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Good Friday ~ US


Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday in the United States. It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. It is not a federal holiday in the United States, although it is a state holiday in some states.

Jesus Christ
Good Friday remembers the death of Jesus Christ.
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What Do People Do?

Some Christians may attend special church services or prayer vigils. Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer for many Christians. The candles are often extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses may be draped in black, purple or gray cloth. Some Catholics treat Good Friday as a day of fasting, while others observe a partial fast involving the exclusion of meat.

Some homes keep a quiet atmosphere, with little or no outside activities and limited television, radio, and computer use, in observing Good Friday. Others choose to play music such as JS Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion. Some people bake hot cross buns, a traditional Good Friday sweet.

Good Friday is another day at work for many Americans, as it is not a national holiday. Some people may choose to take a day off work and have a long “Spring Break” weekend. In some states, employees are given a day off on Good Friday.

Public Life

Good Friday is not an official holiday in the United States. Regular services will continue according the schedule in some areas, including Toledo, Ohio, where the city’s refuse will be collected during its regular schedule. However, financial markets, as well as many businesses, public schools and universities/colleges are closed on Good Friday.

Good Friday is a state holiday in some states such as Hawaii, where city and state offices are closed and some forms of public transport (eg. buses) run on the state holiday schedule. In some areas, such as Perry County in Tennessee, Good Friday is a school holiday. Good Friday is a holiday designated by the governor as a day of fasting and prayer in Connecticut.

In accordance with state law, Indiana state employees are given a day off on Good Friday, a religious holiday. In 1999, in the case of Bridenbaugh v O’Bannon, an Indiana state employee sued the governor for giving state employees Good Friday as a day off. The US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the plaintiff, stating that the government could give state employees a paid day off when that day is a religious holiday, including Good Friday, but only so long as the state can provide a valid secular purpose that coincides with the obvious religious purpose of the holiday.

Background

Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

This is an important event in Christianity, as it represents the sacrifices and suffering in Jesus’ life. The crucifixion was the culmination of a number of events in Holy Week, including: the triumphal return of Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; the washing of the disciples’ feet by Jesus; and the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. Some churches organize a prayer vigil on Good Friday for various causes, such as for cancer patients or for the American troops who have been sent to the middle-east.

Symbols

The crucifix, or cross, which represents the way Jesus died, is an important symbol seen on Good Friday. Some crosses bear a figure of Christ. Other symbols of Good Friday include black cloth used to cover the cross, paintings and statues in churches and some homes to signify mourning.

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FDA/USDA ~ March 2018 Alerts & Safety


  • Healthy Nut Factory of Bayside, NY is recalling 7 oz. Pouches of Organic Coconut Smiles because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.Product was distributed and sold at retail stores in New York City and Long Island. The Health Nut Factory Brand ORGANIC COCONUT SMILES 7 OZ, are packaged in green rice paper pouches, UPC Code: 8 13449 02099 3. The expiration date 6/1/2018, is found on the back of the pouch.No illness have been reported to date related to the Health Nut Factory Brand Product. The FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to dried coconut. Testing by the FDA has confirmed that Salmonella, matching the outbreak strain, was found in a retail package distributed by our supplier, International Harvest.The recall was initiated after we were notified by our distributor that product with expiration date 6/1/2018 purchased on 8/21/2018 might contain Salmonella. We have ceased production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

    Consumers that have purchased the Organic Coconut Smiles from August 22, 2018 through November 20, 2018 in 7 oz. pouches should return unused product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Healthy Nut Factory at 718-224-5096 or >info@healthynutfactory.com, Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:00pm.

  • Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is voluntarily recalling a number of frozen items sold at a single Target store on Oahu located at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii. The products were not held at an appropriate temperature and may be contaminated by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to serious or life-threatening illness if consumed. The recall includes items listed below that were sold on March 23, 2018 through March 27, 2018. No illnesses have been reported to date.

    This recall was initiated after Target received notification of a temperature malfunction during shipment of the products to Hawaii. Once Target discovered the issue, Target teams were immediately dispatched to remove all of the impacted products from the store. Target is also working collaboratively with USDA and FDA. If guests have purchased any of the affected products, they should dispose of the products and contact Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680 for assistance and a full refund. Products purchased at any other Target store during this time period are not affected by this recall.

    Description UPC Target Item Number
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    Applegate Naturals Naturals Chicken Nuggets – 16 oz 25317055185 210-5-172
    Archer Farms Mushroom Risotto Bites 10ct 7.5oz 492700600381 270-6-38
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    Halo Top Chocolate Covered Banana 858089003364 288-7-1665
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    Yasso Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pint 851035003692 288-7-1612
    Yasso Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Pint 851035003708 288-7-1611
    Yasso Mint Chocolate Chip Pint 851035003715 288-7-1613

     

