Eataly USA Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Artichoke Spread

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2018

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Consumers

 1-201-875-0606

Announcement

Eataly USA of New York City, New York is recalling Eataly Artichoke Spread, because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Eataly Artichoke Spread was distributed in New York City sold at Eataly Flatiron, located at 200 5th Avenue, New York, 10010.

The product us packed in a plastic container and has a front and back label. The front label says “Eataly artichoke spread” nt wt.7 oz. 200g, UPC: 612067. The back label lists the ingredients and mentions the expiration date of 05.12.

The problem was found by a costumer who is allergic to nuts. He did not encounter any illness, but had a light allergic reaction. The customer declined to fill out the Eataly incident form and just wanted to bring the seriousness of what happened to our attention. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the packaging process. (more…)

NGB Corp. Recalls NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

For Immediate Release

April 18, 2018

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Consumers

 [email protected]
 (323) 813-5428

Announcement

NGB Corp. of West Jordan, Utah is voluntarily recalling NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom labeled bottles of encapsulated product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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 ressult in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

The possibly affected products bear the lot #171409 and are packaged in plastic sealed bottles sold in 500-miligram capsules. Distribution of an estimated 1,108 units were sold directly to 22 retailers in Utah, 2 in Massachusetts, and 1 in each of Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota, and California. The lot number can be found on the bottom of each bottle.

One illness has been reported to date to the Food and Drug Administration. (more…)

Superior Foods Company Voluntarily Recalls 487 lbs. of Smoked Salmon Spreads

For Immediate Release

April 18, 2018

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Consumers

Scott Ruth
 616-698-7700

Announcement

No illnesses have been reported to date

Superior Foods Company located in Kentwood, Michigan is voluntarily recalling a specific lot of Smoked Salmon Spreads (487 lbs.) that were produced on March 26, 2018. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Listeria monocytogenes was identified through routine inspection and testing by MDARD. (more…)

Triangle Pharmataturals Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2018

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Consumers

 [email protected]

Announcement

Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC (“Triangle”) of Las Vegas, Nevada is recalling all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between April 4, 2017 to Present. Specifically, such products include:

  • Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Emerald Green in 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ivory White in 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ruby Red in 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Amethyst Gold in 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Molecule Kratom Red Maeng Da in 20 capsule, 80 capsule, 45 gram, and 250 gram plastic bottles.
  • Molecule Kratom Green Maeng Da in 20 capsule, 80 capsule, 45 gram, and 250 gram plastic bottles.
  • Molecule Kratom Super Green Malay in 20 capsule, 80 capsule, 45 gram, and 250 gram plastic bottles.
  • Molecule Kratom Gold Bali in 20 capsule, 80 capsule, 45 gram, and 250 gram plastic bottles.
  • Molecule Kratom Red Malay in 20 capsule, 80 capsule, 45 gram, and 250 gram plastic bottles.
  • Molecule Kratom White Maeng Da in 20 capsule, 80 capsule, 45 gram powder, and 250 gram powder plastic bottles.
  • Molecule Kratom White Borneo in 20 capsule, 80 capsule, 45 gram powder, and 250 gram powder plastic bottles.
  • Chameleon Kratom Formula 27 in 60 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Chameleon Kratom Formula 51 in 60 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Naturally Kratom White Maeng Da in 6 capsule bags.
  • Naturally Kratom Red Malay in 6 capsule bags.
  • Naturally Kratom Green Malay in 6 capsule bags.
  • Naturally Kratom Bali Gold in 6 capsule bags.
  • Lifted Kratom White Maeng Da in 45 gram powder, 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Lifted Kratom Red Maeng Da in 45 gram powder, 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Lifted Kratom Green Maeng Da in 45 gram powder, 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Lifted Kratom Gold Bali in 45 gram powder, 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Live Well Kratom Green Maeng Da in 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Live Well Kratom Red Maeng Da in 150 capsule and 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Third Eye Kratom White in 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Third Eye Kratom Red in 300 capsule plastic bottles.
  • Third Eye Kratom Bali in 300 capsule plastic bottles.

