Win Opportunity Knocks Recalls Fresh and Frozen, Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O45, O103 and O145 Contamination

Class I Recall 064-2018
Health Risk: High Jul 18, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2018 –  Win Opportunity Knocks, doing business as Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc., a St. Petersburg, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,020 pounds of fresh and frozen, raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O45, O103 and O145, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fresh and frozen, raw ground beef products were produced from June 18, 2018 through July 11, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 5-lb boxes of (20/4oz.) frozen, raw “Packers Plus Patties” with  “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (8-oz.) frozen, raw “Debren Foods Inc. BEEF PATTIES” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (40/4-oz.) frozen, raw “Nu Vista Foods Group Inc. BEEF PATTIES” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (40/4-oz, 30/5-oz, 28/6-oz) of frozen, raw “Ottomanelli Beef Patties” with  “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10 lb. bulk bag of fresh raw “Beef Patty Mix Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc.” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 11167” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were distributed for institutional use in Florida.

The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified that the product was tested by the establishment and found positive for E. coli under their sampling program.

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H-E-B Voluntarily Issues Recall Two Variety Packs of Creamy Creations Ice Creams and Sherbets in 3-Ounce Cups Recalled due to Broken Metal in Processing Equipment

For Immediate Release

July 18, 2018

Contact

Consumers

H-E-B Customer Service
 1-855-432-4438

Media

 news@heb.com

 

Announcement

H-E-B is voluntarily issuing a recall for two variety packs of Creamy Creations ice cream and sherbets in 3-ounce cups due to broken metal found in processing equipment during routine maintenance. The potentially affected products were distributed only to H-E-B stores in Texas. Please note, the product was not distributed to the Houston area or Mexico.

To date, there have been no injuries reported due to this incident. All products related to this recall have been removed from store shelves. H-E-B is working to have the products back on shelves as soon as possible. (more…)

Portland French Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Seattle Sourdough Pub Buns and Franz Premium Pub Buns

For Immediate Release

July 18, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 (503) 283-3831

Announcement

Portland French Bakery of Portland, OR is recalling 26,635 units of Seattle Sourdough Pub Bun 6pk and 8,022 units of Franz Premium Pub Buns 12pk, because it may contain undeclared SOY. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Products were distributed in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Utah through United States Bakery distribution systems between 6/24/18 and 7/17/18.

The Seattle Sourdough Pub Bun 6pk, net wt. 16 oz., can be identified by UPC 0-72220-10164-5 and the Franz Premium Pub Buns 12pk, net wt. 32 oz., can be identified by UPC 0-72220-70218-7. Both items are packed in a poly bag with a best before date between JUL- 03-18 and JUL-31-18.

No illnesses have been reported to date. (more…)

Crate and Barrel Recalls Mirrors Due to Laceration Hazard (Recall Alert)

Name of product:
Josephine floor mirrors
Hazard:

The mirror’s glass can separate from the wooden backing and fall, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
July 18, 2018
Units:
About 830
Consumer Contact:

Crate and Barrel at 800-451-8217 from 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.crateandbarrel.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information .

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Crate and Barrel’s Josephine floor mirrors, sold individually or as a set of three mirrors that can be hung vertically or horizontally. The mirror consists of a larger rectangular mirror and a smaller square mirror on wooden backing that measures about 16 inches wide, 3 inches deep and 90.5 inches long. The hangtag that came with the mirror has the number 215-037 printed next to the bar code.

Remedy:

Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled mirrors and contact Crate and Barrel to arrange for a free replacement mirror. Crate and Barrel is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

Crate and Barrel has received three reports of the mirror glass becoming loose or separating from the wooden backing. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2018

Contact
Consumers
Teva’s Medical Information
druginfo@tevapharm.com
888-838-2872

Announcement
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA today confirmed a voluntary recall to the consumer / user level of 29 lots of single and 51 lots of combination valsartan medicines distributed under the Actavis label in the U.S. due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. The impurity detected in the API is N- nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification.

To date, TEVA has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. (more…)

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. Recalls Pepperoni Five Cheese Calzone Products Due to Possible Extraneous Material Contamination

Class I Recall 063-2018
Health Risk: High Jul 17, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2018 – Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods., a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The not fully cooked pepperoni five cheese calzone products were produced on May 23, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 8-oz. deli tray of “Stefano’s Calzone PEPPERONI FIVE CHEESE STUFFED WITH PEPPERONI AND A FIVE CHEESE BLEND,” with “Lot Code 14318B” on the individual packages and “USE BY DATE 1/18/2019” on the product cases.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-19140” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

The problem was discovered after several consumers contacted Stefano Foods about the problem. On July 16, 2018, the company notified FSIS.

One consumer reported experiencing a small oral laceration during consumption of the product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Spring Pasta Salad Due to Reported Illnesses

For Immediate Release

July 17, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Consumer Affairs
 1-800-772-4098

Media

Tina Potthoff
 (515) 559-5770

Announcement

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential that it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention last night when approximately 20 illnesses in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa were potentially linked back to customers consuming the salad. The voluntary recall includes Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salads in both 1 pound (16 oz.) and 3 pound (48 oz.) containers produced between June 1, 2018, and July 13, 2018, and available from the deli service case. (more…)

New Seasons Market Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 062-2018
Health Risk: High Jul 16, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – New Seasons Market, a Portland, Ore. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat sesame noodle chicken salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The products were produced on July 13, 2018. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 24-oz clear clamshell plastic containers with “NEW SEASONS SESAME NOODLE CHICKEN SALAD,” with a “BEST BY” date of “07/18/2018” on the label.

The company operates a kitchen exempt from FSIS inspection and the products produced there do not bear a USDA establishment number on the packaging. These items were shipped to retail locations in Oregon and Washington.

On July 14, 2018, a New Seasons Market employee discovered the problem at the company’s retail store, and the company notified FSIS of the problem.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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Utz Quality Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Utz® Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips

For Immediate Release

July 16, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Customer Care Team
  customerservice@utzsnacks.com
 1-800-367-7629

Media

George Neiderer
 gneiderer@utzsnacks.com
 (717) 637-1759

Announcement

Utz® Quality Foods, LLC., is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of Utz® Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips due to undeclared soy allergen. This recall was initiated after learning a certain number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The items subject to this voluntary recall were distributed to retail outlets in the following states: AL,  AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV

NO ILLNESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS VOLUNTARY RECALL HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO DATE. (more…)

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits Due to Storage at Incorrect Temperature in Area Store

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 1-800-325-7894

Media

Jacklyn Barron
 IBarron@webershandwick.com
 (314) 552-6717

Announcement

(North Carolina)

ALDI has voluntarily recalled AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits sold at one retail store location in North Carolina. While the products are required to remain at frozen temperatures to ensure safety, this store location displayed and sold the products from the cooler section. Because storing the products at temperatures above freezing prior to consumption can render the products unsafe for consumption, ALDI is recalling these items.

Customers should discard any affected item or return it to their nearest ALDI for a full refund.

ALDI has removed all affected products from store shelves, and is not currently selling these items.

Product Information: Wasabi Ahi Hawaiian Poke Kit, Limu Ahi Poke Kit UPC code 99221 00110 and Limu Ahi Hawaiian Poke Kit UPC Code 99221 00109. Products have best by dates of 5/23/2020. 6/11/2020, 6/12/2020, and 6/14/2020.

The retail location in North Carolina where the products were displayed and sold at incorrect temperatures is located at 110 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville, NC.

To date, no illnesses related to this product have been reported. No other ALDI or AnnaSea products are affected by this recall. (more…)