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RECENT FOOD RECALLS

Welcome to the Food Recall webpage. This page is maintained by the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in order to provide consumers with the latest information about food recalls affecting the County. In addition to posting details about recalls on this page, Environmental Health actively follows up on reports of adulterated food, auditing retailers to ensure that all contaminated products have been removed from store's shelves. Please bookmark this page or follow us on twitter at LAPublicHealth for frequent updates.

Consumers who have any of these products in their possession should return the product to the place of purchase or see full press release for details for disposition.

If you believe that you became sick from eating or drinking something, you can file a report by clicking this link Food Illness, or by calling 1-888-397-3993.

 

November 19, 2014

REFA Enterprises, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen Due to Undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein


Contact:
Consumer:
(757) 420-1122
support@fbbpshop.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 19, 2014 – REFA Enterprises, LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of each: Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen (UPC # 6333090804632), Forever Beautiful Infinity UPC # 633090804649), to the consumer level. The products have been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine or a combination of both Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein through FDA laboratory analyses. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 (due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes). Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. Products containing sibutramine pose a threat to consumers because Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhymias or stroke. These products may also interact in life threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. To date, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

All affected products are marketed as dietary supplements for weight loss and were packaged and distributed as follows:

Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen is packaged in bottles of 60 capsules, Forever Beautiful Bee pollen was distributed via internet to consumers nationwide from July 7, 2014 – November 3, 2014.

Forever Beautiful Infinity is packaged in bottles of 60 capsules. Forever Beautiful Infinity was distributed via internet to consumers nationwide from July 7, 2014 – November 3, 2014.

REFA Enterprises, LLC is notifying its customers by email and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers that have product which is being recalled should stop using and return products to REFA Enterprises, LLC.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact REFA Enterprises, LLC at (757) 420-1122 Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST or email support@fbbpshop.com.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.

Adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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November 20, 2014

California Firm Recalls Sausage Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen


Class I Recall 081-2014
Health Risk: High Nov 19, 2014



Congressional and Public Affairs
Edward A. Stoker
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 - Sapar USA, Inc. (DBA Fabrique Delices), a Hayward, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 12 pounds of sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain nonfat dry milk, a known allergen which was not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall are:

  • Pieces of "Fabrique Delices, Saucisson A L’ail Garlic Sausage – Nonfat Dry Milk Added," each approximately .83-lb each, with product code 5511. The misbranded products bear the label of another product, "Fabrique Delices, Saucisson Sec"

The product, produced on November 6, 2014, bears the establishment number "EST 6206" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold through distribution centers in California, Pennsylvania and Texas to institutional and retail outlets.

The problem was discovered by one of the firm’s sales representatives who was providing samples of the product at a food show and noted the error.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Heather Neary, Auntie Anne’s Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer at, at (717) 435-1558.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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November 19, 2014

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Pretzel Dog Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens


Class I Recall 079-2014-EXP
Health Risk: High Nov 18, 2014


Congressional and Public Affairs
Marie Bucko
(202) 720-9113

Details of this recall were updated on Nov. 18, 2014 to reflect additional product and corrected production dates.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014 - City Line Foods Manufacturing Co., a Lancaster, Pa., establishment is expanding their recall to include an additional 12,282 pounds of frozen pretzel hot dog products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. This brings the total pounds of product recalled to 1,208,951 pounds. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The recalled products were produced Nov. 14, 2013 – Nov. 14, 2014.

The following products are subject to the expanded recall:

  • "Kunzler Cheddar Pepper Frank Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks."

The following products are subject to the FSIS recall issued November 15, 2014.

  • "Auntie Anne’s All Beef Classic Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Auntie Anne’s Fundraising Pretzel Dogs."
  • "West Creek Black Angus Beef Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks."
  • "Nathan’s Famous Pretzel Dogs."
  • "City Line Foods Pretzel Dogs."

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. or P-34073" or "34073" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped nationwide for retail distribution and fundraising. This recall does not affect Auntie Anne's pretzel stores found in malls, airports and other venues nationwide.

