Thursday, August 23, 2012

RECALLS: Bagged Salad, Smoked Salmon, A whole Season of Cantaloupe and Licorice

Bagged Salads
Dole recalling 1,039 cases of bagged salad. The product being recalled is 10 oz. Dole Italian Blend coded 0049N2202008, with a Use-By date of August 20 and UPC 7143000819 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Only the specific product codes, UPC codes and August 20, 2012 Use-By date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with this Product Code should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PT) Monday-Friday. MORE

Smoked Salmon:
Spence & Co Brockton MA,  is recalling Smoked Salmon: Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova Lot: 6704701 and Spence & Co brand 8oz Smoked Trim Lot: 6704701 
The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:
BJ’S Wholesale Club, Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova in Florida, N. Carolina, Georgia,
Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York & Ohio on 6.13.12.
Spence & Co Ltd brand 8oz Smoked Salmon Trim distributed to Krogers and King Soopers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Wyoming & Utah between 6.22.12 and 6.29.12.
The recall affects 576 packs of Wellsley Farms 16oz  Nova batch 6704701 and 119 packs of Spence & Co Ltd  8oz Smoked Salmon Trim. MORE

Cantaloupe Recall Update:
Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., of Owensville, Indiana, is recalling all of its cantaloupes from the 2012 growing season that may remain in the marketplace because some cantaloupes may be contaminated with Salmonella MORE

High Levels of Lead in Black Licorice
Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice with Natural Ingredients is packaged in a 1.5lb (680g) gusset bag with zipper. The package is red, white and black in color.
Lot A3057 of Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice with Natural Ingredients from Costco and Smart & Final stores located in California, Arizona, and Utah due to elevated levels of lead.

Red Vines Black Licorices
Red Vines Black Licorice Twists are sold in a one-pound package that is light red with the Red Vines name in bold white letters. The black licorice candy shows through the package.
Recalled candy bag label is marked a with 'Best Before 020413' (Feb. 4, 2013) label.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

RECALL: 38,200LBS Beef Products Possible E.coli

Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing, a Draper, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 38,200 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.

The following products are subject to recall:
               Various weight combo bins of Boneless Beef "50/50," "85/15," "90/10," "93/07" or "95/05" produced on Aug. 7, 2012.
               Various weight boxes of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef produced on Aug. 7, 2012.
Each box bears a label with the identifying package date of "08/07/2012" as well as the establishment number "EST. 4975" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products subject to recall were distributed to wholesale and retail establishments in California and Salt Lake City, Utah. It is important to note that the products were destined for further processing and may not bear "EST. 4975" on the products available for direct consumer purchase. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

3 Important Recalls: Cantaloupe & Honeydew Melons, 293,4888 Cases of Fruit, Veggie and Sandwich Products & Cilantro

Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melon Recall Expanded to include ALL of this growing season's cantaloupes and honeydew melons that may remain on the market because they may possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The whole cantaloupes are identified by a red label reading Burch Farms referencing PLU # 4319. All cantaloupes involved in the recall were grown by Burch Farms, however some of the cantaloupes may have been identified with a "Cottle Strawberry, Inc." sticker referencing PLU #4319 (note: Cottle Strawberry, Inc. did not grow or process the cantaloupe involved in this recall). Cantaloupes from Burch Farms were shipped in both corrugated boxes (9 cantaloupe per case) and in bulk bins.

Honeydew melons involved in this recall expansion do not bear any identifying stickers and were packed in cartons labeled melons.

Consumers who may have purchased these honeydew melons should contact the store where they purchased their melons, for information about whether those melons are part of this recall.

The cantaloupes and honeydew melons involved in this expanded recall were sold to distributors between June 23rd and July 27th, in the following states: FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, and VA, VT and WV. The melons may have further been distributed to retail stores, restaurants and food service facilities in other states."
Questions can be directed to Burch Equipment LLC at 910-267-5781 Monday through Friday, (9:00am to 4:00pm) or email MORE.....

