Expanded Recall for Beef Products; Fairytale Brownies Recalled

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:02am -- SRutledge


E. Coli in Beef Products (Expanded Recall / Canada)
Fairytale Brownies Voluntarily Recalls Peanut Butter Brownies and Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk


E. Coli in Beef Products (Expanded Recall / Canada)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates.

To view a long list of products made from beef that are being recalled by XL Foods (Est. 38) and are affected by this alert, visit this link:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121001e.shtml

The CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected beef in their home to check with the store(s) where the product was purchased or throw it out.
There have been four E. coli O157 illnesses associated with the consumption of beef products originating from XL Foods Inc. (Establishment # 38).

This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify and verify all affected products. If additional affected products are confirmed, this table will be updated on the CFIA website. To stay informed of product updates throughout the investigation, consumers are also encouraged to subscribe to CFIA food recalls and allergy alerts at www.foodsafety.gc.ca.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer, XL Foods Inc., Edmonton, Alberta and various retailers, processors and distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

This recall taken from:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121001e.shtml
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Fairytale Brownies Voluntarily Recalls Peanut Butter Brownies and Cookies Due to Possible Health Risk

Out of the utmost care and concern for our customers, Fairytale Brownies has decided to voluntarily recall peanut butter brownies and cookies identified with the lot codes shown below. The products were distributed primarily through our mail-order channel as well as some retail outlets.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321777.htm

Multiple Peanut Related Recalls, Listeria in Lettuce and Popcorn, Salmonella in Mango Products, E. Coli in Beef Products

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 9:51am -- SRutledge


Salmonella in Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix
Salmonella in Peanut Butter Products
Salmonella in Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
Salmonella in Ice Cream
Listeria in Lettuce
Listeria in Popcorn
Salmonella in Mango Products
E. Coli in Beef Products (Canada)


Salmonella in Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Whole Foods Market is recalling Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix, both sold as bulk items, in seven stores in Florida and one store in southern California due to possible Salmonella contamination.
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.

Below is a list of Whole Foods Market stores that were affected, and the recalled products that were sold at those locations:
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These products were sold from self-serve bulk bins and have no label. The recalled items were sold between May 1st and September 27th in the Florida and California Whole Foods Market stores listed above.

No illnesses have been reported related to the bulk bin items.

This recall is in response to a recall by Sunridge Farms/Falcon Trading who was supplied peanut butter by Sunland, Inc which has been connected to 30 illnesses in 18 states.
Signs are posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. Consumers who have purchased bulk Treasure Trove Mix or Bulk Sweets Mix containing peanut butter power chews in the stores listed above should discard them, and may bring their receipt to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact 512-542-0060 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321776.htm
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Salmonella in Peanut Butter Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jer's™ Chocolates announced today that it has taken the precautionary measure of issuing a limited recall of some of its Gourmet Peanut Butter Bars and Gourmet Jer's Squares produced from July 9, 2012 to September 24, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination.

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.

The recall was initiated upon learning that SUNLAND, Inc., the supplier of the peanut butter used in the production of Jer's™ Chocolates, has recalled all peanut butter product from May 1, 2012 - September 24, 2012 because of potential contamination with Salmonella.

SUNLAND, Inc. has stated that twenty-nine people have reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states. These illnesses were associated with Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products produced by Sunland, Inc.

Jer's™ Gourmet Peanut Butter Bars and Jer's™ Squares HAVE NOT been associated with any of the reported illnesses and ALL of Jer's Chocolates products have passed its internal quality control tests and procedures
"Our customers' health and safety is paramount. This precautionary step is to protect our customers and their families from any, even if remote, possible risk", says Jerry Swain, Founder/CEO of Jer's Chocolates.

All other products, including Jer’s Chocolates Gift Boxes and Peanut Brittle Bites from the California plant, are not affected by the voluntary recall. Customers who have purchased these items are urged not to eat the products, and to dispose of them or return them to the retailer for a full refund.

Items recalled are specific lot numbers Jer's Squares 4oz and 16oz Gable Boxes and 3oz Peanut Butter Bars that were distributed from July 9, 2012 through September 24, 2012.
Following are specific details on the recalled items:
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Please call 858.792.2287 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm Pacific Time with any questions.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321764.htm
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Salmonella in Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is recalling peanut butter sandwich crackers because they were made by Late July Organic Snacks and may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The snacks are sold at Stop & Shop.

The recalled products are identified and distributed as follows:
• The recalled items include Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers.

• The 5 ounce size has a UPC number of 89044400070. The 1.125 ounce size has a UPC number of 89044400071, and the 9 ounce size has a UPC number of 89044400072.

• The items have sell-by dates of May 19, 2013 through July 11, 2013.

