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Old 02-16-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts

A thread to share information concerning food and product safety concerns and announcements.

Some links to watch:

http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/default.htm

http://www.foodqualitynews.com/Food-Alerts

https://www.avma.org/news/issues/rec...ls-alerts.aspx
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Recall on Kellogg's Special K "Red Berries" cereal, due to possible glass fragments.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...191848821.html

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* Regular retail packages, weighing 11.2 ounces, with the UPC code "38000 59923" on them and the date of Dec. 2, 2013.

* Club store packages weighing 37 ounces, with the UPC code "38000 20940" on them and the date of Nov. 30, 2013.

* Twin pack boxes weighing 22.4 ounces, with the UPC code "38000 78356" on them and the date of Nov. 30, 2013.
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Default Herbal tea recalled due to salmonella warning

A brand of herbal tea sold in B.C. is being recalled voluntarily on the recommendation from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency who advised consumers not to drink it because of potential of salmonella poisoning.

The CFIA issued a warning about Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea saying that the product is a concern.

Nu-Tea Company Ltd. of Abbotsford, B.C., is recalling the product from the marketplace following the health alert.

The tea is sold in packages of 24 tea bags and bear the UPC 6 64322 10406 0. The suspect packages have the best before dates of 2014FE01, 2014MR27, and 2014MR28.

more at link - nobody sick so far:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...ea-recall.html
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BG here is another site to add to your list. http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/st...r=CATEGORY_549
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Default Tausi Brand Salted Black Beansd, (risk of botulism)

Date: Thu 21 Mar 2013
Source: Food Poisoning Bulletin [edited]
http://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/201...ible-botulism/


GL Food Wholesale, Golden Dharma International Corp., Waylong Marketing, and Mandalay Trading Corporation are recalling Tausi Brand Salted Black Beans because they may be contaminated with _Clostridium botulinum_ or other spoilage organisms. The recalls were announced in the weekly FDA enforcement report. There are 3 separate recalls because the product codes and "best by" dates are different and because the distribution of the product is different for each firm.

The beans are in a 180 gram (6.34 ounce) package, 100 cans to the carton. The product is in a 2-piece can with a single seam. The can is wrapped with a label containing red, yellow, and black text.

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[Because of the potential severity of botulism, ProMED-mail posts such recalls even if, as in this case, there are no human cases associated (yet) with the food products. Most of the food recalls are related to defective preparation procedures, which could, but not necessarily do, result in the germination of viable spores of _Clostridium botulinum_.

It should be noted that the FDA has just approved the 1st heptavalent equine derived botulinum antiserum for the treatment of botulism disease http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsro.../ucm345128.htm. - Mod.LL


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Date: 15 Mar 2013
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) [edited]
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-th.../1363404219967


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and St. Thomas Fish Market are warning the public not to consume the Bar Clams described below because they may be contaminated with _Clostridium botulinum_. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, St. Thomas Fish Market Inc., Saint-Thomas-De-Kent, New Brunswick, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products are Bar Clams sold in jars declaring a drained weight of 210 g (7.41 oz.). The affected jars also contain one of the following lot codes which is located on the cover of the jar: 03731, 03732, 03831, 03832, 03833, 03931, 03932, 05631, 05633, 05634; UPC code: 0 81971 90013 1.

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Default Tyson Chicken Nuggets sold in 5 lb. bag at Sam's recalled for "foreign matter"

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Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled for 'Foreign Matter'
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Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 75,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with "foreign matter," likely bits of plastic from a scraper inside a blending machine, federal agriculture officials said Friday.

The firm, based in Springdale, Ark., is voluntarily recalling 5-pound bags of frozen white meat chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club locations nationwide. Products sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer are not affected by the recall, Tyson officials said.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints about small pieces of plastic, including one report of a minor mouth injury in someone who ate the nuggets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported.

Company officials said the affected product lots were produced on two days on a single line at one of the company's 40 chicken production plants.

