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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.

 

March 26, 2015

La Terra Fina Expands Recall Various Dip Products Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

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Product Description
Various dip products

Recalling Firm
La Terra Fina
Union City, CA

Recall Reason
Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Recall Class
N/A

Product Identification
Please see Product List
Product Labels

Distribution
Costco stores in the Northwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions
Smart & Final stores along the West Coast only

Affected Dates
Please see Product List

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439940.htm

 

March 25, 2015

Recall Notification Report 052-2015 (Flap Meat Beef)


Class III Recall052-2015
Mar 25, 2015

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

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – Viz Cattle, a Irvine, California establishment, is recalling approximately 6,082 pounds of flap meat due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products do not list ingredients on the product label; however the product does not contain any undeclared allergens or ingredients of public health concern.

The flap meat beef product was produced on various dates between February 19 and February 26, 2015 and March 2 and March 4, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [ View Label pdf icon]

  • 30-lb. cardboard boxes containing “FLAP MEAT TB.”

The products subject to recall bear the shipping marks “MXLS0020” or “MXLS0014” and “TIF 120” inside the Mexican Mark of Inspection.  These items were shipped for institutional use to locations in California.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review when an inspector noticed that the product lacked an ingredient statement.

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 Edwin Botero, Director of US Operations, at (310) 702-7319.

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 .

 

March 25, 2015

Superior Foods, Inc., of Watsonville, CA is recalling 8,475 Cases Of Simply Balanced 10-oz Frozen Organic Chopped Spinach Distributed Exclusively At Target Stores.

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Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-672-0811

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 24, 2015 — Watsonville, CA — This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Superior Foods, Inc., organic frozen spinach suppliers that Superior Foods, Inc., may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of 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 Nationwide at Target retail stores.

Simply Balanced Organic Chopped Spinach 10-oz steam in bag

DPCI # (Department, Class, Item.) 270-00-0663
UPC Code - 85239 00663
Production Date Code and Best By Code
4360SF3 through 7 J1 Best By 26/06/2016
4360SF3 through 7 J2 Best By 26/06/2016
5026SF4 through 8 J1 Best By 26/07/2016
5026SF4 through 8 J2 Best By 26/07/2016
5051SF2 through 4 J1 Best By 20/08/2016
5051SF2 through 4 J2 Best By 20/08/2016

Superior Foods Inc., is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to this event. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Superior Foods, Inc., is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have any of the product identified are urged to dispose it, or return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers with questions may call 1-866-672-0811 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

 

March 25, 2015

Twin City Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Cadia Organic Cut Spinach, Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach, Wild Harvest Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, and Wegmans Organic Just Picked Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk

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Contact:
Consumer:
(804) 385-3772

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 24, 2015 — Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is recalling the following products 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.

Cadia Organic Cut Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages
UPC 15369 01165
Package code: 23424
Product distributed only in California

Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages
UPC 41250 02362
Package code: BEST BY FEB 2017 50415
Distributed to warehouses in MI, OH, and WI

Wild Harvest Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages
UPC 11535 50170
Package code: SELL BY 08.DEC.2016 L084WE, Distributed to warehouses in AZ, CA, WA
Package code: SELL BY 22.JAN.2017 A225WE, Distributed to warehouses in PA and VA
Package code: SELL BY 30.JAN.2017 A305WE, Distributed to warehouses in DE, ME, PA, and VA
Package code: SELL BY 04.MAR.2017 C045WE, Distributed to warehouses in ME and PA

Wegmans Organic Just Picked Spinach, 12 oz. frozen packages
UPC 77890 32932
Package code: BEST USED BY JAN.26.2017 50265, Distributed to warehouses in NY and PA
Package code: BEST USED BY FEB.02.2017 50335, Distributed to warehouses in NY and PA

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The Recalled Product was supplied to Twin City Foods by Coastal Green Vegetable Company LLC of Oxnard, CA which initiated a recall of the bulk spinach on March 20, 2015 due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes . Twin City Foods immediately notified all affected customers and initiated recalls of the retail packages on March 20, 2015.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to not consume the product and immediately return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the retailer at which they purchased the affected product.

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

Consumers with any questions may contact Mark Hubbard at (804) 385-3772 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, or email to mhubbard@mwcllc.com .

 

March 24, 2015

CDFA announces recall of raw milk products at Claravale Farm of San Benito County

Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs (916) 654-0462
steve.lyle@cdfa.ca.gov

Consumers urged to dispose of raw dairy products due to bacterial contamination

SACRAMENTO, March 22, 2015 – Raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County are the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones.  The quarantine order came following the confirmed detection of campylobacter bacteria in Claravale Farm’s raw milk and raw cream from samples collected and tested by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 

Consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators with code dates of “MAR 28” and earlier, and retailers are to pull those products immediately from their shelves.

