Archive for February, 2012
Summit Import Corporation Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker 5.3oz Pack and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz Bulk Pack
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 9, 2012 -Summit Import Corp., at 100 Summit Place, Jersey City, New Jersey, is recalling Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker 5.3oz Pack and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz Bulk Pack because the affected products contain egg which are not declared on the label. Consumers who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker, 5.3oz, UPC Code 8 852098700124 and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz, Bulk Pack, UPC Code 8 8520098701510, both in plastic packaging, were distributed nationwide to Asian retail stores.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem in the United States.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered the cracker products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg.
Consumers who are allergic to eggs and purchased Bin Bin Snow Rice Cracker 5.3oz and Bin Bin Rice Cracker 15.8oz Bulk Pack are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-888-8228, Ext. 132, Attention: Tony Lee, Monday – Friday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM (EST).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 10, 2012 – Whole Foods Market is recalling its 3 ounce and 26 ounce Pumpkin Bundt Cakes because the products contain undeclared milk. No illnesses have been reported to date, however people who have allergies to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled Pumpkin Bundt Cakes were made in Whole Foods Market store bakeries and sold at stores in Fresno, Monterey, San Rafael, San Ramon and Santa Cruz.
The 3 ounce Pumpkin Bundt Cakes were sold from a service case or displayed in small, clear plastic clamshells marked with a scale label #21630100000. Expiration dates prior to Feb. 13, 2012 are affected.
The 26 ounce pumpkin bundt cakes were sold from a service case or displayed in plastic dome containers with the scale label #21637900000. Expiration dates prior to Feb. 13, 2012 are affected.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product labels did not list milk, as a sub-ingredient to cream cheese.
The necessary corrections have been made for the Pumpkin Bundt Cakes currently for sale.
Consumers who have purchased either of the affected products from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration – February 13, 2012
Walmart recalled its eight-count packages of Cruller bakery pastries because the common name of milk was not listed following sodium caseinate, a milk derivative, on the ingredient label. People who have milk allergies that do not recognize sodium caseinate as a milk derivative run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product.
The eight-count packaged bakery items affected by this recall have a UPC code of 787429847 which can be found on the box label. The items affected by this recall have expiration dates of on or before Feb. 9, 2012. The pastries can be recognized as a ring-shaped twisted sweet cake similar to a doughnut. The products were labeled and sold in Walmart store bakeries in Puerto Rico and all US states with the exception of Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
All stores affected by the recall have been notified to remove and discard the mislabeled products. Corrective action has been taken to ensure all current and future products are properly labeled to reflect the common name of milk as an ingredient.
One adverse reaction has been reported by a customer. Customers with questions about this recall may call the Walmart Customer Service at 1-800-Walmart (1-800-925-6278) or return the product to their nearest store for a full refund.
Nest Collective Voluntarily Recalls Select Revolution Foods Jammy Sammy – Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Snack Size Sandwich Bars Due to a Labeling Error (Undeclared Peanut on Inner Wrapper)
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Nest Collective™ announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 815 cases of its Jammy Sammy™ – Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Flavor Snack Size Sandwich Bars due to a mislabeled inner wrapper. The cartons contain the best by date June 28, 2012 and are marked with the following universal product code (UPC) #89676600116 6 located on the bottom of the package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts (or peanut butter) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these individual bars.
These cartons are sold online and at retail stores nationwide.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product and no other Revolution Foods products are affected.
The recall was undertaken because, while the cartons of this lot of product are correctly labeled, some of the individual bars are incorrectly labeled as Grammy Sammy – Honey Graham and Strawberry Yogurt™, and show the ingredient statement of that product. Both the selling unit and individually wrapped bars include information that the product was produced in a facility that processes peanuts as well as other allergens. The Jammy Sammy™ product contains organic peanut flour and organic peanut extract, but the inner wrappers are mislabeled with the Grammy Sammy information. Consumers who are allergic to peanut products should not use these products. People experiencing any health issue should seek immediate medical attention.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2012 – F&S Produce Company Inc., a Deerfield, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 389 pounds of Cobb and spinach salads. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 10-oz. plastic containers of “Fresh Garden Highway Spinach Salad with Bacon”
- 10.75-oz plastic containers of “Fresh Garden Highway Cobb Salad”
The products subject to recall have a “Sell By” date through 2/8/2012, and bear the establishment number “Est. 39897″ as well as the USDA mark of inspection The products were distributed to a warehouse in Pennsylvania for further distribution to retail locations.
The problem was discovered when F&S Produce Company Inc . was notified by one of its suppliers that hard-cooked eggs (a product inspected by the FDA) had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and are being recalled by Michael Foods Egg Products Co. The salads contain the recalled eggs and are the subject of this FSIS recall. FSIS, FDA, and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
GH Foods CA, LLC was notified by their supplier that the eggs supplied to them were from Michael Foods, Inc, who recalled Hard-Cooked eggs due to potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. GH Foods CA, LLC, Sacramento, California, is therefore recalling sandwiches, associated with the affected eggs, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and individuals with weakened immune systems.
February 1, 2012
As an AACC International member, OMIC Portland Branch participates in check sample series testing. AACC International is a non-profit organization of members who are specialists in the use of cereal grains in foods.
The check sample service began by providing check samples for cereal laboratories but over the years it has diversified to include analyses from many kinds of laboratories throughout the world. Today, AACC International offers a variety of check sample services of contemporary analytical interest. More information about AACC International, can be found on their website at; http://www.aaccnet.org
Participating in the check sample test allows us to test our equipment and monitor the use of proper methodology among our personnel.
We have been working to train our inspectors in the grain grading process and using dry-lab equipment. This achievement for 1st place in the check sample test for falling number is a good system to ensure that we are using the correct method and doing everything properly.
It is a great accomplishment for OMIC Portland Branch, one that was achieved through proper training by Portland Branch senior staff and great execution by Portland inspectors. This is an overall great example of teamwork leading to success.
Congratulations to all OMIC Portland Branch staff!