Monday, December 20, 2010


The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. Check the List...Labels include Pet Pride, Old Yeller and Kroger Brands.....more
Note: Aflatoxin can potentially lead to liver disease in dogs; however, not all dogs exposed to aflatoxin will develop liver disease. As with any toxic exposure, development of aflatoxicosis is a dose-related occurrence. Some dogs that develop liver disease will recover; those exposed to large doses for extended periods may not.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Trader Joes Recalls Products with Cilantro for Salmonella

  • All stores: Cilantro Dressing (sku 36420) with a sell-by date of February 9, 2011;
  • Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (sku 80947) with a sell-by date of January 9, 2011. California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington only:
  • Cilantro Pecan Dip (sku 76986) with sell-by dates of November 20 and November 24
  • 12-ounce, Spicy Thai Style Pasta Salad (sku 74441), was recalled by APPA Fine Foods, which supplied the product to California Trader Joe's more...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Costco Recalls Gouda Cheese - E-Coli Contamination

Gouda cheese sold at Costco stores has been linked to an E. coli outbreak in which 25 people have become ill, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese was offered for sale and in-store tasting at Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada between October 5 and November 8, CNN reported.

Consumers with the cheese (Costco item 40654) should dispose of it in a closed plastic bag and place it in a sealed trash can, the FDA recommended. Costco is also offering refunds to people who return the cheese....more

Friday, October 22, 2010

4 Deaths and at least 11 Serious Illness, Linked to Celery Food Processing Plant

Four people died after contracting listeriosis after consuming celery that had been processed at the Sangar plant, t he Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday ordered Sangar Produce and Processing to immediately stop processing food and recall all products shipped from its San Antonio plant since January. This comes after state laboratory results showed Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause severe illness, in chopped celery at the plant.....More

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

RECALL: 5 Million Similac Infant Formula for possible Bug Contamination

The voluntary recall affects up to 5 million Similac-brand powder formulas sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries. The company said the products may contain a small beetle or larvae, which could cause stomach ache and digestion problems...More

Monday, September 6, 2010

75,000 Bags Hartz Dog Treats Recalled

A voluntary recall of nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats due to salmonella concerns, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
After random sample testing by the FDA indicated the presence of salmonella organisms in one or more 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs.
The potentially affected treats are stamped with the lot code BZ0969101E, according to the FDA.
Hartz is urging dog owners who have purchased the recalled treats to immediately throw them away.
The FDA advises dog owners whose pets are exhibiting such symptoms as fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea to seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Egg Noodles and Won Ton Skins Recalled Salmonella

Good Taste Noodle MFG. of Chicago, IL, is recalling its "EGG NOODLES and WONTON SKINS, labeled with production date from June 19, 2010 to August 19, 2010", 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 system. 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, endocarditic and arthritis.

No illness has been reported to date in connection with using this product.

The recalled "EGG NOODLES and WONTON SKINS" may contain eggs which have been recalled by the manufacturer due to the potential contamination with Salmonella enteritidis. Consumers are urged to return these "EGG NOODLES and WONTON SKINS", labeled with production date from June 19, 2010 to August 19, 2010 to our warehouse for the full refund.

Any question may contact the company

Min Xu, Manager
Good Taste Noodle MFG
2259 S Archer Ave
Chicago IL 60608

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lunch Meat Recall Wal Mart Hit Hard

Zemco Industries in Buffalo, New York, has recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, that can cause a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.
The products subject to recall are:
-- 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches BLACK FOREST HAM With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17800 1300.
-- 28.49-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches HOT HAM, HARD SALAMI, PEPPERONI, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17803 1300.
-- 32.67-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches VIRGINIA BRAND HAM With Natural Juices, MADE IN NEW YORK, FULLY COOKED BACON, SANDWICH PICKLES, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17804 1300.
-- 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches ANGUS ROAST BEEF Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17805 1300.
The meats were produced on dates ranging from June 18 to July 2, 2010. The "Use By" dates range from August 20 to September 10, 2010.
The products were distributed
Wal-Mart noted the recall involves Marketside Grab and Go sandwiches, but not individual packages of deli meat. "We encourage customers who recently purchased this item to return it for a full refund," the company statement said.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Egg Recall for possible Salmonella

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. These companies distribute nationwide.

Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected. more...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fresh Express Salad recalled again! ! !

For the third time since May, Fresh Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, is voluntarily recalling certain salad products – this time due to possible Listeria contamination.

Fresh Express says in a statement, that the company is "voluntarily recalling 2,825 cases of Veggie Lovers Salad with a Product Code of I208 and Use-by date of August 10, 2010 out of an abundance of caution," even though nobody has reportedly gotten sick so far. Each case holds 12 bags, so approximately 34,000 bags are being recalled. Fresh Express spokesman Ed Loyd tells CNN "that's about 30,000 bags out of 720 million bags we produce in a year."