CDPH found the campylobacter bacteria in samples collected as part of an investigation of illnesses that may have been associated with Claravale Farm raw milk.  No illnesses have been definitively attributed to the products at this time.  However, CDPH is continuing its epidemiological investigation of reported clusters of campylobacter illness where consumption of raw milk products may have occurred.

According to CDPH, symptoms of campylobacteriosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.  Most people with camplylobacteriosis recover completely.  Illness usually occurs 2 to 5 days after exposure to campylobacter and lasts about a week.  The illness is usually mild and some people with campylobacteriosis have no symptoms at all.  However, in some persons with compromised immune systems, it can cause a serious, life-threatening infection.  A small percentage of people may have joint pain and swelling after infection.  In addition, a rare disease called Guillian-Barre syndrome that causes weakness and paralysis can occur several weeks after the initial illness.

 

March 24, 2015

Carmel Food Group Recalls Rising Moon Organics Frozen Ravioli Due to Possible Health Risk

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Contact:
Consumer:
510-429-0356

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 23, 2015 — Hayward, CA. Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli items, because of possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes .

The frozen ravioli products were produced with organic spinach which was found in test results performed by the spinach supplier to show the presence of Listeria . The recall was initiated when it was discovered that certain lots of the listed items were produced with the ingredient in question.

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 miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Although the company is not aware of illnesses associated with this product, we are taking this precautionary action. Items & Sell By dates included in the recall are listed in the table:

Item Description, Pack/Size UPC# Size UPC# Recalled Case SELL BY date(s) Recalled Package SELL BY date(s)
Rising Moon Organics Garlic & Veggie Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-00011-3 010916 JAN092016
Rising Moon Organics Spinach Florentine Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-22770-1 011916 JAN192016
Rising Moon Organics Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-55561-3 122215, 123015, 123115, 010216, 011916, 012016 DEC222015, DEC302016, DEC312016, JAN022016, JAN192016, JAN202016

The products affected by the recall are listed above with corresponding SELL BY dates and were distributed through retail stores nationwide.

Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 510-429-0356. Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Pacific Time.

 

March 24, 2015

Stock Yards Meat Packing Co., Inc. Recalls Roast Beef Product Due to Misbranding


Class III Recall051-2015
Mar 23, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 – Stock Yards Meat Packing Co., Inc., a Tucson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,149 pounds of roast beef due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product was mistakenly labeled as corned beef on the product label.

The following item subject to recall, was produced on February 18, 2015: [ View Labels pdf icon]

  • 6-10 pound cryovac packages of “Ready to Cook CORNED BEEF Bottom Round Flat.”

The product bears the establishment number “EST. 6071” inside the USDA mark of inspection and has “Use or Freeze by: 4/22/2015” printed on the product label. The product was shipped to businesses in Arizona and California.

The problem was discovered when a customer of the recalling firm received the mislabeled product.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, and this product did not enter the School Lunch Program.

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 Stacy Roth, Corporate Recall Specialist, at (847) 232-5898. Media with questions about the recall can contact Michelle Calcagni, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, at (847) 720-1652.

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 .

 

March 24, 2015

Aurora Products, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Aurora Natural Brand and Certain Private Label Brand Walnuts and Trail Mixes Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
(800)-898-1048

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 20, 2015 — Orange, CT, Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of NATURAL WALNUTS and TRAIL MIXES CONTAINING WALNUTS because they have the potential to contain Salmonella 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.

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. Product was also distributed in Canada and Bermuda.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Aurora is communicating with stores that have received the affected product. Stores have been instructed to cease distribution of these products and to remove the affected product from store shelves.

The affected products were produced by Aurora Products, Inc. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one container of natural walnuts product. Organic walnuts are not affected.

Consumers that have the products listed below are urged to not eat it and destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase. Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.

All Potentially Affected Aurora Branded Items are Listed Below:

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE CODE RANGE
Walnuts 6.5 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200097 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 14.0 oz. Plastic Tub 65585200070 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts Bulk NO UPC 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 4.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200490 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 12.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200316 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200084 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 4.5 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200252 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 20 oz. Plastic Tub 65585200340 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts Bulk No UPC 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200243 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts 10 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200805 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts Bulk No UPC 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Raisin Nut Party Mix 11.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200094 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Cranberry Health Mix 9.25 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200288 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 10.0 oz. Pillow Pouch 65585200826 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 16.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200827 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 18 oz. Plastic Pouch NO UPC 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 21 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200585 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 4.5 oz. Single Serve 65585200208 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 1.35 oz. Single Serve 65585200574 12/16/15
Cranberry Health Mix Bulk NO UPC 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
5 K Omega Trail Mix 20 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200121 11/3/15 – 11/16/15
5 K Omega Trail Mix 10 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200703 11/3/15 – 11/16/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 13 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200571 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 13 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200290 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 17.5 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200496 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
6 – Section Nut Tray Assortment 26 oz. Plastic Tray 65585200145 11/6/15 – 12/10/15
4 – Section Nut Tray Assortment 13 oz. Plastic Tray 65585200141 11/6/15 – 12/10/15

