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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.

 

February 25, 2015

Fairway “Like No Other Market” Recalls Fairway Brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
(855) 856-9566

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 24, 2015 — Fairway “Like No Other Market” of New York, NY, is recalling Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts), 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. 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 Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) were distributed to Fairway stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and also through home delivery programs provided by Google and Instacart.

The product is packaged in clear, plastic cello bags of varying weights, each weighing less than one pound. The product bears Item Code 228119 XXXXXX. All “SELL BY” Date codes of May 15, 2015 and earlier are being recalled.

There have been no reported illnesses to date.

The recall is the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria. The company has ceased distribution of the Fairway brand Raw Hazelnut (Filberts) and removed the product from Fairway store shelves as the FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who purchased the Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 856-9566, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm EST.

 

February 23, 2015

WhiteWave Foods Voluntarily Recalls Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers Due to Undeclared Peanuts Company says some Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Cracker boxes may contain Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-663-4349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 20, 2015 — Broomfield, CO. WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling 7.5 oz packages of Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

We believe fewer than 62,160 boxes of product have been shipped to retailers and wholesalers in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The recall is taking place due to an inadvertent packaging error. The outer package is labeled as a cheddar sandwich cracker and the inner package contains the peanut butter sandwich crackers.

WhiteWave’s sales team is working with distributors to actively recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves, and the Company has implemented measures to prevent this from happening in the future.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

Consumers should check the top of the individual box and look for a “best before” date of 17 May 2015, and check the bottom of the box for a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 42365 00464. This is the only product involved in the recall.

Product safety and consumer confidence is of utmost importance to WhiteWave. Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-866-663-4349 during extended business hours on February 20, until 10 p.m. central time. On February 21-22, consumers with questions can contact the Company from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time Monday-Friday. The call center will resume normal business hours as of February 23 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been notified of this recall, and we are coordinating our communication efforts with the organization Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).

 

February 23, 2015

Hummingbird Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Contact:
Consumer:
541-686-0921 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 20, 2015 — Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon is recalling 110 jars of Hummingbird Brand Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter that may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product sold to retail outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington and directly to consumers in Oregon in 1 pound (454 gram) glass jars that show lot number of 15023 on a white sticker on the jar between the dates of 1/27/15 and 2/19/15.

HW Item # Lot # UPC Code
N270 15023 6-96859-11035-1

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a supplier had changed the ingredients without notice to include milk in the 65% dark chocolate used to make the Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. The label does not show milk as an ingredient. Only lot # 15023 was made with the affected chocolate.

Consumers who purchased this product are welcome to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or to contact Hummingbird at 541-686-0921 ext. 105 from 8am to 4pm PST Monday through Friday.

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

Hummingbird Wholesale has taken immediate action to recall the affected Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter in order to ensure the safety of its consumers.

Hummingbird Wholesale is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products, and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.

 

February 18, 2015

Goya Foods, Inc. Announces Recall of Kirby Brand Black Beans with Creole Seasoning and Goya Brand Black Bean Soup for Undeclared Peanut Protein

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-275-4692

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 13, 2015 — Certain lots of Kirby brand black beans with creole seasoning, 29 oz. size and Goya brand black bean soup, 29 oz. size made by Goya Santo Domingo, S.A. are being recalled.

The voluntary recall was announced after the Company was notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that one lot of ground cumin had potentially been produced with undeclared peanut protein.

Peanut is an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statement.

This recall notice only affects Kirby black beans with creole seasoning 29 oz. size and Goya black bean soup 29 oz. size. No other sizes or varieties of black bean soup or black beans are affected.

Product Name & Description Package Weight UPC Best By Dates Distribution
Kirby Black Beans Creole Seasoning 29 oz. 0 7738512346 4 JUL 2018 FL
Goya Black Bean SOUP 29 oz. 0 4133102081 7 JUL 2018 or AUG 2018 CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT

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

Consumers who have purchased the products listed above are urged to discard the product and contact GFI’s Consumer Affairs Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM to 5PM, EST at 1-800-275-4692.

