DECEMBER 2000

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 1

PRODUCT New Attitudes brand Tomato Basil Potato Tubes (snack food), in 14-ounce bags.
CODE All product on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Miss Arachew, Quebec, Canada.
RECALLED BY New Attitudes Food Group LLC, Stoughton, Massachusetts
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 104,000 bags were distributed.
REASON Product is mislabeled in that the narrative on the bag states that the product does "not contain any dairy or animal by-products" when in fact the product contains whey powder which is listed as an ingredient on the label.

PRODUCT Wing Cheong brand Garlic Flake, packaged in 7-ounce (200 g) plastic bags.
CODE None. All product on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Po Huat (H.K.) Company, Ltd., Hong Kong, China (packer).
RECALLED BY Summit Import Corporation, New York, New York (importer)
DISTRIBUTION New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Florida.
QUANTITY 10 cases (100 7-ounce packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT Dried Fruit or Preserved Fruit (Plum), in 5.3-ounce (150 gram) rigid plastic tray, in flexible plastic.
CODE None. All product on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Jiangmen Company of Guangdong Foreign Economic Development Corporation, Guangdong, China.
RECALLED BY Allied Imports, Inc., Brooklyn, New York (importer)
DISTRIBUTION New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia.
QUANTITY 60 cases (50 5.3-ounce packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT Rhizoma Dioscoreae Oppsitae (herb), in 12-ounce (340 grams) clear flexible plastic bags.
CODE None. All product on the market at time of recallinitiation.
MANUFACTURER Jiangmen Company of Guangdong Foreign Economic Development Corporation, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China.
RECALLED BY Allied Imports, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
DISTRIBUTION New York.
QUANTITY 66 cases (50 12-ounce packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT Puyallup 1st Fair Oatmeal Raisin Cookie in 13-ounce waxed paper bag.
CODE 11 05.
MANUFACTURER Puget Sound Baking Company, Redmond, Washington.
RECALLED BY Quality Food Centers, Inc., Bellevue, Washington
DISTRIBUTION Washington state.
QUANTITY 151 packages and 198 individual loose cookies were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared almonds.

PRODUCT Minute Maid Premium Orange Juice with Calcium, in 64-fluid ounce (1/2 gallon) globe top carton.
CODE SEPT 22
Codes: LE7 1118 or LE7 1119.
MANUFACTURER Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Leesburg, Florida.
RECALLED BY The Minute Maid Company, Houston, Texas
DISTRIBUTION Alabama.
QUANTITY 12 affected cases were shipped in 45 case shipment.
REASON Some containers may contain dilute acid sanitizer.

PRODUCT JFH brand Dried Shrimp, in 1, 2 and 8-ounce retail packages in plastic pouch.
CODE None. All product on the market at time of recall initiation.
REPACKER Japan Food Inc., Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
DISTRIBUTION Hawaii.
QUANTITY 3,672 1-ounce; 2,280 2-ounce; and 60 8-ounce packages were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT Oriental Mascot brand Garlic Flake, in 8-ounce (227 g) plastic jars.
CODE None. All product on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Product of China.
RECALLED BY Summit Import Corporation, New York, New York (importer)
DISTRIBUTION New York.
QUANTITY 11 cases (12 8-ounce jars per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared sulfites.

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 8

PRODUCT Landshire Supreme Sandwich brand Turkey and Cheese Roll, in 6.30-ounce flexible plastic wrap.
CODE Item Number 003, Lot Numbers: 2410, 2490, 2550.
MANUFACTURER Landshire, Inc., Belleville, Illinois.
DISTRIBUTION Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska.
QUANTITY 36,751 sandwiches were distributed.
REASON May be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Hood Feature Flavor Peppermint Stick Ice Cream, packagedin half-gallon containers.
CODE September 12, 2001.
MANUFACTURER H.P. Hood, Inc., Suffield, Connecticut.
RECALLED BY H.P. Hood, Inc., Chelsea, Massachusetts
DISTRIBUTION Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York.
QUANTITY 1,575 cases were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared egg albumin.

