a use-by date, frozen products may be identified by any of the following Julian codes: 0264 through 0365, 1001 through 1365, and 2001 through 2293. The problem was discovered by the company during a label audit. When the company reformulated their products, they discontinued the use of a spice blend containing MSG and removed MSG from the ingredient list on the label. During the label audit, the company discovered that the individual establishments were still using a spice blend containing MSG. MSG is not classified as an allergen, but can cause a reaction in people with a sensitivity to MSG.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Reminder to food handlers with food poisoning

The Food Standards Agency is reminding those who work with food and are suffering from symptoms of food poisoning, or those in close contact with someone who is, to stay away from work and see their GP. This is in light of the current outbreak of E.coli O157 in Northern Ireland.

Nisa Retail Ltd recalls batch of Heritage Digestive Biscuits

Nisa Retail Ltd recalls a batch of its own-brand Heritage Digestive Biscuits as some of the packs may contain pieces of metal.

Product:  Heritage Digestive Biscuits, 400g (2 for £1.20 flash wrap) 'Best before' date: 30 March 2013

Risks:  The above product may contain pieces of metal due to a manufacturing fault.

Source: FSA

Saturday, 20 October 2012

exas Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection and Misbranding

Lao Chareune Foods, a Dallas, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 8,200 pounds of various beef and pork products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and misbranded, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Salmonella found in liquid egg product

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has seen seven cases of Salmonella Enteritidis PT1 following consumption of a pasteurised liquid egg product which was sold through Myprotein® and Nutri Centre websites and Nutri Centre stores. Testing of a sample of the product also showed a positive result for the same type of salmonella. No other products are known to be affected. Follow the link to read more.

Various BEEF Products May Contain E. coli O157:H7 Bacteria

The public warning issued on October 12, 2012 has been updated to include additional products. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls. The CFIA is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates. This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded beef products sold at retail stores not identified in the CFIA's product list below, which may include small retailers, local meat markets and butcher shops, etc.. Therefore, the CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected beef products in their homes to check with the store(s) where the products were purchased or throw them out.

Hygiene reminder following NI E.coli outbreak

Follow the link to read more. Source: FSA and also E. coli outbreak in Belfast is 'a major crisis'

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Salads

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Dole American Blend salad in 12 oz. bags, coded A275208A or B, with Use-by date of October 17 and UPC 7143000933, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. The product code and Use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 10 U.S. states (Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin). No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Dole American Blend salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. No other salads are included in the recall.

Publix Issues Voluntary Recall For Publix Premium Frozen Tempura Shrimp

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 11oz Publix Premium Frozen Tempura Shrimp. The dipping sauce packet included with the product contains soy that is not declared on the packaging. Publix discovered this during internal product evaluations. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing soy. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the product.

The Raymond-Hadley Corporation Expands Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Contamination in Wegmans 17.2 oz.Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix to Include 3 Additional Enjoy by Date Codes

The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is expanding the recall of Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix 17.2 OZ, UPC 077890283363, to include Enjoy By Dates from 30 Oct 2013 – 17 Mar 2013. The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie mixes because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergen Milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious, or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Wegmans 17.2oz Double Chocolate Brownie mixes were distributed in the United States through the Wegmans retail stores. The mixes are packaged under the Wegmans brand in chipboard boxes with the following markings on the packages: The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that chocolate chunks used in the mix were received in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergen milk. Subsequent investigation confirms milk as a possible cross-contaminate in the chocolate chunks used in the brownie mixes. As of October 12, 2012, two reports of rash have been received.

The Co-operative recalls batch of Truly Irresistible Whole Cherry Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce

The Co-operative recalls a batch of its own-brand Truly Irresistible Whole Cherry Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce as some of the jars may contain pieces of glass. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Home Farm Speciality Foods withdraws various savoury sauce products due to errors in the labelling resulting in incorrect allergen information

The allergens for the products listed in the allergen alert have not been correctly mentioned on the advisory allergen labelling, therefore resulting in inconsistent allergen information provided on the labelling of the product. This poses a risk to those with an allergy or sensitivity to celery, sulphites and wheat, who may only check the allergen labelling information rather than the ingredients list.

Source: FSA

Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix is Recalled Because the Product May Contain Undeclared Tree Nuts (Pecans) and Milk

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all code dates (from 30Oct2013 to 18Mar2013) of Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, 17.2 oz. (UPC 77890 28336) because the product may contain undeclared tree nuts (pecans) and milk. People who have an allergy to tree nuts (pecans) or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Wegmans began offering this product for sale in May 2012 at its 80 retail stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The recall was initiated by Wegmans following reports by two consumers of allergic reactions after consuming the product. Initial testing revealed that the product may contain undeclared milk prompting the recall on October 11, 2012, when the product was immediately removed from sale. Further testing for other allergens resulted in the finding that undeclared pecans may also be present in the product.

