NOVEMBER 1999

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 5

PRODUCT Liquid Pasteurized Whole Eggs in white colored square shaped plastic buckets with a paper label affixed to the exterior of the bucket, 30 Lbs. and in plastic drums of approximately 55 gal. volume size with black plastic lids with each drum containing 450 Lbs. of product.
CODE The lot number is 196-9 that reflects product manufactured on 7/15/99.
MANUFACTURER Hi Point Industries, L.L.C., Norco, California.
DISTRIBUTION California.
QUANTITY 14;450-pound drums or 6,300 pounds and 1,180; 30-pound buckets or 35,400 pounds were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with Salmonella C-1.

PRODUCT PowerAde Mountain Blast in 11.5 ounce cans.
CODE Lot 9203MD.
MANUFACTURER The Minute Maid Company, for Coca-Cola USA at Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Chicago, Niles, Illinois.
RECALLED BY Coca-Cola USA Operations, Atlanta, Georgia
DISTRIBUTION Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin.
QUANTITY 5.346 cases (24 cans per case) were distributed.
REASON Some cans actually contain Lemon-Lime flavor. The Lemon-Lime flavor contains FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake and brominated vegetable oil that are not listed as ingredients on the Mountain Blast flavor.

PRODUCT AMROS, Pure Natural, Mixed Nuts Honey, in 14 ounce jars.
CODE None.
MANUFACTURER AMROS The Second, Inc., Somerset, New Jersey.
DISTRIBUTION Minnesota, Missouri, Washington state.
QUANTITY 6 cases (12 jars per case) were distributed.
REASON Product does not bear an ingredient statement.

PRODUCT PowerAde Mountain Blast, in 20 ounce PET containers.
CODE 9112CC.
MANUFACTURER The Minute Maid Company for Coca-Cola USA at United Packers, Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee.
RECALLED BY Coca-Cola USA Operations, Atlanta, Georgia
DISTRIBUTION Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas.
QUANTITY 23,924 cases (24 units per case) were distributed; firm estimated that 2,471 cases remained on market at time of recall initiation.
REASON Product is contaminated with mold.

Product: Tyson "Restaurant Favorites Chicken Breast Fajitas" and Kirkwood "Chicken Fajita Kits" in 26.6 ounce packages
Codes: 11 digit code on end panel. The code consists of a 3 digit julian date identifying date of production, numeral "9" identifying year, letters "ENT", an internal plant identifier, 2 digit number identifying production line, and 2 digit code identifying hour of production. An example of the code would be:
2659ENT0112 Tyson "Restaurant Favorites Chicken Breast Fajitas" products subject to recall begin with codes 265, 267, 268, and 270.
Kirkwood "Chicken Fajita Kits" products subject to recall begin with codes 273, 279, and 280. P13137 is also printed on end panel of packages. This code identifies the plant's federal establishment number.
Problem: May contain undeclared ingredient that is declared Class II allergen (Whey).
Establishment: Tyson Foods Incorporated     2615 South School     Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Contact: Mr. Keith Fields, Division QA Manager, 501-290-2253
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 129,000 pounds
Distribution: Nationwide

Product: "Jennie-O" brand Extra Lean Smoked White Turkey in 12 oz. packages & "Jennie-O" brand Extra Lean Turkey Ham in 12 oz. packages.
Codes: Packed October 21, 1999, "Sell By" date of DEC 25 99 on each package in addition to "P-19299" in the USDA mark of inspection.
Problem: Under processing.
Establishment: Jennie-O Foods, Incorporated     901 North 24th Street     Montevideo, Minnesota 56265
Contact: Bob Wood, Vice President of Operations, 800-850-7906
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 1,200 pounds
Distribution: Smoked White Turkey was distributed in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Turkey Ham was distributed in Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Texas and Delaware.

Product: "7020" - "Cooked Italian Style Meatballs" - "For Institutional Use Only" in 10-pound boxes each containing two 5-pound bags.
Codes: TIMES                     DATE             BAG NUMBERS     BOX NUMBERS
                09:00 - 11:00         10/19/99               284--1364                   142--682
                13:10 - 14:15         10/19/99             2500--3580                 1250--1790
                07:00 - 07:46         10/22/99               000--218                     000--109
                08:30 - 14:30         10/22/99             1032--6360                   516--3180
                15:15 - 20:05         10/25/99               000--4276                   000--2138
In addition, all boxes bear the number "954" in the USDA mark of inspection.
Problem: Chemical adulteration (chlorfenvinphos)
Establishment: Buona Vita, Incorporated     1 South Industrial Blvd.     Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Contact: Mr. Guy Giordano, Secretary, 856-453-7972
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 17,560 pounds
Distribution: Nationwide
 

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 12

PRODUCT Vanilla Swiss Almond Rice Dream Non-Dairy Dessert, packaged in pint containers
CODE 6-11877541 9147 BH.
MANUFACTURER Humboldt Creamery Association, Fernbridge, California.
RECALLED BY Imagine Foods, Inc., Palo Alto, California
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide and Canada.
QUANTITY 6,050 cases (12 packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Product may be contaminated with peanut residue.

