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Customer Complaints of Illness prompt Boathouse Farms Recall

Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a selection of protein drinks due to possible spoilage that may cause the beverages to appear lumpy, taste unpleasant and have an off odor.

These products should not be consumed. The issue was identified after the company received consumer complaints, including reports of illness. The cause of this issue is currently under investigation.

The recall includes Protein PLUS shakes with ‘best by’ dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION UPC CODE
Protein PLUS Chocolate 325ml/11 oz 0-71464-01868-9
Protein PLUS Chocolate 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-30650-2
Protein PLUS Chocolate 946ml/32oz 0-71464-30651-9
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 325ml / 11 oz 0-71464-01867-2
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 15.2 oz 0-71464-01639-5
Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean 32 oz 0-71464-01640-1
Protein PLUS Coffee 325ml / 11 oz 0-71464-01869-6
Protein PLUS Coffee 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01627-2
Protein PLUS Coffee 946ml/32oz 0-71464-01628-9
Protein PLUS Coconut 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01892-4
Protein PLUS Strawberry 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01890-0
Protein PLUS Strawberry 946ml/32oz 0-71464-01891-7
Protein PLUS Banana Honey Almond Butter 325ml/11 oz 0-71464-01918-1
Protein PLUS Banana Honey Almond Butter 450ml/15.2 oz 0-71464-01893-1
The recall also affects the following Mocha Cappuccino products.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DATE CODE UPC CODE
Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein 450ml/15.2oz Best by: 9/2/16 0-71464-30051-7
Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein 946ml/32oz Best by: 8/2/16 and 8/3/16 0-71464-30050-0

The best by dates are printed on the cap and label at the neck of the bottle and the UPC appears on the bar code.

The recall affects 3.8 million bottles that have been distributed nationally in the United States.

Peas Recalled Due to Listeria

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas because they may contain Listeria monocytogenesListeria 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.

The frozen products are being recalled as a precaution with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after the contract packer of the products, National Frozen Foods, notified the Company of the issue. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled products were distributed nationally and online. All affected distributors and retail customers are being notified and the recalled products are being removed from store shelves.

The recalled items can be identified by a “Best by” code printed on the back of the bag. Only the following codes are affected by this recall:

C&W Early Harvest Petite
UPC 0-70332-00159-4
16 oz. bag
Peas C&W Petite Peas
UPC 0-70332-00158-7
16 oz. bag
Mar-07-18 Mar-23-18
Mar-17-18 Mar-28-18
Mar-28-18 Mar-29-18
Mar-29-18

Dutch Treat Foods, Inc., of Zeeland, MI, is voluntarily recalling 3087 pounds of Sweet Pea Pasta Salad due to one ingredient in the product being recalled by one of its suppliers. The product is being recalled due to the potential of being 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, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. There have been no reported illnesses to date associated with this product.

This recall is due to J.R. Simplot Co. (Simplot), of Boise, ID, recalling select products having the potential of being contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential contamination did not originate at the Dutch Treat Foods facility.

The recalled Sweet Pea Pasta Salad was sold bulk in 10 pound cases (2 five pound bags) to two distributors in Michigan, Lipari Foods and Sysco Grand Rapids, under the Dutch Treat Foods label. It was also sold in retail stores in Michigan and directly from the Dutch Treat Foods facility in bulk 10 pound cases, 2 pound containers, and 14 ounce containers under the Dutch Treat Foods label.

The recalled product has “USE BY” dates of 06/09/16 through 07/01/16.

The distributor and retail stores have been contacted and instructed to remove any product from their shelves and to dispose of any remaining product in their inventory.

Botulism Risk in AI Rasheed Sardine

Greenland Trading Corporation of Paterson, New Jersey is recalling AI Rasheed Sardine, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium  botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned  not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulism, a potentially  fatal form of food poisoning,  can  cause  the following  symptoms:  general  weakness,  dizziness,  double­ vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing,  weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems  should seek immediate  medical attention.

AI Rasheed  Sardine was shipped  to retail stores in California,  Florida,  Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

AI Rasheed Sardine is in a vacuum  package with expiration date 3/2017. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The  potential  for  contamination was  noted  after  New  York  State – Department   of Agriculture sampling and analysis.

Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Salmonella

ucm508046Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella 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 persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 6 oz clear plastic tubs. The recalled products have “best by” dates of 8/21/16 through 11/6/16, and a UPC code of 99948200132. The product was distributed only to Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts products tested positive for Salmonella.

School Lunch Recalled over listeria

Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service (IFS), is voluntarily recalling certain ready-to-eat sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recall is being conducted in response to routine FDA environmental sampling w h i c h  found Listeria monocytogenes on multiple food contact surfaces where the products were produced on several different occasions. The company is working closely with FDA and independent food safety experts to continue to investigate the root cause and take appropriate corrective measures.

The products were distributed nationwide directly to a number of school districts and to foodservice distributors that serve school districts. Foods produced in the plant are unlikely to still be in commerce and due to school summer breaks, any foods remaining in frozen storage can swiftly be returned to the company. No retail products are affected by this recall.

Those school foodservice distributors were located in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI.   On the IFS website , customers will find a list of recalled products and the company will post a list of school districts that received the products being recalled. The list will be updated daily as further information becomes available.

