Samurai, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish In Furikake Popcorn 5oz. Package

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 14, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
October 14, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared fish
Company Name:
Samurai, Inc.
Brand Name:
Samurai
Product Description:
Furikake Popcorn

Company Announcement

Samurai, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii is conducting a voluntary recall on 16,660 packages of Furikake Popcorn, because it may contain undeclared Fish. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was distributed in the state of Hawaii and can be purchased in all retail chains across the state. It comes in a 5oz package and is marked on the back panel with Best By date 103019, 111519, 113019 and 121519.

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

Mical Seafood Inc. Voluntarily Expands Tuna Recall for Possible Scombroid Poisoning

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 10, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
October 15, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Fish
Reason for Announcement:
Elevated levels of histamine
Company Name:
Mical Seafood, Inc.
Brand Name:
Mical Seafood
Product Description:
Yellowfin Tuna loins, poke, steaks, ground meat and saku

Company Announcement

Mical Seafood, Inc. of Cooper City, FL, has voluntarily initiated an expanded recall of frozen, wild-caught yellowfin Tuna Loins, Tuna Poke, Tuna Steaks, Tuna Ground Meat, and Tuna Saku (products of Vietnam) due to potentially elevated levels of histamine. Elevated levels of histamines can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning that may result in symptoms that can generally appear within minutes to several hours after eating the affected fish. (more…)

Kenosha Beef International Recalls Seasoned Beef Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class I Recall 097-2019
Health Risk: High Oct 14, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Emmanuel Olufotebi
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2019 – Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The seasoned beef items were produced on various dates from Sept. 20, 2019 to Oct. 4, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • Cases containing eight 5-lb. plastic bags of “TACO BELL SEASONED BEEF Taco and Burrito Filling” with use by dates of “L2 11/4/19” to “L2 11/18/19”.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 10130” on the case. These items were shipped to five distribution centers, and from there shipped to restaurant locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS on Oct. 12, 2019, that it received three customer complaints.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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YOUBITE, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage and Turkey Sausage Products due to Mislabeling

Class II Recall 096-2019
Health Risk: Low Oct 11, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Emmanuel Olufotebi
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2019 – YOUBITE, LLC, a Camarillo, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 7,197 pounds of raw and ready-to-eat, pork sausage and turkey sausage products that contain either natural sheep or natural pork casings that were not declared on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw and fully cooked, ready-to-eat, pork sausage and turkey sausage items were produced on various dates from Oct. 9, 2018 to Oct. 9, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 0.8-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing fully cooked, ready-to-eat, “YOUBITE Rheinlaender Fully cooked and smoked pork links” with lot numbers that end in “100918” through “100919”.
  • 0.8-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing raw “YOUBITE Irish Bratwurst” sausages with lot numbers that end in “100918” through “100919”.
  • 0.75-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing raw “YOUBITE German Lollipop Bratwurst” sausages with lot numbers that end in “100918” through “100919”.
  • 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing fully cooked, ready-to-eat, “YOUBITE Turkey Knacks Wieners” with lot numbers that end in “100918” through “100919”.
  • 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing fully cooked, ready-to-eat “YOUBITE Nurnbergs Turkey Brats” with lot numbers that end in “100918” through “100919”.
  • 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing fully cooked, ready-to-eat, “YOUBITE Grillwurst Turkey Brats” with lot numbers that end in “100918” through “100919”.
  • 1-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing fully cooked, ready-to-eat, “YOUBITE Spicy Grillwurst Turkey Bratwurst” with lot numbers that end in “100918” through “100919”.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “M-45475” or “P-45475” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold to consumers at farmers markets in Southern California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during routine inspection activities.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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Carrier Recalls Carrier- and Bryant-Branded Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product:
Carrier- and Bryant-branded 1.5-ton multi-zone, 4-ton multi zone and 4-ton single-zone ductless heat pumps
Hazard:

The fan motor on the heat pumps can fail, causing the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
October 10, 2019
Units:
About 5,350 (in addition, about 450 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact:

Contact the dealer locator on www.carrierductless.com (for Carrier-branded products) and www.bryantductless.com (for Bryant-branded products) and click on “Find a Dealer” at the bottom of the page or contact Carrier toll-free at 844-468-4301 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, for assistance in locating a Carrier or Bryant dealer in your area for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves Carrier- and Bryant-branded 1.5-ton multi-zone, 4-ton multi-zone and 4-ton single-zone ductless heat pump outdoor units. The units are used for cooling and heating homes and light commercial facilities. The model number and product number can be found on the nameplate/rating plate on the side of the units. The recalled models and product numbers are:

Brand

Product

Model Number

Product Number

Carrier

1.5-ton multi-zone

38MGQC18—3

38MGQC18—301–

4-ton multi-zone

38MGQF48—3

38MGQF48—301–

4-ton single-zone

38MBQB48—3

38MBQB48–301–

Bryant

1.5-ton multi-zone

538TEQ018RCMA

538TEQ018RCMAAAA

4-ton multi-zone

538TEQ048RFMA

538TEQ048RFMAAAA

4-ton single-zone

538REQ048RBMA

538REQ048RBMAAAA

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately contact their installing servicer, dealer or contractor to arrange for a free repair. While awaiting repair, consumers should monitor affected units while they are being operated and keep foliage and other flammable items at least 24 inches away from the recalled units.

