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More Hummus Recalled over Listeria

ucm563830House of Thaller, a Knoxville Tennessee company, is voluntarily recalling selected 10 ounce packages of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping, because an ingredient supplier notified us that their ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

These products were distributed nationwide through various grocery retailers from April 18, 2017 to June 13, 2017, and in Canada on April 20, 2017.

To date, no illnesses have been reported in relation to this product or recall.

To check your product for this recall, refer to the lot code printed on the top of the cup. The lot code will begin with a “USE BY” date followed by the letter “W” and a 7 digit code. This is the information to reference when checking your product against the recall list.

Brand Product Name Container UPC Expiration & Lot Code
Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus – Pine Nuts 72036027054 USE BY 23 JUN 2017A W1704176
USE BY 07 JUL 2017A W1704383
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705037
USE BY 20 JUL 2017A W1705122
USE BY 02 AUG 2017A W1705296
USE BY 17 AUG 2017A W1706102
Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut & Herb Topping 896863001434 USE BY 19 JUN 2017A W1704129
USE BY 20 JUN 2017A W1704138
USE BY 22 JUN 2017A W1704161
USE BY 22 JUN 2017A W1704164
USE BY 22 JUN 2017A W1704165
USE BY 29 JUN 2017A W1704253
USE BY 29 JUN 2017A W1704254
USE BY 29 JUN 2017A W1704257
USE BY 30 JUN 2017A W1704274
USE BY 30 JUN 2017A W1704275
USE BY 04 JUL 2017A W1704346
USE BY 06 JUL 2017A W1704365
USE BY 06 JUL 2017A W1704366
USE BY 12 JUL 2017A W1704403
USE BY 12 JUL 2017A W1705004
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705041
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705044
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705045
USE BY 18 JUL 2017A W1705088
USE BY 24 JUL 2017A W1705175
USE BY 24 JUL 2017A W1705176
USE BY 24 JUL 2017A W1705177
USE BY 26 JUL 2017A W1705199
USE BY 26 JUL 2017A W1705200
USE BY 27 JUL 2017A W1705201
USE BY 27 JUL 2017A W1705203
USE BY 27 JUL 2017A W1705207
USE BY 02 AUG 2017A W1705306
USE BY 02 AUG 2017A W1705307
USE BY 03 AUG 2017A W1705315
USE BY 03 AUG 2017A W1705316
USE BY 05 AUG 2017A W1705335
USE BY 05 AUG 2017A W1705336
USE BY 09 AUG 2017A W1705390
USE BY 10 AUG 2017A W1705401
USE BY 10 AUG 2017A W1705402
USE BY 15 AUG 2017A W1706065
Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts 681131138475 USE BY 28 JUN 2017A W1704194
USE BY 19 JUN 2017A W1704066
USE BY 19 JUN 2017A W1704065

The products come in 10 ounce, clear, round plastic cups with a clear or colored plastic lid:

  • Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus, Pine Nuts – clear lid edge
  • Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut & Herb Topping – white or beige striped lid edge
  • Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts – solid black lid edge

In June, we were notified by HVF, Inc., an ingredient supplier, of a recall involving Roasted Pine Nuts. HVF, Inc. supplied the Roasted Pine Nuts used to create the Topping/Garnish for selected varieties of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping. Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for a different company revealed positive Listeria Monocytogenes findings. HVF, Inc. is recalling all products made in their facility during the time of the potential contamination.

Listeria Tainted Almonds prompt Bar Recall

Almond supplier may have exposed ingredient to Listeria monocytogenes.

GoMacro, of Viola, Wis., is recalling a limited number of MacroBars and Thrive Bars because they have the potential to 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled MacroBars and Thrive Bars were distributed across the country and internationally via retail stores, mail orders and direct delivery.

On June 14, 2017, GoMacro was notified by its supplier of almonds, an ingredient in specific MACROBARS and THRIVE BARS, that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The supplier notified GoMacro of this recall due to an expansion of a previous recall. No contamination has been reported to have occurred in any of these products, nor have any illnesses been reported to date. In the interest of abundant caution, GoMacro is recalling the following products and lots:

Name of Product Unit Size Unit SizeBest By Dates UPC Lot Codes
Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips MacroBar 2.3 oz (65g) 1/3/2018,
1/10/2018,
1/16/2018,
1/26/2018,
2/6/2018
853555006689 3516,
3525,
3536,
3553,
3571
Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips Mini MacroBar 0.9 oz (25g) 1/16/2018,
2/6/2018
853555006719 3537,
3570
Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt Thrive Bar 1.4 oz (40g) 2/6/2018,
2/9/2018
853555006504 3569,
3576
Caramel Coconut Thrive Bar 1.4 oz (40g) 2/6/2018 853555006528 3568

The lot number and best by dates are found on the side panel of the product near the UPC.

The almond supplier has recalled all products made in their facility during the time of potential contamination. The only potentially affected ingredient supplied to GoMacro was one lot of almonds. Retailers and distributors who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Granola Bars Recalled due to Listeria

Wildway LLC is voluntarily recalling certain grain-free granola codes, because the Company has been notified by an ingredient supplier that an ingredient used in these products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is 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 in relation to this product at this time.