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  • Target Corporation Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat and Non-Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products due to Possible Temperature Abuse During Transport at a Single Store on Oahu, Honolulu, HI
    Target Corporation, located in Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to temperature abuse during transport, which may have resulted in the growth of spoilage organisms or pathogens.
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 025-2018, California Jerky Factory, Inc. Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation (Mar 21, 2018).
  • Tony Downs Food Company, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
    Tony Downs Food Company, Inc., a Madelia, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,384 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic.
  • Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.They can be identified by the following lot number (L1M1018 Best Before 09/09/19)  which can be found on the side of each tub by the lid as shown below.The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that finished product ran on the same line contained the bacteria. The company did not release any product that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenesand as a precautionary measure is recalling all product ran on the line during that production week. No illnesses or adverse health effects resulting from these events have been reported to date.Any consumers who have purchased or received any of the products described below should immediately discontinue use of the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at info@delizza.us or 252-442-4016, Attention: Heather Aycock, Quality Assurance, Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm EST.
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 025-2018, California Jerky Factory, Inc. Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation (Mar 21, 2018).
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 021-2018, Johnsonville, LLC Recalls Smoked Pork Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Mar 15, 2018).
  • Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonellaand Listeria monocytogenes.The cause of the recall:This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety.The recalled lot would affect the following states:
    Florida
    Georgia
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    North CarolinaThe affected product is sold in two pound chubs that are frozen and are distinguished by the manufacturing codes:
    BRB Complete
    Lot# GA0131
    Manufacturing date: 01/31/2018The packaging of the product and the location of the lot number is pictured below with the location of the clips on each end of the chub.What to do:
    Consumers are encouraged to check the clips of product to ensure that they possess the affected lot#GA0131. Those who have purchased the above lot of BRB Complete are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.
  • Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128.  These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.Darwin’s Natural Pet Products are exclusively sold to customers through a subscription service. Customers who purchased the products have been notified of the recall directly by Darwin’s.Specifically, E. coli O128 was identified in the contaminated raw turkey pet food product, and is among the most clinically relevant Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC) in humans.  E. coli O128 causes illness indistinguishable from E. coli O157:H7.  The symptoms include diarrhea, often with bloody stools.Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. E. coli O128  is unknown to cause illness in dogs and cats, but infected animals can become carriers of E. coli O128 and transfer the bacteria to the home environment.The pet food included in the recall is as follows:• Natural Selections Chicken with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #43887, manufacture date 1/30/2018• Natural Selections Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44147, manufacture date 2/5/2018• ZooLogics Chicken Meals with Organic Vegetables for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44037, manufacture date 2/7/2018

    • ZooLogics Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44127, manufacture date 2/4/2018

    According to Gary Tashjian, Darwin’s founder and president, the company has not received any reports of illness in pets who consumed the food to date.

    “Most animal-health experts agree that pets are generally not affected by pathogens like Salmonella or E. coli unless they are already ill with some other condition,” said Tashjian. “While we believe the risk to dogs consuming our products is low, we are sensitive to the FDA’s concern for humans who might become exposed to the pathogens through handling the raw meals.”

    Mr. Tashjian noted that product labels instruct those preparing the food to follow food-safety guidelines, which direct the cleaning of surfaces and utensils exposed to raw food and washing hands thoroughly after coming into contact with raw food.

    Customers who have any of the affected products should dispose of the pet food as regular garbage, and contact Darwin’s for replacement by emailing productsafety@darwinspet.com or by calling 866-832-8319, Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm, Pacific Time; and Saturdays, 7am-3pm, Pacific Time.

    For more information on food safety, visit:

    www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm278271.htm

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  • Tony Downs Food Company, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
    Tony Downs Food Company, Inc., a Madelia, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,384 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic.
  • Tamarack Inc. of Roy, Utah is voluntarily recalling Eclipse Kratom-containing powder products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The affected powder products are packaged in plastic heat sealed pouches or plastic sealed bottles sold in one gram capsules and powder. Distribution of an estimated 120 units were sold directly to five retailers in Utah.No illnesses have been reported to date.The recall was initiated after Tamarack Inc. was notified of positive Salmonella test results by the Food and Drug Administration.  Tamarack has identified the supplier and source of contaminated product and has ceased the production and distribution of the product.Consumers who may be in possession of potentially contaminated products are advised not to consume products labeled Eclipse.  All products associated with this recall should be returned to Tamarack Inc. for a full refund.  Customers can return product to the place of purchase for a full refund and retail stores will receive a full refund from Tamarack Inc. within 14 business days.Tamarack Inc. is working in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and will destroy all recalled product upon return.Customers with questions about this issue should contact Tamarack Inc. anytime by e-mail at  51tamarackinc@gmail.com.
  • King Arthur Flour Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity (6,300 cases) of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.), after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.).The recalled Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide.The only product affected by the recall is Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) with Best If Used By Dates of 10/25/2018 LOT: CF22017E and 12/04/2018, LOT: CF22017E which can be found on the back of the pouch, near the bottom of the panel. UPC: 0 71012 10702 5Consumers who have any of these affected products should not consume them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.Other Best If Used By Dates and LOTS are not affected by this recall. There have been no reports of any injuries or illnesses associated with this recall.King Arthur Flour issued a voluntary recall for Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.). King Arthur Flour has commenced an investigation as to the source of the problem in the Supply Chain.Customers have trusted King Arthur Flour products in their kitchens for over 225 years and that’s why we have issued this voluntary recall. We remain committed to providing our customers safe and superior products.This information can be found online at kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall.Customers with any questions regarding this recall or King Arthur Flour products are encouraged to call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866.797.9178.
  • PDX Aromatics Issues Second Expanded Recall of Kratom Products Because of Possible Health Risk PDX Aromatics, DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is again expanding the scope of their 3/9/2018 and 3/15/2018 voluntary recalls to include certain red vein and green vein kratom powder and capsule products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The second expanded recall is being initiated in response to additional positive findings of Salmonella associated with PDX Aromatics’ products following the FDA’s investigation.