• The recall notice does not mention if this recall is tied to the huge Sunland peanut butter and nut products recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products.

If you have purchased these products, return them to the store for a refund, or discard the product and bring the receipt back to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, call Late July Organic Snacks at 888-857-6225, Giant Foods at 888-469-4426, or Stop & Shop Customer Service at 800-767-7772.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321782.htm
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Salmonella in Ice Cream
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon Ice Cream Company is recalling two types of peanut butter ice cream made with products from Sunland, Inc. They may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Sunland Inc. has recalled 75 products after 30 people became ill with Salmonella Bredeney food poisoning in 19 states.

The recalled products are identified and distributed as follows:
• Alden’s Organic peanut Butter ‘n Chip Ice cream in 48 ounce containers. The UPC number is 0 72609 74191 2, and the code date range is 12195-122621.
• Cascade Glacier Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream in 3 gallon containers. The UPC number is 0 72609 60082 0 and code date is 12223.

There have been no reported illnesses linked to the consumption of these products.
If you have purchased these products, return them to the place of purchase for a refund or destroy them. For questions, call the company at 1-800-282-2202 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 PT.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm220170.htm
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Listeria in Lettuce
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Publix Supermarkets is recalling 10 ounce plastic bags of Publix Hearts of Romaine (Chopped Hearts of Romaine) for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product has expired so is no longer available on store shelves, but consumers may still have them in their homes.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:
• The product was supplied by Ready Pac.
• The UPC number is 41415 02886.
• The lettuce was supplied to Publix stores between September 8, 2012 and September 2012 in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.
• The following Florida counties are included in this recall: Alachua, Baldwin, Bay, Beaufort, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Clay, Coffee, Columbia, Dougherty, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Glynn, Houston, Jasper, Lee, Leon, Lowndis, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, Suwannee, Thomas, Tift, Volusia and Walton.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product.

If you have this product, return it to the place of purchase or discard it. If you have questions, call the Publix Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321496.htm
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Listeria in Popcorn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dale and Thomas Popcorn is recalling some of their products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products were distributed to retailers, vendors, distribution centers, and consumers through the Internet or after August 8, 2012.

The products are identified and distributed as follows:
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Testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat bags of popcorn.
If you have purchased any of these products, discard them or return to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information and for refunds, call their dedicated recall hotline at 866-940-7936 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm ET.

This recall taken from:
http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/publicsiteContentFileAccess/963760/963760.html/?fileContentId=963760&fileName=963760.html&fromOtherPageToDisableHistory=Y
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Salmonella in Mango Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Del Monte Fresh Produce is recalling some fresh-cut fruit packages made with mangoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
There is a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to Daniella mangoes imported from Mexico that has sickened at least 121 people in 15 states. The long list of recalled products, along with the UPC number, pack size, brand, best by dates, and states where they were for sale can be found at the FDA website here:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321783.htm

The products are identified and distributed as follows:
• The products include Del Monte bowls and 7 Eleven Fresh to Go fruit cups.

• They were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

• Most of the best buy dates were for the end of September, 2012. Look carefully at the long list of recalled products in the link below.

If you have purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

No illnesses have been reported attributed to the recalled items.

For questions and more information, call the company’s 24 hour consumer hotline at 1-800-659-6500. If you have eaten mangoes or any product made with mangoes and have gotten sick with the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, headache, and muscle pains, see your doctor immediately.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321783.htm
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E. Coli in Beef Products (Canada)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The affected products are associated with the same XL Foods manufacturing dates of August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5, 2012, as the previously recalled ground beef products. The trace out from XL to secondary and tertiary distributors, manufacturers and retailers could result in a large number of affected products over a wide range of codes and dates.

To view a long list of products made from beef that are being recalled by XL Foods (Est. 38) and are affected by this alert, visit this link:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120928be.shtml

The CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected beef in their home to check with the store(s) where the product was purchased or throw it out.

Public Health Authorities are investigating several illnesses.

This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify and verify all affected products. If additional affected products are confirmed, the list of affected products will be updated on the CFIA website.

To stay informed of product updates throughout the investigation, consumers are also encouraged to subscribe to CFIA food recalls and allergy alerts at www.foodsafety.gc.ca.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
The manufacturer, XL Foods Inc., Edmonton, Alberta and various retailers, processors and distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday)

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

This recall taken from:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120928be.shtml
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Listeria in Salad and Mushrooms, Expanded Beef Recall and Expanded Peanut Related Recalls

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:45am -- SRutledge


Listeria in Salad
E. Coli in Beef Products (Expanded Recall / U.S. and Canada)
Listeria in Mushrooms (Canada)
Salmonella in Energy Nuggets (Expanded Recall / Canada)
Justin’s issues a Voluntary Recall
Harry and David issues a Voluntary Recall

Listeria in Salad
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fresh Express Incorporated is recalling a limited quantity of expired 18 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of September 26, 2012 and Product Code H256808 as a precaution due to a possible health risk. No other Fresh Express products are being recalled.

