FOOD RECALL | Chicken McNuggets due to possible Foreign Matter Contamination

News Release

Perdue Foods LLC, Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class I Recall023-2016
Health Risk: HighMar 5, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Kristen Booze
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2016 – Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate Farms) that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/741b791c-26bf-4b93-95c8-b2e0d8eb11f1/023-2016-label.pdf?MOD=AJPERES (PDF Only)]

  • 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with Best Before Date 09/27/2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.

The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of small, solid, clear plastic inside the Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets.

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Applegate Consumer Relations, at 1-866-587-5858.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Source: FDA.gov / http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/FSIS-Content/internet/main/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-023-2016-release
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#ProductRecall | Nationwide Cheese Products Recalled

MANUFACTURER

Label, Arz 8 oz. vacuum packaged string cheese with seeds

A nationwide recall of various Cheeses by Karoun Diaries Inc was announced on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, due to a possible health risk of Listeria monocytogenes.

HEALTH RISK CLOSE UP

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly

Label, Arz Ackawi 12 oz. vacuum packaged cheese

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.

Label, Arz nabulsi cheese in a 20 oz. jar

PRODUCT INFO

The products are vacuum packed, in jars or in pails under the following brands; Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Central Valley Creamery, Gopi, and Yanni. Weights vary from 5 ounces to 30 pounds.

Label, Arz Sweet Cheese vacuum packaged brick

Due to many products listed in this recall, go to the original FDA announcement for the UPC Codeshttp://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm462976.htm.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Label, Brinza Feta cheese in a pail

Karoun Dairies was made aware of a possible association of their cheese products with several recent cases of listeriosis by FDA and CDC. The company has ceased distribution of above cheeses and is working closely with FDA to continue to investigate the problem further.

Label, Central Valley Creamery Mykonos feta 8 oz. vacuum packaged cheese

CUSTOMER REMEDY

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-866-272-9393 toll free, Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 6:00PM PST.

PACKAGING PHOTOS

Label, Arz 12 oz. vacuum packaged Chicago cheeseLabel, Arz nabulsi vacuum packaged cheese with seedLabel, Arz Syrian 12 oz. vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Central Valley Creamery basket cheese, 8 oz. vacuum packagedLabel, Karoun 8 oz. vacuum packaged Farmer’s Goat CheeseLabel, Karoun Ani cheese in a 3 lb. pailLabel, Karoun marinated skim string cheese in bulkLabel, Karoun mozzarella 1 lb. smoked vacuum packaged cheese ballLabel, Karoun Queso Blanco vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Karoun smoked skim string cheese in bulkLabel, Karoun Syrian 1 lb. vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Yanni feta cheese in a pail

Label, Karoun vacuum packaged plain string cheeseLabel, Karoun vacuum packaged smoked skim string cheeseLabel, Karoun Village 6 lb. vacuum packaged cheese wheelLabel, Queso del Valle Cotija vacuum packaged cheese wedgeLabel, Queso del Valle Queso blanco vacuum packaged cheeseLabel, Queso del Valle vacuum packaged Queso OaxacaLabel, Queso del Valle Queso Fresco vacuum packaged cheese wheelLabel, Queso del Valle Panela 8 oz. vacuum packaged cheese

 Source:  FDA.gov

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FDA Review of Schizophrenia Drug Which Caused Two Patient Deaths Now Complete

AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Pharmacy, Patient

ISSUE: FDA has concluded a review of a study undertaken to determine the cause of elevated levels of the injectable schizophrenia drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate) in two patients who died. The study results were inconclusive. FDA is unable to exclude the possibility that the deaths were caused by rapid, but delayed, entry of the drug into the bloodstream following intramuscular injection. The study suggested that much of the drug level increase could have occurred after death, a finding that could explain the extremely high blood levels found in the two patients who died 3 to 4 days after receiving injections of appropriate doses of Zyprexa Relprevv. On the basis of all of the information reviewed (refer to the Drug Safety Communication for a full data summary), FDA is not recommending any changes to the current prescribing or use of Zyprexa Relprevv injection at this time. Patients should not stop receiving treatment without first talking to their health care professionals.

