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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2010 5:17:27 AM

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), a flavor enhancer, made by one particular company is currently and albeit silently being recalled. The FDA has a pdf file indicated the products that uses HVP from this one company.

There is a potential, and I stress POTENTIAL, recall of more food items. Here in Hawaii a particular Red Potato Salad sold at Safeway's and Tim's Cascade Maui Onion Potato Chips were recalled.

FDA Link of recalled items Click on "View entire list..." to see the pdf table of possible recalled food items.
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Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 12, 2014 - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet sold at the company’s Kroger and Jay C stores in 13 states because the product may contain milk not listed on the label.

People who are allergic to milk could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to milk, there is no safety issue with the product.

Two Kroger customers have reported a possible allergic reaction in connection with this product. Out of an abundance of caution, Kroger has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a code date of Aug 11, 2015 and UPC 11110 52108, due to a potential presence of a milk allergen.

Included in this recall are Kroger and Jay C stores in the following states only: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia (along the Ohio border).

Not included in this recall are Kroger stores in the company’s Southwest division, which includes the states of Louisiana and Texas; Kroger stores in the company’s Mid-Atlantic division, which includes stores in North Carolina, eastern West Virginia and Virginia.

Customers in the impacted states should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm393215.htm

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Sinco Inc Issues Allergy alert on undeclared Peanut Protein in Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 11, 2014 - SINCO INC is voluntarily recalling from sale Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato 30 FL OZ (UPC 085239-703618), imported from Italy and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide. This product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label. Printed on the edge lid is the following:

L13-102 BEST BY: 12OCT2014

There have been two reports of an allergic reaction associated with this item. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not consume this product. No other Archer Farms gelato items are included.

The recall was initiated after lab testing detected a possible presence of peanut protein in one production lot with a Best By date of October 12, 2014. Other production lots tested negative for traces of peanut proteins are also being voluntarily withdrawn as a precautionary measure.

Consumers who have purchased Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato imported from Italy may return the product to a Target store for a full refund. For further questions please call SINCO at 617-395-6900, Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm EST.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392999.htm

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Swanson Health Products Recalls Full Spectrum Cilantro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2014 - Swanson Health Products is voluntarily recalling Swanson Premium Brand Full Spectrum Cilantro (Coriander), item number SW1112, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism entering the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was sold by several different methods. It was either sold at the Swanson Health Products retail store, 109 Broadway N., Fargo, North Dakota, shipped directly to online or mail-order consumers, or held for pick up by the consumer at Swanson Health Products headquarters. The product was sold between November 21, 2013, and January 31, 2014.

The lot numbers of Swanson Premium Brand Full Spectrum Cilantro (Coriander) included in this recall are 203921 and 204888, with a manufacturing date of 11/2013. The lot number and manufacturing date can be found on the label near the UPC code.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392763.htm

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Bissinger’s Announces a Voluntary Recall of Its Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears Due to Undeclared Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 10, 2014 - Karl Bissinger’s LLC today announced a recall of its Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears because one lot was mislabeled and contains undeclared milk.

People who have a severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.

This product is labeled as:

Bissinger’s Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears are packaged in a clear film with an ingredient card.
Lot Code: 4981 Best By FEB 2015 UPC: 846107009795

The product was distributed to retailers and wholesalers nationwide from January 28, 2014 through April 4, 2014. Those who have received this are asked to destroy product and report affected quantities to Bissinger’s for a full refund.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date for a milk allergen in association with this product.

The recall was initiated after a customer discovered milk chocolate products in the dark chocolate product packaging. The dark chocolate labels do not list milk as an ingredient.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392779.htm

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Fernandez Chile Company Inc. Recalls 4oz Chile Molido Puro and 6oz Chile Rojo Potential Salmonella Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 10, 2014 - Fernandez Chile Company Inc of Alamosa, Colorado is recalling 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 and 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young, 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, endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 and 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 was distributed in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and California. King Soopers, Safeway, City Market and various independent grocers received these products.

The 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 comes in a clear plastic bag marked with an expiration of 01 2017 on the back. The 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 comes in a clear plastic bag marked with an expiration 02 2017 on the back.

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

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392887.htm

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Lisy Corporation Issues Recall on: Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca) 6 Oz., Item 1132 Lot #'s A013 0518 & A014 0518

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 9, 2014 - Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz jar, Item #1132, Lot #'s A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (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.

