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** USDA Extends Flexibility that’s Helping Manufacturers, States get Formula to WIC Families

Department will continue covering costs of alternate formulas

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending a key funding flexibility in the WIC program that has allowed state agencies and their infant formula manufacturers to work together to provide more options for WIC families in need of formula. Under this flexibility – which is now extended through the end of October– USDA is covering the added cost of non-contract formula to make it financially feasible for states to allow WIC participants to purchase alternate sizes, forms, or brands of infant formula.

“USDA is committed to maintaining flexibilities to provide continued support to WIC families as the nationwide supply of infant formula recovers,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “WIC families are counting on us, and while the supply of infant formula is improving, the extended flexibilities will make sure WIC families can find the formula they need for their babies.”

In general, WIC state agencies have contracts with one of three manufacturers to provide formula to WIC infants who are partially or fully formula fed. Using the new authority provided by the Access to Baby Formula Act, USDA recommended in May that state agencies that contract with Reckitt Mead Johnson (RMJ) or Gerber seek contract flexibility to allow alternate formulas if the contracted size, form, or brand of formula is unavailable. To help make this financially feasible, USDA is covering the additional costs of these alternate formulas while supplies remain impacted and will continue to do so through Oct. 31, 2022.

USDA also previously provided flexibility to temporarily allow alternate formula in states that contract with Abbott, the third formula manufacturer and the subject of the voluntary formula recall in February. Abbott is currently covering that cost difference through Oct. 31, 2022.

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service continues to work tirelessly to ensure WIC participants and stakeholders have the information they need to keep infants fed and safe. Within hours of the recall, the agency provided guidance to WIC state agencies and offered flexibilities to help them respond. FNS continues to provide ongoing assistance and support to states so they can adapt to the situation as it unfolds, approving nearly 500 waiver requests to date.

Working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, and the Biden-Harris Administration, recent USDA actions include:

  • Coordinating cross-government to rapidly transport safe specialty and regular formula into the country through Operation Fly Formula.
  • Providing a toolkit and guidance to WIC state agencies and stakeholders to assist with distributing imported formula.
  • Calling on states to take advantage of all available WIC flexibilities and waivers that could help those they serve and providing extensive, tailored technical assistance to facilitate the process. Now, nearly all state agencies have applicable waivers in place.
  • Extending infant formula waivers in WIC through Dec. 31, 2022. These waivers work in concert with the funding flexibility extension announced today to provide flexibility for WIC state agencies to offer different formula products and waive certain medical documentation requirements.
  • Providing guidance to Child and Adult Care Food Program operators that may provide formula to infants in their care to help them navigate the impacts of the shortage.

More information about USDA’s response can be found on Food and Nutrition Service’s Infant Formula Shortage Response webpage.

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** Updates: 034-2022, Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. Recalls Various Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination (Sep 24, 2022)

033-2022Empanadas Valrico Inc. Recalls Beef and Chicken Empanada Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection (Sep 23, 2022)

028-2022Connoisseur’s Kitchen Recalls Imported Frozen Chicken Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination (Aug 30, 2022)

** Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. Recalls Various Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., an Albers, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

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** CONLEY, GA – 9/20/22 – GHGA is recalling various products (see chart below) due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other GHGA products are affected by this recall. Listeria monocytogenes is 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, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

To date, we are not aware of any illnesses linked to this recall. Please see attached photos for further identification.

On 9/16/22 the firm was notified by their laboratory that a single sample of a product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Products affected are:

Product NameSizeUPCSell-by DateLot Code
Asparagus Saute9.5 oz8 26766 19027 09/17/2022GHGA 254
Diced Bell Pepper and White Onion7 oz8 26766 19004 19/15/2022GHGA 254
Diced Red Onion10 oz8 26766 18100 19/19/2022GHGA 254
Fajita Mix9.5 oz8 26766 19031 79/17/2022GHGA 254
Fiesta Corn10 oz8 26766 18462 09/17/2022GHGA 254
Hamburger Fixins10 oz8 26766 19028 79/17/2022GHGA 254
Hatch Chile Guacamole Blender9 oz8 26766 14452 59/17/2022GHGA 254
Large Medium Salsa13 oz8 26766 19071 39/18/2022GHGA 254
Large Mild Chunky Guacamole13 oz8 26766 19053 99/17/2022GHGA 254
Large Mild Salsa13 oz8 26766 19069 09/18/2022GHGA 263
Mango Habanero Blender9 oz8 26766 19044 79/17/2022GHGA 264
Medium Hatch Salsa13 oz8 26766 19076 89/18/2022GHGA 265
Mexican Style Layered Bean Dip20 oz8 26766 14510 29/17/2022GHGA 266
Mild Guacamole Blender13 oz8 26766 19045 49/17/2022GHGA 267
Mild Guacamole Blender9 oz8 26766 14434 19/17/2022GHGA 268
Mushroom Stir Fry Blend9 oz8 26766 19010 29/17/2022GHGA 269
Seasoned Squash Onion & Dill10.5 oz8 26766 19036 29/17/2022GHGA 270
Small Medium Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo9 oz8 26766 19062 19/18/2022GHGA 271
Small Ranch Tray with Dip21.0 oz8 26766 19087 49/15/2022GHGA 272
Snacking Peppers12 oz8 26766 19037 99/17/2022GHGA 273
Spicy Guacamole Blender9 oz8 26766 14436 59/17/2022GHGA 274
Steak Topper7.5 oz8 26766 19026 39/17/2022GHGA 275
3 Skewer Veggie Kabobs22 oz8 26766 19008 99/17/2022GHGA 276
Tri Pepper Blend7 oz8 26766 19003 49/15/2022GHGA 277
Vegetable Bowl42 oz8 26766 18468 29/17/2022GHGA 278

The products were sold to Kroger and distributed to retail stores on 9/11/22. The Sell-by Date has expired, and products were previously removed from store shelves and are no longer for sale. However, products could still be in possession of consumers. The Sell By Dates and Lot numbers are located on the top primary label of each product. These products were packaged in clear plastic containers and sold primarily in Kroger stores in the produce or deli sections in the states of: Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Consumers with questions can call Customer Service at (888) 449-9386 M-F 8am – 4pm PST.

** Sept. 24, 2022 – Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., an Albers, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. FSIS expects there to be additional product labels added in the near future and urges consumers to check back frequently to view updated labels.

The various RTE meat items were produced from July 7, 2022, to Sept. 9, 2022. The list of products and product codes for the RTE meat products that are subject to recall can be found here and includes all package sizes for all products with the affected lot codes. Available labels for the RTE meat products can be found here.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 20917” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri.                             

The problem was discovered through product and environmental testing performed by FSIS and the establishment, which identified Listeria monocytogenes in the processing environment and in products produced by the establishment.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems can occur. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries, refrigerators, or freezers. 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.

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 list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Connie Haselhorst, VP Operations, Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., at (618) 248-5151 or connie@behrmannmeats.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

** Sept. 10, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ground beef products in HelloFresh meal kits may be associated with Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 illness. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

The meal kits containing ground beef for this public health alert were shipped to consumers from July 2-21, 2022. The following products are subject to the public health alert [view label]:     

  • 10-oz. plastic vacuum-packed packages containing “GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN/15% FAT” with codes “EST#46841 L1 22 155” or “EST#46841 L5 22 155” on the side of the packaging.

 The ground beef packages bear “EST.46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection and on the plastic ground beef package.

FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health partners are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and raw ground beef is the probable source of the reported illnesses. Traceback information identified that multiple case-patients received ground beef produced at establishment M46841 and distributed by HelloFresh in meal kits from July 2-21, 2022. Traceback of materials used to produce the ground beef is ongoing and FSIS continues to work with suppliers and public health partners on the investigation.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160 F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, https://www.fsis.usda.gov/safetempchart.  

Media and consumers with questions regarding the public health alert can contact hello@hellofresh.com or by live chat.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

** Family Dollar is initiating a voluntary retail level product recall of certain products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that were stored and inadvertently shipped to certain stores on or around May 1, 2022 through June 10, 2022 due to product being stored outside of labeled temperature requirements.  This notice covers the recall of Over-the-Counter Medical Devices. An earlier notice issued July 21, 2022 covered a related recall of Over-the-Counter Pharmaceutical Products.

