FDA/USDA ~ new January Recalls &updates FOR December ~ SAFETY Alerts


** 001-2021, Courage Production, LLC. Recalls Ready-to-Eat, Fully Cooked Polish Sausage Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Jan 2, 2021)

** 030-2020, Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Dec 19, 2020)

** 030-2020, Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Dec 19, 2020)

** House-Autry Mills, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 9 oz. House-Autry Tartar Sauce (60013) with the following Best By dates: BB 08182021, BB 08232021, BB 09162021, BB 09172021, BB 09182021 and BB 09212021 as a precaution, due to the company’s co-manufacturer’s verification of spoilage associated with the product. Several factors cause food spoilage, making items unsuitable for consumption. Light, oxygen, heat, humidity, temperature and spoilage bacteria can all affect both safety and quality of perishable foods. When subject to these factors, foods will gradually decline.

Samples have been issued to two separate laboratories for confirmation testing, but the company has decided to recall products produced from the specific lot received from the co-manufacturer to reduce any risk to our consumers.

The product was distributed between December 15, 2020 and January 18, 2021. The products are packaged in 9 oz. clear plastic bottles and sold to distribution centers in the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The following products are affected by the recall:

Product Name: House-Autry Tartar Sauce – 9 oz. bottle

UPC: 0 73484-60013 4

BB 08182021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
BB 08232021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
BB 09162021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
BB 09172021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
BB 09182021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)
BB 09212021 (located on the top portion of the bottle)

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling 1-800-849-0802, 8am-5pm EST daily, or by emailing Retail@House-

** Publix Super Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall on select Publix Steam In Bag products prepared in-store containing a specific butternut squash ingredient.

This recall is the result of notification of a recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Pero Family Farms Company, LLC, the supplier of the butternut squash ingredient.

Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC initiated a voluntary product recall of its Butternut Squash Trays because it has 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.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix communications director. “To date, there have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Consumer Relations department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at www.publix.comExternal Link Disclaimer.

Product NameGTINSold between
Publix Steam In Bag Green Bean Butternut Squash002-24887-0000001/03/2021-01/14/2021
Publix Steam In Bag Season Butternut Medley002-25399-0000001/03/2021-01/14/2021
Publix Steam In Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan002-25677-0000001/03/2021-01/14/2021

** Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (“Bob Evans”), a Xenia, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 4,200 pounds of pork sausage product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin blue rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw, pork sausage item was produced on December 17, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 1-lb. chubs containing “Bob Evans Italian Sausage” with lot code 0352 and a “USE/FRZ BY” date of “JAN 31 21” represented on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6785” printed directly above the “USE/FRZ BY” date. These items were shipped to retail locations in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered when Bob Evans notified FSIS that they received consumer complaints.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers or both. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

** Hiland Dairy Announces Recall of Hiland Dairy Half-Pint 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk Cartons | FDA

Hiland Dairy is announcing a recall of the one-half pint (236 mL) 1% low fat chocolate milk that was produced at its Norman, Oklahoma facility only. Some of the products may contain food-grade sanitizers, which could cause illness if consumed.

The affected products were sold and distributed to institutional customers in the following areas:

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Metro Area
  • Western Oklahoma
  • Dallas, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Tyler, Texas

The product information is detailed below:

One-Half Pint Hiland Dairy 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk
UPC: 72060-00156-3
Sell by Date: January 27, 2021
Plant Code: 4025

1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk Half Pint

Affected Code Date: 1/27/21 (See Image Below)

ONLY Products with plant code #4025 are included. (See Image Below)

Hiland Dairy initially learned of a potential issue and then confirmed after internal quality-control testing at the Norman, Oklahoma facility. The company promptly contacted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the product recall.

To ensure 100% containment, Hiland Dairy is recalling all of the product with 1/27 code, although there were only eight cases affected. There are 50 units of one-half pints in one case and 4,800 cases were distributed with the above codes for a total of 240,000 units of one-half pint Hiland 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk.

Other Hiland Dairy products are not part of this recall.

