Category Archives: ~ FDA/USDA ~~ Alerts & Safety

a list of recent recalls as published by the FDA /USDA~ Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts

FDA/USDA ~~January – December Alerts & Safety pg4 -BakersofParisCroissants,


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01/10/2017 12:00 AM EST

Palmer Candy Company (www.palmercandy.com), a privately-held, fifth-generation manufacturer of chocolate and holiday confections, announced today a limited recall of certain chocolate products after being informed by a supplier that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating that they supply to Palmer Candy Company has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

01/09/2017 11:58 PM EST

Hostess Brands, LLC (“Hostess”) is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies product. The confectionary coating contains milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products, LLC due to a concern of Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and none of the confectionary coating sampled has tested positive for Salmonella. However, Hostess is initiating this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Chicken Strips Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination FSIS is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ready-to-eat chicken strips products produced by House of Raeford, a Mocksville, N.C. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have now been consumed.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Sliced Deli Meat Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination FSIS is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that assorted sliced deli meat products served to customers at Dion’s restaurants may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The assorted sliced deli meats were produced by Peter DeFries Corporation, an Albuquerque, NM establishment.

01/06/2017 10:57 AM EST

Bakers of Paris is recalling plain, almond, and chocolate croissants sold in 18 Northern California Whole Foods Market stores due to an undeclared allergen. The croissants, sold individually in self-service cases and in clear plastic packs of four, are made with an egg wash which is not declared on the ingredient list. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

Recall Notification Report 001-2017 (Italian Sausage) 4G Meat Processing LLC., a Kansas City, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,288 pounds of pork and turkey Caldarello Italian Sausage rope products due to misbranding. The products contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label. Additionally, the finished product label does not contain an ingredients statement or safe handling instructions.

Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects

Gold Medal Packing Inc. Recalls Veal Products Due To Possible E. Coli O26 and O45 Contamination Gold Medal Packing Inc., a Rome, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,607 pounds of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26 and O45.

12/30/2016 07:27 AM EST

Mikesell’s Potato Chip Company. is recalling its 2.25 oz. Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Updated information is now available.
12/27/2016 08:05 PM EST

On December 19th, Route 11 Potato Chips was advised by its seasoning supplier that an ingredient in its Sour Cream & Chive seasoning was subject to a recall. The ingredient, nonfat dry milk powder, was produced in a facility where the FDA identified Salmonella in the environment.

12/27/2016 08:50 AM EST

Whitestone Feeds, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of a single product from its beef cattle feed line. Effective immediately, all JES Premium 40 Tubs are being recalled. A farm located in Alabama reported that five of its beef cows died after having access to the subject batch of cattle tubs. Samples from the subject batch were assayed following a customer complaint.

12/28/2016 01:08 PM EST

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today announced an amendment to the Best By Dates in its December 11, 2016, press release related to its voluntary recall of certain macaroni and cheese cup products. The products contain cheddar cheese seasoning which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

12/28/2016 12:24 PM EST

American Roland Food Corp., in cooperation with the manufacturer in Spain, is initiating a recall of one lot of Roland® Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Anchovies, due to a product quality issue that may pose a potential health hazard to those who consume the product.Updated information is now available.

12/28/2016 05:56 PM EST

Longmont, Colorado, Huvepharma, Inc., which recently acquired the Longmont Colorado manufacturing facility including the respective FDA registration associated with this recall, is voluntarily recalling 1 lot of Duramycin-10 Soluble Powder, distributed by Durvet, to the consumer level. The product had a stability failure at the 48 month time point. Risk Statement: The product does not have the potential to result in a health risk to any animals that are indicated for use.

 

FDA/USDA ~~ November Alerts & Safety Listeria,Lead,Salmonella pg2


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Wayne Farms LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Breast Products That May Be Undercooked
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.

Morty Pride Meats, Inc. Recalls Pork Barbeque Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared AllergensMorty Pride Meats, Inc., a Fayetteville, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 237,891 pounds of pork barbeque products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Piccadilly Fine Foods Recalls Beef Shepherd’s Pie Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Piccadilly Fine Foods, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 144 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

La Quercia Recalls Dried Pork Products Due To Insufficient Dehydration
La Quercia, a Norwalk, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 932 pounds of cured, dried pork loin products due to insufficient dehydration.

4C Foods Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese, and Cento Grated Cheese Brands NET WT. 6 OZ Glass Jars Because of Possible Health Risk 4C Foods Corp. is voluntarily recalling 4C Grated Cheese, Homestyle Grated Cheese, and Cento Grated Cheese Brands due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Other 4C Foods products, including any other cheese products, are not impacted by this recall.

