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November 2014

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

 

 

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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-based sour cream seasoning, a potential milk allergen not declared on the ingredient label. The brand is recalling 144 cases as a precaution. The product was distributed to 12 customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide. This is the only item impacted, and there have been no reports of illnesses or injury.

Product Name UPC Code Manufacturing Code Best-Buy Date
Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips 84114 10984 2 09309210, ending with four numbers ranging from 05:00 – 10:30 01MAY14
 

Concern for the safety and satisfaction of its customers is a top priority. Kettle urges people who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk to avoid eating this batch of Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt. For reference, manufacturing codes can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the front package.

Consumers interested in a replacement or refund are encouraged to contact Consumer Affairs online via http://www.kettlebrand.com/contact/contact_kettle/ or by calling 503-364-0399 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday – Friday.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Ice Cream Specialties
2/17/2014

Ice Cream Specialties of Merrillville, Indiana is recalling Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream because it may contain peanut butter, which contains a peanut allergen. 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 illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.

Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream was distributed in Northwest Indiana, Northeast Illinois and Deer Park, New York and it reached consumers through grocery stores and other retail food outlets.

The affected product is packaged in 56-ounce paper cartons with the Dairy Rich graphic logo and a picture of a chocolate ice cream scoop on the front and back panels. This voluntary recall is limited only to packages of Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream bearing the following UPC and Best Used by Date. The Best Used by Date can be located on the left-hand end panel (the side panel) of the carton. No other Dairy Rich Ice Cream products are affected.

UPC: 0-71580-08103-1

Best used by: June 14, 2015

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some Dairy Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream was mistakenly packaged in Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream cartons.

Consumers who have purchased Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (219) 980-0800, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Gatorade
2/14/2014

Gatorade is voluntarily recalling all three varieties of Gatorade Recover Whey Protein Bars (Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Caramel and Cookies and Crème) because the labels for these products do not include a statement alerting consumers that these products were manufactured on equipment that is also used to process peanuts and tree nuts.

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

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts may run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. Given the low levels of potential allergens in this product, the risk is low; however the company is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.

There is no health risk associated with handling the packaged product for disposal, but opened product should not be consumed or handled by people with severe peanut or tree nut allergies.

Other Gatorade bars, including Gatorade Energy Bars, are not affected by this recall.

Consumers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts who have purchased any Gatorade Recover Whey Protein Bar should return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.

Please contact Gatorade with any questions by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-884-2867 or visit www.gatorade.com.

Soy Allergy Alert: Prime Snax Inc.
2/12/2014

Prime Snax Incorporated, a Salt Lake City, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.  

The products subject to recall were produced prior to Feb. 2, 2014, and were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The Beef Jerky products include:                                              
Arizona Jacks Brand:

  • 8 oz./24 count packages of “Original”
  • 3.5 oz./24 count packages of “Peppered Rippled Cut” and “Original Rippled Cut”
  • 6 oz./80 count packages of “Frontier Cuts – Hot,” “Frontier Cuts – Pepper,” and “Frontier Cuts– Original”
  • 3.25 oz./12 count packages of “Super Giga Hot,” “Super Giga Original,” and “Super Giga Peppered”
  • 6 oz./30 count packages of “Premium Peppered,” “Premium Original Strip,” and “Premium Teriyaki”
  • 3.5 oz./30 count packages of “Peppered Thin Cut” and “Original Thin Cut”
  • 7 oz./24 count packages of “Peppered Thin Cut,” “Thin Cut,” “Original Chunky,” and “Peppered Chunky”

Desert Star Brand:

  • 12 oz./18 count packages of “Desert Star Peppered” and “Desert Star Original”
  • 3 oz. - 3 packages/case with 8 pieces/package of “Desert Star Original” and “Desert Star Peppered”

Southwest Trail Brand:

  • 1 oz. – 6 packages/case with 12 pieces/package of “Southwest Trail Original,” “Southwest Trail Peppered,” “Southwest Trail Red Chile,” and “Southwest Trail Green Chile”
  • 3 oz. – 4 packages/case with 12 pieces/package of “Southwest Trail Original,” “Southwest Trail Peppered,” “Southwest Trail Red Chile,” and “Southwest Trail Green Chile”

Terrell Brand:

  • 3.5 oz. “Terrell’s Original,” “Terrell’s Honey BBQ,” and “Terrell’s Pepper”

Kettle Creek Brand:

  • 3.5 oz./12 count packages of “Kettle Creek Original” and “Kettle Creek Peppered”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18951” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection and a date on the packages prior to August 11, 2015, in the format of “mm dd yy.”

The problem was discovered by an FSIS in-plant inspector during a label review. The firm believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared 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 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 Jackie Pappas at (801) 977-0742. Media with questions about the recall should contact Zaira Pesantes at (801) 977-0742, ext. 142.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.
2/10/2014

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado based natural grocery chain, is recalling one lot of six ounce packages of Natural Grocers brand Dark Chocolate Almonds with the Julian packed-on date 13-351 because some bags in this lot may contain dark chocolate covered peanuts which are not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The recalled product lot is comprised of 1,091 six-ounce bags bearing UPC code 0-0008265007-0 and the Julian packed-on date "13-351". The dark chocolate covered peanuts are similar in color and sheen to the almonds, but the peanuts are about one-half size compared to the almonds. The product was distributed to some of Natural Grocers' 75 stores located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wyoming in late December, 2013. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at:http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations.

Only packages bearing the Julian packed on date "13-351" are subject to recall. The dark chocolate covered almonds used to produce this lot were received in sealed cases from our supplier. Out of an abundance of caution, Natural Grocers is suspending sales of all lots of dark chocolate covered almond products from this supplier.

The problem was reported to the company by a customer who discovered some dark chocolate covered peanuts inside a package. The product label displays a warning that the packaging facility also packages products containing tree nuts, peanuts and other allergens. The company has received no reports of adverse reactions to date due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who may have purchased this product should return it to the store for credit or refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling:
Customer Service303-986-4600, ext. 531Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mountain Standard Time.

Wheat and Egg Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods, Inc. (Healthy Choice)
2/4/2014

ConAgra Foods, Inc., a Milton, Pennsylvania, establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,200 cases of Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice Microwaveable Bowl Soup that may contain Healthy Choice Chicken Noodle Soup.  



The following products are subject to recall:Product Brand Name: Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice Microwaveable Bowl Soup (may contain Healthy Choice Chicken Noodle Soup)UPC: 50100 17170

The product is packaged in microwaveable bowls with a net weight of 14 OZ (397 g).

The product has the following Best By date:JUN092015

The establishment making all affected product:EST #P770

This recall applies only to only Healthy Choice Chicken with Rice Microwaveable Bowl soups and does not impact Healthy Choice canned soup products. No other Healthy Choice products, refrigerated or frozen, have been affected. 

The products were produced on Dec. 16, 2013 and distributed to retail establishments in the following states: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.  The products were also distributed to Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

This product is a food safety concern only for people who are allergic to egg and wheat containing products or who may have gluten sensitivity, intolerance or Celiac disease.

The company will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves. Consumers who purchased this product and who are allergic to egg and wheat containing products or who may have gluten sensitivity, intolerance or Celiac disease should not consume it and should contact ConAgra Foods at 800-289-6014 for product replacement.

The issue was discovered through consumer contacts. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

Egg Allergy Alert: Unified Grocers
2/3/2014

Unified Grocers is recalling its 12 ounce bags of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This update includes the UPC for “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” (UPC 41380-23359).

The recalled “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” were distributed throughout California, Arizona and Nevada in retail stores.

The product comes in a 12 ounce, plastic package with UPC 41380-23359 marked with best by SEP 23 14 on the backside of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the bags were mistakenly packed with cinnamon sugar cookies instead of ginger snap cookies they were intended to contain. The cinnamon sugar cookies contain egg among their ingredients and the packaging they were distributed in did not reveal the presence of egg.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by Unified Grocers, Inc. which revealed that the finished product was mislabeled.
Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and Unified Grocers, Inc. are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased 12 ounce packages of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Carey Ryan, Quality Assurance Manager, at 1-323-881-4046 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST for further information.

Soy Allergy Alert: House of Smoke, Inc.
2/3/2014

House of Smoke, Inc., a Fort Lupton, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 144,000 pounds of meat and poultry products (including bratwurst / brotwurst, fully cooked sausage-type products, and raw fresh products) because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that is not declared on the label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • Brotwurst and bratwurst, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014, packaged in 1-pound packages, 12 per case.
  • Fully cooked sausage-type products, produced between January 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: 1-ounce packages, 40 per case; 6-ounce packages, 24 per case; or 1-pound packages, 20 per case.  
  • Raw fresh products, produced between July 24, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The products may be packaged in one the following manners: patties/three per pound, in 12 pound cases; 6-pound bags, 12-pound cases; or 12 pound boxes.  

 

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The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST 6273” or “P-6273” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were sold nationwide to distributors, restaurants, and over the Internet.

The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment.   The firm mistakenly believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared 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 health care provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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 outlets and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact James Barsness, President of House of Smoke, at 303-857-2750.

Soy Allergy Alert: Walker’s Food Products Co.
1/31/2014

Walker’s Food Products Co., a North Kansas City, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,446 pounds of chicken salad products because of 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 a soy protein concentrate, a known allergen, which was not properly declared on the labels.

The products subject to recall include:                                                    

  • 5-lb. plastic tubs of “Walker’s All White Chunky Chicken Salad” with packaging dates between June 6, 2013 and Jan. 23, 2014 and use by/sell by dates between July 26, 2013 and March 14, 2014 and sold to wholesale locations in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
  • 1-lb. plastic tubs of “Walker’s All White Chunky Chicken Salad” with packaging dates between June 6, 2013 and Jan. 23, 2014 and use by/sell by dates between July 26, 2013 and March 14, 2014 and sold to retail locations in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
  • 5-lb. tubs of “Walker’s White Chicken Salad Florentine” with packaging dates between June 6, 2013 and Jan. 27, 2014 and use by/sell by dates between July 14, 2013 and March 6, 2014 and sold to wholesale locations for distribution in Kansas and Missouri.The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-13335” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.  

The problem was discovered by an FSIS in-plant inspector during a routine label review. The problem occurred after a change in product suppliers without a corresponding change in label. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. For individuals allergic to soy, consumption of soy protein concentrate presents a reasonable probability of serious health consequences or death. 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 should contact James Daskaleas at (816) 472-8121, ext. 15. Media with questions about the recall should contact Mike Stinson at (816) 472-8121, ext. 12.

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: Gano Excel USA, Inc.
1/30/2014

Gano Excel USA, Inc. of Irwindale, CA is recalling all C’Real Spirulina. C’Real Spirulina is being recalled because of the undeclared food allergens, wheat and soy. People who have allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and/or soy run the risk of life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical care if they consume the product.

Gano Excel immediately segregated its entire C’Real Spirulina inventory and is notifying customers not to consume this product if they are allergic to wheat and/or soy.

C’Real Spirulina is an instant cereal that is sold by the box with 15 packets of instant cereal per box.

Gano Excel USA, Inc. wants to ensure its products are safe. Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, Gano Excel USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all C’Real Spirulina from all of its distributors. Consumers in possession of C’Real Spirulina who are allergic to wheat and/or soy should not eat the product and should return the product to the place of purchase.

Gano Excel USA, Inc. will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers. Please call Matthew Nguyen at (626) 480-7550 for further information.

Milk Allergy Alert: Pringles
1/28/2014

Pringles® is recalling a small quantity of 5.68-ounce cans of its Original crisps. The crisps are being recalled because they may have been inadvertently exposed to seasoning containing milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

Approximately 75 cans may have been impacted. However, the company is recalling one hour’s worth of production as a precaution.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of allergic reaction and should avoid eating this impacted product. The company was first alerted to this issue by consumer contact. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. 

The recalled product is marked on the bottom of the can with a UPC code of 38000 84496 and best by date of 12/26/2014, with the manufacturing code L 3269KT70 that ends with four numbers ranging from 0830 to 0930. The small quantity of Pringles Original cans was distributed to seven customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide. No other Pringles products in the U.S. or outside the U.S. are part of this voluntary recall.

Consumers with questions may contact the Consumer Response Center using the Contact Us feature on www.Kelloggs.com or by calling at 1-800-568-4035 from Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

Wheat Allergy Alert: George’s Inc.
1/28/2014

George’s Inc., a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 1.25 million pounds of frozen par-fried chicken tender products because of 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 wheat, a known allergen, which was not properly declared on the labels.

The products subject to recall include:                                                    

  • 10-lb. cases of “George’s Uncooked Breaded Chicken Breast Tenderloins” with Case Code 4831 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Dec. 19, 2013.
  • 10-lb. cases of “George’s Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters” with Case Code 4861 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Jan. 4, 2014.
  • 10-lb. cases of “George’s Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters” with Case Code 4880 and packaging dates between Feb. 21, 2013 and Jul. 19, 2013.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-13584” under the USDA Mark of Inspection and were sold to wholesale locations for distribution to institutional users nationwide. 

The problem was discovered during a routine label review conducted by the company, which then contacted FSIS. The problem occurred due to isolated printer issues that caused some labels to print without selected ingredients.  The issue has been corrected. 

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.

Milk Allergy Alert: Winn-Dixie
1/27/2014

Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the 30 oz. canister of Winn-Dixie Instant Chocolate Drink Mix, with expiration date code of JUL 14 15B, from shelves in all stores throughout Florida. The recall does not affect stores in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi. The reason for the recall is the potential that the product may contain an incorrect formula mixture, which could result in an undeclared milk allergen.

“We advise customers who have a milk allergy to throw it out immediately to ensure they do not experience any health issues,” said Brian Wright, Winn-Dixie’s vice president of communications and community.

Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with consumption at this time. The recall only pertains to canisters with the expiration date code of JUL 14 15B. The product UPC code is 2114022031.

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk 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.

Symptoms of a milk allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis.

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.

Multiple Allergy Alert: Araya Inc.
1/24/2014

ARAYA INC of Katy, TX is voluntarily recalling various types of products including Marshmallows, Chocolate gourmet bars, Dry Fruits covered in chocolate and assorted chocolate gift boxes because they may contain traces of allergens not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Wheat, Tree Nuts, Soy and Milk Protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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The Marshmallows, Chocolate gourmet bars, Dry Fruits covered in chocolate and chocolate gift boxes were distributed nationwide directly to customers via FedEx from internet sales and in the state of Texas through the following retailers:

CENTRAL MARKET – HOUSTON, CENTRAL MARKET - NORTH LAMAR, CENTRAL MARKET – PRESTON, CENTRAL MARKET – WESTGATE, HEB - FRY RD, HEB #99 Louetta, HOTEL MOKARA

All products within “best buy” date are being recalled. Representative labels are attached to this press release. Specific information on how the product can be identified:

Product Name UPC Code Potential Undeclared Allergen
GOURMET BAR - BACON 729440332044 Wheat
GOURMET BAR - CAYENNE PEPPER 729440332006
GOURMET BAR - CRISPY ORANGE 729440332051
GOURMET BAR - CURRY 729440332037
MARSHMALLOW - CHOCOLATE 760921366004 Milk Protein, Soy, Wheat
MARSHMALLOW - COCONUT 760921366011
MARSHMALLOW - COOKIES AND CREAM 760921366066
MARSHMALLOW - GINGERBREAD 760921366003
MARSHMALLOW - PEPPERMINT 760921366097
MARSHMALLOW - RED VELVET 760921366073
MARSHMALLOW - VANILLA 760921366028
GOURMET BAR - MENDIANT - DARK 729440332075 Tree Nuts and Wheat Soy and Milk are listed as ingredients but are not identified as allergens
GOURMET BAR - MENDIANT – MILK 729440332082
DRY FRUIT - ORANGE PEEL 729440332105 Tree Nuts, Wheat
DRY FRUIT - MANGO CAYENNE 729440332136
DRY FRUIT - PEARS 729440332112
CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX - SC 6 OREOS 729440332167 Wheat Outside Label declares Soy and Milk as ingredients but does not identify them as allergens Inside Label (menu) declares all allergens listed except wheat
CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX - SC SMALL 12 CHOCOLATE 729440332488
CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX - SC SMALL 6 CHOCOLATE 729440332235
CHOCOLATE - S'MORES 729440332402 Wheat


The voluntary recall was initiated by Araya after reviewing with the FDA the current product labels and determining that the allergen declaration was not complete since it did not state all the allergens present in the facility. The firm also uses peanuts in some products; however, peanuts are declared as an allergen on all product labels and are not part of this recall.