The problem was initially discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine labeling review. FSIS inspectors found that a releasing agent used on contact surfaces during production included soy lecithin, which was not disclosed on the product label. The additional product was discovered by the establishment while reviewing records as part of their recall activity. They then notified FSIS personnel of the issue. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Heather Neary, Auntie Anne’s Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer at, at (717) 435-1558.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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November 18, 2014

Solgar, INC. Issues Voluntary Class I Recall Of ABC Dophilus® Powder


Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-332-1088

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 17, 2014 — Solgar, Inc., of Leonia, NJ, is voluntarily recalling ABC Dophilus® Powder. The recall was initiated, out of an abundance of caution, because the product was found to contain Rhizopus oryzae, which may cause Mucormycosis. This is a rare infection that may cause health problems to consumers, particularly pre-mature infants/infants, children, and those with weakened immune systems. Although, it may also occur (rarely) in people who are otherwise healthy. ABC Dophilus was used as part of the in-hospital course of treatment for a very preterm infant (<32 week gestation) who suffered from multiple complications, including intestinal mucormycosis, and died on October 11, 2014. Susceptible consumers should consult with their physician or health care provider if they have used this product.

Solgar is notifying consumers and customers not to consume this product

This product was distributed to: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, CO, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, ME, MO, MA, NC, NE, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, PR, UT, TN, TX, VT, KY, WI, WA, UK and Israel through pharmacy, retail stores, wholesale, internet, etc.

Description: Solgar ABC Dophilus® Powder NET Wt. 1.75 oz (50 g)
UPC Code: 0 33984 00010 0
Label: Solgar
Lot# 074024-01R1, 074024-01, 074024-02 Expiration
Date 7/31/15

Testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control revealed the presence of Rhizopus oryzae in 1.75 oz (50 g) containers of Solgar ABC Dophilis Powder.

The distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Risk factors for developing Mucormycosis include: uncontrolled diabetes; cancer; organ transplant; neutropenia (low white blood cells); skin trauma (cuts, scrapes, punctures, or burns). Susceptible consumers should consult with their physician or health care provider.

Consumers who have purchased Solgar ABC Dophilus® Powder are urged not to consume the product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-534-6370, Monday-Friday, 9AM-7PM ET.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm

Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

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November 18, 2014

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Pretzel Dog Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens


Class I Recall 079-2014
Health Risk: High Nov 15, 2014


En Español



Congressional and Public Affairs
Katherine Scheidt
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2014 - City Line Foods Manufacturing Co., a Lancaster, PA. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,196,669 pounds of frozen pretzel hot dog products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The pretzel dogs were produced on various dates from February 14, 2014 to November 14, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • "Auntie Anne’s All Beef Classic Pretzel Dogs".
  • "Auntie Anne’s Fundraising Pretzel Dogs."
  • "West Creek Black Angus Beef Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs."
  • "Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks."
  • "Nathan’s Famous Pretzel Dogs."
  • "City Line Foods Pretzel Dogs."

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. or P-34073" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped nationwide for retail distribution and fundraising.This recall does not affect Auntie Anne's pretzel stores found in malls, airports and other venues nationwide.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a routine labeling review. FSIS inspectors found that a releasing agent used on contact surfaces during production included soy lecithin, which was not disclosed on the product label.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Heather Neary, Auntie Anne’s Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer at, at (717) 435-1558.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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November 18, 2014

B&G Foods Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut And Almond In Product

Contact:
Consumer:
877-929-2576
www.ortega.com

Media:
Ernest DelBuono
202-973-1318

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 14, 2014 – B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third party supplier contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There is no health risk associated with these products for individuals without an allergy to peanuts or almonds.

s recall affects the following products:

