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Another 60 tons of beef products recalled; plastic bits this time

Consumer complaints of “thin blue plastic pieces” prompted Koch Foods Inc. of Fairfield, OH, to recall 119,480 pounds of rib-shaped beef patties, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Earlier this week, J.T.M. Provisions Co. of Harrison, OH, recalled more than seven tons of a similar product after consumers complained of pieces of rubber in barbecued pulled beef. J.T.M…. Continue Reading

Consumer complaints spur recall of canned chicken nationwide

48 tons of Sam's Club Member's Mark canned chicken pulled for plastic pieces

Tony Downs Food Co. Inc. of Minnesota is recalling 48 tons of canned chicken packed under the Sam’s Club Member’s Mark brand because consumers have reported finding pieces of plastic in it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The company shipped the 96, 384 pounds of canned chicken nationwide…. 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

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

HEB shredded beef products recalled for extraneous material

Following a consumer complaint about plastic in the product, J & B Sausage Company Inc., doing business as J Bar B Foods in Waelder, TX, Thursday recalled more than 6 tons of fully cooked shredded beef products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Fully Cooked Smoked Seasoned Shredded… Continue Reading

Clif Bar & Co. recalls energy bars because of plastic pieces

Clif Bar & Co. is recalling an unrevealed volume of its energy bars because fragments of plastic have been found in some chocolate hazelnut Nut Butter Filled bars. Only the chocolate hazelnut butter flavor of “CLIF Nut Butter Filled” energy bars is under recall. The recall covers individual bars, 12-count “caddies” and cases, according to the… Continue Reading

Bimbo Bakeries recalls brownies, muffins in 34 states

The American arm of the Mexican multinational bakery company Grupo Bimbo is recalling Entenmann’s brand brownies and muffins because of a “choking and/or cutting hazard” that has injured at least one person. The recall by Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. of Horsham, PA, includes Entenmann’s brand Little Bites Fudge Brownies, Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins and… Continue Reading

BPA Banned from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that the controversial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, can no longer be used to make baby bottles or sippy cups. The agency said it is taking this step not because BPA is unsafe when used in these products, but because the substance simply isn’t “used” in either… Continue Reading