Product Recalls

October 19, 2018

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Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, of Ward Hill, MA is voluntarily recalling Cedar’s Chickpea Salad 8 oz. because it may contain undeclared edamame (soy).

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

This product was distributed to retailers in AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, and WI.

The Cedar’s Chickpea Salad is packaged in an 8 oz. plastic container, with UPC Code: 044115337767.

The product is a refrigerated product with Sell By Dates from 9/23/18 – 11/9/18.

Cedar’s initiated the recall when it was discovered that misprinted labels omitted the edamame ingredient and allergy statement.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers allergic to soy who have purchased this product should not consume it.For consumers who are not allergic to soy there is no safety issue with the product.

Cedar’s Chickpea Salad 8 OZ. with Sell By Dates of 11/10/18 and later is not affected.

No other products produced by Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods are affected by this recall.

For additional information or to request a replacement please contact Cedar’s at hello@cedarsfoods.com. Please reference EDAMAME.

October 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2018 – GH Foods CA, LLC, a Sacramento, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 940 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat salads with chicken were produced on various dates from Oct. 9, 2018 through Oct. 13, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: View Labels (PDF only)

  • 9.75-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken” and Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/18/18.
  • 10-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET BBQ STYLE CHOPPED SALAD WITH CHICKEN" and Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
  • 6-lbs. bagged kit containing “BBQ Style Salad Kit with White Chicken" and Use By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/22/18.
  • 8-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD" and Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-39994” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in California.

The problem was discovered on October 16, 2018 when GH Foods CA, LLC received notification that the corn used in the production of their ready-to-eat salads with chicken was being recalled by their corn supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

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.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. 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 regarding the recall can contact Nelia Alamo, VP of Communications for GH Foods CA, LLC, at (916) 638-8825. Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Amy Philpott, Senior Director of Media Relations with Watson Green, LLC, at (703) 472-6615.

October 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Forager Project is recalling three dates of Nuts and Vanilla – Organic Plant Protein Shake because the product contains almond flour which is not declared on the label. This issue was identified by Forager Project. No consumer comments have been received as of this date.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almond have a risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Item: Nuts & Vanilla 12 fl oz.
UPC: 8 14558 02038 6
Dates involved:
EX: 12/7/18
EX: 12/21/18
EX: 1/4/19
Product with EX: 1/8/19 and later do not contain almond.

Inventories of these codes currently held in warehouse locations should be held and destroyed. Please report the quantities involved to hello@foragerproject.com by October 11, 2018.

We are requesting your support in notifying retail locations which received these codes. Store level inventory of any codes currently at those retail locations should be removed from sale and destroyed. Credit should be requested for these units. Please confirm that this notification has been completed by October 11, 2018.

Please report quantities involved to dbauer@foragerproject.com by October 11, 2018 with documented destruction.

Sincerely,
David Bauer
Quality Officer
855-729-5253

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October 1, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas — Oct. 1, 2018 — Whole Foods Market is recalling 4.5 pounds of pre-packed ground beef (85 percent lean, 15 percent fat) produced at its Glendale, Calif. store because the product may be contaminated with foreign material.

The affected product was sold in the Whole Foods Market store in Glendale, Calif. with a purchase date or packed-on date of Sept. 30 and a sell-by date of Oct. 1, and it can be identified by PLU code 90004. The issue was discovered after a customer notified the store that the product contained hard plastic and metal. All affected product has been removed from store shelves. No other package dates or Whole Foods Market stores are affected.

Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market Glendale can bring a valid receipt into the store for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

September 25, 2018

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Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips because the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. 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.

The affected product was sold in Whole Foods Market and Whole Foods Market 365 stores nationwide and in Canada. The product was packaged in 20 oz. bags labeled 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips Salted-Party Size with UPC code 9948247145 and best-by dates between January 24-25, 2019, printed on the front top of the packaging. The issue was discovered after a customer notified Whole Foods Market that the tortilla chip bag also contained other snack mix products. All affected product has been removed from store shelves. No reactions have been reported to date.

Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

September 22, 2018

OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The food recall warning issued on August 25, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd. is recalling certain Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Greenbelt Microgreens Broccoli Microgreens 75 g 8 90082 00016 2 9/23/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Radish Microgreens 75 g 8 90082 00069 8 9/23/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Spicy micro & lettuce mix 100 g 8 90082 00046 9 9/23/18

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More Information

SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
SOURCE: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) For further information: CFIA Media Relations, 613-773-6600

September 22, 2018

OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Nora's Non-Dairy Ltd. is recalling certain Nora's brand Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts from the marketplace because they contain milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia and Alberta.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Nora's Mint Chip
Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert
473 mL 6 27843 81417 7 28JN20
26JL20
31AU20
Nora's Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frozen Dairy Free Dessert 473 mL 6 27843 81418 4 27JL20
06SE20

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you have an allergy to milk, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Reactions

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

More Information

SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
SOURCE: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) For further information: CFIA Media Relations, 613-773-6600

September 5, 2018

Reilly Craft Creamery, of Detroit, Michigan is recalling its Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Choc Choc Chunk Ice Cream because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The very young, the pregnant, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The recalled ice cream was distributed to four local retail grocery stores in southeastern Michigan and one distributor in Ann Arbor: The Farmer’s Hand, Detroit; Western Market, Ferndale; Fairfax Quality Market, Grosse Pointe Park; Fresh Farms Market, Grosse Pointe, Eat Local Eat Natural, Ann Arbor; and through the michiganfarmtofamily.com website. Products may have been distributed to other grocery stores and restaurants across the state.

The Vanilla Bean Ice Cream was produced on July 31, 2018 and has a product code of 073118-1. The Choc Choc Chunk Ice Cream was produced on July 5, 2018 and has a product code of 070518-1.

The ice cream is packaged in paper pint cartons and the product numbers are on bottom of the container. The vanilla bean flavor has a large gray ‘R’ on the front of the carton with the flavor listed on top of the ‘R’ in yellow cursive font. The choc choc chunk flavor has a large light-brown ‘R’ on the front of the carton with the flavor listed on top of the ‘R’ in dark-brown cursive font.

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

The contamination was noted after routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in two flavors of ice cream, Vanilla Bean and Choc Choc Chunk.

Although presence of Listeria monocytogenes was only discovered in two flavors of ice cream produced in July, 2018, consumers who have purchased any flavor of Reilly Craft ice cream since March 2018 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Production of ice cream has been suspended while Reilly Craft and MDARD continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers with questions may contact Reilly Craft at 313-300-9859.

Reilly Craft Creamery Recall Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Reilly Craft Creamery Recall Choc Choc Chunk Ice Cream

August 28, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and pet owners not to use drug products, including homeopathic drug products, made by King Bio Inc., Asheville, N.C., and labeled as Dr. King’s, as these products may pose a safety risk to people (especially infants, children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems), as well as pets due to high levels of microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site. King Bio has expanded its voluntary recall for a second time to include all water-based (aqueous) drug products marketed for human and animals. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using and dispose of these products immediately

“We take product quality issues seriously, and when we see substandard conditions during the course of our inspections – in this case conditions that are leading to high levels of microbial contamination with the potential to harm the public -- we act swiftly to try to ensure the products are removed from circulation,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “In recent years, we’ve seen a large uptick in products labeled as homeopathic that are being marketed for a wide array of diseases and conditions, from the common cold to cancer. In addition to our concerns with contamination, some homeopathic products may not deliver any benefit and have the potential to cause harm. That’s why we’ve taken steps in the last year to advance a new regulatory approach to prioritize additional enforcement and regulatory actions against certain homeopathic products. We’re focused on products that have the greatest potential to cause risk to patients, including products for vulnerable populations like children. In the past year, we’ve also taken actions against homeopathic products that were making unproven drug claims.”

King Bio manufactures a range of products including those for children, adults and pets. Products that are part of the recall include Dr. King’s Children’s Cough Relief, Dr. King’s Chicken Pox Symptom Relief, Dr. King’s Children’s Ear Relief Formula, Dr. King’s Children’s Appetite Enhancer, Dr. King’s Attention and Learning Enhancement For Kids, Dr. King’s Cold Sore treatment, Dr. King’s Wart Freeze, and pet products for urinary incontinence and digestion relief. The full list of products is listed on the King Bio website.

Consumers and pets who use these products could have an increased risk of serious infection, that could require medical attention, due to the high levels of microbial contamination. An infection could be a life-threatening event for immunocompromised patients. Consumers and pet owners who have purchased these products should contact their health care professional if they have concerns or observe signs of an infection after use of these products.

Products labeled as homeopathic can contain a wide range of substances, including ingredients derived from plants, healthy or diseased animal or human sources, minerals, and chemicals. These products are often marketed as natural, safe and effective alternatives to approved prescription and nonprescription products, and are sold online and in major retail stores. The FDA has not approved any products labeled as homeopathic; this means that any product labeled as homeopathic is being marketed in the U.S. without FDA evaluation for safety or effectiveness. These unapproved drugs may cause significant and even irreparable harm if they are poorly manufactured, which can lead to contamination, or contain active ingredients that aren’t adequately tested or disclosed to patients, such as belladonna, which the agency has previously warned against.

