Recent Food Recalls for the Week Beginning November 2

November 2, 2015

Skippy peanut butter recall

This week brought a scary medication recall for those with food allergies. It also contained quite a few more of the canned seafood recall notices, as well as a variety of other issues. It was definitely a big week for food recalls.

Class I Recalls

Deli meat has been recalled by Adolf’s Meat Products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes adulteration. The products were sold only at the company store in Hartford, CT and include ham, pork loins, liverwurst, Canadian bacon and kielbasa sausage. Additional details are available in the news release.

Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter was recalled by Hormel Foods Sales for possibly containing small metal shavings. 1871 pounds of the 16.3 ounce jars are affected. They have a best by date of Dec 14, 2016 and were sold by Publix, Walmart and Target in Arkansas, Delaware, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Details of the recall can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470175.htm.

Sweet n Salty Mix products have been recalled by Kar’s Nuts Inc because of a hard foreign item being found in multiple packaging. Best by dates on affected products are from August 25 – September 2, 2016. Details of this recall are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470332.htm

Granny Smith apples have been recalled by Northstar Produce Inc because of the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes, Enterohemorrhagic E. coli, and/or Salmonella. 33 cases of 175 count apples are affected by this recall. They were sold in tray packs at 2 locations of Mike’s Discount Foods in Minnesota from October 1 to 19, 2015. More details are here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470317.htm

Beef, Chicken, and Pork products have been recalled by Pelmen Foods because they were produced without the benefit of import inspection. This recall involves 332 pounds of Pelmeni products that were sent to distributors in Wisconsin and Illinois. Details can be found in the news release.

Canned salmon, tuna and sturgeon were recalled by Josephson’s Smokehouse in conjunction with the Skipanon Brand Seafood recall of two weeks ago, due to Clostridium botulinum. Affected products were sold from the Astoria, OR retail store, online, and by phone. Additional details of this recall are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469382.htm

Canned salmon and sturgeon products were also recalled by Gilmore Fish due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, as part of the Skipanon Brand Seafood recall. The products were sold in the company’s Dallesport, WA store. Details are here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469689.htm

Canned tuna and salmon have been recalled by OleBob’s Seafoods, due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, as part of the Skipanon Brand Seafood recall. The products were sold online and in the Ilwaco, WA retail store. Details of the recall are here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469669.htm

Canned tuna has been recalled by CSFPDX LLC, due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, as part of the Skipanon Brand Seafood recall. Codes on affected products start with “OC”. The product was sold in retail establishments and to wholesalers, as well as in the company’s retail store. More details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469962.htm

Canned catfish, sturgeon, salmon and walleye were recalled by Sockeye Suzy’s Fish Co, due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, as part of the Skipanon Brand Seafood recall. The affected products have the code OC on the top or bottom of the can and were sold in the company store, and other Washington retailers and wineries. Details of this recall are here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469970.htm

Canned albacore tuna has been recalled by Farmer Creek of Cloverdale due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, as part of the Skipanon Brand Seafood recall. The product was distributed at the company farm stand and at Oregon farmers markets. Details are here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470366.htm

Class II Recall

Mama Mancini’s Gluten-Free turkey meatballs were recalled by Joseph Epstein Food Enterprises because of misbranding. Although labeled as gluten-free, independent testing showed more than the acceptable amount of gluten in the product. 190 pounds of the product were recalled. These items were sold by New Jersey retailers and have an expiry date of December 12, 2015. More details are given in the news release.

Allergy Labeling Recalls

Skinny Latina Marinades were recalled by Skinny Latina Foods due to undeclared soy in the product. Sold nationwide in 12 ounce glass jars, affected products have a best buy date of December 15, 2015. More information can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469355.htm

Candy mixes have been recalled by Kanan Enterprises because one of the ingredients – candy buttons contains milk, a known allergen, which is not listed on the packaging. A variety of different snack mixes under the brands Better Valu, Favorites, Clear Value, King’s, Speedy Choice and Valu Time are affected. More details of this recall are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469236.htm

Ice cream products have been recalled by Helados La Tapatia because the products did not list egg, almonds, and soy as ingredients on the packaging. The ice cream bar products were sold in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington. More details of the recall can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469793.htm

Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips were recalled by Herr Foods for having been incorrectly labeled as Gluten Free. The packaging did list wheat as an ingredient, but there was also a Gluten Free statement on the packaging of the 1.875 ounce bags. These products were sold throughout the nation and have a best before date of Jan 2 – 30, 2016. Details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm469966.htm

Nature’s Promise Organic Edamame has been recalled by Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, Giant Food Stores LLC, Martin’s Food Markets, and Giant Food, LLC due to soy not being listed as an ingredient. The affected products were sold in 16 ounce packages. Details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470388.htm, http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470383.htm  and http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470386.htm

Medication Recall

Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled on October 28th, by maker Sanofi. Reports of the product delivering inaccurate dosage led to the recall of all Auvi-Q devices. Details can be found on the company website: www.auvi-q.com