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Action taken by the company:  The company has withdrawn all affected stock which has only been supplied to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to let consumers know why the product has been withdrawn and the action they can take if they have purchased the product.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

Follow the link to find out more.

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.

Chamberlain Farms Salmonella Cantaloupe Outbreak is Over

Marler.blog reports that the Chamberlain Farms Salmonella cantaloupe outbreak is over.

"A total of 261 persons (down 9 from last CDC report) infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium (228 persons) and Salmonella Newport (33 persons) were reported from 24 states. 94 ill persons were hospitalized. Three deaths were reported in Kentucky". Follow the link to read the full report.

Krasnyi Oktyabr Issues an Alert on Unevisceraed Fish

KRASNYI OKTYABR located at 60 20th street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling Beer Set Dried Rudd discovered by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors during a routine inspection and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel that confirmed the fish had not been properly eviscerated prior to processing. This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause Botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.

The sale of this type of fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis. The recalled Beer Set Dried Rudd comes in a vacuum packed 7oz (200 g) bag with a code Best before 10.22.12 was sold to one retail store on June 14 in New York City. It is product of Russia. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Source: FDA

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese Recalls: Kentucky Rose - Kentucky Bleu - Awe-Brie and Tomme de Nena Cheeses due to Possible Health Risk

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese is voluntarily recalling Kentucky Rose, Kentucky Bleu, Awe-Brie and Tomme de Nena. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA. Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Follow the link for more product details.

Source: FDA

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Whole Foods Market Recalls Mislabeled Soup in Six States Due to Possible Undeclared Allergen

Whole Foods Market is recalling soup sold in all stores in six states due to mislabeling. The Whole Foods Market Kitchens soup, labeled as Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Soup, was in fact Lobster Bisque, which poses the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if consumed by customers with a shellfish or milk allergy. The soup was sold in 24oz containers from Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, between September 29 and October 2, 2012. The label includes a sell-by date of October 4, 2012.

Insect contamination

The FSA reports that


  • Lightbody Ventures Ltd recalls two varieties of its Annabel Karmel Chewy Bars due to possible insect contamination and
  • Lubna Foods Ltd recalls certain batch codes of Dry Dates due to possible insect infestation

More peanut recalls in the US

Oregon Ice Cream Manufacturing is Voluntarily Recalling Aldens Organic Brand Peanut Butter n Chip Ice Cream and Cascade Glacier Brand Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Due to Possible Health Risks

Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls Two Bulk Bin Items in Two States Due to Possible Health Risk

Jer's™ Chocolates Voluntarily Recalls Peanut Butter Products

Grand BK. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut in Black Mix Crisp 7oz. And Crisp Mix 7oz.

Fairytale Brownies Voluntarily Recalls Peanut Butter Brownies and Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

Newman's Own Organics Issues a Limited Voluntary Recall of their Peanut Butter Newman-O's Sandwich Crème Cookies because of Health Risk

Late July Snacks Voluntarily Recalls Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers Because of Possible Health Risk

Xan Confections Voluntarily Recalls Peanut Butter Chocolate Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express Voluntarily Recalls Expired Protein Bistro Boxes Because of Possible Health Risk

Whole Foods Market voluntarily recalls Chicken Spring Rolls and Peanut Sesame Noodlescontaining peanuts due to possible health risk from one store