The lettuce may be found in as many as 26 states. According to the company statement, these bags of lettuce were shipped to 13 states (MO, MI, OH, IL, WI, IN, MD, MA, NY, KS, KY, PA, NJ) and possibly redestributed to 14 states (AR, TN, WV, IA, MN, VA, VT, NH, NE, RI, PA, CT, MS, ME).

Loyd tells CNN that Fresh Express was notified about the possible contamination Tuesday morning and sent out a release by the end of the day. He says since it's past the products' expiration date, these bags of lettuce should no longer be available for sale. However, consumers could still have some of this lettuce in their refrigerators, and if they do, they should throw it out.

Last month Fresh Express had to recall some romaine lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination and in May, the company recalled certain packages of salad due to possible salmonella contamination....More

Friday, August 6, 2010

California Firm Recalls Frozen Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157: H7 Contamination

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2010 - Valley Meat Company, a Modesto, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately one million pounds of frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

FSIS became aware of the problem on July 15 when the agency was notified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of a small E. coli O157:H7 cluster of illnesses with a rare strain as determined by PFGE subtyping. A total of six patients with illness onset dates between April 8 and June 18, 2010 were reported at that time. After further review, CDPH added another patient from February to the case count, bringing the count to seven. FSIS is continuing to work with the CDPH and the company on the investigation. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should contact a health care provider.


USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
The following products are subject to recall:
(#2155) *IQF* 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 8/1R
(#2510) IQF 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 2/1 OVAL
(#2515) *IQF* 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 2/1 R
(#2535) IQF 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 3/1 OVAL
(#2545) IQF 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 3/1R
(#2575) *IQF* 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 4/1R
(#2595) IQF - 80/20% PATTIES 4/1R THIN
(#2605) *IQF* 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 5/1R
(#2635) *IQF* 80/20% BEEF PATTIES 6/1R
(#2668) BEEF CHUCK PATTIES 7 OZ- 21#
(#3075) *IQF* 85/15% PATTIES 4/1R USFI
(#3090) 'RPQ' 85/15 PATTIES 160/4 OZ.
(#3325) "RPQ" 90/10 BEEF PATTIES 40/4 OZ
(#3350) 90/10% BEEF PATTIES 160/4 OZ.
(#3519) *IQF* 4/1 SOY PATTIES 80/20%
(#3520) *IQF* 5/1 SOY PATTIES 80/20%
(#3522) *IQF* 6/1 SOY PATTIES 80/20%
(#3700) 73/27% RETAIL PATTIES - 12/3#
(#3705) 73/27% RETAIL PATTIES - 6/5#
(#3710) 73/27% RETAIL PATTIES - 8/3#
(#3725) 80/20 BIGGER BURGER 12/3#
(#3751) 80/20% RETAIL PATTIES 12/3#
(#3800) 85/15% RETAIL PATTIES - 12/3#
(#3875) 93/7% BEEF PATTIES 12/3# RETAIL
(#3882) BUTCHER'S CUT 73/27 PATTIES 12/2.5#
(#3883) BUTCHER'S CUT 80/20 PATTIES 12/2.5#
(#4000) 73/27% GROUND BEEF 10/1#
(#4001) 73/27% GROUND BEEF 20/2#
(#4005) 73/27% GROUND BEEF - 40/1#
(#4015) 73/27% GROUND BEEF 4/5#
(#4020) 73/27% GROUND BEEF - 8/5#
(#4030) 73/27% GROUND BEEF 4/10#
(#4035) 73/27% GROUND BEEF 15/3#
(#4300) 80/20% GROUND BEEF 10/1#
(#4305) 80/20% GROUND BEEF - 40/1#
(#4310) 80/20% GROUND BEEF 4/5#
(#4315) 80/20% GROUND BEEF 8/5#
(#4325) 80/20% GROUND BEEF - 4/10#
(#4326)*FRESH** 80/20% GROUND BEEF 4/10#
(#4328)80/20 GROUND BEEF 4/10# WHITE BOX
(#4329) 'RPQ' 80/20% GROUND BEEF 4/10#
(#4335)80/20% GROUND BEEF 2/5# - PRINTED
(#4610) 85/15% GROUND BEEF 4/5#
(#4615) 85/15% GROUND BEEF 8/5#
(#4625) "RPQ" 85/15% GROUND BEEF 4/10#
(#4630) 85/15% G B 4/10# CLEAR-generic
<>(#4915) 90/10% GROUND BEEF - 8/5#
(#4925) 90/10% GROUND BEEF 4/10# / WHITE
(#4930) 90/10% G B 4/10# / CLEAR-generic
(#4980) 93/7% GROUND BEEF 4/10#
(2714) HEARST 80/20 PATTIES 5/1R -10#

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. 8268" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a production code of 27509 through 01210. These products were produced between the dates of Oct. 2, 2009 through Jan. 12, 2010 and were distributed to retail outlets and institutional foodservice providers in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona and internationally. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at

FSIS and the establishment are concerned that some product may still be frozen and in consumers' freezers. FSIS strongly encourages consumers to check their freezers and immediately discard any product that is the subject of this recall.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Media and consumer questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company's spokespeople, Vanessa Smith at (916) 492-5314 or Brooke Burgess at (916) 492-5321.

