Hartz Recall – The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.
The Hartz Chicken Chews and Oinkies Twists with Chicken have been added to the list of chicken treat products that have been recalled due to the unapproved antibiotics. These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other countries, but are not among those approved in the U.S.
No other Hartz products are affected by this withdrawal.
If you have these products contact the Hartz Consumer Affairs team (24 hours/day 7 days/week) at 1-800-275-1414 for a refund.
Annie’s Pizza Recall – Annie’s Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of Annie’s Homegrown Frozen Pizza due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh. The fragments of metal mesh were caused by a faulty screen at a third-party flour mill and were found in the flour and pizza dough.
Affected products were distributed at grocery, mass and natural food stores throughout the United States. All varieties of Annie’s Rising Crust Frozen Pizza with a best by date including and between January 9, 2013 and September 14, 2013 are affected. The varieties include: Organic Four Cheese Pizza, Organic Pepperoni Pizza, Organic Supreme Pizza, Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, Four Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza and BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza.
Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Annie’s Homegrown Pizza Recall Hotline at 1-888-825-6720 or visit www.annies.com/pizzarecall for more information.
Del Monte, the company that makes Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky Treats and Chicken Grillers, and Nestle-Purina, the makers of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats have initiated a nationwide removal of their chicken treat products from the market.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA/CVM) has been working with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on that agency’s finding of antibiotic residues in chicken jerky treats from China. The use of antibiotics to keep chickens healthy and disease-free while raising them is standard practice in poultry production for both human and pet food. However, the antibiotics found in the products were not approved in the U.S. and should not be present in the final food product.
Since 2010, the FDA has been investigating reports of illnesses associated with the feeding of jerky pet treats. FDA Report Regarding Jerky Pet Treats and Illnesses will give you background info and current findings on this issue.
You can read the whole article regarding the latest Jerky Treat recall on the FDA’s website. Also, you can read of the company’s own recall report by clicking on the following links: Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky Treats and Chicken Grillers, Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch.
Alert…Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Recall. Approximately 800,000 Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers are being voluntarily recalled.
Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet/moist or is infrequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product. The CPSC advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use of the product. Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the sleeper.
If you have one of these recalled sleepers you should immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion and stop using it if mold is found. Consumers can contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 for cleaning instructions or further assistance. Cleaning and care instructions can also be found at www.service.mattel.com.
Click here to read the whole article regarding the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleepers recall to inspect on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.
Nestlé USA has announced a voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce containers. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK are affected by this recall.
Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient.
The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012 and distributed nationally. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.
Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.
Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc. has issued a voluntary withdrawal of select products or product packaging due to the possibility of the presence of metallic foreign objects.
Products include the Rudi’s Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat Bread, Rudi’s Organic Bakery Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread and Rudi’s Organic Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread. No other Rudi’s Organic Bakery or Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery products are included in this voluntary withdrawal.
Kellogg’s is issuing a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of flexible metal mesh fragments from a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.
General Mills is voluntarily recalling a single day’s production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars because of a labeling issue. Products produced on this date may have been packaged incorrectly and may contain allergens not listed on the box’s ingredient label, specifically peanuts.
This voluntary recall is only for the 6-count boxes of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars with the one “Better if Used By date” of 26FEB2013 printed on the top of the box. No other varieties or production dates of Nature Valley products are affected by this recall.
Consumers allergic to peanuts, or who are unsure of whether they are allergic to peanuts, should not consume Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bar products from 6-count boxes bearing the Better if Used By date 26FEB2013 on the top of the box, and should contact General Mills for replacement or a full refund.
Click here to read the whole article regarding the Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars voluntary recall on the FDA’s website click here.
Publix Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall for 10 ounce plastic bags of Publix Hearts of Romaine (Chopped Hearts of Romaine) due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Lysteria monocytogenes. Ready Pac is the private supplier of the private label product for Publix. The UPC found on the back right hand corner of the package is 41415 03886.
The bags of romaine were distributed to Publix stores between 9/9 through 9/20 in select Florida counties, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.
Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund.
Sunland, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of its Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. The Sunland Peanut Butter recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. These products may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
The voluntary recall was initiated after learning that between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012, twenty-nine people reported illnesses in approximately 18 states, including Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland.
Brand names included in the recall are Archer Farms, Trader Joe’s, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprout’s, Sunland and Dogsbutter.
Whole Foods Market announced that it is recalling ricotta salata sold in 21 states and Washington, D.C. that came from its supplier Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY. Forever Cheese recalled this cheese product because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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.
The recalled Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese was cut into wedges, packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label. All “sell by” dates through Oct. 2 are affected.
Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund.