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Meat loaf mislabeled as pot roast; Publix product recalled

Sandridge RMH Acquisition LLC Thursday recalled more than half a ton of ready-to-eat beef products from its Morton, IL, after a consumer complained that the product was meat loaf, not pot roast as indicated on the packaging. The official reason for the recall is “misbranding and undeclared allergens,” according to the USDA’s Food Safety and… Continue Reading

Frozen fish ball products recalled for not listing milk on label

America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co. Ltd. has recalled several fish products because an allergenic ingredient, milk, was not declared on the labeling. The recalled products include: Fish Balls, Fried Pollock Balls, White Fish Balls, Pollock Fish Balls, Cuttlefish Balls, Imitation Lobster Balls, Fish Tofu, Fried Fish Tofu, Fish Tofu with Shrimp Filling, Fish… Continue Reading

FDA warns peanut firm about insanitary conditions, labeling

A peanut production facility in Virginia is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of food safety regulations regarding sanitary conditions during production, storage and transportation, and product labeling. Officials from the FDA’s Baltimore District Office inspected the Petersburg, VA, location of Coleman Peanut Co. from Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 in… Continue Reading

Target pulls Just Mayo, all Hampton Creek foods from shelves

Retailer notified FDA of concerns about bacterial contamination and adulteration of products

Target has pulled all Hampton Creek products, including “Just Mayo,” pending further review because of food safety concerns. Officials with the country’s second largest retailer have been in contact with the Food and Drug Administration regarding their concerns, but the federal agency is not providing specific details — yet. “The decision to remove Hampton Creek… Continue Reading

More than 30 tons of Sam’s Choice ravioli recalled nationwide

Sam’s Choice brand beef ravioli distributed to Walmart stores nationwide is under recall because it may contain milk, which is a known allergen and is not declared on the product’s label as required by federal law. Cincinnati-based Wornick Co. posted the recall of more than 61,500 pounds of the ravioli with the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading

Meat and Poultry Products Recalled for Misbranding, Labeling Problems

Good Food Concepts of Colorado Springs, CO, is recalling approximately 12,566 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry products that were produced during the past year without a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. These products are also misbranded and contain sodium nitrite, which is not declared on the product label, the… Continue Reading

NC Seafood Firm Sentenced for Mislabeling Imported Shrimp as ‘Wild-Caught’

Alphin Brothers Inc., a Dunn, North Carolina-based seafood processor and wholesale distributor, was recently sentenced in federal court for falsely labeling imported shrimp as wild-caught, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Alphin Brothers Inc., pleaded guilty to one felony count of making or submitting false records in violation of the Lacey Act in a plea… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Undeclared Allergens, Seafood HACCP Problems

Seven food companies received official notices about problems with their products in the latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The weekly warning letters covered everything from misbranded products, to illegal drug residues in beef, and violations of acidified food regulations. Four companies were notified to correct issues related to labeling. Chlodnia… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Drug Residues, Seafood HACCP and Mislabeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warnings to three beef producers, one pork producer, a seafood processor and a biscuit manufacturer in its latest round of warning letters. FDA wrote to Oak Hill Farm of Seward, PA, about selling a bob veal calf in July 2014 with tissue samples later revealed to contain neomycin, a drug that has… Continue Reading

Oceana Study: ‘Fish Fraud’ Ripping Off American Consumers

In a follow-up to its February report finding one-third of the seafood tested in the United States is mislabeled according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, an oceans-protection group says Americans are paying a high price for fish fraud. Oceana, an international group advocating for protection of the world’s oceans, says that swapped… Continue Reading