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FSIS and FDA recalls this week

Lipari Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean Products Due to Undeclared Almonds

Best Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Deer Brand Cumin Powder 7 Ounce and Deer Brand Cumin Powder 14 Ounce

Wilderness Family Naturals Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Coconut Milk Powder And Products Containing Organic Coconut Milk Powder

Fresh Creative Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovy) in H-E-B Tartar Sauce

Maytag Dairy Farms is voluntarily recalling 5 lots of "Maytag Blue" blue cheese wedges and wheels and 15 batches of blue cheese crumbles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., a Portland, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product is labeled as beef, but contains pork, which is not declared on the product label.

Rucker's Wholesale & Service Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Ingredient in Uncle Bucks & Cabela's Classic Candies Maple Nut Candy Peg Bags

Sally Sherman Foods, a Mount Vernon, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,004 pounds of various chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Health Matters America Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Flying Food Group, LLC, a Grapevine, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,006 pounds of Edamame Hummus Wrap products due to adulteration and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The Edamame Hummus Wrap products are mislabeled and may contain Thai Style Chicken Peanut Wraps, which are formulated with peanuts and tree nuts, known allergens not declared on the product label

Country Life Natural Foods of Pullman, MI is recalling shelled raw pistachios, sold in 2 lb bags and 30 lb boxes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella,

Peking Food LLC Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Egg in Assorted Chef Hon Brand Steamed Buns



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