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FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Nine Alaska Safeway and Carrs Stores Voluntarily Recall Deli Sandwiches Containing Cucumbers in Cooperation with the Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Poona Contamination

Okarche Bakery, Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Soy, Wheat and Yellow #5 in Frozen Cookie Dough

Schrader Farms Meat Market, a Romulus, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 20 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Holten Meat Inc., a Sauget, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 501,509 pounds of Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Ocho Rios, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,228 pounds of canned corned beef produced in Brazil that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the voluntary recall of select code dates and manufacturing codes of individually-wrapped American slices due to the possibility that a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed. If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

Olli Salumeria Americana, LLC., an Oceanside, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 5,391 pounds of salami products due to misbranding. The products’ packaging does not contain a list of ingredients, and FSIS wants consumers to be aware that this product was formulated with wine that contains sulfites. Consumption of these products may cause adverse health consequences for consumers who have sulfite sensitivities.

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