Recent Food Recalls for the Week Beginning August 17th
This week’s recalls were mostly the serious Class I recalls. With recalls of this type it is important to pay close attention and either return or toss out the items if you have them in your home.
Class I Recalls
GOODSEED Soybean Sprouts and Mung Bean Sprouts were recalled by Good Seed Inc last week because of the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes. This type of organism can lead to serious illness and even death. Products affected were sold in 1, 2 and 10 pound bags, in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. For more information on this recall, go to: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm458037.htm
Albertson’s Jambalaya with Chicken and Andouille was recalled for misbranding and undeclared allergens. The manufacturer Create Common Good failed to declare that there was the allergen milk in the product and that beef and cheddar sausage instead of Andouille sausage were used in the making of this product. 185 pounds of the products with July and August sell-by dates were affected. For more details, check out the news release.
Steak & Ale Pie and Chicken Balti Pie have been recalled by Pleasant House Bakery LLC. These products were distributed without having been inspected AND did not declare the allergens egg, milk and wheat on the label. Sold in Chicago, IL and New Buffalo, MI retail establishments and restaurants, affected products included items produced from January 1, 2014 to August 14, 2015. Details can be found here.
Whole Hogs for Barbeque have been recalled by Kapowsin Meats for possible Salmonella contamination. This issue was discovered due to an investigation into cases of Salmonella illness. The recall affected 116,262 pounds of whole hogs, sold in Washington and Alaska to retailers, institutions, distributors and individuals. To learn more, see the Department of Agriculture’s press release.
Pet Food Recall
Frozen raw Cat Food was recalled by the Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, WA last week for possible salmonella contamination. Cases of 6 ten pound chubs and 50 pound blocks of the product were affected by the recall. While Salmonella is dangerous to animals consuming it, it also poses a danger to humans who handle tainted cat food.
For more information on this recall, go to: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm457918.htm