Month: March 2018

Class I Recall 027-2018
Health Risk: High Mar 29, 2018

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

 

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Target Corporation, located in Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to temperature abuse during transport, which may have resulted in the growth of spoilage organisms or pathogens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Temperature abuse, during which the product was at temperatures greater than 60°F for over five hours, may result in the growth of the proliferation of Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

The frozen ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry items were sold from March 23, 2018 to March 27, 2018.

The complete list of products, product labels and UPC code numbers can be found here.

These items were shipped to one Target retail store in Hawaii located at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 2401, Honolulu, HI 96814.

The problem was discovered on March 27, 2018 when the company received temperature records of the shipment from the carrier. All inventory of the impacted items have been removed from the store and destroyed. Target notified FSIS that the product from the shipping container had been temperature abused on March 28, 2018.

Bacillus cereus is a type of bacteria that can be found in a variety of foods that have been stored too long at room temperature. Emetic toxins produced by Bacillus cereus are characterizeed by nausea and vomiting occurring within 30 minutes to six hours after consumption of contaminated foods.

Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacteria found on the skin and in the noses of healthy people and animals. Staphylococcus aureus can produce seven different toxins that are frequently responsible for food poisoning.

Most people infected with E.coli develop diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended. Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Some kinds of E. coli bacteria cause disease when they make a toxin called Shiga toxin. The bacteria that make these toxins are called “Shiga toxinproducing E. coli,” or STEC for short. The most common type of STEC in the United States is E.coli O157:H7. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

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

March 29, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 info@healthynutfactory.com
 718-224-5096

Announcement

Healthy Nut Factory of Bayside, NY is recalling 7 oz. Pouches of Organic Coconut Smiles 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.

Product was distributed and sold at retail stores in New York City and Long Island. The Health Nut Factory Brand ORGANIC COCONUT SMILES 7 OZ, are packaged in green rice paper pouches, UPC Code: 8 13449 02099 3. The expiration date 6/1/2018, is found on the back of the pouch.

No illness have been reported to date related to the Health Nut Factory Brand Product. The FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to dried coconut. Testing by the FDA has confirmed that Salmonella, matching the outbreak strain, was found in a retail package distributed by our supplier, International Harvest. (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Target Guest Relations
 1-800-440-0680

Media

Jenna Reck, Target Public Relations
 (612)761-5829
Target Media Hotline
 (612) 696-3400

Announcement

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is voluntarily recalling a number of frozen items sold at a single Target store on Oahu located at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii. The products were not held at an appropriate temperature and may be contaminated by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to serious or life-threatening illness if consumed. The recall includes items listed below that were sold on March 23, 2018 through March 27, 2018. No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was initiated after Target received notification of a temperature malfunction during shipment of the products to Hawaii. Once Target discovered the issue, Target teams were immediately dispatched to remove all of the impacted products from the store. Target is also working collaboratively with USDA and FDA. If guests have purchased any of the affected products, they should dispose of the products and contact Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680 for assistance and a full refund. Products purchased at any other Target store during this time period are not affected by this recall. (more…)

Name of product:
Octane Fitness XT-One elliptical cross trainers
Hazard:

The incline lead screw can shear off, causing the foot pedals to drop unexpectedly, resulting in a fall hazard to the user.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
March 29, 2018
Units:
About 570
Consumer Contact:

 Octane Fitness toll-free at 888-975-1376 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT,  email at customerservice@octanefitness.com, or online at www.octanefitness.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Octane Fitness XT- One elliptical cross trainer. “Octane  Fitness” is printed on the rear of the keypad and the side of the cross trainer. The cross trainers measure 33 inches by 99 inches.  These standing elliptical cross trainers were sold in various shades of gray, green and orange. The machines have steel tubing with plastic shrouds and a 10 inch glass capacitive touch screen or a large LED display with integrated capacitive buttons. Only cross trainers with model numbers XT5700 are included in the recall. The model name XTOne is printed on the incline support column.

Remedy:

Gym and Fitness Center operators  should immediately stop using these recalled cross trainers and contact Octane Fitness LLC for repair instructions. The firm is contacting all known purchasers of the recalled cross trainers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received seven reports of the foot pedal dropping unexpectedly, including one report of a scrape to the knee or leg area. (more…)

Name of product:
Traction elevators
Hazard:

The elevator cab can rise unexpectedly to the top of the elevator shaft and abruptly stop, posing an impact hazard to consumers in the elevator cab.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
March 29, 2018
Units:
About 3,700
Consumer Contact:

Residential Elevators toll-free at 877-943-4734 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at clientservices@residentialelevators.com, or online at www.residentialelevators.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves traction residential elevators with models LLT-952, LLT-953, LLT-954 and LLT-955 shipped and installed between January 2015 and April 2017. The recalled elevators are used in consumers’ homes. “Residential Elevators” is printed on a label on the operating panel inside the elevator cab.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Residential Elevators to schedule a free inspection and, where a replacement part is needed, a free repair. Elevators that have been inspected by the company since May 2017 do not require a new inspection. Residential Elevators is able to determine whether a residential elevator is included in the recall by the consumer’s street address. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of the elevator cab rising unexpectedly to the top of the shaft. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Name of product:
Primo hTrio Multi-purpose beverage dispensers
Hazard:

Hot water can drip from the machine when it is used in high altitude areas over 6,000 feet in elevation, posing a burn hazard to users.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
March 29, 2018
Units:
About 11,000
Consumer Contact:

Primo toll-free at 866-429-7566 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.primowater.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Primo hTrio Multi-Purpose beverage dispensers purchased on or before December 31, 2017 which provides both hot and cold water and brews 6, 8, and 10 ounce hot beverages. Model numbers 601225, 601229, and 601240 are printed on the bottom of the product and Primo is printed on the front.