 

February 17, 2015

Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Tubs of Breyers® No Sugar Added Salted Caramel Swirl Due to Undeclared Almond

Contact:
Consumer:
877-270-7402

Media:
Jaime Stein
201-894-7760
mediarelations.usa@unilever.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 16, 2015 — Englewood Cliffs, NJ — Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of tubs of Breyers® No Sugar Added Salted Caramel Swirl because they may inadvertently contain almonds, which are not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almond run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected product was distributed in 1.5-quart (1.41L) paperboard tubs marked with a unit UPC of 7756738393 , with a best before date of NOV2915GB , located on the bottom of the tub. No other best before dates are affected.

The product was distributed nationwide to limited retailers and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.

No Breyers® brand gelato, ice cream, or other frozen dairy dessert products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. The company initiated the recall as a result of a consumer complaint.

Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before date are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7402 , which is operational 24 hours a day seven days a week, to request a replacement coupon.

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website www.foodallergy.org .

 

February 17, 2015

California Firm Recalls Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection


Class I Recall031-2015
Health Risk: HighFeb 13, 2015

En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Lauren Kotwicki
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015 – ATM International USA, Inc., a Torrance, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,999 pounds of boneless beef products that were 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 boneless beef products were imported from Japan on various dates between Oct. 9, 2014 – Jan. 15, 2015, and labeled in Japanese only.

The following products are subject to recall: [ Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Various weights and cuts of vacuum packed chilled boneless beef.

The vacuum packaging bears the Japanese translation for the following cuts:

  • Tender loin
  • Strip loin
  • Ribeye
  • Chuck Roll
  • Top Sirloin Butt
  • Chuck Ribs
  • Bottom Round
  • Top Round
  • Clod
  • Brisket
  • Short Plate
  • Short Rib
  • Knuckle

The above products would have been shipped either inside of a cardboard box with the Japanese establishment number “M2” and a box marking of “MZA-TN41”, “MZA-TN28” or “MZA-TN1” or inside of a Styrofoam box bearing the establishment number “EST. 27510” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Arizona, California, and Washington.

The problem was discovered during routine review of product tracking records.

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 Yuya Hagiwara, COO, at (424) 246-2892.

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 .

 

February 17, 2015

Press Release for Hanbit Enterprises, Inc. dba Jack and the Beanstalk Recalls Soybean Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
831-422-8028

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 13, 2015 — Hanbit Enterprises, Inc. dba Jack and the Beanstalk is recalling Soybean Sprouts in 1lb, 1.5lb, 10 lb, and Natto plastic bags distributed up to and including February 12, 2015 with Best if Used by dates up to February 19, 2015, 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 long-­‐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 soybean sprouts were distributed to Bay Area stores and restaurants.

1LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12366-9
1.5LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12365-2
10LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12351-5
NATTO SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12367-6

No illnesses that have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the Listeria bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Hanbit Enterprises, Inc. soybean sprouts in 1lb, 1.5lb, 10lb, and Natto plastic bags are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 831-422-8028 during office hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

February 12, 2015

Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-888-559-8833

Media:
1-218-346-1879

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2015 – Perham, MN – Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella . Tuffy's manufactured the product for Nutrisca.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.  No Salmonella -related illnesses in people or animals have been reported to date in association with these products.

The recalled product was distributed in the 4 lb. bags nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores, and internet retailers. The recalled product is limited to Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food in 4 lb. bag sizes, bearing UPC Code "8 84244 12495 7" (found on lower back of the bag). Products included in the recall are identified by the below first 5 digits of the Lot Code (found on upper back of the bag) and "Best by Dates" (found on upper back of the bag). No other bag sizes or other Nutrisca dog food, cat food, biscuits/treats, supplements or other products, are affected by this announcement .

First five digits of Lot Codes:
4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, 4H06P

Best By Dates:
Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, Aug 05 16

The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 4 lb. bag of product. The company is coordinating this voluntary recall with the FDA, and is issuing the recall action out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers who purchased the 4 lb. bags of the dry dog food product subject to the voluntary recall (as identified above) should stop using the product, discard it in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle), and contact Nutrisca at the number below for further information.

For consumer information or questions regarding this voluntary recall, please contact Nutrisca at 1-888-559-8833.

