USDA December 2022 Safety Alerts Previous Month & last day of prior month updates


Updates: 035-2022AdvancePierre Foods Inc. Recalls Pork Fritter Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Oct 16, 2022)

042-2022Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (Nov 16, 2022)

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** SunSprout Enterprises Voluntarily Expands Recall to Four Lots of Alfalfa Sprouts Due to Potential Contamination with Salmonella

Fremont, Nebraska, December 29, 2022 SunSprout Enterprises is voluntarily recalling four lots (#4211, 5211, 3212, and 4212) of raw alfalfa sprouts in 4-ounce clamshells and 2.5lb packages, with best by dates between 12/10/22 and 1/7/23, due to potential contamination with salmonella.

Salmonellais 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 withSalmonellaoften experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection withSalmonellacan 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 company directly distributed 1406 pounds of product to five foodservice and grocery customers in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa between late November and mid December 2022.

** ROCHESTER, NY – Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is issuing a voluntarily recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass 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 affected products were sold at various Wegmans stores in NY, PA, MA, NJ, VA, MD & NC. A full list of potentially affected items can be found on the recall page of Wegmans.comExternal Link Disclaimer and are highlighted below.

ProductSizeUPCDates
Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens1.75 ozUPC 77890-25036Use by dates: 12/17/22
and 12/24/22
Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves5 ozUPC 77890-52377Use by date: 12/20/22
Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass1 EAUPC 77890-50938Sold since: 10/25/22

We are voluntarily recalling these products because some of the soil they were grown in, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier. This is out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been associated with this recall.

Wegmans is placing automated phone calls to alert customers who purchased these products using Shoppers Club cards.

Customers should return these products to the service desk for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Wegmans Food Markets 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please note that due to the holiday our Customer Care Center will close at 4:30 pm on 12/24/22 and reopen at 8:00 am on 12/26/22.

** Fremont, Nebraska, December 28, 2022 – SunSprout Enterprises is voluntarily recalling two lots (#4211 and 5211) of raw alfalfa sprouts in 4-ounce clamshells, with best by dates between 12/10/22 and 12/27/22, due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

Salmonella is 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 company directly distributed 808 pounds of product to five foodservice and grocery customers in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa between late November and early December 2022. No other SunSprout lot codes or products are impacted by this voluntary recall.

The raw alfalfa sprouts are packaged in 4-ounce clamshells with best buy dates between 12/10/2022 and 12/27/2022 and lot codes #4211 and 5211. The lot code and best buy date can be found on the front of the package. The alfalfa sprouts are available in the produce section of grocery stores.  To date, SunSprout has received no complaints or reports of illness due to this recalled product. This voluntary recall is a result of a preliminary investigation by the State of Nebraska in connection with CDC of an outbreak of illness likely associated with alfalfa sprouts. SunSprout, out of an abundance of caution, is initiating this voluntary recall while it further investigates how this alfalfa product was handled and stored after it left its Nebraska facility.

Customers with product from this lot number in  their possession should stop using it and dispose of it immediately. Consumers are also encouraged to follow all safe handling instructions and wash their hands and all preparation surfaces after handling any raw product. If consumers have any questions, they can contact SunSprout by email at Admin@sunsprouts.com anytime, responses will be provided Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. CST.

** 043-2022Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls Ready-To-Eat Ham and Cheese Loaf Products Due to Possible Cross-Contamination From Under-Processed Products (Dec 5, 2022)

** 044-2022Mountain View Packaging, LLC, Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Crispy Chicken with Almonds Entrée Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Dec 15, 2022}

** GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Easy Care First Aid Burn Cream and First Aid Kits Due to Microbial Contamination

December 23, 2022 Xiamen, Fujian, GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. is voluntarily recalling one lot ofEasy Care first aid AfterBurn Cream, 0.9 g single-use packets. The single use packets are sold in boxes of 10 or packaged in certain First Aid kits. This recall is to the consumer level. FDA analysis found the product to be contaminated withBacillus licheniformis, andBacillus sonorensis.Risk Statement:In immunocompromised patients, the topical use of the contaminated Easy Care AfterBurn Cream 0.9g single-use packets could potentially result in severe or life-threatening adverse events such as bacteremia, sepsis, and peritonitis. In non-immunocompromised patients, the population most likely to use the product, the use of the defective product may result in infectious complications, for instance skin infections, but in this population the infections are expected to be less severe and more readily responsive to treatment. To date, GFA Production (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

** December 22, 2022 – NEW YORK, NY., Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 1.5 g/vial Single Dose Fliptop Vial, lot 33045BA, to the user level due to two visible glass particulates observed in a single vial.