The recalled products are identified and distributed as follows:

• Product Being Recalled: Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine in 18 oz. package
Product Code: H256808 (located in upper right corner on front of package).
• Use-By Date: September 26, 2012 (also located in upper right hand corner of package).
• Distribution: Northeast and Midwest Regions of the U.S.

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No consumer complaints have been received by Fresh Express Consumer Response Center in association with this recall.

Fresh Express customer service representatives are already contacting retailers to confirm the product was removed from their inventories and store shelves in accordance with standard procedures for products that have reached their expiration date. Customers with questions may contact their Fresh Express customer service representative
Should consumers have this expired product in their refrigerators, it should be discarded and not consumed.

Consumers with questions may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The precautionary recall notification for the now-expired salad is being issued due to an isolated incident in which a sample of a single package of 18 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s random sample testing program. Fresh Express is continuing to coordinate closely with regulatory officials.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321480.htm
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E. Coli in Beef Products (Expanded Recall / U.S. and Canada)
FOLLOWING IS U.S. RECALL INFORMATION:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is expanding the Public Health Alert for XL Foods (Canadian Establishment 038) to include all beef and beef products produced on August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5. FSIS was notified recently that XL Foods has expanded their recall to include all beef and beef products produced on the above dates.

Information for Consumers
Because FSIS has been informed that all beef and beef products produced on the above dates are being recalled by XL Foods, the agency is using this public health alert to make the public aware that these products are considered adulterated and should be returned to the place of purchase or destroyed.
Products subject to the recall include, but are not limited to, steaks, roasts, mechanically tenderized steaks and roasts, and ground beef.

Additional information for consumers and an updated retail distribution list are posted on FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
Information for Industry

FSIS has reason to believe, based on information provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), that beef from cattle slaughtered during the period associated with the recall was produced under insanitary conditions that resulted in a high event period (a period when the trim from carcasses exhibited an unusually high frequency of positive findings for the possible presence of E. coli O157:H7). Therefore, all products produced on the affected dates are considered adulterated and must be either destroyed or verified as having received a full lethality treatment.

CFIA is overseeing the effectiveness of the recall in Canada and FSIS is overseeing the effectiveness in the United States. FSIS continues to verify that all receivers of affected beef from the Canadian-initiated recall have been notified and have removed product from commerce, and will take appropriate action if prohibited activity is found. FSIS will update the retail consignee list as FSIS verifies information received during the recall effectiveness verification process.

FSIS testing of raw boneless beef trim product from Canadian Establishment 038, XL Foods, Inc., confirmed positive for E. coli O157:H7 on September 3, 2012. After alerting the CFIA of the positive results, the agencies launched an investigation including additional testing, and CFIA announced a recall by XL Foods, Inc. of a variety of ground beef products on Sept. 16. FSIS also issued a Public Health Alert (PHA) on September 20, 2012, and provided updated information on September 21 and September 26, 2012.
Today, the CFIA notified FSIS that XL Foods is recalling all product produced on August 24, 27, 28, 29 and September 5. Today's Public Health Alert applies to all beef and beef products produced by Canadian Establishment 038, XL Foods, Inc. on these dates.

This recall taken from:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_092812_01/index.asp
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FOLLOWING IS CANADA RECALL INFORMATION:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The public warning issued on September 25, 2012 has been expanded to include additional ground beef products and codes / dates because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website at www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

The CFIA is warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, or serve the ground beef products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
This recall also includes unlabelled and/or unbranded ground beef products available for sale from August 24 through September 25, 2012 and sold at retail stores not identified in the CFIA's product list below, which may include small retailers, local meat markets and butcher shops, etc. Therefore, the CFIA is advising consumers who are unsure if they have the affected ground beef product in their home to check with the store(s) where the product was purchased or throw it out.

