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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.

 

November 17, 2016

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

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For Immediate Release - November 15, 2016

Contact
Consumers
4C Foods Corp.
866-969-1920

Announcement

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.

Salmonella is an organism that 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.

This recall was of a nationwide distribution and includes the following products, which were packed in 6 oz. vacuum-sealed glass jars, with BEST BY dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018 and packaged in cases of either 6 or 12 jars per case:

4C All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-33126)
4C All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-37126)
4C All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-77126)
4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-32790)
4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 41387-11627)
4C HomeStyle All Natural 100% Imported Italian Pecorino Romano Cheese (UPC 41387-12302)
Cento Parmesan Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90502)
Cento Romano Grated Cheese (UPC 70796-90501)

Although no illnesses have been reported, we are voluntarily recalling these products out of an abundance of caution after FDA testing revealed the issue.

Consumers are asked to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Retail stores and distributors are requested to immediately remove and discard any of the above items from the shelves and warehouses. 4C Foods Corp. will reach out to all retailers and distributors with additional information.

Please contact 4C Foods Corp. at 866-969-1920 Monday- Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Time), with any inquires.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

 

November 17, 2016

Voluntary Recall of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae Due to Possible Health Risks from Cookie Dough Pieces Purchased from a Third Party Supplier

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For Immediate Release - November 14, 2016

Contact
Consumers
Kraft Heinz
1-866-572-3805
Media
Lynne Galia
lynne.galia@kraftheinzcompany.com
847-646-4396

Announcement

Chicago, IL - Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts is voluntarily being recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Aspen Hills, Inc. Cookie Dough Pieces.

This issue was identified when Aspen Hills, the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts, reported positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes . We immediately began an investigation and are voluntarily taking this action as a precautionary measure.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that 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.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.

The recall is for approximately 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts.

No other sizes, varieties or code dates of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products are included in this recall.

The following is being recalled:

Product Size Name of Product Individual Package  Lot Code
Best When Used By Code Date
Individual Package UPC
4 Pack Weight Watchers Smart One's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae

Best if Used by 12/28/2016   MS5M01A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 12/28/2016   MS5M02A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 12/28/2016    MS5M07A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 12/28/2016    MS5M08A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 01/28/2017    MS6A18A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 01/28/2017   MS6A19A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 01/28/2017   MS6A20A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 02/28/17    MS6B15A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 02/28/17    MS6B16A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 02/28/17   MS6B17A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 03/28/2017  &MS6C28A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 03/28/2017    MS6C29A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 03/28/2017   MS6C30A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 05/28/2017    MS6E10A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 06/28/2017    MS6F27A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 06/28/2017    MS6F28A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 06/28/2017    MS6F29A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used by 07/28/2017    MS6G28A 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 07/28/2017  MS6G25 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 07/28/2017    MS6G26 0 2580002329 5
Best if Used By 07/28/2017    MS6G27 0 2580002329 5

We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers can also contact 1-866-572-3805. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.

This product was distributed to retailers in the U.S. only.

 

November 17, 2016

Agave Dream Recalls Several Flavors Of Ice Creams In Pint Size Containers Because Of Possible Health Risk

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For Immediate Release - November 10, 2016

Contact
Consumers
Agave Dream
agavedream@sbcglobal.net
866-993-4438

Announcement

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling all vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, chocolate chip and lavender ice creams packaged in pint sized containers, 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. 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.

Product was distributed across the United States through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Romeoville & Dallas warehouses, DPI NW, Americold Los Angeles & Modesto warehouses, IWI Franklin Indiana warehouse, Jakes Finer Foods Houston Texas, Haddon House Richburg South Carolina & Medford New Jersey, Grocery Outlet- CA, UNFI- Auburn Washington & Ridgefield Washington.

All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. Recalled products are Agave Dream ice creams packed in pints with “best buy” date located at the bottom of the pint.

