Good Food Made Simple Recalls Turkey and Pork Products Distributed Without the Opportunity for Inspection

Class I Recall 106-2015
Health Risk: High Jul 31, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2015  – Good Food Made Simple, a Wellesley, Mass., distributor, is recalling approximately 3,574 pounds of previously exported turkey sausage breakfast burritos and pork strips and turkey sausage breakfast bowls that were returned from Canada and were not presented for U.S. returned export inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the opportunity of inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 1998.75 lbs. (533 cases) of “Good Food Made Simple Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burrito” bearing expiration date “03/22/2016.”
  • 1575 lbs. (450 cases) of “Good Food Made Simple Pork Strips & Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl” bearing expiration date “03/19/2016.”

The products were exported to Canada, brought back into the United States, and distributed in California without the opportunity for FSIS to inspect.

The problem was discovered during failure to present monitoring. FSIS and the company have received no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Corinne Lupi, sales and marketing administrator at Good Food Made Simple, at clupi@foodmark.com.
Continue reading

Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Nutrition Resource Services, Inc.’s Whey, Casein, And Colostrum Protein Products

Contact:
Consumer:
(888) 877-7232

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 30, 2015 – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – NRS – Nutrition Resource Services, Inc. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling products with whey concentrate, whey isolate, casein, and colostrum, which contain milk, an undeclared allergen. We are undertaking this recall as an extra precaution for those consumers unaware of the presence of milk in products of this nature. This is a labeling issue and not a concern regarding product quality. The ingredient Milk was not specifically noted in the Ingredient list. Individuals with severe allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing milk proteins, and those with lactose intolerance (not to be confused with milk allergy) could experience gastrointestinal difficulties.

The products recalled are: Just Be Natural (JBN) Whey Superior, Whey Isolates, Earth Superior Whey, Confidence Isolates, Recovery Fuel, Growtein; Casein, and Colostrum; and Gifted Nutrition Colostrum, all manufactured with lot dates after 10162014 and prior to 07232015. The date will appear as the last eight digits of the lot number, with the lot number and date appearing at the bottom of each bottle in blue ink.

The products were distributed through the showroom located at the corporate address in Bethlehem, PA, via the Internet, and select retail locations located mainly in the Bethlehem, PA area.

The products are packaged in 1500 cc, 3000 cc, and 2 gallon bottle sizes. Photographs are included.

No illnesses have been reported to date in conjunction with these products. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has been notified of this voluntary recall. Continue reading

Whole Foods Market Recalls Coconut Curry Cauliflower Salad in Twenty-one Stores Due to Undeclared Almonds

Contact:
Consumer:
303-440-5220

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 30, 2015 – Boulder, CO – Whole Foods Market is recalling Coconut Curry Cauliflower Salad sold in twenty-one retail stores in CO, KS, NM, UT, and ID due to undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was sold from the chef cases and from the fresh pack area of prepared foods in clear plastic containers with the following PLUs: 27436000000, 27436100000 with best by dates of 8/1/15.

The salads may contain almonds as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date, and all affected product has been removed from shelves. Continue reading

Kilwin’s Quality Confections, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew in Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Caramels

Contact:
Consumer:
231-758-3905

Media:
Nicholas Lippard, nlippard@kilwinsfranchise.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 31, 2015 – Petoskey, MI – Kilwin’s Quality Confections, Inc., of Petoskey, Michigan, is voluntarily recalling 5 ounce containers of SUGAR FREE Milk Chocolate Caramels because they were incorrectly labeled and may contain undeclared cashew. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashew run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these incorrectly labeled products.

The mislabeled 5 ounce containers of SUGAR FREE Milk Chocolate Caramels were distributed by Kilwin’s Quality Confections, Inc., to some Kilwins retail stores located in the following states: Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, Missouri, and Maryland.

The affected product is sold in some Kilwins stores and typically found in the sugar free section. It is packaged in a black and white box with a small window and a yellow sticker across the top corner that states “SUGAR FREE“. The recalled product is labeled as “SUGAR FREE Milk Chocolate Caramels” on the package but may contain “SUGAR FREE Milk Chocolate Cashew Tuttles”.

The recalled product has a batch code of “82461” located on the back side of the package above the bar code and were sold at some Kilwins retail locations between 3/19/2015 and 7/29/2015. Only one product size and lot are affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Continue reading

Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Tablets

Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-931-0704,
regaffairs@unichemusa.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 30, 2015 – Rochelle Park, New Jersey – Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. (Unichem) is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets 25 mg 1000-count bottle to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated as a precautionary measure due to the identification of a Clopidogrel tablet found in a bottle of the product.

The risk associated with mistakenly taking a Clopidogrel tablet instead of a Hydrochlorothiazide tablet is the increased probability of experiencing Clopidogrel’s side effects which include bleeding and/or bruising. Patients with active bleeding or who are allergic to Clopidogrel or any component of the formulation may experience more serious adverse health consequences as a result of unknowingly consuming Clopidogrel. Additionally, missing a dose of Hydrochlorothiazide could result in uncontrolled blood pressure or swelling caused by excess fluid (edema). As per Unichem’s internal investigation, this episode is an isolated event noted at one pharmacy and confined to the recalled lot. Unichem has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall to date.

Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are indicated for the management of high blood pressure and edema and are packaged in 1000-count bottles. The affected Hydrochlorothiazide tablets include Lot # GHYL15028 – Expiration April, 2018, and was distributed nationwide directly to wholesalers, retailers, and pharmacies from May 21 – 28, 2015.

Unichem is notifying its distributors and customers by letter, overnight FedEx and emails. Unichem is also arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers should not consume Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets 25 mg 1000’s from the lot GHYL15028 which is being recalled and should return to place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. by e-mail regaffairs@unichemusa.com or call customer service at: 1-866-931-0704, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. If the consumer is not sure they received the recalled lot, they should contact the pharmacy that dispensed the product to them.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. Continue reading