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Food bank recalls 11 tons of chia seeds for rodent droppings

An Oregon company apparently donated more than 11 tons of chia seeds to a food bank in the Feeding America network after it discovered there was “evidence of rodent activity” in its stock. The Oregon Food Bank Network initiated a recall yesterday of the 22,201 pounds of chia seeds donated by Live Local Organic of… Continue Reading

Specific kratom brands recalled amid nationwide outbreak

An Oregon company is recalling three brands of kratom powder products because samples have tested positive for Salmonella and an illness has been reported in connection with one of the products. PDX Aromatics of Portland, OR, sold the recalled products directly to consumers via websites between Jan. 18 and Feb. 18, according to the company’s… Continue Reading

Loblaws recalls frozen shrimp for risk of harmful bacteria 

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling pre-packaged cooked shrimp because it may contain raw shrimp contaminated with harmful bacteria. The recall was triggered by the company, according to the recall posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. There have been no reported illnesses to date due to the consumption of this product. It was sold at the following Loblaw banner stores in… Continue Reading

Salami, pepperoni recalled in U.S., Canada for Listeria risk

A California company is recalling two tons of meat products including salami and pepperoni from U.S. retailers and businesses in Canada because of Listeria contamination discovered during routine testing. Olli Salumeria Americana of Oceanside, CA, reported the ready-to-eat meat products were packaged on Jan. 19, according to the recall notice posted on the website of… Continue Reading

Ikea manufacturer recalls candy because of mice infestation

Ikea Canada is recalling Ikea brand Marshmallow candy “GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING” because of possible contamination from a mice infestation at the manufacturing plant. “These products may contain harmful bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below,” according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The recalled marshmallow candies were sold in 100-gram bags at Ikea stores in Nova… Continue Reading

Pork/shrimp dumplings recalled for misbranding, egg allergen

Corona, NY-based A & A Finest Wednesday recalled about 570 pounds of frozen pork and shrimp dumpling products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. The… Continue Reading

Night Hawk recalls frozen beef dinners packed in wrong boxes

A Texas company is recalling frozen dinners because they were packaged in the wrong boxes and contain milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the label as required by federal law. Night Hawk Frozen Foods Inc. of Buda, TX, recalled almost 170 pounds of its branded beef patty meals after customers complained that… Continue Reading

Walmart, Loblaw, Metro recall popcorn in Canada; insects found

Canadian officials posted a nationwide recall of Great Value brand popcorn from Walmart stores after a consumer complained of finding insects in the product. The recalled popcorn, produced Dec. 28, 2017, is packed in 1-kilogram bags. The packaging identifies the product as “Great Value Popping Corn” according to the recall notice posted Feb. 6 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Consumers can identify the recalled Great Value brand… Continue Reading