Current Recalls

Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade Recall

Talking Rain® (the Company) is voluntarily recalling specific lot codes of bottles of its Sparkling Ice® Cherry Limeade beverage in response to a small number of customer complaints that reported an off-taste and off-odor of the affected product. The Company made the decision to recall the product out of an abundance of caution. No other Sparkling Ice products are affected by this recall.

The Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade product subject to recall was produced only at one of the Company’s facilities that make this product. The product comes in a 17 ounce clear plastic bottle under the name Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade. The product is sold as a single item, as well as in multipacks of the affected product and in multipacks containing a variety of other unaffected flavors. The product subject to recall can be identified by the following information that is displayed on the neck of the bottle. All other products made by the Company are not part of this voluntary recall. 

Affected product labeling:

Bottle Lot Code Expiration Date on Bottle Expiration Date Bottle UPC Case/Variety Pack UPCs
8064-63 120518 12/05/2018 1657195084 16571950866
8065-63 120618 12/06/2018 16571950927
8079-63 122018 12/20/2018 16571951283
8080-63 122118 12/21/2018 16571950866
8087-63 122818 12/28/2018 16571953126
8088-63 122918 12/29/2018 16571953614
8089-63 123018 12/30/2018
8112-63 012219 01/22/2019
8113-63 012319 01/23/2019
8114-63 012419 01/24/2019
8118-63 012819 01/28/2019
8119-63 012919 01/29/2019
8126-63 020619 02/06/2019
8131-63 021119 02/11/2019
8132-63 021219 02/12/2019
8144-63 022419 02/24/2019
8145-63 022519 02/25/2019
8146-63 022619 02/26/2019
8165-63 031419 03/14/2019
8166-63 031519 03/15/2019
8167-63 031619 03/16/2019

Talking Rain learned of the issue after a small number of customers brought their concerns to the company’s attention. Talking Rain is currently investigating the cause of the issue in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Consumers who purchased the affected product are advised not to drink it and to call the Talking Rain customer center at 855-201-4333 to receive a coupon to replace their purchase.

Published 06/30/18


Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Recall

Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses.

According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

Description (Retail) UPC Code Size BEST if Used By Date
Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.) 3800039103 15.3 oz JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019
Honey Smacks 3800014810 23 oz JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit www.kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.

Published 06/15/18


Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Dog Treats Recall

The Castor & Pollux Good Buddy dog treats listed below are subject to a voluntary recall due to the potential that the beef used contains elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.

ItemUPCBest Before Date Range</tableConsumers should not feed their pets the affected dog treats, they should dispose of them or submit for a refund via merrickpetcare.com/customerrelations. For more information or questions regarding this voluntary recall consumers can reach out to the Merrick Pet Care Pet Parent Relations team at 1-800-664-7387 or via email at customerservice@merrickpetcare.com.

Published 5/24/18


Eddy Packing Co. Sausage RecallEddy Packing Co. Inc., is recalling approximately 49,558 pounds of smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically hard plastic.The following products carried in our stores are subject to recall:

  • 2.5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “Eddy FULLY COOKED PREMIUM SMOKED SAUSAGE” UPC 070773-22600 with a sell-by date 6/29/2018, and lot code 8095.
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “DICKEY’S BARBEQUE PIT ORIGINAL SMOKED FRESH POLISH SAUSAGE MADE WITH PORK AND BEEF” UPC 070773-20401 with a sell-by date 6/10/2018, and lot code 8096.

The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from a restaurant that pieces of white, hard plastic were found embedded in the sausage during slicing.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.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.

Published 05/08/18


Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles Recall

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 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 affected products.The affected 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.*Van’s Gluten Free retail packages with a code containing WL1 are NOT subject to this recall.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.

Published 04/30/18


Stella Artois 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles

Stella Artois has 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.Consumers are advised not to consume or allow others to consume the potentially-affected product.SPECIFIC PRODUCTION CODES FOR POTENTIALLY-AFFECTED STELLA ARTOIS PACKAGES
Consumers should follow these steps to assess whether their package of Stella Artois 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles is potentially affected and as a result is subject to this voluntary recall.  More detailed instructions can be found at https://stellaartois.expertinquiry.com .  Consumers can also call their consumer hotline at 1-855-215-5824

  • Does the package have one of the best before dates written below? (see attachment for further instructions).
  • If so, does it have the corresponding Package Code?
  • If so, does it have the corresponding Time Stamp?

