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Slim Fast Was Recalled for Bacillus Cereus

The Enforcement Report for March 3 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was pretty short when it came to the Class 1 Food Recalls and Enforcement Actions that we usually present here.

So, we got to looking at the less dangerous Class II Food Recalls and Enforcement Actions and found those contained all the interesting details on last December’s worldwide recall buy Englewood, NJ-based Unilever United States Inc. of all its Slim Fast products.

Bacillus species are well known in the food industry as spoilage organisms, and that was the reason for the gigantic Slim Fast recall.   Bacillus cereus has been a recognized food illness agent since 1955, and although it rarely happens it makes people sick in a couple of ways.

Dr. Ken Todar at the University of Wisconsin provides the details:

“B. cereus causes two types of foodborne intoxications (as opposed to infections). One type is characterized by nausea and vomiting and abdominal cramps and has an incubation period of 1 to 6 hours. It resembles Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning in its symptoms and incubation period. This is the “short-incubation” or emetic form of the disease. The second type is manifested primarily by abdominal cramps and diarrhea with an incubation period of 8 to 16 hours. Diarrhea may be a small volume or profuse and watery. This type is referred to as the “long-incubation” or diarrheal form of the disease, and it resembles more food poisoning caused by Clostridium perfringens. In either type, the illness usually lasts less than 24 hours after onset. In a few patients symptoms may last longer.”

Unilever was concerned enough about it to recall 3.76 million cases of it product.

For all the Class I and II information, keep reading:

PRODUCT

Toi Sauce Thai Red Curry (Panang) in 12 fl. oz glass bottle INGREDIENTS: Coconut Milk, Sugar, Fish Sauce (Anchovy, Water, Salt), Tamarind, Red Curry Paste, Salt, Chili Oil, Citric Acid. Recall # F-1292-2010


CODE


940509 on bottle neck


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Rikki USA, Inc., Redmond, WA, by telephone on November 24, 2009 and by press release on November 25, 2009 and December 1, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.


REASON


The Product contains undeclared shrimp. Shrimp is contained in the red curry paste, an ingredient added to the Thai Red Curry sauce.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

168 cases


DISTRIBUTION

WA

 
PRODUCT


Turkish Pinenut Kernels, Kermes brand, product of Turkey, 10 kg (22 lb), packaged in plastic bag in cardboard cartons. Recall # F-1332-2010


CODE


Lot: 20375 P14272


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Recalling Firm: Red River Foods, Inc., Richmond, VA, by telephone on January 11, 2010 and letter on January 14, 2010.
Manufacturer: Kermes Tarim Urunleri Dis Tic. Ltd. Sti., Kozak, Turkey. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON

The product is contaminated with Salmonella.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

200 cartons


DISTRIBUTION

TX


 
PRODUCT


Harris Teeter Farmers Market Pine Nuts, Net Wt. 8 oz. (227g), UPC 072036 88121 2, packed in foam trays with cellophane wrap. Recall # F-1333-2010


CODE


All lots between December 30, 2009 and January 14, 2010.


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Hines Nut Co., Dallas, TX, by telephone on January 14, 2010. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


REASON

The product is contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

1,350 trays


DISTRIBUTION

NC


PRODUCT


Toft’s ‘One Quality’ brand Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream. The product is an ice cream variety which contains chocolate covered peanuts. The product is packed in 1/2 gallon size cardboard containers 4 1/2 gallon cartons per shipping case The UPC # is: 19473-00732. The plant number for this product is: 39-126. Recall # F-1351-2010


CODE


Code Date: 01.06.10


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Toft Dairy, Inc., Sandusky, OH, by telephone, press release and letter on February 11, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.


REASON

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


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


827 x ½ gallon containers


DISTRIBUTION


OH, MI


 
PRODUCT


1) Natural Pistachios In Shell R/S, 1 Lb Polyurethane Re-sealable Bags. Recall # F-1358-2010;
2) Bulk Natural Pistachios In Shell R/S, 25 Lb Cases. Recall # F-1359-2010;
3) Platinum Vision Tins Natural Pistachios In Shell R/S, 24 Count Item # 08990-24 & Item # 08999-24. Recall # F-1360-2010;
4) No Logo Natural Pistachios In Shell R/S, 24 Count, Glass Mason Jars-Item # 09675-24. Recall # F-1361-2010;
5) No Logo Natural Pistachios In Shell R/S, Robo Plastic Containers, 72 Count-Item # 09760-72. Recall # F-1362-2010;
6) Natural Pistachios In Shell R/S, 24/3 oz cellophane bags, Item # 09918-24. Packed by Tropical Columbus. Recall # F-1363-2010