Customers who purchased any of the recalled products listed above and are allergic or have a severe sensitivity to wheat, tree nuts, milk protein or soy, please do not consume the products. Please discard them. For a full refund, consumers may visit us at any of our stores with your proof of purchase receipt. Store locations are: 2013 W. Gray St., Houston TX 77019; 1141 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston TX 77056; and 1575 West Grand Pkwy S., Katy TX 77494.

Consumers who purchased any of the recalled products through the internet or who have questions about this recall may contact the company at 281-395-1050 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST Monday-Friday.

Milk Allergy Alert: Kinnikinnick Foods
1/23/2014

Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 Street, Edmonton, AB is expanding previous recalls of January 10 & 15th.

Kinnikinnick has determined that an ingredient used in the production of these products contained MILK allergens that were not listed by the manufacturer of that ingredient and may be present in these finished products. MILK is not declared on the packaging of these 5 Kinnikinnick products. Routine testing by Kinnikinnick discovered this MILK contamination in a specific lot of an ingredient which was certified by the manufacturer to contain no MILK allergens. The distributor of this ingredient in Canada, Burnbrae Farms, has currently recalled 4 lots of this ingredient and several additional lots are under investigation.

We are voluntarily recalling all lots produced up to and including the Best Before dates indicated below which contained the ingredient.

Lots produced after the listed Best Before dates do not use this ingredient and are not a part of this recall.


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Affected Products

Original Homestyle Waffles
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013300198 1
Up to and including Best Before
2014AU10       20140810        140810

Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix
Weight: 465g/16.4oz Cardboard Box
UPC 62013310550 4
Up to and including Best Before
2014DE19        20141219        141219

Panko Style Bread Crumbs
Weight: 350g/12.5oz Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013360015 3
Up to and including Best Before
 2014AU09      20140809        140809

Pancake & Waffle Mix
Weight: 454g/16oz Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013310512 2
Up to and including Best Before
2015JA06       20150106        150106      

Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013300199 8
Up to and including Best Before
2014AU11       20140811        140811

A complete list of affected Best Before dates is available at www.kinnikinnick.com

Best before dates are embossed on the top flap of the box, applied with an ink jet printer on the side or as an applied label to the bottom of the box.

The products are distributed across Canada and the United States in retail stores and through direct shipments.

This may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to MILK. Consumers who are allergic to MILK should dispose of or return the product to point of sale for a refund.

Consumers WITHOUT allergies to MILK may continue to consume these products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with this recall.
Consumers can contact Kinnikinnick Foods by calling 780-424-2900 or by emailing info@kinnikinnick.com.

For more information, media please contact:
Jerry Bigam
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
Edmonton, AB Canada
780-221-2900

Milk Allergy Alert: Stemvida International Corporation
1/20/2014

Stemvida International Corporation of Ontario California is recalling StemAlive 90 Capsules, because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk (bovine colostrum) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product is in a white plastic bottle with white lid, the brand is StemVida International with a white and gold label. The lot numbers and expiration dates are 8419 (Exp.05/2015 and 06/2015), 8486 (Exp.07/2015), 8535 (Exp. 08/2015), 8598 (Exp. 10/2015), 8652 (Exp. 12/2015), 8863 (Exp. 01/2016 and 02/2016), 8872 (Exp. 03/2016), 8873 (Exp. 04/2016 and 05/2016), 9040 (Exp. 08/2016 and 09/2016), 9258 (Exp. 10/2016) and 9314 (Exp. 11/2016). The lot number and expiration date is printed in black ink at the bottom of the label.

The product is in a white plastic bottle with white lid, the brand is StemVida International with a white and gold label. The lot numbers and expiration dates are 8419 (Exp.05/2015 and 06/2015), 8486 (Exp.07/2015), 8535 (Exp. 08/2015), 8598 (Exp. 10/2015), 8652 (Exp. 12/2015), 8863 (Exp. 01/2016 and 02/2016), 8872 (Exp. 03/2016), 8873 (Exp. 04/2016 and 05/2016), 9040 (Exp. 08/2016 and 09/2016), 9258 (Exp. 10/2016) and 9314 (Exp. 11/2016). The lot number and expiration date is printed in black ink at the bottom of the label.

StemAlive was distributed in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Utah

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the ingredient (bovine colostrum) is a known milk allergen and StemAlive contains this ingredient without including an allergen warning on the label.

Consumers who have purchased StemAlive 90 Capsules are urged to return it to the company for replacement or refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-950-8432 between the hours of 9:00am and 8:30pm PST. 

Peanut Allergy Alert: Merrell Food Group
1/20/2014

Merrell Food Group of Dalton, WI, along with it’s manufacturing partner Rise’n Roll Specialties is recalling “Crunch’N Nutter Mixed Nut” candy packaged in a 4oz. green and yellow plastic bag, because it contains undeclared peanuts. This affects all product with a sell by date of June 1st 2014 or before.

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 “Mixed Nut” was distributed to distributers in Wisconsin and New Jersey.

The product comes in 4oz bags labeled Crunch’N Nutter Mixed Nut with the UPC#861522000042

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

Recall was initiated during an FDA inspection of the manufacturer which found the undeclared peanut allergen in the product. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging process.

Current product will be labeled to declare peanuts. This product is no longer manufactured with peanuts as of January 15th 2014.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-608-429-4838 Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm Central Standard Time.

Egg and Peanut Allergy Alert: Rise’n Roll Bakery
1/20/2014

Rise’n Roll Bakery of Middlebury, IN, is recalling all its donut varieties and cinnamon caramel donut holes because they may contain undeclared egg. We are also recalling our Rise’n Roll Specialties Nutty Crunch in 8oz pouches because they contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to egg, or peanut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

 

The donut and donut holes products containing undeclared egg are packaged in brown boxes and labeled with the name Rise’n Roll Bakery and Deli. The donuts are packaged in 6 and 12 count boxes with UPC 626570617440 & 626570617457 respectively while the cinnamon caramel donut holes are packaged in 1.05# boxes with UPC 626570617433. These products were produced on or before Jan. 13th, 2014 and were sold in our retail store and distributed to retail stores in Northern Indiana.

The Rise’n Roll Specialties Nutty Crunch containing undeclared peanuts was packaged in 8 oz. pouches with UPC 827912041583. The product was sold in our retail store; distributed to retail stores in the following states PA, IL, KS, MI, OH, WI, IN, MN, MO, VA; and to a distributer in PA. Customers may have also purchased this product on our website www.risenrollbakery.com The recalled product has a sell by date of June 13th, 2014 or earlier.

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

The recall was initiated during an FDA inspection of the manufacturer where label review found the undeclared ingredients in the product. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging process.

Rise’n Roll Specialties Nutty Crunch will no longer be produced with peanuts. All future donut production will be labeled to declare egg.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-574-825-4032 Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm Eastern Standard Time.

Soy Allergy Alert: Truitt Brothers Inc.
1/20/2014

Truitt Brothers Inc., an East Bernstadt, Ky. establishment is recalling approximately 1.77 million pounds of shelf-stable pasta and ground beef products because of 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 hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce, known allergens, which are not declared on some labels.

The products subject to recall include:                                    

  • 3.3-pound cases containing six, 9-ounce microwaveable containers of “Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets SINGLES – ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER MAC” [a macaroni & cheese product] with a Used By/Sell By date code of “02 MARCH 2014 – 23 OCT 2014.” Identifying case codes are: 00210000432900, 00210000432910, 00210000432925, 00210000464000 and 00210000465100.

The products were produced between May 6, 2013 and Jan. 16, 2014 and shipped to Kraft Foods distribution centers and retail locations nationwide.  

No other Velveeta or Kraft products are impacted by this recall.

The problem was discovered during a recent routine quality check conducted by the company, which then contacted FSIS. The company believes the problem occurred when a label supplier inadvertently mixed labels with incorrect ingredient lines with labels containing correct ingredient information.

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 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 should contact the Kraft Foods Consumer Relations Center at 1-800-396-5512. Media with questions about the recall should contact Joyce Hodel, the company’s corporate affairs director, at 847-646-4538.

Wheat Allergy Alert: European Meat Products Inc.
1/20/2014

European Meat Products Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 130,000 pounds of fresh and ready-to-eat beef and pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the labels.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 16 oz. - vacuum pack plastic bags of  “Bo Vien, Huong Duyen – Cooked Beef Meat Balls”
  • 100 oz. - vacuum pack plastic bags of  “Bo Vien, Huong Duyen – Cooked Beef Meat Balls”
  • 16 oz. – vacuum pack plastic bags of “Cha Chien, Huong Duyen – Pork Meat Roll Browned in Soy Bean Oil”
  • 16 oz. - plastic tubs of  “Moc TUOi, Huong Duyen– Fresh Pork Paste”
  • 16 oz. - vacuum pack plastic bags of “Gio-Lua, Huong Duyen – Pork Meat Roll”
  • 32 oz. - vacuum pack plastic bags of “Gio-Lua, Huong Duyen – Pork Meat Roll”

The products bear the establishment number “EST. 7725” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The recalled products were produced prior to January 17, 2014.  The products were shipped to distributors, restaurants and retail establishments in California, Colorado, and Illinois.   

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine food safety assessment label review. The problem occurred due to a change in ingredient formulation without a corresponding change in the finished 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 Phong Tong, a company executive, at (303) 233-3111.

Milk Allergy Alert: Cloverdale Foods Co.
1/17/2014

Cloverdale Foods Co., a Mandan, N.D., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,664 pounds of beef franks 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 milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 16-oz. packages of Cloverdale Meats “Seattle Mariners Beef Franks.”
  • 12 lb. cases containing 12 packages of individual 16-oz. packages of Cloverdale Meats “Seattle Mariners Beef Franks.”

The products were produced on November 23 and December 13, 2013, with use-by dates of February 21 and March 13, 2014 respectively.  These products bear the package code Use by 2-21-14 or Use by 3-13-14 and the establishment number “Est. 7603” inside the mark of inspection. The products were sold to retail establishments in Montana, North Dakota and Washington State.   

The problem was discovered by the company during an internal label review. Non-fat dry milk is an ingredient used in the product. The problem occurred when the newly designed label included an incorrect ingredient statement. 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.

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 with questions about the recall should contact T.J. Russell at (701) 663-9511, extension 217. Consumers should contact Scott Russell at (701) 663-9511, extension 224.

Milk Allergy Alert: Paskesz Candy Company
1/15/2014

Paskesz Candy Company, Brooklyn, New York is recalling its Premium Belgian Chocolate Coins Hologram .5 oz bags because they may contain traces of milk.
People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. To date one parent has reported that her child took ill after eating one of these coins with the production code P233. Subsequent testing of a sample by the FDA showed that the coin contained .000041 parts of milk (41 parts per million). Out of caution we are recalling all production codes.



The recalled "Coins" were distributed nationwide in retail stores between October 2012 and December 2013.

The product is sold in mesh bags of .5 oz. There are 24 bags in a box.
To date one parent has reported that her child took ill after eating one of these coins with the production code P233. Subsequent testing of a sample by the FDA showed that the coin contained .000041 parts of milk (41 parts per million). Out of caution we are recalling all production codes.

This does not affect the product’s “KOSHER PAREVE” status.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not list the presence of milk. Sale and distribution of the chocolate coins have been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased these .5 ounce packages of "Paskesz Chocolate Pareve Hologram Coins” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-PASKES0 between the hours of 9AM and 4PM Monday through Thursday and on Friday until 12 pm EST.

Wheat, Soy & Milk Allergy Alert: L.M. Noodle Company
1/9/2014

L.M. Noodle Company of Wiggins, CO is recalling its Marlyce's Butterballs because they contain undeclared wheat flour, soy flour, whey and milk. People who have allergies to wheat and soy flour, whey and milk run the risk of serious or life-threating allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The recalled butterballs were distributed in 2 Wyoming stores, 5 Nebraska stores and 5 Colorado stores.

Butterballs are made up of bread crumbs, cream, butter, eggs, allspice and salt rolled in to a ball and cooked in soup. Twelve butterballs come frozen in a clear plastic bag with black lettering on a white label and the upc 094219-21708.

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

The recall was initiated after the undeclared allergens were discovered by a FDA inspection.

Product was immediately relabeled in the warehouse as well as the retail stores. Relabeled product has the allergens listed in the lower left hand corner of the label.

Consumers who have purchased butterballs with undeclared allergens on the label are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 970-371-3845 after 3:00pm Monday through Friday.

Wheat, Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Tonia’s Biscotti II LLC
1/8/2014

Tonia’s Biscotti II LLC of Homer, AK is recalling Sampler Bags, Lemon Biscotti dipped in White Chocolate Bags, and individually wrapped biscotti of all flavors because they may contain undeclared wheat, milk, and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, and/or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.


More product label images available here. 

Tonia’s Biscotti Sampler Bags, Lemon Biscotti dipped in White Chocolate Bags, and individually wrapped biscotti of all flavors were distributed at retail stores, craft fairs, and through mail order (via www.toniasbiscotti.com) within the state of Alaska; the last dates of distribution were in December 2013. There was no wholesale or retail delivery of the affected products outside of Alaska.

The bagged products are in white packaging with a clear view window on the front. “Tonia’s Biscotti” is written across the top half and “Lemon dipped in White Chocolate” or “Sampler” is written on the bottom. The only bagged products affected by this recall are missing the “Nutritional Facts” panel; there are no expiration dates, best by dates, or lot codes on the products. The individually wrapped biscotti of all flavors have a single label on the front of the package with the name “Tonia’s Biscotti” and the flavor of the biscotti.
No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing wheat, milk, and/or soy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of these allergens.

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, and/or soy products are urged not to consume and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Tonia’s Biscotti at (907) 575-9274 from 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday, Alaska Standard Time.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle
12/30/2013

Candy Place Chocolate Santas packages were voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared peanut allergen. While the individual peanut butter filled candies reference “peanut butter”, peanuts are not listed as an ingredient on the primary package label, creating the potential for a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if consumed by those with a peanut allergy. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have a peanut allergy.



The affected product was sold in 11-ounce packages with the UPC code 3003407341, and included chocolate, caramel and peanut butter varieties of chocolate candy. The product was purchased by approximately 1,100 customers in Giant Eagle supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland since October 1, 2013.

No illnesses have been reported to date.  Consumers may return affected product to any Giant Eagle supermarket location for a full refund. Those with questions may call George J. Howe Company, the manufacturer, at 1-800-367-4693 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or may leave a voicemail if calling at other hours.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, upon notification by the manufacturer Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process in conjunction with immediately removing the product from store shelves. 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: Concertos in Chocolate
12/24/2013

Concertos in Chocolate of Boulder, Colorado is recalling 450 solid milk chocolate Santas. Because of possible mislabeling it may contain undeclared milk products. 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.