Martins Food Markets, Stop&Shop, Giant Carlisle Food Store, Giant of Maryland, Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE CODE RANGE
Walnuts 6.5 oz. Plastic Cup 68826713594 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Cranberry Health Mix 21 oz. Plastic Cup 68826713692 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 9.25 oz. Plastic Cup 68826714713 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 68826714736 11/4/15 – 12/13/15

Whole Foods Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE CODE RANGE
Cranberry Health Mix 9.25 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200288 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 21 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200585 10/30/15 – 12/13/15

 

March 24, 2015

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk

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Contact:
Consumer:
707-781-7535

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2015 – Petaluma, California – Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the products identified on Attachment A. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes , an organism 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.

Amy’s Kitchen is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products identified in Attachment A. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy’s Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier.

The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada.

The recalled products are identified in Attachment A, and no other products or varieties are included in this recall.

Amy’s Kitchen has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have any of the products identified in the chart above are urged to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific)].

ATTACHMENT A: LIST OF AMY’S KITCHEN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO RECALL NOTICE DATED MARCH 22, 2015

Product Name Amy’s Item # Consumer Unit UPC Lot Codes Retail Unit Size Package Type Country of Distribution Dates Made
Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000032 0-42272-00032-6 30-A215 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Jan-21-2015
30-A305 Jan-30-2015
30-B115 Feb-11-2015
30-C045 Mar-04-2015
Vegetable Lasagna, CAN, 12pk 000032F 0-42272-90032-9 30-A215 269g Box Canada Jan-21-2015
Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000033 0-42272-00033-3 30-B135 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Feb-13-2015
Garden Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000041 0-42272-00041-8 30-B025 10.3 oz. (291g) Box USA Feb-02-2015
30-C095
Tofu Scramble, 12pk 000054 0-42272-00054-8 10-A305 9.0 oz. (255g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 12pk 000085 0-42272-00085-2 10-A305 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Spinach Pizza, 8 pk 000102 0-42272-00102-6 30-A285 14.0 oz. (397g) Box USA Jan-28-2015
30-B105 Feb-10-2015
Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, 12 pk 000161 0-42272-00161-3 30-A205 10.0 oz. (283g) Box USA Jan-20-2015
Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, 12 pk 000178 0-42272-00178-1 30-C055 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Mar-05-2015
Vegetable Lasagna Multi Pk,
6/57, CLUB
000201 0-42272-00201-6 30-A205 57 oz (6/9.5 oz.) Box USA Jan-20-2015
Vegetable Lasagna LIS, 12 pk 000240 0-42272-00240-5 30-C145 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Mar-14-2015
Brown Rice & Vegetables
Bowl LIS, 12 pk
000243 0-42272-00243-6 30-A195 10.0 oz. (283g) Box USA Jan-19-2015
30-C035 Mar-03-2015
Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap, 12 pk
000807 0-42272-00807-0 30-A265 5.5 oz. (156g) Box USA Jan-26-2015
30-B025 Feb-02-2015
Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap CAN, 12 pk
000807F 0-42272-90807-3 30-B025 156g Box Canada Feb-02-2015
Gluten Free Dairy Free Veg
Lasagna, 12 pk
000814 0-42272-00814-8 30-B045 9.0 oz. (255g) Box USA Feb-04-2015
Gluten Free Dairy Free
Veg Lasagna, CAN, 12 pk
000814F 0-42272-90814-1 30-B045 255g Box Canada Feb-04-2015
Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk 000933 0-42272-00032-6 30-A305 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 8pk 000940 0-42272-00085-2 10-A305 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Family Size Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk 000965 0-42272-00965-7 30-C045 28.0 oz. (794g) Box USA Mar-04-2015

 

March 23, 2015

La Terra Fina Recalls Organic Spinach Dip Sold in Bay Area Costco Clubs

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Contact:
Consumer:
510-999-0050

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 20, 2015 — UNION CITY, CA, La Terra Fina is issuing a voluntary recall of its Organic Spinach Dip due to a potential health risk from Listeria exposure. The recall of product available in Bay Area Costco stores is a precaution. This is the only product that has been impacted and there have been no reports of illness.