    To date the company is aware of four confirmed cases of Salmonella associated with consumption of red and white vein products.

    Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

    The expanded recall includes certain red vein powder and capsule products shipped between 12/1/2017 and 3/8/2018 and certain green vein powder and capsule products shipped between 9/18/2017 and 11/1/2017 and between 2/9/2018 and 3/8/2018.

    The expanded recalled products were sold directly to internet consumers in the US through the company websites http://phytoextractum.comhttp://soulspeciosa.com; and http://krakenkratom.com.

    Recalled products were sold to two customers in the United Kingdom and to one customer in each of the following countries: Ireland, Japan, Norway, and Turkey.

    RED VEIN powder and capsule EXPANDED recalled products:

     

    Brand Product name Net Wt
    Kraken Kratom Red Maeng Da Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Maeng Da Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Maeng Da Thai Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g, 225g
    Phytoextractum Red Maeng Da Thai Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Maeng Da Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Maeng Da Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g

    RED VEIN powder and capsule EXPANDED recalled products have any of the following LOT codes:

     

    LOT 20171201 LOT 20171221 LOT 20180110 LOT 20180130 LOT 20180219
    LOT 20171202 LOT 20171222 LOT 20180111 LOT 20180131 LOT 20180220
    LOT 20171203 LOT 20171223 LOT 20180112 LOT 20180201 LOT 20180221
    LOT 20171204 LOT 20171224 LOT 20180113 LOT 20180202 LOT 20180222
    LOT 20171205 LOT 20171225 LOT 20180114 LOT 20180203 LOT 20180223
    LOT 20171206 LOT 20171226 LOT 20180115 LOT 20180204 LOT 20180224
    LOT 20171207 LOT 20171227 LOT 20180116 LOT 20180205 LOT 20180225
    LOT 20171208 LOT 20171228 LOT 20180117 LOT 20180206 LOT 20180226
    LOT 20171209 LOT 20171229 LOT 20180118 LOT 20180207 LOT 20180227
    LOT 20171210 LOT 20171230 LOT 20180119 LOT 20180208 LOT 20180228
    LOT 20171211 LOT 20171231 LOT 20180120 LOT 20180209 LOT 20180301
    LOT 20171212 LOT 20180101 LOT 20180121 LOT 20180210 LOT 20180302
    LOT 20171213 LOT 20180102 LOT 20180122 LOT 20180211 LOT 20180303
    LOT 20171214 LOT 20180103 LOT 20180122 LOT 20180212 LOT 20180304
    LOT 20171215 LOT 20180104 LOT 20180124 LOT 20180213 LOT 20180305
    LOT 20171216 LOT 20180105 LOT 20180125 LOT 20180214 LOT 20180306
    LOT 20171217 LOT 20180106 LOT 20180126 LOT 20180215 LOT 20180307
    LOT 20171218 LOT 20180107 LOT 20180127 LOT 20180216 LOT 20180308
    LOT 20171219 LOT 20180108 LOT 20180128 LOT 20180217
    LOT 20171220 LOT 20180109 LOT 20180129 LOT 20180218


    GREEN VEIN powder and capsule recalled products:

     

    Brand Product name Net Wt
    Kraken Kratom OG Bali Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Bali Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum OG Bali Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g, 225 g
    Phytoextractum OG Bali Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Green Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa OG Bali Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Bali Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Thai Kratom Powder (Green Vein) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g

    GREEN VEIN powder and capsule recalled products listed above have any of the following LOT codes:

     

    LOT 20180209 LOT 20180219  LOT 20180301
    LOT 20180210 LOT 20180220  LOT 20180302
    LOT 20180211 LOT 20180221  LOT 20180303
    LOT 20180212 LOT 20180222  LOT 20180304
    LOT 20180213 LOT 20180223  LOT 20180305
    LOT 20180214 LOT 20180224  LOT 20180306
    LOT 20180215 LOT 20180225  LOT 20180307
    LOT 20180216 LOT 20180226  LOT 20180308
    LOT 20180217 LOT 20180227
    LOT 20180218 LOT 20180228


    Additionally, the GREEN VEIN powder products listed below have any of the following LOT codes:

