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BJ’s recalls deli meat because of Pistachio allergy risk


BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., is voluntarily issuing a recall of Cittero Mortadella and deli meats sold from Jan. 20 through Feb. 3 because of a possible pistachio allergen risk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pistachios run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The Citterio… Continue Reading

Multistate Salmonella outbreak tied to RAW Meal organic shake powders

Raw Meal Salmonella outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined states in an investigation or a Salmonella Virchowa outbreak that has infected at least 11 people across nine states. “The epidemiologic and laboratory evidence available at this time suggest that RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal products made by Garden of Life LLC are a likely source of… Continue Reading

Beef and chicken recalled for lack of federal inspection

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The Noble Spoon, a Santa Rosa, Calif., establishment, is recalling almost 300 pounds of beef and chicken entree products because they were produced without federal inspection and do not have a federal mark of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fresh beef and chicken items were produced… Continue Reading

Marinated salmon recalled after testing positive for Listeria

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A positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes spurred A & E Distribution Inc. to recall an unspecified amount of marinated salmon packaged as Fjord Laks brand Gravlax. The Jan. 30 recall notice indicated the salmon had only been distributed to retailers in the province of Quebec. No illnesses had been reported in connection to the salmon… Continue Reading

Uninspected Pasta Recalled due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

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Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc., a South San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 38,950 pounds of meat and poultry ravioli and pasta products produced without the benefit of federal inspection and due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Some of the products… Continue Reading

“Classic Marzipan” Recalled Due to Undeclared Almonds


Figi’s Companies, Inc. of Marshfield, WI is recalling 8 ounce packages of “Classic Marzipan” because the ingredients are not properly labeled and the product contains undeclared almonds. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled “Classic Marzipan” was distributed nationwide through… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: When is a Recall not a Recall?



Last week, Dole posted on the FDA website: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., is temporarily suspending operations at its Springfield, Ohio production facility, and is voluntarily withdrawing from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at that location. On the Canadian Public Health site was a slightly different version: Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc.,… Continue Reading

Fresh Express recalls baby spinach after finding almond in production run

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Fresh Express Inc. is voluntarily recalling of 350 cases of Fresh Express Baby Spinach after a piece of almond was found in the production supply. The 12-ounce packages have a product code of G010A17A and use-by date of Jan. 24, according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. The recalled bagged… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s cashews recalled because of Salmonella risk


Heritage International (USA) Inc. of Compton, Calif., is voluntarily recalling one lot of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces with the following code: “BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4” because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall involves only one production lot. The recalled cashew pieces are packaged in 16-ounce, clear, non-resealable plastic bags with a barcode number of… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s Recalls Triple Ginger Brew for Faulty Bottle Problem


Trader Joe’s of Monrovia, CA has voluntary issued a recall of all Triple Ginger Brew (SKU 51857) for codes purchased from Nov. 9, 2015  through Dec. 14, 2015  due to reports of unopened bottles potentially bursting. Although the Triple Ginger Brew does not pose a health risk if consumed, all product has been removed from store… Continue Reading