Consumer UPC # Size Best By Date Range Description
0 39000 00805 1 10oz May 18, 2015 - Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Taco Dinner Kit
0 39000 00818 1 16.7oz May 18, 2015 - Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Taco Dinner Kit
0 39000 00820 4 1.25 oz Feb 18, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016 Ortega Taco Seasoning
0 39000 00821 1 3.75 oz Feb 18, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016 Ortega Taco Seasoning  (3 Pack)
0 39000 00860 0 5 lb. Feb 18, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016 Ortega Taco Meat Seasoning (Foodservice)
0 39000 00861 7 9 oz Feb 18, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016 Ortega Taco Meat Seasoning (Foodservice)
0 39000 00890 7 8 oz Feb 18, 2017  -  Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Taco Sauce - Mild
0 39000 00891 4 8 oz Feb 18, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Taco Sauce - Hot
0 39000 01012 2 15.2oz May 18, 2015 - Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Soft Taco Dinner Kit
0 39000 01892 0 8 oz Feb 18, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Taco Sauce - Medium
0 39000 01893 7 16 oz Feb 18, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Taco Sauce - Mild
0 39000 01894 4 16 oz Feb 18, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Taco Sauce - Medium
0 41501 00806 5 9.15oz May 18, 2015 - Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Whole Grain Taco Kit
0 41501 00824 9 1.25oz Feb 18, 2016-Nov 3, 2016 Ortega 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning
0 41501 00832 4 5oz May 18, 2015 - Feb 10, 2016 Ortega “Tacos for Two” Kit
0 41501 00882 9 144 g 15 MA 18- 16 FE 10 Ortega “Tacos for Two” Kit (Canada)
0 41501 00897 3 8 oz Feb 18, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Green Taco Sauce - Mild
0 41501 00898 0 8 oz Feb 18, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Enchilada Sauce
0 41501 00907 9 16 oz Feb 18, 2017-Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Green Taco Sauce  -  Mild
0 41501 01014 3 13.6 oz May 18, 2015-Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Whole Wheat Soft Taco Kit
0 41501 01015 0 21.3oz May 18, 2015 - Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Grande Hard & Soft Taco Dinner Kit
0 41501 01058 7 15.9oz May 18, 2015-Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Whole Grain/Whole Wheat  Hard & Soft Taco Kit
0 41501 01895 8 16 oz Feb 18, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 Ortega Taco Sauce - Hot
0 41501 08351 2 9.8oz May 18, 2015 - Feb 10, 2016 Ortega Fiesta Flats Kit
0 41501 79811 9 3.75 oz Feb 18, 2016-Nov 3, 2016 Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Packet (3 Pack)
0 41501 79812 6 106 g 16 FE 18 -  16 NO 03 Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Packets (3 Pack) (Canada)
0 41501 79890 4 8 oz Feb 18, 2017-Nov 10, 2017 Las Palmas Taco Sauce (Mild)
0 41501 79990 1 226g 17 FE 18 - 17 NO 10 Las Palmas Taco Sauce (Mild) (Canada)
N/A .33 oz Feb 18, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016 Ortega Taco Sauce Packets (Foodservice)

The recalled products were distributed in retail stores and foodservice outlets nationwide.

This recall does not apply to any other sizes or varieties of Ortega Seasoning Mix or to any Ortega Seasoning Mixes in canisters, all of which are correctly labeled. For example, this recall does not include Ortega Fajita Seasoning Mix, Ortega Fish Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chili Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chipotle Seasoning Mix or Ortega Burrito Seasoning Mix, all of which are correctly labeled. This recall also does not include any Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce, which is correctly labeled.

"The safety of our consumers is our number one priority. We are committed to providing safe, quality products while observing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our business," said William Wright, Executive Vice President of Quality Assurance and R&D at B&G Foods. "The core values that we’ve embodied since the company was founded in the 1800s — honesty, integrity and accountability — guide our actions as we take the appropriate measures to address this issue."

This recall was initiated in consultation with the FDA after it was discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut and almond allergens. B&G Foods has since terminated its relationship with this supplier and is receiving these ingredients from other sources in anticipation of resuming production shortly.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company’s recall hotline at 877-929-2576 from 8:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET, or visit www.ortega.com for additional information.