    Brand Product name Net Wt
    Kraken Kratom Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Green Vein Thai Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Thai Kratom Powder (Green Vein) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Super Green Malaysian Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    LOT 20170918 LOT 20170930  LOT 20171012  LOT 20171024
    LOT 20170919 LOT 20171001  LOT 20171013  LOT 20171025
    LOT 20170920 LOT 20171002  LOT 20171014  LOT 20171026
    LOT 20170921 LOT 20171003  LOT 20171015  LOT 20171027
    LOT 20170922 LOT 20171004  LOT 20171016  LOT 20171028
    LOT 20170923 LOT 20171005  LOT 20171017  LOT 20171029
    LOT 20170924 LOT 20171006  LOT 20171018  LOT 20171030
    LOT 20170925 LOT 20171007  LOT 20171019  LOT 20171031
    LOT 20170926 LOT 20171008  LOT 20171020  LOT 20171101
    LOT 20170927 LOT 20171009  LOT 20171021
    LOT 20170928 LOT 20171010  LOT 20171022
    LOT 20170929 LOT 20171011 LOT 20171023

    PDX Aromatics has identified multiple suppliers in their supply chain as the sources of Salmonella. The company has removed additional suppliers from their supply chain, is resolving potential sources of contamination in its supply, and is removing all affected products.

    The company is thoroughly communicating the details of the recall and is notifying all customers to return products so they can be destroyed. Any customer who believes they may have product affected by this recall should visit pdxaromatics.com/recallfor complete return and refund instructions. Working in cooperation with the FDA, the company will destroy all recalled product upon return.

    As a community-focused, family-owned company, PDX Aromatics takes its responsibility to provide safe products for all its customers very seriously. The company is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its products and its facility and has suspended product sales and shipments pending a full quality audit, including thorough cleaning and disinfection processes and extensive testing.

    Consumers with questions should contact PDX Aromatics at 503-850-9225, 9AM-5PM PT, Monday through Friday, or at recall@pdxaromatics.com.

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    First Expanded Press Release

  • California Jerky Factory, Inc. Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation
    California Jerky Factory, Inc., a South El Monte, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,238 pounds of beef jerky products due to a processing deviation that may have led to under processing of products.
  • Radagast Pet Food, Inc.
     503-736-4649 View Product Photos

    Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesListeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

  • Mickey Brown, Inc Recalls Beef Burrito Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
    Mickey Brown, Inc., a Houma, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,130 pounds of beef burrito products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
  • Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 10-ounce Coconut Smiles Organic due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags weighing 10 ounces and bears the “Natural Grocers” label. All packages with packed-on dates prior to 18-075 are subject to recall. The packed-on date can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a sample of taken by the Food and Drug Administration tested positive for Salmonella.
    UPC Code Description Packed on Date
    8034810 Coconut Smiles Organic ALL PACK DATES PRIOR TO 18-075

    The recalled product was distributed to 145 Natural Grocers stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of the Natural Grocers stores in those states at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/storelocations/store-directory/.

    Six illnesses have been reported by individuals who ate Coconut Smiles Organic purchased from Natural Grocers. Consumers who may have purchased this product should return it to the store for credit or refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Customer Service at 303-986-4600, ext. 80531, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST).

  • River Valley Sprouts is voluntarily recalling its 5 ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 4 ounce Alfalfa Sprouts, 5 ounce Garlic/Alfalfa and 5 ounce Variety sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illness such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.The recalled sprouts were packed and shipped from March 6-March 15. The sprouts were distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and were sold through various grocery stores. Some packages have sell by dates on the label. March 15-March 25.The product is packaged in a plastic cup or clam container.No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 5 ounce packages of Alfalfa Sprouts. At River Valley Sprouts every batch of seed is sanitized at 20,000 PPM of calcium hypochlorite and irrigation water is tested for salmonella and E. coli.Production of these products has been suspended while River Valley Sprouts and the FDA continue their investigation.River Valley Sprouts
     507-896-3602Consumers who still have this product are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or destroy.
  • International Harvest, Inc of Mount Vernon, NY is recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The product was distributed to customers via online retailers, retail stores, and distributors. Product was directly distributed to the following states: NY, NJ, CT, CA, CO, OK, GA, VT, IL, FL, ME, WA, NH, and UT.Recalled products are as follows:Retail: International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw, in a 9oz poly/plastic bag, UPC: 7 39446 40220 7, with the following “Sell by Dates” on the back of the bag: 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119, 030119.Bulk: Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw in a 25-bulk case labeled with the following batch/Lot #’s: OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, Lot# OCSM-0014.This recall is being initiated as a result of FDA’s laboratory analysis, which identified Salmonella in the product. We are working in cooperation with FDA to determine the root cause of the problem.Retailers that have sold bulk product should clean and sanitize the containers used to hold this product. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 914-699-5600 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Update: As a result of the ongoing recall of donated chia seeds that began on March 12, 2018, Oregon Food Bank has initiated a voluntary recall of 63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds received on the same donation. These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. While no illnesses have been reported we are recalling this product out of an abundance of caution.The pumpkin seeds were distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Washington through the Oregon Food Bank Network of regional food banks and participating food pantries. The product was distributed in one pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure or a re-sealable pouch or a KALE JOY plastic bag. All pumpkin seeds were distributed between November 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018. See attached images for ease of identification.Individuals should dispose of the product immediately. Any questions should be directed to Oregon Food Bank’s Facilities and Regulatory Compliance Manager Ryan Wist at 503-419-4160.
  • update:PDX Aromatics, DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is expanding the scope of their 3/9/2018 voluntary recall of certain kratom white vein powder and capsule products and red vein powder products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall is being initiated in response to additional positive findings of Salmonella associated with Aromatics’ products following the FDA initial investigation.The expanded recall includes white vein and red vein powder and capsule products shipped between 1/18/2018 and 3/8/2018.The expanded recalled products were sold directly to internet consumers in the US through the company websites http://phytoextractum.comdisclaimer iconhttp://soulspeciosa.comdisclaimer icon; and http://krakenkratom.comdisclaimer icon.WHITE VEIN powder and capsule EXPANDED recalled products:
    Brand Product name Net Wt
    Kraken Kratom Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (White Vein) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom White Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom White Vein Sumatra 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom White Vein Borneo Kratom Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum White Maeng Da Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g, 225g
    Phytoextractum White Borneo Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g, 225 g
    Phytoextractum White Vein Sumatra 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum White Maeng Da Thai Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Borneo Kratom Powder (White Vein) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Sumatra Kratom Powder (White Vein) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa White Vein Borneo Kratom Capsules 28 g, 56 g, 112 g

