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RECENT FOOD RECALLS
Welcome to the Food Recall webpage. This page is maintained by the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in order to provide consumers with the latest information about food recalls affecting the County. In addition to posting details about recalls on this page, Environmental Health actively follows up on reports of adulterated food, auditing retailers to ensure that all contaminated products have been removed from store's shelves. Please bookmark this page or follow us on twitter at LAPublicHealth for frequent updates.

Consumers who have any of these products in their possession should return the product to the place of purchase or see full press release for details for disposition.

If you believe that you became sick from eating or drinking something, you can file a report by clicking this link Food Illness, or by calling 1-888-397-3993.

 

April 24, 2014

Miravalle Foods, Inc. Recalls Ground Annato Because of Possible Health Risk




Contact:
Consumer:
626-575-7551


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 23, 2014 - Miravalle Foods, Inc. of El Monte, CA, is conducting a voluntarily recall on its 0.75 ounce packages of Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annato spice because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled packages of Ground Annato 0.75 oz. were distributed in California, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Washington and Oregon, in retail stores.

The product comes in a 0.75 ounce, clear plastic package marked with lot # 0015 & #0018 on the top of the UPC number (712810005020).

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 0.75 ounce packages of "Ground Annato."

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA, California Department of Public Health, and Miravalle Foods, Inc. continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 0.75 ounce packages of Ground Annato with Lot # 0015 & 0018 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 626-575-7551, Monday through Friday 8AM to 4:30PM Pacific.

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April 21, 2014

Hickory Farms Issues Allergy Alert on Chipotle Ranch Sauce Due to Undeclared Milk




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1-800-762-5558

Media:
Kendra Poyner
212-805-8049
Kendra.poyner@emanatepr.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 19, 2014 - Hickory Farms, Inc., the specialty food and holiday gift retailer today announced a voluntary recall of its Chipotle Ranch Sauce due to an undeclared allergen on its label. The Chipotle Ranch Sauce is formulated with buttermilk powder, a known allergen. However, the product was mistakenly released with a label that does not declare the presence of this milk allergen.

No adverse reactions have been reported by consumers. People who are allergic to milk could have a reaction if they consume this product and should dispose of it immediately.

The product subject to this recall bears the label: Hickory Farms Farmstand Recipe “Chipotle Ranch Sauce”, NET WT. 9 oz. and has a Best If Used By date of February 08, 2015 and earlier. This date is located above the back label.

The product was sold through Hickory Farms’ nationwide retail network which includes hickoryfarms.com, Hickory Farms Holiday Market storefronts and kiosks, and at various leading retailers.

No other Hickory Farms products are affected. Hickory Farms remains committed to providing the highest quality products and works diligently with their suppliers to ensure customer safety.

Consumers with the product can contact the Hickory Farms Consumer Line Monday – Friday, 8:30am-6:00pm EST at 1-800-762-5558 for a full refund.

About Hickory Farms

Hickory Farms, Inc. ® is a leading provider of specialty foods and holiday food gifts. Since 1951, North American families have chosen Hickory Farms' savory sausages, cheeses and other gourmet foods for their loved ones each holiday season. The company's award-winning signature products and eco-friendly gift boxes can be found online, in catalogs, at leading supermarkets year round and in shopping malls throughout the Christmas holiday season. For more information, please visit www.hickoryfarms.com.

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April 21, 2014

Whole Foods Market Southwest Region Recalls Mini Butter Croissants Due to Undeclared Egg



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Consumer:
512-477-5566

Media:
Lindsay Robison
lindsay.robison@wholefoods.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 18, 2014 – Whole Foods Market Southwest Region is recalling mini butter croissants because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled mini butter croissants were sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “mini butter croissants” in six pack plastic containers with a “best by” date of April 21 to April 23 and a UPC of 2 28719-00499-1, which is noted on the scale label. The mini butter croissants were distributed to 26 Whole Foods Market stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The recall was initiated after product was distributed without allergen declared on labeling. The issue was discovered when one illness was reported. To date, one illness has been reported.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market Southwest stores that carried the product to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

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April 21, 2014

Nature’s Universe Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of All Thinogenics Products Sold Prior to 02/06/2014 Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine




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Consumer:
Erika Kaye
1-800-405-7817


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 9, 2014 - Nature’s Universe is voluntarily recalling all lots of old Thinogenics product (product sold prior to February 6, 2014, hereinafter the “Old Product”) to the user level after FDA analysis revealed that the Old Product contained undeclared sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 (due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes). This ingredient made the Old Product an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. Nature’s Universe was advised that the FDA received seven complaints about the Old Product. Nature’s Universe was completely unaware that the Old Product contained sibutramine. Beginning February 13, 2014, as a result of notification from the FDA, Nature’s Universe began selling a new, reformulated Thinogenics that does not contain sibutramine (hereinafter referred to as the “New Product”).

