This week saw a recall on bakery products, recalls on ricotta and spinach ravioli, recalls on eye solution, recalls on candy products, recalls on cashews, recalls on cottage cheese, recalls on soup, recalls on mosquito-zapper light bulbs, and recalls on pacifier clips.
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Product Recalls for the Week of September 5, 2016:
- Regalo Bakery Products: Regalo Bakery is recalling the following products due to undeclared Eggs, Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Artificial Food Coloring: “Spanish Rolls”, “Manju Blackbeans(Hopia Monggo)”, Manju Onions(Hopia Baboy)”, “Balintawak”, and “Taro Bread”. “Kababayan” contains no egg, but contains wheat, soy, and artificial food colorings. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, wheat, milk, soy and artificial food color (e.g. yellow #5, yellow #6, or red 40) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. For those who are susceptible to allergic reactions, allergens can cause hives, swelling, itchiness, cramps, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and possibly anaphylaxis. Consumers, especially with the food allergies listed above, should monitor their health and immediately contact their healthcare provider if he or she feels any of the symptoms listed above after consuming the product(s). A full list of recalled products and their packaging information can be found here. Consumers with the food allergies listed above should also immediately stop consuming the product(s) and may return any unconsumed, unexpired item(s) back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/02/2016
- Wegmans Italian Classics Striped Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one date code of Wegmans Italian Classics Striped Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli, 9 oz. (UPC # 0-77890-38934), sold between Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 because the product may contain pieces of white plastic. Only product labeled with a use or freeze by date of Sept. 30, 2016 is included in the recall. This product, produced by O’ Sole Mio in Quebec, Canada, is packaged in a plastic tray and sold in a refrigerated case in the dairy department. Approximately 1,638 units of Wegmans Italian Classics Striped Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli, 9 oz. were sold in 90 Wegmans stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Wegmans reports that all product with the affected code date is no longer on store shelves. The recall was initiated because Wegmans was notified by customers that white plastic pieces were found in the product. Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card. Customers who purchased the recalled product from Wegmans should return it to the service desk for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/02/2016
- Hy-Optic, OptiVet and Optimend Eye Solution: Kinetic Technologies and Kinetic Vet has voluntarily recalled Hy-Optic – lot # 10092015, OptiVet – lot # 12032015 and Optimend – lot # 01122015. This voluntary recall is the result of deficiencies in sterility, which may lead to deteriorating eye conditions, irritation and/or infection. Recalled units include: Hy-Optic Eye Irrigating Solution – NDC # 51031-011-15, Lot # 10092015, Exp. Date 10/2017; OptiVet Eye Irrigating Solution – NDC # 51031-011-15, Lot # 12032015, Exp. Date 07/2017; and Optimend Corneal Repair Drops – NDC # 51031-013-10, Lot # 01122015, Exp. Date 10/2017. Each product is packaged in a branded box with the lot number and expiration date printed on the box. Hy-Optic Eye Irrigating Solution and OptiVet Eye Irrigating Solution are packaged in 15 mL oval eye drop containers and labeled prior to packaging. No animal species are listed on the label for use in non-specified animals. Optimend Corneal Repair Drops is packaged in a 10 mL circular eye drop container and labeled prior to packaging for use in dogs, cats and horses for the treatment of corneal ulcers. The recalled products were distributed over-the-counter (OTC) nationwide through retail stores and through distributors by veterinarians for clinic use and dispensing to their patients. Consumers who have purchased Hy-Optic, OptiVet and Optimend should stop using the product(s) at once and may return product(s) to the place of purchase for a full refund. If the treated eye is unimproved or the condition has worsened, owners should consult with a veterinarian for further diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Untreated eye conditions may result in pain and potential loss of eyesight. Vision loss which is complete or partial and temporary or permanent. Recall Date: 09/02/2016
- Asher’s Brand Candy Products: Asher’s Chocolates/Lewistown, Inc., an affiliated partner of Chester A. Asher Inc. (“Asher’s”) is initiating a voluntary recall of multiple chocolates, chocolate bars, cellophane wrapped chocolates, and individually wrapped chocolates, etc. under the Asher’s brand due to possible Salmonella contamination of items produced in their Lewistown, PA facility distributed nationwide. A complete list of Asher’s Brand Products under this recall can be found here. The recalled items can be identified by the production code printed on the side of the label. No other production codes are affected by this recall. No products manufactured by C.A. Asher Inc./Asher’s Chocolate Co. of Souderton PA are involved in this recall. Consumers who may have purchased any product are urged not to consume it. Consumers should contact Customer Service to arrange for return of product and a refund. Recall Date: 09/02/2016
- Southern Grove Cashews with Sea Salt: Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of Southern Grove Cashews with Sea Salt due to possible presence of peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions have been reported associated with this recall. The only item that is affected by this recall is Southern Grove Cashews With Sea Salt, a 10 ounce stand up pouch bag with a UPC 0 41498 18992 1 and a date code of Best By May 24 2017 KN and Best By AUG 05 2017 KN. No other products or date codes are affected. Kanan Enterprises shipped this product to Ohio and Kansas. One of their customers shipped some of the product to Minnesota. Consumers with this reported product should not consume this product. They should destroy it or return the product to the point of purchase. Recall Date: 09/03/2016
