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March 2015

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Lindt

Peanut Allergy Alert: Supervalu Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle

Egg Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle

Soy Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms

Milk Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle

Egg Allergy Alert: Van Lang Foods

Milk Allery Alert: StoneRidge Wholesale Division

Milk Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle

Soy Allergy Alert: Bear Creek Smokehouse

Peanut Allergy Alert: Gourmet Kitchen, Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Trader Joe's

Peanut Allergy Alert: Bon Appetizers, LLC

Soy Allergy Alert: L & L Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: Badia Spices, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle

Milk Allergy Alert: T.Up Trading, Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Bavarian Meats

Milk Allergy Alert: Maternal Science

Wheat Allergy Alert: Campos Foods

February 2015

Peanut Allergy Alert: Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto

Soy Allergy Alert: Sunset Farm Foods

Milk Allergy Alert: Hummingbird Wholesale 

Milk Allergy Alert: El Popocatepetl Ind., Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: WhiteWave Foods

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Old Home Kitchens

Egg Allergy Alert: Chocolate by Design

Peanut Allergy Alert: Goya Foods

Soy Allergy Alert: Michigan Brand, Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Ruiz Foods

Milk and Egg Allergy Alert: T. Marzetti Co

Peanut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Breyers

Egg and Soy Allergy Alert: Real Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: National Choice Bakery

Peanut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: See's Company

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Bimbo Bakery

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Pepperidge Farm

Milk Allergy Alert: Christ Kitchen

Milk Allergy Alert: Jefferson Street Bakery

Tree Nut and Wheat Allergy Alert: Sole Grano

Peanut Allergy Alert: The Spice Mill

Soy Allergy Alert: Middle East Bakery, Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Trader Joe's

January 2015

Peanut Allergy Alert: Spiceco

Peanut Allergy Alert: Clemens Food Group

Peanut Allergy Alert: Morrison Meat Packers

Milk and Egg Allergy Alert: Hamchorom, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Flowers Foods

Milk Allergy Alert: Aron Streit, Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: REO Spice & Seasoning

Peanut Allergy Alert: Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC

Soy Allergy Alert: Lime Green Green Grocer, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: PROBAR LLC

Soy, Milk, Wheat & Sulfites Allergy Alert: Oscar's Hicory House, Inc.

Egg Allergy Alert: Primecut Meats

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Korean Food Co.

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: Aspen Foods

Milk Allergy Alert: Gonnella Baking Company

Peanut Allergy Alert: Holiday Foods

Peanut and Egg Allergy Alert: Tarrier Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: Northern Tier Bakery LLC

Peanut Allergy Alert: Heywood's Meat Haus & Provision Co.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Buffalo Provisions

Peanut Allergy Alert: Kabob's Acquisition Inc.

Penaut Allergy Alert: Sentry Food Solutions

Peanut Allergy Alert: B&M, Inc. (Harris Teeter)

Peanut Allergy Alert: B&M, Inc. (Target)

Peanut Allergy Alert: Garden Lites

Peanut Allergy Alert: Franklin Farms

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Market Pantry (Target)

Peanut Allergy Alert: Agri Star Meat & Poultry

Peanut Allergy Alert: NAC Foods

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market, Rhode Island

Peanut Allergy Alert: Condies Foods, Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: US Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: La Flor Products Co.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Zenobia Company LLC

Peanut Allergy Alert: Spice n' More Corp.

Coconut Allergy Alert: Winn-Dixie

Peanut Allergy Alert: Con Yeager Spice Company

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Ohio City Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: Taj Ethnic Gourmet

Peanut Allergy Alert: MorningStar Farms

Peanut Allergy Alert: Shirk's Meats

Peanut Allergy Alert: The Daniel Weaver Company

Peanut Allergy Alert: Fresh Food Manufacturing

Peanut Allergy Alert: H-E-B

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Peanut Allergy Alert: Zilks Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: Campos Foods, LLC

Egg Allergy Alert: B Robert's Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients

December 2014

Peanut Allergy Alert: TEN BC LLC

Peanut Allergy Alert: Hausman Foods, LLC.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Jardine Foods, Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Garcia Foods

Peanut Allergy Alert: HEB Meat Center

Peanut Allergy Alert: J & B Sausage Co.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Adams Flavors

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Real Foods

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Reily Foods Co.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Zachary Confections (Target)

Fish Allergy Alert: Real Foods LLC

Fish Allergy Alert: Whalen's Horseradish Products

Peanut Allergy Alert: Safeway

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Clif Bar and Company

Peanut Allergy Alert: Abdallah Candies

Milk Allergy Alert: House of Flavors, Inc.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market (Connecticut)

November 2014

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Peanut Allergy Alert: Kroger Co.

Milk Allergy Alert: Kozy Shack Enterprises, LLC

Milk and Soy Allergy Alert: Evershing International Trading

Soy Allergy Alert: K. Heeps, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Fabrique Delices

Soy Allergy Alert: City Line Foods Manufacturing Co.

Multiple Allergy Alert: Kasia's Deli

Soy and Yellow #5 and #6 Allergy Alert: Great American Appetizers

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: B&G Foods (Ortega)

Wheat Allergy Alert: Kulana Foods Ltd.

Fish, Wheat and Egg Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms (WAWA)

October 2014

Multiple Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market (Melrose, MA)

Milk Allergy Alert: Lundberg Family Farms

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms

Peanut Allergy Alert: Woodstock Farms Manufacturing

Milk Allergy Alert: JFC International Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: New Hope Mills Manufacturing

Peanut Allergy Alert: Publix Super Markets

Soy Allergy Alert: Shop Packaging LLC

Egg and Soy Allergy Alert: Fresh Food Manufacturing

Egg Allergy Alert: Real Foods

Egg Allergy Alert: Lotte Confectionary Co.

Milk Allergy Alert: Kupiec

Soy Allergy Alert: IKEA

Peanut Allergy Alert: Tropical Valley Foods Inc.

September 2014

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Wheat, Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Dominguez Foods

Shellfish Allergy Alert: The Original Soupman

Egg Allergy Alert: Golden King Bakery

Peanut Allergy Alert: Mars Chocolate

Wheat and Fish Allergy Alert: Jerky By Art

Milk Allergy Alert: Interbay Food Company, LLC

Peanut and Egg Allergy Alert: Mars Chocolate

Milk, Wheat & Soy Allergy Alert: La Orocovena Biscuit

August 2014

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Dole Fresh Vegetables

Shellfish (Shrimp) Allergy Alert: Nestle USA (Lean Cuisine)

Soy Allergy Alert: Zemco Industries Inc.

Egg Allergy Alert: Seoul Shik Poom Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Ortho Molecular Products

July 2014

Milk Allergy Alert: Erlo Distribution Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Puritan Foods Co.

Milk, Egg & Soy Allergy Alert: Carmel Food Group

Soy Allergy Alert: Sara Lee Foodservice

Milk Allergy Alert: B. Roberts Foods (Harris Teeter)

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Multiple Allergy Alert: King of Pops

Fish, Egg & Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

June 2014

Peanut Allergy Alert: Nestle USA

Milk Allergy Alert: Flowers Foods

Fish, Shellfish and Egg Allergy Alert: Wei-Chuan USA, Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Dearborn Sausage Co.

Soy Allergy Alert: Bellisio Foods, Inc.

Peanut and Milk Allergy Alert: Domega NY International Co. Ltd.

Egg Allergy Alert: Wegman's Food Markets

Milk Allergy Alert: Vanee Foods

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Schnucks Bakery

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Fish Family Farm, Inc.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: La Finquinta, LLC

Milk Allergy Alert: Eillien's Candies, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Dole Packaged Foods, LLC

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Rite Aid

Peanut Allergy Alert: Ocean Spray

May 2014

Wheat Allergy Alert: Boulder Natural Meats

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: American Importing Co, Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Brunkow Cheese

Milk Allergy Alert: Caparros Mexican Foods Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Peanut Allergy Alert: KIND Healthy Snacks

Egg, Milk & Wheat Allergy Alert: Prime Pak Foods

Milk Allergy Alert: Middle East Bakery

Milk Allergy Alert: American Waffle Company

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: WhiteWave Foods

Egg Allergy Alert: Domega NY International Co. Ltd.

Egg Allergy Alert: Strong America Limited

Peanut Allergy Alert: Domega NY International Co. Ltd.

Milk Allergy Alert: Lily Bloom's Kitchen

Egg Allergy Alert: Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Noh Foods of Hawaii

April 2014

Egg Allergy Alert: The Kroger Co.

Soy Allergy Alert: Knockum Hill Bar-B-Que

Egg Allergy Alert: Wegman's Food Market

Milk Allergy Alert: Hickory Farms, Inc.

Egg And Wheat Allergy Alert: Prime Pak Foods

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Southwest Region

Milk Allergy Alert: Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Price Chopper Supermarkets

Milk Allergy Alert: Health Matters America Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: The Kroger Co.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Sinco Inc. (Archer Farms)

Milk Allergy Alert: Karl Bissinger's LLC

Soy Allergy Alert: Buffalo SAV Inc.

Wheat, Soy, Egg & Fish Allergy Alert: H Group, Inc. (Trader Joe's)

Fish Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Northern California

Egg Allergy Alert: Emparedados Boricua

Milk Allergy Alert: KORU Pacific Packaging

Milk and Wheat Allergy Alert: American Outdoor Products

Milk and Soy Allergy Alert: AdvancePierre Foods

Milk Allergy Alert: Vita Food Products, Inc.

March 2014

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Clif Bar & Company

Milk Allergy Alert: BBM Chocolate Distributors Ltd.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Vermont Common Foods

Milk Allergy Alert: Simply Natural Foods, LLC

Peanut Allergy Alert: Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. 

Soy Allergy Alert: George's Inc. 

Egg Allergy Alert: Gretchen's Shoebox Express (Starbucks)

Nut Allergy Alert: House of Flavors Ice Cream Company

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: HC Schau and Son

Milk Allergy Alert: Lehigh Valley Dairy

Milk Allergy Alert: Twin Marquis, Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Jinsunmi Int'l Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Unilever United States, Inc. (Popsicle)

February 2014

Fish Allergy Alert: Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Mid Atlantic Region

Peanut Allergy Alert: Fannie May Confections

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Gatorade

Soy Allergy Alert: Prime Snax Inc. 

Peanut Allergy Alert: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.

Wheat and Egg Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods, Inc. (Healthy Choice)

Egg Allergy Alert: Unified Grocers

Soy Allergy Alert: House of Smoke, Inc.

January 2014

Soy Allergy Alert: Walker's Food Products Co.

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: Gano Excel USA, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Pringles

Wheat Allergy Alert: George's Inc. 

Milk Allergy Alert: Winn-Dixie

Multiple Allergy Alert: Araya Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Stemvida Internatiojnal Corporation

Peanut Allergy Alert:: Merrell Food Group

Egg and Peanut Allergy Alert: Rise'n Roll Bakery 

Soy Allergy Alert: Truitt Brothers Inc. 

Wheat Allergy Alert: European Meat Products Inc. 

Milk Allergy Alert: Cloverdale Foods Co.

Milk Allergy Alert: Paskesz Candy Company

Milk Allergy Alert: Kinnikinnick Foods

Wheat, Soy & Milk Allergy Alert: L.M. Noodle Company

Wheat, Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Tonia's Biscotti II LLC

December 2013

Peanut Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle

Milk Allergy Alert: Concertos in Chocolate

Milk Allergy Alert: Stone Independent Research, Inc. (Zanocap Scientific Weight Loss)

Milk Allergy Alert: Stone Independent Research, Inc. (EnhanceRx)

Egg Allergy Alert: Bee International, Inc.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Pin Hsiao & Associates, LLC

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region

Milk Allergy Alert: Health Matters America Inc.

Wheat Allergy Alert: StockPot, Inc.

Wheat & Egg Allergy Alert: Huxtable's Kitchen (Trader Joe's)

November 2013

Peanut Allergy Alert: Jayone Foods, Inc

Egg Allergy Alert: Intevation Food Group, LLC

Milk Allergy Alert: DelMonaco Specialty Foods

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Marina's German Bakery

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Blount Fine Foods

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: La Boulange Cafe & Bakery

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: 3 Fellers LLC

Peanut Allergy Alert: Palmer Candy Company

Egg Allergy Alert: Gourmet Express

Wheat, Soy & Fish Allergy Alert: Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods

Soy Allergy Alert: World Class Distribution

Multiple Allergen Alert: Giant Eagle

October 2013

Milk, Tree Nut, and Soy Allergy Alert: NatureMost Laboratories

Egg Allergy Alert: Kashmir Crown Baking, LLC

Multiple Allergy Alert: Price Chopper Supermarkets

Milk & Wheat Allergy Alert: Yoder's Country Market, Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Barrel O' Fun Snack Foods Co.

Milk & Egg Allergy Alert: D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co.

Soy Allergy Alert: Junction Pizza

September 2013

Soy & Milk Allergy Alert: Safeway

Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Semifreddi's Inc.

Soy Allergy Alert: Wegmans

Fish & Shellfish Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods

Milk & Wheat Allergy Alert: Dutch Valley Food Distributors 

Egg Allergy Alert: Schwebel Baking Company

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto

Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Bubbles Baking Co.

Egg Allergy Alert: Galant Food Company

Milk & Egg Allergy Alert: Cains Foods

Wheat, Soy & Milk Allergy Alert: Campbell's Soup Supply Company LLC

Milk Allergy Alert: GoPicnic Brands, Inc.

Milk, Soy & Wheat Allergy Alert: Premier Foods, LLC

August 2013

Peanut Allergy Alert: Amport Foods

Soy Allergy Alert: Pride Foods

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Dove Chocolate Discoveries

Peanut Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods

Wheat Allergy Alert: Westlake Foods

Milk Allergy Alert: See's Candies, Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Terri Lynn, Inc.

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Northern California

Milk Allergy Alert: Traditions

July 2013

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Ferrara Candy Company

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region

Milk Allergy Alert: Somersault Snack Co.

June 2013

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto

Fish Allergy Alert: ECRS, LLC.

Milk Allergy Alert: Price Chopper Supermarket

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms New Jersey, Inc.

Egg Allergy Alert: Granna's LLC

Fish and Egg Allergy Alert: Archer Farms

Milk Allergy Alert: OSKRI Corp.

Tree Nut and Egg Allergy Alert: See's Company

Milk Allergy Alert: Vega

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Butterfly Bakery

Fish Allergy Alert: Hickory Hollow Jerky

Egg Alergy Alert: Taylor Farms Pacific

Soy Allergy Alert: Julian's Recipe LLC

Milk, Soy, and Wheat Allergy Alert: Creole & Company, LLC

Egg Allergy Alert: Vocci Italian Food Products

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: International Desserts

May 2013

Peanut Allergy Alert: Cheryl's

Milk Allergy Alert: Lightlife Foods

Egg Allergy Alert: Win Luck Trading Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: LL Bakery Inc.

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: Foster Farms

Milk and Walnut Allergy Alert: Smart & Final

Almond, Soy, and Coconut Allergy Alert: Dairy Fresh

Soy and Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market

Soy Allergy Alert: Soy Allergy Alert: Mongiello Italian Cheese Specialties

Soy Allergy Alert: Real Pasta Inc.

April 2013

Multiple Allergy Alert: Maple View Farm

Milk Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Milk, Soy and Egg Allergy Alert: 7th Heaven Bakeries

Milk Allergy Alert: Go Max Go Foods LLC

Milk and Egg Allergy Alert: Wegmans Food Markets

Milk Allergy Alert: Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc.

Almond Allergy Alert: Wild Blue Yonder Foods

Fish Allergy Alert: Centerville Pie Company

Soy Allergy Alert: Lisy Corporation

Milk Allergy Alert: Lifestyle Evolution Inc.

March 2013

Milk Allergy Alert: Heartland Gourmet, LLC

Wheat, Soy, Fish and Milk Allergy Alert: Buffalo Trace Distillery

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Sweet P’s Bake Shop

Soy Allergy Alert: New Chapter Inc.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Daesang America Inc.

Milk Allergy Alert: Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd 

Peanut Allergy Alert: See's Candies, Inc.

Almond Allergy Alert: Food For Life Baking Co.

February 2013

Milk Allergy Alert: Herbalife International of America

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: Bruce Foods Corporation

Soy Allergy Alert: DeCoty Coffee Company

 

 

FARE’s Allergy Alerts include food recalls that involve only the FDA-defined top 8 food allergens (milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts), as issued by the FDA, the USDA, or the manufacturer. If you or someone you know experiences a reaction to a food product you believe to be mislabeled or contaminated, you can report it to the FDA Consumer Complaint Center in your area.

Read more about what to do when you think a product is mislabeled >


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Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Lindt
3/25/2015

Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli is voluntarily recalling one product lot of its 6.4 oz Chocolate Covered Raisin Bags and 6.4 oz Chocolate Covered Almond Bags sold in nine Lindt Chocolate Shop locations in the U.S. between January 23 and March 16, 2015. Lindt is issuing this voluntary recall due to concerns about the potential presence of undeclared hazelnuts. People who are allergic to hazelnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This voluntary recall affects the following products:

  • Chocolate Covered Raisin 6.4 oz standup bag with a lot code L2975 and a best before date of 4-30-2015
  • Chocolate Covered Almond 6.4 oz standup bag with a lot code of L2975 and best before date of 4-30-2015

Consumers can find the lot codes on a white sticker placed on the back of the bag. Codes begin with the letter “L.”Lindt is issuing this voluntary recall after learning that a limited number of bags (56 bags or less) of these two products were mistakenly labeled and may contain hazelnuts. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. The impacted bags were available for purchase at nine Lindt Chocolate Shops between January 23 – March 16, 2015. View full list of stores >

Consumers who believe they purchased one of these bags should return the product to a Lindt Chocolate Shop for a full refund, or contact Lindt Customer Service at 1-877-MY-LINDT (1-877-695-4638) 24 hours/ day or ChocCovered@lindt.com. Consumers with questions should contact Lindt Customer Service.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Supervalu Inc.
3/25/2015

Supervalu Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn. is recalling Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins because the product may contain undeclared 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.

Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins were distributed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and may have been purchased at the company’s Farm Fresh, Shoppers, Cub Foods, Hornbacher’s and Shop ‘n Save stores.

There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with this product recall and the recall is being issued out of abundance of caution.

The product is in a 32 oz. clear plastic tub with a black lid. The product is labeled as Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins and may contain chocolate covered peanuts. The product UPC is code is 41303 05311 and is located on the back label. The product may have a back label with a product descriptor that does not match the product descriptor on the front label.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts on the front of the package. The product manufacturer is Quality Products, a division of MRCI WorkSource.

Consumer questions related to this product recall should be directed to SUPERVALU’s customer service line at 1-877-932-7948. Consumers may return any unused product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Soy Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle
3/24/2015

All lots of Giant Eagle brand Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets, prepared and sold individually from the Seafood department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 23, 2015 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared soy allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have soy allergies.

The recalled Japanese Breaded Cod Fillets were purchased by customers in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.

The fillets were sold individually from the Seafood department with a UPC of 68106 31470.

Giant Eagle became aware of the issue during ongoing ingredient declaration monitoring. The product label for the fillets, which contain soy, omitted soy as an allergen.

Customers with a soy allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.

In addition to this public communication regarding these recalls, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.

Egg Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle
3/24/2015

All lots of Giant Eagle brand Little Italy Paninis, prepared and sold individually from the Prepared Foods department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 23, 2015 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have egg allergies.

The recalled Little Italy Paninis were purchased in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania and Ohio. There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.

The paninis were sold individually from the Prepared Foods department with UPCs of:

  • 97525 20399 Little Italy Panini, Cold
  • 07369 20399 Little Italy Panini, Hot

Giant Eagle became aware of the issue during ongoing ingredient declaration monitoring. The product label for the paninis, which contain egg, omitted egg as an allergen.Customers with an egg allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.

Soy Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms
3/23/2015

Taylor Farms Florida Inc., of Orlando, FL is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Kale and Quinoa Salad because they have the potential of containing an undeclared soy allergen within the dressing packet in the salad.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the ingredient label on the bottom of the packaging did not indicate the presence of soy.

People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to soy may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The salads were sold in a limited number of Wawa stores in Florida. There are 134 units of the affected Kale and Quinoa Salad which have the code date of “sell by” 3/22/2015 TFFLD076A1 5:00am, packaged in a 7.5oz plastic container. The affected product was distributed to stores on 3/17/15.
No illnesses have been reported to date.

This voluntary recall does not apply to any other Wawa or Taylor Farms products distributed in the United States.

Customers who have purchased Wawa Kale and Quinoa Salad with “sell by” date 3/22/2015 in Florida are urged to discard the product and contact the Wawa Call Center at 1-800-444-9292 24 hours a day 7 days a week for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Taylor Farms Florida at 407-495-7333, Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm EST.

Milk Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle
3/23/2015

All lots of Giant Eagle brand Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled cookies, baked and sold individually from the Bakery department service counters inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 20, have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have milk allergies.

The recalled Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled cookies were purchased by 62 customers in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.

The cookies were sold individually from the bakery service counter with UPCs of:

  • 57991 70069 1 count Raisin Filled Cookie, 2 ounces
  • 77979 70069 1 count Apricot Filled Cookie, 1 ounce

Giant Eagle became aware of the issue during ongoing ingredient declaration monitoring. The product label for the cookies, which contain milk, omitted milk as an allergen. Additionally, the Company encourages customers with milk allergies to check their pantries and freezers for any cookies that may have been stored or frozen.Customers with a milk allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database

Egg Allergy Alert: Van Lang Foods
3/20/2015

Van Lang Foods, a Countryside, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 232 pounds of pork potstickers and chicken dim sum due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain egg, a known allergen which was not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz. trays of “Sid Wainer and Son Domaine de Provence Pork Potstickers”
  • 12-oz. trays of “Sid Wainer and Son Domaine de Provence Chicken Dim Sum”

Although the products subject to recall were packaged in boxes that bear the establishment number “P-18403” or “EST 18403” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection, the consumer labels do not have the mark of inspection.  The chicken dim sum was produced on November 11, 2014 and the pork potstickers on November 12, 2014.  Both products were then shipped to a distributor for retail sales in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The missing USDA Mark of Inspection was initially discovered by FSIS personnel at a retail location during a routine inspection, with the undeclared allergen discovered later during FSIS investigative activities. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Nick Podoba at (708) 588-0800.

Milk Allergy Alert: StoneRidge Wholesale Division
3/19/2015

StoneRidge Wholesale Division, LLC, a Wautoma, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,851 pounds of pork tenderloin products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The pork tenderloin items were produced on various dates from March 2, 2014 through Mar. 16, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 1 to 2-lb. vacuum sealed packages of “StoneRidge Roasted Garlic Pork Tenderloin.”

The products subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. M33989” inside the USDA mark of inspection and “use or freeze by” dates through Apr. 30, 2015. This product was shipped to retail locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during  label verification activities.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Trevor Diedrick, StoneRidge HACCP Coordinator, at (920) 787-5444 Ext. 302.

Milk Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle
3/19/2015

All lots of Giant Eagle brand seasonal cut-out shapes cookies, baked and sold inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 18, have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared milk allergen.

The affected cut-out cookies were produced in various holiday-themed shapes (see more sample images), and were sold plain, or decorated with icing or sprinkles. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have milk allergies.

The recalled cut-out cookies were purchased by customers in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. The cookies were sold individually in the bakery service case as well as in clear packages with UPCs of:

  • 77993 90046    1 count seasonal cut-out cookie, 1 ounce
  • 37973 00199    1 count decorated cut-out cookie, 2 ounces
  • 17972 10298    2 count decorated cut-out cookies, 5 ounces
  • 89685 80499    10 count cut-out cookies, 15 ounces
  • 69748 80499    12 count cut-out cookies, 24 ounces.

Giant Eagle became aware of the issue when customers reported cases of illness associated with the cut-out cookies, which prompted further investigation. The product label for the cut-out cookies, which contain milk, omitted milk as an allergen. Additionally, the Company encourages customers with milk allergies to check their pantries and freezers for any seasonal cookies that may have been stored or frozen.

Customers with a milk allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle completed its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.

Soy Allergy Alert: Bear Creek Smokehouse
3/15/2015

Bear Creek Smokehouse, a Marshall, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,700 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The barbeque beef items were produced on various dates between November 22, 2013 and January 21, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:      

  • 1 lb. plastic containers of “Beasley’s Smokehouse Chopped Barbeque Beef with Sauce.”  

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7226” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to retail locations in Texas.

The problem was discovered by establishment personnel.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Shelley Jones, at (903) 935-5217.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Gourmet Kitchen, Inc.
3/15/2015

Gourmet Kitchen, Inc., a Neptune, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,722 pounds of various beef and chicken products due to adulteration, misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label, at very low levels posing a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. 

The ready-to-cook beef and chicken appetizer items were produced on various dates between October 15, 2014 and March 2, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:      

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff.”  The boxes will bear the case code B2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Satay.” The boxes will bear the case code B2028.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Large Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code B2032.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff with Bleu Cheese.”  The boxes will bear the case code B2078.
  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Petite Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code B2148.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Macadamia Chicken Skewer.” The boxes will bear the case code C2036.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Chicken Wellington Puff.”  The boxes will bear the case code C2050.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Pistachio Chicken Pinwheel.” The boxes will bear the case code C2054.
  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Oahu Chicken Pinwheel.” The boxes will bear the case code C2084.
  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Petite Chicken Wellington Puff.” The boxes will bear the case code C2290.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington.”  The boxes will bear the case code GFB2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington with Bleu Cheese and Duxelle.” The boxes will bear the case code GFB2078.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Impromptu Petite Beef Wellington.” The boxes will bear the case code IM70021.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Kabob.” The boxes will bear the case code K1002.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff.” The boxes will bear the case code MSB2018.
  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. “MacKenzie Limited Beef Wellington.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18450” or “EST. 18450 P” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to institutional and food service locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. was notified by its spice supplier that the season salt in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens from the paprika component. Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. then informed FSIS of the issue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Patricia Duffy, at (732) 775-5222.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Trader Joe's
3/13/2015

Trader Joe’s Company is recalling all lot codes of its 16 ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds 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 this product.

The recalled Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds were distributed nationwide in Trader Joe’s retail stores. The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package marked with UPC # 00761437 on the back of the package.

The recall was initiated after peanuts were discovered in packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the supplier’s production and packaging processes. All product has been removed from store shelves. Sale of this product has been suspended.

To date, Trader Joe’s has received one report of an allergic reaction potentially linked to this product.

Customers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds and have a sensitivity to peanuts are urged to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00AM to 6:00 PM PST].

Peanut Allergy Alert: Bon Appetizers, LLC
3/13/2015

Bon Appetizers, LLC, a Lakewood, N.J., company, is recalling approximately 10,429 pounds of chicken product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains peanut, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.   

The following products are subject to recall:

  • Various weight bulk packages of “CUISINE INNOVATIONS CHICKEN EMPANADA” with production dates of 8/12/14.
  • Various weight bulk packages of “CUISINE INNOVATIONS CHICKEN QUESADILLA CORNUCOPIA (CHICKEN AND CHEESE FILLING IN FLOUR TORTILLA)” with production dates of 7/3/14, 10/14/14 and 10/15/14.
  • Various weight bulk packages of “RIDGECREST CHICKEN QUESADILLA CORNUCOPIA (CHICKEN AND CHEESE FILLING IN FLOUR TORTILLA)” with production dates of 7/16/14, 7/17/14, 11/18/14, 11/19/14 and 11/20/14.
  • Various weight bulk packages of “CULINARY SECRETS CHICKEN QUESADILLA CORNUCOPIA” with production dates of 7/1/14, 7/2/14, 7/3/14, 7/24/14, 7/26/14, 11/24/14, 11/25/15, 12/4/14 and 12/8/14.  

The products bear the establishment number “P-32068” inside the USDA mark of inspection printed on the product label. The products were slated for food service and institutional use in Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas.                                 

The problem was discovered when Bon Appetizers, LLC was notified by its spice supplier that cumin used in the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Bon Appetizers, LLC General Manager Philip Decker at info@cuisinellc.com or at (732) 730-9310.

Soy Allergy Alert: L & L Foods
3/13/2015

L & L Foods, a Wilmington, Ohio, establishment is recalling approximately 30,665 pounds of bacon bits due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy lecithin, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:     

  • 0.5 oz. packages of “UNCURED BACON BITS” The product was produced on various dates from January 15, 2015, through March 10, 2015, and bears the establishment number “Est. 45361” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The product was shipped to other manufacturers in North Carolina and Ohio for further processing into salad kits.                                    

