JANUARY 2006

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 7

Publix Issues Local Recall for Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall on prepackaged Publix Cinnamon Raisin Bagels (4-pack) located at its stores in South Florida (Key West to Vero Beach). The product was inadvertently packaged with egg bagels, and the ingredient label for cinnamon raisin bagels does not declare eggs.

Customers who have purchased the product may return it to their store for a full refund or replacement. All cinnamon raisin bagels currently for sale are packaged correctly.

 Consumers with questions may contact Publix at 1-800-242-1227.

Trader Joe's Company Recalls Gourmet Chocolate Fudge Original

Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California is recalling Trader Joe's Gourmet Chocolate Fudge (8 oz. original) code BB 07/01/06 LOT 008, because the product may contain walnuts that are not declared on the label. 

Trader Joe's Chocolate Fudge (Original) was potentially sold from Trader Joe's retail stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

Consumers who have purchased Trader Joe's Gourmet Chocolate Fudge (Original) are urged to return them to any Trader Joe's store for a full refund. 

Consumers with questions may contact Trader Joe's Customer Service at (781) 455-7319.

Arnold Recalling Country Classic Oat Bran Bread In Five Southern States

Arnold Foods Company, Inc. is recalling Arnold brand Country Classic Oat Bran Bread sold in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee because walnuts and hazelnuts were found in the bread. The product being recalled has a code date of either January 8 or January 9, both preceded by the number "360." The code date and number are printed on the front of the product bag.

Consumers with allergies to walnuts or hazelnuts who have purchased the product can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund or call the company at 1-800-984-0989.

Log House Cherry Flavored Chips, Log House Butterscotch Flavored Chips, and Hy-Vee Butterscotch Flavored Chips Recalled

Log House Foods of Plymouth, MN is recalling all 10 ounce packages of "Log House Cherry Flavored Chips", all 12 ounce packages of "Log House Butterscotch Flavored Chips", and all 12 ounce packages of "Hy-Vee Butterscotch Flavored Chips" because they contain undeclared milk. 

The recalled "Log House Cherry Flavored Chips" and "Log House Butterscotch Chips" were distributed nationwide in retail grocery stores. The "Hy-Vee Butterscotch Chips" were sold by Hy-Vee, Inc. located in the upper Midwest.

The "Log House Cherry Flavored Chips" product is packed in a 10 ounce, red and brown package with one of the following lot numbers: 08-05-07; 09-30-06; 09-30-07; 10-03-07; 10-06-06; 10-07-06; 10-18-07; 10-21-06; 10-27-07; 10-28-07; 11-04-06; 11-16-07; 11-28-07; 12-04-04; 12-05-04; 12-09-06; 12-13-06.

The "Log House Butterscotch Flavored Chips" product is packed in a 12 ounce, orange and brown package with one of the following lot numbers: 01-24-01; 02-12-06; 03-10-07; 06-09-07; 06-10-06; 06-22-06; 08-01-07; 08-03-06; 09-12-07; 09-23-07; 09-28-06; 10-19-06; 10-20-07; 10-21-06; 11-01-06; 11-03-06; 11-04-06; 11-09-06; 11-21-07; 12-14-06; 12-21-07.

The "Hy-Vee Butterscotch Flavored Chips" product is packed in a 12 ounce, orange package with one of the following lot numbers: 01-03-07; 02-17-07; 03-09-07; 03-01-06; 04-06-06; 04-14-07; 05-10-06; 05-17-07; 06-01-06; 06-09-07; 06-22-06; 06-23-06; 06-24-06; 06-27-07; 07-07-06; 07-21-07; 07-29-07; 08-01-07; 08-03-06; 08-19-06; 08-23-06; 09-02-06; 09-16-06; 09-26-07; 10-11-06; 10-12-06; 10-28-07; 10-01-06; 11-22-06; 11-30-07; 12-06-07; 12-08-06; 12-14-06; 12-21-06

Consumers with a Milk or Dairy allergy who have purchased 10 ounce bags of "Log House Cherry Flavored Chips", 12 ounce "Log House Butterscotch Chips" or 12 ounce "Hy-Vee Butterscotch Chips" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (866) 835-8395.

