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Bay Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg and Wheat in Cans of Mislabeled Chef’s Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 28, 2010 – Westchester, Ill. – Bay Valley Foods is voluntarily recalling 10.5 oz cans of Chef’s Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup because some cans are mislabeled and may contain Vegetarian Vegetable Soup. The mislabeled product contains undeclared egg and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date. In addition to working in cooperation with the FDA, Bay Valley Foods is issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. The recall was initiated after receipt of a consumer complaint.

The recalled product labeled as Chef’s Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup is marked with “BEST BY 01 05 12″ that can be found on the bottom of the can. Product affected by this recall may have been distributed to Aldi stores nationwide. No other products or brands are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Chef’s Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup can return it to an Aldi store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Bay Valley Foods Consumer Response Department at (1-800-236-1119) between the hours 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 30th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Specialty Farms, LLC Expands Recall of Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad in the North Eastern United States Because of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 29, 2010 – Specialty Farms is voluntarily recalling certain Alfalfa sprout products with a best if sold by date of “8/3/2010″ and “8/1/2010″ that has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes (LM). Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Lm infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Specialty-Farms, LLC is voluntarily recalling Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad, 4 ounces plastic containers, both have a best if sold by date of 8/3/2010 as noted below:

Brand Item Description UPC
Specialty Farms Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend 509800108
Specialty Farms Organic Sprout Salad 8192400024

Specialty-Farms, LLC is also voluntarily recalling Stop & Shop brand Natures Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts 4 ounce container and 8 ounce bag and Natures Promise Organic Zesty Sprouts 4 ounce, best if sold by date of 8/1/2010, as noted below. [Further identification on the package includes the following: Certified Organic by NOFA-NY, Certified Organic LLC.]

Brand Item Description UPC
Natures Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (4 oz) 8826704741
Natures Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (8 oz) 8826704102
Natures Promise Organic Zesty Sprouts (4 oz) 8826703903

The products have been distributed thru distributors and to retail stores in CT, NH, MA, ME, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT.

Specialty-Farms, LLC voluntarily recalled sprouts on July 29, 2010 after laboratory analysis found positive results from retail samples. No illnesses have been reported.

All products dated 8/4/2010 and beyond are not included in this recall

Specialty-Farms, LLC is currently in the process of determining exactly where this potential LM contamination could be occurring in its facility and is immediately remedying the potential sources as they are identified. Specialty Farms, LLC hopes to return to full sprout production soon.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the point of purchase for refund and may contact Specialty-Farms, LLC with questions at (203) 366-6919 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 29th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Biggers & Callaham, LLC DBA Mice Direct Recalls Frozen Reptile Feed Because Of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 26, 2010 – Biggers & Callaham LLC., D/B/A Mice Direct of Cleveland Georgia is recalling frozen reptile feed (mice, rats, chicks), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling contaminated pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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.

The frozen reptile feed was distributed in all states, except Hawaii, through pet stores and by mail order and direct delivery.

Frozen reptile feed was shipped in plastic bags with the following product codes M-SP100, M-P100, M-PF100, M-F100, M-H100, M-W50, M-A50, M-JA25, R-P100, R-F50, R-PUP50, R-W50, R-S50, R-M20, R-L10,R-J5, R-C5, R-M3 followed by E9, F9, G9, H9, I9, J9, K9, L9 or A10, B10, C10, D10, E10, F10, G10 and whole frozen chicks in 25 count bags.

Human illnesses that may be related to the frozen reptile feed have been reported in 17 states. The recalled product should not be fed to animals, even after heating in a microwave oven, since the heating may not be adequate to kill Salmonella. The recall is based upon sampling by the FDA of frozen mice. The company continues their investigation.

Products shipped after 07/24/2010, will be irradiated in a similar manner as raw food for human consumption in order to address theSalmonella issue associated with these products.

Consumers who purchased reptile feed from Mice Direct are urged to contact Mice Direct by telephone at 888-747-0736 from 9:00a.m-5:00p.m EST Monday-Friday or by e-mail at sales@micedirect.com for instructions concerning this recall and for credits towards replacement of unused product.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 28th, 2010 at 9:31 am

P&G Recalls Two Lots of Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food due to a Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — CINCINNATI, July 25, 2010 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG), is voluntarily recalling two specific lots of its prescription renal dry cat food as a precautionary measure, as it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The following products are included:

Product Name Lot Code UPC Code
Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1
Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1

This product is available by prescription through veterinary clinics throughout the U.S.

