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Hocean Inc Nitre Powder (May 29, 2012)

PRODUCT(S): Nitre Powder in 4 oz bags

MANUFACTURER: Hocean Inc

DISTRIBUTION: Distributed to Asian food markets and other grocery stores from July 2008 to February 2010 in California, Texas, Oregon, Nebraska, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Oklahoma, Washington, New Mexico, Ohio, Arizona, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Nitre Powder was packed in a clear green acrylic plastic bag with a clear window. A logo of a sail boat appears in the top left corner and marking of Selected Product is in the top right corner with UPC 0 45027 97918 2.

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: These products may be contaminated with higher levels of sodium nitrite

ADD’L INFO: See the online FDA recall notice for current information

NMED ACTION: Contact local Asian Food Markets in your district. If product is still at stores, have retailer discard product or return product to distributor. If product was sold at a location, the store should have on hand and display recall notice for consumer information.

Full Recall Notice


Taylor Farms Retail Organic Baby Spinach (May 23, 2012)

PRODUCT(S): Organic Baby Spinach in 5 oz. Clamshell Packages

MANUFACTURER: Taylor Farms Retail, Inc

DISTRIBUTION: Distributed in New Mexico under either the "Private Selection" or "Marketside" label

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: These products may be contaminated by Salmonella

ADD’L INFO:There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items. The “Best By” Code Date for the recalled products can be located on the lower right portion of the front label. These recalled items were distributed from Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. on May 9, 2012 and May 10, 2012. See the online FDA recall notice for images of product labels

NMED ACTION: Contact local retail stores in your district. If product is still at stores, have retailer discard product or return product to distributor. If product was sold at a location, the store should have on hand and display recall notice for consumer information.

Full Recall Notice


World Berries Organic “Cacao Nibs” (May 7, 2012)

PRODUCT(S): World Berries Organic “Cacao Nibs”, 6 oz. Packages

MANUFACTURER: Funfresh Foods, Inc

DISTRIBUTION: 30 states including New Mexico, distributed to health and natural food retail stores.

QUANTITY: 500 Packages, 263 packages already pulled from distribution

REASON: These products may be contaminated by E. coli 0157:H7

NMED ACTION: Contact local health and natural food retail stores in your district. If product is still at stores, have retailer discard product or return product to distributor.

Full Recall Notice


Edelweiss Creamery Premium Fondue Blend (January 6, 2012)

PRODUCT(S):“Edelweiss Creamery Premium Fondue Blend”, 16oz packages with the red and blue label “Edelweiss Creamery Premium Fondue Blend”. The packaging lists the UPC code 758590116914 and the identifier code 290A11, both of which are located on the back of the package

MANUFACTURER: Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company

DISTRIBUTION: In New Mexico @ Sunflower Markets (Albuquerque and Santa Fe)

QUANTITY: 492 pounds (total, not all in NM)

REASON: It has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

ADD’L INFO: Consumers are urged to stop consuming the recalled product and return all recalled products to the store of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company at 608-934-5707, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST, Monday through Friday, or by email at ascserv@gmail.com.

NMED ACTION: Call Sunflower Markets verifying the product has been removed and request recall signs to be posted at point of sale. Request quantities received and removed/returned.

Full Recall Notice


Various Salad Blends (October 19, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): See Full Notice. View images of product labels here

MANUFACTURER: Taylor Farms Retail Inc.

DISTRIBUTION: The products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Puerto Rico and sold in various retail supermarkets.

QUANTITY: 3,265 cases

REASON: Has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

ADD’L INFO: Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications.

NMED ACTION: Respond to any consumer complaints. Verify removal of product from retail locations.

Full Recall Notice


Ground Turkey Products (September 12, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): See Full Notice

MANUFACTURER: Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation

DISTRIBUTION: Nationwide

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: The strain of Salmonella Heidelberg in question is identical to that of an outbreak of Salmonellosis that resulted in an August 3, 2011 recall of ground turkey products.

ADD’L INFO: The products subject to recall today bear the establishment number "P-963" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on August 23, 24, 30 and 31 of this year.

