current recalls

Sabra Dipping Co., LLC

Colonial Heights, VA – Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to 11/08/16 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. and Canada.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers with any product with a “Best Before” date up through 01/23/17 are urged to discard it. Consumers can find code and “Best Before” date on the lid of each package.

UPC SKU Item
40822014700 300051 Sabra Hummus Caramelized Onion 10OZ
40822000017 300066 Sabra Hummus Classic 7OZ
40822011143 300067 Sabra Hummus Classic 10OZ
40822017497 300070 Sabra Hummus Classic 17OZ
40822014687 300074 Sabra Hummus Classic 30OZ
40822431156 300076 Sabra Hummus Classic 5LB – 6ct
40822011112 300079 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 48ct: 3 x (16 x 2oz)
40822011952 300080 Sabra Hummus Classic with pretzels 4.56OZ
40822011235 300094 Sabra Hummus Garlic 7OZ
40822011242 300095 Sabra Hummus Garlic 10OZ
40822017510 300097 Sabra Hummus Garlic 17OZ
40822012256 300099 Sabra Hummus Garlic 32OZ
40822301121 300100 Sabra Hummus Garlic 30OZ
40822011990 300104 Sabra Hummus Garlic with pretzels 4.56OZ
40822011921 300106 Sabra Hummus Jalapeno 10OZ
40822011341 300117 Sabra Hummus Olive 10OZ
40822011747 300132 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 10OZ
40822127530 300134 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 7OZ
40822990011 300136 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 17OZ
40822012157 300139 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 32OZ
40822012430 300142 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 7OZ
40822011549 300143 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 10OZ
40822017503 300146 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 17OZ
40822328647 300148 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 32OZ
40822301114 300150 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 30OZ
40822434553 300151 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 5LB – 6ct
40822011969 300153 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper with pretzels 4.56OZ
40822011433 300158 Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 7OZ
40822011440 300159 Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 10OZ
40822017558 300161 Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 17OZ
40822027540 300164 Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 10OZ
40822014731 300166 Sabra Hummus Sun Dried Tomato 10OZ
40822027700 300266 Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 32OZ
40822027588 300298 Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 17OZ
40822990011 300501 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 17OZ – 6ct
40822017503 300502 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 17OZ – 6ct
40822020114 300593 Sabra Hummus Basil-Pesto 10OZ
40822330466 300736 Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb Garden 32OZ
40822342049 301216 Sabra Hummus Classic 32OZ
40822342131 301271 Sabra Hummus Classic with pretzels 4.56OZ – 8ct
40822342209 301283 Sabra Hummus Garlic 23.5OZ
40822017497 301290 Sabra Hummus Classic 17OZ
40822342506 301430 Sabra Hummus Bold & Spicy with tortilla chips 4.56OZ
40822017510 301480 Sabra Hummus Garlic 17OZ – 6ct
40822342728 301481 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 6 x 2oz (12 x 6pks)
40822011648 301483 Sabra Hummus Lemon 10OZ
40822342735 301484 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 2OZ – 6 x 2oz (12 x 6pks)
40822330381 301485 Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb Garden 17OZ
40822010078 301511 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ  – 16 x 2oz – 12 ct
40822010047 301512 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 12 x 2oz – 12 ct
40822342988 301566 Sabra Hummus SF Rosemary/Sea Salt 10OZ
40822343145 301585 Sabra Spreads Spicy Chili 8.5OZ – 8ct
40822343138 301586 Sabra Spreads Garlic Herb 8.5OZ – 8ct
40822343121 301587 Sabra Spreads Honey Mustard 8.5OZ – 8ct
40822343114 301588 Sabra Spreads Salt & Pepper 8.5OZ – 8ct
40822343671 301640 Sabra Hummus Taco 10OZ
40822344043 301705 Sabra Hummus 3 Pepper Chili 10OZ

No other Sabra products are affected. In particular, Sabra products not included in the recall are: Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips.

Consumers can contact Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 for additional information from 9am to 8PM eastern time. For product reimbursement, consumers can contact Sabra. The company has subsequently taken steps to correct this matter. The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Published 11/21/16


Fabulous Home Ceramic Coated Baking Pans

Far East Brokers has issued a voluntary withdrawal on their Fabulous Home Ceramic Coated Baking Pans listed below. When heated, the ceramic coating on the pans may dislodge and contaminate the food being prepared.