BACKGROUND: Treatment with Zyprexa Relprevv may help improve the symptoms of schizophrenia, which include hearing voices, seeing things that are not there, and being suspicious or withdrawn. The labeling for Zyprexa Relprevv carries a boxed warning, FDA’s most serious type of warning, for post-injection delirium sedation (PDSS). This is an update to the MedWatch safety alert issued on June 18, 2013.

RECOMMENDATION: Patients should read the Medication Guide that comes with the Zyprexa Relprevv prescription each time before they get an intramuscular injection, as there may be new information. Patients receiving Zyprexa Relprevv or their caregivers should immediately report symptoms of PDSS to a health care professional.

Health care professionals should continue to follow the Zyprexa Relprevv Patient Care Program Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) requirements and current label recommendations. Notable requirements of the REMS include:

  • For a patient to receive treatment, the prescriber, health care facility, patient, and pharmacy must all be enrolled in the Zyprexa Relprevv Patient Care Program.
  • Zyprexa Relprevv injections must be administered at a REMS-certified health care facility with ready access to emergency response services.
  • Patients must be continuously monitored at the REMS-certified health care facility for at least 3 hours following an intramuscular injection.
  • Patients receiving Zyprexa Relprevv must be accompanied to their destination from the health care facility.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
  • Download form 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

Repost from Website: FDA.gov

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Another Hospira Manufactured Drug Is Being Recalled

Contact:
Consumer:                                                        Media:
1-888-345-4680                                             1-224-212-2357

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 6, 2015 — LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hospira, Inc., (NYSE: HSP) has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose, Inj., USP, 10 mg/mL (NDC: 0409-6727-23, Lot 42-120-JT, Expiry 1DEC2015) to the user level due to confirmed customer reports of an incorrect barcode on the primary bag labeling. The barcode on the overwrap is correct; however, there is potential for the primary container barcode to be mislabeled with the barcode for Heparin Sodium 2000 USP units/1000 mL in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Inj. The product is labeled with the correct printed name on the primary container and overwrap.

 If the incorrect barcode on Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose, Inj., USP, 10 mg/ mL is not detected prior to dispensing or administration to a patient, and the product is administered based on the printed name, patient harm is unlikely since the barcode on the overwrap and readable text on the primary container and overwrap are correct. However, if detected, there is the potential for delay in treatment of magnesium sulfate in 5% dextrose, that can result in life-threatening seizures, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage and maternal death, and attendant risks to the fetus, including fetal demise. Administration of the magnesium sulfate drug product to a patient who is prescribed heparin and in whom the magnesium sulfate is contraindicated can result in serious adverse events related to the drug’s pharmacologic action and may require medical intervention. Although serious in nature, the likelihood of this risk to occur is low due to the high detectability of this nonconformance. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot.

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Magnesium sulfate in 5% dextrose injection, USP, is a prescription product administered intravenously for the prevention and control of seizures in preeclampsia and eclampsia, respectively. The product is packaged in 50/100 mL container bags and sold 24 bags per carton (NDC: 0409-6727-23, Lot 42-120-JT, Expiry 1DEC2015). The lot was distributed nationwide in the U.S. to wholesalers, distributers and hospitals from October 2014 to January 2015. Hospira has initiated an investigation to determine the root cause and corrective and preventive actions.

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Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lot should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. Customers should notify all users in their facility. Customers who have further distributed the recalled product should notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product and instruct them if they have redistributed the product to notify their accounts, locations or facilities to the consumer level. Hospira will be notifying its direct customers via a recall letter and is arranging for impacted product to be returned to Stericycle in the United States. For additional assistance, call Stericycle at 1-866-382-9260 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

For clinical inquiries, please contact Hospira using the information provided below.

Hospira Contact Contact Information Areas of Support
Hospira Global Complaint Management 1-800-441-4100 (8am-5pm CT, M-F) (ProductComplaintsPP@hospira.com) To report adverse events or product complaints
Hospira Medical
Communications
1-800-615-0187 or medcom@hospira.com (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week) Medical inquiries

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.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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About Hospira
Hospira, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, and a global leader in biosimilars. Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill. Learn more at www.hospira.com.

REBLOGGED directly from Source: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm437033.htm FDA.gov.

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FOOD RECALL: Seed Mix by Freeland Foods Inc due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Contact:
Consumer:
1-877-456-8729

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 23, 2015 — Freeland Foods, Inc. of San Jose, CA is voluntarily recalling the Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious 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.