Source: FDA

Asda recalls certain date codes of Asda Free From 5 Caramel and Chocolate Wafers which are labelled as gluten-free

It has been identified that some of the above products may contain gluten (wheat) at levels higher than those permitted. This a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten. Follow the link for product details

Morrisons recalls its Celery, Fruit and Peanut Salad

Morrisons has withdrawn this product because it may contain pesto pasta, which contains gluten. This is not declared on the packaging of the product, posing a potential health risk for people who are allergic to or intolerant of wheat or gluten.
 Follow the link for product details.

Gilster - Mary Lee Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Better Valu Fruit Whirls Ready to Eat Cereal

Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Fruit Whirls cereal because it contains undeclared almond butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The only brand involved is Better Valu Fruit Whirls Ready to Eat Cereal, packaged in 28-oz. plastic bags which has a Best By date of JUL 17 13 J8 (UPC# 79801-24630). The code is located on the lower left corner of the back of the package, below the Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Declaration Panel. Consumers should return the product to the store for a full refund or discard it. The product was distributed between July 24, 2012 and October 16, 2012 to retail stores located in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. became aware of the mis-packaging after receiving a customer complaint. Investigation into the complaint confirmed some bags of the Fruit Whirls inadvertently contained Honey Nut Toasted Oats cereal. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this cereal.

The Raymond-Hadley Corporation Expands Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Contamination in Wegmans 17.2 oz.Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix to Include 3 Additional Enjoy by Date Codes

The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is expanding the recall of Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix 17.2 OZ, UPC 077890283363, to include Enjoy By Dates from 30 Oct 2013 – 17 Mar 2013. The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie mixes because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergen Milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious, or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Wegmans 17.2oz Double Chocolate Brownie mixes were distributed in the United States through the Wegmans retail stores. The mixes are packaged under the Wegmans brand in chipboard boxes with the following markings on the packages: The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that chocolate chunks used in the mix were received in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergen milk. Subsequent investigation confirms milk as a possible cross-contaminate in the chocolate chunks used in the brownie mixes. As of October 12, 2012, two reports of rash have been received.

Undeclared almonds in DORGEL and FARMBOY® products

The allergy alert issued on October 16, 2012 has been updated to correct the affected dates / lot codes of the products and to include expanded distribution. Rich Products of Canada, Limited of Fort Erie, Ontario, is warning consumers not to consume the Dorgel and Farmboy® products described in their press release because they contain ALMONDS which are not declared on the label.

Source: CFIA

Undeclared WHEAT in certain PILLER'S brand SUB PAC CLASSIC and SLICED PEPPERONI products

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Piller's Fine Foods are warning people with allergies to wheat and / or sensitivity to gluten not to serve or consume Piller's brand Sub Pac Classic and Sliced Pepperoni products described in the press release. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label.

Peanut recalls continue

Meadow Gold Dairy Conducts Voluntary Recall of Western Family® Brand "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Peanut Butter Cup" Ice Cream in 1.5 Quarts Size Due to Potential Health Risk Posed by Nationwide Sunland, Inc. Peanut Butter Recall

Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX Announces Voluntary Recall of SALTED JUMBO VIRGINIA IN-SHELL PEANUTS Due to Possible Health Risk

Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary U.S. Recall of Green & Black’s Organic Peanut and Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar Due to Possible Health Risk

Torn and Glasser, Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Salted Virginia In-Shell Peanuts, and Organic Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk

Certain PUREFIT brand PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH BARS may contain Salmonella bacteria

Trifecta Foods, LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Fresh Pak® and Energy Club® Brands of In-Shell Roasted Salted and Unsalted Peanuts Due to Potential Health Risk

Bucks Ice Cream Recalls Iskream Brand Peanut Butter and Jelly No Sugar Added Ice Cream Because of Possible Health Risk

TBD Brands, LLC Initiates Voluntary Recall of One Flavor of Organic Frozen Yogurt Dog Treat due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Natural Selection Foods Recalls Earthbound Farm® Baby Spinach Grab & Go Salad® Kit with Peanuts Due to Possible Health Risk Associated with Sunland Inc. Peanut Products (no risk associated with spinach)

Various food products containing peanuts or peanut butter recalled by Sunland Inc., USA may contain Salmonella bacteria

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Hannaford Supermarkets Issues Alert on Undeclared Allergens in two varieties of Truffle Cake

Hannaford Supermarkets is alerting customers that, because of a label printing error, Red Velvet Cake Truffle and Triple Chocolate Cake Truffle sold at its stores in the bakery department, may have contained undeclared allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg, milk, peanuts, wheat, soy and tree nuts should not consume these products. The affected product, which has been removed from store shelves, is Red Velvet Cake Truffle with UPC #20335800000, and Triple Chocolate Cake Truffle with UPC # 20335700000. The product was distributed in New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this.