CODE

1) Lot #: M25318P2003;
2) Lot #: 25318P2003;
3) Lot #s: M00691, M01591, M03091, M03791, M05591, M07091, M33081, M33081, M33081B, M33981, M35381A, M35381B, M35381C, M02691 & M32381;
4) Lot #s: M00691, M01591, M03091, M03791, M05591, M07091, M33081, M33081, M33081B, M33981, M35381A, M35381B, M 35381C;
5) Lot #s: M34081, M35281, M04091;
6) Lot #: M03691


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Tropical Nut & Fruit Inc., Urbancrest, OH, by press release on April 8, 2009 and by letters on April 9, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete. 


REASON


The product was manufactured using pistachios recalled by Setton Pistachio Company, Inc. because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


45,518 packages


DISTRIBUTION


IN, MO, NY, OH, PA, WI & WV

RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS:  FOODS – CLASS II

PRODUCT


1) Slim Fast Meal Options Creamy Milk Chocolate; 11 Fl oz (325 mL) 4/6 pack, 1/24 fridge pack. Shipping case UPC code: 00008346030491; All other cartons UPC: 008346630493; Can UPC: 008346630493; Slimfast Ready To Drink 1/24 PK Milk Choc Fridge Pack , Shipping Case UPC10008346009005; 24 pack UPC 008346009008, Carton UPC 008346009664; Can UPC 008346017492. Recall # F-1314-2010;
2) Slim Fast Meal Options French Vanilla; 11 Fl oz (325 mL) 4/6 pack. Shipping Case UPC code: 00008346030415; UPC: 008346630417; Can UPC: 008346016969. Recall # F-1315-2010;
3) Slim Fast Meal Options Chocolate Royale; 11 Fl oz (325 mL); 4/6 pack; Shipping Case UPC Code: 00008346030385; All other cartons UPC: 008346630387; Can UPC: 008346016952. Recall # F-1316-2010;
4) Slim Fast Meal Options Strawberry; 11 Fl oz (325 mL) 4/6 pack; Shipping case UPC Code: 00008346030439; All other cartons UPC: 008346630431; Can UPC: 008346016976. Recall # F-1317-2010;
5) Slim Fast 321 Plan Meal Options Cappuccino Delight: 11 FL oz (325 m/L) This product had formally been sold under the Optima line, sold in 4/6 pack; 2/12 pack (Optima) and 6+2 3-8 pk. (Optima); 4/6 pack: shipping case UPC code: 10008346137442; 10008346237446; All other cartons UPC: 008346137442; Can UPC: 008346037445. Optima 2/12/pack: Shipping Case UPC: 00008346224920; All other cartons UPC:
008346224937; Can UPC: 008346037445; Optima 4/6 pack: shipping case UPC: 10008346237446; All other cartons UPC: 008346137442; Can UPC: 008346037445 Optima 6+2 3-8 pack: Shipping Carton UPC: 10008346267443; All other cartons: UPC: 008346167449; Can UPC: 008346037445; Optima 4/6 pk (Deal Pack): Carton UPC 008346137442, can UPC 008346037445. Recall # F-1318-2010
6) Slim Fast 321 Plan Meal Options Creamy Milk Chocolate: 11 FL oz (325 m/L); 4/6 pack; 2/12 pack 1/24 pack, 6+2 3-8, 48 24+6 pack BNS. This product had formally been sold under the Optima line. 4/6 pack – Shipping Case UPC code: 10008346237491, 10008346237491; All other cartons UPC: 008346137497; Can UPC: 008346037490. 2/12/ pack – Shipping case UPC: 10008346238498, 00008346232727; All other cartons UPC: 008346238494, 008346232772; Can UPC: 008346037490, 008346045495; 4/6 Pack (Deal Kit) Case UPC: 1008346237491, Carton UPC: 008346137497, Can UPC 008346037490. Optima 1/24 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346232984; 24 pack carton UPC: 10008346232984; All other cartons UPC: 008346232772; Can UPC: 008346037490 Optima 4/6 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346237491: All other cartons UPC: 10008346237491; Can UPC: 008346037490; Optima 2/12 pack: Shipping Case UPC:10008346238498; All other cartons UPC: 008346138494: Can UPC: 008346037490; Optima 6+2 3-8 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346267498; All other cartons UPC: 008346167494; Can UPC: 008346037490; Optima 48 24 + 6 pk BNS; Shipping Case UPC: 10008346029799; all other cartons UPC: 008346029792: Can UPC: 008346037490. Recall # F-1319-2010;
7) Slim Fast 321 Plan Meal Options French Vanilla: 11 FL oz (325 m/L)L 4/6 pack, 2/12 pack, 1/24 pack, 6+2 3-8 Pack. This product had formally been sold under the Optima line. 4/6 pack: (Deal kit); Carton UPC: 008436137411; can UPC: 0083460370414. 4/6 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346237415; all other cartons: 008346137411, Can UPC: 008346037414. 2/12 packs – Shipping Case UPC: 10008346238412; All other cartons UPC: 008346138418; Can UPC: 008346037414; 1/24 pack- Shipping Case UPC: 10008346232991; 24 pack carton UPC: 008346232994; All other cartons UPC: 008346232789: Can UPC:008346037414; Optima 4/6 deal pack: All other cartons UPC:008346137411; Can UPC: 008346037414; Optima 4/6 pack: Shipping Carton UPC: 10008346237415, Carton UPC: 00846137411m Can UPC: 008346037414 Optima 2/12 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346238412; All other cartons UPC: 008346138418: Can UPC: 008346037414; Optima 6+2 3-8 packL Shipping Case UPC: 10008346267412: All other cartons UPC: 008346167418; Can UPC: 008346037414. Recall # F-1320-2010;
