Monday, 30 January 2012

Walgreen Co. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of 13 Oz. Chocolate-Covered Raisins As Product May Contain Peanuts, Almonds, Soy Due to Packaging Error

Walgreen Co. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of 13-oz. Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins because the packages may contain Walgreens Bridge Mix with peanut, almond and soy ingredients. The error occurred when Walgreens Bridge Mix was mistakenly packaged with the Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisin labeling. Walgreens discovered the incident after receiving a consumer complaint of an allergic reaction. The product manufacturer, GKI Foods, Inc. of Brighton, Mich., is also cooperating in the voluntary recall.

Source: FDA

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Iceland recalls Frozen Lamb Mince 454g due to presence of salmonella

Iceland is recalling its Frozen Lamb Mince in 454g packs with a best before date of 11 October 2012 due to the presence of salmonella in a test sample. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Recall of a Batch of Wicklow Blue Irish Farmhouse Cheese Due to High Levels of Listeria monocytogenes

Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese Ltd is recalling a batch of cheese as outlined above, due to the detection of a high level of Listeria monocytogenes. No other products at this stage are known to be affected by this recall. Investigations at the manufacturing premise are underway.

Source: FSAI

Carbendazim in orange juice

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UNDECLARED EGG IN CERTAIN RAINBOW TROUT PASTRIES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ferme Piscicole des Bobines Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Rainbow Trout pastries. The affected products contain egg which is not declared on the label. Follow the link for more details.

CERTAIN NEILSON TRUTASTE 2% MICROFILTERED PARTLY SKIMMED MILK MAY CONTAIN A CLEANING SOLUTION

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Saputo Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed Milk, with best before date February 12, 2012, described below. This product may be contaminated with a cleaning solution. The affected product, Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed milk, is sold in 4 L bags bearing UPC 066800 00404 4 and the Best Before code 1590 FE12 H7. The Best Before code appears on the bag closure tab. No other codes are affected. This product has been distributed in Ontario and in Aylmer, Quebec.

There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of this product. Milk contaminated with this cleaning solution may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of this product may cause symptoms such as nausea, upset stomach or vomiting. The affected product should not be consumed.

Doves Farm withdraws gluten-free buckwheat flour

Doves Farm is withdrawing one batch of its gluten-free buckwheat flour because the product contains gluten. Although the level of gluten is low, it is above that allowed for the flour to be labelled gluten-free. If you’re intolerant to gluten, don’t eat this product. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert. Follow the link for more details.

Food safety recalls this week

US food safety calls this week:

Minnesota Firm Recalls Beef Sirloin Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy Protein In Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes

M.E. Thompson, Inc. Recalls Anytime Deli Brand Turkey & Ham Footlong Sandwich Because Of Possible Health Risk

Maine company holds cold smoked salmon product after FDA order

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Jones’ Seasoning Voluntarily Recalls Original and Spicy Southwest Blend Mock Salt Because of Possible Health Risk

Jones’ Seasoning Blends LLC announced a voluntary recall of Jones’ Mock Salt Original as well as Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend due to the potential contamination of Salmonella. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Monday, 23 January 2012

Gippsland & Flowerdale Salad sprouts recalled over E. Coli fear

Victoria-based Gippsland Sprout Co has recalled two of its salad sprout products after they tested positive for the bacteria, E. Coli. Victorian Health Authorities are have issued a health alert consumers not to eat the company’s Salad Sprouts ‘Alfalfa, Onion & Mung Beans’, and Flowerdale Farm Alfalfa Salad Sprouts – Alfalfa, Onion and Mung Beans. The particular products in question are a batch having a use-by date of 23 January 2012 and were sold in a 120g plastic clam shape packet. The products had been selling at small grocery stores and green-grocers from 5 January 2012 and the Footscray Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market. Victoria Health’s Acting Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester said, “Company testing of these products found high levels of E. coli and consumers should dispose of them. A recall of these products is now being conducted through Food Standards Australia New Zealand.”

