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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.

 

April 27, 2016

CVS Pharmacy Announces Voluntary Recall of Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea Due to Possible Health Risk

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For Immediate Release - April 24, 2016

Contact
Consumers
CVS Pharmacy
1-800-SHOP-CVS
Media
Mike DeAngelis, CVS Health Corporate Communications
michael.deangelis@cvshealth.com
401-770-2645

Announcement

CVS Pharmacy® announced today that it has voluntarily recalled select cases of Gold Emblem Abound™ Organic Spiced Herbal Tea following notification from the manufacturer that the product is potentially contaminated with Salmonella . An ingredient produced by the manufacturer’s raw material supplier tested positive for Salmonella in another company’s product. CVS Pharmacy’s Gold Emblem product also contains this ingredient.

The product is labeled “Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz” and was packed in 1.4 oz cartons. The recalled product has a single best by date of 18 Mar 2018 with a UPC code 0 50428 541043. No other best by dates are affected. The product was available at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide.

Salmonella is an organism that 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, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting 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.

Approximately 200 units of the recalled product were sold prior to this recall. The Company is not aware of any reported cases of illness to date related to this product and it has issued this voluntary recall as a matter of precaution.

CVS Pharmacy has removed the affected products from its stores and the manufacturer has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A “do not sell” block has also been placed in the Company’s store register system to prevent further sale of these recalled items.

Any customer who purchased the recalled product should immediately discontinue use and return the item to CVS Pharmacy for a refund. For additional information, please contact the Company at 1-800-SHOP-CVS Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET.

About CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

 

April 27, 2016

CSM Bakery Solutions Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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For Immediate Release - April 22, 2016

Contact
Consumers
CSM Bakery Solutions
CSMrecall@csmbakerysolutions.com
1-800-241-8526, ext. 4, option 3
Media
Dennis Murphy
dennis.murphy@csmbakerysolutions.com
770-724-8503

Announcement

Atlanta, GA – CSM Bakery Solutions is voluntarily recalling Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they may contain low levels of undeclared peanut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were distributed through Chick-fil-A Restaurants.

The recalled products can be identified as follows:

Material Name Lot Number Best by date Ship Date
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000146515 Sep/25/2016 4/2/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000146515 Sep/25/2016 4/13/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000146526 Oct/08/2016 4/15/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000146526 Oct/08/2016 4/15/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000148294 Sep/13/2016 3/25/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000148294 Sep/13/2016 3/25/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000153626 Sep/26/2016 4/5/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000153626 Sep/26/2016 4/4/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000153626 Sep/26/2016 4/5/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000155869 Sep/26/2016 4/6/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000155869 Sep/26/2016 4/7/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000155869 Sep/26/2016 4/6/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000155869 Sep/26/2016 4/6/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000155869 Sep/26/2016 4/13/16
COOKIE, TFF CFA CHOC CHNK OAT, NO THAW 1000157620 Oct/03/2016 4/13/16

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by CSM during post-production testing that flour containing low-levels of undeclared peanut as a result of incidental contact was provided by a supplier to CSM Bakery Solutions. The flour was used in products distributed by CSM in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanut.

Consumers and wholesale customers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact CSM Bakery Solutions at 1-800-241-8526 extension 4, option 3. Calls can be made to this office during normal business hours (EST) during the week. Email inquiries can be sent to CSMrecall@csmbakerysolutions.com .

 

April 27, 2016

OLMA-XXI, Inc. Recalls Norven Herring in Oil Because of Possible Health Risk

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For Immediate Release - April 14, 2016

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Consumers
1-718-675-0706

Announcement

OLMA-XXI, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling NORVEN herring in oil , Lot 530611, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

NORVEN herring in oil was distributed to distributors and retail stores in NY, NJ, CT, IL, PA, MA, MD, VA, FL, and CA.

The affected NORVEN herring in oil is packaged in plastic containers (tubs):

  • Net Wt. 17.6 oz. (500g), UPC barcode 856687004196; Lot # 530611, Best before: 10/27/16 (stamped on bottom label);
  • Net Wt. 10.6 oz. (300g), UPC barcode 856687004189; Lot # 530611, Best before: 10/27/16 (stamped on bottom label).

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of sampling and testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the 17.6 oz. (500g) packages of NORVEN Herring in oil , Lot # 530611. The distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased plastic containers of Norven herring in oil, Lot 530611 , are urged not to consume this product and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-675-0706, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm, EDT.

