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White Castle recalls frozen hamburger products over Listeria fear – YouTube

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J.M Smucker Co. cat food line voluntarily recalled over health concerns | Fox Business

J.M. Smucker Co. is voluntarily recalling one of its canned wet cat foods amidst health concerns.

Cat owners, beware, as a line of wet, canned cat foods was recalled Thursday over health concerns regarding poor-quality ingredients.

J.M. Smucker Co. announced it is voluntarily recalling some of its Special Kitty wet, canned cat food product line, in particular its Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate, which the company said didn’t meet its quality and safety standards. The recall is being conducted alongside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the company’s recall alert.

The recalled product in question is sold both individually as well as in variety packs, and the company urged cat owners to throw away any Special Kitty wet, canned cat food and stop feeding it to their pets immediately.

 

Source: J.M Smucker Co. cat food line voluntarily recalled over health concerns | Fox Business

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Some ready-to-eat salads recalled from Giant Eagle and others | WKBN.com

(WKBN) – Some Ready-to-eat salads, sushi and spring rolls sold at several retailers in Ohio and other states are being recalled.

The recalled salads were produced by Fuji Food Products and distributed to Giant Eagle, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and other outlets.

The products are being voluntarily recalled because they could have been contaminated with listeria during production.

The problem was discovered in Fuji’s Brockton, Massachusetts, facility during a routine inspection by the FDA, but no illnesses have been reported.

Exposure to listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.

The product was sold and/or distributed in the following states and includes the following retailers:

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Stores that sold the products are 7-Eleven, Walgreens, Food Lion, Hannaford, Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, Porkys, Bozzutos, Supreme Lobster and Superior Foods.

Consumers who purchased any of the products should not eat them and should discard or return them.

For questions, call Fuji Foods’ customer service line at 1-888-667-1504.

Source: Some ready-to-eat salads recalled from Giant Eagle and others | WKBN.com

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FDA: Two flour producers issue recalls

 

Two flour producers have issued voluntary national recalls of their products because of the potential presence of E. coli.

According to information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both UNFI and Hodgson Mill have announced voluntary recalls on Wednesday. The following information was provided by the FDA.

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UNFI recall

UNFI announced Wednesday a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached, with a Code of AA BEST IF USED BY 010820 CC 15:58 and UPC Code 711535509158. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli. During routine FDA sampling of the five-pound bag product, results were found to be positive for E.coli.

E. coli can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections in infants, older people, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems. The most common symptoms of E. coli are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, which develop within three or four days of eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts about a week and most people recover without treatment. Guidance from FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour and that all surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

To date, UNFI has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care.

This recall only affects the following code date of Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached five-pound bags currently in stores or consumers’ pantries. No other types of Wild Harvest® Flour are affected by this recall.

Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached Package UPC: 711535509158 Best if Used by Date: 010820 CC 15:58.

Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by this recall. Consumers with questions may contact UNFI at 855-423-2630 (customer support is available seven days-a-week between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM CST). Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Hodgson Mill recall

Hodgson Mill of Effingham, Ill., announced Wednesday a voluntary national recall of specific lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.)

We are taking this voluntary precautionary step because of the potential presence of pathogenic E. coli which was discovered through sampling raw uncooked flour. Hodgson Mill has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses related to this product.

The only product affected by this voluntary recall is:

Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.) UPC 0-71518-05009-2

Best By Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 with lot codes listed Lot# 001042 & 005517

Use By and Lot Code information can be found on the bottom back panel of the 5 lb. Bag. Used By date and Lot Code, along with their location on the bag, must all match in order to represent flour affected by this recall.

Consumer safety is our top priority. Hodgson Mill package states “do not eat raw flour, dough or batter”. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns consumers to not consume raw flour or uncooked raw dough.

E. coli is killed by heat through baking, frying, sautéing, or boiling products made with flour. For more information, refer to the following: https://www.cdc.gov/features/no-raw-dough/index.html. Symptoms of pathogenic E. coli illness include acute, often bloody diarrheal illness and abdominal cramps. Most people recover within a week. However, children, the elderly, and immunosuppressed individuals may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe illness which may cause the kidneys to fail.

Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter.

This lot of flour was milled at an ADM Milling Facility in St Louis, Mo., and repacked at Hodgson Mill, Inc. facility in Effingham, Ill., and was distributed by Hodgson Mill through retailers and distribution nationwide and sold through our website www.hodgsonmill.com.

Consumers who have purchased 5 pound packages of Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour with specific lot codes are urged to stop using the product immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company customer service M-F 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1-888-417-9343 x 1.

Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Source: FDA: Two flour producers issue recalls

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Over 75K pounds of salad in 22 states recalled over E. coli outbreak

A New Jersey food company has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli, the US Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

Missa Bay, LLC, of Swedesboro, issued the recall of 75,233 pounds of the bagged salad products sold at Walmart, Target and Aldi — fearing the romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria after an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: Over 75K pounds of salad in 22 states recalled over E. coli outbreak

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Cat food sold nationwide recalled over risks to pets and humans – CNN

A Utah company is recalling two-pound frozen bags of Quest beef cat food sold nationwide over fears it may be contaminated with salmonella.

Source: Cat food sold nationwide recalled over risks to pets and humans – CNN

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Poultry recall: Nearly 2.1 million pounds of chicken recalled

According to the USDA, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., based in Gentry, Arkansas, is recalling several of its ready-to-cook chicken products, which include chicken legs, wings and whole chickens.

The notice says the chicken was shipped “to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.” Institutions can include restaurants, schools, hospitals and distributors. The recall doesn’t include chicken sold in stores.

The items were produced between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4, according to the recall notice.

Source: Poultry recall: Nearly 2.1 million pounds of chicken recalled

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Chicken recalled at Kroger, Aldi, Target, Trader Joe’s and more for possible listeria contamination – AOL Lifestyle

The chicken products were first recalled in September for possible listeria contamination, but now, the recall has expanded to even more grocery stores.

The chicken, by Tip Top Poultry Inc., were originally recalled in September and include cooked, frozen, diced or shredded chicken, which were sold under various brands at major grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Target. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the recall was expanded to include other chicken products—some possibly served from the deli counter in grocery stores—at Kroger, Aldi, Piggly Wiggly, Food Lion, Giant Supermarket, Kings Supermarket, Harris Teeter, Jersey Mike’s and more, according to the USDA.

The products were produced and sold from Jan. 21 through Sept. 24 of this year, but luckily, it seems that no one has reported any illness or adverse reactions to consuming the chicken.

Source: Chicken recalled at Kroger, Aldi, Target, Trader Joe’s and more for possible listeria contamination – AOL Lifestyle

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Blue Bell Ice Cream Announces Recall

Texas creamery Blue Bell announced a voluntary recall Tuesday.

It is recalling a select lot of half gallon Butter Crunch Ice Cream (code date 082621222) that was produced in late August at a plant in Alabama because the product may contain a foreign object.

A consumer notified the company after finding a piece of a plastic tool in a half gallon of Butter Crunch Ice Cream.

The company investigation revealed the broken tool was “inadvertently incorporated into the production process in a small amount of product.”

Source: Blue Bell Ice Cream Announces Recall

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Harbor Freight recall: 1.1 million Gordon folding knives recalled

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling about 1.1 million Gordon Folding Knives because they pose a safety risk.

According to the recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website, the knives’ “locking mechanism can fail to engage on extension of the blade, posing a laceration hazard.”

The recall comes after seven reports of the pocketknives failing to lock, which resulted in “six reports of laceration injuries, including four that required medical attention,” the notice states.

The knives were sold between July 2008 through July 2019 at the Calabasas, California-based home improvement chain for about $5. The chain has more than 1,000 stores nationwide.

Flour recall: King Arthur’s Flour expands unbleached flour recall over E. coli concerns

What we know: Walmart and Kroger also halt sales of Zantac, generic ranitidine over possible cancer link

Source: Harbor Freight recall: 1.1 million Gordon folding knives recalled

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King Arthur Flour recalls some Unbleached All-Purpose Flour for possible E. coli contamination – CNN

King Arthur Flour, in association with ADM Milling Company, announced a voluntary national recall of specific lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose Flour in 5-pound and 25-pound bags because of the potential presence of E.coli.

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FDA: Dog food recalled after sample tests positive for salmonella | WAVY.com

(CNN) – The Food and Drug Administration is recalling some dog food over salmonella concerns.

The agency is warning pet owners to stay away from Performance Dog brand frozen raw pet food produced on or after July 22.

It says samples tested positive for salmonella and Listeria.

The FDA says Performance Dog raw pet food produced after July 22 “represents a serious threat to human and animal health.”

Dog food has come under scrutiny by the FDA this year not over concerns about bacteria, but heart disease.


Read more about other dog food recalls issued within the last year in the links below:

Source: FDA: Dog food recalled after sample tests positive for salmonella | WAVY.com

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Urgent product recall for contact lenses amid fears of eye-scratching particles – Mirror Online

The Acuvue lenses may have become contaminated with rogue particles which could cause abrasions on wearer’s eyes

A widely-sold brand of contact lenses could have become contaminated with rogue particles which could cause abrasions on the wearer’s eyeball.

An alert and product recall has been issued for Johnson & Johnson Acuvuee daily disposable lenses. The recall specifically relates to batches of 1-day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism lenses.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) say the contact lens or the lenses’ blister solution could have come into contact with particles which scratch the eyes.

There is a danger of “eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion”.