The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector was reviewing labels and noticed that the soy ingredient was not on the ingredients list. The FSIS inspector found that a releasing agent used on contact surfaces during production included soy lecithin, which was not disclosed on the product label.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Duncan Lavery at dlavery@llfoodsinc.com or (714) 254-1430.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Badia Spices, Inc.
3/13/2015

Badia Spices, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on Badia brand ground cumin product. Peanut is an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statement. People, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut proteins, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after the firm was notified that a ground cumin sample collected by the State of NY Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Laboratory tested positive and had potentially been produced with undeclared peanut protein.

The Product is packaged in plastic bottles.

Product was distributed nationwide in retail stores, commencing in July, 2014.

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No illnesses have been reported to date, to this firm in connection with this voluntary recall.The product is considered safe for consumers who do not have peanut allergen sensitivities.

Consumers who have peanut allergen sensitivities are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 305-629-8000, 8 am to 4:30 pm EST Monday-Friday, or via email to qualitycontrol@badiaspices.com.

Milk Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle
3/12/2015

Giant Eagle brand Irish Soda Bread, baked and sold inside Giant Eagle supermarkets between February 24 and March 11, has been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle today due to an undeclared milk allergen. This creates the potential for serious health consequences if consumed by those with milk allergies. The product is safe for consumption for those who do not have these allergies.

The recalled Irish Soda Bread was sold with a UPC of 20761800000 and a net weight of 16 ounces. The product was purchased by approximately 2,000 customers in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia.

Giant Eagle became aware of one reported case of customer illness associated with the Irish Soda Bread product, which prompted further investigation. The product label for the Irish Soda Bread, which contains milk, omitted milk as an allergen. The issue has since been resolved and all product currently on shelf is labeled correctly. To date, the company is not aware of any additional reported cases of customer illness.

Customers with a milk allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle for a refund.
If you have any questions, you may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9am-9pm EST.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process in conjunction with ensuring that all Irish Soda Bread product currently on shelf is labeled correctly. The consumer recall process used purchase data and consumer phone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.

Milk Allergy Alert: T. Up Trading, Inc.
3/12/2015

T. Up Trading, Inc. of Secaucus, NJ is recalling Korean snack named Corn Bba, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk related ingredient run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Crown Confectionery Co. Corn Bba was distributed in NJ, NY, PA, and MA to only selective Korean retail stores.

The product’s net weight is 72g and packed in Polypropylene. The product has a flavor of banana with real banana cream frosting. The product was manufactured by Crown Confectionery Co., Ltd. (Choong Chung Nam Do, S.Korea) on 11/28/2014 and 12/1/2014. The product bears UPC code 8801111910743 and Expiration date 5/27/2015 and 5/31/2015.

One illness has been reported due to the undeclared milk ingredient to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered the product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk ingredient. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's item and labeling processes.

Consumers who have purchased Crown Confectionery Co.’s Corn Bba are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-201-864-2300, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm EST.

Soy Allergy Alert: Bavarian Meats
3/5/2015

Bavarian Meats, a Seattle, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,400 pounds of Bavarian Brand Loaf products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The Bavarian Brand Loaf items were produced prior to March 2, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 5 lb., 1 lb., and ½ lb. packages containing “Bavarian Meats Bavarian Brand Loaf.” 

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 6431” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to wholesale and retail locations in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection activities. The product contains soy lecithin which is used as a releasing agent when baking and was not declared on the finished product label. The product, which is a lunch meat containing pork and veal, is prepared and placed in loaf pans for baking. The releasing agent is used to coat the loaf pans prior to adding the product.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Lynn Hofstatter, at (206) 448-3540.

Milk Allergy Alert: Maternal Science, Inc. (Healthy Mama)
3/4/2015

Maternal Science, Inc. of Montvale, NJ, is voluntarily recalling healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink because it contains undeclared milk (whey protein isolate). People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink is manufactured for and distributed by Maternal Science, Inc. and sold nationwide through limited retailers and via internet sales. healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink is packaged in a plastic bottle with a white label containing 12 fl oz per bottle (see labels below). The affected lots entered the marketplace on April, 2014. The lots affected are listed below.

healthy mama® Boost It Up! Mighty Mango with Ginger
Package Size:12 fl oz. 14275-11 bottle
Lot# Date: 10/2015
Best by UPC Code: 810758020058

healthy mama® Boost It Up! Mighty Mango
Package Size:12 fl oz. 14090-11 bottle
Lot# Date: 03/2015
Best by UPC Code: 810758020058

To date no illnesses have been reported. The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an internal review that healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink containing whey protein isolate (milk) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Consumers who are allergic to milk and purchased healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink are urged not to consume the product.

Consumers who purchased the affected lots of healthy mama® Boost It Up!™ Drink may return it to: ATTN: BOOST IT UP RETURN, 225 Long Ave, Hillside, NJ 07205 for a full refund or exchange. Customers may contact the company at (855) 773-4426, Monday–Thursday, 9AM – 5PM, ET or email Inquiries@healthymama.com for further instructions and claim processing.

Wheat Allergy Alert: Campos Foods
3/3/2015

Campos Foods, LLC, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 136,950 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.  

The Ready-To-Eat (RTE) cheese burger items were produced on various dates between Aug. 22, 2014 and Jan. 9, 2015.  The following products are subject to recall:

  • 15-lb. case containing eight 3.75 oz. burgers of “H-E-B FULLY COOKED THICK N’ TASTY Bacon CHEESE BURGERS NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.”
  • 15-lb. case containing eight 3.75 oz. burgers of “H-E-B FULLY COOKED THICK N’ TASTY CHEESE BURGERS NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 2260 T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to retail locations in Texas. 

The problem was discovered when plant management approached the FSIS Inspector of a possible wheat contamination from a spice mix that was being used to formulate the product. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.   

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers 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 with questions about the recall can contact Chris Rodney, Assistant VP for Sales, at (405)-603-7500. Media with questions about the recall can contact Jim English, President and COO, at (405) 603-7500.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto
2/28/2015

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 05/19/2016 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.

The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website www.foodallergy.org and the FAACT website www.foodallergyawareness.org.

Soy Allergy Alert: Sunset Farm Foods
2/27/2015

Sunset Farm Foods, Inc., a Valdosta, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,669 pounds of link sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The link sausage items were produced on various dates between September 3, 2014 and January 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 11-lb. vacuum-packed case containing “SOUTHERN CHEF BRAND SMOKED LINK SAUSAGE.”
  • 11-lb. vacuum-packed case containing “GEORGIA MAID SMOKED LINK SAUSAGE.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 9185” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have a sell-by date between January 1, 2015 and May 28, 2015. These items were shipped to consumers and retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine label verification.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and Media with questions about the recall can contact Dan Houston, Sunset Farm Foods, Inc. Quality Assurance Manager, at (800) 882-1121 or info@sunsetfarmfoods.com. 

Milk Allergy Alert: Hummingbird Wholesale
2/23/2015

Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon is recalling 110 jars of Hummingbird Brand Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter that may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product sold to retail outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington and directly to consumers in Oregon in 1 pound (454 gram) glass jars that show lot number of 15023 on a white sticker on the jar between the dates of 1/27/15 and 2/19/15.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a supplier had changed the ingredients without notice to include milk in the 65% dark chocolate used to make the Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. The label does not show milk as an ingredient. Only lot # 15023 was made with the affected chocolate.

HW Item Number: N270
Lot Number: 15023
UPC Code: 6-96859-11035-1

Consumers who purchased this product are welcome to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or to contact Hummingbird at 541-686-0921 ext. 105 from 8am to 4pm PST Monday through Friday.

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

Hummingbird Wholesale has taken immediate action to recall the affected Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter in order to ensure the safety of its consumers.

Milk Allergy Alert: El Popocatepetl Ind., Inc.
2/23/2015

El Popocatepetl Ind., Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is voluntarily recalling El Popocatepetl’s 8 in. Chipotle, Spinach Pesto, and Sun Dried Tomato Wraps because they may contain undeclared milk and Yellow #5. People who have allergies to milk and/or Yellow #5 run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

El Popocatepetl’s 8in. Flavored Wraps were distributed in the state of Illinois, primarily in the Chicago area. The information on how the recalled products can be identified is listed below:

Product Name: 8in. Sundried Tomato
Brand Name: El Popocatepetl
Description: 8in. Tomato Flavored Wrap
UPC: 0 20784 99505 7
Any Product with the "Best By" Date of April 1, 2015 and Before.

Product Name: 8in. Spinach Pest
Brand Name: El Popocatepetl
Description: 8in. Spinach Flavored Wrap
UPC: 0 20784 58314 8
Any Product with the "Best By" Date of April 1, 2015 and Before.

Product Name: 8in. Chipotle
Brand Name: El Popocatepetl
Description: 8in. Chipotle Flavored Wrap
UPC: 0 20784 78248 0
Any Product with the "Best By" Date of April 1, 2015 and Before.

The recall was initiated during a review of the product ingredients and the labeled ingredients revealed milk and Yellow #5 was present in an ingredient used to make the flavored wraps but not listed as ingredients on the labels. No Illnesses have been reported to date. All recalled products are being removed from the store shelves. No other El Popocatepetl products are involved in this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Company Consumer Department at 773-843-0888.

Peanut Allergy Alert: WhiteWave Foods
2/21/2015

WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling 7.5 oz. packages of Horizon Cheddar Sandwich Crackers because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

WhiteWave Foods believes fewer than 62,160 boxes of product have been shipped to retailers and wholesalers in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The recall is taking place due to an inadvertent packaging error.

Consistent with their core value "integrity to produce food responsibly," WhiteWave Foods is taking all necessary steps to ensure the continued safety and well-being of consumers. Their sales team is working with distributors to actively recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves, and they have implemented measures to prevent this from happening in the future.

How to identify the recalled product:

Consumers should check the top of the individual box and look for a "best before" date of 17 May 2015, and check the bottom of the box for a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 42365 00464. This is the only product involved in the recall.

Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-866-663-4349 during extended business hours on February 20, until 10:00 pm central time. On February 21–22, consumers with questions can contact the Company from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm central time. The call center will resume normal business hours as of February 23.

The Food and Drug Administration has been notified of this recall.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Old Home Kitchens
2/21/2015

Old Home Kitchens is voluntarily recalling “Sock It To Me Crème Cake” under “the Bakery baked with pride” label with a production code of 150301100 thru 150310700 ink jet coded on plastic dome, because they contain undeclared pecans. People who have allergy or sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled product was distributed through Wal-Mart Stores in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The recall was initiated after Old Home Kitchens discovered that product containing pecans was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of pecans. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Old Home Kitchens has alerted Wal-Mart, which has removed this product from its stores. The recall is being made with the knowledge of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers who have purchased “Sock It To Me Crème Cake,” under “the Bakery baked with pride” label with the codes noted are urged to return it to Wal-Mart Stores for product replacement or refund. No other product is included in this recall.

Egg Allergy Alert: Chocolate By Design Inc.
2/19/2015

Chocolate By Design Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, is recalling its Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Icing Pops,” “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” because they contain undeclared eggs. The Icing Pops may also contain trace amounts of FD&C colors Yellow 5 or 6, Red 3 or 40, and/or Blue 1. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Pops,” “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” were sold to several customers in New York, New Jersey and Virginia from September 2014 through February 1, 2015 for retail sales.

The milk chocolate Icing Pops are made to order and sold in unmarked bulk boxes containing 24 assorted Icing Pops per box. Each Icing Pop is individually wrapped for retail sale in 2 oz. clear cellophane with a curl ribbon closure. The Icing Pops are not coded.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered during the current FDA inspection that the Milk Chocolate Icing Pops were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg and the certified food colors. Production of the “Assorted Character Icing Pops,” “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” has been suspended until the labeling has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased any of the 2 oz. “Assorted Character Icing Pops,” “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-631-737-0082, Mon - Friday 9 am - 4 pm EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Goya Foods, Inc.
2/18/2015

Certain lots of Kirby brand black beans with creole seasoning, 29 oz. size and Goya brand black bean soup, 29 oz. size made by Goya Santo Domingo, S.A. are being recalled.

The voluntary recall was announced after the Company was notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that one lot of ground cumin had potentially been produced with undeclared peanut protein.

Peanut is an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statement.

This recall notice only affects Kirby black beans with creole seasoning 29 oz. size and Goya black bean soup 29 oz. size. No other sizes or varieties of black bean soup or black beans are affected.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased the products listed above are urged to discard the product and contact GFI’s Consumer Affairs Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM to 5PM, EST at 1-800-275-4692.

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Soy Allergy Alert: Michigan Brand, Inc.
2/17/2015

Michigan Brand, Inc., a Bay City, Mich., establishment is recalling approximately 4,287 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products labels. 

The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 6 oz. packages of “MICHIGAN BRAND Teriyaki Hunter Sausage” bearing production dates of 6/6/14 to 2/17/15 on the label
  • 6 oz. packages of “The Jerky OUTLET Teriyaki Hunter Sausage” bearing production dates of 6/6/14 to 2/17/15 on the label
  • 14 oz. packages of “MICHIGAN BRAND Teriyaki flavor Hunter Sausage” bearing production dates of 6/6/14 to 2/17/15 on the label
  • 14 oz. packages of “The Jerky OUTLET Teriyaki Hunter Sausage” bearing production dates of 6/6/14 to 2/17/15 on the label
  • 40 count boxes of “The Jerky OUTLET Teriyaki Hunter Sausage” bearing production dates of 6/6/14 to 2/17/15 on the label

The products bear the establishment number “Est. 10306” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and have a shelf life of one year from the date of production. The products were shipped to retail outlets and distributors in Michigan.  

The problem was discovered when an FSIS consumer safety inspector was reviewing labels and noticed that the soy ingredient was not on the ingredients list.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 should contact Michigan Brand, Inc. Plant Manager Joe Grillo atJoegrillo@michiganbrand.net or at (989) 859-0081.

Soy Allergy Alert: Ruiz Foods
2/17/2015

Ruiz Foods, a Denison, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 59 pounds of sausage product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The following product is subject to recall: 

  • 4.5-lb. cases containing 3 trays with 8 pieces of “Egg Sausage and Cheese Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla.”

 The product subject to recall, which bears the establishment number “EST. 17523A” inside the USDA mark of inspection, was produced February 4, 2015 and shipped to a warehouse in Indiana for distribution to institutional customers.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review by the company which immediately notified FSIS. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact the company’s Consumer Line at (800) 772-6474. Media with questions about the recall can contact Pat Summers at (559) 285-1100.

Milk and Egg Allergy Alert: T. Marzetti Co
2/17/2015

The T. Marzetti Co of Columbus, OH is voluntarily recalling 627 cases of LaRosa’s Creamy Garlic Dressing in 1.5 oz packets because the product contains milk and egg allergens that are not declared on the packet label. The dressing was manufactured correctly and has always contained milk and egg; however there was an error in labeling. People who have an allergy to milk and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

LaRosa’s Creamy Garlic Dressing in packets was distributed primarily in the greater Cincinnati, OH area with limited distribution Columbus, OH, Northern KY, and Southeast Indiana. Product was distributed exclusively through LaRosa’s Pizzeria Restaurants.

The product is labeled LaRosa’s Pizzeria Creamy Garlic Dressing in a single serve 1.5oz packet with the UPC code 70200 80109.

  • UPC: 70200 80109, Use By Date: UB051615C
  • UPC: 70200 80109, Use By Date: UB052915C

This recall was initiated after incorrect packaging was discovered at a LaRosa’s Restaurant. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product in question has been removed from the restaurants. Consumers with questions may contact the T. Marzetti Co at: 1-800-999-1835.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
2/17/2015

Whole Foods Market is recalling “Divine Treasures 100000 Smooches” sold at the Glastonbury, Connecticut location due to an undeclared peanut allergen. The product was sold in the Glastonbury store through February 11, 2015 and includes any Divine Treasures 1000000 Smooches with “Sell By” dates through May 6, 2015.

The vegan chocolate candy labeled as “Divine Treasures 100000 Smooches” contained peanuts, a known allergen, which is not declared due to incomplete wording on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

One allergic reaction has been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market Glastonbury may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
2/17/2015

Whole Foods Market is recalling chocolate cake for two produced and sold in retail stores in the Southwest Region, which includes TX, OK, LA, AR, due to undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-­‐‑threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was sold as whole cakes packaged in clear plastic containers, UPC code 24635700000 with best by dates of 2/3/15 to 2/18/15.

The chocolate cake for two contains egg as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

The error was discovered during routine product review. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased this product from any Whole Foods Market Southwest stores in TX, OK, LA, and AR may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store between the hours of 9am and 5pm CST any day of the week.

Customers may find their nearest Whole Foods Market at www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Breyers
2/16/2015

Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of tubs of Breyers® No Sugar Added Salted Caramel Swirl because they may inadvertently contain almonds, which are not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almond run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected product was distributed in 1.5-quart (1.41L) paperboard tubs marked with a unit UPC of 7756738393, with a best before date of NOV2915GB, located on the bottom of the tub. No other best before dates are affected.

The product was distributed nationwide to limited retailers and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.

No Breyers® brand gelato, ice cream, or other frozen dairy dessert products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. The company initiated the recall as a result of a consumer complaint.

Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before date 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 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.

Egg and Soy Allergy Alert: Real Foods
2/13/2015

Real Foods in Kent, WA is initiating a voluntary recall of 356 cases (712 units) of Small Heart Strawberry Tray with Devonshire Dip, due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The company was alerted to the issue by a retail operation selling the product, that the strawberry trays were incorrectly packaged with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing in place of Devonshire Dip. The Buttermilk Ranch Dressing contains egg and soy, two known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to egg and/or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products subject to the recall:

  • 1.5# rigid plastic red heart shaped container of strawberries and dip sold at Quality Food Centers, Top Foods/Haggen, Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA), Mckay's, Thriftway including: Harvest Market, Pick Rite, Food Market at Lea Hill

A total of 175 cases (350 units) of Small Heart Strawberry Tray with Devonshire Dip were produced on 02/09/15 and 02/10/15 and were shipped to a limited number of Quality Food Centers in the Washington and Oregon areas only. This product was distributed by Charlie’s Produce and sold to Quality Food Centers in the following cities: Bellevue, WA; Bothell, WA; Edmonds, WA; Everett, WA; Gig Harbor, WA; Issaquah, WA; Kent, WA; Kirkland, WA; Lynnwood, WA; Mt. Lake Terrace, WA; Maple Valley, WA; Mercer Island, WA; Mill Creek, WA; Mukilteo, WA; Newcastle, WA; North Bend, WA; Pt. Hadlock, WA; Portland, OR; Redmond, WA; Seattle, WA; Stanwood, WA; and Tacoma, WA.A total of 163 cases (326 units) of Small Heart Strawberry Tray with Devonshire Dip were produced on 02/09/15 and 02/10/15 and were shipped to a limited number of Top Foods and Haggen stores in the Washington and Oregon areas only. This product was distributed by Charlie’s Produce and sold to Top Foods and Haggen stores in the following cities: Aberdeen, WA; Auburn, WA; Bellingham, WA; Burlington, WA; Ferndale, WA; Lake Stevens, WA; Marysville, WA; Mount Vernon, WA; Puyallup, WA Olympia, WA; Oregon City, OR; Snohomish WA; Stanwood, WA; Tualatin, OR; and Woodinville, WA.

The remaining 18 cases (36 units) of Small Heart Strawberry Tray with Devonshire Dip were produced on 02/09/15 and 02/10/15 and were distributed and sold by Charlie’s produce to the following stores in the following locations: The IGA in Darrington, WA (2 case); The IGA-Orcas Island in Eastsound, WA (2 cases); Mckay’s in Gold Beach and Lincoln City, OR (4 cases), Thriftway on Vashon, WA (2 cases), Thriftway–Harvest Market in White Salmon, WA (2 cases), Thriftway–Pick Rite in Montesano, WA (5 cases); Food Market at Lea Hill in Auburn, WA (1 case).

No other products or code dates are affected by this recall. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
There have been no adverse reactions or illnesses attributed to the recalled item to date.

Customers who have purchased this product and are sensitive to soy and/or egg products or have soy and/or egg allergies should not consume the above-mentioned product. This product may be returned to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumers may call Mike Apilado at 206-432-3451 for any further information Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am-5pm (PST).

Peanut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Markets, Inc.
2/11/2015

Whole Foods Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 33,191 pounds of ready to eat products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains peanut, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

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The following products are subject to recall:   

  • 16 lb bulk containers of “CHILI, TURKEY AND BLACK BEAN” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 16 lb bulk containers of “CHILI, BRAISED BEEF” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15
  • 24 oz packages of “CHICKEN CHILI BURRITO” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 24 oz packages of “PORK CARNITAS BURRITO” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 24 oz packages of “GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST QUESADILLA” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 10 lb bulk containers of “CHICKEN CHILI VERDE” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 10 lb bulk container of “PORK CARNITAS” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 1.5 lb packages of “CHILI, TURKEY & BLACK BEAN” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 1.5 lb packages of “CHILI, BRAISED BEEF” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 23 oz packages of “BLAZIN’ BEEF CHILI” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
  • 10 lb bulk containers of “Beef for Barbacoa (Beef and Onions in Spicy Sauce)” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15

The items were produced on various dates from January 14, 2015 through February 5, 2015. The products bear the establishment number “20234” and “18768” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the sell by date printed on the product label. The products were shipped to retail outlets in Connecticut, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.                                 

The problem was discovered when a Whole Foods manufacturing plant was notified by its spice supplier that cumin used in the chili may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Whole Foods Markets Customer Service at 1-512-477-5566 extension 20060. Media with questions about the recall can contact the Michael Silverman, Director of Media Relations at 1-512-542-3031.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: National Choice Bakery
2/10/2015

National Choice Bakery (Market Pantry, L’Oven Fresh, Village Hearth, Lender’s, Kroger, Dan's Pantry) has notified their customers concerning possible undeclared peanuts and tree nuts contaminated from an ingredient supplier in the baking process of bagels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Please check the attached lists for products, brand names and lot information involved in this recall. This recall is for the states listed in the attachment. Consumers should discard any packages of bagels with expiration dates listed for that specific brand.

No illnesses have been reported to date. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that peanuts & almonds were found in gluten from a single supplier used in the affected products.

Consumers with questions may contact National Choice Bakery at 1-800-455-5591 from 8am to 3:30pm CST Monday-Friday, or email at mheckel@nationalchoicebakery.com for additional information.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
2/10/2015

Whole Foods Market has recalled items prepared with a supplier’s ground cumin spice ingredient that may have contained undeclared peanut. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

No allergic reactions have been reported to-date, and recalled items have been pulled from store shelves. Whole Foods Market was notified by its supplier that undeclared peanut protein was found in cumin supplied to some of its facilities.

Items that contained ground cumin spice subject to the recall were sold from January 14, 2015 through February 6, 2015. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. Affected items such as prepared salads, seasoned meat items, tacos, and other seasoned items were sold in Whole Foods Market stores in CT, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Whole Foods Market pulled and destroyed the recalled ground cumin spice and all items containing this recalled ingredient in all regions where it was available.

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Whole Foods Market was notified by a spice supplier that it was recalling its ground cumin spice due to a positive test for peanut allergens.Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

Customers who have purchased recalled product from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: See's Company
2/8/2015

See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all 8 oz Classic Red Hearts with Assorted Chocolates with bar code 737666091201 and stamped date L.A.N. 048/15 because it contains undeclared tree nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (e.g.: almonds, walnuts, pecans, coconut)run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed nationwide through See’s Candies Retail Stores and Mail Order (Web/Phone/Catalog). The product is sold packaged at the stores in 8oz Red Heart boxes. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product UPC is: 737666091201.

The recall was initiated after a retail store discovered a red heart with the incorrectly labeled base mixed in with properly labeled bases.

Consumers who have purchased Sees’ Candies Classic Red Hearts with Assorted Chocolates with bar code 737666091201 and lot L.A.N.048/15 and are sensitive to tree nuts are urged to return the hearts to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-789-7337 (Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm PDT).

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Bimbo Bakery
2/7/2015

Bimbo Bakeries USA is voluntarily recalling Thomas’, Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds. People who have allergies to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products.

The recalled products, including the UPC codes, the best by dates printed on the plastic tab closure and states of distribution are listed below. The recalled product contains the bakery code number 30088 printed on the plastic tab closure to the left of the best by date.

The recall was initiated after the bakery that produced the product discovered that peanuts and almonds were present in an ingredient used for the bagels. No illnesses have been reported to date.

All recalled products are being removed from store shelves. No other Thomas’, Sara Lee or Jewel product are involved in this recall. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-984-0989 at any time 24 hours a day.

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Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Pepperidge Farm
2/7/2015

Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of bagels because they may contain undeclared allergens, including peanuts and almonds.  People who have allergies to peanuts and almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall affects all varieties of Pepperidge Farm bagels, as follows:

  • Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
  • Plain Mini Bagels
  • Everything Bagels
  • Plain Bagels
  • Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Mini Bagels
  • 100% Whole Wheat Mini Bagels
  • Cinnamon Raisin Mini Bagels

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The recall was initiated after the bakery that made the products reported that peanuts and almonds had been included in an ingredient.  Pepperidge Farm is removing all of the affected product from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported.  No other Pepperidge Farm products are affected by this recall.These products were shipped to grocery, mass, drug and independent retailers in the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at (866)-535-3774 at any time 24 hours a day.

Milk Allergy Alert: Christ Kitchen
2/5/2015

Christ Kitchen of Spokane, Washington is recalling 199/15 oz. packages of Blameless Blondies Brownie because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Blameless Blondie Brownie was distributed in Spokane Washington through our store location at 2410 N Monroe and several retail locations in the Spokane area between the dates of October 2014 through December 2014.

Blameless Blondies Brownie has the UPC 8 53143 00246 8 and has no best by dates. The expected shelf life is 18 months. The product is sold under brand name Christ Kitchen, net weight 15 oz., and packaged in a white cardboard decretive container.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that distributed product contains milk but product's label did not reveal the presence of milk.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA).
Consumers who have purchased Blameless Blondies are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or replaced with a new product with the proper allergens listed on the tag.

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are advised not to consume this product. Consumers with questions may call Christ Kitchen at 509-325-4343 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST, Monday through Friday.

Milk Allergy Alert: Jefferson Street Bakery
2/4/2015

The Jefferson Street Bakery of Burlington, IA, is recalling all “Amana Dinner Rolls” produced with lot number “834J364” because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

  

The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Bulk product is received in a cardboard case containing 10 individual units and is marked with lot number “834J364” on the case label. Individual units are packaged in 1 LB. 2 OZ. (510g) bread bags marked with lot number “834J364” on the bread clip.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by quality control personnel at the Jefferson Street Bakery that the milk containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk by its common name. This was due to a breakdown of labeling controls during a packaging redesign. Information gathered during our recall investigation shows that all of the product has been accounted for and disposed of, but due to the serious nature of this problem we have decided to issue this public notice for any consumers that could have potentially purchased this product.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and consumers. The Jefferson Street Bakery takes great pride in producing safe, quality bread products and will make all necessary corrective actions to ensure this problem does not re-occur in the future.

Consumers that may have purchased “Amana Dinner Rolls” marked with lot number “834J364” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company 8 am to 4:30 pm CST Monday through Friday at 1-319-752-6315.

Tree Nut and Wheat Allergy Alert: Sole Grano LLC
2/3/2015

SOLE GRANO LLC of Fair Lawn, NJ is recalling its 12 oz. Fairway – Like No Other Market Organic Cranberry Low Fat Granola, because it may contain undeclared almond and wheat allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Fairway – Like No Other Market Organic Cranberry Low Fat Granola was sold at fifteen Fairway Stores in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

The product is sold in clear plastic 12 oz. containers labeled as Fairway – Like No Other Market Organic Cranberry Low Fat Granola with UPC Code 758940600155 and the following Lot # and Expiration Dates printed on the labels on the side of the products:

  • Lot# 11142017 Expiration Date 10/01/2015
  • Lot# 12142018 Expiration Date 10/01/2015
  • Lot# 01152008 Expiration Date 01/25/2016

No other Fairway branded products were affected by this voluntary recall.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by Fairway on the 28th of January 2015 after a customer complained to the Store Manager that the product contains almonds although it was not declared on the label. Eventually the store manager contacted Fairway Corporate office and they have contacted our company and advised about the mislabeling of the product. Fairway has posted notices of the recall at its stores and has pulled the affected products of the shelves. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was caused due to mislabeling during the printing of the labels for the product.