Source: Ausfoodnews

Salami recalled over harmful bacteria concern

Queensland Health is warning against consuming a batch of salami made by smallgoods company Backa Australia, after samples were found with high levels of bacteria. The company based in Beenleigh, in Queensland, has begun a voluntary recall of its chabi salami products sold at farmers markets in Brisbane and the Gold Coast last weekend (14-15 January 2012). The salami product tested positive to staphylococcus bacteria which can cause a type of food poisoning. Consumers who purchased the chabi products from farmers markets at Rocklea, Ascot, Chandler, Nerang, Palm Beach, and the Southport Sharks Club last weekend are advised not to consume them.

A statement released by Queensland Health said, “While there is no reason to suspect other products of Backa Australia are also contaminated, all retail sales have been suspended until further tests can be carried out.” Queensland Health Acting Chief Health Officer Professor Michael Cleary said staphylococcal food poisoning can cause a sudden onset of nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. He also said that dehydration can occur, especially among infants, pregnant women or in the elderly if untreated. The incubation period for staphylococcal food poisoning is commonly 30 minutes-8 hours, usually 2-4 hours, although in some cases could be longer. The severity of illness depends on how much contaminated food is consumed, how much of the toxin is ingested, and the general health of the consumer. Professor Cleary said, “Those who purchased Backa Australia chabi last weekend are advised to throw it out as it is unsafe or return it to the supplier for a refund. “The ingestion of the contaminated hot salami could pose serious health risks and should not be consumed.” The Backa Australia chabi is unpackaged and not labelled. Queensland Health has notified Food Standards Australia New Zealand about the food recall.

Source: Ausfoodnews

UNDECLARED ALLERGENS IN VARIOUS BAKED GOODS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Solly's are warning people with allergies to milk or soy or sensitivity to sulphites not to consume a range of baked goods. The affected products may contain allergens which are not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

Price Chopper Supermarkets Recalls Shredded Taco Cheese

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Coyote Joe’s Shredded Taco Cheese 16 oz, UPC 41735-12509 with an expiration date of April 21, 2012 due to the possibility of shredded plastic fragments inside the packaging. The cheese was sold chain wide between the dates of January 4th and January 17th, 2012. In addition to alerting the media, Price Chopper has initiated its Smart Reply notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company’s AdvantEdge (loyalty) card to alert those households that may have purchased the product in question.

Source: FDA

Friday, 20 January 2012

Rich Products Corporation expanded its voluntary recall on January 12, 2012, of Vanilla Pre-Soaked Sponge Cake to include the 8” Vanilla Flavored Pre-Soaked Sponge Cake Artificially Flavored

Last week, Rich Products Corporation expanded its January 5, 2012 recall of ¼ Sheet Vanilla Soaked Sponge Cake Artificially Flavored to include the 8” Vanilla Flavored Pre-Soaked Sponge Cake Artificially Flavored (Product Code: 62938) because of the possibility that small plastic fragments from the packaging were contaminating the product. Rich’s executed the expanded recall on January 12, 2012.

Rich Products Corporation has not received any customer complaints or reports of injuries related to this product, and has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure. The product is produced by Rich’s in Ocoyoacac, Mexico, and imported into the U.S. by Rich’s for sale. The UPC code is: 00049800629387. Product produced after July 10, 2011 is affected.

Source: FDA

Winn-Dixie Issues Voluntary Recall On LEASA Brand Sprouts Due To Potential Salmonella Exposure

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., today announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of all LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts sold in the 6 oz. package with a UPC code of 7546555912. According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the product is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FDA

RANCIDITY DETECTED IN PRESIDENT'S CHOICE ORGANICS INFANT CEREAL

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited are warning the public not to consume certaim President's Choice Organics infant cereals because these products may have an unpleasant rancid odour, or taste. Loblaw Companies Limited is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

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Source: CFIA

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Giants mixed dried fruit recalled

UK Snacks has recalled Giants ‘Just Fruit’ mixed dried fruits because of incorrect allergy information. The affected products, with a ‘best before’ date of July 2012, contain sulphur dioxide not mentioned on the label.   The product being recalled is: Giants ‘Just Fruit’ mixed dried fruits, 300g Best before: July 2012