Because of the increase in the marketing and use of homeopathic products that claim to treat serious diseases and conditions, as well as conditions specific to children and infants, the FDA recently proposed a new, risk-based enforcement approach for products labeled as homeopathic in December 2017. Under the proposed new approach, the agency stated it would intend to focus its enforcement authorities on products that have the potential to cause risk to patients, including those with reported safety concerns, products intended to be used for the prevention or treatment of serious and/or life-threatening diseases and conditions, as well as products for vulnerable populations and others.

In addition to the FDA’s concerns about the company’s recurring issues with contamination, the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a joint warning letter to King Bio in January 2018, for illegally marketing an unapproved product to prevent, cure or treat opioid addiction.

The FDA encourages health care professionals and consumers to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of King Bio’s products to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:

For reporting adverse drug events in animals, please see How to Report Animal Drug Side Effects and Product Problems. The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

For a full list of recalled products please visit Dr. King's Site

August 25, 2018

Ottawa, August 25, 2018 - Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd. is recalling certain Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Greenbelt Microgreens Broccoli Microgreens 75 g best before
08/26/18
8 90082 00016 2
Greenbelt Microgreens Spicy Microgreen Mix 75 g best before
08/28/18
8 90082 00000 1
 

What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background
This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information
Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd.: 1-519-647-1117
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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August 22, 2018

King Bio is voluntarily recalling the below products to the consumer level.

A small percentage of our products produced between 08/01/2017 and 04/2018 have tested positive for microbial contamination. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling the products and lot numbers below. Administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination, could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention, and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals. King Bio has not received reports of injury or illness to date.

Description Packaging Intended use UDF_UPC LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT
DK Attention & Learning Enh. 2 oz. bottle A natural aid for: slow or difficult comprehension, overexcitement, writing wrong words or syllables, oversensitivity, forgetfulness, lack of assertiveness, shyness, apprehension. 357955501527 050216G 070816C 092617F
Chicken Pox Symptom Relief 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of multiple symptoms including intense itching from skin rash and vesicles (blisters), headache, fever, swollen glands, cough, sore throat, tummy ache, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, and loss of appetite. 357955602521 021216K 062716D
Children's Appetite & Weight 2 oz. bottle For relief of hunger – appetite suppression to control that empty feeling in the stomach otherwise relieved by eating. For weight control – maximizes the metabolism to eliminate cravings and metabolic tendencies to gain weight. It promotes healthy weight loss and supported the emotional balance and motivation necessary to reach and maintain a healthy weight. 357955551720 080916M 091316D 050516E 072516E
Children's Appetite Enhance 2 oz. bottle A natural aid for: loss of appetite, no desire to eat, aversion to food, and inability to bear the sight or smell of food. 357955531821 020117F 060216E 080916B 092415F
Children's Cough Relief 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of cough symptoms: dry or hoarse cough, hacking, barking, tickling or spasmodic cough, croupy cough and throat irritation, and excess mucus. 357955514527 021216J 030916T 092815E
Children's Fever Reliever 2 oz. bottle For symptomatic relief of: fever, sweats, chills, aches. 357955515920 021216H 052616H 102815C
Children's Growth & Development 2 oz. bottle A natural aid for: impaired growth, weak muscular growth, loss of appetite, poor mineral absorption, nervousness, lack of focus, mental weakness, loss of confidence. 357955514220 050516E 072516E
DK Newborn Tonic 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: skin rashes, discoloration, minor skin problems, pimples, restlessness. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, consult your physician. 357955511427 063016K 112315F
DK Nosebleed Relief 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of: nosebleeds commonly associated with irritations or strains, colds, coughing, sneezing or menses. Also for nighttime nosebleeds. 357955514022 050516H 080916J
TonsilPlex 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of: sore throat, inflammation, swollen glands, difficulty swallowing, associated fever, redness and burning, sensation of a lump in the throat, congestion, and mucus. 357955501725 041416K 061616D
Children's Ear Relief Formula 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: clogged sensation, noises in ear, accumulation of ear wax. 357955531524 072516G 112315B 050216P
DK Teething 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: teething pain, irritated gums, delayed teething, fever-like disturbances, restlessness, heavy salivation and drooling, irritability, desire to be held constantly. 357955501824 020717B 110716C 080317D 111617E 020118F
DK Colic Relief 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of: abdominal discomfort, pressure, and distention, spitting up, gas and bloating, cramping, pain, irritability, desire to be held constantly, weak digestion, restless sleep. 357955515821 092017A 020118H
Tummy Aches 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, stomach cramps, hollow, empty, or sinking feeling, pale or flushed skin, headaches. 357955514626 050516D 072216Q 021918B
Kids Multi- Strain Flu Relief 2 oz. bottle Temporarily relieves flu-like symptoms: fever, body aches, chills, night sweats, irritability, restlessness, flushed face, burning in eyes, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, sneezing, nasal congestion, sore throat, swollen tonsils, cough, and fatigue. 357955042228 071316A 071316A 111015B 112015A
Kids Stress & Anxiety 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: minor anxiety, fear, irritability, nervousness, minor mood swings, restlessness, stage fright, nervous stomach, oversensitivity. 357955042327 070516E 081016G
Kids Sleep Aid 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms due to occasional sleeplessness: restlessness, nervousness, exhaustion, excitability, inability to fall or stay asleep, worry. 357955042426 063016D 081016F
Kids Bed Wetting (NP) 2 oz. bottle For relief of involuntary urination during sleep, urinary disturbances, and restless sleep. 357955501220 111717C 101615B
Kids Candida 4 oz 4 oz. bottle For symptomatic relief of Candida yeast overgrowth: thrush, cradle cap, pimples, tummy aches, constipation, craves sweets and odd foods, lethargy, lack of assertiveness, forgetfulness, spacey, poor concentration, irritable, moody, weak muscles, itchy skin and head, overexcitement and fearfulness. 357955332244 011416G 011917R 081016E 092815AA 041518H
Kids Attention & Learning (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle A natural aid for: slow or difficult comprehension, overexcitement, writing wrong words or syllables, oversensitivity, forgetfulness, lack of assertiveness, shyness, apprehension. 357955001522 121617A 032316C 091216A
Bed Wetting Prevention (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For relief of involuntary urination during sleep, urinary disturbances, and restless sleep. 357955001225 102216B
Chicken Pox Symptom Relief (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of multiple symptoms including intense itching from skin rash and vesicles (blisters), headache, fever, swollen glands, cough, sore throat, tummy ache, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, and loss of appetite. 357955782520 042616D
Childrens Cough (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of cough symptoms: dry or hoarse cough, hacking, barking, tickling or spasmodic cough, croupy cough and throat irritation, and excess mucus. 357955014522 091015B 120616B
Children’s Ear Formula (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: clogged sensation, noises in ear, accumulation of ear wax. 357955075721 032316B
Children’s Fever Reliever (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For fast relief of fever, sweats, chills, shakes, aches, vomiting, rheumatic pains, muscular soreness, nausea, faintness, lethargy, fears, irritability, and oversensitivity. 357955015925 082516A 102015F
Children’s Growth & Development (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle To maximize children' s growth potential and enhance development. Stimulates the body's ability to digest‚ absorb and use food for maximum growth and development 357955014225 020917A 062716E
Colic Relief (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of: abdominal discomfort, pressure, and distention, spitting up, gas and bloating, cramping, pain, irritability, desire to be held constantly, weak digestion, restless sleep. 357955015826 111717E
Newborn Tonic (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: skin rashes, discoloration, minor skin problems, pimples, restlessness. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days, consult your physician. 357955011422 110915H
Teething (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: teething pain, irritated gums, delayed teething, fever- like disturbances, restlessness, heavy salivation and drooling, irritability, desire to be held constantly. 357955501824 032216C
Tummy Aches (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For temporary relief of symptoms: upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, stomach cramps, hollow, empty, or sinking feeling, pale or flushed skin, headaches. 357955014621 022316F
Children’s Appetite & Weight (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle temporarily brings relief to symptoms of contributing to: excessive appetite; constitutional tendency to gain fat; cravings for sweats and starches; water retention; overeating; ravenous hunger; excess weight; abdominal fat. 357955251729 102016J
Children’s Appetite Enhancer (SCRX) 2 oz. bottle For natural relief of loss of appetite, no desire to eat, aversion to food, and inability to bear the sight or smell of food. Helps to naturally revitalize after gradual loss of weight from impaired nutrition. 357955031826 022316G
 

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King Bio is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return and/or replacement of all recalled products. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have product which is being recalled should discontinue use/distribution and contact King Bio at recall@kingbio.com to make arrangements to return product.

These products were distributed Nationwide to distributors and retail stores August 2017 – July 2018.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact King Bio by 866-298-2740 or e-mail recall@kingbio.com, Monday – Thursday 830am – 330pm, EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.
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.

 

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

August 2, 2018

HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almondmilk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. 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 product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity. To date, there has been one report of an allergic reaction. Medical treatment or hospitalization was not required.

Approximately 145,254 half-gallon cartons of the affected product were shipped to retailers and wholesalers in AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI. The units recalled represent less than 0.8% of half-gallon containers of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almondmilk shipped by Hood in the last twelve months.

