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The Round-Up: 17 Recalls in the Past Two-Weeks

During the holidays there seems to be a flurry of recalls. In the past two weeks the FDA and USDA have recalled 17 food and pet food products. Here is the round-up of affected products.

1) Velvet Creme Popcorn Co. of Westwood, Kansas, is issuing this statement to alert people with allergies to Milk, Soy and Wheat that several of our products contain the undeclared ingredients. These people run a risk of serious or potential life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the following products:

  • Velvet Crème Peanut Brittle,  4 oz. cellophane bags (contains milk)
  • Velvet Crème Tail Gate Crunch,  1 lb. and 8 oz. cellophane bags (contains soy and wheat)
  • Velvet Crème Sweet Cajun Heat, 1 lb. and 8 oz. cellophane bags (contains soy and wheat)

2) Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is voluntarily recalling Sunrise Assorted Flavor Gummy Bears sold in the self-serve bulk area of select store produce departments between November 14 and December 13 due to a remote possibility of metal contamination.

The gummy bears included in this recall have been sold in five Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Louisiana:

  • St. Johns Commons – 2220 County Road 210 W, Jacksonville, FL 32259
  • Concord Shopping Mall – 11241 S.W. 40th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Pepper Tree Plaza – 5600 West Sample Road, Margate, FL 33073
  • Main Street Square – 7800 S. hwy 17-92, Fern Park, FL 32730
  • 70431 Hwy 21, Covington, LA 70433

3) Rising Moon Organics® today issued a voluntary recall of Rising Moon Organics Mediterranean Garlic & Herb Ravioli, a frozen product, because of an incorrect back label on some packages.  This mislabeling incident resulted in an undeclared allergen (Soy).  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The front of the retail package is correctly labeled Mediterranean Garlic & Herb Ravioli, 8 oz.  However, the back of the retail package is incorrectly labeled Four Cheese Tortelloni, UPC# 7-85030-55559-0. One Code Date is affected:  SELL BY APR 05 2012 printed on the front label (ONLY this Sell By date is being recalled).

4) Pacific International Marketing (“Pacific”) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and California Department of Public Health to coordinate a recall of Cilantro for potential contamination with Salmonella. FDA has advised that a sample of Pacific Cilantro has tested positive for Salmonella. A total of 6,141 cartons of Cilantro are being recalled.

The product is distributed in Pacific International Marketing cartons of 60 bunches, 30 bunches and 20- 3 bunched sleeves. The product is bunched cilantro with “Pacific” on the twist tie and the UPC code, which is 33383 80104. The UPC code for sleeves is 40695 80104. The product was distributed in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina, and Missouri through retailers. Consumers should return cilantro purchased after November 16th but before December 10th. The carton codes are as follows:

19  78 

111411

 
19  78 

111811

19  84 

111811

19  94 

111811

 

19  78       

111911

19  84 

111911

19  94 

111911

 

19   78       

112111

 

 

 

 

5)  As a precautionary measure, certain production lots of Tejava® Premium Iced Tea in 12 oz glass bottles are being recalled nationwide due to the possible presence of glass fragments which could be harmful if swallowed. To date, there have been no reports of any illness or injury.

The 12 oz Tejava® production lot code dates being recalled are:

1BT220                     1BT221                   1BT222                  1BT223
1BT252                     1BT253                   1BT254                  1BT255
1BT277                     1BT278                   1BT279                  1BT280  
1BT313

These production codes can be found on the back of the bottle label and on the long panel of the case tray. They are for case UPC 6-54871-24901-2, four pack UPC 6-54871-04901-1, and single bottle UPC 6-54871-00901-5.

6) Advanced Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of its dry Dog Power Dog Food– due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Jan. 4, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Advanced Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall. Affected products are:

  • DOG POWER ADULT MAINTENANCE FORMULA 21-12 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
  • DOG POWER HUNTERS FORMULA 27-14 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
  • DOG POWER HI-PRO PERFORMANCE FORMULA 26-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags

The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers):  K0004 through K1322.

7) RHEE BROS.,INC. of Hanover, MD, is recalling its 8 ounce packages of “ASSI” brand Korean Cake (Gyeong Dan) because they contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to eggs, run the risk of serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled “ASSI” brand Korean Cake (Gyeong Dan) were distributed nationwide in Asian food retail stores. The product comes in an 8 ounce, wrapped with plastic wrap on a tray. Its item number is 20649D on the label.

8) Mars Food US today issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No other flavors of UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice or any other UNCLE BEN’s® products are affected.

This product was distributed through retail stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.
The recall only affects UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable 4.7 oz. (133 g) boxes with the following:
UPC code of 54800 40778
Best before: 08/12
Code dates: 133BA4RP06 and 133BB4RP06

9) The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. This product has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.