Hiland Dairy is working in partnership with the FDA to fully investigate the matter and comply with all necessary recall procedures.

Consumers with questions may contact Hiland Dairy seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST via email at https://www.hilanddairy.com/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer.

Members of the media may contact Hiland’s Media Relations seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST at 1-402-740-2254 or via email at kathyb@envoyinc.comhttps://www.hilanddairy.com/company/media-center.

** Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is issuing a public alert and a voluntary recall on select LCC milk chocolate products from a determined best-by date range for potential foreign objects. LCC is issuing this recall after a consumer reported finding brittle plastic pieces in a finished product. After initial investigations and out of an abundance of caution, LCC is voluntarily recalling all potential affected product currently on the market from July 2020 through January 2021. To date, no consumers have reported adverse health effects due to this contamination.

Affected products include:

 These products can be found within a variety of other gift packages, boxes and baskets.  Please refer to the document at the end of this release for a detailed list of all affected products and associated Best By Dates.

These products were distributed through retailers and distributors across all fifty states and in the company’s three Vermont retail stores.

The FDA has been informed of this voluntary recall and will post this notice on their website.

LCC is asking customers to discontinue use and immediately dispose of any products listed above. Customers can find the Best By Date near the UPC code on the package. For any additional questions or concerns please email  info@lakechamplainchocolates.com.

Lake Champlain Chocolates is committed to quality products and consumer safety and is taking aggressive corrective action to prevent the need for any future recalls of its products.  It emphasizes that no other LCC products or batch codes were affected.

Lake Champlain Chocolates apologizes for any inconvenience to its consumers and customers.

List of Items and Best By Dates Affected:

Stock CodeItem DescriptionUPCLOT#Best by
1V301-015001-1GALENTINE SELECTION 15PC BOX 9oz76993385787203433/8/2021
   203563/21/2021
   210044/4/2021
   210114/11/2021
1V315-000001-1BASKET BE MINE Net Wt. 2lbs76993305237210044/4/2021
1X301-015001-1HOLIDAY SELECTION 15PC BOX 9oz76993304604203031/27/2021
   203092/2/2021
   203162/9/2021
   203302/23/2021
   203423/7/2021
   203513/16/2021
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1X301-030001-1HOLIDAY SELECTION 30PC BOX 1.1 lbs76993304605203011/25/2021
   203112/4/2021
   203292/22/2021
   203352/28/2021
   203453/10/2021
1X302-016001-1HOLIDAY CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT 16PC BOX 7.6oz76993385319202692/22/2021
   202802/3/2021
   202882/11/2021
   202952/18/2021
   203083/3/2021
   203113/6/2021
   203233/18/2021
   203253/20/2021
   203494/13/2021
   203524/16/2021
   203574/21/2021
1X315-000002-1BASKET OF CHEER 2.4lbs76993305235202891/13/2021
   203071/31/2021
   203212/14/2021
   203383/3/2021
1X315-000003-1TIS THE SEASON GIFT BASKET 1.5lbs76993385408202893/14/2021
   203074/1/2021
   203224/16/2021
   203395/3/2021
1Y301-030002-1SELECTION ASST 30PC BOX1.1lbs76993304603203011/25/2021
   203112/4/2021
   203282/21/2021
   203423/7/2021
1Y301-015001-1SELECTION ASST 15PC BOX 9oz76993304602203031/27/2021
   203162/9/2021
   203212/14/2021
   203292/22/2021
   203453/10/2021
   210114/11/2021
1Y302-000000-1CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT ASST BULK 2.5lbs76993305399202672/20/2021
   202802/3/2021
   202872/10/2021
   203032/23/2021
   203213/16/2021
   203394/3/2021
   203514/15/2021
   203654/29/2021
   210125/12/2021
1Y302-004001-1CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT 4PC SAMPLER 1.9oz76993302007202591/12/2021
   202681/21/2021
   202892/12/2021
   203042/24/2021
   203153/10/2021
   203233/18/2021
   203564/20/2021
   210085/8/2021
1Y302-008001-1CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT ASST 8PC BOX 3.8oz76993302010202602/13/2021
   202692/22/2021
   202942/17/2021
   203103/5/2021
   203253/20/2021
   203394/3/2021
   203574/21/2021
   210125/12/2021
1Y302-012001-1CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT ASST 12PC BAG 5.7oz76993385322202602/13/2021
   202692/22/2021
   202952/18/2021
   203093/4/2021
   203233/18/2021
   203454/9/2021
   203654/29/2021
   210125/12/2021
1Y302-024002-1CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT ASST 24PC BOX 11.4oz76993385454202732/26/2021
   202952/18/2021
   203143/9/2021
   203243/19/2021
   203494/13/2021
   210065/6/2021
1F302-016001-1CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT FALL 16PC BOX 7.6OZ76993385374203083/3/2021
   202932/16/2021
   202691/23/2021
     
