Category: Produce

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
September 12, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
September 13, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Prepared Food
Reason for Announcement:
may be contaminated with E. coli
Company Name:
Urban Remedy
Brand Name:
Urban Remedy
Product Description:
Salads and Wraps

Company Announcement

Urban Remedy, a California-based producer and retailer of ultra-fresh, organic meals, is voluntarily recalling 76 salads and wraps that contain spinach that may be contaminated with E. coli. Seventy-six salads and wraps are still unaccounted for. No juices or any other products are being recalled.

“In an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling a limited number of our products that contain potentially contaminated spinach,” said Paul Coletta, the company’s CEO. “We’re taking preventative action to keep our customers safe, although no illness has been reported to date.”

E. coli normally lives in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of E. coli are harmless. Some strains can cause health problems.

Spinach from a supplier tested positive for a small amount of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. Coletta said Urban Remedy will no longer buy spinach from the supplier.

The products were sold in Urban Remedy’s retail stores, at Whole Foods Markets, online, and at other California retailers. All remaining affected products have been removed from store shelves and the Urban Remedy website. No illnesses have been reported. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
August 09, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
August 09, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Produce
Reason for Announcement:
Potential Salmonella contamination
Company Name:
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Brand Name:
Dole
Product Description:
Baby Spinach

Company Announcement

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. The products being recalled are 6 oz Dole Baby Spinach bag, Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2), and 10 oz Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, Lot code W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8), both with Use-by dates of 08-05-2019, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the Recall.

The lot code and Use-by date are located on the upper right corner of the bag or on the top label of the clamshell; the UPC code is located on the bottom left corner of the back of the bag or on the bottom label of the clamshell. The impacted products were distributed in IL, IN, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TN, VA, and WI. This product is expired and should no longer be on retail shelves. Consumers are advised to check product they have in their homes and discard any product matching these lot and UPC codes and Use-by dates.

This precautionary Recall notification is being issued due to a sample of Baby Spinach which yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
July 15, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
July 15, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Growers Express
Brand Name:
Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes
Product Description:
Fresh vegetable products

Company Announcement

Growers Express takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting consumers is expanding the list of select fresh vegetable products affected by a voluntary recall that was issued on July 1, 2019. After further testing of an additional product lot from the suspected source of the recall, a single retail sample was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has expanded the list of recalled products to include certain specific fresh Brussels sprouts, fresh cauliflower florets and fresh green beans products with the “best by” or “pack dates” identified in the chart below.

The products originated from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and were distributed to the states of Massachusetts and Maine. Growers Express is no longer sourcing vegetables from the suspected cause of the contamination. There are no reported illnesses to date. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
June 30, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
July 01, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Produce
Reason for Announcement:
Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Growers Express
Brand Name:
Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Signature Farms, Trader Joe’s
Product Description:
Butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and butternut squash based veggie bowl products

Company Announcement

Growers Express takes issues of food safety seriously and is issuing a voluntary recall of select fresh vegetable products in an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting its customers and end consumers. The fresh vegetable products include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and a butternut squashed based veggie bowl. Please refer to the detailed chart below for specific product names and retailers.

The products originate from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and were distributed to the states referenced in the chart below. The voluntary recall was issued due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. There are no reported illnesses. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
June 20, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
June 21, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Products were not held at appropriate temperature during transportation due to mechanical malfunction.
Company Name:
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc
Brand Name:
Lactaid, Kraft, and more
Product Description:
Various Perishable items

Company Announcement

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (“C&S”) is voluntarily recalling a number of perishable items sold at two Target stores. One store is located at 98 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, New York and the other is located at 160 North Research Place in Central Islip, New York. The products were not held at an appropriate temperature due to a mechanical malfunction during C&S transportation and may be unsuitable for human consumption. The recall includes items listed in the attached that were sold on June 17, 2019. No illnesses have been reported to date. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
June 19, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
June 19, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential for Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
UNFI
Brand Name:
Woodstock
Product Description:
Organic Grilled Red Peppers

Company Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution, UNFI is voluntarily recalling its 10 ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product comes in a 10 ounce plastic package marked with UPC code 4256301714, lot #60B, and an expiration date of April 2020 stamped on the back of the package and was distributed nationally to retail stores.

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

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
June 18, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
June 18, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods West Inc.
Brand Name:
Signature Select
Product Description:
Avocado Chunks

FDA Announcement

NATURE’S TOUCH FROZEN FOODS (WEST) INC. (“Nature’s Touch”) is voluntary recalling Signature Select Avocado Chunks, with a best before date of Oct 11, 20, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (the “Product”).

Nature’s Touch is issuing this voluntary recall based on strict precautionary measures after the company was informed by the FDA that a routine sampling program found a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample bag of the Product.

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.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the product that is the subject of this precautionary recall: (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
June 14, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
June 17, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Produce
Reason for Announcement:
Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Sprouts Farmers Market
Brand Name:
Sprouts Farmers Market
Product Description:
Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach

Company Announcement

Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix, AZ is recalling Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach conventional and organic 16oz bags, manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon, 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.

Sprouts Recalls the following product:

Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500982, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21. Identifying information can be found on the back of the package.

Sprouts Frozen Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500991, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21. Identifying information can be found on the back of the package

Product was distributed to retail locations in AZ, CA, NV, UT, NM, CO, TX, KS, OK, MO, TN, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, PA, MD, and VA.

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

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
April 12, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
April 18, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Fruit/Fruit Product
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Caito Foods
Brand Name:
Caito Foods, Renaissance Food Group, Open Acres, Garden Highway and others
Product Description:
Fresh cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and mixed fruit melons

Company Announcement

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut 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 Carrau, 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.

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 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it has linked 93 illnesses to the strain of Salmonella under investigation. Caito Foods has temporarily suspended producing and distributing these products as the company and FDA continue their investigations. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
March 23, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
April 30, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Produce
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
ChloroFields
Brand Name:
ChloroFields
Product Description:
Micro-Greens Asian Mix

Company Announcement

ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS is recalling 20 cases of Asian Microgreens, because they have potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, anorganism 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, 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.

The products were distributed throughout Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri, and were made available through retail grocery stores.

The product comes in a 1.5 oz clamshell, and is identified as Asian Mix Microgreens with a sell by date of 3/26/2017. The sell by date is located on a white sticker on the bottom of the container. The UPC number of the product is 853763007096.

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