PRODUCT Sepp’s Bakery Classic brand Gingerbread Cookies, single serve barnyard shapes: a) Pig, 2.3-ounce (65 gm);
b) Tractor, 2.3-ounce (65 gm); c) Cow, 2.3-ounces (65 gm)
CODE All products on market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Sepp’s Gourmet Foods, British Columbia, Canada.
RECALLED BY Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Boston, Massachusetts
DISTRIBUTION Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island.
QUANTITY 1,170 cases were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared liquid egg whites.

PRODUCT Saks Fifth Avenue Just Truffles Handmade Chocolates in 13.5-ounce (383g) boxes, 6 boxes per carton.
CODE 000256 and 000258.
MANUFACTURER DFG Confectionery, doing business as The Sweet Shop, Fort Worth, Texas.
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 138 cases (6 units per case) were distributed.
REASON Product fails to list macadamia nuts as an ingredient. However, the nut is visible on the candy and is also pictured on the product’s label.

PRODUCT a) Korn brand Rainbow Cookies, in 15-ounce rigid plastic containers; b) Korn brand French Cookies (with rainbow or chocolate sprinkles), in 15-ounce rigid plastic containers.
CODE Not coded. All products on market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER 15th Avenue Food Corporation, also known as Brooklyn, Kosher Bakery, Inc., Brooklyn, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York.
QUANTITY a) 100 15-ounce packages; b) 81 15-ounce packages were distributed.
REASON a) Product contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Red No.3, FD&C Red No. 40, and FD&C Blue No.1.b) Product contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Red No.3, FD&C Red No. 40, and FD&C Blue No.1.

PRODUCT Southern Heaven Creamsicle Fudge, in 4-ounce plastic tubs.
CODE Not coded. All products on market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Southern Heaven, Depew, New York.
RECALLED BY Buffalo Tobacco, Inc., Buffalo, New York
DISTRIBUTION New York.
QUANTITY Approximately 98 packages.
REASON Product contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Red No. 40.

PRODUCT Sweet Shells Candy (dark chocolate with orange crunch) and boxes of assorted chocolates consisting in part of Sweet Shells Candy: Sweet Shells Candy in the following size boxes:
The Grand Gift Box, 60 pieces, 1 1/4 lbs. (#4700B)
Big Box, 30 pieces, 10 oz. (#4700A)
Gift Box, 18 pieces, 6 oz. (#4700R)
Hostess Box, 8 pieces, 2 1/2 oz.(#4700F)
Home Pack, 92 pieces, 1 7/8 lbs. (#4700D)
b) Assorted Chocolates in the following size boxes:
The 100 Piece Gold Box Assortment, 2 lbs. (#4847)
The 72 Piece Assortment, 72 chocolates, 1 1/2 lbs.(#4850)
The 48 Piece Assortment, 48 chocolates, 1 lb. (#4841)
The Big Gift Assortment, 36 chocolates, 3/4 lb.(#4840)
The Gift Assortment, 24 chocolates, 8 1/4 oz. (#4860)
Hostess Assortment, 12 chocolates, 4 oz. (#4870)
CODE All products on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Harbor Sweets, Inc., Salem, Massachusetts.
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 2,050 boxes were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 6.

PRODUCT Bulk dry soup mixes packaged in plastic bags in cardboard shipping cartons: a) Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup item 741480 - 26 lb. bulk box; b) Corn Chowder Soup item 741520 - 19 lb. bulk box item 171520 - 5 lb. bulk box.
CODE Item number 741480, 26 pounds, lot number 10/9/00 Item number 741520, 19 pounds, lot number 10/5/00 Item number 171520, 5 pounds, lot number 10/9/00.
MANUFACTURER John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa.
QUANTITY 883 pounds were distributed.
REASON Products were manufactured using an ingredient which appeared to contain the genetic material (DNA) necessary for the production in corn (trade name: StarLink) of the pesticide Cry9C protein derived from Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies tolworthi. The pesticide is not allowed for use in foods for human consumption.