These products are used as weight loss aids and are packaged as capsules in bottles. The New Product (which is not being recalled) can be identified because each bottle contains 45 capsules (see attached label), where the Old Product contains 30 capsules per bottle (see attached label). Any of the remaining Old Product sold prior to February 6, 2014 is being recalled. Nature’s Universe distributed these products worldwide to customers via internet sales through their website at www.shopnaturesuniverse.com and www.easy2loseweight.com.

Nature’s Universe is notifying its customers by letter. Customers are advised to immediately discontinue use of the Thinogenics Old Product purchased prior to February 6, 2014 and should return the product immediately to Nature’s Universe, 2817 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 for the new, replacement product which has been reformulated and does not contain sibutramine.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Nature’s Universe customer service at 1-800-405-7817 Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm CT or via e-mail at naturesuniverse@gmail.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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April 18, 2014

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Salami Type Products Misbranded With USDA Mark Of Inspection



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Class II Recall                                                                                                                             022-2014

Health Risk: Low                                                                                                                 Apr 17, 2014


Congressional and Public Affairs
Edward A. Stoker
(202) 720-4849


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 – Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC, a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Products produced under the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) inspection program are eligible for sale within the state of Wisconsin when they bear the Wisconsin state inspection shield on the immediate package. The products being recalled, however, incorrectly bear the Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) program version of the USDA Mark of Inspection, which requires federal acceptance into the program. Because the establishment is not part of the CIS program, products they produced and distributed bearing the CIS program version of the USDA Mark of Inspection cannot be sold through interstate commerce.

The products subject to recall include: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of “Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Old School Salami,” 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7389 6360)

  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of “Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Pamplona Runner Salami,” 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7389 6353)

  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of “Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Fin Oh Kee Oh Na Salami,” 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7320 3564)

  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of “Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Pig Red Salami,” 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7320 3571)

  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of “Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, Pitzotl Salami,” 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7935 7322 1698)

  • 6-oz. or 12-oz. packages of “Bolzano Artisan Meats All Natural Uncured, RauchZwiebel Salami,” 6/6-oz. or 3/12-oz. packages per case (UPC 7395 7320 3588)

The products subject to recall were produced between Sept. 20, 2013 and March 15, 2014, include batch numbers 1208 to 1214, and bear the CIS program version of USDA Mark of Inspection with the establishment number “EST. 692SEWI.” Cases containing the products subject to recall may bear the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) inspection label, but the individual product packages may be misbranded with the CIS program version of the USDA Mark of Inspection. Products bearing the Wisconsin state inspection shield on the immediate package are not subject to this recall. The recalled products were distributed for institutional and retail sales nationwide as well as sold over the internet.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel after receiving information about the product being in commerce. The company began using new packaging labels with the CIS program USDA Mark of Inspection before implementing all federal requirements that would authorize use of the USDA Mark of Inspection through the CIS program. Wisconsin state inspection personnel were not aware of the application of labels, and have been assisting FSIS in the investigation of this issue.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Scott Allen Buer, Owner, at (414) 238-4874.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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April 15, 2014

Washington Firm Recalls Dried Egg Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination



Class I Recall                                                                                                                               
015-2014

Health Risk: High                                                                                                                 Apr 04, 2014


Congressional and Public Affairs
Stacy Kish
(202) 720-9113


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 – Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The majority of the product included in this expansion was originally identified in the public health alert issued by the agency on March 26, 2014.

The recall expansion includes the products listed below.

