This week saw a recall on organic baby food, recalls on dog food, recalls on Colby cheese products, recalls on chicken and pork salad products, recalls on creole tomato dressing, recalls on stuffed mushrooms, recalls on patio benches, recalls on human chorionic gonadotropin, recalls on salted caramel chocolate pie, recalls on butternut spirals, recalls on chicken sausage products, recalls on Britax strollers, recalls on gouda cheese, and recalls on strawberry platters.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of February 13, 2017:
- PC Organics Brand Baby Food: The food recall warning issued on February 3, 2017 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The products were sold at locations across Canada up to and including February 8, 2017. A complete list of products can be found here. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Recall Date: 02/08/2017
- Grreat Choice® Canned Dog Food: PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of one production lot of its Grreat Choice® Adult Dog Food sold on PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com and in nationwide PetSmart retail stores. This product is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure due to metal contamination that could potentially be a choking hazard to pets. This recall was initiated after receiving notification from the manufacturer of consumer complaints. PetSmart has not received any consumer complaints at this time. Recalled products include 13.2 ounce cans of dog food sold between October 10, 2016 and February 7, 2017 with the UPC code 7-3725726116-7, Lot number 1759338 and best by date 8/5/19. Customers who purchased the recalled food should stop feeding it to their pets and bring any remaining cans to their local PetSmart store for a full refund or exchange. Recall Date: 02/09/2017
- Select Sargento Products: Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC has notified Sargento Foods Inc. that a specialty Longhorn Colby cheese they supplied to Sargento must be recalled due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The affected retail products are Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, 6.84 oz., UPC 4610000228, with “Sell By” dates of “12APR17B” and “10MAY17B” and Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040041, with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “H12JUL17.” These products were packaged at the Sargento Plymouth, Wis. facility. Out of an abundance of caution, Sargento is also recalling the following products because they were packaged on the same line as the affected cheese: Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000109 with “Sell By” date of “11JUN17B;” Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000108 with “Sell By” dates of “12JUN17B”, “09JUL17B” and “10JUL17B;” Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040002 with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17”, “F28JUN17” and “D28JUN17;” Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040014 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17;” Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Cheddar Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040076 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17.” Consumers can check if their product is affected by the recall by visiting info.sargento.com and using the “Product Check” tool. Recall Date: 02/10/2017
- Meijer Brand Colby and Colby Jack Deli Cheeses: Meijer is announcing a recall of its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold exclusively through its deli counters due to a potential contamination 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, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese were sold in Meijer stores from Nov. 10, 2016 to Feb. 9, 2017. There have been no known illnesses reported to Meijer from the product affected by this recall. Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from MDS Foods, a Meijer supplier that sources the Meijer branded cheeses from Deutsch Kase Haus, a cheese manufacturer based in Middlebury, Indiana. MDS Foods informed Meijer that evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination had been identified by the manufacturer. The recalled product will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx – the last 6 digits will vary, and are determined by weight since the product was purchased at the deli counter. Customers should stop using the product and either dispose of it or return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/10/2017
- MDS Food Products: MDS Foods Inc. is recalling multiple products some of which were found to be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and other products which may have the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria. Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with Colby and Colby Jack minihorn cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Affected and potentially affected products were distributed by MDS Foods Inc. under multiple brand labels and distributed nationwide. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. Customers who have purchased any of the cheese products listed below from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/11/2017
- Chicken and Pork Salad Products: Two Taylor Farms establishments, located in Dallas, Texas and in Tracy, California are recalling approximately 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The firms produced and packaged the products from Feb. 6-9, 2017. Products subject to recall include 10.5 ounce plastic trays of “Signature Café Southwest Style Salad with Chicken” with the following “USE BY” dates: “2/13/17, 2/14/17, 2/15/17 or 2/16/17” and 8.25 ounce plastic trays of “H-E-B Shake Rattle & Bowl Rowdy Ranch Hand (contains pork)” with the following “USE BY” dates: “2/17/17, 2/18/17 or 2/19/17.” The products subject to recall bear either establishment number M/P-34013 or M/P-34733 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Los Angeles and Tracy, Calif.; Portland, Ore; and Houston, Roanoke and San Antonio, Texas. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 02/11/2017