About B&G Foods

B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods’ products are marketed under many recognized brands, including Ac’cent, B&G, B&M, Baker’s Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary’s, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Emeril’s, Grandma’s Molasses, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, MacDonald’s, Maple Grove Farms, Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Flatbreads, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Pirate’s Booty, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Rickland Orchards, Sa‑són, Sclafani, Smart Puffs, Spring Tree, Sugar Twin, Trappey’s, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid and Wright’s. B&ods also sells and distributes two branded household products, Static Guard and Kleen Guard.

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November 18, 2014

Illinois Firm Recalls Pierogi Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens


Class I Recall 078-2014
Health Risk: High Nov 14, 2014


En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Katherine Scheidt
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2014 -Kasia’s Deli Inc., a Chicago, IL. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,059 pounds of pierogi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat, soy, eggs, and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The pierogi (dumplings) products were produced on various dates prior to September 19, 2014 and include lot numbers #4262 and below. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 11.5-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 6 pieces of "Polana Beef Pierogi" with product code 608.
  • 11.5-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 12 pieces of "Polana Beef Pierogi" with product code 108.
  • 14-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 6 pieces of "Polana Potato and Bacon Pierogi" with product code 630.
  • 14-oz. white plastic tray packages containing 12 pieces of "Polana Potato and Bacon Pierogi" with product code 130.
  • 14-oz. white plastic tray packages of "Polana Chicken Pierogi" with product code 126.

The products subject to recall may contain the establishment number "EST. 33985" or "P- 33985" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped to a distributor for national online sales.

The problem was discovered by an FSIS investigator during routine surveillance when the investigator noticed that the packaging lacked ingredient labels and /or the mark of inspection.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact the Kasia’s Deli Inc. at (312) 666-2900.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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November 18, 2014

Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Eco-Farmed and Organic Brown Rice Flour Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
530-538-355


Media:
Inez Be / 415-844-6254
Cori Barrett / 415-844-6263
Access Communications
teamlundberg@accesspr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 14, 2014 – Lundberg Family Farms announced that it is voluntarily recalling specific bags of Brown Rice Flour because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems if consumed raw. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The recalled Eco-Farmed Brown Rice Flour (UPC# 0 73416 00550 1) and Organic Brown Rice Flour (UPC # 073416 00500 6) were distributed in retail store bulk bins, and 25lb bulk bags, between November 4th and November 12th, 2014 in the following states: CA, HI, MA, AZ, NV, and through mail order.

The affected 25lb bulk bags contain the following lot numbers 141027, 141028, 141029, 141030 located on the bottom seam of the bag.

No serious illnesses have been reported to date from the consumption of the product. The potential for contamination was identified after routine testing and immediate corrective action has been taken. Distributors and retailers have been notified and requested to discard the affected products in stock. The company notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is cooperating fully with the agency.

Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and contact place of purchase for a refund. Customers can call our customer service representatives at 530-538-3555, which is staffed five days a week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, or leave a message at other times, with any questions or concerns about the product, or email recall@lundberg.com.

Lundberg Family Farms is committed to providing safe and healthy food, and for this reason, is issuing this voluntary recall.

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November 17, 2014

Chaotic Labz Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Mayhem Dietary Supplement Due to Undeclared Dexamethasone and Cyproheptadine

Contact:
Consumer:
Chaotic Labz
1-479-223-2677


Media:
Inez Be / 415-844-6254
Cori Barrett / 415-844-6263
Access Communications
teamlundberg@accesspr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 14, 2014 – Chaotic Labz, Atkins, Arkansas, is voluntarily conducting a nationwide recall of Mayhem dietary supplement capsules, Lot #CLM061114 with an expiration date of 06/2016, to the user/consumer level. Mayhem’s intended use is as a bodybuilding supplement. FDA laboratory analysis found that Mayhem Dietary Supplement contains undeclared dexamethasone, a prescription corticosteroid commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions, and cyproheptadine, a prescription antihistamine used for seasonal allergy treatment, making this an unapproved drug.

