Royal Frozen Food Recalls Beef and Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 063-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 17, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – Royal Frozen Food, a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,821 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The beef and chicken blintzes were produced on various dates prior to April 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 20-oz. plastic trays containing ten pieces of “Royal Frozen Food, BLINTZES Blintzes with BEEF” with bar code “6 0723830019 5.”
  • 20-oz. plastic trays containing ten pieces of “Royal Frozen Food, BLINTZES Blintzes with CHICKEN” with bar code “6 0723830025 6.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “Est. 20585 or P-20585” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to retail stores and markets in California and Nevada.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review by FSIS personnel.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Continue reading

Hines Nut Company Voluntary Recall of WALNUT HALVES AND PIECES Due to Possible Health Risk Recalls

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-561-6374

Media:
Ms. Deborah Hines-Boultinghouse
Director of Food Safety
214-939-0253

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2015 – Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989.  The product was supplied by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility these nuts may 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 product was packaged and distributed as follows:

HINES NUT BRAND

  • 128 cases, 25 trays per carton, in black foam trays with a Green and Gold Label
  • Tray weight of 16 ounces
  • Packaged  March 3, 2015
  • Lot Number 6989 printed on label
  • Best Buy Date of 12.28.15
  • UPC 07826406516-5
  • Distributed in Texas via Randalls Food Stores

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a package of the product.

Hines Nut Company, Inc. has not received any complaints concerning illness on this lot number to date.  Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to contact Hines Nut Company for information regarding a full refund or for disposal information. Continue reading

Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls Packaged Raw Macadamia Nuts Due To Possible Health Risk

Recalled items sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT Whole Foods Market Stores

Contact
Consumer:
Whole Foods Market Customer Service
512-477-5566 ext. 20060

Media:
Michael.Silverman@wholefoods.com
512.542.3031

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2015 – Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or 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 such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 11 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has a best-by date of Feb. 4, 2016 and a UPC code of 7695862059-1.

Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.

No illnesses have been reported to-date. Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts tested positive for Salmonella. Continue reading

Conway Import Co., Inc. is Voluntarily Recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
847-455-5600

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2015 – Conway Import Co., Inc. is recalling Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing and Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes 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.

Product was distributed in Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Texas through direct deliveries.

The products were packed in plastic gallon jars with the mfg. code printed on the top of the cap and the cardboard shipping container.

Conway Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe Code N-22

MFG.CODE DATE: 28814….363014….030015….051015

Conway Citrus Organic Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe Code L-18

MFG.CODE DATE: 276014….337014

There have been no illnesses reported to date. Continue reading

Schnucks Recalls Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-264-4400

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 16, 2015 — Schnuck Markets, Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. is recalling its Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef’s Express departments April 2 – April 14, 2015 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes 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 in the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was distributed to 99 Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.

The product would have been labeled “Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad” and sold by weight through the company’s Deli/Chef’s Express departments.

No illnesses have been reported to date related to the consumption of this product. Continue reading