Salmonella contamination in pet food
Natura Pet Products has voluntarily recalled selected lots of California Natural, EVO, Innova, and HealthWise pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination. Check for detailed information on specific recalled products, including bag size, UPC code, and lot codes for each affected product at www.foodsafetynews.com. Contamination was detected in one pet food bag during routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. (Food Safety News)
Summer Garden Food Manufacturing recalls Bolognese sauce products
Ohio-based Summer Garden Food Manufacturing has recalled approximately 25,000 pounds of Bolognese sauce products because of undeclared allergens and misbranding. The recall includes products that contain soy, wheat, and MSG—known allergens—that are not declared on the label. Subject to the Class II recall are 24-oz. jars of “Giant Eagle Market District Bolognese Pasta Sauce” bearing the establishment number “EST. 34795” inside the USDA mark of inspection and bearing “Best By 12/05/2014 or 02/06/2015” on the lid. The products were produced on Dec. 5, 2012, and Feb. 6, 2013, and shipped to distributors in Ohio and Pennsylvania for further retail sales under the Market District label.
Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna container recall
Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna brands have expanded the recalls first announced last week due to problems with the seams on their can lids not meeting safety standards.
The best-by dates on recalled Bumble Bee products range from Jan. 14, 2016 to Jan. 18, 2018 and includes Bumble Bee and Brunswick 5-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products distributed to retailers between Jan. 17 and March 6, 2013. A complete list of recalled products is here.
The recall on Chicken of the Sea products now includes 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil and 5-ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water distributed between Jan. 23 and March 6. The best-by dates on the Chicken of the Sea products range from Jan. 15 to Jan. 18, 2017. The list of recalled products is here.
Source: Food Safety News (www.foodsafetynews.com
ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars recall for possible Salmonella contamination
Pro-Amino International Inc., of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada has recalled its ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars for possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled Chocolate Dream Bars were distributed in 14 states including Ohio, and were also sold via the Internet. The product is the ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar, sold in 210-gram (7.4 oz.) packages, 7 bars per package, bearing UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B, and Best Before date of 2015-08.
Recall of 2-pound tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats
Bravo! is voluntarily recalling 2-pound tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall only affects 2-pound tube products made on June 14, 2012, with product code 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12. The contamination was detected in a single sample of the product by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. According to the company, a third party laboratory did not find contamination during testing before the product was shipped to retailers.
Byron Center Wholesale Meats recalls 6,500 pounds of ham products
Byron Center Wholesale Meats of Byron Center, Michigan has recalled approximately 6,500 pounds of ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the recalled products were distributed in Michigan and Indiana under the “Seven Sons Family Farms & Co.”, “Heffron Farms” and “Byron Center Meats” brand names. They bear the establishment number “Est. 2592″ inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector observed establishment personnel making diced and sliced ham products from whole hams. These hams were labeled as fully cooked, but the company does not have a HACCP plan for fully cooked product or a Listeria control program. Further investigation revealed other Ready-To-Eat and heat-treated products produced without HACCP plans. HACCP plans, in which establishments identify potential hazards associated with a given product, and identify a means of addressing those hazards in the production process, are required for all products.
All recalled ham products being recalled were produced prior to March 1, 2013. They are:
- Various weight packages of “Seven Sons Family Farms & Co.” Diced Ham (fully cooked), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook/fully cooked) and Smoked Ham Roast (ready to cook/fully cooked).
- Various weight packages of “Heffron Farms” Diced Ham (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Roast(ready to cook), Ground Ham Smoked Pork, Smoked Ham Hocks (ready to cook) and Picnic Hams (ready to cook).
- Various weight packages of “Byron Center Meats” Semi Boneless Ham (ready to cook), Canadian Bacon (not fully cooked), Smoked Ham Hocks, Smoked Pork Chops (ready to cook) and Smoked Picnic Hams. (Food Safety News: www.foodsafetynews.com)
Salmonella contamination in meat-based dog treats
Kasel Associates Industries Inc. has recalled its meat-based dog treats suspected of Salmonella contamination. The products were manufactured between April 20 and September 19, 2012 and distributed to a number of retailers.
Kasel has previously announced three recall notices for specific products manufactured during this time. Follow-up testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that 100 percent of tested products, as well as 48 out of 87 environmental samples, were contaminated with one of 10 Salmonella strains. The FDA has received “a small number of complaints” of ill dogs related to these products.
Meanwhile, dog food manufacturer The Honest Kitchen has recalled lots of its Verve, Zeal, and Thrive dog food products produced between August and November 2012 because those products included parsley flakes found to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Kaytee Products has similarly recalled numerous bird treats for containing contaminated parsley flakes. According to Kaytee’s recall notice, the company received its parsley flakes from Specialty Commodities, Inc.
These products are not related to the FDA’s ongoing investigation into pet treats made from Chinese chicken jerky.
(Food Safety News: www.foodsafetynews.com)
Granola cereal may contain fragments of flexible metal mesh
Heartland Brands has recalled two varieties of granola cereal because they may contain fragments of flexible metal mesh. The products subject to recall include:
- 14 oz. “Heartland Harvest Spice Granola Cereal”, UPC 024300 090394, Best if Used By Dates from 20130326 through 20130910.
- 14 oz. “Heartland Fruit & Nut Harvest Granola Cereal”, UPC 024300 090387, Best if Used By Dates from 20130325 through 20130910.
This product was distributed in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Israel and Trinidad. Retailers with questions should contact (888) 881-6769.
belVita Breakfast Biscuit Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate Varieties
Mondelez Global LLC has recalled belVita Breakfast Biscuit Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate Varieties because the product may contain flexible metal mesh fragments. The products subject to recall include:
- 1.76 oz. “belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Chocolate” with UPC 0 44000 03192 3 and Best By 21 Jan 13 – 29 Sep 13 on the bottom of the package.
- 8.8 oz. “belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Chocolate” with UPC 0 44000 03194 7 and Best By 21 Jan 13 – 29 Sep 13 on the bottom of the package.
- 14.08 oz. “belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Chocolate” with UPC 0 44000 03163 3 and Best By 16 May 13 – 13 Sep 13 on the bottom of the package.
- 1.76 oz. “belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Apple Cinnamon” with UPC 0 44000 02824 4 and Best By 8 Oct 12 – 2 Sep 13 on the bottom of the package.
- 8.8 oz. “belVita Breakfast Biscuit, Apple Cinnamon” with UPC 0 44000 02825 1 and Best By 8 Oct 12 – 2 Sep 13 on the bottom of the package.
This product was distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Retailers with questions should contact (877) 799-5633.
SunChips Six Grain Medley Multigrain Snacks recall
Frito-Lay is recalling SunChips Six Grain Medley Multigrain Snacks because the flour used may contain thin, pliable wire fragments. The products subject to recall include ALL expirations and lot codes of:
- 9 oz. “SunChips Brand 6 Grain Medley Creamy Roasted Garlic Multigrain Snacks” with UPC 2840000690
- 9 oz. “SunChips Brand 6 Grain Medley Parmesan & Herb Multigrain Snacks” with UPC 2840003963
- 1 3/8 oz. “SunChips Brand 6 Grain Medley Parmesan& Herb Multigrain Snacks” with UPC 2840000892
This product was distributed to retailers throughout the US. Retailers with questions should contact (972) 334-5520.
Grassplot Ginger Slices recall
Lion Pavilion has recalled Grassplot Ginger Slices because they contain undeclared sulfites.
The products subject to recall are 3.5 oz. clear plastic bottles of “Grassplot Ginger Slices” uncoded.
This product was distributed throughout the United States. Retailers with questions should contact (718) 326-7718.