8) Slim Fast 321 Plan Meal Options Rich Chocolate Royale: 11 FL oz (325 m/L): 4/6 pack, 2/12/ pack, 1/24 pack, 6+ 2 3-8 pack. This product had formally been sold under the Optima line. 4/6 pack Shipping Case UPC code:10008346237385; All other cartons UPC: 008346137381; Can UPC: 008346037384; 1/24 pack – Shipping Case UPC: 10008346232977; 24 pack carton UPC: 008346232970: all other carton UPC: 008346232765: Can UPC:008346037384; 2/12 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346238382; All other cartons UPC: 008346138388; Can UPC: 008346037384: Slimfast Ready To Drink Optima Rich Choc 6+2 3-8 pk Shipping Carton UPC: 10008346267382: Carton UPC: 008346167388: Can UPC: 008346037384: Optima 2/12 pack : Shipping Case UPC: 10008346238382; All other cartons UPC: 008346138388: Can UPC: 008346037384. Optima 4/6 pack – Shipping Case UPC: 10008346237385: all other cartons UPC: 008346137381: Can UPC: 008346037384 4/6 deak kit: carton UPC: 008346137381; can UPC: 008436037384. Recall # F-1321-2010;
9) Slim Fast 321 Plan Meal Options Strawberries ‘N Cream: 11 FL oz (325 m/L); 4/6 pack; 2/12 pack This product had formally been sold under the Optima line. 4/6 pack – Shipping Case UPC code:10008346237439; All other cartons UPC: 008346137435; Can UPC: 008346037438; 2/12 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346238436: All other cartons UPC: 008346138432: Can UPC: 008346037438; Optima 4/6 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346237439; all other cartons UPC: 008346137435: Can UPC: 008346037438; Optima 4/6 pk (Deal Kit): Carton UPC: 008346137435: Can UPC: 008346037438: Optima 2/12 pack: Shipping case UPC: 10008346238436: All other cartons: 008346138432: Can UPC: 008346037438; Optima 6+2 3-8 pack: Shipping Case UPC: 10008346267436: All other cartons: 008346167432: Can UPC: 008346037438. Recall # F-1322-2010;
10) Slim Fast 321 Low Carb Meal Options Creamy Chocolate: 11 FL oz (325 mL); 6/4 pack, 1/15 pack. 6/4 pack – Shipping Case UPC code: 10008346237491, 10008346045492; All other cartons UPC: 008346137497, 008346645497: Can UPC: 008346037490, 008346045495 1/15 pack – Shipping Case UPC: 008346045495, 10008346057495; All other cartons UPC: 008346057498, 008346057498; Can UPC: 08346045495, 008346045495. Recall # F-1323-2010;
11) Slim Fast 321 Low Carb Meal Options Vanilla Cream: 11 FL oz (325 mL); 4/6 pack – Shipping Case UPC: 10008346045416; 0008346045416; All other cartons: 008346645411; Can UPC: 008346045419. Recall # F-1324-2010;
12) Slim Fast 321 High Protein Meal Options Extra Cream Chocolate: 11 Fl oz (325 mL); 6/4 pack – Shipping Case UPC: 10008346206893, 10008346206893 All other cartons UPC: 008346106899; Can UPC: 008346006892. Recall # F-1325-2010;
13) Slim Fast High Protein Meal Options Strawberry: 11 FL oz (325 mL); 6/4 pack. This product was discontinued in September 2008. Shipping Case UPC: 10008346209566: Carton UPC: 008346210930. Recall # F-1326-2010;
14) Slim Fast High Protein Meal Options Creamy Vanilla: 11 FL oz (325 mL); 6/4 pack. This product was discontinued in September 2008. Carton UPC code: 10008346026909: Carton UPC: 008346196905: Can UPC: 0083460060908. Recall # F-1327-2010;
15) Slim Fast Easy to Digest Meal Options Chocolate; 11 Fl oz (325 mL); 6/4 pack. This product was discontinued in March 2009. Shipping Carton UPC code: 00008346224173: Carton UPC: 00846224210: Can UPC: 008346224258. Recall # F-1328-2010;
16) Slim Fast Easy to Digest Meal Options Vanilla: 11 Fl oz (325 mL); 6/4 pack. This product was discontinued in March 2009. Shipping Case UPC Code: 0008346224166; Carton UPC: 008346224203; Can UPC: 008346224241. Recall # F-1329-2010;
17) Slim Fast Easy to Digest Meal Options Coffee; 11 Fl oz (325 mL); 6/4 pack This product was discontinued in September 2008. Shipping Case UPC: 00008346224197; Carton UPC: 008346224234: Can UPC: 008346224272. Recall # F-1330-2010


