Author: jbushland

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2018

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Consumers

Elm Pet Foods
 customerservice@elmpetfoods.com
 (607) 859-2227

Announcement

ELM Pet Foods, Inc is issuing a voluntary recall of Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dog food because the products could contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

The recalled products consist of multiple UPC codes manufactured between February 25, 2018 and October 31, 2018. Best Buy Dates Listed Below:

3lb ELM CHICKEN AND CHICKPEA RECIPE – UPC (0-70155-22507-8)
TD2 26 FEB 2019
TE1 30 APR 2019
TD1 5 SEP 2019
TD2 5 SEP 2019

28lb ELM CHICKEN AND CHICKPEA RECIPE – UPC (0-70155-22513-9)
TB3 6 APR 2019
TA1 2 JULY 2019
TI1 2 JULY 2019

40lb ELM K9 NATURALS CHICKEN RECIPE – UPC (0-70155-22522-9)
TB3 14 Sep 2019
TA2 22 Sep 2019
TB2 11 Oct 2019

Consumers, who have purchased the specific product above, during these dates, should stop feeding it to their dogs. Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund. All Bags in the recall are yellow with the Elm Pet Foods Tag on the front of the bag and have a silhouette of a chicken at the bottom of the front side of the bag. Consumers can check the lot codes on the back of the bag at the bottom center on the 3lb bags and in the center of the back of the bag on the 28lb bags. The 40lb bag lot numbers can be found on the bottom right of the back of the bag.

Lot codes in this voluntary recall were distributed in PA, NJ, DE, MD.

Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Consumers with dogs who have consumed the product listed above are exhibiting these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

If consumers have questions or would like a refund they should call ELM Pet Foods at 1-800-705-2111 8am-5pm(EST) Mon-Fri. or email customerservice@elmpetfoods.com.

No other ELM Pet Foods products are impacted. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 28, 2018

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Consumers

ANF, Inc.
 mwhite@anf.com
 936-560-5930

Announcement

ANF, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of ANF Pet Lamb and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

3 Kg ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 9097231622
BB NOV 23 2019
7.5 Kg ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 9097203300
BB NOV 20 2019

The above products were distributed in retail stores within Puerto Rico.

Consumers should stop feeding the products listed above. Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.

There are no other ANF Products affected by this recall. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 28, 2018

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Consumers

Sister Margo Morris at Sprout Creek Farm
 (845) 485-8438

Media

Mark Fredette, Executive Director
 (845) 485-9885

Announcement

Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 4 wheels of “Kinkead” cheese made on 5-10-18, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Any consumer with the product should dispose of it immediately. Sprout Creek Farm has been in contact with distributors and markets to immediately remove this batch of “Kinkead” cheese from their shelves. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2018

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Consumers

 608-781-8988

Announcement

Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is recalling Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits in an 8.25 oz. cup because they may contain undeclared traces of cashews or almonds.  Consumers who are allergic to cashews or almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.  On November 27, 2018 Kwik Trip, Inc. became aware of this situation and have removed all Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits from their retail locations due to the undeclared allergen.

This recall was initiated after a chocolate covered cashew or almond was discovered in granola mix from an outside supplier.

The problem has been corrected. No adverse reactions have been reported. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2018

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Consumers

Sunshine Mills Customer Service
 1-800-705-2111

Media

Royal Witcher
  rwitcher@sunshinemills.com
 (256) 356-9541 x3210

Announcement

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy and Triumph® Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

14 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00862-0
28 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00863-7
40 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-70155-10566-0
40 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-70155-10564-0
3.5 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00873-6
16 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00874-3
30 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC 0-73657-00875-0

Consumers should stop feeding the products listed above.  Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.  Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.  Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

Bags affected have a Best Buy Date Code of November 1, 2018 through November 8, 2019.  The Best Buy Code can be located on the back of each bag.

The above products were distributed in retail stores within the United States as well as some export distributors in Japan, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Israel, Canada and South Korea.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.

There are no other Evolve®, Sportsman’s Pride® or Triumph® products affected by this recall. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2018

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Consumers

Gemini Food Corporation
 moreinfo@geminifood.net
 909-839-0018

Announcement

Gemini Food Corporation has voluntarily recalled all Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions & Fried Garlic canisters as a precautionary measure because it’s missing an allergen statement and the ingredient panel does not include wheat.

People who are allergic to wheat can run the risk of serious and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

After the problem was discovered, Gemini Food Corporation issued a recall and is in the process of removing all affected products from store shelves. The company has received one complaint in relation to this product and is aware of one allergic reaction associated with it. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2018

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Consumers

Virginia Gonzalez
(616) 329-7170

Announcement

Wyoming, MI – Tres Hermanos Bakery of Wyoming, MI is recalling its white Telera and Bolillo Mexican salt breads because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled breads were sold from the Tres Hermanos Bakery located at 1442 Burton SW in Wyoming, as well as at retailers in Allegan, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Oceana and VanBuren counties. The products come in clear plastic bags, 1lb. 2oz in weight with a white label and black lettering. The recalled products have an expiration date ranging between November 20, 2018 to December 19, 2018.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 26, 2018

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Consumers

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Information Line
  1-800-323-3383

Media

Jessica Smith
  Jessica.m.smith@pfizer.com
 (212)733-6213

Announcement

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling six lots of ThermaCare® HeatWrap product to the consumer level. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare initiated this recall because product from these lots has a potential to leak ingredients that are contained in the heat cell wrap.

