Month: October 2017

Class II Recall 115-2017
Health Risk: Low Oct 28, 2017

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

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2017 – Taylor Farms Florida, an Orlando, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 732 pounds of salads with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain fish (anchovies), a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The ready-to-eat (RTE) salad with chicken items were produced and packaged on Oct. 22, 2017 and Oct. 23, 2107. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 9.75-oz. plastic bowls containing “Taylor Farms American Style Pasta Salad” with a “USE BY 11/01/17” and case code of TFFLD 295 L5 EA.
  • 9.75-oz. plastic bowls containing “Taylor Farms American Style Pasta Salad” with a “USE BY 11/02/17” and case code of TFFLD 296 L5 JP.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 44818” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.

The problem was discovered on Oct. 26, 2017, when Taylor Farms Florida received a consumer complaint about the taste of the salad dressing. After conducting an internal investigation, the firm determined that the products incorrectly contained Caesar salad dressing instead of Bacon Ranch salad dressing. The Caesar salad dressing contains anchovies.

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

October 27, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 248-486-0055

Announcement

GKI Foods of Brighton, Michigan is recalling the following products:

Product Column 1 Product Column 2
Dark Chocolate Almond Dark Chocolate Banana Chips
Dark Chocolate Blueberries Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
Dark Chocolate Cashews Dark Chocolate Cherries
Dark Chocolate Coconut Dark Chocolate Coconut Almonds
Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans Dark Chocolate Cranberries
Dark Chocolate Ginger Dark Chocolate Peanuts
Dark Chocolate Pecans Dark Chocolate Pineapple
Dark Chocolate Powerberry Dark Chocolate Pretzel Balls
Dark Chocolate Raisins Dark Chocolate Ginger Snap Cookies
Dark Chocolate Strawberries Dark Chocolate Turbinado Sea Salt Almonds
Dark Chocolate Pretzel Nibs N/A

These products may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk allergen run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction If they consume these products.

Dark Chocolate Products were distributed in several states and they reached consumers through distributors and retail stores.

The products are packaged in plastic hanging and stand-up bags, plastic tubs, and cardboard boxes. No Illnesses have been reported to date. (more…)

Name of product:
Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
Hazard:

Heat from the exhaust can melt the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
October 27, 2017
Recall number:
18-017
Consumer Contact:

Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Wildcat Trail and 2015 through 2017 Wildcat Sport models of Arctic Cat ROVs. The recalled vehicles were sold in multiple colors, have four wheels and side-by-side seating for two people. “Wildcat Trail” or “Wildcat Sport” is printed on each side of the vehicle.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly. If you need assistance locating an authorized dealer to conduct this repair, contact Arctic Cat.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 444 reports of the plastic panels melting, with five resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Albertsons Companies
1-877-723-3929tel
Mann Packing
888- 470-2681tel

Media

Andrew Whelan
  Andrew.whelan@albertsons.com

 

Announcement

 In cooperation with the Mann Packing recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenescontamination, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas only are voluntarily recalling the Ready.Chef.Go!Cod Filet seafood meal bag, which includes vegetables that are subject to the Mann Packing recall. This product is in addition to seafood meal bag products that were recalled

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This recall impacts only the Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Fillet seafood meal bag with the Sell Thru Dates listed below.

Product Name UPC Code Starting with the Following numbers: Sell Thru Dates
Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Fillet seafood meal bag 231201 Up to and including 10-22-17 (October 22, 2017)

The product is packaged in clear cooking bag and is sold from refrigerated cases in the meat/seafood department or from mobile refrigerated merchandise cases. The UPC code and Sell Thru Date can be found on the store scale label.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection with the Mann Packing recall. The Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Fillet seafood meal bag has been recalled out of an abundance of caution. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Michael Ruff
(206) 577-9852

Announcement

This is the updated press release to include distribution in Idaho and Montana.  There are no changes in products or codes.

Triple B Corporation of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling salad kits and stir fry mixes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The broccoli used in processing these items has been recalled by our vendor Mann Packing of Salinas, California.

The following recalled salad kits and stir fry mixes were distributed in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana through retail store delis, hospitals, schools and hotels.