Triangle will update this press release to include label renderings of affected products as it review its records.

These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.

The products discussed herein were distributed to through direct delivery. (more…)

Briggs & Stratton Recalls Surface Cleaners Due to Injury Hazard

Name of product:
3000 PSI pressure washer surface cleaners
Hazard:

The surface cleaner’s spray bar can break and detach from the central hub, causing broken pieces to strike consumers, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
April 20, 2018
Units:
About 201,000 (In addition, about 5,400 in Canada)
Consumer Contact:

Briggs & Stratton toll-free at 877-370-7505 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Firday, or online at www.briggsandstratton.com and click on “Support” at the top of the page and then “Recalls” or www.BriggsSurfaceCleanerInfo.com for more information .

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves 3000 PSI Briggs & Stratton and Craftsman branded pressure washer surface cleaners. The recalled surface cleaners are black, red, or gray and have the Briggs & Stratton or Craftsman brand names printed on the top of the product. All recalled models have 3000 PSI molded into the top of the housing. Surface cleaners are designed to clean a variety of outdoor surfaces including concrete, asphalt and stone walkways. The cleaner connects to a pressure washer rated up to 3000 PSI.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surface cleaners and contact Briggs & Stratton for instructions to register online for a free replacement.

Incidents/Injuries:

Briggs & Stratton has received five reports of the surface cleaners spray bar detaching from the central hub, including one report of the spray bar striking an operator, resulting in a cut on the knee which required sutures to close. (more…)

Base Brands Recalls Water Bottles Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (Recall Alert)

Name of product:
Reduce Hydro Pro water bottles
Hazard:

The pink paint on the outside of the bear water bottle contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall date:
April 19, 2018
Units:
About 2,000
Consumer Contact:

Base Brands toll-free at 833-600-2887 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at www.reduceeveryday.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Base Brands children’s Reduce Hydro Pro Furry Friends water bottles. The stainless steel insulated, 14 ounce water bottles were sold in a pack of two bottles: a pink bottle with a character of a bear face and a gray bottle with the character of a lamb head. The recalled water bottles have a removable lid gasket and a rubber carry strap. Reduce, www.reduceeveryday.com, and 14oz/0.41L are printed on the blue or pink underside of the bottle.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children and return them to any Costco store for a full refund. Costco and Amazon are contacting all known purchasers directly. Consumers who purchased a water bottle via Amazon should contact Base Brands for a free replacement water bottle, including shipping, or a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported (more…)

Viable Solutions, LLC Recalls Certain Kratom-Containing Powder Products Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2018

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Consumers

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Announcement

Viable Solutions ofNampa, ID has initiated a recall of certain Kratom-containing powder products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.

The potentially affected powder products are packaged in kaft paper, foil-lined heat sealed pouches and sold in 25 grams, 100 grams, 250 grams, and 1000 grams sizes. The units were sold directly to consumers nationwide in January and February of 2018 via company websites. The products description are as follows:

Recall Product Identification:

Brand Product Name Net Wt.
Herbal-Salvation.com Mitragyna Speciosa Leaf Powder-Red Vein Sumatra 25 grams, 100 grams, 250 grams, 1000 grams
Herbal-Salvation.com Mitragyna Speciosa Leaf Powder-Red Vein Bali 25 grams, 100 grams, 250 grams, 1000 grams
Herbal-Salvation.com Mitragyna Speciosa Leaf Powder-Green Horn 25 grams, 100 grams, 250 grams, 1000 grams
Herbal-Salvation.com Mitragyna Speciosa Leaf Powder-Thai Maeng Da 25 grams, 100 grams, 250 grams, 1000 grams

The lot numbers being recalled can be found on the packaging and are as follows: (more…)

TruPet LLC Recalls Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2018

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Consumers

Anthony Santarsiero
 800-476-8808

Announcement

TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to 400 cases of the product, as identified below.