 

February 12, 2015

Sunfood Voluntarily Recalls Organic Sacha Inchi Powder Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
800-RAWFOOD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 11, 2015 — El Cajon, CA — Sunfood of El Cajon, CA is recalling Organic Sacha Inchi Powder , because it has the potential to be contaminated with Staphylococcus enterotoxin . The presence of Staphylococcus enterotoxins may be injurious to health and may result in staphylococcal food poisoning. Nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration may occur. In more severe cases there may be headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse.

Organic Sacha Inchi Powder was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

This product is packaged in 8oz white poly bags with lot number 141027 Expiration date 9/30/2016 and UPC Code 803813-28444 1.

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

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing was done and revealed the possibility of Staphylococcus enterotoxin in the above noted lot number.

Sunfood has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and Sunfood continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the affected lot of Organic Sacha Inchi Powder are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Sunfood at 1-800-RAWFOOD 8am - 5pm PDT .

 

February 10, 2015

National Choice Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts & Tree Nuts in Bagels

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-455-5591

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 9, 2015 — South Saint Paul, MN — National Choice Bakery has notified their customers concerning possible undeclared peanuts and tree nuts contaminated from an ingredient supplier in the baking process of bagels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Please check the attached lists for products, brand names and lot information involved in this recall. This recall is for the states listed in the attachment. Consumers should discard any packages of bagels with expiration dates listed for that specific brand.

No illnesses have been reported to date. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that peanuts & almonds were found in gluten from a single supplier used in the affected products.

Consumers with questions may contact National Choice Bakery at 1-800-455-5591 from 8am to 3:30pm CST Monday-Friday, or email at mheckel@nationalchoicebakery.com for additional information.

 

February 09, 2015

Detox Transforms Health and Nutrition Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dietary Supplements Due to the Presence of Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Contact:
Consumer:
877-404-7873 or 919-341-9050

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 9, 2015 — Detox Transforms Health and Nutrition, Garner, NC announced it is conducting a voluntary recall of the following dietary supplements, to the consumer level, because they contain undeclared drug ingredients making them unapproved drugs.

Product Name Bottle Color Label # Capsules UPC Lot Expiration
EDGE Amplified Weight Release White Purple label 60 852175004174 ALL
iNDiGO White Dark blue label 60 852175004044 000034 4/10/2017
AMPD Gold Bee Pollen White Black label 60 852175004181 ALL  
BtRim Max White Dark Red label 60 852175004068 00002 4/27/2017
iNSANE Bee Pollen White Bright Red label 60 852175004082 0000:02 6/20/2017

FDA analysis found iNDiGO and BtRim Max to contain undeclared phenolphthalein. The health risks of phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. FDA analysis found EDGE Amplified Weight Release and iNSANE Bee Pollen to contain undeclared phenolphthalein and fluoxetine. In addition to the potential adverse health consequences for phenolphthalein, the concomitant use of fluoxetine with other medications such as MAO-Inhibitors and serotonin precursors (such as tryptophans) is either contraindicated or is not recommended. Fluoxetine is an SSRI with potentially life-threatening side effects that is given to patients to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or bulimia. Even when taken as prescribed, fluoxetine has been associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures. Thus, any adverse reaction that is possible with fluoxetine is possible with the fluoxetine-containing dietary supplement product. In patients on other medications for common conditions (aspirin, ibuprofen, or other drugs for depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, blood clots, chemotherapy, heart conditions, and psychosis), ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death can occur with concomitant use of fluoxetine. FDA analysis found AMPD Gold Bee Pollen to contain undeclared sildenafil which has the potential to interact with medications. Males taking nitrates are at risk for life threatening hypotensive events. Certain medications such as ritonavir, ketoconazole, and itraconazole as well as consuming substantial amounts of alcohol can increase the effects of sildenafil.

The products were distributed nationwide via the internet and retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date with the use of these products.

