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Dough Masters Inc. Issues Recall of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies Due to Undeclared Walnuts



Contact:
Wendy Kakouros /248-953-4346

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 17, 2010 – Dough Masters Inc. of Troy, Michigan, is recalling all lots of their Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they contain undeclared walnuts. People who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies” and “Chocolate Chunk Cookies” were distributed to and sold at 7-eleven retails stores in Michigan and Ohio.

The product comes in a 3-ounce, clear plastic package and is labeled as a “7-eleven Fresh to Go” product. The product is also sold as bulk cookies at 7-eleven retail stores.

Dough Masters is recalling all lots of this product to ensure the safety of our customers.

There has been one illness that has been reported to date with this problem.

The recall was initated after it was discovered that the walnut containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts.

Subsequent investigation of this problem was found that the formulation of a different cookie was sent containing the walnuts. These products have been suspended until the US Food and Drug Administration and the company is certain that the problem has been resolved.

Consumers who have purchased our Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies are urged to return them where purchased for a full refund.

Consumers with questions can call 248-953-4346 (MON-FRI 8 AM- 5 PM EST)

Written by systech.usa

September 20th, 2010 at 9:50 am

*** CONSUMER ALERT*** Improperly Pasteurized Milk



Contact:
Jessica Chittenden Ziehm
518-457-3136 office, 518-527-3949 cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 8, 2010 – New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Midland Farms, located in Menands, New York, is voluntarily recalling certain milk products due to the potential of improper pasteurization. Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.

The recalled milk products are all sold in plastic containers and are marketed under the brand names Midland Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium. They all possess the plant code 36-1661. The products also possess a black ink date code near the top of the container. The recalled products were sold in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. The products involved in this recall include:

Recalled Gallons:

  • “Midland Farms Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Midland Farms Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Midland Farms Low Fat, 1% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Midland Farms Fat Free Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Corrado’s Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Corrado’s Market Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Corrado’s Market Low Fat 1% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Corrado’s Market Fat Free Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Jersey Dairy Farms Vitamin D Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Trade Fair Premium Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Trade Fair Premium Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Trade Fair Premium Low Fat, 1% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Trade Fair Premium Fat Free Milk” with the date code SEP24

Recalled Half-Gallons:

  • “Midland Farms Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Midland Farms Reduced Fat, 2% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Midland Farms Low Fat, 1% Milk Fat Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Midland Farms Fat Free Milk” with the date code SEP24
  • “Jersey Dairy Farms Vitamin D Milk” with the date code SEP24

Recalled Quarts:

  • “Midland Farms Fresh Whole Milk” with SELLBY 9/24/10
  • “Midland Farms Reduced Fat Milk” with SELLBY 9/24/10
  • “Midland Farms Fresh Low Fat Milk” with SELLBY 9/24/10
  • “Midland Farms Fresh Fat Free Milk” with SELLBY 9/24/10

Recalled Pints:

  • “Midland Farms Whole Milk” with SELLBY 9/24/10

The problem was detected by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ milk inspectors during an inspection on September 7, 2010 when they found a failure of pasteurization equipment at the Menands milk plant. While the recalled products have not been found to be contaminated with any harmful pathogens, the company is voluntarily recalling all production as a precautionary measure.

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this problem. Consumers are warned not to use or consume the recalled products even if it does not appear or smell spoiled.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase or discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Midland Farms directly at 518-436-7038.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

September 13th, 2010 at 11:54 am

Real Taste Noodle Manufacture Recalls Egg Noodle Because of Possible Health Risk



Contact:
Mr. Zhu, (312) 738-1893

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 3, 2010 – Real Taste Noodle Manufacture of Chicago, IL is recalling bags of Egg Noodle (5lbs per bag, 10 bags per case), 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.

Bags of Egg Noodle might be effected in this recall were distributed between 06/12/2010 and 08/25/2010 to restaurants and grocery wholesalers either by pick up or delivery.

As of today, no illnesses have been reported to the manufacture. This recall has been initiated due to recent massive egg recall by egg-producing companies. Eggs that manufacture used in the manufacture of egg noodles from June to August, 2010 could be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased Egg Noodle between 06/12/2010 and 08/25/2010 are urged to check your inventory and return them back to the manufacture for a full credit. Consumers with questions may contact Real Taste Noodle Manufacture at (312) 738-1893.

Written by systech.usa

September 13th, 2010 at 11:47 am

The Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk



Contact:
Hartz Consumer Affairs
(800) 275-1414

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — SECAUCUS, N.J. – September 3, 2010 – The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary recall.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, all of whom are at particular risk from exposure and should avoid handling these products.