NMED ACTION: Respond to any consumer complaints. Verify removal of product from retail locations.

Full Recall Notice


8-count Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars (September 7, 2011)

MANUFACTURER: Quaker Oats Company

RECALLED BY: Quaker Oats Company

DISTRIBUTION: Nationwide

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: Undeclared milk allergen that is not noted on the label

Recall Notice


Ground Beef (Aug 15, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): See Full Notice

MANUFACTURER: National Beef Packing Co., LLC of Dodge City, KS

RECALLED BY: Manufacturer

DISTRIBUTION: Nationwide. Current information indicates that Sam’s Clubs in NM received recalled product

QUANTITY: Approximately 60,424 pounds

REASON: May be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7

ADD’L INFO: Recalled products bear the establishment number “Est.262” within the USDA mark of inspection. SEE LIST OF PRODUCTS, PACKAGE SIZES AND PRODUCT CODES AT THE LINKS BELOW:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_064_2011_Release/index.asp

Full Recall Notice


Ground Turkey Products (Aug 3, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): See Full Notice

MANUFACTURER: Cargill Meat Solutions

RECALLED BY: Manufacturer

DISTRIBUTION: Nationwide

QUANTITY: Approximately 36 million pounds

REASON: May be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg

ADD’L INFO: Recalled products bear the establishment number “P-963” AND have various use-by/freeze-by dates, product types, and package sizes. SEE ATTACHED LIST OF PRODUCTS AT THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_060_2011_Release/index.asp

Full Recall Notice


24 ounce white and wheat breads purchased prior to May 2, 2011 (May 9, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): See Full Notice

MANUFACTURER: Tri-State Bakery, L.L.C. of Amarillo, Texas

RECALLED BY: Manufacturer

DISTRIBUTION: TX (excluding El Paso area), NM, CO, OK, KS, AZ

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: They may contain undeclared soy flour, soy lecithin, and milk.

ADD’L INFO: No illnesses have been reported to date relating to the consumption or use of the Recalled Bread.

The recall was initiated after Tri-State discovered that soy flour, soy lecithin, and milk are categorized as allergens, which are required to be listed on the package label for any products containing them.

Full Recall Notice


Specific Walmart Marketside Salad Kits (May 5, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): A specific lot of grape tomatoes used in specific salad kits listed below:

6.07-lb. packages of "Walmart Marketside Chef Salad Kit" bearing the case code "10212096" and a use-by date of "5/5/11," "5/6/11" or "5/7/11" and distributed in Ariz., Nev., N.M., Utah, Wash., and Wyo.

7.7-lb. packages of "Walmart Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad Kit" bearing the case code "10212097" and a use-by date of "5/5/11," "5/6/11" or "5/7/11" and distributed in Ariz., Nev., N.M., Utah, Wash. and Wyo.

MANUFACTURER:Six L’s

RECALLED BY: FSIS, Taylor Farms Pacific & Six L’s

DISTRIBUTION: Wal-Mart stores in: Ariz., Nev., N.M., Utah, Wash., and Wyo.

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: The grape tomatoes may be contaminated with Salmonella

Download Full Recal Notice


Kabobs Made with Grape Tomatoes (May 5, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): see Full Recall Notice

MANUFACTURER: Safeway made with grape tomatoes from Taylor Farms supplier, Six L’s.

RECALLED BY: Safeway

DISTRIBUTION: Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota and Southwest Washington State

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: Grape tomatoes may be contaminated with Salmonella

Download Full Recall Notice


Specific Signature Cafe & Walmart Marketside Salad Kits (May 3, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): See Full Recall Notice

MANUFACTURER: Six L’s

RECALLED BY: Taylor Farms Pacific & Six L’s

DISTRIBUTION: CO, WA, CA, NE, NM, SD, WY, NV

QUANTITY: Unknown

REASON: The grape tomatoes may be contaminated with Salmonella

Download Full Recall Notice


10.5-oz. cans of "GREAT VALUE REDUCED SODIUM CHICKEN NOODLE CONDENSED SOUP" (May 2, 2011)

PRODUCT(S): See Full Recall Notice

MMANUFACTURER: Bay Valley Foods, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa

RECALLED BY: Manufacturer, USDA FSIS

DISTRIBUTION: NATIONWIDE

QUANTITY: 188,181 pounds

REASON: The product label indicates that the can contains Chicken Noodle Soup; however, it may contain Cream of Chicken Soup. The product was prepared using an ingredient blend that contained milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the label.

