Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The recall includes Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore tuna in water.
A second major brand of tuna has recalled some of its products because of issues with the cans, which could lead to contamination. Tri-Union Seafoods voluntarily recalled some of its Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore tuna in water, according to the FDA. “The seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. Cans that do not meet seam standards could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed,” reported the FDA. There have not been any reported illnesses connected to this recall, said the FDA. The product was sold in single cans between Feb. 4-27, 2013. The UPC code is 0 48000 03355 0 and the Best By date is printed on the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The cans "do not meet the company's standards for seal tightness," which could lead to illness, according to the FDA.
Bumble Bee Foods has issued a voluntary recall of cans of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna because “the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness,” according to the FDA. The products were distributed for retail sale between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28, 2013. “Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products,” said the FDA. Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said: “Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible. We…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A number of name brands are included in the recall.
Tuesday, February 26
The FDA announced a major recall of pet products that affects a number of brands. Kasel Associated Industries of Denver is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at its Denver facility from April 20, 2012 to Sept. 19, 2012 because of possible Salmonella contamination. The brands included in the recall are Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature’s Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco, and Best Bully Stick items, according to the FDA. The FDA reported that Kasel has not received any reports of illnesses because of the possible contamination. According to the FDA: Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Consumers can get a replacement coupon for the product.
Cereal giant Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling three sizes of its Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal because of the possibility of glass fragments in the cereal. According to Kellogg’s: The food affected by the recall can be identified with the following information: 11.2-ounce package - UPC Code 38000 59923 - Better if Used Before: DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30 22.4-ounce twin pack - UPC Code 38000 78356 - Better if Used Before: - NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 07:00 to NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 08:51 - NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 15:00 to NOV 30 KNB 105 17:05 37-ounce package - UPC Code 38000 20940 - Better if Used Before: NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 17:31 to NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 20:05 If …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The recall is due in part to fears over Listeria contamination.
Whole Foods Market is announcing a recall cold smoked and sliced Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (UPC:99482 40880 0) in 18 states, including Massachusetts. The recall is due in part to fears the item may have been contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems as well as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea in healthy individuals and miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported from the product to date. Whole Foods is requesting that customers should dispose of the product in the garbage and wash their hands immediately to avoid any …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Manufacturing problems also left the CVS locations across the country with a limited supply of the pain reliever.
A manufacturing problem at Tylenol parent Johnson & Johnson has left many area CVS stores without the popular pain reliever, although supplies are slowly returning to the Westford Valley Marketplace location. During a check last week, the store had gotten new supplies of Children's Tylenol (in aisle 11) and has large supplies of its own brand of Acetaminophen. A CVS spokesman told Reuters that CVS will try to have Tylenol in stores in each market, but will not be able to stock every store. Tylenol has battled manufacturing issues for years, and that's led to customers being more comfortable taking private-label versions of Acetaminophen, which is Tylenol's chemical name. Also from the Reuters report: In 2009, before the recalls started, …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The grocer has voluntarily recalled 240 cartons of a frozen chicken and rice meal due to possible listeria contamination.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Trader Joe's has voluntarily recalled a batch of one of its frozen chicken and rice meals from store shelves in 14 states, including Massachusetts, due to possible listeria contamination. The neighborhood grocer announced over the weekend it was alerted by its supplier that some Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice meals may be affected. The products in question are: sku 99032 with a production date of "305 12" and come in 12.5-ounce packages. "In accordance with our stringent health and safety standards, and out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, all code dates of this product have been removed from sale and destroyed. To date, we have received no reports of illness related to this product," said Trader Joe's in a …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
It's the fourth recall for the brand-new Escape. Ford is offering loaner cars to buyers until they can fix the problem.
The 2013 Ford Escape is undergoing its fourth recall since its introduction this spring. Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion sedans because the engines can overheat and cause fires. The Escape is a top seller for Ford. The 2013 version went on sale in the spring, and it already has had problems with coolant leaks, cracked fuel lines and carpet padding. Both the Fusion and Escape are among Ford's top-selling vehicles selling a combined 427,000 already this year, according to Autodata Corp. Note this figure includes those from the previous model year. Ford said it is working on a repair plan and trying to find out what causes the overheating problem, where the engines can overheat and leak fluids onto hot …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Safeway and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and Safeway—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts. The FDA action announced Monday is a mandatory order. The company's nut products have been "linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney that has sickened 41 people in 20 states," …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA. The item was sold at large retailers and e-retailers.
Focus Products Group International LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker. You should immediately stop using the project and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return and product and receive a replacement. The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA. The products were sold under the following makes and model numbers: So far, the company has not received any consumer complaints about the issue, but Focus Products’ “independent testing revealed the potential product, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product,” said the FDA. According to the FDA: The only affected products are …