Detox Transforms has ceased distribution of the products as the company is working in close cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fully resolve this issue. Detox Transforms is notifying its distributors and customers by email, telephone, and mail and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have these products which are being recalled should stop use and return to place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact Detox Transforms at 877-404-7873 or 919-341-9050 between the hours of 10am – 6pm (EST), Monday through Friday. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with these of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

February 09, 2015

See’s Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Nuts in 8 Oz Classic Red Heart with Assorted Chocolates

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-789-7337

Media:
Rachel Shell
281.639.5082

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 6, 2015 — San Francisco — See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all 8 oz Classic Red Hearts with Assorted Chocolates with bar code 737666091201 and stamped date L.A.N. 048/15 because it contains undeclared tree nuts . People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (e.g.: almonds, walnuts, pecans, coconut) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed nationwide through See’s Candies Retail Stores and Mail Order (Web/Phone/Catalog). The product is sold packaged at the stores in 8oz Red Heart boxes. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product UPC is: 737666091201.

The recall was initiated after a retail store discovered a red heart with the incorrectly labeled base mixed in with properly labeled bases.

Consumers who have purchased Sees’ Candies Classic Red Hearts with Assorted Chocolates with bar code 737666091201 and lot L.A.N.048/15 and are sensitive to tree nuts are urged to return the hearts to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-789-7337 (Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm PDT).

 

February 04, 2015

Wyked Labs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Eight Dietary Supplement Products Due to Presence of Prohormone Ingredients

Contact:
Consumer:
Wyked Labs
Eric Dubois
407-679-7986
Email: ericnutrizone@hotmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 12, 2014 — Winter Park, FL — Wyked Labs of Winter Park, Florida is voluntarily conducting a nationwide recall of all lot codes of the following products (collectively, the "Recalled Products") to the user/consumer level:

Wyked Labs Ml-Alpha
Wyked Labs M14-Ment
Wyked Labs Halo-70
Wyked Labs 7-Ment Alpha
Wyked Labs Estrastain
Wyked Labs Swoll-250
Formexx Black (an Anabolic Science Labs product)
Slim X Lean (an Anabolic Science Labs product)

This recall is being conducted due to the presence of ingredients that the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has stated do not meet the requirements of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. Specifically, the Recalled Products are prohormone products or are otherwise adulterated. FDA has opined that prohormones are synthetic steroids that bear a similarity to anabolic steroids. It is FDA's position that the ingredients in the products are not properly dietary ingredients that may be present in dietary supplements. Wyked Labs' decision to implement this recall should not be construed as an admission that its sale of these products was in violation of the law. Wyked Labs is undertaking this voluntary recall solely out of an abundance of caution and in deference to FDA's stated concerns.

Use or consumption of products containing methylated anabolic steroids may cause acute liver injury, which is known to be a possible harmful effect of using steroid­containing products. In addition, abuse of anabolic steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children. These include shrinkage of the testes and male infertility, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, a higher predilection to misuse other drugs and alcohol, adverse effects on blood lipid levels, and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. To date, Wyked Labs has not received reports of these or any other adverse effects related to this recall.

The Recalled Products were distributed nationwide to various nutritional supplement retail outlets and via the internet. The Recalled Products can be identified as follows:

Wyked Labs Ml-Alpha is packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 60 capsules.
The product can be identified by the brand name Wyked Labs and the product name Ml­ Alpha, Mega Mass Builder.
Wyked Labs M14-Ment is packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 90 capsules.
The product can be identified by the brand name Wyked Labs and the product name
M14-Ment, Advanced Mass Builder.
Wyked Labs Halo-70 is packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 60 capsules. The product can be identified by the brand name Wyked Labs and the product name Halo-70, Mega Mass Builder.
Wyked Labs 7-Ment Alpha is packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 90 capsules.
The product can be identified by the brand name Wyked Labs and the product name 7- Ment Alpha, Advanced Mass Builder.
Wyked Labs Estrastain is packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 60 capsules.
The product can be identified by the brand name Wyked Labs and the product name
Estrastain, Pro-Anabolic Mass and Hardening Complex.
Wyked Labs Swoll-250 is packaged in a black plastic bottle containing 90 capsules. The product can be identified by the brand name Wyked Labs and the product name Swoll- 250, Super Mass Builder.
Formexx Black is packaged in a black plastic bottle containing 60 capsules. The product can be identified by the brand name Anabolic Science Labs (ASL) and the product name Formexx Black.
Slim X Lean is packaged in a clear plastic bottle containing 56 capsules. The product can be identified by the brand name Anabolic Science Labs (ASL) and the product name.