Download Full Recall Notice


Recall: 07/06/10 WASHINGTON, July 2, 2010 - Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, a Henderson, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 66,000 pounds of ground and tenderized steak bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 20247” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced between the dates of May 21, 2010 through May 27, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide and food service distributors in Utah and Arizona. While the sell-by dates for these products have passed, FSIS and the establishment are aware that consumers may also freeze the product before use and there is concern that some product may still be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

The products subject to recall were distributed to Whole Foods stores in New Mexico.  The distribution list has been expanded by USDA to include: Albertsons, Giant Food, Hannaford's, King Soopers's, Kroger's, Market Basket, Price Chopper's,
Stop & Shop Supermarket, and Super Valu.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

For more information click here:  {USDA Press Release}


Recall: June 25, 2010 - Battle Creek, Mich. - Kellogg Company
Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is implementing a voluntary recall of certain breakfast cereals due to an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package.

While the potential for serious health problems is low, some consumers are sensitive to the uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell and should not eat the recalled products because of possible temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea.  Seek medical care if you are experiencing serious illness. 

No other Kellogg's products are part of this recall. The recalled products were distributed nationwide.

If you have purchases the recalled product, please destroy the product, return the product to the place of purchase or contact Company for refund. 

For a list of products click on {FDA Press Release}


Recall: June 18, 2010 ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods is recalling Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals
The company is recalling all Marie Callender's brand Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals in commerce, regardless of production date. These products are being recalled after the company was informed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of an investigation involving 29 people in 14 states who have been diagnosed with salmonellosis linked to Salmonella serotype Chester. Eight of the case-patients specifically reported eating this product in April and May, 2010, prior to illness onset; the last reported illness was reported on May 22.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days. Please seek medical care if you are experiencing symptoms.

These products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

The products subject to recall include: [View Labels] 13-ounce packages of "Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken & Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce."

The retail distribution list(s) is available on FSIS' Web site at Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recall

If you purchased the product please destroy the product, return the product to the place of purchase or contact the company for a refund.

{USDA Recall Notice}


Recall:  June 17, 2010 - Campbell Soup Supply Company, LLC, a Paris, Texas, establishment is recalling "SpaghettiOs
Campbell Soup Supply Company, LLC, a Paris, Texas, establishment is recalling approximately 15,000,000 pounds of "SpaghettiOs with Meatballs" canned products due to possible under-processing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.


The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]
14.75-ounce cans of "SpaghettiOs" with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code "U5" on the bottom of the can.

  • 14.75-ounce cans of "SpaghettiOs" A to Z with Meatballs, bearing the identifying product code "4N" on the bottom of the can.
  • 14.75-ounce cans of "SpaghettiOs" Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars), bearing the identifying product code "KS" on the bottom of the can.


The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST 4K," as well as a "Use By" date between June 2010 and December 2011 ink-jetted on the bottom of each can. These products were manufactured between December 2008 and June 2010 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

Customers who may have purchased the product are advised to destroy the product, return the product to the place of purchase or contact the company for a refund.  Consumer questions regarding the recall should be directed to Campbell's Hotline at (866) 495-3774; media inquiries should be directed to the company's Director of Corporate Communications, Anthony Sanzio at (856) 968-4390.