The recall only applies to the following product: refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almondmilk with a use-by date of September 2, 2018.

To identify the affected product, consumers should look for the stamped information printed as:

  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H5 L1 51-4109
  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H5 L2 51-4109
  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H6 L1 51-4109
  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H6 L2 51-4109

and a Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts. Accompanying the release is a photo of the affected product and stamped information on the carton.

Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the retail location where the purchase was made for a full refund or exchange, or visit www.bluediamond.com to complete a web form. Consumers with questions may contact Blue Diamond at 1-800-400-1522, Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 7 PM Eastern Time.

This recall is being initiated with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Contact:
Lynne Bohan
617-887-8321
617-312-6173 (cell)
HP Hood LLC

July 31, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Belgian brewer Bières de Chimay, S.A. and its U.S. importer, Manneken Brussel Imports of Austin, Texas, are issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 415 cases of Chimay Grande Réserve Trappist Ale in 750ml bottles due to the possibility that bottles may spontaneously break, causing a risk of injury from broken glass.

The recall is limited to Chimay Grande Réserve Trappist Ale, identified by its blue label, and is limited to the 750ml bottles in the following lots:

L17-813    L17-814

The recalled products were shipped to US distributors and retailers in the states of LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NH, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, and WI between the dates of February 1, 2018 and July 25, 2018. None of the products were shipped to Canada or to other countries, to the company's knowledge.

We initiated the recall after hearing reports of three bottles spontaneously breaking while stored on shelves and we were later informed that some bottles were found already broken when cases were opened. All the bottles affected were from Lots L17-813 and L17-814. No injuries have been reported. No other Chimay products are affected by this recall.

Lot numbers are printed on the neck of each bottle in small yellow print. To see a photograph illustrating the location of the lot number, go to www.alerecall.com.

Consumers should not try to open recalled bottles. Rather, wearing protective goggles and heavy work gloves, carefully place recalled bottles into a cardboard box, seal the box and place the box immediately in a trash container to be collected. Do not try to transport the product back to the store where it was purchased. Customers who wish to request a refund will be asked to provide a photograph of the recalled bottle showing the lot number.

Consumers can contact our recall hotline at 800-416-1355 Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time, or visit our website at www.alerecall.com for more information or to request a refund.

July 1, 2018

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Whole Foods Market brand oatmeal raisin cookies from stores in eight states because the products contained soy flour that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

All affected cookies have been removed from store shelves. The affected cookies were sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The cookies were packaged in an 18-count plastic container with a PLU beginning with 23209. The products have sell by dates from June 4 through July 8, 2018. The problem was discovered when discovered when the supplier notified the company of an unannounced ingredient change. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers who purchased these products at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

June 22, 2018

Nectar Foods Inc., DBA Honey Mama's of Portland, Oregon is recalling 79 Sleeves (948 units) of Oregon Peppermint bars, lot code 112918, because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Oregon Peppermint Bars were distributed in Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin through retail stores and website sales through HoneyMamas.com between June 1st, 2018 and June 21st, 2018.

The product can be identified by name and label listing flavor as Oregon Peppermint. The label is blue with white script and a dark blue Honey Mama's hummingbird logo. Bars are wrapped in brown freezer paper and sealed with label, measuring 3x3 inches, and approximately 8mms thick. Product UPC is 8 54835 00402 9. Bars are refrigerated or frozen, with expiration code 112918 is printed on white label on reverse of bar.

No illnesses have been reported to date related to this recall.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing almonds was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers who have purchased the affected Honey Mama's Oregon Peppermint bars, and have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or destroy product.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-506-2627 from 9am to 5pm PST, Monday-Friday. After hours/weekend calls can leave a voicemail and messages will be responded to in the order they were received.

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June 15, 2018

Ottawa, June 15, 2018 - Puresource Inc. is recalling Now Real Food brand Zesty Sprouting Mix from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Now Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix – Clover, Fenugreek and Radish Seeds 454 g Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 7 33739
07271 9

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

NOW Foods: Alana Horinko - Senior Public Relations Specialist, 847-323-7544 or Alana.horinko@nowfoods.com For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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May 23, 2018

Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.

Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit the following symptoms: increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when consumption decreases. If a dog consumes high levels for a long period of time, these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea and rapid or labored breathing. If your pet has consumed the product listed and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian.

The voluntary recall covers only specific production codes of the following beef treat products:

  • Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz.
  • Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz.
  • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz.
  • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz.
  • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz.

The voluntary recall is limited to the production codes listed below. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the lower back of the treat bag. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of these products are affected.

This potential health risk was brought to Merrick’s attention as a result of the FDA sharing one consumer complaint where the dog’s health was temporarily impacted while eating Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz. The dog’s health improved and fully recovered after discontinuing consumption of the treat. Pet owners should know there is limited risk given treats are not intended for full nutrition and should only be occasionally consumed, however out of an abundance of caution, and to maintain trust with our consumers, we are withdrawing all potentially impacted product. We have not received any similar reports to date from consumers about issues with these products.

If you have product, please contact us at 1-800-664-7387 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or customerservice@merrickpetcare.com so we can provide a refund. Or, visit our website and fill out a form: www.merrickpetcare.com/customerrelations.

No other Merrick or Castor & Pollux products are impacted. These treats are distributed in the U.S. through pet specialty, grocery and online retailers with limited distribution in Canada.

Item UPC Best Before Date Range
Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz. 780872510806 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019
Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz. 780872510745 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz. 022808786160 5/1/2019 - 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz. 022808786047 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz. 022808786078 5/1/2017 - 9/1/2019

As a company of pet owners and pet lovers, we know our consumers place a tremendous amount of trust in us when their pet uses our products. The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience and concerns caused by this voluntary recall. We are working with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration on this voluntary recall and will cooperate with them fully.

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May 18, 2018

CICERO, Ill., May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziyad Brothers Importing is voluntarily recalling certain lot codes of Ziyad Brand Tahini because it has 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, 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 product was distributed nationwide and is sold in 8, 16, and 32 ounce and half gallon jars. The jars are labelled "Tahini Sesame Paste." Lot codes and use by/expiration dates are printed on the white jar cap.

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Product code, description, lot code, and UPC information (use by/expiration dates vary):

Product Code Product Description & Size Lot # UPC
A0071 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste ½ gal Glass Jar 35417 074265003076
A0072 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 32 oz Glass Jar 00318 074265001553
A0073 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar 35317 074265001560
A0073 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar 35417 074265001560
A0073 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar 35517 074265001560
A0073 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar 35617 074265001560
A0076 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 8 oz Glass Jar 34817 074265010975
A0076 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 8 oz Glass Jar 01218 074265010975
S0073 Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar 34917 074265001560

No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with the Ziyad Brand Tahini.

This potential problem was revealed as a result of a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Although we have not received the final laboratory reports, Ziyad Brothers is taking the precaution of recalling product with the lot codes listed above.

Consumers who have purchased Ziyad Brand Tahini with these lot codes should discontinue use and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. Retailers that may have further distributed the recalled lot codes should share this notice with their customers. Retailers or consumers with questions may contact Recall Coordinator Ray Hanania at 708-298-3818.

CONTACT: Ray Hanania, 708-298-3818, Monday-Friday 8:00A - 5:00P CDT

Ziyad Brothers Importing
5400 W. 35th Street
Cicero, Il., 60804

May 14, 2018

Ottawa, May 15, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on May 14, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Whole Foods Market is recalling Reblochon Cheese "raw cow cheese" from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The product has been sold from the following Whole Foods Market locations in Ontario:

  • 4771 Yonge Street, North York
  • 301 Cornwall Road, Oakville
  • 951 Bank Street, Ottawa
  • 87 Avenue Road, Toronto.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Whole Foods Market Reblochon Cheese "raw cow cheese" Variable All "Packed On" dates from March 20, 2018 up to and including May 15, 2018 Starts with 0293524

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O26 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product in Canada. However, there have been reported illnesses in France linked to this product.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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May 1, 2018

Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225/ 3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods brand, affected lot # CSCO–17339, Pack Date 17–340, 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated because the product's water phase salt testing below 3.5%. Labeling instructions state to freeze or refrigerate, once thawed they can be kept unopened in the fridge for up to 30 days. Because the water phase salt is under 3.5% the product must remain frozen until ready to consume. Keeping in the refrigerator after thawing in a reduced oxygen package has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, with the affected lot # CSCO–17339, Pack Date 17–340, was distributed directly to distributors in CA, MD, and WA between 12/8/17 and 4/10/18 and it may have been further distributed and sold through retail stores at least in these states.

Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox was packaged in a reduced oxygen packaging, net wt. 3 oz. (85g), and has the UPC 7 52047 92635 4.