Consumers are advised that corticosteroid use can impair a person’s ability to fight infections, cause high blood sugar levels, muscle injuries and psychiatric problems. When corticosteroids are taken for a prolonged period, or at high doses, they can suppress the adrenal gland and cause withdrawal symptoms with abrupt discontinuation. Antihistamines may cause drowsiness and affect mental alertness. In addition, these undeclared drug ingredients in Mayhem may cause serious side effects when combined with other medications. To date, Chaotic Labz has not received reports of these adverse effects related to this recall.

Mayhem is packaged in a clear bottle with yellow capsules associated with Lot #CLM061114 with an expiration date of 06/2016. The product can be identified by the brand known as Chaotic Labz and product name Mayhem, Appetite for Construction. This product was distributed nationwide to various Nutritional Supplement Retail Outlets and via the internet.

Chaotic Labz is notifying its distributors and customers by a formal recall notification and arranging for a return of all recalled products. Distribution of Mayhem will also be halted. Consumers, Distributors, and Retailers that have any of the recalled product should STOP USING and return immediately to the place of purchase. Contact your health care professional if you have experienced any adverse effects.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Cordy Hooten, Owner of Chaotic Labz, by phone number at (479) 223-2677 or email at contact.chaoticlabz@gmail.com, Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm central standard time. No other products distributed by Chaotic Labz are subject to recall.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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November 13, 2014

Riba Foods Inc. Recalls Nacho Sauce Products Due to Undeclared Allergen - Wheat


Product Description
Salpica Ballpark Nacho Sauce and Salpica Ballpark Blackbean Nacho Sauce

Recalling Firm
Riba Foods Inc.
Houston, TX

Recall Reason
Undeclared Allergen - Wheat

Recall Class
N/A

Product Identification
Salpica Ballpark Nacho Sauce
Size: 8 oz.
UPC: 60418332090
Salpica Ballpark Blackbean Nacho Sauce
Size: 8 oz.
UPC: 60418332092

Distributed
Nationwide including CA
Including Internet Sales
Retail Distribution List

Affected Dates
Nacho Sauce:
Best by dates of Sept. 12; Sept. 19; Oct 8; Oct. 29; and Dec 21
Blackbean Nacho Sauce:
Best by dates of Sept 12; Sept 19; Oct 8; Oct 29; and Dec 21

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Riba Foods 800-327-7422

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Recall Date: 11/12/2014  

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November 13, 2014

Marin Food Specialties, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Imported Organic Raw Almonds (Bitter Almonds) Due to Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Hydrogen Cyanide

Contact:
Consumer:
512-477-5566 ext. 20060

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 7, 2014— Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. of Byron, CA is voluntarily recalling Organic Raw Almonds (bitter almonds), due to them possibly containing elevated levels of naturally occurring hydrogen cyanide according to laboratory test results. To date, no human illnesses have been associated with these products and they have been pulled from sale.

Bitter almonds are the wild form of the edible "sweet almonds". Bitter almonds contain a chemical called glycoside amygdalin, which becomes transformed into toxic prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) after they are crushed or chewed. Eating foods that contain prussic acid may result in some or all of the following signs and clinical symptoms within minutes: dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, restlessness, and weakness. Exposure to higher quantities of food containing prussic acid may cause other more serious health effects including convulsions, loss of consciousness, low blood pressure, lung injury, slow heart rate, and respiratory failure leading to death. Showing these signs and symptoms does not necessarily mean that a person has been exposed to cyanide. Treatment with supportive measures and available specific and efficacious antidotes frequently allows survival.