The retail distribution list(s) is available on FSIS' Web site at SpaghettiOs Recall

{USDA Recall Notice}


Recall:  May 18, 2010 Amish Wedding Recall Press Release (Clostridium botulism)

Amish Wedding Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of the following products:

  • Pumpkin Butter 9 oz.  UPC code# 0 49646 50014 7
  • Pumpkin Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65549 6
  • Sweet Potato Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65550 2

 

These products were sold under the following brands: Amish Wedding Foods, Finney's Bulk Foods, Our Maker's Acres, Uncle Charlies Products, Grandpa's Cheese Barn, Laird Ranch, Lonesome Dove Guest & Buffalo Ranch, Slovacek Sausage Co., Snacks & More, Brumfield Farm Market, Goldie's Front Porch Inc., Horrocks Farm Market, Moose Mercantile, Nostalgic Mercantile, Planktown Country Market, Swiss Meat & Sausage Company, Apple Barn, Apple Castle, Brights Nursery, Cagle Steaks, Country Creations, Damascus General Store, Do it Best Copr., Dutch Pantry, Granny's Oven Fresh, Hattie's Cafe & Gifts, Millburn Orchards, MMKM Family Produce Market, Sauders Store Inc., The Restoration Society Inc., Weaver's Country Market, Wilson's Farm Market, Yoder's Craft & Gifts, Abbott Farms, Amish Cheese House, Amishables, Ashe Cheese NC, Boggio's Little Mtn. Orchard, Farmers Peach Corner, Fisher's Country Store PA, Graves Farm & Garden, Great Sports Products, Gruene General Store, Gruene Haus, Holden Brothers Produce, House of Carter, Kerr Farm Market, Klemke's Sausage Haus, Nature Way Country Store, Riley's Gifts and More, Rocky Mountain Pantry, Shaffer's Market, STUBBYS INC., The Farm Store, The Round Barn.

It has been determined that these products have a pH and a water activity level that is too high and could be a possible health hazard. With these high levels, it is possible for Clostridium botulism sickness. Use of these products may cause the following symptoms: Onset of symptoms in foodborne botulism is usually 18 to 36 hours after ingestion of the food containing the toxin, although cases have varied from 4 hours to 8 days. Early signs of intoxication consist of marked lassitude, weakness and vertigo, usually followed by double vision and progressive difficulty in speaking and swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention, and constipation may also be common symptoms.

The recalled Sweet Potato Butter and Pumpkin Butter were sold to distributors and retailers in the following states: AL. AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

New Mexico Distributors include:

Graves Farm & Garden

Lincoln County Mercantile

Mountain View Market

San Saba Pecans               

 Any consumer that has this product should return the product to the store of purchase or destroy this product.

To date there have been no reported illnesses from these products,

If you have any questions, call Luke Stutzman at 330-674-9199. Mon – Fri 7:00am – 2:30pm EST

{FDA Press Release}


Recall:  March 29, 2010 - Lance, Inc. with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina is recalling 28,087 cases of Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips packaged in 1 oz (UPC 021900060406), 2.25 oz (UPC 021900011477) and 8.5 oz (UPC 021900062417) sizes because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long term complications can include severe arthritis.

This product was distributed in New Mexico

{UPDATED FDA PRESS RELEASE}


Pet Recall: March 10, 2010 - Nature’s Variety has expanded its voluntary recall of Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for dogs and cats to include the “Best If Used By” dates of 10/29/10 and 11/9/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella

{UPDATED FDA PRESS RELEASE}


Recall:  March 4, 2010 hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to protect the public following the early identification of Salmonella Tennessee in one company’s supply of hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP). This is a common ingredient used most frequently as a flavor enhancer in many processed foods, including soups, sauces, chilies, stews, hot dogs, gravies, seasoned snack foods, dips and dressings.

At this time, no illnesses are known to be associated with this problem of contamination. 

Due to the Recall, companies continue to recall numerous amounts of products that may be associated with HVP.  These products are being updated with FDA on a daily basis; therefore, for the most current information regarding this recall click below on the following links to find products that may have been recalled in New Mexico.

About recalled products, go to http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/HVPCP/

General information about HVP can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm202989.htm

{FDA Press Release}

{USDA Recalls}



PET RECALL:  February 11, 2010 – Nature’s Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Raw Frozen Chicken Diets With A "Best If Used By" Date Of 11/10/10

Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of their Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The only products affected are limited to chicken medallions, patties, and chubs with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10.  No other Nature’s Variety products are affected.

