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La Orocovena Biscuit Voluntarily Recalls Pound Cake de Queso Due to Undeclared Milk, Soy and Wheat

8/29/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412685.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 29, 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412685.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Allergy Alert and Voluntary Limited Recall of DOLE-branded Spinach Due to Possible Contamination by Walnuts

8/28/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412156.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 28, 2014 - Although no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, Dole Fresh Vegetables is initiating a limited voluntary recall of the following products: 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. For the complete recall notice, including a list of affected products, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412156.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Voluntary Recall Notice of Margaret Holmes 14.5 oz Turnip Greens and 14.5 oz Mixed Greens Due to Questionable Seals

8/27/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm411759.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 27, 2014 - McCall Farms Incorporated is initiating a voluntary recall on 14.5 oz Margaret Holmes Turnip Greens and 14.5 oz Margaret Holmes Mixed Greens due to the potential of questionable seals. This recall does not impact any other Margaret Holmes vegetables. The affected product was packaged on the same day and has a five digit production lot code of F13EX. Consumers who may have purchased this product can find the lot code information on the top of the can. The UPC code for the Turnip Greens is 41443 10251 and the Mixed Greens is 41443 11271. The affected product was distributed to retailers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm411759.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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New Jersey Firm Recalls Breaded Chicken Product For Possible Listeria Contamination

8/27/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 – TNUVA USA, a Fairfield, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product was produced on August 18, 2013, and shipped to the company’s distributor in New Jersey. FSIS will post complete store locations as the list becomes available on its website at www.fsis.usda.gov. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 28.8-oz. (1.8 lb.) bags containing “MOM’S CHICKEN EXTRA THIN CUTLETS, THIN-CUT BREADED CUTLET SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES.” Bags bear the Israeli establishment number “209” within the Israeli mark of inspection. The product’s expiration date is February 18, 2015, and bears the following UPC number on the packaging: 843426005866. 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-055-2014-release

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Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

8/26/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm411789.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 26, 2014 - Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved. Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed. Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm411789.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Tjs Place Recalls Basil Pesto Pasta Because Of Potential Health Risk

8/25/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412665.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 25, 2014 - Tjs Place of Kirkland Washington is voluntarily recalling approx. 20 containers of Basil Pesto Pasta packed in 8 oz plastic tubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The recalled Basil Pesto Pasta was sold between the dates 8/18/14 and 8/21/14. The Basil Pesto Pasta affected by this recall has a sticker on the side of the container with either of the following codes: 0825, 0826, 0827, 0828 Basil Pesto Pasta was distributed in convenience stores, pharmacies, cafes and espresso stands located in King and Snohomish counties in Washington State. The firm is not aware of any reported illnesses to date. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm412665.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Nestlé Prepared Foods Company Announces Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall Of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recall Due to Package Mislabeling

8/22/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm411170.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 22, 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm411170.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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California Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Kits For Possible Listeria Contamination

8/21/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, AUG. 21, 2014 – APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The salad kits were shipped nationwide to one bulk warehouse chain for retail sale in its in-store cafés. [APPA Fine Foods produced the kits used by the bulk warehouse chain.] The following products are subject to recall: 11oz. clear plastic containers and 6.5-lb. boxes labeled, “APPA Fine Foods/Sam’s Club Daily Chef CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD KIT” with case codes 141851, 141922, 141951, 141991, 142021, 142201 or 142131 with use by dates of 8/14/14, 8/21/14, 8/27/14, 9/1/14, 9/3/14 or 9/17/14. The kits were produced on July 4, July 11, July 14, July 18, July 21, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, 2014. Box labels bear the establishment number “P-21030” 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-054-2014-release

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12-Ounce Bottles of Corona Extra Beer Recalled for Possible Glass Particles

8/19/2014

FoodSafetyNews.com
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Constellation Brands Beer Division of Victor, NY, has announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. The recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below. This recall comes after routine inspections in the company’s quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into the bottle. The affected bottles came from one of four glass plants run by a third-party manufacturer, which supplies the company with the bottles. While company officials said they believe that fewer than 1 percent of the bottles produced from the plant may be affected, it is recalling select packages that may contain defective bottles to ensure the safety of consumers. To date, the company has received no reports of injuries resulting from the affected bottles. For the complete news item, please visit http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/08/12-ounce-bottles-of-corona-extra-beer-recalled-for-possible-glass-particles/

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nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Retail Lots Of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, Maranatha® Almond Butters And Peanut Butters And Specific Private Label Nut Butters Because Of Possible Health Risk

8/19/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm410533.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 19, 2014 - nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those 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. The potential risk was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following routine testing. The Company has received reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these specific products. For the complete recall notice, including a list of affected products, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm410533.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Damp towels and sponges provide a prime environment for pathogen and other bacteria to grow. Consider using paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. When done, throw away the towel. If you use cloth towels, wash them often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.

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