Solid Milk Chocolate Santas were distributed in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Utah and Idaho through retail stores.

This product is packaged is a clear, plastic bag with a green label and green bow under the Concertos in Chocolate brand. The bag is 7” tall and weighs 5 ounces. The UPC number is 85869500072. “ENJOY BY” dates on the bag range from September 1, 2014 to November 1, 2014.

This recall was initiated after some milk chocolate Santas were found labeled with dark chocolate Santa labels. The dark chocolate Santa label that was applied did not list milk products within the ingredients.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Concertos in Chocolate Solid Milk Chocolate Santas are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Chris Widlar at (303)447-1001 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

 

Milk Allergy Alert: Stone Independent Research, Inc. (Zanocap Scientific Weight Loss)
12/17/2013

Stone Independent Research, Inc. of Syracuse, NY is recalling 1,040 units of Zanocap Scientific Weight Loss 500 mg capsules because it contains undeclared milk (whey protein). People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product.



Zanocap was sold to one customer who further distributed the product nationwide through internet sales. The affected lot was distributed beginning on June 1st, 2013.

Zanocap is a dietary supplement packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 90 capsules per bottle. The product label is white with blue and black print. The affected lot code is 10W15013 with an expiration date of 05/2015. No other lots of this product are affected by the recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The issue was discovered during an FDA inspection of the production facility. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the lot of Zanocap containing whey protein (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 production and packaging processes.

Consumers who are allergic to milk and purchased Zanocap 500 mg Capsules lot code 10W15013 are urged not to consume the product. Consumers who purchased Zanocap 500 mg capsules lot code 10W15013 may return it: ATTENTION ZANOCAP RECALL, 4022 Mill Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152 for refund or replacement. Customers should contact the company at (607) 372-3901, Monday – Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM ET, for further instructions and claim processing.

Milk Allergy Alert: Stone Independent Research, Inc. (EnhanceRx)
12/17/2013

Stone Independent Research, Inc. of Syracuse, NY is recalling 15,657 units of EnhanceRx, a dietary supplement, because it contains undeclared milk (whey protein). People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



EnhanceRx is manufactured for and distributed by Secure Online Shopping Cart, LLC and sold nationwide via internet sales. This affected lots entered the marketplace on June 1st, 2013.

EnhanceRx is a dietary supplement packaged in a white plastic bottle containing 30 capsules per bottle. There are two lots affected by this recall: # 23002 (Exp. 06/20/2015) and # 23003 (Exp. 11/15/2015).

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This problem was found during an FDA inspection of the production facility. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that EnhanceRx containing whey protein (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 production and packaging process.

Consumers who are allergic to milk and purchased the affected lots of EnhanceRx are urged not to consume these lots. Consumers who purchased the affected lots of EnhanceRx may return it to: ATTN: ENHANCE RETURN, 4022 Mill Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152 for a full refund or exchange. Customers may contact the company at (607) 372-3901, Monday-Thursday, 10AM – 5PM, ET for further instructions and claim processing.

Egg Allergy Alert: Bee International, Inc.
12/16/2013

Bee International, Inc. of Chula Vista, CA is recalling its 2oz. packages of candy "Sweet Spots" because they may contain undeclared egg protein. People who have allergies to egg may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The recalled "Sweet Spots" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through food distributors.

The product comes in a 2oz clear plastic package marked with lot codes 2158613 or 2335613 on the back and bearing the UPC 0-73563-00471-6. It is a candy item consisting of small drops of candy on a backing paper that are peeled off and consumed.

On 9/10/13, FDA received a complaint from Raleigh, NC on a candy product called Sweet Spots. A child had a reaction to the candy resembling an allergic reaction. The child is allergic to eggs, wheat, and milk. A sample was collected from the retail store where the candy was originally purchased. FDA received the lab results which indicated that it tested positive for egg allergen. The only allergen warning is that it contains soy. The product is labeled as being made in China but distributed by Bee International in Chula Vista, CA

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the egg-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased 2oz packages of "Candy Sweet Spots" with lot code 2158613 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-421-6465, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm, PST.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Pin Hsiao & Associates, LLC
12/13/2013

Pin Hsiao & Associates, LLC of Bellevue, Washington is recalling the Gluten Free Blueberry Mini Muffins – 12pk, because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



Gluten Free Blueberry Mini Muffins – 12pk was distributed in Washington and Oregon. Customers would have been able to purchase this product through retail grocery stores.

This product comes in a rigid PET plastic locking clamshell with 12 wells for muffin stabilization. The container dimensions are as follows: 9" x 6.5" x 2.5". The product will have a dark blue sleeve type label with product name:

Gluten Free Blueberry Mini Muffins – 12pk.
Net Wt. = 12.6 oz.
UPC Code = 818703011021
Lot Code = 051114
Product Expiration - 5/11/14
Last Date of Distribution – 11/8/13

No illnesses or customer complaints have been reported to date.

The voluntary recall was initiated by the manufacturer after it was discovered that the muffins were mistakenly produced with walnuts and were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of tree nuts.

People who are allergic to walnuts should not consume this product and may either destroy, or return to the place of purchase for a full refund. For consumers who are not allergic to walnuts, there is no safety issue and are safe to consume. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-425-635-3357 from 8:00am – 5:00pm PST.

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region
12/12/2013

Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region is recalling an organic creamy spinach dip because it contains eggs, an undeclared allergen.

The recalled spinach dip was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “organic creamy spinach dip” with a UPC of <0 00000 30901 1> in 12 ounce plastic containers with a “use by” date on or before 12/10/13, which is noted on the scale label.

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 spinach dip 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.

Milk Allergy Alert: Health Matters America Inc.
12/12/2013

HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is recalling specific lots of ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS WITH CHILI, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS, and ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS WITH CHILI 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.

More product labels.

ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS WITH CHILI, ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS, and ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS WITH CHILI were distributed through retail stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

The recall applies to 3.5 oz. (100 g) and 8 oz. (227 g) consumer size bags as follows:

  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS Lot numbers 41.12, 17.13, 04.13, 02.13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 01400 6, and NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 8 54260 00701 5;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS WITH CHILI Lot numbers 41.12, 02.13, 16.13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 01450 1, and NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 8 54260 00703 9;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS Lot numbers 39.12, 03.13, 16.13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 01500 3, and NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 8 54260 00705 3;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS WITH CHILI Lot numbers 40.12, 16.13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 01550 8, and NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 8 54260 00707 7.

The products were also distributed in cartons containing 2 x 12 lbs. bulk bags (totaling 24 lbs.).

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 HAZELNUTS 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 HAZELNUTS, DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUTS WITH CHILI, DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS, or DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS WITH CHILI 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.

Wheat Allergy Alert: StockPot, Inc.
12/9/2013

StockPot, Inc., an Everett, Wash. establishment, is recalling 1,864 cases (approximately 22,368 pounds) of chicken noodle soup due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The Classic Chicken Noodle Soup product is formulated with wheat, a known allergen.  However, the product was released with a Loaded Baked Potato Style Soup side label, which does not declare this allergen.



The following product is subject to recall:

  • 24-oz. plastic tub of Wholesome@Home “Classic Chicken Noodle Soup.” The establishment number “P-18235” is located on the label on the lid.

The products were produced on October 25 and 26, 2013, with a use-by date of February 17 and 18, 2014. The product was shipped to distribution centers in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. The product was sold at retail only.

The problem was reported by a supermarket employee who noticed the labeling error while stocking shelves. The problem occurred when a subset of the labels provided by the label printing company were assembled incorrectly.  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 Susan Baranowsky at 1-866-270-9303 . Media with questions about the recall should contact Carla Burigatto, a company media contact, at 856-342-3737.

Wheat and Egg Allergy Alert: Huxtable’s Kitchen (Trader Joe's)
12/3/2013

Huxtable’s Kitchen Inc. of Vernon, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin (SKU 96541) sold in the refrigerated section with “Use By 12/13/13” date, because it may not list wheat and egg in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and egg 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 only Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin bearing the “USE BY 12/13/13” date packaged in 16 oz. tray with a sleeve. The Use By date is printed on the side of the sleeve. The 3270 trays possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Southern California, Utah, Southern Nevada and Texas. No other lots, products or stores are affected. The same product bearing the “USE BY 12/13/13” date sold in other regions is NOT affected.

The voluntary recall was initiated by Huxtable’s Kitchen after Trader Joe’s discovered that affected packages bearing the label for Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin mistakenly contained a corn product made with wheat and egg.

Customers who have purchased the Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Huxtable’s Kitchen, Inc. at 323-923-2888 from 8 AM-4:30 PM PST, Monday-Friday.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Jayone Foods, inc. (Trader Joe's)
11/25/2013

Jayone Foods, inc. of Paramount, CA is voluntarily recalling All date codes of Trader Joe’s Dried Seaweed Salad with Spicy Dressing (SKU 97677), because it may contain traces of peanuts. 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.



The dried seaweed salad packaged in a 3.5 oz. foil pouch, found in the grocery aisle at Trader Joe's was sold nationwide. The voluntary recall was issued by Jayone Foods after a customer inquiry prompted an investigation.

Customers who have purchased the Dried Seaweed Salad with Spicy Dressing and have sensitivity to peanuts are urged to return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of it. Customers with questions may contact Jayone Food, Inc., 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. PST, Monday-Friday at (562) 232-2754.

Egg Allergy Alert: Intevation Food Group, LLC
11/25/2013

Intevation Food Group, LLC, a Plover, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 156,924 pounds of frozen chicken fettuccine alfredo products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.



The products subject to recall include:

18-oz. trays of “OMAHA STEAKS, 2367 Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo,” bearing the establishment number “P-39949” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The products were packaged and produced on various dates from May 11, 2012, through  October 8, 2013, and were shipped to distributors in Nebraska for further distribution through retail and internet/catalog sales. The products may also be identified by the case codes 9502367 or 9802367.

The problem was discovered by the company during an internal label review. 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  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts. 

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact the Customer Care Hotline at (877) 789-7117.

Milk Allergy Alert: DelMonaco Specialty Foods
11/25/2013

DelMonaco Specialty Foods, a Morgan Hill, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,616 pounds of Armanino brand Bolognese sauce products because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The product contains milk, a known allergen which was declared on the product label; however the label was not applied to all the products in each lot.

The Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork products were produced on September 25, September 27, and November 7, 2013. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 7.5 pound cases containing twelve 10-ounce bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 31113 printed on the interior bag.
  • 7.5 pound cases containing twelve 10-ounce bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 27013 printed on the interior bag.
  • 12 pound cases containing four 3-pound bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 31113 printed on the interior bag. 
  • 12 pound cases containing four 3-pound bags of “Bolognese Sauce with Beef & Pork” with case number 26813 printed on the interior bag.

The products subject to recall are missing the USDA mark of inspection with establishment number “EST. 17702” inside. These products were sold for institutional use in Hayward and San Francisco, Calif.

The problem was discovered by the company’s customer.  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 health care provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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 outlets with questions regarding the recall can contact Arnold Avalos, VP of Operations, at 408-500-4118.  Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Sandra Johnson, Sales Coordinator, at 408-500-4114.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Marina's German Bakery
11/21/2013

Marina's German Bakery of El Paso, Texas is recalling two-count packages of pastry products, because they may contain undeclared Almonds, Walnuts, or Hazelnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds, Walnuts, or Hazelnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The two count packages of Assorted Pastries were distributed in El Paso,Texas at Fort Bliss Commissary and in Alamogordo, New Mexico at Holloman AFB Commissary.

The product comes in an assorted two count, clear plastic package, labeled MARINA'S GERMAN BAKERY ASSORTED PASTRIES, marked with the UPC number 01080100301, and a sale by date prior to 11/23/13.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an FDA inspection that the nut containing products were distributed in two count packaging that did not reveal the presence of Almonds, Walnuts, or Hazelnuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was not known to the distributor.

The distribution of these products has been suspended until proper labeling is obtained.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return the package(s) to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 915-591-3737 Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM MST.

Shellfish Allergy Alert: Blount Fine Foods (Wegman's)
11/20/2013

Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, MA is recalling a single lot code of Wegman’s branded refrigerated New England Clam Chowder in 16 ounce retail cup pack size because of undeclared crab allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to crab run the risk of suffering serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

Product:Wegmans branded refrigerated New England Clam Chowder 16oz retail cup UPC 77890 27864 with a Use By date of 01/08/2014 and a lot code of 10313-8J

The use by date and lot code are on the bottom of the cup with the lot number directly below it.

Use By: 01/08/2014
10313-8J

The New England Clam Chowder ingredient statement does not declare the allergen crab. No other products or date codes are affected by this recall.
The product was distributed to 83 Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts.

The recall resulted from a consumer finding a crab shell in the soup.
No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased item listed above with affected lot number are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have health-related concerns should contact their physician. Consumers with questions may contact the Blount Fine Foods at 1-800-274-2526, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: La Boulange Café & Bakery
11/18/2013

La Boulange Café & Bakery voluntarily initiated a product recall of 75 Soft Caramel Jams in 8.4 oz. jars with lot number 822713 as a precautionary measure. This product was sold exclusively in 20 La Boulange Café & Bakery stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The recall was immediately initiated after it was discovered by the company that the product was inadvertently mislabeled and filled with Hazelnut Jam (containing undeclared hazelnut).



People who are allergic to hazelnut could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to hazelnut, there is no safety issue with the product. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product. 

This recall affects Soft Caramel Jam products sold from August 15, 2013 to November 11, 2013 with lot number 822713 on a white label on the bottom of the container. No other La Boulange Café & Bakery branded products are affected by this voluntary recall. 

Consumers in possession of the recalled product that have an allergy to hazelnut should not consume it and should discard it or return to a La Boulange Café & Bakery for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by phone at (415) 440-0356 ext. 3, option 3, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, PST or by email at contact@laboulangebakery.com. Media may contact the company at (206) 318-7100.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: 3 Fellers LLC
11/14/2013

3 Fellers LLC is voluntarily initiating a product recall of 3 Fellers Chocolate Cream Pies with the UPC# 891796002732 as a precautionary measure. The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the company that the product may contain undeclared almonds. People who are allergic to almonds could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to almonds, there is no safety issue with the product. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.

This recall affects products with BEST BY DATES prior to 5/7/2014 on the bottom of the container. Products that have BEST BY DATES prior to 5/7/2014, but declare the allergen (almonds) on the label, are not included in this recall.

These products were distributed to Southern California, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Kentucky.

No other 3 Fellers branded products are affected by this voluntary recall. Only products sold in the geographical area listed above are potentially affected.

Consumers in possession of the recalled product that have an allergy to almonds should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (804) 556-0671, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, EDT.

 

Peanut Allergy Alert: Palmer Candy Company
11/12/2013

Palmer Candy Company of Sioux City, IA is recalling 102 cases of HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters and 90 cases HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels because they may contain undeclared peanuts. 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 product was distributed throughout the Midwest to HyVee Stores.

The recalled products can be identified by the following:

  • HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters – UPC 7723212515 9 oz plastic tub with the following lot code: Sell By: 04/07/14 F30202 located on the bottom of each tub.
  • HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels – UPC 7723212520 12 oz plastic tub with the following lot code: Sell By: 10/07/14 F30202 located on the bottom of each tub.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with either of the products being recalled.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters were mispackaged in HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramel labels. The HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramel label does not list peanuts as an ingredient.

