Month: November 2015

Class I Recall 144-2015
Health Risk: High Nov 27, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Brittany C. Woodland
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2015 – Mama Lina’s Inc., a San Diego, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,754 pounds of beef and chicken empanada products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The beef, chicken, sweet wine beef and chipotle chicken empanada items were produced on August 31, 2015 and September 29, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 330- lb. (approximately) cases and bags containing pieces of “CHIPOTLE CHICKEN EMPANADA.”
  • 322.13-lb. (approximately) cases, trays and bags containing pieces of “BEEF EMPANADA.”
  • 1095-lb. (approximately) cases, trays and bags containing pieces of “CHICKEN EMPANADA.”
  • 7.13-lb. (approximately) bag containing pieces of “SWEET WINE BEEF EMPANADA.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2012” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a retail location San Diego, CA.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS inspection. The beef empanadas and chicken empanadas were found in the establishment’s freezer and did not have the marks of FSIS inspection. The products had a “deli” sticker and labels indicating that the products are manufactured by another entity, which leases part of the facility from Mama Lina’s.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

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For Immediate Release

November 26, 2015

Contact

Consumers

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc.
 (209) 830-3141

Firm Press Release

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA, is recalling the products listed below because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The products listed below are being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Health. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak.

Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 24, 2015

Contact

Chelsea Minor, Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs
 916-207-7060
Raley’s
 1-800-925-9989

Firm Press Release

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – Raley’s Family of Fine Stores removed Raley’s Frozen Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli 10 oz. from our Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill stores on November 17, 2015. According to the manufacturer, the product may contain an undeclared cashew and almond allergen.

The UPC Code for the product is 046567021218 and the recall is for all lot numbers.

There is no health risk associated with these products for individuals who are not allergic to cashews and/or almonds.  Raley’s is not aware of any injuries or illnesses reported to date associated with this product. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2015

Contact

Consumers

Bluebuffalo4260@stericycle.com

888-641-9736

Firm Press Release

Product Distributed Since November 19 Through PetSmart Stores in 9 States; No Illnesses Reported

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Other clinical signs may include lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product, and an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417” on the shrink-wrap. Consumers should look at the UPC Code and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to the voluntary recall.

The voluntary recall is limited to the following product and production lot:

Product Name UPC Code Expiration Date
Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bone 840243110087 November 4, 2017

Routine testing at the manufacturing site revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date and no other Blue Buffalo products are affected. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2015

Contact

Consumers

Bertagni
  quality@bertagni1882.it
 877-363-4537

Media

Mr. Gaetano Mattiuzzo
  quality@bertagni1882.it

Firm Press Release

Bertagni 1882 SPA of Arcugnano, Italy is recalling Bertagni fresh Sweet Butternut Squash Ravioli and Meijer frozen Butternut Squash Ravioli because the products may contain undeclared cashew and almond.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashew or almond run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Bertagni product is packaged in a paper tray inside a plastic bag and wrapped around with paper band, and was distributed nationwide between 5/11/15 and 11/12/15.  The affected lot code can be found on the front of the Bertagni package

Meijer product is packaged in a paper box and was distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin between 6/12/15 to 10/26/15.  The affected lot code can be found on the side panel of Meijer package.

The recalled products are listed in the table below:

Brand Name Product Name UPC Lot Codes Expiration dates Retail Unit Size
Bertagni Sweet Butternut Squash Ravioli 8001020110139 506B, 508C, 511D, 512C, 513B, 516B, 520A, 522B, 522F, 523B, 523C, 529C, 530F, 531F, 535C, 536A from 8/3/16 to 1/29/17 8.8 oz.
Meijer Butternut Squash Ravioli 760236398479 519E 11/5/2016 12 oz.

There have been no injuries or illnesses reported to date associated with these products.  The recall was initiated because tests by an outside agency showed the presence of almond and cashew on raw material used in production of these products. (more…)

Class II Recall 143-2015
Health Risk: Low Nov 25, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Katherine Scheidt
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 – Boyle’s Famous Corned Beef Co., a Kansas City, Mo. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of beef products 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 hydrolyzed wheat protein, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The Beef Top Round was produced between Nov. 24, 2013 and Nov. 24, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • Approximately 20-lb. cases containing “Boyle’s FAMOUS USDA CHOICE SEASONED-COOKED BEEF TOP ROUND.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-469” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to distributors in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel while conducting allergen verification tasks. The inspector discovered that a seasoning pack containing hydrolyzed wheat protein was added into the product without listing wheat on the final product label.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

Hazard:

Internal damage to the fuel hose can cause a leak, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday, or online at www.ski-doo.com and click on “Owner Center,” and then “Recall Information” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,800

Description

This recall involves 68 models of 2016 Ski-Doo snowmobiles equipped with a 600 HO E-TEC engine or an 800R E-TEC engine. The VIN is scribed on the vehicle description decal, which is located on the right hand side of the tunnel. The vehicles came in various colors.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Roman shades

Hazard:

Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed ribbon (hobble tape) and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the tape out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Consumer Contact: Lutron Electronics toll-free at 844-478-2033 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lutron.com and click on Important Safety Notice.

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Recall Details

Units

About 240 in United States

Description

This recall involves hobbled-style, motorized or manual, custom-made Roman shades. They were made out of fabric mounted on a metal frame, manufactured between December 17, 2009 and July 23, 2015. Each shade has two to six vertical mesh lift bands that are 8 inches wide, secured by lift band clamps at the bottom of the shade, and a 1-inch wide vertical hobble tape running the length of the shade. Lutron Electronics Inc. and the manufacture date appear on a white label on the shade tube at the top of the shade; which can be located when the shade is fully extended. Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics if the label cannot be located.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: CocoaVia® brand frothers

Hazard:

The spring on the end of the frothers can detach from the metal wand, posing ingestion and choking hazards.

Consumer Contact: Mars Symbioscience toll-free at 877-842-0802 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.cocoavia.com and click on the “Safety Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 5,000

Description

This recall involves CocoaVia brand brown frothers used to froth beverages, including coffee and milk. The spring on the end of the wand spins to froth the drink. The frothers were distributed free at promotional events. The frothers are brown, “CocoaVia” is printed on the side in white lettering and they measure about eight inches long. This recall only involves CocoaVia brand frothers that are brown in color.

Incidents/Injuries

Mars Symbioscience has received two reports of the spring on the end of the frothers detaching from the metal wand. No injuries have been reported. (more…)