Fruit and Grain salads distributed to several states by Publix Super Markets was recalled due to the chances of a listeria contamination. The products were sold in 12-ounce containers. There have not been any illnesses associated with this product as of yet, customers are urged to get in touch with the store where they purchased the food to receive a full refund. Listeria can be very harmful for customers, leading to a possibly fatal infection. Symptoms include stiffness, abdominal pain, weakness, and high fever, according to news reports.
Due to undeclared milk, Heartland Gourmet announced a recall on Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix and Pizza Crust Mix. The items were distributed throughout several states including Texas, Indiana, Minnesota, California and Colorado. There have not been any illnesses reported as of yet. A routine sampling discovered the problem since the product was labeled “Dairy Free” yet tested positive for milk in the ingredients. A problem during the production process led to the recall, and customers are urged to return the item as soon as possible for a refund, according to news reports.
Rich Products Corp. recently announced a recall due to the possibility of a contamination with E. coli. The Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas were recalled is well as Mini Pizza Slices, Philly Cheese Steaks, Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites. The products were produced from November 12 to November 19 and distributed across the country. The company is cooperating with the US Department of Agriculture to discover the source of the contamination. Customers can contact the company with any questions, according to news reports.
A paperwork mistake caused Byron Center Meats to conduct their first recall in 65 years. The company, based in Michigan, issued a Class 1 High Health risk recall including 6,586 pounds of ham along with the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. There is a risk of Listeria contamination because food safety documents were missing. Their ready-to-eat ham are getting returned to their store over the weekend and Monday, according to news reports. The company is taking responsibility for their mistakes and making sure all products are destroyed.
IKEA announced a recall of almond and butterscotch cakes from their in-store restaurants throughout 23 countries. Coliform, a bacteria usually found in feces, was found in the cake after it was tested in China. Traces of the bacteria were discovered in two batches of the cake. The bacteria is usually not a danger itself, however it could signal the presence of other pathogens, such as E. coli. IKEA said they tested for E. coli, and it was not discovered. A spokesman for the company said there is no danger associated with consuming these food products, according to news reports.
Ruminant mineral products were recalled by Cargill’s animal nutrition division because they are deficient in vitamins A, D, and E. They were manufactured from December 7, 2012 to February 27, 2013. An oversight during the manufacturing process led to the recall. There have not been any health consequences reported as of now. The products were sold in 50 pound bags with a specific lot code. Customers are urged to return these products for a full refund as soon as possible, according to news reports.
6,600 pounds of ham was recently recalled from a meat processor in west Michigan because there were not sufficient safety checks. Byron Center Wholesale Meats produced the meat near Grand Rapids. So far, no illnesses have been reported in relation to the recall. The producer did not take necessary safety precautions to prevent Listeria. The whole hams have labels on them which say “fully cooked” but the company does not have a plan to produce fully cooked products safely. They have a US Department of Agriculture inspection mark that states “Est. 2592,” according to news reports.
A voluntary recall of Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs was recently announced due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated as a response to a test, and the company is taking extra precaution and recalling the entire lot of products. They were packaged in white crates with specific UPC numbers and Best-Buy dates. There have not been any reports of illness received by the company. They halted production and will continue to investigate the problem, according to news reports. Those who own this product should return them immediately.
Small amounts of dried parsley flakes were found in parakeet food made by United Pet Group. A voluntary recall was recently put into effect because the parsley was discovered to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specific lot numbers are included in the recall, and no other United Pet Group product is affected by this recall. Those who purchased the products are urged to return them as soon as possible. Salmonella in pet foods may put humans at risk. No illnesses have been reported as of yet, according to news reports.
A recall on belVita Breakfast Biscuit products was recently announced, affecting customers across the country. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced the recall of apple cinnamon and chocolate varieties. There could be fragments of flexible metal mesh inside the biscuits, which resulted from a defective screening process. The food products were distributed to major grocery stores. There are specific affected product sizes and flavors included in the recall, according to news reports.