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Stericycle report shows ‘foreign material’ top cause of recalls

The Stericycle Recall Index has been tracking product recalls in the United States for five years. Recently, Stericycle announced its quarterly research findings, which most notably includes foreign material as the leading cause of recalled FDA units. Recall data provided by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture placed heavy metal… 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

Five years of data show bacteria-related food recalls increasing

For five years the Stericycle Recall Index has been tracking product recalls in the United States. With numbers for the fourth quarter of 2017 in, the food and beverage category shows the largest increase in recalls since 2012. “The food and beverage industry experienced the most dramatic spike in units recalled over the past five… Continue Reading

Nestle recalling 13 tons of Hot Pockets sent to food banks

Nestle Prepared Foods Co. is recalling 26,400 pounds of pork and beef “Hot Pockets” products that were donated to a charitable organization and distributed to food banks. The recalled products are misbranded and include undeclared allergens, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “The products contain eggs, milk, soy and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared… Continue Reading

Unknown amount of turkey drumsticks recalled across the U.S

Belmont Sausage Co. of Elk Grove Village, IL, is recalling an undetermined amount of smoked turkey products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday night. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The smoked turkey… Continue Reading

Bacteria, undeclared milk top causes for recalls in 2Q

After three consecutive quarters with 200 or more food recalls under the Food and Drug Administration’s jurisdiction, the second quarter of 2017 broke the trend. From May through June this year the there were 178 food recalls of FDA-regulated products in the U.S., according to a report compiled by Stericycle Expert Solutions Inc. That’s an… Continue Reading

Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip recalled for undeclared cheese, milk & eggs

Austin’s Texas Legend Foods has its 16 ounce jars of Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip because they contain undeclared cheese, milk and eggs. People who have allergies to cheese, milk and eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled “Silver Star Chipotle Queso Dip” was… Continue Reading

CLIF bars recalled after consumers report allergic reactions

Trader Joe's, Stop & Shop issue their own recalls of CLIF bars with undeclared nuts

Cliff Bar & Co. is recalling three flavors of granola bars — two marketed as children’s products — because of undeclared nuts and consumer complaints about allergic reactions. The product labels do not declare the presence of peanuts or tree nuts, but the CLIF Builder’s bars and CLIF Kid Zbars may contain peanuts, almonds, Brazil… Continue Reading