PRODUCT Ice Cream as follows:
a)Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
b)Pistachio Nut Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon containers
c) Rocky Road Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon containers
d) Tin Roof Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
e) Caramel Cashew Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
f) Turtle Sundae Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
g) Butter Pecan Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
h) Chocolate Butter Pecan Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
i) Maple Nut Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
j) Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
k) Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
l) Chocolate Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
CODE Products are not coded. All products distributed on or before July 22, 1999.
MANUFACTURER Steese's Ice Cream Company, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania.
QUANTITY Undetermined.
REASON Products do not bear complete ingredient statements and contain the following undeclared ingredients: a) eggs and wheat; b-e) cashews; f-h) pecans; i) walnuts; j-l) peanuts.

PRODUCT OVA brand Orange Peach Drink, in 473 ml glass bottles, a non-carbonated beverage.
CODE All codes.
MANUFACTURER Grayco Sales, Ltd., Ontario, Canada.
RECALLED BY Consolidated Stores Corporation, Columbus, Ohio
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 37,536 bottles were distributed.
REASON Product contains the uncertified color additives tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5) and sunset yellow (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6).

PRODUCT Life Savers Candy, in 5.2 ounce (150g) plastic bags.
CODE All codes.
MANUFACTURER Beta Brands Ltd., Ontario, Canada.
RECALLED BY Consolidated Stores Corporation, Columbus, Ohio
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 72,000 bags were distributed.
REASON The product contains the uncertified color additives tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5), sunset yellow (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6), and brilliant blue FCF (certifiable as FD&C Blue No. 1). It contains an unapproved color formerly certifiable as FD&C Red. No. 2.

PRODUCT Ice Cream and Sherbet as follows:
a) Butter Almond Ice Cream, in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
b) Coconut Cream Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
c) Butterscotch Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
d) Banana Cream Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
e) Bubble Gum Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
f) Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
g) Graham Cracker Ice Cream in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
h) Peppermint Stick Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
i) Sunrise (Orange Sherbet and Vanilla Ice Cream) in 2 1/2 gallon size containers
j) Orange Sherbet in 1/2 gallon and 2 1/2 gallon size containers
k) Orange Pineapple Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers.
CODE Products are not coded. All products distributed on or before July 22, 1999.
MANUFACTURER Steese's Ice Cream Company, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania.
QUANTITY Undetermined.
REASON Products do not bear complete ingredient statements and contain the following undeclared ingredients: a) almonds; b-e) FD&C Yellow No. 5, and FD&C Yellow No. 6; f-g) FD&C Yellow No. 5 and wheat; h) FD&C Yellow No. 5; i-k) FD&C Yellow No. 6.

PRODUCT Prawn Crackers (Color) Banh Phong Tom Mau in 8 ounce boxes packed 60 per case and 16 ounce boxes packed 50 per case.
CODE None. All lots distributed in 1999.
MANUFACTURER Packed for Guangdong Foods I & E Company, Ltd., Guangdong, China.
RECALLED BY Great Union Wholesale, Inc., Houston, Texas
DISTRIBUTION Texas and Florida.
QUANTITY 400 8-ounce boxes and 120 16-ounce boxes were distributed
REASON Product contains unapproved color additives Ponceau 4R and azorubine. In addition it contains the uncertified colors sunset yellow FCF (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6), brilliant blue FCF (certifiable as FD&C Blue No. 1), and tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5).

PRODUCT Shaw's Tender Blue Lake French Style Green Beans, in 14.5 ounce cans
CODE 1307G 89161.
MANUFACTURER Chiquita Brands (formerly KNA Friday Canning), Gillett, Wisconsin.
RECALLED BY Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc., East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
DISTRIBUTION Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
QUANTITY 1,326 cases (24 cans per case) were distributed.
REASON Product may be contaminated with filth.