Products affected are:

Product UPC
Ceramic Bakeware – Square Pan 00011546373855
Ceramic Bakeware – Roaster Pan 00011546373886
Ceramic Bakeware – Round Pan 00011546373824
Ceramic Bakeware – Loaf Pan 00011546373831
Ceramic Bakeware – Muffin Pan 00011546373879

Consumers who have purchased the Fabulous Home Ceramic Coated Baking Pans should destroy the product or return the product to the place of purchase for refund.

Published 11/18/16


Back to Nature Foods

Back to Nature Foods, LLC has issued a voluntarily recall of four products because those products contain chocolate purchased from a third party supplier which was found to contain undeclared milk that is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

Products affected are:

Back to Nature Products UPC Best By Date
Chocolate Delight Granola 11oz 19898-01201 12/25/16 – 7/27/17
Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola 11oz 19898-01225 5/9/17 – 8/14/17
Chocolate Chunk Cookies 9.5oz 19898-01100 5/8/17 – 5/12/17
Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies 6 x 1.25oz 19898-01114 (Tray)
19898-01115 (Pouch)
5/1/17
Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies 100 x 1.25oz 19898-01148 (Case)
19898-01115 (Pouch)
5/1/17
Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies 9 x 2.5oz 19898-01144 (Caddy)
19898-01143 (Pouch)
5/1/17

Persons 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. Best by date codes can be found on the top of the bottom of the Granola packaging, the top of the Chocolate Chunk 9.5 oz carton, and on the back of the Mini Chocolate Chunk Tray or individual package.

Consumers who have purchased the Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Chocolate Delight Granola, or Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola with the UPC numbers and dates noted, and have an allergy to milk, should destroy the product they have or are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund.

Consumers with questions may call Back to Nature’s Consumer Relations Center at (844) 275-5845. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page at backtonaturefoods.com/contact-us/ for a replacement coupon.

No other Back to Nature brand products are included in this recall.

Published 10/28/16


Oreo Fudge Cremes Recall

Mondelēz Global LLC has announced a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States, including the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas, of certain Oreo Fudge Cremes, Original and Mint varieties, due to milk allergen not being declared in the ingredient list.

Mondelēz Global LLC is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.  Consumers may be informed about the potential presence of milk by an allergen advisory statement already included on the label (“Manufactured on equipment that processes 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.

The following product is being recalled (see code date on bottom left corner on back of package):

Description UPC Best When Used By Dates
Oreo Fudge Cremes, Original variety
(11.3 oz package)
0 44000 02694 3 19-Aug-16
20-Aug-16
14-Sep-16
13-Oct-16
14-Oct-16
17-Oct-16
Oreo Fudge Cremes, Mint variety
(11.3 oz. package)
0 44000 02696 7 20-Aug-16
21-Aug-16
14-Sep-16
15-Sep-16
16-Sep-16
17-Oct-16
18-Oct-16

This recall is limited exclusively to the Oreo Fudge Cremes, Original and Mint varieties. No other products are included in this recall. To date, one report of an allergic reaction has been received related to the above-listed “Best When Used By” dates.  This recall is a result of analysis conducted by the FDA related to this product.

Consumers who have this product should not eat it and should discard any affected products they may have. Consumers can contact the company at 1-855-535-5948, 24 hours a day to get more information about the recall, and Consumer Relations specialists are available Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm ET.

Published 10/28/16


Blue Bell Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all products that were made with a cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for them to contain Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall includes the following products in half gallons and pints, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step sold to retail outlets, and three gallon flavors sold to food service accounts including Blue Bell Blue Monster, Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough. These products were produced from 02/02/16 – 09/07/16.

For more information, consumers with questions may call (979) 836-7977, Monday – Friday 8am–5pm CST.

The full Blue Bell press release regarding this recall is available here.

Published 10/11/16


Food Club Iodized Salt

A voluntary recall has been announced for Food Club Iodized Salt, UPC 00036800510166 with the lot code “F 6TA30” and date “06/2021” printed on the bottom. This item may contain plain salt rather than iodized salt. Please dispose of this product or return it for a refund.

Published 08/23/16


Zatarain’s Pasta Dinners

Out of an abundance of caution, Zatarain’s is initiating a voluntary Recall of the Zatarain’s Pasta Dinners noted below that have been impacted by the General Mills Wheat Flour Recall. This recall does not impact any other Zatarain’s Pasta Dinners.