To date, Family Dollar has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall.  This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution.

A list of the recalled products is attached. This recall goes to the retail store level. Not all of the products listed were sent to all stores.

Family Dollar has notified its affected stores asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product. Customers that may have bought affected product may return such product to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased without receipt.  This recall does not apply to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Alaska, or Hawaii as Family Dollar does not have any stores in Alaska or Hawaii and no Family Dollar stores in any of the other states received any products subject to this recall.

Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9am and 5pm EST. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products.

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.

Recalled Products

900260900260 CLEARBLUE SMART COUNTDOWN PRGNCY TST 1CT
900794900794 LS SKYN NON LATEX LUBRICATED CONDOM 3CT
901260901260 VERIQUICK PREGNANCY TEST 1CT
902343902343 FIRST RESPONSE 2 CT
903409903409 SKYN ORIGINAL NON LATEX CONDOM 12CT
903415903415 SKYN ELITE NON LATEX CONDOM 12CT
939504939504 VERIQUICK PREGNANCY TEST 1 CT
900752900752 AT HOME MARIJUANA TEST STRIP
902816902816 TROJAN ULTRA RIBBED LUBED 3CT
903756903756 VERIQUICK PREGNANCY TEST 2 CT
999763999763 TROJAN ULTRA THIN CONDOM LATEX 3CT
998221998221 SKYN ELITE LARGE NON LATEX CONDOM 12CT
998869998869 PREFERRED UTI TEST 1 CT
900265900265 LIFESTYLES ULTRA SENSITIVE CONDOMS 12CT
900531900531 CLEAR EYES CONTCT LENS DRPS LBRCTNG .5FO
999009999009 B L BIOTRU MULTI PURPOSE SOLUTION 4 FLOZ
902274902274 GS SALINE SOLUTION 12FL OZ
901443901443 KY JELLY LUBRICANT 2 FL OZ
901960901960 OPTI FREE REPLENISH MULTI PURPOSE 2 OZ
999801999801 SIMPLY SALINE NASAL MIST 3.1 OZ
900457OPTI FREE PURE MST DSINFCTNG SLTN 4FL OZ
902139902139 DENTEMP ONE STEP .077OZ
906018906018 FIXODENT ORG CREAM 2.4OZ
998762998762 DRTALBOT TDDLR TTHPSTE BRSH TUTTI FRUTTI
905076905076 CURAD STRNG WATRPRF STRIP 1IN 20CT
906312906312 GS DENTURE CLEANSER GRN TAB 40CT
999619999619 FIXODENT ADH CREAM ULTRA MAX HOLD 2.2OZ
999037999037 CURAD FIRST AID KIT
903377903377 POLIGRIP POWER MAX HOLD 2.2OZ
999417999417 NEW SKIN LIQUID BANDAGE CLEAR .3FL OZ
900737900737 TRVL KIT TOTHBRSH CAP PASTE IN POUCH 1CT
901239901239 FIXODENT ORG CREAM TRAVEL .75OZ
906131906131 POLIDENT DENTURE CLNS TAB 28CT
900334900334 POLIGRIP ADH CREAM FREE 2.4OZ
906023906023 GS DENTURE CLEAN OVRNT TAB 40CT
901634901634 POLIDENT DENTURE CLEANSERS 84 CT
901777901777 POLIDENT OVERNIGHT WHITENING TAB 28CT
906402906402 FIXODENT ADH CREAM WITH SCOPE 2OZ
999632999632 POLIGRIP EXTRACARE ADHESIVE CREAM 2.2OZ
900085900085 SUPER POLIGRIP ADH CREAM .75OZ
900723900723 POLIGRIP DENTURE ADHESIVE ORIGINAL 2.4OZ

** CONLEY, GA – 9/20/22 – GHGA is recalling various products (see chart below) due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other GHGA products are affected by this recall. Listeria monocytogenes is 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, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

To date, we are not aware of any illnesses linked to this recall. Please see attached photos for further identification.

