Waymouth Farms, Inc. Recalls Raw Pine Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2015 – New Hope, MN – Waymouth Farms, Inc. of New Hope, MN is recalling RAW PINE NUTS in various sizes, 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 product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and mail order under the Good Sense® brand. A list of packaging sizes, UPC codes and expiration dates is found below:
|Packaging/Size||UPC||“Freshest if Used By” Date or Range|
|4 oz. clear plastic tub||30243 50799||10-24-15 – 11/15/15
11/27/15 – 01/14/16
02/6/16 – 07/21/16
|4 oz. zipper bag||30243 86680||07/28/15 – 04/08/16|
|3 oz. zipper bag||30243 86681||09/29/15 – 04/02/16|
|15 oz. zipper bag||30243 86687||07/17/15 AND 10/22/15|
The 4 oz. bags above may have been sold as a floor display, UPC 30243 86683 with a date range of Sep 05, 2015 to Feb 04, 2016.
Product was also sold in a 5 lb. bulk box, UPC 30243 02860, from 06/04/14 to 03/26/15 using the following Julian Codes:
|1 155 14||1 183 14||1 210 14||1 223 14||1 239 14|
|1 260 14||1 281 14||1 282 14||1 317 14||1 351 14|
|1 020 15||1 050 15||1 085 15|
This bulk product would have been sold from bulk self-service grocery bins.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 4 ounce package.
Production of the Pine Nuts has been suspended while Waymouth Farms, Inc. continues their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Customers who have purchased any packages of Pine Nuts are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Service at 800-527-0094 [Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST].
The full recall notice can be viewed on the FDA website.
RB Issues Voluntary Recall of Liquid Bottles of MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough and MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat Due to Undeclared Levels of Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and/or Diphenhydramine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 21, 2015 – Parsippany, NJ, RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) has recalled certain lots of liquid bottles of MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough and MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat because the over-the-counter medications, which correctly label the product on the front of the bottle and lists all active ingredients, may not have the correct corresponding drug facts label on the back. This recall was due to a confirmed report from a retailer.
This mislabeling could cause the consumer to be unaware of side effects and/or risks associated with the ingestion of certain product ingredients which include Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and/or Diphenhydramine. The voluntary recall is being issued nationwide as a precautionary measure to ensure our consumers have all relevant facts and warnings for the active ingredients contained in the bottle.
Consumers could take a product with undeclared levels of Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and/or Diphenhydramine. Consumers would not be adequately warned of side effects which could potentially lead to health complications requiring urgent medical intervention, particularly in the case of acetaminophen use in people with liver impairment, taking three or more alcoholic drinks or when taking other medicines containing this active ingredient without consulting a doctor.
RB is notifying its distributors and customers by direct correspondence. As a precautionary measure, RB is asking consumers to responsibly dispose of any unused product in accordance with the following recommended guidance for drug disposal in your household trash:
- Mix liquid medicines with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds;
- Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag; and
- Throw the container in your household trash. Consumers who have purchased this product can also contact the RB MUCINEX FAST-MAX recall toll free number at 1-888-943-4215 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m eastern standard time with any questions or to speak with a representative, and should refer to our website, www.mucinex.com/recall for the accurate related drug facts information. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
List of Potentially Impacted Batches
|Product Name||LOT NUMBER||Expiry|
|Mucinex Fast-MAX Night Time Cold & Flu Liq||MNT0004||7/31/2016|
|Mucinex Fast Max Cold & Sinus Liquid||MCS0020||7/31/2016|
|Mucinex FastMax Severe Congestion&Cough Liq||MSC0049||8/31/2016|
|Mucinex Fast-Max Cold,Flu & Sore Throat Liq||MCF0051||7/31/2016|
|MUCINEX FAST-MAX Liquid combination – Day Night Severe Cold and Night-Time Cold & Flu.||3O00726865||8/20/2015|
|MUCINEX FAST-MAX Liquid combination packs – Daytime Severe Congestion & Cough Nighttime Cold& Flu||WO00721174||9/30/2016|
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
- Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Blue Bell Creameries Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include All of Its Product Due to Possible Health Risk
News Media Contact: Joe Robertson, 979-830-9830, email@example.com
Consumer Contact: 1-866-608-3940
BRENHAM, Texas, April 20, 2015 – Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks 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 headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
“We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe,” said Paul Kruse, Blue Bell CEO and president. “We are heartbroken about this situation and apologize to all of our loyal Blue Bell fans and customers. Our entire history has been about making the very best and highest quality ice cream and we intend to fix this problem. We want enjoying our ice cream to be a source of joy and pleasure, never a cause for concern, so we are committed to getting this right.”