Product Name UPC Code Best-By Date
La Terra Fina Organic Thick &
Creamy Spinach Dip & Spread,
24-ounce tub
640410513730 3/24/2015
4/01/2015
4/14/2015
4/20/2015

The quality of its products and satisfaction of its customers is La Terra Fina’s top priority. The brand follows rigorous food safety and ingredient testing standards and is withdrawing this product out of an abundance of caution for consumer safety. La Terra Fina urges consumers who have purchased this item in the impacted region to discard any opened or unused product and contact their local Costco store for a refund.

Consumer questions on the issue can be directed to La Terra Fina’s Consumer Affairs by calling 510-999-0050.

 

March 23, 2015

Voluntary Recall for Potential Health Risk O’Coconut ™

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Contact:
Consumer:
(800) 993-4367

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 21, 2015 — Richmond, CA - Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has initiated a voluntary product recall of the following O’Coconut™ products after being notified by supplier that samples of a raw material in this product have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella . “We are choosing to voluntarily recall three of our O’Coconut items as a precautionary measure to provide the safest products for our customers,” states John Roulac, Nutiva’s CEO.

The affected products include:

Product # Description Packaging Unit UPC Display UPC Master Case UPC Lot Code Exp Date
BAR312 O'Coconut™ Classic Singles/Bag of 8 6-92752-10557-9 N/A 6-92752-10558-6 18FEB15L 18 FEB 16
BAR202 O'Coconut™ Hemp & Chia Singles/Caddy of 24 6-92752-10502-9 6-92752-10503-6 6-92752-10386-5 24FEB15L 24 FEB 16
BAR302 O'Coconut™ Classic Singles/Caddy of 24 6-92752-10500-5 6-92752-10501-2 6-92752-10385-8 20FEB15L 20 FEB 16

The latter two items (BAR202 & BAR302) were distributed via Nutiva.com or as samples only.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, 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.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, 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.

Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact (800) 993-4367 or email help@nutiva.com.

 

March 18, 2015

Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Code Dates and Manufacturing Codes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners Due to Possible Metal Pieces

Approx. 242,000 cases of the Original flavor with “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015 with “C2” directly below the date

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-816-9432

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 17, 2015 — NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made.

Some of these products have also been packed in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (box or shrink-wrap), depending on the package configuration (see table below).

Recalled product was shipped to customers in the U.S. and several other countries, excluding Canada. The affected dates of this product were sold in only these four configurations:

  • 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
  • 3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
  • 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
  • 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor

The following is being recalled:

Product Size Name of Product Sell Unit Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code Individual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code Individual Box UPC Multi-Pack Unit UPC
7.25 oz. each Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
NA 18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 NA
3-Pack Box
(Three 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 21.75 oz.
3-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
09 SEP 2015 XDG
27 SEP 2015 XDG
01 OCT 2015 XDG
02 OCT 2015 XDG
03 OCT 2015 XDG
20 NOV 2015 XDG
18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 05076 5
4-Pack
Shrink–wrap
(Four 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 29 oz.
4-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
18 SEP 2015 C2
19 SEP 2015 C2
08 OCT 2015 C2
18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 72540 3
5-Pack
Shrink-wrap
(Five 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 36.25 oz.
5-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
18 SEP 2015
through
11 OCT 2015
XAR or C2
18 SEP 2015 C2
through
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 77436 4

No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than “C2” below the code date on the individual box are included in this recall.

Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported. We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.

The recalled product was shipped by Kraft to customers nationwide in the U.S. The product was also distributed to Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries -- but not to Canada.

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 also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern) for a full refund.

ABOUT KRAFT FOODS GROUP
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion. The company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Capri Sun, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta . Kraft’s 22,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices. For more information about Kraft, visit www.kraftfoodsgroup.com and www.facebook.com/kraft .

 

March 17, 2015

Trader Joe’s Recalls Raw Walnuts Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
(626) 599-3817

Media:
(626) 599-2843

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 17, 2015 — Monrovia, CA — Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because these products 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 Trader Joe’s Raw Walnuts were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.

The products are packaged in clear plastic bags with the UPC Codes printed on the back. For the Raw California Walnut products, the “BEST BY” dates and Lot Numbers can be found printed on the back of the packages. For the Organic Raw Walnut products, the “BEST BY” dates can be found printed on the front of the packages.

