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RECENT FOOD RECALLS

Welcome to the Food Recall webpage. This page is maintained by the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in order to provide consumers with the latest information about food recalls affecting the County. In addition to posting details about recalls on this page, Environmental Health actively follows up on reports of adulterated food, auditing retailers to ensure that all contaminated products have been removed from store's shelves. Please bookmark this page or follow us on twitter at LAPublicHealth for frequent updates.

Consumers who have any of these products in their possession should return the product to the place of purchase or see full press release for details for disposition.

If you believe that you became sick from eating or drinking something, you can file a report by clicking this link Food Illness, or by calling 1-888-397-3993.

 

April 23, 2015

Blue Bell Creameries Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include All of its Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-608-3940

Media:
Joe Robertson
979-830-9830
media@bluebell.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2015 – BRENHAM, TX – Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

“We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe,” said Paul Kruse, Blue Bell CEO and president. “We are heartbroken about this situation and apologize to all of our loyal Blue Bell fans and customers. Our entire history has been about making the very best and highest quality ice cream and we intend to fix this problem. We want enjoying our ice cream to be a source of joy and pleasure, never a cause for concern, so we are committed to getting this right.”

The products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming and international locations.

Today’s decision was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated by Blue Bell which revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015, and March 27, 2015, contained the bacteria. This means Blue Bell has now had several positive tests for Listeria in different places and plants and as previously reported five patients were treated in Kansas and three in Texas after testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes .

“At every step, we have made decisions in the best interest of our customers based on the evidence we had available at the time,” Kruse said. “At this point, we cannot say with certainty how Listeria was introduced to our facilities and so we have taken this unprecedented step. We continue to work with our team of experts to eliminate this problem.”

Blue Bell is implementing a procedure called “test and hold” for all products made at all of its manufacturing facilities. This means that all products will be tested first and held for release to the market only after the tests show they are safe. The Broken Arrow facility will remain closed as Blue Bell continues to investigate.

In addition to the “test and hold” system, Blue Bell is implementing additional safety procedures and testing including:

  • Expanding our already robust system of daily cleaning and sanitizing of equipment
  • Expanding our system of swabbing and testing our plant environment by 800 percent to include more surfaces
  • Sending samples daily to a leading microbiology laboratory for testing
  • Providing additional employee training

Blue Bell expects to resume distribution soon on a limited basis once it is confident in the safety of its product.

Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 1-866-608-3940 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST or go to bluebell.com .

 

April 23, 2015

Blue Bell Creameries Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include All of its Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-608-3940

Media:
Joe Robertson
979-830-9830
media@bluebell.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2015 – BRENHAM, TX – Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

“We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe,” said Paul Kruse, Blue Bell CEO and president. “We are heartbroken about this situation and apologize to all of our loyal Blue Bell fans and customers. Our entire history has been about making the very best and highest quality ice cream and we intend to fix this problem. We want enjoying our ice cream to be a source of joy and pleasure, never a cause for concern, so we are committed to getting this right.”

The products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming and international locations.

Today’s decision was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated by Blue Bell which revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015, and March 27, 2015, contained the bacteria. This means Blue Bell has now had several positive tests for Listeria in different places and plants and as previously reported five patients were treated in Kansas and three in Texas after testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes .

“At every step, we have made decisions in the best interest of our customers based on the evidence we had available at the time,” Kruse said. “At this point, we cannot say with certainty how Listeria was introduced to our facilities and so we have taken this unprecedented step. We continue to work with our team of experts to eliminate this problem.”

Blue Bell is implementing a procedure called “test and hold” for all products made at all of its manufacturing facilities. This means that all products will be tested first and held for release to the market only after the tests show they are safe. The Broken Arrow facility will remain closed as Blue Bell continues to investigate.

In addition to the “test and hold” system, Blue Bell is implementing additional safety procedures and testing including:

  • Expanding our already robust system of daily cleaning and sanitizing of equipment
  • Expanding our system of swabbing and testing our plant environment by 800 percent to include more surfaces
  • Sending samples daily to a leading microbiology laboratory for testing
  • Providing additional employee training

Blue Bell expects to resume distribution soon on a limited basis once it is confident in the safety of its product.

Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 1-866-608-3940 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST or go to bluebell.com disclaimer icon .

 

April 22, 2015

Royal Frozen Food Recalls Blintzes Due to Undeclared Milk

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Contact
Consumer and Media:
Gloria Cheng, Manager
(323) 938-8666

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 21, 2015 – Royal Frozen Food is recalling its BLINTZES products due to undeclared milk. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Cherry/Potato/Potato Mushroom Blintzes were produced on various dates prior to April 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 18-oz. plastic trays containing ten pieces of “Royal Frozen Food, BLINTZES Blintzes with Cherry” with bar code “6 0723830021 8.”
  • 18-oz. plastic trays containing ten pieces of “Royal Frozen Food, BLINTZES Blintzes with Potato” with bar code “6 0723830020 1.”
  • 18-oz. plastic trays containing ten pieces of “Royal Frozen Food, BLINTZES Blintzes with Potato Mushroom” with bar code “ 6 0723830020 1”.

These items produced were shipped to retail stores and markets in California and Nevada.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased the Blintzes products and have sensitivity to milk are urged to discard the product and bring their receipt to the store for a full refund.

Consumers and Media with questions about the recall can contact Gloria Cheng, Manager at (323) 938-8666, hour 8:00-5:00 PM, PST.

 

April 22, 2015

Kayem Foods Recalls Sausage Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination


Class II Recall066-2015
Health Risk: LowApr 20, 2015

En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Alexandra Tarrant
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 – Kayem Foods, a Chelsea, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The chicken sausage products were produced on various dates in March 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [ View Labels ]

  • 12-oz. packages of Trader Joe’s brand “Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage” with the case code 9605 and use by/freeze by dates of “4 22 15,” “4 25 15,” and “4 29 15.”
  • 8-oz. packages of al fresco brand “Apple Maple Fully Cooked Breakfast Chicken Sausage” with the case code 9709 and use by/freeze by dates of “JUN 13 2015” and “JUN 20 2015.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P7839” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received complaints from two consumers who found small pieces of plastic in the product.

Neither the company nor FSIS has received reports of any injuries associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Joellen West, Customer Relations Supervisor, at (800) 426-6100 ext. 247. Media with questions about the recall can contact Christian Megliola, Director of Public Relations, at (617) 510-8190.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov . The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem .

 

April 22, 2015

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. Recalls Pine Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk

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Contact:
Consumer:
773-254-7900

Media:
Richard Slayton
773-410-0888

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. is recalling 4 ounce packages Pine Nuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and other 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.

The recalled Pine Nuts were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product come in a 4-ounce packages of Pine Nuts are sold in store Produce Departments with a clear package front and tan-colored label on the back. The back label list Pine Nuts as the only ingredient and has the UPC Number of 72549320016 with a Best By date between 10/22/2015 to 12/27/2015 on the back label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 4 ounce package.

Production of the Pine Nuts has been suspended while the FDA and Superior Nut & Candy continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Customers who have purchased any 4 ounce packages of Pine Nuts are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Relations at (773) 254-7900 [Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST].

 

April 20, 2015

Prolainat Voluntarily Recalls Trader Joe’s A Dozen Sweet Bites Due to Undeclared Coconut

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Contact
Consumer:
Trader Joe’s Customer Relations
626-599-3817

Media:
Agathe Vanderesse /Quality Manager Prolainat France
Phone: +33 5 62 65 95 11
Email: Agathe.Vanderesse@prolainat.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2015 – PROLAINAT is voluntarily recalling all lots of 9.16 oz packages of Trader Joe’s A Dozen Sweet Bites (Chocolate & Coffee “Opéra” Cake, Raspberry “Macaron Aux Framboises” Cake, Caramel & Chocolate Cake) due to undeclared coconut. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to coconut run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. The Trader Joe’s A Dozen Sweet Cakes is safe for consumption by those who do not have coconut allergies.

The recalled product was produced from January 1, 2011 to February 5, 2015 and distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. The product was sold frozen and packaged in a 9.16 oz box with a photograph of the product on the front of the box and a UPC #00967679 that can be found printed the back of the package.