The products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming and international locations.
Today’s decision was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated by Blue Bell which revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17, 2015, and March 27, 2015, contained the bacteria. This means Blue Bell has now had several positive tests for Listeria in different places and plants and as previously reported five patients were treated in Kansas and three in Texas after testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
“At every step, we have made decisions in the best interest of our customers based on the evidence we had available at the time,” Kruse said. “At this point, we cannot say with certainty how Listeria was introduced to our facilities and so we have taken this unprecedented step. We continue to work with our team of experts to eliminate this problem.”
Blue Bell is implementing a procedure called “test and hold” for all products made at all of its manufacturing facilities. This means that all products will be tested first and held for release to the market only after the tests show they are safe. The Broken Arrow facility will remain closed as Blue Bell continues to investigate.
In addition to the “test and hold” system, Blue Bell is implementing additional safety procedures and testing including:
- Expanding our already robust system of daily cleaning and sanitizing of equipment
- Expanding our system of swabbing and testing our plant environment by 800 percent to include more surfaces
- Sending samples daily to a leading microbiology laboratory for testing
- Providing additional employee training
Blue Bell expects to resume distribution soon on a limited basis once it is confident in the safety of its product.
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 1-866-608-3940 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST or go to bluebell.com
Source: Blue Bell Creameries
Blue Bell Creameries Expands Recall of Products Produced in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Due to Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2015 – Brenham, TX – Blue Bell Creameries is expanding its recall of products that were produced in the Broken Arrow, Okla., plant to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive forListeria monocytogenes, and additional products manufactured on the same line. These items have the potential to be 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, Listeriamonocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products being recalled are distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming.
No illnesses have been confirmed to date.
On April 3, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily suspended operations at its Broken Arrow, Okla., plant to thoroughly inspect the facility due to a 3oz. institutional/food service chocolate cup that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and was immediately withdrawn from all outlets. That product was only available to Blue Bell’s food service and institutional accounts and was recalled along with 3oz. vanilla and strawberry institutional/food service cups.
On April 4, 2015, out of an abundance of caution, Blue Bell began working with retail outlets to remove all products produced in Broken Arrow, Okla., from their service area. These products are identified with a code date ending in O, P, Q, R, S or T located on the bottom of the carton and they are a part of the voluntary market withdrawal.
On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified Blue Bell that the Banana Pudding Ice Cream pint tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. This pint was produced in the Broken Arrow, Okla., plant on February 12, 2015. Subsequently Blue Bell is recalling all products made on that one particular production line, from February 12, 2015 – March 27, 2015. These products were produced on that same line and have a code date ending in either S or T.
Recalled products produced in Oklahoma are identified by the code date on the bottom of the carton.
|Ice Cream Pints: UPC # 071899-05101 5||Code Date|
|Ice Cream Banana Pudding pint||021217S|
|Ice Cream Butter Crunch pint||021917S|
|Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip pint||022017S|
|Ice Cream Cookies ‘n Cream pint||030317S, 030617S|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla pint||030417S|
|Ice Cream Dutch Chocolate pint||032317S|
|Ice Cream Moo-llennium Crunch pint||032417S, 032517S|
|Sherbet Pint: UPC # 0 71899-19990 8|
|Rainbow Sherbet pint||021717S, 021817S, 022317S, 030217S|
|Sherbet Quarts: UPC # 0 71899-18992 3|
|Orange Sherbet quart||032617S|
|Mixed Berry Sherbet quart||032717S|
|3 ounce Tab Lid Cup: Product #136 *Institutional/food service cup only|
|Rainbow Sherbet||022417S, 022617S, 022717S|
|Gold Rim Half Gallon: UPC # 0 71899-03720 0|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla half gallon||030917T, 031017T, 031117T, 031217T, 031717T, 031717T, 031817T|
|Brown Rim Half Gallon: UPC # 0 71899-83548 6|
|Ice Cream Pistachio Almond half gallon||031317T|
|Light Half Gallon: UPC # 0 71899-73501 4|
|Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla Light half gallon||031917T|
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8am – 5 pm CST or go to bluebell.com.
Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2015 – Petaluma, California – Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the products identified on Attachment A. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that 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.
Amy’s Kitchen is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products identified in Attachment A. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy’s Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier.
The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada.
The recalled products are identified in Attachment A, and no other products or varieties are included in this recall.
Amy’s Kitchen has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have any of the products identified in the chart below are urged to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm (Pacific)].
ATTACHMENT A: LIST OF AMY’S KITCHEN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO RECALL NOTICE DATED MARCH 22, 2015
|Lot Codes||Retail Unit
|Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk||000032||0-42272-00032-6||30-A215||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Jan-21-2015|
|Vegetable Lasagna, CAN, 12pk||000032F||0-42272-90032-9||30-A215||269g||Box||Canada||Jan-21-2015|
|Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk||000033||0-42272-00033-3||30-B135||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Feb-13-2015|
|Garden Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk||000041||0-42272-00041-8||30-B025||10.3 oz. (291g)||Box||USA||Feb-02-2015|
|Tofu Scramble, 12pk||000054||0-42272-00054-8||10-A305||9.0 oz. (255g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 12pk||000085||0-42272-00085-2||10-A305||10.0 oz. (284g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Spinach Pizza, 8 pk||000102||0-42272-00102-6||30-A285||14.0 oz. (397g)||Box||USA||Jan-28-2015|
|Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, 12 pk||000161||0-42272-00161-3||30-A205||10.0 oz. (283g)||Box||USA||Jan-20-2015|
|Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, 12 pk||000178||0-42272-00178-1||30-C055||10.0 oz. (284g)||Box||USA||Mar-05-2015|
|Vegetable Lasagna Multi Pk,
|000201||0-42272-00201-6||30-A205||57 oz (6/9.5 oz.)||Box||USA||Jan-20-2015|
|Vegetable Lasagna LIS, 12 pk||000240||0-42272-00240-5||30-C145||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Mar-14-2015|
|Brown Rice & Vegetables
Bowl LIS, 12 pk
|000243||0-42272-00243-6||30-A195||10.0 oz. (283g)||Box||USA||Jan-19-2015|
|Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap, 12 pk
|000807||0-42272-00807-0||30-A265||5.5 oz. (156g)||Box||USA||Jan-26-2015|
|Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap CAN, 12 pk
|Gluten Free Dairy Free Veg
Lasagna, 12 pk
|000814||0-42272-00814-8||30-B045||9.0 oz. (255g)||Box||USA||Feb-04-2015|
|Gluten Free Dairy Free
Veg Lasagna, CAN, 12 pk
|Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk||000933||0-42272-00032-6||30-A305||9.5 oz. (269g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 8pk||000940||0-42272-00085-2||10-A305||10.0 oz. (284g)||Box||USA||Jan-30-2015|
|Family Size Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk||000965||0-42272-00965-7||30-C045||28.0 oz. (794g)||Box||USA||Mar-04-2015|
Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Code Dates and Manufacturing Codes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners Due to Possible Metal Pieces
Approx. 242,000 cases of the Original flavor with “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015 with “C2” directly below the date.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 17, 2015 — NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made.
Some of these products have also been packed in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (box or shrink-wrap), depending on the package configuration (see table below).
Recalled product was shipped to customers in the U.S. and several other countries, excluding Canada. The affected dates of this product were sold in only these four configurations:
- 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
- 3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
- 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
- 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
The following is being recalled:
|Product Size||Name of Product||Sell Unit Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code||Individual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. Code||Individual Box UPC||Multi-Pack Unit UPC|
|7.25 oz. each||Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||N/A||18 SEP 2015 C2 through 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||N/A|
(Three 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 21.75 oz.
|3-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||09 SEP 2015 XDG
27 SEP 2015 XDG
01 OCT 2015 XDG
02 OCT 2015 XDG
03 OCT 2015 XDG
20 NOV 2015 XDG
|18 SEP 2015 C2 though 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||0 21000 05076 5|
(Four 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 29 oz.
|4-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||18 SEP 2015 C2
19 SEP 2015 C2
08 OCT 2015 C2
|18 SEP 2015 C2 though 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||0 21000 72540 3|
(Five 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 36.25 oz.
|5-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Original Flavor||18 SEP 2015 through 11 OCT 2015 XAR or C2||18 SEP 2015 C2 though 11 OCT 2015 C2||0 21000 65883 1||0 21000 77436 4|
No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than “C2” below the code date on the individual box are included in this recall.