A statement from MHRA says: “The affected lots may have particles on the contact lens or in the contact lens blister solution.

“If the particles are not noticed before insertion into the eye, this could cause eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion (damage to the surface of the eye).”

Source: Urgent product recall for contact lenses amid fears of eye-scratching particles – Mirror Online

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FROZEN CHICKEN RECALL: Smart Organics frozen chicken recalled for being mislabeled | WPXI

WASHINGTON – About 500 pounds of frozen chicken is being recalled due to the packages being misbranded and having undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FSIS said the Perdue company’s product contained wheat, which was not declared on the label.

Source: FROZEN CHICKEN RECALL: Smart Organics frozen chicken recalled for being mislabeled | WPXI

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Kent Quality Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2019 –  Kent Quality Foods, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 48,681 pounds of ready-to-eat polish sausage with beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of flexible pink rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat polish sausage with beef items were packaged on June 17, 2019 and June 20, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 36-oz. packages containing three 12 oz. individually wrapped pieces of “TETON WATERS RANCH COOKED UNCURED POLISH SAUSAGE MADE WITH BEEF” with a Use/Freeze By SEP 16 2019 or Use/Freeze By SEP 19 2019.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5694” on the product packaging. These items were shipped to retail locations in California and Utah.

The problem was discovered when the firm received two complaints of extraneous materials from retailers on July 17, 2019 and July 18, 2019.

Source: Kent Quality Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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700 pounds of raw beef, pork products recalled for possible contamination | WPXI

An Alabama-based food supplier is recalling hundreds of pounds of raw beef and pork that may have been contaminated when a worker possibly cut himself, authorities said.

Source: 700 pounds of raw beef, pork products recalled for possible contamination | WPXI

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10 brands of hummus recalled after listeria found in the manufacturing facility

Listeria found in a manufacturing facility caused Pita Pal Foods to recall 10 different brands of hummus, including the store brands for Harris Teeter, Lidl, 7-Eleven, Schnucks, Roundy’s, Reasor’s and Buc-ee’s

Source: 10 brands of hummus recalled after listeria found in the manufacturing facility

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Daimler to recall 60,000 Mercedes diesels in Germany over emissions – Reuters

 

 

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler must recall 60,000 Mercedes diesel cars in Germany after regulators found that they were fitted with software aimed at distorting emissions tests, the Transportation Ministry said on Saturday.

The model affected is the Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 produced between 2012 and 2015.

Source: Daimler to recall 60,000 Mercedes diesels in Germany over emissions – Reuters

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Report: High levels of arsenic found in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart | FOX59

OAKLAND, Calif. – Independent lab tests found high levels of the toxic metal arsenic in two brands of bottled water sold at grocery and big box stores, according to the Center for Environmental Health.

The two brands are Peñafiel and Starkey Spring Water, according to the report. Target and Walmart sell Peñafiel, and Starkey is owned by Whole Foods.

On Friday, Keurig Dr. Pepper announced the voluntary recall of Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water “due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic.”

Source: Report: High levels of arsenic found in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart | FOX59

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Tyson recall chicken: Nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips recalled over possible metal contamination – CBS News

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 11.8 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips over fears that the products may be contaminated with metal, food safety officials said Saturday. The company is expanding upon a prior recall of more than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips in March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.

The recalled products were produced in one location between October 1, 2018 and March 8, 2019. They have the number “P-7221” on the back of the product package and a “use by” date of October 1, 2019 to March 7, 2020.

Source: Tyson recall chicken: Nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips recalled over possible metal contamination – CBS News

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Honda and Acura recall 94,000 vehicles for bad timing belts – Roadshow

If the timing belt gives up the ghost, the engine might stall or be damaged.

Source: Honda and Acura recall 94,000 vehicles for bad timing belts – Roadshow

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Target recalls wooden toys – YouTube

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(Fortune) – Kraft Singles Recall 10 Times Larger Than Initially Thought – 

Plastic film is a choking hazard.

The Kraft Singles recall of the popular cheese slices just became about 10 times larger.

What first included about 36,000 packages of the product recalled due to a sliver of plastic film staying attached to the cheese has now become over 335,000, according to the Associated Press.

The plastic film presents a choking hazard and comes after the initial recall by Kraft Heinz at the end of July.

The products affected include Kraft Singles American and White American cheese products in 1, 2 and 4-pound packages, which have a use by date from Dec. 12 to March 2. The recalled items were sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries and territories, including Anguilla, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, St. Lucia, and the British Virgin Islands.

As the report notes:

The privately held company said it’s received two new reports of customers choking. It disclosed three such reports in July, and said it had received seven other complaints about the packaging.

Consumers can return the product for a full refund, according to the company.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recently teamed up with the Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital to combine Heinz with Kraft.

 

Source: Kraft Singles Recall 10 Times Larger Than Initially Thought – Fortune

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