The products subject to this recall are:

ZATARAIN’S SOUTHERN STROGANOFF PASTA DINNER 6.5 OZ. PACKAGE
UPC 71429011151
AFFECTED DATE CODE(s) “BEST BY”: SEPT 20 17Z, SEPT 21 17Z, OCT 31 17Z, DEC 23 17Z, DEC 27 17Z
ZATARAIN’S GUMBO PASTA DINNER 5.7 OZ PACKAGE
UPC 71429085206
AFFECTED DATE CODE(s) “BEST BY”: MAR18 18Z, APR 26 18Z, JUN 20 18Z
ZATARAIN’S SCAMPI PASTA DINNER 5.2 OZ PACKAGE
UPC 71429086173
AFFECTED DATE CODE(s) “BEST BY”: SEP 19 17Z
ZATARAIN’S WHITE CHEDDAR CHIPOTLE PASTA DINNER 6 OZ PACKAGE
UPC 71429012042
AFFECTED DATE CODE(s) “BEST BY”: OCT 31 17Z, NOV 1 17Z, DEC 23 17Z

Do not consume any product affected by this recall. Please call 1-800-632-5847 for replacement or reimbursement.

Published 08/16/16


P.F. Chang’s Home Menu 22 oz Meals

ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling cases of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu 22 oz Meals due to possible foreign material (metal) in a sauce ingredient. This release is being issued as an expansion of the 07/06/16 release to include additional products and production dates. Below is the recalled item.

P.F. Chang’s Home Menu 22oz Meals
Case UPC 20-0-31000-67023-2
Package UPC 00-0-31000-67023-8
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 05/26/17

Published 07/19/16


Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Cake Mixes

General mills announced today an expansion to the 07/01/16 recall connected to several brands of flour due to the potential presence of e. Coli o121.  Please discard this product or return it for a full refund.

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix
Case UPC 100-16000-40987
Package UPC 000-16000-40987
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, 08JUL2017
Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix
Case UPC 100-16000-40997
Package UPC 000-16000-40997
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, 25MAY2017

Customers seeking additional information may contact the General Mills special consumer hotline at 1 (800) 230-8103.

Published 07/11/16


Gold Medal Flour and Gold Medal Wondra

General Mills announced today an expansion to the 05/31/16 recall involving Gold Medal flour and Gold Medal Wondra due to the potential presence of e. Coli o121. The recall is being expanded due to a newly reported illness that appears to have stemmed from the consumption of raw dough or batter linked to flour produced last fall. Please discard this product or return it for a full refund.

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
Case UPC 000-16000-42476
Package UPC 000-16000-18980
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 23FEB2017KC, 24FEB2017KC
2 lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Case UPC 000-16000-10720
Package UPC 000-16000-10710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC
2lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour
Case UPC 000-16000-10730
Package UPC 000-16000-11710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC
10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Case UPC 000-16000-12410
Package UPC 000-16000-10410
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 16MAY2017KC through 20MAY2017KC, 05JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Case UPC 000-16000-12610
Package UPC 000-16000-10610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC
5lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour
Case UPC 000-16000-12660
Package UPC 000-16000-11610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 10AUG2016KC, 11AUG2016KC
4.25lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Case UPC 100-16000-12670
Package UPC 000-16000-12670
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
Case UPC 000-16000-12690
Package UPC 000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC
10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack
Case UPC 000-16000-19011
Package UPC 000-16000-10650
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC

Customers seeking additional information may contact the General Mills special consumer hotline at 1 (800) 230-8103 or visit the General Mills website.

Receipt message to run 4 times per customer over the next 4 weeks for purchases made since November 14, 2015.

Published 07/01/16


Bolthouse Farms

Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a selection of protein drinks due to possible spoilage that may cause the beverages to appear lumpy, taste unpleasant and have an off odor.

These products should not be consumed. The issue was identified after the company received consumer complaints, including reports of illness. The cause of this issue is currently under investigation.

The recall includes Protein PLUS shakes with ‘best by’ dates between 06/20/16 to 09/18/16:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION UPC CODE
Protein PLUS Chocolate 325ml/11 oz 0-71464-01868-9
Protein PLUS Chocolate 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-30650-2
Protein PLUS Chocolate 946ml/32oz 0-71464-30651-9
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 325ml / 11 oz 0-71464-01867-2
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 15.2 oz 0-71464-01639-5
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 32 oz 0-71464-01640-1
Protein PLUS Coffee 325ml / 11 oz 0-71464-01869-6
Protein PLUS Coffee 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01627-2
Protein PLUS Coffee 946ml/32oz 0-71464-01628-9
Protein PLUS Coconut 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01892-4
Protein PLUS Strawberry 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01890-0
Protein PLUS Strawberry 946ml/32oz 0-71464-01891-7
Protein PLUS Banana Honey Almond Butter 325ml/11 oz 0-71464-01918-1
Protein PLUS Banana Honey Almond Butter 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01893-1