The company has not received any reports of allergic reactions or illnesses associated with this product to date.

Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase where they will receive a full refund. Consumers with questions or willing to organize a return may contact Sole Grano LLC at (201)797-7100 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: The Spice Mill
2/3/2015

The Spice Mill of Manchester, CT is voluntarily recalling ground cumin and Cajun Seasoning products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. 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 product is sold at local markets in CT and through The Spice Mill's website and retail store in Manchester, CT.

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These products we packaged in November, December and January and are packaged in plastic bottles with a black flip-top lid. The Lot number is printed directly on the bottle in black ink.

No illnesses have been reported to date. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut proteins. This allergen was not declared on the products' ingredient statement.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact The Spice Mill at 860-645-3853 from 9am to 5pm EST Monday-Friday, or email at info@espicemill.com for additional information.

Soy Allergy Alert: Middle East Bakery, Inc.
2/3/2015

Middle East Bakery, Inc. of Lawrence, Massachusetts is recalling select lots of bread products bearing the Joseph’s and Trader Joe’s brand names because they may contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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The Joseph’s brand name products were distributed in markets in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and in the following stores: Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Shaw’s, Hannaford and Big Y.

The Joseph’s products are as follows:

  • Joseph’s Mini Whole Wheat Pita, labeled as “100% STONE GROUND Whole Wheat Bread” NET WT. 8 OZ (227g), UPC 074117000420, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic closure tab. Product is packaged in a plastic bag.
  • Joseph’s Mini White Pita, labeled as “Joseph’s Enriched Pita bread” NET WT. 8 OZ (227 g), UPC 074117000413, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic closure tab. Product is packaged in a plastic bag.
  • Joseph’s White Lavash, labeled as “Joseph’s Lavash Roll-Ups Six Square Breads” NET WT. 14 OZ (397 g), UPC 074117000697, with a sell by date of February 17, 2015 printed on the front panel of the package. Product is packaged in a plastic zip top bag.
  • Joseph'sPita Bread, NET WT. 11 OZ, UPC 074117000147, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic closure tab. Product is packaged in a plastic bag.

The Trader Joe’s products were distributed only in Trader Joe's stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

The Trader Joe’s products are as follows:

  • Trader Joe’s 8 oz. Apocryphal 100% Whole Wheat Pita, UPC 00146326, with a sell by date of ”FEB 05” printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s 10 oz. Apocryphal 100% Whole Wheat Pita, UPC 00146333, with a sell by date of ”FEB 05” printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s 8 oz. Pita Bread, UPC 00146340, with a sell by date of ”FEB 05” printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe's 10 oz. Pita Bread, UPC 00146142 with a sell by date of "FEB 05" and "FEB 06" printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Pita Pocket Bread 100% Whole Wheat, UPC 00721196, with a sell by date of “FEB 03”printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s Pocketful of Fiber Pita Bread, UPC 00945097, ALL sell by dates printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe's Mini Pitas, UPC 00193856 with a sell by date of "FEB 05" printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe's Mini Whole Wheat Pitas, UPC 00637138 with a sell by date of "FEB 05" printed on the plastic closure tab.

There have been no illnesses reported to date. The recall was initiated after a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes. This announcement is intended to warn consumers who may have unconsumed product in their home.

Consumers who have an allergy to soy and purchased these Pita and Lavash breads should discard the product immediately or return it to their point of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Middle East bakery at (978) 688-2221, Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00 EST.

Soy Allergy Alert: Trader Joe's
2/2/2015

We have been alerted by our Pita Bread supplier for our Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C. stores that there is a possibility the following Trader Joe’s products, with the specified code dates, may contain trace amounts of soy, which is not listed in the ingredient panel:

  • Pita Bread (SKU 14634) – sell by FEB 05
  • 8 oz Apocryphal 100% Whole Wheat Pita (SKU 14632) – sell by FEB 05
  • 10 oz Apocryphal 100% Whole Wheat Pita (SKU 14633) – sell by FEB 05
  • Pocketful of Fiber Pita Bread (SKU 94509) – sell by FEB 05
  • Organic Pita Pocket Bread 100% Whole Wheat (SKU 72119) – sell by FEB 03

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy may run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume these products.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

As a precaution, all affected codes of these products have been removed from sale. If you purchased these products, please feel free to return them to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time].
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Spiceco
1/31/2015

Spiceco of Avenel, NJ is recalling PRIDE OF SZEGED SWEET HUNGARIAN PAPRIKA because it may contain undeclared Peanut Allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Peanut Allergen run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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This product was sold between September 18, 2014 and October 13, 2014 to distributors located in IL, NJ, CT, MI, FL, NY, OH, CA and VA.

Pride of Szeged Hungarian Paprika is packaged in a metal tin container with the lot number 091717PAHU05PS printed on the lower edge of the lid and with UPC Number 0 78006 00010 2.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

The problem was brought to Spiceco's attention on January 27, 2015 after the Tennessee Department of Agriculture conducted routine retail food product sampling in the Cleveland area on a 5 oz container of Pride of Szeged Hungarian Paprika which revealed the presence of peanut allergen. Lot number 091617PAHU05PS showed positive for the presence of a peanut allergen not disclosed on the product label. Further investigation and testing revealed the presence of peanut allergen in LOT # 091717PAHU05PS.

Customers who have purchased the above described product are urged to return to it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at: 1 - 732 - 499 - 9070 Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Clemens Food Group
1/31/2015

Clemens Food Group, a Hatfield, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 42 pounds of uncooked pork rib products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products may contain peanut, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • Two 20-lb. cases with code #4109 containing 6 individually wrapped and labeled packages with code 354 of “Hatfield Smokey Chipotle Dry Rub Seasoned St. Louis Style Ribs”

The products subject to recall, which bear the establishment number “EST. 791” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were produced December 20, 2014.  One case was shipped internally to the Clemens Food Group Employee Store, and the other case was shipped to one of seven possible individual retail locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.   

The problem was discovered when Clemens Food Group was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut.  Clemens Food Group then informed FSIS of the issue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Clemens Food Group Customer Service at (800) 743-1191. Media with questions about the recall can contact Eric Haman, Corporate Communications Manager, at (215) 368-2500 Ext. 8840.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Morrison Meat Packers
1/31/2015

Morrison Meat Packers, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 70,077 pounds of cooked pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

 

The cooked pork products were produced on Dec. 22, 2014, through Jan. 27, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • Various weight packages containing 2 or 4 pieces of “EL TORO COOKED PORK AND WATER PRODUCT.”
  • Various weight packages containing 2 pieces of “VIDA LATINA COOKED PORK AND WATER PRODUCT.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 17882” inside the USDA mark of inspection. “Use By” dates for the recalled products range from Feb. 27, 2015, to Mar. 29, 2015. The products were shipped to a distributor in Florida and contain lot numbers 356, 363, 002, 008, 015, 022, or 027.

The problem was discovered when the establishment was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the pork products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Gilda Rodriguez, Recall Coordinator, at (305) 836-4461. 

Milk and Egg Allergy Alert: Hamchorom, Inc.
1/31/2015

Hamchorom, Inc. of Buena Park, CA is recalling 1,200 boxes of HAITAI Tayo Crackers 2014.08.26 2015.08.25 and 1,000 boxes of HAITAI Gyeran Crackers 2014 06.12 2015 06.11 because it may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were distributed in CA, TX, WA and AZ directly to grocery stores.

HAITAI Tayo Crackers 140g are packaged in blue, yellow, and red boxes with a school bus image. There are 24 boxes per carton. HAITAI Gyeran Crackers 70g are packaged in yellow boxes with an “Angry Birds” logo. There are 20 boxes per carton.

There have been no reports of illness or injury.

The recall was initiated when a label review of the products was conducted during an FDA inspection, and discovered to have undeclared allergens of milk and egg.

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the grocery store that they purchased them from. Consumers with questions may contact Hamchorom, Inc. at 714-522-8886.

The recall was initiated when a label review of the products was conducted during an FDA inspection, and discovered to have undeclared allergens of milk and egg.

Milk Allergy Alert: Flowers Foods
1/31/2015

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling Market Basket Fork Split 6 count Original English Muffins with the UPC code 0 49705 82137 4 and best by dates of November 27, 2014 through February 6, 2015 because they contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product was distributed through Market Basket Supermarkets in Massachusetts,Maine, and New Hampshire.

The recall was initiated after Flowers discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.

Flowers has alerted Market Basket, which has removed this product from its stores. Flowers is recovering the product involved to ensure the continued safety of those consumers who may be impacted by this issue. The recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company also has reported the recall to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education).

Consumers who have purchased Market Basket Fork Split 6 count Original English Muffins with the UPC and dates noted are urged to return it to a Market Basket Supermarket for product replacement or refund. No other Market Basket brand products are included in this recall.

Consumers with questions may call Flowers' Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page atwww.flowersfoods.com.

Milk Allergy Alert: Aron Streit, Inc.
1/30/2015

Aron Streit, Inc. of New York, NY is recalling its .5 ounce packages of "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins" because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product comes in .5 ounce mesh bags marked with Code:1814 on the label. The recalled "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins" were imported by Streit's and distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The recall was initiated after a consumer complained of an allergic reaction. Sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared milk allergens in the .5 ounce mesh bags of "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins", which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.
Consumers who have purchased .5 ounce mesh bags of "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 212-475-7000.

Peanut Allergy Alert: REO Spice & Seasoning
1/30/2015

REO Spice & Seasoning, INC Huntsville, TX is recalling certain REO  Country Style Chili Seasoning packages after learning that one ingredient purchased from a supplier may contain peanut protein allergens that are 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 this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall affects the following lots.

These products are packaged in a clear plastic bag that has been heat sealed, and labelled. 2 and 4 oz bags have the lot number on the label; one pound bags have the lot number on the back of the bag.The products were distributed nationwide via online sales, and in meat markets in Texas.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after it was discovered that a single ingredient from a supplier used in the affected product was contaminated with peanut allergens.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products who have sensitivity to peanut allergens should return them to place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 936-294-0222 between the hours of 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Central Standard Time, Monday -Friday or visit www.reospice.com

“REO Spice & Seasoning, INC follows all guidelines to provide safe, high quality food products. This incidence was out of our control, but we are doing everything possible to rectify the problem,” said a company representative.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC
1/30/2015

Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain lots of its 8 ounce Parmesan Croutons and Classic Croutons because they may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in grocery stores and through web orders.

The product is packaged in a brown cardboard box with white text. The Lot Number can be found on the window side of the package. View all potentially affected lot numbers.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions at this time.This recall was initiated due to the possibility of undeclared peanut protein in the cumin provided by a third-party supplier.

Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC is committed to providing the highest quality products. As an allergen food manufacturer, the safety of our consumers is our top priority. For this reason we are initiating this voluntary recall of the products. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA.

Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase where they will receive a refund. Consumers with questions or concern may call Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC at 203-488-5556 during normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm EST).

Soy Allergy Alert: Lime Green Grocer, Inc.
1/28/2015

Lime Green Grocer, Inc. of Seattle, Washington is recalling 783 individually wrapped Thai Delight Burritos, because it may contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Thai Delight Burrito was distributed in the greater Seattle area by San Juan Salsa and Lime Green Grocer directly to the shelves of retail grocery stores.
The Thai Delight Burritos would have been displayed in the deli sections in refrigerated cases. The product is individually wrapped, packaged ready to eat and in grab and go cases, and has the UPC 7 94025 00190 5. The recalled burritos have expiration dates of 1-24, 1-28, 1-31 and 2-4.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the burritos containing soy were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).

Consumers who have purchased the Thai Delight Burrito are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Lime Green Grocer, INC. at 206-295-2805 regular business hours.

Milk Allergy Alert: PROBAR LLC
1/27/2015

PROBAR LLC of Salt Lake City, UT has initiated a voluntary recall of its PROBAR Base® Frosted Peanut Butter Bars due to the possible presence of an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. No other PROBAR® products are affected.

This voluntary recall only involves Frosted Peanut Butter flavored PROBAR Base® Bars in 2.46 oz. packages distributed nationwide to retail stores and online. PROBAR® is voluntarily recalling three lots that may contain the allergen.

Retailers and distributors have been notified to remove the product from store shelves.The highest priority of PROBAR® is the safety and quality of its products. PROBAR® is working in close cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fully resolve this issue. There have been two consumer complaints of allergic reactions to date. These complaints prompted the recall.

Consumers can call 1-800-921-2294, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, or email returns@theprobar.com for more information and how to return the product for a full refund.

Soy, Milk, Wheat & Sulfites Allergy Alert: Oscar’s Hickory House, Inc.
1/27/2015

Oscar’s Hickory House, Inc., a Warrensburg, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 376 pounds of sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contained soy, milk, wheat, and sulfites, known allergens which were not declared on the product label. 

The following product are subject to recall:

  • .75 lb Cryovac 4 link packages of Oscar’s Smoke House “Rabbit Sausage with White Wine (veal and pork added).”
  • .75 lb Cryovac 4 link packages of Oscar’s Smoke House “Elk Sausage with Apples, Pears, and Port Wine (beef and pork added).”
  • .75 lb Cryovac 4 link packages of Oscar’s Smoke House “Hickory Smoked Duck Sausage with Apple Jack Brandy (pork and beef added).”

The products were produced on various dates from March 1, 2014 through January 26, 2015. The products bear the establishment number “4257” inside the USDA mark of inspection and do not have the sell by date printed on the product label. The products were sold at one retail establishment, Oscar’s Hickory House, in Warrensburg, N.Y.

The problem was discovered on Friday, January 23, 2015 by FSIS personnel during a label review at the establishment.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Jerold Quintal at Oscar’s Hickory House, Inc. Customer and Media Relations at 1-518-623-3431.

Egg Allergy Alert: Primecut Meats
1/26/2015

Primecut Meats, a Phoenix, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,700 pounds of chicken breast fritters products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain eggs, a known allergen which are not declared on the product label. 

The chicken breast fritters items were produced on various dates prior to January 23, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 4 lb. boxes of “Prime Poultry Chicken Breast Fritters.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-27220” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items produced were shipped to retail locations in Arizona and Colorado.                                 

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS in-plant verification activities.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers 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 Chad Poppen, at (602) 455-8834.

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Korean Food Co.
1/26/2015

Korean Food Co. in Irving, Texas is recalling Mak kimchi in 32oz and half gallon glass jars, because it may contain undeclared shellfish (shrimp). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish (shrimp) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Mak kimchi was distributed in retail stores in Plano, TX; Carrollton, TX; Dallas, TX; and Lawton, OK.

The Mak kimchi is sold in 32 ounce glass jars (UPC codes is 4205313810) and half gallon glass jars (UPC code is 4205313730) and was sold in Asian markets between December 1, 2014 - January 23, 2015.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an inspection that the label was misprinted by the printing company and product containing shell fish (shrimp) was distributed in glass jars that did not reveal the presence of shellfish (shrimp).

Consumers who have purchased Mak kimchi in the 32oz and half gallon glass jars are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-214-770-8400, 24 hours, Monday through Sunday.

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: Aspen Foods
1/26/2015

Aspen Foods Div. of Koch Foods, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,140 pounds of chicken steak products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain wheat and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. 

The ChicNSteakes items were produced on December 13, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 2 lb. selling unit boxes containing vacuum-packages of “Market Day Teriyaki Flavored ChicNSteakes.” in boxes labeled “Market Day Lemon Pepper ChicNSteakes.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The inner package and the selling unit boxes will have a Julian Date of “3464” and the outer box will have a pack date of 12/13/14. The items produced were shipped to distribution locations in Illinois for further distribution.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints indicating that the Lemon Pepper flavored ChicNSteakes boxes actually contain Chicken Teriyaki flavored ChicNSteakes. Teriyaki ChicNSteakes contain soy and wheat allergens, which are not in the Lemon Pepper flavored ChicNSteakes.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify theircustomers 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 Mike Fields, Division President, at (847) 384-5940.

Milk Allergy Alert: Gonnella Baking Company
1/22/2015

Gonnella Baking Company (GBC) of Schaumburg, Illinois is voluntarily recalling 20 oz. packages of Jewel brand Gourmet Sandwich Rolls (Product Code 11563) and 20 oz. packages of Gonnella brand Sub Buns (Product Code 15840) due to undeclared milk. Whey, which is derived from milk, is not listed as an ingredient on the labels. The products are a food safety concern only for people who are allergic to milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The rolls and buns were distributed to retail grocery stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana only.

This voluntary recall is limited to Jewel brand Gourmet Sandwich Rolls (Product Code 11563) packaged in 20 oz. clear plastic bags and Gonnella brand Sub Buns (Product Code 15840) packaged in 20 oz. clear plastic bags produced from 12-9-2014 to 1-17-2015 with “Best Buy” dates though 1-25-2015. The “Best Buy” date is found on the primary display panel on the front of the package. This allergen issue was discovered during a routine internal labeling audit. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers who purchased these items have been notified by phone or electronic communication. Consumers who purchased these products between 12-9-2014 and 1-20-2015 are encouraged to return either product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

“Gonnella has been baking high quality, safe breads and rolls for 127 years. We are committed to providing our consumers with bakery products of the highest quality combined with a superior standard of service. We apologize for any inconvenience this event may have caused and have taken preventive action to correct the issue. In keeping with our traditional company values, our customers should be assured that the great tasting bread and rolls they have grown up with are baked to our highest quality standards.”

Questions may be directed to: Tom Marcucci, vice president of sales, GBC, at 1-800-262-3442 ext. 1134 between 9 a.m. and  5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Holiday Foods
1/22/2015

Holiday Foods, a Hollywood, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,819 pounds of beef, chicken and pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products may contain peanuts, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label. 

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The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5 corrugated brown packages with case code YX43242; weighing 4.4-lbs each; and containing 100 pieces of “Peruvian Brand Marinated Beef for Brochett on a Specialty Bamboo Skewer 4801804”
  • 50 corrugated brown packages with case code YX42172; weighing 5-lbs each; and containing 100 pieces of “Chicken Taquitos:  Chicken Breast w/Rib Meat, Salsa and Cheese Wrapped in a Tortilla 4801273”
  • 55 corrugated brown packages with case codes YX43023 and YX43423; weighing 4.4-lbs each; and containing 100 pieces of “Mango Chutney Chicken Samosa 4802693”
  • 232 corrugated brown packages with case codes YX43283, YX42753 and YX42613; weighing 5.625-lbs each; and containing 100 pieces of “Beef (Tenderloin & Short Rib) and Manchego Cheese Empanada 4802622”

The products subject to recall, which all bear the establishment number “EST. 18074” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were produced between August 5 and December 8, 2014. These items were shipped to wholesale distributors in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas.

The problem was discovered when Holiday Foods was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanuts. Holiday Foods then informed FSIS of the issue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Holiday Foods’ consumer affairs team at (877) 301-6691 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday. Media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Smith, Senior Director, Public Relations and Communications, at (507) 537-8550.

Peanut and Egg Allergy Alert: Tarrier Foods
1/22/2015

Tarrier Foods of Columbus, OH is recalling 316 cases of Chopped Twix item 0807, because it may contain undeclared peanuts and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Chopped Twix product was distributed to wholesale warehouses in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Florida where it was distributed to foodservices.

The product can be identified by the item number 0870 on the outside of the case. The inside contains two bags in white film marked "CHOPPED TWIX Lot 087034314."

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing peanuts and eggs was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts and egg on the ingredient statement. Subsequent investigations are being performed to determine the temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes."

Consumers who have purchased Chopped Twix lot code 080734314 are urged to return it to the distributor for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Tarrier Food's Customer Service at (614) 876-8595.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Northern Tier Bakery LLC
1/21/2015

Northern Tier Bakery LLC of St. Paul Park, MN is voluntarily recalling Twix Bismarck doughnuts due to the possibility of an undeclared peanut allergen in the Twix topping sourced from a third party. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Twix Bismarck was distributed and sold between January 1, 2015, and January 14, 2015, at retail convenience stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Twix Bismarck is a white frosted doughnut with a chopped Twix topping.
The recall was initiated after peanut allergen was discovered in the chopped Twix product distributed to Northern Tier Bakery by a third party in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Production of the Twix Bismarck has been suspended.

No illnesses have been reported to date, and there currently is no evidence that any Twix Bismarck distributed for sale contains a peanut allergen. Nonetheless, this recall has been issued by Northern Tier Bakery in an abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of consumers. Northern Tier Bakery takes every precaution necessary to ensure the integrity and quality of its products.

Consumers who have purchased a Twix Bismarck are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may call 1-855-468-6972 with any questions.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Heywood's Meat Haus & Provision Co.
1/19/2015

Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co., a Marietta, Georgia establishment, is recalling approximately 931 pounds of tasso (pork shoulder) products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The following item, produced on various dates from August 25, 2014 to January14, 2015, is subject to recall: 

  • 10-lb. cases of “Heywood’s Provision Company Tasso”

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. 44805” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and was shipped to restaurant locations in Georgia.

The problem was discovered when the company’s ingredient supplier informed them that the ground cumin spice, used to produce the Tasso, may have been contaminated with peanut residue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Patrick Gebrayel, Owner, at (404) 410-7997.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Buffalo Provisions
1/19/2015

Buffalo Provisions, a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 48,210 pounds of chorizo product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products may contain peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The following items subject to recall were produced on various dates between October 9 and January 15, 2015: 

  • 12-oz. vacuum packages of “Brooklyn Cured Chicken Chorizo” with sell by date “2/13/15”
  • 14-oz. and 5-lb. vacuum packages of “La Centro Americana Chorizo Salvadoreno” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 14-oz. vacuum packages of “La Centro Americana Chorizo Salvadoreno” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 20-lb. loose butcher packages of “El Casero Mexican Longaniza” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 14-oz. of vacuum packages of “El Casero Longaniza” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 14-oz. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Poblano” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 5-lb. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Poblano” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 5-lb. vacuum packages of “El Casero Spanish Chorizo” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 14-oz. vacuum packages of ‘El Casero Chorizo Ecuadoriano” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 5-lb. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Colombian” with sell by date “2/9/15”
  • 14-oz. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Colombian” with sell by date “2/9/15”
  • 14-oz. vacuum packages of “La Centro Americana Colombian Chorizo Hondureno” with sell by date “2/9/15”  
  • 5-lb. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Jalapeno” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 14-oz. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Picoso” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 16-oz. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Jalapeno” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 10 lbs. vacuum packages of “El Casero Chorizo Jalapeno” with sell by date “1/20/15”
  • 14-oz. vacuum packages of “La Centro Americana Chorizo Picante Mexican Sausage” with sell by date “1/20/15”   

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 4312” or “P-4312” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to retail and wholesale locations in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.                                 

The problem was discovered when Buffalo Provisions was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Jamen Armendariz at 718-292-4300. 

Peanut Allergy Alert: Kabob's Acquisition Inc.
1/19/2015

Kabob’s Acquisition Inc., a Lake City, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 869 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the label.

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The following items, produced on various dates from November 13, 2014 to January 15, 2015, are subject to recall:

  • Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100  “Kabob’s Chipotle Steak Churrasco 1053”
  • Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100 “Kabob’s Latin Inspired Chicken and Cheese in Pastry 7172”
  • Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100 “Kabob’s White Chicken Meat for Tandoori (Made in USA) 2415”
  • Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100 “Kabob’s Beef Pastelitos 7159”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 6640” or “P-6640” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas for shipment to catering firms.

The problem was discovered when the company’s ingredient supplier informed them that the ground cumin spice, used to produce the products, may have been contaminated with peanut residue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Jonathon Herrera, Marketing Coordinator, at (404) 361-6283.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Sentry Food Solutions
1/19/2015

Sentry Food Solutions, a Tucker, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 14,130 pounds of chicken and beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The following items subject to recall were produced on various dates between Nov. 20, 2014 and Jan. 7, 2015: 

  • 7,770 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO PEPPER STEAK” with packaging codes “11/24/15, 11/26/15, 12/3/15, 12/9/15, 12/12/15, 12/16/15, 1/6/15 or 1/7/16”
  • 2,160 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO BEEF & POTATO STEW” with packaging codes “11/24/15, 12/5/15 or 12/10/15”
  • 2,160 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO CHICKEN FRICASSEE” with packaging codes “11/20/15, 11/26/15, 12/4/15, 12/9/15 or 1/6/16”
  • 2,040 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO BEEF PICADILLO” with packaging codes “11/24/15 or 12/12/15”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-19031” or Est. 19031” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were for institutional use in Florida.

The problem was discovered when Sentry Food Solutions was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens. Sentry Food Solutions then informed FSIS of the issue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Quality Assurance Manager Luci de Jesus at 470-268-8440, Ext. 13. Media queries can contact Executive Vice President Chris D. Huff at 470-268-8440, Ext. 16. 

Peanut Allergy Alert: B&M, Inc. (Harris Teeter)
1/19/2015

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends (Blue Cheese Jalapeno Seasoning) 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.

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.

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).

Peanut Allergy Alert: B&M, Inc. (Target)
1/19/2015

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends (ground cumin and dark chili powder) 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. View the product labels, lot codes and Best By dates which are subject to the recall.

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).

Peanut Allergy Alert: Garden Lites
1/16/2015

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.

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These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The recall affects products:

  • Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Souffle
  • Garden Lites Southwestern Souffle
  • Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt
  • Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites
  • Classic Cooking Kale & Quinoa Veggie Cakes

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.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Franklin Farms
1/16/2015

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.

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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.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Market Pantry (Target)
1/15/2015

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.

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.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Agri Star Meat & Poultry
1/15/2015

Agri Star Meat & Poultry, a Postville, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 1,690 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The following items, produced on September 29, 2014, are subject to recall:

  • 13.5 oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 8 pieces of “Aaron’s BEST GLUTEN FREE Beef Franks Hot & Spicy CHIPOTLE.”   The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide

The problem was discovered when the company’s ingredient supplier informed them that the ground cumin spice, used to produce the Hot and Spicy Beef Franks, may have been contaminated with peanut residue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Yaakov Labowitz, VP of Sales and Marketing, at (718) 440-0459.

Peanut Allergy Alert: NAC Foods
1/15/2015

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.

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.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.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
1/14/2015

Whole Foods Market is recalling “Salted Caramel Crispies” produced and sold only in the Cranston, Rhode Island location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product has a “Sell By” date of January 22, 2015.

The 12-packs of cookies, labeled as “Salted Caramel Crispies” contained tree nuts (almond), a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The cookies were sold in the store between January 2 and January 12, 2015.
Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market Cranston may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Condies Foods, Inc.
1/14/2015

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.

Peanut Allergy Alert: US Foods
1/13/2015

US Foods, a Blasdell, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 700 pounds of beef product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains peanuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. 

The beef fajita strip product was produced on November 25, 2014, December 10, 2014, and December 15, 2014. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 5-lb. cryo packed cases containing two 5-lb packages of “BEEF CUT STRIPS FOR FAJITA.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7817” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The item produced was shipped to other US Foods divisions in Norwich, Conn., Peabody, Mass., and Buffalo, N.Y.                                 

The problem was discovered by US Foods when the company was notified by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration alert and became aware that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the beef fajita strips may have been contaminated with peanut residue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Roberto Bellavia, Director Food Safety and Quality Assurance, at (773) 491-1411.

Peanut Allergy Alert: La Flor Products Co.
1/13/2015

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.

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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.

  • 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.
  • Clear 6-oz clear round plastic jar with label UPC-077636014602 lot RLF 800 and expiration date 5/14/18 stamped on the side.
  • Clear 5-lb large plastic jar with handle with label UPC-077636514409 lot RLF 800 and expiration date 6/16/18 stamped on the side.

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.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Zenobia Company LLC
1/13/2015

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.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Spice n’ More Corp.
1/12/2015

SPICE N’ MORE CORP. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 7-oz. containers of "CASABLANCA", “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS”and “LA MINA” cumin powder and 12-oz containers of “SALMA”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA” AND “KEY FOOD” cumin powder, 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.

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

The product comes in 7-oz. and 12-oz., clear plastic containers.
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.

Consumers who have purchased 7-oz. and 12-oz. containers of "CASABLANCA", “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA”, “SALMA” and “KEY FOOD” 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.

Coconut Allergy Alert: Winn-Dixie
1/12/2015

Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the Winn-Dixie Sour Cream Lemon Pies in select Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Louisiana. According to the supplier of the pies, the reason for the recall is that the product is mislabeled. The package actually contains Coconut Cream Pie, which could result in an undeclared coconut allergen.