On 9/16/22 the firm was notified by their laboratory that a single sample of a product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Products affected are:

Product NameSizeUPCSell-by DateLot Code
Asparagus Saute9.5 oz8 26766 19027 09/17/2022GHGA 254
Diced Bell Pepper and White Onion7 oz8 26766 19004 19/15/2022GHGA 254
Diced Red Onion10 oz8 26766 18100 19/19/2022GHGA 254
Fajita Mix9.5 oz8 26766 19031 79/17/2022GHGA 254
Fiesta Corn10 oz8 26766 18462 09/17/2022GHGA 254
Hamburger Fixins10 oz8 26766 19028 79/17/2022GHGA 254
Hatch Chile Guacamole Blender9 oz8 26766 14452 59/17/2022GHGA 254
Large Medium Salsa13 oz8 26766 19071 39/18/2022GHGA 254
Large Mild Chunky Guacamole13 oz8 26766 19053 99/17/2022GHGA 254
Large Mild Salsa13 oz8 26766 19069 09/18/2022GHGA 263
Mango Habanero Blender9 oz8 26766 19044 79/17/2022GHGA 264
Medium Hatch Salsa13 oz8 26766 19076 89/18/2022GHGA 265
Mexican Style Layered Bean Dip20 oz8 26766 14510 29/17/2022GHGA 266
Mild Guacamole Blender13 oz8 26766 19045 49/17/2022GHGA 267
Mild Guacamole Blender9 oz8 26766 14434 19/17/2022GHGA 268
Mushroom Stir Fry Blend9 oz8 26766 19010 29/17/2022GHGA 269
Seasoned Squash Onion & Dill10.5 oz8 26766 19036 29/17/2022GHGA 270
Small Medium Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo9 oz8 26766 19062 19/18/2022GHGA 271
Small Ranch Tray with Dip21.0 oz8 26766 19087 49/15/2022GHGA 272
Snacking Peppers12 oz8 26766 19037 99/17/2022GHGA 273
Spicy Guacamole Blender9 oz8 26766 14436 59/17/2022GHGA 274
Steak Topper7.5 oz8 26766 19026 39/17/2022GHGA 275
3 Skewer Veggie Kabobs22 oz8 26766 19008 99/17/2022GHGA 276
Tri Pepper Blend7 oz8 26766 19003 49/15/2022GHGA 277
Vegetable Bowl42 oz8 26766 18468 29/17/2022GHGA 278

The products were sold to Kroger and distributed to retail stores on 9/11/22. The Sell-by Date has expired, and products were previously removed from store shelves and are no longer for sale. However, products could still be in possession of consumers. The Sell By Dates and Lot numbers are located on the top primary label of each product. These products were packaged in clear plastic containers and sold primarily in Kroger stores in the produce or deli sections in the states of: Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Consumers with questions can call Customer Service at (888) 449-9386 M-F 8am – 4pm PST.

** Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. Recalls Various Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., an Albers, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

** Aug. 30, 2022 Connoisseur’s Kitchen, a Surrey, British Columbia establishment, is recalling approximately 880 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken entree products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen RTE chicken entree items were produced on Aug. 3, 2022 and imported to the U.S. on Aug. 8, 2022. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]: 

  • 2-lb. box packages containing “SPICE MANTRA CHICKEN KORMA” with lot code 220803-406US.
  • 2-lb. box packages containing “SPICE MANTRA BUTTER CHICKEN” with lot code 220803-400US.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “780” inside the Canadian mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Alaska and Washington.                                 

The problem was discovered when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that the products are associated with a sample that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. 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.

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 list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Puneet Bhalla, Director for Connoisseur’s Kitchens, at (604) 595-4862, ext. 25.