The recall also affects the following Mocha Cappuccino products.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DATE CODE UPC CODE
Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein 450ml/15.2oz Best by: 9/2/16 0-71464-30051-7
**Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein 946ml/32oz Best by: 8/2/16 and 8/3/16 0-71464-30050-0

**The only affected item Brookshire Grocery Company carries is the “Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein 946ml/32oz”.

The best by dates are printed on the cap and label at the neck of the bottle and the UPC appears on the bar code.

The recall affects 3.8 million bottles that have been distributed nationally in the United States.

Bolthouse Farms is advising people not to drink these beverages and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information call 1-866-535-3774 between 6am to 7pm PST, Monday – Friday or visit the Bolthouse Farms Facebook Page.

Bolthouse Farms apologizes for the inconvenience.

Published 06/23/16


Borden Dairy Company of Texas, LLC

Borden Dairy Company of Texas, LLC (“Borden”) is voluntarily recalling Borden Lite Line Gallons and Half Gallons with date codes of June 28, July 2, and July 9 with a Plant Code 48-0906, as the vitamin mix added to the milk during processing may contain soy, an allergen. This only affects Borden Lite Line gallon and half gallon products produced at Borden’s Dallas, Texas facility. Borden has not received any consumer complaints regarding this product.

The product covered by this action is:
Borden Lite Line Gallons and Half Gallons
Code Dates: June 28, July 2, and July 9
Plant Code: 48-0906

Only gallon sized product is carried by Brookshire Grocery Company.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy may run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume this product (the reaction could be serious or life-threatening for some consumers).

Borden is undertaking this action in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (“DSHS”).

Published 06/22/16


SAFETY RECALL: Leisure Ways® Pink Butterfly Themed Children’s Camp Chairs, Moon Chairs and Swings

The screen-printing on the fabric of the chairs and swings contains excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled chairs and swings away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Recall is for products sold January-April 2016. A tracking label is sewn into the seat of each chair and printed on it is the date, “Tracking # November/2015,” and the words, “Distributed by: Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.”

For more information, call (888) 753-9040 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm ET or visit the Far East Brokers website and select “Product Recalls”. A pdf of the original recall notice is also available.

Published 06/04/16


CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds Energy Bars, CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix Energy Bars and CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® Trail Mix Bars

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds energy bars, CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, and CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® trail mix bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). Clif Bar has not received any news of consumers being affected; however, they are initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Only the flavors meeting the following criteria are affected by the recall:

  • CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds energy bar all pack configurations with coded date ranges starting 08JUN16 through 21JAN17
  • CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bar all pack configurations with coded date ranges starting 05JUN16 through 24MAR17
  • CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® trail mix bar all pack configurations with coded date ranges starting 16JUN16 through 02FEB17

No other products and/or flavors are affected.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of it.

Consumers with questions may contact Clif Bar Consumer Services directly by calling 1-888-851-8456 or visiting the Clif Bar website.

Published 06/01/16


Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars

General Mills has announced a voluntary national recall of four specific flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars. The recall is being issued as part of sunflower kernel supplier SunOpta’s ongoing national recall for the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this supplier issue.

The four flavors of Nature Valley bars that are part of the recall were distributed to retail establishments throughout the United States. Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the products affected by this recall, regardless of when they were purchased or what date is on the package.

Consumers who have had to discard products covered by this recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-866-896-4365 for a replacement.

This recall only affects four flavors of Nature Valley’s nearly 40 different products. Nature Valley’s other products are not affected by this recall.

“We know this is inconvenient for consumers who love these four flavors,” said Anton Vincent, President of General Mills Snacks Division. “We promise they will return as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Other General Mills products that use sunflower kernels have not been impacted. SunOpta announced the expansion of their sunflower kernel recall 06/01/16 which impacted these four specific flavors of Nature Valley bars.