    WHITE VEIN powder and capsule EXPANDED recalled products have any of the following LOT codes:

    LOT 20180216 LOT 20180221 LOT 20180226 LOT 20180303 LOT 20180308
    LOT 20180217 LOT 20180222 LOT 20180227 LOT 20180304
    LOT 20180218 LOT 20180223 LOT 20180228 LOT 20180305
    LOT 20180219 LOT 20180224 LOT 20180301 LOT 20180306
    LOT 20180220 LOT 20180225 LOT 20180302 LOT 20180307

    RED VEIN powder EXPANDED recalled products:

    Brand Product name Net Wt
    Kraken Kratom Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g

    RED VEIN powder EXPANDED recalled products have any of the following LOT codes:

    LOT 20180219 LOT 20180228
    LOT 20180220 LOT 20180301
    LOT 20180221 LOT 20180302
    LOT 20180222 LOT 20180303
    LOT 20180223 LOT 20180304
    LOT 20180224 LOT 20180305
    LOT 20180225 LOT 20180306
    LOT 20180226 LOT 20180307
    LOT 20180227 LOT 20180308

    PDX Aromatics has identified a supplier in their supply chain as the source of Salmonella. The company has removed that supplier from their supply chain and all associated products from their facility.

    The company is thoroughly communicating the details of the recall and is notifying all customers to return products so they can be destroyed. Any customer who believes they may have product affected by this recall should visit pdxaromatics.com/recalldisclaimer icon for complete return and refund instructions. Working in cooperation with the FDA, the company will destroy all recalled product upon return.

    As a community-focused, family-owned company, PDX Aromatics takes its responsibility to provide safe products for all its customers very seriously. The company is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its products and its facility and has suspended product sales and shipments pending a full quality audit, including thorough cleaning and disinfection processes and extensive testing.

    Consumers with questions should contact PDX Aromatics at 503-850-9225, 9AM-5PM PT, Monday through Friday, or at recall@pdxaromatics.com.

    Original Press Release

  •  New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today warned consumers not to consume The Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” Raw Goat Milk Cheese made by Mark Harvey, 1277 Copes Corner Road, South New Berlin, NY 13843 due to possible Listeria contamination. To date, no illnesses have been reported to the Department in connection with this product.The product is packaged in various sizes of sealed flexible plastic packaging, displaying the plant number 36-1315, with a code of 101. The consumer alert affects all packages with this code. This product was sold at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market – 101 Main St. Cooperstown, NY – during late December 2017 and early January 2018 and at the Sunflower Natural Foods Market – 75 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY 12498 – starting on January 10, 2018.A routine sample of the cheese, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on February 20, 2018, was subsequently tested by the New York State Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On February 23, 2018, the manufacturer was notified of a preliminary positive test result and voluntarily recalled the product from all their customers. Test results were confirmed on March 2, 2018. The cheese will be destroyed by the manufacturer.Listeria contaminated product may cause Listeriosis, a disease that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals; however, in immune-compromised individuals, meningitis and blood poisoning can occur. Pregnant women are also considered a high-risk group, as Listeriosis can also result in stillbirths.Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact Mark Harvey at (607) 859-2227
  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 018-2018, Olli Salumeria Americana Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination (Mar 2, 2018).
  • PDX Aromatics of Portland, Oregon DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, has initiated a recall of certain kratom-containing powder products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The affected powder products are packaged in plastic heat sealed pouches and sold in 28 grams, 56 grams, and 112 grams. The products total an estimated 10,000 units and were sold directly to consumers via company websites between January 18, 2018 and February 18, 2018. The products description and lot codes are as follows:Recall Product Identification:
    Brand Product name Net Wt
    Kraken Kratom Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Recalled products have any of the following LOT codes (represent packaging dates):
    LOT 20180118 LOT 20180125 LOT 20180201 LOT 20180207 LOT 20180214
    LOT 20180119 LOT 20180126 LOT 20180201 LOT 20180208 LOT 20180215
    LOT 20180120 LOT 20180127 LOT 20180202 LOT 20180209 LOT 20180216
    LOT 20180121 LOT 20180128 LOT 20180203 LOT 20180210 LOT 20180217
    LOT 20180122 LOT 20180129 LOT 20180204 LOT 20180211 LOT 20180218
    LOT 20180123 LOT 20180130 LOT 20180205 LOT 20180212
    LOT 20180124 LOT 20180131 LOT 20180206 LOT 20180213