Salmonella symptoms may include fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and nausea in both dogs and humans. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek immediate medical attention. Owners of dogs exhibiting these symptoms should also seek veterinary assistance.

Hartz Mountain Corporation is recalling 74,700 8-oz bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, lot code BZ0969101E, UPC number 32700-11519, which were imported by Hartz from a Brazilian supplier, Bertin S.A., and which were distributed to a number of customers in the United States. While regular testing conducted by Bertin (prior to shipment to the US) did not detect the presence ofSalmonella in any packages of this product, random sample testing conducted by FDA did indicate the presence of Salmonella. Hartz is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.

Although Hartz has not received any reports of animals or humans becoming ill as a result of coming into contact with this product, Hartz is taking immediate steps to remove the product from all retail stores and distribution centers. Dog owners having purchased this product should check the lot code on their bag, and, if the code is not visible, or if the bag has lot code BZ0969101E imprinted thereon, they should immediately discontinue use of the product and discard it in a proper manner.

Consumers can contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414 at any time with any questions they may have and for information on how to obtain reimbursement for purchased product.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

September 13th, 2010 at 10:51 am

Whole Foods Market® Announces Recall of Morningland Dairy and Ozark Hills Farm Cheese



Contact:
Heather McCready, Whole Foods Market
Heather.mccready@wholefoods.com
617-492-5500, ext 3008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 2, 2010 – (Cambridge, Massachusetts) – The following press release was issued by Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic Region regarding the voluntary recall of Morningland Dairy of Mountain View, Missouri, Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese.

Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region is announcing a voluntary recall Morningland Dairy and Ozark Hills Farm Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese due to possible contamination by Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

These cheeses were sold in three Whole Foods Market stores: West Hartford Center and Glastonbury, Connecticut; and Hadley, Massachusetts. The cheese is packaged in plastic labeled with a Whole Foods scale label and sold as random weight size retail packages in the cheese department.

Customers who have purchased these products from Whole Foods Market may return them to the store for a full refund. Signage has also been posted in stores to notify customers.

This recall was issued as a result of contamination found during a routine regulatory sampling. The FDA, the Missouri Milk Board and Morningland Dairy are investigating the source of the contamination.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes 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. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that usually causes rapid food poisoning symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping and prostration. In more severe cases, headache, muscle cramping and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse may occur.

About Whole Foods Market®:
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (www.wholefoodsmarket.com , NASDAQ: WFMI), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 55,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2009, the company had sales of $8 billion and currently has more than 280 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Azteca Linda Corp. Expands Recall of Queso Fresco Because of Possible Health Risk



Contact:
Azteca Linda Corp.
(718) 418-7459

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 1, 2010 – Azteca Linda Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is expanding the 8/24/10 recall of QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE (exp. SEP 11 2010) to include expiration date SEP 12 2010.  In addition, the firm is recallingQueso El Azteca brand REQUESON (RICOTTA CHEESE) with expiration date SEP 19 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) with expiration date SEP 12 2010 was sold to retail stores in the New York City area.  QUESO REQUESON (RICOTTA CHEESE) with expiration date SEP 19 2010 was sold to retail stores in the New York City area and to 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, NET WT. 14 OZ. (396g), UPC 0 23986 92692 8, and expiration date SEP 12 2010.  REQUESON (RICOTTA CHEESE) is packaged in a hard plastic (clam shell) container labeled with the brand name Queso El Azteca, NET WT. 14 OZ. (396g), no UPC coding, and with expiration date SEP 19 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 SEP 12 2010, and REQUESON (RICOTTA CHEESE) with expiration date SEP 19 2010. The company has temporarily stopped production.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed expiration dates of QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE) and/or REQUESON (RICOTTA CHEESE) 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.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

September 2nd, 2010 at 2:11 pm

P&G Voluntarily Recalls a Small Amount of Dry Cat Food



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2010 – CINCINNATI,  The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is voluntarily recalling a small number of bags from a specific lot of one of its dry cat food products due to potential salmonella exposure.

No illnesses have been reported, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.

Only one code date is affected by this announcement:

Product Name Version Code Date UPC Code
Iams Indoor Weight Control with Hairball Care dry cat food 6.8 lb bag 02304173 (B1-B6) 1901403921

The company successfully traced and retrieved nearly all of the affected product and estimates that fewer than 60 bags from this production run may have been purchased by consumers.

This production run was sold through a single retailer in the following states:  Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

Consumers who have purchased one of these few bags with the specific code date listed above should discard it.  For a product replacement or refund, please call P&G toll-free at 800-862-3332 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

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.

Source:  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Written by systech.usa

September 2nd, 2010 at 2:06 pm