PRODUCT Ice Cream as follows:
a) Black Walnut Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers
b) Butter Pecan Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers
c) Chocolate Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers
d) Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream in 1/2 gallon size containers.
CODE Products are not coded. All products distributed on or before July 22, 1999.
MANUFACTURER Steese's Ice Cream Company, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania.
QUANTITY Undetermined.
REASON Products are misbranded because the labeling lists "nuts" as an ingredient but does not specify which nut is in the product.

PRODUCT Hunt's Ketchup Plastic Squeeze Bottles, sizes 24 ounces, 32 ounces and 50 ounces.
CODE The following codes and dates are affected:
CODE         DATE
R95A        05/10/99
R95B         05/11/99
R95C         05/12/99
R95D         05/13/99
R95E          05/14/99
R95F          05/15/99
R95H         05/16/99
R95J          05/17/99
R95K         05/18/99
R95L          05/19/99
R95M        05/20/99
R95N         05/21/99
R95O         05/22/99
R95P          05/23/99
R95R          05/24/99
R95S          05/25/99
R95T          05/26/99
R95U          05/27/99
R95W         05/28/99.
MANUFACTURER ConAgra Grocery Products Cannery, Perrysburg, Ohio.
RECALLED BY ConAgra Grocery Products Cannery, Fullerton, California
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide and international.
QUANTITY 294,419 cases were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus cellobiosus.

Product: "Abe's Cajun Smoked Sausage (Pork and Beef)" in 16-ounce and 5 pound vacuum packages and 10 pound bulk packages.
Codes: Packed October 26 and 27, 1999. "SELL BY 12-27-99" on vacuum packages and "SELL BY 11-27-99" on bulk packages EST 13251 in the
USDA mark of inspection and the brand name "ABE'S Cajun Smoked Sausage (Pork and Beef)".
Problem: Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Establishment: ABE'S Cajun Boudin, Incorporated     120 East Napoleon Street     Sulphur, Louisiana 70663
Contact: Mr. Tim Lableu, Plant Manager; 318-527-8350
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 1,270 pounds
Distribution: Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana and Houston, Texas

Product: "Maui's Own" brand Hot Dogs in 1-pound and 3-pound packages.
Codes: Packaged 10/29/99, with the number "1029996" on a sticker next to the label and the number "12449" in the USDA mark of inspection.
Problem: Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Establishment: Uncle Louie Sausage Company     190 East Alamaha Street     Kahului, Hawaii 96732
Contact: Mr. Ken Enriques, Owner, 808-871-7544
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 312 pounds
Distribution: Hawaii
 

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 19

PRODUCT Chocolate Covered Raisins, in 7 ounce clear plastic packages, labeled in part Western Family Quality Candies.
CODE 17 59 59016.
MANUFACTURER Associated Food Stores, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah (repacker).
RECALLED BY Western Family Foods, Inc., Portland, Oregon
DISTRIBUTION Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington state, Wyoming.
QUANTITY 116 cases (17 packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared chocolate covered peanuts.

PRODUCT Chef's brand Pickled Lotus Rootlet (Cu' Sen Muoi) in 16 ounce glass jars
CODE None.
MANUFACTURER N.A. Food Products Company, Ltd., Sampran, Nakornprathom, Thailand.
RECALLED BY Vasinee Food Corporation, Brooklyn, New York (importer)
DISTRIBUTION Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey.
QUANTITY 99 cartons (24 jars per carton) were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT El Abuelito Queso Fresco Cheese, in 1 pound plastic conainers.
CODE None.
MANUFACTURER El Abuelito Cheese, Inc., Passaic, New Jersey.
DISTRIBUTION New Jersey and New York.
QUANTITY 500 1-pound containers were distributed; firm estimates none remains on the market.
REASON Product is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Assorted Cookies (actually a tray of candied fruits and vegetables)
CODE None.
MANUFACTURER Ever Billion Enterprise Ltd., Hong Kong, China.
RECALLED BY BCN Trading Inc., Brooklyn, New York
DISTRIBUTION New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Georgia, District of Columbia.
QUANTITY Undetermined.
REASON Product contained undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT Fresh Express Farms brand: a) Fat Free Caesar Salad Kit in 7.5 oz. plastic bags; b) Low Fat Caesar Salad Kit, in 10 oz. plastic bags.
CODE S229A and S229B.
MANUFACTURER Fresh Express - West, Salinas, California.
RECALLED BY Fresh Express Farms, Inc., Salinas, California
DISTRIBUTION Washington state, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Iowa, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Alaska.
QUANTITY 1,094 cases were distributed; firm estimates none remains on the market.
REASON The egg-free salad dressing component of the kit was unintentionally replaced with a Caesar Light Dressing which contains egg yolks. However, the label of the kit does not declare eggs.

