Recent Food Recalls for the Week Beginning November 9th

November 9, 2015

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The vast majority of this week’s recalls were all about mislabeling. While often those recalls are listed as Class I recalls, we have chosen to put them under our allergy labeling recall list as they are not a danger to the general public but they can be very dangerous to individuals with allergies.

Class I Recalls

Wegman’s Italian Pine Nuts and Melissa’s Italian Pine Nuts have been recalled by World Variety Produce due to possible Salmonella contamination.  The 2 and 3 ounce packages were distributed in 26 states. Additional details of this recall can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471648.htm

Boneless Pork Products were recalled by Maple Leaf Foods Inc. due to not being presented for inspection at the US point of entry. The recall affects 4030 pounds of boneless pork shoulder, packaged in 62 pound cartons, which were imported on October 31, 2015 and sold through retailer in California. More details can be found in the news release.

Allergy Labeling Recalls

Bakery Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Bakery Variety Pack Cookies, and Bakery Cookie Platters have been recalled by Winn-Dixie and Harveys because the presence of walnuts – a known allergen – was not listed on the packaging. The products, packaged in a variety of sizes, were distributed in Florida and Georgia by Harveys and Winn-Dixie, and have a sell by date of October 28 to November 11, 2015.  More details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm470517.htm

Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies have been recalled by Tate’s Bake Shop because they may contain walnuts – a known allergen – a detail which has not been disclosed on the packaging. The 7 ounce products have been distributed throughout the nation. The chocolate chip cookies have a best by date of March 20, 2016. The ginger cookies have a best by date of Jan 6, 2016. Details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471226.htm

Mote Corn-Maiz Mote, Lot# 38-16 has been recalled by Peru Food Imports Inc. because of undeclared sulfites that may be present in the product. Distributed throughout supermarkets in NY and CT, the product came in 15 ounce plastic bags with an expiry date of April 30, 2016. More details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471513.htm

Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Pudding in a Salted Carmel cardboard sleeve has been recalled because it may contain egg – a known allergy. It is possible that the Vanilla Bean Pudding may be packaged in the sleeve. The products were distributed in 18 states, mostly through grocery stores and stores like Walmart and Target. Additional details are : http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471519.htm

Whole Foods Market Tofu Curry Cous Cous Boxes were recalled by Brett Anthony Foods for possibly containing egg, peanut and sulfites which were not declared on the packaging. Only two boxes of the product were sold, both at an Ann Arbor Michigan Whole Foods store. Details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471667.htm

Athens Steak Fiesta Blossoms were recalled by Athens Foods due to the omission of soy – a known allergen – which is in the product but not listed on the packaging. 168 pounds of the product, distributed to foodservice locations, were affected. Details can be found here.

Teton Waters Ranch Uncured beef frankfurters have been recalled by Cloverdale Foods Company for misbranding. The bratwurst products contain the known allergen milk, but it is not declared on the packaging. 5208 pounds of the 10 ounce packages are affected. They have use by dates of December 5 and 16, 2015. Details can be seen in the news release.

Beef, pork and poultry products have been recalled by Boulder Natural Meats for misbranding because they did not declare milk – a known allergen – on the labels. 3607 pounds of sausage, burgers , chicken livers and natural meats were affected. These items were distributed in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through retail stores and one distributor. Details are found in the news release.

Pet Food Recall

Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats were recalled because of possibly containing propylene glycol. Distributed throughout the US and Canada, both online and in pet stores, the product comes in a 2 ounce plastic stand up pouch. Best by dates of the affected products are April 24 and July 24, 2016. More details of the recall are available here http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471748.htm