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Hickory Harvest Expands Recall of Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

May 20, 2016: From the FDA:
Hickory Harvest Foods, under advice from its sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta, is expanding their recall of a limited number of products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
These recalled items are in addition to the items recalled on May 4, 2016.
The additional products were packaged at, or distributed from Hickory Harvest between the dates of April 20, 2016 and May 18, 2016. Shipments were to the following states: AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, Ml, MO, NC, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, and VA. No illnesses have been reported to date, but in an abundance of caution Hickory Harvest is recalling all affected products.
Recalled retail items were sold in packaged bags and deli tubs and are marked with Best By Dates located on the front or back of the packages. The recalled products are under the Hickory Harvest, Big Y Cranberry, Amish Farms, Raylicious, Liberty, Sheetz, IM Good, and Heinens labels
A full list of products is here
Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may email askus2@hickoryharvest.com or call 1-800-448-6887 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Please contact Hickory Harvest at askus2@hickoryharvest.com to arrange for disposal or return of the product.

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Montero Farms Recalls Orange Habanero Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk

May 13, 2016 from the FDA:
Montero Farms of McAllen, Texas is recalling Orange Habanero Peppers, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Orange Habanero Peppers were shipped to Indianapolis, Indiana and to McAllen, Texas from April 28 2016 to present.
The product comes in 8 pound cardboard boxes marked with lot #41142-41143 on the top. In total 154 boxes are being recalled.
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 any Orange Habanero Peppers from the lots #41142-41143 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (956) 686-8959 Monday thru Friday between 9am to 7pm central time.

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Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Various Dr. Praeger's and Ungar's Products Related to CRF Frozen Vegetable Recall for Possible Health Risk

May 13, 2016 from the FDA:
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.
Products covered by this voluntary recall were distributed throughout the United States in both retail and foodservice packaging and include only those specific products listed below.
No other Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods or Ungar’s Foods branded retail or food service products are impacted by this recall.
Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Affairs Hotline at (877) 772-3437, open between 8 am to 5 pm ET, Monday through Friday, or email to info@drpraegers.com which will be checked regularly Monday through Sunday.

Product Name Item Number Case Lot Retail Lot Best By Date GTIN/Case UPC Retail Unit UPC
Dr. Praeger's Black Bean Burger (CN Labeled) Vegetarian 3.3oz (Foodservice) SVB-SWIN33-CN H16AI-06A   3/8/2018  0100080868066165  
Dr. Praeger's Black Bean Burger (Vegetarian) 3.3oz (Foodservice) SVB-SWIN33 F16AE-03C   5/4/2018 0100080868066172  
N16CI-03A   1/28/2018
Dr. Praeger's Black Bean Burger (Vegetarian) 4.25oz (Foodservice) SVB-SWIN4 H16AI-05A   3/8/2018 0100080868066196  
Dr. Praeger's Black Bean Veggie Burger (Retail) SVB-BB12 N16CH-04A N16CH 1/27/2018 080868060194 080868060194
N16CH-04Z N16CH 1/27/2018
Dr. Praeger's Black Bean Slider (Foodservice) VBBBSL165I H16AI-08A   3/8/2018 0100080868066158  
N16CB-05A   1/21/2018
Dr. Praeger's Bombay Veggie Burgers (Retail) VBBY06 N16CH-02A N16CH 1/27/2018 0160080868000505 080868000505
N16CH-02B N16CH 1/27/2018
Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Balls (Vegan) 1oz (Foodservice) VBBIN H16CB-02B   3/21/2018 0100080868013107  
H16CB-02C   3/21/2018
H16CB-02D   3/21/2018
Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burger Sliders (Vegan) 1.5oz (Foodservice) VBIN-SL R16BJ-03A   4/19/2018 0100080868010151  
R16BJ-03B   4/19/2018
T16AJ-04C   2/9/2018
T16CE-03D   2/24/2018
T16CE-03G   2/24/2018
Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burgers (Retail) VB12
H16AI-04A H16AI 3/8/2018 080868000107
(VB12 and VB26)

