Food Recall: 4 Products Sold At Williams-Sonoma

In a nutshell: 4 products have undeclared allergens not listed on the label. from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 28, 2013 – Premier Foods, LLC of Santa Fe Springs, CA is voluntarily recalling four flavored sauces due to the failure to declare the following allergens on the product labels: milk, soy, and/or wheat.  The products were sold at Williams-Sonoma.  People who have allergies to milk, soy, and/or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume products containing these ingredients.  Recalled products + product labels Meyer Lemon Braising Base 40 – Clove Garlic Chicken
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Nationwide Beef Recall, Again

Another day, another food recall. This time 50,000 pounds of ground beef which “may be” contaminated with E.coli. Products were distributed nationwide. Buyers beware. from the press release WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 – National Beef Packing Company, a Liberal, Kan., firm, is recalling approximately 50,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The following products are subject to recall: •10 lb. chub of “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707 •10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 80/20 Fine Ground
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Food Recall: See’s Candies: Milk and Dark Raisins

In a nutshell: Undeclared nuts & eggs found in milk and dark raisins; possible life-threatening reaction to one or both; nationwide distribution from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 14, 2013 – See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Milk and Dark Raisins because it may contain undeclared tree nuts and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (e.g.: almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews) and/or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Product was distributed nationwide through See’s Candies Retail Stores, Licensees and Mail Order.
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Frozen Pizza Recall – Food Safety

In a nutshell: Some CPK pizzas and DiGiorno pizzas are being recalled nationwide. from the press release WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 – Nestlé Pizza Company, a Little Chute, WI establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with extraneous materials and are the subject of a recall administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FSIS announced today. The following products are subject to USDA recall: –California Pizza Kitchen© Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.
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Food Recall: Orville Redenbacher’s® Classic Kettle Korn

from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2013 – Today, ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling packages of its Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn that may contain an undeclared allergen, milk. Certain bags of the Kettle Korn flavored ready-to-eat popcorn may have inadvertently been filled with white cheddar flavored popcorn, which contains an allergen, milk. The milk allergen is not declared on the Kettle Korn product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious
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Peanut butter executives charged with fraud

Remember the catastrophic peanut butter recall a few years ago where people died and were sickened with salmonella? According to Food Safety News, “former PCA owner and president Stewart Parnell, of Lynchburg, VA, and three other former company leaders, have been charged with mail and wire fraud, the introduction of adulterated and misbranded food into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud or mislead, and conspiracy, according to the Department of Justice.  Stewart Parnell and two others were also charged with obstruction of justice.” Read the Food Safety News story here. Here’s a previous Circle of Food blog post about
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Food Recall: Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal

In the United States, Kellogg’s has initiated a voluntary recall of three sizes of Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal due to the possible presence of glass fragments. They initiated a voluntary recall of three sizes of Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal packages due to the possible presence of glass fragments. The food affected by the recall can be identified with the following information: 11.2-ounce package – UPC Code 38000 59923 – Better if Used Before: DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30 22.4-ounce twin pack – UPC Code 38000 78356 – Better
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Food Recall: Hunt’s Tomato Sauce – 12 states

In a nutshell: some lots of Hunt’s tomato sauce are being recalled because of a defect in the inner lining of the can. from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 23, 2013 – Today, ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb., is voluntarily initiating a product recall for specific lots of its 8 ounce Hunt’s Tomato Sauce (regular variety) and Hunt’s Tomato Sauce No Salt Added that were packaged in cans containing a defect in the inner lining. Although there is no food safety concern associated with the product, the can defect may cause the can to swell and the product
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Food Recall: Nesquik Chocolate Powder, possible salmonella

In a nutshell: Calcium carbonate, an ingredient in the chocolate powder, may have the presence of salmonella. From the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 8, 2012 – Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall. Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier,
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Food recall: Whole Foods Market cheese – 21 states

In a nutshell: Whole Foods Market recalls ricotta salata cheese in 21 states and Washington, D.C. because of possible health risk. Arizona  is one of the states, stores in Chandler & Phoenix. from the press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2012 – Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling ricotta salata sold in 21 states and Washington, D.C. that came from its supplier Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY.  Forever Cheese recalled this cheese product because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
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