The recalled products are identified and distributed as follows:
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There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify and verify all affected products. If additional affected products are confirmed, this table will be updated on the CFIA website. To stay informed of product updates throughout the investigation, consumers are also encouraged to subscribe to CFIA food recalls and allergy alerts at www.foodsafety.gc.ca.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer, XL Foods Inc., Edmonton, Alberta and various retailers, processors and distributors are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on E. coli O157:H7, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/ecolie.shtml

This recall taken from:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120927e.shtml
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Listeria in Mushrooms (Canada)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Champ's Mushrooms are warning the public not to consume the Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Champ's Mushrooms brand Sliced Crimini Mushrooms are affected by this alert:
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These products have been distributed in Alberta and British Columbia and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The manufacturer, Champ's Mushrooms, Aldergrove, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/listeriae.shtml

This recall taken from:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120927ce.shtml
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Salmonella in Energy Nuggets (Expanded Recall / Canada)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The public warning issued on September 26, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Energy Nuggets described in the link below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

A long listing of the affected products can be found here:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120927be.shtml

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

This recall is part of an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with various parties to identify and recall all affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

This recall taken from:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120927be.shtml
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Justin’s issues a Voluntary Recall
Justin’s today announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Classic Peanut Butter 16oz jars and Honey Peanut Butter 1.15oz and .5oz single-serve squeeze packs (see associated Best By dates below). This voluntary recall is in response to Sunland Inc. voluntarily recalling nut butter products. For more information on the Sunland recall, please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website (www.fda.gov) or read Sunland’s official statement at: http://www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf.

For more information: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm321511.htm
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Harry and David issues a Voluntary Recall
Harry and David, LLC is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling its 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter, Harry & David® Creamy Banana Peanut Spread, and Harry & David® Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread with “Best By” dates of 01MAY13 through 24SEPT13, as well as the following multi-component food items which included the above-named peanut butter products as components: Harry & David® Apple Snack Box, Wolferman’s® Bee Sweet Gift Basket, Wolferman’s® Hearty Snack Gift Basket, Wolferman’s® All-Day Assortment Gift Basket, and Wolferman's® Father’s Day Basket. The “Best By” date is located on the upper part of the peanut butter product jar near the lid. The recalled peanut butter products were produced by Sunland, Inc.

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Beef and Nut Butters Recalled

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 1:33pm -- SRutledge


Albertsons’ Beef Recall
Possible Salmonella in Almond Butter and Peanut Butter
A note from the Trader Joe’s website to their customers:


Albertsons’ Beef Recall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In conjunction with the recently expanded recall of ground beef products imported to the U.S. from Canada by XL Foods, Inc. due to possible E. coli contamination, SUPERVALU-owned Albertsons is recalling multiple ground beef items sold from all stores in Washington and Oregon, as well as three stores in Northern Idaho: Coeur D’ Alene, Hayden and Lewiston. Interstate Meat Distributors has informed Albertsons that certain products distributed to Albertsons stores in these areas contain beef that is subject to the expanded recall. No other Albertsons stores are impacted by the current recall.
The following products sold from Albertsons’ full service counters at the customer’s request or sold in packaged form with an Albertsons store label in our stores from 9/3/12 through 9/21/12 are subject to this recall:
• All raw ground beef products sold through the full service counter case at the customer’s request and store-packaged ground beef products purchased from 9/3/12 through 9/21/12.
Additionally, the following pre-packaged products are subject to the recall:
• Fresh Ground Beef Patties 80/20, 1 LB, UPC: 7-52907-60030, USE BY Date: 9/11/12
• Fresh Ground Beef Chub 73/27, 1 LB, UPC: 7-52907-18271, USE BY Date: 9/18/12 & 9/21/12
• Fresh Ground Beef Chub 73/27, 3 LB, UPC: 7-52907-18251, USE BY Date: 9/18/12 & 9/21/12

Customers are urged to check their freezers for the specified products above and return them to their local Albertsons store for a full refund or replacement.
Affected products are no longer available for sale in any Albertsons stores, and no illnesses linked to products sold at Albertsons have been reported.

Albertsons customers with questions about this issue should call Albertsons Customer Care at 1-877-932-7948.

More information regarding the USDA investigation of this issue is available via the following link:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_092012_01/index.asp

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Possible Salmonella in Almond Butter and Peanut Butter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunland Inc. is recalling Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Trader Joe’s recall of its Valencia peanut butter and association with a Salmonella Bredeney outbreak that has sickened 29 people in 18 states may be related to this recall, since Sunland makes that brand of peanut butter. This recall does mention the states with ill persons: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

The list of recalled products is huge. You can find the complete list on the FDA web site here:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm320413.htm

In the blue box, if you click on the “company’s recall announcement” link you can download a PDF of all of the products, the UPC numbers, and sizes.
The recalled brands include Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprout’s, Sunland, Dogsbutter, and Trader Joe’s. The best-if-used-by dates on the recalled products are between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013.
The sizes of the recalled products range from 16 ounces to 40 and 500 pounds. That means the products were distributed to retail stores and to institutional establishments.
If you have purchased any of these products, do not eat them.

You can contact the company at 1-866-837-1018 24/7 for more information or questions. Sunland has made a consumer representative available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 MT at 575-356-6638.

The symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), vomiting, nausea, and abdominal cramps. The elderly, young children, those with chronic diseases, and those with compromised immune systems can develop serious illnesses which include infected aneurysms, endocarditis, and reactive arthritis. If you have eaten peanut butter and are experiencing these symptoms, please see your healthcare provider immediately.

This recall information taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm320579.htm

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A note from the Trader Joe’s website to their customers:

September 24, 2012

To Our Valued Customers:

Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Trader Joe's is voluntarily recalling these items because of potential contamination with Salmonella:
• Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter (sku 97111),
• Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku 98927)
• Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku 94079)

Customers who have purchased these items are urged to not eat the products, and to dispose of them or return them to any Trader Joe's for a full refund. Salmonella is an organism that 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.

At this time the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health agencies are investigating whether there are direct links between these products and reported illnesses. Trader Joe's is fully cooperating with these authorities because there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and crew, and the quality of our products.

All of these products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed.

The recalled Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds and Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds were distributed to Trader Joe's stores nationwide. The products come in 16 ounce, plastic jars with expiration dates stamped below or on top of the lids. All code dates are included in this recall—up to and including 24SEPT13 (September 24, 2013).

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Production and distribution of these items have been suspended while the FDA and the nut butter supplier continue their investigations.

Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe's Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time].
For more information on Trader Joe’s and their products click here:

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Mangoes, Salad, Protein Products, Cantaloupe, Smoked Salmon Recalled and More

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 2:33pm -- SRutledge


Listeria in Smoked Salmon
Salmonella in Turkey Jerky
Clostridium botulinum in Protein Shots and Drinks
Salmonella in Cantaloupe (Updated)
Listeria in Salad
Salmonella in Mangoes (Canada)
Lead in Licorice
Listeria in Expired Salad


Listeria in Smoked Salmon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is recalling
Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova Lot: 6704701 and Spence & Co brand 8oz Smoked Trim Lot: 6704701
due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by 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 fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.

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.
No illnesses have been reported. The bacterium was discovered during routine sampling.
Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the consumer number:508-427-5577, Monday thru Friday between 9am and 5pm EST.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm316667.htm
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Salmonella in Turkey Jerky
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market of Detroit Lakes today issued a consumer advisory for whole-muscle turkey jerky after state investigators linked the product to four cases of illness caused by Salmonella bacteria.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) determined that there have been four cases of infection with the same strain of Salmonella in Minnesota residents. All four individuals reported eating turkey jerky during the week prior to becoming ill (onsets of illness from August 2 through August 7). One of the cases lives in the Twin Cities metro area, and three in Greater Minnesota. One of the cases was hospitalized, but all have recovered.
Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market has issued a recall of all whole-muscle turkey jerky product sold on or before August 21, 2012. This product was sold wrapped in white butcher paper. Consumers should not eat any product they still have on hand. Instead, they are advised to return these products for a full refund. Anyone requiring more information about the product is advised to contact the company at (218) 847-7207. Hoffman Town & Country Meat Market is cooperating with MDA and MDH in this investigation.
Salmonella bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in very young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Anyone who believes they may have become ill after consuming the recalled product should contact their health care provider and can reach the Minnesota Department of Health at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).

This recall taken from: http://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2012/salmonella082312.html
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Clostridium botulinum in Protein Shots and Drinks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Protica Inc. of Whitehall, PA had undertaken a product withdrawal of four products including Body Choice "Protein Shots", Nutritional Resources "Protein Wave", ProBalance "Protein to Go French Vanilla Latte" and "Protein to Go Milk Chocolate Shake" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. No illnesses have been confirmed to date.
The problem with the lots below were discovered when investigating the processing parameters for all manufactured products. The products withdrawn were distributed nationally through retail and direct mail and are limited to specific lots of the branded products. The affected lots follow.