PRODUCT Lauhoff CCF100 Tiny Flakes packaged in 50-pound bags, used in the brewing industry.
CODE Lot J30K00CJM
MANUFACTURER Bunge Lauhoff Grain Company, Crete, Nebraska.
RECALLED BY Bunge Lauhoff Grain Company, St. Louis, Missouri
DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
QUANTITY 643.5 cwt (hundred weight).
REASON Products appear to contain the genetic material (DNA) necessary for the production in corn (trade name: StarLink) of the pesticide Cry9C protein derived from Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies tolworthi. The pesticide is not allowed for use in foods for human consumption.

PRODUCT Yellow Corn Flour:
MASECA FLOUR:
50 # & Tote Bag Regular #0 Yellow Sam
50 # & Tote Bag Regular #0 Yellow
50 # Regular #1 Yellow
50 # Premium #0 Yellow With CMC
50 # Premium #8 Yellow
50 # Taco Shell #1 Yellow
50 # Chip Delight #4 Yellow
50 # & Tote Bag Chip Delight #6 Yellow
50 # & Tote Bag Taco Shell #6 Yellow
50 # Taco Shell #6 Yellow With Vit.
50 # Tortilla Thin #1 Yellow
50 # Premium #3 Yellow
MASA MIXTA
50 # Tortilla #1 Yellow
50 # Tortilla #2 Yellow
50 # Tortilla #3 Yellow
50 # Tortilla #3 (3YS) Yellow
50 # & Tote Bag Tortilla Chip #1 Yellow
50 # Tortilla Chip #55 Yellow
50 # & Tote Bag Corn Chip #4 Yellow
50 # Corn Chip #8 Yellow
50 # Taco #1 Yellow
50 # Taquito #2 Yellow
50 # & Tote Bag Taco #6 Yellow
50 # & Tote Bag Tortilla Chip #9 Yellow Especial
50 # & Tote Bag Tortilla Chip #11 Yellow Especial
50 # Taquito #50/50 Yellow.
CODE All yellow corn flour manufactured since 1/1/00.
MANUFACTURER Azteca Milling, Irving, Texas.
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide and international.
QUANTITY Undetermined.
REASON Products may contain StarLink corn, a corn variety which contains Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies tolworthi Cry9C protein and the genetic material necessary for its production in corn. StarLink contains a pesticide that is not allowed for use in foods for human consumption.

PRODUCT Wegman’s brand "Food You Feel Good About" Natural Style Apple Juice, in 64-ounce plastic bottles.
CODE Top Line AUG-02-01. Bottom line consists of 4 numbers (military time), followed by the letter A or B or C, followed by CT-095. All lots with the top line are affected.
MANUFACTURER Mayer Brothers Apple products, Barker, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.
QUANTITY 1,582 cases (8 units per case) were distributed.
REASON The product is unfit for food due to fermentation and off-taste caused by lactobacillus bacteria.

PRODUCT Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper, in 12-ounce cans.
CODE H4H110155 through H4H110330 consecutively where last four digits represent military time of pack on August 11, 2000. Code appears on bottom of can.
MANUFACTURER Dr. Pepper Bottling Company of Houston, Houston, Texas.
DISTRIBUTION Texas.
QUANTITY 8,320 12-packs were distributed.
REASON Product contains aspartame and high fructose corn syrup when it should only contain high fructose corn syrup.

PRODUCT Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, in 8.5-fluid ounce bottles.
CODE Not coded. All product on market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Marcello De Nigris, Naples, Italy.
RECALLED BY Alanric Food Distributors, Inc., Thorofare, New Jersey
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 2,869 bottles were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT Silver Ladle Foods Inc. Stuffed Gourmet Clams, in 15-ounce trays.
CODE 29800 on shipping carton.
MANUFACTURER Silver Ladle Soup, Inc., Bridgeport, Connecticut.
DISTRIBUTION New York.
QUANTITY 64 cases (12 trays per case) were distributed.
REASON Product may have been contaminated with filth.