Consumers are advised to keep product frozen until used and thaw under refrigeration immediately before use. If the consumer has refrigerated product, dispose of immediately even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 338-9903, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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April 29, 2018

Van's Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,584 cases of Van's Gluten Free Waffles with a lot code date of #A640234710—WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018 and UPC CODE 8994730206. The products were distributed solely to food retailers in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

The products are being recalled because a limited number of the wrong packaging were used during the production of Van's Belgian Waffles. The product inadvertently packaged in the Van's Gluten Free Waffle box contains gluten and undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or gluten run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

To date, Van's Foods has received no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions associated with the effected products, which was ordered and shipped to retail customers as Van's Belgian HS WF, Item number 30201, Product Lot #A640234710–WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018. The effected retail packages are labeled as Van's Gluten Free Original, Item number 30206, Product Lot #A640234710—WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018. No other Van's branded products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Pkg SKU Brand Product Description Code Date
30206 Van's Van's Gluten Free Original BEST BY : AUG 22 2018
A640234710—WL2*
Case SKU Brand Product Description Code Date
30201 Van's Van's Belgian HS WF 12/8 BEST BY : AUG 22 2018
A640234710—WL2

*Van's Gluten Free retail packages with a code containing WL1 are NOT subject to this recall.

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Consumers who have purchased these products or have questions are requested to contact Van's Consumer Relations department at 1-866-886-8456 for additional information and/or reimbursement. News media and health department officials who have questions should contact Caroline Ahn at 312-614-6047.

April 24, 2018

Ottawa, April 24, 2018 – Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd. is recalling certain Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Greenbelt Microgreens Arugula Microgreens 75 g Best Before:
26/04/18
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00012 4
Greenbelt Microgreens Arugula Microgreens 140 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00013 1
Greenbelt Microgreens Broccoli Microgreens 75 g Best Before:
26/04/18
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00016 2
Greenbelt Microgreens Broccoli Microgreens 140 g Best Before:
30/04/18
8 90082 00017 9
Greenbelt Microgreens Fresh Microgreen Mix 75 g Best Before:
26/04/18
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00041 4
Greenbelt Microgreens Fresh Microgreen Mix 140 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00080 3
Greenbelt Microgreens Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix 75 g Best Before:
26/04/18
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00006 3
Greenbelt Microgreens Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix 140 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00007 0
Greenbelt Microgreens Spicy Microgreen Mix 75 g Best Before:
26/04/18
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00000 1
Greenbelt Microgreens Spicy Microgreen Mix 140 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00001 8
Greenbelt Microgreens Pea Shoots Microgreens 100 g Best Before:
26/04/18
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00023 0
Greenbelt Microgreens Pea Shoots Microgreens 140 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00024 7
Greenbelt Microgreens Sunflower Microgreens 100 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00030 8
Greenbelt Microgreens Sunflower Microgreens 200 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00031 5
Greenbelt Microgreens Wheatgrass 114 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00032 2
Greenbelt Microgreens Wheatgrass 228 g Best Before:
04/05/18
8 90082 00035 3
Greenbelt Microgreens Wheatgrass 454 g Best Before:
30/04/18
8 90082 00036 0
Greenbelt Microgreens Spring Pea Microgreen Mix 75 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
8 90082 00002 5
Greenbelt Microgreens Spring Pea Microgreen Mix 140 g Best Before:
30/04/18
04/05/18
88 90082 00003 9

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products

More Information

Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd.: 519-647-1112
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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April 9, 2018

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese from nine stores located in New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey out of an abundance of caution. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall includes Explorateur French Triple Crème cheese (under the names Explorateur, Explorateur French Triple Crème Cheese and Explorateur Triple Crème French Cheese) which were both cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap, as well as sold in branded 8 oz. packages. All cheese had "sell by" dates from 02/15/2018 through 04/03/2018. The issue was discovered when Whole Foods Market was notified by a distributor of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes.

The products sold as Explorateur French Triple Crème at the following Whole Foods Market stores with scale labels beginning with PLU code 0294317:

  • 90 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
  • 222 Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • 701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ

The products sold as Explorateur Triple Crème French Cheese at the following Whole Foods Market stores with scale labels beginning with PLU code 203971:

  • 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL
  • 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL

The products sold as Explorateur at the following Whole Foods Market stores with scale labels beginning with PLU code 293693:

  • 753 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
  • 100 Pitt Street, El Paso, TX

The products sold as Explorateur in 8 oz. branded packages at the following Whole Foods Market stores with UPC codes 339001000408 and lot codes H10, H010, H11 or H011:

  • 753 Cerillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
  • 100 Pitt Street, El Paso, TX
  • 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL
  • 760 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL
  • 501 Bowman Road, Little Rock, AR
  • 11920 Domain Drive, Austin, TX

Customers who purchased these products at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844- 936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

April 2, 2018

NEW YORK, April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –– Stella Artois today announced a voluntary recall of select packages containing 11.2–ounce (330ml) bottles of Stella Artois beer that may contain particles of glass. This recall applies to Stella Artois 6–packs, 12–packs, 18–packs, 24–packs, "Best of Belgium" multi–packs in the U.S. and Canada, and Stella Artois Légère 6–packs and 12–packs in the U.S. The recall does not affect other Stella Artois packaging formats, such as cans or draft or bottles of any other production codes.

United States – Stella Artois Voluntary Product Recall

The recall is limited in scope to bottles from one third–party production facility that produces a fraction of Stella Artois bottles. This recall impacts less than 1% of Stella Artois glass bottles sold in North America annually, and affected bottles will be far less than this.

The full list of imported Stella Artois packages that are subject to this recall in the U.S. and Canada is below.
This recall comes after the detection of a glass packaging flaw in some 11.2–ounce (330ml) bottles that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer. The potentially–affected bottles were manufactured by a third–party which is one of many supplying Stella Artois with glass bottles.

We made the decision to voluntarily recall certain packages potentially containing the affected 11.2–ounce (330ml) bottles as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our consumers.

The beer subject to this recall includes Stella Artois cases with a packaging date that falls within the ranges listed below. The codes can be found on the back label of the bottles and on the side of the cardboard cartons for the 12–packs, 18–packs and 24–packs of 11.2–ounce (330ml) bottles. Consumers should check the Stella Artois bottles in their "Best of Belgium" multi–packs. Attached are photos which show the exact location of the relevant production codes.

"The safety of our consumers is our top priority. While the number of potentially– affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure," said Christina Choi, Global Brand VP, Stella Artois. "Our team of technical experts has been working with our third–party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed."
Stella Artois is actively working with our distributor and retail partners to remove potentially–affected packages from retail.

Consumers who have 11.2–ounce (330ml) bottles of Stella Artois beer marked with the production codes listed below should visit Stella Artois Expert Inquiry for more information and for instructions on how to find the production codes for potentially–affected product. Consumers can also call our consumer hotline at 1–855–215–5824.

Any consumers who currently have potentially–affected Stella Artois beer in the U.S. or Canada within the scope of this recall will be eligible for reimbursement. Consumers are advised not to consume or allow others to consume the potentially-affected product.

SPECIFIC PRODUCTION CODES FOR POTENTIALLY–AFFECTED STELLA ARTOIS PACKAGES

U.S. Stella Artois Production Codes

Best Before Date Package Code Time Stamp
13/02/2018 49 02:00–06:00
13/02/2018 52 22:00–23:59
14/02/2018 52 00:00–02:00
14/02/2018 52 22:00–23:59
15/02/2018 52 00:00–05:00
19/02/2018 52,55 02:00–12:00
20/02/2018 52,55 00:00–05:00
20/02/2018 52,55 00:00–05:00
4/3/2018 55 21:00–23:59
5/3/201855 00:00–22:00
22/04/2018 55 22:00–23:59
23/04/2018 55 00:00–23:59
24/04/2018 55 00:00–03:00
7/5/2018 55 22:00–23:59
8/5/2018 55 00:00–11:00
6/6/2018 49 08:00–20:00
7/6/2018 49,52 22:00–23:59
8/6/2018 49 00:00–13:00
8/6/2018 52 00:00–07:00
29/08/2018 55 04:00–10:00
13/09/2018 55 23:00–23:59
14/09/2018 55 00:00–22:00
15/09/2018 55 06:00–23:59
16/09/2018 55 00:00–18:00
18/09/2018 55 01:00–08:00
21/09/2018 55 03:00–23:59
22/09/2018 55 00:00–03:00
23/09/2018 52 09:00–23:59
24/09/2018 52 00:00–12:00
25/09/2018 52 12:00–23:59
29/09/2018 52 04:00–14:00
6/10/2018 52 19:00–23:59
7/10/2018 52 00:00–02:00
9/10/2018 55 02:00–07:00
12/10/2018 49 05:00–10:00
27/10/2018 52 01:00–13:00
3/11/2018 55 18:00–23:59
3/11/2018 52 20:00–23:59
2/2/2019 55 18:00–23:59

U.S. Stella Artois Légère Production Codes

Best Before Date Package Code Time Stamp
6/10/18 55 21:00–23:59
7/10/18 55 00:00–02:00
12/10/18 52 01:00–06:00

Canada Stella Artois Production Codes

Best Before Date Package Code Time Stamp
20/02/2018 49 00:00–06:00
25/04/2018 49 17:00–23:59
26/04/2018 49 00:00–04:00
20/5/2018 49 08:00–23:59
21/5/2018 49 00:00–01:00
7/6/201849,52 22:00–23:59
8/6/2018 49 00:00–13:00
8/6/2018 52 00:00–07:00
13/09/2018 55 21:00–23:59
14/09/2018 55 00:00–22:00
25/09/2018 52 12:00–23:59
26/09/2018 52 00:00–23:59

March 26, 2018

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

This recall includes only the two lots listed below.

Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans. Healthy people exposed to Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the product. Animals exposed to Listeria monocytogenes can display symptoms such as: diarrhea, fever, muscular or respiratory signs and anorexia. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported.

The single lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Lot 62762, BB Date: 10/19/18, was shipped to distributors in May 2017 in CA, MN, OH, OR, PA, and RI. Product has the following UPC’s:

  • 8oz UPC 8 51536 00103 6
  • 16oz UPC 8 51536 00104 3
  • 24oz UPC 8 51536 00105 0

The single lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe, Lot 62926, BB Date: 05/03/19, was shipped in December 2017 in CA, CO, FL, GA, NY, OH, OR, RI, TX, and WA and sold through independent pet retail stores. Product has the following UPC’s:

  • 8oz UPC 8 51536 00100 5
  • 16oz UPC 8 51536 00101 2
  • 24oz UPC 8 51536 00102 9

Due to Radagast Pet Food’s commitment to safety and quality, Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall. The Rad Cat Raw Diet Chicken Lot 62762 was shipped to Distributors in May 2017 and none of this product is in stock with distributors. Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe was shipped in December 2017 and some product may still be for sale through retailers.

The Company was notified by the FDA and the Ohio Department of Agriculture after several tubs of multiple varieties of Rad Cat Raw Diet were purchased and tested. All samples tested negative for E. Coli and Salmonella but two tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes.

Consumers are encouraged to check the lot codes on any Free-Range Chicken with the Rad Cat old label style with lot code on the lid of the container and any lot codes on Rad Cat Free-Range Turkey Recipe with lot codes on the bottom of the container. Any products with these lot codes should be returned to the specialty retailer where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Radagast Pet Food, Inc. at 503-736-4649 Monday- Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm or contact us through our website at www.RadFood.comexternal site.

March 26, 2018

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eBars LLC of Franklin, Tenn. is issuing a voluntary recall on its line of products that may contain undeclared peanut and/or almond allergens.

The “Use By” dates showing between June 21, 2017 through July 18, 2018 including: MAN, WOMAN, TRIM Cocoa Raspberry, TRIM Cocoa Almond, RUN Cocoa Almond, RUN Cocoa Raspberry, FOCUS Chocolate Peanut, FOCUS 4 KIDS, GOLF Chocolate Almond, GOLF Cocoa Raspberry, HEAL Chocolate Peanut, FIT Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry.

No illnesses, reactions or events have been reported to date.

As part of its quality control review process, eBars discovered that MAN, WOMAN, TRIM, RUN Cocoa Raspberry, RUN Cocoa Almond, GOLF Cocoa Almond, GOLF Cocoa Raspberry, referenced above may contain undisclosed peanut allergens.

Furthermore, all the LOT#’s of FOCUS Chocolate Peanut, HEAL Chocolate Peanut, FIT Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry, may contain undisclosed almond. Additionally, the FOCUS 4 Kids Bars may contain undisclosed peanut and/or almond. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The bars listed above were distributed through Whole Foods in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and through Kroger in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. They were also distributed nationwide through ebars.com website.

The bars in question are individually packaged in eBars branded foil wrappers.

The expanded recall was initiated after eBars’ quality control team discovered this issue at their manufacturing facility. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem may have arisen from a supplier whose raw ingredients tested positive for amounts of undeclared peanut and/or almonds. Consumers who are affected by this recall are urged to return the products to eBars or to the store in which they purchased the products, for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm CST, at 1-888-231-3227 or info@ebars.com.

Product Flavor Lot# Use By Date Contain Undeclared Allergen
MAN
855529004141
Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
WOMAN
855529004189
Dark Chocolate Berry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
RUN
855529004127
Dark Cocoa Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
RUN
855529004042
Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
TRIM
855529004230
Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
TRIM
855529004231
Dark Cocoa Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
GOLF
855529004004
Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
GOLF
855529004028
Dark Cocoa Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
FOCUS
855529004172
Chocolate Peanut ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond
FOCUS4KIDS
855529004080
Sunflower Seed Chocolate Strawberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond, Peanut
FIT
855529004431
Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond
HEAL
855529004394
Chocolate Peanut ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond
DIABEATIC
855529004
Chocolate Berry Crunch ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut

March 25, 2018

Nine Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California are voluntarily recalling some decorated (iced) cookies from the self-service cookie displays because the products contained egg allergen that was not listed on the product sign. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

All affected products have been removed from store shelves. The affected cookies are iced in the shape of eggs, bunnies or chicks and were available unwrapped in the self-service bulk cookie displays. The products were sold on or before March 25th, 2018. One illness has been reported to date.

The cookies were sold in the following locations in Northern California:

  • 777 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
  • 3000 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
  • 270 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630
  • 650 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93704
  • 690 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117
  • 800 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940
  • 3682 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558
  • 450 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • 1333 E. Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Customers who purchased these products at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund.
Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

March 21, 2018

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to dried coconut.
  • CDC reports 13 cases in eight states with three hospitalizations and no deaths.
  • Testing by the FDA has confirmed that Salmonella found in two retail product samples of dried coconut collected from Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Market and International Harvest are a match to the outbreak strain.
  • As a result of this testing, Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets has recalledexternal site coconut smiles labeled under the Natural Grocers name and International Harvest has recalledexternal site Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw and International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw. If anyone has these coconut products in their home, they should not eat them.

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It?

The FDA, CDC, and several states and local officials are investigating Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses linked to dried coconut.
CDCexternal site reports a total of 13 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, across 8 states: California (5), Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon (2), Texas, and Utah. Three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

Health officials conducted comprehensive interviews with ill people to ask them about foods they ate and other exposures they had before they became ill. Ill people reported multiple foods in common and the FDA worked with state officials to collect and test samples of those foods, including dried coconut.

Testing by the FDA of the dried coconut has confirmed that Salmonella found in two coconut products available at retail are a match to the outbreak strain.

As a result of this testing, Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets has recalled coconut smiles labeled under the Natural Grocers nameexternal site and International Harvest has recalledexternal site Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw and International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw. If anyone has these coconut products in their home, they should not eat them.

Consumers who have any of these coconut products in their homes should not consume them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

This investigation is ongoing and we will provide updates when more information is available.

Timeline

On January 23, 2018, the CDC notified the FDA about a Salmonella Typhimuriumexternal site cluster detected by PulseNet. On March 16, 2018, International Harvest, Inc. recalledexternal site bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and bulk packages of Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw. The recalled Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut was sold online and in stores in 9-ounce bags with sell-by dates from January 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Recalled bulk Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw was sold in a 25-pound case labeled with batch/lot numbers OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, and OCSM-0014. These products were sold in various grocery stores. Regulatory officials are working to determine where else Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw were sold.

On March 19, 2018, Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. recalledexternal site packages of Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic labeled with barcode 8034810 and packed-on numbers lower than 18-075. Recalled Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic were sold in 10-ounce clear plastic bags with the Natural Grocers label. The packed-on number can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.

As of March 20, 2018, CDC reports 13 cases in eight states with three hospitalizations and no deaths.

The investigation is ongoing and the FDA will provide updated information as it becomes available.

What are the Symptoms of Salmonella Typhimurium Infection?

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

How Soon After Exposure do Symptoms Appear?

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.

What are the Complications of Salmonella Infections?

In some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

Who is at Risk?

Children are the most likely to get salmonellosis. Children younger than five, the elderly, and those people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections.

What Specific Products were Recalled?

Product Description Brand UPC Unit WT Code Date / Lot Number
Coconut Smiles Organic Natural Grocers 8034810 10 oz Packed-on dates prior to 18-075
Go Smile! Dried Coconut International Harvest 7 39446 40220 7 9 oz Sell by dates: 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119, 030119
Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw International Harvest 25 lb Batch/Lot #’s: OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, OCSM-0014.
 

What Do Restaurants and Retailers Need To Do?

Restaurants and retailers should not sell or utilize any recalled coconut listed above. Restaurants and retailers should dispose of any of the listed coconut by throwing them in the garbage or contact their distributor. Restaurants and retailers should also be aware that the recalled coconut may be a source of pathogens and should control the potential for cross–contamination of food processing equipment and the food processing environment. They should follow the steps below:

  • Wash hands with warm water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.
  • Retailers, restaurants, and other food service operators who have processed and packaged any potentially contaminated products need to be concerned about cross contamination of cutting surfaces and utensils through contact with the potentially contaminated products.
  • Retailers that have sold bulk product should clean and sanitize the containers used to hold the product.
  • Regular frequent cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces and utensils used in food preparation may help to minimize the likelihood of cross–contamination.

What Do Consumers Need To Do?

People should not eat any coconut from the lots listed above. If they have any of the listed products, they should throw them in the garbage or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.
People who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated coconut should talk to their health care providers.

Consumers should always practice safe food handling and preparation measures. Wash hands, utensils, and surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after handling food.

