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Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of October 2, 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:

Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Products Linked to Listeria Risk

Tip Top Poultry, Inc, a Rockmart, Ga., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen cooked, diced or shredded, RTE chicken products were produced between January 21, 2019 and September 24, 2019.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. P-17453” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions nationwide in the United States and Canada.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that multiple samples of product produced by Tip Top Poultry, Inc. confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes after being tested in Canada. The firm decided to recall all cooked, diced or shredded, RTE chicken products produced from January 21, 2019 through September 24, 2019 with product codes ranging from 10000 to 19999 and 70000 to 79999. Tip Top expanded the dates and the scope of the recall out of an abundance of caution.

Read the full recall statement.

Fisher Packing Company Recalls Ready-to-Eat Pork Due to Possible Listeria Risk

Fisher Packing Company, a Redkey, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 744 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE pork products were packaged on August 27, 2019.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “74SEIN” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Indiana.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that a sample of product produced by Fisher Packing Company confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Read the full recall statement.

Consider Bardwell Farms Issues Recall for Cheeses Due to Listeria Risk

Consider Bardwell Farm, LLC of West Pawlet, Vermont, is recalling certain cheese products.

These products have been distributed in: CA, MA, NY, TX, VT.

These products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. This is a voluntary and precautionary recall initiated by Consider Bardwell Farm. The contamination was discovered by routine testing of finished products and the manufacturing environment.

Read the full recall statement.

Dorset Cheese Recalled by Whole Foods Stores Due to Health Risk

In response to a recall from Consider Bardwell Farm, Whole Foods Market stores in the Northeast and North Atlantic regions are voluntarily recalling Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The affected product was sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. The affected product was cut and wrapped in plastic with a Whole Foods Market scale label, identifiable by PLU code 97776 with sell-by dates through 10/30/2019.

Read the full recall statement.

Recall Issued for Multi Mineral & Vitamin Supplement Unflavored Powder Mix Due to Unsafe Levels of Lead and Arsenic

Port Jefferson Station, NY, Cellect Products Inc. and Oglethorpe Ltd. are voluntarily recalling lot #041907 of Cellect Unflavored Powder & Essentials Factor Cell Synergy Unflavored Powder (1.25 LB) to the retail and consumer level. The Cellect Unflavored Powder & Essentials Factor Cell Synergy Unflavored Powder has been found to have unsafe levels of Arsenic and Lead.

Risk Statement: “Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic has been associated with skin disorders and increased risks for skin, bladder, and lung cancers’.

Taking more than two (2) servings daily potentially could result in an accumulation of Lead in the body over time and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. People with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Acute lead poisoning may cause a wide range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can be diagnosed through clinical testing.

Read the full recall statement.

Mavidon Issues Recall of LemonPrep Tubes and Single-Use Cups

Mavidon is voluntarily recalling 21 lots of LemonPrep 4 ounce tubes and single use cups to user level. These products have been found to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia.

Burkholderia cepacia is a multi-drug resistant pathogenic microorganism. Contaminated products with Burkholderia cepacia can potentially result in serious infections, may be life-threatening for patients with compromised immune systems, such as neonates, elderly, pregnant women, cancer patients, but also in previously healthy individuals. To date, Mavidon has received one report of adverse event in a neonate related to this product in recall. Additional testing is ongoing to determine if there are other affected lots.

The product is used as abrasive skin prepping lotion and designed to lower skin impedance and enhance the signal quality at the electrode site. This cleaning agent removes oils and skin residue on patients with normal to oily skin. The lot numbers can be identified on the LemonPrep® 4 ounce tubes can be found on the crimp and the outer box label. The single use cup lot numbers can be found on the cups and the other box label. These were distributed Worldwide to hospitals in USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, England, The Netherlands, from September 2017 to January 2019.

Read the full recall statement.