Remedy:

Consumers in high altitude areas over 6,000 feet in elevation should immediately stop using the recalled dispensers and contact Primo for a free replacement.

Incidents/Injuries:

Primo has received three reports of hot water leaking from the product being used in high altitude areas, including one burn injury to a customer’s hand. (more…)

Name of product:
GTC halogen light bulbs
Hazard:

The halogen light bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light fixture, posing laceration and fire hazards to consumers.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
March 29, 2018
Units:
About 2.5 million
Consumer Contact:

H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.heb.com and click on Product Recalls under the Customer Service heading at the bottom of the homepage for more information

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves GTC halogen light bulbs.  They were sold in packages of 2 or 4 bulbs.  The bulb packages were sold in 25 watt, 40 watt, 60 watt, 75 watt, or 100 watt bulb varieties in either clear or soft white colors. The bulbs measure approximately 4.5 inches in length and 2.375 inches in diameter.  The tops of the bulbs read “GTC” and include the wattage and lumens values. The bulbs are packaged in blue and red cardboard boxes that read: “GTC NATURAL LIGHT” across the top, along with the wattage and color of the bulb. The UPC codes are printed on the product packaging. Only bulbs with the following UPC codes are included in the recall:

 

Product Name UPC
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 4PK 4122043932
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 4PK 4122065268
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 4PK 4122017409
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 4PK 4122017463
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 4PK 4122017576
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 4PK 4122065608
GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR CLR 2P 4122084562
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR CLR 2P 4122029652
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR CLR 2PK 4122029783
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR CL 2PK 4122065177
GTC A19 HAL 25W 1500HR SW 2PK 4122030062
GTC A19 HAL 40W 1500HR SW 2PK 4122017464
GTC A19 HAL 60W 1500HR SW 2PK 4122017397
GTC A19 HAL 75W 1500HR SW 2PK 4122065271
GTC A19 HAL 100W 1500HR SW 2PK 4122017418
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled halogen light bulbs and return them to H-E-B for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 14 reports of the light bulbs shattering while in a lamp or light fixture. One consumer had a cut on his hand, and another had a burn to his hand and cuts on his foot. (more…)

Class I Recall 026-2018
Health Risk: High Mar 28, 2018

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

 

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2018 – Tony Downs Food Company, Inc., a Madelia, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,384 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The thermally processed, commercially sterile canned chunk chicken breast items were produced on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 12.5-oz. cans in a case containing 6 cans of “Member’s Mark PREMIUM Natural Chunk CHICKEN BREAST IN WATER” with lot code 17333, case code 9816 and a use-by date of Nov. 29, 2020.
  • 50-oz. cans in a case containing 6 cans of “Member’s Mark FOOD SERVICE PREMIUM Natural Chunk CHICKEN BREAST IN WATER” with lot code 17332, case code 9817 and a use-by date of Nov. 28, 2019.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-65” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

The problem was discovered on March 27, 2018 after the firm received two consumer complaints regarding extraneous material contamination.

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

March 27, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 1-855-934-3663

Media

Joe Margarucci
 716-389-0264

Announcement

First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling 9 OZ packages of Wegmans Yogurt Raisins, because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled retail packaged item is as follows:

  • Wegmans Yogurt Raisin 9 OZ (255g), in a plastic tub, UPC: 0 77890 31832 4, with BEST BEFORE 01/05/19

These products were distributed at Wegmans Stores in the following states MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and VA, The affected product was sold from January 16, 2018 to present.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. (more…)

Name of product:
Electric heated micro plush flannel sherpa throw blankets
Hazard:

The blankets’ heating coils can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
March 28, 2018
Units:
About 1650
Consumer Contact:

Shop LC toll-free at 877-899-0078 anytime or online at www.shoplc.com and click Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Recall Details

Description:

The recall involves Shop LC’s heated micro plush flannel sherpa throw blankets..   The blankets were sold in gray, blue, beige, red or brown and measures about 50 by 60 inches. “Homesmart” can be found on a label on the sherpa side of the blanket. All blankets with date code 22217 and model number OB205B2 are included in the recall. The date code is printed on the bottom right corner of the textile label, sewn on the fleece side of each blanket.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and contact Shop LC for a full refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received a total of four reports of the blanket found burning, including one report of a minor burn injury to a consumer’s lower body. (more…)