Front Display Panel Label, go raw Organic SPICY SEED MIX, NET 1 LB (454g)

Based upon a random sampling, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) has determined that the Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix, UPC number 8 59888 00040 0, lot number “Enjoy before May 12, 2015 R2,” sold in 1 lb. (454 g) re-sealable plastic bags sold by Ecomax, tested positive for Salmonella. At this time, this is the only lot that is affected by this recall.

Although there have been no reported illnesses to date associated with the consumption of this product, out of an abundance of caution Freeland Foods has elected to take the following steps to insure the integrity of its products and protect the public safety. Effective immediately, Freeland Foods will conduct a precautionary voluntary recall to the consumer level of all Go Raw Brand Organic Spicy Seed Mix packages bearing the UPC 8 59888 0040 0 and Enjoy Before May 12, 2015 R2 in the United States. Freeland Foods asks that consumers who have purchased this product destroy or return to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The Go Raw Organic Spicy Seed Mix with the lot number “Enjoy before May 12, 2015 R2,” was distributed nationwide and Canada through distributors, retailers and direct customers.

Back Display Panel Label, Nutrition Facts

Consumer with questions or concerns may contact the company at 1-877-456-8729 between the hours of 9AM-3PM Monday – Friday or email us at returns@goraw.com.

REPOST via FDA.gov – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431278.htm

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FOOD RECALL: Pet Food by JJ Fuds Inc due to Possible Lysteria monocytogenes

Contact:
Consumer:
888-435-5873
jjfuds.comdisclaimer icon

Case Label, J.J. Fuds, Premium Blends Chicken Tender Chunks, 30 lbs

Media:
Karl Gottschlich
(888) 432-5873

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 20, 2015 – Valparaiso, IN – J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it 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. Animals’ ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

Plastic Bag Front Label, J.J. Fuds, Inc. Chicken Tender Chunks, 5 lbs

The recalled product was distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.

The recalled product is as follows:
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks
All 5 lb. bags with:
Product UPC Number: 654592-345935
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.

J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

Plastic Bag Back Label, J.J. Fuds, Inc. Chicken Tender Chunks, 5 lbs

For further information or questions regarding this recall, please contact us at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM CST.

REPOST via FDA.gov – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431432.htm

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FOOD RECALL: Smoothie Blends due to Possible Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

Contact
Consumer:
Inventure Foods Customer Service
866-890-1004

Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blends
Media:
Matt Jackson
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
mjackson@lambert-edwards.com
616-233-0500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 18, 2015 – Inventure Foods, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, has issued a precautionary recall of its RADER FARMS® Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion because of a 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.

These recalled blends themselves did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes.  However, Listeria moncytogenes was detected on spinach and/or kale ingredients on another lot which is currently placed on hold.  These spinach and kale ingredients used to manufacture the recalled blends were supplied by the same outside party.

Fresh Start Smoothie Blend is distributed in 48 oz. (3 lbs.) packages at Costco in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan of Canada.

The Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion products are distributed in 35 oz. packages at Walmart in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The packages carry the Rader Farms and Fresh Start logos and are sold in the frozen fruit aisle of the store. The products being recalled are identified in the table below:

Product Name Retailer Size Item Number UPC Lot Code(s)
Fresh Start Smoothie Blend Costco 48 oz. 911885 884038851489 30055A0201
30055B0220
30065A0201
30065B0220
30075A0201
30075B0220
30145B0220
30155A0201
32794A0201
32794B0220
33034B0220
33044A0201
33044B0211
33074A0201
33074B0220
33084A0201
33094A0201
33094B0220
33154A0201
33154B0220
33424A0205
33424B0220
33434A0205
33434B0220
33554A0220
33554B0211
Fresh Start Smoothie Blend Costco Canada 48 oz. 911885 884038851489 30075A0201
30145A0201
30145B0220
32674A0201
32674B0220
32764A0218
32684A0201
32684B0220
32674B0220
32764B0211
32674B0220
32684A0201
32684B0220
32764B0211
Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion Walmart 35 oz. 552888783 884038851533 32274A0201
32584A02010
Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion Walmart 35 oz. 552888782 884038851540 33644A0220
32274A0201
32284A0201
32584A0201

There are no known illnesses linked to consumption of Rader Farms Fresh Start Blends to date.