Undeclared Peanuts Prompts Recall of Fisher Mixed Nuts

John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall on its distribution of Fisher Brand Deluxe Mixed Nuts (w/ No Peanuts) packaged in 32 oz. plastic jars because this product may contain undeclared peanuts. 

The recalled Fisher Brand Deluxe Mixed Nuts product bears a “BEST BY” date of 110506 S1. The recalled product was shipped to the following grocery retailers' distribution centers: Hannaford Co. in South Portland, ME, Kash N' Karry Food Stores in Plant City, FL and Stater Bros. in Colton, CA.

The Fisher Brand Deluxe Mixed Nuts that are being recalled should not be consumed by those who suffer from peanut allergies, but rather returned to the store of purchase for a full refund. For further information, call us at (847)-593-2300, ext. 0 from 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM Central Daylight Savings Time (Monday through Friday.)

Hatfield Quality Meats is  recalling approximately 464,820 pounds of beef franks 

Hatfield Quality Meats, a Hatfield, Penn., firm, is  recalling approximately 464,820 pounds of beef franks due to an undeclared allergen (soy protein).

The package labels do not specifically state that soy protein, a potential known allergen, is an ingredient.

The following products are subject to recall: 

The products were sold to retail stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call company Consumer Affairs Specialist Justina McIntyre at (215) 368-2500, ext. 8130. 

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 14

Whole Foods Market® Recalls Whole Catch™ Lemon Pepper Garlic Hot Smoked Trout Due to Possible Health Risk

  Whole Foods Market is recalling Whole Catch Lemon Pepper Garlic Hot Smoked Trout because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The product, distributed by Whole Foods Market, may have reached consumers via stores in the following states: California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The product can be identified by a label that reads "Whole Catch Lemon Pepper Garlic Hot Smoked Trout." This item comes in an 8-ounce, green colored package with yellow and white lettering and has a UPC Code of 9948241183. The batch number is 10724701 and the sticker can typically be found on the back of the package.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512/542-0656.

PRODUCT Worthington brand Vegetarian Choplets, packed in Net Wt 1lb. 4 oz. cans, UPC Code - 28989 22503
CODE Cans with a code beginning with “06085 CS L” stamped on the bottom of the can.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Kellogg Sales Co, Battle Creek, MI
Manufacturer: Castleberrys Food Company, Augusta, GA. 
REASON Some cans actually contain Veja-Links, which contain egg and milk, but these ingredients are not included in the Choplets ingredient statement.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 6048 cans
DISTRIBUTION AZ, CA, CO, KS, MO, NY, OH, OR and WA

PRODUCT
a) Home Style Salad Selection Golden Taste brand Tuna Deluxe, Net Wt. 3.5 oz., 7.5 oz., and 5 lb. The
product is packaged in a rigid plastic container. UPC barcode # 7 58259 77115 7
b) Home Style Salad Selection Golden Taste brand Scallion Tuna Deluxe, Net Wt. 3.5 oz., 7.5 oz., and 5 lbs.The product is packaged in a rigid plastic container, UPC barcode #7 58259 77174 4
c) Home Style Salad Selection Golden Taste brand White Fish Salad, Net Wt. 3.5 oz., 7.5 oz., and 5 lb. The product is packaged in a rigid plastic container
d) Home Style Salad Selection Golden Taste brand Baked Salmon Salad, Net Wt. 3.5 oz., 7.5 oz., and 5 lb.The product is packaged in a rigid plastic container, UPC barcode # 7 58259 77161 4
CODE
a) Date codes 7/24/05 & 8/01/05;
b) Date codes 7/05/05 & 7/12/05;
c) Date code 7/14/05;
d) Date code 8/11/05
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Golden Taste, Inc., Spring Valley, NY
REASON The products were found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes based on routine samplings & analyses by the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
a) 3.5 oz: 400 tubs, 7.5 oz.: 500 tubs, 5 lbs.: 40 tubs;
b) 3.5 oz.: 300 tubs, 7.5 oz: 475 tubs, 5 lbs.: unknown;
c) Unknown;
d) Unknown
DISTRIBUTION NY and NJ

