Monday, December 11, 2017

New #foodsafety #notification possible #chemical #contamination of Bibi Frutix Candy

Harvesters Issues Safety Alert on Bibi Frutix Candy Possible Chemical Contamination

December 8, 2017

Contact

Media

Sarah Biles
 sbiles@harvesters.org
816-929-3068

Announcement

On Tuesday, December 5, a partner food pantry agency in Wamego, Kansas notified Harvesters—The Community Food Network of potentially contaminated Bibi Frutix candy product it received through Harvesters’ distribution program.
The candy product is likely contaminated with a chemical substance and is potentially harmful if eaten. To date, there has been a report of one illness. The candy product is the shape of a small baby bottle and labeled “Bibi Frutix.” The product was donated to Harvesters. Harvesters estimates six cases or fewer of the candy product was received.
Harvesters followed recall procedures, including issuing a recall notice to all partner agencies (food pantries) and checking to see if any product remained in its warehouses. To date, no product has been found beyond what was involved in the initially reported incident in Wamego, Kan.
Harvesters’ agencies that could have received the product are located in the following 19 counties of Harvesters’ service area: Kansas: Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, Franklin, Douglas, Jefferson, Shawnee, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, and Wabaunsee. Missouri counties are:
Jackson, Platte, Clay, Ray, Lafayette, Johnson and Bates. Harvesters continues to cooperate with local and state authorities to determine the potential scope of the distribution.
This may be an isolated incident. Out of concern for public safety, Harvesters is alerting the public. The safety of the public, Harvesters’ agency partners, volunteers, clients and staff is most important.
The FDA has advised, if a member of the community has possession of the candy product, do not consume the product and dispose of it immediately. People who experience symptoms should contact their health care provider for treatment. If you believe product you received was contaminated, you may file a complaint with the FDA consumer complaint coordinator for Kansas and Missouri at 1-800-202-9780.
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New #Foodsafety #recall #undeclared #nut #allergen in ALDI Choceur Dark Chocolate Bar

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Choceur Dark Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen Products Could Contain Almond Pieces Not Listed on Packaging

December 8, 2017

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Consumers

ALDI customer service
1-800-325-7894

Media

Shenetta Johnson
 sjohnson2@webershandwick.com
(312) 988-2396

Announcement

 In cooperation with Hofer KG ZNL Schokoladefab, ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. The recall was initiated after an ALDI employee identified almond pieces in the product. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a nut allergy.
ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red wrapping. The best-by date is July 24, 2018, with the following UPC code: 4149817964.
The product was available for purchase in the following states: Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Texas.
The product was also available for purchase to ALDI customers in the Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles areas through the company's partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
To date, no illnesses related to this product have been reported. No other ALDI products are affected by this recall.
ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Customers who have questions about this recall may contact ALDI customer service via aldi.us/customer-service or 1-800-325-7894, Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.
ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.
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Monday, December 4, 2017

New #foodsafety #recall #undeclared #egg #allergen in 46,810 lbs of beef meatball products

Caesar's Pasta, LLC Recalls Beef Meatball Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall126-2017
Health Risk: HighDec 1, 2017
Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman 
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2017 – Caesar's Pasta, LLC, a Blackwood, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 46,810 pounds of beef meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The frozen beef meatball items were produced between Nov. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 10-lb. boxes containing 0.5-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70033SH.
  • 10-lb. boxes containing 1-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70034SH.
  • 10-lb. boxes containing 1.5-oz. pieces of “Schiff's ITALIAN BRAND MEAT BALLS,” labeled with lot code 70035SH.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5498” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations in Pennsylvania
The problem was discovered when the establishment’s customer noticed that the label did not include eggs in the ingredient statement.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Crawford, Corporate General Manager, Caesar’s Pasta, LLC, at (856) 227-2585, extension 226.

New #foodsafety #recall #undeclared #peanut #allergen in Chocolate Covered Cashews 10 oz. cans from Virginia Diner, Inc.

Virginia Diner, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Allergen in Chocolate Covered Cashews 10 oz. cans