Product: Ground Beef Products
Codes: Produced on November 2 and 3, 2000, as follows:
I.Wholesale: American Foods in 10-pound chubs; establishment # 410 with the sell by dates of 11-19 or 11-20, 2000. Sysco Classic in 10 pound chubs and Sysco Supreme Angus in 5 pound chubs with a packing date of 11/2/00.
II.Retail packages: ''B BAR BRAND 100% PURE GROUND BEEF'' in frozen 3-pound tubes with a sell by date of ''NOV/02/01'' bearing the establishment # ''Est. 410.'' ''KROGER GROUND BEEF 75/25,'' ''KROGER GROUND BEEF ROUND 85/15,'' and ''KROGER GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN 90/10'' in 1.5-pound tray packages with a production code of 0308, bearing the establishment # ''Est. 18076.'' ''KROGER GROUND BEEF,'' ''KROGER GROUND CHUCK,'' ''KROGER GROUND ROUND,'' and ''KROGER GROUND SIRLOIN'' in 1,3,and 5-poundtubes with a sell by date of ''NOV/20/00'' bearing the establishment # ''Est. 410.''
Problem: The products may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7.
Discovered: FSIS, upon receiving information from the Minnesota Department of Health, determined that epidemiological evidence implicated the recalled products in cases of illness associated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Minnesota.
Establishment: Green Bay Dressed Beef, Inc. (dba American Foods Group)     520 Lawrence Street     Green Bay, Wisconsin 54302
Contact: Ms. Sally Vande Hei; 920-436-6523
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 1.1 million pounds
Distribution: Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina, Iowa, Georgia, Virginia and Florida.

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 15

PRODUCT Blue Seal, Salinas and Lorenzana brand of:
a) Smoked Round Scad
b) Smoked Sardine
c) Smoked Thread Herring
d) Dried Herring (or Dried Thread Herring)
e) Dried Sardine (or Dried Spanish Sardine), all products are vacuum packed in plastic 6-ounce bags and the label contains a full description of the product.
CODE Not Coded. All product on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Riverside Food Manufacturing Corporation, Carson, California.
DISTRIBUTION California and New York.
QUANTITY 601 cases (40 packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Products, uneviscerated fish, have the potential to support the growth of and toxin production by Clostridium botulinum.

PRODUCT Royal Baltic brand Semi-dried North Atlantic Salmon, bulk weights, air packed or vacuum packed.
CODE Master lot #273, and lots (package codes) 2731002, 2731003, 2731004, 2731005.
MANUFACTURER Royal Baltic, Ltd., Brooklyn, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York.
QUANTITY Approximately 331-pounds were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Harris Teeter Chocolate Ice Cream, in half-gallon containers.
CODE Not coded.
MANUFACTURER Hunter Farms, a subsidiary of Harris Teeter, Inc., High Point, North Carolina.
RECALLED BY Harris Teeter, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina
DISTRIBUTION Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.
QUANTITY 712 units were distributed.
REASON Cartons labeled as "Chocolate Ice Cream" actually contain a second product, Snickers Ice Cream. The Snickers Ice Cream contains peanuts that are not listed on the label of the Chocolate Ice Cream.

PRODUCT a) Summer Krunch Slaw Salad Kit, consisting of a box/case containing bagged processed vegetables produced by the firm, and a 16-oz. unlabeled plastic tub of cole slaw dressing, packed 1 kit/case;
b) Broccoli Burst Salad Kit, consisting of a box/case containing bagged processed vegetables produced by the firm, and a 16 oz. unlabeled plastic tub of cole slaw dressing packaged, 1 kit/case.
CODE Use by date of 9 14 or earlier.
MANUFACTURER Silver Creek Fresh Prep, Garden City, Idaho.
RECALLED BY Silver Creek Fresh, Inc., Garden City, Idaho
DISTRIBUTION Idaho and Oregon.
QUANTITY a) 100 kits; b) 16 kits were distributed.
REASON Products contained undeclared egg yolks.

PRODUCT 1) Granny's Country Cupboard Turkey N' Swiss Sub Sandwich #11004B, Net Wt. 5.5-oz.;
2) Granny's Country Cupboard Turkey & Bacon Sub Sandwich #11009B, Net Wt. 4.5-oz.;
3) Granny's Country Cupboard Ham & Cheese Croissant Sandwich #11504C, Net Wt. 5-oz.;
4) Granny's 99 cent Meal Deal Ham & Cheese Sandwich #13205A, Net Wt. 3 3/4-oz.;
5) Granny's Country Cupboard Ham & Cheese Soft Sub Sandwich #16504C, Net Wt. 6 1/2-oz.;
6)Granny's Country Cupboard Ham Turkey Club Soft Sub Sandwich #16505C, Net Wt. 6 1/2-oz.;
7) Granny's Country Cupboard Double Stuff Ham & Cheddar Sandwich #20502E, Net Wt. 7-oz.;
8) Granny's Country Cupboard Double Stuff Smoked Turkey & Swiss Sandwich #20503, Net Wt. 6-oz.;
9) Granny's Country Cupboard Double Stuff Roast Beef N' CoJac Sandwich #20505, Net Wt. 7-oz.;
10) Granny's Country Cupboard Double Stuff Ham & Cheese Sub Sandwich #23101, Net Wt. 10-oz.;
11) Granny's Country Cupboard Double Stuff Turkey & Cheese Sub Sandwich #23102E, Net Wt. 10-oz.;
12) Granny's Country Cupboard Double Stuff Turkey, Beef Club Sandwich #23103E, Net Wt. 10-oz.;
13) Granny's Country Cupboard Deli Combo on White Bread Sandwich #13601B, Net Wt. 5-oz.;
14) Granny's Country Cupboard Ham & Swiss on Rye Bread Sandwich #13602B, Net Wt. 4-oz.;
15) Granny's Country Cupboard Ham & American on White Bread Sandwich #13603B, Net Wt. 5-oz.;
16) Granny's Country Cupboard Turkey & Ham Club on White Bread Sandwich #13605B, Net Wt. 5-oz.;
17) Granny's Deli Combo 8" Submarine Sandwich #23002D, Net Wt. 11.5-oz.;
18) Granny's 8" Ham & Turkey Club Sub Sandwich #23003D, Net Wt. 9-oz.;
19) Granny's Roast Beef N' Swiss 6" Sub W' Peppers & Onions Sandwich #24004C, Net Wt. 7-oz.;
20) Granny's Italian Supreme 8" Sub W' Peppers & Onions Sandwich #23005E, Net Wt. 10-oz.
CODE Products 13 through 16 are coded with sell by dates of August 25th through September 15th. The remainder of the sandwiches are coded with production dates up to and including 2350.
MANUFACTURER Landshire Fast Foods of Milwaukee, Inc, Muskego, Wisconsin.
DISTRIBUTION Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana.
QUANTITY Approximately 3,000 sandwiches were in distribution at the time of the recall initiation.
REASON Products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT HC Food brand Lotus Rootlets, in Brine, packed in 16-ounce glass jars.
CODE Not Coded. All product on market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Product of Thailand.
RECALLED BY Vasinee Food Corporation, Brooklyn, New York
DISTRIBUTION New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island.
QUANTITY 90 cartons (24 jars per carton) were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared sulfites.

