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More Food Recalls

Posted by feww on March 10, 2010

Salmonella Scare Prompts More Food Recalls

Previous Recalls:

27. Herr Foods Inc. Recalls ‘Herr’s Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Flavored’ Kettle Style Potato Chips Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2010 – As a precautionary measure and concern for our consumer safety, Herr Foods Inc of Nottingham, PA is voluntarily recalling ‘Herr’s Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Flavored’ Kettle Style Potato Chips. The product is being recalled because it contains HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) manufactured, distributed and recalled by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. The ingredient from Basic Food Flavors 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.

Herr’s has a strong commitment to consumer safety and the highest quality standards. Salmonella has not been found in any Herr’s products and there are no known illnesses reported.

‘Herr’s Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Flavored’ Kettle Style Potato Chips were distributed nationwide through retail stores, distributors, and internet sales. These products were sold as individual bags. No other ‘Herr’s” products are involved with this recall.

Only the following products are being recalled:
‘Herr’s Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Flavored’ Kettle Style Potato Chips
With code dates FEB 27, 2010 up to an including May 15, 2010
Bag Net Weight 8.5 oz.       UPC 072600011519

‘Herr’s Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Flavored’ Kettle Style Potato Chips
With code dates FEB 27, 2010 up to an including June 12, 2010
Bag Net Weight 1.875 oz.       UPC 072600014909

Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them and should return them to the retailer where they were purchased for a full refund. Herr Foods and other retailers are removing recalled product from the retailers’ shelves. As a result, consumers can be assured that all other Herr’s products that remain on-shelf are safe and not subject to this recall. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-523-5030. Live assistance is available 9am- 5pm EST.

Herr’s will continue to monitor all related findings and act quickly to preserve the trust consumers place in our products.

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26. Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. Announces a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Black Pepper and Products made with Black Pepper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 9, 2010 – Myerstown, Pa – As a result of a recall of Black Pepper by Mincing Overseas Spice Company and distributed by Dutch Valley Food Distributors due to the possibility of contamination 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, a product recall is being issued. 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.

Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for the following products with a Bulk Foods Inc. label:

5 Pound boxes of Seasoning Salt, item 808530, with a Mfg. date of 1/4/10 and 2/2/2010
5 Pound boxes of Perfect Pepper Seasoning, item 808399, with a Mfg. date of 1/4/2010
5 Pound boxes of Perfect Pepper Dip Mix, item 278115, with a Mfg. date of 12/7/2009
5 Pound boxes of Vegetable Dip Mix, item 278112, with a Mfg. date of 1/4/2010 and 2/2/2010
5 Pound boxes of Southwest Dip Mix, item 278109, with a Mfg. date of 2/2/2010

50 Pound boxes of Medium Black Pepper, item 808464 with a lot number of 3309 (B, F, G, K, P and T) and 3258 (B, D, G, L, P, Q, R, T and X)
20 Pound boxes of Coarse Black Pepper, item 808465 with a lot number of 3309 (B, F, G, K, P and T) and 3258 (B, D, G, L, P, Q, R, T and X)
25 Pound boxes of Fine Black Pepper, item 808466 with a lot number of 3309 (B, F, G, K, P and T) and 3258 (B, D, G, L, P, Q, R, T and X)
50 Pound boxes of Fine Black Pepper, item 808467 with a lot number of 3309 (B, F, G, K, P and T) and 3258 (B, D, G, L, P, Q, R, T and X)
25 Pound boxes of Whole Black Peppercorns, item 808468 with a lot number of 3309 (B, F, G, K, P and T) and 3358 (B, D, G, L, P, Q, R, T and X)
20 Pound boxes of Medium Black Pepper, item 808469 with a lot number of 3309 (B, F, G, K, P and T) and 3358 (B, D, G, L, P, Q, R, T and X)
5 Pound pails of Whole Black Peppercorns, item 808470 with a lot number of 3309 (B, F, G, K, P and T) and 3358 (B, D, G, L, P, Q, R, T and X)

All items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on our website, www.dutchvalleyfoods.com1. The items were distributed nationwide. Retailers are advised to remove all these products from store shelves based on lot number or manufacture dates. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them. Consumers with questions regarding the products listed may call Dutch Valley Foods at 1-800-733-4191 and speak with customer service. For more information on FDA’s ongoing investigation, visit the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov2.

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25. GNS Foods Voluntarily Recalls Snack Mixes Containing Honey Mustard/Onion Pretzels from National Pretzel Co. associated with Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) recalled by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. because of the potential Salmonella contamination.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2010 – Arlington, TX – GNS Foods, Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of mixes containing certain pretzels. The products contain the ingredient Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) being recalled by Basic Food Flavors because of the potential to contain salmonella. The manufacturer of these pretzels, National Pretzel Co. of San Francisco, CA, used this flavoring, and is voluntarily recalling its related pretzel products. GNS is voluntarily recalling snack mixes which include these pretzels.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov.1

To date, no complaints or illnesses have been reported associated with the products listed below.

Consumers who recently have purchased the items listed below should not consume these products and should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

The items below were sold after January 26th, 2010 in six states through retail stores located in LA, MO, NM, OK, TX, WV.

This voluntary recall involves the following items:

12oz Bags of Honey Mustard Pretzels under the Great Nut Supply brand with a UPC code 726093 77132 and a Lot/Code of 61150/0280.

