Recent Food Recalls for the Week Beginning November 23
This past week has been light on recalls, especially the more widespread, potentially serious recalls. As always, allergy recalls are the bulk of our recalls, which highlights the fact that many manufacturers have not yet mastered the system of identifying and labeling foods properly for those with food allergies.
Class I Recalls
Mi Tienda Masa and Tostadas were recalled by Mi Tienda because they may contain metal fragments. This recall only affects products packed on November 16 and 17, purchased at Mi Tienda #1 in South Houston, TX. Details of this recall can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm474086.htm
Ground beef was recalled by All American Meats, because it may contain E.Coli. 167,427 pounds of the meat that was distributed via retailers nationwide were affected. Additional details can be found in the news release.
Class II Recalls
Tyson Any’tizers Fully Cooked Hot Wings were recalled by Tyson Foods because of possible adulteration. An off-odor and mild illness were reported. 52,486 pounds of the product were affected. The 28 ounce packages had October 24 and 25, 2016 use by dates and were distributed by retailers nationwide. More details can be found in the news release.
Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen products were recalled by Nation Pizza because they contain soy, an allergen which was undeclared and are misbranded. 59,028 pounds of the frozen products area affected by the recall of pizzas made by August 25 to November 9, 2015. The 27.5 ounce packages were distributed by ALDI grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Ohio. Details can be seen in the news release.
Allergy Labeling Recalls
Wegmans Italian Classics Butternut Squash Ravioli was recalled by Wegmans because it may contain cashews and almonds, both known allergens not listed on the label. The 9 ounce package found in refrigerated dairy cases was sold in Wegmans stores in Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. 54,000 items were affected, and included all products sold since June 6, 2015. More details of the recall can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm473455.htm
Girl Scouts of the USA Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix and Ashdon Farms Honey Mustard Mix were recalled by Ashdon Farms because the products contain milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the packaging. The Girl Scout products were sold by Girl Scout Councils and online throughout the country. Ashdon Farms products were distributed via fundraising distributors. Affected items were distributed prior to November 16, 2015. Details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm473216.htm
Snickers 8×8 cakes were recalled by Casey’s Bakery Inc. because they contain undeclared peanuts. Affected products were sold frozen in the state of Iowa prior to November 14, 2015. Additional details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm473872.htm
Salad Kits with grilled chicken products have been recalled by Ready Pac Foods Inc. because of misbranding and undeclared allergens: eggs and anchovies. The affected products have a use by date of November 11, 2015 and were sold by retailers in California. The news release contains additional details of this recall.
Ultimate Herbal Slimcap capsules have been recalled by Fit Firm and Fabulous because the ingredient sibutramine was not declared on the labels. This ingredient can cause a variety of heart health problems. The recall includes all lots dated 05/02/2015 to 05/01/2017. Products were sold throughout the nation via the company’s website. Details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm473638.htm