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Recalls You Should Be Aware Of—Week of October 21, 2018

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

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

Ruiz Foods Issues Recall for Products Containing Ingredient Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes

Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a Denison, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos that may be adulterated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018

The problem was discovered on October 16, 2018 when Ruiz Food products, Inc. received notification that the diced onions used in the production of their beef and cheese taquitos was being recalled by their supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

For more information on these products, check out the recall announcement.

Envolve Foods Issues Recall for Products Containing Ingredient Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes

Envolve Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 292,764 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products that contain a vegetable ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat chicken and beef items were produced and packaged from Feb. 2, 2017 through Oct. 12, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 44857” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution warehouses nationwide.

The problem was discovered on October 16, 2018 when Envolve Foods received notification that the vegetables used in the production of their ready-to-eat products were being recalled by their vegetable supplier due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

To learn more about this recall and for a full list of recalled products, consult the USDA’s statement.

Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc, Issues Recall for Products Containing Ingredient Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes

Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc., a Burnsville, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 212,746 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat pork and chicken items were produced on various dates from Oct. 19, 2017 through Oct. 9, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-4226” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Jersey.

The problem was discovered on Oct. 16, 2018, when Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc. received notification that the vegetables used in the production of their ready-to-eat products was being recalled by their vegetable supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

To learn more about this recall, you should check out the USDA’s news release.

SK Food Group Issues Recall for Products Containing Ingredient Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes

SK Food Group, a Groveport, Ohio and Reno, Nev. establishment, is recalling approximately 174,207 pounds of chicken wrap products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, fully cooked chicken wrap items were produced on various dates from Oct. 15, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45367” or “EST. 20552” stamped on the product centerfold. These items were shipped directly to consumers through catalog sales in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The problem was discovered on Oct. 14, 2018, when SK Food Group received notification that the vegetables used in the production of their chicken wrap products were being recalled by their vegetable supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

For more information on this recall, consult the USDA’s statement.

Bakkavor Foods, Inc Issues Recall for Products Containing Ingredient Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., a firm with establishments located in Carson, Calif., Charlotte, N.C. and Jessup, Penn., is recalling approximately 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that contain an onion ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry items were produced from Sept. 27, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment numbers “EST. 19198,” “P-19198,” “EST. 46937” or “EST. 45335,” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on Oct. 16, 2018, when Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. received notification that the onion used in the production of their ready-to-eat meat and poultry products was being recalled by their onion supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products

To learn more about this recall and the affected products, check out the recall statement.

Promise Pharmacy Issues Recall of Products Due to Small Particulate Floating in Solution

Promise Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling one lot of Prednisolone and Gatifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 1%/0.5% sterile, 3ml vials,to the patient consumer level. The product has been found to have unidentified small particulate floating in the solution.

To date Promise Pharmacy has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. Potential adverse health consequences could range from limited eye irritation, inflammation and visual impairment to permanent ocular damage with the use of this eye drop solution.

The product is used as a post-surgical (cataract) ophthalmic treatment and was distributed Nationwide to individual patients.

Lot Number 09042018@2, Exp. 12/03/2018 is the only affected lot.

To learn more about this medical recall, consult the company’s statement.

MedWatch Issued for Raindrop Near Vision Inlay for Increased Risk of Corneal Haze

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a transparent, curved hydrogel disc smaller than the eye of a needle. The device was designed to be surgically placed (implanted) into the cornea of one eye.

This notice is to alert eye care providers and patients already implanted with the device of the increased risk of corneal haze (a type of cloudiness in the cornea due to inflammation) associated with the device. The FDA is advising that eye care providers not implant Raindrop inlays and is working with Optics Medical to have all remaining product on the market recalled. Raindrop Inlays are no longer being distributed in the U.S.

For more information on this MedWatch alert, visit the FDA’s website.

Sirob Imports Issues Recall for Spices with Elevated Lead Levels

Sirob Imports, Inc of Lindenhurst, NY is recalling, Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand and Butera Fruit Market Curry Powder because it contains elevated levels of lead.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after FDA sampling found elevated levels of lead in the product. The product sampling was conducted as a result of a consumer complaint regarding elevated blood lead levels in a child. The recalled product has not been definitively linked to this event but the investigation is ongoing.​​​​​​​

To read more about this recall, check out the recall statement.