Item Description Size UPC Codes
Asparagus Salad Kit 1 x 5 lb. per case 45009 85722 4 Cut On: 10/8/2017
Broccoli Salad Kit 1 x 8 lb. per case 45009 85362 2 Use by Dates: 10/14/2017 to 10/26/2017
Kit, Thai Veggie 1 x 5 lb. per case 45009 85454 4 Use By: 10/4/17 to 10/16/2017
Mix Stir Fry Veg-LG 6 x 20 oz. per case 45009 85517 6 Packed On: 10/6/2017
Salad Kit, Super Slaw CPF 1 x 6 lb. per case 45009 87788 8 Use by Dates: 10/15/2017 to 10/21/2017
Stir Fry (GL) 4 x 10 oz. per case 45009 85367 7 Use by Dates: 10/10/2017 to 10/17/2017
Stir Fry Mix – BULK 1 x 5 lb. per case 45009 85374 5 Cut on Dates: 10/4/2017 to 10/11/2017

At this time there has been no reported illnesses associated with these products and we have received no complaints regarding our products. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Michael Ruff
 (206) 577-9852

Announcement

Consumers should disregard the press release, dated October 21, 2017 due to wrong labels and codes information.

Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli floretes, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes,  an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed in state of Alaska through retail store’s meat department, hospital, restaurant, and gas station.

Item Description Brand Size UPC Codes
Broccoli Crunch Kit Alaska Carrot 1 x 6 lb. per case 97327 10070 6 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use By: 10/20/2017
Broccoli Floretes Alaska Carrot 1 x 3 lb. per case 45009 00410 9 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use By: 10/20/2017
Stir Fry Kit Alaska Carrot 1 x 11 lb. per case 45009 85749 1 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use By: 10/20/2017
Veggie Medley Alaska Carrot 12 x 16 oz per case 45009 00332 4 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use By: 10/20/2017
Veggie Pack with Dressing Alaska Carrot 12 x 12 oz per case 45009 35124 1 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use Bv: 10/20/2017
Veggie Platter Alaska Carrot 4 x 48 oz per case 97327 07008 5 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use By: 10/20/2017
Vegie Tray w/Cauliflower Alaska Carrot 2 x 32 oz per case 45009 00633 2 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use By: 10/20/2017
Veggie Tray w/Dip (12′ Alaska Carrot 2 x 32 oz per case 45009 01155 8 Pack Date: 10/13/2017. Use By: 10/20/2017

The broccoli used in processing these items has been recalled by our vendor Mann Packing of Salinas, California.

At this time there has been no reported illness associated with these products and we have received no complaints regarding our products. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Mann Packing
 888-470-2681

Consumers

Albertsons Companies
 1-877-723-3929

Announcement

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N’ Save stores in eight states are revising a previously reported list of products that were voluntarily recalled in cooperation with Mann Packing’s recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N’ Save products, which included items that were subject to the Mann Packing recall, were removed from sale when the recall was initiated on October 20. However, the stores are revising the publicly reported product lists to provide accurate product names and UPC Codes for the corresponding states.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This recall impacts only the products in the stores and states listed below. The products have Sell Thru Dates up to and including 10-24-17 (October 24, 2017) and are packaged in clear plastic trays and cups of various sizes. The UPC code and Sell Thru Date can be found on the store scale label.

The following recalled products were sold in Safeway stores in California, Hawaii and Nevada; Pak N’ Save stores in California; and Vons stores in Fresno, Clovis and Oakhurst, California.