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

Lisy Sweet Basil- 6oz, bottle, UPC Code 0 96786 30032 8 began distribution on 01/15/2014 in retail stores in the states of New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Maryland.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392650.htm

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The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC Recalls "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2014 - The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The recalled "Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb, corrugated boxes with plastic liners marked with lot # 14029/21 stamped on the right side top of the box.

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

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392618.htm

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Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Black Peppercorns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 9, 2014 - Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, Nature’s Place and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the organic black peppercorn (click on the link to view the recalled products).

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392585.htm

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Buffalo Sav Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy In “Grandma's Perogies Potato & Bacon Perogies”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2014 - Buffalo SAV Inc of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 907 g (2 lb) package of Potato and Bacon perogies Grandma`s perogies brand because it may contain undeclared soy protein allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled “Potato and Bacon perogies Grandma`s perogies” brand was distributed to NY, OH, MI states by direct delivery and to CA and IL by the trucking company to retail stores and distributors.

Product comes in a clear plastic 2 lb bag with pink color label marked with expiration dates 040414 to 040415 identified on bottom right hand corner.

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

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392417.htm

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:51:35 AM


platimeCLE: I don't see any recalls related to Chimichangas, Burritos, or Jose Olay. There is nothing listed at FSIS, FDA, USDA, or Food Safety.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:37:02 PM

Is there any news about a recall on Jose Olay, Chimychunga burrito's? They are suddenly not in Sam's Club stores.
I've seen this happen before & with in a couple months they are back on the shelves. But I hate when they are not available when I want them.
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H Group, Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergen Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 7, 2014 - H Group, Inc. of Framingham, MA is voluntarily recalling 509 units of Trader Giotto's Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing (SKU 05161) sold in the refrigeration section. These 509 individual salads are marked with the following date codes: "Sell By 04/6/14, 04/7/14 and 04/8/14." These items are being recalled because they may not list wheat, soy, egg and fish (anchovy) in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product being recalled is packaged in an 8.5 oz. clear plastic clamshell container and the “Sell By” date is printed on the front of the package in the left hand corner. The 509 possibly affected salads were distributed only to Trader Joe's stores located in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392171.htm

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Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Black Peppercorns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2014 - Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the organic black peppercorn (click on the link to view the recalled items).

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391996.htm

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Sprouts Farmers Market Recalls Organic Black Peppercorns Due to Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2014 - Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the “Company”) is recalling Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled Organic Black Peppercorns were distributed to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product comes in a 2.12-ounce, clear glass jar marked with lot #3287 on the bottom of the container and with an expiration date of October 2016. Each container is identified with an individual label showing the Sprouts Farmers Market company logo, the description: Organic Black Peppercorns.

Customers who have purchased any of the products mentioned in this release are urged not to use or consume them and return them to any Sprouts Farmers Market for a full refund. Customer safety and product integrity is of the utmost importance to Sprouts Farmers Market. The company is committed to alerting our customers of hazardous or defective products in a timely and accurate manner.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391991.htm

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Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region Recalls Chipotle Chicken Wraps Due to Undeclared Fish Allergen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2014 - Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling its Chipotle Chicken Wrap because it contains an undeclared allergen. The wrap, labeled as “Chipotle Chicken Wrap,” is filled with a Chicken Caesar wrap mix, which contains a fish allergen (anchovies) not declared on the Chipotle Chicken Wrap label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to anchovies run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The Chipotle Chicken Wrap was sold in the Prepared Foods department on Apr. 2 or Apr. 3 only. The wraps were packaged in brown cardstock wrap sleeves printed with the Whole Foods Market logo. They were sold under the label, “Chipotle Chicken Wrap,” UPC: 046319-97076. Wraps have been pulled from all venues where they were stocked. Affected product carries a “use by” date of Apr. 6. The lot code on the product is 40109104.

The recalled wraps were sold in the following 38 of the company’s 40 Northern California stores (click on the link to view the stores).

