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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.

 

December 18, 2014

Bleating Heart Cheese Issues Voluntary Recall of Various Cheeses Due to Possible Health Risk


Contact:
Consumer:
858-472-1754

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2014 – Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is conducting a voluntary recall of a few of its sheep milk and cow’s milk cheese produced in late May, late June and early July of 2014, based on sampling by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in at least one sample of the following cheeses. At this time, no illnesses have been reported, but to reduce possible health risks and ensure that all suspect product is removed from the marketplace, BHC is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the California Departments of Food & Agriculture and Public Health.

  1. Ewelicious Blue ” – natural rind, aged 2 – 3 months, identifying code 14-0618 on the bottom side of the label
  2. Fat Bottom Girl ” - natural rind, aged 2 – 3 months, identifying code 14-0702 on the bottom side of the label
  3. Goldette Tommette ” - natural rind, aged 2 – 3 months, identifying code 14-0527 on the bottom side of the label

These specific cheeses and lot numbers were distributed or sold beginning on October, 2014 to distributors servicing the San Francisco Bay area retail food shops, restaurants and stores. Anyone that has distributed the cheese identified above need to immediately notify their customers of the voluntary recall and instruct them to return any affected cheese to the distributor for a full refund. The cost of the returned cheese will be covered by Bleating Heart Cheese, upon proof of purchase. Any of the above cheese still in a distributor’s inventory needs to isolated/quarantined and prepared for return to Bleating Heart Cheese, which will provide a full refund upon receipt of the cheese and verification of its identity.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration. If you have any questions or seek additional information, please call 858-472-1754 during our normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm PST) or email us at dave@bleatingheart.com .

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December 11, 2014

Son-In-Law Products Recalls Various BBQ Sauces Due to Possible Undeclared Allergen - Fish


Product Description
Hot Smoking BBQ, Medium Smoking BBQ, Garlic Horseradish BBQ, Honey Horseradish BBQ and Cherry BBQ Sauces

Recalling Firm
Son-In-Law Products
Webberville, MI

Recall Reason
Undeclared Allergen - Fish

Recall Class
N/A

Product Identification
Hot Smoking BBQ Sauce
Medium Smoking BBQ Sauce
Garlic Horseradish BBQ Sauce
Honey Horseradish BBQ Sauce
Cherry BBQ Sauce
Size: 12 ounce bottles

Distributed
Nationwide including CA
Includes Internet Sales
Also sold in Linden, Michigan at Mercantile Craft and Hunting Shows, and Farmers Markets

Affected Dates
All Date Codes

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125--342652--rss,00.html
Son-In-Law Products 517-521-3358

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Recall Date: 12/02/2014

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December 08, 2014

Safeway Recalls Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream Sold November 4 through December 5 Due to an Undeclared Peanut Allergen


Contact:
Consumer:
877-SAFEWAY

Media:
Teena Massingill
925-467-3810
Teena.Massingill@Safeway.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 5, 2014 — PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway is voluntarily recalling Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream sold in all Safeway-owned stores from November 4, 2014 through December 5, 2014 due to the inclusion of an undeclared peanut allergen.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled product is in a 1.5 quart package and displays the following UPC Code and Best Before Date.

Product Name UPC Code Best Before Date
Safeway Select French Salted Carmel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream 21130 08970 Nov 03 2015

The UPC Code is located on the side panel. The Best Before Date is located on the bottom of the package.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported. The recipe’s caramel cups ingredient was replaced with peanut butter cups due to a supply error.

The recalled Safeway Select French Salted Caramel (Fleur De Sel) Premium Ice Cream was sold in all Safeway, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons stores throughout the United States.

Customers are asked to discard the product or return it to their local store for a full refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Safeway at 1-877-SAFEWAY.

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December 05, 2014

Abdallah Candies Announces the Voluntary Recall of Holiday Caramel Bites


Contact:
Consumer:
(952) 890-4770

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 4, 2014 – Abdallah Candies of Burnsville, MN is taking precautionary measures and voluntarily recalling red and silver foil wrapped Holiday Caramel Bites. One customer has reported finding a peanut butter bite, wrapped in red foil, in a bag of holiday caramel bites. The date code on the bag was EK-08.

Peanut butter bites contain peanuts as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

We believe the incident is from that code only but with an abundance of caution are recalling all the following date codes: EJ29 - EJ31and EK01- EK18. The date code can be found on the bottom left hand corner of the white label on the bottom of the cellophane bag.

This food product was distributed since Nov. 1, 2014 nationwide at gift shops and other retail locations. The product label has the SKU number 6668407116 and is sold in boxes of 6 cellophane bags with 4 red and 4 silver foil wrapped bites in each bag. The company has made the deliberate decision to recall this product to ensure the safety of their customers. The company has not been notified of any illness associated with this product.

Consumers who have purchased this product can call Abdallah Candies with their concerns. Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30 pm central time at 952-890-4770 or 800-348-7328.

No other products from this company are affected.

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December 04, 2014

Overhill Farms Voluntarily Recalls Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas Sold At Safeway Stores Nationwide Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination


Contact:
Consumer:
1-323-582-9977

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 3, 2014 — Overhill Farms, Inc. of Vernon, California is voluntarily recalling the frozen food product Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas due to potential Salmonella contamination. The supplier for the organic cilantro contained in such product notified Overhill Farms that the organic cilantro may have Salmonella contamination based on routine testing conducted. The product is sold nationwide at all Safeway-owned stores, including Safeway, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons.

Salmonella is 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, 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall.

Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas are a frozen prepared dinner packaged in a box with a net weight of 9 oz. and marked with a UPC 0-7989310436-9. The product was sold at stores from Oct 9, 2014, through December 1, 2014.

Packages with the following lot code and “Best Before” dates are subject to the recall:

Lot Number Best By Date
141006 AUG-06-15

The lot number and best by date can be found on the side panel of the box.

Consumers should discard this product or return it to the store for a full refund. For additional information, please call Overhill Farms, Inc. at 1-323-582-9977 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm PST) or Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY.

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December 4, 2014

House of Flavors Recalls Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto Due to Possible Undeclared Allergen - milk


Product Description
Small batch of Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto

Recalling Firm
House of Flavors
Ludington, Michigan

Recall Reason
Undeclared Allergen - Milk

Recall Class
N/A

Product Identification
Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto
Size: 14 oz.
UPC: 99512012906

Distributed
Nationwide including CA

Affected Dates
Date code 14102
Best By Date: October 12, 2015

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
House of Flavors Customer Service 1-800-930-7740 x2229

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Recall Date: 12/02/2014

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