10oz Plastic Jars of Honey Mustard Pretzels under the brand Spec’s Wines & Fine Foods with a UPC code 000008 98072 and a Lot/Code of 61181/0330 or 210462/0320.

1 lb Bags of Bar Mix under the Great Nut Supply brand with a UPC code 726093 77111 and a Lot/Code of 61147/0260.

26oz Plastic Jars of Bar Mix under the brand Spec’s Wines & Fine Foods with a UPC code 000008 03247 and a Lot/Code of 61190/0330 or 210462/0320.

12oz Plastic Tubs of Bar Mix under the brand Rouses Louisiana’s Best with a UPC code 015418 00319 and a Lot/Code of 60998/0120.

10oz Plastic Jars of Honey Cheddar Mix under the brand Spec’s Wines & Fine Foods with a UPC code 000008 98049 and a Lot/Code of 61183/0330 or 210462/0320.

Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact GNS Foods toll-free at 800-882-6887 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CST Monday through Friday. Additional information is available at http://www.gnsfoods.com

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More Salmonella Food Recalls

Posted by feww on March 6, 2010

Previous Recalls:

Salmonella Infected Additive Prompts Massive Food Recall

For the Latest Recalls See Below:

24. National Pretzel Co. Announces Precautionary Recall of Honey Mustard Onion Seasoned Pretzels Because of Possible Health Risk

Company Contact: Heather Sabharwal, Kratos Global
hsabharwal@kratosglobal.com
Tel: 202-577-3272

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 05, 2010 – As a precautionary measure, National Pretzel Company of Lancaster, Pa. is voluntarily recalling all Honey Mustard Onion flavored pretzels produced since December, 2009 because an ingredient used in the seasoning has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The honey mustard onion seasoning contains Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) which was recalled by Basic Foods Flavors, Inc. and 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.

NO illnesses have been reported to date.

NO other National Pretzel products are involved in the recall.

The recalled Honey Mustard Onion seasoned pretzels were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through repackers.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the company at 1-717-637-5931.

23.  Estrella Family Creamery Recalls Old Apple Tree Tomme Cheese Due to Possible Health Risks

Contact: Kelli Estrella, Co-Owner/ Tel: 360-249-6541

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 05, 2010 – The Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, Washington, is recalling a production of Old Apple Tree Tomme cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The Old Apple Tree Tomme cheese was sold at the Ballard and Seattle’s U-District farmer’s markets in Seattle, Washington, and the firm’s farm store in Montesano, Washington the weekend of Feb. 27 and 28, 2010.

The recalled cheese was sold by custom order at the markets and the firm’s farm store, with a label bearing it’s name. The product does not contain a lot code.

No illnesses in connection with this product or any other Estrella cheeses have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of continued sampling by the state of Washington Department of Agriculture, which revealed that one wheel of the finished product contained the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Consumers who have any should return the cheese to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 360.249.6541 between 6:00am – 8:00pm PST.

22. Fresh Food Concepts Announces a Voluntary Recall of Spinach Dips Due to Possible Health Risk

Media Contact: Elizabeth Zaldivar/ Tel: 714-562-5000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 5, 2010 – Buena Park, CA – As a precautionary measure, Fresh Food Concepts, Inc. announced, it is voluntarily recalling certain production codes of Delicioso, De la Casa, Rojo’s and Fresh Food Concepts brand Spinach Dips and Fresh Food Concepts Spinach Dip with Yogurt because an ingredient used in those products has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is a common food borne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover in three to five days without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.1

Products subject to this recall that were distributed nationwide in plastic tubs and sold in the refrigerated section include:

  • Delicioso Spinach Dip, 12 oz (UPC 29358 10031) with USE BY dates 04/30/10 and before.
  • De la Casa Spinach Dip, 32 oz (UPC 29358 11273) with USE BY dates 04/30/10 and before.
  • Rojo’s Garden Fresh Spinach Dip, 14 oz (UPC 47502 48003) with USE BY dates 04/30/10 and before.
  • Fresh Food Concepts Garden Fresh Spinach Dip, 16 oz (UPC 29358 11364) with USE BY dates 04/30/10 and before.
  • Fresh Food Concepts Spinach Dip with Real Yogurt, 12 oz (UPC 47502 48151) with USE BY dates 04/30/10 and before.

There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the identified products, and no other varieties or types of flavors of products made by Fresh Food Concepts are affected by this recall.

The Spinach Dip products were made using Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), manufactured by Basic Food Flavors Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. The HVP had tested positive for Salmonella at its original manufacturing plant Basic Food Flavors Inc. Because the safety of our consumers is our top priority and out of an abundance of caution, Fresh Food Concepts has voluntarily recalled these products.

Fresh Food Concepts is working closely with the FDA to conduct this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the above affected products are urged return them to their place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with question may contact the company at (714) 562-5000 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST. Monday through Friday.

21. McCormick & Company Initiates Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from HVP Ingredient

For information contact:
McCormick Corporate Communications: John McCormick 410-771-7110

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5, 2010 – Sparks, MD – McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) is initiating a recall of products manufactured with HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) supplied by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, Nevada, because the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

“Consumption of products containing 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. 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.”

To date, no illnesses have been associated with these McCormick products. For updated information, go to the CDC and FDA websites.