H16AI-04B H16AI 3/8/2018
H16AJ-01A H16AJ 3/9/2018
H16BG-02A H16BG 3/16/2018
H16BG-02N H16BG 3/16/2018
H16CD-02A H16CD 3/23/2018
H16DA-01A H16DA 3/30/2018
N16CH-01A N16CH 1/27/2018
N16CH-01B N16CH 1/27/2018
N16CH-01Z N16CH 1/27/2018
R16AH-01A R16AH 4/7/2018
R16BD-01A R16BD 4/13/2018
R16BD-01B R16BD 4/13/2018
T16AD-01A T16AD 2/3/2018
T16AD-01B T16AD 2/3/2018
T16AD-01Z T16AD 2/3/2018
T16AJ-02A T16AJ 2/9/2018
T16AJ-02B T16AJ 2/9/2018
T16AJ-02C T16AJ 2/9/2018
T16BI-02A T16BI 2/18/2018
T16BI-02B T16BI 2/18/2018
T16BI-02D T16BI 2/18/2018
T16CD-02B T16CD 2/23/2018
T16CD-02A T16CD 2/23/2018
T16CE-03A T16CE 2/24/2018
Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burger (Vegan) 4oz (Foodservice) VBIN4
H16BF-03B   3/15/2018 01000808680100106  
H16BF-03C   3/15/2018
H16BF-03D   3/15/2018
H16CD-02B   3/23/2018
H16CE-01A   3/24/2018
H16CE-01B   3/24/2018
R16AF-03A   4/5/2018
R16AF-03B   4/5/2018
R16AF-03E   4/5/2018
R16CB-01A   4/21/2018
R16CB-01B   4/21/2018
T16AJ-04A   2/9/2018
T16CE-03B   2/24/2018
T16CE-03C   2/24/2018
Dr. Praeger's Chipotle Black Bean Burger 4.25oz (Foodservice) SVB-CBBIN425 H16AI-07A   3/8/2018 0100080868066219  
Dr. Praeger's GF California Veggie Burger 4oz (Foodservice) GLVBIN4 H16CJ-01A   3/29/2018 0100080868010601  
Dr. Praeger's Jumbo California Veggie Burger (Vegan) 5.5oz (Foodservice) JVBIN H16BF-03A   3/15/2018 01000080868010113  
R16AF-03D   4/5/2018
R16AG-02A   4/6/2018
R16AG-02B   4/6/2018
T16CE-03E   2/24/2018
Dr. Praeger's Organic Harvest Veggie Burgers (Retail) LCOVB-R10
E15CG-03A E15CG 10/26/2016 080868301105 080868301105
F15CG-04A F15CG 5/26/2016
F15CG-04B F15CG 5/26/2016
F15CG-04C F15CG 5/26/2016
G15BA-02A G15BA 8/10/2016
H16AI-07B H16AI 3/8/2018
H16CI-02A H16CI 3/28/2017
L14CG-03A L14CG 11/26/2015
L14CG-03B L14CG 11/26/2015
L15AC-03A L15AC 11/2/2016
L15CD-01A L15CD 11/23/2016
L15CD-01B L15CD 11/23/2016
N15CC-03A N15CC 1/22/2016
R15CA-02A R15CA 4/20/2016
V15AG-02A V15AG 7/6/2016
W14BB-01A W14BB 12/11/2015
W14BB-01B W14BB 12/11/2015
Dr. Praeger's Tex Mex Veggie Burgers (Retail) VBTM06 H16AI-03A H16AI 3/8/2018  0160080868000482 080868000480
Season's Choice Black Bean Chipotle Burger (Retail) AL-47198-R24 ALDI-04A H16CE 3/24/2018   041498209124
ALDI-04B H16CE 3/24/2018
Season's Choice Veggie Burger (Retail) AL-47198-R24 ALDI-04A H16CE 3/24/2018   041498209261
ALDI-04B H16CE 3/24/2018
Simply Nature Kale Veggie Burgers (Retail) AL-50206-R30 H16AH-02A H16AH 3/7/2018   041498211080
H16AH-02B H16AH 3/7/2018
H16CC-01A H16CC 3/22/2018
Trader Joe's Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers (Retail) TJQCB26 H16AE-01A H16AE 3/4/2018   00532761
H16BA-02A H16BA 3/10/2018
H16BA-02C H16BA 3/10/2018
H16BH-01A H16BH 3/17/2018
N16CI-02A N16CI 1/28/2018
N16CI-02B N16CI 1/28/2018
N16CI-02D N16CI 1/28/2018
R16AG-01A R16AG 4/6/2018
R16AG-01B R16AG 4/6/2018
R16CA-06A R16CA 4/20/2018
T16AE-01A T16AE 2/4/2018
T16BB-01A T16BB 2/11/2018
T16CF-01A T16CF 2/25/2018
Ungar's Veggie Balls (Vegan) 1oz (Foodservice) UVBBIN H16CB-02A   3/21/2018 010008086813103  

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Kashrus alert on Bountiful Harvest Frozen Chopped Spinach

May 11, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Bountiful Harvest Frozen Chopped Spinach distributed by Independent Marketing Alliance of Houston, TX bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. Corrective action is being taken.

