Sunday 26 February 2017

FDArecall

Eight Recalls and Counting

This morning’s inbox is filled with recall notices from firms hoping to bury the news before the Fourth of July holiday. It’s a common practice that leads to a spike of voluntary notices on Friday afternoon and like today, just before a holiday.

Here are the 8 recalls as of 11:30am EST, from the FDA:

  • Leasa Industries Co., Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling 433 cases of LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts with use by date 7/2/12, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product is in 6 oz. clear plastic containers with a UPC code of 75465-55912 and has an expiration date of 7/2/12. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/wWg .
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads. The products being recalled are Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039, Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046 and Wal Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with Use-by date of June19 and UPC code 81131 02781 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The Product Code and Use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in six U.S. states (Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia).
No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Stateof North Carolina.
No other Wal Mart Marketside, or Kroger Fresh Selections salads are included in the recall. Only the specific Product Codes, UPC codes and June 19, 2012 Use-by date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PDT) Monday – Friday. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/wWI

  • As a precautionary measure, Banner Mountain Sprouts is voluntarily recalling organic sprouts under the following names: 4oz. zesty greens, 5oz. sprout salad, 4oz. clover, 2lb. clover, 4oz. alfalfa/broccoli, 4oz. alfalfa sprouts, and 1lb. & 2lb. alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Routine testing showed signs of salmonella and Banner Mountain Sprouts was notified of possible contamination.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause an acute infection that can have symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Symptoms usually develop within one to four days after eating contaminated food. Most cases resolve without the need for medical attention. However, some individuals develop a serious illness that can lead to hospitalization.

The sprouts were distributed through retail stores and wholesalers in California. The products come in a 4 or 5 oz. clear, plastic, clamshell container and a 1lb. or 2lb. ziplock bag with a sell by date from 6/17/12 to 7/6/12. No illnesses have been associated with any Banner Mountain sprouts. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/wWG

  • Standard Process Inc. of Palmyra, WI 53156 is voluntarily recalling the following three dietary supplements due to potential Salmonella contamination:
  1. Cataplex ACP (Product number 0700 and 0750) Lot 114
  2. Cataplex C Cataplex ACP (Product number 1650 1655) Lot 114
  3. Pancreatrophin PMG (Product number 6650) Lot 114

The products, all tablets, were distributed in 60 cc and 200 cc amber glass bottles with Best Used By dates (BUB) of 5/13 indicated on both the bottles and the boxes. No other products or lot numbers are affected.

Standard Process has provided information on this voluntary recall to all distributors and health care professionals who purchased these specific lots via telephone calls and mailings. The products were sold to consumers through health care professionals.

This recall resulted during a routine FDA record inspection which revealed that one of the ingredients used in these products potentially contained the bacteria. The company has ceased distribution of the product lots in question and is recalling them. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/wWM

  • New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine today warned consumers in the metropolitan New York area, including Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, to not consume certain “Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese” products made by Mexicali Cheese Corp. located at 91-52 87th Street in Woodhaven, New York due to possible Listeria contamination.

The product is packaged in a rigid 14 oz. plastic tub that displayed the plant number 36-0128 and a code of 071512. This consumer warning affects all packages with this code. The product was packaged in containers bearing the following product names: Mexicali Queso Fresco Mexicano, Mexican Style Fresh Cheese; or Acatlan Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese.

A routine sample of the cheese, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on June 20, 2012, was subsequently tested by the Department’s Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On June 25, 2012 the manufacturer was notified of a preliminary positive test result and voluntarily recalled the product from their customers. Test results were confirmed on June 29, 2012. Subsequent samples will be taken to verify that the product is free of pathogens. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/wZg

  • Square-H Brands, Inc., a Los Angeles establishment, is recalling approximately 1,350 pounds of a ground smoked bacon product that may contain pieces of cardboard and plastic.

25-lb. cases of “Coarse Ground Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces”

The ground smoked bacon was packaged on April 25, 2012 and was distributed to a separate federally inspected establishment in Hawaii for further distribution and use in other products. The cases can be identified by establishment number “EST. 748” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the case code “1410070” located in the top right corner of the label. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/wWB

  • Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.

Recalled Pet Food

Only cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food varieties with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall.  Each product will have a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.

UPC DESCRIPTION
2310034974 PEDIGREE +® Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entrée in Meaty Juices
2310001913 PEDIGREE® Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices
2310023045 PEDIGREE®  Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices

No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of wet food, dry dog food, or dog treats. Learn more at: http://go.usa.gov/wZj

  • ITO EN USA requests that Hawaii customers of its canned Aloha Maid Coconut Water with Pineapple purchased since May 16, 2012 return the products to stores for a refund. The drink can is stamped on underside with the code IHMAY0913 and the UPC Code is 8-35146-00818-3.

The product has an “off smell” and should not be consumed. The company has no reports of anyone becoming seriously ill from consuming the product. ITO EN is researching the cause and is starting this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure. Learn more at: http://go.usa.gov/wZZ

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