** Keswick Creamery of Newburg, Pa is recalling Calverley Cheese, Vulkwin’s Folly Cheese, Vermeer Cheese, Havarti Cheese, Wallaby Cheese, Cider Washed Tomme Cheese, Feta Cheese, Whole Milk Ricotta, Bovre Cheese (plain, oregano and garlic, herbes de provence, cranberry and honey) and Quark Cheese (plain, dill and onion), 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 high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

All Cheeses were distributed at Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market in Washington, D.C.; Takoma Park Farmers Market in Takoma Park, Maryland; Smith Meadows Farm Store in Berryville, Virginia; Oylers Organic Farms and Market in Biglerville, Pennsylvania; and Talking Breads Farm Store in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

The cheeses will be labeled from Keswick Creamery, with the cheese name on the label.

  • Calverley Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Vulkwin’s Folly Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Havarti Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Vermeer Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Wallaby Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Cider Washed Tomme Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Feta cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Whole Milk Ricotta, 8 oz and 16 oz clear deli container, expiration dates 7/18/22, 7/25/22, 8/1/22, 8/8/22, 8/18/22
  • Bovre Cheese (plain, oregano and garlic, herbes de Provence, cranberry and honey), 8oz clear deli container, expiration dates 7/25/22, 8/1/22, 8/8/22, 8/22/22
  • Quark Cheese (plain and dill and onion), 8 oz and 16 oz clear deli container, expiration dates 7/7/22, 8/4/22, 8/25/22

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA which revealed some finished products contained the bacteria. Keswick Creamery has ceased the production and distribution of all products as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any of the listed cheese from Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farm, LLC are urged to discard the product. Customers should email Keswick Creamery directly at keswickrecall@gmail.com or call 1-800-946-1631 Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2 pm Eastern time to report their product and receive a full refund.

** Tai Phat Wholesalers, LLC of Capitol Heights, MD is recalling 4 types of packages of its “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” because they have 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 Dried Mushrooms were distributed in specialty retail stores in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.

The product comes in four different types & sizes and are in a sealed clear plastic package with a label. The different types are as follows:

1)   Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Slices – Item #: 01051- Nam Meo Soi -S- 2.5 oz
2)   Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Slices – Item #: 01276- Nam Meo Soi -L- 10.5 oz
3)   Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item #: 01052- Nam Meo Nguyen -S- 2.5 oz
4)   Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item #: 01277- Nam Meo Nguyen -L- 10.5 oz

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

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Maryland Department of Health of items bought at a retail store which revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages of “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms”.

Sales of the product has been suspended while MDH and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the packages of “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-703-538-8000.

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** Keswick Creamery of Newburg, Pa is recalling Calverley Cheese, Vulkwin’s Folly Cheese, Vermeer Cheese, Havarti Cheese, Wallaby Cheese, Cider Washed Tomme Cheese, Feta Cheese, Whole Milk Ricotta, Bovre Cheese (plain, oregano and garlic, herbes de provence, cranberry and honey) and Quark Cheese (plain, dill and onion), 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 high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

All Cheeses were distributed at Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market in Washington, D.C.; Takoma Park Farmers Market in Takoma Park, Maryland; Smith Meadows Farm Store in Berryville, Virginia; Oylers Organic Farms and Market in Biglerville, Pennsylvania; and Talking Breads Farm Store in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

The cheeses will be labeled from Keswick Creamery, with the cheese name on the label.

  • Calverley Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Vulkwin’s Folly Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Havarti Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Vermeer Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Wallaby Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Cider Washed Tomme Cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Feta cheese in 4 oz to 12 oz packages, price and weight labeled in red, black, or purple ink
  • Whole Milk Ricotta, 8 oz and 16 oz clear deli container, expiration dates 7/18/22, 7/25/22, 8/1/22, 8/8/22, 8/18/22
  • Bovre Cheese (plain, oregano and garlic, herbes de Provence, cranberry and honey), 8oz clear deli container, expiration dates 7/25/22, 8/1/22, 8/8/22, 8/22/22
  • Quark Cheese (plain and dill and onion), 8 oz and 16 oz clear deli container, expiration dates 7/7/22, 8/4/22, 8/25/22

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA which revealed some finished products contained the bacteria. Keswick Creamery has ceased the production and distribution of all products as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any of the listed cheese from Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farm, LLC are urged to discard the product. Customers should email Keswick Creamery directly at keswickrecall@gmail.com or call 1-800-946-1631 Monday thru Friday 10 am to 2 pm Eastern time to report their product and receive a full refund.