Recalls You Should Be Aware Of—Week of September 9, 2018


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:

Gravel Ridge Farms Recalls Eggs Linked to Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling Cage Free Large Eggs due to a potential contamination of Salmonella. The recall was initiated because reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs, and we are voluntarily recalling out of an abundance of caution.

On 9/6/2018 the firm was notified by FDA that the product they supplied may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Affected products include 1 dozen and 2.5 dozen large cage free eggs with best if used by dates from July 25, 2018 to October 3, 2018. The products were distributed between 6/25/2018 and 9/6/2018. These products were packaged in a cardboard container and sold primarily in restaurants and retail stores in AL, GA, and TN.

For a list of case counts in the Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs, check out the Contagion® Outbreak Monitor.

For a list of retail stores where these products have been sold, check out the recall announcement.

Steve’s Real Food Recalls Pet Foods Linked to Potential Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2lb Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2lb Quest Beef Diet, due to their possible Salmonella and/or L. mono contamination.

Salmonella and L. mono can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Symptoms of infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported thus far.

For more information on this recall, read the company statement.

Pharm D Solutions, LLC Issues Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Compounded Drugs Due to a Potential Lack of Sterility

Pharm D Solutions, LLC is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products within expiry to the clinic, physician or consumer level. These drug products are being voluntarily recalled due to concerns that practices at the pharmacy have the potential to pose a risk of contamination to products that are intended to be sterile. These concerns arose following a routine inspection of the pharmacy by FDA.

Administration of a non-sterile product that is intended to be sterile by subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous or ocular routes of administration may result in serious injury or death.

The pharmacy has notified potentially affected customers of the voluntary recall via U.S. Mail and direct outreach. Customers who have received sterile compounded products subject to the voluntary recall should stop using and return the product to the pharmacy for a full refund.

For additional details on this medical device recall, consult the recall alert.

CTI Foods LLC Recalls Ready-to-Eat Steak Products Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes

CTI Foods LLC, an Owingsville, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,720 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) Philly Beef Steak products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The recalled products 672 are packaged in cardboard cases labeled Classic Sysco with a NET WT of 10 lbs. The cardboard cases contain four 2.5 lb. bags of product. Both the box and the bags are labeled “FULLY COOKED PHILLY BEEF STEAK SLICED Caramel Color Added” with a package code of 4887097.

The problem was discovered on Sept. 7, 2018, when the establishment received results from their laboratory that four finished product samples from their Aug. 9, 2018 production were potentially positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

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

For further information on this food safety recall, check out the news release.

Roya Foods, LLC Recalls Halal Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Roya Foods, LLC, a Paterson, N.J., distribution firm, is recalling approximately 438 pounds of raw Halal Manti Beef Dumpling 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 products were produced between May 2, 2018 and August 29, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19829” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail and restaurant locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York.

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

Bravo Packing Inc Recalls Pet Food Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Performance Dog products, a frozen raw pet food, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can cause illness in animals eating the products, as well as people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products, infected animals or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Performance Dog comes frozen in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves. The recalled product has manufacture date code 071418. The manufacture date codes are printed on the boxes that contain the plastic sleeves, but not on the individual plastic sleeves.

Therefore, if the cardboard box has been discarded, there are no unique identification numbers on the individual sleeves that allow customers to determine that they possess the recalled products. If you purchased this product since July 14, 2018 and cannot determine whether it is affected by the recall, the FDA recommends that you exercise caution and throw the product away.

For more information about affected products consult the recall statement.

Bob Evans Farms Inc. Recalls Pork Sausage Products Potentially Contaminated with Foreign Matter

Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 6785.” These items were shipped to retail locations in Ind., Ill., Md., Mich., Mo., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Va., and Wis.

The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of extraneous material in the pork sausage products.

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

For a complete list of products affected by this recall, check out the recall alert.

BioLyte Laboratories Issues Recall for Topical Gel Produced by King Bio Inc. Due to Possible Microbial Contamination

BioLyte Laboratories is voluntarily recalling lot numbers 1138, 1139, 1146, and 1160 of NeoRelief for Muscle Cramping and Restlessness Topical Gel to the retail and consumer level. King Bio Inc., a manufacturer of some of the active ingredients in this product, has been found to have some water contamination issues that potentially could have affected this product.

King Bio has issued a recall of these active ingredients in BioLyte’s lot specific product. To date, there have been no reports of illness or injury due to the use of this product.

The administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals.

For more information about this recall, read the company announcement.

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