Consumers who have purchased HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters or HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Palmer Candy Company (800) 831-0828, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Egg Allergy Alert: Gourmet Express
11/6/2013

GOURMET EXPRESS, LLC VOLUNTARILY RECALLS 32 OUNCE PACKAGES OF "FUSIA CHICKEN LO MEIN" AND 21 OZ PACKAGES OF “BREMER 3 CHEESE CHICKEN” AND “BREMER GARLIC SHRIMP" SKILLET MEALS DUE TO POSSIBLE UNDECLARED EGGS. People who have allergies to egg, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



More product label images available from FDA. 

The recalled "FUSIA CHICKEN LO MEIN, BREMER 3 CHEESE CHICKEN AND BREMER GARLIC SHRIMP" were distributed to Aldi distribution centers in Mt. Joliet, TN; Jefferson, GA; Batavia, IL; Valparaiso, IN and Webberville, MI areas. The products may have been shipped to Aldi retail stores.

The FUSIA CHICKEN LO MEIN comes in a 32 oz multi-colored plastic package, BREMER 3 CHEESE CHICKEN AND BREMER GARLIC SHRIMP come in 21 oz multi- colored package and all three are marked BEST BY APR 9 2015 stamped on the top tear strip.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that the egg-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of eggs. The possible allergen contamination was identified as part of Gourmet Express’s continuing food quality processes. The Company has worked with the Food and Drug Administration as well as its distributor to withdrawal the affected products. The Company has also improved its food safety protocols and procedures to prevent future occurrences and to ensure no additional contamination is observed. Gourmet Express produces a variety of skillet meals offering high quality dining based on beef, poultry, pork and seafood. Gourmet Express is committed to continuing to provide high quality and nutritionally balanced skillet meals with quality ingredients and flavorful recipes at affordable prices.

While no illnesses have been reported, consumers who have purchased the products identified should not consume or serve these products and may return them to their place of purchase for a full refund or contact Gourmet Express directly for a full refund or exchange.

Consumers with questions who would like more detailed information are encouraged to contact the company at (877) 599-9330 M-F 8:00 am- 5:00 pm CST or the below contact:

Julia Mulhollen, Quality Manager 
100 Gourmet Dining Drive Greenville, KY, 42345 
270-338-7102 x 2092-Phone 
270-338-1852- Fax 
jzielke@gourmetdining.net-Email

Wheat, Soy and Fish Allergy Alert: Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods (Trader Joe's)
11/4/2013

Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods of Vallejo, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Giotto’s Caesar Salad (SKU 05161) with a "Use By 11/03" date, because it may not list wheat, soy and fish (anchovy) in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy and/or anchovy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall affects only Trader Giotto’s Caesar Salad bearing the "USE BY 11/03" date packaged in 8.5 oz. plastic clamshell. The Use By date is located immediately above the front label.

The 709 salads possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Northern California, Reno and Carson City, Nevada. No other lots, products or stores are affected.

The voluntary recall was initiated by Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods after Trader Joe’s discovered that an incorrect bottom label was attached on some packages within one lot.

Customers who have purchased the Caesar Salad may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods at (707) 561-7670, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, PST, Monday-Friday.

 
Soy Allergy Alert: World Class Distribution (Trader Joe's Southwest Salad)
11/4/2013

World Class Distribution of Fontana, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Southwest Salad (SKU 56077) with a “Use by Date 11/2/13”, because it may not list soy in the ingredients. 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. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall affects only Trader Joe’s Southwest Salads bearing the USE BY Date 11/2/13 packaged in 9 oz. plastic clamshell. The Use by Date is printed on the front label to the right.

The 1,861 salads possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas. No other lots, products or stores are affected.

The voluntary recall was initiated by World Class Distribution after Trader Joe’s discovered that an incorrect bottom label was attached on some packages within one lot.

Customers who have purchased the Southwest Salad may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at 1-909-574-4140, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, PST, Monday-Friday.

 
Multiple Allergen Alert: Giant Eagle
11/1/2013

Candy Corn Mix packaged for Giant Eagle by George J. Howe Company under the Candy Place brand was voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle on September 26, 2013 due to undeclared allergens that may cause serious reactions to consumers with certain food allergies. The candy corn mix was mistakenly packaged with a trail mix that contained peanut, milk, soy and egg allergens. The product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to these allergens.

The affected product is packaged in 13 oz. clear plastic containers with the UPC code 3003406974 and a sell by date of April 8, 2014. The product was purchased by 187 customers in Giant Eagle supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia from September 8th, 2013 to September 26.

Consumers may return affected product to any Giant Eagle supermarket location for a full refund. Those with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Milk, Tree Nut, and Soy Allergy Alert: NatureMost Laboratories
10/24/2013

NatureMost Laboratories of Middletown, Connecticut is recalling Vanilla Almond Whey Power because it may contain undeclared milk, almond and soy allergens and Strawberry Banana Whey Power, because it may contain undeclared milk and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, almond and soy allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The product was distributed in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Texas through retail stores and mail order.

The product was sold between 2009 and 2013. It was sold in 3 pound, 3000cc white plastic jars. The product can be identified by product codes:

NatureMost Whey Power Vanilla Almond Lot Numbers: 9950/3491, 9950/3636, 9950/3766, 9950/4011, 9950/4374, 9950/5025, 9950/5559

NatureMost Whey Power Strawberry Banana Lot Numbers: 9954/3793, 9954/4043, 9954/4205, 9954/4861

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated during a Food and Drug Administration inspection. It was discovered that the “contains milk, almond and soy” allergens statement was omitted from the label. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and labeling processes.

Consumers who have purchased NatureMost Strawberry Banana Whey Power or Vanilla Almond Whey Power are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-234-2112.

Egg Allergy Alert: Kashmir Crown Baking, LLC
10/24/2013

Kashmir Crown Baking, LLC of Linden, NJ is recalling its “KCB Pista Khatie (13oz & 30oz)”. Recently CFIA reported the presence of traces of eggs in “KCB Pista Khatie” after their analysis of the product. 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 “KCB Pista Khatie (13oz)” was distributed in retail shops in Ontario (Greater Toronto Area). The recalled “KCB Pista Khatie (30oz)” was distributed in retail shops in California.

This product comes in 13oz (369g) & 30oz (850g), transparent plastic container labeled as “Pista Khatie” with an expiration date of May 16, 2014 printed on the label of the container and barcodes as follows: 13oz - 812042 001292 and 30oz- 812042 002962.

KCB company is taking further actions to make sure that every product is clear of fault; and reaches its customers safe, healthy and with the highest quality.
Consumers who purchased the 13oz (369g) & 30oz (850g) packaging of “KCB Pista Khatie (13oz & 30oz)”, made to expire on May 16, 2014, are suggested by KCB, to return them to the place of purchase with a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-908-474-1470, anytime from 10am until 4pm Eastern Standard Time.

To date, no illnesses have been reported to Kashmir Crown Baking LLC.

Multiple Allergen Alert: Price Chopper Supermarkets
10/22/2013

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a recall on Price Chopper eight inch (8”) and ten inch (10”) coconut custard pies, with UPC numbers 41735 23713, 41735 23721 and 41735 22453 due to a lack of ingredient information on the label; the pies contain milk, egg, soy, wheat and tree nut (coconut), which are known allergens. Other than this labeling issue, the product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to the above allergens.

The pies were sold between August 11 and October 18.

Products should be returned to a local Price Chopper for a full refund. For more information 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. All customers who purchased the product except for one have already been contacted using Smart Reply.

Milk & Wheat Allergy Alert: Yoder's Country Market, Inc.
10/16/2013

Yoder's Country Market, is recalling custom gift boxes distributed in December 2012 because they may contain 11 oz. bags of honey roasted peanuts which contain undeclared milk and wheat. People who have allergies to milk or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the honey roasted peanuts. No other components of the gift boxes are affected.

These recalled custom gift packages containing the affected 11 oz. bags of Honey Roasted Peanuts were distributed nationwide through mail orders in December 2012.

The recalled honey roasted peanuts were packaged in 11 oz. clear plastic bags labeled: "HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS, Net Wt. 11 oz. (311G), Dist. By: Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. Myerstown, PA 10787, UPC Code 8 77245 00143 3"

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with consumptions of these peanuts.

The recall was initiated after Yoder's Country Market, Inc. was notified by Dutch Valley Food Development, the supplier of the honey roasted peanuts, of their recall in Mid-September, 2013.

Consumers with questions or who have peanuts remaining from these gift boxes are urged to contact the company for further instructions at 1-423-235-9400, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00PM EDT.

Milk Allergy Alert: Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co.
10/14/2013

Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. of Perham, MN is recalling one specific lot of Safeway Snack Artist BBQ Potato Chips (UPC 21130-29106) because they contain undeclared milk. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. Symptoms may include itching, hives, wheezing, vomiting, anaphylaxis and digestive problems, such as bloating, gas or diarrhea. No illnesses have been reported.



The recall affects only Safeway Snack Artist BBQ Potato Chips bearing the Best By date of 08JAN2014 3255M27 packaged in 10oz bags and sold in Safeway stores. The Best By date is printed on the front of the bags in the upper right.
The product is manufactured by Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. and distributed by Safeway Inc. The 3 cases of product affected were distributed across Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and New Mexico. No other lots or products are affected.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the BBQ flavored potato chips bags -inadvertently contained Sour Cream & Onion flavored potato chips, which contain milk. The presence of the milk was not declared.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods Co. at 1-800-346-4910. Monday - Thursday 7am - 5pm CST and Friday 7am-11am CST.

Milk & Egg Allergy Alert: D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co.
10/9/2013

D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of 44 oz. Market Pantry White Fudge Coated Animal Cookies because they may contain undeclared milk and eggs. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or eggs run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. Symptoms may include itching, hives, wheezing, shortness of breath, anaphylaxis, runny nose, watery eyes, vomiting, cramps, or diarrhea. No illnesses have been reported to date.



The recall affects only 44 oz. Market Pantry White Fudge Coated Animal Cookies in bear-shaped jugs with the following with Best By date and Lot Number etched on the back shoulder of the product above the label:

Lot Number Best By
Y072913B 29APR2014
Y072913C 29APR2014
Y073013A 30APR2014
Y073013B 30APR2014
Y073013C 30APR2014
Y073113A 01MAY2014
Y082113A 21MAY2014
Y082113B 21MAY2014
Y082113C 21MAY2014
Y082213A 22MAY2014
Y082913A 29MAY2014
Y082913B 29MAY2014
Y082913C 29MAY2014
Y083013A 30MAY2014
Y083013B 30MAY2014
Y090313B 03JUN2014
Y090313C 03JUN2014
Y090413A 04JUN2014
Y090413B 04JUN2014
Y090413C 04JUN2014


The products are sold in Target stores across the United States. No other lots or products are affected.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the incorrect rear label was applied to the container by the jug manufacturer and the presence of the milk and eggs was not declared. The correct label has UPC 8523981769 with the description ‘Animal Cookies – White Fudge’; the incorrect label has UPC 8523908259 with the description ‘Alphabet & Number Crackers – Chocolate’.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc at 888-480-1988.

Soy Allergy Alert: Junction Pizza
9/30/2013

Junction Pizza, a Grey Eagle, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,194 pounds of frozen pizza products that contain soy lecithin, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

More product label images available here:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/rc-056-2013-release

The products subject to recall include:

  • 30.5-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Italian Sausage Thick Crust”  
  • 20-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Italian Sausage Thin Crust”
  • 31.5-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Bacon Cheeseburger Thick Crust”
  • 23-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Bacon Cheeseburger Thin Crust”
  • 32-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Canadian Bacon Pineapple Thick Crust”
  • 22.5-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Canadian Bacon Pineapple Thin Crust”
  • 29-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Breakfast Pizza”
  • 29.4-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Pepperoni Thick Crust”
  • 18.9-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Pepperoni Thin Crust”
  • 31-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Canadian Bacon Thick Crust”
  • 35.1-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Chicken Alfredo Thick Crust”
  • 24.6-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Chicken Alfredo Thin Crust”
  • 39-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, BBQ Chicken Thick Crust”
  • 24.6-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, BBQ Chicken Thin Crust”
  • 31.3-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Bacon Chicken Ranch Thick Crust”
  • 20.8-ounce packages of “The Junction Pizza, Bacon Chicken Ranch Thin Crust”

The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 40038” or “P-40038” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a “made on date” between “3 27 13” and “9 23 13” that appears on a sticker on the back of the product. The products were produced between March 27 and Sept. 23, 2013, and shipped to retail stores in the Grey Eagle, Minn., area.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a routine label review. FSIS personnel are responsible for verifying that establishments are actively labeling the eight most common food allergens. The undeclared soy lecithin is used as a releasing agent in the pizza crust, which was purchased from an outside source.

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 Stephanie Austing, the company owner, at (320) 304-4768.

Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Safeway
9/27/2013

Safeway is voluntarily recalling six (6) Angel Food Cake products because they contain the undeclared allergens soy and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The following recalled products with the indicated Sell By Dates are found in the Bakery department only:

Product NameSell By Dates
Angel Food Cake (UPC# 2113010510) 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
Holiday Decorated Angel Food Cake 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
Angel Food Cups 4 Count 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
Cake Angel Food Loaf 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
Angel Food Cake Fruit Topped 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
Angel Food Cake Fruit Topped 9/1/13 to 10/2/2013


The Sell By Date can be located on the product label or the white scale label.
No illnesses or injuries have been reported.

The recalled Angel Food Cake products were sold in all Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, 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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-SAFEWAY.

Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Semifreddi's Inc.
9/20/2013

Semifreddi's Inc. of Alameda, CA is recalling all packaged Almond Biscotti and Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti because the food allergens milk and soy were not declared on the product labels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis, if they consume the products.



Semifreddi's Inc. immediately segregated its entire Almond Biscotti and Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti inventory and is notifying consumers and customers who have milk and soy allergies or sensitivity not to consume its Almond Biscotti and Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products. For consumers that are not allergic to milk or soy, there is no safety issue with these products.

The following sizes and packaging are affected by this recall:

Almond Biscotti

.5 oz. unit size, case of 100 units

UPC code 758843915936
1.0 oz. unit size, box of 4 units UPC code 758843915738

1.0 oz. unit size, box of 12 units

UPC code 758843915950

1.0 oz. unit size, case of 50 units

UPC code 758843915752

Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

.65 oz. unit size, case of 100 units  UPC code 758843915943
.89 oz. unit size, tub of 22 units UPC code 758843916001
1.3 oz. unit size, box of 4 units UPC code 758843915745
1.3 oz. unit size, box of 12 units UPC code 758843915967
1.3 oz. unit size, case of 50 units UPC code 758843915905

Any of these products with an Enjoy By date of 091614 or later are properly labeled and not included in this recall.

Semifreddi's Inc. wants to ensure its products are safe. Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, Semifreddi's Inc. is voluntarily recalling all Almond Biscotti and Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti from all of its customers. Consumers in possession of Almond Biscotti and Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti should not eat this product and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Semifreddi's Inc. will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers. Please call Tom Frainier at 510-596-9930 for further information.

Soy Allergy Alert: Wegmans
9/20/2013

Wegmans is recalling 4,327 units of Wegmans brand APPLE CINNAMON Mini Muffins, Net Wt. 14 oz., because the product contains undeclared soy. People who have an allergy to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The Mini Muffins were distributed to 82 Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts, and sold between September 7, 2013 and September 19, 2013.

The Mini Muffins were sold in a plastic clamshell container with the UPC 77890 18951. All date codes up to and including “Best if used by 9/24/13” are being recalled.

There have been no injuries or illnesses reported to date.

The recall was initiated by Wegmans Food Markets following their own routine ingredient/label review process where it was discovered that soy was not declared on the label.

