Sunday, 19 January 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Colorado Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Wheat

Illinois Firm Recalls Sliced Spiral Hams for Possible Listeria Contamination

Merrell Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in “Crunch’N Nutter - Mixed Nut”

Rise’N Roll Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in All Their Donut Varieties and Undeclared Peanuts in Nutty Crunch

FDA warns consumers not to eat oysters from Copano Bay in Aransas County, Texas

California Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Produced Without The Benefit Of Full Inspection

North Dakota Firm Recalls Beef Franks Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Milk

Paskesz Candy Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Premium Belgian Chocolate Coins

Undeclared Milk in Five Kinnikinnick Foods Products



Cantaloupe Growers may face 5 Years Probation in Listeria Outbreak

Food Safety News reports that government prosecutors today recommended sentences of five years probation for brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen, owners of the cantaloupe farm tied to one of the deadliest foodborne illness outbreaks in U.S. history. Each of the Jensen brothers previously pleaded guilty in October to six counts of Introducing an Adulterated Food into Interstate Commerce that resulted in the outbreak, which killed more than 30 people and sickened at least 147 with Listeria from contaminated cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms. The maximum sentence for each of the six counts would have been a year in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. The Listeria outbreak in 2011 sickened at least 147 and killed more than 30. Source: Food Poison Journal

2nd Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Hits 430

As of January 15, 2014, a total of 430 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from 23 states and Puerto Rico. Most of the ill persons (74%) have been reported from California. Since the last update on December 19, 2013, a total of 14 new ill persons have been reported from four states: Arizona (1), California (11), Idaho (1), and Virginia (1).

Source: Food Poison Journal

Sainsbury's Bakewell Cake Slices withdrawn

Sainsbury's is withdrawing all packs of by Sainsbury's 6 Bakewell Cake Slices because some packs may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to milk or its constituents.
Follow the link for product details.

CFIA recalls this week

Undeclared hazelnuts in certain Dandar brand cookies

Ripple Creek Farm brand Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham recalled due to Listeria

Sunkist Blends Brand Chocolate Banana &Mango Premium Fruits & Nuts Recalled Due to Undeclared Pistachios and Hazelnuts

Undeclared milk in Burnbrae Farms brand Dried Whole Eggs

Undeclared peanuts in certain F brand waffle products

Undeclared peanuts in Detskie brand Waffles

Various Kinnikinnick Foods brand products recalled due to undeclared milk

Undeclared mustard in certain Kitchen by Brad Smoliak brand Bacon Spread

"Hausmacher" liver pâté recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria - clostridium botulinum

"Murzynki" brand wafers recalled due to undeclared peanut, egg and almond

Saturday, 11 January 2014

FDA recalls this week

Tonia’s Biscotti II LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Milk, and Soy in Tonia’s Biscotti Sampler Bags, Lemon Biscotti Dipped in White Chocolate Bags, and Individually Wrapped Biscotti of All Flavors

Flat Creek Farm & Dairy Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk

Missouri Firm Recalls Mechanically Separated Chicken Products Due To Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination

L.M. Noodle Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat Flour, Soy Flour Whey and Milk in Butterballs



Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry withdrawn

Marks & Spencer is withdrawing all packs of Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry because a small number of packs contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to milk or its constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Study on geographic origin of foods

The Food Standards Agency, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is carrying out a study to look at the geographic origin of foods claiming to be from the UK.

Food samples from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be analysed using a technique known as stable isotope ratio analysis. The aims of the study are to: check the accuracy of current origin claims on food labels to ensure consumers can be confident that food labelled as from the UK is what it claims to be gain experience of using stable isotope analysis to assess where food comes from Samples of food have been taken from retail, wholesale and food service outlets.

In total, more than 100 samples are being tested, and comprise beef (including burgers), pork, lamb, tomatoes, apple juice and honey. Stable isotope analysis is a screening method that acts as a useful indicator of potential fraudulent activity. Any results that suggest a problem will be followed up with an audit of traceability. The traceability audit should be completed by April 2014 and the full report of the study will be published.

Source: Food Standards Agency

CFIA recalls this week

Simply Lite brand Dark Chocolate recalled due to undeclared milk

Thrifty Foods Port Place Nanaimo Hot Barbecue Chicken products may be unsafe due to chemical contamination

Undeclared milk in certain Alprose brand Swiss Baking Chocolate

Andalos brand Kaak Muhalla recalled due to undeclared milk and egg

Andalos Brand Anis Cookies Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

Various Kinnikinnick Foods Brand products recalled due to undeclared milk

Saturday, 4 January 2014

CFIA recalls this week

Undeclared milk in Motha brand Wattalappan Pudding Mix

Gluten in "gluten free" Grande Harvest brand 12 Grain Blended Rice

Wal-Mart recalls donkey meat in China

Wal-Mart has recalled a donkey meat product in China after tests showed that it contained DNA of other animals. Wal-Mart says it will reimburse customers who bought the "Five Spice" donkey meat and the US firm is also helping local authorities with an investigation into its local supplier. The Shandong Food and Drug Administration said the product contained fox meat. Donkey meat is a popular snack in some parts of China.
 
Follow the link to read the full report.

FDA recalls this week

Campbell Recalls 300 Cases of Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce Due to a Risk of SpoilageThe

Cultured Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Cashew Cheese Due To Possible Risk Of Contamination From Salmonella