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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Acme Smoked Fish Corporation Recalls Smoked Nova Salmon

Urgent Product Recall Notice

Contact:
Consumer:
718-383-8585
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 18, 2014 – Brooklyn, NY – Acme Smoked Fish Corporation of Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily recalling 564 pounds of its Imported (Product of Denmark) Acme 4oz. (113g) vacuum packs of Smoked Nova Salmon with lot code of L.05122014 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons 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.
This product was distributed to Giant Food of Landover, MD, which operates supermarkets in Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
The contamination was noted after routine testing by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 4 ounce package of "Imported (Product of Denmark) Acme 4oz. Smoked Nova Salmon" with product lot code L.05122014.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased 4oz. Smoked Salmon (Acme – Product of Denmark) with lot code L.05122014 are urged to return product to store or discard product. Contact Acme for further details and full refunds. Consumers with questions may contact the Quality Assurance Department at Acme Smoked Fish Corporation at 718-383-8585.

Flying Cow Creamery Recalls Whole Milk Yogurt


Flying Cow Creamery Voluntarily Recalls Yogurt

Contact:
Consumer:
360-273-1045
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2014- Flying Cow Creamery is voluntarily recalling one lot of whole milk yogurt due to a faulty time and temperature recording during pasteurization. Pasteurization heats milk to eliminate all illness-causing bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.
The process of making yogurt at Flying Cow Creamery takes the milk beyond the required pasteurization time. However, during the production of Batch 70, the time and temperature recorder malfunctioned leaving no record that the yogurt was properly pasteurized. As a precaution, Flying Cow Creamery is voluntarily recalling one batch of yogurt. They are not aware of any illness or complaints associated with the recalled yogurt.
Batch number 70 with a Best Before date of 12/3 yogurt has been recalled. The batch number and best before date can be found on the top of the container. The product is sold in 32 oz returnable glass jars with white caps. Recalled yogurt was sold at retail locations in Rochester, Olympia, Seattle, Chehalis, Federal Way and Tacoma.
Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered inadequate pasteurization records during a routine inspection. A review of the pasteurization recorder charts did not prove adequate time for pasteurization. The recorder chart may not have been operating correctly.
If you have this product, you are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 360-273-1045 between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM PST or via email, info@flyingcowcreamery.com.

Monday, November 24, 2014

NHTSA Urges Vehicle Owners with Defective Airbags Urged to Take Immediate Action

Vehicle owners can call our Safety Hotline: 1-888-327-4236

NHTSA is requesting owners of vehicles listed below to get the driver side airbag repaired as the defective units could be threat to the safety of drivers. Most vehicles are old and owners may be different from the original owners thus not receiving information about the recall.
You can also check directly at NHTSA for manufacturer support page where you can verify your vehicle by entering the VIN number.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. Over seven million vehicles are involved in these recalls, which have occurred as far back as 18 months ago and as recently as Monday. The message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana, as well as Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii.
"Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures. However, we’re leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue," said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman.
Consumers that are uncertain whether their vehicle is impacted by the Takata recalls, or any other recall, can contact their manufacturer’s website to search, by their vehicle identification number (VIN) to confirm whether their individual vehicle has an open recall that needs to be addressed. Owners that have been contacted by their manufacturer should contact their dealer’s service department and make arrangements for the repair. In addition, consumers can sign up for NHTSA recall alerts, which go out before recall letters are mailed by the manufacturers to the affected owners.

 

7.8 Million Affected U.S. Vehicles, by Manufacturer, Impacted by CY 2013 and 2014 Recalls Involving Takata Airbags

Note: The list below corrects the list that accompanied our October 20 advisory, which incorrectly included certain vehicles. The numbers cited for potentially affected vehicles below are subject to change and adjustment because there may be cases of vehicles being counted more than once. Owners should check their VIN periodically as manufacturers continue to add VINs to the database. Once owner recall notices are available, owners can retrieve a copy from SaferCar.gov, or will receive one by U.S. mail and are advised to carefully follow the enclosed instructions.
BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
2008 – Dodge Ram 5500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2007 Honda Accord)
2001 – 2002 Honda Accord
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 – Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
2005 – Acura RL

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

Ranchers Legacy Meat Recalls Ground Beef Due To Possible E.coli Contamination.

Minnesota Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Class I Recall  
082-2014
Health Risk: High  
Nov 22, 2014
Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113
Consumers and media with questions regarding the recall should call Jeremy Turnquist, Vice President of Operations for Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. at (651) 366-6575


WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2014 – Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minn., is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Products subject to the recall are packaged in plastic cryovac sealed packets, and contain various weights of ground beef.  All products produced on Nov. 19, 2014 are subject to recall.
All of the following have a Package Code (use by) 12/10/2014 and bear the establishment number “Est. 40264” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Individual products include:
  • Ranchers Legacy Ground Beef Patties 77/23
  • Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Patties 80/20
  • Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice Ground Beef 80/20
  • Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice WD Beef Patties 80/20
  • Ranchers Legacy RD Beef Patties 80/20
  • OTG Manufacturing Chuck/Brisket RD Patties
  • Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Oval Beef Patties
  • Ranchers Legacy WD Chuck Blend Patties
  • Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20
  • Ranchers Legacy NAT Beef Patties 80/20
  • Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20
  • Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Blend
  • Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Bulk Pack NAT Patties
  • Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend NAT Beef Patties
The product was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a routine inspection. Products testing positive on November 21, 2014 were held at the establishment.  The products being recalled were produced on the same day and equipment as the positive product.  Products were shipped to distributors for sales nationwide.
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 and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
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.
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, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

 
PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
www.fsis.usda.gov
Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.
Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.
Color is NOT a reliable indicator that meat has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.
The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature.
- Fish: 145°F
- Beef, pork, lamb chops/steaks/roasts: 145°F with a three minute rest time
- ground meat: 160°F
- poultry: 165°F
- hot dogs: 160°F or steaming hot
Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90º F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.
 