...onsumers who bought the 5-pound bags of frozen, fully-cooked Tyson white meat chicken nuggets at Sam's Club since January 2014 should compare any remaining product with these product identifiers:

UPC: 0-23700-02178 6 or 300-23700-02178 7 Item # 16142-928Manufacturer’s Code: 0264SDL0315 through 0319 or 0474SDL0311 through 0314 Lots feature “best if used by” dates of Jan 26, 2015 or Feb 16, 2015

If a consumer has a bag of affected product, they should discard the product, cut the UPC and date code from the back of the bag and mail it to the following address for a full refund:

Tyson Foods —CP631P.O. Box 2020Springdale, AR 72765-9989

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.
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Default Mazda recalls because spiders can cause fuel leaks/fires

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/...cmp=latestnews


Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 cars in the U.S. because spiders can weave a web in a vent hose and cause the fuel tank to crack.

The recall involves cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years equipped with 2.5-liter engines.

The yellow sac spider, which is attracted to hydrocarbons, builds webs that cause pressure to build in the fuel tank. That increases the risk of fuel leaks and fire.

Mazda recalled cars in 2011 for the same problem. It put covers on the vent line, but has found spiders can get past them.

Mazda will update the cars' software for free beginning this month to ensure that the fuel tank pressure doesn't build up.
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OK, that's just weird.
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That's one heck of a strong spider web!
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That's so bizarre that I double-checked the date of the story to make sure it wasn't an April-fools joke!
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Although no illnesses have been confirmed due to this, it appears that this is going to be a large recall.


Niagara Recalls 14 Bottled Water Brands From Same Source for E. Coli Risk


Niagara Bottling LLC has recalled all spring water products produced at its two Pennsylvania facilities between June 10-18, 2015, after being informed that the water source was potentially compromised by E. coli bacteria.

Niagara stated that the bacteria were found on June 10, noting, “As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner, we have discontinued the use of this source.”

The company added that no reports of illness or injury had been received to date, and that finished product testing had not detected any contaminants or other issues.

The bottled water has Niagara Bottling LLC on the label and is sold under the following brand names: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, ShopRite, Western Beef Blue, and Wegmans.

...According to a notice posted June 19 by Niagara, the recalled water should be boiled for one minute and cooled before being used. “Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water,” the notice stated. Consumers may also return the recalled product for a full refund, the company stated.

...The bottling facilities where the recalled spring water products were produced are in Hamburg and Allentown, PA, and the production occurred between 3 a.m. EDT on June 10 to 8 p.m. EDT on June 18, 2015, Niagara stated.

The code information on the bottle will reveal whether it is part of the recall. It shows the place, date and time the product was produced. Only the bottled spring water with codes beginning with “F” or “A” are affected, the company stated.

The first digit after the letter indicates the number of the production line. The next two numbers indicate the day, then the month in letters, the year, and then the time, based on a 24-hour clock.

For example, A610JUN15 2000 means produced on Allentown line 6, manufactured on June 10, 2015, at 8 p.m. A list of the recalled lots with case codes and best-by dates can be found here.
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Default Nationwide recall of JEM Raw Organics Nut Spreads due to Salmonella

I'm posting this because it's a nation wide recall of something that people keep on their shelves for a while. As of today, there's been 11 cases in 9 states traced to these products. So if you've bought any of these products, please check the jars!

Full list of specific products with UPC's at the link.




JEM Raw Chocolate LLC Voluntarily Recalls Nut Butter Spread Products Due To Possible Health Risk


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JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC (JEM Raw) of Bend, Oregon announced a voluntary recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads within expiry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella...

Health authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Center for Disease Control (CDC) have linked the illnesses to person(s) who have consumed nut spreads, including JEM Raw products. There have been eleven (11) illnesses reported but no deaths or hospitalizations to date.

In light of this investigation, and with an abundance of caution, JEM Raw has initiated a voluntary recall of all products and sizes, packaged in glass jars, and sold under brand name JEM Raw Organics.

...The JEM Raw recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. Products are distributed between June 2015 and November 2015.
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Default Recall of Dove Choclate Snowflake Assortment sold nationwide only at WalMart

Posting this because it's pretty vital info for anyone with food allergies. Although the number of potentiality contaminated cases involved isn't very big, since it was sold at WalMart's nationwide I thought someone here may have purchased this.

