Sunday, July 23, 2017

New #foodsafety #recall of 27,000 lbs of product from The Idaho Foodbank due to failure in maintaining proper temperatures

The Idaho Foodbank Recalls Coconut Beverage, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Eggs, and Cheese Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

July 21, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Jennifer Erickson
 jerickson@idahofoodbank.org
208-336-9643

Media

Morgan Wilson
(208) 310-9905
Mike Sharp
(208) 577-2688

Announcement

The Idaho Foodbank is recalling approximately 27,000 pounds of Coconut Beverage, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Eggs, and Cheese Product.
These products are being recalled because they were not continuously maintained or stored at the required temperature due to a malfunction in the cooler. This could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. The Idaho Foodbank discovered the problem after reviewing cooler temperature records during high heat.
Affected Products were distributed in Southwest and North-Central Idaho:
Southwest Idaho – Magic Valley and Wood River Areas:
Products Distributed(See product photos)Facilities that Received Affected ProductsDates Products Were Distributed
Coconut Beverage

  • Mobile pantries
  • Community meal sites
  • School Pantries
  • Senior centers
July 10, 2017 – July
14, 2017
Broccoli and Cheesy Cheddar Soup
Medium Eggs in shell
Pasteurized Process American Cheese
North-Central Idaho:
Products Distributed (See product photos)Facilities that Received Affected ProductsDates Products Were Distributed
Coconut Beverage
  • Community meal sites
  • Schools
  • Senior centers
July 10, 2017 – July
14, 2017
Consumers who obtained any of these identified products should not consume these products and immediately throw them away.
No reported illnesses or injuries have been reported or confirmed to date.
The Idaho Foodbank is committed to consumer safety and takes all product quality concerns very seriously. This recall affects less than 2% of the 1.5 million pounds of food IFB distributes statewide each month. We are recalling the products out of an abundance of caution, and are instructing consumers who received them not to eat these products and to immediately dispose of them.
Consumers with questions or concerns about this recall can contact Jennifer Erickson by phone at 208-336-9643 (8am to 5pm MST) or via email at  jerickson@idahofoodbank.org.
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New #foodsafety #recall possible #Listeria #contamination of Bhu Foods Protein Bars

Bhu Foods Voluntarily Recalls Protein Bars for Possible Health Risk

July 21, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Bhu Foods
619-855-3992

