Month: May 2017

Class II Recall 057-2017
Health Risk: Low May 27, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Mitch Adams
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2017 – Readfield Meats, Inc., doing business as Ruffino Meats & Food Service, a Bryan, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 45,985 pounds of beef trimming products due to possible adulteration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product labels include “For Cooking Only,” indicating that they are intended for further processing to apply a full lethality at a federally inspected establishment. Because the products were distributed to non-federally inspected establishments where it cannot be verified that sufficient further processing occurred to remove foodborne pathogens that could have been present, these products must be removed from commerce.

The frozen raw beef trimmings items were produced from May 26, 2015 through May 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 50-lb. boxes containing “BEEF TRIMMINGS FOR COOKING ONLY.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13126” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail markets, state inspected plants, and individuals located in Texas.

The problem was discovered when an FSIS compliance officer found cases of raw beef trimmings labeled “For Cooking Only” at a retail location.

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…)

Class I Recall 056-2017
Health Risk: High May 26, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Mitch Adams
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2017 – Cauldron Soups, LLC, doing business as Cauldron Broths, a Bellingham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,163 pounds of beef broth 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 bone broth items were produced and packaged between December 21, 2016 and May 22, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 24-fl. oz. individual plastic pouches containing “Vital Choice GRASS-FED BEEF BONE BROTH” with best by dates 1/15/2018, 1/18/2018 and 3/28/2018.
  • 24-fl. oz. individual plastic pouches containing “CAULDRON BROTHS BEEF BONE BROTH” with best by dates 1/3/18 and 2/15/18.
  • 24-fl. oz. individual plastic pouches containing “CAULDRON BROTHS ORGANIC CAULDRON’S CURE” with best by dates 12/21/18.
  • 1-gal. individual plastic containers containing “CAULDRON BROTHS GLACE DE VIANDE” with best by date 1/30/18.
  • 8-fl. oz. individual plastic containers containing “CAULDRON BROTHS GLACE DE VIANDE” with best by date 3/4/18.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45953” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in the state of Washington and to a distributor who conducts internet sales direct to consumers nationwide.

The problem was discovered when FSIS personnel found FSIS product that was produced without FSIS inspection.

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

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 413-732-4193, press 0

Announcement

Hampton Farms is voluntarily recalling Ava’s brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. tubs distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We have been notified by our cashew supplier that the cashews used have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date. Routine sampling of a different item from another company revealed positive Listeria monocytogenes results, and a subsequent investigation in their manufacturing environment revealed a contaminated piece of equipment that was also used to produce the ingredient we received. Although test results of our cashews were negative for Listeria, we are recalling this item out of an abundance of caution.

All affected distributors and retail stores have been notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves. Fewer than 225 units of this product were offered for retail sale. (more…)

Name of product:
Cordless electric lawn mowers
Hazard:

The circuit board in the lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
May 26, 2017
Units:
About 28,000
Consumer Contact:

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET any day or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Kobalt and Greenworks brands of cordless electric walk-behind lawn mowers. The recalled lawn mowers have four wheels (two smaller ones in the front and two larger ones in the back), a 40-volt max lithium ion battery and a deck width of 20 inches. Both models have a large label on the rear bag door area with a serial number, model number and date code. The Kobalt brand mowers also have an item number on the label. “Kobalt” or “Greenworks” is printed on the side of the bag. The following models are included in the recall.

 

Brand Product Colors Model Number Item Number Date Codes
Kobalt 40-volt max cordless dual-blade push lawn mower Blue and black KM2040X-06 506586 04/14/14 to 05/14/15
Greenworks G-MAX 40-volt twin force cordless electric push lawn mower Green and black 25302 N/A 04/10/14 to 07/17/15
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers, remove the battery and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 12 reported incidents with the recalled lawn mowers including 5 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Caverflo.com
  coffeekingb@yahoo.com
 214-803-4652

Media

Brian Richardson
 214 803-4652

Announcement

Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report of an individual death after use of the coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee may also contain undeclared milk.