The use of a leaking/damaged heat cell wrap could cause skin injuries such as burns/blisters and/or skin irritation on the wrap applied area. The product label warns not to use the product if heat cell contents leak and/or the wrap is damaged or torn.

ThermaCare® Muscle Pain Therapy provides heat therapy for temporary relief of minor muscular aches and pains associated with overexertion, strains, sprains, and arthritis. ThermaCare® Menstrual Pain Therapy provides heat therapy for temporary relief of minor menstrual cramp pain and associated backaches.

The ThermaCare® HeatWrap lots impacted are S68516 (Muscle Pain Therapy 3+1 count carton), T26686 (Muscle Pain Therapy 3 count carton), T26691 (Menstrual Pain Therapy 3 count carton), T26693 (Menstrual Pain Therapy 3+1 count carton); and 8054HA and 8054HB (11 count bundled packages contain one (1) package of Muscle Therapy Heatwraps, 8HR (3 Count) and two (2) packages of Joint Therapy Heatwraps, 8HR (4 Count)). Please note ThermaCare® Joint Therapy Heatwraps, 8HR are not subject to this recall notification.

These lots were distributed nationwide to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from September 2017 through August 2018.

ThermaCare® HeatWrap Lot and Packaging Information

Product Name Lot Number Expiry Date SKU UPC Configuration/Count
Muscle Pain Therapy 8HR S68516 2020-07 F00573301314 305733013144 3 + 1 one-time use wraps per carton
Muscle Pain Therapy 8HR T26686 2020-07 F00573301303C 305733013038 3 one-time use wraps per carton
Menstrual Pain Therapy 8HR T26691 2020-07 F0057332002H 305733020029 3 one-time use wraps per carton
Menstrual Pain Therapy 8HR T26693 2020-08 F00573302044 305733020449 3 + 1 one-time use wraps per carton

Bundled Lots

Product Name Bundled Lot Number Carton/ Pouch Lot Number Expiry Date SKU UPC Configuration/Count
Joint/Muscle Pain Therapy 8HR 8054HA T26686 2020-07 F00573301311 305733013113 Multi-pack 11 one- time use wraps per carton
Joint/Muscle Pain Therapy 8HR 8054HB T26686 2020-07 F00573301311 305733013113 Multi-pack 11 one- time use wraps per carton

Pfizer Inc. places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at every step in the manufacturing and supply chain process. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2018

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Consumers

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
  customerrelations@beckman.com
 800-369-0333

Media

Chris Suttile
  csuttile@beckman.com
 317-672-8028

Announcement

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced the previously communicated global voluntary recall launched in January 2018 related to the FC 500™ Series Flow Cytometers (FC 500), COULTER® EPICS® XL™ and COULTER® EPICS® XL-MCL™ Flow Cytometer with System II Software (together referred to as the EPICS) has been classified as Class 1 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In a safety notification letter distributed globally on January 9, 2018, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences notified FC 500 and EPICS customers of a potential intermittent or permanent failure of a purchased component on the circuit amplifier boards. This issue has the potential to impact all assays run on the cytometers for any application, including laboratory-developed tests. The potential for circuit amplifier board failure is latent, intermittent, or permanent, and may affect patient results as follows:

  • The failure could present itself as an intermittent or sudden signal loss, resulting in absence of data.
  • Alternatively, the failure could also present itself as a drift in signal including a sudden upward or downward shift in signal, an upward or downward drift in signal over time, a fluctuating signal, suboptimal compensation, erroneous results on affected parameters, and/or increased coefficients of variation (CV) of Flow-Check beads.

There are no known patient injuries reported to-date. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2018

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Consumers

 1-310-324-1094

Media

Youngwook Ham
 310-324-1094

Announcement

Ottogi America, Inc. of Gardena, California announced today it is recalling 1lb 5.16ounce of Jin Ramen Mild 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 19th 2019) and Jin Ramen Spicy 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 20th 2019) due to undeclared egg as an ingredient on the packages. 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.

Only Jin Ramen Mild 5pk. printed “BEST BEFORE AUG.19.2019” and Jin Ramen Spicy 5pk. printed “BEST BEFORE AUG.20.2019” have been recalled, which were delivered to retail stores nationwide. The “BEST BEFORE” date can be found on the front of the package. No other products of any other size or similarity were affected.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Distribution and selling these products have been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected. Canadian Food Inspection Agency(CFIA) announced that the products may contain egg which is not declared on the label. (more…)