The affected products are limited to the Nature’s Variety Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet packaged in the following forms:

  • 3 lb chicken medallions (UPC# 7 69949 60130 2) with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10
  • 6 lb chicken patties (UPC# 7 69949 60120 3) with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10
  • 2 lb chicken chubs (UPC# 7 69949 60121 0) with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10

The “Best If Used By” date is located on the back of the package above the safe handling instructions.  The affected product was distributed through retail stores and internet sales in the United States, and in limited distribution in Canada

[FDA Press Release]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 10, 2010 - Monrovia CA –  Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California
is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars, UPC 82818, Use by Dates/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1, manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The product involved in this recall was distributed at Trader Joe’s stores nationally and comes in a 7.4 oz box marked with Use by/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1 on the top of the box and stamped individually on the side of each granola bar. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and Bloomfield Bakery continue their investigation.

[FDA Press Release]


Recall:  WASHINGTON, January 31, 2010 - Daniele International Inc., an establishment with operations in Pascoag and Mapleville, R.I., is expanding its January 23 recall to include approximately 17,235 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) varieties of Italian sausage products, including salami/salame, that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include: [Recall Labels]

  • Packages of “DANIELE HOT SOPRESSATA CALABRESE,” produced on 11/7/09, 12/16/09 and 12/18/09.
  • Packages of “DANIELE SOPRESSATA CALABRESE,” produced on 12/16/09 and 12/18/09.
  • Packages of “BOAR’S HEAD BRAND HOT SOPRESSATA CALABRESE,” produced on 11/28/09, 12/9/09 and 12/14/09.


Each package bears a label with establishment number “EST. 54” inside the USDA mark of inspection and weighs approximately 3 to 3.5 pounds. These products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS’ website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/ Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.

These Ready-to-eat (RTE) sausage products were possibly distributed to Albertsons, Wal-Marts, Sam’s Clubs and Smith Stores in New Mexico. 

Click here for USDA Press Release http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_006_2010_Expanded/index.asp


January 14, 2010 -FDA Health Alert for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats Packaged and Distributed by Merrick Pet CareProducts may be contaminated with Salmonella

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and Internet sales.

Although no illnesses associated with these products have been reported, the FDA is advising consumers in possession of these products not to handle or feed them to their pets. 

In December 2009, the FDA conducted routine testing of Merrick Beef Filet Squares and detected a positive finding for Salmonella. A follow-up inspection found deficiencies in the packaging and manufacturing processes.

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms:  nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.  Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected product or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

The affected Merrick Beef Filet Squares were packaged in a 10-ounce green, red and tan re-sealable plastic bag. The “best by” date is imprinted on the top portion of the bag, which is torn off when the bag is opened. The FDA recommends that consumers who are unable to determine the “best by” date discontinue use of the product.

Consumers can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food and pet treat products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in their area. Please see http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm for additional information.

Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA


WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 - Beef Packers, Inc., a Fresno, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,723 pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include: [View Label, PDF Only]

  • 60 pound cases of "GRD Beef Fine 93/07 10/60." Each case bears the identifying case code W69363 with Use/Freeze by dates of 10/11/09.

Because the beef was sent to a distribution center in Arizona, officials say consumers should check with local retailers to determine whether they may have purchased any of the recalled beef. Click on the link below to view the official Press Release.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_065_2009_Release/index.asp


Alert:  November 13, 2009 USDA Consumer Alert- Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing recommendations to those affected by by storms and flooding in states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of America.  USDA is hopeful that this information will help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages and other problems that are often associated with severe weather events.

[View USDA Press Release]


Recall:  November 10, 2009 Gehl Foods Recalls Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Gehl’s HOT TOP2 Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers

[View CPSC Press Release]


Alert: November 3, 2009 Charleston Cookie Company issues allergy alert on undeclared butter in Almond Cookies produced by Dean and Deluca - available to consumers online and through catalog orders

Charleston Cookie Company of Charleston, SC is recalling packages of Almond Cookies which were sold as a component of the Dean and Deluca "Americana" cookie tin because the cookies contain undeclared butter (milk).