To date, Whole Foods Market has not received any claims or complaints of illness or allergic reactions. Consumers who have purchased the wrap should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact their local store for more information.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391988.htm

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Koru Pacific Packaging Announces a Voluntary Recall for One Lot # AH!LASKA® Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate Mix, 12 oz. Canister Due to Possible Milk Allergen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014 - Tracy, CA. KORU Pacific Packaging, today issued a voluntary recall of AH!LASKA®, because one lot (LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015) of the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The powdered mix is packaged in a canister containing 12 oz.,with the product name AH!LASKA Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate,12 oz, UPC# 7-60519-10028-7. One LOT# is affected: LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015, which appears on the shipping case sticker and on the metal canister bottom. ONLY this Best By date is being recalled.

The product was distributed to retailers nationwide.

The recall was initiated when lab testing confirmed the presence of milk allergen in the finished product. While milk is not listed in the ingredients, the label does include the allergen advisory statement "Made in a facility that also processes peanuts, sesame, dairy, eggs, fish, and soy."

This action is being taken as a precaution. No illnesses have been reported to date for milk allergen in association with this product.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391776.htm

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Missouri Firm Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class II Recall 021-2014
Health Risk: Low

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 – Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to USDA recall:

5-lb. bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928” with a “Best if Used By” date of “Jan 26 2015” or Feb 16 2015.” The manufacturer codes “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14” can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.

20-lb. bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861” with identifying case codes of “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14.” These products were produced Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2014 and were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.

The product bags bear the establishment number “P-13556.”

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/FSIS-Content/internet/main/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-021-2014-release



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"7.5-oz. foil pouches of “Backpackers Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken”"

"The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label."

"After investigation by the firm it was determined that the wrong back panel was put into the labeling machine by mistake for some of the products produced that day."

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Retort packaging allows survival foods to last many years. Not everyone is allergic to milk and wheat. I wonder if the USDA allows companies to slap the right label on them in these cases, or will the company be forced to destroy them? I hope not. What a waste.
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Colorado Firm Recalls Fettuccini Alfredo With Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 020-2014
Health Risk: High
Apr 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014– American Outdoor Products, a Boulder, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 633 pounds of dehydrated Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

7.5-oz. foil pouches of “Backpackers Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken”

The products were produced July 2, 2013 and have the product code “07/02/2020” printed on the pouch. The products bear the establishment number “P-4933” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold wholesale, online and to retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered by a retailer in Vermont, which notified the company via telephone yesterday, April 1. After investigation by the firm it was determined that the wrong back panel was put into the labeling machine by mistake for some of the products produced that day. The recalled product is properly identified on the front of the pouch, yet mistakenly has a label, including ingredient list and nutrition information, for the firm’s “Jamaican Jerk style rice with chicken” printed on the backside of the pouch, which could cause consumer confusion.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-020-2014-release
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Natural Organics, Inc. Recalls One Lot of THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH Due to Bacterial Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014 - Natural Organics, Inc., is voluntarily recalling THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing.

This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers. While a health hazard is unlikely, we have initiated this recall because Pseudomonas can cause serious illness in immune compromised individuals.

The mouthwash was distributed nationwide to retail stores and to the following foreign countries: Trinidad; Philippines.

The mouthwash is packaged in clear plastic bottles with green and white labeling bearing the following product code and lot number printed on the back panel of the product label:

Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash, 8.45 fl oz./ 250mL e, Product No. 6710, Lot 9810

There have been no reported incidents of illness or adverse effects in connection with this product.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391771.htm




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Emparedados Boricua Issues Allergen Alert For Its Products
"Emparedados Boricua - Chicken and Cheese"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014 - Emparedados Boricua located in Bayamón PR, is warning that the product "Emparedados Boricua - Chicken and Cheese" packaged in units of 6.5 oz. contains eggs that are not declared on the label. People who are allergic to eggs are at risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume these products. The product was distributed to stores at gas stations in Puerto Rico from March 17, 2014.

So far no complaints or reports of adverse events associated with this problem. Emparedados Boricua is removing the product from the market.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391688.htm

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Lao Thai Nam Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Number One Sompa Salted Fish, Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 31, 2014 - Lao Thai Nam Corp., of Dallas, Texas is recalling Number One Sompa Salted Fish, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Number one Sompa Salted Fish was distributed in the state of Texas (Irving and Houston areas) through retail stores, prior to 03/31/2014.

