This week saw a recall on snack kits, recalls on salad and slaw kits, recalls on tilapia products, recalls on topical products, recalls on rawhide chew products for dogs, recalls on ready-to-eat chicken salad, recalls on Eliquis 5 mg tablets, recalls on dining chairs, recalls on belay devices, recalls on breakfast hash, and recalls on poultry and beef products.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of June 12, 2017:
- Club Chef Snack Kits: Club Chef LLC is recalling a limited number of cases of Retail Snack Kits due to a possible health risk from Listeria. No contamination has been reported to have occurred on any product, nor have any illnesses been reported to date in association with the recall. Rather, the recall is being initiated as a precaution because positive test results for the presence of Listeria were identified by the company during environmental testing of portions of their facility on specific dates. The recall is being performed in the coordination with the FDA. The products being recalled were processed on May 30 and May 31, 2017 and are limited to the products listed on the FDA recall page. The Item Description and Sell By date is found on the center of the front or top label while the UPC can be found at the bottom of the back-nutritional panel. States potentially impacted: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia, North Carolina and Michigan. As noted, no illnesses have been reported to date relative to this limited recall, which is a proactive step being taken by Club Chef due to a limited number of positive test results discovered by the company in portions of their facility during internal environmental monitoring during a specific period. Because the products identified for this recall still have remaining shelf life, retailers who received the batches noted above have been contacted and asked to pull all such product from their inventory and shelves, and Club Chef is in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes and Use by Dates should not consume them, but should instead discard the product. Recall Date: 6/8/2017
- CC Kitchens Salad and Slaw Kits: CC Kitchens is recalling a limited number of salad and slaw kits due to a possible health risk from Listeria. No contamination has been reported to have occurred on any product, nor have any illnesses been reported to date in association with the recall. Rather, the recall was initiated by the processor of certain leafy greens in an abundance of caution due to instances of positive test results for the presence of Listeria being identified by the processor during environmental testing of portions of their facility. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. A complete list of recalled salad and slaw kits can be found on the FDA’s product recall web page. Recalled items were distributed only through Kroger in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes and Use by Dates should not consume them, but should instead discard the product. Recall Date: 6/8/2017
- Tilapia Products: Slade Gorton is recalling the following products because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products: Gourmet Bay Toasted Crumb Tilapia, product code 7396701; Gourmet Bay Honey Mustard Tilapia, product code 7324801; and Gourmet Bay Citrus Coconut Tilapia, product code 7322401. Product was produced between the dates of January 31, 2017 and June 6, 2017. It was distributed to Supervalu, Harris Teeter, Cantanese Classic Seafoods, The Fish Guys, Euro USA, Bfresh, Porky Products, and Superior Fish Company in seven states including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, New York, Minnesota. These products are typically sold fresh can be found in the full service or self-service seafood case. To date, Slade Gorton has not received any reports of illnesses. Consumers are urged to return any affected product to the store from which it was purchased for a full refund. Recall Date: 6/9/2017
- Topical Products: Phillips Company is voluntarily recalling all lots of Tetrastem, Diabecline, Tetracycline-ABC, VenomX, Acneen, StaphWash, StringMed, NoPain and LidoMed distributed by Phillips Company, with business offices located in Sun City, Arizona, to the retail level. The products are being recalled after an FDA inspection found significant manufacturing practices that calls into question the safety, identity, strength, quality and purity of unexpired drug products made at the firm during the past three years. Manufacturing practices that are not in adequate control represent the possibility of risk being introduced into the manufacturing process in decreased quality and consistency of the product. These may have an impact on the safety and efficacy of the product posing a risk to patients. To date, no adverse events have been reported. The topical antibiotic products are intended for treatment of minor cuts, scrapes and burns; or as skin cleansers or hair-growth promoters. All products are distributed in 5 mL dropper bottles (photo) for topical application. The expiration date is printed on the label on the bottle. Products were distributed nationwide as wholesale products. Phillips Company is notifying its distributors and customers by issuance of recall letters, and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have a product which is being recalled should stop using the product and return any unused and unexpired products to the manufacturer. Recall Date: 6/9/2017
- Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs: United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall involves the brands and products described below. The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment, but it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs. United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed. The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported. The affected product was distributed nationwide from United Pet Group’s Edwardsville, Illinois distribution facility and was delivered to consumers through various retail establishments including online outlets. All of the dog chew products included in the voluntary recall identify an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 located on the back of the package. For more details, see the FDA product recall page. This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. Consumers who have purchased the products described above are urged to dispose of the product or return it directly to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they initially purchased the product for full refund. Recall Date: 6/10/2017
- Ready-to-Eat Chicken Salad: Packer Avenue Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately 9,690 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The RTE Chicken Salad with White Meat Chicken was produced on various dates from May 17 through May 26, 2017. Products subject to recall include 5-pound plastic tubs of “MAIN STREET BRAND CHICKEN SALAD WITH WHITE MEAT CHICKEN” with “Use By” dates of 6 10; 6 11; 6 12; 6 13; 6 14; 6 15; 6 16; 6 17; 6 18 and; 6 19; and 5-pound plastic tubs of “Packer Avenue Foods CHICKEN SALAD WITH WHITE MEAT CHICKEN” with “Use By” dates of 6 10; 6 11; 6 12; 6 13; 6 14; 6 15; 6 16; 6 17; 6 18 and; 6 19. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-19977” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to wholesale locations Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 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. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 6/10/2017
