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FDA Issues Weekly Enforcement Report

This week’s Enforcement Report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration first had us wondering if the recall of products with Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) ingredients will ever end.  The recall of PCA products began Jan. 28TH.  

Salmonella contamination at PCA plants in Blakely, GA and Plainview, TX caused illness and death across the country, bankrupted the Virginia company, and led to recalls of about 4,000 products made with its peanut butter or paste.

This week’s report, however, is filled with food manufacturers reporting to FDA that they’ve completed their recall of products containing PCA ingredients.  With that explanation, here’s the summary of the food cases reported by FDA in its Enforcement Report for Sept. 16, 2009.

CLASS I FOOD RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS:

PRODUCTS

1) Theo Brand Peanut Butter Big Daddy candy, 120 g (4.2 oz): Product sold as 3 piece package in a brown cardboard with a red and white sleeve, UPC 8 74492 00023 3.

Package could contain either 2 milk and 1 dark chocolate piece or 2 dark and 1 milk chocolate piece per package. Product also sold in individual, loose pieces at the firm’s retail location and via Internet sales. Recall # F-1065-9;
 
2) Theo Brand Peanut Confections, confections with peanut sprinkles. Product sold as: 1) 12 Piece Collection Box, 4.5 oz, product labeled in part, UPC 8 74492 51207 1; 2) 1 oz praline confections: individual, loose confections with peanut sprinkles; 3) 2, 4, 6, 12, 18 and 32 piece collection box (brown cardboard) with no UPC which may contain none, one or more than one peanut sprinkled confection. Recall # F-1066-9
CODE
1) Best By Dates of 8/15/2008 through 2/28/2009; 
2) Best By Dates of 8/15/2008 through 12/15/2008


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER:

Theo Chocolate Co., Seattle, WA, by the firm’s web site on February 5, 2009, by e-mail on February 13, 2009, press release on February 17, 2009, and letter dated March 5, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON:

The products were manufactured using peanut butter and/or peanut products recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCTION IN COMMERCE:

41,580 Pieces

DISTRIBUTION:

United States (nationwide) and Canada

PRODUCT

1) Greenwise Organic Ambassador Trail Mix. UPC 0-41415-13586-4, 6.9 ounces in plastic tamper resistant containers, 8 containers per case. Recall # F-1067-9;

2) Publix Trail Mix with Goji Berry. UPC 0-41415-06086-9, 7.7 ounces, packed in plastic tamper resistant containers, 8 containers per case. Recall # F-1068-9;

3) Publix, Sweet N Nutty Trail Mix. UPC 0-41415-16486-4, 35.8 ounces, packed in plastic tamper resistant containers, 8 containers per case. Recall # F-1069-9;

4) Publix Sunburst Trail Mix. UPC 0-41415-07186-5, 17.1 ounces, packed in plastic tamper resistant containers, 8 containers per case. Recall # F-1070-9;

5) Publix Spicey Trail Mix. UPC 0-41415-07786-7, 23.2 ounces, packed in plastic tamper resistant containers, 8 containers per case. Recall # F-1071-9;

6) Publix Boston Baked Beans. UPC 0-41415-17686-7, 10.7 ounces, packed in plastic tamper resistant containers, 8 containers per case. Recall # F-1072-9;

7) Publix Gourmet Peanut Mix 28 ounces in plastic tamper resistant container, 8 containers per case. UPC 0-41415-06786-8. Recall # F-1073-9


CODE:

All lot codes

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER:

Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, FL, by press release and e-mail on January 30, 2009 and by press release on February 4, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON:

The product was manufactured using peanut paste recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE:

7582 cases of multiple products


DISTRIBUTION:

FL, GA, SC, AL, and TN

PRODUCT

1) Mikey’s Mix, 9 oz size packages, UPC Code #0-36232-06072-7. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. The product is distributed in cases with each case containing 24 packages. Recall # F-1074-9;

2) Banana Split Mix, 10 oz. sizes, UPC #0-36232-06012-3. The product is distributed in cases containing 24 packages per case. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. Recall # F-1075-9;

3) Honey Nut Trail Mix, 9 oz. size, UPC #0-36232-06022-2. The product is distributed in cases containing 24 packages per case. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. Recall # F-1076-9;

4) Shanghai Snack Mix, 9.5 oz. sizes, UPC #0-36232-06061-1. The product is distributed in cases containing 24 packages per case. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. Recall # F-1077-9;

5) Zesty Party Mix, 9 oz. sizes, UPC #0-36232-06142-7. The product is distributed in cases containing 24 packages per case. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. Recall # F-1078-9;

6) Gourmet Nut Mix, 9 oz. sizes, UPC #0-36232-07062-7. The product is distributed in cases containing 24 packages per case. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. Recall # F-1079-9;

7) Roasted & Salted Peanuts, 11.5 oz. size, UPC #0-36232-07653-7. The product is distributed in cases containing 24 packages per case. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. Recall # F-1080-9;

8) Roasted & No Salt Cocktail Peanuts, 11.5 oz. size, UPC #0-36232-07658-2. The product is distributed in cases containing 24 packages per case. The product is identified with the Hickory Harvest Foods brand label. Recall # F-1081-9


CODE:

Expiration Date of 12/1/2008 or before.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Ohio Hickory Harvest Brand Products Inc., Akron, OH, by e-mail and letter on January 30, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing. 


