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May 25, 2018
Uno Foods recalls 1,881 pounds of calzone products
The Brockton, MA-based Uno Foods Inc. has recalled approximately 1,881 pounds of products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “The product is labeled as a ham and cheese calzone, but the package contains a buffalo chicken calzone,” which is not declared on the product label. The... Continue Reading
May 24, 2018
Merrick dog treats recalled due to elevated thyroid hormone
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm608655.htm Merrick Pet Care has announced a voluntary recall of certain Castor & Pollux and Merrick Backcountry dog treats after one of the products was found to contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The problem was discovered as a result of a consumer complaint lodged with the US Food and Drug Administration. The recall... Continue Reading
May 21, 2018
Hickory Harvest recalls nuts, fruit snacks for Listeria risk
Hickory Harvest Foods is recalling snack packs of nuts and dried fruits from grocers, convenience stores and truck stops in more than 30 states after company testing found Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a production plant. The recall notice from the Akron, OH, company said no confirmed illnesses have been reported in connection with the fruit... Continue Reading
May 21, 2018
Pious Lion pulls kratom after illness, positive Salmonella result
A reported illness in North Carolina and state testing that showed Salmonella contamination spurred the Pious Lion company to recall an undisclosed volume of kratom products. “This is a very serious issue and consumers should take immediate action if they have these products in their homes. Consumers are advised to discard these products and are... Continue Reading
 

FDA Food Safety

May 24, 2018
New Seasons Market LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Mini Butter Croissants and Mini Chocolate Croissants
New Seasons Market LLC is recalling NSM 8-pack mini butter croissants and 8-pack mini chocolate croissants because they contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
May 22, 2018
Golden International Corporation Issues Public Safety Warning For Stolen Tilapia Because of Possible Health Risk
Golden International Corporation of Renton, WA is issuing a public safety notice for 405 cartons of stolen frozen tilapia, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
May 22, 2018
Ethanol Extraction Recalls Alcohol Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Lake Michigan Distilling Company, LLC of La Porte, Indiana, doing business as Ethanol Extraction, is recalling its 95% Ethyl Alcohol product (“Product”) because of possible contamination with methanol, a highly toxic type of alcohol that can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage if ingested by humans or animals.
 

USDA News

May 23, 2018
Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind
For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but foodborne illnesses can be prevented during summer months by properly handling perishable foods during travel, and by using a food thermometer when grilling.
May 21, 2018
J Bar B Foods Recalls Chicken Sausage Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
J Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,050 pounds of chicken sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
May 18, 2018
Hempler Foods Group Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pepperoni Sticks Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Hempler Foods Group, a Ferndale, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,535 pounds of ready-to-eat pepperoni sticks due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.