Consumers who have purchased Rader Farms Fresh Start Blends are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Inventure Foods Customer Service department at 866-890-1004, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. PST, email info@inventurefoods.com or visitRaderFarms.com/FreshStartRecall disclaimer icon.

About Inventure Foods, Inc. and Rader Farms

Rader Farms is a division of Inventure Foods, Inc. and has operated in the Pacific Northwest since 1941.

With manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana, Washington, Oregon and Georgia, Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) is a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands in better-for-you and indulgent categories under a variety of Company owned and licensed brand names, including Boulder Canyon FoodsTM, Jamba®, Seattle’s Best Coffee®, Rader Farms®, TGI FridaysTm , Nathan’s Famous®, Vidalia Brands®, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins®, Willamette Valley Fruit CompanyTM, Fresh FrozenTM and Bob’s Texas Style®.  For further information about Inventure Foods, please visitwww.inventurefoods.com disclaimer icon.

REPOST via FDA.gov

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FOOD RECALL NOTICE: Fresh Cheeses and Sour Cream by Queseria Bendita LLC due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes

Contact:
Consumer:
Sandra Aquilar
509-961-8949

Queseria Bendita Queso Fresco, 3lb.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 16, 2015 — Queseria Bendita LLC of Yakima, Washington is recalling all lots of Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese products and Sour Cream to include those with best by dates up to 4/16/2015 because of a 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.

Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese products and Sour Cream were distributed to Hispanic grocery stores in Washington and Oregon and the firm also sold products from its on-site store in Yakima, Washington.

The recalled products are packaged with clear plastic wrapper or plastic tub, and are stamp coded with the best by date up to 4/16/2015. The products are refrigerated and have the shelf life of up to 90 days.

The products being recalled are identified in the table below:

Product package size container type UPC Best By Date
Panela 1 lb. plastic wrap 6 10074 99341 4 Up to 041615
Queso Fresco 1 lb. plastic wrap 0 94922 10602 5 Up to 041615
Queso Fresco 3 lbs. plastic wrap None Up to 041615
Requeson 1 lb. Tub 0 94922 10603 2 Up to 041615
Sour Cream/Crema Agria 1 lb. Tub 0 94922 10608 7 none
Cotija Cheese 1 lb. plastic wrap none

Up to date, there are a total of three (3) cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of soft cheese produced by Queseria Bendita, including two hospitalizations and one death.

The recall was the result of the investigation and samples collection by the Food and Drug Administration. The company has currently agreed to cease the production and distribution of all products.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Queseria Bendita Requeson, 1 lb.

Consumers and retailers are advised to remove recalled products off the store shelves and destroy. Consumers with questions can call the firm at 509-961-8949 between 8 am-4 pm PST.

REPOST via FDA.gov

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FOOD RECALL: Multiple Products due to Almonds, Peanut Allergens

PRODUCT #1:  Cumin Sold at Target & Fresh Market – Nationwide Recall

Contact:
Consumer:
877-321-5852

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 16, 2015 — Mount Vernon, Missouri — B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. 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 recalled products have been distributed by and are sold by Target and The Fresh Market.

B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of Cumin Ground Conventional and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein.

The products were shipped to retailers from December 1, 2014 through January 7, 2015. The following products with lot codes and Best By dates are subject to the recall.

 

Brand Product Name & Description Lot Number Best By Date UPC
Target Archer Farms Cumin Ground is packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of 2.8oz (79g). 3381403F Best By:
05 JUN 2017
0-85239-02549-9
Target Archer Farms Cumin Ground is packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of 2.8oz (79g). 3421406F Best By:
09 JUN 2017
0-85239-02549-9
The Fresh Market Dark Chili Powder is packaged in a 5x7in clear square bag with a zipper seal and a label weight of 2.24oz (63.5g). 3581405R Best By:
25 JUN 2017
7-37094-01841-2
The Fresh Market Dark Chili Powder is packaged in a 5x7in clear square bag with a zipper seal and a label weight of 2.24oz (63.5g). 3641401R Best By: 01JUL2017 7-37094-01841-2
The Fresh Market Dark Chili Powder is packaged in a 4oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of1.85oz (52.4g). 0021503A Best By:
04 JUL 2017
7-37094-20425-9

 The lot number and best by date can be found on the bottom of the bottle or front of bag.

