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Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of May 26, 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:

Sikorski Sausages Co., Ltd. Issues Recall For Sausage Products Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Sikorski Sausages Co., Ltd., a London, Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 74 pounds of various imported meat and poultry sausage products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United Sates, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall bear Canadian establishment number “810” within the Canadian mark of inspection. These sausage items were shipped to a retail location in California and sold in varying weights behind the deli or meat counter.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Read more about this recall here.

Richwell Group, Inc. Issues Recall for Siluriformes Products Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Richwell Group, Inc., doing business as Maxfield Seafood, a City of Industry, Calif. firm and the importer of record, is recalling approximately 160,020 pounds of Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Additionally, the products were produced at a Vietnamese establishment that was not eligible to export Siluriformes fish to the United States.

The frozen Siluriformes items, specifically Yellow Walking Fish and Mystus Fish, were imported from Vietnam to the United States on various dates from March 2018 through January 2019. The products have a shelf life of two years.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on May 22, 2019, during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products.

Read more about this recall here.

ADM Milling Expands Recall of All Purpose Flour

ADM Milling Co. is recalling all five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour packaged for ALDI in select markets because of the potential presence of E.coli, which was discovered during testing of a five-pound bag of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

This E.coli strain found in the bag has been linked to 17 illness in eight states. The food source of the E.coli strain for all cases remains under investigation, but out of an abundance of caution, ADM is expanding its previous recall notice of only two specific lots to include all Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour five-pound bags currently in distribution that were manufactured for ALDI at ADM’s flour mill in Buffalo, New York. The recall includes products distributed in select stores in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

Read more about this recall here.

Heritage Pharmaceutical Inc. Issues Recall of Amikacin Sulfate Injection and Prochlorperazine Edisylate Injection as a Result of Sterility Failure

Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Heritage”) East Brunswick, New Jersey, is initiating a voluntary recall of Amikacin Sulfate Injection, USP, 1g/4 mL (250mg/mL), Lot: VEAC025, Expiry Date: October 2019 and Prochlorperazine Edisylate Injection, USP, 10mg/2mL (5mg/mL), Lot: VPCA172, Expiry Date: April 2020, to the consumer level. These drug products are manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (“Emcure”) and distributed by Heritage. The voluntary recall is being initiated due to microbial growth having been detected in one unreleased sublot of Lot VPCA172 and one unreleased sublot Lot VEAC025, which may indicate a lack of sterility in the other sublots.

Non-sterile injectable products that are intended to be sterile may result in a site-specific or systemic infection, which in turn may cause hospitalization, organ damage or death. To date, Heritage has not received adverse event reports related to this event.

Read more about this recall here.

J Deluca Fish Company Inc. Issues Recall of Siluriformes Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

J Deluca Fish Company Inc., doing business as Nautilus Seafood, a Wilmington, Calif. firm and the importer of record, is recalling approximately 69,590 pounds of Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Additionally, the products were produced at a Vietnamese establishment that was not eligible to export Siluriformes fish to the United States.

The frozen Siluriformes items, specifically Yellow Walking Fish, were imported from Vietnam to the United States on various dates from August 2018 to January 2019. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on May 22, 2019, during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products.

Read more about this recall here.