- Creole Tomato Dressing: Cousins Products LLC is voluntarily recalling 16oz Creole Tomato Dressing, Best by Date 05/18/17, because the product may contain undeclared milk. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product was distributed through retail stores in Southeastern LA. The product is refrigerated and packaged in 16 oz glass jars with metal lids with the following code: Best by Date: 05/18/17; Jar/Case Lot Number: 0001118; and UPC Code: 5027800100. The recall was initiated after receiving a consumer complaint on jar labeled as Creole Tomato Dressing with a Best by Date 05/18/17 the revealed the presence of Blue Cheese dressing which contains milk. Creole Tomato Dressing does not contain milk. Investigation into the matter, shows this was an isolated incident. No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it and to contact Cousins Products, LLC for product exchange or refund. Recall Date: 02/13/2017
- Country Fresh Cooking and Snacking Products: Country Fresh, LLC is recalling 2,552 cases of various cooking and snacking products (product descriptions attached), that contained Sargento branded cheeses because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing. A complete list of products can be found here. The product bears “BEST IF USED BY” dates between January 19, 2017 (1/19/17) through February 17, 2017 (2/17/17). No products except those on this list are subject to this recall. Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/13/2017
- Stuffed Mushrooms: Choice Farms LLC is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of stuffed mushrooms because the mushrooms may contain a cheese component which a third party supplier advised has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall pertains to a total of seven (six in Texas, one in Kansas) individual shrink-wrapped trays of one of three stuffed mushroom types: Traditional Gourmet Portabella Mushrooms; Pizza Style Portabella Mushrooms; and/or Stuffed Mushrooms sold on Friday, February 10, 2017. A full list of products and stores where the products were sold can be found here. The consumers who suspect that they have purchased the products affected by this recall should dispose it in the garbage and contact Choice Farms LLC for a refund. Recall Date: 02/13/2017
- Patio Benches: Target Corp. is recalling threshold patio benches because the patio benches can collapse while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves Threshold Aluminum Top/Steel X Base patio benches that were sold both individually and as part of a six-piece dining set. The model number can be found on the front page of the product’s assembly instructions or on the product’s packaging. A complete list of recalled benches can be found here. Recalled benches were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2016 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled patio benches and return them to any Target store for a full refund for the bench. The benches were sold individually and as part of a set. Purchasers can continue to use the other pieces of the set which, in addition to the bench, included a table and four chairs. Purchasers of individual benches will be refunded the purchase price. Purchasers of sets will be refunded the price of the individual bench. Recall Date: 02/13/2017
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: Synergy Rx Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all lots of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) 5,000 units/vial and 11,000 units/vial to the retail level due to a lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening. Synergy Rx Pharmacy has not received any reports of adverse events, to date, related to this recall. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is an unapproved product being marketed as for weight loss. The product is packaged in 15 mL serum glass vials bearing a label that includes Synergy Rx Pharmacy’s name and expiration date. All lots of these products are affected. This recall impacts all sterile products distributed between 06/01/2016 and 12/22/2016. The product was only distributed to physician offices and clinics in Arizona, California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Customers that have the recalled product should immediately stop using it and contact the help line to arrange for the return of any unused product. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. Recall Date: 02/14/2017
- Against the Grain Pet Food: Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed in 2015. The 12 oz. Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that is being voluntarily recalled, due to the potential presence of pentobarbital, has an expiration date of December 2019, a lot number of 2415E01ATB12, and the second half of the UPC code is 80001 (which can be found on the back of the product label). Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand and coma. In 2015, this one lot of product was distributed to independent pet retail stores in Washington and Maryland, though it has been verified that this lot is no longer on any store shelves. This voluntary recall only affects one specific lot of food. Consumers may return any can with the aforementioned lot number, to their place of purchase and receive a full case of Against the Grain food for the inconvenience. Recall Date: 02/14/2017
- Guggisberg Colby-Type Cheeses: Guggisberg Cheese Inc. is recalling various types of Colby type cheeses and sizes due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The affected products were manufactured both by Guggisberg Cheese, Inc. and by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC under the Guggisberg label. No illnesses have been reported to date. A complete list of recalled cheeses can be found here. The products were manufactured between September 1, 2016 and January 27, 2017. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases located in the States of: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Recall Date: 02/14/2017
- Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie: Legendary Baking has expanded its recall of 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie because the almonds and eggs were not listed in the ingredient statement. People who have allergies to almonds and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pies were distributed in Kroger, Fry’s, and Smith’s retail stores in the following states: AL, AZ, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, NM, OH, SC, TN, and WV. Legendary Baking has expanded this recall because the product also went to Fred Meyer, King Soopers, and City Market retail stores in the following states: CO, ID, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. The product comes in a 34 ounce, clear plastic package dome with a black plastic bottom base and is marked with lot # CH17025 on the side of the clear plastic dome. Consumers who have purchased 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund should they have allergen issues. Recall Date: 02/14/2017