The products were labeled as "Whole Foods Market Organic Raw Almonds Imported from Italy" and "Whole Foods Market Organic Raw Almonds Imported from Spain", and were packaged in 13.5 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled products have sell-by dates from 4/18/15 to 6/7/15 and a UPC code of UPC 9-99482-00071-7. The recalled product was distributed to Whole Foods Market stores only in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Reno, Nevada and Boise, Idaho including:

Northern California:

4315 Arden Way

Sacramento

CA

95864

3000 Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley

CA

94705

731 East Blithedale

Mill Valley

CA

94941

1140 Blossom Hill Rd.

San Jose

CA

95118

1690 South Bascom Avenue

Campbell

CA

95008

1710 41st Ave

Capitola

CA

95010

2001 Market Street

San Francisco

CA

94114

390 Coddingtown Mall

Santa Rosa

CA

95401

500 First St

Davis

CA

95616

270 Palladio Pkwy

Folsom

CA

95630

1765 California Street

San Francisco

CA

94109

3111 Mowry Ave

Fremont

CA

94538

650 W. Shaw Ave

Fresno

CA

93704

1025 Gilman Street

Berkeley

CA

94710

690 Stanyan St

San Francisco

CA

94117

230 Bay Place

Oakland

CA

94612

3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Lafayette

CA

94549

4800 El Camino Real

Los Altos

CA

94022

15980 Los Gatos Blvd.

Los Gatos

CA

95032

414 Miller Avenue

Mill Valley

CA

94941

800 Del Monte Center

Monterey

CA

93940

3682 Bel Aire Plaza

Napa

CA

94558

3950 24th Street

San Francisco

CA

94114

790 DeLong Ave

Novato

CA

94945

1150 Ocean Ave

San Francisco

CA

94112

774 Emerson Street

Palo Alto

CA

94301

621 E. Washington Street

Petaluma

CA

94952

450 Rhode Island

San Francisco

CA

94107

1250 Jefferson Ave

Redwood City

CA

94063

1001 Galleria Blvd

Roseville

CA

95678

1010 Park Place

San Mateo

CA

94403

340 Third Street

San Rafael

CA

94901

100 Sunset Drive

San Ramon

CA

94583

911 Soquel Ave.

Santa Cruz

CA

95062

1181 Yulupa Ave.

Santa Rosa

CA

95405

6910 McKinley Street

Sebastopol

CA

95472

399 4th Street

San Francisco

CA

94107

201 West Napa Street #11

Sonoma

CA

95476

20955 Stevens Creek Blvd

Cupertino

CA

95014

1333 E. Newell Ave.

Walnut Creek

CA

94596

Oregon:

2610 NE Hwy 20

Bend

OR

97701

7380 SW Bridgeport Rd

Tigard

OR

97224

3535 NE 15th Ave.

Portland

OR

97212

12220 SW Scholls Ferry Road

Tigard

OR

97223

4301 NE Sandy Blvd

Portland

OR

97213

2825 East Burnside St.

Portland

OR

97214

1210 NW Couch Street

Portland

OR

97209

19440 NW Cornell Rd.

Hillsboro

OR

97124

Washington:

888 116th Ave. NE

Bellevue

WA

98004

2001 15th Ave - West

Seattle

WA

98119

2800 196th St. SW Ste. 100

Lynnwood

WA

98036

815 Southeast 160th Avenue

Vancouver

WA

98683

17991 NE Redmond Way

Redmond

WA

98052

1026 NE 64th Street

Seattle

WA

98115

2210 Westlake Avenue

Seattle

WA

98121

Reno, NV:

6139 South Virginia St

Reno

NV

89502

Boise, ID:

401 S. Broadway St

Boise

ID

83702

Customers who purchased the products at issue in the voluntary recall should discard the products and return to the store with their receipt for a full refund. Please contact 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 with any questions between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

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November 13, 2014

Ariana Sweets Recalls Ariana Cookies Due to Undeclared Allergens – Eggs and Milk


Product Description
Ariana Cookies

Recalling Firm
Ariana Sweets
Fremont, CA

Recall Reason
Undeclared allergens –Eggs and Milk

Recall Class
N/A

Product Identification
Ariana Cookies
Size: 16 ounce / 453 gram
Packaging: clear plastic tub with snap on lid
Product Label

Distributed
California
Retail Distribution List

Affected Dates
None Specified

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Ariana Sweets (510) 795-9600

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Recall Date: 11/05/2014  

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November 10, 2014

California Firm Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens


Class I Recall 076-2014
Health Risk: High Nov 6, 2014


En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Lauren Kotwicki
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - CS Best Food Inc., a Panorama City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,560 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains wheat and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The blood sausage link products were produced between Aug. 28 and Oct. 17, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing 2 sausage link pieces of "A Pork Snout, Beef Blood, Rice & Noodle Link".
  • 5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing multiple sausage link pieces of "A Pork Snout, Beef Blood, Rice & Noodle Link".

