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Recall of Ingredion Cornstarch because of metal fragments

March 17, 2016, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
Ingredion Incorporated, Westchester, IL is recalling Cornstach packaged in a 50lb. bag with white and green label containing black lettering because Food grade Cornstarch may contain metal fragments >1 mm in width and up to 50 mm in length.
Batch numbers: 2605354100, 2605361100, 2605361101, 2605362101, 260535365102, 2606012101, 2606013101.

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Health alert on ORGANIC HOMESTAT FARM Quick STEEL CUT OATS & CHIA with Flax and Rye Flakes

March 17, 2016: From the FDA Enforcement Report:
Homestat Farm Ltd, 6065 Frantz Rd Ste 206 Dublin, OH 43017-3372 has recalled ORGANIC HOMESTAT FARM Quick STEEL CUT OATS & CHIA with Flax and Rye Flakes NET WT 42 OZ (2 LB. 10 OZ.) INGREDIENTS:***org anic milled flaxseed*** Distributed by Homestat Farm LTD 6065 Frantz Rd. Suite 206, Dublin, OH 43017 UPC 8 35882 00620 4 have been recalled because the firm was notified by their supplier that the Flax Meal delivered to them test positive for Salmonella Typhimurium. Class I
BEST USE BY DATE: 03/16/17-1, 03/16/18-1, 03/19/17-1, 03/19/17-2, 03/23/17-1, 03/23/17-2, 03/24/17-1, 03/26/17-1, 03/26/17-2, & 04/08/17-2.

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Kashrus Advisory on Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix

March 17, 2016: From the OK Kosher Certification:
Please take notice that the Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix produced by ConAgra is only OK-D kosher certified for the following three sizes.

  • 28.5 oz. canister
  • 2 lbs. (32 oz.) for a vending machine
  • 1.75 Lbs. (28 oz.) for a vending machine
Please remember when purchasing these kosher items to check for the OK-D symbol.

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Specialty Commodities, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew Allergen in Dry Roasted Almonds

From the FDA on March 7, 2015 - Specialty Commodities, Inc., (SCI) of Fargo, N.D., a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is recalling a specific lot of dry roasted almonds because they may contain undeclared cashews.
The recalled dry roasted almonds were distributed to six customers in Arizona, California and Colorado. They were shipped in 25 lb. cartons, marked with lot #1050188-1-16007 on the side of the cardboard cartons. The cartons were distributed to other food production companies for further processing and packaging—they are not distributed directly to consumers for sale in retail outlets. The recalled dry roasted almonds were distributed between January 26, 2016 and February 16, 2016.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the cashew-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of cashews. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary process breakdown by a third-party, contract manufacturer that processed and packaged the almonds for SCI. The dry roasted almonds were inadvertently mixed with cashews before being forwarded to impacted customers. Representatives of SCI have notified these customers of the recall and provided return instructions.
Please direct any customer inquiries to 701-282-8222 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

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Country Life Natural Foods Recalls Raw Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk

From the FDA on February 19, 2015 - Country Life Natural Foods of Pullman, MI is recalling shelled raw pistachios, sold in 2 lb bags and 30 lb boxes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The shelled raw pistachios were distributed in AR, CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OK, SC, SD, TN, and WI through retail stores, mail order, and direct delivery.
The 2 pound bags will bear the batch number 1357 in the lower left corner of the Country Life Natural Foods Label.
The 30 lb boxes will bear the name “SAM International” lot number 102914, and best by date of April 29, 2016.
This recall was initiated when FDA contract testing laboratory analysis revealed the presence of Salmonella in one of the 19 samples obtained from SAM International. As a precaution, additional products are being recalled as they may be contaminated since they were packed from the master lot that came to our facility. We are working closely with FDA to determine the cause of this situation.
Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Country Life Natural Foods at 800-456-7694, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST Friday.

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Food Recall Warning - Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes distributed by Freshpoint Vancouver, Ltd. recalled due to Salmonella

February 18, 2016 - The CFIA is reporting the following recall:
Freshpoint Vancouver, Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers who are unsure if they have the affected cantaloupes are advised to check with their retailer. Recalled products:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Del Monte Cantaloupe 1 count Sold up to and including February 18, 2016 PLU 4050
Del Monte Cantaloupe (case) 12 count Lot 360012 None
Sysco Imperial Fresh Cantaloupe 3 count Lot 127 12 035 5 None

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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International Foodsource, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Raw Pistachios Products Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

From the FDA on February 12, 2015 - International Foodsource, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Raw Pistachios Products due to Possible Salmonella Risk.
The products were distributed to food service and retail stores nationally.
The affected products can be identified by:

Product IFS Lot Number Weight Best by Date UPC
Bulk Raw Whole Pistachio 80% VP 76114 (Sam International Lot# 102914) 30 LBS Boxes 4/29/16 N/A
Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels 79249 5 oz Bags 08/10/16 790429241428
IFS Club Bag Pistachio Raw Shelled 80% Wholes 78634 3 LBS Bags 7/16/16 790429243026
IFS Web Bulk Pistachio - Shelled 80% Whole 78998 30 LBS Boxes 07/30/16 790429239630

This was brought to our attention by FDA after their contract testing laboratory analysis revealed the presence of Salmonella in one of the 19 retail 5oz bags of Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels, Lot 79249. As a precaution, additional products are being recalled as they may be contaminated since they were packed from the master lot that came to our facility. We are working closely with FDA to determine the cause of this situation.

Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 973-361-7044, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

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Signature Bread Recall because of Metal Fragments

From the FDA Enforcement Report on February 8, 2015 - Signature Breads, Inc., Chelsea, MA is recalling the following products because the product may contain metal fragments:

  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked French Dinner Roll 22245; 120 units - 1.25 OZ NET WT. 9.37 LB (4.25 KG), in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/15/2016;
  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked French Petit Pain 22203, 144 UNITS - 1.75 OZ, NET WT. 15.75 LB (7.14 kg), in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/14/2016;
  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked French Sub Roll 22201, 72 UNITS - 3.25 OZ, NET WT. 14.62 LB (6.63 kg), in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/14/2016:
  • Piantedosi French Dinner rolls C-301, Signature Breads French Dinner Rolls 22200, 240 UNITS - 1.25 OZ, NET WT. 18.75 LB (8.5 kg), in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/15/2016
  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked French Dinner Rolls 22251; 280 Units - 1 OZ, NET WT. 17.5 LB (7.93 kg), in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/15/2016
  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked French Mini Baguette 22205; 48 UNITS - 5 OZ, NET WT. 15 LB (6.8 kg), in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/16/2016
  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked French Sub Grande 22089; 36 UNITS - 5.9 OZ, NET WT. 13.27 LB (6.02 kg), in a cardboard box Recall Number F-0523-2016; Use by Date: 9/17/2016
  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked Assorted Petit Pain 22032; 144 UNITS - 1.75 OZ, NET WT. 15.75 LB (7.14 kg), in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/15/2016
  • Signature Breads Frozen Parbaked Assorted Dinner Rolls 22213; 240 UNITS - NET WT. 22.5 LB (10.2 kg), packed in a cardboard box; Use by Date: 9/17/2016
These products were distributed in NH, PA, FL

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FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to "slicer" cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico. This type of cucumber can also be called "American" cucumbers.
According to the CDC, as of January 26, 2016, 888 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 39 states.
CDC Update: On January 26, 2016 the CDC reported an updated case count. Since the last update on November 19, 2015, 50 more ill people have been reported from 16 states. Tennessee was added to the list of states with ill people, bringing the total number of states to 39.
The number of reported illnesses has declined substantially since the peak of illnesses in August and September; however, it has not returned to the number of reported illnesses that would be expected to be seen (about 1 every month). The investigation into the source of these illnesses is ongoing.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA on January 26, 2016.


Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) is recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