For the safety of customers, Winn-Dixie is immediately removing the 7 oz., single-serve pies labeled Sour Cream Lemon Pie from the bakery departments in Winn-Dixie stores throughout Florida and Louisiana in these counties/parishes.

The recall does not affect Winn-Dixie stores in Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi or any BI-LO or Harveys banner stores.“We ask customers who have a coconut allergy to throw this product out immediately to ensure they do not experience any health issues,” said Brian Wright, Winn-Dixie’s vice president of communications and government relations.

The recalled pies are labeled with the numbers 4300 on the bottom of the plastic pie container. The product UPC code is 2114000081. To our knowledge, Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with consumption at this time.

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut products are urged not to consume and return products to the store for a full refund.To receive the refund, customers may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product-packaging label.

The most common symptoms of a food allergy include tingling or itching of the mouth, hives, swelling of the mouth and face, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and dizziness.

Customers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Winn-Dixie Customer Call Center toll free at 866-946-6349, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT, and Sat., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT. 

Peanut Allergy Alert: Con Yeager Spice Company
1/12/2015

 

Con Yeager Spice Company has previously issued a voluntary recall for multiple sized packages under multiple brand names of ground cumin and multiple seasoning blends (containing ground cumin) due to undeclared Peanut allergens in the ground cumin. The company is revising its list of affected products to correct several brand names and provide additional gift box information.

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. To date, there have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions at this time. Con Yeager Spice Company is asking customers at risk for peanut allergies to discontinue using the product immediately.

Consumers with any questions may contact Con Yeager Spice Company's customer service at 1-800-222- 2460 {Monday- Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30 PM EST).

 

 

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Shellfish Allergy Alert: Ohio City Foods
1/12/2015

We discovered through customer emails that some of our cheese pasta products were mislabeled and may contain seafood ravioli. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. However, no illnesses have been reported to date.

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Consequently, we are recalling lot no. 14351 and 14346 from the market. This product has been distributed to retail stores in Cleveland Ohio and surrounding suburbs specifically Heinens, Regos, and Ohio City Pasta at the Westside Market. Chicago Illinois specifically Heinens grocery. Pittsburgh PA specifically Ohio City Pasta at Pittsburgh public market. Other lots are not involved.

Please inspect and or return any products you may have purchased between 12/11/2014 and 1/3/2015 for replacement or refund.

The Ravioli are retail packed in clear containers with a top label stating Ohio City Pasta four cheese ravioli, and a nutritional panel on back with UPC # 38735-00011; or a 2”x9” label sealing the container that says Ohio City Pasta Four Cheese Ravioli code# 14346 or Ohio City Pasta Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli code# 14351.

Please examine your stocks immediately to determine if you have any of Lot No. 14351, 14346 or UPC # 38735-00011 on hand. If so, discontinue distributing the lot and promptly return via parcel post, to our Cleveland Ohio Plant, ATTENTION: RETURNED GOODS 3117 Detroit Ave Cleveland Ohio 44113.

If you have further distributed any of Lot No. 14351, 14346 or UPC # 38735-00011, please immediately contact your accounts, advise them of the recall situation, and have them return their outstanding recalled stocks to you. Return these stocks as indicated above. You will be reimbursed by check or credit memo for the returned goods and postage.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (216) 696-3388.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Taj Ethnic Gourmet
1/9/2015

Taj Ethnic Gourmet® brand has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain lots of Indian Sauces due to undeclared peanut allergen in a spice provided by a third-party supplier. There have been no reported illnesses related to this voluntary recall.

These products were manufactured by IAM International, Inc., who was notified by the supplier that cumin used in the products had tested positive for peanut.

People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions at this time.

The affected products include:

  • Taj Ethnic Gourmet® Bombay Curry Simmer Sauce (16.0 oz.)
  • Taj Ethnic Gourmet® Calcutta Masala Simmer Sauce (16.0 oz.)
  • Taj Ethnic Gourmet® Punjab Saag Spinach Sauce (16.0 oz.)

The best by date can be found on the side of the jar lid. The recalled products were distributed nationwide and through web orders.

Taj Ethnic Gourmet® brand is committed to providing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers. For this reason we are initiating this voluntary recall of the products. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers at risk for peanut allergy that may have purchased one of these products are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact the Company at 1-866-367-9256 between the hours of 9AM to 7PM EST, Monday-Friday for a replacement or refund, and with general inquiries.

Peanut Allergy Alert: MorningStar Farms
1/9/2015

MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.

MorningStar Farmswas notified by a third party supplier that one of the spice ingredients used in Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers 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 these products.

These products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. at both retail stores and through foodservice channels. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Consumers with questions may contact the Consumer Response Center using the Contact Us feature on www.MorningStarFarms.com or by calling at 1-800-962-0120 from Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Shirk's Meats
1/9/2015

Shirk’s Meats, a Dundee, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,062 pounds of pork sausage product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The following product subject to recall was produced on November 26, 2014:

  • 30-lb. bags of “Smoked Pork Andouille Sausage.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18894” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to a firm in New York for further processing, and distribution to retail locations.

The problem was discovered when Shirk’s Meats company was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the sausage may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. 

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 Naomi Shirk, Owner of Shirk’s Meats, at (607) 243-5581.

Peanut Allergy Alert: The Daniel Weaver Company
1/9/2015

The Daniel Weaver Company, a Lebanon, PA establishment, is recalling approximately 7,092  pounds of Halal Beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The Halal Beef Soujouk products were produced between November 13 and December 3, 2014. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 16-oz. hoops of “YÖRÜK BRAND HALAL BEEF SOUJOUK DRIED BEEF SAUSAGE.”
  • 16-oz. links of “YÖRÜK BRAND HALAL BEEF PARMAK SOUJOUK DRIED BEEF SAUSAGE.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 669” and were shipped to a distribution location in New Jersey.

The problem was discovered when The Daniel Weaver Company was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the sausage may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Customer Service at (717) 274-6100. Media with questions about the recall can contact Media Relations at (215) 256-8876.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Fresh Food Manufacturing
1/8/2015

Fresh Food Manufacturing, a Freedom, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,865 pounds of chili products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 24-ounce plastic cup containers of “GIANT EAGLE MARKET DISTRICT Firehouse Chili With Beans” with Sell By dates of 12/21/14, 1/1/15, 1/11/15, 1/21/15, or 1/29/15.
  • 24-ounce plastic cup containers of Good Cents “Chili With Beans” with Sell By dates of 12/21/14, 1/1/15, 1/11/15, 1/21/15, or 1/29/15.
  • 5-pound plastic bags of bulk “Market District Firehouse Chili with Beans” with Sell By dates of 1/16/15, 1/26/15, or 2/3/15 (sold hot by retail establishments).

The products were produced on various dates from November 21, 2014, through December 30, 2014. The products bear the establishment number “40211” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the sell by date printed on the product label. The products were shipped to retail outlets in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

The problem was discovered when Fresh Food Manufacturing was notified by its spice supplier that cumin used in the chili may have been contaminated with peanut allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Giant Eagle Customer Service at 1-800-553-2324. Media with questions about the recall can contact the Giant Eagle media relations hotline at (412) 967-4551.

Peanut Allergy Alert: H-E-B
1/8/2015

1/15 Update

As an update to the voluntary and precautionary recall for select items containing seasoning provided by Southern Style Spice, H-E-B is expanding the recall to include H-E-B Texas Ranch Casserole and H-E-B Gumbo due to undeclared peanut allergens in the spice blend ingredient components possibly used for these specific items. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions at this time.

The affected products include:

  • Retail packed H-E-B Texas Ranch Casserole purchased from an H-E-B Deli on, or before, January 13, 2015 with a scan code beginning with 279075 or 279108
  • Retail packed H-E-B Gumbo purchased from an H-E-B Deli on, or before, January 13, 2015 with a scan code beginning with 27909

“H-E-B takes every precaution necessary to ensure the integrity and quality of the products sold in our stores,” said Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Diversity. ”These voluntary recalls have been issued in an abundance of caution to maintain the highest standards of food safety for our customers.”

Any product purchased from the lists above should be returned to any H-E-B store for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.

Initial recall posted 1/8/15

H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for H-E-B Single Serving Tortilla Soup and H-E-B Single Serving Poblano Corn Chowder due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Southern Style Spices. There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall.

H-E-B was notified of this issue on January 5, 2015 by the vendor Southern Style Spices that one of the spice blend ingredient components used in the products had tested positive for peanut residue. This spice blend is added only to the H-E-B Tortilla Soup and the H-E-B Poblano Corn Chowder.

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. There have been no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions at this time. H-E-B is asking customers at risk for peanut allergies that may have purchased one of these products to return it to their H-E-B store for a full refund.

The affected products include:

  • H-E-B Single Serving Tortilla Soup – prepackaged in 8oz. and 16oz. sizes, purchased on or before 1/6/2015
  • H-E-B Single Serving Poblano Corn Chowder – prepackaged in 8oz. and 16oz. sizes, purchased on or before 1/6/2015
  • All H-E-B Tortilla Soup and H-E-B Poblano Corn Chowder soup purchased from the hot soup kettle at the Deli/Prepared Foods Counter – purchased on or before 1/6/2015

The voluntary recall has been issued by H-E-B, in an abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of its customers. “H-E-B is committed to the highest standards of food safety for our customers,” said Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Diversity. “We take every precaution necessary to ensure the integrity and quality of the products sold in our stores.”

Any product purchased on or before the dates listed above should be returned to any H-E-B store for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
1/7/2015

Whole Foods Market is recalling its Assorted Cookie Platters, All Sizes for the presence of an undeclared nut allergens. The recalled cookie platters were sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada in a round, clear plastic container with black plastic base and Whole Foods Market label beginning November 24, 2014, with the following PLUs:

  • PLU# 243868 – “Cookie Platter Small” sell by dates up to January 7, 2015
  • PLU# 243873 – “Cookie Platter Medium” sell by dates up to January 7, 2015
  • PLU# 247661 – “Cookie Platter Large” sell by dates up to January 7, 2015

One illness has been reported at this time. Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market stores are urged to discard the product and bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Zilks Foods, LLC
1/5/2015

Zilks Foods, LLC of Austin, TX is recalling all of its 8 ounce hummus products 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.

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This recall affects the following products:

ProductSizeConsumer UPCUse By Dates
Bacon Hummus 8oz 817719010097 01/06/15 – 02/09/15
Balsamic & Garlic Hummus 8oz 817719010073 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Hatch Green Chile Hummus 8oz 817719010035 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Jalapeno & Cilantro Hummus 8oz 817719010042 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Original Hummus 8oz 817719010011 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8oz 817719010028 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Spinach & Artichoke Hummus 8oz 817719010059 01/05/15 – 02/09/15

The recalled hummus was distributed nationwide in retail stores.The containers are clear plastic tubs with white lids. The brand name “Zilks” can be found on each tub on both the top and side labels.

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

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that a spice ingredient from a single supplier used in the affected products was contaminated with peanut allergens.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at info@zilksfoods.com or call 512-633-8904 Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm CST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Campos Foods, LLC
1/2/2015

Campos Foods, LLC, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,300 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The recalled products contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The following items, produced on December 2, 2014, are subject to recall:

  • Bulk boxes containing various weights of 90 pieces of “ROCKIN’ ROASTED ROASTED CHICKEN DRUM & THIGH (With Back) Smoke Flavor Added”.
  • 16-lb. bulk boxes containing approximately 32 pieces of “ROCKIN’ ROASTED ROASTED CHICKEN QUARTERS Smoke Flavor Added”.  

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-2260T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to distribution centers nationwide.                       

The problem was initially discovered when the firm was notified by a supplier that an ingredient was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA’s recall release, “Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Protein In Cumin Products,” can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Chris Rodney, VP Sales, at (405) 603-7500. Media with questions about the recall can contact Jim English, President/COO, at (405) 603-7500.

Egg Allergy Alert: B. Robert’s Foods
1/2/2015

B. Robert’s Foods, a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,474 pounds of chicken noodle soup due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The Chicken Noodle Soup product is formulated with egg, a known allergen.  However, the product was released with a Chicken and Wild Rice Soup side label, which does not declare this allergen. 

The items with the following label, produced on December 12, 2014, are subject to recall:

  • 16-oz. (454g) refrigerated packages of "HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET CHEF’S RECIPE CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP” with UPC code “6108819179,” product code “57878” and a “SELL-BY 01/31/15” in the bottom right corner of the label. 

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-19198” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were distributed to grocery stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C.             

A grocery store employee discovered that “Chicken Noodle Soup” products were incorrectly labeled as “Harris Teeter Fresh Foods Market Chef’s Recipe Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.” The grocery store reported the error to B. Robert’s Foods which found that the products had been incorrectly labeled.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 B. Robert’s Foods Quality Assurance Manager Antonio Gilges at (704) 944-5311. 

Peanut Allergy Alert: Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients
1/2/2015

Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients of Gonzales, Texas is voluntarily recalling cumin products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. We were notified by one of our third party suppliers that one of the spice ingredients purchased contains peanut proteins, allergens that are 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

This recall affects the following products:

UPC #SizeDescriptionBest Buy Date
1111085763 8 oz (226g) Private Selection
Sweet Chipotle Panko Bread Crumbs
8/22/15 - 12/23/15
1111078622 8 oz (226g) Private Selection
Chipotle Lime Tortilla Panko Breader
9/23/15 - 12/23/15


The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.
No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut allergens.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512-359-3059 from 9 am to 4 pm CST Monday-Friday, or visit www.AdamsExtract.com for additional information.

Peanut Allergy Alert: TEN BC LLC
12/30/2014

TEN BC LLC of Austin, TX is recalling its 10 ounce packages of "Tommy’s Superfoods Santa Fe Rice" 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.

The recalled "Tommy’s Superfoods Santa Fe Rice" were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product comes in a 10 ounce, white plastic package marked with Best by 11/17/2015. Lot # C091X4K17 on the bottom and is sold in the frozen foods section of the store.

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. Production of the product has been suspended until the FDA and TEN BC LLC are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of "Tommy’s Superfoods Santa Fe Rice” marked with Best By 11/17/2015. Lot # C091X4K17 on the bottom are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at info@tommysfoods.com.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Hausman Foods, LLC.
12/30/2014

Hausman Foods, LLC., a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 38,400 pounds of beef and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain peanuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. 

They were produced on various dates from September 17 to December 6, 2014. The following products are subject to recall:

800-lb. combo corrugate boxes containing “Fully Cooked Barbacoa.”15-lb. boxes containing six 2.5 lb vacuum sealed packages of “Pork Chorizo.”The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 7190” or “EST. 7190A” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to processing and foodservice establishments in Texas. 

The problem was discovered when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall for “Adams Flavors, Food & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Butter Protein in Cumin Products,” which is directly related to this recall. The FDA’s recall release can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact Jerry Simpson, Vice President, at (361) 883-5521. Media with questions about the recall can contact Steven R. McClure, President/CEO, at (361) 883-5521.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Jardine Foods, Inc.
12/30/2014

Jardine Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Chili Mix products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. We were notified by one of our third party suppliers that one of the spice ingredients purchased contains peanut proteins, an allergen which is not declared on the products’ ingredient statement. 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.

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This recall affects the following products:

0 22531 01880 4 4.0 Oz (113g) DL Jardines Texas Chili Bag O’Fixins Kit in white cloth bag 11.20.16
0 22531 05250 1 3.0 Oz (85g) DL Jardines Texas Chili Works in brown & red cardboard box 11.20.16
0 22531 50500 7 3.1 Oz (88g) Shotgun Willie’s Texas Chili Seasoning in black & red cardboard box 09.15.16

 

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through web orders.

No illnesses have been reported to date. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut allergens.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512.295.4600 from 9 am to 4 pm CST Monday-Friday, or qualityassurance@jardinefoods.com for additional information.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Garcia Foods, Inc.
12/28/2014

Garcia Foods, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 190,450 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The Hill Country Fare Chorizo products were produced between October 5, 2014 and December 24, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed, raw pork sausage link pieces of “HILL COUNTRY FARE CHORIZO.”
  • 8-oz. vacuum-packed, raw pork sausage chubs of “HILL COUNTRY FARE CHORIZO.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 13205A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations in Texas.
                                 
The problem was discovered when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall for “Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Protein In Cumin Products,” which is directly related to this recall. The FDA’s recall release can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Pete Santos, SQF Practitioner, at (210) 349-6262 Ext. 224.

Peanut Allergy Alert: HEB Meat Center
12/28/2014

HEB Meat Center, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 83,666  pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

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The chorizo and pork products were produced on various dates between October 16, 2014 and December 26, 2014. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Random weight vacuum-packed clear packages containing “Pork Chorizo.”
  • Random weight clear covered trays containing “HEB Mi Comida Chorizo Pork Chorizo.”
  • Random weight vacuum-packed clear packages containing “SEASONED MEXICAN STYLE PORK FOR CARNE AL PASTOR.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7231” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail HEB stores in Texas.
                                 
The problem was discovered when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall for “Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Protein In Cumin Products,” which is directly related to this recall. The FDA’s recall release can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 with questions about the recall can contact HEB Customer Relations, at (800) 432-3113. Media with questions about the recall can contact Dya Campos, Director Public Affairs, at (210) 938-8075.

Peanut Allergy Alert: J & B Sausage Co.
12/28/2014

J & B Sausage Co., a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling an additional 9,909 pounds of chicken product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The recall expansion includes items produced on various dates between August 19, 2014 and December 2, 2014. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 12-oz. packages of fully cooked “CAJUN HOLLAR BRAND INC. CREOLE STYLE BOUDIN.”

On December 27, 2014, the company recalled 45, 904 pounds of Chicken and Beef products that were produced between August 25 and December 15, 2014. To read the recall release, click here. The following products listed below were included in the initial recall.

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  • 5-lb. packages of fully cooked “Chefs-In-A-Bag CHICKEN TACO FILLING.”
  • 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Texas Style BEEF CHILI No Beans.”
  • 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Taqueria Style PICADILLO Seasoned Ground Beef with Potatoes, Onion, Tomatoes and Peppers.”
  • 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED CARNE GUISADA Seasoned Beef in Gravy.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7066 or P-7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to HEB retail locations and Garland Independent School District in Texas.

The problem was discovered when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall for “Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Protein In Cumin Products,” which is directly related to this recall. The FDA’s recall release can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Bonnie Hyman, Risk Management, at (830) 203-9002.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Adams Flavors
12/28/2014

Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients of Gonzales, Texas is voluntarily recalling cumin products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. We were notified by one of our third party suppliers that one of the spice ingredients purchased contains peanut proteins, allergens that are 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.

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The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through web orders.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut allergens.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512-359-3059 from 9 am to 4 pm CST Monday-Friday, or visit www.AdamsExtract.com for additional information.

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Real Foods
12/24/2014

Real Foods of Kent, WA is initiating a voluntary recall of 299 units of Tofu Pad Thai Bowl and 178 units of Thai Noodle Salad due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains shellfish (shrimp), a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish (shrimp) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product subject to the recall:

STOREITEM DESCRIPTIONUPC NUMBERBEST BY
Fred Meyer 13.5 oz. rigid plastic container of Tofu Pad Thai Bowl 0 30223 00914 6 12/23/14
12/24/14
Quality Food Centers 13.5 oz. rigid plastic container of Tofu Pad Thai Bowl 0 30223 00914 6 12/23/14
12/24/14
12/25/14
Haggen/Top Foods 8.5 oz. rigid plastic 
container of Thai Noodle Salad with Thai Peanut Salad
0 45009 10116 7 12/18/14
12/19/14
12/20/14
12/21/14
12/22/14
12/23/14

There were 2 units produced on 12/18/14 with a best by of 12/23/14 and 2 units produced on 12/19/14 with a best by of 12/24/14. The 4 units were shipped to one Fred Meyer store in Kent, WA.

There were a total of 295 units produced on 12/18/14, 12/19/14 and 12/20/14 and were shipped to a limited number of QUALITY FOOD CENTERS stores in Washington State and Oregon only. This product was distributed and sold to Quality Food Centers stores in the following cities: Belfair, WA; Tacoma, WA; Port Townsend, WA; Lacey, WA; Portland, OR; Vancouver, WA; Kent, WA; Seattle, WA; Mercer Island, WA; Bellevue, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bothell, WA; Redmond, WA; Issaquah, WA; North Bend, WA; Mukilteo, WA; Bothell, WA; Lynnwood, WA; Sequim, WA; Edmonds, WA; Everett, WA; Mill Creek, WA; Mt. Lake Terrace, WA; Enumclaw, WA; Renton, WA; Stanwood, WA; Maple Valley, WA; Gig Harbor, WA; and Pt. Hadlock, WA.

There were a total of 178 units produced on 12/14/14 through 12/19/14 and were shipped to a limited number of Haggen/Top Foods stores in Washington State and Oregon State only. This product was distributed and sold to Haggen/Top Foods stores in the following cities: Olympia, WA; Bellingham, WA; Burlington, WA; Stanwood, WA; Snohomish, WA; Ferndale, WA; Mt. Vernon, WA; Lake Stevens, WA; Marysville, WA; Auburn, WA; Puyallup, WA; Woodinville, WA; Aberdeen, WA and Tualatin, OR.

No other products or code dates are affected by this recall. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

There have been no adverse reactions or illnesses attributed to the recalled item.

Customers who have purchased this product and are sensitive to shellfish (shrimp) products or have shellfish (shrimp) allergies should not consume the above-mentioned product. This product may be returned to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumers may call Bill Tarazawich at 214-354-1662 for any further information Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am-5pm (PST).

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Reily Foods Co.
12/22/2014

Reily Foods Co., New Orleans, announced today it is recalling certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third-party supplier contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Consumer UPC # Unit Size Item Description Best By Date Range
0-00-72396-10000-8 4oz Carroll Shelby Chili Mix July 1, 2016- Nov 21, 2016
0-00-72396-10019-0 3oz Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili July 1, 2016- Dec 08, 2016
0-00-71092-00069-8 3.625oz Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Kit July 1, 2016- Dec 08, 2016
0-00-71092-00111-4 3.03oz Wick Fowler False Alarm Chili Kit Sept 02, 2016- Dec 02, 2016


The recalled products were distributed in retail stores nationwide.This recall was initiated in consultation with the FDA after it was discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut and almond allergens. Reily Foods Co. is receiving these ingredients from other sources in anticipation of resuming production shortly.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-535-1961 between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm Central Standard Time or visit www.reilyfoods.comdisclaimer icon for additional information.

“For more than 100 years, Reily Foods has provided safe, high-quality food products that meet the very highest standards of food manufacturing practices,” said Steve Woullard, Director of Corporate Quality. “Since 1902, honesty, transparency and accountability have been the cornerstone of our company.”

Peanut Allergy Alert: Zachary Confections (Target)
12/19/2014

Frankfort -based Zachary Confections, Inc. announced today a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Market Pantry Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, sold exclusively at Target Stores, because they include peanuts which are not declared on the label.

People 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. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to Zachary to date.
Included in the recall are:

  • Market Pantry Brand Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
  • 9 oz., UPC 085239555644
  • The recalled lot code is: R4112D
  • Best Before Date: 7/4/2015

The lot code and Best Before Date are on the back of the package below the Nutrition Facts box and above and to the right of the UPC Code.

No other Market Pantry candy items are included in the recall.

The safety and quality of Zachary Confections, Inc. products are of utmost importance to the company. Consumers with peanut allergies are advised not to consume these items. The product may be returned to Target for a refund or they may call Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680.

Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Zachary Confections Customer Service at (765) 654-2510 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm EST.

Fish Allergy Alert: Real Foods LLC
12/11/2014

Real Foods LLC, a Kent, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 308 pounds of Chef Salad with Ham and Turkey due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains fish (anchovies), a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 12.5-ounce clear plastic containers of “CHEF SALAD WITH HAM (WATER ADDED) AND TURKEY.”  

The product was produced on Dec. 6, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “34834” inside the USDA mark of inspection and has “Sell by: 12/11/2014” printed on the product label. The product was shipped to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington.                                

The problem was discovered by a customer, who notified the company. The product is labeled for Ranch dressing, but contains a Caesar salad dressing pouch. The Caesar salad dressing contains anchovies.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Erin Sherry, sales manager, at (206) 432-3426. Media with questions about the recall can contact Bill Trazewich, sales manager, at (214) 354-1662.

Fish Allergy Alert: Whalen’s Horseradish Products, Inc.
12/10/2014

Whalen’s Horseradish Products, Inc. of Galway, NY is recalling WHALEN’S SEAFOOD & BURGER SAUCE, because it contains undeclared anchovy, an element of the Worcestershire Sauce used in the finished product. People who have an allergy to fish run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The WHALEN’S SEAFOOD & BURGER SAUCE was distributed to two wholesalers in New York, to consumers through on-line sales and to cash & carry customers at the Deerfield Christmas Sampler in Deerfield, Massachusetts on November 28, 29 and 30.

The product was packaged in an 8 oz. clear glass bottle labeled “WHALEN’S SEAFOOD & BURGER SAUCE”, and may be identified by a Sell by Date of 17 July, 2015 (stamped on a label located on top of the bottle). The product does not have a UPC code. To date, the firm has been able to recover 23 bottles from the marketplace.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The problem was discovered through a label review conducted on 12/05/2014 during an FDA inspection of the manufacturer which disclosed the omission. Subsequent investigation revealed that the batch containing the Worcestershire Sauce was the first batch produced with this ingredient and the label review process did not capture this change. The manufacturer will be correcting the product labeling on future orders.

Consumers with fish allergies should not consume this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Whalen’s Horseradish Products by phone at (518) 587-6404 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm ET.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Safeway
12/8/2014

Safeway is voluntarily recalling Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream sold in all Safeway-owned stores from November 4, 2014 through December 5, 2014 due to the inclusion of an undeclared peanut allergen.

People 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 recalled product is in a 1.5 quart package and displays the following UPC Code and Best Before Date.

  • Product Name: Safeway Select French Salted Carmel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream
  • UPC: 21130 08970
  • Best By: Nov 03 2015

The UPC Code is located on the side panel. The Best Before Date is located on the bottom of the package.No illnesses or injuries have been reported. The recipe’s caramel cups ingredient was replaced with peanut butter cups due to a supply error.

The recalled Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream was sold in all Safeway, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons stores throughout the United States.

Customers are asked to discard the product or return it to their local store for a full refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Safeway at 1-877-SAFEWAY.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Clif Bar
12/5/2014

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary market withdrawal of 15-packs and 6-packs of White Chocolate Macadamia Gluten Free LUNA® Bars. Although the individual bar wrappers and packs include advisory allergen labeling stating that the product contains cashews and front-of-pack labeling notifying consumers of a new recipe that now includes cashews, some consumers reported they did not see the new recipe call-out or the allergen advisory.

The company is voluntarily withdrawing the bars out of an abundance of caution for people who are allergic to cashews. Only the product meeting the following criteria is affected:

  • Individual bars of White Chocolate Macadamia Gluten Free LUNA® Bars
  • 6-packs of White Chocolate Macadamia Gluten Free LUNA® Bars
  • 15-packs of White Chocolate Macadamia Gluten Free LUNA® Bars
    • UPC Codes: Bar: 7-22252-10067-2
    • 15-count Caddy: 7-22252-20067-9
    • 6 Pack: 7-22252-25071-1

No other LUNA Bar products, pack sizes or flavors are affected. The company is strongly advising consumers who have cashew allergies not to consume these bars and discard them to avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction. People with an allergy to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-888-851-8456, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday. Details also can be found on the Clif Bar web site http://www.clifbar.com/text/voluntary-recall. Clif Bar & Company cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers and will be making the cashew allergen labeling even more prominent on this bar.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Abdallah Candies
12/5/2014

Abdallah Candies of Burnsville, MN is taking precautionary measures and voluntarily recalling red and silver foil wrapped Holiday Caramel Bites. One customer has reported finding a peanut butter bite, wrapped in red foil, in a bag of holiday caramel bites. The date code on the bag was EK-08.

Peanut butter bites contain peanuts as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label. 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.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

We believe the incident is from that code only but with an abundance of caution are recalling all the following date codes: EJ29 - EJ31and EK01- EK18. The date code can be found on the bottom left hand corner of the white label on the bottom of the cellophane bag.

This food product was distributed since Nov. 1, 2014 nationwide at gift shops and other retail locations. The product label has the SKU number 6668407116 and is sold in boxes of 6 cellophane bags with 4 red and 4 silver foil wrapped bites in each bag. The company has made the deliberate decision to recall this product to ensure the safety of their customers. The company has not been notified of any illness associated with this product.

