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To Our Valued Customers: 

We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butters that there is a possibility that product with the specified date codes may be contaminated with Salmonella:

Raw Crunchy Unsalted Almond Butter
SKU 91989 
USE BY 28DEC14 thru 18JUN15 

Raw Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter 
SKU 56995
USE BY 27DEC14 thru 18JUL15

In accordance with our stringent health and safety standards, and as an extreme precaution, all of the potentially affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed.

Customers who have purchased any of these items with the specified code dates are urged to not eat them and to dispose of them or return them to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. 

No other Trader Joe’s products are included in this recall.

Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time]. 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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PETALUMA, CA - Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.

recallThus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:

  • “Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
  • 2 per box “Beef (Market) Heads” (retail only)
  • 4-gallons per box “Beef Blood” (wholesale only)
  • 20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
  • 30-lb. boxes of ” Beef Lips”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Omasum”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripas”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Mountain Oysters”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Sweet Breads”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Cuts”
  • 40-lb. boxes of “Veal Bones”
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
  • 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Trim”

Beef carcasses and boxes bear the establishment number “EST. 527″ inside the USDA mark of inspection.  Each box bears the case code number ending in “3” or “4.” The products were produced Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

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MILFORD, TX – Fran’s Fryers is recalling approximately 251 pounds of various raw poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Frans Fryers RecallThe following Fran’s Fryers products are subject to recall:

  • 2-lb. packages of “Boneless Dark 2# Chicken Leg Meat”
  • 2-lb. and 5-lb. packages of “Chicken Breast Tenders”
  • 3-lb. and 5-lb. packages of “Chicken Bone In Breast”
  • 5-lb. package of “Ground Turkey 5#”
  • 5-lb. packages of “Cut Up Fryer”
  • 5-lb. packages of “Whole Fryers”

Each package bears the establishment number “P 20784″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on November 11, 2013, and shipped to retail establishments in Texas.

The problem occurred due to a miscommunication between the company and FSIS inspection program personnel assigned to the establishment regarding the need for inspection coverage on the federal holiday. The company produced product without the presence of inspection program personnel.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts

Consumers and members of the media who have questions about the recall can contact the plant manager, Brady Sweet, at (972) 493-5305.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recall has been issued for nearly 23,000 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

resers food recallThe products were distributed to retailers and distributors in 27 states. The problem was discovered through testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. They determined there was a potential cross contamination from products with Listeria monocytogenes that touched surfaces.

The potentially contaminated products come from Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kansas establishment.

FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall Wednesday.

People with questions about the recall should contact the Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline at 1-888-257-7913 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time).

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AUSTIN, TX – Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling Trois Comtois Morbier cheese in the Mid Atlantic, Southwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific and Midwest regions.

Whole Foods LogoThis cheese is being recalled 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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Trois Comtois Morbier comes in wheels approximately 11 lbs. each, which are then cut and wrapped in varying weights and are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label.  Below is a list of how the cheese was labeled, including PLU code, according to the state in which it was sold. This recall includes all “best by” dates sold in Whole Foods Market stores in the states listed below.

StateLabeled asPLU
Louisiana, Oklahoma, TexasMorbier Raw Milk293358
Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C.Morbier AOC Le Trois293608
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, WisconsinMorbier Raw Milk French Cheese293358
Southern California, Hawaii, ArizonaMorbier Raw Milk293358
Northern California and Nevada (Reno store only)Morbier Les Trois Comtois293608

To date, no illnesses have been reported to Whole Foods Market. This recall is in response to a recall by Trois Comtois in Poligny, France. Whole Foods Market is one of many retailers affected by this recall, as the product is also purchased by grocery stores, restaurants, and individual mail orders.

Signage is posted in all Whole Foods Market Mid Atlantic, Southwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific and Midwest stores to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Additional information can be found on the recall page of wholefoodsmarket.com .

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The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet (Brand: Bel Frantoio) sold at any Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) stores. OSJL is voluntarily recalling the product after HEALTH staff discovered that these products were not handled appropriately to prevent production of the toxin that causes botulism.

Calcidica Sweet Olives RecalledMediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet, produced by Bel Frantoio and packaged in 34-oz. plastic containers, were sold in OSJL stores in New York and throughout the Northeast (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine). This product is being voluntarily recalled because it is labeled “Keep Refrigerated,” but was sold at room temperature, making it susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Other olive products produced by Bel Frantoio that were sold at Ocean State Job Lot, as well as other brands of olives, do not currently pose a safety issue. This recall applies only to this product sold at Ocean State Job Lot.

This product sold elsewhere, where refrigerated, is safe for consumption.

Ingestion of botulinum toxin from improperly stored foods can lead to serious illness and death.

Anyone who has eaten this product and has experienced abdominal cramps; difficulty breathing, speaking or swallowing; double vision; muscle weakness; muscle aches; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; or fever should contact their healthcare provider immediately for evaluation and treatment. The young, elderly, immune-compromised, and pregnant women are especially susceptible to foodborne illness.

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported at this time.

Consumers should discard this product or return it the store for a refund. For more information, contact the Ocean State Job Lot Customer Service Center at (401) 295-2672, Option 6.

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Go Max Go Foods LLC, announces that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of vegan candy bar products. These products contain the following statement on the front label: “dairy-free”, which may lead to confusion for people who have allergies to milk products. People who have severe sensitivity or allergies to milk may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

vegan-candybar recallThe products are manufactured on shared equipment and in shared facilities where trace amounts of dairy are present due to cross contact. Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Go Max Go Foods LLC, is voluntarily withdrawing all of the listed vegan candy bars with the term “dairy-free” on the front label. These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The specific UPC codes, with the term “dairy-free”, subject to this notice are as follows:

ProductPackage Size (oz)UPC
Snap!1.75899033 002057
Cleo’s1.5899033 002040
Jokerz2.1899033 002002
Twilight2.1899033 002019
Buccaneer2.0899033 002026
Mahalo2.0899033 002033
Thumbs Up1.3899033 002064

No illnesses have been identified with the withdrawn products. No other Go Max Go Foods LLC, products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal; only products with the term “dairy-free” on the front label are affected by this voluntary withdrawal.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed vegan candy bars who suffer from a severe milk allergy are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 505-988-9884, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Mountain Time Zone.

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - Little Mermaid Smoke House is recalling Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring fish because the products were found to be uneviscerated, and 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 the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

little mermaid smoked_herringBotulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The following products are recalled:

Little Mermaid Smoked Herring fishSold prior to 04/04/2013
Little Mermaid Pickled Herring fishSold prior to 04/04/2013

The recalled products are manufactured by Little Mermaid Smoke House and distributed in the state of California. These products are sold as whole fish, packaged in vacuum sealed packaging, and labeled “Little Mermaid Smoke House” which varies in weight and size. There are no codes listed on the products. The recall includes products sold prior to 04/03/2013.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Products were found to be uneviscerated during an inspection by the Food and Drug Administration. The sale of uneviscerated fish is prohibited because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.

Consumers who have purchased Smoked and Pickled Herring fish are advised not to eat it and should return it to the place of purchase or discard for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Little Mermaid Smoke House at (818)764-0005 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, Pacific Time Zone.

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GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC, announced it removed from sale several varieties of smoked salmon due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

Ocean Beauty Seafoods

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 3 o.z., UPC 7303080368, all sell by dates
  • Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 8 o.z., UPC 7303080369, all sell by dates
  • Lascco Smoked Salmon, 3 o.z., UPC 7284001703, all sell by dates

We have received no reports of illnesses to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Ocean Beauty Seafood customer service at 1-800-368-7699. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at www.giantfoodstores.com  or www.martinsfoods.com

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TAUNTON, MA - VEGGIE PATCH is voluntarily recalling two products –The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel– due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  Listeria monocytogenes is 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 persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

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The Ultimate Meatless Burger and Falafel, from VEGGIE PATCH, with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed below were distributed to a select number of retailers and distributors.

  • 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked, VEGGIE PATCH, The Ultimate Meatless Burger with a Use-By date, Jan/12/2013; UPC code 6-10129-00211-5 (which can be found on back of package)
  • 9-ounce trays of refrigerated, fully cooked, VEGGIE PATCH, Falafel with a Use-By date, Jan/15/2013; UPC code 6-10129-06619-3 (which can be found on back of package)

The Ultimate Meatless Burger potentially affected was available for sale as of November 21, 2012, in the following states; NY, CT, PA, FL, IL, MD, IN, WI, VA, NJ and DE.  Falafel potentially affected, was available for sale as of November 21, 2012, nationwide.
No illnesses have been reported to date.  VEGGIE PATCH discovered this issue as part of its routine testing of its products.

Consumers who purchased any product with the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed above are asked to dispose of the product. They should email contactus@veggiepatch.com to arrange for a full refund.  The recall affects only these two items. Products that do not contain the specific use-by dates and UPC codes listed are not affected by the recall.  No other VEGGIE PATCH products or other use-by dates of The Ultimate Meatless Burger or Falafel are affected by this recall.  Frozen Veggie Patch products are not affected by this recall.

Consumers with questions can contact VEGGIE PATCH at 888-807-0765, 8am- 5pm EST, seven days a week, or at contactus@veggiepatch.com

More information is available on the VEGGIE PATCH website at www.veggiepatch.com

 

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