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Consumers who have purchased any of the above products can return them to the place of purchase or to Protica for a full refund. Consumers with any questions should contact Protica at 1-800-PROTICA (1-800-776-8422).
Protica, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Whitehall, PA. The company relocated from Horsham, Pa., to the Lehigh Valley in January 2009, occupying and rehabilitating the former vacant Lehigh Valley Dairy Plant near Allentown. Protica has approximately 60 employees and is privately held.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm316820.htm
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Salmonella in Cantaloupe (Updated)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., of Owensville, Indiana, is recalling all of its cantaloupes from the 2012 growing season that may remain in the marketplace. This recall is occurring because of concern some cantaloupes 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.
This recall follows a prior market withdrawal of all Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. cantaloupes that occurred August 16 and 17, 2012.
During the period June 21, 2012 to August 16, 2012, Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., marketed cantaloupes to four retail grocery stores with grocery store retail outlets in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, and Dubois County, Indiana, and Wabash County, Illinois; and also to four wholesale purchasers located in Owensboro, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, Peru, Illinois, and Durant, Iowa, respectively. As a part of the voluntary market withdrawal, Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. notified all of the purchasers of its cantaloupes to take immediate action to remove all Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. cantaloupes from the marketplace, and all of the purchasers confirmed compliance with that request.
The CDC reports that for the period July 7, 2012, through August 22, 2012, there have been reports of some 178 persons nationwide who may have become sick in connection with consumption of cantaloupes. The FDA investigation is ongoing and incomplete at this time. After discussion with the FDA, Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., decided to conduct the recall as a precautionary measure.
Consumers should inquire about the source of cantaloupes before purchasing additional cantaloupes or using cantaloupes already purchased. To be absolutely certain, consumers should destroy any cantaloupes currently in their possession the origin of which cannot be identified.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm316681.htm
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Listeria in Salad
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Dole Fresh Vegetables is 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. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.
The product code and Use-By date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in eight U.S. states (Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia). No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Dole Italian Blend salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
No other salads are included in the recall. 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.
Although the product is 2 days past its Use-By date and it is highly unlikely that any product is still available at retail, retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is mistakenly present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is not in the stream of commerce.
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Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm316680.htm
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Salmonella in Mangoes (Canada)
OTTAWA, - The public warning issued on August 24, 2012, has been expanded to include additional dates of sale affected by the recall.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and North American Produce Sales are warning the public not to consume the Daniella brand Mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
The affected Daniella brand Mangoes, product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit with a sticker bearing PLU# 4959 and other information. These mangoes were sold at various retail stores between July 12 and August 24, 2012. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to find out if you have the affected mangoes. If you have illness symptoms or any health concerns possibly associated with these mangoes, please contact your family doctor.
These mangoes may have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.
There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these mangoes.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
The importer, North American Produce Sales, Vancouver, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected mangoes from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

This recall taken from: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120827e.shtml
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Lead in Licorice
UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Officials are warning consumers against eating black licorice candy produced by a California company because it contains high levels of lead.
The California Department of Public Health issued the warning Wednesday against 16-ounce bags of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists with the label "Best Before 020413."
The manufacturer, American Licorice Co. of Union City, has issued a voluntary recall for the tainted batch.
Health officials say the licorice was distributed inside and outside of California. They're working with the company to determine where it was shipped.
Officials say tests show the product contains levels of lead that are more than twice the recommended daily limit for young children.
Authorities say pregnant women and parents of small children should contact their health care provider if they have recently eaten the licorice.

This recall taken from: http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/news/2012/08/black-licorice-recalled-hi...
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Listeria in Expired Salad
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Fresh Express Incorporated is recalling a limited quantity of expired 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of August 23, 2012 and a Product Code beginning with "G222" as a precaution due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses are reported in association with the recall. No other Fresh Express products are being recalled.
Fresh Express customer service representatives are already contacting retailers to confirm the product was removed from their inventories and store shelves in accordance with standard procedures for products that have reached their expiration date. Customers with questions may contact their Fresh Express customer service representative.
In an unlikely event that consumers may still have this expired product in their refrigerators, it should not be consumed, but discarded instead. Consumers with questions may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
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The precautionary recall notification for the now-expired salad is being issued due to an isolated incident in which a sample of a singled package of 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s random sample testing program. Fresh Express is continuing to coordinate closely with regulatory officials.
The limited quantity of recalled product is identified with a Product Code beginning with "G222" and a Use-by Date of August 23, which is located in the upper right-hand corner of the package. In addition, the UPC Code of 71279 26102 is located on the back of the package below the barcode. The 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine was distributed in limited quantities to predominantly eastern and southeastern states.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If it spreads to the nervous system symptoms may include headache, stiff neck or confusion. The illness primarily affects pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

Note: The expired Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salads being recalled display a use-by date of August 23, 2012 with a Product Code beginning with G222.

BRAND: Fresh Express
PRODUCT NAME: Hearts of Romaine
SIZE PKG TYPE: 10 oz Bag
UPC: 7127926102
POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm316923.htm

Bacon Cheeseburger Patties Recalled; Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Botulism; BBQ Sauce, Cole Slaw Dressing, Tartar Sauce and More Recalled; Garden Fresh Recalls Salads, Salsa Bean & Dip Products and Recalls Meat & Poultry; And much more.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 6:40pm -- SRutledge


Bacon Cheeseburger Patties Recalled
Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Botulism
BBQ Sauce, Cole Slaw Dressing, Tartar Sauce and More Recalled
Garden Fresh Recalls Salads, Salsa Bean and Dip Products
Garden Fresh Recalls Meat and Poultry Salad Products
Greens Kits Recalled
Cantaloupe Recall Expands
Busch's Fresh Food Market Recalls Products


Bacon Cheeseburger Patties Recalled
WASHINGTON, - Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., a Kenosha, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 37,600 pounds of frozen bacon cheeseburger patties because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of gasket material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include:
• 2-lb. cartons containing 6 patties of Sam's Choice Fireside Gourmet Black Angus Beef Patties Bacon and Aged Cheddar

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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. The products were distributed in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by the firm after the company received a consumer complaint. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tom Henderson, Director of Quality Assurance, at 1-800-541-1685 x1351. Media with questions about the recall should contact Dennis Vignieri, President, at 1-800-541-1685 x1205.