If administered intravenously, patients may experience adverse events such as local irritation or swelling, vasculitis/ phlebitis, antigenic or allergic reactions, and microvascular obstruction, including pulmonary embolism. If administered orally or via a nasogastric tube, there may be the potential for gastrointestinal trauma. The risk is reduced by the possibility of detection, as the label contains a statement directing the healthcare professional to visually inspect the product for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration.

To date, Pfizer has not received reports of any adverse events related to this recall.

Vancomycin Hydrochloride is an antibiotic indicated for the treatment of serious or severe infections caused by susceptible strains of methicillin-resistant staphylococci. Vancomycin Hydrochloride is effective in the treatment of staphylococcal endocarditis, septicemia, bone infections, lower respiratory tract infections, and skin and skin-structure infections. It is used in penicillin-allergic patients, and also for patients who cannot receive or who have failed to respond to other antimicrobials, including penicillin or cephalosporin agents, and for infections caused by vancomycin-susceptible organisms that are resistant to other antimicrobials.

The NDC, Lot Number, Expiration Date, and Configuration details for Vancomycin HCl for injection, USP are indicated below. The product was distributed nationwide to wholesalers/hospitals/ institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico from June 23, 2022 through September 19, 2022.

ProductNDCLot
Number
Expiration
Date
PresentationConfiguration/
Count
Vancomycin Injection,
USP, Single-
Dose Fliptop
Vial
Vial: 
0409-3515-11
Carton: 
0409-3515-01
33045BA1SEP20231.5 g/Vial10
units/carton, 10 cartons/case

Pfizer places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at every step in the manufacturing and supply chain process. Pfizer has notified direct consignees by letter to arrange for return of any recalled product.

Wholesalers, hospitals, institutions, and doctors with an existing inventory of the lot, which is being recalled, should discontinue use, stop distribution and quarantine immediately. If you have further distributed the recalled product, please notify your accounts and/or any additional locations which may have received the recalled product. Hospitals/Institutions should inform Healthcare Professionals in your organization of this recall. For additional assistance, call Sedgwick Inc. at 1-800-805-3093 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. 

Healthcare Professionals with questions regarding this recall can contact Pfizer using the below information. 

Contact CenterContact InformationArea of Support
Pfizer Medical Information1-800-438-1985,
option 3 (9am to 5pm ET Monday through Friday)
www.pfizermedinfo.comExternal Link Disclaimer
For medical questions regarding the product
Pfizer Drug Safety1-800-438-1985, option 1 
(24 hours a day; 7 days a week)
To report adverse events and product complaints

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.

** December 22, 2022 – Durham, North Carolina, Accord Healthcare, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial, and Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial product contained in cartons imprinted with lot # R2200232 Exp: 01/2025 to the consumer/user level.

This product is being recalled because Accord received a product complaint report from a hospital pharmacy that vials labeled as “Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial” were found in cartons labeled as “Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial”. The lot and expiration date printed on the outer carton and inner vial are the same and correspond to “Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial.” Accordingly, Accord is voluntarily recalling all of lot #R2200232, Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial, which may be in outer cartons that read “Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial” OR “Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial.” 

ProductNDCLot number/Expiration Date
Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial16729-435-05R2200232, 01/2025
Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial16729-434-05

Risk Statement: Administration of Daptomycin 500 mg/vial, to the population most at risk which are children or patients with renal impairment, there is a reasonable probability that the likelihood of the labeled warnings can potentially be increased if a higher than the intended dose is used which could lead to serious adverse health consequences. If these reactions occur, they may require medical treatment such as hemodialysis and systemic glucocorticoids. To date, Accord has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is used for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (1 to 17 years of age) with complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureaus (including methicillin-resistant isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis, and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).