Announcement

Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY has advised Bhu Foods of San Diego, CA that organic sunflower seeds sold to the company have been recalled.
As a result of a recall of sunflower seeds from Hudson Valley Foods, Inc.,Bhu Foods’ supplier of organic sunflower seeds, advised Bhu Foods that ingredients sold to the company have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Bhu Foods is recalling the following flavors of Protein bars produced from May 9, 2017 – June 9, 2017: Organic Vegan Protein – Chocolate + Tart Cherry + Pistachio, Organic Vegan Protein – Apple Chunk + Cinnamon + Nutmeg, Organic Vegan Protein – Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip, Organic Vegan Protein – Superfood Chocolate Chip + Fudge Brownie Batter, Organic Vegan Protein – Peanut Butter + White Chocolate, Grass Fed Whey Protein – Dark Chocolate + Coconut + Almond (Made with Organic Ingredients, Grass Fed Whey Protein – Salted Caramel + Pecan (Made with Organic Ingredients), Grass Fed Whey Protein – Vanilla + Almond + Cashew (Made with Organic Ingredients), Paleo Protein – Double Dark Chocolate Chip (Made with Organic Ingredients).
The organic sunflower seeds from Hudson Valley Foods, Inc have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date.
Even though there was only a possibility of contamination from the organic sunflower seeds for Listeria, Bhu Foods is recalling these item out of an abundance of caution.
All affected distributors and retail website customers have been notified and the affected products have been removed from store shelves and inventories. The product was available nationwide in retail stores as well as by mail order/direct delivery.
This announcement applies only to the following list of Bhu Foods Protein barsoutlined below and does not include any other items or the same item outside of the following lot codes (The lot code is printed on each individual bar wrapper next to the expiration date):
Organic Vegan Protein – Chocolate + Tart Cherry + Pistachio 
Lot Code: 13717
Organic Vegan Protein – Apple Chunk + Cinnamon + Nutmeg 
Lot Code: 13717
Organic Vegan Protein – Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip 
Lot Code: 13917
Organic Vegan Protein – Superfood Chocolate Chip + Fudge Brownie Batter Lot Code: 13817 and 15417
Organic Vegan Protein – Peanut Butter + White Chocolate 
Lot Code: 15317 and 15417
Grass Fed Whey Protein – Dark Chocolate + Coconut + Almond (Made with Organic Ingredients)
Lot Code: 13917
Grass Fed Whey Protein – Salted Caramel + Pecan (Made with Organic Ingredients) 
Lot Code: 13017 and 13817
Grass Fed Whey Protein – Vanilla + Almond + Cashew (Made with Organic Ingredients)
Lot Code: 13017 and 13817
Paleo Protein – Double Dark Chocolate Chip (Made with Organic Ingredients)
Lot Code: 13117, 14017, and 14317
No other Bhu Food’s branded products or any other products produced by Bhu Foods are included within this recall. This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There has been no reported illness to date from this recall.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Hudson Valley Farms. Bhu Foods was notified directly by Hudson Valley Farms and the FDA of the potential contamination and risk for illness from this product. Bhu Foods immediately ceased production and distribution upon receiving this news for the consideration of our consumers.
“We sincerely apologize for this situation that occurred with one of our ingredient suppliers. As soon as our team was notified, we immediately set our recall plan into action to ensure the safety and health of our customers. Bhu Foods will continue to operate with the highest standard of excellence providing customers with exemplary, wholesome organic products.” said Laura Katleman, President of Bhu Foods.
Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for an exchange. Consumers with questions may contact Bhu Foods Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm (PST) at 619-855-3992.
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New #foodsafety #recall of 10 pounds of pork sausage product incorrectly labeled as ready-to-eat

Cesina Sausage Company Recalls Pork Product Due To Misbranding

Class I Recall083-2017
Health Risk: HighJul 20, 2017
Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston 
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov 

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 – Cesina Sausage Company, an Aliquippa, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 10 pounds of pork sausage product due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product label identifies this product as ready-to-eat (RTE), when in fact this product is not-ready-to-eat (NRTE).
The pork kolbassi (sausage) item was produced on June 22, 2017. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 1-lb. vacuumed packed packages of “CESINA’S BRAND FULLY COOKED • SMOKED PORK KOLBASSI”.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5073” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to a local grocery store in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
The problem was discovered when a retail customer noticed that the product label was incorrect.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact William Costanza, Owner, at (724) 375-2450.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New #foodsafety #recall possible #Listeria #contamination of Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats

Garden of Light Inc. Recalls Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats Because of Possible Health Risk

July 18, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Blue Marble Brands
(888) 534-0246
 

Announcement

Garden of Light, Inc. dba Gluten Free Solutions of East Hartford, CT, is voluntarily recalling the Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats, 1.8 oz. which is manufactured by Garden of Light for Blue Marble Brands. The product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The recalled item, Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats, was distributed nationwide in retail stores.
The product comes in a 1.8 oz. paperboard cup with a green laminated film lid. The UPC Code is 0-42563-01786-6. The product is marked with the Best Buy Date Code of “SELL BY MAY 11 2018” on the bottom of cup.
A second lot with the Best Buy Date Code of “SELL BY JUNE 23 2018” was intercepted before released to the general public.
The potential for contamination was noted after the ingredient supplier, Hudson Valley Farms( HVF), Inc. notified Garden of Light, Inc. of potential contamination of one of the ingredients. The potential contaminated ingredient was thoroughly tested and was negative for Listeria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, however, out of an abundance of caution, Garden of Light, Inc., notified Blue Marble and is recalling the Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats. The production of the product has been suspended while the company continues to investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 1.8 oz. cups are urged to destroy the product and bring the purchase receipt to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Blue Marble Brands at (888) 534-0246, M – F between 9 am and 5 pm, or at www.woodstock-foods.com.
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New #foodsafety #recall #undeclared #milk #allergen and desmethyl carbodenafil (similar to Viagra) in Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee

Bestherbs Coffee LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee due to the Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Undeclared Milk

July 13, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Albertyee.abc@hotmail.com
817-903-2288
 

Announcement

Bestherbs Coffee LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, 13 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil.  Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED). New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee also contains undeclared milk.
These undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.  Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.  In addition, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee is used as a male enhancement and is packaged in 13 gram red packs, UPC 557205060083 in a box and each box contains 25 packets.  Bestherbs  Coffee LLC distributed this product from July 2014 through June 2016.  New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee is consumed as an instant coffee. New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee was distributed nationwide to consumers via individuals or internet.  No  illness has been reported to date.
Bestherbs Coffee LLC is notifying its customers by phone.  Consumers that have New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee which is being recalled should stop using/discard/ and contact their doctor.  Please return the product to Bestherbs Coffee LLC, 4250 Claremont Dr, Grand Priarie, TX 75052.  Customers returning the product will be reimbursed by check for the returned goods and postage.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Bestherbs Natural Coffee at 817-903-2288 or Albertyee.abc@hotmail.com,  Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
Complete and submit the report Onlinewww.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

New #foodsafety #recall #undeclared #milk #egg & #cheese in Texas Legend Foods "Silver Star Chipotle Dip"

Texas Legend Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cheese, Milk & Egg in "Silver Star Chipotle Dip"

July 14, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Natalie Jardine
natalie@texaslegendfoods.com
512-461-0269

Announcement

Texas Legend Foods of Austin, TX, is recalling its 16 ounce jars of Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip because they contain undeclared cheese, milk and eggs. People who have allergies to cheese, milk and eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled "Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip" was distributed nationwide in retail stores.
The product comes in a 16 ounce clear glass jar marked with one of the following Lot #'s: 060AFV7A072AFV7A072AFV7B090AFV7A111AFV7A which is stamped on the top of the glass jar beneath the lid. UPC CODE #819993005394
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk, cheese and egg containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the milk, cheese and egg. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.
Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased jars of "Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512-461-0269 between 9am-5pm CST or email natalie@texaslegendfoods.com. Information may also be found on our website at www.silverstarsalsa.com
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New #foodsafety #recall #undeclared #soy #allergen in 9,444 lbs of chicken and beef base products

Custom Culinary, Inc. Recalls Chicken and Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class II Recall081-2017
Health Risk: LowJul 14, 2017
Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017 – Custom Culinary, Inc., an Oswego, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 9,444 pounds of chicken and beef base products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products’ labels incorrectly identified the products as chicken, but may contain beef. Additionally, the products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 
The chicken and beef soup base items were packaged on May 25, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
  •   6-lb. corrugate case “Molly’s Kitchen Soup Base Paste Beef Base Paste - NO MSG Added with a lot code of 72505 239497 or 72505 239498.
  • 1-lb. white plastic jars of “Molly’s Kitchen Chicken Base Paste / 301817 / No MSG Added with a lot code of 72505 239497 or 72505 239498
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2016” or “EST. P-1278” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service distributors nationwide.
The problem was discovered when one of the company’s foodservice distributors was notified that a customer had received a case of product with mislabeled jars. The jar received was a beef base labeled as chicken base.
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 list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Scott Freitag, Vice President of Quality Systems & Regulatory, at (630) 299-0501. Media with questions about the recall can contact David Love, Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations, at (630) 299-0502.