No illnesses have been reported.  A FDA analysis identified a positive result on the lot codes listed above.  Lot codes can be found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

Consumers who have purchased dry cat food with these codes should discard it.  People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.  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 have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.  If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.  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.

For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at 877-894-4458 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

Written by systech.usa

July 27th, 2010 at 10:39 am

Pasco Processing LLC, Announces Voluntary Product Recall Because of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 21, 2010 – Pasco Processing, LLC, Pasco WA is recalling 2087 cases of 20lb. bulk packaged Corn and Poblano peppers, (SKU 10071179017738) because of 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. 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.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. No other products that were manufactured by Pasco Processing, LLC are involved in this recall. This item was produced by Pasco Processing, LLC and transferred to the J R Simplot Company for distribution. The product was packaged in 20 lb bulk cases which were labeled as follows:

Corn and Poblano Blend; 10071179 017738; 20 lbs. Net Wt.; Distributed by J. R. Simplot Co., Boise, Idaho 83707

The recall extends only to products coded 3901741007 and 3901751007 sold to two foodservice distributors in California and one in Arizona and further distributed to Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant locations in California, Nevada, and Arizona. The recalled product has been removed from the Chipotle locations and quarantined for destruction. None of the production time periods found to contain Listeria monocytogenes were delivered to restaurants.

Pasco Processing, LLC and Chipotle are collaborating closely with the FDA. The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on a confirmed positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a routine test sample conducted by the company.

For additional details call Pasco Processing LLC @ 1-800-575-8909 M-F 8:00AM – 4:00PM MDT

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 26th, 2010 at 10:36 am

Specialty Farms, LLC Recalls Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad in the North Eastern United States Because of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2010 – Specialty-Farms, LLC is voluntarily recalling Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad, as noted below.  These items both have a “sell-by date of 7/26/2010″ and are net weight 4 ounces in plastic containers:

BRAND                              ITEM DESCRIPTION                           UPC
Specialty Farms                  Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend              8192400108
Specialty Farms                  Organic Sprout Salad                        8192400024

These sprouts are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes (Lm). Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Specialty-Farms, LLC voluntarily recalled sprouts on July 23, 2010 after laboratory analysis found positive results from one retail sample.

All products dated 7/27/2010 and beyond are not included in this recall.

The above items were distributed to the following companies:

1. Price Chopper (Retailer)

2. Cooseman’s NY (Distributor)

Products have been distributed in the following states: NY, CT, MA, NH, VT, PA
Specialty-Farms, LLC is currently in the process of determining exactly where this potential Lm contamination could be occurring in its facility and is immediately remedying the potential sources as they are identified. Specialty Farms, LLC hopes to return to full sprout production soon.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the point of purchase for refund and may contact Specialty-Farms, LLC with questions at (203) 366-6919 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 26th, 2010 at 10:34 am

Oregon Ice Cream Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Denali Bear Claw Ice Cream



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 23, 2010 – Eugen, OR – Oregon Ice Cream Company LLC of Eugene, OR is voluntarily recalling 641 tubs of 3 gallon Denali Bear Claw ice cream, because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Denali Bear Claw ice cream was distributed in the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Arizona, and Alaska.  Consumers can buy this product at ice cream scoop shops or from Cash & Carry stores.

The product can be easily identified by the label on the side of the 3 gallon tub.  The label reads in part “Denali Bear Claw”, Distributed by Oregon Ice Cream Company, Plant 41-90, 3 gallons, 10124, 061041.  The affected lot code of product is 10124 and the item number of the product is 061041.
No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by accidental use of ingredients with very similar packaging during production.