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 21

PRODUCT aSpices Brand Basil Ground in a 1 oz clear plastic bag with English wording and aSPICES logo. The package is green, gold and white and approximately 6” x 1.5” in size. Bar code number 82699803113
CODE Product sold after August 26, 2004.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER American Natural Herbs & Spice, Inc., Union City, CA
REASON Sample analysis by the State of California found the product contaminated with Salmonella.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 85 bags
DISTRIBUTION CA

PRODUCT Marzetti Fat Free Honey Mustard Dressing packaged in 1.5 oz foil individual packets, item #81966. Each case is identified as item #81958
CODE Best buy lot code of BB030206 embossed in the upper side seal of each packet. Case labeling contains a best buy code of 03 02 06 X.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: T. Marzetti Co, Columbus, OH
Manufacturer: Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH.
REASON The product contains undeclared anchovies, a sub-ingredient of the Worcestershire Sauce.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 1,601/60 count cases
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide

PRODUCT Shedd’s Country Crock Macaroni & Cheese Side Dishes (mistakenly contain Home Style Mashed Potatoes). The affected Country Crock Macaroni & Cheese Side Dishes have a UPC #2740072531. The product comes in a 23 oz. plastic tube container with a cardboard sleeve. These chilled products are generally sold in the meat case or the deli section
CODE Use by date of NOV 29 05 WPI
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Unilever United States, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Manufacturer: Reser’s Fine Foods, Pasco, WA.
REASON Packages labeled as macaroni & cheese actually contain cheese mashed potatoes with undeclared eggs.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 1,329 cases
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide

PRODUCT
a) Tuna Triple Wedge Sandwiches labeled under the Deli Fresh or Mountain Fresh Deli labels, individually
wrapped for retail sale,
b) Egg Salad Triple Wedge Sandwiches labeled under the Deli Fresh or Mountain Fresh Deli labels,
individually wrapped for retail sale
c) British and ½ British Sandwiches labeled under the Deli Fresh or Mountain Fresh Deli labels,
individually wrapped for retail sale
CODE
a) and b) Pull Date Codes of 12 23; 12 26; 12 27; 12 28 or 12 29;
c) Pull Date Codes of 12 23; 12 26; 12 27; 12 28; 12 29; 12 30; 1 2; 1 3; 1 4 or 1 5
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Airline Catering Company, Inc., Spanaway, WA
REASON Sandwiches were distributed to wholesale and retail consignees with undeclared color, FD&C Yellow #5.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 1,179 individually wrapped sandwiches
DISTRIBUTION WA

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 28

Product(s) Recalled: Asian Style Pot Stickers 
Production Dates/Identifying Codes: Produced 09/19/2005
The following product is subject to recall:

Problem/Reason for Recall: The product may contain extraneous materials (small hard plastic fragments).
Federal Establishment:
Nestlé Prepared Foods Company
2130 Old Georgia Highway
Gaffney, SC 29340
Consumer Contact: Nestlé Consumer Services, 800-993-8625
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 54,690 pounds 
Distribution: Nationwide

Product(s) Recalled: Sirloin Beef and Asian Style Vegetables
Production Dates/Identifying Codes: Produced November 11, 2005
The following product is subject to recall:

Problem/Reason for Recall: The package indicates that the product is sirloin beef and Asian style vegetables; however, inside the package is roast beef in Portobello vermouth sauce with broccoli and cauliflower. The package labels do not specifically state that milk protein, a potential known allergen, is an ingredient.
Federal Establishment:
Heinz Frozen Foods
1301 Oberlin Road S.W.
Massillon, OH 44647
Consumer Contact: Consumer Affairs Department, 1-800-551-0140
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 1,561 pounds
Distribution: Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC

