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FDA Enforcement Report

First class food recalls and enforcement actions this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fell into a two categories.   The actions included recalls for products with undeclared ingredients that might be allergens–like eggs, peanuts, and traces of milk, or products that contained pistachios potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

Here’s the list:

PRODUCT


Pierino Jumbo shells with cheese, frozen, in 24 oz. red and green plastic bags. UPC 3910633334. Recall # F-1271-2010


CODE


Expiration date prior to 1/20/11


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Pierino Frozen Foods, Inc., Lincoln Park, MI, by telephone on February 3, 2010. Firm initiated recall is ongoing. 


REASON


Product contains eggs that are undeclared on the product label. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


36,000 units (3,000 cases)

DISTRIBUTION

MI, WV, OH, PA, IN, CO, TX, KY, NC, VA, FL


 
PRODUCT

Kroger Hazelnut Spread with cocoa packed in 13 oz (368g) jars. The product is distributed in shipping cases and each case contains 12 jars. The label reads: PRODUCT OF ITALY. UPC #11110 87825. Recall # F-1274-2010


CODE


Sell By Date: March 2011


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Recalling Firm: Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH, by e-mail on October 19, 2009. 
Manufacturer: Nutkao Srl, Canova, Di Govone, Italy. Firm initiated recall is ongoing. 


REASON


The product contains undeclared peanuts. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


65-cases/12/13 oz. jars


DISTRIBUTION


Nationwide


 
PRODUCT


1) Carob Peanut Butter Cup, Net Wt. 1 oz., Dairy Free, UPC 0 36664 00200 5. Ingredients: corn and barley malt, palm kernel oil, carob, soy lecithin, dry roasted unbalanced peanuts, salt. Recall # F-1283-2010;
2) Carob Almond Butter Cup, Net Wt. 1 oz., Dairy Free, UPC 0 36664 00201 2. Ingredients: corn and barley malt, palm kernel oil, carob, soy lecithin, dry roasted unbalanced almonds. Recall # F-1284-2010;
3) Carob Mint Crème Cup, Net Wt. 1 oz. (29g), Dairy Free, UPC 0 36664 00202 9. Ingredients: corn/ barley malt, palm kernel oil, carob, soy lecithin, brown rice syrup, organic palm oil, mint oil. Recall # F-1285-2010;
4) Carob Brown Rice Crunch, Net Wt. 1.6 oz., Dairy Free, UPC 0 36664 00300 2. Ingredients: Carob confectionary coating (Extract of corn & malt, fractionated palm kernel oil, carob powder and lecithin), brown rice. Recall # F-1286-2010;
5) Carob Peanut Butter Squares, Net Wt. 1.6 oz., Dairy Free, UPC 0 36664 00301 9. Ingredients: Carob confectionary coating (Extract of corn & malt, fractionated palm kernel oil, carob powder and lecithin), peanut butter, salt. Recall # F-1287-2010;
6) Crispy Carob Peanut Butter Squares, Net Wt. 1.6 oz., Dairy Free, UPC 0 36664 00303 3. Ingredients: Carob confectionary coating (Extract of corn & malt, fractionated palm kernel oil, carob powder and lecithin), peanut butter, crisp brown rice, salt. Recall # F-1288-2010;
7) Simple Foods brand Carob Coated Rice Cakes, All Natural-Caffeine Free-Dairy Free – Sodium Free – No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, UPC 0 36664 00400 9. Product of USA — INGREDIENTS: Carob Cakes, Extract of corn and barley malt, fractionated palm kernel oil, carob powder, soy lecithin, and brown rice. Recall # F-1289-2010;  
8) Simple Foods brand Carob Mint Coated Rice Cakes, Net Wt. 6.50 oz (182g), All Natural-Caffeine Free-Dairy Free – Sodium Free – No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, UPC 0 36664 00401 6, Product of USA — INGREDIENTS: Carob Mint Rice Cakes, Extract of corn and barley malt, fractionated palm kernel oil, carob powder, soy lecithin, and brown rice. Recall # F-1290-2010;
9) Simple Foods brand Carob Almond Butter Coated Rice Cakes, Net Wt. 6.50 oz (182g). All Natural-Caffeine Free-Dairy Free – Sodium Free – No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, UPC 0 36664 00402 3. Product of USA — INGREDIENTS: Carob Almond Butter Rice Cakes, Extract of corn and barley malt, fractionated palm kernel oil, carob powder, soy lecithin, and brown rice. Recall # F-1291-2010


CODE


No code


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Simple Foods, Inc., Tonawanda, NY, by press release on December 11, 2009 and December 15, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing. 


REASON


The product may contain undeclared traces of milk, a known allergen. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


18,686 packages


DISTRIBUTION

Nationwide


PRODUCT

Roasted Salted Pistachios; Net Wt. 8 oz. UPC 790429 22903; or 10 oz. UPC 790429 21368, plastic bag. Recall # F-1298-2010


CODE


Best By Dates through 12/22/2009


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


International Foodsource, LLC, Dover, NJ, by press release, e-mail and or fax on April 7, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete. 