This recall taken from:http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_052_2012_Release/index.asp
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Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Botulism
By Chris Klint

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Smoked salmon products made in Alaska and sold in the Fairbanks area have been recalled by their maker due to possible contamination with botulism-causing bacteria, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
DEC says the recall includes both commercial and custom-processed items that were hot-smoked, vacuum-packed and sold since December 2011 by Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc., under the Santa’s Smokehouse brand, with labels incorrectly indicating that they can be kept under refrigeration.

“The recalled products may have batch numbers ranging from #408 through #457,” DEC said in a statement Tuesday.

“The primary product label shows Santa’s Smokehouse Gourmet Smoked Salmon, the incorrect holding statement, ‘Keep refrigerated below 38° F,’ a handwritten batch number, and a product description of ‘original,’ ‘honey,’ ‘garlic,’ ‘sweet and sour,’ ‘teriyaki,’ ‘tropical,’ or ‘Cajun.’”

The back of the recalled products may include a supplemental sticker with the correct warning, to keep the products frozen and thaw them under refrigeration.

This recall taken from: http://articles.ktuu.com/2012-07-31/clostridium-botulinum-bacteria_32966866
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BBQ Sauce, Cole Slaw Dressing, Tartar Sauce and More Recalled
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -– The manufacturer of Golden Corral Tartar Sauce, Dickey’s BBQ Bean Sauce, Lee’s Cole Slaw Dressing, Fatz Tartar Sauce, Ken’s Tartar Sauce. These items contain onions from Gills Onions, which may have been contaminated with 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 still births among pregnant women.
This recall comes as a result of a July 25, 2012, recall issued by Gills Onions, Oxnard, CA a supplier to Fresh Point, Atlanta. Fresh Point further processes the onions for Ken’s Foods, Inc.
The products included in this recall are listed below. No other Ken’s products are affected by this recall. As of this date, there have been no illnesses reported relating to this recall.

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On Friday, July 27, 2012, Ken’s Foods, Inc. notified all distribution centers, private label customers and brokers
to request immediate withdrawal of potentially affected items listed above. The above listed items were distributed to the states of AL,FL,GA,IL,KY,MS,NC,NE,NM,NV,OH,OK,SC,TN,TX,WI.
If there are any questions pertaining to this notice, please call Ken’s Foods, Inc., Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST at 1-508-229-1100, ask for extension 4727 or 1190.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm313875.htm
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Garden Fresh Recalls Salads, Salsa Bean and Dip Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating a recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, salsa, bean and dip products sold under various brands and code dates. The products may contain onions from Gills Onions, which may be contaminated with 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.
Products are sold in various size containers (8oz to 8 pound packages). The product were distributed in the following states: WI, MN, IA, IL, OH, IN, TX, FL, MA, MO, MI, PA, AZ, CA, and distributed to retail stores and food services.
Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Currently there has been no illness reported related to this recall.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00AM- 4:30 PM

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm313901.htm
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Garden Fresh Recalls Meat and Poultry Salad Products
WASHINGTON, – Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 13,600 pounds of meat and poultry salad products. The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall by Gill Onions, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The product subject to recall is:
• 8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Spiral Pasta and Chicken Salad” with product code 38576 and lot number 08171201
• 4 lb. packages, 2 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38886 and lot number 08201201 or 08151201
• 2 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38892 and lot number 08201201, or 08151201
• 8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Gemelli Pasta & Chicken Salad” with product code 38578 and lot number 08151201 or 08161201
• 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh All White Meat Chicken Salad With Cranberries” with product code 5114 and lot number 08201201, 08201202, 08151201, or 08151202
• 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Chicken Salad” with product code 5113 and lot number 08201201, or 08171201
• 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Premium Chicken Salad” with product code 5167 and lot number 08151201, or 08121201
• 5 lb. packages, 4 per case, of “Garden Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad” with product code 5305 and lot number 08141201, or 18171201
• 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad” with product code 5306 and lot number 08141201, or 18171201
• 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Market Pantry Chicken Salad With All White Meat Chicken” with product code 24103 and lot number 08191201, 08191202, 08191203, 08191204, 08191205, 08191206, 08191207, or 08191208
• 5 lb. packages of “Weis Ham Salad” with product code 5212 and lot number 08161201
• 8 oz. packages, 9 per case of “Weis Ham Salad” with product code 05334 and lot number 08151202
12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Garden Fresh Chicken Salad” with product code 6164 and lot number 08171201

View Product Labels Here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/images_recalls/051_2012.pdf

All the products were produced between July 10 and July 16, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number “P-17256” or “Est. 17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the lot number ink jetted on the package.