People who have allergies to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Almond Cookies were distributed to Dean & Deluca for resale as part of their "Americana Cookie" collection.  The product comes in a 6 ounce, clear plastic package sold with 5 other flavors of cookies in a 36 oz. silver tin. The product bears no code or UPC but was distributed to Dean & Deluca in August 2009 for sale in their catalog and online. 

[View FDA Press Release]



Recall:  October 19, 2009 Plum Oraganics is recalling Apple and Carrot Baby Food in pouches

Plum Organics voluntarily recalled a small portion of our Apple & Carrot Baby Food in Portable Pouches after a routine test determined the formulation was incorrect. Plum Organics immediately investigated the matter and confirmed that a mixing error was to blame which resulted in an improper blend of carrots and apples.

We have recalled all Apple & Carrot Baby Food in Portable Pouches with the best by date of May 21, 2010 and marked with the following number “890180001221” located at the bottom of the package.  These products were only distributed solely at Toy R Us and Babies R Us.  Both chains have been notified as of yesterday. 

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product. We conducted extensive testing of samples of every Plum Organic product manufactured before and after this batch and all samples were found to be within the standard guidelines.
Consumers can return any Plum Organics Apple & Carrot pouch-based baby food with the above “best by” date and UPC code to Toys-R-Us or Babies-R-Us for a full refund.  

If you are a consumer and have purchased the product click on the Press Release to view instructions.

[View Plum Organics Press Release]

[View FDA Press Release]



Recall:  July 30, 2009 United Food Group, Inc. Recalling Product Because Of Possible Health Risk
United Food Group, Inc announced a voluntary recall of products that contain instant nonfat dry milk manufactured by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative. This recall is a precautionary measure due to the voluntary recall of instant nonfat dry milk announced by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative on June 29, 2009.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Some of these products were distributed to (2) Distribution centers in New Mexico.  The product (s) have been located, recalled, and destroyed.  Should consumers have any of these products they are advised to destroy the product and contact company. 

[View Press Release]


Recall:  July 27, 2009 Frontera Produce Recalls One Lot of Cilantro Because of Possible Health Risk
Frontera Produce, of Edinburg, TX, is voluntarily recalling one lot of cilantro because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The company is working with the FDA to inform consumers of this recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date.

Salmonella, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The lot in question, 118122, was distributed to two retail store chains in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Both chains were provided with case tag identification and have been advised of the recall. Frontera Produce is issuing this voluntary recall as an additional measure to advise consumers to destroy the cilantro described above, purchased between July 20, 2009 and July 27, 2009. The cilantro bunches in question have a white twist tie with pink lettering spelling the word 'Cilantro' and the UPC number 033383801049.

The recall involves only one lot of cilantro and does not involve any other products.

This product was distributed to the Los Lunas Wal-Mart Distribution Center but was immediately removed from the shelves. 

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Recall: July 27, 2009 Fireside Co. Recalls Chai Tea Affected by Plainview Milk Product Recall

Fireside Coffee Co. Swartz Creek, MI  is recalling all Fireside Chai Tea that contains dry milk produced by Plainview Milk Products after June 2007.  Plainview Milk Products of Plainview, MN has recalled its instant non-fat dry milk because of potential Salmonella contamination.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The Fireside Coffee Co. Chai Tea affected by this recall was distributed nationwide in retail stores, through mail orders and at art fairs.  The Chai tea under recall comes in the following four flavors: Spiced, Chocolate, Vanilla and Decaf Vanilla.  All four flavors come in a variety of package sizes including a 12oz. box, a 1 lb. sampling bag, 5 lb. bulk packages and single serving packets.  The lot number is printed on the bag for each package size.  To view which lot numbers were affected please click o the "View Press Release" 

One retail outlet in Rio Rancho, New Mexico had received the products which have been removed from the shelves. Consumers who may have purchased these Chai Tea products are not to consume the product and call the company 1-800-344-5282 to discuss the returned recalled tea.