Please check your candy!


FDA: Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. Bag, Sold Only at One Major Retailer with Stores Across the U.S.

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Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. bag - this is a seasonal item only sold at one major retailer with stores across the U.S.

Item# 10139802 - UPC# 400050521
LOT CODE: 537CG4PA30, 537DG4PA30, 538AG4PA30, 538AM4PA30, 541AG4PA20, 542EM4PA20

This item is a purple 24 oz. bag clearly marked with DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes branding on the front of packaging. The code dates and UPC code are located on the back of the packaging on the lower right side.

Approximately 6,700 cases of this item may contain some SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX® pieces that contain peanuts, wheat and/or eggs, but these ingredients are not listed on the outer package ingredient label. People who have allergies to peanuts, wheat and/or eggs have the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

This item was shipped and distributed to only one retailer and sold at retail food stores starting September 19, 2015 through December 1, 2015 to the following locations: AZ, GA, MA, MS, OH, VA, CA, IA, MD, NH, OK, VT, CO, IL, ME, NJ, OR, WA, CT, IN, MI, NM, PA, WI, DE, KS, MN, NV, RI, WY, FL, KY, MO, NY and TX.

The issue was identified after a consumer notified Mars Chocolate North America of finding a SNICKERS® piece in this Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. bag.
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I read about this way back last summer but wasn't going to post about it because it was so vague. But now, after 6+ months, it's finally been traced to a specific source. If you've purchased any Dole salad mixes, please see the statement in red below and check your bags.


CDC: Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Packaged Salads Produced at Springfield, Ohio Dole Processing Facility
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Since September 2015, CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis).

Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness.

Twelve people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from six states since July 5, 2015.

Twelve people were hospitalized, and one person from Michigan died as a result of listeriosis. One illness was reported in a pregnant woman.

Laboratory tests performed on clinical isolates from all 12 ill people showed that the isolates are highly related genetically.

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence available to date indicate that packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio and sold under various brand names are the likely source of this outbreak.

...Although the investigation began in September 2015, the source of these illnesses wasn't known until January 2016 when the laboratory result from the packaged salad collected in Ohio linked the illnesses to the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.

On January 21, 2016, Dole reported to CDC that it had stopped all production at the processing facility in Springfield, Ohio. The company also reported that it is withdrawing all packaged salads currently on the market that were produced at this facility.

CDC recommends that consumers do not eat, restaurants do not serve, and retailers do not sell packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio. These packaged salads were sold under various brand names.

Brands of packaged salads include Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President's Choice.
These packaged salads can be identified by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.
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I've been watching this develop over the past several days and it's now become a major recall. The list of recalled products is huge and include lots of different brands and labels. Listeria is nothing to mess around with so it's worth the time to check the list available at the link.


CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk


As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

...This expanded recall of frozen vegetables includes all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed in CRF Frozen Foods' Pasco facility since May 1, 2014. All affected products have the best by dates or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. These include approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, the details of which are listed below. Products include organic and non-organic broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, edamame, green beans, Italian beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, root medley, spinach, sweet potatoes, various vegetable medleys, blends, and stir fry packages, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries. For a complete list of affected products, see below.

We apologize for any concern or inconvenience this expanded recall has caused our customers and consumers who enjoy our products. We are issuing this release to alert consumers not to eat these products. Consumers who purchased these products may return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or simply discard them. Consumers with questions may call the company's consumer hotline at 844-483-3866, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

CRF had already suspended operations at its Pasco, Washington facility as of Monday morning, April 25, 2016 following the initial voluntary recall, so a thorough review could be conducted.

CDC has informed CRF Frozen Foods that the government has identified seven people from three states who became ill and were hospitalized due to Listeria. Some of these illnesses have been linked to consuming CRF-manufactured or processed products. CDC also informed us that, sadly, two of these individuals later died, but that Listeria was not the cause of death in either person.

All retailers who received the products have been contacted.

Products being recalled may have been purchased in all fifty U.S. states and the following Canadian Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.
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That's pretty extensive! Thank you!
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And another major and still growing recall, again due to Listeria. This time it's sunflower seeds. This recall illustrates the difficulties involved in ensuring food safety through the entire cycle of food production and distribution.

