Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Lakeshore Fish Market Inc. Fined for Offences Under the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations

On April 16, 2012, a conviction was registered in the Ontario Court of Justice in Simcoe against Lakeshore Fish Market Inc., also doing business as Lakeshore Fish Company, of Port Dover, Ontario. This conviction resulted in a fine of $6,000.

Lakeshore Fish Market Inc. entered a guilty plea to two counts of violating Section 6(2)(e) of the Fish Inspection Regulations, thereby committing offences under Section 17.1 of the Fish Inspection Act. Section 6(2)(e) of the Fish Inspection Regulations pertains to the import of fish into Canada. A written notification of each importation of fish has to be provided to an inspector either prior to the importation or within 48 hours following the importation. An investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) determined that Lakeshore Fish Market Inc. did not provide written notification to an inspector for two large shipments of fresh round yellow perch which was imported on May 14 and May 17, 2011, from Ohio.

Source: CFIA

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Spar UK Ltd recalls all batch codes of its own-brand Pudding Rice due to possible contamination with insect infestation

Spar UK Ltd recalls all batch codes of its own-brand Pudding Rice due to possible contamination with insect infestation. All batches of the product are being recalled on a precautionary basis as the product may be subject to insect contamination (rice weevils). Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls certain batches own-brand fresh carrot cake

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls certain batches own-brand fresh carrot cake due to a packaging error resulting in a potential allergen issue . Some batches of the above product have been incorrectly packaged with chocolate cake that contains soya. Soya is not declared in the ingredients list.  Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Nevada Firm Recalls Lasagna Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

West Best Foods, Inc., a Las Vegas, Nev. establishment, is recalling approximately 13,776 pounds of lasagna products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy, which is an allergen that is not declared on the label.

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

Harris Teeter is Recalling 5 Flavors of Sorbet Due to Possible Undeclared Milk Allergen

Harris Teeter is recalling HT Traders Sorbet in the following flavors: Lemon, Raspberry, Mango, Coconut and Orange, due to possible undeclared milk protein.

Source: FDA

Food safety recalls this week

Honeyville Honey Farm Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovy in Honeyville Honey Barbecue Sauce

Salinas Firm Initiates A Voluntary Recall Because Of Possible Health Risk

IndonesianFoodMart.com Recalls "Tempeh Starter Yeast" because of Health Risk of Salmonella

Pacific Coast Fruit Company Recalls Single Side Serving Processed Salads for Potential Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

River Ranch Expands Salad Recall Because Of Possible Health Risk with potential Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

Monday, 21 May 2012

Gills Onions Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Diced Red Onions Because of Possible Health Risk

Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA is initiating a voluntary recall, 2,360 pounds, of diced red onions with lot code 51RDA1A2119 and use-by-dates May 14, 15 and 17, 2012 because it may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. The product is beyond its use-by-date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, and no other Gills Onions product is affected by this recall.

Source: FDA

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Minnesota Firm Recalls Steakhouse Burgers Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

J&B Group, a Pipestone, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 456 pounds of steakhouse burgers because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains a seasoning mix with hydrolyzed soy and wheat proteins, known allergens, not declared on the label.

Source: FSIS

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Whole Foods Market recalls carrot cake cupcakes for undeclared walnuts in Northern California

Whole Foods Market is recalling its variety cupcake six-packs sold in stores in Northern California because some of the products contain undeclared walnuts. One illness has been reported to date, and people who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Whole Foods Market cupcake six-packs sold in Northern California included several flavors of cupcake, including chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla in addition to carrot cake. Only the carrot cake cupcakes contain walnuts. Six-packs that do not contain carrot cake cupcakes are NOT affected by this recall.

Source: FDA

Jonlly Fruits Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Several Products

Jonlly Fruits Inc., Bayamón, PR, is alerting consumers about their brands Jonlly Fruit and Natural Tropic: China (Orange), Acerola (Wild Cherry), Uva (Grape), Parcha (Passion Fruit), Fruta (Fruit Punch), Limón (Lemon), Toronja (Grapefruit), Guava-Piña (Guava-Pineapple), Guanábana (Soursop), China Light (Orange Light), Mandarin (Mandarina), and China-Zanahoria (Orange-Carrot) because it may contain undeclared sodium caseinate (a milk derivative). People who are allergic or are severely sensitive to milk run the risk of a serious or a life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Jonlly Fruits and Natural Tropic brand beverages were distributed through supermarkets, bakeries and retails stores throughout the island. The products are coded with expiration dates from March 1, 2012 to July 2, 2012 and were packed in plastic containers (1 gal) and bottles (64 oz). The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an FDA inspection that products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk derivative ingredient. The formulation was adjusted to eliminate the use of the ingredient and provisional labels declaring the allergens were prepared to re-label products already available for distribution.

