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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.

 

February 10, 2016

Living Tree Community Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Macadamia Butter Because of Possible Health Risk

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For Immediate Release - February 5, 2016

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Living Tree Community Foods of Berkeley, California is recalling Organic Macadamia Nuts and Organic Macadamia Butter, because it has 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.

Organic Macadamia Nuts and Organic Macadamia Butter were distributed throughout the US via retail stores (California, Connecticut) and to mail order customers.

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Macadamia Nuts come in a 4 oz, clear plastic pouch marked with lot #153442 on the top. Living Tree Community Foods Organic Macadamia Butter comes in an 8 oz glass jar, with a Living Tree Community label on it. Affected lot #s were 134415, 136215, 101716. The UPC Code is: 641432000987. These items shipped from our facility between 12/11/2015 and 2/03/2016.

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

The potential for contamination was noted after FDA testing done with our supplier, Mahina Mele, based in Captain Cook, Hawaii, revealed the presence of Salmonella in organic macadamia nuts.

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 4 oz pouch of Organic Macadamia Nuts and 8 oz jars of Organic Macadamia Butter are urged to not consume and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-510-526-7106. Our hours are from 8:30-4:30 PST, Monday thru Thursday and 8:30-3:00pm PST on Friday.

 

February 02, 2016

Garden of Life, LLC Recalls Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release - January 29, 2016

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Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai because they have the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow. Even though Garden of Life routinely performs pathogen testing on every finished good lot to ensure safety and no product has ever tested positive for the presence of Salmonella , the company felt it was in the public's best interest to take this voluntary action. 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. FDA is investigating illnesses .

Every lot tested negative for the presence of Salmonella prior to release to the market. Raw Meal products are distributed throughout the United States and sold at better health food stores and natural grocers.

Consumers who believe they may have a Raw Meal product affected by this recall, should look for the following lot codes prominently stamped on the underside of the plastic container. The following is the list of lots affected:

PRODUCT NAME Lot Number Exp Date
RAW Organic Meal 10 CNT Tray 47214800 9/12017
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47198800 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47214600 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47215500 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47215501 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47216100 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225500 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47225900 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47249200 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai 10 CNT Tray 47183201 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47198601 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Half Size 47206000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225600 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Half Size 47225800 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47226200 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size 47226400 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47236000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla 10 CNT Tray 47248000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47248901 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47253900 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size 47257401 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47226000 10/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47216200 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225601 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47226100 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47226201 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47226300 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47246500 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47247600 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47247800 10/31/17

“In an overabundance of caution we are taking this extreme measure because we want to ensure that you never have to wonder about the purity of any Raw Meal product.” said Brian Ray, President of Garden of Life.

Any Raw Meal product from a lot code not listed above is entirely safe and not affected by this recall. All Garden of Life, LLC's products are manufactured in the United States at FDA and NSF audited facilities, in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices. No Garden of Life product has ever tested positive for salmonella.

If, however, a consumer has purchased a product from any of the lot codes listed above and wishes to return it, they should return the unused portion of the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to the company at 1-866-465-0051, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.

 

 
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