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Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings Recalls Sauces Because of Possible Health Risk

6/27/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403200.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 27, 2014 - Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings LLC is recalling Richard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce because they may have been improperly processed and because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness. Foodborne botulism is a severe type of food poisoning caused by the ingestion of foods containing the potent neurotoxin formed during growth of the organism. Foodborne botulism can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The recalled sauces were sold in western Washington grocery stores and butcher shops in Kitsap, Snohomish and King counties. Sauces are packaged in 12 oz tall glass bottles with metal screw caps and black heat resistant tamper seals. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403200.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Nestlé USA Issues Recall Of Limited Amounts Of Häagen-Dazs® Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream In East Coast Region Due To Mismatched Packaging -- Ice Cream Contains Peanuts Not Identified on Bottom Carton

6/27/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403194.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403194.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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SALMONELLOSIS, SEROTYPE HEIDELBERG - USA (06): CHICKEN, CONTINUING ALERT

6/27/2014

ProMED Mail Post
Lynne Terry
www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20140627.2566071
The Foster Farms salmonella outbreak has continued to grow, with the number of infected people now surpassing 600. California health officials said that 27 new infections have been reported since 22 May 2014, with 468 patients confirmed so far. That puts the total tally nationwide at more than 600. Infectious disease specialists at the CDC told The Oregonian that cases are continuing to trickle in. The CDC updates its case count periodically. California health officials declined to provide specifics about whether those sickened had recently purchased Foster Farms chicken, but Dr Robert Tauxe, deputy director of the food-borne illness division at the CDC, said earlier this year [2014] that new cases were linked to fresh and not frozen chicken. For the complete post, please visit http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20140627.2566071

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Health Matters America Inc. Of Cheektowaga, New York, Recalls Additional Sprouted Chia Seed And Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Due To Possible Health Risk

6/26/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403069.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 26, 2014 - HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is expanding the voluntary recall of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia& Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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. The recall is being expanded to include more lot numbers and other products that contain Chia Seeds. Health Matters America is committed to the safety of its customers. These products have been distributed nationwide. For the complete recall notice, including a list of affected products, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403069.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Doctor’s Best Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Red Yeast Rice due to Undeclared Lovastatin

6/24/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm402584.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 24, 2014 - Doctor’s Best is voluntarily recalling lot 3121005 (7379 bottles) of Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement, 600 mg Capsules, 120-count bottles to the retail level. Red Yeast Rice has been found to contain undeclared lovastatin, a previously approved drug indicated for the treatment of high cholesterol, making this an unapproved new drug. Consumers who use supplements found to contain lovastatin in rare cases could result in serious muscle injury; particularly if taking with prescription “statins” such as lovastatin, simvastatin, or atorvastatin. Pregnant women could theoretically put their unborn child at risk by using this product with undeclared lovastatin. Patients with pre-existing liver disease may be at an increase risk for liver injury following chronic use of statins. Doctor’s Best has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. Red Yeast Rice is used as a dietary supplement for lowering cholesterol and is packaged in white plastic bottle with orange flip-top lid, and clear tamper evident outer seal number of units, UPC code 753950001183. Red Yeast Rice product includes the following lot 3121005 and expires February 2017. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm402584.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Small Quantity of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product Due to Low Levels of Preservative Ingredient

6/24/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm402337.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 19, 2014- Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 260 cases of Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese Product because it does not contain appropriate levels of sorbic acid, a preservative ingredient. While unlikely, the affected product could spoil prematurely and/or lead to food borne illness. Therefore, the company is issuing this recall as a precaution. This recall affects one batch of product made on one manufacturing line during a few hours of production. The product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in up to 12 Midwest states. The affected products may have been shipped to Walmart stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. These products were not shipped outside of the U.S. Consumers can find the case code date on the side of the package. No other products outside this time period on this case code date are affected by this recall, nor are any other Kraft or Velveeta products affected. For the complete recall notice, including the UPC and other information for the affected product, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm402337.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Flowers Foods Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on Limited Quantity of Sunbeam, Bunny, Flowers Deli, and Ingles Bar-B-Q Bread Sold in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee

6/23/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403554.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 23, 2014 - Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) 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). For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm403554.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Ohio Firm Recalls Chicken Pad Thai Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

6/19/2014

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service
www.fsis.usda.gov/
WASHINGTON, June 19, 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy protein isolate, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 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. 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-036-2014-release

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Domega NY International Co Ltd Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts And Milk In Gong Xifacai Gift Chocolates

6/17/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm401564.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 17, 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. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm401564.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Vita Food Products Issues Voluntary Recall of 4oz Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon Due to Possible Health Risk

6/16/2014

US Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm401599.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 16, 2014 - Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that it is recalling 1,878 pounds of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon due to possible contamination of 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. 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. To date, no confirmed illnesses or complaints have been reported. The product was sent to Hannaford stores in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire, H-E-B stores in Texas, and Publix stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina beginning on April 7, 2014. A single lot of 4oz Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon packages is the subject of this public announcement and recall as the result of one package of salmon that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The packages are vacuum sealed, black in color and bear the Vita logo centered at the bottom. Product from this lot can be identified by a SELL BY AUG 17 2014 date and lot number 00764B, which can be found on the right side on the front of the package. The 4oz size of this product is the only size subject to this recall. For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm401599.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Food Safety Tip of the Day

Marinating mandate

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Sauce that is used to marinate raw meat, poultry, or seafood should not be used on cooked foods, unless it is boiled before applying. The raw meat, poultry, or seafood may have illness-causing bacteria present on the surface, which could contaminate the marinade. Bringing the marinade to a rolling boil will kill any pathogens that may be present.

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