States Affected Product Size Lot Codes “Best By”
Nationwide Wildway Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola
UPC: 85866005190
8 oz. 096 097 040618
040718
Nationwide Wildway Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola
UPC: 864352000015
10 oz. 097 040718
Nationwide Wildway Banana Nut Grain-free Granola
UPC: 858660005176
8 oz. 089
096
100
033018
040618
041018
Nationwide Wildway Coconut Cashew Grain-free Granola
UPC: 858660005183
8 oz. 090
096
101
103117
110617
111117
Nationwide Wildway Coconut Cashew Grain-free Granola 10 oz. 090
096
102
103117
110617
111117
Nationwide Wildway Vanilla Bean Espresso Grain-free Granola
UPC: 858660005206
8 oz. 089
090
033018
033118
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, D.C., DE, LA, MA, MD, ME, NH, NM, NJ, NV, NY, OK, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA and VT Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola (SKU 56307) 8 oz. 087
088
096
100
032818
032918
040618
041018

The Item Description can be found on the center of the front or top label. The lot code can be found at the bottom of the back of the bags.

The potential for contamination was noted after an ingredient supplier revealed the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The company subsequently identified the source of the issue and has corrected the matter.

Listeria in Macadamia Nuts

UCM563311The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it has expanded the recall of its 12 oz. packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Listeria monocytogenes is 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

In May, we were informed by the supplier that the macadamia nuts used in this product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for another company revealed positive Listeria monocytogenes results, and a subsequent investigation of the manufacturing environment discovered a contaminated piece of equipment.

The product comes in a 12 oz., clear plastic package marked with expiration dates of:  Dec. 09, 2017, Mar. 02, 2018, Mar. 03, 2018, or Apr. 07, 2018 stamped on the side. Product was distributed between 12/9/2016 to 6/13/2017.  Kroger has removed the following item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product UPC Code Size
Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts 11110-02478 Sell By:
Dec. 09 2017
Mar. 02 2018
Mar. 03 2018
Apr. 07 2018
12 oz.

Kroger has expanded this recall to include all stores nationwide under the following names: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Pick ‘N Save, Copps, Metro Market, Owen’s and QFC.

Granola Recalled because of Listeria Fear

NEW ENGLAND NATURAL BAKERS of Greenfield MA, is issuing a voluntary recall, the company has been notified by an ingredient supplier that an ingredient used in these products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is 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.

States Affected Product Name and UPC Size Lot Code
Best By Date
CA, CT, GA, MA, NH, NJ, NY and PA Organic Muesli – 00046689225013 5 lb cases
25 lb cases
021018
CA, CT, GA, MA, NH, NJ, NY and PA Organic Muesli – 00046689225013 5 lb cases
25 lb cases
022818
Nationwide Evoke Organic Classic Swiss – 853305003081 12 oz pouches 052418
Nationwide Evoke Organic Athlete Fuel – 853305003029 12 oz pouches 052418
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 051018
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 051718
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 052418
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 053118

No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product at this time.

The potential for contamination was noted after an ingredient supplier revealed the possible presence ofListeria monocytogenes.

Cheese Recalled over Listeria

Global Garlic Inc., 11501 NW 107th ST, Miami, FL, is recalling its 16oz packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB(Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and 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, listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirth among pregnant women.

The recalled “Queso Fresco 16oz / Whole Milk” and (“Queso Fresco x LB (Barra)/Whole Milk Cheese” were distributed in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina.

The 16oz cheese comes in a clear plastic package marked with a UPC No. 8-96211-00235-9 and an expiration date of September 19, 2017 stamped on the side. The pound (barra) cheese weighted around 5-6 Lb., with a clear plastic package, it has no UPC number and expiration date of June 17, 2017.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 16 ounce packages of “Queso Fresco/ Whole Milk Cheese”.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Precut Vegetables and Fruits Recalled over Listeria

logos Club Chef Kroger Fresh SelectionsSnack products with freshcut vegetables and fruit packaged under Club Chef and Kroger’s Fresh Selections brands are being recalled from 15 states because Listeria monocytogenes was found in the Club Chef production facility.

“The recall is being initiated as a precaution because positive test results for the presence of Listeria were identified by the company during environmental testing of portions of their facility on specific dates,” according to the Club Chef LLC recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. “The products being recalled were processed on May 30 and May 31.”

Use-by dates on the recalled snack packs range up to June 12. Consumers can identify the recalled products by looking for use-by dates, found on the center of the front or top label, and other codes at the bottom of the back nutritional panel.

“Because the products identified for this recall still have remaining shelf life, retailers who received the batches noted (in chart below) have been contacted and asked to pull all such product from their inventory and shelves, and Club Chef is in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce,” according to the recall notice.

“Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes and Use by Dates should not consume them, but should instead discard the product. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Club Chef LLC did not include photos of its branded products included in this recall. To see labels from all of the Kroger's Fresh Selections products covered in this recall, please click on the image.