Consumers who have purchased this product can call Abdallah Candies with their concerns. Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30 pm central time at 952-890-4770 or 800-348-7328.

No other products from this company are affected.

Milk Allergy Alert: House of Flavors, Inc.
12/3/2014

House of Flavors, Inc., based in Ludington, Michigan, is voluntarily recalling a small batch of  Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto manufactured by House of Flavors because its ingredients may include an undeclared milk allergen. Consumers who may have a severe allergy or sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to milk, there is no safety issue with this product. The company is conducting an internal audit to determine possible cause.

Only Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto 14oz. plastic containers stamped with UPC code 9951201206 and date code 14102 and marked “Best by Date: October 12, 2015” are affected by the recall. No other Ciao Bella products, or any other Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto, are involved in the recall.

House of Flavors and Ciao Bella are taking precautionary steps, including removing all potentially impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system. 

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact House of Flavors consumer affairs at 1-800-930-7740, extension 2229, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 5 pm. (EST). 

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market (Connecticut)
12/1/2014

Three Connecticut Whole Foods Market locations are recalling “Tarte Aux Pommes” produced and sold in West Hartford Center, Bishops Corner and Glastonbury, Connecticut due to an undeclared almonds. The 6 inch tarte was mislabeled as a “Tarte Aux Pomme 10in” and has a “best by” date between November 20 and December 1, 2014.

The six inch tarte contained almonds as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label. 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 tarte was sold in the stores between Sunday, November 16 and Friday, November 28, 2014.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market West Hartford Center, Bishops Corner or Glastonbury, Connecticut may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
11/28/2014

Whole Foods Market is recalling “Vegan pumpkin pie” produced and sold in the Southwest Region, which includes TX, OK, LA, AR, due to undeclared walnuts. The product was sold as half and full pies packaged in both clear, clamshell packaging and brown, Kraft paper boxes UPCs 24917100000 and 24917300000 with “sell by” dates of 10/27/14-­‐‑11/30/14. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-­‐‑threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The vegan pumpkin pies contain walnuts as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased this product from any Whole Foods Market Southwest stores in TX, OK, LA, or AR may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store between the hours of 9am and 5pm CST.

Customers may find their nearest Whole Foods Market at www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Peanut Allergy Alert: Kroger Co.
11/26/2014

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling select containers of Private Selection Denali Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream sold in 13 states because it may contain peanuts not listed on the label.



Item Description:

Private Selection Denali Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream sold in 48-ounce containers with a "sell by" date of April 16, 2015 under the following UPC Code: 11110-00456.

Customers should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

People who are allergic to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to peanuts, there is no safety issue with the product.

Store Locations

Stores in the following states are included in this recall: Bakers stores in Nebraska; Dillons stores located in Kansas and Missouri; Gerbes stores located in Missouri; Fred Meyer stores located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington; Food 4 Less stores located in California and Nevada; King Soopers and City Market stores located in Colorado and Wyoming; Ralphs stores located in California; Smith’s stores located in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming and QFC stores located in Oregon and Washington.

Not included in this recall are Kroger, Food 4 Less (Chicago), Fry’s stores and Smith’s stores located in Arizona and New Mexico.

Dillons, Fred Meyer, QFC, King Soopers, City Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less (west coast), Bakers, Gerbes and Smith’s removed items from store shelves and initiated a customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377). For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recall_alerts.

Milk Allergy Alert: Kozy Shack Enterprises, LLC
11/21/2014

Kozy Shack Enterprises, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain items of its Foodservice Kozy Shack® Simply Well® Chocolate Pudding 4 oz. cups because they contain undeclared milk and lack product labeling. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled product was distributed through foodservice distribution channels and not sold in retail stores. Product was distributed to 20 states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The product comes in a small, clear 4 oz. plastic container and contains a yellow lid with the Kozy Shack logo on it. The carton in which the product was shipped is identified with the following information:

  • Lot Number: 31637681
  • Item Code: 00050000073491
  • USE BY:31 DEC 14

There have been no illnesses reported, and there are no quality issues with the product.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed without complete labeling.

Customers who have purchased this product are urged to discontinue use of the item and return it to the place of purchase. Kozy Shack will work with customers to collect the product.

Foodservice customers can contact Consumer Affairs at 855-716-1555, Monday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time and Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time.

Milk and Soy Allergy Alert: Evershing International Trading
11/21/2014

Evershing International Trading is voluntarily recalling Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 after learning that the product may contain Sodium Caseinate ( a Milk derivative), a Milk allergen, and Soy extract, a Soy Allergen, that is not declared on the products' ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk and/or Soy have the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume this coffee. There is No health risk associated with these products for individuals without an allergy to Milk or Soy.



The Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 was distributed in California, Washington, Oregon, and Oklahoma. The Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 was distributed by Evershing International Trading in two types of packaging, 1) 20 sachet (17g) packaged in a plastic bag, and 2) 20 sachet (17g) packaged in a paper box.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 is a new product line of Vinacafe Brand Coffee. It was recently introduced in the United States and Canada a few months ago. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovered during a routine check that the packaging did not list the Milk Allergen. Our company’s further investigation revealed that this new product also has soy extract. Vinacafe has remedied the labeling issue by relabeling all products within their inventory, thus no future products are affected.

Consumers who have purchased this product may return the products to the original place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1‐408‐975‐9660 from 9:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.

Soy Allergy Alert: K. Heeps, Inc.
11/20/2014

K. Heeps, Inc., an Allentown, Pa., establishment is recalling approximately 2,902 pounds of Bratwurst and Bangers sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain soy lecithin; a releasing agent used on contact surfaces during production and is a known allergen.

The Stryker Farm Beer Bratwurst and the Irish Style Bangers products were packaged on various dates from May 21, 2014 through Nov. 5, 2014. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 1-lb. retail packages or 20-lb. Bulk Packages containing “ALL NATURAL ARTISAN PORK RECIPE STRYKER FARM IRISH STYLE BANGERS.”
  • 1-lb. retail packages or 20-lb.Bulk Packages containing “ALL NATURAL ARTISAN PORK RECIPE STRYKER FARM BEER BRATWURST.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 9379A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were sold to a single vendor, who further distributed it to restaurants and retailers in the state of Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered during a periodic label review by FSIS inspection personnel. This was not disclosed on the product label. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms have notified customers and taken steps to make certain that products are no longer available to customers. 

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Beau Heeps, at qa@heeps.com or at 1-610-530-5564.

Milk Allergy Alert: Fabrique Delices
11/20/2014

Sapar USA, Inc. (DBA Fabrique Delices), a Hayward, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 12 pounds of sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.  The products contain nonfat dry milk, a known allergen which was not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall are:

  • Pieces of “Fabrique Delices, Saucisson A L’ail Garlic Sausage – Nonfat Dry Milk Added,” each approximately .83-lb each, with product code 5511.  The misbranded products bear the label of another product, “Fabrique Delices, Saucisson Sec”

The product, produced on November 6, 2014, bears the establishment number “EST 6206” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The products were sold through distribution centers in California, Pennsylvania and Texas to institutional and retail outlets. 

The problem was discovered by one of the firm’s sales representatives who was providing samples of the product at a food show and noted the error. 
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Antonio Pinheiro at (510) 441-9500.  Media with questions should contact Sebastien Espinasse at (510) 441-9500. 

Soy Allergy Alert: City Line Foods Manufacturing Co.
11/16/2014

City Line Foods Manufacturing Co., a Lancaster, Pa., establishment is expanding their recall to include an additional 12,282 pounds of frozen pretzel hot dog products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. This brings the total pounds of product recalled to 1,208,951 pounds. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

View product labels from the USDA>

The recalled products were produced Nov. 14, 2013 – Nov. 14, 2014.

The following products are subject to the expanded recall:

  • "Kunzler Cheddar Pepper Frank Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks." 

The following products are subject to the FSIS recall issued November 15, 2014.

  • "Auntie Anne’s All Beef Classic Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Auntie Anne’s Fundraising Pretzel Dogs."
  • "West Creek Black Angus Beef Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks."
  • "Nathan’s Famous Pretzel Dogs."
  • "City Line Foods Pretzel Dogs."

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. or P-34073" or "34073" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped nationwide for retail distribution and fundraising. This recall does not affect Auntie Anne's pretzel stores found in malls, airports and other venues nationwide.

The problem was initially discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine labeling review. FSIS inspectors found that a releasing agent used on contact surfaces during production included soy lecithin, which was not disclosed on the product label. The additional product was discovered by the establishment while reviewing records as part of their recall activity. They then notified FSIS personnel of the issue.  FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. 

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 with questions about the recall can contact Heather Neary, Auntie Anne’s Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer, at 1-717-435-1558.

Multiple Allergy Alert: Kasia's Deli
11/16/2014

Kasia’s Deli Inc., a Chicago, IL. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,059 pounds of pierogi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, soy, eggs, and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. 

The pierogi (dumplings) products were produced on various dates prior to September 19, 2014 and include lot numbers #4262 and below. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 11.5-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 6 pieces of “Polana Beef Pierogi” with product code 608.
  • 11.5-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 12 pieces of “Polana Beef Pierogi” with product code 108.
  • 14-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 6 pieces of “Polana Potato and Bacon Pierogi” with product code 630.
  • 14-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 12 pieces of “Polana Potato and Bacon Pierogi” with product code 130.
  • 14-oz. white plastic tray packages of “Polana Chicken Pierogi” with product code 126.

The products subject to recall may contain the establishment number “EST. 33985” or “P- 33985” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped to a distributor for national online sales.                           

The problem was discovered by an FSIS investigator during routine surveillance when the investigator noticed that the packaging lacked ingredient labels and /or the mark of inspection.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 the Kasia’s Deli Inc. at (312) 666-2900.

Soy and Yellow #5 and #6 Allergy Alert: Great American Appetizers, Inc.
11/16/2014

Great American Appetizers, Inc. of Nampa, Idaho is recalling 662 cases of HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks because they may contain undeclared soy flour, yellow #5 and yellow #6. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to soy, yellow #5 or yellow #6 can run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The HyVee Mozzarella Sticks were distributed to retailers in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks affected are in an 8 oz. (227 g) carton (UPC #075450149913). The product date codes are printed on the end of the carton: 14290402 (BEST IF USED BY 4/17/2016) and 14295402 (BEST IF USED BY 4/22/2016). No other date codes are affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This incident was discovered in-house by the company’s internal packaging review. Great American Appetizers, Inc. staff determined that the new carton did not accurately describe all allergens present in the product during the packaging update.

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

Consumers who have purchased HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at: 1-800-282-4834 from 8AM – 5PM Mountain Time, or email inquiries to KalaT@appetizer.com.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: B&G Foods (Ortega)
11/16/2014

B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third party supplier contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.  There is no health risk associated with these products for individuals without an allergy to peanuts or almonds.

View full product descriptions and UPC codes from the FDA.

The recalled products were distributed in retail stores and foodservice outlets nationwide.

This recall does not apply to any other sizes or varieties of Ortega Seasoning Mix or to any Ortega Seasoning Mixes in canisters, all of which are correctly labeled.  For example, this recall does not include Ortega Fajita Seasoning Mix, Ortega Fish Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chili Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chipotle Seasoning Mix or Ortega Burrito Seasoning Mix, all of which are correctly labeled.  This recall also does not include any Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce, which is correctly labeled.

“The safety of our consumers is our number one priority.  We are committed to providing safe, quality products while observing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our business,” said William Wright, Executive Vice President of Quality Assurance and R&D at B&G Foods.  “The core values that we’ve embodied since the company was founded in the 1800s — honesty, integrity and accountability — guide our actions as we take the appropriate measures to address this issue.”

This recall was initiated in consultation with the FDA after it was discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut and almond allergens. B&G Foods has since terminated its relationship with this supplier and is receiving these ingredients from other sources in anticipation of resuming production shortly.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company’s recall hotline at 877-929-2576 from 8:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET, or visit www.ortega.com for additional information.

Wheat Allergy Alert: Kulana Foods Ltd.
11/10/2014

Kulana Foods Ltd., a Hilo, Hawaii establishment is recalling approximately 4,465 pounds of frozen, fully cooked pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with a soy sauce that contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall include:

  • Various weight (approximately .75 – .90 lb.) packages of “MOUNTAIN APPLE BRAND Teri Smoked Pork” with identifying case codes: 03414, 07214, 12814, 16914, 21114, 28114, 03713, 05113, 06513, 23313, or 34513.
  • 5-pound packages of “MOUNTAIN APPLE BRAND Teri Smoked Pork” with identifying case code: 09214.  

The products bear the establishment number “EST. 12445” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The products were produced on various dates between Feb. 6, 2013 and Oct. 8, 2014 and shipped to retail locations and for foodservice use on the islands of Hawaii and Oahu.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a label review at the establishment. FSIS personnel are responsible for verifying that establishments are actively labeling the eight most common food allergens. Wheat was a sub-ingredient of soy sauce used in the product and was inadvertently left off the product label.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Sheryl Taka, company office manager, at 808-959-9144.

Wheat, Soy & Milk Allergy Alert: 99 Ranch Market
11/7/2014

Welcome Market, Inc. dba 99 Ranch Market of Union City, CA is recalling “Taro Toast”, “Family Toast”, “U-Ta-Ne Toast”, “Raisin Toast”, “Green Onion Porksung Toast”, “Coconut Toast”, “Pineapple Toast”, “Multi-9 Grain”, “Cheese Toast”, “Wheat Bran Toast”, and “Red Bean Toast” because the product labels failed to declare food allergen wheat, soy, and/or and milk in the ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy and/or milk run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention should they consume these products.

“Taro Toast”, “Family Toast”, “U-Ta-Ne Toast”, “Raisin Toast”, “Green Onion Porksung Toast”, “Coconut Toast”, “Pineapple Toast”, “Multi-9 Grain”, “Cheese Toast”, “Wheat Bran Toast”, and “Red Bean Toast” are various flavors of toast, packaged as pre-sliced loaves in clear plastic bags. The products were distributed to company owned stores and each store has a different bar code and address information specific to each store. The products have a sell by date of 11/04/14 or prior.

Consumers in possession of “Taro Toast”, “Family Toast”, “U-Ta-Ne Toast”, “Raisin Toast”, “Green Onion Porksung Toast”, “Coconut Toast”, “Pineapple Toast”, “Multi-9 Grain”, “Cheese Toast”, “Wheat Bran Toast”, and “Red Bean Toast” should not eat the product and should return the product to the place of purchase.

Consumers who have experienced allergic reaction after consuming this product should contact their health care provider.

99 Ranch Market will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers. Please call Wendy Lo at (510) 487-8899 extension 221 for further information.

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: CS Best Food Inc.
11/7/2014

CS Best Food Inc., a Panorama City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,560 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains wheat and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. 

The blood sausage link products were produced between Aug. 28 and Oct. 17, 2014. The following products are subject to recall:     

  • 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing 2 sausage link pieces of “A Pork Snout, Beef Blood, Rice & Noodle Link”.
  • 5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing multiple sausage link pieces of “A Pork Snout, Beef Blood, Rice & Noodle Link”.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 40119” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped to retail locations in California and Washington.                                 

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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 Woosung America at 510-265-0808.

Milk Allergy Alert: Schwartz Brothers Bakery
11/7/2014

Schwartz Brothers Bakery of Seattle, Washington is recalling “Everything Bagels” because product contains milk but it is not declared as the ingredient on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Product was distributed between 10/9/14 and 11/5/14 through the QFC retail stores of the Washington and Portland, Oregon areas.

The product was packed in clear 4-pack plastic bag, with visible image of cheese melted on top of the bagels. “Everything Bagels” has the UPC number 7 17887 23121 1 and the “best by” dates of 10/14/14 to 11/10/14.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing Cheese was distributed in packaging with a label that did not declare “Milk” in the ingredients statement and Contains statement. The label however has a statement indicating that the item is “Produced in a facility that processes Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat.”

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

Consumers who have purchased Schwartz Brothers Bakery “Everything Bagels” at QFC store are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-970-6938 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM pacific time.

Fish, Wheat and Egg Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms (WAWA)
11/4/2014

Taylor Farms New Jersey, Inc. of Swedesboro, NJ is voluntarily recalling 1,510 units of WAWA Garden Rotini Salad due to the potential of undeclared fish, wheat and egg allergens contained in the salad. 

People who have sensitivity or allergies to fish, wheat and egg may be at risk of a serious adverse reaction, if they consume these products. To this date, there have been no reported adverse reactions to this product. 

The Garden Rotini Salad was sold to WAWA stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland. The recalled product have the code date of “sell by” 11/04/2014 TFNJ 303 1 5:00am found on the top the container. The WAWA Garden Rotini Salads are packaged in an 8 oz. plastic container. The affected product was distributed to stores on 10/30/2014 and was discovered by an associate at store level. 

This voluntary recall does not apply to any other WAWA or Taylor Farms products distributed anywhere in the United States. 

Consumers who have purchased Wawa Garden Rotini Salad with “sell by” date 11/04/2014 are urged to discard the product and contact the Wawa Call Center at 1-800-444-9292 24 hours a day 7 days a week for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Taylor Farms New Jersey at 856-294-4181 Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm EST.

Multiple Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market (Melrose, MA)
10/28/2014

Whole Foods Market is recalling “Vegan Gingersnap Cookies” produced and sold only in the Melrose, Massachusetts location due to a labeling error that resulted in undeclared tree nut, milk, soy and egg allergens. The product has a “Sell By” date of October 28, 2014.

The six-packs of cookies labeled as “Vegan Gingersnap Cookies” contained tree nuts (walnut and almond), milk, soy and egg, known allergens, which are not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to those ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The cookies were sold in the store between October 23 and October 26, 2014.
Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market Melrose may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Milk Allergy Alert: Lundberg Family Farms
10/25/2014

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 recall@lundberg.com.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms
10/25/2014

Taylor Farms, a Swedesboro, NJ, establishment, is recalling approximately 377 pounds of Signature Café Broccoli Kale Salad with Chicken product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, tree nuts. The product contains walnuts, a tree nut, which is a known allergen and not declared on the product label. The walnuts are packaged in a cupped packet inside the salad container.

The product subject to recall includes:

  • 9.75-oz. plastic clam shell packages of “Signature Café Broccoli Kale Salad with Chicken” with Use by dates of “10/23/14,” “10/25/14,” and “10/27/14” on the lid of the product.

The product subject to recall bears “P-34513” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. The salads were produced on 10/17/14, 10/19/14, and 10/21/14. The distributed product was sent to retail stores in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The problem was discovered at the distributor doing business with the company. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Jim Bryan, Director of Operations, at 856-294-4211. Media with questions about the recall should contact Alan Applonie, President, at 209-835-6300.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Woodstock Farms Manufacturing
10/20/2014

United Natural Trading LLC dba/ Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, New Jersey are recalling 22lb. bulk cases only (Lot# YOUI03) and Market Basket 12oz. tubs only (Lot# 14248) 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.

The 22lb. bulk cases of Asian 7 Rice Cracker Mix, Lot # YOUI03 were supplied to Woodstock Farms from Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd, No. 15 Dongyuan RD, Jinting Town, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China and distributed in Florida and Wisconsin.

The Market Basket 12oz. tubs of Asian 7 Rice Cracker Mix, Lot# 14248, Best By 9/5/15, UPC# 04970540898 were supplied to Woodstock Farms from Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd and distributed in the MA, VT, CT, RI, ME.

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

The recall was initiated after a customer reported to us that they found a peanut fragment in the closed case of product at their facility during re-packing. Upon investigation it was discovered that the 22lb. original bulk cartons supplied to us from Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd had contained a peanut fragment. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by failure to do proper allergen cleaning and training of personnel at Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd.

Consumers who have purchased the 12oz. Market Basket tubs are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM EST at 800-526-4349.

Milk Allergy Alert: JFC International Inc.
10/20/2014

JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling all lot codes of its 3-pack Hapi Pudding with a net weight of 8.46 ounces (UPC 11152 13417), because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products.

The recalled product, "Hapi Pudding" was distributed nationwide to retail stores.

The product comes in a pack of three, weighing a total of 8.46 ounces, in clear plastic containers, with an orange and white seal on the top. The seal has the words "Hapi Pudding" with an image of a pudding. The 3 pack of pudding is plastic wrapped, with the product information found at the bottom of the product.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk to the consumer. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an inadvertent omission on the label by the producer during the revision of the packaging process.

JFC has immediately responded to this issue and have already taken action to stop sales and distribution of the affected product.

Consumers who have purchased the product "Hapi Pudding" are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-633-1004, Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5pm PST.

Soy Allergy Alert: New Hope Mills Manufacturing
10/17/2014

New Hope Mills Manufacturing of Auburn, NY is recalling all Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix because it may contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix was distributed to distributors and retailers in NY, PA, NH, OK, and FL.

The affected product, New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix, can be identified as a 16 OZ bag in a boxboard box. The box itself is primarily red and white, and includes on the front of box, the New Hope Mills logo along with a picture of the Chia Pancakes. The UPC code on the box reads “07470353012”. The boxes affected will have one of the following “Best By Dates” on the bottom of the box: 11/13/2014, 11/14/2014, 2/26/2015, 7/29/2015, 10/4/2015, 12/13/2015

No illnesses have been reported to date.

New Hope Mills was contacted on 10/15/2014 by The Raymond-Hadley Corp., the Contract Manufacturer of New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix. The Raymond-Hadley Corp. notified New Hope Mills that they had discovered that New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix was made with an ingredient containing soy and was produced and distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy.

Consumers who have purchased New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 315-252-2676. Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm, EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Publix Super Markets
10/17/2014

Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Asian Mix because the product contains peanuts that are not declared on the packaging.

The Publix Asian Mix was distributed to all Publix retail locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Publix Asian Mix is sold in 14 oz. clamshell containers in the Publix produce department with the UPC 41415-20286. The recall includes all sell-by dates between 01/03/15 and 02/03/15.

Publix discovered the undeclared allergen during in-house testing from the ingredient supplier. 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.

"As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "To date, there have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care Department at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.com."

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 171,000 employees, with 2013 sales of $28.9 billion. Currently Publix has 1,086 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 17 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.

 
Soy Allergy Alert: Shop Packaging LLC
10/17/2014

Shop Packaging LLC, a New Bedford, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 115,505 pounds of chicken wing products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The chicken wing products were produced on various dates between August 8 and October 10, 2014. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 20-lb. bags containing “Chicken Mid-joint Wing.”The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-46946” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These products produced were shipped to a distribution location in New York.

The problem was discovered by a FSIS inspector. The company sprayed a vegetable and canola oil, which contains soy lecithin, on their conveyor belt. FSIS has determined that the spray has been used since August 8th of this year.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Ron Sylvia, President, at (508) 961-7552.

Soy and Egg Allergy Alert: Fresh Food Manufacturing
10/15/2014

Fresh Food Manufacturing, a Freedom, Pa., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,008 pounds of Italian Style Wedding Soup due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The soup contains soy and egg, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The following product is subject to recall:     

  • 24-oz. cups of “GIANT EAGLE MARKET DISTRICT ITALIAN STYLE WEDDING SOUP.”   

The ingredients panel on the back of the soup cup is from a chili product that the company also produces at the facility. The chili label does not list soy and egg, which are ingredients in the Italian Style Wedding Soup.

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. 40211” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Oct. 9, 2014, and shipped to retail stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania.                                

The problem was discovered when a store employee noticed that the back label was different from the other labels on the product.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

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 with questions about the recall can contact Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern time). Media with questions about the recall should call (412) 967-4551.

Egg Allergy Alert: Real Foods
10/14/2014

Real Foods of Seattle, LLC, (WA) is initiating a voluntary recall of 96 units of “Mexican Cheddar Dip” product due to an undeclared allergen. This product contains egg, an allergen, which is not declared on the bottom label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 



The product subject to the recall was 10-oz package of Mexican Cheddar Dip sold at Quality Food Centers Stores, with UPC numbers 0 30223 00952 8; or 0 30223 00968 9 and Sell by Dates of 10/09/14;  10/10/14; 10/11/14.

The above product was manufactured between 10/04/14 and 10/06/14 and shipped between 10/05/14 and 10/07/14 to a limited number of QUALITY FOOD CENTER stores in Washington State only. The newly launched product may bear one of the two UPC numbers listed in the table. 

This product was distributed and sold in a limited number of Quality Food Center stores in the following cities: Everett, (WA); Mill Creek, (WA); Sequim, (WA); Bothell, (WA); Port Townsend, (WA); Belfair, (WA); Lacy, (WA); Kirkland, (WA); Bellevue, (WA); Redmond, (WA); Stanwood, (WA) and Port Hadlock, (WA). 
No other products or code dates are affected by this recall. 

There have been no adverse reactions or illnesses attributed to the recalled item. 

Customers who have purchased this product and are sensitive to egg products or have egg allergies should not consume the above-mentioned product. This product may be returned to the store where purchased for a full refund. 
Consumers may call Patrick Quatsoe at 206-354-1921 for any further information Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am-5pm (PST).

Egg Allergy Alert: Lotte Confectionary Co.
10/10/2014

LOTTE Confectionery Co., Ltd. (manufacturer), 21-5ka, Yangpyung-dong, Youngdeunpo-gu, Seoul, Korea, is recalling its 1.41 ounce (40g) and 5.64 ounce (160g) packages of Lotte Waffles because they contain undeclared egg ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 

(Product Barcode: 1.41 ounce – 8 801062 518111 / 5.64 ounce – 8 801062 518135) 

The recalled Lotte Waffles were distributed to California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Canada retail stores. 

The product comes in 1.41 ounce and 5.64 ounce paper packaging, with a white ingredient sticker label and an expiration date from July 2014 to Sep. 2015 (the expiration date is printed as Year. Month., and Day). 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. 
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the egg-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of eggs by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 

Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an error in the company’s product sticker making process. 

The distribution of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected. 

Consumers who have purchased 1.41 ounce and 5.64 ounce packages of “Lotte Waffle” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Lotte International America Corp. (Importer), 1805 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021, at 1-213-688-8806 Monday thru Friday 8AM-5PM PST.

Milk Allergy Alert: Kupiec
10/6/2014

Two distributors have issued recalls for Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate. Markpol Distributors Inc. of Wood Dale, Illinois is recalling Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate was shipped and distributed to retail stores in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut between August 29th, 2014 and September 30th, 2014.

Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate has UPC 5 906747 171742, packaged in white foil with a photo image of the rice cake on the front of the packaging, and the net weight is 3.1 oz. The production date located on the back of the package is 29.05.2014 with expiration date of 29.05.2015. Lot numbers: 149/MA/3 and 149/JP/3. Customers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk should not consume this product and return recalled product to the retail store and ask for a refund.

There has been one illness reported.

Markpol Distributors Inc. initiated the voluntary recall after the mis-labeling issue was discovered through the reported consumer illness on October 1st, 2014 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 847-801-5050 from 9am-5pm (CST) Monday – Friday or email info@markpoldistributors.com.

J&B EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION INC. of BROOKLYN, NY is recalling 40 cases of KUPIEC brand RICE CAKES WITH DARK CHOCOLATE, NET WT. 3.1 OZ. (90g), UPC # 5 906747 171742, because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

KUPIEC brand RICE CAKES WITH DARK CHOCOLATE, NET WT. 3.1 oz. (90g) were distributed to retail outlets throughout NY, NJ, and PA, and to one retail location in North Carolina. The product was shipped between 6/24/2014 and 7/23/2014.

KUPIEC brand RICE CAKES WITH DARK CHOCOLATE, NET WT. 3.1 oz., UPC # 5 906747 171742, are packed in a white oval plastic package picturing a stack of the rice cakes topped with chocolate. There are 6 rice cakes per package. The product was imported from Poland.

J&B EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION is not aware of any confirmed illnesses to date in its distribution area; however the FDA has confirmed one such case in the Chicago, IL area.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an inadvertent omission on the label by the producer during the revision of the packaging process.

Consumers who have purchased KUPIEC brand RICE CAKES WITH DARK CHOCOLATE, NET WT. 3.1 oz., UPC # 5 906747 171742, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact J&B EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION at 1-718-782-3712, Monday – Friday, 8am - 4pm, ET.

Soy Allergy Alert: IKEA
10/2/2014

If you have purchased PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN, elk-shaped wholegrain pasta or PASTAÄLGAR, elk-shaped pasta, in the Swedish Food Market at IKEA, please be aware that the product may contain soy, which is not declared on the product. As a precautionary measure, we have decided to recall these products.

