Bob Evans Maple Links and Patties Recalled for Not Listing MSG Columbus, Ohio-based BEF Foods Inc. has recalled more than 1.7 million pounds of Bob Evans Maple Links and Maple Patties for not putting monosodium glutamate (MSG) on the label, BEF Foods Inc. announced Monday. The problem was discovered during a label audit. The mislabeled products were produced between April 4 and Oct. 19, 2012 in the company’s Hillsdale, Mich. and Xenia, Ohio facilities.
USDA does not classify MSG as an allergen, but it can cause severe reaction in people who are sensitive to it. Included in the recall are:
12-oz. packages of “Bob Evans Maple Links” with UPC numbers of “075900002300”, “075900000085” and “075900002324.”
12-oz. packages of “Bob Evans Maple Patties” with UPC numbers of “0759000025028” and “075900000795” and “075900002522.”
The establishment numbers are “M-952” or “M-6785” printed on the side of the package.
Product purchased fresh will have a use-by date between Oct. 14, 2012 and Dec. 4, 2012. Frozen products may be identified by any of the following Julian codes: 0264 through 0365, 1001 through 1365, and 2001 through 2293. (Food Safety News: www.foodsafetynews.com)
The Sunland Salmonella Nut Recall from A to Z Visit Phyllis Entis’s blog, EFoodAlert, to see an up-to-date list of all nut products being recalled by Sunland, Inc. for potential Salmonella contamination. The first list below names all almond and peanut butters and whole peanut products recalled by Sunland; the second includes all known secondary recalls issued by companies who distributed or sold the recalled Sunland products or used them as food ingredients. Entis is updating the list as additional retail distribution information becomes available.
American Blend brand is being recalled by Dole Fresh Vegetables after it tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The bagged salad is sold in 12 oz. bags coded A275208A or B, with a use-by date of October 17 and UPC 7143000933. Dole distributed the recalled bagged salad in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce. (www.foodsafetynews.com)
More Products with Sunland Peanut Butter Ingredients Recalled Food made with ingredients produced by the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant at Portales, NM is being recalled in ever greater numbers, and on Oct. 4, Sunland moved the start date for its recall of all production from the Portales plant to March 1, 2010. The company’s products are associated with a multistate outbreak of the rare Salmonella Bredeney strain.
A total of 68 whole peanut products – mostly sold under the Sunland brand – are listed as part of this latest recall. The peanuts were distributed to produce houses and large retail chains across the country, in addition to being purchased on the internet. The expanded Sunland recall includes all the peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and Tahini products as well as its roasted blanched peanut products. Many of these products end up as ingredients in other products, and bring about expanded timeframes for those recalls, too.
The expanded and secondary recalls include:
Roasted and salted peanuts from Sunland have been added to the recall. Raw peanuts subject to the recall (both shelled and in-shell) were distributed over the year prior to the recall date, encompassing dates of October 12, 2011 through October 12, 2012. Packaging containing these raw products will either bear a best-by date of October 12, 2012 through October 13, 2012 or a “Crop Year” of 2011 or 2012.
Velvet Ice Cream is recalling select peanut butter-flavored ice creams that contain peanut products obtained from Sunland, Inc. The recalled products are only sold at convenience stores, small independent retailers, and ice cream parlors in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Not all peanut products sold to Velvet Ice Cream are at risk, consequently, only the items with corresponding code numbers are affected. Buckeye Classic ice cream (Creamy peanut butter ice cream swirled with thick chocolate fudge and chocolate-covered peanut butter candies) 56oz carton, 3 gallon containers and pints Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream (Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter swirls) half-gallon cartons and 3 gallon containers
SunRidge Farms brand has recalled four bulk items containing peanut butter supplied by Sunland and manufactured during the expanded recall period.
Kilwins recalled sugar free peanut butter fudge bars with Sunland ingredients sold in its retail stores.
Talenti Gelato is recalling Talenti Chocolate Peanut Cup Gelato sold between September 2011 and September 2012.
General Mills recalled more Cascadian Farm Snack Bars containing peanuts.
BGC Manufacturing recalled its Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash ice cream sold at Brookshire Grocery stores between May 2010 and September 2012.