No other spices and seasonings manufactured by B&M, Inc. for Target and The Fresh Market have been affected by this FDA recall.

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

Consumers in possession of this FDA recalled product should discard it or return it to the store at which it was purchased for a full refund.  Consumers or media with questions should contact B&M, Inc. at 1-877-321-5852 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST).

 

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PRODUCT #2:  Ground Seasonings Sold at Harris Teeter

Contact:
Consumer:
Kayce Rice
1-877-321-5852

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 16, 2015 — B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain undeclared peanut protein, an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statements. 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 recalled product has been distributed by Harris Teeter.

Blue Cheese Jalapeno Seasoning 3.7 oz.

B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of Cumin Ground Conventional and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein.

The products were shipped to retailers on December 1, 2014. The following products with lot codes and Best By dates listed below are subject to the recall.

Brand Product Name & Description Lot Number Best By Date UPC
Harris Teeter, HT Traders Blue Cheese Jalapeno Seasoning is packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a black metal cap and a label weight of 3.7oz (104.9g). 3301401R Best By:  28 MAY 2017 0-72036-71232-5

The lot number and best by date can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

No other spices and seasonings manufactured by B&M, Inc. for Harris Teeter have been affected by this FDA recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this FDA recall. Consumers in possession of this FDA recalled product should discard it or return it to the store at which it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers or media with questions should contact B&M, Inc. at 1-877-321-5852 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST).

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PRODUCT #3:  Veggies by Garden Lites

Contact:
Consumer:
info@garden-lites.com or (718) 439-0200, ext. 627
Media:
Stacey@bendergrouppr.com or Amy@bendergrouppr.com; (973) 744-0707

Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé, 7 oz.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 15, 2015 — JAMAICA, NY — Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company™ owned and operated by Classic Cooking LLC, is issuing a voluntary recall of several products due to the fact that they contain undeclared peanuts. The ingredient cumin provided by a third party vendor was contaminated with peanut allergen. Individuals who have severe sensitivity to peanuts should not consume the designated products as they may run the risk of a serious and even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt, 7 oz.

The recall affects products with the following lot numbers and UPC codes:

PRODUCT NAME SIZE LOT# EXP DATES UPC
Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé 7 oz 32914
33014
35714
5/25/2016
5/26/2016
6/23/2016
7-04863-01730-3
Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé 7 oz 27814
32214
32314
4/5/2016
5/18/2016
5/19/2016
7-04863-01720-4
Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt 7 oz 29914 4/26/2016 7-04863-01726-6
Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites 9 oz 28014
28114
30114
30214
27414
4/7/2016
4/8/2016
4/28/2016
4/29/2016
4/02/2016
7-04863-03611-3
Classic Cooking Kale & Quinoa Veggie Cakes 6.75 lbs 32314
33614
36314
27414
5/19/2016
6/2/2016
6/29/2016
4/1/2016
7-4863-32511-8

Kale and Quinoa Cake, Inside Label

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Customers seeking a refund are asked to send a digital image displaying the UPC code and expiration date on the package/s affected to info@garden-lites.com or they can mail the product packaging to Classic Cooking Attn: RECALL at 165-35 145th Dr., Jamaica, NY 11434 in exchange for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0200 ext. 627, Mon – Fri 9:00AM To 5:00PM.

Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé, 7 oz.

 

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PRODUCT #4:  Veggie Burgers by Franklin Farms

Contact:
Consumer:
1-973-808-1540

Franklin Farms Chili-Bean Veggiburger, 4 ct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 15, 2015 – Parsippany, NJ – Franklin Farms is issuing a voluntary recall of certain code dates of Chili-Bean Veggiburgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.

Franklin Farms was notified by a third party supplier that one of the spice ingredients used in Chili-Bean Veggiburgers may inadvertently contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing peanut.

