Category: Produce

For Immediate Release

November 28, 2018

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Consumers

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

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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 13, 2018

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Consumers

800-527-0986

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Gene Grabowski
202-270-6560

Announcement

The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears because they have 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. 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 recall affects only Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears identified by UPC code 0 70560 97799 9 with production codes beginning with the following six digits: 2138XD and a “BEST BY AUG 1, 2020.” A photo of the package is included with this release. The following information is printed on the back panel of each package (bag) as shown below.

2138XD PROD OF USA
BEST BY AUG 01 2020

No illnesses have been reported to date and no other Pictsweet Farms products are impacted by this recall. (more…)

For Immediate Release

September 6, 2018

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Consumers

 877-550-5059

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Matt White, Pharm. D.
 877-550-5059

Announcement

SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC (“SCA Pharma”) is voluntarily recalling 7 lots of the injectable product Furosemide 100 mg in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 100 mg bag to the consumer level. This product is being recalled for visible particulate matter believed to be furosemide precipitate.

Administration of a drug product that may contain precipitate has the potential to result in serious adverse events due to dosages that may be lower than intended and could lead to therapeutic failures. Intravenous administration of a product with the precipitate can result in blockage of blood vessels and/or catheter occlusions which could result in adverse events ranging from inflammation at the site of injection to more serious events that could include the formation of a blood clot obstructing the flow of blood which could lead to permanent lung damage.

SCA Pharmaceuticals has received one (1) customer complaint reporting the presence of precipitate. To date, no adverse events have been reported. Conservatively, the firm is voluntarily recalling seven (7) lots of the same product that are within their Beyond Use Date. These lots are listed in the table below: (more…)

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2018

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Consumers

Customer Experience
  hello@saje.com
 1-877-275-7253

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Trevor Ellestad
  tellestad@saje.com
 (604) 561-8356

Announcement

Saje Natural Wellness is warning customers not to use Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash, 8.5 fl. oz. and 1.7 fl. oz. (found in the Wee and Well Gentle Baby Care Kit) as it may contain the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosais an opportunistic pathogen that causes infection and results in bacteria in the blood, particularly in individuals with compromised immune systems.

The product being recalled is:

Brand Name & Product Name Product SKU Package Size Lot Number Expiry Date
Saje Natural Wellness Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash 700552
(USA/Int’l)
8.5 fl. oz. 814020 All expiry dates
Saje Natural Wellness Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash (found in Wee and Well Gentle Baby Care Kit) 700561
(USA/Int’l)
1.7 fl. oz. 814020 All expiry dates

The product is distributed in the United States through Saje retail locations in California, New Jersey, and New York. The product is also distributed through online sales across the United States and internationally.

Based on routine sample testing, one lot (814020) of Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash 8.5 fl. oz. was found to contain the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

There have not been any reported adverse reactions for this product in the United States to date. (more…)

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2018

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Consumers

World Variety Produce, Inc.
 1-800-588-0151

Announcement

World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling Spicy Edamame 7oz, because it contains the undeclared shellfish/crustacean allergen “Oyster Extract” ingredient within the spicy sauce packet. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Spicy Edamame were distributed through retailers in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Recalled Spicy Edamame can be identified by the following descriptions:

Melissa’s Spicy Edamame

Brand Melissa’s Spicy Edamame
Packaging 7oz Cardboard Sleeve
UPC Code 0-45255-14637-0
BEST USED BY Date
(located on front panel)
5/29/18 through 07/02/18

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

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2018

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Consumers

 1 844-467-7278

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Meredith Gremel
 1 616-878-2830

Announcement

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, 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.

Reports of illnesses linked to these products are under investigation, and Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution. The company has been advised by the CDC that it has linked 58 illnesses to the strain of Salmonella under investigation. Caito Foods has ceased producing and distributing these products as the company and FDA continue their investigation. (more…)

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2018

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Consumers

  info@greenbeltmicrogreens.ca
   519-647-1112

Announcement

Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada is recalling all Greenbelt Microgreen products with the best before dates from 4/24/18 and 4/30/18 because it has the potential to be contaminated 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.

Greenbelt Microgreen products can be identified by the Greenbelt Microgreen label (which is purple & Green) on the lid of the plastic clamshells which is clear. The best before date can be found on the bottom left corner of the label above the UPC barcode.

The affected Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens were distributed to Whole Foods stores in Washington between 04/11/18 and 04/24/2018.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Greenbelt Microgreens Arugula Microgreens 75 g 8 90082 00012 4 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Broccoli Microgreens 75 g 8 90082 00016 2 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Fresh Microgreen Mix 75 g 8 90082 00041 4 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Sweet & Crunchy Microgreen Mix 75 g 8 90082 00006 3 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Spicy Microgreen Mix 75 g 8 90082 00000 1 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Pea Shoots Microgreens 100 g 8 90082 00023 0 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18
Greenbelt Microgreens Sunflower Microgreens 100 g 8 90082 00030 8 Best Before:
4/24/18
4/30/18

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

For Immediate Release

April 21, 2018

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Consumers

  customerservice@mccallfarms.com
   800-277-2012

Announcement

McCall Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 oz cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabeling. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a peanut allergy.

In cooperation with ALDI, all affected product has been removed from its stores. ALDI is the only retailer with this product. The product was packaged in 13.5 oz cans with the lot code of A23IX. The best-by date is January 2021. The UPC code is 041498131289.

The product was available for purchase in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

The product was also available for purchase to ALDI customers in the Atlanta and Chicago areas through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.

To date, no illnesses related to this product have been reported. No other ALDI or McCall Farms products are affected by this recall. (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2018

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Consumers

River Valley Sprouts
507-896-3602

Announcement

River Valley Sprouts is voluntarily recalling its 5 ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 4 ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 5 ounce Garlic/Alfalfa and 5 ounce Variety sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illness such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled sprouts were packed and shipped from March 6-March 15. The sprouts were distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and were sold through various grocery stores. Some packages have sell by dates on the label. March 15-March 25.

The product is packaged in a plastic cup or clam container.

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

For Immediate Release

October 30, 2017

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Consumers

 1-510-782-6285

Announcement

Haig’s Delicacies of Hayward, CA is recalling 342 cases of Taboule Salad because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

The Taboule Salad was distributed in California through retail stores.

The Taboule Salad is packaged in a 10oz plastic tub with UPC 7-08756-77055-9 as well as a 3-unit multi pack with UPC 7-08756-37055-1 and a 6-lb bulk foodservice bag with UPC 7-08756-77077-1.

The affected lot is 17298 with an expiration date of 11/16/17.

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