Month: May 2018

Class I Recall 041-2018
Health Risk: High May 26, 2018

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

 

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2018 – Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The canned pork and chicken products were produced on February 8 through February 10, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 12-oz. metal cans containing “SPAM Classic” with a “Best By” February 2021 date and production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. These products were shipped throughout the United States.
  • 12-oz. metal cans containing “Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf” with a “Best By” February 2021 date and production codes F02098 and F02108. These products were shipped to Guam only.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 199N” on the bottom of the can. These items were shipped throughout the United States and to Guam.

The problem was discovered after the firm received four consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the canned products. FSIS was notified on May 25, 2018.

There have been reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of the products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Class III Recall 040-2018
May 23, 2018

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

 

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 – Uno Foods Inc., a Brockton, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,881 pounds of ham and cheese calzones due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product is labeled as a ham and cheese calzone, but the package contains a buffalo chicken calzone.

The buffalo chicken calzones were produced on May 1, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]

• Cases of 8-count packages containing 6-oz. individually cello-wrapped “UNO PIZZERIA & GRILL Ham & Cheese handcrafted Calzone” and have a “Best if Used By” date of May 1, 2019, and a “8121” package code.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17426” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed through distribution facilities to retail stores in Chicago and Texas.

The problem was discovered on May 22, 2018, after the firm received a customer’s complaint about the product. The firm notified FSIS of the problem.

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 30, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 1-855-432-4438

Media

Dya Campos
  campos.dya@heb.com
 210-268-9700

Announcement

Committed to the quality of its products, H-E-B is voluntarily issuing an all-store recall for certain flavors and container sizes of EconoMax and Hill Country Fare ice creams and Creamy Creations sherbets for broken metal in processing equipment found during routine maintenance. The affected products were distributed to stores in Texas and Mexico.

To date, there have been no injuries reported due to this incident. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 29, 2018

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Consumers

 800-678-1605

Media

Amy Rose
1-862-289-3072

Announcement

Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today issued a voluntary recall in the US market of one lot (Lot# 5620706, Expiry May-2019) of TAYTULLA® (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules) 1mg/20mcg, 6×28 physicians sample pack, indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy. Allergan recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample pack of TAYTULLA. Specifically, the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules.

As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules, that are taken out of sequence, may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy. The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the capsules out of order. If patients have concerns regarding the possibility of an unintended pregnancy they should consult their physician.

This product is an oral contraceptive indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives. The TAYTULLA  pill pack is a 28 count blister card that has 24 “active” pink softgel capsules (with hormones) with “WC” printed on the outer shell in white to be taken for 24 days, followed by 4 maroon softgel capsules (without hormones) also imprinted with “WC” on one side to be taken for the next four days. If you are a patient in the U.S. who has used a TAYTULLA sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp. May 2019 since August 27, 2017, and are concerned that you may be impacted by this issue, please consult with your physician. This product was distributed Nationwide to healthcare providers.

Please refer to the affected lot number as well as the pictures below of the affected product.

Lot Product NDC Size Exp. Date
5620706 Taytulla Softgel
Capsules
1 mg/20 mcg 6X28
Sample
Outer Carton 0023-5862 31
Blister Card 0023-5862-28
Blister Box 0023-5862-29EN1216XX2
6X28 Sample May 2019

Allegan is notifying customers by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled sample pack product with the lot #5620706 Exp. May 2019. Consumers who have the sample pack product with the associated lot number should notify their physician to arrange a return.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Allergan by phone at 800-678-1605 8am-8pm EST Monday through Friday. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have questions. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2018

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Consumers

H-E-B Customer Service
 1-855-432-4438

Media

Dya Campos
  campos.dya@heb.com
 210-268-9700

Announcement

Committed to the quality of its products, H-E-B is voluntarily issuing an all-store precautionary recall for H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives in 10-ounce glass jars with a best by date of Nov. 3, 2019 due to the possible presence of glass in the product.

There have been no injuries reported due to this incident, which customers reported to H-E-B. All products related to this recall were sold at our Texas stores and have been removed from store shelves. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 (800) 220-2339

 

Announcement

Dough-to-Go of Santa Clara, CA is recalling 20 cases of cookies because they may contain undeclared tree nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Zoe’s Cookies are manufactured by Dough-to-Go and were sold to a local foodservice distributor and subsequently distributed to their customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The product is a 4oz vegan tuxedo fudge chocolate cookie that is individually wrapped with the Zoe’s brand name and flavor label on the front and the nutritional information and ingredient listing on the back. These are packed 24 to a case and sold with a product label and production code on the outside container. The UPC number on the cookie label is 044964133404 and the lot code of the cases in question is 222620.

To date there has been one reported case of an allergic reaction to the walnuts. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 844-434-8843

Media

Susan Acker
  susan@divvies.com
 844-434-8843 ext: 103

Announcement

Divvies announced today a voluntary recall of its Benjamint Crunch Chocolate bars due to possible undeclared milk in the peppermint used in the bars.  The recall is limited solely to the Benjamint Crunch Bars that were sold online through the Divvies website.  This recall will impact approximately 140 consumers.

The product being recalled is the following:

Product Description UPC Purchase Dates
Benjamint Chocolate Bars 8550011001389 Feb 22, 2018 – May 18, 2018

This issue was discovered through routine testing of ingredients.  There have been no consumer complaints regarding this product.  Divvies is reaching out to each consumer who has received the product via phone or email to alert them of this situation. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Watan Dry Fruits
 (516) 396-0710

Announcement

Global Commodities, Inc. of Hicksville, NY is recalling 1lb and 0.5lb packages of WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt was distributed from January 2015 to December 2017. The product was distributed at retail stores in New York State.

WATAN DRY FRUITS Brand Natural Dried Apricot with Pitt is packed in clear plastic bags coded with Best Before Date: December 2018. The product is sold in two sizes; NET WT 1 LB, with UPC 088247504666 and .50 LB. The dried apricot is a product of Pakistan.

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

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2018

Contact

Consumers and Media

 661-673-8519

Announcement

Shadow Holdings is voluntarily recalling all lots, within expiry, of Herb-X Solutions X-Jow Pain Gel, and United Exchange Acne Shave Moisturizer, Acne Shave Shave Cream with Acne Shield, and Acne Shave Shave Kit to the retail level. The products may be contaminated with bacteria.

Topical administration of the products could result in potentially serious bacterial infections in immunocompromised individuals. To date, Shadow Holdings has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. (more…)

For Immediate Release

May 24, 2018

Announcement

New Seasons Market LLC is recalling NSM 8-pack mini butter croissants and 8-pack mini chocolate croissants because they contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

In addition, mini chocolate croissants are recalled because they contain undeclared soy lecithin.

Both varieties of mini croissants were distributed in Oregon and Washington to New Seasons Market stores for retail in the Bakery department.

Recalled Product Name UPC code Net Wt. Best By date
Mini Butter Croissants, 8-Pack 840600109044 6 oz Up To 5/27/2018
Mini Chocolate Croissants, 8-Pack 804600109051 7.6 oz Up To 5/27/2018

The mini croissants were packaged in a clear plastic clam-shell container, and labeled as shown in the photos below. The packages were sold from display tables in the Bakery department.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that products containing egg were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg. Products were slightly sprayed with egg before baking.

There have been no reports of illness to date. (more…)