The FDA announced today that Kasel Associates Industries Inc. is recalling all pet treats it manufactured from April 20 through Sept. 19, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect both animals who eat the product and humans who handle the pet product.
The Kasel products are sold at various retailers, including Target, Petco, Sam’s Club, Menards and Costco. Most of the products have a two-year shelf life. Nutri-Vet, NutriPet, Boots and Barkley, Colorado Naturals, Nature’s Deli, Best Bully Sticks, Bixbi are among brands affected by this recall. These are jerky type products that contain either pork, chicken, beef, turkey, buffalo or salmon.
All of the Kasel products were made in the U.S. and are not related to FDA’s ongoing investigation of jerky pet treats made in China.
Consumers who have any of these products, or who are unsure of the manufacturing date of their pet treats, should dispose of them in ways that people and animals, including wild animals, cannot access them, such as placing them in a securely lidded garbage can.
Click here to read the whole article regarding the Kasel Pet Treat Products recall which includes a detailed list of products, lot numbers and stores where the Kasel products are sold on the FDA’s website.
Bimbo Bakeries Recall has initiated a voluntary precautionary recall of Arnold, Brownberry, Earthgrains, Farm, Harmons, L’oven Fresh, Stroehmann and Sara Lee Multi-grain Breads and Sara Lee Thin Style Buns due to possible presence of flexible wire caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour mill.
This is a nationwide recall and does not affect any products currently being sold but the company, wants to alert consumers to check any affected products they may have in their homes. The recalled products have “Best by” dates of on or before Feb. 20.
Recalled products are listed below with the applicable “Best By” dates and their states of distribution:
If you have purchased the recalled product can return it to to its place of purchase for a full refund.
Lean Cuisine Recall – Nestlé Prepared Foods Company announced the voluntary recall of two production codes of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli, UPC 13800-58358. The production codes are 2311587812 and 2312587812; the “best before date” appears as DEC 2013.
The voluntary recall is limited to these two days of production. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of LEAN CUISINE products are affected by this recall. The products were distributed nationwide and are being recalled because the meal may contain fragments of glass. Nestlé is taking this action after three consumers reported they had found small fragments of glass in the ravioli portion of the entrée.
Consumers who may have purchased the recalled LEAN CUISINE item should not consume the product, but instead should contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (866) 586-9424 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
Click here to read the whole article regarding the Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli recall on the FDA’s website.
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.