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Cardenas Market Brand Label Included in Wright County Egg Recall



Contact:
Egg Safety Media Hotline, (404) 367-2761
or info@eggsafety.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 25, 2010 – The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding its voluntary recall of some shell eggs in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA).

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is adding one California-distributed brand label – Cardenas Market – to its voluntary recall of August 13, 2010 of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella.  Salmonella is 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, endocarditis or arthritis.

The eggs affected were ultimately distributed to Cardenas Market stores in California and Nevada.  They were packaged in 60-egg cases that were overwrapped with plastic. Although the Cardenas Market label wasn’t named in the original recall announcement, Cardenas was immediately notified at the time of the original recall, and product in distribution or in stores has been quarantined, returned or destroyed.  Eggs included in the recall are labeled with plant number 1026 and Julian dates ranging from 136 to 228.

Dates and codes can be found printed on the label.  The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number.  The Julian date follows the plant number, for example:  P-1026 228.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.

Wright County Egg is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall.  Our primary concern is keepingSalmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers.  As a precautionary measure, Wright County Egg also has decided to divert its existing inventory of shell eggs from the recalled plants to a breaker, where they will be pasteurized to kill any Salmonellabacteria present.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.  This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected.  Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or call Wright County’s toll-free information number (866-272-5582), which contains a message outlining recall instructions for consumers.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

August 25th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Trafficanda Egg Ranch Initiates Voluntary Recall of Medium, Large, X Large, & Jumbo AA Cartons; 5 Dozen Medium Over Wrap & 20 Count Over Wrap, Fresh Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk



Contact:
Egg Safety Media Hotline, 404/367-2761 or info@eggsafety.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Van Nuys, California – August 25, 2010 -The following statement was released by officials of Trafficanda Egg Ranch regarding the voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa and distributed by Trafficanda Egg Ranch.

Trafficanda Egg Ranch is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of Medium, Large, X Large, and Jumbo Cartons; 5 Dozen Medium Over Wrap and 20 Count Over Wrap of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella is 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, endocardiditis or arthritis.

Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery stores and foodservice companies in California. The affected eggs were packaged under the Trafficanda Egg Ranch brand names packaged in 12-egg cartons, 20-egg over wrap, and 5 dozen over wrap with the Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 and1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg cartons or the top of the over wrap bag. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-I946 223.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses from May 17, 2010 to August 17, 2010 relating to the shell eggs, and trace back investigations are ongoing. Trafficanda Egg Ranch is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall. Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers. Our company strives to provide our customers with safe, high-quality eggs – that is our responsibility and our commitment.

Consumers who believe they have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should either destroy or return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.   Other fresh shell eggs and egg products sold by Trafficanda Egg Ranch are not affected.  Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or the Egg Safety Media Hotline (404) 367-2761.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

August 25th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Azteca Linda Corp. Recalls Queso Fresco and Queso Hebra because of Possible Health Risk



Company Contact:
Azteca Linda Corp.
718-418-7459

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 24, 2010 – Azteca Linda Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) and QUESO HEBRA (FRESH WHITE STRING CHEESE) with an expiration date of September 11, 2010 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.

QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) was sold to two distributors in Providence, Rhode Island.  QUESO HEBRA (FRESH WHITE STRING CHEESE) was distributed to retail stores in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, and to one distributor in Providence, Rhode Island.

QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) is packaged in a hard plastic (clam shell) container labeled with the brand name Queso El Azteca, UPC 0 23986 92692 8, and expiration date September 11, 2010 .  QUESO HEBRA (FRESH WHITE STRING CHEESE) is packaged in a vacuum sealed plastic bag, Net Weight 14 oz. and Net Weight 5 lbs., and labeled with the brand Queso El Azteca (Queso Oaxaca), no UPC coding, and with expiration date September 11, 2010.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of sampling by the Rhode Island Department of Health which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) with expiration date September 11, 2010.  We are recalling both QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) and QUESO HEBRA (FRESH WHITE STRING CHEESE) with expiration date September 11, 2010 (both produced on 8/11/10) as a precaution to keep the public safe.