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CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk

May 2, 2016 from the FDA
As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This expanded recall of frozen vegetables includes all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed in CRF Frozen Foods' Pasco facility since May 1, 2014. All affected products have the best by dates or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. These include approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, the details of which are listed below. Products include organic and non-organic broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, edamame, green beans, Italian beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, root medley, spinach, sweet potatoes, various vegetable medleys, blends, and stir fry packages, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries. For a complete list of affected products see here.
The recalled brands include
Bybee's, Columbia River Organics, Northwest Growers Select, Organic by Nature and Canadian-Costco Wholesale Organic by Nature as well as private label products under the following labels: C.H. Belt's, Chef Maxwell, Correct Choice, Earth's Pride, Endico, Farmer's Bounty, Fiesta Mart, The Inn, Live Smart, Parade, O Organic, Panda Express, Pantry Essentials, Safeway Kitchens, Signature Kitchens, Trader Joe's, USDA, VIP, Wellsley Farms, JFDA Kernel Corns, McCain, Mity Fresh, Mountain Mist, Overhill Farms, Veggie Maria, Life Foods, Emerald Farms, Endico, Great Value, James Farm, Kirkland Signature, Price First, Quirch, Season's Choice, Simply Nature, True Goodness, Wild Oats and for export Woolworths Homebrand Frozen Peas.
Consumers who purchased these products may return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or simply discard them. Consumers with questions may call the company's consumer hotline at 844-483-3866, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Products being recalled may have been purchased in all fifty U.S. states and the following Canadian Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.

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Recalls of cookies, cakes linked to peanut-tainted flour

May 3, 2016 from the Food Safety News
"Recent cookie and cake recalls from Safeway, Jewel, 7-Eleven, Chick-fil-A, Cinnabon, Bakery Express and other retail outlets are linked to flour containing low levels of undeclared peanut and supplied to CSM Bakery Solutions in Tucker, GA."
"The flour was used in products CSM distributed to its customers in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanut, according to the company."
"As of Monday there were at least eight related recalls posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."

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Recall of Novo Bnei Darom Green Olives

April 13, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
International Trading & Import Inc. dba Nuts & More is recalling Novo Bnei Darom Green Olives because it contains an unapproved pesticide (Chlorpyrifos)
Novo Bnei Darom Green Olives in Jar, 48 cases, 6 jars, 1.04kg, UPC Code 7290002016175 Recalling Firm:
International Trading & Import I, 5850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-7338

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Roland Foods, LLC, Initiates A Voluntary Recall Of Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips Due To The Possible Presence Of Glass In The Product

April 1, 2016: From the FDA:
Roland Foods, LLC, of New York, NY, in cooperation with the manufacturer in Peru, is initiating a voluntary recall of specific lots of Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips due to the possible presence of glass fragments in the product, therefore posing a potential health hazard.
Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips were distributed nationwide and to Canada to food distributors, food service customers, and super market chains for further distribution or use.
The following product is subject to the voluntary recall:

  • Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips, NET Wt. 5 LB. 8 OZ. can
  • Item #: 45628
  • Lot #s: 427, 428, 432, 437
  • UPC #: 10041224456287 (carton) and 041224456280 (can)
  • Pack Size: 6 x 5 LB. 8 OZ. cans per shipping carton
  • Production Codes (code is ink jet printed on the top of the can):
  • G1 MSS 1 P0929 and G1 MSS 2 P0929
  • Carton Markings:
    • ITEM 45628
    • LOT #s: 427, 428, 432, 437
    • Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips
    • Roland®
    • UPC 10041224456287
    No other sizes of Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips or products are affected by the voluntary recall.
    The recall was initiated after the firm received customer complaints of glass in the product. The recalling firm has notified the manufacturer of the findings in order to conduct an investigation as to what caused the problem.
  • Consumers can visit www.rolandfood.com, or contact its Consumer Hotline at 1-800.221.4030 ext. 222, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EST, for further information about the voluntary recall and for instructions on obtaining replacement product.

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Recall of CJ Extra Fancy Long Grain Enriched Rice. NET WT. 80 lbs

March 23, 2016, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
CJ Extra Fancy Long Grain Enriched Rice. NET WT. 80 lbs (36.20 kg); nylon bag; Product of USA. Item number RG80 has been recalled because FDA inspection found rodent urine stains on pallets of long grain rice in 80 lb. bags.
Product Quantity: 15 x 80 lb. bags (7 bags already returned)
Code Information: Lot numbers #873, #876, #878. These numbers are according to supplier information on pallets; bags to not have lot numbers

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Recall of Clasen Quality Coatings NH Atlas 1M Creamy Peanut Drop. because of Listeria monocytogenes

March 17, 2016, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
R&D Technical Center, Madison, WI is recalling Clasen Quality Coatings NH Atlas 1M Creamy Peanut Drop, Item # 12649, Net Wt. 50 lbs (22.68 KG) Lot # 5364PB11CL3 DOM: 12/30/2015 because Clasen Quality Coatings received notification of a positive Listeria monocytogenes micro test in NH Atlas 1M Creamy Peanut Drop.

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