Food & Drug Alerts

HP Hood LLC Recalls Select Units of Half-Gallon Refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk due to Possible Milk Allergen – posted 8.3.18

HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Please visit the FDA website for additional information about this alert.


Kraft Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip – posted 7.27.18

As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard.

Please visit the FDA website for additional information about this alert.


Voluntary Recall of Four Varieties of Goldfish Crackers – posted 7.25.18

Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. One of its ingredient suppliers notified Pepperidge Farm about the potential presence of Salmonella. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. No other Pepperidge Farm products in the U.S. are subject to this recall.

Please visit the FDA website for additional information about this alert.


Voluntary Recall of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Cheese Products – posted 7.25.18

Mondelez Global LLC is recalling Ritz sandwiches and Ritz bits cheese products because an ingredient could be contaminated with Salmonella. There are no related illnesses. The FDA is investigating and the product information may change as the investigation continues.

Please visit the FDA website for additional information about this alert.


Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Kellogg’s Honey Smacks – posted 6.15.18

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating a multi-state salmonella outbreak associated with Kellogg’s Honey Smacks. The recalled cereal product, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, was sold in 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages and has a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018,  through June 14, 2019,  on the box top and a UPC code of 38000 39103 on the bottom of the box. The product information may change as the investigation continues.

Please visit the FDA website or the CDC website for additional information about this alert. 


Multi-State E. coli O157 Outbreak Associated with Romaine Lettuce – posted 4.23.18

Based on new information obtained during the investigation of the multi-state E.coli O157 outbreak
associated with romaine lettuce, CDC has expanded their consumer advice to include whole heads
and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing
romaine, from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce from a grocery store or at a restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.

Inquiries from consumers who believe they may be ill from consuming romaine lettuce should contact their medical provider.

Please visit the CDC website or FDA website for additional information about this alert.


Walmart Eggs Safe for Consumption – posted 4.18.18

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) was notified on April 13, 2018, that 22 illnesses associated with eggs contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup had been documented in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Connecticut was not listed as one of the states affected by the contamination issue.

LLHD was notified through social media outlets and a complaint from a resident that eggs at two area Walmart stores may have the same serial numbers as the eggs associated with the recall. Initial inspections by LLHD and Walmart staff determined that a portion of the serial numbers on the eggs at the Walmart store matched those associated with the recall. As a precautionary measure, LLHD and Walmart staff agreed that it was in the best interest of the community to remove the questionable eggs from the shelves. Further investigation revealed that the eggs at the area Walmart stores were NOT associated with the recall. The eggs were in fact produced at a different production facility and are considered safe and wholesome.


Multi-State E. coli O157 Outbreak Associated with Romaine Lettuce – posted 4.13.18

Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.

Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where chopped romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, consumers should confirm with the store or restaurant that it is not chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it.

Take action if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection:

  • Talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.
  • Report your illness to the health department.
  • Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.

Follow these general ways to prevent E. coli infection:

  • Wash your hands. Wash hands after using the restroom or changing diapers, before and after preparing or eating food, and after contact with animals.
  • Don’t prepare food or drink for others when you are sick.

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any chopped romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. Restaurants and retailers should ask their suppliers about the source of their chopped romaine lettuce. It is the CDC’s advice not to serve romaine lettuce unless they are sure it did not originate from the Yuma, Arizona growing area. More specific advice will be provided when it becomes available.

Inquiries from consumers who believe they may be ill from consuming romaine lettuce should contact their medical provider.

Please visit the CDC website for the full report about this alert.


Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Issues Alert on Curry Powder – posted 12.9.16

Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling ORIENTAL Hot Curry Powder 50 lb. Bulk, OCHO-RIOS Jamaican Nice Mild and Spicy Hot Curry Powder 4oz, and OCHO-RIOS Mild Curry Powder 5 lb, due to the presence of lead.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Clif Bar & Company Issues Recall of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars – posted 12.9.16

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary Class II recall of one production run of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter CLIF® Nut Butter Filled energy bars due to the presence of small plastic pieces found in a limited number of bars sold in the U.S.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Issues Recall of Beef, Veal, and Bison Due to Possible E. coli Contamination – posted 9.26.16

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling beef, veal, and Bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


 

Snyder-Lance Issues Voluntary Recall of Diamond Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination – posted 9.1.16

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Diamond of California® Macadamia Nuts, distributed in retail stores nationwide, due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Issues Alert on Curry Powder – posted 8.30.16

The Oriental Packing Co., Inc. is recalling approximately 377,000 lbs. of the following blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead.  Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Gel Spice, Inc. Issues Alert on Elevated Lead Levels in One Lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder – posted 8.1.16

Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


General Mills Expands Flour Recall – posted 7.27.16

Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that they ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Bar-S Foods Company Recalls Chicken and Pork Hot Dog and Corn Dog Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination – posted 7.22.16

Bar-S Foods Company, an Altus, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the USDA website.


Frito-Lay Issues Recalls Various Products Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen – posted 6.8.16

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Voluntary Recall of  Three Production Codes of Canned Chunk Light Tuna Due to Possible Health Risk – posted 3.17.16

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 3 specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


 Voluntary Recall of  Packaged Salads produced at the Dole Processing Center Due to Possible Listeria Contamination – posted 1.22.16

Prepackaged salads sold under different brand names including Dole, Fresh Selections,Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and President’s Choice, are being recalled. Consumers can identify these packaged salads by the letter “A” at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the CDC website.


Voluntary Recall of DOVE Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes Due to Undeclared Ingredients – posted 12.22.15

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. Bag, Sold Only at One Major Retailer with Stores Across the U.S.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Voluntary Recall of Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original Due to Undeclared Ingredients – posted 12.18.15

Zatarain’s is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a “BEST BY” date of JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the U.S. The Red Beans and Rice Original product may actually contain Creamy Parmesan Rice Mix with dairy ingredients.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Campbell Soup Voluntary Recall SpaghettiOs Due to Potential Choking Hazard – posted 11.13.15

The Campbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling 14.2 ounce cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in a small number of cans. This plastic material is from parts of the can lining which may peel off.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the USDA website.


Farmer Creek Voluntary Recall Canned Albacore Tuna Products Due to Possible Health Risk – posted 11.2.15

Farmer Creek of Cloverdale, OR is voluntarily recalling canned albacore tuna with the Farmer Creek brand label with any codes starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


Pelman Foods Recalls Beef, Chicken and Pork Products for Lack of Inspection – posted 11.2.15

Pelmen Foods, an Ontario, Canada, establishment, is recalling approximately 332 pounds of beef, chicken and pork dumpling products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the USDA website.


Voluntary Recall of Nature’s Promise Organic Edamame Due to Undeclared Ingredient – posted 11.2.15

GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Nature’s Promise Organic Edamame products because they contain soy, which is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a soy allergy.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


 Adolf’s Meat Products Recalls Assorted Deli Meat Due to Possible Listeria Adulteration – posted 10.27.15

Adolf’s Meat Products, a Hartford, Conn. establishment, is recalling approximately 224 pounds of assorted meat that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Learn more and check your product dates at the USDA website.


Precautionary Recall of Bagged Dole Spinach due to Possible Salmonella Contamination. – posted 10.14.15

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976 due to a possible health risk from Salmonella.

Learn more and check your product dates and codes at the FDA website.


General Mills recalls Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios due to undeclared allergen (wheat) – posted 10.07.15

General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects.

Learn more and check your products’ dates and codes at the FDA website.