Source: FDA

Additional code information for previously recalled ground beef products produced at Establishment 761

As a result of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation, additional information is being provided to help consumers identify Irresistibles brand products, included in a March 17, 2012 recall.

Six further Irresistibles brand ground beef products, were recalled on March 17, 2012 and removed from retail at that time. Products should not be consumed if they bear a 5 digit lot code where the first four digits are 1821 up to and including 3651 and 0012 up to and including 0472. These codes can be found on any one of the six outside panels of the box.

Follow the link for more details.

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd recalls one batch of its own-brand Basic Tea Cakes

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd recalls one batch of its own-brand Basic Tea Cakes due to possible contamination with pieces of plastic due to a manufacturing fault.

Product identification Product: Sainsbury’s Basic Tea Cakes, 250g, 12 pack Best before: 1 September 2012 Lot code: L2079

Source: FSA  

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chorizo Product Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Euro Foods, Inc., which also does business as Citterio USA Corp., a Freeland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,156 pounds of a chorizo product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy protein, which is an allergen that is not declared on the label.

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

Undeclared Milk in Certain RED SQUARE brand ENERGY COOKIES

The public warning issued by the CFIA on March 14, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Perestroika Products Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Red Square brand Energy Cookies - follow link for product details.

The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

Restrictions on Dalgety Bay seafood

The Food Standards Agency in Scotland has placed restrictions on the gathering of seafood and bait from an area of Dalgety Bay in Fife affected by radioactive contamination. This is a precautionary measure, following recent surveys that have detected radioactive items on the beach. Although there is no commercial fishing or shellfish industry in the area, individuals are known to collect shellfish, despite warning signs indicating that seafood and bait should not be collected.

Under the new restrictions, it is now an offence to remove seafood from the area. The restrictions will be reviewed in light of further evidence and/or action to remediate the contamination. Background The radioactive material at Dalgety Bay is thought to originate from luminescent paint containing radium. This was used by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on aircraft when the area was in military use as Donibristle Airfield. The site was decommissioned after the Second World War, and waste material containing radium may have been buried in man-made ground adjacent to the coast. Items containing radioactive radium-226 have been detected at Dalgety Bay since 1990. Despite clean-up operations undertaken by the MoD, an intensive survey by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency begun in September 2011 found many radioactive items on the beach. Some had relatively high radioactivity levels, and may have been released by coastal erosion

Source: FSA

Friday, 11 May 2012

Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd. Recalls Its "Tuna Strips" Product Of India "AA" Or "AAA" Grade Because Of Possible Health Risk

Moon Fishery (India) Pvt. Ltd., the Manufacturer of the Yellow Fin Tuna Nakaochi Scrape that was recently recalled by a U.S. Distributor, is also recalling its 22 pound cases of "Tuna Strips" Product of India AA or AAA GRADE because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Moon India became aware of the problem after the FDA sampled tuna strips from a lot not yet in distribution. However as a cautionary measure Moon India agreed to recall tuna strips that were already distributed, none of which is from the suspect lot sampled by FDA. Distribution of these AA or AAA Grade Tuna Strips Product of India is limited to 4 wholesalers: one in Georgia, one in Massachusetts, one in New Jersey and one in New York. The wholesalers may have broken the shipments into smaller lots for further distribution. The frozen raw yellow fin tuna product was originally packaged in white boxes with black writing naming the importer as Moon Marine USA Corporation, a separate and independent company, and identifying the contents as Tuna Strips AA or AAA, Product of India. The boxes contain several vacuum-wrapped packages with no further labeling. Distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the scope of the problem.

Source: FDA

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Undeclared fish and milk in S & B brand THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA BEEF CURRY SAUCE

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Tokushin Enterprises Ltd. are warning people with allergies to fish and milk not to consume the S & B brand The Mediterranean Sea Beef Curry Sauce product described below. The affected product contains fish and milk which are not declared on the label. The affected product, S & B brand The Mediterranean Sea Beef Curry Sauce, is sold in 200 g packages, bearing UPC 4 901002 116330, and a lot code up to and including 2012.12.17.