- Butternut Spirals: Veggie Noodle Co. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Butternut Spirals due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was distributed to Whole Foods Markets and other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. The recalled product is packaged in a 10.7oz clear plastic container, has the UPC Code 852287006059 and has an “Enjoy By” date of February 23, 2017 (located on the side of the packaging). Products with other “Enjoy By” dates are not affected. Sold in refrigerated sections of the grocery store. The potential contamination of the Butternut Spirals was found as a result of routine product testing and the recall was initiated by Veggie Noodle Co. out of an abundance of caution. Consumers who have purchased the recalled Veggie Noodle Co. Butternut Spirals are urged not to consume it, and either discard the product or return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. 02/15/2017
- Chicken Sausage Products: Century Packing Corp. is recalling approximately 999,419 pounds of thermally processed, commercially sterile, chicken sausage products due to misbranding. The products contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that was not declared on the product labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The chicken sausage products were produced from Jan. 1, 2015 through Feb. 13, 2017. Products subject to recall include 2.78 ounce pouches of “Great Value Minis – Bites of Chicken Sausage and Bouillon” with Packaging Dates of “01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017;” 10 ounce pouches of “Great Value Minis – Bites of Chicken Sausage and Bouillon” with Packaging Dates of “01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017;” 2.78 ounce pouches of “Econo Mini – Bite Size Chicken Sausages” with Packaging Dates of “ 01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017;” 10 ounce pouches of “Econo Mini – Bite Size Chicken Sausages” with Packaging Dates of “01/01/2015 – 02/13/2017;” 5 ounce cans of “Sedano’s Chicken Vienna Sausage in Chicken Broth” with Packaging Dates of “08/2015” and “05/2016;” and 117 units per pouch of “ Carmela Foods Chicken Sausage and Bouillon” with Packaging Dates of “02/2016 – 02/14/2017.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7375” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for retail and institutional use in Florida and Puerto Rico. According to Century Packing Corp. records, schools have purchased products associated with this recall through the company’s commercial channels. 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. Recall Date: 02/15/2017
- Britax Strollers: Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers because a damaged receiver mount on the stroller can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to infants in the car seat. This recall involves Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers (when used as a travel system with a car seat carrier attached). All models are folding, single or double occupant strollers and have Click & Go receiver mounts that attach the car seat carrier to the stroller frame. All colors of the stroller are included. The model number can be found on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel for single strollers and in the front middle underside of the frame on double strollers. A full list of recalled model numbers can be found here. Recalled strollers were sold at Babies R Us, buy buy Baby, Target and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other websites from May 2011 through February 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using their Click & Go receiver mounts and contact Britax for a free repair kit for single strollers. Owners of the recalled double strollers should stop using them with car seats attached. Consumers can continue to use their stroller or car seat independently without the car seat attached to the stroller. Recall Date: 02/16/2017
- Saputo Gouda Cheese: Saputo Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain Gouda cheese products in the United States after having been notified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana that some specialty Gouda cheese products that it supplied to Saputo’s Green Bay, Wisconsin facility may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected retail products are the Great Midwest® Applewood Smoked Gouda cheeses. As a precautionary measure, Saputo is also recalling the Dutchmark® Smoked Gouda cheeses, which were packaged on the same line. Consumers should not consume the recalled products. The recalled products were sold to retailers nationwide. The Great Midwest Applewood® Smoked Gouda cheeses were sold primarily in retail stores at deli counters and deli cases. Saputo is working with impacted customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from the marketplace. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products identified in the table above with the specified sell by date are urged to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/16/2017
- Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries: DITOS is recalling 50 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 32oz, and 30 cases of Heart Plastic Platter Mixed Fruit w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting 40oz, because it contains undeclared soy and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy and/or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Product was distributed in Alaska to one distributor and may have been redistributed to one retailer. Product was sold at seven Walmart stores located in Debarr, Dimond, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Kenai, Midtown, and Wasilla of Alaska. Product was distributed to the retailer February 8-February 13. Products subject to recall include 32 ounce DITOS Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting, UPC 893268001427, Use by Dates 02/14/17, 02/15/17, 02/16/17, 02/19/17 and 40 ounce DITOS Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting, UPC 893268001984, Use by Dates 02/14/17, 02/15/17, 02/16/17, 02/19/17. Consumers who have purchased the products described above should destroy the affected product.