Kraft has received eight consumer contacts about this product from the impacted line within this range of code dates and no injuries have been reported. We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.
The recalled product was shipped by Kraft to customers nationwide in the U.S. The product was also distributed to Puerto Rico and some Caribbean and South American countries — but not to Canada.
Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9:00am and 6:00pm (Eastern) for a full refund.
ABOUT KRAFT FOODS GROUP
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion. The company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Capri Sun, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta. Kraft’s 22,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices. For more information about Kraft, visit the Kraft Foods Group website and the Kraft Facebook page.
The full recall notice can be viewed on the FDA website.
Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder
Anne Rierson, Public Relations Manger
(319) 227-7996, ext.1163
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2015 – Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall.
Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain and instituting additional product testing, beyond FDA guidelines, to mitigate any future occurrence.
Consumption of products containing Salmonella 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, endocarditic and arthritis.
Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below the release is a list of products containing the organic garlic powder. Images of the affected products can be viewed at the Frontier Co-op website.
On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled items, the four-digit lot code can be found on the bottom of the bottle. On seasoning mixes, the four-digit lot code is embossed on the right side of the packet.
Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund.
Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1- 800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm Central time.
The FDA has issued a consumer advisory about certain Blue Bell products made in Texas. Blue Bell has stopped production and distribution of ice cream products produced on that line and has removed them from stores and other retail outlets.
Affected products include:
|Product Name||Product UPC|
|6 pack Cotton Candy Bars||71899-62257|
|6 pack Sour Pop Green Apple Bars||71899-62258|
|12 pack No Sugar Added Mooo Bars||71899-62305|
This advisory in no way includes their half gallons, quarts, pints, cups, three gallon ice cream or the majority of take-home frozen snack novelties.
Consumers should not eat any of the products listed above. If these ice cream products are in your freezer, they should be thrown away, even if some of them have been eaten without anyone becoming ill.
For more information you can contact Blue Bell at 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm CST.
More information may also be found on the FDA website at the following address:
The FDA encourages consumers with questions about food safety to call 1-888-SAFEFOOD Monday – Friday between 10am – 4pm EST.
Emeril’s Seasoning Recall
This recall is being initiated because the following product may contain undeclared Peanut Allergen.
EMERIL BLACKENED SEASONING (3.45 oz): UPC 074683-097633 Lot# 8/22/17, 8/25/17 and 12/09/17.
This items may contain recalled paprika.
Consumption of this product may affect people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Peanut Allergen and run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Jars of Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Due to Undeclared Peanut
Media Contact: Jaime Stein 201-894-7760
Consumer Contact: 877-270-7393
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 27, 2015, Minneapolis, MN – Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto, a Unilever company, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of jars of Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato because they may inadvertently contain peanuts (as peanut butter), which are not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The affected product was distributed in one pint (473 mL) clear plastic jars marked with a unit UPC of 8685200024 located on the side of the jar, and a best by date of 05/19/16 located on the bottom of the jar. No other best by dates are affected.
The product was distributed nationwide in retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
Quart-sized containers of the Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato are not affected by this limited voluntary recall. No other Talenti brand gelato or sorbetto products are affected. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.
The company initiated the recall as a result of a consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased jars of the above product with the affected UPC and best by date are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the plastic jar and call 877-270-7393, which is operational 24 hours a day seven days a week, to request a replacement coupon.
This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Class I Recall Alert: Richard’s Boudin
Carlton foods of New Braunfels, Texas, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is conducting a voluntary class i recall in Texas and Louisiana of 25,764 pounds of boudin, due to the possibility of contamination with bacillus cereus, a micro-organism which may cause diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting. The recalled product was made for Richard’s Cajun Foods Corp and sold only under the Richard’s brand.
