Saturday, March 31, 2012

RECALL: 26,136 pounds of chicken apple sausage products that may contain foreign materials

Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a Yoakum, Texas, establishment is recalling approximately

26,136 pounds of chicken apple sausage products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 1-lb. vacuum-sealed, 3 to a pack of “ARTISAN FRESH, ALL NATURAL chicken & apple sausage” bearing the USDA mark of inspection and have a sell-by date of June 23, 2012.
  • 36-lb. cases containing 12/3-lb. packages of “ARTISAN FRESH, ALL NATURAL CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE” bearing the establishment number “P-4800” inside the USDA mark of inspection and bearing codes 42450 or P13203 on the label.

The problem was discovered as a result of consumer complaints about finding pieces of plastic in the product. .....MORE

Friday, March 30, 2012

RECALL: Jalapeno Peppers Salmonella at least 10 States

Castellini Company LLC is recalling certain jalapeno peppers distributed from its Wilder, Kentucky facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was sold in full case, 1/2 case, 20lb, 10lb, 5lb, 2lb, and 1lb package sizes and distributed during the period March 8, 2012 through March 20, 2012 to military commissaries, retailers and foodservice distributors within ten states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia....MORE...

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Club Chef is recalling 12 oz., 16 oz. and 5 lb. Salsa products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The identified product was distributed to retailers and foodservice distributors on 3/14/12 and 3/15/12 within eleven states: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Illinois. The product is sold in 12 oz. (Private Selection brand name) and 16 oz. (heinen’s brand name) clear plastic packages and 5 lb. plastic trays (foodservice distributors) marked with Use by Date of 3/27/2012. UPC numbers located on the packages are as follows:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

RECALL: Sysco, Beef Patties from Canada Possible E.Coli

Imported products were produced by New Food Classics, CFIA Establishment 761 of Saskatoon, Ontario and were imported by Sysco Food Services to a distribution center in Blaine, Wash. for use by food service institutions.

  • 10 lb. boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 8 oz, with product code 55317, and production code 11 NO 22
  • 10 lb boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 71g, with product code 55391 and bearing a production code of 11 SE 01 or 12 JA 04

CA Satewide RECALL: Raw Milk from Claravale Farms

Authorities are investigating at least nine cases of campylobacteriosis associated with consumption of unpasteurized milk products from Claravale Farm. Many of those sickened are children. Lab tests have confirmed the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in raw cream from Claravale Farm in California, according to state officials who have quarantined and issued a statewide recall notice for all the raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream produced by the San Benito County dairy.

"Consumers are strongly urged to discard any raw milk products in their refrigerators with code dates of March 27 and earlier, and retailers are to to pull those products immediately from their shelves," said California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford.....MORE...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

RECALL: 2,373 pounds of ready-to-eat Beef Sausage

The following Beef Sausage products are subject to recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes

  • 16 oz. packages of "Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage,"
  • 16 oz. and 48 oz. packages of "Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage,"
  • 16 oz. packages of "Southside Market & BBQ 1882 Hot Recipe Beef Sausage,"

    Case labels or packaging may bear the establishment number "EST. 21577" in the USDA Mark of Inspection. The smoked and fully cooked products were produced on March 5, 2012, and distributed to retail warehouses in Texas, as well as through internet sales to California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, and Texas. ....MORE

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

RECALL: El Ranchero Del Sur Cheeses

New Jersey & PA Distributed to Retail Stores, Supermarkets and Restaurants El Ranchero Del Sur, LLC Recalls El Ranchero Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese), Los Corrales Queso Fresco en Hoja de Platano (Fresh Cheese in Banana Leaf), and El Ranchero Queso Oaxaca (String Cheese) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,

El Ranchero Queso Fresco, Los Corrales Queso Fresco en Hoja De Platano, and El Ranchero Queso Oaxaca were distributed from 2/23/12 through 3/14/12 through direct delivery to retail stores, supermarkets and restaurants located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

El Ranchero Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese) with UPC 88052230013 and Los Corrales Queso Fresco en Hoja De Platano (Fresh Cheese in Banana Leaf) with UPC 880522300037 are packaged in a 14 oz. plastic clamshell. El Ranchero Queso Oaxaca (String Cheese) is packaged in a 14 oz shrink wrap with UPC 880522300068 and 10 lb. plastic loose wrap with UPC 88522300051.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WARNING: Pet Turkey Jerky Treats Still Causing Illness

Since 2007 the FDA has been warning pet owners about products that have been causing dogs to become ill. The administration discovered that the number of complaints against a chicken-jerky dog-treat product from China had started to rise again in 2011. In their third caution since 2007, the FDA is continuing to investigate the illnesses as well as the origins. The FDA does acknowledge that not all of the reported illnesses may stem from the consumption of chicken jerky.

What products should a dog owner look for?

While no specific brands have been identified by the FDA, they warn pet owners that the complaints are specifically directed towards those chicken-jerky products that are important from China. The dog product is dried and can be seen in stores as tenders, strips or treats. The FDA's product safety information page states that when a brand name is obtained they will "take appropriate action and notify the public."

All products in question are still currently available for sale. While the FDA cannot remove products based off of complaints, they can urge pet owners to "use caution with regard to chicken jerky products.".......MORE....

Friday, March 9, 2012

RECALL: Gerber® Good Start® Infant Formula

Gerber Products Company is proactively retrieving and offering a replacement to consumers who purchased Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powdered infant formula 23.2 ounce plastic package from batch GXP1684 expiration date of March 5, 2013.

The product poses no health or safety risk. However, this product might have an off-odor noticeable to some consumers. In some cases spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints have been reported....MORE....

POLAND RECALL: Industrial Road Salt found in Pickels, Bread, Ham

Polish health authorities have ordered the withdrawal from the market of more than 230 tons of pickles, bread and other food suspected of containing industrial "road" salt.

It is the latest development in a scandal that has raised fears about Food Safety in Poland something they worked hard to overcome......MORE