UK Snacks has withdrawn the affected product. Customer notices will be displayed in stores, explaining why the product is being recalled. If you’ve bought the product you can return it to the store for a full refund. No other UK Snacks products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

JKS Wholesale SVCS, Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Allergens In "Torta de Pan" Date Code 02/15/2012

JKS Wholesale SVCS INC, of Beltsville, MD is recalling its 16 oz. packages of “Torta de Pan” because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product was package in a 16 ounce, clear plastic bag and was distributed to supermarkets and delis in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was initiated after a State of New York Department of Agriculture and Markets laboratory analysis revealed that the product was found to contain undeclared milk allergens.

JKS Wholesale SVCS, has worked with the bakery to correct the label but out of an abundance of caution we are advising consumers who purchased the “Torta de Pan” with date codes 02/15/12 and before that the product does not declare milk.

Source: FDA

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls all batches of certain smoked mackerel products due to a processing error that may result in the products being undercooked

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls all batches of certain smoked mackerel products due to a processing error that may result in the products being undercooked. The affected products are being recalled on a precautionary basis due to possible issues with the hot smoke process used during manufacture, which may result in undercooked products.

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Source: FSA

Monday, 16 January 2012

North Carolina Firm Recalls Diced Beef Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

RSW Distributors, LLC, a Forest City, N.C., establishment is recalling approximately 3,104 pounds of seasoned diced beef products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The problem occurred as a result of a conveyor belt being damaged during production. FSIS determined that the products produced may have contained small pieces of the belt and that those products were detained per FSIS instructions but inadvertently shipped into commerce later. FSIS and the company have received no reports of consumer complaints or reports of injury or illness at this time.

Source: FSIS

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Minnesota Firm Issues Recall Due to Undeclared Soy Allergen in Certain Sunflower Seeds

Ryt-way Industries LLC is voluntarily recalling select sunflower seeds because they may contain soy ingredients that were not declared on the packaging. The recall is being issued on BIGS ® Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds packaged in 5.35oz plastic bags with BEST BY Dates of 08DEC2012 and 09DEC2012 with an individual bag UPC code 896887002202. 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. The product was distributed nationwide through supermarkets, convenience stores and U.S. military commissaries. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

Price Chopper Supermarkets Recalls Tres Leches Cakes

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on two sizes of its bakery’s Central Market Classics Tres Leches cakes - the 5 inch, UPC 41735-26013, and the 8 inch, UPC 41735-25128. Rich Foods, the manufacturer of the cake layers contained in this product, has notified Price Chopper that they may contain plastic fragments. Though these specialty cakes have been available in stores since July 10, 2011, no plastic fragments or illnesses have been reported.

Source: FDA

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Makro recalls certain batch codes of various 'tapas' brand meat products due to high levels of listeria monocytogenes

Makro has recalled certain batch codes of various 'tapas' brand meat products due to high levels of listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Waitrose withdraws their own Essential Range of Salmon and Dill Fishcakes due to incorrect allergen labelling

Waitrose has withdrawn their own Essential Range of Salmon and Dill Fishcakes due to incorrect allergen labelling. The product contains very low levels of mustard, which is not mentioned on the product label, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This means the fishcakes should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to mustard. Follow link for more details.

Source: FSA

Round up of FDA recalls

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Bloch’s Best Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Laromme Brand Vanilla Rugelach in 14 oz. Round Containers

Blount Fine Foods Announces Rip Roar'N Crab Soup Recall For Undeclared Milk, Wheat And Crab Allergens

Rich Products Corporation announces nationwide voluntary recall of 1/4 (Quarter) Sheet Vanilla Flavored Pre-Soaked Sponge Cake Artificially Flavored because small plastic fragments from the packaging were found on top of the product. The size of the fragments range from 1/4 (one fourth) to 3/4 (three fourths) inches.