Club Chef LLC did not include photos of its branded products included in this recall. To see labels from all of the Kroger’s Fresh Selections products covered in this recall, please click on the image.

States implicated in the recall are South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia, North Carolina and Michigan.

No illnesses had been reported in connection with the recalled fruit and vegetable snack packs as of the posting of the recall notice.

No contamination had been reported in any of the recalled products, just in the facility where they were processed.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled Club Chef or Kroger Fresh Selections branded snack packs that include fresh produce and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure.

It can take up to 70 days after exposure for symptoms of listeriosis to develop, with young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with suppressed immune systems most likely to get sick.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Poultry Salad Recalled over Listeria

CC Kitchens, LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 2,415 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry salad items were produced and packaged on various dates between May 31, 2017 and June 5, 2017. The salad products have a six-day shelf life. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 12.6-oz. clamshell packages containing “Chef Salad” with case code 71001 and “Sell By” dates of 6/5/2017, 6/6/2017, 6/7/2017, 6/8/2017, 6/9/2017 and 6/10/2017.
  • 13.1-oz. clamshell packages containing “Chicken & Bacon Cobb Salad” with case code 71004 and “Sell By” dates of 6/5/2017, 6/6/2017, 6/7/2017, 6/8/2017, 6/9/2017 and 6/10/2017.
  • 9.4-oz. clamshell packages containing “Chef Side Salad” with case code 71005 and “Sell By” dates of 6/5/2017, 6/6/2017, 6/7/2017, 6/8/2017, 6/9/2017 and 6/10/2017.
  • 9.65-oz. clamshell packages containing “Chicken & Bacon Cobb Side Salad” with case code 71007 and “Sell By” dates of 6/5/2017, 6/6/2017, 6/7/2017, 6/8/2017, 6/9/2017 and 6/10/2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-45676” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia.

The problem was discovered when CC Kitchens, LLC was notified by one of its suppliers that lettuce used in the production of their ready-to-eat meat and poultry salad products was involved in a recall. The lettuce supplier initiated a recall as a precaution because positive test results for the presence of Listeria (which could include L. monocytogenes) were identified during environmental testing of portions of their facility. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Raw Ground Beef Recalled over E. coli in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee

Fresh Lean Ground BeefCreation Gardens, Inc., a Louisville, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,832 pounds of raw ground beef and beef primal cut products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw ground beef and beef primal cut products items were produced on May 31, June 1 and June 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 2, 20-lb. packages of “BEEF-GROUND COARSE 80/20” with product code 00297.
  • 48, 4-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 4-1” with product code 00263.
  • 48, 4-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 4-1” with product code 11062.
  • 24, 10-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BLACK HAWK” with product code 97675.
  • 1, 60-lb. package of “BEEF-GROUND 80/20 W/SALT CK” with product code 00239.
  • 62, 60-lb. cases of “BEEF-GROUND BULK 80/20 W/SALT” with product code 00291.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BLACK HAWK” with product code 97673.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES STRIP-SHORT RIB” with product code 32100.
  • 1, 30-lb. packages of “BEEF-RIBEYE EXPORT BLACK HAWK” with product code 79684.
  • 24, 8-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BRISK-SHORT RIB” with product code 00274.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-SIRLOIN C/C BLACK HAWK” with product code 00496.
  • 1 Case of “BFRESH-BEEF SLIDER 15-2 0Z” with product code 02374.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF, PATTIES 75/25 6 0Z STK PAC” with product code 00249.
  • 24, 10-oz. packages of “BEEF, PATTIES 75/25 10 0Z STK PA” with product code 00248.
  • 1, 10-lb. package of “BEEF-GROUND 80/20 HOUSE BRAND” with product code 00300.
  • 24, 7-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES 100% NATURAL ANGU” with product code 00286.
  • 8, 8-oz. packages of “BFRESH-PATTIES BRISK/ SHORT RIB” with product code 02309.
  • 24, 7-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BLACK HAWK” with product code 77749.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-SIRLOIN C/C BLACK HAWK” with product code 00496.
  • 24, 10-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BRISK-SHORT RIB” with product code 99943.
  • 1, 15-lb. package of “BEEF-RIBEYE LIPON BLACK HAWK” with product code 05471.
  • 24, 8-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 2-1” with product code 00258.
  • 30, 5.3-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 3-1” with product code 00261.
  • 1, 10-lb. package of “GROUND, BEEF 75/25 10#;” with product code 00232.
  • 1, 30-lb. package of “BEEF-RIBEYE EXPORT BLACK HAWK;” product code 79684.
  • 24, 8-oz. packages of “BEEF, PATTIES 75/25 2-1 STK PAC;” product code 00240.
  • 4, 10-lbs. packages of “BEEF-GROUND 80/20 HOUSE BRAND;” product code 00299.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 7914” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered on June 5, 2017 when plant management notified FSIS in-plant inspection personnel of two positives for E. coli O157:H7 test results.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.