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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.

 

June 18, 2019

Townsend Farms, Inc., Notifies Costco of Possible Health Risk and Recalls Conventional Frozen Kirkland Three Berry Blend

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Summary

Company Announcement Date: June 11, 2019
FDA Publish Date: June 11, 2019
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Hepatitis A
Company Name: Townsend Farms, Inc.
Brand Name: Kirkland Signature
Product Description: Three Berry Blend

Company Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution, Townsend Farms, Inc. has notified Costco that a recent FDA test indicated that a domestic conventional frozen blackberry product manufactured by Townsend Farms, Inc., may be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Townsend Farms, Inc. used the domestic conventional frozen blackberry to manufacture the Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend product with Best By Dates between February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020. Costco only sold the product in stores located in San Diego and Los Angles, California and Hawaii. No product manufactured for Costco by Townsend Farms has tested positive for Hepatitis A. Costco has no product in its current inventory. Costco has been notifying its members about the potential health risk.

This Notice affects the following product:

KIRKLAND SIGNATURE THREE BERRY BLEND, 4 lb bag —
Best By codes located in the white box on the back of the Product bag:

  • FEB1620,(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • FEB1820,(A),(B),(C),or (D);
  • FEB2920,(A),(B),(C),or (D);
  • MAR0120,(A),(B),(C),or (D);
  • APR1920,(B),(C), or (D);
  • APR2020(A),(B),(C),(D),(E), or (F);
  • APR2720(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • APR2820(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • MAY0220(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • MAY0420 (H).

According to the FDA and CDC there have been no customer illness reports to date related to any product manufactured by Townsend Farms, Inc., using these blackberries.

Members who have purchased the above product should not consume it. Instead, photograph the product bag for your records, dispose of the product and contact your local Costco for a full refund.

Costco members who have questions should contact Townsend Farms, Inc., customer service representatives at 877-244- 0947 or by email at TownsendFarms4283@stericycle.com .

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.

Townsend Farms, Inc., is a family owned business that has been farming in Oregon since 1906. We are dedicated to safety in our food processing and sustainable farming practices. We utilize Good Agricultural Practices as well as Good Manufacturing Practices and are Safety Quality Food certified. We take your food safety seriously.

FDA Web Post

Updated Press Release

Company Contact Information

Consumers: Townsend Farms, Inc.
877-244-0947
TownsendFarms4283@stericycle.com

 

June 18, 2019

Kroger Recalls Select Frozen Private Selection Berries for Possible Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date: June 07, 2019
FDA Publish Date: June 07, 2019
Product Type: Food & Beverages, Fruit/Fruit Product
Reason for Announcement: Possible Hepatitis A Contamination
Company Name: The Kroger Co.
Brand Name: Private Selection
Product Description: Frozen Triple Berry Medley

Company Announcement

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend Farms due to possible Hepatitis A contamination.

No customer illnesses have been reported to date. Kroger was informed by the FDA that a sample of the Private Selection frozen berries was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Kroger is recalling the following items, which were distributed to all Kroger family of store banners across the country:

  • PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120);
  • PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808);
  • PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809)

Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to midnight EST, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM EST.

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.

At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR ), we are dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are nearly half a million associates who serve nine million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names , serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site .

FDA Web Post

Company Contact Information

Consumers: Kroger
1-800-KROGERS
Media: Kristal Howard
(513) 762-1304

 

June 18, 2019

Richwell Group, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection


Class I Recall060-2019
Health Risk: HighMay 28, 2019

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: The scope of this recall expansion now includes an additional product, adding 5,460 pounds for a total of 160,020 pounds of recalled product.

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2019 – Richwell Group, Inc., doing business as Maxfield Seafood, a City of Industry, Calif. firm and the importer of record, is recalling approximately 160,020 pounds of Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Additionally, the products were produced at a Vietnamese establishment that was not eligible to export Siluriformes fish to the United States.