The lot number, NDC number and expiration date of affected Daptomycin 500 mg/vial and Daptomycin 350 mg/vial product is shown in the table below:

ProductNDCLot number/Expiration Date
Daptomycin for Injection 500 mg/vial16729-435-05R2200232, 01/2025
Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial16729-434-05

The product can be identified by the outer carton and inner vial as given in the image below:

Daptomycin for Injection 350 mg/vial and 500 mg/vial were distributed nationwide to wholesale.

Accord is notifying or has notified its Wholesalers and Distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers and Distributors that have product which is being recalled should discontinue distribution of the product.

For any questions regarding this recall, contact Accord Healthcare, Inc. by phone at 1-855-869-1081, fax: 1-817-868-5362 or e-mail at rxrecalls@inmar.com Monday to Friday during business hours 8 am to 5 pm EST. 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.

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

** Baltimore, Maryland, December 21, 2022: Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling four (4) lots of Quinapril Tablets to the patient (consumer/user) level due to the presence of a nitrosamine impurity, N-Nitroso-Quinapril, observed in recent testing above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) level. To date, Lupin has received no reports of illness that appear to relate to this issue.

Lupin discontinued the marketing of Quinapril tablets in September 2022.

Nitrosamines are common in water and foods, including cured and grilled meats, dairy products and vegetables. Everyone is exposed to some level of nitrosamines. These impurities may increase the risk of cancer if people are exposed to them above acceptable levels over long periods of time.

Quinapril tablet USP is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. Quinapril Tablets USP 20mg, and 40mg is packaged in 90 count bottles and was distributed nationwide in the US to wholesalers, drug chains, mail order pharmacies and supermarkets. The recalled lots are included in the table below:

ProductLot NoExpiryNDCUPCDistribution Dates
Quinapril Tablets USP, 20mgG10292904/202368180-558-09
(90’s)
36818055809503/15/2021
         –
09/01/2022
Quinapril Tablets USP, 40mgG100533
G100534
G203071
12/2022
12/2022
03/2024
68180-554-09
(90’s)
368180554097

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is notifying its wholesalers, distributors, drug chains, mail order pharmacies and supermarkets by phone and through recall notification and is arranging for the return of all the recalled product lots.

Patients taking, Quinapril Tablets USP, 20mg, and 40mg are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment.

Wholesalers, distributors and retailers that have Quinapril Tablets USP, 20mg, and 40mg that are being recalled should discontinue distribution of the recalled product lots immediately.

Consumers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers with questions regarding this recall should contact Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc. at (877) 538-8445 Monday – Friday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm EST. For reimbursement, please have the recalled lots returned to Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc.; the lot number can be found on the side of the bottle label.

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.

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

Product Label: (see images below)

About Lupin Pharmaceuticals

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Lupin Limited and is the 3rd largest pharmaceutical company in the U.S. based on total prescriptions. Together, all Lupin-owned entities combine to make up the 8th largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world by revenue size. Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to delivering high-quality medications across many treatment areas. Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s branded pharmaceuticals division, is the provider of products designed to help prevent and manage women’s health conditions with serious health consequences.

** The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing additional information to patients, caregivers, and health care providers about two recent issues in certain reworked Philips Respironics (Philips) Trilogy 100 and Trilogy 200 ventilators. These Philips Trilogy 100 and Trilogy 200 ventilators were recalled in June 2021 for issues with the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam breakdown. The two recent issues are:

  • The silicone sound abatement foam, installed to replace the PE-PUR foam, may separate from the plastic backing due to adhesive failure. The silicone foam material may potentially move and block the airpath, which may reduce air flow in the ventilator and could also cause the device to alarm. If an alarm is not recognized or acted upon, the patient could experience trouble breathing, such as asphyxia, hypoventilation, or hypoxemia, which can be life threatening. BiPAP and CPAP machines reworked or replaced due to the recall in June 2021 are not affected by this silicone foam adhesion failure. Adhesive is not used to hold the silicone foam in place in the reworked or replaced BiPAP and CPAP machines.
  • Additionally, Philips observed residual PE‐PUR sound abatement foam in some reworked Trilogy 100 and Trilogy 200 ventilators that were returned to customers. Further exposure to PE-PUR foam may cause potential health risks, which can result in serious injury, cause permanent impairment, and require medical intervention to prevent permanent injury to users. Preliminary results show PE-PUR and environmental debris in some samples.