The lot number is indicative of the product’s expiration date. For example, lot number “081912xx” indicates an expiration date of August 19, 2012. The products were distributed to retailers and institutions nationwide. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/
FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/
index.asp.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by Garden Fresh Foods. The company was informed by a supplier that diced onions used in the product are subject to a FDA recall. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Richard Riebel, Counsel for Garden Fresh Foods, at (414) 278-8500.

This recall taken from: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_051_2012_Release/index.asp
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Greens Kits Recalled
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - San Miguel Produce, Inc. of Oxnard, CA is recalling 48 cases of Cut ‘N Clean, Comfort (Cooking) Greens Kits, because products contain onions from Gills Onions, which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Currently, no illness has been reported related to this recall. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This Recall comes as a result of an expanded recall issued by Gills Onions, Oxnard, CA.

This Product was distributed July 13, 2012 through July 17, 2012 to retail stores in the following states: Arizona, California, Iowa, and Nevada.
This product is sold as a 24oz clamshell (plastic container with lid) cooking greens kit. Product is identifiable by the UPC Number 028764000616 this is located on the back label of the product.
They are also identifiable by locating the run number and best used by dates are found on the lid of the container, under the product label.
The run numbers and best used by dates are below:

• 20260-07/25/12
• 20260-07/26/12
• 20340-07/27/12
• 20437-07/30/12
• 20546-08/02/12
• 20651-08/03/12
• 20756-08/06/12
• 20756-08/07/12

Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or destroy the product.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1(888)347-3367, Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00am-5:00 pm PST.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm314113.htm
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Cantaloupe Recall Expands
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Burch Equipment LLC, North Carolina is expanding their recall that was initiated on July 28th, 2012. The firm is recalling 13888 cases of whole Athena variety cantaloupes ( 9 cantaloupes per case) and 581 bins ( 110 cantaloupes per bin) of Athena variety cantaloupes due to the potential for being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Melons affected by this recall total 188,902.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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.

The whole Athena variety cantaloupes were shipped between July 15th and July 27th and distributed to retail stores operating in FL, GA, IL, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC and VA. 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. Cottle Farms is not involved in this recall. The Athena variety cantaloupe is the most commonly grown in the east. Cantaloupes from Burch Farms were shipped to retail establishments in both corrugated boxes (9 cantaloupe per case) and in bulk bins.

Burch Equipment LLC is requesting any consumer that may have one of these cantaloupes to discard the product.
There have been no illnesses reported to date. FDA and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture are working with Burch Equipment LLC following a random sample of an Athena variety cantaloupe testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The recall expansion is based on unsanitary conditions found at the cantaloupe packing shed during FDA’s ongoing inspection that may allow for contamination of cantaloupes with Listeria monocytogenes.
Questions can be directed to Burch Equipment LLC at 910 267 5781 Monday through Friday, (9:00am to 4:00pm) or email burch@intrstar.net.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm314213.htm
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Busch's Fresh Food Market Recalls Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Busch’s Fresh Food Market today is announcing the recall of products processed between the dates of July 20 through July 27, 2012 that contain onions produced by Gills Onions of Oxnard, California. The recall is in connection with an expanded voluntary recall announced by Gills Onions, LLC. of their Peeled Whole Yellow Onions due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

All of the following products involved in this voluntary recall have been cooked and generally Listeria Bacteria are killed in the cooking process. However, since we cannot guarantee that, we are exercising extreme caution and asking that all products should be discarded or returned for a full refund or replacement. The products being recalled are:
• Busch’s Baked Mostaccioli
• Busch’s Chicken Wet Burrito
• Busch’s Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
• Busch’s Jambalaya with shrimp
• Busch’s Down Home Lasagna
• Busch’s Chicken Shepherd’s Pie
• Busch’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
• Busch’s Chicken Quesadillas
• Busch’s Sweet Potato Cakes
• Busch’s Original Potato Cakes
• Busch’s Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Meatballs
• All Busch’s Food Bar Soups

Busch’s Fresh Food Market has received no confirmation of illness associated with the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

This recall taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm314212.htm
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