This recall affects the following products:

Description (Retail) UPC Code Size Use/Freeze By Dates
Franklin Farms Chili-Bean Veggiburger 044325120050 10 oz (4 ct) 08/03/14 to 09/07/14
Franklin Farms Chili-Bean Veggiburger 044325120050 10 oz (4 ct) 11/09/14 to 03/01/15
Description (Food Service) UPC Code Size Lot #s
Franklin Farms Chili-Bean Veggiburger 705723300306 10.5 lb case (48 ct) 170161, 170343

The date code for retail products can be found on the side of the package sleeve. These products were distributed in the states of CT, FL, ME, MD, MA, NJ, NY, and PA and sold through both retail stores and through foodservice channels.

Though testing has shown no detectable levels of peanut in the products, Franklin Farms has issued a voluntary recall of these products as a precaution. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Consumers with questions or seeking to return product may contact us at 973-808-1540 from Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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PRODUCT #5:  Ground Cumin by NAC Foods

Contact:
Consumer:
201-592-8920

Mimi’s Products Ground Cumin, 1 oz.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 14, 2015 — NAC FOODS of Palisades Park, NJ is recalling Ground Cumin, because it may contain undeclared Peanut Protein. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Peanut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The affected Ground Cumin was distributed and sold to retailers located in NJ, NY, and PA.

Mimi’s Products Ground Cumin, 9 oz.

The recalled products are packaged in plastic containers under the brands Mimi’s Products and Rosa Maria. Recalled products can be identified by LOT# 2948E which is located under the Expiration Date 3/2017.

  • MIMI’S PRODUCTS GROUND CUMIN 1 OZ UPC 707425-054242 – LOT #2948E – EXP.DATE 3/2017
  • MIMI’S PRODUCTS GROUND CUMIN 9 OZ UPC 707425-032318 – LOT #2948E – EXP.DATE 3/2017
  • ROSA MARIA GROUND CUMIN 6 OZ UPC 707425-160417 – LOT #2948E – EXP.DATE 3/2017

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Rosa Maria Ground Cumin, 6 oz.

Consumers are urged to return product to place of purchase or to NAC Foods located at 239 Commercial Avenue, Palisades Park, NJ 07649 for a full refund. Consumers can contact the company at 201-592-8920 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

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PRODUCT #6:  Cereal by Gilster – Mary Lee Corp

Contact:
Consumer:
618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 3035
or
573-547-1083 ext. 4135

Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers, 18 oz., front of box

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 14, 2015 — Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers Ready to Eat cereal because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The only lot involved is Market Pantry Honey and Oat Mixers Ready to Eat Cereal, packaged in 18-oz. cartons which have a Best By date of SEP 30 15 P4 (UPC# 85239-90824). Consumers should return the product to the store for a full refund or discard it.

The product is sold exclusively at Target Stores and was distributed nationwide Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. became aware of the mispackaging after receiving a customer complaint. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this cereal.

Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers, 18 oz., back of box

For questions, consumers can call Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. at 618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 3035, 573-547-1083 ext. 4135 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST Monday – Friday.

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FOOD RECALL NOTICES : 4 Products Recalled due to Peanut Allergens

PRODUCT 1:  Cumin Powder by Spice n More

Label – Key Food Cumin Powder, 12 oz.

Contact:
Consumer:
1-718-417-0746

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 12, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY – SPICE N’ MORE CORP. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 2.5-oz. containers of “ALL ISLAND SPICE” cumin powder, 7-oz. containers of “CASABLANCA”, “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS” AND “LEADER MERET” cumin powder and 12-oz containers of “SALMA”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA” AND “KEY FOOD” cumin powder purchased from September 23, 2014 to November 30, 2014, because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

La Mina Cumin Powder, 12 oz.

The recalled “CASABLANCA”, “SALMA”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA”, “LEADER MERET”, “ALL ISLAND SPICE”, “KEY FOOD” AND “H-HARVEST” cumin powder were distributed NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, MI, MA and SC in wholesale and retail stores.

The product comes in 2.5-oz., 7-oz. and 12-oz., clear plastic containers with UPC Codes #07329600144, #81868501051, #02391315908, #81597800822, #81597800423, #63923510835, #63923510117, #63923513235 and #60953908472.

Salma Cumin Powder, 12 oz.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by contamination of the product from its country of origin.

Spice Class Cumin Powder, 12 oz.

Consumers who have purchased 2.5-oz., 7-oz. and 12-oz. containers of “CASABLANCA”, “SALMA”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA”, “LEADER MERET”, “ALL ISLAND SPICE”, “KEY FOOD” AND “H-HARVEST” cumin powder are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-417-0746, Monday-Friday 9am-4 pm ET.