The recalled products all have sell-by dates from 10/28/14 to 12/16/14, with the USDA establishment numbers of 1943 and 961.
Richard’s Premium Hot Boudin 12 Oz
Richards Hickory Smoked Boudin 12 Oz
Richard’s Premium Boudin 12 Oz
Richard’s Cajun Grillers 32 Oz
Please note: the Richard’s premium boudin 16 oz that was listed in the fsis release is not part of the recall as all product is within control of the company.
None of the Richard’s boudin products that are produced under department of Louisiana inspection at Richard’s plant in Church Point, LA are affected.
Consumers should return the product to retailers for full refund. If there are any questions, consumers are directed to call Richard’s Cajun Foods Corp at 1-800-826-8346.
The recall was initiated out of an abundance of caution, based on microbiological growth models developed by the USDA. No products have tested positive and no consumer complaints have been received to date.
None of the other products made by the Carlton Foods Plant are affected.
The full recall notice can be viewed on the FDA website.
Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Sea Salt Rice Chips Due to Undeclared Allergen
Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Sea Salt Rice Chips Due to Undeclared Allergen
Lundberg Family Farms announced that it is voluntarily recalling from distribution in the United States and Canada, specific bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips due to possible presence of an undeclared dairy allergen. The issue was discovered through a consumer complaint.
The recall applies to only 6 ounce bags (170g) of Sea Salt Rice Chips packed on August 11th, 2014, bearing the code “140811” and a best before date of “2015 JUN 08” on the upper right-hand corner of the bag. The Sea Salt Rice Chips display the following UPC numbers 0-73416-03530-0 for U.S., or 0-73416-03540-9 for Canada.
Lundberg Family Farms has identified the problem and has taken immediate corrective action. Distributors and retailers have been notified and requested to discard the affected products in stock. The company notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is cooperating fully with the agency.
No serious injuries or illness have been reported from the consumption of the product. People who have a severe allergy to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Customers who have bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips with the aforementioned labeling should discard them or return them unopened to the place of purchase for a refund. Customers can call our customer service representatives at 530-538-3555, which is staffed seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, or leave a message at other times, with any questions or concerns about the product, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full recall notice can be viewed on the FDA website.
Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanut Butter In M&M’s® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2014 – Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:
This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.
People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product. No adverse reactions have been reported to date.
The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of a M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M’S® inside a M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box.
These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers’ warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in: NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN . These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide.
The M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.
Mars Chocolate will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled product is not on store shelves. In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may call our toll-free number: 1-800-627-7852. This number will be operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).
Corona Extra Expands List of Production Codes Involved in Voluntary Recall of Select Packages of 12 oz Corona Extra Bottles
Total Affected Product is Still Less than 1 Percent of Bottles from One Glass Supplier; Company Aims to More Quickly and Effectively Recover Product
[CHICAGO – August 23, 2014 –] Constellation Brands Beer Division announced today that it is expanding the list of production codes consumers should look for to determine whether they have 12-ounce clear glass bottles of Corona Extra involved in a voluntary recall issued in the United States on Friday, August 15. The recall covers packages of Corona Extra in clear 12-ounce bottles sold in six-, 12- and 18-pack packages, because some bottles may contain small particles of glass.
After announcing the recall last week, the company continued and deepened its investigation of the issue. It found that the original list of production codes was not all encompassing and consumers may have affected product that was not identified in the original list of product codes. The company believes that the recall still affects less than 1 percent of the bottles produced by one of its four glass suppliers.
“This updated list clarifies the scope of our recall, and we are making this announcement out of an abundance of caution because our primary concern remains on protecting the safety and well-being of consumers,” said Bill Hackett, President of Constellation Brands Beer Division. “By doing this, we believe we can more quickly and effectively capture the recalled product and remove it from the market.”
To date, the company has received no reports of consumers being injured by drinking potentially affected bottles.
Anyone who previously checked codes on Corona Extra in their possession should check again to confirm whether they have potentially affected product. Consumers can determine whether they have potentially affected product by looking at an eight-digit alphanumeric code located on the neck of 12-ounce bottles and on the side panels of 12- and 18-pack cardboard cartons. Consumers can also call 1-866-204-9407 for more help, details or to request a refund.