PRODUCT Smoked Whitefish Salad, packaged in 8-ounce containers.
CODE Code 224 (on bottom of container) and Sell By 0918.
MANUFACTURER Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Company, Brooklyn, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New Jersey.
QUANTITY 76 8-ounce containers were distributed.
REASON Product was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Baked Salmon Salad, packaged in 8-ounce plastic containers
CODE Code 212 (on bottom of container) and Sell By 0904.
MANUFACTURER Blue Ribbon Smoke Fish Company, Brooklyn, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New Jersey.
QUANTITY 57 8-ounce containers were distributed.
REASON Product was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Blue Ribbon brand Cream Cheese & Lox, and Sliced Nova:
a) Cream Cheese & Lox, prepared in 8-ounce size tubs
b) Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon as follows: (1) Prepared in 8-ounce size, vacuum packaged in clear, flexible plastic (2) Deli-cut Nova boards, prepared in bulk sizes, vacuum packaged in clear, flexible plastic, (3) Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon, prepared in 3-ounce size, vacuum packaged in clear, flexible plastic,.
CODE a) Coded 221 and sell by 1007; b) (1) 8 ounce coded 220 and sell by 0922; 222 and sell by 0924; 223 and sell by 0925; (2) Sliced Nova deli-cut board coded 223; (3) Sliced Nova 3 ounce coded 220 and sell by 0922, 221 and sell by 0923, 222 and sell by 0924, 223 and sell by 0925.
MANUFACTURER Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Company, Brooklyn, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York and New Jersey.
QUANTITY a) 66 units. (b) (1)code 220 - 63 units, code 222 - 50 units, code 223 - 44 units; (2) 13 units (approx. 31.7 lbs.) distributed; (3) 196 units distributed.
REASON Products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Earthly Eats brand Original Vegetarian Chicken Salad in 6.5-ounce clear plastic tub containers.
CODE Code 10-02.
MANUFACTURER Larus Enterprises, Inc., Ridgewood, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York.
QUANTITY 70 units.
REASON Product contained undeclared eggs.

PRODUCT a) Velvet Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, in 1/2-gallon round carton, and 3-gallon bulk containers; b) Velvet Spumoni Ice Cream, in 1/2-gallon round carton, and 2 1/2-gallon bulk containers; c) Velvet After Dinner Mint Ice Cream, in 2 1/2-gallon bulk containers.
CODE Lot Numbers: 0001 through 0314. The code represents the last digit of the year produced followed by the Julian date of manufacture.
MANUFACTURER Velvet Ice Cream Company, Utica, Ohio.
DISTRIBUTION Ohio.
QUANTITY a) 480 1/2-gallon containers, 50 3-gallon containers; b) 428 1/2-gallon containers, 50 3-gallon containers; c) 15 2 1/2-gallon bulk containers were distributed.
REASON Products contain undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5.

PRODUCT Japanese Salad Kit, consisting of a box/case containing bagged processed vegetables produced by the firm, and a 2 1/2 lb. unlabeled plastic bag of Japanese salad dressing, packed 1 kit/case.
CODE Use by date of 9 14 or earlier.
MANUFACTURER Silver Creek Fresh Prep, Garden City, Idaho.
RECALLED BY Silver Creek Fresh, Inc., Garden City, Idaho
DISTRIBUTION Idaho and Oregon.
QUANTITY 32 kits were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared wheat.

PRODUCT Otis Spunkmeyer: a) Banana Nut Muffins, in single packs and three packs; b) Mixed Muffins, 15 pack containing banana nut, blueberry and chocolate chip muffins.
CODE Product Codes 00105 (individual muffins), 04105 (three pack muffins) and 15105 (fifteen pack product w/three muffin flavors - blueberry, banana nut and chocolate chip). Production codes 0B1172, OB2172 and OB4172. The third character represents a machine number.) Case Code OB172.
MANUFACTURER Otis Spunkmeyer, West Columbia, South Carolina.
DISTRIBUTION Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin.
QUANTITY Product 00105 - 2,160 cases (24 muffins per case); Product 04105 2,280 cases (24 muffins per case) and Product 15104 4,512 cases (20 banana nut muffins/20 blueberry muffins/20 chocolate chip muffins per case) were distributed.
REASON The banana nut muffins may contain hair-like pieces of glass fibers.

Product: Cooked Ready-To-Eat Turkey and Chicken Products
Codes: Produced May 1, through Dec. 11, 2000. The products subject to recall listed below all bear Establishment number P-635, and any ''sell-by,'' ''use-by'' or Julian code. subject to recall listed below all bear Establishment number P-635, and any "sell-by", "use-by" or Julian code.

