Sunset Farm Foods, Inc Recalls Sausage Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 036-2015
Health Risk: Low Feb 26, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Whitney Joy
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 – Sunset Farm Foods, Inc., a Valdosta, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,669 pounds of link sausage 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 hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The link sausage items were produced on various dates between September 3, 2014 and January 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 11-lb. vacuum-packed case containing “SOUTHERN CHEF BRAND SMOKED LINK SAUSAGE.”
  • 11-lb. vacuum-packed case containing “GEORGIA MAID SMOKED LINK SAUSAGE.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 9185” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have a sell-by date between January 1, 2015 and May 28, 2015. These items were shipped to consumers and retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine label verification.

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

Heritage Pharmaceuticals Initiates a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Colistimethate for Injection USP, 150 mg and Rifampin for Injection USP, 600 mg/vial Due to a Lack of Sterility Assurance

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-505-9291

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 24, 2015 — Eatontown, NJ, Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Heritage) today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of ten (10) lots of Colistimethate for Injection, USP, 150 mg Single-Dose vial (NDC 23155-193-31) and three (3) lots of Rifampin for Injection, USP, 600 mg Single-Dose vial (NDC 23155-340-31) manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and distributed by Heritage. Both products are sold in single vial mono-cartons in case packs of ten (10). Heritage has initiated this voluntary recall of Colistimethate for Injection, USP, 150 mg Single-Dose vial and Rifampin for Injection USP, 600 mg Single-Dose vial to the user level due to FDA observations pertaining to aseptic and GMP practices at the manufacturer’s site potentially impacting product sterility.

Intravenous administration of non-sterile injection products to a normally sterile site may result in a site-specific or systemic infection, which in turn may cause hospitalization, significant morbidity (permanent organ damage), or fatal outcome. To date, Heritage is not aware of any adverse patient events resulting from the use of the subject product lots. Continue reading

Fairway “Like No Other Market” Recalls Fairway Brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
(855) 856-9566

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 24, 2015 — Fairway “Like No Other Market” of New York, NY, is recalling Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts), 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.

The Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) were distributed to Fairway stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and also through home delivery programs provided by Google and Instacart.

The product is packaged in clear, plastic cello bags of varying weights, each weighing less than one pound. The product bears Item Code 228119 XXXXXX. All “SELL BY” Date codes of May 15, 2015 and earlier are being recalled.

There have been no reported illnesses to date. Continue reading

Cosco Recalls Convertible Hand Trucks Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of product: Hand trucks

Hazard:

The wheel hub can separate or break and eject pieces during inflation, posing a risk of injury to the consumer and bystanders.

Consumer Contact: Cosco Home & Office Products toll-free at (888) 250-9299 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email handtruck@coscoproducts.com  or online at www.coscoproducts.com  and click on Safety Notice at the top of the page for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 273,000

Description

This recall involves Cosco Home & Office Products 3-in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks. The handles can be moved to allow the hand truck to be used in a vertical or horizontal position. Recalled hand trucks have model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1 and were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. The model number and manufacture date are on the Cosco label on the rear side of the bottom cross member.

Incidents/Injuries

Cosco has received 10 reports of wheel hubs separating or breaking and ejecting pieces including four reports of bruises and lacerations. Continue reading

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Recalls One Lot of DuMOR® Sheep Formula, 50 lbs. Bags Due to Potentially High Level of Copper; Distributed only in Florida

Contact:
Consumer:
888-719-8066

Media:
Rebecca Lentz
651-375-5949

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 23, 2015 — ARDEN HILLS, MINN. — Purina Animal Nutrition LLC has initiated a limited voluntary recall of DuMOR® Sheep Formula in Florida due to the potential for a higher-than-acceptable level of copper, which can cause health issues and potential mortality. There has been one report of sheep mortality associated with the single lot that is being recalled.

Symptoms of copper toxicity in sheep include: lethargy and anemia, grinding of teeth, thirst, off feed/poor appetite, pale to yellow mucous membranes, red/dark purple colored urine and recumbancy. Death usually occurs one to two days after onset of clinical symptoms.

Customers should discontinue feeding the product immediately. The product was distributed to seven Tractor Supply Company stores in Florida. The recall is limited to DuMOR® Sheep Formula produced at the Lake City, Florida plant on Nov. 28, 2014.

The single lot number is:

Formula No.
Item No.
Description
Lot No.
55EA
0047317
DuMOR® Sheep Formula
4NOV28LKC1

Customers can find the lot number on the sewing strip of each bag. The product was only distributed in Florida.

Retailers have been contacted and told to immediately quarantine any remaining recalled product and notify customers who purchased the product. Customers who purchased this product should return remaining bags to their retailer. Continue reading