Analyses of PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN and PASTAÄLGAR have indicated presence of soy which is not declared on the product. Soy is an allergen and persons allergic to soy may experience an allergic reaction if eating the product. The product is safe for anyone not allergic or sensitive to soy.

Customers allergic to soy or otherwise concerned are welcome to return PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN and PASTAÄLGAR to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information, please contact the Returns & Exchanges department, or visit: www.IKEA-USA.com

Peanut Allergy Alert: Tropical Valley Foods Inc.
10/2/2014

Tropical Valley Foods Inc. of Plattsburgh, NY, is recalling 455 cases (12 bags per case) of next by Nature DARK CHOCOLATE CHERRIES, Lot 460013, due to the potential for undeclared peanuts to be packaged in the product. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The affected next by Nature DARK CHOCOLATE CHERRIES was sold to distributors and retailers located in Iowa, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Canada and Japan. Distributors where instructed to inform their customers of the recall of the product, to immediately remove it from sale and to promptly discard it.

The affected product is packaged in 3 oz. plastic bags with UPC 817582252006, Lot 460013 and “Best by Date” of 2016.03.31. The product was distributed between September 12th, 2014 and September 25th, 2014.

The recall was initiated after an employee found a peanut piece in a bulk case of Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries that was being packaged into the 3 oz. bags. Subsequent investigation by the firm revealed that some Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries had been packaged into 3 oz. bags of next by Nature DARK CHOCOLATE CHERRIES prior to the discovery.

No illnesses have been reported to date associated with this problem.

Consumers who are allergic to peanuts are urged not to consume the above product. Customers who purchased the affected product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kristain Stone at Tropical Valley Foods by phone at (518) 314-7162, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
9/27/2014

Whole Foods Market is recalling "Plain Streusel Coffeecake" produced and sold in the Bedford, Massachusetts location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product has a "Sell By" date between September 19 and September 30, 2014.

The coffee cake contained pecans as an ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The coffee cake was sold in the store between Friday, September 19 and Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market Bedford may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Wheat, Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Dominguez Foods
9/27/2014

DOMINGUEZ FOODS WASHINGTON INC. of Zillah, Washington is recalling "SU COCINA" PAN MOLIDO (Plain Bread Crumbs) because it may contain undeclared WHEAT, WHEY (MILK), and SOY. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

"SU COCINA" PAN MOLIDO (Plain Bread Crumbs) was distributed to two retail stores in OREGON and two retail stores in WASHINGTON.

"SU COCINA" PAN MOLIDO (Plain Bread Crumbs) has UPC 6 79790 05912 5, packaged in a cellophane package with yellow label and orange writing, and the net weight is 8 oz. Bread crumbs are grounded and tan in color. There is no lot code on a package. Customers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk or soy should not consume this product and return recalled product to the retail store and ask for a refund.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Dominguez Foods of Washington Inc. initiated the voluntary recall after the mis-labeling issue was discovered during the inspection on September 15th, 2014 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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

For further information customers may call Dominguez Foods of WA at 509-829-6089 from 8am – 4pm (PDT) Monday – Friday of email dominguezfoods@yahoo.com.

Shellfish & Fish Allergy Alert: The Original Soupman
9/25/2014

The ORIGINAL SOUPMAN of Staten Island, New York, is recalling some of its LOBSTER BISQUE in Tetra Pak cartons because due to human error some cartons were printed omitting that, in addition to lobster, the product also contains shrimp, as well as perch and tilapia in its lobster base. Only people who have allergies to shrimp (Crustaceans) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The recalled “Original Soupman Lobster Bisque” was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product comes in a 17 oz., tetra pak carton marked with lot numbers:
0314435801, 0411435801, 0523435801, 0709435803, 0822435801, 0709435802, 0821435801 on the top and with a best buy date stamped on the top as well.No allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem and the product is otherwise safe for consumption by persons who have no allergies to lobster, shrimp, perch or tilapia.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that when the Company moved its production to the United States, the product was distributed in packaging that inadvertently did not declare the presence of shrimp, perch and tilapia.
Consumers that have purchased the “Lobster Bisque” can call the Company to arrange for return and a refund. Consumers may contact the Company at 646-722-6673, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.

Egg Allergy Alert: Golden King Bakery
9/23/2014

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared eggs in “Coconut Bun”, packaged and distributed by Golden King Bakery located at 90 Bowery, New York, NY 10013. No illnesses have been reported to date to the Department in connection with this product. People who have severe sensitivity to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Coconut Bun” is packaged in an uncoded, plastic bag. The product was sold at various stores in the NY Metro area.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained egg allergens, which were not declared on the label.

Consumers who have purchased “Coconut Bun” may return the product to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact Lai Kueh Chan of Golden King Bakery at (212) 680-0138.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Mars Chocolate
9/20/2014

Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764. Find lot numbers here. 

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).

Wheat and Fish Allergy Alert: Jerky By Art
9/15/2014

Jerky By Art, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of beef jerky products because they were produced without the benefit of inspection. In addition, the beef jerky products contain wheat and anchovies, known allergens that are not declared on the product label.



The products subject to recall are: 

  • All vacuum-packed plastic bags of Claude’s Beef Jerky with Red Chile

The products, which contain the establishment number “EST. 34270” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection, were sold primarily over the internet. Although the products were packed mostly in 4-oz bags they may also have been packed in bags of other sizes. There are no identifying dates or codes on any packaging. Therefore, all products produced prior to September 12, 2014 are being recalled.

The problem was discovered during an ongoing investigation into the establishment.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Media or consumers with questions about the recall should contact Mr. Arthur Sandoval at (505) 262-0240.

Milk Allergy Alert: Interbay Food Company, LLC
9/12/2014

Interbay Food Company, LLC, a Woodinville, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,820 pounds of pork Banger-style sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products’ label.



The following products were subject to recall: 

  • 1-lb. (5 links per package) Refrigerated packages of “The British Pantry Ltd., British Style Bangers”
  • 1-lb. (16 links per package) Refrigerated packages of “The British Pantry Ltd., British Style Bangers”
  • 5-lb. Logs of “The British Pantry Ltd., British Style Bangers”

The products were cooked in a Redmond, Wash., restaurant and sold to the general public. The products were produced using bread crumbs that came from a vendor who listed wheat, soy and milk on the label. Although the label for the bangers listed wheat and soy, it did not list milk as an ingredient. The products were produced on March 17, 2014, March 24, 2014, May 5, 2014, June 2, 2014, June 30, 2014, July 15, 2014, July 29, 2014, August 26, 2014 and September 8, 2014. The products’ package codes are also its production dates. The products bear the establishment number “Est. 6267” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and have a 6-month shelf life.  

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who saw that the products were incorrectly labeled.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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 should contact Robert Petschl at (206) 612-7559 or via email at rob.petschl@interbayfoods.com.  

Peanut and Egg Allergy Alert: Mars Chocolate
9/8/2014

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its TWIX® Brand Unwrapped Bites 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch with the code date: 421BA4GA60.



Fewer than 25 cases of the stand-up pouches in this single lot code may contain product containing peanuts and eggs without listing them on the ingredient label. People who have allergies to peanuts and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of peanuts in their TWIX® Unwrapped Bites product.

This specific code date was shipped and distributed to our customers’ warehouses in Indiana, Texas, Oregon, Tennessee and Connecticut. These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide.

The TWIX® Brand Unwrapped Bites product comes in a 7 ounce, metallized-golden package marked with lot # 421BA4GA60 and with an expiration date of 03/2015 stamped on the back.

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, 7 days a week, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (est): 1-800-551-0907.

Milk, Wheat & Soy Allergy Alert: La Orocoveña Biscuit
9/4/2014

Through this means we inform to all La Orocoveña Biscuit clients that we will be conducting a recall of the product Pound Cake de Queso, 2oz. Exp. Dates 08/11/2014 to 10/12/2014, this since the product contains undeclared milk, wheat and soy.



This product was distributed wholesale to our clients who in turn sold this product to retailers only in Puerto Rico from 06/11/2014 to 08/12/2014. As of today, no illness have been reported in relation to this product, but it is of great importance that people who are allergic or sensitive to milk ,wheat or soy do not consume this product as they run the risk of having serious allergic reactions.

This recall was initiated after it was identified during and FDA Inspection that the product label did not mention the presence of milk, wheat and soy contained in the products sub-ingredients.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it as soon as possible. A credit for the product will be given, once the product is returned.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we will be working to correct this mishap. Your cooperation is necessary to prevent harm to the consumers.
If you have any question please contact Mr. Iram Ortiz Maldonado at (787) 867-3310 or (787) 867-7474 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Dole Fresh Vegetables
8/29/2014

Although no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, Dole Fresh Vegetables is initiating a limited voluntary recall of the following products:

PRODUCT NAMEBAG CODEBEST-BY DATE
DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bag
UPC 071430009642
B2311020 9/4/2014
B2311021 9/4/2014
B2311022 9/4/2014
B2311023 9/4/2014
DOLE Spinach 8 oz bag
UPC 071430009765
B2311020 9/4/2014
B2311021 9/4/2014
B2311022 9/4/2014
B2311023 9/4/2014
B2311024 9/4/2014
B2311025 9/4/2014



This recall is due to possible contamination of these products by walnuts. The walnuts fell from a tree into spinach bins being delivered from a field and were discovered at the plant. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported. However, people who have an allergy to tree nuts may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products or products containing walnuts.

This recall is for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, for only DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bags and DOLE Spinach 8 oz bags with the specific Bag Codes and Best-by dates listed above. The bag code and best-by date are on the top right-hand corner of the front of the bag. Consumers who have purchased the designated products are instructed not to consume the product and to call the DOLE Consumer Center toll-free at 1-800-356-3111 from 8am to 3 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for a refund.

Food safety is the first priority of Dole Fresh Vegetables, so although the contamination is not confirmed, this recall is being initiated in an abundance of caution for the benefit of our customers.

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Nestlé USA (Lean Cuisine)
8/23/2014

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a business unit of Nestlé USA, is initiating the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce/UPC code 13800 10154 because it may contain undeclared shrimp. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The affected product is marked with a production code of 4165595911U and has a “best before” date of JULY 2015. A small quantity of LEAN CUISINE Culinary Collection Shrimp Alfredo was inadvertently placed into packaging for LEAN CUISINE Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce.

Three consumers who purchased the mislabeled product alerted Nestlé to this issue. To date, no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported. Nestlé issued this voluntary recall of one hour code of production to ensure the safety of consumers with shellfish allergies.

Consumers who may have purchased LEAN CUISINE Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce /UPC code 13800 10154 should look for the manufacturing code, located in the grey box, on the right side panel of the package. The manufacturing code of the recalled product is: 4165595911U. No other LEAN CUISINE items are impacted by this recall. The affected product was distributed to retail customers in Washington State, California, Louisiana and Texas, and can be found in the frozen food aisle. Nestlé asks consumers to contact us for a full refund by calling Nestlé Consumer Services directly at 1-800-392-4057 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.

The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. For these reasons, the company initiated this recall. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this product recall. We have advised the U. S. Food & Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture of this voluntary recall and will cooperate with them fully.

Soy Allergy Alert: Zemco Industries Inc.
8/7/2014

Zemco Industries Inc., a Buffalo, NY, establishment, is recalling approximately 106,800 pounds of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains soy, a known allergen that is not declared on the label of the product.



The product subject to recall includes: 

  • 2.5 lb. packages of “CAVANAUGH SMOKED SAUSAGE”

The products were produced on June 11, 2014; June 13, 2014; June 19, 2014; July 10, 2014; July 19, 2014; and Aug. 1, 2014. The recalled product has Use By dates of Sept. 9, 2014; Sept. 11, 2014; Sept. 17, 2014; Oct. 8, 2014; Oct. 17, 2014; and Oct. 30, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “Est. 5222” on the package. The product was sent to distribution centers for resale as well as retail establishments nationwide.    

The problem was discovered by the company. The problem occurred when the company reformulated the product and updated packaging and labeling but the employees utilized the old formulation containing soy that was not declared on the updated packaging and labels. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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 with questions about the recall should contact Consumer Relations at (866) 328-3156. Media with questions about the recall should contact Worth Sparkman, Public Relations Manager, at (479) 290-6358.

Egg Allergy Alert: Seoul Shik Poom Inc.
8/5/2014

Seoul Shik Poom Inc. of Englewood, NJ is recalling Choripdong Chocolate Almond Richmond Ice Bar (4bags/432ml) because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The recalled Choripdong Chocolate Almond Richmond Ice Bar(4bars/432 ml) was distributed nationwide through retail stores.

Choripdong Chocolate Almond Richmond Ice Bar (4bars/432 ml) was sold in a silver plastic cooling bag marked with code # IC1006 and UPC CODE: 761898632925. The product has an expiration date of 03/20/2015 which is stamped on the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after the issue was discovered during an FDA inspection of the foreign manufacturer.

Consumers who have Choripdong Chocolate Almond Richmond Ice Bar(4bars/432 ml) and are allergic to eggs are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-567-7780 ext 140, Monday to Friday between 9:00am to 5:00pm (Eastern Time Zone).

Milk Allergy Alert: Ortho Molecular Products
8/4/2014

Ortho Molecular Products of Stevens Point, Wisconsin is recalling all lots of LifeCore Chocolate and LifeCore Complete Chocolate because the flavoring may contain undeclared milk. According to food safety standards, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Products were distributed nationwide to health care practitioners who then distribute the products to their patients as warranted. Distribution of the product has been suspended until further notice.

All LifeCore Chocolate and LifeCore Complete Chocolate products distributed through August 1, 2014 are subject to the recall. Products subject to the recall contain lots numbers beginning with the following numbers:

73286, 73620, 74419, 75339, 73288, 73840, 74562, 75568, 73455, 73859, 74773, 75749, 73482, 73987, 74920, 75919, 73569, 74038, 75309

The lot number and expiration date can be located at the neck of the bottle just above the label.

No adverse events have been reported to date regarding the undeclared milk allergen.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the chocolate flavoring used in the products contains a milk allergen which was not disclosed on the packaging of the products.

Consumers who have LifeCore Chocolate or LifeCore Complete Chocolate are urged to contact their health care practitioner who distributed the product to discuss returning or replacing the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 1-(715) 342-9881.

Milk Allergy Alert: Erlo Distribution Inc.
7/30/2014

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared milk in Uprising Brand “Carrot Drink,” “Beet Drink,” and “Peanut Punch,” distributed by Erlo Distribution Inc., Brooklyn, NY. People who have severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.



The Uprising Brand “Carrot Drink,” “Beet Drink,” and “Peanut Punch” are packaged in 12 ounce glass bottles.  The “Carrot Drink” has a product code of “Jul 30 2014” stamped on the label. The “Beet Drink” and “Peanut Punch” have product codes of “Sep 30 2014” stamped on the label. All are products of Jamaica.  The product was found for sale at a Brooklyn retail store, however, full distribution of the product is not known.   

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained milk allergens, which were not declared on the label. 

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.  Consumers who have purchased Uprising Brand “Carrot Drink”, “Beet Drink” and in “Peanut Punch”, should not consume the product. 

Milk Allergy Alert: Puritan Foods Co.
7/28/2014

Puritan Foods Co., Inc., a Boston, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,476 pounds of raw boneless turkey breasts due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The following product is subject to recall:

  • Raw Boneless Turkey Breasts (various weights) with pack dates of June 11 and July 18, 2014

The product was produced on June 11, 2014, and July 18, 2014, and bears the establishment number “P-5933” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was distributed to a local distributor, which sold the product to hotels, restaurants and institutions in the New England area.

FSIS personnel discovered the problem while checking product labels. The source materials typically used by the firm do not contain milk. On the two dates in question, the source materials used declared they were “butter basted,” which was not carried over to the finished product label. Milk is a sub-ingredient in butter and must be noted on the label. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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 should contact Christopher Mendez at (617) 596-4917.

Milk, Egg & Soy Allergy Alert: Carmel Food Group
7/28/2014

Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, a frozen product, because of mixed product in the packages with SELL BY APR 09 2015 (ONLY). This mislabeling incident has resulted in product which may contain undeclared allergens, milk, egg, and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, egg, and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



Product: Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, 8 oz, UPC# 7-85030-55557-6. One Code Date is affected: Pkg. SELL BY APR 09 2015, Case SELL BY 040915 (ONLY this Sell By date is being recalled).

The product involved was distributed through retail stores nationwide.

The recall was initiated when it was discovered that some packages labeled Butternut Squash that contain ravioli pieces with a different filling that may include milk, egg, and soy ingredients.

No illnesses have been reported to date in association with this product.

Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 510-429-0356. Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Pacific Time.

Soy Allergy Alert: Sara Lee Foodservice
7/23/2014

A facility doing business as Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wis., is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.  The product was formulated with an ingredient containing hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 



The product subject to recall is: 

  • Cases of “Smoked Sausage Rope” in 10-lb. cases containing two 5-lb packages with case code SKU 46218

The product, which bears the establishment number “Est. 2435” inside the USDA mark of inspection, was produced from January 1, 2014 through June 6, 2014 and was sent to distribution centers for further shipment to institutional users across the United States.  The product is not available in grocery stores or sold directly to consumers.

During a routine label review, the company discovered that one of the product flavoring ingredients contains hydrolyzed soy and that the soy is not declared on the product label.  

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Eric Birkhaug, Director of Customer Service at (312) 614-8283. Media with questions should contact Mike Cummins, Director of Communications at (312) 614-8412.

Milk Allergy Alert: B. Roberts Foods (Harris Teeter)
7/21/2014

B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, N.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 


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The following product is subject to recall:

  • 10 oz. (248 g) Refrigerated Packages of "Harris Teeter, Fresh Foods Market, Deli-Bakery, All Natural Grilled Chicken Strips (minimally processed, no artificial ingredients)"

The top label on the packaging incorrectly reads "All Natural Grilled Chicken Strips (minimally processed, no artificial ingredients), Net Wt 10 oz. (248g)" and the bottom label incorrectly reads "Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon Spaghettini" when both labels should read  "Grilled Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomato Pasta." The product was produced on July 10, 2014, and bears the establishment number "Est. 19198" inside the USDA mark of inspection with package code "50223" and "Sell By" date of "07/27/14".

The product was distributed to retail stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The problem was discovered by a grocery store employee who saw that the product was incorrectly labeled. The grocery store reported the error to B. Roberts Foods, which confirmed the "Grilled Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomato Pasta" entrées were incorrectly labeled due to an employee error. In addition to the incorrect labels, the recalled product is made with milk, which is a known allergen and must be noted on the label. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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 should contact Antonio Gilges at (704) 944-5311 or via email at agilges@brobertsfoods.com.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
7/21/2014

Whole Foods Market is recalling "Chocolate Chewies" produced and sold in the Hyannis, Massachusetts location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product was sold in the store between Sunday, July 13, 2014 and Friday, July 18, 2014 in clear, clamshell packaging and has a Use By date of: 7/18/14.

The chewies contain walnuts as an ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market Hyannis may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Multiple Allergy Alert: King of Pops
7/16/2014

King of Pops of Charleston, SC is recalling mislabeled banana puddin’ pops and keylime pie pops because they may contain milk, wheat, egg, and/or soy some of which is undeclared on the label. The labels do contain milk, flour, chocolate, egg, vanilla wafer, and/or graham cracker, which may contain allergens milk, soy, egg, and wheat. King of Pops is working closely with the FDA, SC Dept. of Agricultural, and SC Dept. of Health to correct the labeling issue to FDA standards. Additionally, these products are submitted to the SC Dept. of Health for testing every quarter and meet all Health codes during these regular tests.

The UPC codes on these products are 59959 00305 and 59959 00304. All known mislabeled products have already been removed from stores.



People who have allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, wheat, egg or soy run the risk of severe or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

These pops are distributed in Charleston, SC at retail stores.

These pops are labeled with company logo and flavor and ingredient statement does include milk, flour, chocolate, egg, vanilla wafer, and/or graham cracker, which may contain milk, egg, wheat, and/or soy.

The labeling problem was discovered during routine inspection by South Carolina Dept. of Agriculture. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have allergy or sensitivity to milk, wheat, egg, and soy should discard these products.

For additional information you can call the King of Pops production kitchen at 843-297-8039.

Fish, Egg & Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
7/9/2014

Whole Foods Market is recalling mini 4oz. containers of pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun Goat Cheese salad sold in stores on July 8,, 2014 throughout New York, New Jersey (Excluding Princeton, Cherry Hill and Marlton) and Connecticut (Excluding Glastonbury, West Hartford and Bishop’s Corner) due to mislabeling and a resulting undeclared allergen of fish and egg (Caesar) and tree nuts (Mesclun Goat Cheese). The product has a Sell by date of: 7/11/14.



The salad labels were erroneously swapped and therefore the Caesar Salad packages contain tree nuts and the Mesclun Goat Cheese packages contain a Caesar dressing containing fish and egg as an ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to any of these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Signage is posted in affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 201-567-2090 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Nestlé USA
6/27/2014

Nestlé USA is initiating a recall of limited amounts of ice cream due to mismatched packaging.  The affected products are 14-ounce cartons labeled as Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with a UPC of 74570-08400, and lid labeled as Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter.  The best buy date and manufacturing code appear on the bottom of the carton:  Best By date of 13May2015, Manufacturing code of 24-52 4133580418D.

These mismatched packages contain Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream, and the ingredient statement on the carton applies to Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and does not identify peanuts.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or potentially life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.             

The ice cream was produced on May 13, 2014 and has been distributed in District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of Häagen-Dazs ice cream are affected by this recall.  Häagen-Dazs product distributed in Canada is also not affected. Only products with mismatched flavor lids and cartons totaling 10,000 packages in the Eastern U.S. are being recalled.            

A consumer reported the mismatched packaging to Nestlé.  The company is investigating this incident and is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in implementing this product recall.  Nestlé is also working with Food Allergy Research & Education to alert consumers in the affected areas.

Consumers with a peanut allergy are advised by Nestlé not to consume it.  Consumers who have purchased the product(UPC 74570-08400 and Manufacturing code  24-52 4133580418D Best By 13May2015)  can call 800-993-8924 or visit the website at www.haagen-dazs.com.

 
Milk Allergy Alert: Flowers Foods
6/24/2014

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling the following brands of Bar-B-Q bread because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

  • Sunbeam Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 77633 05303 1, code date of JUL 3 180 172
  • Bunny Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 71025 01500 3, code date of JUL 3 180 172
  • Flowers Deli Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 72250 01866 1, code date of JUL 3 180 172
  • Ingles Pull-Apart Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 86854 01543 8, code date of JUL 3 180 172

The recalled product involves the following distribution:

To retail stores in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee

The recall was initiated after Flowers discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.

Less than 3,000 loaves of bread are involved in the recall. Much of the product involved has been contained within Flowers' distribution system. Out of an abundance of caution, Flowers issued the voluntary recall and is advising its trade customers to withdraw this product from sale. The company is in the process of recovering the product involved and is in contact with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure the continued safety of those consumers who may be impacted by this issue. The company also has reported the recall to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education).

Consumers who have purchased Sunbeam, Bunny, Flowers Deli, and Ingles Pull-Apart Bar-B-Q bread with the UPC and date code noted are urged to return it to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund. No other Sunbeam, Bunny, Flowers Deli, or Ingles breads are included in this recall.

Consumers with questions may call Flowers' Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page at www.flowersfoods.com.

Fish, Shellfish and Egg Allergy Alert: Wei-Chuan USA, Inc.
6/23/2014

Wei-Chuan USA, Inc., a Bell Gardens, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 332 pounds of Pork Mini Buns Crab Meat Added due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products were formulated with fish, shellfish and egg, known allergens. However, the product was released with a label for Pork Mini Buns which does not declare fish, shellfish or egg. 

The products subject to recall bear the label:

  • 20-oz. bags of “Pork Mini Buns”

The products were produced June 3, 2014 and have the product code “DF03A” printed on the bag.  The products bear the establishment number “Est. 9034” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold to retail establishments in California.     

The problem was discovered by the one of the company’s own distribution centers, which notified the company. After investigation it was determined that the wrong film was put into the labeling machine for some of the products produced that day. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.  

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact T.Y. Sheu at (562) 372-2020 or via e-mail at: tys@weichuanusa.com.

Soy Allergy Alert: Dearborn Sausage Co.
6/23/2014

Dearborn Sausage Co., a Dearborn, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 3,660 pounds of slab bacon due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.  The product was formulated with hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 



The following product is subject to recall:

  • Cases of “Randy’s Slab Bacon” with package codes “114070, 114094, and 114122”

The product was produced on March 11, April 4, and May 2, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “Est. 10002” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was distributed to a single retail store where it was sold as both slab bacon and sliced bacon. Sliced bacon will not bear the original packaging information.     

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector while conducting a routine food safety assessment. The problem was occurred due misprinting of the labels.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Terry Amerson at (313) 842-2375. Media with questions should contact Todd Meier at (313) 842-2375 or via e-mail at tmeier@dearbornbrand.com.

Soy Allergy Alert: Bellisio Foods, Inc.
6/23/2014

Bellisio Foods, Inc., a Jackson, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 12,180 pounds of a Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai frozen entrée product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.  The product contains soy protein isolate, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 


The following product is subject to recall: 

  • 10-oz. packages, 8 per case of “Thai Kitchen Chicken Pad Thai frozen entrée with “SELL BY SEP 30 15” date and case code “xxxx09841078” or with “SELL BY OCT 17 15” date and case code “xxxx11541078”

The product was produced on April 8 and April 25, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “P-18297” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide.      

The problem was discovered by the company when they conducted a label review and found that all the sub-ingredients of the Chicken Pad Thai were not listed on the packaging labels.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.  

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact 1-800-967-8424.  Media with questions should contact Tom Lindell at (612) 305-6149 or via e-mail at tom.lindell@exponentpr.com.

Peanut and Milk Allergy Alert: Domega NY International Co. Ltd.
6/18/2014

DOMEGA NY INTERNATIONAL CO LTD, 47-57 BRIDGEWATER STREET BROOKLYN NY 11222 is recalling Gong xiFacai gift chocolates because it contains undeclared peanuts and milk. Consumers who have allergies to peanuts and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.



The recalled Gong xiFacai gift chocolates comes in an un-coded, 238 gram plastic tray with a plastic overwrap package. It was sold in New York City. It is a product of China. The UPC code is 6 934169 900335.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of peanuts and milk in packages of Gong xiFacai gift chocolates which did not declare peanuts and milk as ingredients on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
Consumers who have purchased Gong xiFacai gift chocolates should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 646-388-3032

Egg Allergy Alert: Wegman's Food Markets
6/16/2014

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. in Rochester, NY, has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 1,315 units of Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns, 12 oz., because they may contain egg, which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The finished product may also have been contaminated with raw egg; therefore, there is also the potential for an unknown pathogen that may cause illness if consumed.



Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns are produced by Wegmans Central Bakeshop and sold exclusively in 84 Wegmans stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia and Maryland.

Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns have a white frosting and are sold in the bakery department. The product is packaged in a clear plastic clamshell and bears UPC 77890 92218, and Use-by-Date of 6/19/14 only (stamped on top of package).

There have been no reported injuries or illnesses to date associated with this recall.

The recall was initiated when a Wegmans Bakeshop employee reported that the finished product may have inadvertently been sprayed with a raw egg product.
Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card. Concerned customers should not consume the product and return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Customers who have consumed the product and feel they are experiencing symptoms should contact their physician immediately.

Wegmans’ customers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans’ Consumer Affairs Department at the toll free number 1-855-934-3663, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET.

Milk Allergy Alert: Vanee Foods
6/16/2014

Vanee Foods, a Broadview, Ill. establishment is recalling approximately 3,156 pounds of turkey base because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The turkey base which contains milk was misbranded as chicken base that does not include milk.  As the product contains milk, a known allergen which was not declared on the label, the product is being recalled.

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The product subject to recall is: 

  • Imperial Sysco Turkey Base in 1-lb. tubs labeled as Chicken Base with SUPC # 4944450, 6 per case with case codes 01734-6700 ending in 0784-5; the outer cases are labeled as Turkey Base

The product, produced on March 19, 2014, bears the establishment number “P-19339” inside the USDA mark of inspection both on the product and on the cases containing the product.  After production, the products were shipped to food service distribution centers in Pennsylvania, Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Virginia.