Number One Sompa Salted Fish is contained in a clear vacuum packaged pouch. The pouch contains red and black lettering with a fish logo on the left hand portion. The product is a 7-ounce package containing a whole processed Tin Foil Barb fish, UPC: 8 8433200019 4.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391226.htm

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Fresh Express Issues Recall of Limited Quantity of Already Expired Italian Salad Due to Possible Health Risk, No Illnesses Cited

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 28, 2014 - Salinas, California – Fresh Express Incorporated has issued a recall of a limited number of cases of 10 oz. and 6oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and a Product Code of H071A11A due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other Fresh Express products are being recalled.

The company is confirming with retailers that the expired product has already been removed from store shelves and inventories in accordance with its strict procedures for products that have reached their expiration date.

Only Fresh Express Italian Salad with the specific Product Code of H071A11A and March 26 Use-by Date is included in the recall. Consumers who have the recalled product should not eat it but rather discard it. Consumers with questions may call Fresh Express at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.

The recalled salad was distributed in limited quantities to predominantly Eastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm391048.htm

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Macadamia Nut Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of 15-Count Boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars Due to Package Mislabeling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 27, 2014 - Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 15-count boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars that were shipped to limited stores nationwide. These 15-count boxes include Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars made with macadamia nut butter, but the wrappers do not include macadamia nuts in the ingredient list or allergen statement. The wrappers do contain advisory allergen labeling, which states that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts. Clif Bar & Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to macadamia nuts. People with an allergy to macadamia nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.

The voluntary recall applies to Chocolate Chunk LUNA Bar 15-count boxes or individual bars meeting the following criteria:

Bar UPC: 7-22252-10068-9

15-Count Box UPC: 7-22252-20068-6

'Best By' Dates:

•11NOV14
•14OCT14

No other LUNA Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or 'Best By' date codes are affected.

The company is strongly advising consumers who have macadamia nut allergies not to consume these mislabeled bars. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm390934.htm

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BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 27, 2014 - BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling “all lots” of CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLATE Alprose Napolitains because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The three chocolate products were distributed nationwide to retail stores from January 2013 through March 2014.

The chocolate product is packed in the following three ways (click on the link to see the affected product description).

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm390844.htm

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Vermont Common Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 26, 2014 - Vermont Common Foods of North Clarendon, VT operating under the Orton Bros. Brand is recalling one lot of Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons because they may contain Peanut Butter Cookies. The product label does not declare peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons are distributed at Hannaford Supermarkets in New England.

Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons would have been purchased in the all-natural section of Hannaford Supermarket. The recalled cookies are in a 6 oz. yellow box, UPC code 20104 19100. The lot code and expiration date are stamped on the bottom of the box; LOT14021M with the expiration date of 10-21-14.

No illnesses or issues have been reported to date.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm390772.htm

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Oscar’s Smokehouse, Inc. Recalls “Eleven Varieties (11) Of Cheese Spreads” Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 26, 2014 - Oscars Smokehouse Inc. of Warrensburg, New York is recalling eleven (11) of its 7-oz. “CHEESE SPREADS” varieties marked with 3 digit lot numbers ranging from” 719-959” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (click on the link to see the recalled items)

The recalled products were distributed nationwide through mail order sales, wholesale sales and one retail store between 3/21/2013 to 3/21/2014.

The product comes in a 7 oz., clear plastic container marked with lot numbers 719-959 on the bottom of the container or on the cheese spread label itself.

NO ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO DATE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROBLEM.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm390751.htm

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Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Products Due to Listeria Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 22, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, after state agriculture department product sampling determined some of the finished products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products.

The products are distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger labels. These products were sold at several retail stores including but not limited to Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart, and Brookshire stores.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm390421.htm

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Harry’s Farmers Market Recalls Amberjack From One Store in Marietta, GA. Due to Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 19, 2014 - Harry’s Farmers Market is recalling the following Wild Gulf Amberjack due to five reported customer illnesses. This product was sold through March 15, 2014 in the fresh seafood case only at the Harry’s Farmers Market 70 Powers Ferry Road SE in Marietta, GA 30067. The products are:

•Wild Gulf Amberjack fillet
•Wild Gulf Amberjack portion
•Wild Whole Amberjack
The cause of the illness is unknown at this time but an investigation is ongoing. Customers reporting illness have experienced itching, diarrhea and vomiting. Anyone experiencing such symptoms should seek medical attention.