RECALL: Ready Pac Foods, recalling of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples
Burger King, McDonalds, Wegmans and more as listed below, with the Use‐by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012 because they contain diced or sliced apples which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the Use‐by date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll‐free at (800) 800‐7822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full refund. Please visit our website at   for a copy of the release. LIST

RECALL CILANTRO 1,643 cases of Cilantro harvested from July 18th 2012 to July 27th 2012, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella,
The cilantro is bunched and tied together with a brown rubber band. Each bunch has the following dimensions; 10 inches of length and 1 ¼ width. The individual bunches have no identifying labels or lot numbers. They were distributed in shipping cases labeled “Fresco Green Farms Inc., Hemet, CA. Produce of USA cilantro 2.5dz “  The cilantro was on store shelves in California and Minnesota beginning July 19, 2012 and likely sold or removed from sale before August 6, 2012Consumers who may have purchased the cilantro should contact the store where hey purchased it to determine whether the cilantro was included in the recall.  MORE.....

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

RECALL TARGET STORES: Market Pantry and Archer Farms Deli Salad lines

The products are sold at Target stores, and are being voluntarily recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria
Target Item Number (DPCI):
216-24-0207, Archer Farms Four Bean Salad 14-oz
216-24-0102, Market Pantry American Potato Salad 3#
216-24-0107, Market Pantry American Potato Salad 16 oz
216-24-0103, Market Pantry Chicken Salad 12-oz
216-24-0106, Market Pantry Cole Slaw, 15-oz
216-24-0114, Market Pantry Cole Slaw, 44-oz
216-24-0109, Market Pantry Egg Salad, 12-oz
216-24-0101, Market Pantry Macaroni Salad 3#
216-24-0105, Market Pantry Macaroni Salad 16-oz
216-24-0104, Market Pantry Mustard Potato Salad 16-oz
216-24-0100, Market Pantry Mustard Potato Salad 3#
216-24-0116, Market Pantry Reduced Fat Mustard Potato Salad 16-oz
216-24-0108, Markel Pantry Tuna Salad 12-oz
216-24-0119, Market Pantry Italian Pasta Salad 14-oz
878-02-0051/0151 Layered Taco Dip
There are several date codes for each item. Consumers should refer to the item list at Garden-Fresh Foods-Market Pantry and Archer Farms Deli Salad items for specific date and code information.
Not all Target stores carried the recalled items or the recalled date codes.
Specific questions regarding lhis recall should be directed to Garden-Fresh Foods, which manufactured the products. Consumers may call (800) 645-3367. Consumers can also contact Target Guest Relations for in-store purchases at (800)-440-0680 and Guest Services for online purchases at (800) 591-3869....MORE

Sunday, August 5, 2012

RECALL: 15,880 LBS ready-to-eat Ham & Turkey products possible contamination

Reichel Foods, a Rochester, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,880 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
5.6 oz. packages of "Armour Active Packs Turkey & Cheese Wrap" Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17994

5.6 oz. packages of "Armour Active Packs Ham & Cheese Wrap" Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17995

All the products were produced between July 23, 2012, and July 26, 2012, and have a "sell by" date through Sept. 1, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number "P-19941" or "Est. 19941" inside the USDA mark of inspection.  MORE From FDA

Thursday, August 2, 2012

7 State RECALL: 37,600 LBS frozen bacon cheeseburger patties because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of gasket material,

The products were distributed in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. 2-lb. cartons containing 6 patties of Sam's Choice Fireside Gourmet Black Angus Beef Patties Bacon and Aged Cheddar

All products were produced on June 11, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number "EST425B" and "best if used by" date code of 120812B ink-jetted on the carton end panel. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

UPDATE: Gills Onion Recall Hits So many Brands hard to keep up

The Gill Onion Recall of July 19th's effects are now finally coming to light with so many recalls it's hard to keep up here are some that we know advice wait a few weeks to have "sliced onions" unless you buy them Fresh or know they are Fresh:

We are trying to keep on top of but please be aware...also Oninons are not good for Animals and these ones well they really aren't good for Humans or Animals.  Be Safe Stay Healthy Have Fun