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 40119” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products produced were shipped to retail locations in California and Washington.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Woosung America at 510-265-0808.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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November 4, 2014

CDPH Warns Consumers About Undeclared Milk, Soy, and/or Wheat Allergens in Toast Products


Date: 11/3/2014

Number: 14-093

Contact: Anita Gore (916) 440-7259

SACRAMENTO

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers with allergies to milk, soy, or wheat not to eat the following toast products because they contain milk, soy, and/or wheat allergens that are not listed on the label.

Recalled Toast Products

  • Cheese Toast
  • Coconut Toast
  • Family Toast
  • Green Onion Porksung Toast
  • Multi-9 Grain Toast
  • Pineapple Toast
  • Raisin Toast
  • Red Bean Toast
  • Taro Toast
  • Wheat Bran Toast
  • U-Ta-Ne Toast

People who have milk, soy, and/or wheat allergies risk life-threatening reactions if these products are consumed. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Welcome Market, Inc., doing business as 99 Ranch Market of Union City, California, initiated a voluntary recall of these types of toast. The toast products were packaged as pre-sliced loaves in clear plastic bags and distributed to 99 Ranch Market stores in Northern California and the state of Washington. Each store has a different bar code and address information specific to that location. The products have a sell by date of 11/04/14 or prior.

You can view a picture of one of the recalled toast products on CDPH’s website. Consumers in possession of any of these products should return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers that have experienced an allergic reaction after eating these products should consult their health care provider. Anyone observing these products being offered for sale is encouraged to call CDPH toll-free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.

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November 3, 2014

Marathon Ventures, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk


Contact:
Consumer:
(800) 828-7688

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 31, 2014 – Bellevue, Nebraska – Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The issue was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following routine testing.

There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to-date affiliated with these products. Anyone concerned about an injury/illness should contact a physician immediately. Marathon Ventures, Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation. Consumers who have purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

The items below were sold after March 11, 2014, through grocery, food service and other retail outlets throughout the country.

UPC BRAND PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
UNIT WT CODE DATE
LOT NUMBER
0 15400 86635 4 Shurfine Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz/142g Best By: 11 MAR 2015
        Best By: 23 JUN 2015
        Best By: 11 AUG 2015
0 15400 16635 5 Western Family Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz/142g Best By: 11 MAR 2015
        Best By: 23 JUN 2015
        Best By: 11 AUG 2015
        Best By: 6 OCT 2015
0 75450 13287 8 HyVee Macadamia Nuts 2oz/57g Best By: 27 AUG 2015
        Best By: 28 AUG 2015
        Best By: 10 OCT 2015
0 85239 52108 3 Market Pantry Chopped Macadamia Nuts 2.25oz/64g Best By: 28 APR 2015
        Best By: 1 MAY 2015
        Best By: 28 MAY 2015
        Best By: 1 JUL 2015
        Best By: 23 JUL 2015
        Best By: 21 AUG 2015
        Best By: 16 OCT 2015
0 75049 42186 4 Pear’s Gourmet Macadamia Nuts Raw 16oz/454g Best By: 23 JUL 2015
  Cash-Wa Distributing Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs/2.27kg
14170
       
14261
06509 Pegler Sysco Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs/2.27kg
14052
       
14094
       
14128
       
14181
       
14267
Bulk Case Mayan Gold Macadamia Nuts Style #5 25lbs PO# 0011766 SDC 0034

Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc. Customer Service toll-free at (800) 828-7688 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central Time or via e-mail at customerservice@marathonventuresinc.com.

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