Customers who have purchased this product at the Harry’s Farmers Market in Marietta should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389737.htm
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Helados La Tapatia, Inc. Recalls Products Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 19, 2014 - Helados La Tapatia, Inc., of Fresno, California, is voluntarily recalling all ice cream products, popsicles, fruit bars/cups and bolis due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Helados La Tapatia, Inc., is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were distributed in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Guam and Canada in retail stores. The products are sold under the brand names of Helados La Tapatia and Icesations.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389712.htm

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Simply Natural Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert for High Levels of Milk Protein in Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 17, 2014 - Simply Natural Foods, LLC of Commack, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling its 85g (3oz) Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar, because FDA testing indicated that bars from certain lots contained high levels of milk protein, while the label of the product stated that it may contain traces of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein may risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar was distributed in Indiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, California, Washington, New York and Florida for sale to consumers in retail stores.

The product is packaged in plastic foil packaging containing 85gms (3oz) of dark chocolate with the product name of “Simply Lite Dark Chocolate,” with the lot numbers 01182015A and 01192015A.

No illnesses or injury of any sort have been reported to date and this recall is being initiated in an excess of caution

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389406.htm

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Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall of 19 Boxes of 14.0 Oz. Spring Wrapped Assorted Chocolate Box Due to Undeclared Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 17, 2014 - Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 19 units of its 14.0 oz., rectangle box of spring wrapped assorted chocolates because the box includes one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the box did not state that the product contained peanuts. Fannie May decided to recall the products after this was discovered during an internal review of product.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they come in contact with or consume this product.

The product being recalled is a 14.0 oz., rectangular gift box measuring 9 1/2” by 7” in size that contains 24 pieces of assorted chocolates including one caramel/peanut candy. The light purple with spring flowers-wrapped rectangular-shaped box contains an orange-striped band. In the center of the orange-striped band is a white rectangle with a picture of 5 chocolate pieces and the name “Fannie May”, product type “Assorted Chocolates”, and product description “rich dark & milk chocolates & pastels with an assortment of decadent fillings” in brown lettering on the band around the box. Also, the front-bottom of the orange-striped band states “NET WT. 14 OZ. (396g)”. The back of the box has a full nutritional label which also states: “This product has been produced on equipment shared with peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, milk, eggs and wheat”.

The item is identified as SKU #75032 with the UPC number on the label of 0 52745 72804 6. Lot information on this product is 14058 or 14059.

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. determined that the 19 boxes of chocolates were available for sale beginning March 3 in specific retailers in seven (7) states: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona. . Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, CVS and other independent retailers.

To date there has been no incidences, nor have there been any reported illnesses

This voluntary recall does not affect any other products from Fannie May Chocolates.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389402.htm

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This release is being reissued to reflect an additional 22,849 pounds of products produced on dates not included in the Oct. 25, 2013 initial recall.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 – Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc. in Jessup, Md. and Taylor Farms Texas Inc. in Dallas are recalling approximately 22,849 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the salad dressing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The salad dressing in the packets is the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall.

The salad kits were shipped to distributors and retail locations (delis) for consumer purchase in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. The company is recalling these products in addition to the 5,084 pounds of similar products that were recalled on Oct. 25, 2013.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/FSIS-Content/internet/main/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-062-2013-expansion

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued to reflect additional products produced on dates not included in the Oct. 22, 2013 release.

Kansas Firm Recalls Chicken, Ham And Beef Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Class I Recall 059-2013
Health Risk: High
Oct 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2013 – Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is expanding its recall of chicken, ham and beef products to include all products produced between Sept. 5 and Oct. 9, 2013. This is in addition to the 22,800 pounds of product recalled on Oct. 22, 2013. The products are being recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes...

The products were distributed to retailers and distributors nationwide.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/FSIS-Content/internet/main/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-059-2013-release-expansion



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Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 13, 2014 – ALBANY, OR. – Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. of Albany, OR has voluntarily recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit, produced exclusively for Costco Wholesale Stores. In cooperation with Costco, the company issued the recall after determining the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Precautionary recall measures began on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Consumers who may have purchased the product were contacted by phone and US. Mail, and a letter regarding the voluntary recall was posted on the Costco website. Furthermore, the affected product was removed from Costco floors. No confirmed cases of Salmonella poisoning from consumption of this product have been reported at this time, Any Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit that is currently available for purchase has been rigorously tested and is safe for consumption. No other products made by Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. are affected.

Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit is sold in a red and white case containing 20 pouches of freeze-dried snacks. Consumers who have purchased Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit with the following “Best Before Dates,” listed on the upper left corner of the front panel of the case, are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Best Before Date: FEB 14 2015 - MAR 11 2015 (which reads FEB142015 - MAR112015)

Cases of the potentially contaminated Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit were distributed to Costco Wholesale stores in the following locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389177.htm

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Dole Fresh Vegetables Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Bagged Salads Due to Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 13, 2014 - Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014) and Marketside Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A or B, with Use-by date of March 12, 2014 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The product code and Use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 15 U.S. states (Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia) and 3 Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Ontario & Quebec).

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due one sample of Dole Italian salad which yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389296.htm

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Reissued by FSIS (see the post on 11Feb2014). Upgraded from a Class II to a Class I Recall.

Arkansas Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 018-2014
Health Risk: High
Mar 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 – George’s Inc., a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products are formulated with soy protein, a known allergen, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). However, the product was released with a label for George’s boneless skinless breast pieces with rib meat, which does not declare soy or MSG on the label.

The products subject to recall bear the label:

40 lb. bulk cartons of “GEORGE’S BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST PIECES W/RIB MEAT” with case code 4790.
The products were produced and packaged from Dec. 21 through Dec. 23, 2013, and were sold to distributors in Tennessee and Iowa for further distribution. The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-13584” below the USDA Mark of Inspection and “Packed on” date in the format of “mm/dd/yy” on the carton label.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/FSIS-Content/internet/main/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-018-2014-release

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Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots Recalled Because of Undeclared Sulfites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 24, 2014 - Net Foods Import & Export at 711 2nd Street, Secaucus, NJ 07094 is recalling Net Food Brand Turkey Diced Apricots because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if the consume this product.

The recalled Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots comes in 16.1 oz. clear plastic containers with the following UPC Code 8697445250019. The product was sold nationwide and is a product of Turkey.

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

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm388339.htm

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Crown Food Distributors, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Undeclared Yellow #6 in Golden Natural Fruit Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 4, 2014 - Crown Food Distributors, Inc. of North Bergen, NJ is recalling 25 oz. large round plastic containers of “Golden Natural Fruit Island” because they contain undeclared sulfites and undeclared FD & C yellow #6. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

“Golden Natural Fruit Island” was distributed to retail stores in Northern NJ and NY areas.

The product “Golden Natural Fruit Island” comes in a 25 oz. large round plastic container with sell by date 11/19/14.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm388326.htm

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Gretchen’s Shoebox Express Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups Due to Undeclared Eggs.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5th, 2014 - Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups sold under the Starbucks brand in Seattle and Portland regional Starbucks stores because the product was mislabeled and failed to declare the presence of eggs, an allergen. Persons who have an allergy or sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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

This recall was immediately initiated after the mislabeling was discovered by the company and the product was removed from the relevant Starbucks stores in the Seattle and Portland regions. These are the only regions affected by this recall.

The product being recalled is sold in 6.1 oz plastic cups, with a white code date sticker on the back of the cup, stating “Enjoy by 03 05”. Only this lot of product is affected by the recall, no other date codes of product were affected and no other yogurt parfaits were affected.

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to this product.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm388161.htm

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House of Flavors Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Undeclared Nut Allergen in Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ludington, Michigan-based Company Issues Allergy Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5, 2014 - Ludington, Michigan – House of Flavors Ice Cream Company, based in Ludington, Michigan, is recalling its Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream because it's ingredients may include an undeclared nut allergen. Consumers who may have an allergy or severe sensitivity to nuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream was only distributed in Aldi stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The recall was initiated after receiving two complaints of chocolate covered nuts found in the product and included associated allergic reaction from consumers allergic to nuts. The company is working to determine the type of nut allergen and conducting an internal audit to determine possible cause.

Only Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream packed in 1.5 quart containers stamped with UPC code 4149816310 and date code 13340 and 13341 and marked "Best by Date: Dec. 7, 2014" are affected by the recall.

