Glaser Organic Farms Recalls Organic Carob Powder For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Contact:
Consumer:
305-238-7747
raw@glaserorganicfarms.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 22, 2014 – Glaser Organic Farms has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to 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.

Glaser Organic Farms has taken immediate action to recall Organic Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers.

Products were distributed from May 7, 2014 thru July 23, 2014

RAW CAROB POWDER 8 ounces Lot# 0507081456 I UPC Code 83291005567
and
CAROB FUDGY BROWNIE 5.5 ounces Lot# 0207211406 I UPC Code 832910002061

No other Glaser Organic Farms 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.

Consumers that have purchased these products with the above stated lot numbers and UPC are asked not to consume the product and discard it.

Consumers with questions may contact Glaser Organic Farms at 305-238-7747, Monday -Friday from 9 am-5 pm EST. Email correspondence can be sent to raw@glaserorganicfarms.com.

Glaser Organic Farms is working closely with the FDA on this matter.

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Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall On Undeclared Peanut Butter In M&M’s® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box

Contact

Consumer:
1-800-627-7852

Media:
1-973-691-3536

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2014 – Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

417DH4JP09 417EM4JP10 417FM4JP09 418AG4JP10 418BG4JP10 418CG4JP10 418DM4JP09 418EG4JP10 419AM4JP09
417EG4JP09 417FG4JP09 417FM4JP10 418AM4JP09 418BM4JP10 418CM4JP10 418DM4JP10 418EM4JP09 419AM4JP10
417EG4JP10 417FG4JP10 418AG4JP09 418AM4JP10 418CG4JP09 418DG4JP10 418EG4JP09 418EM4JP10 419BM4JP10

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.  The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.

People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product.  No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of a M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M’S® inside a M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box.  Continue reading

An Alert on Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla)

Contact
Consumer:
718-677-6888
ssfoodimport@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2014 – S&S Food Import corp. is recalling all packages of Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) with the following package code “Best Before 06.05.2015”. The Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) was sampled by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food Inspectors during a routine sanitary inspection. Subsequent analysis of the product by New York State food Laboratory personnel confirmed that the fish had not been properly eviscerated prior to processing.

This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores with can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal food-borne illness.

The sale of uneviscerated processed fish is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.

Symptoms of botulism poisoning include blurred or double vision, general weakness, and poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis.

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Siemens Recalls Audible Fire Alarm Base Due to Risk of Injury

Recall Summary

Name of product: SBGA-34 Audible Fire Alarm Base

Hazard:

The fire alarm base can fail to sound an alarm, posing a risk of personal injury and property damage.

Consumer Contact: Siemens at (800) 516-9964 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 9,000

Description

This recall involves the SBGA-34 audible base that is affixed to ceiling-mounted smoke detectors in order to sound an alarm when the fire alarm system is activated. The audible base has part number S54370-F13 and date codes 0113 through 2314 in a WWYY format printed on a white label on the back of the unit part affixed to the wall. “MODEL SBGA-34” is printed on a blue label also affixed to the back of the device. The base is off-white and measures about 6 inches in diameter. The audible base is used with the following fire detectors:

•         Cerberus PRO models (HI921, OOHC941, OOH941, OH921, OP921)

•         Desigo Fire Safety models (FDOOTC441, FDOOT441, FDO421, FDOT421, FDT421)

•         H-Series (HFP-11, HFPT-11, HFPO-11)

•         Faraday 87XX-Series, models (8713, 8712, 8710)

 

The audible base and fire detectors are used with the following alarm systems:

 

•         Siemens model FireFinder® XLS via DLC 6312 Device Loop Card

•         Siemens model FS -250

•         Desigo model FC2005, (50-point panel)

•         Desigo model FC2025, (252-point system)

•         Desigo model FC2050, (504-point system)

•         Cerberus PRO FC901, (50-point panel

•         Cerberus PRO FC922, (252-point system)

•         Cerberus PRO FC924, (504-point system)

•         Faraday models MPC-600 & MPC-7000

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

 

Remedy

Consumers should immediately contact Siemens to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the recalled audible base.

Sold at

Siemens sales offices, authorized distributors and installers nationwide from February 2013 through June 2014 for about $120.

Importer

Siemens, of Buffalo, Ill.

Manufacturer

Beijing Siemens Cerberus Electronics Ltd., of China

Manufactured in

China

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Baxter Initiates U.S. Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Potassium Chloride Injection Due to Shipping Carton Mislabeling

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-422-9837

Media Contacts:
John O’Malley
Deborah Spak
224-948-5353
media@baxter.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2014 – Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling one lot of Potassium Chloride Injection 10mEq per 100mL, product code 2B0826 to the hospital/pharmacy/nurse level. The recall is being initiated due to a labeling error on the shipping cartons in a single lot, which was identified by three customers. Shipping cartons labeled for this specific lot number of Potassium Chloride Injection may contain units of Gentamicin Sulfate Injection, 80 mg in 100 mL, product code 2B0862.

Potassium Chloride is indicated for treatment of potassium deficiency and administered intravenously. Gentamicin Sulfate is an antibacterial drug for intravenous administration.

As both products are packaged in 100mL containers, have similar code numbers and red labeling on the front panel, there is a potential risk of medication error or delay in therapy for patients that require high concentration potassium chloride.

The affected lot of Potassium Chloride Injection was distributed to customers in the United States between May 26, 2014, and August 8, 2014.

This recall affects the following lot of Potassium Chloride Injection 10mEq per 100mL:

Product Code Description Lot # NDC #
2B0826 Potassium Chloride Injection 10mEq per 100mL P318220 0338-0709-48

As part of standard clinical practice, it is recommended that healthcare professionals carefully review the product label before administering. There have been no reported adverse events associated with this situation to date. Continue reading