Consumers may call a company sponsored help desk at (866) 221-6474. They may also log on

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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. Richard J. McIntire Congressional and Public Affairs (202) 720-9113

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

P&G Expands Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers....MORE...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recall Chicken Nuggets with Plastic... No Extra Charge

92,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets being recalled as they may contain "Plastic", therefore their consumption can be dangerous especially for small children.
Produced by Perdue Farms and Vended at Wal-Mart, under the "Great Value" brand name.
The reasoning behind the recall is there is a fear some of the parcels may consist of bits of plastic...MORE

Friday, July 16, 2010

Expanded Feline Pride Raw Cat & Kitten Food Recall

Natural Chicken Formula recalled due to Salmonella contamination. People handling raw pet food can also become infected with Salmonella...MORE

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Another Expired Recall for the Salad Lovers

Fresh Express Announces Recall of Expired Romaine Lettuce Products With Use-By Dates of July 8 to 12 and 'S' in the Product Code Due to Possible Health Risk for full list of Products please see

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Local Recall: CA, WA, AZ Ready Pac Foods: E.Coli in Baby Spinach

Better late than never...and of course no one knows if anyone got's another "past the use by Date" Recall ! ! !

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. Irwindale, CA is recalling 702 cases of the Baby Spinach variety of Spinach Temptations 6 oz. bagged salads with Use-by Dates of with Product Code I1707B, IR127121 and July 4July 8 with Product Code I2007B, IR130373 because they could be contaminated by Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E.coli O157.H7). The recall extends only to products with this Use-by Date or Product Code sold in the following states: California, and WashingtonArizona. No other Ready Pac Foods, Inc. products are included in the recall at this time....MORE

Friday, June 25, 2010

Kellogg recalls 28 million boxes of Breakfast Cereal

Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals, "saying a 'waxy' smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick," reported the AP....

A Kellogg spokeswoman said about 20 people complained about the off odor, and five reported nausea and vomiting, but Kellogg maintains that the potential for serious health problems with the affected cereals is low, and the problem comes from the lining of the cereal boxes. Kellogg is working on identifying the specific substance in the liner that's causing the problem....MORE

Friday, June 18, 2010

Uh-Oh! 15 Million Pounds Of SpaghettiOs Recalled By Campbell's Soup Company

The products affected include SpaghettiOs with Meatballs in 14.75-ounce cans, SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs in 14.75-ounce cans, and SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars) in 14.75 cans. Any of these products bearing a "Use By" date between June 2010 and December 2011 with the plant code EST4K are affected by this recall.
The New York Daily News reports "customers who eat the under-processed SpaghettiOs may experience gastrointestinal problems such as nausea and vomiting. More.....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fresh Express Recalls Out of Date Lettuce

Fresh Express Recalls Romaine-based Salads with Use-by Dates of May 13-16th Due to Possible Health Risk

May 24, 2010 – Salinas, California – Fresh Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, is voluntarily recalling a specific selection of Fresh Express Romaine-based ready-to-eat salads with the expired Use-by Dates of May 13th through May 16th and an "S" in the Product Code because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall extends only to products with these Use-by Dates and Product Codes and sold in the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Nebraska, Montana, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall....MORE

Thursday, May 6, 2010

E. coli sickens 19 in OH, NY, MI - Romaine Lettuce being Recalled

WASHINGTON — An E. coli outbreak possibly linked to tainted lettuce has sickened at least 19 people in Ohio, New York and Michigan, including students on three college campuses, prompting a recall throughout much of the country.

Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, said it was recalling romaine lettuce sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of a possible link to E. coli.

Twelve of those sickened were hospitalized, three of them with life-threatening symptoms, the Food and Drug Administration said. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was looking at 10 other cases probably linked to the outbreak.

College students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Ohio State in Columbus and Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y., are among those affected, according to local health departments in those states.

The FDA is focusing its investigation on lettuce grown in Arizona as a possible source for the outbreak, according to two people who have been briefed by the agency. Donna Rosenbaum, director of the food safety advocacy group Safe Tables Our Priority and one of those briefed, said the agency held a phone call with public health advocates Thursday. MORE

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Salmonella-found in food flavoring at least 56 Products Recalled

Salmonella-based food flavoring recall is spreading, Hydrolized vegetable protein, which is used in a very wide array of products, is facing a recall for salmonella. Fifty-six entries are on the FDA recall list, including products from Trader Joe's, Johnny's Fine Foods, Great Value, Follow Your Heart, Oak Lake Farms, Hawaiian, Homemade Gourmet, T. Marzetti and Castella...more...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Recall: Onion Soup and Dip Mix Salmonella

CINCINNATI – Kroger Co. is recalling two onion soup and dip mixes because of possible salmonella contamination.
The grocer said an ingredient in its Kroger Onion Soup & Dip Mix and Kroger Beefy Onion Soup & Dip Mix may have been contaminated with the bacteria. More.....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Huntington Meat Packing Inc., a Montebello, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 864,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today...