PRODUCT Autumn Party Cookies, Autumn Shortbread, in 11 ounce plastic clamshell containers
CODE Lot Numbers: 017C11, 034A11, 034A21, 034A31, 034B31, 035A11, 035A31, 038A21, 039B11, 039B21, 039B31
MANUFACTURER Parco Foods, L.L.C., Blue Island, Illinois.
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 4,255 cases of cookies were distributed; firm estimated that 30 percent remained on market at time of recall initiation.
REASON Product contained undeclared whey and whey protein.

PRODUCT Green Giant Create a Meal Oven Roasted Garlic Herb Chicken, "Meal Starter", net weight 1 LB. 10 OZ. in retail plastic bags; and cases of Green Giant Create a Meal Oven Roasted Parmesan Herb Chicken, which each should contain twelve Green Giant Create a Meal Oven Roasted Parmesan Herb Chicken packages, net weight 1 LB. 10 OZ., but contain some packages labeled Green Giant Create a Meal Oven Roasted Garlic Herb Chicken, net weight 1 LB. 10 OZ.
CODE Retail Package Code: 19S13; Case Code Date: 9-13-99 S.
MANUFACTURER J.R. Simplot Company, Syracuse, New York.
RECALLED BY The Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 2,135 cases (12 packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared dairy and soy ingredients.

PRODUCT 12 Piece Porcelain Coffee Set (6 cups and 6 saucers), product from China
CODE Manufacturer's Design Or Pattern Number: 29034.
MANUFACTURER Raoping Shengxing Porcelain Craft Company, Ltd., Guandong Province, China.
RECALLED BY Aroma Trading Corporation, Vernon, California
DISTRIBUTION California.
QUANTITY 149 cases were distributed.
REASON The saucers of the coffee sets contain excessive levels of leachable lead.

Product: Robbins brand Hot Dogs in 12-ounce packages.
Codes: Packed October 21, 1999, with "DEC 28 99" on the label in addition to "7932" in the USDA mark of inspection.
Problem: Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Establishment: Robbins Packing Company     P.O. Box 887     Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Contact: Mr. Glen Brown, Sales Manager, 912-764-7503
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 1,020 pounds
Distribution: Eastern Georgia and the Aiken, South Carolina area

Product: Polish Sausage in 4-pound vacuum packages.
Codes: Produced November 3, 1999, and packed on November 4, 1999, with "SELL BY 1300" on the label in addition to 4042 in the USDA mark of inspection and the brand name "Polock Johnny's Polish Sausage".
Problem: Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Establishment: P.J.'s, Incorporated     500 W. Lexington Street     Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Contact: Mr. Virgil Peugh, Plant Manager; 410-332-0200
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 800 pounds
Distribution: Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Product: Fully cooked smoked sausage in 10-pound bulk packages.
Codes: Produced on October 4 and packed October 4 and 5, 1999, with the establishment #717 W in the USDA mark of inspection and the brand name "Gold Medal Brand Smoked Sausage".
Problem: Hard plastic particle contamination.
Establishment: Farmland Foods, Incorporated     2323 South Sheridan Street     Wichita, Kansas 67213
Contact: Mr. David Filson, VP / Food Safety; 816-891-1205; Media Contact: Ms. Sherlyn Manson; 816-459-6230
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 15,000 pounds
Distribution: Washington State

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 26

PRODUCT Blue Ribbon brand a) Whitefish Salad in 8 ounce plastic tubs; b) Baked Salmon Salad in 8 ounce plastic tubs.
CODE Both products are coded SELL BY 1008 and have a batch code of 236 on a separate label on the bottom of the container.
MANUFACTURER Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Company, Brooklyn, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York and New Jersey.
QUANTITY A total of 300 8-ounce packages of White Fish Salad and 111 8-ounce packages of Baked Salmon Salad were distributed.
REASON Products were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Product: All varieties of "Schneiders" brand Salami products. The sliced products are packed in 5-ounce exact weight packages and 6.0 to 8.0-ounce or 2.8 to 3.2-pounds random weight packages. Unsliced salami halves are packed in 2.3 to 2.5 pound random weight packages.
Codes: All Schneiders Salami products (any variety) with any codes or sell by dates. The number 592 appears in the Canadian mark of inspection on all labels.
Problem:  Possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
Canadian Establishment: Fleetwood Sausage Company, Incorporated     5523 176th Street     Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Contact: Jeff Parker, (604) 576-1191
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 13,000 pounds
Distribution: Washington, California, Florida and Alabama.