1Y302-085004-1CHOCOLATES OF VERMONT GREEN MOUNTAIN MK BK 2.5lbs76993302005202733/28/2021
   203085/2/2021
   203295/23/2021
   203576/20/2021
1Y304-006002-1FIVE STAR BAR 6 PACK ASST*FT 11.4oz76993385688202312/14/2021
   202743/29/2021
   202864/10/2021
   203095/3/2021
   203155/9/2021
   203245/18/2021
   203436/6/2021
   203496/12/2021
   203526/15/2021
   203536/16/2021
   203566/19/2021
   203636/26/2021
   210067/5/2021
1Y310-000017-1ALMOND BARK MK BK76993303050203101/15/2021
1Y315-000001-1THE CHOCOLATE TOWER 2.2lbs76993305230202961/20/2021
   203031/27/2021
   203352/28/2021
   203503/15/2021
   203583/23/2021
   203633/28/2021
   210114/11/2021
1Y315-000002-1DARK CHOCOLATE GIFT BASKET 2.6lbs76993305231203083/3/2021
   203173/12/2021
   203294/3/2021
   203494/13/2021
   203534/15/2021
1Y315-000005-1SIGNATURE GIFT BASKET 2.8lbs76993305232202961/20/2021
   203001/24/2021
   203041/28/2021
   203172/10/2021
   203212/14/2021
   203423/7/2021
   203513/16/2021
   203633/28/2021
1Y315-000006-1VT COUNTRY GIFT BASKET 1.2lbs76993305233202612/14/2021
   202681/22/2021
   202812/4/2021
   202932/16/2021
   203012/21/2021
   203093/4/2021
   203294/3/2021
   203444/8/2021
1Y304-024002-1FIVE STAR BAR FRUIT&NUT DK*FT 1.9oz76993300502202171/31/2021
   202543/9/2021
   202733/28/2021
   202904/14/2021
   202894/13/2021
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   203536/16/2021
   210087/7/2021
   210117/10/2021
1Y304-024004-1FIVE STAR HAZELNUT BAR MK*FT 1.8oz76993300504202041/18/2021
   202091/23/2021
   202121/26/2021
   202131/27/2021
   202252/8/2021
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1Y304-024005-1FIVE STAR BAR GRANOLA DK*FT 1.9oz76993385318202091/23/2021
   202402/23/2021
   202753/30/2021
   203085/2/2021
   203355/29/2021
   210067/5/2021
1Y304-024008-1FIVE STAR ALMOND DK*FT 1.85oz76993385800202041/18/2021
   202171/31/2021
   202412/24/2021
   202763/31/2021
   203095/3/2021
   203365/30/2021
   210057/4/2021
1Y504-012105-1ALMOND SEA SALT BAR 43%MK ORG 3oz76993385498202847/7/2021
1Y515-000001-1MILK CHOCOLATE BAR LIBRARY ORG 1.1lbs76993385757203213/24/2021
   203234/2/2021
   203425/8/2021
1Y515-000004-1CLASSIC BAR LIBRARY ORG 1.1lbs76993385760203495/8/2021

** Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its Butternut Squash Trays because it has 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. Below is a product listing of the affected butternut products:

Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1222496F12oz Pero Family Farms Veggie Butternut Squash Tray1/15/2021
1222496F10oz Pero Family Farms Butternut Spirals Tray1/15/2021
1222496F13oz Pero Family Farms Cubed Butternut Tray1/13/2021
1222496F9.5oz Pero Family Farms Butternut Veggie Spirals Tray1/13/2021
1222496F4/5lbs Butternut Chunk Bag1/13/2021
1222496F2/5lbs Butternut Chunk Bag1/13/2021
Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1222747FPero Family Farms 12oz Prep Veggie Butternut Squash Tray1/16/2021
1222747FPero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/16/2021
1222747FPero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray1/14/2021
1222747FPero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Veggie Spirals Tray1/14/2021
Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1222831FPero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/17/2021
1222831FPero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray1/15/2021
1222831FPero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/15/2021
1222831FPero Family Farms 5lb Butternut Chunk Bag1/15/2021
Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1222851FPero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/18/2021
1222851FPero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray1/16/2021
1222851FPero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/16/2021
Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1222959FPero Family Farms 12oz Prep Veggie Butternut Squash Tray1/19/2021
1222959FPero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/19/2021
1222959FPero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray1/17/2021
1222959FPero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/17/2021
Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1223108FPero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/20/2021
1223108FPero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray1/18/2021
1223108FPero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/18/2021
1223108FPero Family Farms 5lb Butternut Chunk Bag1/18/2021
Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1223145FPero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/21/2021
1223145FPero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray1/19/2021
1223145FPero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/19/2021
Run No.Item’s Name:USE BY DATE
1223223FPero Family Farms 12oz Veggie Butternut Squash Tray1/22/2021
1223223FPero Family Farms 10oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/22/2021
1223223FPero Family Farms 13oz Cubed Butternut Tray1/20/2021
1223223FPero Family Farms 9.5oz Butternut Spirals Tray1/20/2021
1223198FPero Family Farms 5lb Butternut Chunk Bag1/20/2021

This product was processed by Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC and distributed under the Pero Family Farms Label in Louisiana, Florida, Texas, New York, Maine, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, Virginia and Missouri. It is packaged in a flexible clear plastic containers with labeling on the top and bottom of the container or in a clear plastic bag. The product run number code and use by date can be found on the front bottom right hand corner of the tray package or on the package. These items were distributed from January 2, 2021- January 11, 2021 and were distributed to wholesalers and retail food stores.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. This voluntary recall was the result of notification of possible Listeria contamination from Race West Company, a supplier of butternut squash to Pero Family Farms. Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has temporarily halted production of these items as all parties continue their investigation into this issue. Consumers who may have purchased this product are urged to return the product back to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard this product.

Should you have any further questions regarding the contents of this communication, please contact Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC at 561-498-5771 ext. 2107 from (8 am-5pm M-F EST) and ask to speak with Nick Bergstrom.

We thank you for your prompt cooperation in this important matter.

** Lancaster Foods LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its processed butternut squash items 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 high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recalled items were distributed in NC, VA, DC, MD, PN, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, and VT mainly through retail stores.

The products noted:

  1. 16 oz Autumn Medley – UPC 8 13055 01115 6; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/07/21, and 01/09/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  2. 12 oz Butternut Squash Noodles – UPC 8 13055 01749 3; with the expiration date of 01/10/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamperevident clamshell.
  3. 12 oz Butternut Squash Noodles – UPC 8 13055 01864 3; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/08/21, 01/10/21, 01/11/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, and 01/17/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  4. 12 oz Butternut Squash Noodles – UPC 6 88267 17259 5; with the expiration dates of 01/08/21, 01/10/21, 01/12/21, 01/13/21, 01/14/21, 01/15/21, and 01/17/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Store Brand and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  5. 21 oz Butternut Squash Planks – UPC 8 13055 01272 6; with the expiration dates of 01/02/21, 01/08/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, and 01/17/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  6. 20 oz Squash Noodle Medley – UPC 8 13055 01836 0; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/08/21, 01/13/21, 01/14/21, and 01/16/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  7. 20 oz Squash Noodle Medley – UPC 6 88267 18585 4; with the expiration dates of 01/03/21, 01/08/21, 01/11/21, 01/17/21, 01/18/21, and 01/19/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Store Brand and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  8. 2.5# Butternut Squash Chunks – UPC 8 13055 01596 3; with the expiration dates of 01/04/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, and 01/18/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  9. 20 oz Butternut Squash Chunks – UPC 8 13055 01150 7; with the expiration dates of 01/05/21, 01/08/21, 01/09/21, 01/13/21, and 01/16/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  10. 24 oz Butternut Squash Chunks – UPC 8 13055 01300 6; with the expiration dates of 01/12/21, 01/13/21, 01/15/21 noted on the bottom scan label. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  11. 12 oz Butternut Squash Chunks – UPC 8 13055 01391 4; with the expiration dates of 01/04/21, 01/05/21, 01/07/21, 01/11/21, 01/12/21, 01/15/21, 01/17/21, and 01/20/21 noted on the bottom scan labels. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a clear plastic tamper-evident clamshell.
  12. 15 oz Veggie Rice Blend – UPC 8 13055 01014 2; with the expiration dates of 01/07/21 and 01/09/21 noted on the bottom scan labels. The brand name is Lancaster Foods and the package is a stand-up steam pouch with ‘grab & steam’ printed on the header.

** Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically, pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen NRTE pepperoni hot pockets product was produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020. The product has a shelf life of 14 months. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]:

  • 54-oz carton packages containing 12 “Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 7721A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in the pepperoni hot pocket product.

The firm has received one report of a minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Nestlé consumer services at (800) 350-5016. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Dana Stambaugh, Corporate Communications for Nestlé at (571) 457-3803 or at Dana.Stambaugh@us.nestle.com.

** 029-2020, Perfect Pasta Inc. Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection (Dec 19, 2020)

** 001-2021, Courage Production, LLC. Recalls Ready-to-Eat, Fully Cooked Polish Sausage Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Jan 2, 2021)

** Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. December

The frozen NRTE pepperoni hot pockets product was produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020. The product has a shelf life of 14 months. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]:

  • 54-oz carton packages containing 12 “Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 7721A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in the pepperoni hot pocket product.

The firm has received one report of a minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Nestlé consumer services at (800) 350-5016. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Dana Stambaugh, Corporate Communications for Nestlé at (571) 457-3803 or at Dana.Stambaugh@us.nestle.com.

** Precision Dose, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%, 15mL Unit Dose Cups bearing an expiration date from 1/31/2021 – 02/28/2022 (see specific lots below) to the consumer level. Precision Dose, Inc. was notified by the manufacturer of the product, Sunstar Americas, Inc., that this product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata.

From information provided by the manufacturer, Sunstar Americas, Inc., use of the defective product in the immunocompetent host may result in oral and, potentially, systemic infections requiring antibacterial therapy. In the most at-risk populations, the use of the defective product may result in life-threatening infections, such pneumonia and bacteremia. To date, no adverse events have been reported to Precision Dose, Inc. related to this recall.

The prescription oral rinse product, available through healthcare professionals only, is indicated for use as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis and the product impacted is:

  • Distributed in cases each containing 3 shrink-wrapped plastic trays each with 10 unit dose cups, 30-pack. NDC 68094-028-62
  • Distributed in cases each containing 10 shrink-wrapped plastic trays each with 10 unit dose cups, 100-pack. NDC 68094-028-61

Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse was distributed nationwide in the USA to pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Precision Dose, Inc. is notifying its consignees directly and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Patients, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities in possession of these products should stop using and dispensing immediately.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Precision Dose, Inc. at 1 (800) 397-9228 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time) or by email to customercare@precisiondose.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Affected products and lot numbers follow below:

AFFECTED LOTS-Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%

LOT NUMBEREXPIRATION DATENDC NUMBER
50203701/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50204001/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50204301/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50249408/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50275708/31/202168094-028-61
50267709/30/202168094-028-61
50269310/31/202168094-028-61
50272810/31/202168094-028-61
50275910/31/202168094-028-62
50277111/30/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50278411/30/202168094-028-61
50282412/31/202168094-028-61
50292502/28/202268094-028-61

Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have additional questions or concerns. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form 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

** Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for:

  • 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz.), and
  • 502 bulk containers of Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream (3 gallon)

because the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically metal filling equipment parts. There has been one report of a customer who discovered an intact piece of metal equipment in the Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz). There is concern of an additional piece of equipment present in the ice cream product(s) possibly presenting a choking hazard.

The Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (in 48 oz. containers) product has been removed from sale. It was sold in 197 Weis Markets’ stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and West Virginia.

The Weis Quality Cookies and Cream ice cream is packaged in a scround 48- ounce container with a UPC of 041497-01253 and with a sell by date of 10/28/21. This was produced on 10/28/2020 and released for sale on 10/29/2020. The sell by date is located on the bottom of the container. An example of the label has been included with this release. Customers who have purchased this product may return it for a full refund.

The Klein’s Vanilla bulk ice cream is packaged in 3-gallon containers with a code stamp of 0302 and are not for retail sale. This product was sold to one retail establishment in New York and has been removed from sale.

Additional ice cream products packaged on 10/28/2020 included:

  • Klein’s Cookies and Cream Dairy Bulk – 665 containers, and
  • Nelson’s Graham Slam Bulk – 286 containers

These items are packaged in 3-gallon bulk containers with a code stamp of 0302 and are not for retail sale. They were stored in a warehouse and have not been distributed.

Customers requiring additional information may contact Weis Customer Service at 1-866-999-9347 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm EST.

** Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit.

DescriptionUPCBest If Used By DateLot Code
Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad0-71430-00035-901-15-21B364016
B364017

This voluntary recall is due to possible undeclared allergens (egg) in Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit. The dressing and topping kit (masterpack) designed for a different Dole product was unintentionally used during a portion of the production of the salad. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date in association with the recall. However, people who have an allergy to eggs may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product or products containing eggs.

The product lot code and Best if Used by Date is located on the upper right corner of each bag and the UPC code is located on the bottom right corner of the back of each bag. The impacted products were distributed in AK, CA, ID, KS, MO, OK, OR, TX AND UT. Consumers are advised to check product they have in their homes and discard any product matching the production description, UPC codes, product lot code and Best if Used by Date listed above.

No other Dole products are included in the recall. Only Dole™ Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit with the exact UPC code, lot code and Best if Used by Date identified above, are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day.

** Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) to the consumer level. The Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) have been found to contain levels of nitrosamine impurities above the ADI limit of 96 ng/day as published in the FDA Guidance Document issued September, 2020. This is an expansion of the recall initially announced on November 2, 2020.

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables. To date, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and is packaged in HDPE bottles of 100 tablets, under NDC 29033-056-01. The affected Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) lot is listed in the table below. The product can be identified as an off-white oblong tablet debossed with “NM7”. Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) was distributed Nationwide to wholesalers.

Product DescriptionNDCLot NumberExpiry Dates
Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg
(generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets)
29033-056-01MET20050107/2022

Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Pharmacies that have Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) which is being recalled should return to place of purchase. Consumers should consult a healthcare professional to obtain a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their healthcare professional. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall can contact Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Medical Affairs at phone number 816-308-4941 or email quality@nostrumpharma.com Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or pharmacy for further medical advice.

** Out of an abundance of caution, EVR Foods, INC, parent company to Lavva, is issuing a voluntary recall on its 5.3 ounce Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt with expiration date 2/21/21. While this SKU and date code cleared strict quality assurance protocols, recent testing indicates a potential mold contamination. No other Lavva products are affected by the recall.

This plant-based yogurt was produced at a manufacturing facility in Norwich, NY, and has only been linked to the single date code. There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.