The frozen Siluriformes items, specifically Yellow Walking Fish and Mystus Fish, were imported from Vietnam to the United States on various dates from March 2018 through January 2019. The products have a shelf life of two years. The following products are subject to recall: [ View labels (PDF only)]

  • Varying weights of packages containing 2 pieces of “FARM RAISED INDIVIDUALLY QUICK FROZEN” “FROZEN HEADLESS YELLOW WALKING FISH Clarias macrocephalics”.
  • Varying weights of packages containing 3 pieces of “FARM RAISED INDIVIDUALLY QUICK FROZEN” “FROZEN HEADLESS YELLOW WALKING FISH Clarias macrocephalics”.
  • Varying weights of packages containing 2 pieces of “FARM RAISED INDIVIDUALLY QUICK FROZEN” “FROZEN YELLOW WALKING FISH Clarias macrocephalics”.
  • Varying weights of packages containing 3 pieces of “FARM RAISED INDIVIDUALLY QUICK FROZEN” “FROZEN YELLOW WALKING FISH Clarias macrocephalics”.
  • 14-oz. packages of “WILD CAUGHT INDIVIDUALLY VACUUM PACK” “FROZEN HEADLESS CLEANED MYSTUS FISH”.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on May 22, 2019, during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products.

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

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. 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 Jae Hwang, Maxfield Seafood Operations Manager, at jhwang@maxfieldseafood.com .

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 6 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 .

 

June 18, 2019

House of Spices (India) Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in "Laxmi Dried Apricot"

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Summary

Company Announcement Date: May 22, 2019
FDA Publish Date: May 22, 2019
Product Type: Food & Beverages, Fruit/Fruit Product, Contaminants
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name: House Of Spices India
Brand Name: Laxmi
Product Description: Dried Apricot

Company Announcement

House of Spices (India) is recalling all lots of 7ounce (200g) packages of "LAXMI DRIED APRICOT", 7 oz (200g) UPC code 2324617054, because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have allergies to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled LAXMI DRIED APRICOT was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 7 oz (200g), clear plastic packages with yellow, green and red colors and Laxmi Logo. Below are pictures of the product.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs that the sulfite-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites.

Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased the LAXMI Dried Apricot 7 oz (200g) are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company or may send email to customerservice@HouseOfSpicesIndia.com or through www.hosindia.com or call (718) 507-4600. Our hours of operations are from 8:00am to 9:00am Monday to Friday (Eastern Time).

Company Contact Information

Consumers: House of Spices (India)
(718) 507-4600
customerservice@HouseOfSpicesIndia.com

 

June 18, 2019

purely elizabeth Voluntarily Recalls Granola Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material

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Summary

Company Announcement Date: May 22, 2019
FDA Publish Date: May 22, 2019
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Potential presence of foreign material
Company Name: purely elizabeth
Brand Name: purely elizabeth
Product Description: Granola

Company Announcement

We want to inform you that we have initiated a voluntary recall on several of our Grain-Free Granola offerings due to possible foreign matter contamination. If you have purchased our Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Granola, Banana Nut Butter Grain-Free Granola or our Pumpkin Spice + Ashwagandha Grain-Free Superfood Granola, they may be impacted by this recall. We are implementing this recall, because we learned that cashews provided by our supplier during a brief time this spring may contain foreign objects. We have taken corrective action and replaced this cashew supplier with a new one.

How to Identify a Recalled Item:

Impacted items are listed in the chart below. Please refer to this image that indicates how to find the Best By Date on each item.

Only the products listed in the chart below and stamped with the Best By Dates listed below have been impacted. Any products listed below with Best Buy Dates that do not match this list and all other Purely Elizabeth products have not been impacted by the recall and are safe to consume.

If You Have a Recalled Item:

We are offering free replacement products. If you have one of these packages, please do not consume the contents. As we are tracking the packages, we would appreciate it if you can please photograph the front and back, send us a photo by email support@purelyelizabeth.com and dispose of the product. We will replace your product with a new bag of granola not impacted by the recall.

Contact:

Please reach out to our team with any questions or concerns via email support@purelyelizabeth.com or call (720)242-7525 Ext. 106, 9AM – 5PM MST, Monday through Friday.

Company Contact Information

Consumers: (720) 242-7525 Ext. 106 support@purelyelizabeth.com

 

 
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