Recalls You Should Know About—Week of February 4, 2018

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of the latest US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls posted this week.

Olymel S.E.C./L.P. Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit Of Import Inspection—February 6, 2018

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Olymel S.E.C./L.P. is recalling about 4,618 pounds of raw intact pork products were imported from Canada and not presented for import re-inspection upon entry into the United States.

These products were produced on several different dates ranging from January 22, 2018, to February 5, 2018. The products were shipped to retail and restaurant locations in 2 US states—Oregon and Washington—and were exported to a Department of Defense Commissary in Japan.

This is a Class I recall, and the associated health risk is high.

Read more about the recall by checking out the official news release.

Guymon Extracts, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked Pork Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation—February 6, 2018

FSIS made another announcement on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, that Guymon Extracts Inc. is recalling about 4,202 pounds of fully cooked pork products because of a processing deviation that may have allowed potential spore-forming pathogen growth, including Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens.

The products were produced and packaged on January 3, 2018, and bear the establishment number “Est. 32161,” inside the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection; they were sent to distribution centers and then were further distributed in 7 US states: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, and Washington.

This is a Class I Recall, and the associated health risk is high.

Read more about the recalled products by reading the official news release.

Raws For Paws Recalls Turkey Pet Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk—February 8, 2018

Raws for Paws is recalling about 4,000 pounds of its 5 lb. and 1 lb. chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pets infected with Salmonella may be lethargic and present with diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and vomiting. However, some pets might experience a decrease in appetite, a fever, as well as abdominal pain. Pets that are infected but otherwise healthy could act as carriers for the bacteria, and thus, can potentially infect other animals or humans. Owners of pets that have consumed the recalled product should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed to consumers through mail online orders throughout 3 US states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Read more about the recall by checking out the official Company Announcement.

Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. Recalls Limited Lots of “Beefy Munchies” Sold Regionally Limited Lots of “Beefy Munchies” Sold Regionally Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination—February 8, 2018

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. is recalling 4-ounce bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” due to potential Salmonella contamination. The product was distributed through distributors to various retailers in the following 4 US states: Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, and Colorado.

The recalled products are in 4-ounce bags marked with UPC 78565857957 and lot 449294; they have a best used by date of 10/25/19 stamped on the back.

To date, no associated illnesses have been reported.

Read more about the recall here.

HeartStart MRx Defibrillator by Philips Electronics: Class I Recall — Defects in Gas Discharge Tubes May Cause Device Failure—February 9, 2018

Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device's Gas Discharge Tube (GDT). The GDT has micro cracks which allows internal gasses to escape and causes the tubes to not function as expected. This also permits an electrical current surge to cross the device's designated resistors, which will damage the resistors and prevent the device from working while in automated external defibrillator (AED) mode.

As a result of this GDT defect, the HeartStart MRx may fail at any time, including when delivering repeated shocks in AED mode, or during the periodic Operational Check outlined in the device's Instructions for Use. If the device is used in AED mode after failure, the device will not deliver patient therapy. Continued use of the device in AED mode after failure may lead to serious patient injury or death.