The recall was initiated after a routine product packaging review surfaced the omission of coconut from the ingredient panel. All affected product has been removed from shelves and from distribution.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers who have purchased 9.16 oz packages of Trader Joe’s A Dozen Sweet Bites and have a sensitivity to coconut are urged to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00AM to 6:00 PM PST].

We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers for any inconvenience.

 

April 20, 2015

Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls Packaged Raw Macadamia Nuts Due To Possible Health Risk

Recalled items sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT Whole Foods Market Stores

Contact
Consumer:
Whole Foods Market Customer Service
512-477-5566 ext. 20060

Media:
Michael.Silverman@wholefoods.com
512.542.3031

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2015 – Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is 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, 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.

The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 11 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has a best-by date of Feb. 4, 2016 and a UPC code of 7695862059-1.

Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.

No illnesses have been reported to-date. Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts tested positive for Salmonella .

Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market Customer Service, 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT.

 

April 20, 2015

Royal Frozen Food Recalls Beef and Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen


Class I Recall063-2015
Health Risk: HighApr 17, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – Royal Frozen Food, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,821 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The beef and chicken blintzes were produced on various dates prior to April 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [ View Labels ]

  • 20-oz. plastic trays containing ten pieces of “Royal Frozen Food, BLINTZES Blintzes with BEEF” with bar code “6 0723830019 5.”
  • 20-oz. plastic trays containing ten pieces of “Royal Frozen Food, BLINTZES Blintzes with CHICKEN” with bar code “6 0723830025 6.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “Est. 20585 or P-20585” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to retail stores and markets in California and Nevada.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review by FSIS personnel.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls .

Consumers and Media with questions about the recall can contact Gloria Cheng, Manager, at (323) 938-8666.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov . The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem .

 

April 15, 2015

Beech-Nut Nutrition Recalls Baby Food Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination


Class I Recall061-2015
Health Risk: HighApr 14, 2015

En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Katherine Scheidt
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 – Beech-Nut Nutrition, an Amsterdam, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The baby food product was produced on December 12, 2014. The following product is subject to recall: [ View Labels ]

  • 4-oz. glass jars containing “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken”

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-68A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The affected product expires in “DEC 2016” and includes product numbers “12395750815” through “12395750821”. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received a complaint from a consumer who found a small piece of glass in the product.

The company has received a report of an oral injury associated with consumption of these products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls .

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Beech-Nut Consumer Hotline at (866) 674-4446. Media with questions about the recall can contact Jodi Breuer, Director of Marketing, at (518) 839-0183.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov . The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem .

 

April 13, 2015

Kanan Enterprises Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Macadamia Nuts

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Contact:
Consumer:
800-860-5464

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 3, 2015 – Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of macadamia nuts due to potential contamination with salmonella.  The supplier of the macadamia nuts has asked us to issue this recall 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. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Peterson’s Macadamias in 16 ounce stand up pouches, were distributed only through the Peterson Nut Store in Cleveland, Ohio and King Nut Factory outlet in Solon, Ohio.  The product was sold between 11/26/14 and 3/27/15. A list of affected products and code dates is listed below:

Product Size SKU Code Date
Peterson’s Macadamias 16 oz 0 7487010365 9 4330 1
Peterson’s Macadamias 16 oz 0 7487010365 9 4364 2
Peterson’s Macadamias 16 oz 0 7487010365 9 5013 1

Consumers with this recalled product should not consume this product. They should destroy it or return it to the point of purchase.  Consumers with questions should call 1-800-860-5464, 8:15 am – 5:00pm EST, Monday – Friday.

 

April 13, 2015

Texas Pecan Company Voluntarily Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Products Containing Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Contact:
Consumer:
972-241-7878

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 9, 2015 – Dallas, TX – Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling the items stated below; (refer to Table in Paragraph 3), 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.

The recalled packaged Macadamia Nuts and Gift Tins: The Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty were distributed nationwide in our retail store and through mail orders.

The product comes in an 8 ounce and 16 ounce, clear plastic bags and in our gift tins identified by the name of The Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-n-Salty, sold in the months of November and December 2014, with a pack date of 14320 through 14365, located on the bottom left hand corner of the label.