Product Description UPC Code Printed on Scale Label Size
Veggie Ranch Snack Pack 24191200000 7 OZ
Premium Vegetable Tray 24210800000 46 OZ
Vegetables Steaming 24214000000 29 OZ
Round Vegetable Tray 24222000000 38 OZ
Rectangular Vegetable Tray 24222100000 72 OZ
Sauté Kit 24261300000 20 OZ
Sauté Kit with Sauce 24261400000 10 OZ
Vegetable Medley W/Tomato Chipotle Butter 24263200000 12 OZ
Vegetable Tray with Dip Grab n Go 24282200000 20 OZ

The following recalled products were sold in Albertsons and Safeway stores in Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Product Description UPC Code Printed on Scale Label Size
Cauliflower Chopped 24105000000 8 OZ
Veggies w/ Dip 24201200000 8 OZ
Premium Vegetable Tray 24210800000 2lb 14OZ
Vegetables Steaming 24214000000 1lb 13OZ
Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower with Ranch Dip 330 cal 24218800000 9 OZ
Broccoli Carrots & Celery w/ Ranch Dip 320 cal 24218900000 9 OZ
Broccoli Carrots Grape Tomatoes & Dip 340 cal 24219000000 10 OZ
Broccoli Florets 24221000000 14 OZ
Broccoli Carrots Snap Peas & Dip 340 cal 24219100000 9OZ
Carrots/Broccoli/Cauliflower 24220800000 14 OZ
Broccoli/Cauliflower 24220900000 14 OZ
Cauliflower 24222400000 10 OZ
Vegetable Tray w/Dip 24250100000 2lb 14 OZ
Tomatoes Broccoli Cheese & Ranch Dip 530 cal 24288700000 8 OZ

No illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection with the Mann Packing recall. These products have been recalled out of an abundance of caution. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 1-888-730-3875

Announcement

On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc. of Culver City, Calif., voluntarily initiated the recall of frozen Newport brand 5 to 8 lb. tuna loins. The recall has since expanded to include: 3 to 5 lb. tuna loins, 6 oz. tuna steaks, and 4 oz. tuna steaks. The recall is the result of sampling by the FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria 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. Relish Foods, Inc. is continuing the investigation with the FDA as to what caused the problem.

Product was distributed in Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Texas between 6/17/2017 and 10/13/17 through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. Product was distributed as 3 to 5 lb. vacuum-packed, frozen, whole tuna loins packed in 30 lb. Newport brand master cases; 5 to 8 lb. vacuum-packed, frozen, whole tuna loins packed in 30 lb. Newport brand master cases; 6 oz. vacuum-packed tuna steaks in 10 lb. Newport brand master cases; and 4 oz. vacuum-packed tuna steaks in 10 lb. Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes of MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, MTNT 0977D, MTNT 0917B, MTNT 0937D, GND 0737D, GND 0747E, GND 0757A, GND 0767C, GND 0777B, GND 0697B, GND 0707C and GND 0727A.

On the retail side this product would have been distributed to retailers: (more…)

Name of product:
Baby Gym
Hazard:

Babies can strangle on the side rope crossbars on the baby gyms.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
October 25, 2017
Recall number:
18-016
Consumer Contact:

PlanToys toll-free at 866-517-7526 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at Michael@plantoysinc.com or online at www.PlanToys.com and click on Safety at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves PlanToys baby gyms that are set on the floor for babies. Babies lay under the gym to play with the hanging mobiles. The wooden gyms are tan and have four legs with four different color balls in the middle that are connected by two ropes on the sides. There are two space-themed mobiles hanging from the top bar. The manufacturing date code TH 080116 through TH 082916 is printed on the top corner joint connecting ball.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the baby gyms and contact PlanToys for a free replacement baby gym.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported (more…)

Name of product:
Scuba diving regulators
Hazard:

The scuba diving regulators can malfunction, posing a drowning hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
October 25, 2017
Recall number:
18-701
Consumer Contact:

Diving Unlimited International at 800-325-8439 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at rcwatts@dui-online.com or online at www.divedui.com/ and click on “Service Bulletins” under the support tab at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Ocean Management Systems (OMS) Airstream Evoque regulators for scuba diving. The metal regulator attaches to the scuba tank valve and controls the pressure of the air a diver breathes. Only regulators with the following serial numbers are included in the recall. “Airstream” and the serial number can be found on the body of the regulator.

 

Serial Numbers
57792121 to 57792200
57813071 to 57813150
57814061 to 57814100
57813264 to 57814403
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled regulators and return them to DUI for a full refund. The firm is notifying all purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three reports of units malfunctioning during diving. No injuries have been reported. (more…)