The following products were shipped to co-packers for incorporation into consumer-size packages:

  • 3,884-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “H0613-B”

  • 1,989-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “I0413-A”

  • 958-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “I0413-A”

  • 4,422-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “L1713-A”

The following products were packaged in consumer-sized packages:

  • 1.75-lb. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with lot code 2814-A and the Julian dates “0374,” “0384,” “2683” and “2693”

  • 66-gram spray bottles of “Bak-Klene Egg Wash” with the lot code “L1013A”

  • 1.17-lb. packs of “OvaEasy UGRA, Reduced Cholesterol” with the Julian dates “3228,” “3229,” “3230,” “3231,” “3281,” “3282,” “3283,” “3284,” “3337,” “3338,” “3339” and “3340”

  • 4.5-oz. cans of “OvaEasy Whole Plain Egg” with the Julian date “2883”

  • 571-gram packs of “Vitovo Low Fat” with the Julian date “3193”

  • 1.1-lb. bags of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag UGR, Heat & Serve (HS)” with the Julian dates “3188”

  • 2-oz. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “0074,” “0084,” “0094,” “0354,” “0364,” “0374,” “2243,” “2253,” “3463,” “3473” and “3483”

  • 66-gram spray bottles of “Panera Egg Wash” with the Julian dates “0144,” “0154,” “0164,” “0174,” “0214,” “0224,” “0234,” “0244,” “0284,” “0294,” “0304” and “0314”

  • 2-oz. pack of “Wise Company, Wise Blend” with the Julian date “0943”

On Feb. 15, 2014, the company recalled 226,710 pounds of processed egg products. To read the recall release, click here. The following products listed below were included in the initial recall.

The following products were shipped to co-packers for incorporation into consumer-size packages:

  • 1,383-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag Egg Mix, Butter Flavor” with the lot code “C0513-A”
  • 2,540-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “B1913-A”
  • 2,409-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “B1913-B”
  • 4,712-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “E0713-A,B”
  • 1,265-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag, Heat and Serve” with the lot code “F1813-A”
  • 4,155-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “I1113-A”
  • 6,132-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg, Cage Free” with the lot code “J2913-A”
  • 9,345-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg, Cage Free” with the lot code “A1414-A”

The following products were packaged in consumer-sized packages:

  • 3.06-lb. bags of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag Egg Mix, Butter Flavor” with the Julian dates “3074” and “3075”

  • 2.34-lb. bags of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag, Reduced Cholesterol” with the Julian dates “3122,” “3123,” “3124,” “3127,” “3128” and “3129”

  • 4.5-oz. cans of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian date “2903,” “1343” and “2893”

  • 4-oz. bags of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “0853” and “0863”

  • 1.75-lb. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “0813,” “1083,” “1093,” “1433,” “1443,” “1573,” “1723,” “2063,” “2163,” “2173,” “2183” “2243,” “2253,” “2183,” “2533,” “2543,” “2553,” “2563,” “2623,” “2633,”“2673,” “2683,” “2693” and “2703”

  • 3.2-oz. bags of “Wise Company, Wise Blend” with the Julian dates “0953” and “0993”

  • 2-oz. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “2073,” “2063,” “2163,” “2603,” “2613” “2903,” “2913,” “2953,” “2963,” “3173” and “3183”

  • 3.2-oz. packs of “Wise Company, Wise Blend” with the Julian dates “1133,” “1143,” “1153,” “1163” and “1353”

  • 1.17-lb. bags of “OvaEasy UGRA Boil-in-Bag, Reduced Cholesterol” with the Julian dates “3129,” “3130” and “3137”

  • 1.75-lb. packs of “OvaEasy” with the Julian dates “2163,” “2173,” “2183” and “2243”

  • 4.5-oz. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian date “2563”
  • 1.1-lb. packs of “OvaEasy UGR H&S” with the Julian dates “3173,” “3174,” “3175,” “3177,” “3178,” “3179,” “3180,” “3181,” “3182,” “3183,” “3194,” “3195,” “3196,” “3197,” “3198” and “3199”
  • 1.1-lb. packs of “G0213-A UGR H&S” with the Julian dates “3186,” “3187,” “3189,” “3190” and “3191”

  • 128-gram packs of “Egg Crystal, Sea Salt and Pepper” with the Julian date “3033”

  • 128-gram packs of “Egg Crystal, Sausage and Herb” with the Julian date “3043”

  • 1.17-lb. packs of “OvaEasy UGR-A Reduced Cholesterol” with the Julian dates “3141,” “3142,” “3148,” “3149” and “3150”

  • 3-oz. packs of “eFoods Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates of “3173” and “3183”

On March 26, 2014, FSIS and the company did not reach agreement pertaining to products subject to expansion of the initial recall. FSIS acted within the scope of its authority and responsibility and issued a public health alert. To read the public health alert, click here.