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Recall: July 22, 2009 Tanimura and Antle Recalls One Lot of Romaine Lettuce because of Possible Health Risk
 Tanimura & Antle, Inc. of Salinas, Calif. is voluntarily recalling one lot of romaine lettuce because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  No illnesses have been reported to date, and the company is working with FDA to inform consumers of this recall.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The cartons of bulk or wrapped romaine being recalled are marked with the lot code 531380 and were harvested June 25 - July 2. This recall includes only this single lot of romaine; no other products are involved.

This product was distributed to Walmart Distribution center in Los Lunas and to U.S. FoodService.  The product has been removed by both disturbers and is no longer in commerce.  If you have they product on hand please discard immediately and contact the company for a coupon at 1-877-827-7388.

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Alert:  July 22, 2009 Colorado Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
King Soopers, Inc., a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 466,236 pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.  The ground beef chub products bear a use-by/sell-by date between "05/31/09" and "06/21/09;" the tray packs of ground beef bear a use-by/sell-by date between "06.02.09" and "06.23.09;" and the ground beef patty products bear a use-by/sell-by date between "06.01.09" and "06.22.09."

The ground beef products were produced on various dates ranging from May 23, 2009 through June 13, 2009 and bear the establishment number "EST. 6250" within the USDA Mark of Inspection, which is printed on the front of the packages. The ground beef products were distributed to retail establishments in Colo., Kan., Mo., Neb., N.M., Utah and Wyo.

*Only one store in Shiprock NM had received the product.  All product has been removed from commerce.  However, consumers that may have purchased these fresh ground beef products between May 23 and June 23, 2009, and have stored them in the freezer should look for and discard or destroy these products.  Consumers should always remember while handling meat products, to cook thoroughly, avoid cross-contamination, and wash hands.


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ALERT:  June 28, 2009 Washington - Colorado Firm Expands Recall of Beef Products Due to Possible E. COli 0157:H7 Contamination

JBS Swift Beef Company, a Greeley, Colo., establishment is voluntarily expanding its June 24 recall to include approximately 380,000 pounds of assorted beef primal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The beef products were produced on April 21, 2009 and were distributed both nationally and internationally. A list of the products subject to the expanded recall attached.[PDF Only].  As an advisory, remember to cook you foods thoroughly, wash you hands, and keep your kitchen clean to prevent illness. 

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June 25, 2009 Salt Lake City – Smith’s Food and Drug Stores recall Beef Products
Smith’s Food and Drug Stores is recalling select store-brand and store-packaged beef products because the beef was
supplied by JBS Swift Beef Co. and may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Smith’s Food and Drug Stores in the following states are included in this recall: Arizona (4 stores), Idaho (4 stores), Montana (4 stores), Nevada (40 stores), New Mexico (26 stores), Utah (48 stores) and Wyoming (7 stores). To date, no illnesses have been confirmed in connection with the beef products. All product has been pulled from the shelves in New Mexico. Please double check your freezer

Smith’s is asking customers to carefully check their freezers at home for the following
store-brand and store-packaged beef products with sell-by dates from May 5 to May
24, 2009:
• Ball Tip Steak, Petite Cut
• Lean 85/15 Ground Beef ST
• Ground Beef (Not to Exceed 15% Fat)
• Cube Steak
• Beef for Stew
• Beef for Fondue
• Beef Fajita Meat
• Beef for Stir Fry


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May 29, 2009 - Illinois Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products that May Contain Foreign Materials
Holten Meat, Inc., a Sauget, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 241,000 pounds of ground beef product that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The problem was discovered after the company received complaints from institutional customers about finding metal clips, which were used to seal the casing chubs, in the product. FSIS has not received any consumer complaints at this time. Neither FSIS nor the establishment has received reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician

*All product has been removed in the state of New Mexico

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May 14, 2009 - Amigo's Mexican Food, Inc.- Red Pork Tamales
A Deming, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,594 pounds of red pork tamale products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