These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2017

Contact

Consumers

California Sun Dry Foods
 1-800-995-7753

Announcement

California Sun Dry Foods today issued a voluntary recall of California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto because of a potentially incorrect back label on some jars. This mislabeling incident resulted in undeclared allergens (Almonds and Milk). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The front of the jar is correctly labeled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, 8.5 oz. However, the back of some jars may be incorrectly labeled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Garlic, UPC# 7-38203-10911-3. One Code Date is affected: PTP0567A USE BY 25FEB2019 printed on the cap.

The recall was immediately initiated after a California Sun Dry Foods employee discovered a mislabeled jar at the store while building a display case.

The product involved was distributed through retail stores nationwide.

No illnesses have been reported to date in association with this product. (more…)

Class I Recall 055-2017
Health Risk: High May 25, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Autumn Canaday
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – Golden Gourmet, an Americus, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,248 pounds of frozen entree products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen waffles with turkey sausage patty items were produced and packaged on December 21, 2016, December 28, 2016, December 29, 2016 and December 30, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  •  5,248 lbs. of 7.1 oz. trays with clear film in cardboard box packages containing “Waffles, Turkey Sausage Patty with Sliced Apple Seasoned w/Brown Sugar and Cinnamon” on the label, lot codes of  “2016355,” “2016363,” “2016364” and “2016362,” and Use By dates of  06/21/18, 06/28/18, 06/29/18 and 06/30/18.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-51269” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered on May 19, 2017 when Golden Gourmet received a letter of notification from its supplier, US Foods, about products that had been recalled. Golden Gourmet notified FSIS on May 23, 2017 about the inclusion of recalled US Foods product in Golden Gourmet products.  There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. (more…)

Digital clamp meters
Hazard:

The meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is low or off, posing an electrocution hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
May 25, 2017
Units:
1,700 (in addition, about 20 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact:

Extech toll-free at 855-239-8324 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at meter.recall@extech.com, or online at www.extech.com and click on Safety Notices at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves Extech digital clamp meters with model numbers EX650, EX655, MA160, MA61, and MA63. These models are all AC/DC clamp meters, which are electrical testing devices that measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity, and diode.  Serial numbers in the following format are included in the recall:  R15XXXXXXX to R17XXXXXXX. Only serial numbers in this range are included in the recall. The “EXTECH” logo and the model number are printed on the front of the unit and the serial number on the back. The digital clamp meters are green and orange.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.

Incidents/Injuries:

Extech received two reports of clamp meters displaying an incorrect voltage reading.  No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Class II Recall 054-2017
Health Risk: Low May 24, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Autumn Canaday
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017– Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC, a Junction City, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 90,978 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The food service fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items were produced and packaged from April 26 through April 28, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 8,769 cases of 16.6 oz. vacuumed packages containing “ECKRICH SMOK-Y CHEDDAR BREAKFAST SAUSAGE, NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED” on the label, case code/ UPC number “27815 17984,” and a Use By date of “08/17/17.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 3JC” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

The problem was discovered on May 15, 2017 when Armour Eckrich Meats, Inc. was notified by another FSIS-regulated establishment that pieces of metal were embedded in a fully cooked sausage product produced by Armour Eckrich Meats, Inc.

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

May 23, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 (800) 765-4372

Announcement

MusclMasster, LLC of Wheat Ridge, CO is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use.

This product was distributed from Colorado, through our wellness center and retail store and does not contain UPC codes or expiration dates. The companies lot number is 314. Also one bottle each was shipped to WY, SC, and WA between 2016 and 2017.

The use of the product was to help allergies. The product could have been sampled in six capsule packs from our wellness center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado but no records were kept of who received the samples. All samples were destroyed.

This item is packed in a white bottle with a white cap. Each bottle contains 60 or 150 capsules, each capsule is 180 mg of ephedra herb in a 650 mg capsule.

No illnesses regarding the product Al-Er-G have been reported to date. (more…)