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Gourmet Boutique, L.L.C., a Jamaica, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 286,320 pounds of fresh and frozen meat and poultry products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Little Bay Baking Company of Newmarket is recalling all bags of CORN BREAD AND MUFFIN MIX sold before May 2, 2008 because it contains undeclared soy.
DPH is issuing a warning to the public not to consume any soy sprouts produced from Chang Farms in Whatley Massachusetts because of the presence of bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes.
FDA issued a final regulation barring certain cattle materials from all animal feed, including pet food. The final rule further protects animals and consumers against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as "mad cow disease").
"This FDA action serves to further protect the U.S. cattle population from the already low risk of BSE," said Dr. Bernadette Dunham, Director of FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. "The new rule strengthens existing safeguards.''
KFC Corporation is voluntarily recalling its Double Chocolate Chip Cakes because they contain eggs, milk, wheat, soy ingredients and possibly traces of tree nuts, and are not individually labeled with ingredient information.
Grand Carnival is voluntarily recalling "S'morestick Kits" because chocolate pieces contained within the S'morestick Kit contain milk which is not declared on the product's ingredient statement.
Pulmuone Wildwood is recalling 1,000 cases of Leek and Oriental Noodle Fried Dumplings, because they may contain undeclared eggs.
FDA announced that at least 23 people in 14 states have been diagnosed with salmonellosis that was caused by the same strain of Salmonella that was found in the recently recalled unsweetened Puffed Rice and unsweetened Puffed Wheat Cereals produced by Malt-O-Meal.
North Aire Market of Shakopee, MN is recalling 99 boxes of Chicken Dumpling Soup Mix because they may contain undeclared traces of almonds. The 99 boxes were sold in various parts of the country primarily to specialty gift shops and through the company's web site under the brand, "Maggie & Mary's Chicken Dumpling Soup Mix." The lot codes related to this recall are: 0730810, 0720810, 0910810, 0920811, 0920810, 0930810, 0980810, and are found on the bottom of the retail box.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is recalling 5-ounce bags of chocolate-covered almonds and 5-ounce bags of chocolate double-dipped peanuts because the packaging is labeled incorrectly. The product labeled as containing chocolate-covered almonds may contain chocolate double-dipped peanuts and the product labeled as containing chocolate double-dipped peanuts may contain chocolate covered almonds. People who have an allergy or a severe sensitivity to peanuts or almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
William Marler, a Seattle lawyer and food safety expert, testified before the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to discuss why illnesses resulting from E. coli O157:H7 bacteria soared in 2007.
Consumers who purchased raw milk from Piney Ridge dairy farm in New Bethlehem, Clarion County, and Clark and Elaine Duncan's farm in Meadville, Crawford County, anytime after March 10 should discard it immediately due to the risk of Listeria Monocytogenes contamination.
Canada government will boost protection for Canadian consumers with a tough and comprehensive overhaul of food and product safety laws.
Malt-O-Meal is voluntarily recalling its unsweetened Puffed Rice and unsweetened Puffed Wheat Cereals.
Harry and David is voluntarily recalling approximately 66,500 8 oz. bags of Harry and David Chocolate Covered Select Blend Espresso Beans because they may contain milk not declared on the ingredient statement.
Grand Supercenter is recalling the following product because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium, which can cause life-threatening illness or death.
Bay Valley Foods is recalling 535 cases of "America's Choice Classic Caesar Dressing" because some of the bottles produced in February 2008 have an incorrect ingredient label on the back of the bottle.
Two recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees.
Tropifresh is recalling Agrolibano's Produce Brand whole Cantaloupes because they appear to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Charlie's Produce is recalling Charlie's Produce Brand Cut Cantaloupe Products, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
FDA has issued an import alert regarding entry of cantaloupe from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower and packer.