Recalled products were distributed nationwide and sold in retail stores. Two of the recalled products were also distributed for sale in international markets. The following products are being recalled.

McCormick French Onion Dip Mix sold in 0.53-ounce packages, shipped nationwide and outside the U.S.

McCormick French Onion Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100168609
“BEST BUY” Dates
OCT 06 11  |  OCT 07 11  |  NOV 03 11  |  NOV 06 11  |  DEC 04 11  |  JAN 04 12  |  JAN 23 12

McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix sold in 1.25-ounce packages, shipped nationwide.

McCormick Vegetable Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100063850
“BEST BUY” Dates
JUN 08 11    |    JUL 09 11    |    JUL 28 11

McCormick Onion Gravy Mix sold in 0.87-ounce packages, shipped nationwide and outside the U.S.

McCormick Onion Gravy Dip Mix
Under UPC code 52100098807
“BEST BUY” Dates
OCT 08 11   |   OCT 11 11   |   OCT 17 11   |   OCT 18 11
NOV 01 11   |   NOV 03 11   |   NOV 15 11   |   NOV 17 11
DEC 01 11   |   DEC 02 11   |   DEC 28 11   |   DEC 29 11
JAN 22 12    |   JAN 23 12    |   JAN 26 12    |   JAN 30 12
FEB 12 12    |   FEB 13 12   |                        |

McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing sold in 42-ounce (2 lb. 10 oz.) containers, shipped to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania.

McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing
Under UPC code 5210057199
Product Codes
4519BH      |      4520BH      |      5019BH

Contact the McCormick Consumer Hotline at 1-800-632-5847 or consumer_affairs@mccormick.com for a replacement or reimbursement. Live assistance is available on the Hotline from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday.

20. Creative Contract Packaging Corporation Recalls HERB-OX® Bouillon Products Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2010 – Aurora, IL – This action is being taken after Basic Food Flavors, Inc. (“Basic”) issued a recall for all Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (“HVP”) dry powder manufactured by Basic Food Flavors on or after September 17, 2009, due to a positive test result for Salmonella in a production lot. Our records indicate that some of the HVP being recalled by Basic Food Flavors was used as an ingredient in HERB-OX® items.

As a result, Creative Contract Packaging Corporation of Aurora, Illinois, is recalling specific code dates of HERB-OX® beef, vegetable, and chicken granular bouillon products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications can include severe arthritis.

The UPC number and code date can be found on the package. If you need help finding this information, please call our Consumer Response department at 1-877-446-7635. Our Consumer Response representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them. Instead, we are asking that consumers return these products to their grocer for a full refund.

The following specific code dates of the items listed below are being recalled:

HERB-OX® Bouillon Packets
Product Description: Herbox® Beef Bouillon Net Wt 1.13oz (32g) 8 packets
Code Date: Mar 2012
V02220
Consumer UPC#: 0 336303 9
Retailer/FS Case Code #: 0 33600 37384 7
Product Description: Herbox® Chicken Bouillon Net Wt 1.13oz (32g) 8 packets
Code Date: Mar 2012
V01280
Consumer UPC#: 0 336313 6
Retailer/FS Case Code #: 0 33600 43085 4
Product Description: Herbox® Chicken Bouillon Net Wt 7.05oz (200g) 50 packets
Code Date: V01290
V02040
V02080
Individual Carton Code #: 0 33600 34793 0
Retailer/FS Case Code #: 0 33600 30695 1
Product Description: Herbox® Vegetable Bouillon Net Wt 7.05oz (200g) 50 packets
Code Date: V02020
Individual Carton Code #: 0 33600 35562 1
Retailer/FS Case Code #: 0 33600 31451 2
Product Description: Herbox® Beef Bouillon Net Wt 7.05oz (200g) 50 packets
Code Date: V01190
Individual Carton Code #: 0 33600 35188 3
Retailer/FS Case Code #: 0 33600 31075 0
HERB-OX® Jarred Bouillon
Product Description: Herbox® Beef Bouillon Net Wt 4.0oz (113g)
Code Date: Feb 2013
V01210
Consumer UPC#: 0 336203 0
Retailer/FS Case Code #: 0 33600 42040 4
Product Description: Herbox® Chicken Bouillon Net Wt 4.0oz (113g)
Code Date: Feb 2013
V01200Feb 2013
V01250

Mar 2013
V02030

Consumer UPC#: 0 336213 7
Retailer/FS Case Code #: 0 33600 42041 1

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19. Concord Foods Recalls Concord Foods Seasonings Mixes because of Possible Health Risk

Media Contact:
Jeannie DaRosa
Tel: 508-580-1700, ext 319
jdarosa@concordfoods.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5, 2010 – Brockton, MA-Concord Foods Inc is voluntarily recalling certain production codes of Concord Foods Vegetable Dip Seasoning mix that is generally sold in the produce department of supermarkets because they have 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.

Concord Foods was notified by its supplier that an ingredient used in these products and produced by Basic Food Flavors Inc is the subject of a voluntary recall due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The product subject to this recall that was distributed nationwide in the United States under the Concord Foods brand in foil pouches and sold in the produce section of the supermarket is:
(Note: The best by date code is embossed on the left edge of the back panel).

