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FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Milky Way International Trading Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Nice! Peach Slices and Nice! Mixed Fruits in 8-ounce Glass Jars Due to Possible Glass in Products

Ryszard Food Distributor Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Novus Snack Golden Raisins in 10 ounce plastic packages

Perfect Fit Meals, LLC, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 10,455 pounds of poultry entrees due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products are mislabeled and one of the products, the Turkey Enchilada, may contain milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the mislabeled product label.

Country Favor Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in "Best Taste Keo Me Den Candy"
EBB (U.S.) Inc. of Columbus, Ohio is voluntarily recalling 97 cases of PICs by Price Chopper

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing (UPC 041735073389) because, although milk was listed in the ingredients list, it was mentioned in the wrong allergen caution.

Sugarfina Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Milk Chocolate Malt Balls

OLMA-XXI, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling NORVEN herring in oil, Lot 530611, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,

Back to Nature Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Classic Crème Cookies Due to Undeclared Milk

Super Herbs is voluntarily recalling all bottles of SUPER HERBS, light green and dark green capsules to the consumer level after FDA laboratory testing found SUPER HERBS to contain sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/or phenolphthalein.

Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling nineteen refrigerated salad items due to notification from one of our ingredient suppliers that Listeria monocytogenes may be present in one lot of onions that was used in the manufacture of these salads.




Whole Foods Market is recalling ten ounce packages of Asparagus, Pea and Ricotta salad because it was mislabeled and actually contained miniature Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomato and Swiss Frittatas. Due to the labeling error, an egg allergen was undeclared.

A&S Food Trading Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Gorgeous Memory Daylily

Thomas Star Bakery of Ohio LLC, is voluntarily recalling Buns Bread, package code (018493109803), which contains undeclared allergens. The bread product contains milk and eggs, known allergens which are not declared on the label.

AdvancePierre Foods, a Cincinnati, OH establishment, is recalling approximately 3,469 pounds of breaded pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains eggs, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label.

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