REASON:

The products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by the Peanut Corporation of American because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE:

4,950 cases (118,800 packages)

DISTRIBUTION:

United States (Nationwide) 



PRODUCT

1) Lewis Labs, Weigh Down Nutritional Strawberry Flavor Drink Mix, Net Weight 16oz. (454 grams), UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435175, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435182, UPC: 042515435175, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435182, and UPC: 042515435182, Recall # F-1082-9;

2) Natural” Blend, Pure ‘n Natural Flavor, Nutrition Drink Mix, Net Wt. 16oz (454g), 
Recall # F-1083-9;

3) Lewis Labs, Weigh Down Nutritional Vanilla Flavor Drink Mix, Net Weight 16oz. (454 grams), UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435175, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435182, UPC: 042515435175, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435182, and UPC: 042515435182, Recall # F-1084-9;

4) Lewis Labs, Weigh Down Nutritional Chocolate Flavor Drink Mix, Net Weight 16oz. (454 grams), UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435175, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435182, UPC: 042515435175, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435168, UPC: 042515435182, UPC: 042515435182, Recall # F-1085-9


CODE:

1), 3), 4) Lot number: 170C110, Exp. 12/16/2011; Lot number: 170S111, Exp. 12/19/2011; Lot number: 170C111, Exp. 03/12/2012; Lot number: 170V111, Exp. 04/27/2012; Lot number: 170S112, Exp. 04/28/2012; Lot number: 170C112, Exp. 04/28/2012; Lot number: 170C113, Exp. 06/05/2012; Lot number: 170V112, Exp. 06/
05/2012 and Lot number: 170S
113, Exp. 06/17/2012

2) Lot number: 279124; 

 
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Valentine Enterprises, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA, by email and phone on July 30, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing. 


REASON:

The product was manufactured using an ingredient recalled by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
1200 units (WBA); 696 units and 545.5 kgs (Lewis Weigh Down)


DISTRIBUTION:

CT, GA


PRODUCT

Dark Chocolate Nut Truffles. Brand name: Choxie. Packaged in 7oz; UPC 0 85239 03392 0, Red and Brown Box; and 7 oz (UPC 0 81014 53103 2) and 8 oz Blue and Brown Boxes (UPC 0 85239 55102 8). All products come 6 boxes/case. All labels read in part, Choxie Dark Chocolate Nut Truffle Meltaways; Case label for 7 oz red and brown box: 7Z/6PK CHOXIE DK NUT MLTWY MC, 453000; 7 oz blue and brown case labeled: 7Z/6PK CHOXIE DK NUT MLTWY MC, 453503; and for 8 oz boxes 8Z/6PK CHOXIE DK NUT MLTWY MC, 451303. Master cases labeled with best by date. Best by date is determined by adding nine months to the day of the first production run. The entire production run is called a collection. All products in the same collection will be labeled with the same best by date. Recall # F-1086-9


CODE:

Date Codes for all sizes include all best by dates on or before 5 Sept 2009. 


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTUER

Seattle Chocolate Company, Seattle, WA, by press release and e-mail on February 18, 2009, February 19, 2009 and March 2, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON:

The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE:

43,536 boxes


DISTRIBUTION:

United States (Nationwide)

PRODUCT

1) Dry Roasted Peanuts. Meijer brand dry roasted peanuts, net wt. 30 lb., sold in-store in bulk bins, Meijer Bulk Dry Roasted Peanuts, UPC 18537-00000 and Markets of Meijer Dry Roasted Peanuts, net wt. 16 oz., UPC #7-19283-91733-1. Recall # F-1087-9;

2) Nut Bar Candy Shoppe Double Dip Peanuts, net wt. 16 oz., UPC 7813800543. Recall # F-1088-9

CODE:

1) Bulk lots 8275 B04NB and 8310 B04NB plus all 16 oz. packages with a sell by date of on or before 6/13/09;

2) Lot # 8353, sell by 8/18/09; 8364, sell by 8/29/09; 8365, sell by 8/30/09 and 912, sell by 9/12/09 


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER:

Nut Bar Company, Inc., Wyoming, MI, by email, and press release, on January 29, 2009, February 3, 2009 and by telephone and email on February 3, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON:

The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE:

14,865 pounds of nuts plus 1536 packages of candy


DISTRIBUTION:

IL, IN, KY, MI, and OH

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