This voluntary recall includes the following products currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:

  • Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar – Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds – 5 count
    Package UPC: 000-16000-47196
  • Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar-Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate – 5 count
    Package UPC: 000-16000-45724
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt – 4 count
    Package UPC: 000-16000-46474
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar-Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt – 25 count
    Package UPC: 000-16000-41301
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Roasted Peanut & Honey – 4 count
    Package UPC: 000-16000-46475
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Roasted Peanut & Honey – 16 count
    Package UPC: 000-16000-41308

Published 06/03/16


Quaker® Quinoa Granola Bars

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a second voluntary recall of all Quaker® Quinoa Granola Bars, as a result of further sunflower kernel contamination found by ingredient supplier SunOpta.

On May 16, 2016, Quaker took the cautionary measure to issue the voluntary recall on a small quantity of their Quinoa Bars that were potentially impacted by sunflower kernels received from SunOpta that were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Since May 16, SunOpta has conducted additional testing on sunflower kernels that extended beyond the original dates of concern provided. That testing is complete and as a result, out of an abundance of caution and care for the consumer, Quaker has made the decision to expand the initial recall.

The products were distributed nationwide and the company is now recalling all of the following Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars:

  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC code 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates before 11/15/16.
  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC 30000 32243 and Best Before Dates before 11/15/16.

Pictures of the products are available on quakeroats.com.

Consumers who have purchased this particular product are urged to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They can also direct any questions to 800-856-5781, Monday – Friday, 8:30am–6pm (EST), or find more information at quakeroats.com.

At this time there are no other Quaker products involved in this situation. The company is working closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and SunOpta to further investigate this issue and ensure it has been contained.

Published 06/03/16


Gold Medal and Gold Medal Wondra flour recalled due to possible E. coli O121 contamination

General Mills announced today a voluntary recall involving Gold Medal Flour and Gold Medal Wondra due to the potential presence of E. coli 0121. They are issuing this recall in an abundance of caution. Please discard this product or return it for a full refund.

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
Package UPC 000-16000-18980
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25FEB2017 through 30MAR2017
2 lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAY2017KC through 03JUN2017KC
10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10410
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 02JUN2017KC,  03JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC thru 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC thru 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC thru 14JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC

Customers seeking additional information may contact the General Mills special consumer hotline at 1 (800) 230-8103 or visit the General Mills website.

Published 05/31/16


 

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. Recalls Tai-Pei Products

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. is voluntarily recalling the item listed below due to the potential for contamination with listeria monocytogenes.  Please discard this product or return it for a full refund.

TAI-PEI CHICKEN FRIED RICE 14.2 OZ        UPC – 0007007700107

TAI-PEI PEPPER BEEF 14.2 OZ                      UPC – 0007007700116

TAI-PEI COMBO FRIED RICE 14 OZ             UPC – 0007007700159

TAI-PEI SHRIMP FRIED RICE 14 OZ             UPC – 0007007700106

Customers seeking additional information may contact the Ajinomoto Windsor Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 742-5011.

Published 05/11/16


 

InnovAsian Cuisine

InnovAsian Cuisine is voluntarily recalling the item listed below due to the potential for contamination with listeria monocytogenes. Please discard this product or return it for a full refund.

InnovAsian Cuisine Chicken Fried Rice, 18 oz.
UPC: 69511912015

Customers seeking additional information may contact InnovAsian Cuisine at 1-800-324-5140.

Published 05/10/16


Wonderful Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios announced that it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention some of our products may be linked to an outbreak of Salmonellosis. The products, which were distributed through several retailers nationwide and Canada, can be identified by a 13-digit lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package.

The full notice and a list of product UPCs can be found at the FDA website.

Consumers may return these products to Wonderful Pistachios for a refund by sending the product back or bottom portion of the package that contains the lot code (see photo below) to Wonderful Pistachios, 13646 Hwy 33, Lost Hills, CA 93249. If consumers prefer, they may return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a refund. Consumers should discard the nuts prior to returning the entire package or lot code panel to their retail store.

Consumers with questions are encouraged to contact (844) 505-3844, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Published 03/10/16


GoGo squeeZ Recall

New York, NY Materne North America Corp. (MNA) is voluntarily recalling specific packages of GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches due to potential adulteration from food product residue. The recalled applesauce pouches have a Best Before Date of 12/04/15-03/04/17 and a five digit production code beginning “US” followed by 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 or 08, which consumers can identify on the back of the pouch or on the bottom of the box, and “Product of USA” displayed under the Nutrition Facts Panel on the box. Any products labeled as organic are not impacted by the recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The food product residue was noted during a routine inspection by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), which revealed its presence in two product pumps at the Traverse City, Michigan production facility. It is possible the food product residue may have been incorporated into finished product.

