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Recent FDA and FSIS recalls

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express, a food packing establishment in Seattle, is voluntarily issuing a recall of the Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box (Item #11015085) with an “enjoy by date” of March 4, 2016 and earlier because the product may contain an undeclared tree nut allergen (cashews).

Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate Farms) that may be contaminated with extraneous clear plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

New York, NY Materne North America Corp. (MNA) is voluntarily recalling specific packages of GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches due to potential adulteration from food product residue.

Maytag Blue Cheese has been voluntarily recalled from 17 Schnuck Markets locations due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Loki Fish Company of Seattle, WA is voluntarily recalling two lots of Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions, due to a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes

Progressive Gourmet Inc. of Wilmington, MA, is recalling its 6 ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches manufactured for Starbucks Coffee Co. out of the abundance of caution because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

BI-LO, LLC, today announced an immediate recall for one BI-LO store in Glennville, GA (#5744) for fresh products containing cantaloupe, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

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