Philips has temporarily paused reworking the Trilogy 100 and Trilogy 200 ventilators. Philips distributed 13,811 in the U.S. and 7,544 outside of the U.S. reworked Trilogy ventilators impacted by this recall. While the FDA is aware of complaints received from Philips’ customers outside of the U.S., the FDA is not aware of any injuries or deaths associated with this recall in the U.S.

** Utopia Foods Recalls Enoki Mushrooms Because of Possible Health Risk

Utopia Foods Inc of Glendale, NY, is recalling its 200g packages of Enoki Mushrooms, imported from China and distributed nationwide in the US, because they have the potential to be contaminated withListeria 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,Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Enoki Mushrooms were distributed nationwide in produce wholesale companies. The product comes in a 200g, clear and blue plastic package with brand name Utopia and barcode# 8928918610017 marked on the packaging.

** ByHeart Issues Voluntary Recall of Five Batches of Its Infant Formula Because of Possible Health Risk

ByHeart, a next-generation baby nutrition company, announced today that, out of an abundance of caution, it has chosen to voluntarily recall five batches of ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula due to the potential for cross-contamination withCronobacter sakazakii. No distributed ByHeart product has tested positive for the bacteria.

The product being recalled is ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula, Milk Based Powder with Iron for 0-12 Months in 24 oz containers. The formula under voluntary recall was distributed directly to consumers in the U.S. and can be identified by the number on the bottom of the can. Recalled product batches are 22273 C1, 22276 C1, 22277 C1, 22278 C1, and 22280 C1 printed with use by 01 JAN 24 or 01JUL 24.Cronobacterbacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine). Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths and abnormal movements.Cronobacterinfection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.

** Something South African LLC Recalls the Peppercorn Collection Gift Set Because of Possible Health Risk

Something South African LLC of Seattle, WA is recalling the Peppercorn Collection Gift Set, affected Best Before End (BBE) date of JUN/2024, Batch 494951-T, because mold (Aspergillus brasiliensis) and Ochratoxin A were detected in the Malaysian Long Pepper.

The affected Malaysian Long Pepper is visible through a sleeve of the Peppercorn Collection Gift Set (SKU 549153). This set has the net wt. 4.87oz/138g and UPC 6 009686 793712. This set consists of eight different kind of dried peppers and each kind is packaged in a sealed glass tube. The gift set that contains the affected Malaysian Long Pepper has the Best Before End (BBE) date of JUN/2024 and Batch 494951-T printed on the back side of a package. The product was sold at the World Market stores nationwide and on the World Market e-commerce web sitewww.worldmarket.com.

** Manzanola Feeds is Recalling Certain Lots of Top of the Rockies Alfalfa Cubes due to Possible Clostridium botulinum Health Risk

Out of an abundance of caution Manzanola Feeds is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Top of the Rockies Alfalfa Cubes because it has the potential to be contaminated withClostridium botulinum, an organism that can cause severe and potentially fatal toxicity in animals eating the contaminated food or coming into contact with contact areas that have been exposed to the product. Common symptoms may include dizziness, blurred or double vision, trouble with vocalizing or swallowing, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distension, and constipation. Animals experiencing these symptoms should receive immediate medical attention.

The recalled product was distributed directly to the following states: AR, CO, IL, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX, WI. Further distribution may be possible, so it is important to check if you have this product. The recalled Top of the Rockies Alfalfa Cubes are approximately 1 inch cubes, packaged in a 50 pound bag, and they are labeled with the following codes: 111222, 111322, 111422, 111522 and 111622. The code can be found on the front of the bag, towards the top of the bag. It is usually in the white portion of the bag, but can sometimes be found in the brown portion of the bag. The code represents the month, day and year the cubes were manufactured. These codes have been updated from our original post after our review of records.

** Morasch Meats Inc. Recalls Raw Frozen Diced Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Morasch Meats Inc., a Portland, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,930 pounds of raw frozen diced beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

**  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ground beef sold at La Michoacana Meat Market, in Greenville, Tex., after a sample of the product tested positive for the presence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7. A recall was not requested because there is no product currently available for sale to consumers; however, the ground beef product may remain in consumers’ homes and could cause illness if eaten.