As part of the investigation in the detention and seizure of product identified in the public health alert, FSIS identified and verified USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Salmonella sample results that validated the public health safety of four of the lots included in the public health alert. As such, FSIS has determined these products do not need to be removed from commerce. With public health as the focus, Nutriom LLC has agreed to voluntarily recall the remaining product identified in the March 26, 2014 public health alert.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

The dried egg products in the recall expansion were produced from Jan. 2013 through Jan. 2014, and bear the establishment number “INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were shipped nationwide and to U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad, and to Mexico.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS inspects egg products under the Egg Products Inspection Act. FDA typically takes jurisdiction of egg products after they leave the egg facility if they are incorporated into FDA-regulated products. In this case, USDA is leading the recall rather than FDA, because the products are in consumer packages with an identifiable USDA Mark of Inspection, and FSIS had jurisdiction over the product when the contamination occurred. FSIS and FDA are continuing to work together to ensure food safety, and the management of this recall is such an example.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare and consume egg products that have been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that egg products are cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Rodrigo Etcheto, Marketing Director, at (360) 413-7269, ext. 110. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Julie Cuffee, Customer Service Representative, at (360) 413-7269, ext. 101.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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April 15, 2014

Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet Recalled for Undeclared Allergen









 


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1-800-576-4377
www.kroger.com/recall


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 12, 2014 - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet sold at the company’s Kroger and Jay C stores in 13 states because the product may contain milk not listed on the label.

People who are allergic to milk could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to milk, there is no safety issue with the product.

Two Kroger customers have reported a possible allergic reaction in connection with this product. Out of an abundance of caution, Kroger has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet, sold in 16 fluid ounce packages with a code date of Aug 11, 2015 and UPC 11110 52108, due to a potential presence of a milk allergen.

Included in this recall are Kroger and Jay C stores in the following states only: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia (along the Ohio border).

Not included in this recall are Kroger stores in the company’s Southwest division, which includes the states of Louisiana and Texas; Kroger stores in the company’s Mid-Atlantic division, which includes stores in North Carolina, eastern West Virginia and Virginia.

Customers in the impacted states should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

What Kroger is doing

Kroger has removed potentially affected item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

What customers should do

Customers are asked to carefully check their freezers for the recalled product. Any opened or unopened products included in this recall should not be consumed by persons allergic to milk, and should be returned to their local store for a full refund.

Customers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377). For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recall.

Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 320 fine jewelry stores, 1,240 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.

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April 14, 2014

Health Matters America Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Golden Berries and Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds



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Consumer:
1-888-343-3278


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 14, 2014 - HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is recalling specific lots of ORGANIC TRADITIONS BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS because they were found to contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

ORGANIC TRADITIONS BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS were distributed through retail stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oakland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The recall applies to 3.5 oz. (100 g) and 5.3 oz. (150 g) consumer size bags as follows:

  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES Lot numbers CACAOXPSWEETZZGBEBLK001-12, CACAOXPSWEETZZGBEBLK001-13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 00263 8, and NET WT. 5.3 oz. UPC 8 54260 00266 9;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS Lot numbers CACAOXPSWEETZZDSIBLK001-12, CACAOXPSWEETZZSIBLK 001-13; NET WT. 3.5 oz. UPC 8 54260 00709 1, and NET WT. 5.3 oz. UPC 8 54260 00718 3;

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that ORGANIC TRADITIONS DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES had tested positive for milk and was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Testing of the other products by CFIA also revealed the presence of undeclared milk. The problem may have been caused through cross contamination during production and processing at the foreign manufacturer.

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of ORGANIC TRADITIONS BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-343-3278, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm ET.

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April 11, 2014

Fernandez Chile Company Inc. Recalls 4oz Chile Molido Puro and 6oz Chile Rojo Potential Salmonella Contamination



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Contact:
Consumer:
Blair Fernandez
719-589-6043
chile@amigo.net


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 10, 2014 - Fernandez Chile Company Inc of Alamosa, Colorado is recalling 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 and 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

he recalled 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 and 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 was distributed in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and California. King Soopers, Safeway, City Market and various independent grocers received these products.

The 4oz Chile Molido Puro UPC code 77601-10011 comes in a clear plastic bag marked with an expiration of 01 2017 on the back. The 6oz Chile Rojo UPC code 77601-10053 comes in a clear plastic bag marked with an expiration 02 2017 on the back.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an independent lab revealed the presence of Salmonella in some of the 4oz Chile Molido Puro and 6oz Chile Rojo.