Consumers who purchased the product can return it to the service desk at their Wegmans store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department at 1-855-934-3663, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm ET.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 82-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for sixteen consecutive years. In 2013, Wegmans ranked #5 on the list.

Fish & Shellfish Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods
9/19/2013

A limited number of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling frozen appetizer sold at retail in 12.5 ounce bags is being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens, crustacean shellfish (shrimp) and fish (pollock). There have been no reported cases of illness. This recall does not affect any P.F. Chang’s restaurants. No other P.F. Chang’s® brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall.



The packaging indicates that the product is distributed by Unilever, based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, because Unilever produces the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling Frozen Appetizers for retail sale by ConAgra Foods.

The following products are subject to recall:
Product Brand Name: P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumplings
UPC: 0 36200 21215 8

The product is packaged in upright bags with a net weight of 12.5 OZ (354 g) and bears the following lot codes.0663 3128710663 312971

The product has the following Use By dates:
Use By MAY082014
Use By MAY092014

The establishment making all affected product: EST 21892

The products were produced from May 8, 2013 through May 9, 2013 and distributed to retail establishments in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri,Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

This product is a food safety concern only for people who are allergic to crustacean shellfish or fish. The company will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves. Consumers who purchased this product that are at risk for suffering allergic reactions should not consume it and should call 1-800-282-8070 for product replacement.

The problem was discovered through a consumer complaint. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

News Release Media contact:
Monique Farmer (Office) 402-240-5781 (Cell) 402-657-1592 Monique.farmer@conagrafoods.com
Public Health inquiries: 800-281-7696.

Milk and Wheat Allergy Alert: Dutch Valley Food Distributors
9/17/2013

As a result of an internal review, Dutch Valley is issuing a recall on Honey Roasted Peanuts due to undeclared Milk and Wheat Ingredients. Individuals with food allergies to Milk and or Wheat may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for the following product:

Item # 050143 Honey Roasted Peanuts UPC# 8 77245 00143 3

All products with a Best By date prior to and including 1/21/14
Best By date can be located next to nutritional panel

Product is in a clear 11oz retail packages and was distributed twelve packages per case.

There have been no illnesses or issues reported regarding consumption of this product to date.

All Items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on our website, www.dutchvalleyfoods.com. These items were distributed nationwide and affect the following states: CT, DE, IL, KY, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX and WI. Retailers are advised to remove this product from store shelves based on the Best By Date. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding the product listed may call Dutch Valley Foods at 1-800-733 4191 and speak with customer service, Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm EST.

Egg Allergy Alert: Schwebel Baking Company
9/13/2013

Schwebel Baking Company today recalled 18,979 units of Golden Rich Buns with Honey due to mislabeling and undeclared egg. Through the package validation process the problem was discovered. These Schwebel's Golden Rich Buns with Honey contain egg that is not declared on the product label. People who have allergies to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume products containing this ingredient.



The recalled units were distributed to retail outlets and restaurants in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York, West Virginia, and Michigan between Monday, September 9, 2013 and Tuesday, September 10, 2013. No other products are involved.

The mislabeled product can be identified as follows:

Name Size Lot # UPC Code
Golden Rich Buns 18oz CAFC8W - Best By Sept 21 071319000838
Golden Rich Buns 18oz CAFC7B - Best By Sept 20 071319000838

The company has received no reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to the consumption of this product.

The Food and Drug Administration has been notified of this voluntary recall.
Schwebel Baking Company is committed to producing safe, quality food products that customers can enjoy every day at home or in restaurants.

Customers may return affected product to the retailer where it was purchased for full refund or call Schwebel Baking Company 24 hour Customer Service line at 1-800-860-2867.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto
9/12/2013

Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto is voluntarily initiating a product recall of Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato pints with the UPC # 1 8685200063 1 with a BEST BY DATE of 11/04/2014 M1, 11/24/2014 M1, and 11/24/2014 M2 as a precautionary measure. The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the firm that the product may contain undeclared almonds.



This recall affects pints of product with the BEST BY DATE of 11/04/2014 M1, 11/24/2014 M1, and 11/24/2014 M2 on the bottom of the container.

For consumers who are not allergic to almonds, there is no safety issue with the product. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product. People who are allergic to almonds could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

No other Talenti Gelato branded products are affected by this voluntary recall.
Consumers in possession of the recalled product that have an allergy to almonds should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (612) 455-8104, Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm, EDT.

Milk & Soy Allergy Alert: Bubbles Baking Co.
9/11/2013

Bubbles Baking Co. is voluntarily recalling 9,229 cases of Blueberry Muffin 14 oz and Blueberry Loaf Cake 16 oz. due to undeclared milk and soy allergen. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.



The voluntary recall was initiated after company discovered that milk and soy was inadvertently left off the allergen declaration.

As of this date, there have been no adverse reactions complaints reported relating to this recall. The Muffins and Loaf Cakes were distributed to Smart & Final Stores only in the following states: California and Arizona.

Consumers may return the product to the place where purchased for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact Bubbles Baking Co. 800-777-4970 Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm Pacific Time.

Egg Allergy Alert: Galant Food Company
9/9/2013

Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 1,650 pounds of fresh or frozen calzone products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with an egg wash glaze that contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 10-ounce packages, in 7.5 pound cases, of “ENZO’S Italian Combo Calzone” bearing the establishment number “EST. 9014” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. Identifying case codes are: 7163, 7173, 7183, 7223, 7253, 8143, 8303 and 9043.      
  • 10-ounce packages, in 7.5 pound cases, of “ENZO’S Chicken Fajita Calzone” bearing the establishment number “P-9014” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. Identifying case codes are:  7163, 7173, 7183, 7223, 8133 and 9043.

The products were produced between July 16 and Sept. 4, 2013 and shipped to distributors, retail locations and possibly restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area.

The problem was discovered during a food safety assessment at the establishment. FSIS personnel are responsible for verifying that establishments are actively labeling the eight most common food allergens.

The problem occurred because the wrong computer was connected to the label printer during the firm’s recent relocation.

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 Richard Fairchild, the company’s recall coordinator, at 415-552-5475.

Milk & Egg Allergy Alert: Cains Foods
9/5/2013

Cains Foods is recalling 2,273 six-pack cases of 16 oz. Olde Cape Cod Chipotle Ranch dressing with a “Best By” date of Nov. 30, 2014 because it may contain undeclared milk and egg.  People who have allergies to milk and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume products containing these ingredients. 

The recall was initiated after it was discovered a small portion of the production run contains an incorrect back panel label for “Light Raspberry Vinaigrette & Marinade” dressing. This label does not list the presence of milk and egg. 

As of this date, there have been no adverse reaction complaints reported relating to this recall. The dressing was distributed to stores in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming. 

Consumers may return the product to the place where purchased for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact Cains Foods at 1-800-756-5781. 

Wheat, Soy & Milk Allergy Alert: Campbell’s Soup Supply Company LLC
9/3/2013

Campbell’s Soup Supply Company LLC, a Paris, TX establishment, is recalling 1,920 cans (approximately 1,740 pounds) of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The SpaghettiOs product is formulated with wheat, soy, and milk, known allergens.  However, the product was released with a Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth label, which does not declare the allergens.



The products subject to recall bear the label: 

  • 14.5-oz. Campbell’s “Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth.” The establishment number “EST. 4K, P-13” is located on the bottom of the can along with the use-by date of Jan. 23, 2015.The products were produced on July 24, 2013 and were sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The product was sold at retail only.

The problem was discovered after the company received two consumer complaints of incorrectly labeled product. 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. 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 the Campbell Consumer Hotline at 866-495-3774 . Media with questions about the recall should contact Carla Burigatto, a company media contact, at 856-342-3737 or Carla_burigatto@campbellsoup.com.

Milk Allergy Alert: GoPicnic Brands, Inc.
9/3/2013

GoPicnic Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two vegan ready-to-eat meals, GoPicnic Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips and Hummus & Crackers, containing Professor Zim Zam’s Extraordinary Sweets Dark Chocolate with Orange and Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. The chocolate products in these meals may contain 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 the chocolate in the voluntarily recalled meals. However, this chocolate is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy. There have been no complaints or issues associated with the non-­chocolate items in these GoPicnic meals.

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and direct delivery.
Only the lot codes of GoPicnic meals containing the impacted chocolates are being voluntarily recalled. This action does not pertain to the newer updated menus of GoPicnic Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips or GoPicnic Hummus & Crackers that do not contain these specific chocolate items.

The ‘best by’ dates associated with the voluntarily recalled lot codes range from 9/24/2013 to 5/29/2014. Each meal’s ‘best by’ date is located adjacent to the lot code on the back of the meal box.

The following is a revised list of product lots that are included in the voluntary recall; please disregard the original list found in the September 1, 2013 recall press release. GoPicnic apologizes for any confusion.

GoPicnic Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips Meal -­ lot codes:10773, 11063, M13107, M23107, M13137, M23137, M13165, M13175, M13182, M23182, M13197, M13201, M23204

GoPicnic Hummus & Crackers Meal – lot codes:10303, 10373, 10383, 10503, 10513, 10523, 10623, 10663, 10793, 10803, 10923, M13106, 11063, M23107, M23143, 11143, M13115, M23136, M23137, M13144, 11483, M13151, M23151, M23152, M23164, M13171, M13176, M23176, M13183, M23183, M13184, M23184

This voluntary recall by GoPicnic Brands is being conducted as the result of a recall of these chocolate products by G. Debbas Chocolatier, Inc., as the chocolate may contain undeclared milk particles. Debbas is a third-­party supplier to GoPicnic Brands, and manufactured the recalled chocolate. The GoPicnic meals containing these Debbas chocolate products were both distributed to U.S. retailers and distributors nationwide and made available for purchase on the Internet between 01/31/13 to 8/27/13. One customer with a known milk allergy reported feeling sick after consuming the chocolate.

As part of a standard annual menu refresh, GoPicnic Brands had already discontinued these chocolate items from GoPicnic meals and ceased production and distribution of meals containing these chocolate items by July 23, 2013, more than 30 days prior to notification of the voluntary recall.
“We sincerely apologize to our valued customers for any inconvenience or concern due to the mislabeled packaging,” said Julia Stamberger, CEO & President of GoPicnic Brands. “The health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with safe meals that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly.”

Consumers who have GoPicnic meals in their possession with the specific lot codes involved in the voluntary recall may visit www.gopicnic.com/voluntaryrcdisclaimer icon to request a coupon for a replacement meal. Requests must include the meal lot number, ‘best by’ date, and a photo of a receipt or product package for each meal requesting replacement. Questions should be directed to GoPicnic Brands at 773-­328-­2490 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. -­ 6 p.m. CST, or via email to the Customer Relations Department at service@gopicnic.com. For more information, visit our FAQ about the voluntary recall at www.gopicnic.com/voluntaryrcdisclaimer icon.

Milk, Soy & Wheat Allergy Alert: Premier Foods, LLC
9/3/2013

Premier Foods, LLC of Santa Fe Springs, CA is voluntarily recalling four flavored sauces due to the failure to declare the following allergens on the product labels: milk, soy, and/or wheat.  The products were sold at Williams-Sonoma.  People who have allergies to milk, soy, and/or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume products containing these ingredients.  Recalled products are identified as follows:

Williams-Sonoma Brand ProductUnit SizeUndeclared Allergen(s)
Meyer Lemon Braising Base

 

12 – 1 lb. 8.5 oz. Retail units/case Milk, Soy, Wheat
40 – Clove Garlic Chicken Braising Base 12 – 24.5 oz. Retail units/case Milk, Wheat
Tagine Sauce 12 – 16 fl. oz. Retail units/case Milk, Wheat
Artichoke Pecorino Sauce 12 – 16 fl. oz. Retail units/case Soy


The products came in clear, glass jars. They were sold with product labels as listed above.

Premier Foods, LLC immediately segregated its entire inventory of recalled products and has notified Williams-Sonoma directly. Consumers who have purchased the products should stop using them and return them to Williams-Sonoma for a full refund. Please contact Loreto Mauro at Premier Foods, LLC (562) 944-1858 for further information.

Peanut Allergy Alert: Amport Foods
8/29/2013

American Importing Co, Inc. (d/b/a Amport Foods) of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling one lot of Amport Milk Chocolate Raisins because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening 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 container of Milk Chocolate Peanuts was erroneously labeled as Milk Chocolate Raisins.

This product was distributed to Albertsons, Farm Fresh/Supervalu, Hy-Vee and The Kroger Co. stores in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and West.

Product Information
The affected product is as follows:
12oz Clear Tub (UPC: 0 71725 71190 8)
Lot Code: 078X344
Best Buy: 12-19-13

Lot number can be found printed on the bottom of the tub 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 Amport Milk Chocolate Raisins. No other Amport 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 "Milk Chocolate Raisin Recall".

Soy Allergy Alert: Pride Foods
8/29/2013

Pride Foods, a Raiford, Fla., establishment, is recalling approximately 116,404 pounds of beef pattie and chub products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the labels.



The products subject to recall include:

  • 10-lb. cases of 3, 4, and 6 oz. “Savory Beef Patties.” These products were exported to the Bahamas and distributed throughout the Caribbean.
  • 10-lb. cases of 4 oz. “Beef Patties.” This product was exported to the Bahamas and distributed throughout the Caribbean.
  • 24-lb. cases of 1 lb. “Beef Pattie Mix” chubs. This product was distributed to a food bank in Pennsylvania.The products bear the establishment number “EST. 18506” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. All products were produced between Dec. 1, 2012, and Aug. 27, 2013. 

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a routine label review before export. The problem is believed to have occurred due to an oversight after using a unique label for one customer. The products contain Textured Vegetable Protein that is formulated with soy. Soy was not reflected on the products’ 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 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/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases. 

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Ryan Yax, Manager, at (813) 890-6541.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Dove Chocolate Discoveries
8/27/2013

August 24, 2013 - Dove Chocolate Discoveries (DCD) is voluntarily recalling its Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection boxes marked Item #3265D, lot code #317DAIDS01 because some boxes may contain undeclared nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or reactions have been reported to date.



Over the past two weeks, the company has made an effort to contact all recipients of the affected boxes. However, a number of those recipients could not be reached, and up to four mislabelled boxes remain outside company control.

The product, which is unique to DCD's home party business and not available in stores, was distributed through home party sales in the United States. The interior packaging is labelled properly indicating a product that includes nuts. The recall was initiated when the company received a call from independent Chocolatier (sales representative) indicating that a customer order for Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection contained Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Dusted Almonds.

The company requests that consumers who have a box of Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection Item #3265D, lot code #317DAIDS01 please contact (866) 922-3683 (M-F, 8:30 – 5:00 ET) to coordinate product return and replacement.

Peanut Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods
8/26/2013

August 25, 2013 - Today, ConAgra Foods, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is recalling a limited number of Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages due to peanut butter cup cookie dough inadvertently mispacked into chocolate chip cookie dough packages.



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.

There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.

This recall is limited to Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip cookie dough bearing the following UPC and Use by date. No other products are impacted.
Item: Kroger Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 16 oz. packages

Unit UPC: 11110 87530
Use by: 24NOV13C21

The recalled items were sold in Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s stores.

The product was shipped to Kroger distribution centers and stores in 26 states, including: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Not affected by this recall are Kroger’s Southwest Division stores in Texas and Louisiana; Kroger’s Delta Division stores in western Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, western Kentucky and southern Missouri; and King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the store where originally purchased for a full refund. Consumer with questions about this issue may call 800-252-0634, 24 hours per day/seven days per week.

ConAgra Foods is also issuing an alert through Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in an effort to inform any potentially impacted consumers. The label does indicate that the product may contain peanuts.