Product affected by this announcement:

Product Name

Version

Code Date

UPC Code

Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with Use By or Expiration Dates of February 5 or February 6, 2013

7.0 lb bag

12784177I6

1901402305

8.0 lb bag

12794177D2
12794177D3

1901410208

17.5 lb bag

12794177K1
12794177K2

1901401848

The affected product lot was distributed to a limited number of retailers located in the eastern United States (AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA).  These retailers have already removed this product from store shelves.  No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

10) Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman – due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, Louisiana, facility between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Cargill Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall. Affected products are:

  • PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
  • RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
  • RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
  • RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
  • MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40 pound bags
  • MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40 and 50 pound bags
  • MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40 pound bags

The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers): 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335.

The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the following 15 states/territories – Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California.  Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

11) See’s Candies, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling one code of 8 ounce Almond Clusters, because they may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The total number of boxes produced that may contain peanuts is 3,600.

The product was distributed to See’s Holiday Gift Centers and Licensee locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, New York, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The product is sold individually in boxes labeled See’s Candies Almond Clusters, 8 oz. The only code affected by this recall is SF 088/12, and is visible on the back of the box.

12) Flying Food Group’s Lawrenceville, GA facility is updating its recall of FDA regulated sandwiches originally announced on December 3, 2011 to include two additional products that were inadvertently excluded from its original press release. The two additional products are a Turkey Quarter Pounder and a Turkey Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes. Flying Foods is recalling these products, as well as other products announced on December 3, because they have the potential to be contaminated withListeria monocytogeneF. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

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 following is a complete list of FDA regulated products implicated in this recall. These products were made for Race Trac and were distributed to retail outlets in Georgia only:

Race Trac (distributed in Georgia):

  • 7.8 ounce packages of “Chicken Quarter Pounder” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/11
  • 8.8 ounce packages of “Chicken Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/11
  • 7.38 ounce packages of “Ham Quarter Pounder” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/117.38 ounce packages of “Ham Quarter Pounder” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/11
  • 9.05 ounce packages of “Ham Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/11
  • 10.17 ounce packages of “American Sub” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/11
  • 7.38 ounce packages of “Turkey Quarter Pounder” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/11
  • 9.05 ounce packages of “Turkey Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes” that have “Sell Thru” dates 10/11/11-11/30/11

13) Hannaford, a Scarborough, Maine-based grocery chain, is recalling an undetermined amount of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall are any size package of the following:

  • “73% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef”
  • “75% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef”
  • “80% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef”
  • “85% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef”
  • “90% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef”
  • “80% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef”
  • “85% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef”
  • “90% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef”
  • “85% Nature’s Place Ground Beef”
  • “90% Nature’s Place Ground Beef”

This recall was initiated due to concerns about illnesses caused by an outbreak of salmonellosis that may be associated with use and consumption of fresh in-store ground beef prepared in and purchased at Hannaford stores.

14) B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 130 pounds of individual serving meatloaf entrées because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains anchovies, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 17-oz. refrigerated packages of “Harris Teeter, Fresh Foods Market, American Cuisine, Meatloaf with Red Skin Mashed Potatoes.”

The label on the top of each package correctly identifies the recalled products, but the bottom label of each package reads “Homestyle Meatloaf with Tomato Sauce.” The bottom label bears the establishment number “EST. 19198” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a use by date of “12/20/11.” The product code “23431” also is stamped on the bottom label. The entrées were distributed to grocery stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

15)  Silva Sausage Co., a Gilroy, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,290 pounds of a chorizo sausage product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 5-lb. vacuum packs of “NETO’S MEXICAN CHORIZO 4/1.”

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “6086” inside the USDA mark of inspection and can be further identified by the item number “18062” and lot codes “11279,” “11293,” “11304,” “11321,” “11333,” or “11341.” The product was produced between Oct. 1, 2011, and Dec. 9, 2011, and distributed for institutional use in Santa Clara, Calif.

16)  House of Raeford Farms, a Raeford, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,140 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall include:

  • 18 to 22-lb boxes containing two 9 to 11-lb. “BONELESS OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST”

The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-239A” inside the USDA mark of inspection along with a product code of “94268” and a package date of “1270” (Sept. 27, 2011). The products were shipped to delicatessens and food service institutions for further processing in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

17) D’Orazio Foods, Inc., a Bellmawr, N.J., establishment, is recalling approximately 161,000 pounds of frozen stuffed pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: :

  • 25-ounce poly bags of “ALBERTSONS’ SAUSAGE RAVIOLI”
  • 25-ounce poly bags of “JEWEL SAUSAGE RAVIOLI”
  • 25-ounce poly bags of “ALBERTSONS’ BEEF RAVIOLI”
  • 25-ounce poly bags of “JEWEL BEEF RAVIOLI”
  • 25-ounce poly bags of “OUR FAMILY BEEF RAVIOLI”

The products listed above bear the establishment number “Est. 20146” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the product label and a “Best If Used By” date ranging from “12/01/11” to “12/01/12” ink-jetted on the back of each bag. The frozen products, which were produced between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011, have a shelf-life of one year.

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