These products are being recalled and taken out of production while the company and the FDA continue their investigation into the source of the contamination.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Blair Fernandez at Fernandez Chile Company Inc. at 719-589-6043 Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm MDT

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April 11, 2014

Sinco Inc Issues Allergy alert on undeclared Peanut Protein in Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato



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617-395-6900


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 11, 2014 - SINCO INC is voluntarily recalling from sale Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato 30 FL OZ (UPC 085239-703618), imported from Italy and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide. This product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label. Printed on the edge lid is the following:

  • L13-102 BEST BY: 12OCT2014

There have been two reports of an allergic reaction associated with this item. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not consume this product. No other Archer Farms gelato items are included.

The recall was initiated after lab testing detected a possible presence of peanut protein in one production lot with a Best By date of October 12, 2014. Other production lots tested negative for traces of peanut proteins are also being voluntarily withdrawn as a precautionary measure.

Consumers who have purchased Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato imported from Italy may return the product to a Target store for a full refund. For further questions please call SINCO at 617-395-6900, Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm EST.

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April 10, 2014

Bissinger’s Announces a Voluntary Recall of Its Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears Due to Undeclared Milk



Contact:
Consumer:
800-325-8881

Media:
Patti Corbitt
pattie@bissingers.com
314-615-2405

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 10, 2014 - Karl Bissinger’s LLC today announced a recall of its Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears because one lot was mislabeled and contains undeclared milk.

People who have a severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.

This product is labeled as:

Bissinger’s Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears are packaged in a clear film with an ingredient card.
Lot Code: 4981 Best By FEB 2015 UPC: 846107009795

The product was distributed to retailers and wholesalers nationwide from January 28, 2014 through April 4, 2014. Those who have received this are asked to destroy product and report affected quantities to Bissinger’s for a full refund.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date for a milk allergen in association with this product.

The recall was initiated after a customer discovered milk chocolate products in the dark chocolate product packaging. The dark chocolate labels do not list milk as an ingredient.

Bissinger’s regrets any inconvenience this may cause and customers may call 800-325-8881, Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm CDT to discuss questions or concerns.

About Bissinger’s: Granted the title of “Confiseur Imperial” in honor of confectionery excellence in 17th Century France, Bissinger's has been crafting fine confections sourcing premium ingredients ever since. We are committed to crafting high-quality, healthful confections sourcing all-natural ingredients with social and environmental sustainability. To learn more, visit www.bissingers.com.

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April 10, 2014

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC RECALLS "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK.



Contact:
Consumer:
Erika Kaye
845-473-1900



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2014 - The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled "Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb, corrugated boxes with plastic liners marked with lot # 14029/21 stamped on the right side top of the box.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Cat Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats."

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-845-473-1900, Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, ET.

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April 07, 2014

Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Black Peppercorns



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Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-669-3275

Media:
anne.rierson@frontiercoop.com
(319) 227-7996 ext.1163


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 9, 2014 - Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, Nature’s Place and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

While the product in question was steam pasteurized at the source and tested negative for Salmonella by Frontier Natural Products Co-op, there is a small risk that Salmonella may still be present based on a positive, random test that was recently conducted. Frontier Natural Products Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain to mitigate any future occurrence.

Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditic and arthritis.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the organic black peppercorn:

Brand
Full Product Name
Size/Weight
UPC Code
Lot Code
Frontier
Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic
2.12oz
0-89836-18435-1
3246, 3288
Frontier
Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic
25 lbs
0-89836-82603-9
3226, 3288
Frontier
Peppercorns Black Whole Black Organic
16oz
0-89836-02603-3
3256
Nature's Place
Black Peppercorn Whole Organic
2.26oz
7-25439-95273-6
3232
Meijer
Peppercorns Black Organic
2.26oz
7-13733-78173-2
3233, 3280
Sprouts
Peppercorns Black Whole Organic
2.12oz
8-74875-00425-4
3246, 3287
Whole Foods 365
365 Organic Peppercorns, Black Whole
2.12oz
0-99482-44563-8
3246, 3287
Whole Foods 365
365 Peppercorns, Black Whole
1.87oz
0-99482-44497-6
3287
Whole Foods 365
365 Value Size Peppercorns, Black Whole
8.08oz
0-99482-44511-9
3260, 3267
Whole Foods 365
365 Organic Black Peppercorns
2.12oz
0-99482-73914-0
3247
Simply Organic
Black Pepper Grinder
75grams
0-89836-19218-9
3260
Simply Organic
Black Peppercorns Organic
75grams
0-89836-19210-3
3221, 3262, 3294
Simply Organic
Black Pepper Whole Organic
2.65oz
0-89836-18524-2
3221, 3262
Simply Organic
Daily Grind, Certified Organic
2.65oz
0-89836-18263-0
3261