The following production codes for select Corona Extra 12-ounce bottle packages are included in the recall:
Any code that starts with “G” and also ends with “9” on six- and 12-packs
Any code that starts with “F29” and also ends with “9” on 18-packs only
Any code that starts with “F30” and also ends with “9” on 18-packs only
The above represents an expanded list of production codes included in this recall, however we have made the process easier for consumers to identify if they have potentially affected product.
Consumers who believe they have affected product should call 1-866-204-9407 for more details or to request a refund.
“We are grateful for the hard work of our employees, distributors, and retail partners for all the work they’ve done to help us contain the affected product. And we thank consumers for the support they’ve shown us during this recall,” Hackett said. “We are doing everything possible to remove any potentially affected product from stores, bars and restaurants as quickly as possible. We regret any inconvenience or concern this recall may cause.”
The recall has not been expanded to include additional packages or brands. The following products are NOT being recalled:
- Corona Extra cans
- Corona Extra 24-pack loose bottles
- Corona Extra 24 oz. bottle
- Corona Extra draft beer
- Corona Light bottles
- Corona Light cans
- Corona Light draft beer
- Corona Familiar
Voluntary Recall Notice of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters
nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Complete recall information plus a list of affected products can be found on the FDA website.
Voluntary Recall Notice of McCormick Ground Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Risk
SPARKS, Md., August 13, 2014- McCormick & Company, Incorporated is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The product subject to this recall is:
McCormick® Ground Oregano 0.75 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 52100003566 (as seen on label: 0-523561-6)
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 900356
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY AUG 21 16 H, BEST BY AUG 22 16 H
SHIPPING DATES: April 4, 2014 to August 5, 2014
STATES SHIPPED TO: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV
INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED TO: Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Indonesia, Jamaica, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Virgin Islands
The potential risk was brought to McCormick’s attention by FDA during routine testing. This recall affects 1,032 cases that were shipped of the affected date codes.
McCormick has alerted customers and grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent any further consumption.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1 (800) 632-5847, weekdays from 9:30AM to 8:00PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, and with general inquires.
Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk
Brookshire Grocery Company may have received nectarines and peaches affected by the following recall. These products were received into our distribution center on June 13 and shipped to our stores shortly thereafter. Due to the perishable nature of these products, it is highly unlikely any of this product is still available at our stores or in our customers pantries.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2014 – Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.
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 shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall. Consumers can identify the recalled products by the information provided in the attached list and photographs. Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET , or visit www.wawonapacking.com for a copy of this press release.
Wawona Packing has already notified its business customers and requested that they remove the recalled products from commerce. Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The recall was initiated based on internal company testing. The company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.
“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products” said Brent Smittcamp, President of Wawona Packing Co. ” By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”
Please visit the FDA Recalls website for more information regarding this recall.
Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries
Ocean Spray has announced it is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling two production lots of Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries because the products may contain yogurt covered 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.
The following 8-ounce pouches of Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries are part of this recall:
- UPC # 31200 03719
- Best By Dates Feb 10, 2015 and Feb 11, 2015
If you purchased Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries with the above UPC code and sell by dates and have a concern about peanut allergies, please save or take a picture of the UPC label and best by date and contact the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3263, weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, for a coupon replacement. Please then destroy the product.
Please visit Ocean Spray’s website for more information regarding this recall
Kraft Oscar Mayer Classic Weiners
Kraft is voluntarily recalling the single USE BY DATE of 16 JUN 2014 of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because they may be mislabeled. These packages may contain Classic Cheese Dogs and are not labeled as containing milk.
No other Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners, Oscar Mayer or Kraft products are part of this recall.
Consumers with milk allergies should not consume Classic Wiener products with the 16 JUN 2014 code date, because it’s possible that some of these packages may contain Classic Cheese Dogs, which contain milk. Individuals who are allergic or sensitive to milk may experience a serious allergic reaction if they consume the Classic Cheese Dog product.
Any INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES OR OTHER CODE DATES of Oscar Mayer Classic Cheese Dogs are properly labeled and are NOT part of this recall.
The full recall notice can be found on the USDA website.