The problem was discovered after one of the company’s customers found tubs labeled as chicken base in cases labeled as containing turkey base.  Following a quality check by the company, the company found that turkey base had mistakenly been packaged into tubs labeled for chicken base. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Alex Vanee, Vice President of Operations at (708) 236-7021.

Tree Nut Allergy: Schnucks Bakery
6/16/2014

Schnucks Bakery has issued a voluntary recall on Devil’s Food Cakes decorated with pecans. Anyone with a pecan allergy who consumed this product may be at risk for serious reaction.

During an ingredient/label review, it was noted that although pecans were visible on top of the cake (not baked inside), the known allergen was not disclosed on the label.

These cakes were sold at all Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. If you have a pecan allergy and have purchased the Schnucks Devil’s Food Cake, you may return it to any Schnucks store:

Schnucks Bakery 8” Devil’s Food Cake
UPC: 04131831186
Item: 31-40080

Schnucks Bakery ½ CK – Devil’s Food CK
UPC: 04131831078
Item: 31-40503

There have been no reports of illness associated with this recall. However, if you are concerned about a possible allergic reaction please contact your physician.

Please return the specified product to their nearest store for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may call Schnucks Consumer Affairs at 1-800-264-4400.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Fish Family Farm, Inc.
6/13/2014

Fish Family Farm, Inc. of Bolton, CT is voluntarily recalling milk products and cream because as a precautionary measure they may be adulterated with peanut and tree nut (pistachio) allergens.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (pistachios) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The products were distributed at Fish Family Farm’s retail store in Bolton, CT and at retail stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The following FISH FAMILY FARM INC. Dairy Products with a sell by date of 6/23/14 are subject to the recall.  The product name is found on product container lid and the sell by date can be found on the top of the bottle. 

  • GRADE A WHOLE MILK Pasteurized and Homogenized in a glass half-gallon container
  • GRADE A 2% Reduced Fat Milk Pasteurized and Homogenized in a glass half-gallon container
  • GRADE A FAT FREE SKIM MILK Pasteurized and Homogenized in a glass half-gallon container
  • CHOCOLATE MILK GRADE A PASTEURIZED HOMOGENIZED in a glass half-gallon container
  • GRADE A PASTEURIZED HEAVY CREAM in glass pints, quarts, half-gallons

The following Shadow Valley Farms Dairy Products with a sell by date of 6/23/14 are subject to the recall. The product name is found on the container lid and the sell by date can be found on the top of the bottle. 

  • WHOLE GRADE A PASTEURIZED HOMOGENIZED MILK in a glass half-gallon container
  • 2% GRADE A PASTEURIZED HOMOGENIZED MILK in a glass half-gallon container
  • FAT FREE GRADE A PASTEURIZED HOMOGENIZED MILK in a glass half-gallon container
  • CHOCOLATE MILK GRADE A, PASTEURIZED, HOMOGENIZED in a glass half-gallon container

No other lots or products are affected.No complaints or illnesses have been reported.

The dairy products may have become adulterated when they were processed on the same equipment that had previously been used to process products containing peanut butter (peanuts) and tree nuts (pistachios). 

Consumers are urged not to consume these products and to destroy the products or return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-860-646-9745.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: La Finquita, LLC
6/13/2014

La Finquita, LLC of Stamford, CT is voluntarily recalling one lot of La Finquita Quesito Fresco Campesino Fresh Farmer’s Cheese, as a precautionary measure, because it may be adulterated with peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios).  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (pistachios) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The product was distributed through retail stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

The product is labeled as La Finquita Quesito Fresco Campesino / Fresh Farmer’s Cheese.  The product is packaged in a 14.11oz. plastic container, UPC Code: 0 94922 76809 4, with sell by date 06/28/14. 

No other products are affected by this recall.

The recall was initiated after being informed by our milk supplier, that the milk used to manufacture the cheese may be contaminated with peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios). 

No complaints or associated illnesses have been reported.

Consumers are urged not to consume these products and to destroy the products or return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (203)561-8140 / (203)561-3929

Milk Allergy Alert: Eillien's Candies, Inc.
6/11/2014

Eillien's Candies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy because the product contains undeclared milk. People 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 recall affects all dates and all products listed below with a "Best By" date prior to June 1st, 2015. (06-01-15). This is a nationwide recall.

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034952573077 Eillien's- Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy, 12oz. Tray
034952129946 Eillien's- Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy, 6oz. Header bag
034952569278 Eillien's- Holiday Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy, 10oz. bag
034952811711 Blains Farm & Fleet - Dark Sponge Candy, 14oz. bag
034952574777 Piggly Wiggly- Dark Sponge Candy, 12oz. Tray
034952581386 Piggly Wiggly- Dark Sponge Candy, 10oz. bag
034952139563 Mrs. Kimball's Candy Shoppe- Dark Sponge Candy, 13oz. bag
034952410754 Mae's Comer Market- Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy, 14oz. bag
034952410983 Mae's Comer Market- Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy, 24oz. bag
034952413243 Mae's Comer Market- Premium Party Tray (Large B) 59.5oz.


The voluntary recall was initiated after one reported illness. It was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an oversight in the labeling process.

Consumers with recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Eillien's Candies, Inc. at 920-336-7549 between the hours of 8am- 4pm. Monday thru Friday, central time.

Milk Allergy Alert: Dole Packaged Foods, LLC
6/9/2014

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC today announced that it is voluntarily recalling DOLE Garden Soup “Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil”, due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The product is a 26 oz. carton with UPC Code 3890002404, Lot Numbers WF4113 and WF14114 ONLY, Best by Oct 23 2015 and Oct 24 2015 respectively. The UPC CODE is on the side panel and the lot number and best by information are printed on the top of the carton.

The recalled product was distributed only in TEXAS through retail grocery stores.

No other Dole Packaged Foods products are affected.

No illnesses have been reported to date in association with the recall. Dole Packaged Foods has notified the Food and Drug Administration and is coordinating closely with it.

Consumers who purchased any of these lots are asked to return to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The company has contacted the retailers to retrieve the affected lots. Replacement stocks of unaffected lots are being shipped.
Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Packaged Foods Consumer Response Center at (800) 232-8888 24 hours a day.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Rite Aid
6/9/2014

Rite Aid has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 560 16 oz. pints of Mint ‘n Chip ice cream distributed under the Thrifty brand name. These pints contain pistachio ice cream with pistachios; however, the ice cream was inadvertently placed in containers labeled as being Mint ‘n Chip. People who are allergic to nuts, including pistachios, may run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.



Rite Aid notified the United States Food and Drug Administration of this issue on June 3, 2014 and will work in consultation with it regarding this recall. This recall affects only 16 oz. Mint ‘n Chip ice cream pints sold exclusively in Rite Aid stores in California. Affected products can be identified by the UPC code 1182264327 located on the back of each pint. The affected products also contain the lot number 24273 and an expiration date of Oct. 28, 2015 located on the bottom of the pints. No other Thrifty or Rite Aid brand products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Customers who are allergic to nuts, including pistachios, should not consume these pints and can return them to any Rite Aid store for a full refund. Information regarding the recall is available online at www.riteaid.com or by calling 1-800-RITE-AID Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Ocean Spray
6/5/2014

Ocean Spray today announced it has taken 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

The products were distributed to retail stores in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.We received three consumer complaints that the product contained peanuts, but no associated illnesses were reported.

The recalled products were produced by a co-packer in Chicago and no other Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries or Ocean Spray® products are affected by the recall. Our co-packer has reported some yogurt covered peanuts have been packaged along with Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries on two production dates in February. Ocean Spray has worked with the co-packer to identify the issue and we’re confident that this is an isolated incident and the problem has been corrected.

Although the packaging does contain a warning that the product is made on equipment that also processes nuts, Ocean Spray issued the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our consumers. This recall affects a very small amount of our Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries and we have not received any reports of allergic reactions.

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.

Wheat Allergy Alert: Boulder Natural Meats
5/30/2014

Boulder Natural Meats, a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 363 pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The product was formulated with wheat, which is declared on the product label, so all allergens are properly identified.  However, the front label states the product is gluten free.  Products with a gluten free claim may not contain wheat.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 1 to 1.5-lbs. vacuum sealed packages of  “Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts brushed with Teriyaki Seasoning”

The product was produced May 13 and 14, 2014, and has a freeze by date of 05.24.14 or 05.25.14.  The product bears the establishment number “P18852” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was sold to retail establishments in Colorado.    

The problem was discovered by a retailer, which notified the company. After an investigation, it was determined that the front label was mislabeled “gluten free,” because an older label was mistakenly used.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the product. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Heather Crane at (303) 301-5293.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: American Importing Co, Inc.
5/29/2014

American Importing Co, Inc of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of a single lot of Cinnamon Crunch Granola because they may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



No adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall is based on a discovery that a bag of Almond Vanilla Granola was erroneously packed as Cinnamon Crunch Granola.

This product was distributed to PriceChoppers, FoodMaxx, & Russ Davis in NY, CA, MN, WI & ND.

Product Information

The affected product is as follows:

  • 22oz Printed Bag (UPC: 0 71725 72511 0)
  • Lot Code: 085X418
  • Best Buy: 03-26-15

Lot number can be found printed on the back of the bag in black ink. A picture is enclosed to aid in product identification attached to this press release.
The label for this product also includes a statement “ALLERGY INFORMATION: THIS PRODUCT IS PRODUCED ON EQUIPMENT SHARED WITH PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.”

IMPORTANT: This recall relates only to a single lot of Cinnamon Crunch Granola. No other American Importing Co, Inc products are affected.

Consumers who purchased affected product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855-273-0466. Please mention “Granola Recall”.

Soy Allergy Alert: Brunkow Cheese
5/25/2014

Brunkow Cheese of Darlington, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling its 8 ounce tubs of Fayette Creamery brand Jalapeno Pepper Raw Milk Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Spread because they may contain an undeclared soy ingredient. People who have allergies or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Jalapeno Raw Milk Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Spreads are distributed nationwide in retail stores and through direct sales on premise at Brunkow Cheese and at farmers markets.

The product comes in 8 ounce, clear plastic tubs marked with one of the following Sell By Dates and codes on the bottom.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the soy containing product was distributed with a label that did not reveal the presence of soy. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an over-sight in the company's labeling process.

Production of the product has been suspended until Brunkow Cheese is certain the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have the recalled product are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Brunkow Cheese at 608-776-3716 Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Milk Allergy Alert: Caparros Mexican Foods Inc.
5/25/2014

Caparros Mexican Foods Inc., a Vista, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 568,503 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formulated with hydrolyzed milk protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 100 lb. cases containing 20lb. bags, five per case, diced beef for broiling labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
  • 100 lb. cases containing 20lb. bags, five per case, sliced beef for broiling labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop” 
  • 60 lb. cases containing beef trim labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
  • 100 lb. cases containing 20lb. bags, five per case, beef chorizo labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”

The products were produced between November 1, 2013 and May 15, 2014.

The production date is stamped in black ink on the outer case label. The products were sold to restaurants in Southern California and a federally inspected processing facility.

FSIS personnel discovered the problem while checking product labels in preparation for scheduled sampling to test for pathogens. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls. Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Julia Silva, office manager, Chaparros Mexican Foods Inc., (760) 631-6080.

Soy Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
5/23/2014

Whole Foods Market is recalling Thai Soba Noodle Salad sold in all stores in five states due to an undeclared soy allergen. The product has a Use by Date of: 5/25/14.



The salad contains edamame (soybeans) as an ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Whole Foods Market Kitchens salad, labeled as Whole Foods Market Thai Soba Noodle Salad under the Health Starts Here category, was sold in 9oz packages in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, on May 22, 2014.

Signage is posted in affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves. 
Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND)
5/23/2014

KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) is voluntarily recalling STRONG & KIND bars as well as KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt bars after learning that, contrary to KIND's strict quality specifications, its supplier roasted pumpkin seeds using equipment that had also been used to roast peanuts. "While we know our supplier conducted rigorous allergen cleans before roasting the seeds, they did not perform tests to validate that no peanut particles remained, and KIND takes no chances when it comes to the safety of our consumers," said John Leahy, President of KIND.

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The five STRONG & KIND bars that are affected by the recall are clearly labeled on the packaging: Roasted Jalapeño, Honey Smoked BBQ, Thai Sweet Chili, Honey Mustard, and Hickory Smoked. In addition, KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt bars are also clearly labeled.

"Even though only certain lot codes may have been affected, out of an abundance of caution, and to minimize any inconvenience for our consumers and retail customers, we are voluntarily recalling all of the supply of these six products currently in the marketplace" said Leahy.

The six bars were distributed nationally in supermarkets and other retail food and non-food outlets.

No allergic reactions to any of the bars have been reported to date; however, people who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not consume these products. No other KIND products are affected, and the recalled products may be safely consumed by those who do not have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts.

Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact the company 1 855.884.5463 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST or e-mail the company at customerservice@kindsnacks.com.

Egg, Milk & Wheat Allergy Alert: Prime Pak Foods
5/22/2014

Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 23,250 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast and tender products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formulated with eggs, milk and wheat, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. 

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The following products are subject to recall: 

  • Two 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Wegmans Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Strips” with the product code “77064” printed on the box.
  • Two 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Wegmans Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Strips” with the product code “77065” printed on the box.
  • Two 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Sugar Lake Farms Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Tender” with the product code “77409” printed on the box.
  • Two 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Wegmans Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets” with the product code “77425” printed on the box.

The recalled products were mislabeled by Prime Pak Foods and were not sold at Wegmans or other retail stores. The products were distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions nationwide.

The products were produced from June 5, 2013 to March 21, 2014. The products bear the establishment number “P-9165” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The problem was discovered by the company during the product recovery phase of recall 023-2014 when misbranded product not from the previous recall was observed.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact John Appling at (770) 536-8708, ext. 1105, or jappling@primepakfoods.com.

Milk Allergy Alert: Middle East Bakery
5/20/2014

Middle East Bakery of Lawrence, MA is recalling all lots of Market Basket Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes, because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The Market Basket Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes were sold at Market Basket Supermarket Stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The pancakes are sold in the frozen food department. Each package contains (12) Market Basket, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes in a 14.4 oz. (408 g) box with UPC 4970571120.

There was one reported illness due to an adverse reaction to the milk allergen.
This press announcement is being issued as a result of a FDA inspection. All recalled lots have been removed from the supermarket shelves. It was discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased the Market Basket Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Middle East bakery at (978) 688-2221, Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00 EST.

Milk Allergy Alert: American Waffle Company
5/19/2014

American Waffle Company of Clayton, Delaware is voluntarily recalling 480 cases of Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes with Best By or Sell By 07/31/15 because the product contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may be at risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The recalled 14.4 oz. LiveGfree Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes were distributed in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin and sold in ALDI Stores in these States.

The product comes in 14.4 oz. box and marked with Best By or Sell By 07/31/15 on the top or bottom display panel.

There was one reported illness and upon our investigation we found that the product contained undeclared milk.

The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the Company's production process.

Consumers who have purchased these LiveGfree Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes and consumers who have product affected by this voluntary recall should discard it immediately or return it to their local ALDI store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the American Waffle Company at awc@american-waffle.com or by calling (855) 384-9004, Monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00 EST. During off hours, leave a voice mail and it will be returned.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: WhiteWave Foods
5/19/2014

WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling half gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because they may contain undeclared almondmilk. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to almond run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

We believe fewer than 21,402 half gallon units of product have been directly shipped to retailers and wholesalers in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product recall is taking place due to an inadvertent error related to using the wrong carton packaging. It is not due to contamination in the manufacturing process.

WhiteWave’s sales team is working with distributors to actively recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves, and the Company has implemented measures to prevent this from happening in the future.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

The half gallon containers are printed with “use by” dates of either June 22, 2014 or June 23, 2014 (printed as 06/22/14 or 06/23/14) on the front of the carton above the pour spout and a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 25293 60101 on the back of the package. This recall only applies to the plant codes listed below.

  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 1
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 2
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 3
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 4

Consumers should look for UPC information on the back of the individual half gallons and the lot codes on the front of the half gallon above the pour spout.

Product safety and consumer confidence is of utmost importance to WhiteWave. Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-866-663-4349 during extended business hours May 19, 2014 through Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm central time. Beginning Thursday, May 22, 2014 consumers with questions can contact the Company from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm central time Monday-Friday.

Egg Allergy Alert: Domega NY International Co. Ltd.
5/13/2014

DOMEGA NY INTERNATIONAL CO LTD, 47-57 BRIDGEWATER STREET BROOKLYN NY 11222 is recalling BRILLIANT CAKE WITH FILLING MILK (BISCUITS) because it contains undeclared eggs. Consumers who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.



The recalled BRILLIANT CAKE WITH FILLING MILK (BISCUITS) comes in a plastic wrapped, 13.9 ounce (396gram) package with the code: MFD: 10/17/2013, EXP 07/18/2014. It was sold in New York City. It is a product of China. The UPC code is 6908166500140.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of eggs in packages of BRILLIANT CAKE WITH FILLING MILK (BISCUITS) which did not declare eggs as an ingredient on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
Consumers who have purchased BRILLIANT CAKE WITH FILLING MILK (BISCUITS) should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 646-388-3032.

Egg Allergy Alert: Strong America Limited
5/13/2014

Strong America Limited ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED EGG IN “Golden Smell Hotpot Meat Ball Medley” 



Strong America Limited of Long Island City, New York is recalling its 1 pound package of “Golden Smell Hotpot Meat Ball Medley” food treats because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consumer these products. 

The recalled “Golden Smell Hotpot Meat Ball Medley” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. 

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

The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of allergen in product packages that did not declare the allergen on the label. 

Consumers who have purchased 1 pound packages of “Golden Smell Hotpot Meat Ball Medley” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-628-6200.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Domega NY International Co. Ltd.
5/13/2014

DOMEGA NY INTERNATIONAL CO LTD, 47-57 BRIDGEWATER STREET BROOKLYN NY 11222 is recalling YF Sesame Flavor Cracker because it contains undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.



The recalled YF Sesame Flavor Cracker comes in a plastic wrapped package, 14oz (400g) with the code: PRD: 12/20/2013, EXP 6/30/2015. It was sold in New York City. It is a product of China. The UPC code is 6920580733416

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of peanuts in packages of YF Sesame Flavor Cracker which did not declare peanuts as an ingredient on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased YF Sesame Flavor Cracker should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 646-388-3032

Milk Allergy Alert: Lily Bloom’s Kitchen
5/9/2014

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is notifying consumers that Lily Bloom’s Kitchen of Fridley, Minnesota, has issued an allergy alert for undeclared allergens in five flavors of Poparoons, a macaroon-type confection. The label did not declare milk as an ingredient.

State officials are not aware of any illnesses associated with these products, but people who have a sensitivity to milk should be aware of the inclusion of milk in the flavored coating of these products.

The Lily Bloom’s Kitchen Poparoon flavors that contained milk which was not listed on the label include lemon, key lime, strawberry, blueberry and chocolate dipped in a white chocolate coating. Lily Bloom’s Kitchen is voluntarily recalling the affected products which were distributed in Minnesota prior to May 3, 2014. Poparoons sold on or after May 3, 2014 have been properly labeled.

Consumers may discard the product or return it to the store where purchased.

Egg Allergy Alert: Wells Enterprises, Inc.
5/5/2014

Wells Enterprises, Inc., maker of Blue Bunny ice cream said today it has recalled Blue Bunny Premium Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream sold at retail grocery stores in Kansas, Indiana and Iowa because the product may contain egg not declared on the label. 



People who are allergic to egg could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to egg, there is no safety issue with this product. No customer illnesses have been reported to date. 

The recalled Blue Bunny Premium Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream, sold in 56 fluid ounce packages with LOT #40010 TTT 19115 18:00 4100 and a UPC 070640034123 with a Best Used By Date of 10/9/15, was distributed to a limited number of stores in Kansas, Indiana and Iowa.

Customers in the impacted states should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

Milk Allergy Alert: Noh Foods of Hawaii
5/2/2014

NOH FOODS OF HAWAII, of Honolulu, HI and Gardena, CA is voluntarily recalling its 2 ounce, 4 ounce, and 3 lb. (48 oz) packages of “Hawaiian Coconut Pudding” because they may contain undeclared dairy product.

People who have allergies to milk or dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled “Hawaiian Coconut Pudding” has been distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 2 ounce, 4 ounce, and 48 ounce yellow and white package with the following UPC numbers:

  • 073562000504 for the 2 oz package
  • 073562000559 for the 4 oz package
  • 073562000511 for the 48 oz package (3 lbs)

The company received a consumer complaint and although no serious injury or illness was reported, they have initiated a voluntary recall of this product or the concern only to those individuals who have allergies to dairy.

Concerned consumers who have purchased any of these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact NOH FOODS OF HAWAII at 808-944-0655 or 310-324-6770 between the hours of 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Production for the product has been corrected with notations “Contains: MILK”

Egg Allergy Alert: The Kroger Co.
4/30/2014

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Chocolate Hazelnut Mascarpone Ice Cream and Private Selection Caramel Hazelnut Fudge Truffle Ice Cream sold at the Kroger family of stores in 31 states because the products may contain egg not listed on the label.

 

People who are allergic to egg could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to egg, there is no safety issue with the product. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled Private Selection Hazelnut Mascarpone Ice Cream, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a of UPC 1111052101, was distributed to Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington; Fry's stores in Arizona; King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming; Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana; Ralphs stores in California; Smith's stores in Arizona, Idaho, Montana Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah; and QFC stores in Oregon and Washington.

The recalled Private Selection Caramel Hazelnut Fudge Truffle Ice Cream, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a of UPC 1111052100, was distributed to Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia; and Owen's, Pay Less, Scott's, and Food 4 Less stores in Illinois and Indiana.

Customers in the impacted states should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

What Kroger is doing
Kroger has removed potentially affected item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

What customers should do
Customers are asked to carefully check their freezers for the recalled product. Any opened or unopened products included in this recall should not be consumed by persons allergic to egg, and should be returned to their local store for a full refund.

Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377). For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recall.

Soy Allergy Alert: Knockum Hill Bar-B-Que
4/28/2014

Knockum Hill Bar-B-Que, a Herndon, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 350 pounds of hickory smoked, pit cooked barbecue pork product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with a basting sauce containing margarine formulated with soy, a known allergen that is not declared on the label of the pork products. The soy in the margarine is in the form of soy lecithin, a liquid soybean oil, and partially hydrogenated soybean oil.



The products subject to recall bear the label:

  • 1 lb., white tubs of “KNOCKUM HILL BAR-B-QUE HICKORY SMOKED PIT COOKED BARBECUED PORK”

The products were produced on April 11, 2014 and April 18, 2014.  The recalled product has an expiration date of April 25, 2014 or May 2, 2014. The products bear the establishment number “Est. 18138” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the products were distributed to retail establishments in Kentucky.    

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine label review. After investigation it was determined that the margarine used in the basting sauce contained soy products.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers or media with questions about the recall should contact Oscar Hill at (270) 271-2957.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Dominex Natural Foods, LLC
4/22/2014

Dominex Natural Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling its AngelBowls Corkscrew Pasta and Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce with following day codes: 00914 and 01314; (“Corkscrew Pasta”) because its ingredients may include undeclared pine nuts, a potential allergen. The company has determined that a small number of cases were inadvertently mispackaged. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been associated with this product to date.

In an abundance of caution, Dominex Natural Foods, LLC, is taking the added measure of recalling all product that was manufactured with the day codes mentioned above. The company has already determined the cause and has worked to eliminate the issue.

Only one flavor of AngelBowls is affected by this recall: Corkscrew Pasta and Creamy Tomato and Vodka Sauce boxes stamped with UPC code 2780607001 and date code 00914 and 01314 are included in this recall.

No other AngelBowls products or any other Dominex products are affected by the recall. Dominex is taking precautionary steps to remove all potentially impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact Dominex consumer affairs at 1-844-660-9838, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (CST).

Egg Allergy Alert: Wegman's Food Markets
4/22/2014

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all Wegmans Easter Bread (braided loaf) 17 oz., UPC 77890 32431 (all code dates) because it contains egg, which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Wegmans Easter Bread was produced and sold exclusively in 83 Wegmans stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Maryland. Approximately 29,000 units of the product are affected by the recall. The recall was initiated when the label error was discovered by a Wegmans bakery department employee, who noticed the absence of an allergen advisory.

Wegmans Easter Bread is a braided loaf with drizzled white frosting (some loaves also have colored sprinkles). The product is packaged in clear plastic, and sold in Wegmans bakery department.

There have been no reported injuries or illnesses associated with this recall. The recall of this product is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to eggs.

Concerned customers should return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Customers who have consumed the product and feel they are experiencing symptoms should contact their physician.

Wegmans' customers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the consumer affairs department Monday through Friday 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. toll free at 1-855-934-3663.

Milk Allergy Alert: Hickory Farms, Inc.
4/21/2014

Hickory Farms, Inc., the specialty food and holiday gift retailer today announced a voluntary recall of its Chipotle Ranch Sauce due to an undeclared allergen on its label. The Chipotle Ranch Sauce is formulated with buttermilk powder, a known allergen. However, the product was mistakenly released with a label that does not declare the presence of this milk allergen.

No adverse reactions have been reported by consumers. People who are allergic to milk could have a reaction if they consume this product and should dispose of it immediately.

The product subject to this recall bears the label: Hickory Farms Farmstand Recipe “Chipotle Ranch Sauce”, NET WT. 9 oz. and has a Best If Used By date of February 08, 2015 and earlier. This date is located above the back label.
The product was sold through Hickory Farms’ nationwide retail network which includes hickoryfarms.com, Hickory Farms Holiday Market storefronts and kiosks, and at various leading retailers.

No other Hickory Farms products are affected. Hickory Farms remains committed to providing the highest quality products and works diligently with their suppliers to ensure customer safety.

Consumers with the product can contact the Hickory Farms Consumer Line Monday – Friday, 8:30am-6:00pm EST at 1-800-762-5558 for a full refund.

Egg and Wheat Allergy Alert: Prime Pak Foods
4/21/2014

Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The products were formulated with egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 2, 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Sugar Lake Farms Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders” with the product code 77422 printed on the box.
  • 2, 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Sugar Lake Farms Fully Cooked Spicy Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks” with the product code 77448 printed on the box.

The products were produced from Dec. 12, 2012 to March 21, 2014. The products bear the establishment number “P-9165” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The products were distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions nationwide.

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who notified the company on April 17, 2014.  After investigation by the firm, it was determined that the company didn’t list all ingredients on their products’ packaging labels. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.  

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact John Appling at (770) 536-8708, ext. 1105 or via e-mail at: jappling@primepakfoods.com.

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Southwest Region
4/21/2014

Whole Foods Market Southwest Region is recalling mini butter croissants because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled mini butter croissants were sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “mini butter croissants” in six pack plastic containers with a “best by” date of April 21 to April 23 and a UPC of 2 28719-00499-1, which is noted on the scale label. The mini butter croissants were distributed to 26 Whole Foods Market stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The recall was initiated after product was distributed without allergen declared on labeling. The issue was discovered when one illness was reported. To date, one illness has been reported.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market Southwest stores that carried the product to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Milk Allergy Alert: Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
4/21/2014

Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages. The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 16 oz. packages –individual consumer packages– of “Classic Wieners Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” date and product code “044700000632”
  • Cases of 16 oz. packages –distributed to retailers– of “Classic Cheese Dogs Made with Turkey & Chicken, Pork Added, and Pasteurized Cheese Product” with “USE BY 16 Jun 2014” date and case code “00447000005300”

The products were produced on March 2-3, 2014, and bear the establishment number “Est. 537H” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to Kraft distribution centers and in retail stores nationwide.     

The problem was discovered by a consumer who notified the company on April 18, 2014. The company contacted the USDA the following day regarding the issue.  

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.  

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Kraft Consumer Relations at (855) 688-4386. 

Milk Allergy Alert: Price Chopper Supermarkets
4/18/2014

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Price Chopper Brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus. The product is being recalled due to it being mislabeled with the ingredient panel for Price Chopper Sweet Potato Hummus, which does not declare that the product contains parmesan cheese, a known allergen. Other than this labeling issue, the product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to cheese. The affected products were produced and purchased between March 19, 2014 and April 14, 2014.

Customers who have any of the affected product should return it to their local Price Chopper for a full refund. For more information including a full list of the recalled products visit pricechopper.com or call 800-666-7667, option 3, Monday through Friday, 8:30am -7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. In addition to alerting the media, Price Chopper has initiated its Smart Reply notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company's AdvantEdge (loyalty) card to alert those households that may have purchased the product in question.