S & P Company, Limited Recalls Su-nun Crush Roasted Thai Red Pepper Because of Possible Health Risk

S & P Company, Limited of Paramount, CA is recalling 150 cases/1,800 jars of Su-nun Crush Roasted Thai Red Pepper, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Follow the link to read more.

Source: FDA

Certain CLEF DES CHAMPS brand ORGANIC GROUND GINGER may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Clef Des Champs brand Organic Ground Ginger because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Follow the link to find out more.


Brasserie de Saint-Omer extends its recall of several brands of beer as a limited number of bottles may contain small pieces of glass

Brasserie de Saint-Omer extends its recall of several brands of beer as a limited number of bottles may contain small pieces of glass. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

More FDA peanut recalls

Purefit Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Purefit Peanut Butter Crunch Bars Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Lin-Mar Partners Recalls Roasted Peanut With Chocolate and Peanut Butter Trail Longhorn Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

Creative Energy Foods, Inc. Recalls Ridgebar Brand Nutrition Bars Due to Possible Health Risk Associated With Sunland Inc. Peanut Products

Velvet Ice Cream Voluntarily Recalls Some Ice Cream Containing Peanut Products

Oregon Ice Cream Expands Voluntary Recall Of Aldens Organic Brand Peanut Butter n Chip Ice Cream And Cascade Glacier Brand Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Due To Possible Health Risks

Dean Foods Company of California and Meadow Gold Dairy Conduct Voluntary Recall of Two Albertsons® Brand Ice Cream Varieties – “Peanut Butter Cup” and “Peanut Butter Chocolate” in 1.5 Quarts Sizes – Due to Potential Health Risk Posed by Nationwide Sunland, Inc. Peanut Butter Recall

Chattanooga Bakery Inc. Expands Recall of Peanut Butter Crunch Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Toft Dairy Issues Immediate Voluntary Recall of Buckeye Bites Ice Cream 48 oz Cartons and 3 Gallon Tubs

General Mills Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Cascadian Farm Snack Bars Containing Peanuts

Rich Products Corporation Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Jon Donaire® Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake and TCBY® Peanut Buttery Fudge Deep Dish Frozen Yogurt Pie

BGC Manufacturing Voluntarily Recalls its Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream Due to Possible Health Risk

Clemmy’s is Voluntarily Recalling Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Due to Possible Health Risks

Belfonte Ice Cream & Dairy Foods Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Ice Cream Due to Possible Health Risk

Smith Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall on Smith's and Ruggles Brand Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream and Acme brand Peanut Butter Twist Ice Cream

Falcon Trading Company / SunRidge Farms

Bliss Unlimited, LLC, Voluntarily Recalls Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert, Code Dates Nov 11 2012 – Oct 24 2013, Due To Possible Health Risk

Sunland, Inc. Announces Voluntary Extension of Ongoing Recall To Include Raw and Roasted Shelled and In-Shell Peanuts Due to Possible Health Risk

Sunland, Inc. today announced that it is extending its ongoing voluntary recall to include raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts processed in its Peanut Processing Plant because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specifically, the recall is being extended to include raw and roasted peanuts, both in-shell and shelled, which were processed in its Peanut Processing Plant located in Portales, New Mexico, and which are within their current shelf life or have no stated expiration date.

Follow the link to read more.

Source:FDA

Friday, 12 October 2012

Certain FRESH EXPRESS brand HEARTS OF ROMAINE SALAD may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine salad because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The affected product, Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine salad, Product of U.S.A., is sold in 510 g (18 oz.) packages, bearing UPC 0 71279 26201 7, production code S270A24, and Best Before Date OCT 11. This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. However, it may have been distributed to other provinces and territories. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Four Seasons Dairy Inc. issues an alert on Herring Fillets "Atlantic Recipe" in oil in 16.66 ounces/500g contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Four Seasons Dairy Inc, 255 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220 is recalling Herring Fillets "Atlantic Recipe" in oil in 16.66 ounces/500g because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product comes in a 16.66 oz/500g clean plastic tub with an expiration date of 12/11/12 stamped on the bottom. The recalled herring fillets were distributed nationwide and are a product of the Ukraine. The contamination was discovered after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Source: FDA

Arkansas Firm Recalls Boneless Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 67,269 pounds of packages labeled as Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz were packaged in bags meant for Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz and contain the allergens milk, soy and egg, which are not declared on the Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Source: FSIS

Wanis withdraws one batch code of Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish Moss Vanilla Flavoured Drink due to undeclared milk

Wanis withdraws one batch code of Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish Moss Vanilla Flavoured Drink due to undeclared milk.