Concord Foods Vegetable Dip Seasoning – Homestyle (Best By: 07/27/12).
UPC Code: 041409002066       Net weight 1.5 oz (43 g)

To date no known illnesses have been associated with this product and no other types, varieties or different date codes have been affected by this recall. However, since customer safety is our top priority, Concord Foods has voluntarily recalled this product. Concord Foods is working with Food and Drug Administration to conduct this voluntary recall.

Consumers with products carrying this date code should destroy or return them to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should contact Concord Foods at 1-800-924-5775 (Monday – Friday from 9:00 am-4:30 pm EST).

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Salmonella Infected Additive Prompts Massive Food Recall

Posted by feww on March 5, 2010

Comparative Advantage Theory = Large Scale Food-borne Infection

Economic Theories Turned on Their Heads [Hands Down]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised multiple food companies to recall at least 30 varied products that contain a food additive, found to be infected by salmonella.

The product is a commonly used flavor enhancer named ‘hydrolyzed vegetable protein,’ or HVP, processed by Basic Food Flavors Inc, a Las Vegas-based company.

HVP is used in tens of thousands of processed food products retailed throughout the U.S., and represents about  1.5% of the ingredients in packaged foods.

It takes just a single ingredient processed by a single manufacturer to infect a large proportion of the food you eat.

Even Dinosaurs had better survival odds!

FDA Notice

Salmonella is 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. For more information on Salmonella bacteria, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov1. For a list of various company recalls and for more information on the FDA’s ongoing investigation, please visit the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov2.

The recalled products, and their manufacturers, are listed below:

1. Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.

15570 SW Jenkins Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97006
Steve Loehndorf , Technical Services Director
503-643-6431

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 3, 2010 – Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, OR has been notified by a supplier that certain seasoning ingredients it supplied to Reser’s contain hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody) and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more severe complications including endocarditis, arthritis and arterial infections such as infected aneurysms. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov1. As a precautionary measure, Reser’s is voluntarily recalling a limited number of products.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.

Reser’s is recalling the following items sold to retailers and distributors nationwide:

UPC Description Size / Packaging Use By Date
54627.20327 Ranch House Dressing 8 lb. Carton 1/23/10 – 4/27/10
71117.00171 Creamy Ranch Dip 8oz. Plastic Cup 5/12/10 – 6/9/10
71117.00240 Clam Dip 8oz. Plastic Cup 3/22/10 – 6/5/10
71117.00243 French Onion Dip 8oz. Plastic Cup 3/1/10 – 6/5/10
71117.00249 Cheese and Bacon Dip 8oz. Plastic Cup 4/2/10 – 5/27/10
71117.16981 Creamy Ranch Dip 8 lb. Carton 5/2/10 – 6/4/10
71117.17050 Creamy Ranch Dip 4oz. Plastic Cup 4/29/10 – 6/5/10
21130.06741 Redskin Potato Safeway 16oz. Plastic Container 3/14/10 – 4/10/10
81131.91681 Potato RedSkin Walmart 16oz. Plastic Container 12/27/09 – 4/6/10
81131.91687 Potato RedSkin Walmart 32oz. Plastic Container 12/27/09 – 4/6/10
71117.06031 Redskin Potato 5 lb. Plastic Tub 2/24/10 – 4/5/10
71117.14751 Ranch Dip 8 lb. Carton 4/25/10 – 6/5/10

These products should NOT be eaten. Customers may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

2. Earth Island Announces Voluntary Recall on Select Follow Your Heart Products that Contain Natural Flavor Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Sheena Bliss, Earth Island
(818) 725-2820

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Chatsworth, CA – March 3, 2010 – Earth Island is conducting a voluntary recall on its distribution of the following Follow Your Heart brand products as a precautionary measure due to possible Salmonella contamination of a natural flavor from one of our suppliers.

The recalled products contain natural flavor supplied by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow Your Heart deli products are sold at grocery and health food stores and served in commissaries in the Southern California region. Follow Your Heart dressings are sold in grocery and health food stores nationwide.

Products included in the recall are:

PRODUCT USE BY DATES BARCODE
Follow Your Heart BBQ Braised Tofu – 10 oz 11/10/09 through 03/09/10 0-49568-01001-4
Follow Your Heart BBQ Braised Tofu – 8 lb 11/10/09 through 03/09/10 0-49568-07025-4
Follow Your Heart Cheezy Garlic Pasta – 8 oz 11/10/09 through 03/06/10 0-49568-01006-9
Follow Your Heart Cheezy Garlic Pasta – 7 lb 11/10/09 through 03/06/10 0-49568-04006-6
Follow Your Heart Curried Tofu – 10 oz 11/10/09 through 03/09/10 0-49568-01010-6
Follow Your Heart Curried Tofu with Rice – 7 lb 11/10/09 through 03/09/10 0-49568-04011-0
Follow Your Heart Heartsmart Burger – 7 oz 11/10/09 through 03/19/10 0-49568-01098-4
Follow Your Heart Kung Pao Tofu – 10 oz 11/10/09 through 03/08/10 0-49568-01023-6
Follow Your Heart Kung Pao Tofu with Rice – 7 lb 11/10/09 through 03/08/10 0-49568-04003-5
Follow Your Heart Savory Tofu Saute – 10 oz 11/10/09 through 03/10/10 0-49568-01038-0
Follow Your Heart Savory Tofu Saute – 7 lb 11/10/09 through 03/10/10 0-49568-04014-1
Follow Your Heart Smoked “Chicken” Pasta – 8 oz 11/10/09 through 03/14/10 0-49568-01076-2
Follow Your Heart Smoked “Chicken” Pasta – 7 lb 11/10/09 through 03/14/10 0-49568-04076-9
Follow Your Heart Sweet & Sour Tofu – 10 oz 11/10/09 through 03/08/10 0-49568-01430-2
Follow Your Heart Sweet & Sour Tofu – 7 lb 11/10/09 through 03/08/10 0-49568-04430-9
Follow Your Heart Thai Peanut Tofu – 10 oz 11/10/09 through 03/08/10 0-49568-01028-1
Follow Your Heart Thai Peanut Tofu Wrap – 12 oz 11/10/09 through 03/11/10 0-49568-01034-2
Follow Your Heart Thai Peanut Braised Tofu – 8 lb 11/10/09 through 03/08/10 0-49568-04407-1
Follow Your Heart Texas Tofu – 10 oz 11/10/09 through 03/12/10 0-49568-01037-3
Follow Your Heart Veggie Burrito with Cheese – 12 oz 11/10/09 through 03/05/10 0-49568-01070-0
Follow Your Heart Low Fat Veggie Burrito – 12 oz 11/10/09 through 03/05/10 0-49568-01069-4
Follow Your Heart Beef Al Jus – 224 oz 11/10/09 through 03/19/10 N/A
Follow Your Heart Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing – 12oz JUN 14 10, JUN 21 10 0-49568-66012-7
Follow Your Heart Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing – 32oz JUN 14 10, JUN 21 10 0-49568-66032-5
Follow Your Heart Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing – 128oz JUN 14 10 0-49568-66128-5
Trader Joe’s Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip – 12oz JUN 13 10 0069-6890

(Trader Joe’s Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip—affected code is limited to product sold at Arizona, Las Vegas, New Mexico and Southern California stores.)

3. Homemade Gourmet Recalls “Tortilla Soup Mix” Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Homemade Gourmet
1000 Homemade Way
Canton, TX 75103
(903) 287-1000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 3, 2010 – Homemade Gourmet of Canton, Texas is voluntarily recalling approximately 320 packages of 1.96 oz Tortilla Soup Mix, 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.

“Tortilla Soup Mix” is distributed nationwide via mail order delivery and through independent consultant sales. The recalled lots are S1004812411 and S1004912111, which were sold 2/17/2010 through 3/1/2010. All known purchasers of the 320 packages have been contacted and told to destroy them. A full refund has been offered to every customer and consultant.

“Tortilla Soup Mix” is packaged in clear plastic packages with red and beige labeling. The product was sold individually in a 1.96 oz (55.6 g) pouch, and as part of two kits including the “Let’s Make Dinner Collection (stock #40.1032) or the “$800 pre-select” order for consultants (stock #37.0320).

To date, no known illnesses have been associated with this product.

The “Tortilla Soup Mix” was made using Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. The HVP had tested positive for Salmonella at its original manufacturing plant Basic Food Flavors, Inc.

This product should be destroyed immediately. Consumers with questions should contact Homemade Gourmet Customer Service Department at 1-888-477-2848 (Monday – Friday 8-5 C.S.T.) for replacement, substitution or refund.

4. Tim’s Cascade Snacks Recalls ‘Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips – Sweet Maui Onion’ and ‘Hawaiian – Sweet Maui Onion Rings’ Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Michelle Weese,
973-541-8620

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 02, 2010 – Out of regard and concern for our consumers, Tim’s Cascade Snacks of Algona, Washington is recalling ‘HAWAIIAN® Kettle Style Potato Chips – SWEET MAUI ONION’ AND ‘HAWAIIAN – SWEET MAUI ONION RINGS because they have 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.

‘Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips- Sweet Maui Onion’ and ‘Hawaiian- Sweet Maui Onion Rings’ were distributed nationwide and in Canada through retail stores, distributors, direct delivery and internet sales. These products were sold as individual bags and as components of packs, including variety packs. No other ‘Hawaiian’ products are involved in this recall.

Only the following products are being recalled:

‘Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips – Sweet Maui Onion’With code dates MAR 09 10 up to and including JUN 07 10
BAG NET WT UPC
1 ounce bags 1159400116
1.5 ounce bags 1159402213
2 ounce bags 1159420211
5 ounce bags 1159400503
8 ounce bags 1159410034
18 ounce bags 1159402005
32 ounce bags 1159403201
2 ounce 15 pack Bag    1159420211Box    1159499007
1.5 ounceIt’s Time for Tim’s Variety Pack, 36 count Bag    1159402213Tray    1159436001
70 gram bags 1159400704
210 gram bags 1159400754
908 gram bags 1159403201
‘Hawaiian – Sweet Maui Onion Rings’With code dates MAR 23 10 and all dates up to JUN 21 10
BAG NET WT UPC
0.75 ounce bags 1159407501
1.5 ounce bags 1159402022
4 ounce bags 1159440401
42 gram bags 1159401501

There are no known illnesses reported.