TABLE:

UPC PRODUCT NAME PACK SIZE PACK DATE
031 MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE 16 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
032 MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE 8 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
033 MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S) 16 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
034 MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S) 8 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
321-54 THE EXECUTIVE GIFT TIN 1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
320-34 JUNIOR EXECUTIVE TIN 1 SECTION OF 3 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
337-56 SWEET-N-SALTY TIN 1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
14320 THRU 14365 MINI SWEET-N-SALTY TIN 1 SECTION OF 2 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365

*NOTE: R/S means ROASTED AND SALTED

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, but we voluntarily ask that you discontinue use of the product, stated above, per date of this notification.

The potential for contamination was noted after some routine sampling tests by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in the Macadamia Nuts received from our supplier in November and December 2014.

Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and our supplier continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 8 ounce and 16 ounce bags of Macadamia Nuts, Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 972-241-7878, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm central time.

 

April 13, 2015

Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen


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Class II Recall059-2015
Health Risk: LowApr 11, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Whitney Joy
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2015 – Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos items were produced on various dates between April 9, 2014 and April 8, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [ View Labels ]

  • 20.625 lb. cases containing 60 5.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  • 9.375 lb. cases containing 60 2.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  • 24 lb. cases containing 3 8lb. vacuum sealed packages of “Border Grill Pork Yucatan.”
  • 15 lb. cases containing 100 2.7 oz. pieces of “Border Grill [Beef] Brisket Taquitos.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 20949” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutional locations in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine verification activities.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Pascal Dropsy, President of Corn Maiden Foods, Inc, at (310) 784-0400 ext. 221.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov . The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem .

 

April 09, 2015

Sabra Dipping Company Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Select SKUs of Its Classic Hummus

Contact:
Consumer:
888-957-2272

Media:
Ilya Welfeld
201-478-6360
ilya@seymourpr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 8, 2015 — Colonial Heights, VA — Today Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes . This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide.  To date, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which 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.

To date, there have been no reports indicating that these products have caused any illness.

The products being recalled are listed below and were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. Consumers can find code and use by dates on the top of each package.

UPC/SKU Item Use by Dates Affected Areas
040822011143 / 300067 Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
3 060 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 15
US
040822014687 / 300074 Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US
040822342049 / 301216 Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US
040822017497 / 301290 Sabra Classic Hummus 17oz Six Pack 3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
US
040822342209 / 301283 Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5oz 3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US

The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail location on March 30th, 2015 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-888-957-2272, Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 4:30PM Central Time.

 

April 06, 2015

Hope Foods Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Walnuts in Kale Pesto Hummus

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Consumer:
720-663-7123

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 1, 2015 — Louisville, CO — Hope Foods is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Kale Pesto Hummus because it contains undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. The hummus is safe for consumption by those who do not have walnut allergies.

The affected product was distributed in 8 oz plastic tubs and is marked with a Best By date of 05/04/15 and Lot Code of 030215-KP which can be found on the side of the lid. The unit UPC is 8-56500-00426-6. No other product is included in this recall.

We believe fewer than 3100 units have been distributed nationwide to limited retailers and wholesalers in the US only.

The recall was initiated after Hope Foods discovered that product containing walnuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers with a walnut allergy who have purchased the affected product are urged to dispose of it or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers with questions can call Hope Foods at 720-663-7123, Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MST.

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 

April 06, 2015

Laser Corned Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection


Class I Recall053-2015
Health Risk: HighApr 1, 2015

En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 – Aadji & Manten International, LLC., a Rockville, Md., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,108 pounds of canned corned beef products not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The canned corned beef products were imported from Brazil on March 15, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [ Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 123 cases plus 3-340g individual cans of “LASER CORNED BEEF” with “BEST BEFORE END 03/10/2019” on the products.

The products bear the establishment number “EST. Brazil 337” inside the country’s mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations in Maryland and Virginia and are currently on route to a distributor in California. The problem was discovered during routine review of product tracking records by FSIS employees.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls .

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Aadji & Manden International, LLC. President Emma Darko at (301) 738-8100.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov . The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem .

 

 
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