The following flavors and “Best By” dates are being recalled:

Flavor UPC Dates
Vanilla 8 9934900201 7 7/4/17, 9/8/17,10/9/17, 12/12/17, 1/14/18
Chocolate 8 9934900202 4 7/4/17, 8/5/17, 9/8/17, 10/9/17, 12/12/17, 12/24/17
Cappuccino 8 9934900204 8 7/4/17, 9/8/17, 12/2/17, 1/14/18
Chocolate Chip 8 9934900203 1 8/5/17, 12/12/17
Lavender 8 9934900206 2 12/2/17

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finding samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s facility and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products it produced for Agave Dream.

Consumers who have purchased the identified Agave Dream ice cream products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 866-993-4438 or agavedream@sbcglobal.net. Monday-Friday, 9am PST-5pm PST.

 

November 15, 2016

ISB Food Group, LLC Recalls L.A. Creamery Honeycomb Ice Cream And L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream With Expiration Dates Of March 18, 2017 Because Of Possible Health Risk

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For Immediate Release - November 9, 2016

Contact Consumers
Antonella Loiacano
818-405-0022, ext. 103

Announcement

Los Angeles, CA - ISB Food Group, LLC is recalling L.A. Creamery Honeycomb ice cream and L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel ice cream with expiration dates of March 18, 2017, because they were produced in a co-packing facility that 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. 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.

L.A. Creamery Honeycomb and L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel with expiration dates of March 18, 2017, were distributed from March to October 2016 in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Massachusetts.

The product is in paper 14 oz. ice cream containers with the L.A. Creamery brand name, Salted Caramel flavor and Honeycomb flavors, specifically stamped on the bottom of the container with the expiration date of March 18, 2017.

No illnesses have been reported to date, and no L.A. Creamery product has been found to be contaminated.

The recall is the result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finding samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the facility of the contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC, and in finished product of an unrelated company’s brand that was manufactured at the Dr. Bob’s facility, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products produced this year at its facility. The continuous production line at Dr. Bob’s that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes was used to produce L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel and L.A. Creamery Honeycomb flavors in March of 2016.  ISB Food Group has only used the Dr. Bob’s facility for co-packing once in 2016, in March, and will not produce in the Dr. Bob’s facility going forward.

Consumers who have purchased L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel flavor or L.A. Creamery Honeycomb flavor with expiration dates of March 18, 2017 are urged to contact us for a full refund or any questions at (818) 405-0022, extension 103, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am Pacific Time to 3:00 pm Pacific Time.

 

November 10, 2016

Prime Time International Recalls Certain Lots of Cucumbers Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination


Product Description
Certain lots of fresh cucumbers (Product of Mexico)

Recalling Firm
Prime Time International Produce
Coachella, CA

Recall Reason
Possible Salmonella contamination

Recall Class
N/A

Product Identification
Fresh Cucumbers
Lot #: 1-2885
Item: 1472554
Sticker: 280
Stamp: Agricola Maui

Product Labels

Distribution
Nationwide including CA

Retail Distribution List(Updates in Gray Shading)

Affected Dates
N/A

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Prime Time International 760-399-4166

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Recall Date: 11/06/16

See the full article »

For more information of Allergen: Salmonella »

 

November 09, 2016

AC Creamery Inc. Recalls "Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" Because Of Possible Health Risk

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For Immediate Release - November 2, 2016

Contact
Consumers
714-871-9951
Media
Susan Brown
714-871-9951

Announcement

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. 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.

The recalled “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and events such as; Florida Food & Lodging Show, Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture and California State University Pilipino American Student Association (CSUF PASA) Friendship Games

The product comes in a 16 ounce, paper cup marked with an expiration date of Mar 06, 2018 stamped on the bottom.

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC, facility, and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products produced this year.

Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of " Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream " are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-714-871-9951, Mondays-Fridays from 9AM -5PM Pacific Time.