Wheat Allergy Alert: Westlake Foods
8/23/2013

Aug. 23, 2013 – Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 47,419 pounds of cured pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the labels.



The products subject to recall include:

  • 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Artificially Colored.” This product was distributed for institutional use nationwide.    
  • 14-oz. packages of “Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage With Pork Ears And Snouts.” This product was distributed for retail sales nationwide.
  • 11-lb. to 13-lb. cases of “Don Café Cured Pork Meat and Binder Product Pork skin added.” This product was distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas area.
  • 12-lb. blocks of “PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD” distributed in cases for restaurant and wholesale use nationwide.
  • 6-oz. cups of “PATE GAN TAY HO LIVERWURST SPREAD” distributed at retail, restaurants and wholesale locations nationwide.

The products bear the establishment number “EST. 1627A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. They can be further identified by a case code “233001” through “213234.” All products were produced between Jan. 1, 2013, and Aug. 22, 2013. 

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a routine label review. The problem is believed to have occurred due to a change in the company’s spice mix, which was not reflected on the products’ 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 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 with questions about the recall should contact Jayce Yenson, Manager, at (714) 474-8828. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Thuy Nguyen, Secretary, at (714) 973-2286.

Milk Allergy Alert: See's Candies, Inc.
8/21/2013

August 18, 2013 - See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Dark Chocolate Blueberries because it 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. 



Product was distributed nationwide through See’s Candies Retail Shops, Licensees and Mail Order. The product is sold bulk and packaged at the shops in 8oz clear cellophane bags. One illness has been reported to date. The product UPC is: 737666094479. 

The recall was initiated after a customer reported having an allergic reaction to the product. Subsequent investigation indicates the label had milk omitted. 
Consumers who have purchased Sees’ Candies Dark Chocolate Blueberries and are sensitive to milk are urged to return the blueberries 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 Allergy Alert: Terri Lynn, Inc.
8/21/2013

August 12, 2013 - Terri Lynn, Inc. of Elgin, IL, is recalling 855 packages of its Deluxe Mixed Nuts 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 Deluxe Mixed Nuts were shipped to various customers of Terri Lynn, Inc. in the United States only; Ill., Ind., Ga., Oh., W.Va., Md., Wi., Fla., Ct., Mi., Ky., Tn., Neb., Ok., N.J., and Alaska. This product was also sold through its outlet store located in Elgin, Illinois.

The product was sold in 16 ounce Terri Lynn Green Fund Raising Bags described as Deluxe Mixed Nuts No Peanuts with lot code 3180 located on the front of the bag and 12 ounce Terri Lynn Blue bags described as Deluxe Mixed Nuts with Macadamias with a best buy date of 12/29/14 on the back of the bag.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after peanuts were discovered in a bag of Deluxe Mixed Nuts which does not reveal the presence of peanuts. Our investigation has not uncovered any additional bags with this problem, but this recall is being done to ensure the safety of our customers.

You are requested to return any bags you may have for a full refund or replacement. Contact Terri Lynn, Inc. immediately at 800-323-0775, Monday thru Friday, 8:00A.M. to 4:30P.M. Central time to obtain your Return Authorization instructions and to answer any additional questions you may have.

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market Northern California
8/16/2013

August, 2013 -  Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling its sour cherry and blueberry crostatas due to use of an egg wash that was undeclared on the product label. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The products were sold to the following 38 Whole Foods Market stores in the company’s Northern California/Reno region ONLY:

  • Berkeley
  • Blithedale (Mill Valley)
  • Blossom Hill (San Jose)
  • Campbell
  • Capitola
  • Coddingtown (Santa Rosa)
  • Davis
  • Folsom
  • Franklin (San Francisco)
  • Fresno
  • Harrison (Oakland)
  • Lafayette
  • Los Altos
  • Los Gatos
  • Mill Valley
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Noe Valley
  • Novato
  • Ocean (San Francisco)
  • Palo Alto
  • Petaluma
  • Potrero Hill (San Francisco)
  • Redwood City
  • Reno
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Mateo
  • San Rafael
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sebastopol
  • South of Market (San Francisco)
  • Sonoma
  • Haight (Stanyan/San Francisco)
  • Stevens Creek (Cupertino)
  • Walnut Creek

 

The products came in single-item packs in clear, plastic clamshell containers or cardboard boxes. They were sold with Whole Foods Market labels, specifically “Sour Cherry Crostata,” UPC: 21673000000” and “Blueberry Crostata,” UPC: 0216733009993. The recall includes products packaged prior to August 10, 2013 and displaying sell by dates prior to August 14, 2013.

One allergic reaction has been reported. Consumers who have purchased “Sour Cherry Crostata” and/or “Blueberry Crostata” may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact their local store for more information.

Milk Allergy Alert: Traditions
8/1/2013

July 31, 2013 – Traditions, a Pearl, Miss., establishment, is recalling 2,486 pounds of frozen chicken meals because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall include:
A three-compartment tray containing “Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast Filet with Rib Meat Smoke Flavor Added / Mixed Vegetables / Basil and Garlic Fettuccine” bearing the establishment number “P-13850” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced and packaged on Oct. 5, 2012, Dec 19, 2012 and Jan. 28, 2013

The products were distributed to food service institutions nationwide.  

The problem was discovered by the firm during a routine label review. Milk is a subingredient of butter flavoring used in the product. The problem occurred after a change in formulation which resulted in milk being omitted from 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 health care professional.

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 with questions about the recall should contact Greg Shoemaker, Executive Vice President, at (601) 664-3107. Consumers should contact Sherry Goodwin, Customer Service Representative, at (601) 420-8847.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Ferrara Candy Company
7/24/2013

July 23, 2013 - Ferrara Candy Company (“Ferrara”) is recalling 6 pound packages of bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls because they may contain undeclared tree nuts (i.e., Brazil nuts) and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts and peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled 6 pound packages of Malted Milk Balls were distributed nationwide to retail stores.

The product comes in a 6 pound, clear plastic package packed in a box marked with lot #20130418 on the side and with an expiration date of 04/17/14 stamped on the side. The product is intended to be sold to the consumer in bulk bins.

This recall is limited to a single, specific lot containing 5,274 pounds.

No illnesses were reported to date in connection with this matter.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some 6 pound packages of Brach’s Malted Milk Balls contained small amounts of tree nuts and/or peanuts.

This recall does not apply to any other Brach’s Malted Milk Ball products.
Consumers who have purchased bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls and are sensitive to tree nuts and peanuts are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-323-1768, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm CST.

Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region
7/17/2013

July 17, 2013 - Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region is recalling the following pimiento cheese spread because it contains eggs, an undeclared allergen.

The recalled pimiento cheese spread was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “pimiento cheese spread” with a UPC of < 0 00000 23480 1 >, is 7 ounces and includes a “use by” date of 7/29/13, which is noted on the scale label.

People who have an allergy or sever sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The pimiento cheese spread was distributed in Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C. and New Jersey (Princeton store only).

To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Signage is posted in all Whole Foods Market Mid Atlantic stores to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this 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.

Milk Allergy Alert: Somersault Snack Co.
7/8/2013

July 3, 2013 - Today, Somersault Snack Co., LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of 1 ounce Somersault Pacific Sea Salt products which were distributed to Target Stores in 6-Count Multi-Packs, and which were inadvertently mispackaged—limited quantities of Somersault Santa Fe Salsa flavored product were inadvertently commingled with Somersault Pacific Sea Salt flavored product in packages labeled as Somersault Pacific Sea Salt 1oz. The inadvertent commingling of these two products introduced another allergen (milk) to the Somersault Pacific Sea Salt 1oz. packages, and that allergen (milk) is not listed on the packaging as either an ingredient or an allergen.



All of the affected product was distributed to Target Stores through their distribution centers in California, Ohio, Georgia, Kansas and South Carolina. No affected product was distributed to or received by any other customer of Somersault Snack Co., LLC.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products. No allergic reactions have been reported.

Somersault Pacific Sea Salt 1oz. Packages in 6-Count Multi-Pack Boxes
BOX UPC: 898403 00221 5 (located on the bottom of the box)
PACKAGE UPC: 898403 00220 8 (located on the rear panel of each package)
SELL BY DATES: FEB061483 and FEB061481

Somersault Snack Co. has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is voluntarily recalling approximately 712 cases of the affected product – all from Target Stores.

Somersault Snack Co. is working with Target Stores to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves. In the event that consumers believe they have purchased products affected by this voluntary recall, they should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 415-407-1247 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, for more information.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto
7/1/2013

June 28, 2013 - Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto is voluntarily initiating a product recall of Talenti Gelato Toasted Almond Gelato with the UPC # 1 86852 00039 6 with a BEST BY DATE of 11/15/2014 M1 as a precautionary measure. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing pecans was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of pecans. An investigation is ongoing.



This recall affects 816 pints of product with the BEST BY DATE of 11/15/2014 M1 on the bottom of the container. This product was sold at 65 retail food stores in Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

People who are allergic to pecans could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to pecans, there is no safety issue with the product. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.

No other Talenti Gelato branded products are affected by this voluntary recall.
Consumers in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (612) 455-8104, Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm, EDT.

Fish Allergy Alert: ECRS, LLC
6/27/2013

June 26, 2013 – ECRS, LLC, a Hollywood, Fla., establishment, is recalling 12,560 pounds of chicken dip products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The products contain anchovies, a known allergen which is not declared on the label.



The products subject to recall include:

  • 8-oz. containers with 16 pieces per case of “BUBBA’S Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Dip” bearing the establishment number “P-21299” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced and packaged on April 10, 2013.     
  • 16-oz. containers with 8 pieces per case of “BUBBA’S Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Dip” bearing the establishment number “P-21299” inside the USDA mark of inspection with expiration dates from  June 25, 2013, through Sep. 24, 2013. The products were produced and packaged from March 21, 2013, through June 21, 2013.

The products were distributed to retail grocery stores and through internet/catalog sales in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio.  

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who conducted a label review which was prompted by the April 30, 2013, release of FSIS Notice 29-13. FSIS took the step of issuing the FSIS notice in an effort to protect vulnerable consumers after observing an increase in the number of products recalled from 2008 through 2012 due to the presence of undeclared allergens or other ingredients. FSIS personnel are responsible for verifying that establishments are actively labeling the eight most common food allergens.  The problem occurred when the plant began formulating the product using a dressing containing anchovies and did not make the necessary change to 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.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Charlie Gonzalez, Manager, at (954) 965-2480.

Milk Allergy Alert: Price Chopper Supermarket
6/26/2013

June 25, 2013 - Schenectady, NY: Price Chopper Supermarket is voluntarily recalling three varieties of Burst Cookies- Brownie, Almond and Raspberry- a frozen cookie produced by Jacqueline's Wholesale Bakery and baked off in all of the chain's in-store bakeries, due to the presence of milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the ingredient label. The product is not harmful in any way to those who are not allergic to milk products.

The presence of milk in this product was discovered by one of Price Chopper's corporate quality assurance agents who traced it back to inaccurate ingredient label information submitted by Jacqueline's Wholesale Bakery to the chain in September 2012, providing the impetus for the recall to include product with sell-by dates of September 5, 2012 through June 21,2013.

In addition to alerting the media, Price Chopper initiated its SoundBite recall notification procedure, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company's AdvantEdge (loyalty) card to directly alert those households that may have purchased the product in question.

Customers are encouraged to return any packages of Burst cookies to the store for a full refund.

Customers with questions may speak to a Price Chopper Customer Service Agent by calling the chain's in-house Customer Communications Center at 1-800-666-7667 X3 between 8:30AM and 7:00PM Monday through Friday or between 1 O:OOAM and 4:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms New Jersey, Inc.
6/24/2013

June 21, 2013 — Taylor Farms New Jersey, Inc. of Swedesboro, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Black Forest Ham and Cheese on a Pretzel Roll with Swiss Cheese and Country Dijon Honey Mustard because they have the potential of containing an undeclared tree nut allergen.

People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to tree nuts may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. They do not pose any risk to the general population without tree nut allergies.

The sandwiches are sold to a limited number of Wawa stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland. The recalled products include 529 units of the Black Forest Ham and Cheese on a Pretzel Roll with Swiss Cheese and Country Dijon Honey Mustard which have the code date of "sell by" 06/23/13 TFNJ 170 5:00am packaged in an 8.7oz. plastic container. The affected product was distributed to stores on 6/19/13 and was discovered by a store associate.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The Black Forest Ham and Cheese on a Pretzel Roll sandwich includes a country Dijon honey mustard packet that was inadvertently replaced with a green pesto aioli packet containing pine nuts in a limited number of units.

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

Consumers who have purchased Wawa Black Forest Ham and Cheese on a Pretzel Roll with Swiss Cheese and Country Dijon Honey Mustard 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.

Egg Allergy Alert: Granna's LLC
6/21/2013

June 20, 2013 - Granna's LLC is voluntarily recalling packages of #705 Tuna Mac that may contain an undeclared egg allergen. 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.

Product was distributed in Oklahoma through senior nutritional sites by home delivery.

The affected product, #705 Tuna Mac, was labeled without egg white ingredient in the ingredient statement.

Granna's #705 Tuna Mac with Italian blend vegetables and spiced apple rings is a frozen dinner packaged in a black, three compartment heat sealed tray, with label located on top. Best by dates are printed on each label. Only the misprinted packages of #705 Tuna Mac, with best by dates of 06/20/2013 to 06/20/2014, are included in the recall. No other Granna's products are affected.

This product is a food safety concern for people who are allergic to eggs.
Consumers would have received the mislabeled product between June 2012 and June 2013. Affected packages should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

There have been no illnesses as of June 20, 2013 reported in connection with this product.

Consumers with questions on the recall may contact Granna's LLC at 1-580-337-6360.

Phone will be answered between 8 AM and 3:30 PM Central Standard Time, Monday –Friday.

Fish and Egg Allergy Alert: Archer Farms
6/20/2013

June 19, 2013 - Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip that may contain undeclared allergens, fish and egg. Some of Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip may have inadvertently been filled in a limited amount of Bacon Parmesan Dip containers. The mis-packaged product was shipped to distributors in IA, FL and TX.



People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish or egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this product.

The affected product, Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip, is packaged in 11.0 ounce containers labeled as Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip on the tub, with a lid labeled as Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip. This voluntary recall is limited to 126 cases (6 units per case) shipped to IA, FL TX.

The following UPC code and Best if Used By date is included in the recall:

Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip 11.0-ounce containers (listed on the lid)
Packaged in Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip tubs with Unit UPC: 0 85239 99017 9
Lot Codes: 28/JUN/2013/01
Best By Date: 28/JUN/2013/01

Used By dates are printed on the side of each container. Only the mis-packaged Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip is included in the recall. Product correctly packaged in a tub and lid with both labeled as Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip is not included in the recall. No other Archer Farms products are affected.

This product is a food safety concern for people who are allergic to fish and eggs.

Consumers who have purchased the mis-packaged product with code date 28/Jun/2013/01 should discard it or return to the place of purchase for a refund. This item is sold in Target stores nationwide.

Consumers with questions on the recall may contact Garden-Fresh Foods at 1-800-645-3367.

Milk Allergy Alert: OSKRI Corp.
6/17/2013

June 12, 2013 - OSKRI Corp. of Lake Mills, WI is recalling “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate”, “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis”, “Fig Dark Chocolate Bars” and “Almond Dark Chocolate Bars” because the dark chocolate contains 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.

 

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The recalled “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate”, “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis”, “Fig Dark Chocolate Bars” and “Almond Dark Chocolate Bars” was distributed nationwide to retail stores.