1.Retail Sliced Packages: In 10 to12-ounce packages.
Owens's Hickory Smoked Pre-Sliced Turkey Breast, fresh
Plantation
Fiesta Pre-Sliced Turkey Breast, fresh
Mesquite Smoked Pre-Sliced Turkey Breast, fresh and frozen
Pre-Sliced Smoke banquet-style Turkey Breast, fresh and frozen
Black Forest Turkey Ham, fresh
Pre-Sliced Turkey Pastrami, fresh and frozen
Pre-Sliced Star Turkey Breast
Riverside
Pre-Sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, fresh and frozen
Pre-Sliced Oven prepared Turkey Breast, frozen
Honeysuckle White Pre-Sliced Oven Prepared Turkey, fresh and frozen

2.Un-sliced Products: For slicing or consumer sale whole.
Dine Rite Picnic Dark Turkey, fresh and frozen
Old South Turkey Ham, fresh
Plantation Cajun Fried Turkey, frozen
Honeysuckle White Cajun-Style Fried Whole Turkey, frozen

3.Wholesale: Products sold in bulk and sliced at delicatessens, restaurants, and institutions
                      Boar's Head:
Our Premium Low Salt Turkey, frozen
Golden Catering Skin-on Turkey Breast, fresh
Carmel Colored Our Premium Turkey Breast, fresh
Our Premium Low Salt Skinless Turkey Breast, fresh
Smoked Turkey Breast, fresh
Oil Browned Chicken Breast, fresh
Oven Prepared Skinless Turkey Breast, fresh
Smoked Chicken Breast, fresh
Other products were sold in bulk and would not be labeled at the point of purchase.
Problem: The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Discovered: The recall is in response to an epidemiological study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FSIS. The preliminary results of the study prompted the firm to voluntarily initiate the recall.
Establishment: Cargill Turkey Products         2510 East Lakeshore Drive         Waco, Texas 76705
Contact: Mr. Ralph Kutzer; 254-412-3680, Mr. Mark Klein; 252-412-3478
Consumer Contact: 888-621-2717 or visit the firm's website www.plantation-foods.com
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 16.7 million pounds
Distribution: U.S. Nationwide, and exported to Iceland and Venezuela.

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 22

PRODUCT Fresh Green Leaf Lettuce, packed 24 heads per cardboard carton.
CODE Lot 012617 on bar code.
GROWER Freitas Brothers, Nipomo, California.
HARVESTER Byrd Farms, Guadalupe, California (responsible firm).
RECALLED BY FreshKist Product, LLC, Santa Maria, California
DISTRIBUTION Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, District of Columbia.
QUANTITY 2,516 cartons (24 units per carton) were distributed.
REASON Product was contaminated with Salmonella.

PRODUCT Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, pint size.
CODE Product dated BEFORE October 26, 2001.
MANUFACTURER Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., St. Albans, Vermont, and Waterbury, Vermont.
RECALLED BY Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., South Burlington, Vermont
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 8,000 gallons were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared tree nuts.

PRODUCT Thyroid Synergy Dietary Supplement, in 90-capsule bottles.
CODE Lot 011191-1191.
MANUFACTURER Advanced Manufacturing System, Boulder, Colorado.
RECALLED BY Designs for Health, Boulder, Colorado
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 360 90-capsule bottles were distributed.
REASON Product contained approximately 225 times the amount of selenium declared on label.

PRODUCT Teriyaki Flavored Hot Smoked Salmon, vacuum packaged.
CODE 2640T.
MANUFACTURER Kasilof Fish Company, Marysville, Washington.
DISTRIBUTION Washington State.
QUANTITY 50-60 pounds per week were distributed.
REASON Product contained undeclared soybeans and wheat.

PRODUCT Dried Shrimp under the following labels:Shirakiku brand U.S. Dried Shrimp in 1-ounce bags;
Mum's brand U.S. Dried Shrimp in 1-ounce bags; Barre brand Dried Shrimp in Bulk 50 lb. Bags.
CODE None.
REPACKER Nishimoto Trading Company Hawaii, Ltd., Honolulu, Hawaii.
DISTRIBUTION Hawaii.
QUANTITY 2,725 packages were distributed.
REASON Product contains undeclared sulfites.

Product: Harper's brand sliced country ham products.

Codes: All products being recalled bear the establishment number ''EST. 2040'' inside the USDA mark of inspection and bear a production date code of 0346 on the label. Product was produced on December 11, 2000.