PRODUCT Baroody Dried Apricots, 14 oz plastic containers.
CODE All products on the market at the time the recall was initiated.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Baroody Imports, Inc., Clifton, NJ
Manufacturer: Mahmut Yarim Ltd, Antakya, Turkey. 
REASON Baroody Dried Apricots contained undeclared sulfites based on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' analysis.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 400 units each 14 oz. containers
DISTRIBUTION\NY and NJ

PRODUCT Canterbury Naturals all natural Cinnamon Raisin quick bread mix, Net wt 18oz (510g) in a box
CODE 6174 1, 6196 1, 6277 1, 7104 1 located on a label on the bottom of each box.
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Conifer Specialties, Medina, WA
REASON One of the ingredients, golden raisins, contained undeclared sulfur dioxide.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 8,016 units
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide

PRODUCT Scandinavian Smoke House brand Cold Smoked Norwegian Salmon pieces (trimmings) in clear plastic vacuum packages. 
CODE "AUG 23.05"
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Scandinavian Smoke House Inc., San Francisco, CA
REASON The product is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 75 lbs.
DISTRIBUTION CA

Del Rey Tortilleria, Inc. Issues Recall Due to Possible Health Risk

Del Rey Tortilleria, Inc., Chicago, Illinois is recalling FLOUR TORTILLAS because government officials have associated consumption of the flour tortillas with a series of health symptoms among individuals who complained of stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and headaches.

These reported symptoms typically occurred very soon after consuming the flour tortillas and resolved within one day. There does not appear to be any long-term adverse health effects.

The product was distributed nationwide through food distributors and grocery stores.

The affected products are all sizes and types of FLOUR TORTILLAS with the brand name Del Ray and use-by date codes of March 06, 2006 or earlier. They may be labeled as White Flour Tortillas; Tortillas de Harina; Burritos 2, 3 and 4; or Fajita 8" size.

The recall does not affect flour tortillas made on or after January 20, which will have use-by date codes of March 09, 2006 or later, or any other Del Rey Tortilleria products.

Consumers should immediately return any product subject to the recall to the store where they purchased it for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Marcy Toledo, General Manager, at 773-637-8900.

Undeclared Sulfites in Swad Brand Dry Dates

Rajah Foods, 56-05 55th Drive, Maspeth, New York is recalling "Swad brand Dry Dates" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. 

The recalled "Swad brand Dry Dates" are packaged in a 7-ounce, uncoded plastic bag. It was sold throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. It is a product of India.

Consumers who have purchased "Swad brand Dry Dates" should return them to the place of purchase.

Hasty Tasty Food Service Recalls Sandwiches Due to Undeclared Allergens

Hasty Tasty Food Service Inc./DBA Valley Vending of Davenport Iowa is recalling the following items: Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Ham Salad, and Tuna Salad sandwiches because they contain undeclared Dairy allergens (sweet dairy whey and butter). 

The Chicken Salad, Ham Salad, Egg Salad sandwiches were labeled under the brand names of Valley Vending/Hasty Tasty, Venture Vending, Prime Vending, and M & M Vending. Only the Tuna Salad Sandwiches were labeled with the Valley Vending/Hasty Tasty label. The sandwiches were distributed in the states of Iowa and Illinois through our mobile catering trucks and/or vending machines.

These products can be identified by the brand name and are packaged in a plastic wedge container with a date code on or before 1/26/06. The net weight on the label is 4.5 oz.

Anyone with questions concerning this matter may contact Hasty Tasty Food Service Inc./DBA Valley Vending at (563) 333-6783.

Product(s) Recalled: Sausages
Production Dates/Identifying Codes:
The following products are subject to recall:

Problem/Reason for Recall: The product labels do not specifically state that milk, a known allergen, is an ingredient.
Federal Establishment:
Kubisch Sausage Co.
50400 Rizzo Dr.
Shelby Twp, MI 48315
Consumer Contact: Vaso Marcovich, President, (586) 566-4661
Quantity Recalled: Unknown 
Distribution: Michigan