The product comes in a 1.9 ounce, flexible plastic wrapper, UPC 666016-300703 (Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate), UPC 666016-400311 (Coconut Bars Dark Chocolate Minis), UPC 666016-300307 (Fig Dark Chocolate Bars) and UPC 666016-300420 (Almond Dark Chocolate Bars) marked with the following stamp, which can be found on the front of the wrapper:

P 1/1/13 through 6/6/13
EXP 7/7/14 through 12/12/14
LOT 001 through 154
LOT 161 through 164
There have not been any complaints of allergic reactions to this product.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate”, “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis”, “Fig Dark Chocolate Bars” and “Almond Dark Chocolate Bars” may contain milk in the product.

Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production process.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to Oskri for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Laura Pineda at Oskri’s Quality Department by emailing quality@oskri.com
Please return products to: Oskri, 528 E. Tyranena Park Road, Lake Mills, WI 53551.

Tree Nut and Egg Allergy Alert: See’s Company
6/17/2013

June 14, 2013 - See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Milk and Dark Raisins because it may contain undeclared tree nuts and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (e.g.: almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews) and/or eggs 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, Licensees and Mail Order. The product is sold bulk and packaged at the stores in 8oz clear cellophane bags. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product UPC are as follows: Milk Raisins UPC: 737666083060 and Dark Raisins UPC: 737666083053.

The recall was initiated after a retail store discovered a chocolate covered pecan in the raisin bulk pack. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused because of shared lines that produce nut containing candies. There is a potential that nut and egg residue may be present in some of the chocolate enrobed raisins.

Consumers who have purchased Sees’ Candies Milk or Dark Raisins and are sensitive to nuts and eggs are urged to return the raisins 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).

Milk Allergy Alert: Vega
6/14/2013

June 13, 2013 — Sequel Naturals Ltd. Dba “Vega” is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of nutrition bars due to finding trace amounts of milk in some lot codes.

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People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to milk may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There has been one reported allergic reaction.

The bars are sold nationwide. They do not pose any risk to the general population without milk allergies.

While the products are labeled with a precautionary statement “Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, dairy, and soy”, Vega will be revising our packaging to expand the current precautionary allergen labeling information to include “May Contain Dairy…”.

For more information, please visit Vega’s website: www.myvega.com

Vega is voluntarily recalling bars from these lot codes:

Product nameSizeUPCLotExpiry Date
Vega ONE Bar - Chocolate Almond 63 g 838766070049 13028U 14-Feb
Vega ONE Bar - Chocolate Cherry 63 g 838766070056 13032U 14-Mar
Vega ONE Bar - Double Chocolate 63 g 838766070032 13026U 14-Feb
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Coconut 60 g 838766008301 12100U 13-May
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Coconut 60 g 838766008301 12170U 13-Jul
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Coconut 60 g 838766008301 12238U 13-Sep
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Coconut 60 g 838766008301 12296U 13-Nov
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Coconut 60 g 838766008301 12346 Jan-14
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Coconut 60 g 838766008301 13037U 14-Mar
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Saviseed 60 g 838766008318 12095U 13-May
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Saviseed 60 g 838766008318 12172U 13-Jul
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Saviseed 60 g 838766008318 12235U 13-Sep
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Saviseed 60 g 838766008318 12295U 13-Nov
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Saviseed 60 g 838766008318 12349 Jan-14
Vega Sport Protein Bar - Chocolate Saviseed 60 g 838766008318 13038U 14-Mar


This voluntary recalling does not apply to any other Vega products distributed anywhere in the United States.

If you have purchased a product from any of the lot codes below and wish to return it, please call or email Vega for a full refund: 1-866-839-8863 or questions@myvega.com.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Butterfly Bakery
6/14/2013

June 12, 2013 - St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) - Butterfly Bakery issues allergy alert on undeclared Walnuts in 14.5 ounce Butterfly Bakery Whole Grain Harvest Berry Muffins, UPC 6 43482 60014 8.



People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Walnuts (a type of tree nut) run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This product has not been produced since November 26, 2012.

The product is packed in a clear clam-shell type package with a label which also serves to seal the item.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product was still available and being sold at a single Price Chopper store located in Schenectady, NY. Management had believed that there was no more of this product in circulation since it had not been produced in more than five months and there was no existing stock of the product in possession of the bakery.

At this point all of this product has been removed from the shelves and is no longer available at retail. Butterfly bakery management indicated the problem with this specific retail label was that walnuts had not been included among the ingredients. Corrective steps to prevent a re-occurrence of this type of situation have been put into place.

Consumers are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Additional information is available by contacting the company at (973) 815-1501 or better to e-mail questions or concerns to qc(at)thebutterflybakery(dot)com Label Photo of this item is attached.

Fish Allergy Alert: Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC
6/13/2013

June 12, 2013 - Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain Worcestershire sauce, and fish (anchovy paste) is a subcomponent. Fish is a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 3-oz. Original Recipe "HICKORY HOLLOW BEEF JERKY" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34550" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.3-oz.
  • Sweet Heat BBQ "HICKORY HOLLOW BEEF JERKY" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34550" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.3-oz.
  • Hot Shot "HICKORY HOLLOW BEEF JERKY" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34550"inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.

The products were produced on various dates between Dec. 4, 2012 and June 4, 2013 and were sold nationwide. The product was sold at retail and over the Internet. 

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who conducted a label review prompted by the April 30, 2013, release of FSIS Notice 29-13, which prompts FSIS inspectors to check labels for accuracy. FSIS took the step of issuing the notice in an effort to protect vulnerable consumers after observing an increase in the number of products recalled from 2008 through 2012 due to the presence of undeclared allergens or other ingredients. 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 and media with questions about the recall should contact Russ Robbins, a company consumer contact, at hhjerky@gmail.com. 

Egg Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms Pacific
6/13/2013

June 12, 2013 - Taylor Farms Pacific, a Tracy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 678 pounds of BBQ Flavored Ranch Salad with Chicken product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The salad dressing packaged with the salad contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 



The product subject to recall includes:
12.25-oz. plastic trays of "Signature Café BBQ Flavored Ranch Salad with Chicken"

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "P-34013" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label and a use-by date of "June 14, 13," which is located on the top label of the package.The product was produced on June 7, 2013, and was sold to retail stores in California and Nevada. 

The problem was discovered by the company during a document review and occurred because the company inadvertently used labels that were designed for another salad product it produces that does not contain egg.

Concurrently, the company was also notified by a customer who rejected the product because of the mislabeling. 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/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp 
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Andy Foster, Director of Technical Services, at 209-830-3186. Media with questions about the recall should contact Alan Applonie, Chief Operating Officer, at 209-830-3107. 

Soy Allergy Alert: Julian’s Recipe, LLC.
6/12/2013

June 11, 2013 - Julian’s Recipe, LLC., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily withdrawing its European Style Pretzel Baguette packages from HEB Stores in Texas. Certain packages of Pretzel Baguettes may contain Julian’s European Style Multigrain Garlic Baguettes, which are made with soy flour. The affected boxes of European Style Pretzel Baguettes were only shipped to HEB Stores in Texas.

The Pretzel Baguettes come in a white box containing two Baguettes – net weight 11.3 oz (320g). Consumers can identify the affected packages by the UPC Code, Lot Code and Best Before Date, which are located on the bottom right hand corner of the box. The voluntary withdrawal is limited to Pretzel Baguettes bearing the following lot code and best before date only:

Julian’s Recipe European Style Pretzel Baguettes, Net Wt. 11.3 oz (320g)
Unit UPC: 8 55971 00226 9 
Lot Code: L2312 
Best Before: 02/10/2014

The removal was initiated after a consumer discovered Garlic Baguettes in a Pretzel Baguette package. This product is only a safety concern for consumers who are allergic to soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with this problem.

Julian’s Recipe has taken the precautionary measure of contacting the FDA and voluntarily removing the product from HEB Stores.

Consumers who have purchased the mislabeled Pretzel Baguette boxes may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Julian’s Recipe Customer Service Department at 888-640-8880 x 1, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST.

Milk, Soy, and Wheat Allergy Alert: Creole & Company, LLC
6/5/2013

June 5, 2013 - Creole & Company, LLC of New Orleans, LA, is recalling its 3.47 oz ounce package of Creole Bisque because it contains milk, soy, and wheat and was distributed without the ingredient statement which declares its presence. People who have allergies to milk, soy, and wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled packages of Creole Bisque were distributed in Louisiana in retail stores.



The product comes in a 3.47 oz ounce, clear plastic package with UPC 8117766014869.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that packages of the Creole Bisque were distributed in packaging that did not have an ingredient statement. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes. Production and distribution of the product has been suspended until further notice.

Consumers who have purchased 3.47 ounce packages of Creole Bisque are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 225-362-0819, Monday through Friday, 12 AM – 4 PM.

Egg Allergy Alert: Vocci Italian Food Products
6/4/2013

June 3, 2013 –Vocci Italian Food Products, a Kansas City, Mo. establishment is recalling approximately 2,025 pounds of lasagna products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with bread crumbs that contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.



The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5-lb. steamer tin pans of “VOCCI ITALIAN FOODS BEEF LASAGNA” bearing the establishment number “EST. 5789” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.
  • 20-lb. cases containing four, 5-lb. steamer tin pans of “VOCCI ITALIAN FOODS BEEF LASAGNA” bearing the establishment number “EST. 5789” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.

The products were produced on various dates between Nov. 16, 2012 and May 8, 2013 and were sold to foodservice institutions in the Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. metropolitan area. The product is intended for use in restaurants or institutional food operations; it is not sold in retail grocery stores.

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who conducted a label review prompted by the April 30, 2013, release of FSIS Notice 29-13. FSIS took the step of issuing the notice in an effort to protect vulnerable consumers after observing an increase in the number of products recalled from 2008 through 2012 due to the presence of undeclared allergens or other ingredients. 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 and media with questions about the recall should contact Chuk Lowry, a company consumer contact, at 816-221-2026.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Tree Nut Allergy Alert: International Desserts
6/3/2013

May 31, 2013 - International Desserts of Glendale, California is recalling Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies in 12 oz bags, because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to treenuts {chestnuts, brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, cashews}, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 



Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies was distributed nationwide to retail grocers. 

The Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are in a 12 oz brown paper bag and can be identified by the following lot numbers #110813, and #58513. 
No illness have been reported to date. 

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product labeled Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies contained Chocolate Chip Cookies with walnuts, product containing walnuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes." 

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-818-549-0056.)

Peanut Allergy Alert: Cheryl’s
5/31/2013

May 30, 2012 - Cheryl’s of Westerville, Ohio is recalling 10,588 individually wrapped 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies because the wrapper on these affected cookies may not specifically state that the cookie contains Peanuts, a known allergen. Our investigation revealed that some of the packages of our Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies actually contained our Fudge Buttercream Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie. 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. 

Please note however that the wrappers of all of the 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies do contain the following allergen statement: “Produced in a plant that also handles Peanuts and Treenuts”. 

The 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies were sold at Cheryl’s retail stores located in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio and nationwide via Cheryl’s website located at www.cheryls.com during the months of April and May, 2013. The Cheryl’s 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies look like this:

and contain Lot No.: 88 13 1 on the packaging wrapper. 

No illnesses have been reported to date. 

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the affected cookies were distributed in packaging that did not specifically reveal that the ingredients of the cookies contained Peanuts. Our investigation revealed that some of the packages of our Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies actually contained our Fudge Buttercream Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie. 

Consumers who have purchased Cheryl’s 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies are urged to dispose of the affected products and contact Cheryl’s for a full refund and a complimentary $20 “Saving Pass” for use with qualified future purchases from Cheryl’s. 

Consumer with questions may contact Joseph Pittito at 516-237-6131(Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT).

Milk Allergy Alert: Lightlife Foods
5/29/2013

May 29, 2013 – Today, Lightlife Foods in cooperation with the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of its Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers that may contain an undeclared allergen, milk.

Certain packages of the Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers may have inadvertently been filled with Lightlife Kick’n Black Bean Burgers, which contain an allergen, milk. The milk allergen is not declared on the Farmer’s Market Veggie Burger product label. This product was shipped to food stores and distributors nationwide.

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 affected product, Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers, are packaged in 12.0-ounce, 4-count light blue bags with a Lightlife logo and picture of the veggie burger product on the front panel. This voluntary recall is limited to Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers in 12.0-ounce, 4-count light blue bags bearing the following UPC code and Best if Used By dates only:

Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers 12.0-ounce, 4-count packages
Unit UPC: 4345480525
Lot Codes: 5483220300, 5483221700
Best if Used By Dates: JULY 16 2013, JULY 30 2013

Both the UPC code and Best if Used By dates are printed on the back of each bag, in the lower right corner. No other Lightlife products are affected.

This product is a food safety concern only for people who are allergic to milk.

Consumers who have purchased the impacted product should discard it and contact LightlifeFoods for product replacement or questions: 866-484-9623, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The issue was discovered after consumers found Lightlife Kick’n Black Bean burgers in Farmer’s Market Veggie Burger packages and contacted the company. Lightlife Foods has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the FDA and is voluntarily recalling cases of the product shipped to retail food locations nationwide. Lightlife Foods will work with customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.

Egg Allergy Alert: Win Luck Trading Inc.
5/29/2013

May 29, 2013 - WIN LUCK TRADING INC. of Bayonne, NJ, is recalling all lots of Lam Sheng Kee’s 7 ounce packages of Shrimp Balls, Lobster Balls, Fish Package Eggs and Fresh Fish Cakes because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Lam Sheng Kee’s Shrimp Balls, Lobster Balls, Fish Package Eggs and Fresh Fish Cakes were distributed in retail stores in New York and West Virginia during January 2013 to March 2013.

The products come in 7 ounce, printed plastic packages with the following codes:

Shrimp Balls - UPC 6949682804640
Lobster Balls - UPC 6949682804602
Fresh Fish Cakes - UPC 6949682804589 
Fish Package Eggs - UPC 6949682804633

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 packages that did not reveal the presence of eggs. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by lack of translation of scientific name to common name of Albumin.

Consumers who have purchased Lam Sheng Kee’s 7 ounce packages of Shrimp Balls, Lobster Balls, Fish Package Eggs and Fresh Fish Cakes are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-332-8878. (Monday to Friday, 10AM-5PM, Eastern Time Zone).

Milk Allergy Alert: LL Bakery Inc.
5/22/2013

May, 17, 2013 - LL Bakery Inc. of Torrance, CA is recalling all White Farm Enriched White Bread, Butter Farm Enriched White Bread, and Italian Cream Danish because product labels fail to declare the allergen "milk", in the whey powder listed in their ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume these products.


  
LL Bakery Inc. immediately segregated its entire inventory of White Farm Enriched White Bread, Butter Farm Enriched White Bread, and Italian Cream Danish. They are notifying and warning consumers and customers not to consume them.

White Farm Enriched White Bread is a 16 oz. loaf with square shaped slices. The label is white with blue and green lettering, and red design accents. The LL Bakery Logo is on the bottom left corner.

Butter Farm Enriched White Bread is a 16 oz. loaf with square shaped slices. The label is white with brown and green lettering, and red design accents. The LL Bakery Logo is on the bottom left corner.

Italian Cream Danish pastry is braided and has yellow creamy swirls and sliced almonds. The label is white with black lettering and a tan colored border. The LL Bakery Logo is on the bottom left corner.

LL Bakery Inc. wants to ensure its products are safe. Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, LL Bakery Inc. is voluntarily recalling all White Farm Enriched White Bread, Butter Farm Enriched White Bread, and Italian Cream Danish from all of its customers. Consumers in possession of these products should not eat them, rather products should be returned to the place of purchase.
LL Bakery Inc. will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers. Please call Kiyo Kamiyama at 310-516-1918 for further information.