Published 04/02/18


Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar Smoked Sausage Recall

Johnsonville, LLC, is recalling approximately 109,603 pounds of smoked pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.The fully cooked pork sausage items were produced on Jan. 4, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14-oz. packages containing 6 pieces of “JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage” UPC 077782021714 with Best By date 04/04/2018 and Batch ID 1001124486 or 1001124487.

The problem was discovered after the firm received three consumer complaints for pieces of hard, green plastic identified in the sausage product.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.Consumers with questions about the recall can call or text Johnsonville Consumer Relations at 1-888-556-2728.This recall can be found on the USDA website.

Published 03/16/18


Night Hawk Frozen Meal Recall

Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 167 pounds of frozen beef patty and gravy products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.The heat treated, but not fully cooked, frozen beef patty and gravy items have a “Best if Used By” date of 11/18/18. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 8.75 oz. cartons labeled as “NIGHT HAWK BEEF PATTY ‘N GRAVY, CHARBROILED BEEF PATTY and GRAVY, POTATO ROUNDS and SWEET CORN” UPC 041709019306

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2117” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Louisiana and Texas.The problem was discovered on Feb. 19, 2018 when FSIS was notified that the firm received two consumer complaints of mislabeled products. The cartons actually contain beef patties, mashed potatoes and cheese.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.

Published 02/21/18


Mary B’s  Frozen Biscuit Dough Recal

lHom/Ade Foods, Inc is voluntarily recalling Mary B’s® brand biscuits due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  The problem was discovered in a product sampling conducted by an outside co-packer, who manufactured the product.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.The Mary B’s products affected are frozen bagged biscuits with the UPC codes listed below.  All “Best If Used By” dates BEFORE September 23, 2018 and with the letter “M” immediately after the date are included in the recall.  The code may be found on the back of the bag, lower right corner.  No other code dates are affected.
While many items are affected by this recall, Brookshire Grocery Company only carries first 4 items on this list with the UPC’s 2059300007, 2059300015, 2059300020, 2059300023.Although these products are not ready-to-eat items and have baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that the mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness.There has been no illness to date associated with these products.  Hom/Ade Foods Inc. has voluntarily recalled all affected products and is working with the FDA and supplier to fix the problem.  Consumers are urged to return affected products to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Customers or consumers with questions may call Hom/Ade Foods Inc. at 1-855-562-7773, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.

Published 01/09/18


VALU TIME  Frozen Biscuit Dough Recall

A voluntary recall for all “Best By” dates of the following products that were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, is being issued because they may have 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, 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.Consumers should not consume these products.  No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items.This announcement applies only to the specific frozen biscuit dough products listed below.All “Best By” dates of the following products are included in this recall:While many items are affected by this recall, Brookshire Grocery Company only carries the VALU TIME Southern Style Biscuits UPC 1122503092.
Although these products are not ready-to-eat items and have baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that the mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness.Affected product should be destroyed or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 1-866-837-2758 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Published 12/29/17


Mann’s Fresh Vegetables Recall

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 their 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.Mann Packing is fully cooperating with U.S. and Canadian health officials on this recall. 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 their 24-hour consumer line at 888-470-2681 or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products.ONLY products listed below with specific UPC codes AND “best by” date range are impacted.Brookshire Grocery Company received only the following affected products.  A full list of affected products can be found by visiting the veggiesmadeeasy.com/products.

Published 10/20/17


CLIF BUILDER’S Bar and CLIF Kid Zbar Recall

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF® BUILDER’S® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts. Clif Bar & Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to peanuts and these listed tree nuts. People with an allergy to peanuts and these specific tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. The company is strongly advising consumers who have peanut and these specific tree nut allergies not to consume these bars.Individuals who are not allergic to peanuts or these specific tree nuts may safely consume these products.ONLY products listed below with specific UPC codes AND “best by” date range are impacted.NO other Clif Bar & Company products, pack sizes, configurations, flavors or ‘Best By’ date codes are affected.The company is asking consumers to return product to the store where purchased to request an exchange or full refund. Affected product should be discarded and not consumed.For more information please direct consumers to clifbar.com or 866-526-1970.

