Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of June 9, 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:

Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Fritter Products With Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc., a New Holland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 190,757 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritter items were produced on February 28, 2019.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled items were shipped to institutional foodservice locations nationwide and were not packaged for retail sale.

Read about this recall here.

Pasture Raised Foods, LLC Recalls Raw Whole Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Pasture Raised Foods, LLC, doing business as Greener Pastures Chicken, a grower/non-inspected processor located in Elgin, Texas, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen raw whole poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen raw whole poultry items were produced from Nov. 29, 2018 through May 24, 2019.

The products do not bear an official USDA mark of inspection but were labeled with establishment number “USDA P-34438” on the product label without authorization. These items were shipped to retail, wholesale, and restaurant locations, and to individual households in Texas.

Read more about this recall here.

Kroger Recalls Select Berry Products Due to Hepatitis A Risk

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend Farms due to possible Hepatitis A contamination.

No customer illnesses have been reported to date. Kroger was informed by the FDA that a sample of the Private Selection frozen berries was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Read about this recall here.

Townsend Farms Provides Details on Kirkland Three Berry Blend Recall

Townsend Farms, Inc., in consultation with Costco, has identified three new states receiving the recalled conventional frozen Kirkland Three Berry Blend. On June 11, 2019, Townsend Farms, Inc., reported that Costco sold the frozen Kirkland Three Berry Blend, 4 lb bag only in stores located in San Diego and Los Angeles, California and Hawaii. Out of an abundance of caution, and based on discussions with Costco and the FDA, Townsend Farms, Inc. is now reporting that Costco also sold the recalled conventional frozen Kirkland Three Berry Blend in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. The Best By codes have not changed from the original June 11, 2019 Press Release. No product manufactured for Costco by Townsend Farms has tested positive for Hepatitis A. Costco has no product in its current inventory. Costco has been notifying its members about the potential health risk for all affected states including Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

According to the FDA and CDC there have been no customer illness reports to date related to any product manufactured by Townsend Farms, Inc., using these blackberries.

Read more about this recall here.

Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC Issues Recall of Karawan Brand Tahini & SoCo Brand Tahini Due to Salmonella Risk

Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC of Jupiter, Florida is recalling all retail and bulk Karawan brand Tahini, sold in Jars: 450g (15.87 oz) and Buckets: 17kg (599.6 oz); 3kg (105.8 oz) that were imported from Palestine between the dates of December 2018 to April 2019 and SoCo Brand Tahini; because they have 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 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.

Read about this recall here.

King Arthur Four, Inc. Issues Recall for Select Quantity of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour Due to E coli Risk

In cooperation with ADM Milling Company, King Arthur Flour, Inc. of Norwich, VT is voluntarily recalling 14,218 cases of 5 lb. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli).

The recalled Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb.) was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide. No products sold through our website, Baker’s Catalogue, or the Baker’s Store in Norwich, VT are included in this voluntary recall.

The only product affected by this voluntary recall is our Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb.) from these six specific lot codes and three Best Used by Dates, which can be found on the bottom of the side panel, below the nutrition facts panel.

Read more about this recall here.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Expands Recall of Losartan Potassium

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. has expanded its voluntary consumer-level recall originally initiated on April 25, 2019 in the United States of losartan potassium tablets. This expanded recall includes six (6) lots of bulk losartan potassium USP Tablets (two lots of 50 mg strength and four lots of 100 mg strength) due to the detection of an impurity — N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) – that is above the US Food & Drug Administration’s interim acceptable exposure limit of 9.82 ppm. The source of the NMBA impurity was detected in one lot of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited, which was used in the manufacturing of the six (6) bulk lots of these drug products. Based on the available information, there is a potential risk of developing cancer in a few patients following long-term use of products containing high levels of NMBA.

Read more about this recall here.

APS Biogroup Issues Recall for Select Products due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Risk

These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a gram-negative bacteria that can cause respiratory infection, particularly in immunocompromised individuals.

The recalled products are dietary supplements for supporting immune health and were distributed nationwide and in Switzerland. The products were sold online, including on Amazon, direct-to- consumer, and to the following retail establishments: Sprouts #205 — Claremont, CA; Sprouts #020 – Tempe, AZ; and Healthy Habit Health Foods, Phoenix, AZ.

The products come in 5 ounce plastic spray bottles marked with lot # 9068. The labels associated with each product are attached.

Read more about this recall here.

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