The label states that the product contains casein without a clear reference to milk. This means the product should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy to or an intolerance of milk. 
Product Identification: Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish Moss Vanilla Flavoured Drink, 284ml

Batch/date codes: BBE Feb 2014

Action taken by the company: The company has withdrawn all affected stock. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reason for the withdrawal and the actions they can take if they have purchased the product. No other Wanis products are known to be affected

Source: FSA

Voluntary Recall of Select Packages of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size

We have initiated a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. Products impacted are:

Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal UPC 3800031829 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB UPC 3800073444 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB UPC 3800031834 - 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB UPC 3800046954 - 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB UPC 3800031921 - 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB - JUL 29 2013 KB UPC 3800004961 - single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB - 09213 KB UPC 3800021993 - single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 - AP 09213 or FK 04013 - FK 09213

Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal UPC 3800021983 - single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 - FK 09213 UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB

Source: FDA

Myprotein recalls one batch code of its own brand Free Range Liquid Egg Whites due to salmonella contamination

Myprotein recalls one batch code of its own brand Free Range Liquid Egg Whites due to salmonella contamination. Follow the link for batch details.

Source: FSA

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Nina International Recalls Ground Hot Pepper Because Of Possible Health Risk

Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Nina International of Hyattsville, MD is initiating a voluntary recall of its brand of Ground Hot Pepper, 5oz, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Ground Hot Pepper was distributed in MD, Washington, DC and VA and reached consumers through African and ethnic retail food stores. The product is in a 5oz, clear plastic container, and inscribed with “Nina International, The Best Brand” and “Ground Hot Pepper, Chillies, All Natural.” It has a yellow seal with a red “Nina” inscription and the barcode is 745851004004. Nina International is issuing this voluntary recall to minimize the risk to the public health.

No related illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was as the result of a routine testing program which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as we continue to identify the source of the problem. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Baensch Food Products Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergen in One Lot Code of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce

Baensch Food Products Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling a single lot code of Ma Baensch Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. 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. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

North Carolina Firm Recalls Chicken Quesadilla Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Stefano Foods, Inc., a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,744 pounds of a chicken quesadilla product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains isolated soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. The following product is subject to recall: 18-lb. cases, each containing 12, "QUESADILLA CHICK INS 12/24OZ," with an identifying case code of "F2829" and use by date of "03/31/2013." The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. P-19140" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Aug. 3, 2012, and shipped to a distributor in Georgia for further sale at retail locations.

Source: FSIS

Warning on liquid nitrogen in cocktails

The Food Standards Agency is urging people to be aware of the dangers of liquid nitrogen, following information that it may be being used in alcoholic drinks on sale in the UK. This has been a devastating incident for a young person with life long consequences.

Advice to frequent eaters of game shot with lead

The Food Standards Agency is advising people that eating lead-shot game on a frequent basis can expose them to potentially harmful levels of lead. The FSA’s advice is that frequent consumers of lead-shot game should eat less of this type of meat. Follow the link to read more.

Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Jalapeno Variety of Kraft String Cheese With Code Date of 23 Nov 2012

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the Jalapeno variety of Kraft String Cheese with the Best When Used By date of 23 NOV 2012 as a precaution due to the possibility that a thin layer of plastic film from the package may remain adhered to the product. If the film sticks to the cheese and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Peanut recalls continue

Kilwins Quality Confections, Inc. of Petoskey, MI Recalls Kilwins Sugar Free (S/F) Peanut Butter Fudge Because of Potential Health Risk

Update – Harry And David, LLC Expands Its Voluntary Recall Of Peanut Butters, Peanut Spreads And Related Products Due To Potential Health Risk Based On The Expanded Recall By Sunland, Inc.

Sunland, Inc. Announces Voluntary Expansion of Ongoing Recall To Include All Products Manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant After March 1, 2010 Due to Possible Health Risk

Talenti Gelato Voluntarily Recalls Its Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato Due To Possible Health Risk

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Certain POPCORN INDIANA brand Popcorn Products may contain Listeria Monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Popcorn Indiana brand popcorn products because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for product details.