    The company has been notified by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of that certain lots of the product were tested positive for Salmonella and became aware about one confirmed case of Salmonella associated with PDX Aromatics products.

    Consumers who may be in possession of potentially contaminated products are advised not to consume products labeled with the above product descriptions and lot codes. All products associated with this recall should be returned to PDX Aromatics.

    In order to receive a refund, customers should visit the site they purchased from: http://krakenkratom.com/recallhttp://phytoextractum.com/recall, or http://soulspeciosa.com/recall and follow all instructions for returning recalled products within 14 business days.

    PDX Aromatics has identified a supplier in our supply chain as the source of Salmonella. The company has removed that supplier from our supply chain and all associated products from our facility. We have ceased distribution of products in order to perform a facility audit and have initiated a voluntary recall. Working in cooperation with the FDA, the company will destroy all recalled product upon return.

    Customers who have questions about this issue should contact PDX Aromatics at 503-850-9225, 9-5 PT, Monday-Friday, Monday-Friday or send email to media@pdxaromatics.com.

  • Standard Meat Company Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination Standard Meat Company, a Saginaw, Texas establishment, is recalling up to 53,154 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • SMI Holdings, Inc Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
    SMI Holdings, Inc., doing business as Stampede Meat, Inc., a Bridgeview, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 484,800 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that:
    • Were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018.
    • Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall (please see attached photos).

    The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.

    The ingredients listed on the front sticker of the carton may potentially be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton. This may lead consumers to ingest a product to which they may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction, an ingredient which may be contraindicated for their medical condition or they intend to otherwise avoid. There may be potential for serious health consequences. To date, no complaint has been received that resulted in an adverse health consequence.

    Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Bayer Consumer Relations at: 1-800-986-0369 (available Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET). Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

    Consumers may also report adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

    Complete and submit the report Onlinewww.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/medwatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

  • Johnsonville, LLC Recalls Smoked Pork Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
    Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 109,603 pounds of smoked pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.
  • New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today warned consumers not to consume The Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” Raw Goat Milk Cheese made by Mark Harvey, 1277 Copes Corner Road, South New Berlin, NY 13843 due to possible Listeria contamination. To date, no illnesses have been reported to the Department in connection with this product.The product is packaged in various sizes of sealed flexible plastic packaging, displaying the plant number 36-1315, with a code of 101. The consumer alert affects all packages with this code. This product was sold at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market – 101 Main St. Cooperstown, NY – during late December 2017 and early January 2018 and at the Sunflower Natural Foods Market – 75 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY 12498 – starting on January 10, 2018.A routine sample of the cheese, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on February 20, 2018, was subsequently tested by the New York State Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On February 23, 2018, the manufacturer was notified of a preliminary positive test result and voluntarily recalled the product from all their customers. Test results were confirmed on March 2, 2018. The cheese will be destroyed by the manufacturer.
  • Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact Mark Harvey at (607) 859-2227.
  • Oregon Food Bank of Portland, Oregon has initiated a Class II recall of 22,201 pounds of chia seeds, which were donated to the food bank. The product may be contaminated with rodent droppings. While no known illnesses have been associated with this product, use or consumption may present a health hazard to consumers.The chia seeds were distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Washington through the Oregon Food Bank Network of regional food banks and participating food pantries. The product was distributed in one pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure or a re-sealable pouch. All chia seeds distributed in the described packaging between November 1, 2017 and March 9, 2018 are included. See attached product labels for ease of identification.Consumers should dispose of the product immediately and can get additional information by contacting the food pantry where they received the product or from Oregon Food Bank’s Facilities and Regulatory Compliance Manager Ryan Wist at 503-419-4160. Anyone who has consumed these chia seeds and is experiencing symptoms of food borne illness should consult with their primary physician or county health department.The issue was discovered through investigation of a customer complaint regarding foreign material. Product which was still in inventory at Oregon Food Bank was determined to contain rodent droppings. Subsequent investigation indicates the chia seeds were observed to have evidence of rodent activity by the donor, Live Local Organic of Milwaukie, Oregon. The recall was initiated after it was determined all chia seeds received in this donation might be at risk.  Nutritional Yeast Label