Published 07/05/17


Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine NutsOut of an abundance of caution Lantana Foods is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of White Bean Hummus with Pine Nuts, UPC (896863001434) due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This action was taken after receiving notice that an upstream supplier of pine nuts had initiated a voluntary recall of certain products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The product being recalled is White Bean Hummus with Pine Nuts UPC bar code is 8-96863-00143-4 with an expiration date between Jun 19, 2017 and Aug 15, 2017.Please note that no other Lantana hummus products are being recalled. Just White Bean Hummus with Pine Nuts (UPC 8-96863-00143-4).Please do not consume this product. Dispose of any affected product or return it to the place of purchase for a refundLantana has not received complaints or reports of illness associated with the pine nuts, but are coordinating with the FDA and out of an abundance of caution.If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact Lantana Foods at 1-855-215-5142 for more information. If you are concerned about any medical symptoms, please contact your physician immediately.

Published 06/21/17


Yummy® Chicken Recall

Maxi Canada Inc. has issued a voluntary recall after being notified by a supplier, Newly Weds Foods, that some of their ingredients supplied to Maxi Canada Inc. may contain undeclared milk, a known allergen. These ingredients were used in production of selected products. No consumer complaints or illnesses have been reported in relation to these products.Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Breast Nugget – UPC 064563226536
Yummy Chicken Breast Nuggets w/Panko Breading – UPC 064563225027
Yummy Chicken Breast Fries – UPC 064563223160Customers who have a sensitivity or allergy to milk should not consume this product.  Please return or destroy any affected product.  Customer questions may be directed to Maxi Canada Inc. at 1-800-363-3621, ext. 236.

Published 6/19/17


United Pet Group Rawhide Chew Products Voluntary Recall

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall involves the brands and products described below.The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment, but it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed. The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.The affected product was distributed nationwide from United Pet Group’s Edwardsville, Illinois distribution facility and was delivered to consumers through various retail establishments including online outlets. All of the dog chew products included in the voluntary recall identify an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 located on the back of the package.The products subject to the recall are described below.This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. 3001 Commerce St. Blacksburg, VA 24060 1-800-645-5154 Consumers who have purchased the products described above are urged to dispose of the product or return it directly to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they initially purchased the product for full refund.If you have these products, please contact the United Pet Group consumer affairs team at 1-855-215-4962 between the hours of 8AM – 11PM EST for a refund.Consumers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.Full recall text and brand logos can be found at fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm562701.htm

Published 06/14/17


Pinnacle Foods Recall

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of their consumers is their top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the plant environment. They are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this recall.This announcement applies only to the Aunt Jemima frozen products listed below and does not include any Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups.All “Best By” dates of the following products are included in this recall:AUNT JEMIMA LIL GRIDDLERS BLUEBERRY 14.5oz0196000546032 additional items are being recalled in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).No other Aunt Jemima branded or Hungry Man branded products or any other products produced by Pinnacle Foods are included within this recall.Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pinnacle Foods Consumer Care at 1-888-299-7646 daily between 9AM and 5PM Eastern Time.

Published 5/10/17


Gerber Cheese Ravioli Pasta Pick-Ups

Gerber Products Company of Florham Park, New Jersey, is initiating a voluntary recall of Cheese Ravioli Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® because the egg allergen is missing from the “Contains” statement. The full ingredient list on the package does list “egg” as an ingredient; however, the “Contains” statement, designed to further alert parents to allergens in the recipe, did not include “egg” as is required. Only consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg are at risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.Cheese Ravioli Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® (UPC code: 150907) was distributed nationally through retail stores and ecommerce and is limited to the United States. This voluntary recall impacts all packages of the Cheese Ravioli variety of Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups®. All other Gerber products, including other Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® varieties, are appropriately labeled.To date, no illness has been reported due to an allergic reaction to egg.This labeling oversight was brought to their attention as a result of a consumer contact. Following their own internal review, they confirmed egg was included in the ingredient list, but was not listed in the “Contains” statement.  Gerber is in the process of updating its food package labels to make it easier for parents to identify foods that contain allergens such as egg, milk and wheat. On updated packages, this information can be found in the “Contains” statement as well as the ingredient list.Gerber regrets this oversight on their label. They encourage parents who have questions to contact them 24/7 at 1-800-510-7494.

Published 03/08/17