REASON


Product received from Setton Farms, CA, and has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


75,625 pounds


DISTRIBUTION


ME, NJ, NY, PA, Fl, IA, MN, KS, TX, CO and AZ


 
PRODUCT


1) Kariba Farms Natural CranPistachio Mix, packaged in: 1) a) 3 oz. UPC 76285101925; b) 5 oz. UPC 76285104230; c) 8 oz. UPC 76285101880; d) Bulk UPC 76285101925. Recall # F-1299-2010;
2) Kariba Farms Roasted Shelled salted Pistachio a) 3 oz., UPC 76285101466; b) 8 oz., UPC 7685101456. Recall # F-1300-2010;
3) Kariba Farms Natural Shelled Pistachios, No salt Added, a) 8 oz. bag, UPC 7685101456 and b) 25 lb bulk, UPC 76285101920. Recall # F-1331-2010


CODE


1) a) Lots A-9002, A-9040, A-9072, A-9078, A-9078K, A-8323, A-8311, A8326, A-8350; b) Lots A-9031 A-9053K; c) Lots A-8301K, A-8352K; d) Lots A-9083K, A-9002, A-9040, A-9072, A-9085, A8350, A-8352K;
2) a) Lots A-9028K, A-8343K; b) Lots 902880213, 836480213;
3) a) Lots 902880213, 836480213; b) Lots A-8323K, A-8339K

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Kariba Farms, Inc., Denville, NJ, by letters on April 15, 2009 and press release on April 22, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete. 


REASON

Product was manufactured using pistachios supplied by Setton Farms, Terra Bella, CA, that are currently under recall due to possible salmonella contamination. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


528.50 pounds


DISTRIBUTION


CA, DC, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX and VA

 
PRODUCT


1) King Nut Tube nut Red Pistachio 72/1.25 oz. Tube nut film/case, UPC Bag 38445 00024. Recall # F-1301-2010;  
2) King Nut Extra large Red Pistachio 64 oz poly bag, UPC 38445 88764. F-1302-2010;
3) King Nut Holiday Pistachio 6/10 oz Clear Cello Bags/case UPC 74870 00023. Recall # F-1303-2010;
4) King Nut Pistachios Red R/S 24/10 oz Clear Tub/case, UPC Case 38445 73509, UPC Tub 38445 73609. Recall # F-1304-2010;
5) Petersons Red Pistachios 13 oz pouch, UPC 74870 10285. Recall # F-1305-2010;
6) King Nut Holiday Star Tin 13.5 oz tin, UPC 38445 99017. Recall # F-1306-2010;
7) King Nut Holiday Star Tin 2 lb 10 oz tin UPC 38445 99018. Recall # F-1307-2010;
8) King Nut Treasure Trio 2 lbs 14 oz, King Nut, 2 lb 14 oz, UPC 38445 99089, 3 assorted stacked cellos. Recall # F-1308-2010;
9) King Nut Treasure Tower 5 lbs 14 oz, UPC 38445 99090, 6 assorted stacked cellos. Recall # F-1309-2010;
10) King Nut Garlic Pistach
ios 12/3 oz plastic bag/case
, UPC Bag 38445 30214, Bag with Header card. Recall # F-1310-2010;
11) Peterson’s Garlic Pistachios 13 oz pouch, UPC 74870 10218. Recall # F-1311-2010;
12) Setton Farms Red Roasted & Salted 25lb case, UPC 34325 62009 2. Recall # F-1312-2010


CODE


1) Code Dates 8308, 8309, 8330, 9005, 9028, 9048, 9063;
2) Code Dates 8309, 8339;
3) All date codes;
4) Best by: 06/09/09, 06/20/09, 07/05/09, 07/22/09;
5) Date codes 8290, 9014, 9075;
6), 7), 8), 9) All date codes;
10) Code Dates 8312, 8318, 8354, 8358, 9035, 9036, 9056, 9057, 9083;
11) 12) All date codes


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Recalling Firm: Kanan Enterprises, Solon, OH, by press release and letters on April 7, 2009. 
Manufacturer: Setton Pistachio Co., Inc., Terra Bella, CA. Firm initiated recall is ongoing. 


REASON


The product was manufactured using pistachios recalled by Setton pistachios of Terra Bella, CA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


14,345 POUNDS


DISTRIBUTION


CA, CO, FL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VT, WV


 
PRODUCT


It’s Delish Dry Roasted and Salted Pistachios packaged in a) 3.5 oz (UPC 7-99137-20602), b) 7 oz (UPC 7-99137-20604), and c) 10 oz (UPC 7-99137-20601) clear plastic retail bag. Secondary packaging and shipping is in a brown, corrugated cardboard box – 12 or 24 bags per case. Recall # F-1313-2010


CODE


a) Lot # 11065768, c-031709, c-031209, c-031009, and c-030909; b) Lot # 02075768, c-031609, and c-031209; c) Lot # 02075768, c-031509, c-031209, c-031009, and c-030909


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Mave Enterprises, Inc., N Hollywood, CA, by letters on or about April 21, 2009 and press release on April 22, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete. 


EASON


The product was manufactured using pistachios recalled by Setton Pistachios of Terra Bella, CA, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

500-cases/3.5 oz. bag; 314-cases/7 oz. bag; 820 cases/10 oz. bags

DISTRIBUTION


CA, NV, WA

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