    Ryan Wist
    Oregon Food Bank’s Facilities and Regulatory Compliance Manager
     503-419-4160

    Myrna Jensen

    Public Relations
      mjensen@OregonFoodBank.org
     503-575-2102

  • PDX Aromatics of Portland, Oregon DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, has initiated a recall of certain kratom-containing powder products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The affected powder products are packaged in plastic heat sealed pouches and sold in 28 grams, 56 grams, and 112 grams. The products total an estimated 10,000 units and were sold directly to consumers via company websites between January 18, 2018 and February 18, 2018. The products description and lot codes are as follows:Recall Product Identification:
    Brand Product name Net Wt
    Kraken Kratom Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Kraken Kratom Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Borneo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Phytoextractum Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Maeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red) 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Dragon Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Red Vein Thai Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Soul Speciosa Super Indo Kratom Powder 28 g, 56 g, 112 g
    Recalled products have any of the following LOT codes (represent packaging dates):
    LOT 20180118 LOT 20180125 LOT 20180201 LOT 20180207 LOT 20180214
    LOT 20180119 LOT 20180126 LOT 20180201 LOT 20180208 LOT 20180215
    LOT 20180120 LOT 20180127 LOT 20180202 LOT 20180209 LOT 20180216
    LOT 20180121 LOT 20180128 LOT 20180203 LOT 20180210 LOT 20180217
    LOT 20180122 LOT 20180129 LOT 20180204 LOT 20180211 LOT 20180218
    LOT 20180123 LOT 20180130 LOT 20180205 LOT 20180212
    LOT 20180124 LOT 20180131 LOT 20180206 LOT 20180213

    The company has been notified by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of that certain lots of the product were tested positive for Salmonella and became aware about one confirmed case of Salmonella associated with PDX Aromatics products.

    Consumers who may be in possession of potentially contaminated products are advised not to consume products labeled with the above product descriptions and lot codes. All products associated with this recall should be returned to PDX Aromatics.

    In order to receive a refund, customers should visit the site they purchased from: http://krakenkratom.com/recallhttp://phytoextractum.com/recall, or http://soulspeciosa.com/recall and follow all instructions for returning recalled products within 14 business days.

    PDX Aromatics has identified a supplier in our supply chain as the source of Salmonella. The company has removed that supplier from our supply chain and all associated products from our facility. We have ceased distribution of products in order to perform a facility audit and have initiated a voluntary recall. Working in cooperation with the FDA, the company will destroy all recalled product upon return.

    Customers who have questions about this issue should contact PDX Aromatics at 503-850-9225, 9-5 PT, Monday-Friday, Monday-Friday or send email to media@pdxaromatics.com.

  • Heartland Catfish Company Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due to Possible Adulteration
    Heartland Catfish Company, an Itta Bena, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,016 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with a residue of public health concern, specifically leucomalachite green.
  • Starwest Botanicals is voluntarily recalling Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole), which is packaged in Mylar 1 pound bags and in bulk packs. The product was sold nationwide by several different methods.  It was either shipped directly to Starwest Botanicals customers who purchased online from firm’s website or mail order customers, or held for pickup up by the customer at Starwest Botanicals. The product was sold between January 15, 2018 and March 2, 2018.
    • The lot number of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) 1 pound with UPC 7-6796302528-9 included in this recall. The item# 209735-01 and lot number (75593) can be found on the label affixed to the bag.
    • The lot number of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) bulk pack with UPC 7-6796302527-2 included in this recall. The item# 209735-00 and lot number (90186-00) can be found on the label affixed to the bulk pack.

    No other lots of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) are affected by this recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall. No other Starwest Botanicals products have been affected by this voluntary recall.

    Consumers in possession of this voluntary recalled product may return it to Starwest Botanicals in Sacramento, CA for a full refund.  Consumers or media with questions should contact Starwest at 1-800-800-4372 (Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST).

  • Raw Basics, LLC. of Pleasant Prairie, WI is recalling 540lb of 5lb Pork-Bison Boxes because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.This recall is being issued after our firm was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture of the positive Salmonella finding. Product affected was isolated to 1 lot of 540 lbs (108 boxes) and distributed to distributors in Minnesota, Georgia, Kansas, and Pennsylvania. These products were sold at pet specialty retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date.Product is packaged in 5lb Frozen Boxes labeled Tucker’s Pork-Bison-Formula.Raw Basics tests all batches of products for all pathogens in a hold and release program before releasing for shipping.Consumers who have purchased Tucker’s 5lb Pork-Bison Boxes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-219-3650.
  • This recall is being issued after our firm was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture of the positive Salmonella finding. Product affected was isolated to 1 lot of 540 lbs (108 boxes) and distributed to distributors in Minnesota, Georgia, Kansas, and Pennsylvania. These products were sold at pet specialty retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date. Product is packaged in 5lb Frozen Boxes labeled Tucker’s Pork-Bison-Formula. Raw Basics tests all batches of products for all pathogens in a hold and release program before releasing for shipping. Consumers who have purchased Tucker’s 5lb Pork-Bison Boxes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-219-3650.
  • March 2, 2018 –Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.The potentially affected lot of 5lb. frozen turkey nuggets were distributed to retail pet food stores in states of CA, CO, CT, IA, KS, FL, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA,
    and WA. Fifty two cases of this product was distributed between 6/27/17 – 7/15/17.The affected product was sold frozen in 5lb bags. Those bags affected by this recall are identified with the following UPC codes and the “Best by” date located on the bag.