Rich Products Corp. recalled Jon Donaire® peanut butter cup, ice cream cake, and TCBY® peanut butter fudge deep dish frozen yogurt pie.
Clemmy’s Ice Cream recalled its pint-size Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, which it began distributing nationwide in March 2011 through grocery stores.
Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company recalled its Almond Butter, Peanut Butter and Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched peanut products.
Chattanooga Bakery Inc. expanded its recall of products containing Sunland ingredients to cover the extended period, including its MoonPie® Crunch Peanut Butter product.
Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box kits, 192 g packages bearing UPC7 62111 88794 8 and a Best Before date from 12SE29 to 12OC07, inclusively.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Kellogg’s Mini Wheats recall Kellogg’s Mini Wheats have been recalled because they may contain metal fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty machine part. The company says the chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very low. The recalled Kellogg’s products include Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. Only the following products have been recalled:
Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal-
UPC 3800031829 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800073444 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800031834 – 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800046954 – 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800031921 – 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB – JUL 29 2013 KB
UPC 3800004961 – single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB – 09213 KB
UPC 3800021993 – single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 – AP 09213 or FK 04013 – FK 09213
Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal-
UPC 3800021983 – single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 – FK 09213
UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
Hearts of Romaine bagged salad recall Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine bagged salad is being recalled in both the U.S. and Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. In the U.S., Fresh Express recalled its Hearts of Romaine Salad with a Use-by Date of October 11 and Product Code of S270A24 over the Salmonella risk. The recalled salads were distributed primarily in the West-Northwest and Midwest regions of the U.S. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled.
Allergen Alert: Tyson Foods recall of Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz Allergen Alert: Tyson Foods, Inc. announced a recall of approximately 67,269 pounds of packages labeled as Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz for misbranding and undeclared allergens. The action is a Class I recall, meaning that there is a high public health risk.
The Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz were packaged in bags meant for Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz and contain the allergens milk, soy, and egg, which are not declared on the Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz label. The Tyson product subject to recall includes:
25.5 oz. (1.59 lb.) bags of “Tyson any’tizers Boneless Chicken Wyngz Honey BBQ Flavored.” Each bag bears the USDA mark of inspection. The establishment number “P13456” and the use by date “Aug 072013” or “Aug 082013” are ink-jetted on the back of the bags.
12.75 lb. shipping cases of “Fully Cooked Boneless Chicken Wyngz Buffalo Style.” Each case bears the USDA mark of inspection. The establishment number “P13456” and the use by date “Aug 07 2013” or “Aug 08 2013” are ink-jetted on the cases. Identifying case codes “2202PBF0208:xx” through “2202PBF0223:xx” or “2212PBF0200:xx” through “2212PBF0223:xx,” where the last four digits represent hours and minutes (“xx”) in military time, also can be found ink-jetted on cases subject to recall.
The chicken products were produced on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, 2012, and were distributed to retail stores nationwide. The retail distribution list(s) are posted on the FSIS website.
Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese recalls its bleu, brie, and tomme cheeses Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese of Austin, KY is recalling its bleu, brie, and tomme varieties because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected cheeses were distributed to farmers markets, restaurants, distributors and retail stores in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia between August 22, 2012 and September 25, 2012. Specifically, products subject to the recall include:
Kentucky Rose brand bleu cheese sold in an 8 oz, 3.5 lb or 7.0 lb wedge or in a 15 lb wheel, vacuum packed, and marked with lot #120531
Kentucky Bleu brand bleu cheese sold in either an 8 oz wheel or 1.5 lb wheel, waxed, hand wrapped and marked with lot #120531
Kentucky Bleu brand bleu cheese sold in an 8 oz wheel or 1.5 lb wheel, waxed, hand wrapped and marked with lot #120612
Awe-Brie brand brie cheese sold in an 8 oz wheel or 1.5 lb wheel, hand wrapped and marked with lot #120614
Awe-Brie brand brie cheese sold in an 8 oz wheel or 1.5 lb wheel, hand wrapped and marked with lot #120629
Awe-Brie brand brie cheese sold in an 8 oz wheel or 1.5 lb wheel, hand wrapped and marked with lot #120716
Tomme de Nena brand tomme cheese sold in an 8 oz, 3.5 lb or 7.0 lb wedge or a 14 lb wheel, vacuum packed and marked with lot #120614
Tomme de Nena brand tomme cheese sold in an 8 oz, 3.5 lb or 7.0 lb wedge or a 14 lb wheel, vacuum packed and marked with lot #120716
XL Foods, Inc. beef recall The Alberta-based XL Foods, Inc. beef recall—the largest in Canadian history—grew even larger last week with the government’s announcement that 260 more products are being taken off the market for potential E. coli contamination. The problem was initially discovered by U.S. inspectors who discovered E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef samples taken at the Canadian border in Canada. CFIA conducted its own testing the next day, but the first recall was not initiated until September 16.
