Category: Grocery

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 27, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 27, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential E.coli Contamination
Company Name:
UNFI
Brand Name:
Wild Harvest
Product Description:
Organic All-Purpose Flour

Company Announcement

UNFI announced today a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached, with a Code of AA BEST IF USED BY 010820 CC 15:58 and UPC Code 711535509158. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli. During routine FDA sampling of the five-pound bag product, results were found to be positive for E.coli.

E. coli can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections in infants, older people, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems. The most common symptoms of E. coli are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, which develop within three or four days of eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts about a week and most people recover without treatment. Guidance from FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour and that all surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

To date, UNFI has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 27, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 27, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential E. Coli Contamination
Company Name:
Hodgson Mill, Inc.
Brand Name:
Hodgson Mill
Product Description:
Unbleached Flour

Company Announcement

Hodgson Mill of Effingham, IL, announced today a voluntary national recall of specific lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.)

We are taking this voluntary precautionary step because of the potential presence of pathogenic E. coli which was discovered through sampling raw uncooked flour. Hodgson Mill has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses related to this product. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 27, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 27, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential Listeria monocytogenes Contamination
Company Name:
Fuji Food Products, Inc.
Brand Name:
Okami & Trader Joes
Product Description:
Ready to eat sushi, salads and spring rolls

Company Announcement

Fuji Food Products, Inc. (Fuji) announced today the voluntary recall of ready to eat sushi, salads and spring rolls sold to select retailers and distributors along the East Coast and Upper Midwest. The voluntary recall is in response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the potential for product contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 15, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 20, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential presence of plastic
Company Name:
Mondelēz Global LLC
Brand Name:
Nabisco
Product Description:
Cheese Nips

Company Announcement

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Cheese Nips (11 oz. Box) product in the United States due to the potential presence of small food-grade yellow plastic pieces from a dough scraper that was incorporated into the production process of a small amount of product. The company became aware of this issue when yellow plastic pieces were noticed on the manufacturing equipment.

This recall is limited exclusively to the Cheese Nips product listed in the grid, available at retail stores nationwide.  No other Mondelēz Global LLC products nor any other geographies are included in or affected by this recall.

Description Retail UPC Best When Used By Date
CHEESE NIPS (11 oz. BOX) 0 44000 03453 5 18MAY20
19MAY20
20MAY20

There have been no reports of injury or illness reported to Mondelēz Global to date related to this product. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 21, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 21, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared sulfites
Company Name:
Euroline Foods LLC
Brand Name:
Tainy Vostoka
Product Description:
Dried Fruit Mix

Government Agency Partner Announcement

“Euroline Foods LLC” of Staten Island, NY is recalling its 17.65oz (500 gram) packages of “DRY FRUIT MIX “QUINCE COMPOTE” ” because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “DRY FRUIT MIX “QUINCE COMPOTE” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 17.65oz (500 gram), clear plastic package marked with container code# 27032019. Product UPC code is 4605932006203.

No illness or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 22, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 22, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared egg
Company Name:
Whole Foods Market
Brand Name:
Whole Foods Market
Product Description:
Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato

Company Announcement

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling one lot code of Whole Foods Market Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato because these product units contain egg that is not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

The affected product was sold at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. The product was packaged in 1-pint plastic containers with the UPC 9948248024 and a best by date of 6/11/2021. The issue was discovered after the grocer determined that some Butter Cookies and Sweet Cream Italian Gelato were mistakenly packed by its supplier in containers labeled for Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato. All affected product has been removed from store shelves. No reactions have been reported to date. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 15, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 15, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential presence of plastic and metal
Company Name:
Kraft Heinz Foods Company
Brand Name:
Breakstone’s
Product Description:
Cottage Cheese

Company Announcement

Select varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese are voluntarily being recalled due to the potential presence of pieces of red plastic and metal that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of hard or sharp foreign material could cause injury to teeth, mouth, throat, stomach or intestine tissues if swallowed.

The company discovered the issue when it was notified by a consumer of the presence of a piece of red plastic in a container of cottage cheese. There have been six consumer complaints and no reports of illness or injury related to this issue to date. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 13, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 13, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential to contain mold
Company Name:
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.
Brand Name:
Natural Grocers
Product Description:
Organic Soybeans

Company Announcement

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 2-pound Organic Soybeans because they have the potential to contain mold. Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use and either throw it away or return it to the store for credit or refund.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags weighing 2 pounds and bearing the “Natural Grocers” label. Only packages bearing 19-168 and 19-205 as the packed-on dates are subject to recall.  The packed-on date can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of mold.

Production of the product has been suspended while the Food and Drug Administration and the company continue their investigation into the source of the problem. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 11, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 11, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Taher, Inc.
Brand Name:
Fresh Seasons Kitchen
Product Description:
Veggie & Ranch Cups with cauliflower

Company Announcement

Taher, Inc., in conjunction with Mann Packing Co., as part of a multi-state recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution is announcing a voluntary recall of vegetable cups served in select locations in Minnesota.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.

This recall impacts only the 7.5oz Fresh Seasons Kitchen Veggie & Ranch Cup containing cauliflower sold between October 30, 2019 and November 4, 2019 in select cafeterias and vending machines in Minnesota. The cup has a UPC number of 8 10106 020334 and a sell by date of November 11, 2019.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date in connection with either the Mann Packing Co. or Taher, Inc. voluntary recall. These products have been recalled out of an abundance of caution. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
November 08, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
November 08, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Russ Davis Wholesale
Brand Name:
Crazy Fresh, quick & easy, no brand name listed
Product Description:
Various fresh vegetables

Company Announcement

Russ Davis Wholesale (RDW), a leading fresh produce processor and distributor, in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling multiple products due to possible contamination of 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.

This recall is in response to Mann Packaging, Inc. initiating a recall late in the day November 3, 2019 as an ingredient provider to Russ Davis Wholesale.

To date, Russ Davis Wholesale has not received any reported illnesses related to this organism. (more…)