For food preparation surfaces and food cutting utensils that may have come in contact with the potentially contaminated coconut, it is very important that the consumers thoroughly clean these areas and items.

Who Should be Contacted?

People who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated coconut should talk to their health care providers. Contact your healthcare provider if you have diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days, or is accompanied by high fever, blood in the stool, or so much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down and you pass very little urine.
The FDA encourages consumers with questions about food safety to call 1-888-SAFEFOOD or consult the fda.gov website: https://www.fda.govexternal site.

Additional Information

March 21, 2018

Québec City, March 21, 2018 — MAPAQ, in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the comp any carrying on business under the name Les Traiteurs BestSimcha, located at 1863, rue Saint-Louis, in Montreal, advise people who are allergic to sesame seeds, soy, sulphites or milk not to consume the products listed in the table below. These foods may contain these substances. allergenic without mentioning it on the label.

The products that are the subject of this alert have been offered for sale until March 19, 2018 inclusive, at the above facility and at other establishments in the Greater Toronto Area. Montreal. They were packed in plastic containers. Not all products have a label; the mention "Sweets by BestSimcha" is written on those who have one. It should be noted that, to date, no case of illness associated with the consumption of these foods has been reported to MAPAQ.

The operator voluntarily voluntarily recall the products in question. It has agreed with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and MAPAQ to circulate this warning as a precautionary measure. This warning applies only to people who are allergic to sesame seeds, soybeans, sulphites or milk. Also, these people, if they have in their possession a unit of any of the products listed above, are advised not to consume it and return it to the establishment where they bought it.

Additional information

Product name Format Targeted allergens Targeted lot
«CHOCOLATE AND CANDY CHOCOLATE SANDY SHORTBREAD WITH SPRINLES» 225 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds, soy and milk All lots sold until March 19, 2018
«CHOCOLATE SANDY - CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD» 225 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds, soy and milk All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE STICK" LOG 255 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds, soy and milk All lots sold until March 19, 2018
«CHOCOLATE ROGELACH - CHOCOLATE ROGELACH» 255 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds, soy and milk All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"RASPBERRY BISCUITS RASPBERRY JAM COOKIES" 284 g The label does not mention the presence of soy and sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"ICE SUGAR STICK - POWDERED SUGAR LOG" 255 g The label does not mention the presence of soy and sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
«RUGELACH WITH DATEES - DATE RUGELACH» 255 g The label does not mention the presence of soy and sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"MARBLE COOKIES" MARBLE COOKIES" 255 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"PALM TREES" 142 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"STICK AT ANIS - FENNEL LOG" 255 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"SUGAR STICK - SUGAR STICKS" 225 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"SUGAR STICK & CHOCOLATE - CHOCOLATE SUGAR STICKS" 295 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
«STICK WITH COCONUT - COCONUT LOG» 255 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds and sulphites All lots sold until March 19, 2018
«RUGELACH WITH STRAWBERRY COCONUT SHORTBREAD» 255 g The label does not mention the presence of soy, sulphites and sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
«CHOCOLATE AND COCONUT SAUCE - CHOCOLATE COCONUT SHORTBREAD» 255 g The label does not mention the presence of sesame seeds, soy, sulphites and milk All lots sold until March 19, 2018
«STICK WITH CHOCOLATE PEPITES - CHOCOLATE CHIP LOG» 255 g The label does not mention the presence of milk and sesame seeds All lots sold until March 19, 2018
"SALTY CROWN - SALTY CROWN" 192 g The label does not mention the presence of soy All lots sold until March 19, 2018

March 21, 2018

Highlights

  • Read the Recall and Advice to Consumers and Retailers>>external site
  • CDC recommends people not eat recalled International Harvest, Inc. brand Go Smile! Raw Coconut, Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw or recalled Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic. Retailers should not sell or serve recalled dried coconut products. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
    • On March 16, 2018, International Harvest, Inc. recalledexternal site bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and bulk packages of Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw.
    • The recalled International Harvest, Inc. brand Go Smile! Raw Coconut was sold online and in stores in 9-ounce bags with sell-by dates from January 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Recalled bulk Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw was sold in a 25-pound case labeled with batch/lot numbers OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, and OCSM-0014.
    • On March 19, 2018, Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. recalledexternal site packages of Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic labeled with barcode 8034810 and packed-on numbers lower than 18-075.
    • Recalled Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic were sold in 10-ounce clear plastic bags with the Natural Grocers label. The packed-on number can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.
    • Even if some of the recalled dried coconut was eaten or served and no one got sick, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. Put it in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets, and other animals can’t eat it.
    • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigeratorsexternal site and freezers where recalled coconut was stored.
    • If you aren’t sure if your dried coconut was recalled, do not eat it and throw it away.
  • CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections.
  • Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidenceexternal site indicates that dried coconut is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
  • Thirteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from eight states.
    • Three hospitalizations have been reported, and no deaths.
  • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

At A Glance

  • Case Count: 13external site
  • States: 8external site
  • Deaths: 0
  • Hospitalizations: 3
  • Recall: Yesexternal site

View photo of Go Smile Dried Coconut package.external site

View photo of Coconut Smiles Organic labelexternal site

More Information

Initial Announcement

March 21, 2018

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections.

Public health investigators are using thePulseNetexternal site system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national subtyping network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories coordinated by CDC. DNA fingerprinting is performed on Salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people using techniques called pulsed-field gel electrophoresisexternal site (PFGE) and whole genome sequencingexternal site (WGS). CDC PulseNet manages a national database of these DNA fingerprints to identify possible outbreaks. WGS gives a more detailed DNA fingerprint than PFGE.

As of March 20, 2018, 13 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 8 states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found on the Case Count Map page. WGS performed on bacteria isolated from ill people showed that they were closely relatedly genetically. This means that people in this outbreak are more likely to share a common source of infection.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from September 22, 2017 to February 26, 2018. Ill people range in age from 1 to 73 years, with a median age of 40. Sixty-seven percent are female. Three hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

This outbreak can be illustrated with a chart showing the number of people who became ill each day. This chart is called an epidemic curve, or epi curve. Illnesses that occurred after January 25, 2018, might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. Please see the Timeline for Reporting Cases of Salmonella Infectionexternal site for more details.

WGS analysis did not identify predicted antibiotic resistance in 10 of 11 isolates from ill people. One isolate contained resistance genes for ampicillin and azithromycin. Testing of outbreak isolates using standard antibiotic susceptibility testingexternal site methods by CDC’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)external site laboratory revealed two isolates with no antimicrobial resistance and one isolate with resistance to streptomycin. This resistance is unlikely to affect the choice of antibiotic used to treat most people, but some infections may be difficult to treat with antibiotics usually prescribed and may require a different antibiotic.

Investigation of the Outbreak

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidenceexternal site indicates that dried coconut is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.

In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposuresexternal site in the week before they became ill. Seven (88%) of eight people interviewed reported eating dried coconut from grocery stores. Of the seven people who reported eating dried coconut, four people purchased the product at different Natural Grocers store locations. Public health officials continue to interview ill people to learn more about what they ate in the week before becoming sick.

FDA and state health and regulatory officials collected leftover dried coconut from ill people’s homes, as well as dried coconut from Natural Grocers store locations where ill people shopped and from the Natural Grocers’ Distribution Center. FDA testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium in an unopened sample of Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic collected from Natural Grocers. The outbreak strain was also identified in an opened, leftover sample of Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic collected from an ill person’s home.

FDA also collected dried coconut from International Harvest, Inc. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was identified in samples of International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw and Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw.

On March 16, 2018, International Harvest, Inc. recalledexternal site bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and bulk packages of Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw. The recalled Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut was sold online and in stores in 9-ounce bags with sell-by dates from January 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Recalled bulk Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw was sold in a 25-pound case labeled with batch/lot numbers OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, and OCSM-0014. These products were sold in various grocery stores. Regulatory officials are working to determine where else Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw were sold.

On March 19, 2018, Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. recalledexternal site packages of Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic labeled with barcode 8034810 and packed-on numbers lower than 18-075. Recalled Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic were sold in 10-ounce clear plastic bags with the Natural Grocers label. The packed-on number can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.

CDC recommends people not eat recalled International Harvest, Inc. brand Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw, or recalled Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Retailers should not sell or serve recalled dried coconut products.

This investigation is ongoing and we will provide updates when more information is available.

March 7, 2018

Ciolo Foods of Lafayette, CO has voluntarily recalled it’s 7-ounce containers of “Nut-Free Basil Pesto” because they contain undeclared tree nuts (Pine Nuts and Walnuts). People who have allergies or severe sensitivity to Pine Nuts and/or Walnuts run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled “Nut-Free Basil Pesto” was distributed to limited stores in Colorado, Utah, and Kansas. The product comes in a 7-ounce square clear plastic container labeled as “Nut-Free Basil Pesto”.

The affected product can be identified by the lot number ink-coded on the side of the container as Lot# BV431291, with a best by of 5/9/18.

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

The recall was initiated after discovery that some of this limited run of product was mislabeled. No other lots were affected by this issue.

Consumers who purchased this 7-ounce product should dispose of the basil pesto labeled “Nut-Free Basil Pesto” and return the cleaned container to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the Bill at 303-521-8216 Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm MST.

