Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of October 27, 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:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Issues Beef Recall due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for raw non-intact beef products derived from imported beef from Ontario, Canada, to amplify a recall issued by authorities in Canada. Affected products were distributed to retailers in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that several beef shipments implicated in a series of recalls have been exported to the US. The affected products were used in the US to produce raw non-intact beef products.

Read the recall statement.

H&T Seafood Inc. Issues Recall for Siluriformes Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection

H&T Seafood Inc, based in Bell, California, is recalling an undetermined amount of Siluriformes products that were distributed without the benefit of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection. The products bear the USDA mark of inspection without authorization.

Affected products were shipped to distribution centers and retailers in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina. The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during surveillance at a retail store. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions associated with these products.

Read the recall statement.

OSI Industries, LLC Issues Recall for Ready-To-Eat Beef Patty Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

OSI Industries, LLC, based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, is recalling approximately 4,218 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patty products that may be contaminated with metal. Affected products were shipped to firms in Iowa and Wisconsin. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1300” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The problem was discovered during processing activities at a federal establishment. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions associated with these products.

Read the recall statement.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Issues Recall for 1 Lot of Alprazolam Tablets due to Possible Foreign Substance

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued a voluntary recall for 1 lot of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, lot number 8082708, due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals stated that clinical impact from the foreign material, if present, is expected to be rare. No adverse events associated with the medication have been reported at this time.

Affected products were distributed nationwide.

Read the recall statement.

North Bay Produce Issues Recall for Fresh Apples due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

North Bay Produce, Inc, based in Traverse City, Michigan, has issued a voluntary recall of 2,297 cases and 2 bulk bins of fresh apples due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people with weakened immune systems, miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, and can cause short-term symptoms in healthy individuals.

The recalled apples were shipped to retailers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. At the time of recall, health officials were not aware of any adverse events associated with consumption of the products.

Read the recall statement.

ICU Medical, Inc. Issues Recall of Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP due to Presence of Particulate Matter

ICU Medical, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of 1 lot of Lactated Ringer’s Injection, USP, and one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Particulate matter can lead to adverse events ranging from inflammation at injection site to blood clots.

The products were distributed nationwide. To date, ICU Medical, Inc has not reported adverse events related to the recall.

Read the recall statement.

Wawona Frozen Food Issues Recall of Frozen Raspberries due to Possible Hepatitis A Contamination

Wawona Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling packages of frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries sold at Aldi Grocery Stores and frozen raspberries sold at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores because of potential contamination with hepatitis A.

The problem was discovered due to a positive result taken as part of a government sampling program. There have been no illnesses associated with the voluntary recall to date.

Read the recall statement.

Nestlé USA Recalls Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material

Nestlé USA has issued a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. The recall is limited to items with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295. The company stated that "no illnesses or injuries have been reported that required medical treatment."

Read the recall statement.

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