Wheat and Soy Allergy Alert: Foster Farms
5/22/2013

May 21, 2013 –Foster Farms, a Porterville, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,165 pounds of ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips that contain wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 



The following products are subject to recall: [Label]4.5 lb. cases containing 12, 6-oz. trays of "FOSTER FARMS GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS BONELESS & SKINLESS WITH RIB MEAT 97% FAT FREE," with an identifying case code of "000606."

The recalled product bears the establishment number "P-20923" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a use-by date of "JUN 22 2013" printed on each tray. The product was produced on April 23, 2013, and was distributed to retail establishments in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. 

The problem was discovered as a result of a customer complaint and occurred because the company inadvertently used labels for another chicken product it produces that does not contain wheat or soy. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should see a health care professional. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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 Teresa Lenz, the company's Consumer Affairs Manager, at 209-394-6914. Media with questions about the recall should contact Lorna Bush, with Fineman PR, at 415-326-3199. 

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.

Milk and Walnut Allergy Alert: Tropical Valley Foods Inc.
5/17/2013

May 16, 2013 - Tropical Valley Foods Inc. of Plattsburgh, NY, is recalling next by Nature DARK CHOCOLATE BANANAS, 3 oz. bags, due to undeclared milk and walnuts. People who have an allergy to milk and/or walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.



The affected next by Nature DARK CHOCOLATE BANANAS was sold to distributors in Michigan, Oregon, Colorado, and New Jersey between the dates of January 3rd 2013 and January 10th 2013 for distribution to their retail customers. Distributors where notified to inform their customers of the recall of the product, to immediately remove it from sale and discarded it.

The affected product is packaged in 3 oz. bags with UPC 8 17582 25600 4 and "Best by Date" of 12/18/2013 and 12/19/2013.

The recall was initiated after a retail store notified Tropical Valley Foods that Dark Chocolate Walnuts were found in bags labeled as Dark Chocolate Bananas. Subsequent investigation revealed that some Dark Chocolate Covered Walnuts were miss-packaged into bags labeled as Dark Chocolate Bananas by the chocolate coater. Further label review revealed that the product also contains undeclared Milk (from a sub-ingredient of the chocolate coating).

No illnesses have been reported to date associated with this problem.

Customers who purchased the affected product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Tropical Valley Foods at (518) 314-7162, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT.

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Alert: Hannaford Supermarkets
5/13/2013

May 6, 2013 - Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling two products sold in the bakery section because they may contain nuts that are not listed on the product packaging label. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to any nuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction should they consume these items.



The affected items are:
Hannaford Gourmet Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (9 oz. package, UPC # 0004126872715)
Hannaford Gourmet Cookie Platter (36 oz. package, UPC # 04126874662)

Hannaford received a consumer report that the product may contain nuts.

Hannaford Supermarkets is based in Scarborough, Maine, and operates 181 stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

All affected products have been removed from store shelves. Consumers may return the product to any Hannaford store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (800) 213-9040. 

Updated Wheat, Egg and Milk Allergy Alert: Smart & Final
5/12/2013

May 10, 2013 - Smart & Final of Los Angeles, Calif., which previously announced a recall of certain production dates of 2.5 lb - La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini, is expanding its recall to include additional production dates due to undeclared wheat, eggs and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, eggs and /or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The expanded recall is in addition to products recalled on April 25, 2013.



The product is in a 2.5 pound plastic bag, additional lot codes: 062612, 071712, 91412, 100212, 101312, 101512, 101612, 111912, 120112, 120312, 010813, 011813, 012813. Previous recalled lot codes: 020713, 022513, 031113, 031813, 031913 and 040313. The UPC number is 728920130026.

Product was distributed to California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada and sold through Smart & Final stores or Cash & Carry stores.

No reports of injury or illness have been received to date.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the label failed to contain an ingredient statement.

Consumers who have purchased this product may return the product to the store where it was purchased for a replacement or a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Smart & Final's consumer relations at (800) 894-0511, Monday through Friday, or visit our website at: www.smartandfinal.com/products/productrecalls.aspx.

Almond, Soy, and Coconut Allergy Alert: Dairy Fresh
5/10/2013

Winston Salem, NC (May 9, 2013) – Dairy Fresh is voluntarily recalling a specific batch of IGA Brand “Vanilla & Chocolate” Ice Cream (1.75 quart, 1.66L) with the plant code “3783” and a SELL BY date of 08-13-13 because it incorrectly contains Heavenly Hash ice cream, which contains almonds, coconut, and soy, which are allergens not declared on the carton. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds, coconut, or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The company is aware of one consumer who experienced an allergic reaction after consuming the product manufactured with the “SELL BY” date of 08-13-13. The company is not aware of any other complaint or illness to date related to this issue.

In an abundance of caution, the company is also recalling Vanilla & Chocolate ice cream dated between 06-08-13 and 08-27-13. The specific dates are listed below. 

A small number of Vanilla & Chocolate packages were inadvertently used when the company was producing Heavenly Hash ice cream. As a result, a consumer may purchase a Vanilla & Chocolate package that contains Heavenly Hash ice cream.

This product is produced by the Dairy Fresh processing facility in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and is sold at IGA stores.

Size

Name

Flavor

UPC #

Dates

Plant Code

1.75 quart (1.66L)

IGA Brand

Vanilla & Chocolate

4127046131

Sell by:
06-08-13
07-19-13
08-02-13
08-13-13
08-27-13

3783

Consumers who purchased the product may discard it and return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact Dairy Fresh 1-800-587-2259 between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM,Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.   

The known affected product has a “SELL BY” date of August 13, 2013, and was sold by IGA stores in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In an abundance of caution, the company is recalling other Vanilla & Chocolate dated between 06-08-13 and 08-27-13. All Vanilla & Chocolate cartons carry the above referenced Universal Product Code (UPC) and plant code “3783.”

Soy and Egg Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market
5/10/2013

May 9, 2013 - CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Whole Foods Market is recalling bulk curried chicken salad and bulk vegan curried chick'n salad because in some stores these items may have been sold with reversed labels causing undeclared soy and egg allergens. Due to the label mix-up, allergens were undeclared; the vegan chick'n salad contains soy, and the curried chicken salad contains egg.



People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products were for sale on 5/7/13 and 5/8/13.

The curried chicken salad and the vegan curried chick'n salad were sold in the cold salad bars at the following 15 Whole Foods Market store locations:
Darien, Connecticut
Fairfield, Connecticut
West Hartford, Connecticut
Portland, Maine
Framingham, Massachusetts
Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Milburn-Union, New Jersey
Montclair, New Jersey
Rose City-Madison, New Jersey
West Orange, New Jersey
Jericho, New York
Lake Grove, New York
Manhasset, New York
Columbus Circle in New York City
Upper West Side in New York City

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Signage is posted in affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from the salad bar.
Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may return it 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.

Soy Allergy Alert: Mongiello Italian Cheese Specialties
5/3/2013

May 2, 2013 – Mongiello Italian Cheese Specialties, DBA, Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties, a Hurleyville, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 234 pounds of fresh mozzarella with chorizo and cilantro products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label. 


The product subject to recall includes: [Label]8-oz. packages of "FORMAGGIO Authentic Hand Rolled Fresh Mozzarella with Chorizo & Cilantro" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34483" inside the USDA mark of inspection with "Use by Dates" prior to 5/31/2013.

The products were produced and packaged on various dates prior to March 28, 2013, and distributed to retail stores in New Jersey and New York. 

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a recent Food Safety Assessment. The problem occurred when the company changed chorizo suppliers. 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp. 

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Ricky Pagan, Senior Vice President of Operations, at (845) 436-4200, ext. 129. Media with questions about the recall should contact James Riley, Vice President of Media, at (845) 436-4200, ext. 117. 

Soy Allergy Alert: Real Pasta Inc.
5/3/2013

May 1, 2013 – Real Pasta Inc., a North Bergen, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 25,000 pounds of assorted pasta products that were processed without benefit of inspection. Some of the products were also misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy, a known allergen not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall were labeled under the following brand names:
Angelina Foodservice
Deer Park
RavioliK-Bella
La Gustosa Ravioli
NY Ravioli and Pasta
Pasta Del Mondo
Queen Ann Ravioli
Raffetto’s Corp
Real Pasta Inc
San Marco Ravioli
Serino’s Italian Foodservice
Vitamia

Various products include:
Meat Ravioli
Meat Ravioli Round
Meat Tortellini
Pre-cooked Meat Tortellini
Veal Tortellini
Meat Raviolinni
Chicken Tortellini
Chicken Ravioli with Smoked Mozzarella

The products subject to recall were packaged on various dates since November 14, 2012, then shipped into commerce bearing one of the following establishment numbers: Est. 21479, P-21479, Est. 4702, or P-4702, Est. 1835, or P-1835. Wholesale and retail outlets can identify bulk pack product by the following Julian codes: 12318 through 12366, and 13001 through 13121. The products were distributed in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. 

This problem was discovered in an FSIS investigation after product was noticed in a retail outlet bearing the establishment number of a facility that had recently lost its federal grant of inspection. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp 

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers. 

Consumers and members of the media who have questions regarding the recall can contact James Realbuto, the company’s owner, at (201) 552-9242. 

Multiple Allergy Alert: Carson’s Deli & Bakery
5/1/2013

April 30, 2013 - CARSON’S DELI & BAKERY of Lockport, NY is recalling 200 packages of ASSORTED COOKIE PACK, UPC 7 53182 15240 0, and FUDGE BROWNIE COOKIES, UPC 7 53182 15240 0 because they contain undeclared allergens. Carson’s Assorted Cookie Pack contains undeclared walnuts, wheat flour, milk and peanut butter. Carson’s Fudge Brownie Cookies contain undeclared walnuts, wheat flour and soy lecithin. People who have an allergy to any of these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The affected packages of cookies were distributed to five retail stores in Niagara and Erie Counties in the state of New York.

The cookies are packaged in clear, hard plastic containers, NET WT. 14 oz., with seven or eight cookies per container. The affected cookies have a "Sell by Date" of 4/26/2013 to 5/03/13. The date code can be found on the white sticker label found on the top of the plastic container.

The firm was informed of one allergic complaint.

The recall was initiated after being informed of the consumer complaint and upon discovering that the cookie products containing walnuts were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts. FDA’s inspection revealed that other allergens were not declared on the labeling of the finished products. Subsequent firm’s investigation indicates the problem was caused as a result of insufficient labeling and packaging processes.

Consumers who purchased the affected cookies are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-716-433-2248, Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm, EDT.

Multiple Allergy Alert: Maple View Farm
4/29/2013

April 26, 2012 - Maple View Farm is voluntarily recalling pint containers of Cookies & Cream, Carolina Crunch and Cookie Dough ice cream because the products contain allergens that were not declared on package labels.
Some or all of the products contain wheat, soy, almonds and peanuts, which can cause serious allergic reactions in people who have an allergy or sensitivity to these ingredients.

The recall affects 2,650 pints of ice cream distributed between Sept. 5, 2012, and April 24, 2013. The products were distributed to a limited number of grocery stores and specialty shops in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morehead City, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Snow Camp and Wilmington.

Hillsborough-based Maple View Farm initiated the recall after a label review during a routine inspection by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services determined the presence of allergens. The product was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of allergens.
No complaints of allergic reactions to this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have allergies to these ingredients should return the product to the place of purchase or throw it away.

Milk Allergy Alert: ConAgra Foods, Inc.
4/29/2013

April 26, 2013 - Today, ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling packages of its Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn that may contain an undeclared allergen, milk. Certain bags of the Kettle Korn flavored ready-to-eat popcorn may have inadvertently been filled with white cheddar flavored popcorn, which contains an allergen, milk. The milk allergen is not declared on the Kettle Korn product 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. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product. This product was shipped to food stores and distributors nationwide.

The affected product, Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor popcorn, is packaged in 5.0-ounce and 1.5-ounce red poly bags with an Orville Redenbacher’s graphic logo and picture of the popcorn product on the front panel. This voluntary recall is limited to Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn packaged in 5.0-ounce and 1.5-ounce red poly bags bearing the following UPC and Sell By dates. The UPC code is printed on the back of each bag, in the lower left corner. The Sell By date is also printed on the back of the bag, in the upper right corner. No other Orville Redenbacher’s products are impacted.

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 5.0-ounce packages
Case UPC: 27000 52321
Unit UPC: 0 27000 52321 6
Lot Codes: 5486234100, 5486234200, 5486234300
Best By Dates: SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 1.5-ounce packages
Case UPC: 27000 52325
Unit UPC: 0 27000 52325 4
Lot Codes: 5486234200, 5486234300
Best By Dates: SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

This product is a food safety concern only for people who are allergic to milk.

In the event that consumers have purchased the impacted product, they should destroy it. Consumers who may have questions about this issue and/or wish to receive replacement product may call 866-518-4177, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The issue was discovered after a consumer found white cheddar flavored popcorn in a Kettle Korn package and contacted the company. ConAgra Foods has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the FDA and is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,000 cases of the product shipped to retail food locations nationwide. ConAgra Foods will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.

ConAgra Foods is also issuing an alert through Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in an effort to notify any potentially impacted consumers.

Milk, Soy and Egg Allergy Alert: 7th Heaven Bakeries
4/24/2013

April 23, 2013 -7th Heaven Bakeries, Oklahoma City, is recalling OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES, because they may contain undeclared dry eggs, soy lecithin, and whey solids. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, soy and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.



The Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were distributed for retail sale to 7-Eleven Stores in the OKC Metro Area. (Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman, Noble, Midwest City, Del City, Edmond, Bethany, Nichols Hills, The Village, Yukon, Warr Acres, and Mustang, Oklahoma)

The cookies are individually wrapped, and labeled with a round, 7th Heaven Bakeries label that is orange and yellow, with Best by Dates prior to 05/07/13

This recall was initiated after it was discovered during an FDA inspection that Oatmeal Raisin Cookies containing dry egg, soy and milk were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg, soy and milk. No reports of illness have been received to date. We corrected the label on 4/23/2013 and removed any mislabeled cookies from the stores. "Eggs, Soy and Milk" are now listed on the label.

Consumers who have purchased 7th Heaven Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Best By dates prior to May 7, 2013 may return the cookies for replacement. Consumers with questions may contact the company, Mon-Fri, 8 AM- 5 PM CST at 405-682-5711.

Milk Allergy Alert: Go Max Go Foods LLC
4/24/2013

 April 22, 2013 — Go Max Go Foods LLC, announces that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of vegan candy bar products. These products contain the following statement on the front label: "dairy-free", which may lead to confusion for people who have allergies to milk products. People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to milk may run the risk of a serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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The products are manufactured on shared equipment and in shared facilities where trace amounts of dairy are present due to cross contact. Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Go Max Go Foods LLC, is voluntarily withdrawing all of the listed vegan candy bars with the term "dairy-free" on the front label. These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The specific UPC codes, with the term "dairy-free", subject to this notice are as follows:

ProductPackage Size (oz)UPC
Snap! 1.75 899033 002057
Cleo's 1.5 899033 002040
Jokerz 2.1 899033 002002
Twilight 2.1 899033 002019
Buccaneer 2.0 899033 002026
Mahalo 2.0 899033 002033
Thumbs Up 1.3 899033 002064


No illnesses have been identified with the withdrawn products. No other Go Max Go Foods LLC, products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal; only products with the term "dairy-free" on the front label are affected by this voluntary withdrawal.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed vegan candy bars who suffer from a severe milk allergy are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 505-988-9884, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Mountain Time Zone.

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