The ‘HAWAIIAN® Kettle Style Potato Chips – SWEET MAUI ONION’ AND ‘HAWAIIAN – SWEET MAUI ONION RINGS’ are being recalled because they contain HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) manufactured, distributed and recalled by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.

Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them and should return them to the retailer they were purchased from for a full refund. Tim’s Cascade and our retailers are removing recalled product from retailers’ shelves. As a result, consumers can be assured that all other Tim’s Cascade products that remain on-shelf are safe and not subject to this recall. Consumers with questions may call 888-299-7646. Live assistance is 8am-4pm CST and a recording with all pertinent information runs continuously.

5. T. Marzetti Company Announces a Voluntary Recall of Dips Due to Possible Health Risk

Media Contact:
Jill Schmidt,
Tel: 612-375-8513
jill.schmidt@clynch.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 01, 2010 – Columbus, Ohio – T. Marzetti Company today announced as a precautionary measure that it is voluntarily recalling certain production codes of T. Marzetti Veggie Dips, Oak Lake Chip Dips and Great Value Chip Dips because an ingredient used in the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the identified products, and no other types, varieties of flavors of products are affected by this recall.

Products subject to this recall that were distributed nationwide in the United States under the T. Marzetti brand in plastic tubs and sold in the produce section include:

  • T. Marzetti Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip, 15.5 ounce (UPC 70200 52004)
    Best By dates: APR2010F, APR2810F, MAY1610F, MAY3110F, JUN0610F, JUN1410F, JUN1910F
  • T. Marzetti Fat Free Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip, 13 ounce (UPC 70200 52033)
    Best By dates: MAY1610F, MAY3010F, JUN0810F, JUN1210F, JUN2510F
  • T. Marzetti Spinach Veggie Dip, 15 ounce (UPC 70200 52059)
    Best By dates: APR1910F, MAY0910F, JUN0710F

Products subject to this recall distributed in Canada and Laredo, Texas, under the T. Marzetti brand in plastic tubs and sold in the produce section include:

  • T. Marzetti Spinach Veggie Dip, Epinards, Trempette A Legumes, 340 gram (UPC 70200 58843)
    Best By dates: 10AL11F, 10AL17F, 10AL24F, 10AL30F, 10MA08F, 10JN12F
  • T. Marzetti Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip, Ranch style sud-ouest americain Trempette A Legumes, 340 gram (UPC 70200 58844)
    Best By dates: 10AL17F, 10AL24F, 10AL30F, 10MA08F, 10JN05F, 10JN14F

Product subject to this recall distributed in Ohio under the Oak Lake Farms Brand in plastic tubs and sold in the refrigerated case includes:

  • Oak Lake Farms French Onion Chip Dip, 16 ounce (UPC 73534 43480)
    Best By dates: APR2310F, JUN1110F, JUN2610F

Product distributed in the United States under the Great Value brand in plastic tubs and sold in the refrigerated section includes:

  • Great Value Ranch Chip Dip, 16 ounce (UPC 78742 43099)
    Best By dates: 042810F, 050810F, 052910F, 053010F, 053110F, 060410F, 060510F, 061110F

T. Marzetti was notified by its supplier, Basic Food Flavors, Inc., of the recall of an ingredient used in these products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Because the safety of consumers is a top priority and out of an abundance of caution, T. Marzetti has voluntarily recalled these product.

T. Marzetti is working closely with Food and Drug Administration to conduct this voluntary recall.

Salmonella is a common food borne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover in three to five days without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov1.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are advised to discard this product or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact T. Marzetti Co. at 1-800-427-0147 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST or visit the company’s Website at www.marzetti.com2.

6. Food Recall: Castella Chicken Soup Base

7. Johnny’s Fine Foods Recalls Johnny’s French Dip Powdered Au Jus Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
William Szybura, President
253-383-4597

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 26, 2010 – Tacoma, WA – Johnny’s Fine Foods of Tacoma, Wash., Johnny’s Fine Foods is recalling French Dip Powdered Au Jus in 6oz bottles and French Dip Powdered Au Jus in 1.1oz foil packets, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is 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.

Johnny’s French Dip Powdered Au Jus is distributed nationwide and is sold in retail stores.

Johnny’s French Dip Powdered Au Jus 6oz is packaged in a clear plastic bottle with a red, white and blue label. The expiration date for this product is 0332. Johnny’s French Dip Powdered Au Jus 1.1oz is packaged in a red, white and blue foil packet. The expiration date for this product is 02212.

The product was made using hydrolyzed vegetable protein manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. Las Vegas, Nevada. Basic Food Flavors initiated a recall of the hydrolyzed vegetable protein due to Salmonella contamination.

This product should be destroyed immediately. Consumers with questions may contact Johnny’s Fine Foods at 1-800-962-1462 Monday thru Friday 8am to 3pm Pacific Standard Time.

The following companies have also recalled their food products due to suspected salmonella infection, which may or may not be  related to HVP, processed by Basic Food Flavors Inc, Las Vegas.

8. Trader Joe’s Company Voluntarily Recalls Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars

Contact:
Press Contact: Alison Mochizuki
Office: 626-599-3779
E-mail: amochizuki@traderjoes.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 19, 2010 – Trader Joe’s Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily expanding the recall of the Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars (SKU 82818) to include all code dates, manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. 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, 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.