PRODUCT 2:  Cumin Powder by La Flor

Contact:
Consumer:
631-851-9601

La Flor Ground Comino, 2 oz.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 12, 2015 — La Flor Products Co., Inc. of Hauppauge, NY, is recalling its 2-oz, 6-oz, and 5-lb packages of “La Flor–Ground Cumin” because they may contain traces of undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

La Flor Cumin Ground, Institutional Size

The recalled “La Flor-Ground Cumin” was distributed in the Tri-State area to supermarket chains, independent supermarkets and mass merchandisers.

The recalled product will be found in three (3) distinct packages.

  1. Clear 2-oz square glass jar with label UPC-077636014503 and lot RLF 800 and expiration dates 5/13/18 or 7/14/18 stamped on the side.
  2. Clear 6-oz clear round plastic jar with label UPC-077636014602 and lot RLF 800and expiration date 5/14/18 stamped on the side.
  3. Clear 5-lb large plastic jar with handle with label UPC-077636514409 and lot RLF 800 and expiration date 6/16/18 stamped on the side.

La Flor Ground Cumin, 6 oz.

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

The recall was initiated after it was revealed by a supplier that the product we received contained traces of peanut and we distributed this product in packaging that did not reveal or state the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem originated at the country of origin where the product was harvested and processed.

Consumers who have purchased any of the “La Flor-Ground Cumin” in the packages listed above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 631-851-9601, Monday-Friday 9am-4 pm ET.

 

PRODUCT 3:  Cumin Powder by Zenobia Company LLC

Contact:
Consumer:
1-877-890-5244

My Space Sage, brand image

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 12, 2015 — Zenobia Company LLC. Of Yonkers, NY is recalling MY Spice Sage Cumin Ground in its 1 oz, 4 oz, 4.9 oz, 16 oz and 50 pound packages, because they may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed nationwide through online mail orders only. The recall only applies to below skus sold between 7/1/14 – 1/8/15.

The product is sold in resealable plastic bags with the following markings except for the 50 lb bag which is not resealable and lacks UPC coding. The 4.9 oz size is in a plastic bottle:

  • My Spice Sage CUMIN GROUND, 1 oz (28g) – UPC 00105001
  • My Spice Sage CUMIN GROUND, 4 oz (113g) – UPC 00105004
  • MY Spice Sage CUMIN GROUND, 4.9 oz (139g) – UPC 00105000
  • MY Spice Sage CUMIN GROUND, 16 oz (454g) – UPC 00105016
  • My Spice Sage CUMIN GROUND, 50 lb

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

The recall was initiated after our supplier notified us that the Cumin Ground containing peanut protein was shipped to us by them unknowingly. Consumers with questions may contact us by calling 1-877-890-5244, Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm EST.

PRODUCT 4:  Salsas by Condies Foods

Contact:
Consumer:
801-969-1448 ext. 107

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 13, 2015 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Condies Foods, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling Condies brand “Bold and Zesty” salsa with USE THRU dates from 10/29 (2014) to 1/27 (2015) and Dr. J’s brand “Mild” and “Medium” salsas with USE THRU dates from 10/29 (2014) to 2/4 (2015), because they contain the recalled spice cumin which may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The salsas were distributed to retail stores in the state of Utah.

The salsas are packed in round, opaque plastic tubs. The Condies brand “Bold and Zesty” salsa is packed 14 oz. to a tub and are labeled with UPC number 050777442206. The Dr. J’s brand “Mild” and “Medium” salsas are packed 15 oz. to a tub and are labeled with UPC number 793573078148 for the “Mild” and 793573939166 for the “Medium”. USE THRU information can be found near the bar codes on the labeling located on the side of the container.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after Condies Foods discovered through the FDA Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts that a certain lot of cumin used in Condies products had been recalled. The supplier of the cumin indicates that subsequent lots of the cumin are not implicated in the recall.

Consumers of the implicated products are advised to discard the salsa if they have allergies to peanuts. Arrangements may be made for refunded or replaced product and questions regarding the recall may be addressed to Scott Black at 801-969-1448 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM MST.

REPOST via FDA.gov

 

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