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FDA and FSIS recalls this week

JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Wheat In You-Ka Fresh Ramune And You-Ka Punch Ramune

Handy Seafood Recall: Product Label Missing Milk and Fish Allergen Advisory in Whole Foods Blue Crab Mini Crab Cakes

Hale and Hearty Soups, LLC, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 455 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced

.J. Heinz Co., a Muscatine, Iowa, establishment, initiated a recall on Nov. 19, 2016, of approximately 5,022 pounds of bistro au jus gravy product that is incorrectly labeled as pork gravy due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The au jus gravy product contains milk and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the incorrect labeling for pork gravy.

Omni Custom Meats, Inc., a Bowling Green, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 191,695 pounds of marinated Roasted Chicken Quarters due to misbranding, specifically an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains soy, a known allergen which was not declared on the product label.

San Antonio, TX - H-E-B announced today that it has issued a precautionary recall of its entire H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups product line only. As of this afternoon, the H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups were removed from shelves out of an abundance of caution due to a customer report of a small piece of rubber found inside a single container of one variety of the product.

Wayne Farms LLC., an Oakwood, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,059 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Following the Sabra Dipping Co., LLC’s ("Sabra’s") recall where select Sabra's products were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc., Taylor Farms Texas, Inc. and Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. (all collectively referred to as “Taylor Farms”) are voluntarily recalling a limited number of products that contain Sabra's recalled products. The recalled products are labeled “Taylor Farms Veggie and Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Trays” containing Sabra Hummus Classic 2 oz. dipping cups.

Nick’s of Calvert, a Prince Frederick, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 305 pounds of ready to eat (RTE) meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. More specifically, required information on where the product was produced or repackaged is absent from the labeling and the product contains eggs and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 17,439 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Anderson’s Frozen Custard issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Pumpkin Ice Cream Pies

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