JANUARY 2000

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 7

PRODUCT Todd's Sugar Free Taffy, in 6-ounce cartons.
CODE None.
MANUFACTURER McKeesport Candy Company, Inc., doing business as Todd's Candy, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania and Ohio.
QUANTITY Firm estimated that 200 units remained on market at time of recall initiation.
REASON Taffy contains undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 6.

PRODUCT Pacific Friend Water Chestnuts, sliced and whole, in 8-ounce cans
CODE Embossed in can:
Sliced: L71/96 12 03/8241, L71/96 12 09/8241, L71/96 12 10/8241, L71/96 12 12/8241, L71/96 12 13/8241, L71/96 12 14/8241, L71/96, 12 16/8241, L71/96 12 18/8241
Whole: L71/96 12 15/8241, L71/96 12 19/8241, L71/96 12 30/8241, L71/97 01 03/8241.
MANUFACTURER Jinhua Canned Food Factory, Jinhua, China.
RECALLED BY Mulsen Trading Company, Seattle, Washington
DISTRIBUTION Washington state, Montana, Oregon.
QUANTITY 4,528 cases (24 8-ounce cans) of sliced and 299 cases of whole water chestnuts were distributed.
REASON Product was contained in swollen and leaking cans. FDA analyses found the cans have pinholes and are rusted on the inside.
 

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 14

PRODUCT Vita-J juice drinks in 11.5 ounce plastic bottles:
a) Orange Juice Drink from Concentrate;
b) Fruit Punch; c) Pink Grapefruit Cocktail w/Raspberry.
CODE Lot Numbers: All varieties with the following codes, ink-jetted onto the bottles: OCT 99, NOV 99, DEC 99 and JAN 00. Product with numeric months on the bottle, i.e. "12 99" are not subject to recall. Product also is labeled with the following UPC Codes:
i) NATURAL ORANGE JUICE - 21609 00010
ii) NATURAL FRUIT PUNCH- 21609 00020
iii) NATURAL PINK GRAPEFRUIT- 21609 00030
The product is distributed packaged 12/case in brown cardboard shipping cases. The outer cases are preprinted with the firm's name and address, and stenciled on coding.
MANUFACTURER Raphah, Inc., New Brunswick, New Jersey.
DISTRIBUTION New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
QUANTITY Approximately 9,600 cases (12 bottles per case) were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with yeast.
 

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 21

PRODUCT Just for You brand Seafood Pasta Salad in clear plastic tub, 12 ounces.
CODE All day codes.
MANUFACTURER Fay's Foods, Inc., North Hollywood, California.
DISTRIBUTION California.
QUANTITY Approximately 98 tubs.
REASON Product contained undeclared egg whites.

PRODUCT Hannaford Chocolate Ice Cream, in 1/2 gallon cartons.
CODE 99222 (production date) and H26-426 (plant code).
MANUFACTURER House of Flavors, Inc., Ludington, Michigan.
DISTRIBUTION Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina.
QUANTITY 1,174 cases (4 units per case) or 4,696 total units were distributed.
REASONThe Michigan Department of Agriculture found that the product is contaminated with undeclared peanut protein residue.

PRODUCT Kraft Natural Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, in 8-ounce resealable bags.
CODE MAR 19 00 S.
MANUFACTURER Hilmar Cheese Company, Hilmar, California.
RECALLED BY Kraft Foods, Inc., Northfield, Illinois
DISTRIBUTION Missouri and Kansas.
QUANTITY 630 cases (12 bags per case) were distributed; firm estimated that 20 percent of product remained on market at time of recall
initiation.
REASON Product may contain pieces of wood.

PRODUCT Albertson's Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream Chocolate Covered Almonds and Chocolate Syrup, in 1/2 gallon cardboard cartons.
CODE 40400 16 5. The code should read 40400 16-15. The "1" represents the plant code. However, the plant number digit was left out because
that equipment was being repaired.
MANUFACTURER Albertson's, Inc., Boise, Idaho.
DISTRIBUTION Oregon, Washington state, Idaho.
QUANTITY 3,738 cartons were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with ammonia.