All potentially affected Raw Walnut products are as follows:

UPC Product Description “BEST BY” Dates Lot Numbers
00373685 Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Walnut Pieces – 16oz 12/2015 GU4345
00943338 Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Walnut Halves & Pieces – 16 oz 12/2015 GU4346
GU4349
GU4356
00519342 Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Walnut Baking Pieces – 16 oz 12/2015 GU4350
00519328 Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Premium Walnut Halves – 16oz 12/2015 GU4343
GU4344
GU4351
GU4352
00586627 Trader Joe’s Organic Raw Walnut Halves & Pieces – 12oz OCT 15 2015
OCT 16 2015
OCT 17 2015
OCT 20 2015
OCT 21 2015
NOV 17 2015
NOV 18 2015
NOV 19 2015
NOV 20 2015
NOV 28 2015
DEC 01 2015
N/A

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in certain packages of Trader Joe’s Raw Walnuts.

Out of an abundance of caution, Trader Joe’s removed all lots of these products from store shelves and will suspend sale of these products while the FDA and the manufacturers involved continue their investigation into the source of the problem.

To date, Trader Joe’s Company has not received any illness complaints related to these recalled products.

Customers who have purchased any of this recalled Raw Walnut product are urged not to eat it, and to dispose of 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 6:00PM PST].

 

March 17, 2015

Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-669-3275

Media:
Anne Rierson, Public Relations Manger
anne.rierson@frontiercoop.com
(319) 227-7996, ext.1163

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2015 – Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall.

Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain and instituting additional product testing, beyond FDA guidelines, to mitigate any future occurrence.

Consumption of products containing Salmonella 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, endocarditic and arthritis.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below the release is a list of products containing the organic garlic powder. Images of the affected products can be viewed at the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall .

On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled items, the four-digit lot code can be found on the bottom of the bottle. On seasoning mixes, the four-digit lot code is embossed on the right side of the packet.

Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund.

Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1- 800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

Frontier Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier Coop's website at www.frontiercoop.comdisclaimer icon.