On foil bulk packages, the lot codes will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled glass and plastic items, the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

Frontier Natural Products Co-op is initiating recall notices to our accounts who received any of the above recalled products with instructions for returning or destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall. Consumers should not consume these products.

Please contact Frontier with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800- 669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

Images of the products above can be seen by going to the following link: http://www.frontiercoop.com/recall.

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April 7, 2014

Sprouts Farmers Market Recalls Organic Black Peppercorns Due to Possible Health Risk



Contact:
Consumer:
(480) 814-8016
customerrelations@sprouts.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2014 - Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the “Company”) is recalling Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled Organic Black Peppercorns were distributed to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product comes in a 2.12-ounce, clear glass jar marked with lot #3287 on the bottom of the container and with an expiration date of October 2016. Each container is identified with an individual label showing the Sprouts Farmers Market company logo, the description: Organic Black Peppercorns.

Sprouts Farmers Market initiated the recall after a sample taken during routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of Organic Black Peppercorns. Upon learning of the sample result, the company immediately removed the following product from store shelves and initiated the process for its destruction:

Brand
Full Product Name
Size/Weight
UPC Code
Lot Code
Sprouts Farmers Market
Organic Black Peppercorns
2.12oz
8-74875-00425-4
3287

As an extra precautionary measure, the company is voluntarily recalling the following items from its grocery shelves and bulk departments:

Brand
Full Product Name
Size/Weight
UPC Code
Lot Code
Frontier
Organic Whole Black Peppercorns
16oz
0-89836-02603-3
3256
Sprouts Farmers Market
Organic Black Peppercorns
2.12oz
8-74875-00425-4
3246
Simply Organic
Whole Black Peppercorns
2.65oz
0-89836-18524-2
3221, 3262

Customers who have purchased any of the products mentioned in this release are urged not to use or consume them and return them to any Sprouts Farmers Market for a full refund. Customer safety and product integrity is of the utmost importance to Sprouts Farmers Market. The company is committed to alerting our customers of hazardous or defective products in a timely and accurate manner.

Customers with questions may contact Sprouts Farmers Market’s Customer Relations Department Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm PST at (480) 814-8016 or email us at customerrelations@sprouts.com.

About Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. We offer a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers' growing interest in health and wellness. Recently named one of the top five supermarket chains by Consumer Reports and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts Farmers Market employs more than 15,000 team members and operates more than 170 stores in nine states.

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April 7, 2014

Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region Recalls Chipotle Chicken Wraps Due to Undeclared Fish Allergen






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2014 - Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling its Chipotle Chicken Wrap because it contains an undeclared allergen. The wrap, labeled as “Chipotle Chicken Wrap,” is filled with a Chicken Caesar wrap mix, which contains a fish allergen (anchovies) not declared on the Chipotle Chicken Wrap label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to anchovies run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The Chipotle Chicken Wrap was sold in the Prepared Foods department on Apr. 2 or Apr. 3 only. The wraps were packaged in brown cardstock wrap sleeves printed with the Whole Foods Market logo. They were sold under the label, “Chipotle Chicken Wrap,” UPC: 046319-97076. Wraps have been pulled from all venues where they were stocked. Affected product carries a “use by” date of Apr. 6. The lot code on the product is 40109104.

The recalled wraps were sold in the following 38 of the company’s 40 Northern California stores:

• Berkeley
• Los Altos
• Reno
• Blithedale (Mill Valley)
• Los Gatos
• Roseville
• Blossom Hill (San Jose)
• Market Street (San Francisco)
• Sacramento
• Campbell
• Mill Valley
• San Mateo
• Capitola
• Monterey
• San Rafael
• Coddingtown (Santa Rosa)
• Napa
• San Ramon
• Davis
• Noe Valley
• Santa Cruz
• Folsom
• Novato
• Sebastopol
• Franklin (San Francisco)
• Ocean (San Francisco)
• South of Market (San Francisco)
• Fremont
• Palo Alto
• Sonoma
• Haight (Stanyan/San Francisco)
• Petaluma
• Stevens Creek (Cupertino)
• Harrison (Oakland)
• Potrero Hill (San Francisco)
• Walnut Creek
• Lafayette
• Redwood City

To date, Whole Foods Market has not received any claims or complaints of illness or allergic reactions. Consumers who have purchased the wrap should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact their local store for more information.