Consumers who have purchased GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches with Best Before Date of 12/04/15-03/04/17 please contact GoGo squeeZ® at 1-844-275-5841 or visit the GoGo squeeZ® website to request a replacement voucher.

Materne takes food safety matters very seriously. Out of an abundance of caution, the company is removing the specific pouches with affected codes. Materne is coordinating with MDARD and is implementing corrective steps to prevent future occurrences.

Production of the product mentioned above has been suspended while MNA and MDARD officials continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. Please note this does not include organic products.

This recall notice can be found at the FDA website.

More information can be found on the GoGo SqueeZ® website.

Published 03/09/16


Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili Kits

Reily Foods Company has issued a voluntary recall for a limited quantity of Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili Kits that could possibly have an incorrect sodium declaration per serving of 0mg in the Nutrition Facts Panel. This issue is isolated to a short segment of the code dated runs listed below.

Since there are consumers who may be on a sodium restricted diet, and may have adverse health effects from increased sodium intake from this product, they are issuing a voluntary recall.

Affected Product: Product UPC: 72396-10019

Product Description: Carroll Shelby’s White Chicken Chili Kit 3oz Carton

“Best By” on individual retail cartons (located on top of carton):

  • BEST BY JAN 22 2017
  • BEST BY JAN 23 2017
  • BEST BY FEB 09 2017
  • BEST BY MAR 02 2017
  • BEST BY MAR 03 2017

The Issue:
The Nutrition Facts Panel is incorrect in regards to the Sodium amount per serving which indicates a 0mg per serving when the correct amount is 590mg per serving.

Consumers who have purchased the product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the Reily Foods Company’s Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-535-1961 or send an e-mail to Service@ReilyProducts.com for additional information.

Published 02/18/16


Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Product Due To Possible Adulteration

Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked buffalo style chicken wing section item was produced on 10/24/15 and 10/25/15. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 28-oz. retail bags containing multiple pieces of “Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings® CHICKEN WING SECTIONS COATED WITH A FLAVORFUL HOT, TANGY SAUCE” with use by/sell by dates of 10/24/16 and 10/25/16, packaging dates 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01 and case codes 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01.

The product subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13456” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as on the back of the bag above the heating instructions. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when Tyson Foods Inc. received consumer complaints about the product being “off-odor” as well mild illness associated with consumption. After these consumer complaints, Tysons Food Inc. brought this to the attention of FSIS.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products by FSIS. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations, (toll free) 866-328-3156.

This recall notice, including a picture of affected product can be found at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

Published 11/17/15


SpaghettiOs Original 14.2 oz cans recalled due to potential choking hazard

Campbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling 14.2 oz cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in a small number of cans. This plastic material is from parts of the can lining which may peel off.

The affected 14.2 oz SpaghettiOs Original product has a date of 02/22/17 which is stamped on the base of the can, and a UPC code of 51000 22432 printed under the bar code.

The issue was identified after the company received consumer complaints.

This recall affects 355,000 cans and is limited to the United States.

This product should not be eaten. People who have bought the affected product should return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or full refund. For more information call 1-866-535-3774 between 9am to 7pm EST, Monday to Friday or visit the SpaghettiOs Facebook page. Campbell Soup Company apologizes for the inconvenience.

This recall notice, including a picture of affected product can be found at the Campbell Soup Company website.

Published 11/13/15


Tate’s Bake Shop of Southampton, NY

Tate’s Bake Shop of Southampton, NY is recalling Tate’s 7 oz Chocolate Chip Cookies with Best By date of 03/20/16 and Tate’s 7 oz Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies with Best By date of 01/04/16 because they may contain undeclared walnut allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Tate’s 7 oz Chocolate Chip cookies and Tate’s 7 oz Gluten Free Ginger Zinger cookies are distributed nationwide through retail stores.

The product can be identified by a Best by date of 03/20/16 for the Chocolate Chip cookies and Jan 04, 2016 for the Ginger Zinger cookies, ink jetted on the bottom of the outer package.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a product containing walnuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts.

Consumers who have purchased Tate’s 7 oz Chocolate chip cookies with a best by date of 03/20/16 or Tate’s 7 oz Gluten Free Ginger Zinger with a best by date of Jan 04 2016 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-631-780-6511 between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

**Please note, Brookshire Grocery Company was notified by its supplier that we did not receive any of the affected Ginger Zinger Cookies**

This notice and pictures of this product can be viewed on the FDA website.

Published 11/06/15


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