Consumers who have purchased QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) and QUESO HEBRA (FRESH WHITE STRING CHEESE) with expiration date September 11, 2010 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Azteca Linda Corp. at 718-418-7459, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm EDT.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

August 25th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Milton’s Baking Voluntarily Recalls 24 oz. Multi-Grain Bread in Three States For Undeclared Milk in Some Loaves



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 20, 2010 – Carlsbad, CA – Milton’s Baking Company is voluntarily recalling Milton’s® Multi-Grain Bread which was distributed to locations in Northern and Central California, Arizona and Nevada. The company took the precautionary step because the loaves contain milk, an undeclared allergen, which may pose a potential serious and life-threatening health risk to milk-allergic individuals.

The company advises that anyone who has consumed the product and has had an allergic reaction should seek the advice of a health-care professional

This recall affects only Milton’s® Multi-Grain Bread, 24oz, UPC 06541-92038 with the Plant Code 250 sold only in Northern and Central California, Arizona and Nevada. “All Best if Purchased By” dates through Aug 26 are included in the recall.

The product is sold in both single loaf 24 oz packages and in overwrapped double loaf packages. The plant code is printed on the front of the package under “Best if Purchased By” on the second line immediately after the date.

No other Milton’s® products are included in this voluntary recall.

This product was sold in a variety of retail grocery and mass merchandise retailers in the areas of Northern and Central California, Arizona, and Nevada. Retailers began removing affected product from shelves as of Thursday, August 19, 2010. Starting Saturday, August 21, 2010, retailers in affected markets will carry Milton’s Multi-Grain Bread 24oz, UPC 06541-92038, without milk.

The company said consumers may return affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers should log onto Milton’s website http://www.miltonsbaking.com/talk-to-us with additional questions or inquiries. Consumers may also call 858-350-9696 x 151 from 9am-5pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday – Friday.

Milton’s has received no reports of illnesses or allergic reactions.

The company estimates the recall to involve between 5,000-10,000 loaves.

This recall is being conducted in conjunction with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Written by systech.usa

August 20th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Hillandale Farms of Iowa Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 20, 2010 – Hillandale Farms of Iowa is voluntarily recalling shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella is 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, endocarditis, or arthritis.

Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery distribution centers, retail grocery stores and foodservice companies which service or are located in fourteen states, including the following: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

There have been laboratory-confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses associated with the shell eggs; the investigation is ongoing.

Eggs are distributed under the following brand names: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow in 6-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg package, and 5-dozen cases. Loose eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Wholesome Farms and West Creek in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs. The loose eggs may also be repackaged by customers.

The only eggs effected by this recall have plant numbers P1860 or P1663 and Julian dates as follows:

  • P1860 – Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230
  • P1663 – Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230

Only eggs with these plant numbers are effected – even though the brand name may be the same

Julian dates and plant codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P1860 230.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Hillandale Farms at (866) 262-4208.

Hillandale Farms strives to provide our customers with safe, high-quality eggs – that is our responsibility and our commitment and why we are fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation and are undertaking this voluntary recall. Additionally, as a precautionary measure, we are also diverting our existing inventory of shell eggs.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

August 20th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

GloryBee Foods Recalls Whole Raw Pistachio and Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels Because of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 20, 2010 – GloryBee Foods, Inc., of Eugene, Oregon is voluntarily recalling Aunt Patty’s brand 5 pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 lb. boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels, 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 (which may be bloody), 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 Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were distributed in Oregon (Western to Central Oregon) and Washington (Western Washington) by direct delivery to retail stores and bakeries.

Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were sold to GloryBee Foods, Inc. in 25 lb. boxes from Specialty Commodities, Inc. Labels on these boxes consist of “Packed for Specialty Commodities, Los Angeles, CA. 90010.” The sides of the boxes are stamped in red with the lot number32043.

GloryBee Foods, Inc. also re-packed these pistachios into 5 lb. bags (2.27 kg) labeled “Aunt Patty’s Whole Raw Pistachios,” lot number MG0017400, item number 16046., P/D 07/06/10, and UPC 0 30042 70040 8.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The potential for contamination was noted after testing by California Delights, Inc. revealed the presence of Salmonella in their lot number 32043.

Consumers are urged to return all recalled product in stock to GloryBee Foods for a weight-based refund. Please contact Greg Wilson at 1-(800)-456-7923 to arrange delivery and product replacement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

If consumers have redistributed the product identified in this press release, or used the pistachios in the manufacture of another product, GloryBee foods urges the consumer to notify its customers that the pistachios may be contaminated with Salmonella. We encourage you to contact your local FDA district office for assistance in conducting a recall of product distributed and/or manufactured containing these pistachios.