The source of the sunflower seeds is a company called SunOpta. However, there are now dozens of brands and stores involved because these seeds are not just sold in bulk or individual bags. The seeds are also an ingredient in prepared and/or prepackaged salads, trail mix and other items sold at different stores, including Trader Joes, Publix and Kroger. Each brand and/or store is initiating it's own individual recall.

The SunOpta recall notice (which lists only a couple of items that they market directly) is here: http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm499204.htm

Because this recall is so complex, and is still widening, the best way to check if a particular product is included is to view this list of recalls being made by individual vendors and stores.

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
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Yet another MASSIVE recall that has developed over the past few weeks. Pilgram's Pride is recalling over 5,000,000 lbs. of fully cooked chicken products due to the presence of foreign particles, including pieces of plastic and metal.

A partial recall was initiated on April 7th but has now significantly expanded. The recall includes things like battered or breaded chicken strips, nuggets, patties, etc. Although many of the products were sold to institutional customers (prisons, hospitals, schools, etc.), it's possible that they might also be sold at food warehouse or outlet stores under a variety of brand names.

The new, official, and lengthy recall statement includes a list of the specific products, with brand names, production dates and codes: Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
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An addition to the frozen vegetable recall. The Pictsweet brand, which is sold in many different grocery stores, has been added to the list. This addition is only for Pictsweet items that contain green beans or peas, which includes their various Mixed Vegetable and Steamable mixes.

The Pictsweet Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Frozen Vegetable Items due to Possible Health Risk
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There's been another massive addition to the recall which originated from the CRF frozen foods Listeria contamination. A company called Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., has recalled 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria because these products are mixed with CRF veggies in ready-to-cook products.

If nothing else, this situation, which is still ongoing and widening, points out the vulnerabilities in our food supply chain. What began as the contamination of one, relatively small, processing plant with Listeria has led to the recall of tons and tons and tons of food.

Over the past week, additional brands of frozen vegetables have been added - including Kroger (Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smith’s, QFC, and Fred Meyer) products and Piggly Wiggly store brands.

The product line involved in this latest recall seems to consist mostly of frozen ready-to-cook Asian and other ethnic items - things like Trader Joes Chicken Fried Rice. But because so many products and different brand names are included, it's best to hit the link and check the list.


USDA: Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination


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Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., with establishments in Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Carthage, Mo.; and Portland, Ore., is recalling approximately 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable meat and poultry items were produced on various dates between May 1, 2014 and May 1, 2016.

...The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 21225,” “EST. 9281,” “EST. 1623A” or “EST. 18356” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide and to Canada and Mexico.

The problem was discovered when Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. was notified by CRF Frozen Foods that its frozen vegetables used in Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. products were involved in a recall. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington voluntarily recalled frozen fruit and vegetable items due to an illness outbreak of listeriosis. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc.’s products.
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General Mills recalls flour products on E. coli concern - MarketWatch


This recall hasn't been officially announced by the FDA yet, but it likely will be soon. In the meantime, kudos to General Mills for being proactive.

The specific products included in the recall are listed at: http://www.generalmills.com/flour

Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchens flour recalled due to possible E. coli O121 contamination
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour (sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls, and Acme). Out of an abundance of caution, a voluntary recall is being made. To date, E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products.

State and federal authorities have been researching 38 occurrences of illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli (E. coli O121), between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. While attempting to track the cause of the illness, CDC found that approximately half of the individuals reported making something homemade with flour at some point prior to becoming ill. Some reported using a General Mills brand of flour.

Based on the information that has been shared with General Mills, some of the ill consumers may have also consumed raw dough or batter.
Consumers are reminded to not consume any raw products made with flour. Flour is an ingredient that comes from milling wheat, something grown outdoors that carries with it risks of bacteria which are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter.

“As a leading provider of flour for 150 years, we felt it was important to not only recall the product and replace it for consumers if there was any doubt, but also to take this opportunity to remind our consumers how to safely handle flour,” said Liz Nordlie, president of General Mills Baking division.
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Just an FYI, in case anyone buys spices at Big Lots stores. Or, if you know anyone who has bought this product, especially if they're pregnant.