The following affected “Boost Me” products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery:

Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: “Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer” with “lot number #20190531 13815 “.

No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution following the FDA’s collection of a retail sample from a single batch which tested positive. No illnesses have been reported to date. (more…)

Nutrizone Recalls Various Lots of Multiple Dietary Supplements Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

For Immediate Release

April 18, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 1-800-936-7936

Announcement

NutriZone, LLC of Houston, Texas is expanding its recall of various kratom dietary supplements to additional lot numbers, which contain the same source material as the original recalled lots. The expanded recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution.

The recall of dietary supplements is due to the potential for contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella, 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 people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

The dietary supplements are labeled and packaged as follows:

Product Name Net Quantity (Capsules Per Container) Lot Number Packaging
Pain Out Maeng Da 36 Pouch All
Pain Out Thai 108 Bottle 10960-D
Pain Out Malay 324 Bottle 10958-I
Nirvanio Green Malay 25 Bottle 10958-C
Nirvanio Special Reserve Kratom Blend 50 Bottle 10796
Nirvanio Special Reserve 100 10795 Bottle
Nirvanio Maeng Da 100 10957-A Bottle
Nirvanio Maeng Da 50 10957-B Bottle
Nirvanio Maeng Da 25 10957-C Bottle
Cali Maeng Da 100 10957-D Bottle
Cali Maeng Da 200 10957-E Bottle
Cali Maeng Da 300 10957-F Bottle
Pain Out Maeng Da 108 and 324 10957-G Bottle
Pain Out Maeng Da 216 10957-H Bottle
Nirvanio Green Malay 100 10958-A Bottle
Nirvanio Green Malay 50 (labeled and unlabeled) 10958-B Bottle
Cali Green Malay 100 10958-D Bottle
Cali Green Malay 200 10958-E Bottle
Cali Green Malay 300 10958-F Bottle
Pain Out Green Malay 108 10958-G Bottle
Pain Out Green Malay 216 10958-H Bottle
Cali Thai 100 10960-A Bottle
Cali Thai 200 10960-B Bottle
Cali Thai 300 10960-C Bottle
Pain Out Thai 216 (labeled and unlabeled) 10960-E Bottle
Pain Out Thai 324 10960-F Bottle
Nirvanio Maeng Da 50 10889 Bottle
Nirvanio Green Malay 100 10890 Bottle
Nirvanio Bali 50 10891 Bottle

Attached are images of product labels to aide in identifying product associated with this recall. Lot numbers can be found on the packaging near the Nutrition Facts Panel.

The products were sold in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Washington, Missouri, Florida, Mississippi, California and Texas.

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

Wild & Wolf Recalls Petit Collage Children’s Toy Xylophones Due to Choking Hazard

Name of product:
Petit Collage musical jumbo wooden xylophones
Hazard:

The ball on the end of the toy xylophone beater stick can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
April 19, 2018
Units:
About 2,900 (In addition, about 240 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact:

Wild & Wolf toll free at 855-215-5879 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.petitcollage.com and click on “Product Safety” or www.wildandwolf.com and click on “Product Safety News” for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves Petit Collage musical jumbo wooden xylophones. They are musical instrument toys for children. The recalled toy xylophone has a wooden base shaped like the profile of an elephant with five different colored metal keys and a wooden beater stick with a red wooden ball attached to one end. The beater stick measures about 5 5/8 inches long by 3/4 inches wide. “Petit Collage” and “TT.1902.0617” are printed on the bottom back of the xylophone. Only xylophones with this letter/number combination are included in the recall.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy xylophone beater sticks away from children, stop using them and contact Wild & Wolf for a free replacement beater stick.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of the ball separating from the beater rod and one report of the ball being loose. No injuries have been reported. (more…)