Hummingbird Wholesale Recalls Organic Raw Carob Powder for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Contact:
Consumer:
541-686-0921 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -July 29, 2014 – Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Raw Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime 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.

Hummingbird Wholesale has taken immediate action to recall the Organic Raw Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers. Hummingbird Wholesale is working closely with the FDA on this matter. Hummingbird Wholesale is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products, and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.

Products in question were sold to processors and retail outlets in Oregon, Washington, and California and to the end consumer in Oregon in 20 lb boxes and 5 lb bags between the dates of 5/22/14 through 7/24/14.

HW Item #
Lot #
Sunfood UPC Code
Exp Date
C110 14069, 14059 803813-04429 8 6/5/2015, or
11/2015
C110-5# 14189, 14177,
14156, 14142
N/A No expiration date
on these packages

No other Hummingbird Wholesale products are affected by this recall and no illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is initiated as a precautionary measure due to a possibility of contamination as notified by our suppliers. Continue reading

Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2%, 20 mg per mL Single-dose Vial, Preservative-free, Due To Particulate Matter

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-615-0187

Media:
224-212-2357

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 29, 2014 – Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of  Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2%, 20 mg per mL, 5 mL single-Dose Vial, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-2066-05; Lot 25-550-DD, Expiry 1JAN2015) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution as well as particulate embedded in the molded glass container. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot. Hospira has attributed the embedded particulate to supplier’s glass defect.  As a result of this issue, Hospira is working with its supplier on implementing corrective and preventive actions. Risk factors associated with the particulate include the potential for particulate to be injected and/or a delay in therapy.

If the particulate goes undetected and solution is administered – depending on the particle size and number – it could block administration of the drug to the patient, causing a delay in therapy. However, this is an unlikely outcome due to the size of the subvisible particulates identified. It is more likely that particulates are able to pass through the catheter and may result in local inflammation, mechanical disruption of tissue or immune response to the particulate.

While extremely rare, particulate exposed to strong magnetic fields (e.g. MRI), could potentially dislodge and cause tissue damage. However, the particulate size identified is considered too small. Therefore, an adverse outcome is extremely unlikely.

Lidocaine is packaged 10 units per carton / 180 units per case in single-dose glass fliptop vials. This lot was distributed nationwide to distributors/wholesalers, hospitals and clinics from June 2013 through July 2013.    Continue reading

Philips Lighting Recalls Lightolier Glass Lenses Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of product:Philips “Lightolier” brand AF4SY Decorative Glass Lens

Hazard:

The decorative glass lens can shatter and result in falling pieces of glass, posing a risk of laceration to the consumer.

Consumer Contact:Philips Lighting North America Corporation at (800) 475-9840 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at glassaccessory@philips.com, or online at www.philips.com/recall and click on the drop down “United States/English” for a photographic list of all compatible light fixtures.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 7,500

Description

This recall involves Philips “Lightolier” brand AF4SY decorative glass lenses used on various types of light fixtures. The clear glass lens, used to “soften” light with an additional lens layer, is 4 ¾ inches in diameter and 1/8 inch thick. The lenses were manufactured between January 2007 and December 2013. There are no markings on the product. The product number is on the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries

Philips has received one report of the glass lens breaking. No injuries have been reported. Continue reading

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Raw Boneless Turkey Breasts Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 049-2014
Health Risk: High Jul 26, 2014

Congressional and Public Affairs
Joan Lindenberger
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, July 26, 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 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.

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. Continue reading

The TJX Companies, Inc. Recalls “Ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-926-6299

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 26, 2014 – Framingham, MA – The TJX Companies, Inc. today announced it is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Upon learning of the potential risk from the Food and Drug Administration, the Company took rapid action to alert its stores to remove the product from store shelves immediately and has put in place additional measures to prevent sales of the product.

The specific product being recalled comes in a 160 gram, light green tin package and is marked as lot #8147, with an expiration date of October 2015.

The Company estimates that approximately 150 units were sold between June 2014 and July 2014 at its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores in the followi ng 19 states/regions:

Alabama Maryland Rhode Island
Connecticut Massachusetts South Carolina
District of Columbia Mississippi Tennessee
Florida New Hampshire Texas
Georgia New York Virginia
Illinois North Carolina
Louisiana Puerto Rico

While no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue, consumers who have purchased a product under this lot of “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder are urged to return it to any T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact the Company at 1-800-926-6299. Continue reading