March 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2018 – Olli Salumeria Americana, an Oceanside, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,946 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The not heat treated, shelf stable, ready-to-eat meat items were packaged on January 19, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labelexternal site (PDF only)]

  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto NAPOLI APPLEWOOD-SMOKED SALAME” containing lot code 1000012821.
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto CHORIZO SMOKED PAPRIKA” containing lot code 1000012812.
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto SOPRESSATA BLACK PEPPERCORN SALAME” containing lot code 1000012811.
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto TOSCANO FENNEL POLLEN SALAME” containing lot code 1000012805.
  • 6 oz. packages of “Gusto PEPPERONI CLASSICALLY AMERICAN” containing lot code 1000012804.
  • 175 gram packages of “OLLI MOLISANA PEPPER + GARLIC SALAMI” containing lot code 1000012808.
  • 175 gram packages of “OLLI NAPOLI APPLEWOOD-SMOKED SALAMI” containing lot code 1000012810.
  • 175 gram packages of “OLLI CALABRESE SPICY SALAMI” containing lot code 1000012807.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “M-45334” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and exported to Canada.

The problem was discovered when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) performed routine Listeria monocytogenes sampling. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

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/recallsexternal site.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Oliviero Colmignoli, owner of Olli Salumeria Americana, at oliviero@olli.com.

Last Modified Mar 02, 2018

February 22, 2018

Seggiano USA, Inc. of Cheyenne, WY is voluntarily recalling Tuscan Kale Pesto mislabeled with Artichoke & Garlic labels because the labels do not declare tree nuts (cashews). Individuals who have allergies to tree nuts run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Tuscan Kale Pesto product. No incidents have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

View Product Photosexternal site

The products were distributed between 01/10/18 and 02/15/18 to retail stores in the states of NY, CT, NJ, MN, VT, NH, MA, PA, OH, VA, MD, WV, KY, DC, FL, MT, ID, WY, UT, CO, KS, NM, HI, AZ, NV, ND, SD, MN, WI, MI, IN, IL, IA, MS, NB.

Seggiano USA Inc. is recalling the following product:

Brand Item Description Size / UOM UPC Code Batch / LOT Best By Date
Seggiano Tuscan Kale Pesto (with Artichoke & Garlic label) 7.1 oz 812603020381 326 -17/3 05/2019
 

The Tuscan Kale Pesto comes in a glass jar, and the Lot Code is found on the gold tamper proof sticker connected to the lid and the jar.

The recall was initiated after Seggiano USA, Inc. was notified of a mislabeled product by a sales agent who saw the product on a retail shelf. See image below. Seggiano USA, Inc. immediately responded to this issue and has already taken action to stop sales and distribution of the affected product.

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 1-804-501-6699, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST or via e-mail at us.sales@seggiano.com

February 9, 2018

With an extreme abundance of caution, and with the care and concern of pets top of mind, Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

The recalled products were distributed in pet specialty retail stores. Affected product comes in a 2.4 ounce, green plastic bag marked with an expiration date of 112120ABC stamped on the side. The product UPC is #7 85184 25105 8. You can see examples of the packaging here.

Redbarn takes the safety of pets and pet parents seriously. As company President Jeff Sutherland explained, “On 2/5/2018, we were notified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture that a single sample collected from a retail location detected Salmonella. At Redbarn, we test every product lot before it leaves our manufacturing plant. This lot code, expiry date 112120ABC, was tested both at our Redbarn lab and by a third-party testing facility. Those tests were negative for salmonella or pathogens. Despite not being able to replicate these test results or receiving any negative reports from customers regarding these chews, we feel the best course of action is to recall this lot code of the product and keep our customers safe”.

Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code to see if their product was affected. Pet owners who have this product matching this lot code in their homes are urged to discontinue use of the product. Consumers who purchased 7-inch Bully Stick multipacks with the affected lot code are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Again, no illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

Family-owned Redbarn takes the safety of our product, pets, and customers as a number one concern. Redbarn employs an extensive Quality Assurance team that run over 400 safety tests on their products every week. Products like the 7-inch bully sticks are tested multiple times, for bacteria like Salmonella, coliforms and enteros. A product is declared safe to ship only after it tests negatively for these bacteria and other pathogens. As Sutherland explained “In issuing this voluntary recall, in conjunction with the FDA, we are standing by our core values of quality and integrity. At Redbarn, we do the right thing for our customers. That means that we hold ourselves to the highest safety and quality assurance standards and take all precautions to prevent situations like a recall from happening.”

Consumers with questions may contact the company via email at info@redbarninc.com or by phone at at 1-800-775-3849, M-F, 8am-5pm PST.

January 25, 2018

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Out of an abundance of caution, Bulletproof 360, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot #1017088 of Bulletproof Collagen Protein dietary supplement due to 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 this product.

The recalled product is Bulletproof Collagen Protein dietary supplement, packaged in a 16-oz. composite-film bag and has the UPC 8 15709 02115 3. The affected lot #1017088 EXP03/19 is found on the back panel of a bag, and EXP03/19 means expires by March 2019. All other lots of Bulletproof Collagen Protein and other products purchased at bulletproof.com are not affected by this recall.

Affected Bulletproof Collagen Protein was sold directly to distributors in CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IN, NH, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, WA, WI and product has been further distributed to retail stores nationwide.

This voluntary recall was initiated after we discovered that bulk whey (milk) protein was mis-labeled as collagen protein by our third-party manufacturer during the manufacturing process. As a result, the affected Bulletproof Collagen Protein product contains the whey (milk) protein and the finished product label does not declare milk.

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

Consumers who have purchased the affected product (lot # 1017088) and have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are urged not to consume it and should return product to the original location of the purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions related to the recall can contact our Customer Support Team at: support@bulletproof.com or reach out to us via phone at: (877) 651-9482, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 — Café Spice GCT Inc., a New Windsor, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 289 pounds of chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken salad was packaged with a chicken wrap label. The chicken salad contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the chicken wraps’ product labels. The ready-to-eat chicken salads were produced on Jan. 12, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 15-oz. clamshell containers labeled “southwest-style chicken wrap” but containing southwest-style chicken salad products, with a “best by” date of “Jan. 20, 2018” on the labels.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-34641” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered by a retail customer, who then notified the company. Following the company’s internal investigation, they contacted FSIS.

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/recallsexternal site.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Ms. Lucero Dedios, Café Spice’s customer representative, at (845) 863-0910 or at orders@cafespice.com.

January 18, 2018

Nine Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are voluntarily recalling cheesecake bars because the product potentially contained a tree nut allergen (almond flour) that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

All affected products have been removed from store shelves. The cheesecake bars were sold in clear plastic packages and can be identified by the PLU number 240801. The products were sold between May 2017 and January 12, 2018. The issue was discovered by Whole Foods Market after the incorrect product was shipped by the supplier to the distributor. No reactions have been reported to date.

The cheesecake bars were sold in the following locations in the North Atlantic region:

  • 55 Welles St, Glastonbury, CT
  • 40 Railroad St, Andover, MA
  • 808 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
  • 200 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA
  • 340 River St, Cambridge, MA
  • 327 Russell St, Hadley, MA
  • 990 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
  • 536 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA
  • 151 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston, RI

Customers who purchased these products at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

November 17, 2017

Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of "Real Guacamole" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled "Real Guacamole" was distributed to retail stores throughout the California Bay Area and surrounding counties.

This recalled product is packaged in 9-ounce, clear plastic containers that are labeled with the following information:

Front Label - Casa Sanchez Foods, Real Guacamole, UPC # 0 78732 00412 2 Bottom Label – White sticker showing the manufacturing lot code 279 and the product expiration date of 11/10/17.

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

This issue was identified after FDA product sampling identified Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

The current manufacturing process of this product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the issue.

Consumers who have purchased 9-ounce containers of "Real Guacamole" with manufacturing lot code 279 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-227-2726 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm PST. View recall on FDA websiteexternal site.

November 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 – Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, a Hayward, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 264 pounds of chicken tikka masala products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The cooked ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken tikka masala items were produced on Nov. 7, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]external site

  • 11-oz. frozen microwaveable sealed containers of “Sukhi’s CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA with NAAN BREAD & BASMATI RICE” with a “USE BY” date of 11/07/2018 and lot number 83790.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-44187” on the side of the individual product cartons. These items were shipped to a distributor in California.

The problem was discovered on Nov. 13, 2017 when the Alameda district office received notification that the firm shipped adulterated product into commerce. Specifically, a sample of the product was collected by FSIS personnel on Nov. 7, 2017 and was confirmed to be positive with Listeria monocytogenes on Nov. 13, 2017. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. 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/recallsexternal site.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Storrie Johnson, Chief Supply Chain Officer, at (510) 316-9409. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Donna Soares, Director of Customer Service, at (510) 336-8372.

November 1, 2017

Ottawa, November 1, 2017 - International House of Caviar Ltd. is recalling AKI brand Chum Salmon Caviar from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
AKI Chum Salmon Caviar 50 g L N16319.14
Best Before: 2017/11/17
6 28451 22603 1

What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.
Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.

Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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Background
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

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

More information
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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October 31, 2017

Five Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California are voluntarily recalling frosted Pumpkin Drop cookies because the products contained tree nut allergens (walnuts) that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

All affected products have been removed from store shelves. The cookies are round with a dollop of off-white frosting. They were sold in clear plastic packages and can be identified by the PLU number 024767. The products were sold between October 19 and October 26, 2017. One reaction has been reported to date.

The cookies were sold in the following locations in Northern California:

  • 3000 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • 390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 3502 Mt Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA
  • 450 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 1333 Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA

Customers who purchased these products at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Saturday through Sunday.

October 31, 2017

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Haig’s Delicacies of Hayward, CA is recalling 342 cases of Taboule Salad because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

The Taboule Salad was distributed in California through retail stores.

The Taboule Salad is packaged in a 10oz plastic tub with UPC 7-08756-77055-9 as well as a 3-unit multi pack with UPC 7-08756-37055-1 and a 6-lb bulk foodservice bag with UPC 7-08756-77077-1.

The affected lot is 17298 with an expiration date of 11/16/17.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company detected the presence of E. coli O157:H7.

Consumers who have purchased Haig’s Delicacies Taboule Salad with lot 17298 are urged not to consume and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-510-782-6285 M-F 7:00am to 3:30pm.

October 27, 2017

Ottawa, October 27, 2017 - Whole Foods Market is recalling Whole Foods Market brand Spinach Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast from the marketplace because it contains walnuts which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to walnuts should not consume the recalled product described below.

This product was sold from October 8 to 27, 2017 inclusive, from Whole Foods Market, Oakville Store, 301 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Whole Foods Market Spinach Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast Variable Packed On dates from 2017.OC.08 to 2017.OC.26 inclusively Starts with 0290292

What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
If you have an allergy to walnuts, do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Background
This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses
There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

More information
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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October 23, 2017

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Tres Latin Foods is voluntarily recalling two batches of production of Kale & Pinto Bean 10 oz. pupusas and one batch of its Black Bean & Sweet Corn pupusas due to an undeclared milk allergen. 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. There have been no reports of illness to date.
 
The specific products being recalled are:
Tres Latin Foods Kale & Pinto Bean 10 oz. pupusas with a "Best By" date of June 20, 2018 (062018) or June 27, 2018 (062718) UPC number 8-54430-00247-5;
Tres Latin Foods Black Bean & Sweet Corn 10 oz. pupusas with a "Best By" date of June 19, 2018 (061918), UPC number 8-54430-00237-6.
 
"Best By" dates can be found on the back of the package on a white sticker.
 
Although the company understands that the problem is not extensive even within these batches, it is taking these measures to ensure the safety of its consumers. Consumers who have purchased the potentially affected products with these code dates are asked to immediately dispose of them and should please contact Tres Latin Foods for a full replacement or refund.
 
Tres Latin Foods is also working with their distribution network to immediately remove these specific code-dated pupusas from their warehouses and from retail shelves. The pupusas are sold at natural food stores and grocery retailers nationwide.
 
Consumers requesting refunds or with additional questions can email Tres Latin Foods at Questions@treslatinfoods.com or call (720) 613-TRES, Monday - Friday 9am-5pm Mountain Standard Time.

October 21, 2017

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SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Out of an abundance of caution, Earthbound Farm LLC of San Juan Bautista, CA is voluntarily recalling 1,755 cases of the Earthbound Farm Organic Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit with an expiration date of October 24, 2017 and UPC of 32601 95134, because it was discovered that some of the bags contain the dressing/toppings packets for the Southwest Chopped Salad Kit rather than for the Chopped Asian Style Kit. The Southwest dressing contains egg and milk that are not declared as ingredients on the bag of the Asian Style Salad Kit.  A consumer contacted us after noticing the dressing packet declared "contains egg and milk," allergens that are not declared on the label of the Asian Style Salad Kit. The Southwest dressing packets say "Southwest" on them. While no reactions have been reported to date, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to MILK or EGG run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Packages with expiration date of October 24, 2017 are impacted.
 
The product was distributed through retail stores to 29 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
 
The product is packaged in bags labeled Earthbound Farm Organic Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit with an expiration date of October 24, 2017. This is the only code date that is affected.
 
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some of the bags may contain the wrong dressing/toppings packets.
 
Consumers who purchased the recalled bags are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-690-3200, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
 
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October 19, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – In response to Mann Packing’s recall, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some salads from ten stores in Northern California out of an abundance of caution. Mann Packing issued the recall because the vegetables may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The Whole Foods Market recall includes Veggie Power Blend, Sesame Chicken Power Salad, and Mexican Chicken Power Salad that were sold by the pound on salad bars between September 28, 2017 and October 20, 2017.

The products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  • 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
  • 690 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 414 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
  • 3950 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 621 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA
  • 450 Rhode Island, San Francisco, CA
  • 340 Third Street, San Rafael, CA
  • 100 Sunset Drive, San Ramon, CA
  • 201 West Napa Street #11, Sonoma, CA
  • 2941 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA

Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.

October 19, 2017

Ottawa, October 19, 2017 - International House of Caviar is recalling IHOC brand Rainbow Trout Caviar from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
 
Recalled products
Brand Name: IHOC
Common Name: Rainbow Trout Caviar
Size: 100 g
Code(s) on Product: L 7040.3 IC  Best Before: 2018/08/30
UPC: 6 28451 22602 4


What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
 
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
 
Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.
Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.
 
Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever.  In severe cases of illness, people may die.
 
Learn more about the health risks
Sign up for recall notifications by email, follow us on Twitter, or join the CFIA community on Facebook
View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process
 
Background
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
 
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
 
Illnesses
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
 
More information
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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October 19, 2017

SALINAS, Calif. – October 19, 2017 Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of our products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products.

The recalled 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 products were distributed throughout the United States and Canada with “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging. Download the Mann Packing press release for recalled products distributed at retail and foodservice, product names, UPC codes and “best if used by” dates.

Mann Packing is fully cooperating with U.S. and Canadian health officials on this recall. Mann Packing is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled product is removed from store shelves. Consumers who have purchased any recalled products listed below are urged not to consume them, discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may contact Mann Packing on our 24-hour consumer line at 888-470-2681 or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products.

“As an owner of this company and a mom, providing safe and healthy foods to our consumers and their families is always our top priority,” said Gina Nucci, Director of Corporate Marketing. “This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers.”

For more information, visit veggiesmadeeasy.com.

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About Mann Packing Company
Founded in 1939, Mann Packing is an industry leading, third-generation supplier of premium fresh vegetables.
Headquartered in Salinas, California, Mann’s is one of the largest suppliers of western vegetables, Broccolini® and sugar snap peas in North America. The firm holds the distinguished Women’s Owned Business Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council - the most widely recognized and respected certification in the United States for women’s business enterprises. Leading the way in product innovation, environmental sustainability and green supply chain management practices, Mann Packing is consistently vigilant in food safety, employee wellness and quality assurance, making for one of the most trusted brands in the industry.

October 17, 2017

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LONDONDERRY, N.H., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield, is voluntarily recalling a specific code date of its O'Soy Strawberry soy yogurt because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. 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.

Product was initially distributed to the following states and the list will be updated as information becomes available: CA, CT, FL, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC,NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI. The yogurts are sold at natural food stores and grocery retailers nationwide.

The specific product being recalled comes in 5.3 ounce cups and has the code date of November 4, 2017 on the lid and carrying the following product code printed along the side of the cup: O'Soy Strawberry UPC Code:0-52159 00603-7.

Consumers who may have purchased the potentially affected O'Soy Strawberry soy yogurts with this code date are asked to immediately dispose of them. Stonyfield is advising their distribution network to immediately remove these specific code-dated yogurts from retail shelves.

The recall is due to the possibility that some product shipped from its Londonderry plant may contain dairy yogurt instead of soy yogurt as labeled. The issue was identified after receiving two consumer complaints. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.

Although the company believes the problem is not widespread, it is taking this measure to ensure the safety of its consumers.

"Our first priority has always been and will always be the health and well-being of our consumers," says Esteve Torrens, Stonyfield CE-Yo. "While we continue to investigate this issue we believe recalling all potentially affected cups is the most responsible and transparent choice at this time."

Consumers with questions should contact Stonyfield Consumer Relations at 1-800-PRO-COWS, Monday- Friday 9-12pm, 1:30-5pm, or email us at crelations@Stonyfield.com.

Source: Stonyfield

October 16, 2017

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Organic Spices, Inc. dba Spicely Organics of Fremont, CA is recalling 0.4 oz. Organic Tarragon Lot No. OTW100134 because it has 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.

The product was distributed in: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. It reached customers through retails stores and e-commerce.

The Spicely Organics organic Tarragon leaves were packaged in 0.4oz (11g) glass jars with black caps with marks “best if used by: 12/31/20 OTW100134”.

The recall was initiated as a result of routine sampling program that revealed that the raw material contained Salmonella. To date there have been no reports of illnesses.

Consumers who have purchased this product can return it to the point of sale for a full refund.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-510-440-1044 ext. 1001 from Monday to Friday 7:00am – 2:30pm PST. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

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