Recent Food Recalls for the Week Beginning November 30
This was another light week of food recalls, likely due to the holiday. However, one major recall stands out because it affects a popular product at Costco stores. Chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken from Costco contains celery that was recalled for E.Coli. Reports of illness have been received from multiple states and are being termed an outbreak by the CDC. Affected products were sold prior to November 21st .
Class I Recalls
Celery and products containing celery were recalled by Taylor Farms Pacific due to possible E.coli contamination. This extensive recall involves multiple products distributed throughout the nation. One of the items included in the recall – celery and onion diced blend – was an ingredient in the Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been recalled in multiple states. For complete details on this recall, go to: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm474601.htm
Empanadas were recalled by Mama Lina’s Inc. because it did not receive a federal inspection. 1,754 pounds of products, made between August 31 and September 29, 2015 were affected. They were sold only by a retailer in San Diego, CA. Details can be found here.
Class II Recalls
Boyle’s Famous USDA Choice Seasoned-Cooked Beef Top Round has been recalled by Boyle’s Famous Corned Beef Co because of misbranding and the omission of wheat, a known allergen, from ingredient lists on the packaging. The items were produced from November 24, 2014 to November 24, 2015. Products were sold in 20 pound boxes to distributors in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. More details can be found on the news release.
Allergy Labeling Recalls
Sweet Butternut Squash Ravioli was recalled by Meijer and Bertagni because it may contain cashews and almonds, both known allergens not listed on the label. The frozen packages were sold nationwide from May 2015 to November 12, 2015. More details of the recall can be found here http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm474588.htm
Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli was recalled by Raley’s Family of Fine Stores due to possibly containing cashews or almonds, known allergens. These frozen items were sold in select California stores on November 17, 2015. More details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm474565.htm
Pet Food Recalls
Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones are recalled by Blue Buffalo Company because of the possibility of Salmonella contamination. Affected products have an expiry date of November 4, 2017 and were sold in PetSmart stores in 9 states. This recall affects not only pets who may consume the product but also humans who may come in contact with it. More details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm474573.htm