Retail and mail order products subject to recall include:

"HARPER'S Hamtastic Center Slices Country Ham" in 14 oz. packages;

"HARPER'S Hamtastic Family Pack Sliced Country Ham" in 24 oz. packages;                                 

"HARPER'S Hamtastic Sliced Value Pack Country Ham" in 20 oz. packages;                                 

"HARPER'S COUNTRY HAMS HAMTASTIC COUNTRY HAM BONELESS SLICES" in 12 oz. packages;

"WERTZ'S COUNTRY STORE Country Ham Center Slices" in 28 oz. packages;                                 

"WERTZ'S COUNTRY STORE Country Ham Center Slices" in 14 oz. packages;

"Loveless Slow Cured Hickory Smoked COUNTRY HAM" in 16 oz. packages.

 

Products for restaurants and food services subject to recall include:

"HARPER'S Hamtastic BUFFET COUNTRY HAM" in 10 lb. boxes;

"HARPER"S Hamtastic NO. 2 CENTERS COUNTRY HAM" in boxes of various weights;                                  

"HARPER'S NO. 1 SLICES COUNTRY HAM" in boxes of various weights;                                 

"HARPER'S DINNER CUT COUNTRY HAM" in boxes of various weights;                                 

"HARPER'S BISCUIT SLICES COUNTRY HAM" in boxes of various weights.

Problem: Product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Discovered: A positive FSIS microbiological monitoring sample collected on December 11, 2000, and reported on December 20, 2000.

Establishment: Harper's Country Ham             Route 2, Box 122                   Clinton, Kentucky 42031

Contact: Mike Morgan, Sales Manager; Bryan Harper, Vice President (270) 653-2081

Quantity Recalled: Approximately 10,400 pounds

Distribution: Central & West Tennessee, Central and West Kentucky

 

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 29
 
 

PRODUCT Good Fortune brand Poker-Chip Venus Cooked in Half Shell Clams. 

CODE Lot Numbers 77273 and 77274.

MANUFACTURER Fujian Hualong Aquatic Trade Development Company, Lianjiang, China.

RECALLED BY Universal Group, Ltd., Linden, New Jersey.

DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.

QUANTITY 1,238 cases were distributed.

REASON Product was associated with an outbreak of gastroenteritis.  In addition, the product is misbranded because it is labeled as "cooked" when in fact the product is raw.

 

PRODUCT CTF brand Pickled Ginger, in 16-ounce (l-pound) glass jars. 

CODE None.  All product on market at time of recall initiation.

MANUFACTURER Combined Thai Foods Company, Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand.

RECALLED BY BCN Trading Inc., Brooklyn, New York

DISTRIBUTION New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, District of Columbia.

QUANTITY 82 cases (24 jars per case) were distributed.

REASON Pickled ginger contained sodium saccharin, which is not allowed for use in this type of food, and it contained undeclared sodium benzoate.

 

PRODUCT Victor’s Lobster Ravioli and Seafood Stuffed Shells:a) Lobster Ravioli, in 1-pound packages (approximately 36 pieces); b) Seafood Stuffed Shells, approximately 2-ounces each, and sold 24 shells per unlabeled bag. 

CODE All product on market at time of recall initiation.

MANUFACTURER Victor Ravioli Foods, Inc., Verona, Pennsylvania.

DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania.

QUANTITY a) 8 cases; b) 2 cases were distributed.

REASON Both products were labeled as containing lobster as an ingredient when none was added.  Both products also fail to list all their ingredients and sub-ingredients.  Additionally, the Seafood Stuffed Shells do not specify a name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

 

Product: The ground beef was produced on December 19 for sale at Big Top Market and sold from bulk product in the display case

Codes: The packages are marked "Packed on DEC 19" and "Sell by DEC 22."

Problem: May be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7

Discovered: The problem was discovered from a sample collected by FSIS as part of a routine microbiological monitoring program.

Establishment: Big Top Market        3630 Clyde Park Avenue, SW,           Grand Rapids, Mich.

Contact: Big Top Market Store Director, (616) 534-9671

Quantity: Approximately 200 pounds of ground beef

Distribution: At Big Top Market