Amigo Foods has picked up all product in Silver City, Deming, Las Cruces, White Sands,  Ft. Bliss, TX, and Arizona. The product is not sold in other parts of the state. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 35-ounce vacuum packages of "AMIGO'S Home Style PORK Tamales Wrapped in Corn Husk." Each label bears the establishment number "EST. 13083" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
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March 27, 2009 – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR)- Private Selection® Shelled Pistachios Recall

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Private Selection® Shelled Pistachios sold in its family of retail stores because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

In the state of New Mexico the recalled Private Selection Shelled Pistachios may have been distributed to the Smith’s supermarkets in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Grants, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, White Rock and to a City Market in Shiprock

Product:  Private Selection Shelled Pistachios with a Sell by" date of DEC-13-09 and DEC-14-09 with this UPC Code: 11110 73615.

Photo: Product Label

This recall is not in relation to the continuous peanut butter recall and no illnesses have been reported in connection with the product.

FDA Recall Notice

http://www.fda.gov/pistachios/


February 5, 2009 Whole Food Recall Pancake and Waffle Mix

Whole Foods Market announced the recall of its 365 Everyday Value Brand Organic Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix, which may have potential salmonella contamination. No other Whole Foods Market, 365 or 365 Organic products are affected. These products have been pulled from the shelves by Whole Foods in the state of New Mexico. 

The product, sold in two pound bags with Best Before dates of Nov 1 2009 and Nov 2 2009 stamped on the top, displays the following UPC code:

  • 99482-42453: 365 Everyday value Brand Organic Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix, 100% Whole Wheat

If consumers have this product with the indicated UPC codes and Best Before dates, they may return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling 512-542-0656.

Whole Foods Market has removed the affected lot codes from all store shelves. Product was distributed to 19 states including Florida, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls 365 Organic Everyday Value Brand Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix for Possible Health Risk (March 5)



February 27, 2009 - Marron Foods Recalls Instant Non Fat Dry Milk Boxes that may contain Foreign Material
Marron Foods, a Durand, WI. company is voluntarily recalling approximately 140 cases of Non Fat Dry Milk  that may contain a piece of metal that came off the packaging equipment which was discovered as part of regular maintenance. Swallowing fragments of metal may constitute a choking hazard.  Product was distributed in Safeway Food stores nationally.  Safeway stores are located in New Mexico in the following cities:  Aztec, Farmington, and Gallup.  If consumers have the product on hand please return the product to the Safeway store with production dates for a refund.

The following products are subject to recall:

Safeway Instant Non Fat Dry Milk, 25.6 oz Box.
UPC code # 2113038511

The following code dates are printed on the top of each box:

BEST BEFORE FEB-12,10
55-343 043

BEST BEFORE FEB-13,10
55-343 044

Marron Foods Recalls Instant Non Fat Dry Milk Boxes That May Contain Foreign Material


February 27, 2009- Washington firm recalls frozen ground chicken products that may contain foreign materials
Chile Lime Chicken Burgers were recalled after the company received consumer complaints about finding pieces of plastic and bone material in the product. The products were produced on Nov. 10, 2008, and were distributed to Trader Joe's supermarkets nationwide. Trader Joe’s has already been notified by the manufacturer and pulled the product on February 16, 2009.  Consumers who have questions should return the product to Trader Joe’s for a refund

WA Firm Recalls Frozen Ground Chicken Products That May Contain Foreign Materials.

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February 24, 2009 - Peanut Corporation oF America Peanut Butter Recall

Due to the expansion of the Peanut Corp of America Recall, companies continue to recall numerous amounts of peanut butter products that may be associated with this manufacturer.  These products are being updated with FDA on a daily basis; therefore, for the most current information regarding this recall click below on the following links to find products that may have been recalled in New Mexico.

About recalled products, go to http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html

For The latest Information about the epidemiological investigation, go to http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium/.

General information about Salmonella can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/

New Mexico Salmonella Advisory

     

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