Written by systech.usa

August 20th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

COUNTRY Eggs, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Large AA Loose 15 dozen Fresh Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, California – August 19, 2010 -The following statement was released by officials of Country Eggs, Inc. regarding the voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa.

Country Eggs, Inc. is voluntary recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella is 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 withSalmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonellacan result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocardiditis or arthritis.

Eggs affected by the recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Arizona and Nevada. Eggs were packaged under the Country Eggs, Inc brand name in 15 dozen bulk pack with the identifying plant code of P 1946 and P 1026.  Julian code dates are 216-221. Dates and codes can be found on the box label.

The FDA and CDC have reported confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the affected shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing. Country Eggs is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall.  Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from customers- this voluntary measure is consistent with our commitment to egg safety and it is our responsibility.

Consumers who believe they have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should either destroy or return them to the distributors where they were purchased for a full refund.  This recall is of shell eggs only.  Other fresh shell eggs and egg products sold by Country Eggs, Inc. are not affected.  Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or call Country Eggs, Inc. at (800) 722-3447 between the hours of (9:00-4:00 PST) for recall instructions.

Written by systech.usa

August 19th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Wright County Egg Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 18, 2010 – The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) investigation of potential incidence of Salmonella enteritidis (SE).

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is expanding its voluntary recall (original recall date: August 13, 2010) of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella is 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, endocarditis or arthritis.

Eggs affected by the expanded recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. These companies distribute nationwide.

Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralphs, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps and Pacific Coast. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942.

Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.

Prior Recall
Eggs under the August 13, 2010 recall are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.

Wright County Egg is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall. Our primary concern is keepingSalmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers. As a precautionary measure, Wright County Egg also has decided to divert its existing inventory of shell eggs from the recalled plants to a breaker, where they will be pasteurized to kill any Salmonellabacteria present.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or call Wright County’s toll-free information number (866-272-5582), which contains a message outlining recall instructions for consumers.

We are undertaking this additional recall to further protect the safety of consumers – this voluntary measure is consistent with our commitment to egg safety, and it is our responsibility.

Written by systech.usa

August 19th, 2010 at 10:58 am

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut-Butter Filling in Their 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and 12 Piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 18, 2010 – Moonstruck Chocolate Co. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling their 4 piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles, because they may contain undeclared peanut butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The 4 piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles products were distributed through Moonstruck Company owned Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés, direct delivery from moonstruckchocolate.com and through various retailers nationwide. The recalled Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles can be found in Moonstruck’s 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and in the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle box.

The products are coded with Best if enjoyed by: 11/2/2010 through 11/15/2010. The Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection contains 4 cream cones in a box with UPC code of 711175011042, and the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle is packaged 12 pieces in a box with a UPC code of 711175103549. The 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection contains one Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle which may contain peanut butter. The 12 piece Chocolate Malt Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle contains 12 pieces which may contain peanut butter.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cones Chocolate Truffles inadvertently contained the milk chocolate and peanut butter French butter cream filling normally used in Moonstruck’s Peanut Butter Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle. Requests for refunds or replacement product will be honored. Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 503.943.2853 between the hours of 8:00-5:00 PST.

Elie Baking Corp issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Food City brand Low-Carb Tortilla White and Whole Wheat 10 count



Contact:
dianag@neareastbakery.com
508-584-4890

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 16, 2010 – Elie Baking Corp. dba Near East Baking Corporation, 204 N Montello St,, Brockton, Massachusetts is recalling the following:

Food City brand, Low Carb Tortilla White, 13.5 oz, 10 count. UPC 0 87848 42002 0
Food City brand, Low Carb Tortilla Whole Wheat, 13.5 oz.10 count. UPC 0 87848 42003 0
MFG Date 07/21/10 & MFG Date 07/22/10 stamped on the top left of the bag.

The products may contain undeclared 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

The products were distributed in K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. d/b/a Food City retail stores, in the following states: Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing soy was distributed in packaging that did not declare soy in the ingredient statement.

Consumers who have purchased Food City low Carb Tortilla White & whole wheat 10 ct are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company by E- mail: dianag@neareastbakery.com or call collect 508 584 4890. Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration