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FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Raja Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In "Anarkali Peshawari Naan Bread. Upc 0-51179-99605-2. Manufactured July 1st, 2015 Thru July 1st, 2017"

Willow Tree Poultry Farm, an Attleboro, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 440 pounds of tuna salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains tuna, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label and the packing was mislabeled as chicken salad product.

Dierbergs Markets Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish and Milk in Product

Federal judge orders New York smoked fish company to stop sales due to food safety violations 

Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER'S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Flavors

Biohealth Nutrition of San Dimas, CA is recalling Precision Blend Cookies & Cream because product labels failed to declare the food allergen, wheat.

Coborn's, Inc. Issues Recall of Incorrectly Labeled Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars Due To Undeclared Milk

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