Women should carefully consider the benefits and risks associated with permanent birth control devices, like the FDA-approved Essure device, along with other birth control options.
That’s why FDA recently approved important labeling changes for Essure. Read the Consumer Update to learn more.

11/14/2016 08:50 PM EST

Marine Agrifuture, LLC. of Kahuku, HI, is recalling its “Kahuku Ogo”, “Robusta Ogo” and “Kahuku Sea Asparagus” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

11/16/2016 02:52 PM EST

The Popcorn Shoppe in Tiffin, Ohio is voluntarily recalling its Olde Tyme Recipe Popcorn Balls, Edwards Orchard Popcorn Balls and Edwards Orchard West Popcorn Balls (4 individually wrapped 5oz. popcorn balls in a clear plastic bag) due to an undeclared milk and soy allergen. This recall has been initiated due to the ingredient label not stating the milk and soy allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. To advance urgently needed research in Alzheimer’s disease, FDA is engaging with researchers, drug companies, and the public as they design new clinical studies for promising drugs.

 

 

FDA/USDA ~~ Nov/Oct Alerts & Safety p4


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OSI Industries, LLC Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination OSI Industries, LLC, a Fort Atkinson, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,403 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

11/04/2016 12:45 PM EDT

Santa Barbara, CA – Out of an abundance of caution, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

11/04/2016 01:43 PM EDT
OLMA-XXI,Inc of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), Best by 02/23/2017and Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish, Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), Best by 10/20/2016, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

 

11/03/2016 09:07 PM EDT

Select Whole Foods Market stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. are voluntarily recalling batches of its Chocolate Croissants because the product contains eggs and the ingredient was not declared on product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

 

 

Flavor Trade, LLC. Recalls Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection Flavor Trade, LLC., a Kansas City, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 113 pounds of beef jerky products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA mark of inspection without authorization

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for the following recalls:

10/31/2016 09:19 AM EDT

The International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its frozen strawberries out of an abundance of caution in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation of an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

11/02/2016 07:38 PM EDT

AC Creamery Inc. of Anaheim, CA, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

10/28/2016 06:00 PM EDT

Mondelez Global LLC of East Hanover, NJ, announced today a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States, including the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas, of certain Oreo Fudge Cremes product, Original and Mint varieties, due to milk allergen not being declared in the ingredient list. Mondelez Global LLC is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.

 

Back to Nature Issues a Product Recall and Allergy Alert for Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Chocolate Granola Due to Undeclared Milk  Back to Nature Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling four (4) products because those products contain chocolate purchased from a third party supplier which was found to contain undeclared Milk that is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

Depression is a serious medical illness. Also called “major depressive disorder,” or “unipolar depression,” it affects about 350 million people worldwide and is a leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization. October is Depression Awareness Month.   Read this Consumer Update to learn more.
10/26/2016 07:33 PM EDT

Saratoga Springs, NY-Stewart’s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart’s Sportade Fruit Punch Isotonic Beverage 20 fluid oz. because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

 Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 099-2016, St. Clair Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Oct 21, 2016).

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National Meat and Provisions Recalls Beef and Veal Products Due To Possible E. Coli O26 ContaminationNational Meat and Provisions, a Reserve, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,349 pounds of beef and veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26. The raw non-intact beef and veal items were produced and packaged on Sept. 14-15, 2016.

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 093-2016, Kraft Heinz Recalls Ready-To-Eat Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens (Oct 9, 2016)

Dealing with ADHD: What You Need to Know Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD continues to increase.  October is ADHD Awareness Month. Learn to recognize and treat ADHD in kids and adults.

Homeopathic teething tablets and gels are distributed by CVS, Hyland’s, and possibly others, and are sold in retail stores and online.Consumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 092-2016, Daily’s Premium Meats, LLC Recalls Bacon Products Due to Possible Listeria Adulteration (Oct 3, 2016).

10/11/2016 05:37 PM EDT

New York, NY – Roland Foods, LLC in cooperation with the manufacturer in Morocco, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Roland® Preserved Lemons due to undeclared sulfites in the product. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product

10/12/2016 09:39 AM EDT

Aspen Hills, the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in the Publix Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream, notified Publix that some of their product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Premium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream due to the possibility of the product containing Listeria monocytogenes.