The raw ground beef was ground in store on Nov. 28, 2022. The product was packaged for consumers behind the meat counter in varying weights. The following product is subject to the public health alert [view labels]:

  • Varying weights of ground beef packed in butcher paper, containing “CARNE MOLIDA REGULAR/GROUND BEEF” with “Packed On” dates ranging Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2022, and “Sell By Dec. 1 2022” on the label.

These items were only sold in La Michoacana Meat Market retail store, located at 5106 Wesley St., Greenville, Texas, 75402. The last date that the product was available for sale was Dec. 1, 2022.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS product testing when a sample confirmed positive for the presence of E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ 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 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 raw 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 Jacqueline Ramos, Director of Legal Affairs, La Michoacana Meat Market, at 713-547-4621.

** Exportadora Copramar is recalling 1260 cases of James Farm frozen raspberries due to the potential of the product being contaminated with Hepatitis A.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing indicated the presence of Hepatitis A in James Farm branded frozen raspberries identified by UPC Code: 76069501010 and Lot Code – 22-165.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food. In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune compromised, Hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure. Persons who may have consumed affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately.

The recalled frozen raspberries are packaged in foodservice 10 lb James Farm branded cartons. The product is exclusively sold through Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

All inventories of the effected lot have been removed from Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations. Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations are also directly contacting their customers regarding this recall. There have been no illnesses or adverse reaction reports to date related to this product.

This Notice affects the following product:

1260 cases of James Farms Frozen Raspberries : 2/5 lb. bags per 10 lb carton

“Best if used by ” date of June 14th, 2024 .

“Product of Chile.”UPC Code: 76069501010, Lot Code – CO 22-165

UPC code is found on the top of the carton with the lot code on the bottom of the carton.

No other retail packages of frozen raspberry products are included in this voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should either discard them or return them to point of sale / place of purchase for a full refund

Company Contact Information

Exportadora Compramar

302-401-6474 ext 223, Monday through Friday between 9am and 6pm Eastern Standard

** ARLINGTON, VA –Lidl US has announced a voluntary recall for the 8.4 oz Favorina branded Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

This voluntary recall was issued because some items may be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella is 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, 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.

Units affected by this recall:

  • Were available for sale at Lidl stores between October 12, 2022 and December 5, 2022
  • Will have a BEST IF USED BY year of 2023
  • Will have a barcode number of 4056489516965

This issue was found during routine testing, which Lidl performs on an ongoing basis to help ensure safe and quality products for our customers. Lidl US has received no reports or complaints of illness related to this product to date.

Lidl US takes the health and safety of its customers as its top priority. If customers have purchased this product, they should not consume the product, and immediately return it to their nearest Lidl store for a full refund.

Customers who have questions about this voluntary recall should call the Lidl US Customer Care Hotline at 1-844-747-5435 (8 am-8 pm ET, Monday-Saturday).

** Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls Ready-To-Eat Ham and Cheese Loaf Products Due to Possible Cross-Contamination From Under-Processed Products

16-oz. rigid vacuum-packed packages containing “Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese LOAF” with codes from “07 Feb 2023 20:40 7B” through “07 Feb 2023 22:16 7B” on the label.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Kirksville, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,400 pounds of ready-to-eat ham and cheese loaf products due to possible cross-contamination with under-processed products.

** FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ground Beef Products That Tested Positive for E. Coli O157:H7

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ground beef sold at La Michoacana Meat Market, in Greenville, Tex., after a sample of the product tested positive for the presence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7.

** Nov. 30, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that fully cooked summer sausage products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

The fully cooked summer sausage products were produced on July 13, 2022. The following products subject to the public health alert are [view labels]:       

  • 1-lb. chubs containing “JET HIGH PRAIRIE MEATS SUMMER SAUSAGE” with lot code 220715 represented on the label.
  • 1-lb. chubs containing “FANTASMA’S finest SUMMER SAUSAGE” with lot code 220715 represented on the label.

 The products bear the establishment number “EST. 31865” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Kansas and Missouri and additional locations through online sales.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that they received a customer complaint reporting clear plastic embedded within multiple packages of summer sausage products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 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. 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.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Louis Fantasma, Paradise Locker Meats Plant Manager, at 816-945-9278 or louis@paradisemeats.com.