Wyked Labs is notifying its distributors by a formal recall notification and arranging for a return of all Recalled Products. The manufacture and distribution of all of the Recalled Products has been ceased. Consumers, distributors, and retailers with any of the Recalled Products should STOP USING them and immediately return them to the place of purchase. Contact your health care professional if you have experienced any adverse effects.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Eric Dubois, Chief Executive Officer of Wyked Labs, by phone at 1-407-679-7986 or by email at ericnutrizone@hotmail.com, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of the Recalled Products may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

 

February 04, 2015

CDPH Warns of Undeclared Allergens in Pasta, Spreads and Wraps Manufactured by Hasta Be Pasta

Date: 2/3/2015

Number: 15-015

Contact: Scott Murray (916) 440-7259

SACRAMENTO

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today warned consumers with allergies to milk, soy or egg not to eat the following pasta dishes, spreads, or wraps because they contain milk, soy and egg allergens that are not declared on the product label:

Hasta Be Pasta, Arcata, CA

Brand and Size 

Size

Undeclared Allergen

 Pastas

 Artichoke Pesto Pasta

10 oz.

 Milk

 Meatless Ragu Pasta

10 oz.

 Milk

 Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Bell Pepper (Pasta con 
 Pepeperone ed Aglio)

10 oz.

 Milk

 Pasta in Arrabbiata Sauce (Pasta alla Arrabbiata)

10 oz.

 Milk

 Pasta in Mediterranean Sauce (Pasta alla Mediterranean)

10 oz.

 Milk

 Pasta with Pecorino, Walnuts, and Olives (Pasta Pastora)

 10 oz.

 Milk

 Pasta with a Spicy Eggplant Sauce (Pasta all Norma)

10 oz.

 Milk

 Spreads

 Paolo’s  Antipasto Mediterranean Spread

5 oz.

 Soy and Egg

 Paolo’s Antipasto Artichoke and Crab Spread

5 oz.

 Soy and egg

 Wraps

 Paolo’s Snackin’ Wraps Mediterranean Wraps

4.6 oz.

 Soy and egg

 Paolo’s Snackin’ Wraps Artichoke and Crab Wraps

4.6 oz.

 Soy and egg

People who have milk, soy, and/or egg allergies risk life-threatening reactions if these products are consumed. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Hasta Be Pasta of Arcata, California, has initiated a voluntary recall of these products after a routine inspection by CDPH identified the labeling deficiency.

The cooked pasta noodles with sauce and grated cheese were packaged in plastic containers with a clear lid. The spreads are blended ingredients and were packaged in clear plastic containers. The wraps are wheat tortillas filled with spreads, rolled and wrapped in clear cellophane. These products were distributed to retail stores in the Humboldt County, California area.

Pictures of the recalled pasta, spreads and wraps are available on the CDPH’s website. Consumers in possession of any of these products should return them to the place of purchase for a refund or dispose of them in the trash.

Consumers who have experienced an allergic reaction after eating these products should consult their health care provider. Anyone observing these products being offered for sale is encouraged to call CDPH toll-free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.

 

February 02, 2015

Hamchorom, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk and Egg In HAITAI Tayo and HAITAI Gyeran Crackers

Contact:
Consumer:
714-522-8886

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 30, 2015 — Buena Park, CA — Hamchorom, Inc. of Buena Park, CA is recalling 1,200 boxes of HAITAI Tayo Crackers 2014.08.26 2015.08.25 and 1,000 boxes of HAITAI Gyeran Crackers 2014 06.12 2015 06.11 because it may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were distributed in CA, TX, WA and AZ directly to grocery stores.

HAITAI Tayo Crackers 140g are packaged in blue, yellow, and red boxes with a school bus image. There are 24 boxes per carton. HAITAI Gyeran Crackers 70g are packaged in yellow boxes with an “Angry Birds” logo. There are 20 boxes per carton.

There have been no reports of illness or injury.

