Category: Grocery

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
July 26, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
May 02, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Juice
Reason for Announcement:
Salmonella
Company Name:
Grande Produce
Brand Name:
Caribeña
Product Description:
Papaya Maradol

Company Announcement

Salmonella is an organism that 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.

Grande Produce has announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Papaya Maradol (with the brand name Caribeña labeled on cartons) distributed during the dates of July 10 and July 19 due to a potential health risk from Salmonella.

According to Grande Produce, a Maryland distribution center where the papayas were delivered has already notified retail customers to remove the recalled papayas from inventories, store shelves and the stream of commerce.  Recall effectiveness checks are already underway by Grande Produce.

The only papayas subject to the recall carry a “Caribeña” brand label on cartons and were shipped during the dates of July 10 to July 19.  No other papayas or fresh produce distributed by Grande Produce are subject to the recall.

Grande Produce has ceased importation of papayas from the grower and is taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its imported produce.  The company is also coordinating closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies in their investigations and will provide any assistance possible.

Environmental microbial testing conducted by Grande Produce of its facilities has been negative for the Salmonella organism to-date.   Specific sources of what health officials now believe may be two separate Salmonella outbreaks have not yet been determined.  Of the 47 cases reported nationally, five illnesses are currently reported in the State of Maryland where Grande Produce distributed product. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
February 07, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
May 02, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Bakery Product/Mix
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Fred Meyer Stores
Brand Name:
Fred Meyer
Product Description:
100% Whole Wheat Bread

Company Announcement

Fred Meyer Stores has recalled the 16 oz  Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread sold in its retail stores because the product may contain nonfat dry milk not listed on the label.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
February 28, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
May 02, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Cheese/Cheese Product
Reason for Announcement:
potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Lipari Foods
Brand Name:
Lipari Old Tyme, Copperwood
Product Description:
Cheeses

Company Announcement

Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of various bulk and retail cheeses manufactured by Deutsch Kase Haus due to potential contamination of 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.

The products were distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Products were distributed under the following brand names: Copperwood and Lipari Old Tyme

The affected products can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari
Product #
Weight Sell By
Date
UPC
Copperwood Colby Jack Mini Horn 359886 4/6# 8/7/17
8/15/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Copperwood Pepper Jack Mini
Horn
359880 4/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Mini Horn 119536 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Longhorn 119636 2/14.5# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Longhorn 119736 2/15.0# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Pepper Jack Mini
Horn
119836 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Firecracker Jack Mini
Horn
249203 2/6# 5/28/17 thru
10/24/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Swiss Cheese 126000 2/8# AVG 7/4/17
7/10/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Mini Horn 119436 2/6# 8/7/17
8/15/17
Sliced at deli counter no UPC and chunked with no bar code
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Jack Cheese 185581 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102211
Lipari Old Tyme Colby Cheese 185547 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102273
Lipari Old Tyme Pepper Jack Cheese 185428 12/8 OZ 2/28/17 thru
8/14/17
094776102303
Lipari Old Tyme Hot Pepper Cheese 185615 12/8 OZ 6/10/17 094776102280
Lipari Old Tyme Muenster Cheese 185496 12/8 OZ 6/4/17 094776102242

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

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
August 07, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
May 02, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Prepared Food
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Taylor Farms Retail, Inc.
Brand Name:
Taylor Farms
Product Description:
Coleslaw Kits

Company Announcement

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. in Salinas is conducting a limited recall of 293 cases of Taylor Farms Creamy Homestyle Coleslaw Kits due to an undeclared milk allergen.  Milk is an ingredient in the dressing packet included in the salad kit.  This recall is limited to one production day from a single location which distributes to Raley’s in California and Savemart in California. The recall did not apply to any other Taylor Farms products.

Taylor Farms took this action proactively because people who are sensitive or have allergies to milk could be at risk of an adverse reaction if they consume this product. The undeclared allergen was discovered through a quality check.  At this time no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product have been reported. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 17, 2018
FDA Publish Date:
April 29, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Candy/Gum (without chocolate)
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
New Nan Fong
Brand Name:
Source Day Natural Treasures
Product Description:
Liquorice Slice

Company Announcement

New Nan Fong Hong Trading Inc. is recalling its 16 oz (454g) packages of Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who are allergic to sulfite allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product comes in a 16 oz (454g) plastic package, no expiration date, no UPC code. It is a product of China. The recalled Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice was distributed in New York City.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfite allergens in packages of Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice which did not declare sulfites as an ingredient on the label.

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

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
February 20, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
April 29, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Chocolate/Cocoa Product
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Bee International, Inc.
Brand Name:
Bee International
Product Description:
Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils

Company Announcement

Bee International, Inc. of Chula Vista, CA is recalling its 1.7oz. Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils because they may contain undeclared milk protein. People who have allergies to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled “Chocolate Lentils” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through food distributors. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
April 17, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
April 17, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Ice Cream/Frozen Dairy
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Weis Markets
Brand Name:
Weis Quality
Product Description:
Banana Puddin’ Ice Cream

Company Announcement

Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for its Weis Quality Banana Puddin Ice Cream (48oz) since the product’s ingredient label fails to list an egg allergen due to a supplier error.  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. There have been no reports of illness from customer’s consuming this product to date. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
April 13, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
April 17, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Chocolate/Cocoa Product
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Mondelēz Global LLC
Brand Name:
Chips Ahoy!
Product Description:
Chips Ahoy Chewy Cookie

Company Announcement

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential adverse health effects have been received. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
April 15, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
April 16, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Candy/Gum (without chocolate)
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Hercules Candy LLC
Brand Name:
Hercules Candy
Product Description:
Cashew Brittle Bits

Company Announcement

Hercules Candy LLC . of East Syracuse, NY, is recalling its 4 ounce packages of Cashew Brittle Bits because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Cashew Brittle Bits were distributed from the brick and mortar retail in East Syracuse and nationally through the website www.herculescandy.comExternal Link Disclaimer.

The product comes in a 4 ounce, clear plastic package marked with a “Best By” date of 7/14/19 and a barcode number of 00369, both labels are on the back of the package. There are no UPC codes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The matter was brought to our attention by an online customer who sent an email. She is not allergic. (more…)

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
April 15, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
April 16, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Ice Cream/Frozen Dairy
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Unilever
Brand Name:
Ben & Jerry’s
Product Description:
Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream

Company Announcement

Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a “Contains Walnuts” and a “May contain other tree nuts” label on the back of the pack. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products.

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Individual Case Safety Report Number 2065846.)

The affected Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk product is sold in a tub containing 2.4 gallons with a Consumer UPC of 076840104246 and best by date of SEP1520BJ4. The affected Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey pint is sold in a pint tub (473 mL) with a Consumer UPC of 076840100354 and best by dates of AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2, or AUG3020BH2.

The products were manufactured in the United States. The affected Chunky Monkey pints were distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. The affected Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk products were distributed nationwide and reached consumers through wholesale and scoop shops. No product was shipped outside of the U.S.

No other container sizes or best by dates of Ben & Jerry’s products – besides these specific lots of Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Chunky Monkey pints – are affected by this voluntary recall, including other Pint Slices, pints or any other products served in Ben & Jerry’s franchised Scoop Shops.

The recall was initiated after an undeclared nut was found during the production operation. Unilever has not received any reports of illness associated with this product, but the company is voluntarily recalling this product out of an abundance of caution. Unilever’s ongoing investigation shows that the issue stemmed from an error from one of its nut suppliers. The situation has been remediated. (more…)