The recalled Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurts were distributed to retail stores nationwide. The product comes in a 5.3 ounce, colorful plastic cup with a foil lid, marked with lot #022121 on the bottom of the cup which is also used as the expiration date of the product.

Consumers are urged not to eat the product subject to the recall. Anyone who purchased the SKU may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall can reach out to hello@lovvelavva.com or 833-885-2882 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been notified of this recall and is assisting with the process.

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** FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Not-Ready-to-Eat, Heat Treated, Not Fully Cooked Chicken Enchilada Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared AllergenThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 43 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE), heat treated, not fully cooked chicken enchilada products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

** Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 30 mg/mL, 1 mL fill in a 2 mL amber vial to the user level due to the presence of particulate matter. Particulate matter was found in reserve sample vials. No adverse event reports have been received for the recalled lot, which was produced and sold in 2019.

Administration of products containing particulate matter could obstruct blood vessels and result in local irritation of blood vessels, swelling at the site of injection, a mass of tissue that could become inflamed and infected, blood clots traveling to the lung, scarring of the lung tissues, and allergic reactions that could lead to life-threatening consequences.

Ketorolac Tromethamine, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is indicated for the short-term (up to 5 days in adults) management of moderately severe acute pain that requires analgesia at the opioid level. The total combined duration of use of oral Ketorolac Tromethamine and Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection should not exceed 5 days.

Listed below is a table of the recalled lot distributed nationwide in the United States to wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies between March 28, 2019 and September 3, 2019. An image of the label is also included below.

Product Name/Product sizeNDC NumberProduct CodeBatch NumberExpiration DateFirst Ship DateLast Ship Date
Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 30
mg / mL, 1 mL fill in a 2 mL amber vial
63323-162-01160201612108302/202103/28/201909/03/2019

Fresenius Kabi is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and asking customers and distributors to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the use and distribution of any affected product. Distributors should notify their customers and direct them to quarantine and discontinue distributing or dispensing the affected lot, and to return the product to Fresenius Kabi. The recall letter and response form are available at https://www.fresenius-kabi.com/us/pharmaceutical-product-updates.External Link Disclaimer

Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact Fresenius Kabi at 1-866-716-2459 Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Consumers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

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

** Precision Dose, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%, 15mL Unit Dose Cups bearing an expiration date from 1/31/2021 – 02/28/2022 (see specific lots below) to the consumer level. Precision Dose, Inc. was notified by the manufacturer of the product, Sunstar Americas, Inc., that this product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata.

From information provided by the manufacturer, Sunstar Americas, Inc., use of the defective product in the immunocompetent host may result in oral and, potentially, systemic infections requiring antibacterial therapy. In the most at-risk populations, the use of the defective product may result in life-threatening infections, such pneumonia and bacteremia. To date, no adverse events have been reported to Precision Dose, Inc. related to this recall.

The prescription oral rinse product, available through healthcare professionals only, is indicated for use as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis and the product impacted is:

  • Distributed in cases each containing 3 shrink-wrapped plastic trays each with 10 unit dose cups, 30-pack. NDC 68094-028-62
  • Distributed in cases each containing 10 shrink-wrapped plastic trays each with 10 unit dose cups, 100-pack. NDC 68094-028-61

Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse was distributed nationwide in the USA to pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Precision Dose, Inc. is notifying its consignees directly and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Patients, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities in possession of these products should stop using and dispensing immediately.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Precision Dose, Inc. at 1 (800) 397-9228 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time) or by email to customercare@precisiondose.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Affected products and lot numbers follow below:

AFFECTED LOTS-Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%

LOT NUMBEREXPIRATION DATENDC NUMBER
50203701/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50204001/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50204301/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50249408/31/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50275708/31/202168094-028-61
50267709/30/202168094-028-61
50269310/31/202168094-028-61
50272810/31/202168094-028-61
50275910/31/202168094-028-62
50277111/30/202168094-028-61
68094-028-62
50278411/30/202168094-028-61
50282412/31/202168094-028-61
50292502/28/202268094-028-61

Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have additional questions or concerns. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.