ORGANIC GARLIC POWDER RECALL: AFFECTED PRODUCT LIST

Brand Description Affected Lots UPC Size
Frontier Powdered Garlic, Certified Organic 4156, 4171, 4238, 4297, 4325, 4342, 5033, 5041 0-89836-00352-2 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Fiesta Black Bean Mix, Certified Organic 4160, 4226, 4307, 4364, 5005 0-89836-02761-0 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Refried Pinto Beans Mix, Certified Organic 4240, 4322, 4345 0-89836-02762-7 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Low Sodium Broth Powder Vegetable Flavored, Certified Organic 4157, 4198, 4240, 4281, 4328, 5002 0-89836-02780-1 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Vegetarian Broth Powder No-Chicken, Certified Organic 4157, 4178, 4197, 4238, 4239, 4267, 4280, 4336, 4353, 5007, 5035, 5036 0-89836-02869-3 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Onion Soup & Dip Mix, Certified Organic 4143, 4246, 4258, 4279, 4290, 4318, 4335, 4349, 5036 0-89836-02918-8 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Ranch Dip/Dressing Mix, Certified Organic 4199, 4247, 4317, 4363, 5022, 5055 0-89836-02926-3 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Powdered Garlic, Certified Organic 4171, 4238, 4297, 4325, 4342, 5033 0-89836-80352-8 400 oz./11.3 kg/ 25.0 lbs.
Frontier Vegetarian Broth Powder No-Chicken, Certified Organic 4178, 4336, 5007, 5036 0-89836-82869-9 400 oz./11.3 kg/ 25.0 lbs.
Frontier Organic Garlic Powder 4183, 4224, 4268, 4315, 4349, 5023 0-89836-18351-4 2.33 oz. (66g)
Frontier Organic Mama Garlic 5 oz. 4290 0-89836-18506-8 5 oz. (141 g)
Frontier Pepper Fusion Black Peppercorns with Garlic 4321, 4356 0-89836-19502-9 1.76 oz. (49 g)
Simply Organic Italian Herb Spaghetti Sauce Mix 4199, 4245, 4287 0-89836-15710-2 1.31 oz. (37 g)
Simply Organic Chipotle Black Bean Dip Mix 4262, 4344 0-89836-15714-0 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Fish Taco Seasoning 4245, 4300, 4330, 5012 0-89836-18534-1 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Fajita Seasoning 4118, 4246, 4287, 4332, 5008, 5030 0-89836-18535-8 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Veggie Chili Seasoning 4208, 4259, 4282, 4311, 5015, 5047 0-89836-18536-5 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Spicy Chili Seasoning 4212, 4260, 4272, 4282, 4311, 4343, 5016, 5050 0-89836-18537-2 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Sweet Basil Pesto Sauce Mix 4196, 4238, 4280, 4330, 4364, 5037 0-89836-18542-6 0.53 oz. (15 g)
Simply Organic Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce Mix 4245, 4286 0-89836-18543-3 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Alfredo Sauce Mix 4182, 4223, 4224, 4272, 4353, 5027 0-89836-18544-0 1.48 oz. (41 g)
Simply Organic Enchilada Sauce Seasoning 4247, 4290, 4336, 5012, 5033 0-89836-18744-4 1.41 oz. (39 g)
Simply Organic Ranch Mix Dressing 4147, 4195, 4225, 4274, 4315, 4356, 5027, 5028 0-89836-18833-5 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Classic Caesar Dressing 4149, 4196, 4232 0-89836-18836-6 1.25 oz. (35 g)
Simply Organic Ranch Dip Mix 4194, 4195, 4226, 4274, 4315, 4356, 4360, 5028 0-89836-18840-3 1.5 oz. (42 g)
Simply Organic French Onion Dip Mix 4157, 4197, 4258, 4258A, 4281, 4281A, 4325, 4364, 5040 0-89836-18841-0 1.10 oz. (31 g)
Simply Organic Guacamole Dip Mix 4148, 4176, 4195, 4254, 4255, 4302, 4318, 4363, 5029, 5030 0-89836-18842-7 0.80 oz. (22 g)
Simply Organic Creamy Dill Dip Mix 4156, 4197, 4237, 4279, 4324, 5009, 5035 0-89836-18843-4 0.70 oz. (19 g)
Simply Organic Pour le chili vegetarienne/ Veggie Chili Seasoning (French/English) 5015, 5047 0-89836-18870-0 28g
Simply Organic Pour le chili epice/ Spicy Chili Seasoning (French/English) 4260, 4282, 4343, 5016, 5050 0-89836-18871-7 28g
Simply Organic Trempettes ranch/ Ranch Dip Mix (French/English) 4194, 4226, 4274, 4315, 4356, 5028 0-89836-18877-9 42g
Simply Organic Trempettes a l’oignon a la francaise/ French Onion Dip Mix (French/English) 4157, 4197, 4258, 4325, 4364, 5040 0-89836-18878-6 31g
Simply Organic Trempettes a guacamole/ Guacamole Dip Mix (French/English) 4148, 4302, 4318, 4363, 5029 0-89836-18879-3 22g
Simply Organic Trempettes a l’aneth cremeux/ Creamy Dill Dip Mix (French/English) 4156, 4197, 4237, 4323, 4365, 5035 0-89836-18880-9 24g
Simply Organic Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix 4230, 4268, 4310, 4351, 5026 0-89836-18956-1 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Fajita Seasoning (French/English) 5007 0-89836-20002-0 28g
Simply Organic Pesto a basilic doux/ Sweet Basil Pesto Mix (French/English) 4364, 5037 0-89836-20004-4 15g
Simply Organic Sauce brune vegetarienne/ Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix (French/English) 4230, 4268, 4310, 5026 0-89836-20007-5 28g
Whole Foods Market Organic Muchi Curry Seasoning 4129 0-99482-44577-5 2.08 oz. (59 g)

 

March 16, 2015

Gourmet Kitchen Inc. Recalls Various Beef and Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen


Class II Recall045-2015
Health Risk: LowMar 14, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Megan Buckles
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2015 – Gourmet Kitchen, Inc., a Neptune, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,722 pounds of various beef and chicken products due to adulteration, misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label, at very low levels posing a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.

The ready-to-cook beef and chicken appetizer items were produced on various dates between October 15, 2014 and March 2, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff.”  The boxes will bear the case code B2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Satay.” The boxes will bear the case code B2028.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Large Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code B2032.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff with Bleu Cheese.”  The boxes will bear the case code B2078.
  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Petite Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code B2148.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Macadamia Chicken Skewer.” The boxes will bear the case code C2036.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Chicken Wellington Puff.”  The boxes will bear the case code C2050.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Pistachio Chicken Pinwheel.” The boxes will bear the case code C2054.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Oahu Chicken Pinwheel.” The boxes will bear the case code C2084.
  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Petite Chicken Wellington Puff.” The boxes will bear the case code C2290.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington.”  The boxes will bear the case code GFB2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington with Bleu Cheese and Duxelle.” The boxes will bear the case code GFB2078.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Impromptu Petite Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code IM70021.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Kabob.” The boxes will bear the case code K1002.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff.” The boxes will bear the case code MSB2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “MacKenzie Limited Beef Wellington.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18450” or “EST. 18450 P” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to institutional and food service locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. was notified by its spice supplier that the season salt in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens from the paprika component. Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. then informed FSIS of the issue.

