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FSIS and FDA recalls this week

Pinnacle Foods, Inc., a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 549,539 pounds of chili products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label.

Figi's Issues Recall Alert on Mislabeled Marzipan contains undeclared almonds

House of Flavors Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in Purple Cow Cookie Butter Ice Cream

Garden of Life, LLC Recalls Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products Because of Possible Health Risk from the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow.

The Noble Spoon, a Santa Rosa, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 289 pounds of beef and chicken entree products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and do not have a federal mark of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Berks Packing Co., a Reading, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,320 pounds of beef products that may be misbranded, and may contain pork and erythorbate, an additive, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc., a San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,200 pounds of beef ravioli products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain whey, a known allergen, and pork, neither of which are declared on the product labels. The products were also produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

AA USA Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Colors in AA Brand Dried Kiwi and Dried Mango

Whole Foods/North Atlantic Kitchens, an Everett, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 73,898 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product is labeled as containing uncured beef pepperoni. However, the pizzas contain uncured pork pepperoni, which is not declared on the product label. Some individuals have a sensitivity or intolerance to pork.

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Sugarfina, Inc. Issues Allergen Labeling Alert for Undeclared Eggs in Sugar Cookies Product

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Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 720 pounds of Chicken Tortilla Soup products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product l…

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