 

April 15, 2016

Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. Recalls Refrigerated Salads Because of Possible Health Risk Due to Onion Supplier Recall

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For Immediate Release - April 10, 2016

Contact
Consumers
Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline
1-888-257-7913
Media
Linda Riedman
503-267-8373

Announcement

Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling nineteen refrigerated salad items due to notification from one of our ingredient suppliers that Listeria monocytogenes may be present in one lot of onions that was used in the manufacture of these salads. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled refrigerated salads were distributed to retailers and distribution centers in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY, and British Columbia.

The retail product is sold in plastic containers and is marked with a Use By Date and the #10 at the end of the line of printing (see photo below).

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a notification from one of our onion suppliers that the bacteria may be present in one lot of onions used in the manufacture of these refrigerated salads. No other items were manufactured using this lot of onions.

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store for a refund or discard them.

For more information please contact Reser's Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 (Call Center Hours: M-F 8am-9pm EST, Saturday 9am-7pm EST, Sunday 11am-7pm EST), or visit www.resers.com (products not available online) or the FDA website: www.fda.gov .

Reser's and Private Label products affected by this recall were distributed between March 22, 2016 and April 10, 2016. Products are listed below:

RETAIL PRODUCTS

UPC Description Size Use By Date
71117.00480 Reser's Deviled Egg Potato Salad 3lb Apr-29-16
71117.17000 Reser's Potato Salad 3.5oz May-10-16
71117.17100 Reser's Potato Salad 5.5oz May-10-16
71117.18223 Reser's Potato Salad 8oz May-9-16
71117.19000 Reser's Potato Salad 16oz May-10-16
71117.19300 Reser's Potato Salad 3lb May-9-16
71117.18224 Reser's Macaroni Salad 8oz May-10-16
71117.19007 Reser's Macaroni Salad 16oz May-9-16
71117.19305 Reser's Macaroni Salad 3lb May 9-16 and May-10-16
71117.61576 Stonemill Kitchens Classic Potato Salad 5lb Apr-27-16
21130.06688 Safeway Deviled Egg Potato Salad 16oz Apr-28-16
21130.06716 Safeway Classic Potato Salad 5.5oz May-10-16
21130.06742 Safeway Tuna Salad 15 oz Apr-27-16
81131.91693 Walmart Redskin Potato Salad 4lb May-1-16

FOODSERVICE PRODUCTS (FOR COMMERCIAL USE)

UPC Description Size Use By Date
71117.00225 Reser's Deviled Egg Potato Salad 8lb Apr-28-16
71117.00443 Savemart Potato Salad 8lb May-10-16
71117.67702 Sysco Elbow Macaroni Salad 8lb May-7-16
71117.06036 Safeway Tuna Salad 8lb Apr-27-16
41493.41720 FSA Postato Salad 8lb May-10-16

 

April 15, 2016

Snyder's-Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Number of Emerald® Cashew Roasted & Salted Halves & Pieces Due to Potential Presence of Glass

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For Immediate Release - April 1, 2016

Contact
Consumers
Consumer Affairs
http://www.emeraldnuts.com/contact-emerald/
503-364-0399

Announcement

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall for a limited amount of Emerald® 100 Calorie Pack Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, distributed nationwide, due to the possible presence of small glass pieces. This voluntary recall covers only specific production codes of the following product:

Emerald® 100 Calorie Pack Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces 7 Packs / 0.62oz

No injuries have been reported to date. We are recalling these products because they may contain small pieces of glass that could potentially cause injury. Although our investigation is ongoing, we believe the source of the glass to be the raw cashews received from one of our suppliers under a specific lot code.

We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution after receiving a consumer complaint.

Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it but should contact Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at http://www.emeraldnuts.com/contact-emerald/ or by calling 503-364-0399 between 8am and 5pm Pacific Time, Monday – Friday.

The voluntary recall is limited to the production codes listed below. To locate the production code on the carton or inner package, consumers should look next to the nutrition facts panel. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Emerald products are affected by this recall.

Information regarding Emerald product affected by this recall:

Product Name Retail Carton UPC Code Retail Carton Best Before Date Inner Package UPC Code Inner Package Production Code
Emerald 100 Calorie Packs Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces 0 10300 33324 1 12 DEC 16
13 DEC 16
18 DEC 16
21 DEC 16
0 10300 33399 9 15346D346S
15347D346S
15352D346S
15355D346S

The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this recall. We are working and cooperating fully with the U. S. Food & Drug Administration on this voluntary recall.

 

 
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