Recent Food Recalls for the Week Beginning September 28th
After a very slow week for recalls last week, this one more than made up for it. There were lots of recalls, including three for animal food. Check out the many different recalls especially if someone in your home has allergies or if you own a horse.
Class I Recalls
Yogurt cheese spreads have been recalled by Picnic Gourmet Spreads due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Products affected have a best by date of October 6th and were distributed in Illinois, Minnesota, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Kentucky and Maryland. They include: Parmesan Cheese Spread, Herbed Goat Cheese, Chipotle Sage Cheese Spread, Tandoori Garlic Cheese spread, Moroccan Cilantro Cheese Spread, and Red Pepper Feta Cheese Spread. More information is available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm463535.htm
Young Chicken Parts by Sanderson Farms have been recalled because of the possibility of contamination by metal materials. The recall affected 554,090 pounds of chicken distributed in 70 pound cases to processing facilities in Louisiana and Georgia. Follow the details of the recall here.
Class II Recalls
Green Meadows Premium Meat Cuts Marinated Skinless Chicken Bone-In Cubed Chicken in 23% Yogurt-Curry Marinade was recalled by Calperf because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. Despite the name containing the word yogurt, milk – a known allergen – was not listed in the ingredients. 216 pounds of product produced on September 16, 2015 were affected and were distributed to retailers in the San Francisco, California Bay Area. To learn more about the recall, check out the news release.
Allergy Labeling Recall
Plain caramel apples were recalled by Tastee Apple Inc. for undeclared peanuts may be contained in the products. The 3 ounce packages were distributed in retail stores in NJ, IN, TX, MA, NY, MD, PA and OH. Affected products had an expiration date of September 29. Details can be seen here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464110.htm
Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Strawberry and Granola parfaits were recalled by Greencore USA Inc because the product may contain almonds. The products affected have an enjoy by date of 9/24 and were distributed at 266 Starbucks retail stores in Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464111.htm
Chocolate Chip Cookies have been recalled by Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems Inc because of undeclared peanuts that may be found in the cookies. The cookies were distributed to restaurants in IA, NE, MN, MO, KS, OK and SD. The 1-2.5 ounce bags of cookies were for sale from August 31 to September 22, 2015. Details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464304.htm.
On The Border Café Style Tortilla Chips were recalled by Truco Enterprises for possibly containing undeclared milk. The 18 ounce packages have expiration dates of December 16, 17, and 18, 2015 and were distributed in 15 states in different parts of the country. See the details here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464437.htm
Pet Food Recall
Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet dog chews were recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The 2.0 ounce bags pose a health threat to both pets and humans who handle the product. The company “I and love and you” specializes in healthy, raw foods, supplements and treats for dogs and cats. More details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm463636.htm
Alfalfa hay was recalled by Murphy Farm Hay and Feed Company due to a possible Blister Beetle contamination, after the hay tested positive for cantharidin, a substance found in the beetles. Horses are at great risk of death following exposure. Sheep, goats and cattle may also be affected. The affected product was in bales of 70 pounds, bound by reddish-orange twine. More details are available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464293.htm
Western Blend horse feed was recalled by Western Milling because of potential Monensin contamination. This is another substance that can cause severe illness and even death in horses. 1100 bags of the product distributed in September to retailers in Arizona and California were affected. Details can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm464436.htm
Stay tuned for more recalls next week.