Food Recall: Meijer Recalls Meijer Brand Colby and Colby Jack Deli Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk
Dare to Care Partner Agencies may have received these products from the food bank or the retail pick-up program.
Meijer is announcing a recall of its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold exclusively through its deli counters due to a potential contamination 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese were sold in Meijer stores from Nov. 10, 2016 to Feb. 9, 2017. There have been no known illnesses reported to Meijer from the product affected by this recall. Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from MDS Foods, a Meijer supplier that sources the Meijer branded cheeses from Deutsch Kase Haus, a cheese manufacturer based in Middlebury, Indiana. MDS Foods informed Meijer that evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination had been identified by the manufacturer. The recalled product will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx – the last 6 digits will vary, and are determined by weight since the product was purchased at the deli counter. Customers should stop using the product and either dispose of it or return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund. For additional information, please contact Meijer at (800) 543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm541224.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at email@example.com or 312.629.7263.
Request Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Eggs In GFS® Brand Cheese Manicotti
Request Foods, Inc. is recalling certain 68 oz. (4 LB 4 OZ) pans of GFS® Cheese Manicotti because the product inside may be Chicken Cannelloni, which contains egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The pans are labeled as Cheese Manicotti but may have the Chicken Cannelloni product inside the pan. These mislabeled pans were distributed in cases/boxes marked as GFS® Chicken Cannelloni.
The recalled products include:
- Individual TIN PANS of GFS® Cheese Manicotti with Julian lot code 15268
- CASES of GFS® Chicken Cannelloni with Julian lot code 15268
Only products with lot code 15268 are subject to this recall. No other lot codes or products are included in this recall. The lot code can be found on the long side of the tin pan and the long side of the case.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.
The recall was initiated after a consumer reported that a pan labeled Cheese Manicotti instead contained Chicken Cannelloni.
Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling a majority of its hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria which was identified at the manufacturing site but not identified in product distributed to retailers.
Please note that Sabra Organic Hummus and Sabra Guacamole, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips are NOT included in this recall. All other Sabra Hummus products are affected by the recall and the best before date should be checked.
Any product with a “Best Before” date up to and including January 23 2017 should be discarded. The “Best Before” date can be found on the lid of each package.
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ICAPP Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of Frozen Strawberries
The International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its frozen strawberries out of an abundance of caution in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation of an outbreak of Hepatitis A. For more information about this investigation, please visit FDA’s outbreak investigation website at http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm518775.htm.
The recalled products were all distributed for sale to and use in food service establishments nationwide — not for use in food products offered for retail sale to consumers. Nonetheless, ICAPP is issuing this news release publicly to help mitigate any possible risk to the public health and to fully ensure that all recalled products are recovered. Although none of ICAPP’s own testing through an established surveillance program or through third party testing of retained samples has identified the presence of Hepatitis A in any of its products, ICAPP has decided to recall all frozen strawberries that it has imported into the United States since January 1, 2016 out of an abundance of caution.
No other ICAPP products, frozen or fresh, are covered by this voluntary recall.
ICAPP is conducting this voluntary recall after learning that frozen strawberries that it distributed may be linked to a recent Hepatitis A outbreak in the United States. ICAPP has been engaged with FDA in its investigation of this outbreak and is taking this action in consultation with FDA because Hepatitis A virus was detected in four lots of frozen strawberries that were exported to the U.S. by ICAPP. ICAPP is working closely with all of the U.S. distributors of this product to ensure that this recall is effective.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food. In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune compromised, Hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure. Persons who may have consumed affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately.
ICAPP is fully committed to producing safe and high quality products; consumer safety is its top priority. ICAPP is conducting a comprehensive review of all of its operations and its suppliers to ensure that the food it produces is safe. ICAPP continues to work closely with federal and state authorities and is conducting this recall in cooperation with FDA.
For questions or more information, consumers may contact ICAPP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Cairo local time, at +201-541-1624.
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Fruit Juice from GFS
Please see this document concerning a Fruit Juice recall from GFS. While it is highly unlikely that Dare to Care received any of this product, please look for and be sure that it is removed from your shelves if your agency has received this product.
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