The recall was initiated when a label review of the products was conducted during an FDA inspection, and discovered to have undeclared allergens of milk and egg.

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the grocery store that they purchased them from. Consumers with questions may contact Hamchorom, Inc. at 714-522-8886.

The recall was initiated when a label review of the products was conducted during an FDA inspection, and discovered to have undeclared allergens of milk and egg.

 

February 02, 2015

Aloha Voluntarily Recalls Line Of Premium Protein Products Due To A Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-844-906-0499

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 30, 2015 — Project Healthy Living, Inc. of New York, New York (d/b/a Aloha, Inc.) is voluntarily recalling all packages of Premium Protein powder in chocolate and vanilla blends because it has the potential to be contaminated with Staphylococcus enterotoxin . The presence of Staphylococcus enterotoxins may be injurious to health and may result in staphylococcal food poisoning. Nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration may occur. In more severe cases there may be headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse.

The Aloha Premium Protein products were distributed nationwide from November 2014 through January 2015 directly to consumers through online sales and in New York through a very limited number of retail stores. All sizes of Aloha's Vanilla and Chocolate Premium Protein blends are being voluntarily recalled. This product is packaged and sold in both 14-serving sized steel tins and single-serving sized pouches. The single serving pouches may be in kits that contain other products not affected by the voluntary recall.

To date, Aloha has received 17 complaints from customers who have reported transient gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with staphylococcal food poisoning. This voluntary recall is a result of an extensive testing program, which Aloha began immediately following individual customer complaints of gastrointestinal issues. Aloha is working closely with its manufacturer, co-packers, ingredient suppliers and distribution partners to determine the source and cause of the contamination.

Aloha has temporarily ceased production and distribution of the Premium Protein products until further analytical testing can confirm the specific source of the contamination. Aloha has already notified customers via direct e-mail correspondence and created a dedicated website regarding the voluntary recall. In addition, Aloha is offering 24/7 customer support through Monday, February 2nd and then will resume regular customer support hours (Monday - Friday 10am-9pm EST).

All customers who have purchased Aloha's Premium Protein products are instructed to discontinue use and complete the refund form found online at Aloharecall.com. Customers with product remaining are also asked to return the product and its original packaging for further examination.

Customers who have purchased Aloha's Premium Protein products will receive a refund and a store credit. In addition, Aloha will cover 100% of the cost of return shipping. For more information on the recall, please visit www.aloharecall.com disclaimer icon . No other Aloha products are affected by this recall.

 

February 02, 2015

Ohio Firm Recalls Salami Products Due To Possible Temperature Abuse


Class I Recall024-2015
Health Risk: HighJan 30, 2015

En Español

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

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2015 – Great Lakes Smoked Meats, a Lorain, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 2,863 pounds of smoked salami product, which may have experienced temperature abuse and may contain Clostridium perfringens , the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The smoked salami was produced on Dec. 12, 2014 through Dec. 14, 2014. The following product are subject to recall: [ View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Approximately 2.25-2.3 lb. vacuum-packed sticks of “SMOKEHOUSE DELI KARPATSKAYA SMOKED COOKED SALAMI”

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “1029 SEOH” inside the Cooperative Interstate Shipment mark of inspection. This establishment is an Ohio state-inspected plant which participates in USDA’s Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) program.  Under CIS, state-inspected plants can operate as federally-inspected facilities, under specific conditions, and ship their product in interstate commerce and internationally. “Sell By” dates for the recalled product range from Mar. 16, 2015, to Mar. 19, 2015. The product was shipped to retail locations in California, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered by the establishment during an internal records review which showed the product had reached an unsafe temperature during the cooling process.

Clostridium perfringens is a type of bacteria that can be found in a variety of foods, particularly meats, meat products, and gravy. Emetic toxins produced by Clostridium perfringens bacteria are characterized by intense abdominal cramps and diarrhea which begin 8-22 hours after consumption of foods containing large numbers of those Clostridium perfringens bacteria capable of producing the toxin. The illness is usually over within 24 hours but less severe symptoms may persist in some individuals for 1 or 2 weeks.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care 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 .

Media or consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Ben Fligner, Owner, at (440) 242-6328.

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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