Product: "Carolina Turkey" brand, Premium Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Young Turkey Skin On, SELL OR FREEZE BY 2-04-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, Premium Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Young Turkey, Browned in Vegetable Oil, SELL OR FREEZE BY 1-30-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, Deluxe Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Turkey, Browned in Vegetable Oil, code 9349 printed on the label.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, Deluxe Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Turkey, Browned in Vegetable Oil, SELL OR FREEZE BY 1-29-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, Extra Lean 98% Fat Free, Deluxe Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Turkey, With Broth, SELL OR FREEZE BY 3-15-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, Extra Lean 98% Fat Free, Deluxe Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Turkey, With Broth, SELL OR FREEZE BY 3-14-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, 98% Fat Free, Classic Naturally Roasted Boneless Breast of Turkey with Broth, Skin On, SELL OR FREEZE BY 2-08-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, 99% Fat, Free Classic Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Turkey with Broth, Browned in Vegetable Oil,
SELL OR FREEZE BY 1-29-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, 99% Fat Free ,Classic Oven Roasted Boneless Smoked Breast of Turkey with Broth, SELL OR FREEZE BY 2-09-00.
''Carolina Turkey'' brand, Legend Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Young Turkey, With Broth, SELL OR FREEZE BY 3-14-00.
''Thumanns'' brand, 98% Fat Free, Fully Cooked Boneless Turkey Breast, Browned in Vegetable Oil, code 9350 printed on the label.
''Jersey Made'' brand, Turkey Breast with Broth, Oven Prepared Skin On, code 9349 printed on the label.
''Marsh'' brand, 99% Fat Free, Premier Oven Roasted Boneless Breast of Turkey, SELL OR FREEZE BY 3-14-00.
''Homestyle'' brand, 96% Fat Free, Oven Browned Turkey Breast, SELL BY 1-29-00.
''Bridgewater Farms'' brand, Breast of Young Turkey with Broth, SELL OR FREEZE BY 3-14-00.
Codes: Packed December 15 & 16, 1999, identifiable as stated above in addition each package bears the number ''P-7345'' in the USDA
mark of inspection.
Problem: Underprocessing.
Discovered: The firm was notified by one of its customers, on January 12, 2000, that a cooked turkey breast in their possession appeared to
be under cooked. After an evaluation of the product by the producing firm and a review of plants production records, the firm initiated a recall.
Establishment:      Carolina Turkeys     1628 Garners Chapel Road     Mt. Olive, North Carolina 28365
Contact: Tom Prichard, 919-658-6743, extn. 281
Quantity : Approximately 146,000 pounds
Distribution: Nationwide

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 28

PRODUCT Stella D'oro Lady Stella Assortment Cookies/Biscuits, net weight 400 g (15 ounces).
CODE All coded of UPC 73510 00255 on the market at the time of the recall.
MANUFACTURER Stella D'oro Biscuit Company, Inc., Bronx, New York.
DISTRIBUTION Canada.
QUANTITY 50 cases were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared hazelnuts, cashews, and almonds.

PRODUCT Land O'Lakes Orange Juice Plus Calcium From Concentrate, in half-gallon (1.89L) containers.
CODE Oct 31 M followed by 1854E through 1940E.
MANUFACTURER Foremost Farms, Madison, Wisconsin.
RECALLED BY Land O'Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, Minnesota
DISTRIBUTION Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin.
QUANTITY Firm estimates none remains on the market.
REASON Product contained undeclared pineapple juice.

PRODUCT Grower's Pride Fruit Punch, in 16 fluid ounce glass containers.
CODE Date Code: EHCER.
MANUFACTURER Citrus World, Inc., Lake Wales, Florida.
DISTRIBUTION Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, California, Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Minnesota.
QUANTITY 1,084 cases (12 bottles per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared pineapple juice, water-extracted orange solids, grapefruit juice, artificial flavors, and FD&C Red No. 40.

PRODUCT Mega Min Dietary Supplement, in 100-tablet bottles, OTC dietary supplement.
CODE Lot 019-3061.
MANUFACTURER Vitalabs, Inc., Jonesboro, Georgia.
DISTRIBUTION Southeastern United States.
QUANTITY 2-3 cases (48-72 bottles) were distributed.
REASON Some bottles labeled as "Mega Min" actually contain a different supplement, namely, "Formula 7".

Product: KOENEMANN'S HOLSTEINER ready-to-eat dry sausage in approximately one-pound packages.
Codes: Each package bears "EST. 7788" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Problem: Contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes which can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.
Discovered: Through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
Establishment:     Koenemann Sausage Co. Inc.     Volo, IL
Contact:William Koenemann,  815-385-6260
Quantity : 200 pounds
Distribution: New York City

Product: 5 layer dips sold under the brand names Senor Felix's, Trader Joe's, Delicioso, and The Carryout Cafe.
Codes: The following brand names: Senor Felix's Five Layered Party Dip, Delicioso 5 Layer Dip, Trader Joe's Five Layered Fiesta Dip,
             The Carryout Cafe Mexican Fiesta Party Dip5 Layer
Problem: Contaminated with Shigella sonnei bacteria
Discovered: By the company after  they were linked to shigellosis outbreaks in several western states.
Establishment:      Senor Felix's Gourmet Foods Inc.     15023 Ramona Blvd.     Baldwin Park, CA 91706-3442
Contact: Stan Wecht  1-800-807-7335
Quantity : Unknown
Distribution: Nationwide