Month: January 2017

Class III Recall 010-2017
Jan 25, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2017 – Atlas Meat Company, a Fort Collins, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,579 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label.

The ground pork sausage items were produced on various dates from Oct. 12, 2016 through Jan. 23, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 0.80 to 1.5-lb. vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages containing “Atlas Meat Pork Breakfast Ssg.”
  • 0.80 to 1.5-lb. vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages containing “Atlas Meat Pork Italian ssg.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40306” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold directly to consumers at the firm’s Fort Collins, Colo. location and shipped to retail locations in Colorado and Wyoming.

The problem was discovered on Jan. 23, 2017, by FSIS inspection personnel during routine verification activities.

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…)

For Immediate Release

January 23, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Carriage House Creations
 (814) 653-8707

Announcement

Carriage House Creations issues a voluntary product recall on all Bourbon Basting Sauces, and Hot Barbecue Sauce, due to undeclared soy and peanut ingredients found in the Worcestershire Sauce used in the making of these products. People, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or peanuts, run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products. The sauces were distributed in the state of Pennsylvania in Reynoldsville, Shippensburg, Dallas, Johnstown, New Germany, Tipton, Bedford, Nicktown, Harrisburg, Benezette, and Bellefonte through gift shows, wine festivals, craft shows and retail stores. The product was also sold through our on-line store and mail order.

The Bourbon Basting Sauces are packed in 12 ounce glass bottles from Carriage House Creations with product names; Mild Bourbon Basting Sauce, Bold and Spicy Bourbon Basting Sauce, and Hot Bourbon Basting Sauce. Hot Barbecue Sauce was packed in 16 ounce glass jars. Products were distributed from August 23 until December 30, 2016, with “Best if Used By Dates” coded: 2232018 to 5302018.

There have been no confirmed illnesses to date. (more…)

For Immediate Release

January 25, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Kroger
 1-800-KROGERS

Media

Zach Stratton
 1-971-258-1193

Announcement

Fred Meyer Stores has recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes sold in its retail stores because the product may contain milk and soy not listed on the label.

People who are allergic to milk or soy could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to those two allergens, there is no safety issue with the product.

Fred Meyer stores located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are included.

Fred Meyer has removed this item from its store bakery departments and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Fred Meyer is recalling the following items:

Product UPC Codes Size
Bakery Fresh Goodness
Carrot Cupcakes
41573-27731 Sell By 1/30/17
OR BEFORE
6 ct.
Bakery Fresh Goodness
Carrot Cupcakes
41573-27732 Sell By 1/30/17
OR BEFORE
12 ct.
Bakery Fresh Goodness
Carrot Cupcakes
41573-27733 Sell By 1/30/17
OR BEFORE
25 ct.

Customers allergic to milk or soy who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Field & brush mowers
Hazard:

The fuel tank valve can malfunction and cause the fuel tank to expand and gasoline liquid or vapors to be unexpectedly released, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

Country Home Products toll-free at 877-271-5677 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at tbmrecall@chp.com or online at www.DRPower.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 830
Description:

This recall involves the Pro-XL-44 model of the DR® brand tow-behind field and brush mower manufactured by Country Home Products. The mowers are towed behind a riding mower or ATV to clear acres of thick grass and brush. The recalled mowers have an electric start 20 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a serial number between TB21001001 – TB21002555. The recalled mowers are black and orange and have two blades and four wheels and are 44 inches wide. There is a large label below the machine’s fuel tank that with “DR Field and Brush Mower” printed on it and a round DR logo is in the right hand corner. The serial number is printed on the rear right corner of the frame near the engine control panel.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 10 reports of fires, including one report of a burn injury to a consumer’s hand. (more…)

For Immediate Release

January 24, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 888-345-4680

Media

 610-329-1340

Announcement

Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP (NDC: 0409-6510-01, Lot 591053A, Expiry Date 1NOV2017), to the hospital/retail level due to a confirmed customer report for the presence of particulate matter within a single vial.

In the unlikely event that the particulate is administered to a patient, it may result in local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, blockage of blood vessels and/or low-level allergic response to the particulate. The risk is reduced by the possibility of detection, as the label contains a clear statement directing the physician to visually inspect the product for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration.

To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot. Hospira places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at every step in the manufacturing and supply chain process. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Children’s electric scooters
Hazard:

The knuckle that joins the wheel to the axle can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

Pulse Performance Products toll-free at 844-287-8711 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.pulsescooters.com and click on “CPSC Safety Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 8,900
Description:

This recall involves Pulse Safe Start Transform electric scooters for children with manufacturing date codes between September 10, 2016 and October 11, 2016. The date code is printed on a label located under the platform in format XX(month)/XX(day)/2016 – 066QY. The scooters were sold in blue and have two wheels in front and one in the rear.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Lithium-ion batteries used in HP notebook computers
Hazard:

The batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

HP toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2016 or www.hp.com and click “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 101,000 (An additional 41,000 batteries were previously recalled in June 2016. About 3,000 were sold in Canada and 4,000 in Mexico.)
Description:

This expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers. The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebook computers. HP has expanded the number of recalled batteries, which were shipped with notebook computers sold between March 2013 and October 2016. The black batteries measure about 8 to 10.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 1 inch high. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery. “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery. The batteries included in this expanded recall have bar codes starting with: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA.

Incidents/Injuries:

HP has received one additional report of the battery overheating, melting and charring and causing about $1,000 in property damage. (more…)

For Immediate Release

January 22, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Athens Baking Company, Inc.
 (559)324-8535 ext.108

Media

Dave Smart
 davesmart@athensbaking.com
 (559)324-8535 ext.105

Announcement

Athens Baking Company, out of an abundance of caution, is issuing a voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread (SKU 00132) because it contains undeclared cultured whey, which is made from milk. Only products labeled with “BEST BY: 01/08/17” through “01/27/17” are included in this recall. The “BEST BY” date is printed on the front of the product’s package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread was only sold at Trader Joe’s stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Trader Joe’s stores in the Pacific Northwest, South, Midwest and East Coast are NOT Affected by this recall.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product with the affected codes received incorrect packaging, which did not list cultured whey (milk) in the ingredients label. Upon discovering the issue, Trader Joe’s immediately removed from sale all products from store shelves. There have been no consumer complaints or illnesses reported to date. (more…)

For Immediate Release

January 21, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 770-752-8229

Media

Jackie Anderson
 media@adm.com
 312-634-8484

Announcement

Specialty Commodities, Inc. (SCI), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling a specific lot of dry roasted almonds because they may contain undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the cashew-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of cashews. The recalled dry roasted almonds were distributed between December 22, 2016, and January 19, 2017, to three customers, one of whom redistributed them for sale in either bulk bins or clam shells to retail outlets in California, including Safeway and Nugget Markets.

Representatives of SCI are working with DSD Merchandisers Inc., the distribution customer, and these outlets to ensure the product is removed from shelves and returned. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. (more…)

Class I Recall 009-2017
Health Risk: High Jan 20, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017 – Hans Kissle Company, LLC., a Haverhill, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,348 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential process defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The microwavable ready-to-eat chicken bowl items were produced on various dates from Dec. 1, 2016 through Jan. 16, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 16-oz. (1-lb.) lidded bowls containing Roche brand “R Kitchen Sweet & Sour Chicken.”
  • 16-oz. (1-lb.) lidded bowls containing Roche brand “R Kitchen General Tso’s Chicken.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7573” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a single grocery store chain (Roche) in the Boston, Mass. area.

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

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