Chicken Recalled over Extraneous Materials

Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 5.51.24 PMGNP Company, a Cold Spring, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The chicken products were produced on various dates from June 6 to June 9, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN WINGETTES & DRUMMETTES 32900” with a use-by date of 6/18/2016 and 6/20/16.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump Chicken Tenders 34400” with a use-by date of 6/16/2016, 6/18/2016, and 6/19/2016
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST PORTIONS 24700” with a use-by date of 6/29/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS 20500” with a use-by date of 6/20/2016, 6/21/2016,and 6/22/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS 30800” with a use-by date of 6/20/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST PIECES 36400” with a use-by date of 6/22/16.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN THIGHS WITHOUT BACKS 37800” with a use-by date of 6/20/2016, 6/24/2016, and 6/26/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS 20800” with a use-by date of 6/18/2016 and 6/23/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump UNDER GRADE CHICKEN WING SEGMENTS 22900” with a use-by date of 6/17/2016, 6/19/2016, 6/20/2016, and 6/21/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN WINGS 31100” with a use-by date of 6/17/2016, 6/20/2016, and 6/21/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN LIVERS 31300” with a use-by date of 6/18/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Just BARE BONELESS SKINLESS WHOLE CHICKEN LEG 37200” with a use-by date of 6/22/2016, 6/23/2016, 6/24/2016, and 6/25/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN WHOLE LEGS 20700” with a use-by date of 6/20/16.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump CHICKEN GIZZARDS 31200” with a use-by date of 6/20/16 and 6/23/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump Chicken Wingette and Drummettes 33000” with a use-by date of 6/22/2016 and 6/24/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Gold’n Plump Chicken Tenders 34900” with a use-by date of 6/23/2016 and 6/25/2016.
  • 24-lb. cases containing “Just BARE WHOLE CHICKEN 59405” with a use-by date of 6/26/2016.
  • 40-lb. cases containing “Just BARE CLIPPED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS 53200” with a use-by date of 6/18/2016 and 6/20/2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-322” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for food service and retail distribution nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the establishment notified FSIS that sand and black soil were found in some of their products. The source of the contamination is currently under investigation by the establishment and law enforcement.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Listeria Recall: Zupan’s Markets Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese

tradingcard-zupansZupan’s Markets is initiating a voluntary recall of its Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese because it has 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items to date.

Zupan’s Markets is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled Macaroni Cheddar Cheese Salad is packaged in a plastic bag, 5 lb. net weight. The label listed item #23070 and the UPC 8 87241 80712 0.

The recalled product was distributed to four Zupan’s Markets locations in Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon between 04/09/16 and 06/14/16.

The product was sold both in Zupan’s Markets service deli salad case, sized to order, and available in prepacked round plastic containers (8, 12 & 16 oz.) in its Grab & Go area. Scale label on bottom of the product container reads Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese with code 394.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Listeria Recall: Smoked Maple Syrup Salmon

Atkins Et Freres Inc. is recalling Atkins & Freres brand Smoked Maple Syrup Salmon from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The recalled product has been sold at the Atkins Et Freres Inc. retail store located in Mont-Louis, Quebec.

Recalled product

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Brand Product Size UPC Codes
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Atkins & Freres Smoked Maple Variable Starting with 0 All codes sold
Syrup Salmon 214128 between June 6 to June 12, 2016
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Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Pistachios Recalled Due to Salmonella

p2Jesse Jones reports that an Everett pistachio company is pulling products off local shelves due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

Crescent Specialty Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled 6-ounce bags of Crescent Pistachio Raw Thursday.

The recall is a result of a random sampling program conducted by a Food and Drug Administration contracted lab.

The cause of the possible contamination is unknown.

The nuts were distributed to retail and online stories in Oregon and Washington.

The recall is being made at the request of the FDA.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, typically in young children, elderly people or others with weakened immune systems.

Frozen Peas recalled due to Listeria

frozenPeas_1590681cHelloFresh of New York, N.Y. is recalling frozen peas due to notification from a supplier that the peas have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The peas were included in HelloFresh recipe kits delivered the week of June 11-15, 2016 and the weeks of March 12-25, 2016.

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.

Currently, no illnesses or customer complaints have been reported to date, however, in an abundance of caution, the company has decided to conduct this voluntary recall. HelloFresh immediately informed their affected customers of the recall and advised them to discard the product.

The peas were delivered by a third party delivery service in Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia, as part of the meals &ldquot;Summer Vegetable Salad with Seared Chicken, Garlic Croutons, and Mustard-Chive Vinaigrette&rdquot; (June 11-15, 2016), “Lemony Pan-Seared Chicken with Pesto Potato Salad and Peas” (March 12-18, 2016), and “Seared Steak with Spring Veggie Succotash and Mint-Chive Pesto” and “Nir’s Lamb-Stuffed Zucchini with Spiced Lentil Stew” (March 19-25, 2016). We expect that the March items have already been consumed and no cases of illness have been reported. The peas would have arrived in a portion cup inside a kit box labeled with the recipe names described above.

Listeria:  Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Listeria outbreaks. The Listeria lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Listeria and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Listeria lawyers have litigated Listeria cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, cheese, celery and milk.

If you or a family member became ill with a Listeria infection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Listeria attorneys for a free case evaluation.