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Ruiz pulls 25 tons of frozen breakfast burritos after complaints

Consumers have reported finding pieces of plastic in frozen breakfast burritos, spurring Ruiz Food Products Inc. to recall 25 tons of the products. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted the recall notice Thursday evening, encouraging retailers and consumers to check their freezers for the El Monterey Signature brand burritos. Ruiz Food Products,… Continue Reading

Almost 25 tons of sausage recalled because embedded plastic discovery

Eddy Packing Co. Inc., located in Yoakum, TX,  late Friday recalled approximately 49,558 pounds of smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically hard plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A restaurant reported finding the hard plastic embedded in the sausage during slicing and… Continue Reading

JBS recalls beef stew products made in Cactus, TX

On Christmas Eve,  HEB grocery stores in San Antonio opened boxes of multi-vac packages of stew meat only to find them contaminated with pieces of plastic and metal.  HEB pulled all the stew meat from its shelves in all stores and to be sure locked any sales out of its registers. On Tuesday, the day… Continue Reading

Fit & Active bars recalled from Aldi stores for plastic bits

Leclerc Foods is recalling a single lot of its Fit & Active brand Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars because a consumer reported finding a small piece of yellow plastic in the product. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of Monday when the recall notice, was posted by the Food and Drug Administration, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately…. Continue Reading

Roundy’s recalls 8 tons of chili, soup products for plastic bits

The Wisconsin-based Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. is recalling 16,320 pounds of chili and soup after an employee found plastic materials in a bag of soup, according to a notice posted today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The ready-to-eat chili and soup items were produced and packaged on Oct.3 and have a “Sell… Continue Reading

Bell Brands recalls cheese spread; consumers found plastic bits

Bel Brands USA Inc. is recalling the Port Wine flavor of its 14-ounce Merkts cheese spread because consumers have reported finding small pieces of plastic in it. Although no injuries or illnesses had been reported as of the Oct. 13 recall notice, the company is urging consumers to discard the product immediately. The recalled cheese spread was sold by retailers nationwide. There is concern consumers may have unused portions of… Continue Reading

Perdue recalls chicken sausage because of pieces of blue plastic

Three complaints from consumers who said they found pieces of blue plastic in Perdue Harvestland organic chicken sausage prompted Perdue Foods LLC to recall more than a ton of products. The Gainesville, GA, company posted the recall Saturday, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Only one product — organic Italian chicken sausage… Continue Reading

4 tons of shaved beef contaminated with plastic recalled

After receiving complaints from a retailer, Boston’s F.B. Packing Co. Inc. recalled  8,430 pounds of shaved beef products that may be contaminated with plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Monday. The shaved steak items were produced on Dec. 21, 2016. The recalled products can be identified by the following… Continue Reading