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.
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)."
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
International Trading & Import I, 5850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-7338
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:
No other sizes of Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips or products are affected by the voluntary recall.
- ITEM 45628
- LOT #s: 427, 428, 432, 437
- Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips
- UPC 10041224456287
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.