Consumers who have purchased Denali Bear Claw are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund if in the original container, otherwise destroy the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-282-2202, our office hours are between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday PST, but you may call at anytime to leave a message.  All messages will be responded to within a 24 hour period.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 26th, 2010 at 10:31 am

Quong Hop & Co. Recalls Raquel’s Products (Because Of Potential Health Risk)



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 22, 2010 – South San Francisco, CA – Quong Hop & Co. of South San Francisco, California is voluntarily recalling all “Raquel’s” hummus, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and other food items, 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.

“Raquel’s” brand products are being voluntarily recalled because Listeria monocytogenes was found in our manufacturing plant.  In addition, soy lecithin, an allergen, was used in the production of hummus and is not declared on the label.

The recalled products include “Raquel’s” brand salads, sandwiches, wraps, hummus, burritos, and stuffed grape leaves.  Raquel’s Hummus products are dated September 23, 2010 and prior, and Raquel’s salads, wraps, sandwiches, and other items are dated August 3, 2010 and prior.  “Raquel’s” brand products are packaged with multiple ingredients and in a variety of sizes.  “Raquel’s” is distributed to supermarkets and natural food stores on the West Coast and Midwest including the states: CA, AK, AZ, WA, OR, NV.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Quong Hop has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products and is investigating the cause of the problem.

See attached for a list of recalled products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to stop using them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm (Pacific Time) at 650-553-9900 ext 13.

Date Codes: 8/3/2010 and Prior

Salad Products Pack Size Salad Products Pack Size
Ambrosia Fruit Salad 1 /7 lb Krab & Shrimp Louie Salad 1 / 10 lb.
Apple Cranberry Broccoli Slaw 7lb Mango Blackbean Quinoa 1/5LB
Assorted Roasted Vegetables 1 / 7 lb. Mediteranean Edamame Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Bacon Potato Salad 1/5LB Mediterranean Edamame Salad 1/8 oz.
Barley Broccoli With Raisins 1/5LB Moroccan Eggplant 1 / 7 lb.
Black Bean Summer Corn 1 / 7 lb. Mushroom & Artichoke Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Black Bean Summer Corn 1/8 oz. Orzo Sun Dried Tomato Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Broccoli Pasta Salad 1/5LB Orzo Sun Dried Tomato Salad 1/8 oz.
Broccoli Salad 1 / 7 lb. Pasta Italia 1 / 7 lb.
Broccoli Salad 1/8 oz. Pasta Italia 1/8 oz.
Broccoli Salad 1/8 oz. Penne Antipasto Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Butternut Squash 1 / 7 lb. Quinoa Inca Mint Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Caesar Salad 1/13oz. R Butternut Squash 1/8 oz.
Carribean Salad 1 / 5 lb. Red Bean Cabbage 1/5LB
Carribean Salad 1/8 oz. Roasted Eggplant Barley 1/5LB
Chinese Mandarin Salad 1 / 13 oz. Roasted Fresh Vegetables 1/8 oz.
Cobb Meatless Salad 1 /13 oz. Salami  & Smoked Gouda 1 / 7 lb.
Country Potato, Carrot & Pea 1/5LB Shrimp Caesar Salad 1 /13 oz.
Couscous 1 / 5 lb. Stuffed Grape Leaf 40pc/5lb
Couscous 1/8 oz. Sweet Potato Apple 1 / 7 lb.
CranApple Salad 1/7lb Szechwan Chicken 1 / 7 lb.
Cucumber Dill Salad 1 / 7 lb. Tabouli 1 / 5 lb.
Curried Tofu Salad 1/8 oz. Tabouli 1/8 oz.
Curried Veggie Salad*** 1 / 7 lb. Thai Peanut Medley 1/8 oz.
Fresh Fruit Waldorf Salad 1/8 oz. Tomato Feta Barley 1/5LB
Garden Salad 1 /10 oz. Tortellini Grape Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Ginger Noodle Salad 1/8 oz. Tortilla Slaw 1 / 7 lb.
Greek Medley – Salad Bulk 1 / 7 lb. Wild Rice w/Cranberries & Mangos Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Greek Salad 1 /13 oz. Wild Rice w/Cranberries & Mangos Salad 1/8 oz.
Green Bean Almandine 1 / 7 lb. Wildrice Corn Blackbean 1/5LB
Green Beans with Almonds 1/8 oz.
Krab & Bay Shrimp Pasta Salad 1 / 7 lb.
Krab & Shrimp Louie Salad 1/14 oz.