Milk Allergy Alert: Health Matters America Inc.
4/17/2014

HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is recalling specific lots of ORGANIC TRADITIONS BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS because they were found to contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

ORGANIC TRADITIONS BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS were distributed through retail stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oakland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The recall applies to 3.5 oz. (100 g) and 5.3 oz. (150 g) consumer size bags as follows:

  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES Lot numbers CACAOXPSWEETZZGBEBLK001-12, CACAOXPSWEETZZGBEBLK001-13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 00263 8, and NET WT. 5.3 oz. UPC 8 54260 00266 9;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS Lot numbers CACAOXPSWEETZZDSIBLK001-12, CACAOXPSWEETZZSIBLK 001-13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 00709 1, and NET WT. 5.3 oz. UPC 8 54260 00718 3;

No illnesses have been reported to date.The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES had tested positive for milk and was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.

Testing of the other products by CFIA also revealed the presence of undeclared milk. The problem may have been caused through cross contamination during production and processing at the foreign manufacturer.

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of ORGANIC TRADITIONS BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-343-3278, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm ET.

Milk Allergy Alert: The Kroger Co.
4/15/2014

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet sold at the company’s Kroger and Jay C stores in 13 states because the product may contain milk not listed on the label.



People who are allergic to milk could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to milk, there is no safety issue with the product.

Two Kroger customers have reported a possible allergic reaction in connection with this product. Out of an abundance of caution, Kroger has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a code date of Aug 11, 2015 and UPC 11110 52108, due to a potential presence of a milk allergen.

Included in this recall are Kroger and Jay C stores in the following states only: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia (along the Ohio border).

Not included in this recall are Kroger stores in the company’s Southwest division, which includes the states of Louisiana and Texas; Kroger stores in the company’s Mid-Atlantic division, which includes stores in North Carolina, eastern West Virginia and Virginia.

Customers in the impacted states should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

What Kroger is doing:
Kroger has removed potentially affected item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

What customers should do
Customers are asked to carefully check their freezers for the recalled product. Any opened or unopened products included in this recall should not be consumed by persons allergic to milk, and should be returned to their local store for a full refund.

Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377). For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recall

Peanut Allergy Alert: SINCO INC (Archer Farms)
4/11/2014

Sinco Inc. is voluntarily recalling from sale Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato 30 FL OZ (UPC 085239-703618), imported from Italy and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide. This product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label. Printed on the edge lid is the following:

L13-102 BEST BY: 12OCT2014

There have been two reports of an allergic reaction associated with this item. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not consume this product. No other Archer Farms gelato items are included.

The recall was initiated after lab testing detected a possible presence of peanut protein in one production lot with a Best By date of October 12, 2014. Other production lots tested negative for traces of peanut proteins are also being voluntarily withdrawn as a precautionary measure.

Consumers who have purchased Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato imported from Italy may return the product to a Target store for a full refund. For further questions please call SINCO at 617-395-6900, Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm EST.

Milk Allergy Alert: Karl Bissinger's LLC
4/10/2014

Karl Bissinger’s LLC today announced a recall of its Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears because one lot was mislabeled and contains undeclared milk. People who have a severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.



This product is labeled as:

  • Bissinger’s Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears are packaged in a clear film with an ingredient card.Lot Code: 4981 Best By FEB 2015 UPC: 846107009795

The product was distributed to retailers and wholesalers nationwide from January 28, 2014 through April 4, 2014. Those who have received this are asked to destroy product and report affected quantities to Bissinger’s for a full refund.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date for a milk allergen in association with this product.

The recall was initiated after a customer discovered milk chocolate products in the dark chocolate product packaging. The dark chocolate labels do not list milk as an ingredient.

Bissinger’s regrets any inconvenience this may cause and customers may call 800-325-8881, Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm CDT to discuss questions or concerns.

Soy Allergy Alert: Buffalo SAV Inc
4/9/2014

Buffalo SAV Inc of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 907 g (2 lb) package of Potato and Bacon perogies Grandma`s perogies brand because it may contain undeclared soy protein allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The recalled “Potato and Bacon perogies Grandma`s perogies” brand was distributed to NY, OH, MI states by direct delivery and to CA and IL by the trucking company to retail stores and distributors.

Product comes in a clear plastic 2 lb bag with pink color label marked with expiration dates 040414 to 040415 identified on bottom right hand corner.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The problem was discovered by a Canadian Food Safety Agency inspector who noticed that the bacon bits ingredient contained soy protein allergen. The soy protein was not identified as an allergen on the packaging label for potato and bacon perogies under the Grandma’s perogies brand name.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (716) 895-1404, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm ET.

Wheat, Soy, Egg & Fish Allergy Alert: H Group, Inc. (Trader Joe's)
4/9/2014

H Group, Inc. of Framingham, MA is voluntarily recalling 509 units of Trader Giotto's Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing (SKU 05161) sold in the refrigeration section. These 509 individual salads are marked with the following date codes: "Sell By 04/6/14, 04/7/14 and 04/8/14." These items are being recalled because they may not list wheat, soy, egg and fish (anchovy) in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.



The product being recalled is packaged in an 8.5 oz. clear plastic clamshell container and the “Sell By” date is printed on the front of the package in the left hand corner. The 509 possibly affected salads were distributed only to Trader Joe's stores located in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

The voluntary recall was initiated by H Group, Inc. after Trader Joe's discovered affected packages for the Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing did not declare wheat, soy, egg and fish (anchovy) on the label. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in H Group's packaging processes in which a different salad label was affixed to the bottom of some of the packages. The issue has been corrected.

Customers who have purchased Trader Giotto's Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing may return it to Trader Joe's for a full refund or dispose of it. Customers with questions may contact H Group, Inc. at (508) 361-1518 from 8:00A.M.-4:00P.M. EST, Monday-Friday.

Fish Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Northern California
4/7/2014

Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling its Chipotle Chicken Wrap because it contains an undeclared allergen. The wrap, labeled as “Chipotle Chicken Wrap,” is filled with a Chicken Caesar wrap mix, which contains a fish allergen (anchovies) not declared on the Chipotle Chicken Wrap label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to anchovies run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.



The Chipotle Chicken Wrap was sold in the Prepared Foods department on Apr. 2 or Apr. 3 only. The wraps were packaged in brown cardstock wrap sleeves printed with the Whole Foods Market logo. They were sold under the label, “Chipotle Chicken Wrap,” UPC: 046319-97076. Wraps have been pulled from all venues where they were stocked. Affected product carries a “use by” date of Apr. 6. The lot code on the product is 40109104.

The recalled wraps were sold in the following 38 of the company’s 40 Northern California stores: view full listing of stores here

To date, Whole Foods Market has not received any claims or complaints of illness or allergic reactions. Consumers who have purchased the wrap should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact their local store for more information.

Egg Allergy Alert: Emparedados Boricua
4/4/2014

Emparedados Boricua located in Bayamón PR, is warning that the product "Emparedados Boricua - Chicken and Cheese" packaged in units of 6.5 oz. contains eggs that are not declared on the label. People who are allergic to eggs are at risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume these products. The product was distributed to stores at gas stations in Puerto Rico from March 17, 2014.



So far no complaints or reports of adverse events associated with this problem. Emparedados Boricua is removing the product from the market. The problem was discovered during a FDA inspection.

Customers with questions or concerns may call 787-635-6938.

Milk Allergy Alert: KORU Pacific Packaging
4/4/2014

KORU Pacific Packaging, today issued a voluntary recall of AH!LASKA®, because one lot (LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015) of the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The powdered mix is packaged in a canister containing 12 oz.,with the product name AH!LASKA Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate,12 oz, UPC# 7-60519-10028-7. One LOT# is affected: LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015, which appears on the shipping case sticker and on the metal canister bottom. ONLY this Best By date is being recalled.

The product was distributed to retailers nationwide.

The recall was initiated when lab testing confirmed the presence of milk allergen in the finished product. While milk is not listed in the ingredients, the label does include the allergen advisory statement "Made in a facility that also processes peanuts, sesame, dairy, eggs, fish, and soy."

This action is being taken as a precaution. No illnesses have been reported to date for milk allergen in association with this product.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at phone number, Monday - Friday,Sam to 5pm PST.  

Milk and Wheat Allergy Alert: American Outdoor Products
4/3/2014

American Outdoor Products, a Boulder, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 633 pounds of dehydrated Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 7.5-oz. foil pouches of  “Backpackers Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken”

The products were produced July 2, 2013 and have the product code “07/02/2020” printed on the pouch.  The products bear the establishment number “P-4933” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold wholesale, online and to retail establishments nationwide.     

The problem was discovered by a retailer in Vermont, which notified the company via telephone yesterday, April 1. After investigation by the firm it was determined that the wrong back panel was put into the labeling machine by mistake for some of the products produced that day.  The recalled product is properly identified on the front of the pouch, yet mistakenly has a label, including ingredient list and nutrition information, for the firm’s “Jamaican Jerk style rice with chicken” printed on the backside of the pouch, which could cause consumer confusion.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Milk and Soy Allergy Alert: AdvancePierre Foods
4/3/2014

AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formulated with milk and soy, which are not declared on the label.



The products subject to recall: 

  • 10-pound bulk cases of “Our Down Home Style Chicken Breast Fritters for Chicken Frying” with Lot Code 5440730403 or 5440800403, produced March 14 and 21, 2014. Only these lot codes and dates are affected.

The recalled products bear the UPC Code 36541 and establishment number “P-2260Y” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were distributed to food service establishments in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by the company during an internal label review and they contacted FSIS. The problem occurred when the establishment inadvertently used labels with an incorrect ingredient statement. FSIS personnel are responsible for verifying that establishments are actively labeling the eight most common food allergens.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Julie Moeller, Customer Service Manager at (580) 616-4364 or (580) 977-6948. Media with questions about the recall should contact Laura Phillips, the company’s media accounts director at (513)  381-8347.

Milk Allergy Alert: Vita Food Products, Inc.
4/1/2014

Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that it is recalling 2,280 individual plastic jars of 12 ounce Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce that actually contains herring fillets in sour cream and therefore contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.
The product was sent to retailers in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin beginning on December 26, 2013.

The single lot of ELF Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce that is the subject of this public announcement and recall should have been labeled as another ELF-branded product, Herring Fillets in Real Sour Cream. As a result, the ingredients in the recalled Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce product are not accurately stated and it contains an undeclared milk allergen. Products from this lot can be identified by the best if used before date of 21 May 14 and lot number 03553, which can be found on the backside of the jar at the bottom of the label. The front of the label says “Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce.” Mislabeled products that are subject to recall will be obvious to consumers because the recalled product’s white sour cream sauce can be seen through the clear plastic jar. Properly labeled Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce product has a clear sauce and is not subject to this recall.

Any consumer who purchased a product with the best if used before date and lot number above may request a refund by mailing the product label or a copy of the receipt to Vita Food Products, Inc., Attn: Customer Service, 2222 West Lake Street. Chicago, Illinois 60612. Consumers may also call the company at (800) 989-VITA Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central) with questions. If you are experiencing any unusual or severe symptoms such as those described above, go to an emergency room immediately or contact your physician for immediate advice.

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

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Clif Bar & Company
3/28/2014

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 15-count boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars that were shipped to limited stores nationwide. These 15-count boxes include Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars made with macadamia nut butter, but the wrappers do not include macadamia nuts in the ingredient list or allergen statement. The wrappers do contain advisory allergen labeling, which states that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts. Clif Bar & Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to macadamia nuts. People with an allergy to macadamia nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.



The voluntary recall applies to Chocolate Chunk LUNA Bar 15-count boxes or individual bars meeting the following criteria:

Bar UPC: 7-22252-10068-9

15-Count Box UPC: 7-22252-20068-6

'Best By' Dates:

  • 11NOV14
  • 14OCT14

No other LUNA Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or 'Best By' date codes are affected.The company is strongly advising consumers who have macadamia nut allergies not to consume these mislabeled bars. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

For more information or to request replacement coupons, please visit www.lunabar.com/lunachocchunk or contact 1-888-851-8456, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.

Clif Bar & Company cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers. We apologize for this inadvertent labeling error.

Milk Allergy Alert: BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd.
3/28/2014

BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling “all lots” of CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLATE Alprose Napolitains because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The three chocolate products were distributed nationwide to retail stores from January 2013 through March 2014.

The chocolate product is packed in the following three ways:

  • CHOCOLAT ALPROSE 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, within stand-up maroon colored gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). The UPC is 689423025038.
  • Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate within a gold colored pillow gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). The UPC is 689423027308.
  • CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND, bulk product within clear plastic bags of 230 pieces. NET WT. 1 Kg (35 oz). The UPC is 712963000354.

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No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.The recall was initiated after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovered that this dark chocolate product contained milk, was distributed in packaging that did not list the presence of milk.

This does not affect the product's "KOSHER PAREVE" status.

Sale and distribution of these products have been halted, until FDA and our company is certain that the packaging of this product is corrected to list the right allergy information.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 522-0689, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm EST.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Vermont Common Foods
3/27/2014

Vermont Common Foods of North Clarendon, VT operating under the Orton Bros. Brand is recalling one lot of Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons because they may contain Peanut Butter Cookies. The product label does not declare 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.



Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons are distributed at Hannaford Supermarkets in New England.

Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons would have been purchased in the all-natural section of Hannaford Supermarket. The recalled cookies are in a 6 oz. yellow box, UPC code 20104 19100. The lot code and expiration date are stamped on the bottom of the box; LOT14021M with the expiration date of 10-21-14.
No illnesses or issues have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a portion of one lot of Peanut Butter Cookies was erroneously labeled as Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging processes which has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled lot of Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-802-775-4111.

Milk Allergy Alert: Simply Natural Foods, LLC
3/18/2014

Simply Natural Foods, LLC of Commack, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling its 85g (3oz) Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar, because FDA testing indicated that bars from certain lots contained high levels of milk protein, while the label of the product stated that it may contain traces of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein may risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar was distributed in Indiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, California, Washington, New York and Florida for sale to consumers in retail stores.

The product is packaged in plastic foil packaging containing 85gms (3oz) of dark chocolate with the product name of “Simply Lite Dark Chocolate,” with the lot numbers 01182015A and 01192015A.

No illnesses or injury of any sort have been reported to date and this recall is being initiated in an excess of caution

This voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of high levels of milk protein. The current packaging states that “The product may contain traces of milk,” wherein greater levels, in excess of trace amounts, of the milk protein have been discovered through analytical testing. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a source of chocolate having greater than trace amounts.

Consumers who have purchased Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars from the affected lots are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company toll free at 1-866-923-1549, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, ET.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
3/18/2014

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 19 units of its 14.0 oz., rectangle box of spring wrapped assorted chocolates because the box includes one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the box did not state that the product contained peanuts. Fannie May decided to recall the products after this was discovered during an internal review of product.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they come in contact with or consume this product.

The product being recalled is a 14.0 oz., rectangular gift box measuring 9 1/2” by 7” in size that contains 24 pieces of assorted chocolates including one caramel/peanut candy. The light purple with spring flowers-wrapped rectangular-shaped box contains an orange-striped band. In the center of the orange-striped band is a white rectangle with a picture of 5 chocolate pieces and the name “Fannie May”, product type “Assorted Chocolates”, and product description “rich dark & milk chocolates & pastels with an assortment of decadent fillings” in brown lettering on the band around the box. Also, the front-bottom of the orange-striped band states “NET WT. 14 OZ. (396g)”. The back of the box has a full nutritional label which also states: “This product has been produced on equipment shared with peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, milk, eggs and wheat”.

The item is identified as SKU #75032 with the UPC number on the label of 0 52745 72804 6. Lot information on this product is 14058 or 14059.

The box of candy looks like this:

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. determined that the 19 boxes of chocolates were available for sale beginning March 3 in specific retailers in seven (7) states: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona. . Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, CVS and other independent retailers.

To date there has been no incidences, nor have there been any reported illnesses

This voluntary recall does not affect any other products from Fannie May Chocolates.

Consumers that have purchased the Fannie May 14.0 oz. rectangular spring box of assorted chocolates are urged to dispose of the product.

Fannie May is working in cooperation with the FDA. Information on the product recall can be found on the home page of the Company’s website located at: www.fanniemay.com. Consumers with questions may contact a dedicated customer service representative at the Company by dialing 330-494-0833 Extension 193, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST or email customerservice@fanniemay.com.

Soy Allergy Alert: George’s Inc.
3/10/2014

George’s Inc., a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products are formulated with soy protein, a known allergen, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). However, the product was released with a label for George’s boneless skinless breast pieces with rib meat, which does not declare soy or MSG on the label.

The products subject to recall bear the label:                                                    

  • 40 lb. bulk cartons of “GEORGE’S BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST PIECES W/RIB MEAT” with case code 4790.

The products were produced and packaged from Dec. 21 through Dec. 23, 2013, and were sold to distributors in Tennessee and Iowa for further distribution. The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-13584” below the USDA Mark of Inspection and “Packed on” date in the format of “mm/dd/yy” on the carton label.

The problem was discovered after the company received a customer complaint of incorrectly labeled product. The customer noticed that the product they received appeared to be seasoned, when it was labeled as being simply boneless, skinless breast pieces. The company’s investigation found that the mislabeling occurred when the George’s label was mistakenly applied to allergen containing products packaged nearby. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Ali Perry at (479) 927-7256. Media with questions about the recall should contact Glen Balch at (479) 927-7105 or Dirk Lemmons at (479) 927-7106.

Egg Allergy Alert: Gretchen’s Shoebox Express (Starbucks)
3/6/2014

Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups sold under the Starbucks brand in Seattle and Portland regional Starbucks stores because the product was mislabeled and failed to declare the presence of eggs, an allergen. Persons who have an allergy or sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 



This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. 

This recall was immediately initiated after the mislabeling was discovered by the company and the product was removed from the relevant Starbucks stores in the Seattle and Portland regions. These are the only regions affected by this recall. 

The product being recalled is sold in 6.1 oz plastic cups, with a white code date sticker on the back of the cup, stating “Enjoy by 03 05”. Only this lot of product is affected by the recall, no other date codes of product were affected and no other yogurt parfaits were affected. 

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to this product. 

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-623-8194 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Media may contact the company at (206) 318-7100.

Nut Allergy Alert: House of Flavors Ice Cream Company
3/6/2014

House of Flavors Ice Cream Company, based in Ludington, Michigan, is recalling its Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream because it's ingredients may include an undeclared nut allergen. Consumers who may have an allergy or severe sensitivity to nuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream was only distributed in Aldi stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The recall was initiated after receiving two complaints of chocolate covered nuts found in the product and included associated allergic reaction from consumers allergic to nuts. The company is working to determine the type of nut allergen and conducting an internal audit to determine possible cause.



Only Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream packed in 1.5 quart containers stamped with UPC code 4149816310 and date code 13340 and 13341 and marked "Best by Date: Dec. 7, 2014" are affected by the recall.

No other Aldi products or are any other Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream or other Belmont Ice Cream products are affected by the recall.

House of Flavors it is taking precautionary steps, including removing all potentially impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact House of Flavors consumer affairs at 1-800-930-7740, extension 2229, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 5 pm. (EST).

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: HC Schau and Son
3/5/2014

 HC Schau and Son of Woodridge Illinois is recalling 3422 individual 8oz units of ‘Fresh To Go Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread’ because it may contain undeclared Pine Nuts (tree nuts). 


People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Pine Nuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 
Product was distributed in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through 7-Eleven retail stores. 

The product is sold individually in an 8oz pack and is identified as ‘Fresh To Go Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread’ with the UPC number: 52548548322. 

Only packs marked with the following ‘Best-by’ dates are affected: 
2/28/14, 3/1/14, 3/2/14, 3/3/14, 3/4/14 

To date there have been no reported illnesses associated with the affected products. 

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through a review of production records that the products were prepared using Sun Dried Tomato Pesto that contained Pine Nuts. Subsequent investigation has identified that the incorrect Pesto was supplied to the company. The product labeling does not indicate the presence of Pine Nuts. 

Consumers who have bought the affected product and are allergic or sensitive to Pine Nuts should not consume the product and dispose of it. 
Consumers with questions may contact the manufacturer on 978-716-2531 – 9am to 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

Milk Allergy Alert: Lehigh Valley Dairy
3/5/2014

Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice involving Lehigh Valley brand half pints, half gallons and gallons; Swiss Premium brand half gallons and gallons; and Price Chopper brand gallons because these products may contain milk, an undeclared allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. While none of these products have been linked to any illness related to allergens at this time, Lehigh Valley Dairy is taking this precautionary measure because the orange juice may contain milk, an allergen, which has not been declared on the packaging.

Product Label Photos

Due to a manufacturing error, milk became mixed with the orange juice. To date, no complaints or reactions have been reported. 

Size Name UPC # Date Plant Code
Gallons Lehigh Valley 7047243000 “SELL BY” date of March 23, 2014 42-099
Swiss Premium 7654500106
Price Chopper 4173517135
Half Gallons Lehigh Valley 7047249310
Swiss Premium 7654500132
Half Pints Lehigh Valley Dairy 7047243022


The affected product has a “SELL BY” date of March 23, 2014, and was sold by retailers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. The carton carries the above referenced Universal Product Code (UPC) and plant code 42-099. Consumers who purchased any of the products listed above may discard it and return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact 1-800-587-2259 between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Milk Allergy Alert: Twin Marquis, Inc.
3/5/2014

Twin Marquis, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling specific lots of Twin Marquis COOKED NOODLE and LO MEIN NOODLE listed below because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The recalled products were distributed in NY, PA, NJ, CT, VA, MD, MA, NC, FL, and MI through Asian food retail stores and food services (Chinese and Asian restaurants).

  • Twin Marquis LO MEIN NOODLE, NET WT. 5 LB (refrigerated or frozen), is a yellow raw noodle packed in a plastic film bag package, and bears UPC # 7 60941 90718 8. The following lots are being recalled: 10329, 10330, 10331, 11301, 11302, 11304, 11305, 11306, 11307, 11308, 11309, 11311, 11312, and 11313. 
  • Twin Marquis COOKED NOODLE, NET WT. 16 OZ, UPC 7 60941 10421 1, and NET WT. 5 LB (refrigerated or frozen), UPC 7 60941 90714 0, is yellow boiled noodle packed in a plastic film bag package. The following lots are being recalled: COOKED NOODLE 16 OZ, Lots: 10329, 10330, 10331, 11301, 11302, 11304, 11305, 11306, 11309, 11311, 11312, and 11313. COOKED NOODLE 5 LB, Lots: 10329, 10330, 10331, 11301, 11302, 11304, 11306, 11308, 11309, 11311, and 11213.

The secondary (outer) packages are brown cardboard boxes. The lot numbers are printed on primary plastic packages and outer boxes.No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after receiving notice from the FDA during an audit check that the dried whole egg powder supplied by DEB-EL Food Products, LLC contains undeclared milk and thus being recalled. The packaging of dried whole egg powder (lot # 1843) did not reveal the presence of milk. The Twin Marquis’ noodle products listed above were made using the dried whole egg powder as an ingredient.

Consumers who are allergic to milk should not consume the above products. Consumers who have purchased the above products and lot numbers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-386-6868, Monday - Friday, 9am - 6 pm, ET.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Jinsunmi Int’l Inc.
3/3/2014

Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is issuing the following update regarding its previously announced voluntary recall of plastic pouch of Lotte Brand frozen fruit bar (watermelon flavor).

The company initiated the voluntary recall on February 25, 2014. Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is recalling 102 units of its 17.98 oz., plastic pouch of Lotte Brand Frozen Fruit Bar (watermelon flavor) because the frozen fruir bar contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the plastic pouch did not state that the product contained peanuts.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they come in contact with or consume this product.

Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. decided to recall the products after a customer contacted one of our customer service representatives to report that the ingredient label on the plastic pouch did not state it contained peanuts.

The product being recalled is a 17.98oz silver plastic pouch that contains 6 pieces of frozen fruit bar. The plastic pouch is covered with watermelon design on the front, and identified by UPC number 8801062443055. Lot information on this product is 13.05.01F2 and 13.07.17F2.

Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. determined that the 102 pouches of frozen fruit bars were available for sale beginning January 20, 2014 in up to 3 grocery stores in California. The products were sold at Hannam Super Mart located at 1.) Fullerton, CA 2.) Diamond Bar, CA 3.) La Palma, CA

To date there has been one reported incident of an individual who had an allergic reaction who was treated and released from further medical care. Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is not aware of any other incidences, nor have there been any other reported illnesses.

This voluntary recall does not affect any other products from Jinsunmi Int’l Inc.

Consumers that have purchased the 17.98oz plastic pouch of frozen fruit bar are urged to dispose of the product.

Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is working in cooperation with the FDA. Consumers with questions may contact a dedicated customer service representative at the Company by dialing 213-327-0600 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PST or email JSM0600@hanmail.net.

Milk Allergy Alert: Unilever United States Inc. (Popsicle)
3/1/2014

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. 

Fish Allergy Alert: Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc.
2/24/2014

Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc. of Catskill, NY, is voluntarily recalling approximately 236 units of FAIRWAY brand CONDIMENT GRILLING SAUCE, NET WT. 12 oz., UPC 758940706093, because it contains undeclared fish (anchovies). The Grilling Sauce is made with Worcestershire Sauce which contains anchovies as a sub-ingredient but anchovies are not listed on the label. People who are allergic to anchovies run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The product was sold at 14 Fairway stores located in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

This recall affects the following lots of product: Lot # 340 GRSC with a use-by date of 03/08/2014 and Lot # 357 GRSC use by date 03/25/2014 located on the side of the glass bottle. No other Fairway branded products are affected by this voluntary recall.

The company has not received any reports of illnesses associated with this product to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the firm that the product contains undeclared anchovies from the Worcestershire Sauce ingredient. Fairway has posted notices of the recall at its stores and has pulled the affected lots off the shelves.

Consumers in possession of the recalled product that have an allergy to anchovies should not consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (518) 719-1727, Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm, ET.

Milk Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region
2/20/2014

Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region is recalling Tom Yom Soup because it contains milk, an undeclared allergen.

The recalled soup was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “Tom Yom Soup” with a UPC of <0 00000 60146 7> in 24 ounce plastic containers with a “use by” date of 4/8/2014, which is noted on the scale label.



People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The soup was distributed to Whole Foods Market stores in Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C. and New Jersey (Princeton and Marlton stores only).

To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic stores that carried the product to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
2/20/2014

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 12,000 units of its 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box of assorted chocolates because the box includes one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the box did not state that the product contained peanuts. Fannie May decided to recall the products after a customer contacted one of our telephone customer service representatives to report that the ingredient label on the box of chocolates did not state it contained peanuts.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they come in contact with or consume this product.



The product being recalled is a 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box measuring 5 1/4” by 5 ½” in size that contains 8 pieces of assorted chocolates including one caramel/peanut candy. The red heart-shaped box has a rose motif foil paper with the name “Fannie May” in silver lettering along the right side of the box and a label in the upper left stating “Fannie May Assorted Chocolates NET WT. 4 oz. 113g.” The back of the box has a full nutritional label which also states: “This product has been produced on equipment shared with peanuts, treenuts, soybean, milk, eggs and wheat”.

The item is identified as SKU #77202 with the UPC number on the label of 0 52745 96000 2. Lot information on this product is 13344, 13345, 13361, 14010, and 14014.

The 12,000 boxes of chocolates were available for sale beginning January 10, 2014 in up to 450 drug stores, grocery stores and gift shops in the Midwestern Region of the United States that included Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana. Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, Jewel Grocers and other independent retailers. This particular gift box of assorted chocolates was not available nor offered for sale in any of the 100+ Fannie May retail stores, or through the Fannie May website located at: wwwfanniemay.com disclaimer icon.

To date there has been one reported incident of an individual who had an allergic reaction who was treated and released from further medical care. Fannie May is not aware of any other incidences, nor have there been any other reported illnesses.

This voluntary recall does not affect any other products from Fannie May Chocolates.Consumers that have purchased the Fannie May 4.0 oz. red heart-shaped box of assorted chocolates are urged to dispose of the product.Fannie May is working in cooperation with the FDA. Information on the product recall can be found on the home page of the Company’s website located at: www.fanniemay.com. Consumers with questions may contact a dedicated customer service representative at the Company by dialing 330-494-0833 Extension 193, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST or email customerservice@fanniemay.com.

Milk Allergy Alert: Kettle Brand
2/17/2014

Kettle Brand is issuing a voluntary recall on a limited run of its 4-ounce Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips because of potential exposure to milk