CODE

All lots and expiry dates


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Recalling Firm: Unilever United States, Inc., Englewood, NJ, by press release, letters, e-mail and facsimile on December 3, 2009.
Manufacturer: Unilever Covington, Covington, TN. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


REASON


The products may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


3,765, 503 cases – all varieties


DISTRIBUTION

Nationwide and Internationally


PRODUCT


Coconut Royelle Spread net wt. 20 lb, held in plastic pail with snap off lid, UPC 10098086503826. Recall # F-1336-2010


CODE


All lot codes


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Recalling Firm: Best Brands Corp., Minnetonka, MN, by telephone and letter on September 11, 2009.
Manufacturer: Best Brands, Inc., Dallas, TX. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


REASON

The Coconut Royelle Spread may have been inadequately acidified to control the growth of pathogens.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


1,991 pails


DISTRIBUTION


AR, LA, TX


PRODUCT


Cafe Fraze’ All Natural Coffee Frappe packaged in a brown flexible plastic 64 oz. jug with a sealed top and screw-on plastic lid. Recall # F-1337-2010


CODE


The firm places a sticker on the bottom of each container that identifies the production date in the form of DD/MM/YY (day, month, year). No ex
piration date is used


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Ice Creams & Coffee Beans, Inc., Ravenel, SC, by telephone on December 7, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


REASON


The product may have been inadequately acidified to control the growth of pathogens.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

98/64 oz. containers


DISTRIBUTION


FL, GA, KY, SC


 
 
 
PRODUCT

Plum Organics brand Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch Baby Food in 4.22 oz.; UPC: 890180001221. Recall # F-1338-2010


CODE


Best by Date: May 21, 2010, produced on May 21, 2009


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Recalling Firm: The Nest Collective, Inc., dba Plum Organics, Emeryville, CA, by press release, telephone and e-mail on October 19, 2009.   
Manufacturer: Super-Pufft Snack Corp., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


REASON


Product is inadequately processed to prevent the outgrowth and toxin production of pathogens of public health concern, particularly Clostridium botulinum.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


703 cases


DISTRIBUTION

Nationwide

PRODUCT


Liquid ProSource – No Carb in 1 quart containers. The product is shipped in cases containing 4 bottles. Recall # F-1339-2010


CODE


Lot numbers: 062609, 062909, 072909, and 080609


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Shank’s Extracts, Inc., Lancaster, PA, by telephone and follow-up letter beginning on November 20, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.


REASON


The product has slightly elevated pH.


VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

4,044 containers


DISTRIBUTION


PA


PRODUCT


Potato Chips. Uncle Ray’s Jalapeno Potato Chips in 4.6 oz (130 g Net Wt) plastic bags. UPC 1415606158. Recall # F-1340-2010


CODE


No lot number. Code dates of 2 august 10 and before.


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER


Uncle Ray’s LLC, Detroit, MI, by letters dated December 15, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.


REASON

The product contains undeclared sulfites and colors – FD&C Yellow # 5, Red # 40, and Blue # 1.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE


129,260 bags


DISTRIBUTION


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