No other Aldi products or are any other Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream or other Belmont Ice Cream products are affected by the recall.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm388107.htm

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HC Schau and Sons issues allergy alert on undeclared Pine Nuts in ‘Fresh To Go’ Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread (sandwich).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 4th, 2014 - HC Schau and Son of Woodridge Illinois is recalling 3422 individual 8oz units of ‘Fresh To Go Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread’ because it may contain undeclared Pine Nuts (tree nuts).

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Pine Nuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through 7-Eleven retail stores.

The product is sold individually in an 8oz pack and is identified as ‘Fresh To Go Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread’ with the UPC number: 52548548322.

Only packs marked with the following ‘Best-by’ dates are affected:

2/28/14, 3/1/14, 3/2/14, 3/3/14, 3/4/14

To date there have been no reported illnesses associated with the affected products.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm388005.htm

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(UPDATE) EXPANDED - Roos Foods Voluntarily Recalls Variety of Cheeses (listed below) Due to Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 1, 2014 - Update: On February 23 and 25, 2014 Roos Foods issued press releases for the recall of our cheese products. This recall has been expanded to include all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Queso Duro Blando (hard cheese), and Mexicana Queso Cojito Molido. This update also serves as additional clarification that ALL sizes and containers of the cheese products previously identified are being recalled (Amigo, Anita, Mexicana, and Santa Rose de Lima brands of: Cuajada En Terron, Cuajada/Cuajadita Cacer, Cuajada Fresca, Queso Fresco Round, and Queso Duro Viejo (hard cheeses), Requeson, Queso de Huerta and Quesco Fresco. These cheeses were packaged in various sized clear plastic wrapped Styrofoam trays, clear plastic wrapped, clear plastic vacuum package, and clear rigid plastic containers.

Out of an abundance of caution, Roos Foods is also recalling all product sizes and containers of Santa Rosa de Lima Crema Salvadorena Cultured Sour Cream, Santa Rosa de Lima Mantequilla de Bolsa Tradicion Centroamericana, Crema Pura Mexicana Cultured Sour Cream, La Chapina Crema Guatemalteca Guatemalan Style Cream, and Amigo Brand Crema Centroamericana Cultured Sour Cream. These sour creams were packaged in various sized white plastic tubs, clear plastic bags, clear plastic pouches, and clear plastic jars.

Products were distributed through retail stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Washington, DC.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm387775.htm

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Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of 20-Count Boxes of Popsicle Orange, Cherry and Grape Ice Pops Due to Undeclared Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Feb. 28, 2014 - Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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

The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 20-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC of 7756712130, with best before dates of JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV, which are printed on the side of each box. No other best before dates have been affected.

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

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm387760.htm

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Jinsunmi International Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 17.98 oz Lotte Brand Frozen Fruit Bar (watermelon flavor) Due To Undeclared Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 28, 2014 - Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is issuing the following update regarding its previously announced voluntary recall of plastic pouch of Lotte Brand frozen fruit bar (watermelon flavor)

The company initiated the voluntary recall on February 25, 2014. Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is recalling 102 units of its 17.98 oz., plastic pouch of Lotte Brand Frozen Fruit Bar (watermelon flavor) because the frozen fruir bar contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the plastic pouch did not state that the product contained peanuts.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they come in contact with or consume this product.

Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. decided to recall the products after a customer contacted one of our customer service representatives to report that the ingredient label on the plastic pouch did not state it contained peanuts.

The product being recalled is a 17.98oz silver plastic pouch that contains 6 pieces of frozen fruit bar. The plastic pouch is covered with watermelon design on the front, and identified by UPC number 8801062443055. Lot information on this product is 13.05.01F2 and 13.07.17F2.

Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. determined that the 102 pouches of frozen fruit bars were available for sale beginning January 20, 2014 in up to 3 grocery stores in California. The products were sold at Hannam Super Mart located at 1.) Fullerton, CA 2.) Diamond Bar, CA 3.) La Palma, CA

To date there has been one reported incident of an individual who had an allergic reaction who was treated and released from further medical care. Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is not aware of any other incidences, nor have there been any other reported illnesses.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm387768.htm

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Mars Food North America Voluntarily Recalls Specific Batch and Item Number Representing Less Than 3,500 Cases

--No Other UNCLE BEN’S® Products Affected--

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 28, 2014 - Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling one specific production lot of UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice product, representing less than 3,500 cases. This product does not meet our quality standards due to punctures in the pouch packaging.