Aurobindo Pharma Recalls Gabapentin Capsules

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Northstar Label Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg Due to Complaints of Empty Capsules

Contact:
Consumer:
(732) 839-9400
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2014 – Dayton, NJ, Aurobindo Pharma USA is voluntarily recalling lot GESB14011-A of Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg 100-count bottles to the consumer level. The product lot has been found to contain some empty capsules.
Empty capsules could result in missed dose(s) of gabapentin resulting in adverse health consequences that could range from no effect, short term reduction in efficacy, short term withdrawal effect, or status epilepticus (long period seizures) that could be life-threatening. Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall to date, but has received four complaints for empty capsules.
Gabapentin is used as in the treatment of epilepsy and for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles). The affected Gabapentin lot is GESB14011-A, Expiration 12/2015 and is packaged in 100-count bottles, NDC 16714-662-01. The product can be identified by the imprint D on yellow cap and 03 on yellow body with black edible ink. Product was distributed through Northstar label to retail outlets nationwide.
Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letters and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Consumers, distributors, and retailers that have product which is being recalled should stop using, distributing, or dispensing the affected lot and return to place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Aurobindo Pharma USA Pharmacovigilance group at (732) 839-9400 Option 2 or PVG@aurobindousa.com Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM 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.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Natura Pet Recalls EVO Brand Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food


Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food due to Vitamin Insufficiency

Contact:
Consumer:
1-855-206-8297

Media:
Jason Taylor at 513-622-1017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 24, 2014 – Fremont, Nebraska – Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.
Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The presence of excess minerals in these products poses no health concern.
There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, but these lots do not meet our quality standards and should not be consumed by pets. No other EVO® products or lots are affected by this issue.
The affected product and lot codes are:
PRODUCTSIZEUPCEXP DATELOT CODE
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food15.4 LB5148 54140002/19/20164300A700D2
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food2.2 LB5148 54140202/20/20164301A700A4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food2.2 LB5148 54140202/20/20164301A700B4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food2.2 LB5148 54140202/20/20164301A700C4
EVO® Grain Free Ferret Food6.6 LB5148 54210102/19/20164300A700D3
The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy. Only these 5 lots are affected. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT and Canada, as well as online. No other Natura products are affected.
Retailers have been contacted and are instructed to immediately withdraw these lots from store shelves. Consumers who purchased the product should discontinue feeding the product immediately and discard as normal household waste. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident. We are taking immediate corrective action as a result of our investigation.
For more information, consumers can reach Natura Consumer Relations at 1-855-206-8297, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST or visit www.evopet.com.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob-Cat Recalls CRZ, XRZ Mowers Due to Crash Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product: Bob-Cat Zero Turn Riding Mower  
Hazard: The steering control arm component can break under normal use, causing driver to lose control and crash.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact: Call Bob-Cat toll free at (866) 469-1242 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, go to www.bobcatturf.com and click on the Customer Service tab at the top of the page, then click on the Product Recall Information in the drop down menu or write to Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., One Bob-Cat Lane, Johnson Creek, Wis. 53038.
Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units
About 4,900
Description
The CRZ and XRZ model riding mowers have a chassis with an adjustable10-gauge green steel mower deck. The frame, fuel tank, engine compartment and side discharge chute are made of black metal and plastic components. It has four black wheels, two user-operated lever-arm controls and a gray adjustable high-back seat. The mowers range in size from 76 inches to 79 inches long and 45 inches high. The words “Bob Cat” appear in red lettering on the front of the mower and on top of the mower deck, and in a red and white designed logo on the sides of the mower. The words “TufDeck” and “Professional Cut” appear in white lettering on the front face of the mower deck. The recall mowers are:


CRZ 48-inch model number 942699 serial numbers 94260000070-94260001236
CZR 52-inch model number 942601 serial numbers 94260100070-94260101722
CZR 61-inch model number 942602 serial numbers 94260200070-94260200545
XRZ 48-inch model number 942610 serial numbers 94261000070-94261000390
XRZ 52-inch model number 942611 serial numbers 94261100070-94261100709
XRZ 61-inch model number 942612 serial numbers 94261200070-94261200342

The plate containing the serial and model number is located under the seat on the frame cross-member.
Incidents/Injuries
Twenty-two incidents reported control arm failure, including failure during use and initial set-up. There have been no reports of injuries.
Remedy
Mower should be returned to the dealer where purchased for free repair with a newly designed control arm component. Consumers who completed the warranty registration card were contacted directly by Schiller Grounds Care, Inc, with instructions for obtaining the repair.
Sold at
Bob-Cat dealerships nationwide from January 2013 to April 2014 for $4,500 to $5,200.
Manufacturer
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., of Johnson Creek, Wisc.
Manufactured in
United States