 

November 04, 2016

ICAPP Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of Frozen Strawberries

For Immediate Release - October 30, 2016

Contact
Consumers
ICAPP
customerservice@icapp.com.eg
+201-541-1624

Announcement

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. For more information about this investigation, please visit FDA’s outbreak investigation website at http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm518775.htm .

The recalled products were all distributed for sale to and use in food service establishments nationwide -- not for use in food products offered for retail sale to consumers. Nonetheless, ICAPP is issuing this news release publicly to help mitigate any possible risk to the public health and to fully ensure that all recalled products are recovered. Although none of ICAPP’s own testing through an established surveillance program or through third party testing of retained samples has identified the presence of Hepatitis A in any of its products, ICAPP has decided to recall all frozen strawberries that it has imported into the United States since January 1, 2016 out of an abundance of caution.

No other ICAPP products, frozen or fresh, are covered by this voluntary recall.

ICAPP is conducting this voluntary recall after learning that frozen strawberries that it distributed may be linked to a recent Hepatitis A outbreak in the United States. ICAPP has been engaged with FDA in its investigation of this outbreak and is taking this action in consultation with FDA because Hepatitis A virus was detected in four lots of frozen strawberries that were exported to the U.S. by ICAPP. ICAPP is working closely with all of the U.S. distributors of this product to ensure that this recall is effective.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food. In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune compromised, Hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure. Persons who may have consumed affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately.

ICAPP is fully committed to producing safe and high quality products; consumer safety is its top priority. ICAPP is conducting a comprehensive review of all of its operations and its suppliers to ensure that the food it produces is safe. ICAPP continues to work closely with federal and state authorities and is conducting this recall in cooperation with FDA.

For questions or more information, consumers may contact ICAPP by email at customerservice@icapp.com.eg or by phone, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Cairo local time, at +201-541-1624.

Link to CORE's posting of "FDA Investigates Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illnesses Linked to Frozen Strawberries"

 

November 04, 2016

Gaiser's European Style Provision Inc. Recalls Chicken and Pork Bologna Products Due to Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens, and Being Formulated with Uninspected Meat and Poultry Products


Class I Recall101-2016
Health Risk: HighOct 26, 2016

En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Maria Machuca
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2016 – Gaiser’s European Style Provision Inc., a Union, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,895 pounds of chicken and pork bologna products due to misbranding, undeclared allergens, and being formulated with meat and poultry products that were not federally inspected, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain nonfat dry milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the finished product label.

The bologna items were produced on various dates from Oct. 6, 2016 to Oct. 20, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [ View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 1-lb. chubb artificial casing containing “Gaiser’s RUSSIAN BRAND PROFESSORSKAYA BOLOGNA” pork bologna with various packaging dates from Oct. 10, 2016 to Oct. 21, 2016.
  • 10-lb. chubb artificial casing containing “Gaiser’s PROFESSORSKAYA” pork bologna with various packaging dates from Oct. 10, 2016 to Oct. 21, 2016.
  • 1-lb. chubb artificial casing containing “NetCost Market PROFESSORSKAYA BRAND BOLOGNA” with various packaging dates from Oct. 10, 2016 to Oct. 21, 2016.
  • 1-lb. chubb artificial casing containing “Gaiser’s CHICKEN BOLOGNA” with various packaging dates from Oct. 10, 2016 to Oct. 21, 2016.
  • 3-lb. chubb artificial casing containing “Gaiser’s CHICKEN BOLOGNA” with various packaging dates from Oct. 10, 2016 to Oct. 21, 2016.
  • 1-lb. chubb artificial casing containing “NetCost Market CHICKEN BOLOGNA” with various packaging dates from Oct. 10, 2016 to Oct. 21, 2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5385 or P-5385” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and/or for institutional use in California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Washington.

The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment conducted by FSIS personnel.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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 members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Igor Denisenko, Gaiser’s European Style Provision Inc.’s plant manager, at (908) 686-3421.

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 10 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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