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 Patricia Duffy, at (732) 775-5222.

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 .

 

March 16, 2015

Trader Joe’s Issues Product Recall & Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cinnamon Almonds

Contact:
Consumer:
626-599-3817

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 12, 2015 — Monrovia, CA — Trader Joe’s Company is recalling all lot codes of its 16 ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds were distributed nationwide in Trader Joe’s retail stores. The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package marked with UPC # 00761437 on the back of the package.

The recall was initiated after peanuts were discovered in packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the supplier’s production and packaging processes. All product has been removed from store shelves. Sale of this product has been suspended.

To date, Trader Joe’s has received one report of an allergic reaction potentially linked to this product.

Customers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds and have a sensitivity to peanuts 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].

 

March 16, 2015

Primal Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls A Single Lot of Raw Frozen Cat Food

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Contact
Consumer:
866-566-4652

Media:
866-566-4652

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 13, 2015 – Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag. FDA tested product in response to a single consumer complaint. Primal Pet Foods was alerted by FDA that the testing of two bags of this lot resulted in a low thiamine level. Neither FDA nor Primal have received any other reports concerning Thiamine in Primal products. No other product manufactured by Primal Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary recall.

Only the product with the following Best By date and production code is included in the voluntary recall.  It is best to check the production code on the back of the bag to determine if the product has been recalled or not.

The lot involved in this voluntary recall is:

Primal Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag (UPC# 8 50334-00414 0) with Best By date 060815 B22

Primal takes very seriously, the need for adequate Thiamine levels in our feline diets. We include Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder as a natural B-Complex supplement to ensure that adequate levels of Thiamine are met. Additionally, Thiamine occurs naturally in other ingredients contained in our Feline Turkey Formula such as: Turkey Muscle Meat (including heart), Turkey Liver, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Collard Greens and Organic Squash.

Consumers who still have bags of cat food from this lot should stop feeding it to their cats and call us at (866) 566-4652 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST. Consumers with further questions should visit our website at www.primalpetfoods.com or call us at this same number.

Cats fed only diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurologic signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. If your cat has consumed the recalled lot and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

 

March 16, 2015

CORRECTED - Badia Spices, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Ground Cumin Products for Undeclared Peanut Protein

Contact:
Consumer:
(305) 629-8000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 12, 2015 — Miami, FL — Badia Spices, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on Badia brand ground cumin product. Peanut is an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statement. People, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut proteins, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after the firm was notified that a ground cumin sample collected by the State of NY Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Laboratory tested positive and had potentially been produced with undeclared peanut protein.

The Product is packaged in plastic bottles.

Product was distributed nationwide in retail stores, commencing in July, 2014.

This recall notice only affects the following products:

Product Name and Description Package Weight UPC Lot # Best By Dates
Badia Ground Cumin 7 oz. 033844-00002-8 117151 7/2019
Badia Ground Cumin 2 oz. 033844-00007-3 116837 7/2019
Badia Ground Cumin 16 oz. 033844-00516-0 116696 7/2019

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

The product is considered safe for consumers who do not have peanut allergen sensitivities.

Consumers who have peanut allergen sensitivities are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 305-629-8000, 8 am to 4:30 pm EST Monday-Friday, or via email to qualitycontrol@badiaspices.com .

 

March 11, 2015

Sunshine Burger Recalls Veggie Burgers Due to Undeclared Allergens – Gluten


Product Description
Organic Sunshine Burgers:

  • Black Bean South West
  • Barbecue
  • Loco Chipotle

Recalling Firm
JSunshine Burger
Fort Atkinson, WI

Recall Reason
Undeclared allergen – gluten
(Products labeled gluten free)

Recall Class
N/A

Product Identification
Organic Sunshine Burger Black Bean South West
SKU# 7 94213 00013 0

Organic Sunshine Burger Barbecue
SKU# 7 94213 00023 9

Organic Sunshine Burger Loco Chipotle
SKU# 7 94213 03163 9

Distribution
Multiple states including California

Affected Dates
USE BY dates range:
5/4/2016 - 8/13/2016

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Sunshine Burger
(920) 568-1100
http://www.sunshineburger.com/recall/

 

March 10, 2015

Ultra ZX LABS, L.L.C. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ultra ZX Since It Contains Undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein

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Contact:
Consumer:
(305) 904-9393

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 10, 2015 — Miami, Florida — UltaZx, Labs, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling “ UltraZx ” weight loss supplements. This product has been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

FDA laboratory analysis of confirmed that UltraZx contains sibutramine and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The product poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolphthalein is a chemical that is not an active ingredient in any approved drug in the United States. Studies have indicated that it presents a cancer causing risk. This product may also interact, in life-threating ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Ultra ZX LABS, L.L.C. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. UltraZx weight loss supplement is marketed as a dietary supplement used as a weight loss aid and is packaged in bottles of thirty (30) capsules of 300mg. The affected UltraZx weight loss supplement, includes all lots/bottles/packages. The products were distributed from September 2014 until February 2015.