This product has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. All alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprouts are being recalled. There are no lot codes or any other identifier on the product.

The alfalfa sprouts were only distributed in Ohio. The contamination was discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture while collecting and testing samples under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Microbiological Data Program. No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprout should discard them.

Source: FDA

Monday, 7 May 2012

Natural Balance Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Dry Pet Food Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Natural Balance Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dry pet food formulas manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina facility. Although there have been no animal illnesses reported and none of the products included in the recall has tested positive for Salmonella, the company has voluntarily initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.

Canidae Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011, and January 31, 2012 at the Diamond Pet Food Gaston, South Carolina plant. Although there have been no animal or human illnesses related to Canidae Pet Food, and the product has not tested positive for Salmonella, the company has voluntarily initiated this recall out of caution to ensure the health and safety of consumers and their pets.

WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility. All Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers. The company is voluntarily recalling the select products below. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand foods due to the threat of Salmonella.

Food Safety News reports that pet food has been linked to at least 14 cases of Salmonella Infantis infections in nine US states.

Funfresh Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls World Berries™ Organic “Cacao Nibs” Because of Possible Health Risk

FunFresh Foods, Inc. of San Clemente, California in consultation with the FDA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of its 6 ounce packages of FunFresh Foods™ World Berries™ Organic “Cacao Nibs” because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7).

Source: FDA

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Certain Fromagerie Bergeron brand cheese products May Contain Harmful Pieces of Metal Wire

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fromagerie Bergeron Inc. are warning the public not to consume the cheese products described in the food alert because they may contain harmful pieces of metal wire. Follow the link to find out more.

Friday, 4 May 2012

FIGI’S INC. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almonds In Lemon Bar Bliss

Figi’s Inc, Marshfield, WI is recalling 51 units of the product Lemon Bar Bliss (1# tins), because it contains undeclared Almonds. Accordingly, individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts may be at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall was independently initiated by Figi’s after Figi’s discovered that the packaging for Lemon Bar Bliss product inadvertently excluded reference to the presence of tree nuts in the product.

Lemon Bar Bliss was distributed in MO, PA, NY, WI, IN, MI, IL, FL, VA, TX, MN, IA, CA, LA, OR, and UT by UPS mail directly to purchasers or recipients. This product is shipped in a red decorative corrugated box with a Figi’s logo label. The primary container is a red and gold round tin. The product information label is on the bottom of the tin and is labeled Lemon Bar Bliss. No expiration date is on the box or tin. No illnesses or other allergic effects have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

H-E-B Issues a Precautionary Recall For Asian Ready-to-Eat Meals due to Possible Health Risk

H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for certain Asian Ready-to-Eat meals due to the possibility of undercooked chicken in those meals. There have been no confirmed illnesses reported related to this precautionary recall.

Follow the link to read the full press release.

Source: FDA

Thursday, 3 May 2012

PepsiCo recalls Tropicana Kids Orange Juice Drink due to microbiological contamination

PepsiCo recalls Tropicana Kids Orange Juice Drink due to microbiological contamination. PepsiCo is recalling 277 units of Tropicana Kids Orange Juice Drinks multi-packs as they contain only water, rather than the orange juice blend. The water in these packs is of an unsatisfactory quality due to microbiological contamination.

Product identification Tropicana Kids Orange Juice Drink Multipack – 4 x 200ml

No branding on internal cartons Batch and date codes: uncoded The affected cartons will be easy to distinguish because they do not contain any batch or date codes, either on the outside packs or the internal cartons.

Source: FSA

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Henry’s Farm Inc. Expands Recall Of Soybean Sprouts Due To Possible Health Risk

Henry’s Farm Inc. is expanding the recall of its Soybean Sprouts, to include Natto Soybean Sprouts, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial date of the recall was April 27, 2012.

 The following products are being recalled by the firm. All clear plastic packages containing 1.5 lbs. Grown in Natural Spring Water Soybean Sprouts. The packages were not coded. All bulk (approximately 10 lbs.) plastic bags of Soybean Sprouts. The packages were neither coded nor labeled. All clear plastic packages containing 1 lb. Grown in Natural Spring Water Natto Soybean Sprouts. The packages were not coded. These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. The contamination was discovered after sampling by VDACS Food Safety and Security Program. Subsequent analysis by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products. No illness has been reported to date.

Source: FSA