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Lochiel Enterprises Limited Recalls St Mary’s River Smokehouses Oven Smoked Salmon Stix, Chili Mango Flavor Because of Possible Health Risk

1/22/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm382537.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 22, 2014 - Lochiel Enterprises Limited of Sherbrooke, NS is voluntarily recalling 56 lbs of ST MARY’S RIVER SMOKEHOUSES OVEN SMOKED ATLANTIC SALMON STIX, CHILI MANGO FLAVOR, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported to date. St Mary’s River Smokehouses Oven Smoked Atlantic Salmon Stix, Chili Mango Flavor was distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York through retail stores. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm382537.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Merrell Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in “Crunch’N Nutter - Mixed Nut”

1/21/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm382257.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 17, 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm382257.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Rise’N Roll Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in All Their Donut Varieties and Undeclared Peanuts in Nutty Crunch

1/21/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm382261.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -January 17, 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm382261.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Kentucky Firm Recalls Cheeseburger Mac Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

1/19/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 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: [Labels] •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 UPC code is 2100004329, and 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/rc-006-2014-release

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Illinois Firm Recalls Sliced Spiral Hams for Possible Listeria Contamination

1/17/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 – Gusto Packing, a Montgomery, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 67,113 pounds of sliced, spiral ham products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The hams were shipped to wholesalers for further distribution in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, while some were exported to Canada. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels] •45.5-lb. cases, with six individual sized hams each labeled “Centrella Signature, Hardwood Hickory Smoked, Spiral Sliced Ham with Natural Juices” with the case code “71292603304,” packaged on Nov. 29, 2013, having a Use or Freeze by date of “02/06/14.” •45.8-lb. cases, with six individual sized hams each labeled “AMISH VALLEY, Fully Cooked, Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham” with the case code “71292645104,” packaged on Nov. 29, 2013, having a Use or Freeze by date of “02/06/14.” •45.8-lb. cases, with six individual sized hams each labeled “AMISH VALLEY, Fully Cooked, Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham” with the case code “71292645104,” packaged on Nov. 30, 2013, having a Use or Freeze by date of “02/06/14.” •31.6-lb. cases, with four individual sized hams each labeled “Ripple Creek Farms, Fully Cooked, Ready To Eat, Hickory Smoked, Spiral Sliced Ham” with the case code “71292603312,” packaged on Nov. 30, 2013, having a Best Before date of “2014 FE 13.” Packaging labels bear the establishment number “EST. 2516” inside the USDA mark of inspection. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-005-2014-release

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Colorado Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

1/17/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-004-2014-release

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California Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Produced Without The Benefit Of Full Inspection

1/16/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 – Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif., establishment, is expanding its recall to include an additional 420 pounds of product that was produced without the benefit of full federal inspection, making it unfit for human food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products being recalled today are in addition to the approximately 41,683 pounds of various meat products that were recalled on Jan 13, 2014. Products can be identified by the following brand names and bear the establishment number “EST. 527” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The product subject to today’s expansion of the recall includes: •30-lb. boxes of “Book Tripe” The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to the recall announced on Jan. 13, 2014: •“Beef Carcasses” •50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet” •20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail” •50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts” •60 and 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver” •30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks” •60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe” •30-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue” All products bear the establishment number "EST. 527" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each box bears the case code number “ON9O4.” The products were produced Jan. 8, 2014, and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-002-2014-release-expansion

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North Dakota Firm Recalls Beef Franks Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

1/15/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 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: [View labels] •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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-003-2014-release

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Paskesz Candy Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Premium Belgian Chocolate Coins

1/15/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm381640.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 14, 2013 - 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm381640.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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SALMONELLOSIS, SEROTYPE HEIDELBERG - USA: (TENNESSEE) GROUND CHICKEN, RECALL, ALERT

1/14/2014

ProMED Mail Post
www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20140114.2172399
Tyson Foods, Inc, a Sedalia, Missouri establishment, is recalling about 33 840 pounds [15.35 tons] of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a _Salmonella [enterica_ serotype] Heidelberg strain, the USA Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today, 10 Jan 2014. The mechanically separated chicken products were produced on 11 Oct 2013. The following products are subject to recall: 40-lb cases, containing 4, 10-lb chubs of "Tyson Mechanically Separated Chicken" [a chub in this context is a plastic or other flexible package of meat, usually ground meat or luncheon meat - Mod.LL]. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P-13556" inside the USDA mark of inspection with case code 2843SDL1412 - 18. These products were shipped for institutional use only, nationwide. The product is not available for consumer purchase in retail stores. For the complete post, please visit http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20140114.2172399

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