The product involved in this recall was distributed at Trader Joe’s stores nationally and comes in a 7.4 oz box. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and Bloomfield Bakery continue their investigation.

9. Thumb Oilseed Recalls Soy Grits and Flour Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Thumb Oilseed Producers’ Cooperative©
2145 Leppek Road, Ubly, MI 48475
Phone (989) 658-2344
Toll-Free (866) 658-2344
Fax (989) 658-2372

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 25, 2010 – Thumb Oilseed Producers’ Cooperative of Ubly, MI. has recalled certain shipments of soybean grits and flour because they have 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.

The recalled soybean grits and flour were distributed to a limited group of wholesale customers located around the nation. These customers have been contacted by Thumb Oilseed and are reviewing this inventories and production processes and taking the necessary steps to protect consumer health, including, if necessary, sub recalls.

The product is labeled with Soy Beginnings or Nexsoy brands; packaged in 40# paper bags. Feed is packaged in 1500# totes. (Lot numbers include TF121608 through TF012210, TG121608 through TG010510).

The recall resulted from routine sampling programs conducted by the company and its wholesale customers. Thumb Oilseed has suspended production and distribution of the potential affected products and is cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration and Michigan Department of Agriculture in investigating the situation.

The recall does not involve soy oil products produced by Thumb Oilseed.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 989-658-2344 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm EST Monday-Friday.

10. American Pecan Co. Recalls Pecans Because of Possible Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 26, 2010 – American Pecan Co. of Yancey, Texas, is recalling 1 lb. bags of Pecan Pieces, small, medium, and large sizes, because they have 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.

The 1 lb. bags of pecans were sold to walk-up customers at their Yancey,Texas location, as well as to mail order customers in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts. The bagged pecans consist of Ziploc-type bags labeled with “PECAN PIECES (Small, Medium, or Large) Ingredients: Shelled Pecans: Repacked by: American Pecan Co. P.O. Box 151 Yancey, Tx. 78886 Net weight 1-Lb. (16 oz.) 454 g. Might contain Pecan shells..” There are no codes associated with the products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration, which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 1 lb. bags of PECAN PIECES are urged to dispose of the products and contact Mr. Rey Elizondo at American Pecan Co. for further instructions at 1-800-364-9053. Mr. Elizondo will be available 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., CST, Monday thru Friday.

11. Heartland Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalls Coarse Ground Black Pepper because of possible Salmonella Contamination

Contact:
Heartland Foods, Inc. Recall Department
(800) 762-6909

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 1, 2010 – Indianapolis, IN – Heartland Foods, Inc. of Indianapolis is voluntarily recalling all sizes/containers of COARSE GROUND BLACK PEPPER shipped from their facility at 6815 E. 34th Street, Indianapolis IN. Potential distribution took place on or after October 19th, 2009 to February 17th, 2010. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and other with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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.

The product involved includes the following sizes: 1 lb Quart (jar), 4 lb Gallon, 8 lb Bucket (new pail). Each container is identified with an individual label showing the Heartland Foods company logo, the description: Coarse Ground Black Pepper, and the specific Net Weight of the container (i.e., 1 lb, 4 lb, 8 lb). Product distribution of Coarse Ground Black Pepper has been suspended while the FDA continues its investigation.

Heartland Foods, Inc. takes the safety of our customers and the integrity of our products very seriously. Customers who have purchased Coarse Ground Black Pepper during the specified dates above, are urged not to use the product and return the product to a Heartland Foods, Inc. representative for a full refund. Customers are also urged to recall any product they further distributed.

Customers with questions may contact Heartland Foods, Inc. Recall Department Monday through Friday 5am to 5pm EST at (800) 762-6909.

12.  Wholesome Spice Recalls 25 Lb. Boxes Of Crushed Red Pepper Because Of Possible Health Risk

Company Contact:
Michael Williams
(718) 388-1549

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 25, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY – Wholesome Spice of Brooklyn, NY is recalling all lots of 25 lb boxes of Crushed Red Pepper sold between 4/6/09 and 1/20/10, because they have 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.

The 25 lb boxes of Crushed Red pepper were distributed in the Northeastern U.S.. The product was not sold on the retail level to consumers.

The Crushed Red Pepper product is packaged in a clear plastic bag which is placed inside of a cardboard box with an adhesive white label with a blue border and blue and black lettering. The brand name on the product labels is WHOLESOME SPICES. The product name is listed as CRUSHED RED PEPPER.

The firm was informed that samples of its product have tested positive for Salmonella. The firm is currently working with the FDA to determine how the contamination occurred.

Manufacturers who have purchased 25 lb boxes of WHOLESOME SPICES brand Crushed Red Pepper are urged not to use the product and to recall any product they further distributed. Manufacturers with questions may contact the firm via telephone at (718) 388-1549. Our hours of operation are from Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

13. Trader Joe’s Company Voluntarily Recalls Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars

Company Contact:
Trader Joes Customer Relations
626-599-3817

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 10, 2010 – Monrovia CA –  Trader Joe’s Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars, UPC 82818, Use by Dates/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1, manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. 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, 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.

The product involved in this recall was distributed at Trader Joe’s stores nationally and comes in a 7.4 oz box marked with Use by/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1 on the top of the box and stamped individually on the side of each granola bar. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and Bloomfield Bakery continue their investigation.