UltraZx Labs, L.L.C. is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers and distributors that have product which is being recalled should stop using the product and return the product to UltraZx Labs, L.L.C.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact UltraZx Labs, L.L.C. at (305) 904-9393, Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.

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

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

 

March 09, 2015

Premier Distribution Center, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due to Misbranding


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Class I Recall040-2015
Health Risk: High2015-3-5

En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113

Editor's Note: Details of this recall were updated on March 6, 2015 to reflect additional production dates.

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 – Premier Distribution Center, Inc. a Nogales, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 50,953 pounds of pork and beef products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [ View Labels ]

  • 22,133 pounds of bulk frozen pork ribs belly soft bone-in, frozen pork collars, and frozen pork back ribs in clear shrink wrapped plastic bags. Exterior boxes bear a photocopied version of the “I-655 U.S. INSP’D & P’S’D”” and a shipping number #1880.
  • 28,820 pounds of various bulk cuts of frozen beef products, short loins, chuck short ribs, hind shanks, short ribs, banana steaks, brisket ¼ trim, butt tenders, flank steaks, flap meat, inside skirt, lifter meat, pulled knuckles, rib eyes, tri-tips, and oxtails; all in clear shrink wrapped plastic bags. Exterior boxes bear a photocopied version of the “I-655 U.S. INSP’D & P’S’D” and a shipping mark number #2014110262.

These beef items were produced on various dates from November 29, 2014, through December 18, 2014, the pork items were produced on various dates from June 16, 2014 through December 3, 2014. The products bear the shipping number of either #2014110262 for the beef products or #1880 for the pork products. The products were shipped to locations in California, Washington, and Arizona.

The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector noticed that some of the inspection labels had been photocopied, and a pursuant investigation discovered that some of the labels had been applied after hours without the presence of a USDA inspector. The investigation is ongoing and this release is being issued to protect the public.

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 Alba Ibarrola at Premier Distribution Center, Inc. at 1-520-761-3481.

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 .

 

March 04, 2015

Maternal Science, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Healthy Mama® Boost It Up!™; Mango Drink

Contact:
Consumer:
(855) 773-4426

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 3, 2015 — Maternal Science, Inc. of Montvale, NJ, is voluntarily recalling healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink because it contains undeclared milk (whey protein isolate). People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink is manufactured for and distributed by Maternal Science, Inc. and sold nationwide through limited retailers and via internet sales. healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink is packaged in a plastic bottle with a white label containing 12 fl oz per bottle (see labels below). The affected lots entered the marketplace on April, 2014. The lots affected are listed below.

Product name Package Size Lot# Date Best By UPC Code
healthy mama® Boost It Up! Mighty Mango with Ginger 12 fl oz. 14275-11 bottle 10/2015 810758020058
healthy mama® Boost It Up! Mighty Mango 12 fl oz. 14090-11 bottle 03/2015 810758020058

To date no illnesses have been reported. The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an internal review that healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink containing whey protein isolate (milk) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Consumers who are allergic to milk and purchased healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink are urged not to consume the product.

Consumers who purchased the affected lots of healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink may return it to: ATTN: BOOST IT UP RETURN, 225 Long Ave, Hillside, NJ 07205 for a full refund or exchange. Customers may contact the company at (855) 773-4426, Monday–Thursday, 9AM – 5PM, ET or email Inquiries@healthymama.com for further instructions and claim processing.

 

March 02, 2015

Oscar's Hickory House Recalls Beef Jerky Product Due To Processing Deviation


Class I Recall037-2015
Health Risk: HighMar 1, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Edward Stoker
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2015 – Oscar’s Hickory House Inc., a Warrensburg, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 32 pounds of beef jerky product due to a processing deviation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following product is subject to recall:[ Label ]

  • 4-oz and 8 oz. cryovac packages of “Oscar’s Adirondack Mountain Smokehouse Beef Jerky” with code 420 on the label

The product, which bears the establishment number “EST. 4257” inside the USDA mark of inspection, was produced on December 26, 2014 and sold by one retailer in New York. The product was also sold via the internet.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspectors during a food safety assessment; it was found that the product is susceptible to environmental pathogens and therefore potentially harmful if consumed.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the product. 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 Joq Quintal at (518) 623-3431 ext. 2.

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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