    LOT # UPC Best By Date
    E 178 6-91730-15303-8 09/27/18

    This recall is being initiated after the firm was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture that a retail sample was collected and tested positive for Salmonella.

    No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to overall safety and quality, Steve’s Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of this product. Consumers should also follow the safe handling tips published on the Steve’s Real Food packaging, when disposing of the affected product.

    This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code of any 5lb frozen turkey nuggets. Any product with the noted lot code should be returned to the specialty retailer where product was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Steve’s Real Food at 888-526-1900, Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm MTN.

  • Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 016-2018, J Bar B Foods Recalls Chicken Sausage Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Mar 1, 2018)
  • Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is recalling lot#GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.The cause of the recall:This recall was initiated after the FDA received a complaint of two kitten deaths, including one death which was confirmed to be caused by Salmonella septicemia. Subsequent testing by the FDA of Kitten Grind Lot#GA1102 revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.The lot contains 20 cases or 300 chubs of product and would affect the following states:Texas
    Georgia
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    North CarolinaThe affected product is sold in two pound chubs that are frozen and are distinguished by the manufacturing codes:Kitten Grind
    Lot# GA1102
    Manufacturing date: 11/02/2017The packaging of the product and the location of the lot number is pictured below with the location of the clips on each end of the chub.What to do:Consumers are encouraged to check the clips of product to ensure that they possess the affected lot#GA1102. Those who have purchased the above lot of Kitten Grind are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.
  • Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc., Recalls Ground Beef and Pork Products due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination
    Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc., a Clackamas, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 14,806 pounds of ground beef and pork products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7
  • The Kansas City Baking Company Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat Products Produced without Benefit of Inspection
    The Kansas City Baking Company, a North Kansas City, Mo. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
  • Olli Salumeria Americana Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Olli Salumeria Americana, an Oceanside, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,946 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

  • The Double Cola Company is recalling approximately 200 cases of its Cherry SKI product because they are incorrectly labeled. Only the Cherry SKI products with the new design are being recalled, which were delivered to the southern Illinois, Evansville, IN and Winchester, OH markets. No other products of the Double Cola Company are being recalled.The newly designed cans of Cherry SKI are being recalled because the nutrition facts are incorrect. The cans show “Red #4” under ingredients, which is incorrect. The ingredients should include “Red #40” and “Yellow #5.” These dyes may cause a reaction to anyone allergic. The Double Cola Company has reported that no medical illnesses or harmful effects have resulted from this product thus far. Products affected are coded A8023EV10:25 through A8023EV11:4
  • Updated – Operations/Inspections, International Affairs: Importing and Exporting, Plants Eligible to Export Meat (Siluriformes Only) to the United States
  • TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5oz Pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only the product listed below. The following affected “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery:

    Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” with “Lot # 20190514 13753”.

    No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight are urged to return effected product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at 800-476-8808 for additional information.

  • J Bar B Foods Recalls Chicken Sausage Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
    J Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,050 pounds of chicken sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen
  • 013-2018, Triple T Specialty Meats Inc. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination (Feb 21, 2018)
  • 012-2018, Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens (Feb 20, 2018)
  • Sensenig Turkey Farm LLC Recalls Turkey Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared AllergensSensenig Turkey Farm LLC, a Lititz, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,925 pounds of turkey sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
  • February 27, 2018, this is the updated press release to include the correct states that received affected product. Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon pet food chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesListeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Pets with Listeria monocytogenesListeria monocytogenes (Lm) can affect animals eating the product. There is the possibility of risk to humans from handling product that is positive for Listeria monocytogenes especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after and if they have made contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product.Product was 1 isolated batch of 94 cases distributed to distributors in California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington and sold thru specialty pet retail stores.Product is packaged in 5lb frozen chubs labeled Chicken and Salmon Dog Food with a UPC code of 0 87316 38440 6 and a product best buy date code of 15 082218.No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date. The product passed lab testing on 12-22-2016 and was sold over 1 year ago to distributors listed above, on or before 1-23-2017. Reports from distributors indicate there is no product at any distributors.The company was notified on 2-21-2018 by FDA and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). MDARD bought 1 chub at a Michigan specialty pet store and tested the sample which was negative for e colisalmonella, and positive for Listeria moncytogenes. The company tests all batches of products for all pathogens in a positive release program before releasing for shipping. The company tests over 600 batches of product per week. The company is a dual jurisdiction facility regulated by USDA-FSIS every day on every shift and FDA. The company does dual lab testing several times per month matching USDA- FSIS lab samples and comparing results.

In the Newsroom with Gov.Inslee ~ Jan 1- March 27 2018