This action relates only to UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice product with a Best By date of “12/14 MADE IN CANADA,” and with Lot Code 351GBBFPXX printed on the package, where “351GBBFP” is the lot code, and “XX” represents the packaging equipment, and could be any of 1L, 1R, 2L, 2R, 3L, or 3R. No other Lot Codes, or any other UNCLE BEN’S® Brand products, are involved in this action. No Mars Foodservices products are involved in this action.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm387764.htm

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 5:07:54 AM


I'm not sure why there isn't a more noticeable recall procedure teafortwo. I have to assume that a lot of the recalls are done behind the scenes, i.e., products have NOT BEEN PUT ON THE SHELVES YET and remain in the storage area.

I've seen a few notices in stores, and I mean VERY FEW notices, posted in stores I've shopped in both in Hawaii and on the ConUS. These were the big recalls regarding fresh meats and a cereal I believe. I haven't seen a recall for fresh vegetables in a long time involving Hawaii.

If I took careful statistics of the states involved in a recall I'd find a lot of recalls occuring to the east of the Rockies AND a very high percentage involving processed foods (as opposed to fresh meats and vegetables). Not to say that fresh meat and vegetables aren't involved. One of the biggest vegetable recall was the fresh Jalapeno Chili (E. Coli) that was recalled nationwide because it was processed into a lot of food items.

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 3:04:42 AM


hawaii5oh?

I continue to be amazed at the large number of recalls, but I also wonder why I rarely hear about or see any of these notices in the stores?

It is possible that I may miss some store posted notices because I do not use many of these convenience foods; however, it still seems like this vast number of recalls are not being properly displayed in the stores or announced on the news.

I will admit, I am often relieved to see that I do not consume these products.
I eat mostly fresh fruit & vege which are less often compromised than these processed foods.

Consider me your continued faithful fan, hawaii5oh ;0}

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 2:59:21 AM


California Firm Recalls Canadian Liver Pâté Products Produced Without Import Inspection

Class I Recall 017-2014
Health Risk: High
Feb 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 – Sun Hing Foods, Inc., the Importer of Record, a South San Francisco, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,282 pounds of Canadian liver pâté products which were produced without the benefit of full USDA inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. While this is a Class I recall, FSIS issues a Public Health Alert for an imported product when the country of origin recalls the product. However, FSIS issues a recall for an imported product when the product is not presented for inspection at the U.S. border. In the United States, the recall is undertaken by the Importer of Record, which is accountable to FSIS.

The following Sun Hing Foods, Inc., products are subject to recall:

2.75-oz. and 4.76-oz. packages of “FLOWER ® BRAND, LIVER PÂTÉ / PÂTÉ DE FOIE” bearing case code “215960.”
4.76-oz. packages of “FORTUNE ® BRAND, LIVER SPREAD / PÂTÉ DE FOIE” bearing case code “215960.”

Packages will bear the Canadian establishment number “265.” The products were distributed into commerce in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-017-2014-release

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EDITOR’S NOTE: FSIS has edited the release first issued on February 22, 2014 to reflect a change in the product codes for “MASTRO Sopressata Round” and “MASTRO Sopressata Salami”.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 – Santa Maria Foods Corporation, a Rexdale, Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 8,895 pounds of various meat products, because they were imported without the benefit of full USDA inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without full inspection, a remote possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The following Santa Maria Foods Corporation products are subject to recall:

11.1-oz. “Sopressata Salami” bearing package code “2014AL30”
5.1-lbs. “MASTRO Milano Salami” bearing package code “2014JN17”
5.3-lbs. “MASTRO Calabrese Salami Hot” bearing package code “2014JL08” or “2014JN17”
8.4-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Round” bearing package code “2014JL12”
2.6-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Salami” bearing package code “2014JL08”
13.3-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella with Pistachios” bearing package code “2014AL09”
15.0-lbs. “MASTRO Jambon de Paris Cooked Ham Jambon Cuit” bearing package code “2014AL05,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10,” “2014AL10” or “2014AL22”
16.8-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella” bearing package code “2014MR20”

Packages will bear the Canadian establishment number “340” or “224.” The products were distributed into commerce in Arizona, California and Florida. The products were also exported by the US distributor to Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji and Thailand.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-016-2014-release

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