- Westby Cooperative Creamery Cottage Cheese: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) – Division of Food and Recreational Safety is issuing a consumer alert for 4% cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery located in Westby, Wisconsin. The presence of active alkaline phosphatase was discovered in samples during routine testing and may indicate that the product was not adequately pasteurized. Nearly 700 cases of product were distributed statewide in Wisconsin and to Aurora, Illinois. Consumers should only be concerned with cottage cheese sold on or before August 26, 2016 in 16-, 22- and 24-ounce containers under the Westby, Food Club, Oberweis and Shurfine brand names. The containers will contain lot code 10-6-16 cc. Consumers in possession of this product should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase or discard it. Recall Date: 09/06/2016
- Eye Wash/Irrigating Solutions: United Exchange Corp., a primary source vendor of the Rugby®-branded Eye Irrigating Solution and Major®-branded Eye Wash, is voluntarily recalling those lots and expiration dates described in the attached table due to microbial contamination. These products consist of a purified water solution. Use of a contaminated product could be calamitous for any population since there is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight-threatening eye infection. Rugby® Laboratories and Major® Pharmaceuticals are working with United Exchange, Corp. to notify customers who may be in possession of either Rugby Eye Irrigating Solution NDC 0536-1083-97 or Major Eye Wash NDC 0904-6491-20; for those lots and expiration dates listed here. United Exchange Corp. is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities that have product which is being recalled should stop using and dispensing them immediately. Recall Date: 09/06/2016
- Island Soups Brand Products: Island Soups Company, Inc. is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use these products: GUNGO PEAS SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ; GUNGO PEAS SOUP NO MEAT, NET WT. 16OZ; RED PEAS SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ; RED PEAS SOUP NO MEAT, NET WT. 16OZ; MANNISH WATER, NET WT. 16OZ; and FISH SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ. All products are coded BEST BEFORE dates July 2015 through June 2018. Products were distributed through internet website purchases. The products are packaged in 16 oz. glass jars with white lids and a white plastic with brown lettering safety seal. Consumers should segregate and destroy any of the identified products. Recall Date: 09/07/2016
- Family Care Brand Eye Wash: United Exchange Corp. is voluntarily recalling the following lots of Family Care Eye Wash 4 oz due to microbial contamination. These products consist of a purified water solution. A complete list of product lot numbers, expiration dates and UPC numbers can be found here. Use of a contaminated product could be calamitous for any population since there is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight threatening eye infection. Eye Wash/Eye Irrigation Solution is used to flush the eye to relieve irritation, stinging, or itching by removing foreign material such as air pollutants or chlorinated water. It is packaged in 4 oz (118mL) bottles. Family Care Eye Wash was distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities. The company learned of the potential issue through the receipt of a product complaint regarding the product. No illnesses have been reported to date. United Exchange Corp. is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letter and is arranging for return or disposal of all recalled products. Consumers and businesses that have product which is being recalled should stop using and selling them immediately. Recall Date: 09/07/2016
- ZapBulb Mosquito Zapper LED Light Bulbs: Creative Sourcing International, Inc. is recalling its ZapBulb mosquito zapper LED light bulbs because the light bulb’s base can separate from the connector, posing an electrical shock hazard. This recall involves the HAUS ZapBulb 2-in-1 mosquito zapper LED light bulbs. The 10-watt bulb has a white grid housing that measures about 3.1 inches high, 3.1 inches wide and 6.1 inches deep. The grid housing has a blue light used to attract insects and an LED light below, for lighting. Only units without any markings or labels are included in this recall. SKU number IK 3000 is on the product’s packaging. Recalled products were sold online at Amazon, Groupon, Hammacher Schlemmer, Pulse TV, Sharper Image, Sportsman and Universal Direct from April 2016 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light bulbs, turn off the power supply and contact Creative Sourcing for a free replacement mosquito zapper LED light bulb, including shipping, and instructions for removing and replacing the light bulb. Creative Sourcing will reimburse consumers if a professional electrician is needed to remove the recalled light bulb’s base. Recall Date: 09/08/2016
- Babies ‘R’ Us Pacifier Clips: Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. is recalling its Babies ‘R’ Us pacifier clips because the pacifier clip’s spring mechanism can break and release small parts, posing a choking hazard. This recall involves Babies‘R’Us pacifier clips sold in an assortment of six colors and character designs, including a red monster, blue monster, monkey, giraffe, owl with one eye closed, and an owl with both eyes open. The pacifier clips have a circular plastic cover affixed to a metal spring clip and a fabric strip with snaps at the other end. The recalled pacifier clip assortment has model number 5F6237F and “®2014 Geoffrey, LLC” engraved on the back to the plastic cover. Recalled pacifiers were sold at Babies‘R’Us and Toy’R’Us stores nationwide from February 2015 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier clips from babies and return the product to Babies ‘R’ Us or Toys ‘R’ Us for a refund. Recall Date: 09/08/2016