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April 7, 2014

Koru Pacific Packaging Announces a Voluntary Recall for One Lot # AH!LASKA® Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate Mix, 12 oz. Canister Due to Possible Milk Allergen



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(209) 832-1704
korupacificpackaging@gmail.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014 - Tracy, CA. KORU Pacific Packaging, today issued a voluntary recall of AH!LASKA®, because one lot (LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015) of the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The powdered mix is packaged in a canister containing 12 oz.,with the product name AH!LASKA Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate,12 oz, UPC# 7-60519-10028-7. One LOT# is affected: LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015, which appears on the shipping case sticker and on the metal canister bottom. ONLY this Best By date is being recalled.

The product was distributed to retailers nationwide.

The recall was initiated when lab testing confirmed the presence of milk allergen in the finished product. While milk is not listed in the ingredients, the label does include the allergen advisory statement "Made in a facility that also processes peanuts, sesame, dairy, eggs, fish, and soy."

This action is being taken as a precaution. No illnesses have been reported to date for milk allergen in association with this product.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at phone number, Monday - Friday,Sam to 5pm PST.

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April 7, 2014

Missouri Firm Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination



Class II Recall                                                                                                                              021-2014

Health Risk: Low                                                                                                                  Apr 04, 2014


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Congressional and Public Affairs
Richard J. McIntire
(202) 720-9113

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 – Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to USDA recall:

  • 5-lb. bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928” with a “Best if Used By” date of “Jan 26 2015” or Feb 16 2015.” The manufacturer codes “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14” can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.


  • 20-lb. bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861” with identifying case codes of “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14.” These products were produced Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2014 and were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.

The product bags bear the establishment number “P-13556.”

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156. Media with questions about the recall should contact Dan Fogleman, of Tyson public relations, at (479) 290-2166.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem

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April 7, 2014

La Fortaleza, Inc. Recalls Flour Tortillas Due to an Undeclared Allergen – Wheat



Product Description
Sofia’s Mexican Foods flour tortillas and Mi Hacienda flour tortillas

Recalling Firm
La Fortaleza, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Recall Reason
Undeclared allergen – wheat

Product Identification
Sofia’s Mexican Foods Flour Tortilla
Packaging: 1 dozen tortillas per bag
UPC #:0 3918302066 6

Product Identification
Mi Hacienda Flour Tortilla
Packaging: 1 dozen tortillas per bag
UPC #:0 3918302066 6

Product Label

Distributed to two markets in California:
R. Ranch Market
13985 E. Live Oak Ave.
Irwindale, CA 91706

El Campeon
31921 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Affected Dates
Best before: May 01, 2014

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
La Fortaleza, Inc., Ramiro Ortiz: (323) 261-1211

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April 2, 2014

Colorado Firm Recalls Fettuccini Alfredo With Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens



Class I Recall                                                                                                                              020-2014

Health Risk: High                                                                                                                Apr 02, 2014


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Congressional and Public Affairs
Megan Buckles
(202) 720-9113

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - American Outdoor Products, a Boulder, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 633 pounds of dehydrated Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 7.5-oz. foil pouches of “Backpackers Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken”

The products were produced July 2, 2013 and have the product code “07/02/2020” printed on the pouch. The products bear the establishment number “P-4933” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold wholesale, online and to retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered by a retailer in Vermont, which notified the company via telephone yesterday, April 1. After investigation by the firm it was determined that the wrong back panel was put into the labeling machine by mistake for some of the products produced that day. The recalled product is properly identified on the front of the pouch, yet mistakenly has a label, including ingredient list and nutrition information, for the firm’s “Jamaican Jerk style rice with chicken” printed on the backside of the pouch, which could cause consumer confusion.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Elaine Sims at (303) 800-1404 or via e-mail at: elaine@backpackerspantry.com. Media with questions about the recall should contact Amie Souza at (303) 800-1402 or via e-mail at: amie@backpackerspantry.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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