Dates: 8/3/2010 and Prior

Sandwiches Other Products
Baked Tofu Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Burrito- Azteca Whole Wheat 16oz
Chicken Salad Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Falafel Burger 4oz
Egg Salad Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Sandwich Falafel 6oz
Ham & Cheese Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Stuffed Grape Leaves 1 / 6 oz.
Ham Sub. Sandwich 1/8 oz.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 1/ 6 oz WRAPS
Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Eggplant Wrap 1/10 oz
Roast Beef Sub. Sandwich 1/8 oz. Eggplant Wrap” Bulk” 3/12 oz.
Roast Vegetable Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Falafel Wrap 1/11 oz
Tuna Salad Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Greek Wrap 1/10 oz
Turkey & Cranberry Cream Cheese 1/7.5 oz Ham & Cheese Wrap 1/12 oz.
Turkey & Jack Cheese Sandwich 1/7.5 oz Red Pepper Hummus Wrap 1/11 oz
Turkey Sub. Sandwich 1/8 oz Red Pepper Hummus Wrap “Bulk” 3/12 oz
Roast Beef & Cheese Wrap 1/12 oz.
Tuna Wrap 1/12 oz.
Tuna Wrap “Bulk” 3/12 oz.
Turkey & Cheese Wrap 1/12 oz.
Dates 9/23/10 and Prior
Hummus
Hummus Baba Ghannouj 1/8oz
Hummus Regular 1/8oz
Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 1/8oz
Hummus Spicy 1/8oz
Hummus Sun Dried Tomato 1/8oz

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration


Written by systech.usa

July 26th, 2010 at 10:28 am

DeBoles® Nutritional Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot Code of DeBoles® Kids Only! Gluten Free Tubettini Corn Pasta Due to the Presence of an Undeclared Allergen, Lot Code 30JUN11D1



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 21, 2010 – DeBoles Nutritional Foods, Inc. announced that it is recalling one lot code of DeBoles®Kids Only! Gluten Free Tubettini Corn Pasta because it may contain undeclared whole wheat alphabet pasta. People who are allergic to wheat run the risk of an allergic reaction, which may be serious or life-threatening if they consume the recalled product.

The recalled lot was distributed to stores nationwide and through internet orders.

The product comes in a cardboard box, 8.5 ounce, with a clear plastic window. The expiration lot code is on the top of the box and the UPC Code 087336638305 appears on the bottom of the box. No other lot codes are affected. This recall only affects:

Deboles kids only! gluten free tubettini corn pasta

Lot code: 30JUN11D1

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product. It appears that certain product boxes in lot code 30JUN11D1 may contain whole wheat alphabet pasta mixed with the gluten-free tubettini corn pasta in packaging that did not declare wheat as an allergen and, as a result, the product is being recalled. The alphabet pasta is clearly visible and is a darker color and characteristic alphabet shape compared to the yellow corn small-tube pasta.

Consumers who have purchased 8.5 ounce packages of DeBoles® Kids Only Gluten Free Tubettini Corn Pasta with Lot Number 30JUN11D1 are urged to return such packages to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-434-4246 during extended hours from Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm EDT, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 26th, 2010 at 10:18 am

D & M Smoked Fish, Inc. Issues an Allert on Uneviscerated Schmaltz Herring



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 15, 2010 – D & M Smoked Fish, Inc. located in Queens, New York, is recalling Haifa brand vacuum packaged Schmaltz Herring with the lot number 168, because the product was found to be uneviscerated.

The lot being recalled is a product of Norway, individually vacuum-packed in clear plastic pouches with lot # 168 & Sell by date of 7/20/10 indicated on the label and distributed through food retailers in the NY area.

The Schmaltz Herring was sampled by a New York State Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector during a routine inspection. Analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel confirmed that Schmaltz Herring was improperly eviscerated prior to processing.

The sale of uneviscerated fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because of Clostridium Botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.

Botulism is a serious and potentially fatal form of food poisoning, causes the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing.

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

Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled and should return it to place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-523-8899.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

July 16th, 2010 at 2:21 pm