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Product Recalls and Alerts

25 March 2015

UK Recalls

  • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSK Consumer Healthcare) is recalling all botltles of its MaxiNutrition Cyclone Milk 330ml ready-to-drink products. This is because the product may contain creatine particles due to re-crystallisation. This means the product is a possible choking hazard and may cause injury to the mouth. (FSA)

Ireland Recalls 

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is recalling all batches of MaxiNutrition Cyclone Milk (strawberry flavour and chocolate flavour).  In some cases one of the ingredients, creatine, has recrystallised in the product and if consumed may cause choking and injury to the mouth. (FSAI)

Canada Recalls 

  • Nador Inc. is recalling Ground Cumin from the marketplace because it contains almond which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to almond should not consume the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)
  • Industry is recalling organic garlic powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. (Canada Inspection)
  • Industry is recalling various products containing garlic powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. (Canada Inspection)
  • Elite Salads International is recalling Elite Salads brand schmaltz herring products from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. (Canada Inspection)
  • Transilvania Trading is recalling Trader Joe's brand Cinnamon Almonds from the marketplace because they may contain peanut which is not declared on the label. (Canada Inspection)
  • Ontario Ltd. is recalling Monticello brand Cooked Ham, product of Italy, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Canada Inspection)

US Recalls  

  • Recall notice from one of Superior Foods, Inc., organic frozen spinach suppliers that Superior Foods, Inc., may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of 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. (FDA)
  • Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is recalling the following products because they have 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. (FDA)
  • Hayward, CA. Carmel Food Group today issued a voluntary recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli items, because of possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. (FDA)
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla with tab lids because they have 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. (FDA)
  • Rochester, NY — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 12,540 packages of Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach, 12 oz. (UPC 77890-32932) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was sold in the frozen food department of the company’s 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21, 2015. (FDA)
  • All lots of Giant Eagle brand Little Italy Paninis, prepared and sold individually from the Prepared Foods department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 23, 2015 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have egg allergies. (FDA)
  • Petaluma, California – Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the products identified on Attachment A. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that 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. (FDA)
  • Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. of Boerne, Texas is voluntarily recalling Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, Lot Code #31435001, because it has 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. 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. (FDA)
  • Richmond, CA - Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has initiated a voluntary product recall of the following O’Coconut™ products after being notified by supplier that samples of a raw material in this product have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. “We are choosing to voluntarily recall three of our O’Coconut items as a precautionary measure to provide the safest products for our customers,” states John Roulac, Nutiva’s CEO. (FDA)
  • All lots of Giant Eagle brand Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled cookies, baked and sold individually from the Bakery department service counters inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 20, have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have milk allergies. (FDA)
  • Taylor Farms Florida Inc., of Orlando, FL is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Kale and Quinoa Salad because they have the potential of containing an undeclared soy allergen within the dressing packet in the salad. (FDA)
  • Eden Prairie, Minn. — Supervalu Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn. is recalling Essential Everyday Chocolate Covered Raisins because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. 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. (FDA)
  • La Terra Fina is issuing a voluntary recall of its Organic Spinach Dip due to a potential health risk from Listeria exposure. The recall of product available in Bay Area Costco stores is a precaution. This is the only product that has been impacted and there have been no reports of illness. (FDA)
  • Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of natural walnuts and trial mixes containing walnuts because they have the potential to contain Salmonella 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. (FSA)
  • Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a specialty retailer of organic and natural products, is expanding their recall of Natural Grocers brand Organic Garlic Powder to all lots as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. (FDA)
  • First Source, LLC of Buffalo, New York is voluntarily recalling 3,276 plastic tubs (6 oz.) of Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces 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, 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. (FDA)
  • Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because these products 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. 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. (FDA)
  • Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made. (FDA)
  • Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination. (FDA)
  • Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag. FDA tested product in response to a single consumer complaint. Primal Pet Foods was alerted by FDA that the testing of two bags of this lot resulted in a low thiamine level. Neither FDA nor Primal have received any other reports concerning Thiamine in Primal products. No other product manufactured by Primal Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary recall. (FDA)
  • Stock Yards Meat Packing Co., Inc., a Tucson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,149 pounds of roast beef due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product was mistakenly labeled as corned beef on the product label. (USDA)
  • Boa Vida Imports, a New Bedford, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 385 pounds of pork and beef products imported from Portugal because this country is not eligible to export meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. These products were also not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, including determining the equivalence of a foreign food regulatory system, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. (USDA)
  • Van Lang Foods, a Countryside, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 232 pounds of pork potstickers and chicken dim sum due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain egg, a known allergen which was not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • StoneRidge Wholesale Division, LLC, a Wautoma, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,851 pounds of pork tenderloin 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 milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Bear Creek Smokehouse, a Marshall, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,700 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Gourmet Kitchen, Inc., a Neptune, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,722 pounds of various beef and chicken products due to adulteration, misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label, at very low levels posing a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. (USDA)
  • Grand Papa’s Inc., a Detroit, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 644 pounds of fried pork skin products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)

Australia and New Zealand Recalls

  • Target Australia Pty Ltd has recalled Target and Klett brand chocolate Easter products from Target and Target Country stores nationally due to the potential presence of undeclared allergens (tree nuts and peanuts). The allergen warning statement refers to “shell fruit” rather than 'tree nuts' and 'peanuts'. This may be unclear and misleading for consumers who have a tree nut or peanut allergy. (FSA)
  • Glandore Estate Pty Ltd has recalled Glandore wine varieties in 187ml bottles  from bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes, theatres and some bottle shops in NSW, QLD, VIC and WA due to a packaging fault resulting in a potential choking hazard with the plastic lid. Food products containing plastic may cause choking or other injury if consumed. Consumers should not eat this product and should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Aufit Pty Ltd has recalled Mini Gem Cookies and Mini Burger Cookies from IGA’s, Foodworks and independent food stores in NSW due to the presence of  undeclared allergens (egg and milk). Any consumers who have an egg or milk allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if these products are consumed. Consumers who have an egg or milk allergy or intolerance should not consume these products and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Timboon Fine Ice Cream has recalled Timboon Fine Ice Cream - Passionfruit Meringue from IGA’s, Foodworks and independent food stores in Vic due to non compliant labelling (front of label incorrectly states “egg free”, but egg white is listed as an ingredient). Any consumers who have an egg allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed. Consumers who have an egg allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • RL Adams Pty Ltd has recalled Darling Downs Fresh Eggs and Mountain Range Eggs  from independent supermarkets, fruit and vegetable stores & butcher shops and some cafes in QLD , NSW and NT due to dirty eggs (potential for microbial contamination). Consumers should not eat this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)

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