14. Queseria Bendita Recalls Queso Fresco, Panela, and Requeson Because of Possible Health Risk

Company Contact:
Queseria Bendita
512 S. 3rd St.
Yakima, WA 98901
Sandra Aguilar 509-574-8587

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 19, 2010 – Queseria Bendita of Yakima, Wash., is recalling three types of cheese, Queso Fresco, Panela, and Requeson, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The Queso Fresco, Panela, and Requeson cheeses are sold at Queseria Bendita’s retail store and were distributed in Washington and Oregon, where they are sold in Hispanic markets.

The Queso Fresco is packaged in one- and three-pound vacuum packed wheels; the Panela is vacuum packed in one- and three- pound sizes; and the Requeson is packed in eight-ounce and one- pound clear plastic tubs.

Each cheese has a green label identifying the type of cheese, the Queseria Bendita brand name, and a date code up to and including “Apr 30 2010″.

To date there is one confirmed illness in Washington related to the recalled product. Other illnesses in Washington and Oregon may also be related.

The public health investigation of the illnesses led to sampling and testing of the cheeses. The testing revealed the contamination of the product with Listeria monocytogenes.

The company has ceased production and distribution of the product while the Washington State Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the firm investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-509-574-8587 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

15.  Lovin Oven LLC Voluntarily Recalls Certain Health Valley® Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Irwindale, CA, February, 19, 2010 – Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The bars contain organic toasted soy grits supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, MI. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled bars and no other types of Health Valley brand bars are being recalled.

Salmonella is 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.

The recalled Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry chewy granola bars are distributed nationally. The only lots affected are:

6.1oz HV ORG PEANUT CRUNCH 6.1oz HV ORG DUTCH APPLE 6.1oz HV ORG WILDBERRY
07DEC09H2 03JAN10H1 05JAN10H2
15JAN10H2 05FEB10H2 15JAN10H1
23FEB10H2 05FEB10H2 12APR10H1
28FEB10H2 28MAR10H2 06JUL10H1
28MAR10H2 17AUG10H1 08MAR10H1
29MAR10H1
13APR10H1
06SEP10H2
06NOV10H2
09FEB10H2

Product Description and SKU (number on bottom used to scan at checkout)

Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1 oz box   # 0-35742-15483-4

Health Valley Organic Dutch Apple Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box        # 0-35742-15482-7

Health Valley Organic Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box            # 0-35742-15481-0

Consumers who have purchased any products covered by this recall are urged to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall may call the hotline at 1-800-423-4846 (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Time). Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.

16.  Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Voluntarily Recalls Fresh & Easy Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact: Brendan Wonnacott
Office: (916) 554-3466
Cell: (310) 384-3833

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 18, 2010 – EL SEGUNDO, CA – Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., is voluntarily recalling all date codes of fresh&easy™ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars as a result of a recall initiated by Thumb Oilseed Producers. This company supplies an ingredient that has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is 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.

This is the only Fresh & Easy product affected and there have been no illnesses reported.

Product Description Barcode Dates Affected
fresh&easy™ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
6count/7.4oz carton
5051379001377 All Date Codes

The recalled products were sold in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores located in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Customers may return the unused product, empty product containers or present the receipt as proof of purchase of the recalled product to any Fresh & Easy store for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number at 1 (800) 648-8622.

17. Estrella Family Creamery Expands Recall Of Various Cheeses Because Of Possible Health Risk

Company Contact:
Kelli Estrella

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 17, 2010 – Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, WA is recalling Brewleggio, Domino, and Wynoochee River Blue cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were sold to restaurants and cheese shops in WA, OR, and NJ.

The Domino cheese is a one pound, natural rind wheel made from cow’s milk. The Brewleggio cheese is a soft washed rind cow’s milk wheel 8″ wide by 2″ tall, weighing approximately 3 pounds.  The Wynoochee River Blue Cheese is a 5 pound wheel with a rustic natural rind, blue veined.  The products are not coded.

The recall, which initially included Red Darla cheese, has now been expanded to include Domino Cheese that also tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.  Brewleggio and Wynoochee River Blue cheeses are also being included in the expanded recall because they were aged in the same room as the Domino cheese. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the products as the Washington State Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers can return any remaining product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any questions can be answered by Kelli or Anthony at the Creamery, 360.249.6541, Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 8:00pm PST.

18. Walong Marketing, Inc. Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Flying Horse Black and White Sesame Chewy Candy Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Company Contact:
Julie Lai
714-670-8899

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 17, 2010 – Buena Park, CA – Walong Marketing, Inc.  of Buena Park, California is voluntarily recalling Flying Horse Black and White Sesame Chewy Candy due to undeclared peanuts.  People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product is packaged in a 3.5 oz plastic bag labeled with UPC Code 673367487915 and sold through retail stores nationwide. All “Best Before” dates are affected by this recall.

Walong Marketing, Inc. initiated the recall after being notified by the FDA of a consumer complaint involving an allergic reaction related to the consumption of the affected product. Subsequent testing by the FDA indicated the product contains peanuts. No illness or allergic reactions have been reported to Walong Marketing, Inc. to date in connection with this product.

Consumers who have purchase the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with question may contact Walong Marketing, Inc. Monday thorough Friday, 9am to 5pm PST at 714-670-8899 ext. 137.

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