Since that time, CFIA has expanded the recall 13 times and U.S. retailers have announced recalls of beef products from XL sold in at least 41 states. More than 1,100 beef products have hit the chopping block as part of this recall. Some beef products listed in this latest recall – including rump roast, soup bones, and tenderized hip steak among others – have not been listed in previous recalls updates linked to the outbreak, which have mainly included ground beef and various whole and tenderized cuts. Items subject to this recall were manufactured on the same dates as XL’s previously recalled ground beef products, according to CFIA.
A full list of the newly recalled meats is available here. Affected products were sold in retail stores across the country, including Dominion, Extra Foods, Real Atlantic, ValuFoods, Save Easy, Valu-mart, VillageMart, and Zehrs. (Food Safety News: www.foodsafetynews.com)
Peanut Butter Fudge candy Kilwins is recalling all 7-ounce packages of S/F PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE candy, bar code 000648, lots 67936, 67105, 66959, 66413, 66248, 65123, 63124, 62693, 62612, 61658, 61621 sold in our retail stores between October 1, 2011 and October 5, 2012 because the peanut butter ingredient used to make the product is associated with the Sunland, Inc. recall and has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled sugar-free peanut butter fudge packages were sold in Kilwins retail stores located in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The product comes in either a light beige box with a small window area or a black and white box with a small window area, and a yellow sicker across the top corner that states “Sugar-Free”. The lot code can be found on the box label, just to the left of the bar code. Consumers with questions may contact Jean Hammond at Kilwin’s at 231-758-3903 Monday through Friday from 9am EST through 4:30pm EST.
Dale and Thomas Popcorn Recall Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling a limited number of ready-to-eat bags of select flavors of Popcorn, Indiana-brand popcorn products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers, and consumers through the Internet on or after August 8, 2012 with Best By dates of February 4, 2013 through March 12, 2013. All recalled products were packaged in red bags of various sizes. Consumers can identify if they have purchased an impacted product by looking at the Best By date located in the front, top right corner of the package and the Bag UPC (Code) located in the nutritional panel found on the back, bottom left corner of the package.
Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars General Mills is voluntarily recalling a single day’s production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars because of a labeling issue. Product produced on this date may have been packaged incorrectly, and may contain allergens not listed on the box’s ingredient label, specifically peanuts. This voluntary recall includes only 6-count boxes of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars with one Better if Used By date printed on the top of the box: 26FEB2013. A production error resulted in a limited number of properly labeled, individually wrapped Peanut Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bar packages being inserted into 6-count boxes labeled as Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars.
Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina Forever Cheese of Long Island City, NY has expanded the recall of its Marte brand Ricotta Salata Frescolina to include all lots of the cheese distributed between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. The cheese has been implicated as the source of a Listeria outbreak that has so far sickened 15 people in 12 states. The cheese subject to this now-expanded recall was sold to distributors who then sold the product to retailers and restaurants between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Products were sold by Forever Cheese to supermarkets, restaurants, and wholesale distributors. The affected cheese was imported from Italy. The expanded recall includes all lots and all production codes. The following lots/production codes may be found on the original wheel: T5086/440220, T5520/440315, T6048/440417, T6528/440519, T7012/440703, T7452/440601, T7939/440822, T8419/441003, T8899/441020, T9425/441202, T9962/441227, U1392/450126. The company warns that the cheese may have been cut or repacked before being sold and may not have been relabeled. If the product was relabeled, consumers may not be able to identify it. Because of this, “Each and every distributor and retailer is being contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace,” says the company in its recall announcement. (Food Safety News: www.foodsafetynews.com)