Incidents/Injuries:

Carrier has received six reports of the heat pumps catching fire (one occurred in the United States and five in Canada). No injuries have been reported. (more…)

UNFI Voluntarily Recalls Arla Apetina Marinated Feta & Olives in Oil, Pitted Because of Possible Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 10, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
October 10, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Fruit/Fruit Product
Reason for Announcement:
Potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum
Company Name:
UNFI
Brand Name:
Arla
Product Description:
Apetina Marinated Feta & Olives in Oil, Pitted

Company Announcement

UNFI is voluntarily recalling cases of Arla Apetina Marinated Feta & Olives in Oil, Pitted distributed by UNFI. The product requires refrigeration to ensure food safety and we have learned that some product distributed to retail customers from 2 UNFI distribution centers may have been exposed to temperatures above refrigeration during storage and/or distribution by UNFI’S customers. Extended exposure to above-refrigerated temperatures may allow growth of bacteria such as Clostridium Botulinum to reach unsafe levels, which if consumed can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. No illnesses, including allergic reactions, involving this product have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (more…)

Fisherman’s Pride Processors Issues Recall of Shrimp Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Milk and Soy Allergens

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 09, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
October 10, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Shellfish
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared milk and soy
Company Name:
Fisherman’s Pride Processors Inc
Brand Name:
Schwan’s
Product Description:
Garlic Herb Shrimp

Company Announcement

Fisherman’s Pride Processors Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling 100 bags of Schwan’s Brand “Garlic Herb Shrimp” with date code 4A924608xx-B1 due to undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergic or sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if the recalled product is consumed.

The recalled product is packed in white polyethylene bag with red graphic (picture of shrimp) and imprinted with Schwan’s Brand and “Garlic Herb Shrimp” Net Wt. 16oz (1 lb) 453g. On the reverse side of packaging, code #567 on the top left corner and UPC code 052008 and Product Identification code 4A924608xx-B1 are located. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Schwan’s Garlic Herb Shrimp #567 was found in cases labeled Schwan’s Shrimp Scampi #530. Subsequent investigation found packaging of Schwan’s Garlic Herb Shrimp #567 was used to package Schwan’s Shrimp Scampi #530.

Schwan’s may have distributed the recalled product to the lower 48 States through Schwan’s home delivery network. The recalled product was not sold in retail stores.

To date, there have been no reported injuries or illness. (more…)

Innoveix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of all Sterile Compounded Drug Products Due to a Lack of Sterility Assurance

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 10, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
October 10, 2019
Product Type:
Drugs
Reason for Announcement:
Potential lack of sterility assurance
Company Name:
Innoveix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Brand Name:
Innoveix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Product Description:
Injectable Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and injectable Sermorelin w/GHRP2

Company Announcement

Innoveix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products, within expiry, to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to a lack of assurance of sterility. These concerns arose following a routine inspection of the pharmacy by FDA.

Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile, that is not sterile, could result in serious infections which may be life-threatening. To date, Innoveix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution and to promote patient safety, which is the pharmacy’s highest priority. (more…)

Update: Recall of Frozen Cookie Dough Products Due to Allergen Health Risk is Expanded to Include Additional Lot Codes

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 09, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
October 10, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared peanuts and walnuts
Company Name:
California New Foods
Brand Name:
Carolyn’s Cookie Company, Country Baking Co.
Product Description:
Frozen and refrigerated cookie dough products

Company Announcement

California New Foods has expanded its voluntary recall of frozen cookie dough products due to a lack of labeling that addresses the potential for the products to contain peanut and walnut allergens.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity specific to peanuts and tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing the allergens.

The recalled products are not in production and are not currently sold in stores.  Consumers, however, may have the products at home. (more…)

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalls a Select Lot of Butter Crunch Half Gallons for Possible Foreign Object

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
October 08, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
October 09, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Ice Cream/Frozen Dairy
Reason for Announcement:
Foreign object
Company Name:
Blue Bell Ice Cream
Brand Name:
Blue Bell
Product Description:
Butter Crunch Ice Cream

Company Announcement

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling a select lot of half gallon Butter Crunch Ice Cream produced on a specific line on August 26, 2019 in its Sylacauga, AL plant because of the possibility the products may contain a foreign object.

Blue Bell discoveredthe issue when it was notified by a consumer of the presence of a piece of a plastic tool in a half gallon of Butter Crunch Ice Cream. The company investigation revealed the broken tool was inadvertently incorporated into the production process in a small amount of product. In an abundance of caution, the company is recalling a full day of production of this flavor from this manufacturing facility. (more…)