Although it's only one lot of the product, it's been distributed nationwide.


Gel Spice, Inc. Issues Alert on Elevated Lead Levels in One Lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder


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For Immediate Release

July 28, 2016

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Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels.

The recalled “Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric” is packaged in 3.75 oz. PET jars. It has a code of B/B 03/08/19 and B/B 05/18/19 on the neck of the container.The package also has a UPC code of 81026-01230. The product was distributed at Big Lots Stores throughout the United States.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the elevated level of lead.

...Consumers who have purchased “Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric” should discard the product. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may call (201) 564-0435.

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Although the amount in this initial recall is very small, it has the potential to grow some legs. And, because it's marketed through Whole Foods, I figured some folks here might want to know about it.

Also, please keep in mind that batches of frozen veggies from dozens of different vendors and brands are still being added to the massive recall due to Listeria contamination that was announced a couple of months back. I'm not suggesting that we all empty our freezers or quit eating frozen veggies. But it wouldn't hurt to make sure that any pregnant women you might know are kept aware of the potential dangers of not thoroughly cooking frozen vegetables.


Grassfields Cheese LLC Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Certain Cheeses


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August 3, 2016

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(Coopersville, MI) - Out of an abundance of caution, Grassfields Cheese LLC, is conducting a voluntary recall of approximately 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans. The recalled cheeses were sold from the firm’s retail store located at 14238 60th Ave., Coopersville MI 49404, to wholesale and retail customers, and to consumers nationwide via sales through the firm’s website: http://www.Grassfieldsscheese.com/.

This recall involves all types and sizes of organic cheeses manufactured by the firm between December 1, 2015 through June 1, 2016 including: Gouda, Onion ‘n Garlic, Country Dill, Leyden, Edam, Lamont Cheddar, Chili Cheese, Fait Fras, Polkton Corners and Crofters. The cheeses were sold as wheels, half wheels, and wedges of various sizes.

The potential for contamination was identified during an ongoing investigation of seven cases of human illnesses occurring between March and July 2016 caused by a same type of STEC. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Geagley Laboratory confirmed the presenceof STEC bacteria in a sample of Grassfields cheese collected by MDARD food and dairy inspectors.
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502 Boundary Blvd. Recalls Black Forest Ham Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 – 502 Boundary Blvd. Inc., formerly known as Fletcher’s Fine Foods Ltd., an Algona, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,694 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber

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For members in or who purchased chicken in Arkansas.

News Release
MIH Marketing and Sales Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Insanitary Conditions

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/...9-2016-release

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2016 – MIH Marketing and Sales, a Beebe, AR. establishment, is recalling approximately 662,049 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were stored under insanitary conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw chicken breast fillet, chicken thigh, chicken drum, chicken wing, and chicken tender items were produced by various federal establishments and sold at 17 retail stores located in Arkansas between April 10, 2016 and September 10, 2016. These products were in clear packages weighting approximately 5 pounds each.

Products were sold at the following locations:

Edwards Food Giant #19 Forrest City, AR;
Edwards Cash Saver #3473 Little Rock, AR;
Edwards Food Giant #37 Marianna, AR;
Edwards Good Giant #3474 Little Rock, AR;
Edwards Food Giant #1710 Harrisburg, AR;
Edwards Food Giant #3475 Little Rock, AR;
Edwards Food Giant #3444 Bryant, AR;
Edwards Cash Saver #3476; Edwards Cash Saver #3442 and Edwards Food Giant #3477;
Knight’s Super Foods, Beebe AR;
Knight’s Super Foods, Babot, AR.
In addition, various retail meat and poultry products sold at Chicken City Retail stores are being recalled. These products are in clear retail bags with a sales sticker that include the Sell-By Date between October 30, 2016 and March 19, 2017. The Chicken City Retail Stores that are recalling all meat and poultry products are located in Whitehall, AR; Jonesboro, AR; Conway, AR; Searcy, AR Marion, AR; North Little Rock, AR and Brinkley, AR.
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