  • 1 1/9 Bushel Limited Edition Cucumber Carton, Sizes: Plains (60-84 count), Extra Large (48 count), Large (60 count), Super Select (72 count), Super Select Special (84 count). These cucumbers are shipped in a black, green, yellow, and craft colored carton which reads Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers. This variety is often referred to as a Slicer or American cucumber. It has a dark green color. It typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches.
    • Code Info Lot Numbers 3127932 3127933 3127934 3127937 3127938 3127939 3127940 3127941 3127942 3127943 3127944 3127945 3127946 3127951 3127955 3127956 3127959 3127960 3127961 3127963 3127964 3127966 3127968 3127969 3127970 3127971 3127980 3127981 3127982 3127983 3127991 3127992 3127993 3127994 3127995 3127997 3127998 3127999 3128000 3128135 3128166 3128176 3128177 3128187 3128196 3128217 3128218 3128226 3128228 3128229 3128236 3128237 3128238 3128239 3128246 3128247 3128248 3128249 3128250 3128255 3128256 3128257 3128258 3128259 3128265 3128266 3128267 3128268 3128269 3128272 3128273 3128274 3128275 3128276 3128277 3128285 3128286 3128287 3128289 3128294 3128295 3128296 3128301 3128302 3128303 3128307 3128308 3128309 3128311 3128314 3128315 3128316 3128317 3128324 3128325 3128326 3128327 3128328 3128329 3128330 3128339 3128340 3128341 3128342 3128343 3128344 3128352 3128353 3128354 3128355 3128356 3128359 3128360 3128361 3128362 3128366 3128367 3128368 3128372 3128373 3128377 3128378 3128379 3128380 3128381 3128382 3128386 3128387 3128388 3128389 3128390 3128391 3128392 3128393 3128403 3128404 3128405 3128406 3128416 3128417 3128418 3128419 3128420 3128421 3128431 3128432 3128433 3128441 3128442 3128443 3128454 3128455 3128456 3128467 3128468 3128469 3128470 3128471 3128472 3128488 3128489 3128490 3128491 3128502 3128503 3128504 3128505 3128506 3128516 3128517 3128518 3128519 3128525 3128528 3128529 3128530 3128539 3128540 3128541 3128548 3128549 3128550 3128551 3128552 3128553 3128569 3128570 3128580 3128581 3128582 328377
    • Distribution Pattern Limited Edition cucumbers were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah and reached customers through retail, food service companies, wholesalers, and brokers.
  • 5/4 Limited Edition Cucumber Carton, Sizes 24SP, 36/36SP, 48. These cucumbers are shipped in a black, green, yellow, and craft colored carton which reads Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers. This variety is often referred to as a Slicer or American cucumber. It has a dark green color. It typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches.
    • Code Info Lot Numbers 3127932 3127933 3127934 3127937 3127938 3127939 3127940 3127941 3127942 3127943 3127944 3127945 3127946 3127951 3127955 3127956 3127959 3127960 3127961 3127963 3127964 3127966 3127968 3127969 3127970 3127971 3127980 3127981 3127982 3127983 3127991 3127992 3127993 3127994 3127995 3127997 3127998 3127999 3128000 3128135 3128166 3128176 3128177 3128187 3128196 3128217 3128218 3128226 3128228 3128229 3128236 3128237 3128238 3128239 3128246 3128247 3128248 3128249 3128250 3128255 3128256 3128257 3128258 3128259 3128265 3128266 3128267 3128268 3128269 3128272 3128273 3128274 3128275 3128276 3128277 3128285 3128286 3128287 3128289 3128294 3128295 3128296 3128301 3128302 3128303 3128307 3128308 3128309 3128311 3128314 3128315 3128316 3128317 3128324 3128325 3128326 3128327 3128328 3128329 3128330 3128339 3128340 3128341 3128342 3128343 3128344 3128352 3128353 3128354 3128355 3128356 3128359 3128360 3128361 3128362 3128366 3128367 3128368 3128372 3128373 3128377 3128378 3128379 3128380 3128381 3128382 3128386 3128387 3128388 3128389 3128390 3128391 3128392 3128393 3128403 3128404 3128405 3128406 3128416 3128417 3128418 3128419 3128420 3128421 3128431 3128432 3128433 3128441 3128442 3128443 3128454 3128455 3128456 3128467 3128468 3128469 3128470 3128471 3128472 3128488 3128489 3128490 3128491 3128502 3128503 3128504 3128505 3128506 3128516 3128517 3128518 3128519 3128525 3128528 3128529 3128530 3128539 3128540 3128541 3128548 3128549 3128550 3128551 3128552 3128553 3128569 3128570 3128580 3128581 3128582 328377
    • Limited Edition cucumbers were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah and reached customers through retail, food service companies, wholesalers, and brokers.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on November 18, 2015.

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SUPREMO ITALIANO GIARDINIERA no longer certified

SUPREMO ITALIANO GIARDINIERA in one gallon containers from Restaurant Depot is no longer OU certified and no longer bears an OU symbol. Containers that still bear an OU on the label are acceptable.

The preceeding kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU on January 27, 2016.

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