D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on Safeway Snack Artist Sugar Free Bite-Sized Chocolate Chip Cookies Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens

ZIP INTERNATIONAL GROUP LLC, Issues An Alert On Listeria In Sliced Herring Fillet In Oil (Forelka)

Pepin Heights Orchards is advising consumers to discard Pepin Heights brand Honeycrisp Apple Cider with a “Use By” date on the label of Feb 09 2012. The product was packaged in half-gallon plastic jugs and sold and distributed in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Routine state tests indicated that samples of Pepin Heights Brand Honeycrisp Apple Cider with a “Use By” date of Feb 09 2012 may contain slightly elevated levels of patulin, which is a natural byproduct of several species of mold.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Update on products free of colours associated with hyperactivity

The Agency has updated its list of product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company Issues Voluntary Recall of “Edelweiss Creamery Premium Fondue Blend” Because of Possible Health Risk

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company is voluntarily recalling “Edelweiss Creamery Premium Fondue Blend” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: FDA

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Bekkum Family Farms LLC Announces The Recall Of Nordic Creamery Brand Grumpy Goat Shreds

Bekkum Family Farms LLC of Westby, WI, is recalling shredded cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cheese is labeled "Grumpy Goat Shreds" under the Nordic Creamery brand name, in eight-ounce bags with a code date of 10-MAR-12.

It was sold in stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California beginning Nov. 11. The product should be thrown away or returned to place of purchase for a full refund. "Public safety is our main concern in a situation like this," says Al Bekkum, company spokesman. "Even though our product has not tested positive for the bacteria, we are conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution."

Bekkum Family Farms was informed by Alpine Slicing & Cheese Conversion, Monroe, WI, that its cheese was shredded on the same equipment where other cheese had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Alpine processes and packages cheese for other companies.

Source: FDA

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company Issues Voluntary Recall of “HEB Queso Cotija (Grated)”, “El Viajero Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)”, “El Viajero Queso Cotija (Grated)”, “BMF Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)” Because of Possible Health Risk

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company in Wisconsin is voluntarily recalling “HEB Queso Cotija (Grated)”, “El Viajero Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)”, “El Viajero Queso Cotija (Grated)”, and “BMF Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported.

“HEB Queso Cotija (Grated)” – 8 oz. packages, Distributed in Texas. UPC code 0 4122024846 9 and sell-by dates of 08FEB12 and 09MAR12, which are located on the back of the package. Product was distributed between October 27, 2011 and December 23, 2011.

“El Viajero Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)” -- 8 oz packages, Distributed in Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida UPC code 0 7282014045 7 (located on the bottom left of front label) and sell by dates of 24FEB12, 09MAR12 or 15MAR12, which are located on the back of the package. Product was distributed between November 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012.

“El Viajero Queso Cotija (Grated)” -- 4 lb. packages, Distributed in Indiana and Minnesota. Use-by code 09MAR12, located on the back of the package. Product was distributed between November 11, 2011 and January 3, 2012.

“BMF Queso Quesadilla (Shredded)” -- 5 lb. packages, Distributed in New York. Sell by date of 16FEB12, 01MAR12 or 15MAR12, on product cases. Product was distributed between October 21, 2011 and January 3, 2012.

Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion discovered the issue during testing of its products by an independent laboratory. Laboratory testing has confirmed that certain products processed in the shred line contained Listeria monocytogenes. Therefore, other products produced on the same line, even if they have been tested and found to be negative, have the potential to be contaminated. Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion has contacted the FDA and issued the recall. Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion has ceased the production and distribution of the products as FDA and Alpine Slicing continue their investigation into the matter. All remaining inventory has been quarantined.

Source:FDA

Sunday, 1 January 2012

RECALL Green Valley Food Corp. is Expanding Its Recall to Include Additional Products because of a Possible Health Risk.

Green Valley Food Corp. is recalling approximately 35,159 cases of a variety of sprouted products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Random samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for full details.

Source: FDA

Winn-Dixie Issues Voluntary Recall on Winn-Dixie Brand Italian Green Beans

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is voluntarily recalling Winn-Dixie Brand Italian Green Beans sold in the 14.5 oz can with a UPC code of 2114021236 and a best by date of Sept. 2014, due to a potential for in-shell peanuts mixed with the green beans. Individuals with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution for guest safety, though the company has received no reports of illness associated with product consumption.

Source: FDA