Parkers Farm Garlic Cheese Roll
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, after state agriculture department product sampling determined some of the finished products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products. Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC is cooperating with the MDA investigation and has issued a voluntary recall of all products with the “sell by” dates listed below. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase or discard them.
Brookshire Grocery Company carries only one of the affected products:
“Parkers Farm Garlic Cheese Roll 8 oz” UPC code 0007776611108
The complete list of recalled products includes:
16-ounce Parkers peanut butter in square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy, crunchy, honey creamy and honey crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
34-ounce Parkers peanut butter in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy and crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
12-ounce Parkers spreads in round or square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including jalapeño and pimento varieties with a sell by date before 9/20/2014;
8-ounce and 16-ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, bacon, onion, smoked cheddar, Swiss almond, horseradish, garlic, port wine, and “Swiss & cheddar” varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
16-ounce Parkers salsa in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including hot, mild, garlic, and fire-roasted varieties with a sell by date before 7/20/2014;
10-ounce Parkers cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar, port wine, ranch, and “smokey bacon” varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
10-ounce Happy Farms cheese balls (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
16-ounce Happy Farms cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
8-ounce Central Markets cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine, horseradish, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
12-ounce and 20-ounce Hy-Top cheese spread in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including pimento and jalapeño varieties with a sell by date before 9/20/2014;
8-ounce Amish Classic cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
14-ounce Say Cheez beer cheese in round plastic container (tub with snap on lid), including regular and hot varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
10-ounce Win Schuler original variety cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap) with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;
8-ounce,12-ounce, and 14-ounce Bucky Badger cheese spreads (tub with snap-on lid) including cheddar, port wine, bacon, garlic, horseradish, jalapeño, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015; and
5-pound foodservice products including cold pack cheese foods, cheese spreads and peanut butter with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
The products are distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger labels. These products were sold at several retail stores including but not limited to Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart, and Brookshire stores. Consumers with questions can contact the company at (800) 869-6685 or the website: www.parkersfarm.com.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but it can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Any consumers who believe they may have become ill after eating the products should contact their health care provider.
Popsicle Pop – 20 Ct Orange, Cherry and Grape
Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 20-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC of 7756712130, with best before dates of JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV, which are printed on the side of each box. No other best before dates have been affected.
The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
No other Popsicle brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. To date, the company has received one report of two milk allergic reactions associated with this product. The company initiated the recall as a result of this consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before dates are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7402, which is operational 24 hours a day, to request a replacement coupon.
The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website www.foodallergy.org.
More information may be obtained at the FDA website.
El Monterey Beef Taquitos
Due to the Rancho Feeding Corporation Class I recall of all beef products it processed from January 1, 2013 to January 7, 2014 Ruiz Foods has been notified by one of its former beef suppliers that it sourced a small quantity of beef products from Rancho.
To date, there have been no illnesses linked to the consumption of Rancho beef. Nonetheless, consistent with their commitment to safety, and USDA direction, as a downstream consignee of Rancho beef they are assisting Rancho to implement their recall.
Only listed El Monterey® beef taquitos are impacted. NO OTHER EL MONTEREY® BRANDED PRODUCTS are affected.
|Description||UPC||Best if Used By|
|El Monterey Beef and Cheese Taquitos||71007403897||05/05/2014-12/12/2014|
Consumers with questions regarding Ruiz Foods products may contact their Customer Line at 1-800-Spanish or 1-800-772-6474.
Nestlé USA is recalling from the marketplace the following SKUs in their HOT POCKETS® line as a result of the Rancho Feeding Company recall of meat products.
Nestlé did not purchase meat directly from Rancho; however, it did receive a small quantity of meat that was used at Nestlé’s Chatsworth, CA, production operation, a facility devoted entirely to HOT POCKETS® brand sandwiches.
The products being recalled are HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese in the two-pack box. No other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of HOT POCKETS® brand products are affected.
Brookshire Grocery Company only carries one item affected by this recall (UPC 43695071078), but all items included in the recall are shown below.
Consumers who may have purchased the affected batches of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 392-4057.
USDA notes that no illnesses have been reported in relation to the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall.
Texas Meat Packers Seasoned Beef for Fajitas