November 28, 2017

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Consumers

Virginia Diner
866-296-6887

Media

Kenneth Young
757.899.6213

Announcement

Virginia Diner, Inc. is voluntarily issuing a recall of 10 oz. cans of Plow & Hearth Chocolate Covered Cashews at Plow & Hearth’s locations and nationwide (Mail Order) as a precaution because they may contain peanuts and peanut allergens. 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.  A label mix up was discovered by a consumer who received and opened a Cashew Tower Set (3 individual cashew cans) of which one can, the 10 oz. Chocolate Covered Cashews, were found to have Salted Peanuts.
The Virginia Diner, Inc. is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in administering this voluntary recall.  The Virginia Diner has not received any reports of illness or injury to date regarding this product.
Only the following PRODUCT and LOT CODE is affected, found on the bottom of each can:
UPC Code:  085582089193
Weight: 10 oz
Package Type:  Can
Label:  Plow & Hearth Chocolate Covered Cashews
Lot Code:  100917 XLSP  
BEST BY:  10 04 18
This recall does not apply to any other Virginia Diner or Plow & Hearth branded products.
The Chocolate Covered Cashews, used in Cashew Towers (item #89291) were sold to and distributed from Plow & Hearth catalogs, www.PlowHearth.com website, and Plow & Hearth Retail Stores between October 25, 2017 and November 17, 2017.  Customers purchased Cashew Towers, from the Plow & Hearth Catalog, or purchased the Cashew Tower from a Plow & Hearth Store.  Virginia Diner and Plow & Hearth are requesting return of cans with the Lot Code of 100917 XLSP to a Plow & Hearth store, or to Plow & Hearth’s corporate office in Madison, VA for a replacement.
Consumers who have questions or concerns should contact the Virginia Diner at 866-296-6887, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EDT.
Within the Cashew Tower is a can of Plow & Hearth Chocolate Covered Cashews (UPC Code: 0 85582 0919 3).  This one product may contain salted peanuts instead of chocolate cashews (the other two items in the tower are correct).
If the can of chocolate cashews has the following information printed on the bottom of the can, it is subject to this recall (see photo).
If the can does not contain this information but instead has a CCC printed at the end of the second line of the lot information, then it is not subject to this recall and is fine for sale in the store.  This is the only item within the tower that may be mislabeled, therefore a (CCC) on the bottom of the chocolate covered cashews verifies that the item is correct.
 
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

New #foodsafety #recall #undeclared #milk in Farrell Farms Dark Chocolate Almonds, Cashews, & Pecans

Farrell Farms, Inc. Issues allergy alert on undeclared milk in Dark Chocolate Almonds, Dark Chocolate Cashews, and Dark Chocolate Pecans

November 29, 2017

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Consumers

1-919-583-4366

Media

Frank Farrell
1-919-583-4366

Announcement

Farrell Farms, Inc. of Goldsboro, NC is recalling 7 oz Dark Chocolate Almonds, 7 oz Dark Chocolate Cashews, and 7 oz Dark Chocolate Pecans, because these products 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 Dark Chocolate Almonds, Cashews, and Pecans were distributed in NC. Product was sold at fairs and festivals and via our website www.farrellfarms.comfrom October 16th, 2017 until November 17th, 2017.
The individual retail units are in a clear cellophane heat sealed package. The product is labeled as Farrell Farms with the address 200 Gin Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 on the label. Format of labels on retail units are similar for almonds, cashews, and pecan products.
No reports of illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after the supplier, Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. of Myerstown, PA notified Farrell farms on November 18th, 2017 that the product was being recalled due to undeclared milk in the chocolate raw material used to coat the various nut products.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-919-583-4366, Mon-Sat, 8am to 5pm EST.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

New #foodsafety #recall possible #plastic #contamination of Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars

Leclerc Foods Issues Limited Voluntary Recall of Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars – Due to Presence of Plastic Piece

November 23, 2017

Contact

Consumers

1-800-463-6144

Announcement

Leclerc Foods has initiated a limited voluntary recall of a single lot of Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars packages with UPC Code 41498-18695 and only affected products with a “best by” date of May 24, 2018.
The recall was initiated as a precautionary measure after a small piece of yellow plastic was discovered by a consumer. No illness or injury has been reported.
The product is available in 9.5 oz. boxes containing 6 bars per box. The date code can be found printed in white on the top of the box. The “best by” date of May 24, 2018 is the only date code affected by the recall. 
This product was distributed in ALDI stores in 21 states (Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, District of Columbia (DC), New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia).
No other ALDI product is involved in this recall.
All stores that sell Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars packages immediately removed the affected product (UPC Code 41498-18695) with a “best by” date of May 24, 2018 from their shelves.
Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Leclerc Foods Customer Service at 1-800-463-6144 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New #foodsafety #recall possible #Salmonella #contamination of Adobo from Goya

Goya Voluntary Recall of Adobo Because of Possible Health Risk

November 18, 2017

Contact

Consumers

787-740-4900

Announcement

Goya de Puerto Rico is recalling 28 ounces Adobo with Cumin Seasoning and 28 ounces Adobo with Pepper Seasoning 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 system. No illnesses have been reported to date.
661 cases of these products were distributed in Puerto Rico through retail stores. Goya Adobo with Cumin Seasoning is package in 28 ounces plastic jar with green cap with mark "Best by Date 10/18/22''. Goya Adobo with Pepper Seasoning is package in 28 ounces plastic jar with red cap with mark "Best by Date 10/23/22".
Consumers who have purchased any of these products please contact Goya de Puerto Rico by phone at (787) 740-4900 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) or by email comunicaciones@goyapuertorico.com in order to receive a replacement or full refund.
This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
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