10/12/2016 09:59 AM EDT

Nutrisystem Everyday, LLC, the retail division of Nutrisystem, Inc., is voluntarily recalling the Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar, manufactured by Noble Foods, Inc. This bar contains a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier, which advised that its ingredient might potentially contain Listeria monocytogenes

10/11/2016 07:52 PM EDT

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, Inc. of Madison, WI is recalling select ice cream products, because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

 

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10/11/2016 03:35 PM EDT

Wells Enterprises, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Blue Bunny Hoppin’ Holidoodle ice cream sold at retail outlets, because they contain snickerdoodle cookie dough pieces recalled by the supplier, Aspen Hills, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wells has received no reports of illness attributable to this product.

10/11/2016 01:47 PM EDT

BRENHAM, Texas – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all products that were made with a cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for them to contain Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

10/11/2016 10:44 AM EDT

Today, Mars Petcare US of Franklin, Tennessee, announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR Classics Filet Mignon Flavor product due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process. CESAR Classics Filet Mignon can be purchased individually, as well as, in flavor variety multipacks.

An “urgent” product recall issued Thursday and encouraging “immediate action” to remove breaded trout from commerce because it contains General Mills flour linked to an E. coli outbreak was still not available on the Food and Drug Administration website Monday afternoon. Clear Springs Foods Inc. of Buhl, ID, sent the recall notice to purchasing officers…

Update:Only one Costco store was implicated as of Sunday when the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public warning about Salmonella illnesses associated with the rotisserie chicken salad from store number 1190 in Lynnwood, WA.“Based on epidemiological evidence, four Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- case patients have been identified with illness onset dates ranging from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6,” according to the FSIS notice.“Traceback investigation indicated that three of these case patients consumed rotisserie chicken salad purchased on Aug. 26, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 from this Costco location.”

 

Glendale, CA – Nestlé USA, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of its Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) due to a possible health risk. The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif. and distributed nationally. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Chicken Product Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with a chicken salad product sold from Costco Store #1190, in Lynwood, Wash.

10/08/2016 03:47 PM EDT

Osage Gardens Inc. of New Castle, Colorado is recalling Osage Gardens Organic 2oz Micro Greens, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 AdulterationSilver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 7,970 pounds ofground beef and burger products, as well as an undetermined amount of sandwich steak products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 087-2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration (Sep 24, 2016).

10/04/2016 08:14 PM EDT

Nurse Assist, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of I.V. Flush Syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections with the product. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the effects of Burkholderia cepacia on people ‘vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis.’ If a patient is having symptoms, contact your health care provider.

10/04/2016 09:38 AM EDT

Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri has announced a voluntary recall of its shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 089-2016, Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Sep 27, 2016).

Daily’s Premium Meats, LLC Recalls Bacon Products Due to Possible Listeria AdulterationDaily’s Premium Meats, LLC, a Salt Lake City, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 170 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

10/03/2016 01:21 PM EDT

Hialeah, FL – Spices USA Inc. is recalling 772 bags, 50 pounds each, of TASTY SAWA GROUND TURMERIC, used for furthering manufacturing or repacking, because it contains elevated levels of lead. Consumers are warned not to use the product. Lead can accumulate in the body over time, and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.

10/03/2016 01:30 PM EDT

Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, announced today it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of 50mm 0.2 micron filters (product code H93835) due to the potential for a missing filter support membrane and for potential presence of particulate matter. These issues are associated with a component manufactured by an external supplier, and were identified prior to patient involvement as a result of complaints from customers at compounding facilities.

09/30/2016 Sammy’s Milk Baby Food Potential for Cronobacter Milk Baby Food
09/30/2016 Fred Meyer Deli BTG Superfood Wrap Undeclared milk, soy, wheat and cashews Fred Meyer Stores
09/29/2016 Fresh Express American Salad Undeclared allergens (egg, milk, wheat, anchovy) Fresh Express Incorporated
09/28/2016 Kroger, Fareway Frozen onion rings Undeclared milk McCain Foods USA, Inc.
09/26/2016 Mt Kisco Smokehouse Smoked salmon Listeria monocytogenes Mt Kisco Smokehouse
09/26/2016 Café Valley Banana Nut mini muffins Undeclared Walnuts Café Valley
09/26/2016 Various: Allens, Reliance, Monarch, Silver Source Peas with snaps, cut green beans Undeclared shellfish Sager Creek Foods, Inc.
09/23/2016 Good Sense Cranberries Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Milk and Soy Waymouth Farms
09/23/2016 ShurFine, Spartan and more Frozen onion rings Undeclared milk McCain Foods USA, Inc
09/22/2016 BIKAJI