- Eliquis 5 mg Tablets: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is voluntarily recalling one lot (#HN0063) of Eliquis 5 mg tablets to the consumer level. This lot was distributed nationwide in the U.S. to wholesalers and retail pharmacies in February 2017. Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking this precautionary measure based on a customer complaint that a bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 mg was found to contain Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets. Patients should not stop taking Eliquis without consulting with their physician. Patients who are prescribed Eliquis 5 mg for an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and take an Eliquis 2.5 mg tablet instead, particularly for a prolonged period, would have an increased probability of stroke, a moving blood clot, or death. For patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in one of the deep veins usually in the leg, and Pulmonary Embolism (PE), a blood clot in the lung, underdosing of the drug could lead to an increased risk of a growing or moving blood clot. Should that occur, it could be life-threatening or reversible depending on the severity and location of the blood clot. To date, there have not been any reports of injuries or illnesses related to this issue. Eliquis 5 mg tablets are packaged in 60-count bottles, lot HN0063, Exp 09/2019, NDC 0003-0894-21. The recalled lot was distributed Nationwide in the U.S. to wholesalers and retail pharmacies in February 2017. Bristol-Myers Squibb has notified wholesalers and pharmacies to arrange for return and replacement of any recalled product. Consumers that have product being recalled (Lot #HN0063) should contact their physician and call the Bristol-Myers Squibb Customer Information Center. Consumers should also contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product. Recall Date: 6/10/2017
- Giant Eagle Tilapia and Chicken Products: Giant Eagle, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of Market District Toasted Crumb Tilapia and Giant Eagle Toasted Crumb Tilapia sold fresh from the seafood department of its supermarkets, and Giant Eagle Breaded Chicken Breast sold in the prepared foods department, due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy, or severe sensitivity to milk, may experience serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products: Market District Toasted Crumb Tilapia, PLU 09123, March 10–June 9, 2017; Giant Eagle Toasted Crumb Tilapia, PLU 69123, March 10–June 9, 2017; and Giant Eagle Breaded Chicken Breast, PLU 86571, June 3–10, 2017. There have been no reported illnesses associated with these recalls to date. These items are part of national, voluntary recalls issued by the product suppliers, Slade Gorton and Co., Inc. (Tilapia) and Gourmet Boutique LLC (Chicken). Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Recall Date: 6/12/2017
- Noble House Dining Chairs: Noble House Home Furnishings LLC is recalling its dining chairs because the legs of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves Noble House’s Kaius, Henrietta, and Fauna dining chairs which have solid wood legs and an upholstered seat. The Kaius Fabric chairs have a curved, wood back and fabric cushion and measure 21 inches deep by 23 inches wide by 30 inches high. The Henrietta Fabric chairs have a cushioned seat and back and measure 21 inches deep by 22 inches wide by 32 inches high. The Fauna Dining chairs have a cushioned seat and back and measures 20 inches deep by 20 inches wide by32 inches high.The recalled chairs have a label underneath the seat that reads “MADE FOR: NOBLE HOUSE HOME FURNISHINGS LLC: 21325 Superior St., Chatsworth CA 91311.” The firm has received six reports of the chairs breaking, with four incidents resulting in consumers receiving bruises from falls. Recalled chairs were sold online at Amazon, Overstock and Wayfair, and from September 2016 through March 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Noble House for a free repair kit including shipping. Recall Date: 6/13/2017
- Vergo Belay Devices: Great Tango Holdings Inc. is recalling its Vergo belay devices because the handle on the Vergo belay device can loosen and cause the device’s assisted braking capacity to malfunction, posing fall and injury hazards to climbers. This recall involves Trango Vergo belay devices with batch numbers 16159 and 16195 printed on the side of the unit. The devices were sold in blue, gold, or purple and feature the word “VERGO” on the front plate of the unit. Belay devices are used with climbing ropes to protect the climber while climbing, to arrest a fall or while being lowered on the rope. The firm has received three reports of the belay device’s handle over-rotating and braking malfunction. No injuries have been reported. Recalled products were sold at authorized GTHI dealers and outdoor specialty stores nationwide and online at www.trango.com from October 2016 through April 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled devices and contact Trango for instructions on receiving a free replacement. Recall Date: 6/13/2017
- Spicy Southwest Breakfast Hash: OFD Foods, LLC. is recalling approximately 197 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The beef hash item was produced on Dec. 22, 2016. Products subject to recall include 3.88-ounce pouch of “MOUNTAIN HOUSE FREEZE DRIED SPICY SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST HASH,” with pouch code 3253174 and best by date of Dec. 2046. The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 1394” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to retail locations nationwide and sold directly to consumers through internet sales. The problem was discovered when a firm employee reported finding pieces of rubber in the product on June 12, 2017. 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. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 6/13/2017
- Beef Products: Joseph Seviroli Foods is recalling approximately 114,409 pounds of beef ravioli products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain, milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the products labels. The beef ravioli items were produced on Jan. 9, 2017 to May 10, 2017. A complete list of recalled products can be found on the FSIS product recall web page. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5342” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution locations in Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Rhode Island. The problem was discovered on June 6, 2017, when the company received notification from an ingredient supplier that the cracker meal the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk. 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. 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: 6/13/2017
- Poultry and Beef Products: Golden Platter Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 31,662 pounds of poultry and beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain, milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the products labels. The ready-to-eat turkey, chicken, veal and beef items were produced on various dates between March 16, 2017 and June 7, 2017. A complete list of recalled products can be found on the FSIS product recall web page. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 8813” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail and institutional locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The problem was discovered on June 6, 2017, when the company received notification from an ingredient supplier that the batter and cracker meal the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk. 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. 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: 6/14/2017