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Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of May 19, 2019

We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls from this past week.

We’ve compiled a list of recalls issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from this past week:

Vienna Beef Ltd. Issues Recall for Beef Products Due to Potential Contamination

Vienna Beef Ltd., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,030 pounds of beef frank links products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The beef frank links items were produced on May 2, 2019. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The problem was discovered by the establishment and reported to FSIS.

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.

Read about the recall here.

BEF Foods Issues Recall for Beef Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

BEF Foods, Inc., a Lima, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 527 pounds of beef pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat beef stroganoff pasta items were produced on May 3, 2019. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-46062” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. The problem was discovered when FSIS personnel reviewed the records of production for the recalling firm. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Read more about this recall here.

Aurora Packing Company, Inc. Issues Recall For Beef Potentially Contaminated With E coli

Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw beef products were packaged on April 19, 2019.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing.

The problem was discovered during traceback activities in response to random sample testing by FSIS. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Read more about this recall here.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Recalls DxH800 and DxH 900 Due to Risk of Inaccuracy

Beckman Coulter is recalling the DxH 800, DxH 600, and DxH 900 Hematology Analyzers due to sporadic erroneously elevated platelet count results without flags or system messages, meaning there is no way for the laboratory operator of the test to recognize the error. Inaccurate platelet counts may cause serious adverse health consequences such as increased risk for life-threatening bleeding associated with withholding platelet transfusion or inappropriate decisions for surgeries or invasive procedures; delayed or missed diagnosis of serious medical conditions, including thrombotic microangiopathy and heparin induced thrombocytopenia.

The FDA is not aware of serious adverse events that have been directly linked to the hematology analyzers.

Read more about this recall here.

Blout Fine Foods Issues Recall for Soup Due to Potential Foreign Matter Contamination

Blount Fine Foods, a McKinney, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 6,690 pounds of soup with chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat chicken tortilla soup items were produced on April 26, 2019. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13130” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers and retail locations in Arizona, Florida, and Georgia. This recall only impacts Panera Bread at Home products. It does not include any product sold at Panera Bread restaurants.

Read more about this recall here.

Purely Elizabeth Issues Recall for Granola Due to Potential Foreign Matter Contamination

The company writes: “We want to inform you that we have initiated a voluntary recall on several of our Grain-Free Granola offerings due to possible foreign matter contamination. If you have purchased our Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Granola, Banana Nut Butter Grain-Free Granola or our Pumpkin Spice + Ashwagandha Grain-Free Superfood Granola, they may be impacted by this recall. We are implementing this recall, because we learned that cashews provided by our supplier during a brief time this spring may contain foreign objects. We have taken corrective action and replaced this cashew supplier with a new one.”

Read the remainder of the statement here.

ALDI Issues “Isolated” Recall for 5 Pound Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour Due to Risk of E coli

In cooperation with ADM Milling Co., ALDI has recalled Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour sold at retail locations in the Northeastern United States due to a potential presence of E. coli.

This product was sourced from an ADM Milling Co. production facility in Buffalo, N.Y. and was distributed to select ALDI stores in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. The Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour affected by this recall is sold in a 5 lb. bag with a best if used by date of Dec. 2, 2019, lot code L18A02B and the following UPC code: 041498130404. ALDI has removed this product from store shelves in these states.

ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.

Read more about this recall here.

The Village Company Issues Recall for Styling Gell Due to Bacterial Contamination

On May 24, 2019, The Village Company initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of the 22-ounce La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel. Four lots failed micro testing due to bacterial contamination, resulting in potential contamination of 2,377 cases (or 9,508 units). The bacteria found is Burkholderia cepacia and a group of related strains.

Burkholderia cepacia and group of related strains rarely cause infections in healthy people, but pose serious risk to individuals with cystic fibrosis, weakened immune systems, and chronic lung disease. If you are feeling ill after having used the product, consult with your doctor. Washing your hands, hair brush, combs and other hair items, counter tops and other surfaces with warm soapy water are good practices to help prevent the spread of bacteria.

The Village Company has not received any reports from consumers related to this recall. Consumers who have a product from any of the affected lots should stop using it immediately.

Read more about this recall here.